March 25, 2016

SCENES FROM THE COMING MIDDLE-CLASS ANARCHY.

Shot: America to Establishment: Who the hell are you people?
—McClatchy headline, yesterday.

Chaser: 13 things to say to those flyover state hayseeds who never stop bashing Washington.
Tweet from the Washingtonian yesterday, linking to an article illustrated by a Photoshop that flatters parasitical DC socialist bureaucrats (evidently the Washingtonian’s core readers?) by giving them the Clark Kent ripping off the suit to reveal he’s Superman pose.

And that McClatchy article begins with an enormous lie: “The people who spend two bucks for chili at the Courtesy Diner at Laclede Station Road can’t fathom why anyone would pay Hillary Clinton $225,000 to make a speech.”

I think it’s an extremely safe bet that the people who spend two bucks for chili at the Courtesy Diner at Laclede Station Road know precisely why Hillary Clinton is paid $225,000 per speech.

As economic analyst Gonzalo Lira warned in a 2010 Business Insider article titled “The Coming Middle Class Anarchy,” “Just like the poker player who’s been fleeced by all the other players, and gets one mean attitude once he finally wakes up to the con? I’m betting that more and more of the solid American middle-class will begin saying what Brian and Ilsa [the middle-aged all-American couple at the center of Lira’s article] said: Fuckit.

Trump is a highly imperfect vessel to carry it, but I’d say those six italicized letters accurately describe the mood of the country right about now.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): The Gonzalo Lira link was bad before. Fixed now!