This more than half convinces me, personally, that Erick Erickson is a false-flag troll:
Why America Hates Washington: First class… Acela Express…. Thomas Freidman…. The overworked steward hadn’t taken Friedman’s tray. Friedman yelled angrily about this being why the nation was collapsing…. The New York-Washington bubble remains largely disconnected from the rest of the country…. Washington, DC… cool with the NSA spying on ordinary Americans… immigration reform that will give immigrants preferential hiring status… is the most important thing ever… shutting down coal power plants is the most important thing ever… IRS… out of control… Congress would rather bribe each other to pass immigration plans…. Gun control, global warming, gay marriage, and immigration are the greatest issues of the day to those in Washington who hang around the green rooms…. The sage of creased pants bipartisanship, David Brooks, reports on Jesus’s letter to the Corinthians. Thomas Friedman… yells at train stewards… the Washington to New York crowd laps them all up…. The rest of America is nervous about where their next meal and paycheck are coming from, how they are going to afford to bail their kids out of crumbling schools, and the price of a gallon of milk and loaf of bread that keep going up though Ben Bernanke tells them there is no inflation…
Paul Krugman comments:
Non-inflation Denial: Ed Kilgore owes me a big one; he sent me to Erick Erickson… my eyes are still hurting…. I was caught by this line:
The rest of America is nervous about where their next meal and paycheck are coming from, how they are going to afford to bail their kids out of crumbling schools, and the price of a gallon of milk and loaf of bread that keep going up though Ben Bernanke tells them there is no inflation.
Actually, I spend most of my time worrying about the lack of jobs and falling real paychecks. However, I like to distinguish between problems we actually have and problems we don’t--and here’s what the Bureau of Labor Statistics has to say about the prices of a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread:
How does Erickson know that the prices of bread and milk are soaring? Has he been carefully keeping track? Or is it just fake populism, an attempt to sound like Everyman while actually just whining?