It’s fun to see what sets the Main Stream Media off these days.  On Sunday night, it was Trump supporters with disposable income.

Yes, really.

Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel and MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes were chatting on Twitter.

Weigel speculated about President Donald Trump’s base. “All those years scouring diners for Trump voters when longform writers could have been chilling on boats.”

Hayes said that this “was a better representation of the base, for real.”

Weigel: “I keep trying to make this point but don’t want to be patronizing. The Florida man with a HS degree and a pile of disposable income really is a perfect Trump supporter.”

Hayes: “Correct: white men without a four-year degree, and disposable income enough to buy a boat are genuinely the Trump base.”

Sorry, I’m still working through this. 

What about this would be patronizing?  What’s bad about it?

The fact that Trump supporters are smart enough to skip college – thus avoiding the liberal indoctrination factories of the modern university – and are able to prevent their common sense from being pried away from them by leftist profs?  Or is it the part about them having money to buy a boat – not a cheap purchase by the way?

As Matt Walsh tweeted, “So you’re saying his base consists of people smart, creative, and skilled enough to forgo the traditional college path and the debt that comes with it but still achieve considerable financial success? This is not the insult you want it to be, Chris.”

Hat Tip: Daily Wire

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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