Dissent of the Day, Tea Party Edition

In response to this post on budget brinksmanship by the Tea Party, which included a quote from the Financial Times on “guns and gold,” a reader writes:

The Tea party is representing those with lots of gold? Without savings, yeah, that sounds right. Many guns? Well, what does she mean by “many”? More than your average writer at the Financial Times? Possibly, any number greater than zero might qualify on that score.

But lots of gold? Seriously? Your average Tea Party member’s gold stash probably is about the same as mine: My and my wife’s wedding rings, and that’s it.

The divide between the lifestyle of those in elite media, and those they cover, does seem to be growing.