Newt Gingrich thinks riding the subway is for fancy people
Not that this is the most ridiculous Gingrich news in the last few days or anything, but it’s pretty amusing: Evidently “metro-riding” is the Gingrich equivalent of “arugula-eating.”
“Those who, you know, live in high-rise apartment buildings writing for fancy newspapers in the middle of town after they ride the metro, who don’t understand that for most Americans the ability to buy a home, to have their own property, to have a sense of belonging is one of the greatest achievements of their life, and it makes them feel like they are good solid citizens,” he told the crowd.
Oh yeah, those subway-riding, newspaper-working, apartment-dwelling elites. Even leaving aside the fact that public transit is a public good, is this now or has this EVER been a trope? Newspaper reporters in studio apartments being more fancy-pants snootified than property-owners, who are the salt of the earth? I mean, all I’m saying is:
- Newt's Newest "Elite": Subway Riders , Daily Beast