Congressional Republicans like to present themselves as champions of ordinary folks, defending working Americans from liberal elites who believe in fancy stuff like freedom and equality for everybody. The world in which these politicians live doesn’t match their rhetoric of cultural populism very well, though.
Senator Burr sold tickets to political action committees who wanted to share his doughnuts. The tickets cost five hundred dollars just to eat the doughnuts. PAC “hosts”, who got a special kind of Krispy Kreme access, paid one thousand dollars for the doughnuts.
Thousand-dollar doughnuts – is that what the simple folk do?