Video: Mark Pryor thinks the middle class pulls in up to $200K a year in Arkansas

Wow, congratulations, Arkansas. Everyone’s flying down there to get in on this:

Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.), showed just how out of touch he is Tuesday when he said the middle class earns “up to $200,000” a year during the Arkansas U.S. Senate debate.

Pryor, who is roughly five points behind his Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton, sunk deeper after showing how removed he is from reality.

“When I think of the middle class I think of most of Arkansas, and maybe that goes up to $150,000 and $200,000,” Pryor said of the state’s working-class voters.

This particular answer, as with all political mistakes, has more impact because it dovetails so nicely with Rep. Tom Cotton’s message about an out-of-touch Washington politician, which taps into a general anti-incumbent sentiment as people fail to feel that $200K a year recovery touching them.