Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said recently that Democrats have a hard time relating with voters because of how “smart” Democrats are. She said it’s hard for those in her party to connect with people because Democrats “know so much.”
If Republicans think Democrats often come across as pompous and arrogant, they would be hard pressed to find a better example than this U.S. Senator.
No, we’re not making this up. She actually said this.
Here’s the video:
The Senator made these comments during an event at the “Bend Towards Justice” conference in Washington, D.C., a forum where Democrats met to discuss what they can do to make voters care more about the judicial system.
“One of the things that we Democrats have a really hard time is connecting to people’s hearts instead of here [points at brain],” Hirono said at the event. “We’re really good at shoving out all the information that touch people here [points to brain] but not here [points to heart].”
She continued, “I’ve been saying it all our Senate Democratic retreats we need to speak to the heart, not in a manipulative way, not in a way that brings forth everybody’s fears and resentments, but truly to speak to the hearts so that people know that we’re actually on their side.”
And then came the kicker:
“When you have a really hard time doing that and one of the reasons that was shown to me at one of our retreats was that we Democrats know so much, that is true,” Hirono continued. “We have to kind of tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left-brain.”
Conservatives know many liberals think this way, but to come out and say it? The nerve of these people knows no bounds.
You would also think if Democrats were so “smart” they would have sense enough to keep such arrogance to themselves?
Maybe Sen. Hirono isn’t quite as smart as she thinks she is?