First of all, based on what I’ve seen, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, might not be the exact person to be talking about how smart Democrats are.
But even if she has hidden stores of genius I haven’t noticed, it is so typical of Democrats to condescend to Americans by suggesting basically that they are being too intellectual for them.
In fact, it’s been my experience that Democrats are far more likely to emote while Republicans are left explaining the facts, such as that all these wonderful government programs may help a bit in the short run but ultimately create dependency and bankrupt the country.
Hirono spoke during a conference in Washington Tuesday:
One of the things that we, Democrats, have a really hard time is connecting to people’s hearts instead of [their heads],” Hirono said. “We’re really good at shoving out all the information that touch people here [pointing to her head] but not here [pointing to her heart].
But we have a really hard time doing that and one of the reasons– it was told to me at one of our retreats– was that we Democrats know so much, that is true. And we have kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left brain.