Mazie Hirono is the just re-elected United States Senator from Hawaii.
You might recall one of her more famous quotes of this past year, made during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, after some people dared to question the honesty of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford:
“I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change”.
Brilliant. A blanket insult to every male in the country based exclusively on gender. A comment which, if made about almost any other group – certainly women in general or most ethnic groups – would have caused her to apologize and possibly resign in disgrace.
This, however, is not our Quote Of The Day. It is just a reminder of the intelligence level of Ms. Hirono.
Now to our quote.
Yesterday, while being interviewed at a conference, Senator Hirono was asked how Democrats can connect better with voters.
Here, in part, is her response:
“I wish I had the answer to that, because one of the things that we Democrats have a really hard time is connecting to people’s hearts instead of (pointing to her brain).
“I have been saying at all of our Democratic Senate retreats that we need to speak to the heart, not in a manipulative way, not in a way that brings forth everyone’s fears and resentments, but truly to speak to the heart so that people know that we’re actually on their side.
“We have a really hard time doing that, and one of the reasons that was told to me at one of our retreats is that we Democrats know so much that is true.
“We have to kind of tell everyone how smart we are, so we have a tendency to be very left brain and we think, this—really, that is not how people make decisions.”
Ahhhh, I see. Democrats are just so smart that the masses cannot get past their superior intelligence to see how caring they are as well.
Thanks, Mazie. Very edifying.
I award Mazie Hirono Quote Of The Day “honors” for going beyond her months-ago insult to the decency of all men, and now insulting voters who, you see, are incapable of getting past how smart and knowledgeable Democrats (like her) are, so they don’t see how much good Democrats (like her) will provide so, given their inability to process this reality, they become fearful and resentful. Poor simpletons.
I can think of a lot of potential final paragraphs for this blog; none of them very complimentary to Mazie Hirono. I’ll leave it to you to provide your own…which I doubt will be any more complimentary than mine.