Senator Mazie Hirono recently claimed that Democrats are so smart that they aren’t able to connect with voters.
During a conference in Washington D.C., Hirono discussed ways to increase voter turnout but said it will be difficult if Democrats can’t figure out how to make themselves look less intelligent.
“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 [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].”
The lawmaker also claimed that she is not the only one who believes this. Hirono also said she has heard similar opinions during a Democratic retreat.
Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono says Democrats have a hard time "connecting" with voters because of how "smart" they are and because they "know so much."pic.twitter.com/S7Hwr2whnP
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“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,” said Hirono. “And we have kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left brain.”
While the left brain is associated with analytical thought, Hirono did not seem to be using her smarts when deciding to alienate Democratic voters even more.