Senate Democrats geared up for battle with President Donald Trump by preparing to talk to people who voted for him....Well, fine. I don't think Democrats should focus on this to the exclusion of all else, but it's okay if they do it.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) moderated a “discussion with Trump voters," according to a draft [retreat] schedule obtained by POLITICO....
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), along with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), held a session on “speaking to those who feel invisible in rural America," according to the schedule. Other sessions were along similar lines: “Listening to those feel unheard” and “Rising America -- They feel unheard too.”
But I do object to Politico's headline for this:
Democrats hold lessons on how to talk to real peopleOh, right -- none of the nearly 66 million Hillary Clinton voters are "real people." Democrats never are. Democrats are all privileged white coast-dwellers in an elitist bubble, regardless of race, income level, or how far away from an ocean they live. The intersection of "real people" and regular Democratic voters is the null set.
Respondents to a new Public Policy Polling survey give Donald Trump 44% approval and 50% disapproval on his job performance -- which means that half the country simply isn't real. No one demonstrating against Trump right now -- minimum-wage workers, schoolteachers, whoever -- is real. We're all just fake people cooked up in a Soros-funded lab. Want to be real? Vote Republican, dummy. How hard is that to understand?