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Just so we are not always picking on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, here is another leading Democrat with some very wise words.  

 

By Louis Casiano | Fox News

 

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Tuesday told a conference that she heard one of the reasons that her party has a difficult time connecting with voters is because Democrats know so much, and have a tendency of appealing to voters' minds instead of their hearts.

 
 

Hirono made the comment at a conference in Washington, D.C. She was asked by the moderator about ways Democrats could drive voter turnout.

 

"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]."

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-senator-says-party-has-hard-time-connecting-with-voters-because-of-how-smart-they-are


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I think she has it back to front.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Severe case of optical rectitis -- hospitalize her immediately and permanently!


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6 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Tuesday told a conference that she heard one of the reasons that her party has a difficult time connecting with voters is because Democrats know so much, and have a tendency of appealing to voters' minds instead of their hearts.

 

and there is another reason..........


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Wasn't she one of those trying to stitch up Kavenaugh?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Can't wait to read what Rush thinks about this/her.

 

My lasting memory of her was from the Kavanaugh hearing.  She asked him a question, he began to answer, and she immediately said "I'm speaking!  I have only 15 minutes, you know!"  Real winner.

 

She also never made a peep about the notorious harassment committed by Sen. Daniel Inouye.


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14 hours ago, Boiler said:

Wasn't she one of those trying to stitch up Kavenaugh?

 While completely forgetting her former mentor Daniel Inouye.


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On 12/5/2018 at 6:24 AM, Bill & Katya said:

Just so we are not always picking on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, here is another leading Democrat with some very wise words.  

 

By Louis Casiano | Fox News

 

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Tuesday told a conference that she heard one of the reasons that her party has a difficult time connecting with voters is because Democrats know so much, and have a tendency of appealing to voters' minds instead of their hearts.

 
 

Hirono made the comment at a conference in Washington, D.C. She was asked by the moderator about ways Democrats could drive voter turnout.

 

"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]."

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-senator-says-party-has-hard-time-connecting-with-voters-because-of-how-smart-they-are

This is true. Republican voters don't seem to care that Trump is a buffoon, a couple might have issues with some of his Twitter posts, but not much else besides. So long as their side is seen as winning, they don't seem to care one wit about anything else. 


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2 minutes ago, Póg mo said:

This is true. Republican voters don't seem to care that Trump is a buffoon, a couple might have issues with some of his Twitter posts, but not much else besides. So long as their side is seen as winning, they don't seem to care one wit about anything else. 

Sure, according to the Senator from Hawai’i only the Dems are smart, well at least the Democrat leadership.


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20 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Sure, according to the Senator from Hawai’i only the Dems are smart, well at least the Democrat leadership.

How is this any different to what Republicans say about Democrats? 


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1 minute ago, Póg mo said:

How is this any different to what Republicans say about Democrats? 

Not sure I have seen a Repub make a similar comment, must be one. Seems much more common coming the other way.

 

Best to ask a Repub?


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Rush Limbaugh makes a concise point about this wonderful example of senatorial wisdom:

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/12/06/did-you-hear-what-mazie-hirono-said/


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07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

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05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

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