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Condescending Maloney: The Democrat Party is ‘Too Smart’ for the American People

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2022
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by Tammy Bruce
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Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

It made a lot of news when the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told the New York Times editorial board recently that his party has a “likeability problem.”

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) isn’t Einstein to realize that but it made headlines because it’s rare for a Democrat to be honest about the pathetic state of their party. The real story wasn’t that Maloney was being critical or insightful about what was happening, because he’s not. This matters because as Maloney was critiquing the party for style and some substance issues, he unknowingly illustrated one major reason why the Democrats are so unliked—and it’s something none of them can or will admit—their policies are a disaster because the party does not like or respect their own base or the American people as a whole.

When speaking to the Times Maloney is quoted as saying, “I think that most of the voters… think we are out of touch, they think we are elitist, we think we are better than they are. And they don’t like it. We have a likability problem.” On this he is correct, but it doesn’t occur to him that the voters are right. He offers this up as though it’s a mistaken impression which, ironically, confirms all of his assertions about the voter’s opinions.

For Maloney, this failure of intellect among the voting class can be cured with a patronizing change in style. He notes in the interview that Democrats “could talk more like human beings, we could build a relationship with voters.” Moreover, they “could be more comfortable on the factory floor, or at least as comfortable on the factory floor as we are in the faculty lounge” implying that empathy and interest should be feigned since it’s been naturally absent.

How does one feel comfortable with the normals? Training? Acting lessons? He described one style problem of using certain words that are not embraced by the average person, like “rubric,” or “Latinx,” or “cisgender,” a favorite of the woke crowd. He also noted how putting pronouns on email signatures was also irritating to people. All of that is well and good, and he’s right about the repulsion most Americans feel when being lectured at by smug far-left wokesters using words meant to push an agenda that Americans are rejecting en masse.

But as Maloney was contemplating all the ways the Democrats can shake their own constituency and other Americans out of their prison of ignorance his own words exposed one of the primary reasons Democrats are not liked—they view the average person with a patronizing contempt. When asked by the Times why the Democrats were so “out of sync” he mused, “…[Y]ou’ll find broad agreement in our caucus, from the conservative Democrats to the most progressive, that we have a likability problem. My answer to that is that we move really fast, and we are really passionate about the solutions we want to bring. And we sometimes don’t give people enough time to understand what we’re doing and to bring them along.”

So there you have it. If people were only smarter, sharper and more cosmopolitan, they would understand what the Democrats are doing and love them for it. Yes, that’s the ticket. The Democrats are too fast and too clever for lesser humans to grasp their plans. They must be helped, they must be led. Because the Democrats are sure that if people were smart enough to understand what the Democrats are doing and that it’s for their own good, their frustration and rejection would disappear, just like Hunter Biden’s last bit of crack cocaine.

This narcissistic blindness keeps the Democrats isolated from real people and real life. This contempt of people who don’t use hair gel or have letters after their name and maybe even have dirt under their fingernails keeps Democrats in their disastrous woke bubble threatening the political and cultural foundations of our nation.

This will be a shock to the Democrat establishment, but the American people understand completely that it is deliberate Democrat policies destroying this nation and our future. We can also conclude their refusal to change their policies and attitudes, despite the damage they cause, can only be explained because they simply have more of a commitment to a dead and failed political theory and to their own power and money, than they have to the American people.

As Maloney waxed on about the stylistic problems of the Democrats he never admits the fact that their atrocious policies are destroying American lives and the security of this nation. That alone would lead people to an unfavorable opinion of your character and intentions.

It is likely he doesn’t think about their policy choices because he, like the Democratic leadership in general, genuinely does not believe that the American people understand the world around us, but we do. We feel their failures every day. We know what it is they’re trying to do, and we do not want it. It’s not because we’re too dumb to understand, it’s because we understand completely, we love the country, and we want and know we deserve a future for our children that is better than the present.

We also know the Democrats are not going to see the light. But we already have.

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Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago

As an earlier reader said, too many Republican politicians have the same elitist attitude as this Democrat from NY. Many Republican Senators and House Members didn’t support Trump and didn’t connect with his massive group of followers at ralleys because Trump fans are redneck rural bumpkins. Aĺl 75 million of them, including me. I grew up in Seattle as a Democrat. Now I live in Idaho and am a Republican. Election maps of the US always show red areas of Democratic influence in big cities while the blue areas of Republican influence are in the country. Here in the Pacific NW, Seattle, Portland and Boise are red areas full of liberals while the balance of Washington State, Oregon and Idaho are blue areas full of conservatives. Minnesota is no different. The square miles of blue conservative counties in the north-west corner of the US is massive vs. the three liberal red hubs where the urban, woke, hip, purple haired live. The Republican party problem is there are too many POLITICIANS who look down on rural people just like this ‘fast acting’ Democrat from NY and cannot relate to more than half of America. Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Lisa Murkowski, and the very wealthy Mit Romney are all from States that are more rural than urban but these politicians support liberal causes. We call these Republican politicians ‘Rhinos’ but the truth is they are elitists, not rhinos, who don’t represent their States well. Hopefully the people of Wyoming have started a trend that will continue across America. As an American I hope we can all grow together again to focus on making America the proud leader of the world (again), but if this social splitting continues into a cival war, trust the country bumpkins in the blue areas own more guns, have bigger sticks, own bigger trucks and better fighting skills and… are getting more pissed off daily than the city wokesters focused on what gender they currently are.

Kevin P Davis
Lewiston, Idaho

James Jensen
James Jensen
1 year ago

Too smart? They may be correct. There’s an old adage the says, “Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” The democrats have managed to make climate change almost a religion, and have convinced many fools that they can control the weather. Thereby fooling many people almost all of the time.

Spitfire?1940
Spitfire?1940
1 year ago

The arrogance of this fool! He’s no Joy’s or Shaw but he thinks he is.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

He is a stand-up comedian! That was a great joke!

Michael J
Michael J
1 year ago

He meant “too crooked”.

Ann Grace
Ann Grace
1 year ago

At a time such as this those who speak the truth are silenced

Stukahna Sandbahr
Stukahna Sandbahr
1 year ago

My communist ex-college friends exemplify the mindset: everyone’s too dumb to appreciate socialism. “Can’t they see how virtuous we educated people are?”

gregg Lambert
gregg Lambert
1 year ago

What this is News? For the love of god, we HAVE to stop acting like these vermin are human

DonS
DonS
1 year ago

Maloney Baloney!

It is better for people to think of Maloney as a fool than for him open his mouth and remove all doubt!

In fact, this old saw applies to many Democrats!

However, this explains why Dems never learn much, because; one never learns much when talking all the time rather than listening!

Loggerman
Loggerman
1 year ago

I believe he’s right. Only a complete moron would vote for a Democrat and the Democrats currently hold the reins of power. I digress.

Hdrydr
Hdrydr
1 year ago

Condescending BALONEY. There, I fixed it for you.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

Likability is the least problem if there is credibility and ability

Kevin S
Kevin S
1 year ago

It’s a bumper sticker:
“Those of you who think you know it all,
are really annoying to those of us who DO”

Linda Baker
Linda Baker
1 year ago

Spoken like a true Marxist. Fool.

Nobody’s Business
Nobody’s Business
1 year ago

This is what I don’t understand about the people that vote Democrat, their politicians treat them like kindergarten kids, we know more than you and you just need to shut up and do as your told.
But when you can think things out, most politicians have never run a real business themselves and yet they know how everyone no matter what kind of business it is, how it should be run. Almost everyone out there has more experience in real life than the politicians do. Because all they’ve done in life has been avoiding real work. If all these politicians ran a business like they do the government they would have been fired for incompetence. Plus I don’t understand people that don’t want to think and do for themselves and blindly folly what the go tells them to do. (Sheeple) Our forefathers wanted the government to stay out of our lives and to protect us from countries that want to do us harm and now the government shirks that responsibility.

kaj
kaj
1 year ago

Typical liberal. You just can’t fix stupid.

Geoff Proffitt
Geoff Proffitt
1 year ago

Do as I say….Not as I do

Winston Smith
Winston Smith
1 year ago

Those deplorable Proles are just too stupid to see what we enlightened Inner Party members are doing to enrich ourselves, er, I mean them.

D G
D G
1 year ago

I guess we are just too stupid to understand the democratic party. In that case, it doesn’t really represent us. Time to outlaw the Democratic party and form one that does.

Susan Miller
Susan Miller
1 year ago

If you ever have the misfortune of actually talking to these Woke-assed Dunderheads, your brain will hurt. This is exactly the way they are.

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

Quite a few years ago the American Communist Party came out and made the statement we are no longer needed here. The Democrat Party has adopted our entire platform. For the Democrats it’s more than a likeability problem, it’s a cranial rectal inversion, not to mention everything they do is a total disaster

Will Smit
Will Smit
1 year ago

Amazing how the democrackheads, are so far out of touch with the American people yet they think they know whats best for us so they lie thir way and policies on us destroying the country in the process, not caring how it affects the American people not everybody can go out and afford to buy their bogus electric cars , not everyone agrees about the LGBTQ crap that they are trying to force on are kids 5 on up so they can be preditors in the future. America doesn’t agree with the open borders so we can be invaded by another country or by all country’s from terrorists , or them letting criminals out of prison to rock havek and kill innocent Americans that work hard to stay alive and take care of their family’s . Yes the democrackheads are way out of touch and very incompetent. They have no idea hoe to run a country.

James A. Fitts, Sr.
James A. Fitts, Sr.
1 year ago

This guy, Maloney, is, full of bologna, and is as stupid as a rock as are most “elite progressives” (communists).
A sign of intelligence is to keep one’s mouth shut and listen to what others are saying. Communists (democrats) cannot stand to do this because they have no defense for their misbegotten ideas.
We conservatives are responsible, can take care of ourselves, pay taxes, and want to be left alone to enjoy the liberty and great freedoms our Constitutional Republic offers.
Democrats (communists) are “control freaks” and I think, mentally unstable. They think they know everything there is to know but really know nothing because they either haven’t studied world history, or they ignore it. World history is a great teacher of what governments should never do if a nation is to survive. By their actions, it’s obvious democrats are uneducated, but what they do well is coordinate among themselves to sell their bullshit to gullible people.

Bob Olden
Bob Olden
1 year ago

I can’t understand how progressives can be so well educated yet they have no common sense.

William Hodge
William Hodge
1 year ago

Well based on this guy the democrats are really a party of dumb asses. I knew it but he’s confirmed it.

Dennis M Struk
Dennis M Struk
1 year ago

I HAVE NEVER SEEN OR MET A LIBERAL (DEMOCRAT) WHO DIDN’T LOOK DOWN THEIR NOSE AT ANYONE!!!!!

DonS
DonS
1 year ago

Groucho Marx on the July 7, 1967 “Firing Line” TV Show said:

“I’ve been a liberal Democrat all my life, and frankly find Democrats a better, more sympathetic crowd…I’ll continue to believe that Democrats have a greater regard for the common man than Republicans do some of the time…

Continuing, Marx also stated that he “…disliked the woman’s liberation movement and “The whole political left is the Garden of Eden of incompetence!”

Information found on Wikipedia

Larry W.
Larry W.
1 year ago

I hope I never get so stuck on myself as some of these progressives who think they are so smart. The scriptures talk about such folks, “professing themselves to be wise they became fools”. Romans 1:22

James A. Fitts, Sr.
James A. Fitts, Sr.
1 year ago

For all you folks, The United States, our Constitutional Republic was formed by a group of very intelligent white Christian men who studied human history and all the major screw ups of previous great nations, so, they tried to eliminate all previous government errors when they gave us our Constitution and Bill of Rights (thank James Madison). If that document had been closely followed with Supreme Court backing (as they should) we would not have the problems we now face.
Life on our planet, from time beginning, has never been easy: it’s not supposed to be, but what our Founding Fathers gave us was the chance to better our lives if government left us alone. Some people would suffer from their mistakes and that is the way life is and always has been. Our Founders did not even think of a large segment of the population being parasites sucking the money (hard work) from responsible citizens. Democrats (communists) have always used this ploy to take money (taxes) from hard working Americans and giving it to citizens who can’t “cut the mustard”. That is CONTROL, and democrats (communists) have used this and love control. Control is power and the democrats (communists) through their actions, have shown they love to control you and tell you what to think: that is not America. That is communist China or Putin’s Russia.
Religious organizations should control welfare handouts because they are local and know who tries to cheat the system.
American citizens should have a significant grounding of world history and what we have before they vote.
We should help our citizens who can’t compete but we do not need what the “Great Society” has done to America.

Michael Ford
Michael Ford
1 year ago

typical of the left, no shame in being self important. problem is their not that important.

Garye
Garye
1 year ago

ALL the marxist democrat party candidates need to be REMOVED, all with this clown.
How pathetic are these losers!

Smili'in Jack
Smili'in Jack
1 year ago

I think most democrats would not understand what Maloney just said. The media would twist it around making it sound like the Democrats are smarter than Republicans. which they already believe anyway. Biden is the perfect example of how ignorant democrats really are. Head dunce in charge and few see the problem..

Justin Case
Justin Case
1 year ago

I’ve always said if you are so stoopid you think that you’re smarter than the rest, you are, or will be a lib.

Gary A. Korzan
Gary A. Korzan
1 year ago

Socialists (formerly known as Democrats) at all levels of government and their allies (e.g. Socialist Party Mainstream Propaganda Media) are amoral, mentally ill, and cognitively dysfunctional. Their primary objective is to collapse the Constitutional Republic of America and establish a Socialist government where they will have perpetual control of power and America’s resources. Rep. Maloney and the state of New York are lost causes just like the rest of his fellow Socialists and Socialist-controlled states. Republicans must kick butt in the battleground states this November and in November of 2024 to save America.

RC100
RC100
1 year ago

To quote H. L. Mencken:

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts’ desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

mark
mark
1 year ago

the problem with the Republican party is called money and coasting ,, going with the flow to not cause waves,, the Republican people ,,, WE THE PEOPLE ,, need to get off there ass and do something about it ASAP ,, its called voting and i mean at the polls ,, the DemocRats already have enough states and cities to maintain control of this nation and its up to us only to change that ,, the voting laws in at least half the states were not chanced after the 2020 take over so they already have a head start advantage,, PLEASE VOTE PEOPLE

James A. Fitts
James A. Fitts
1 year ago

To RC100. What you are saying is – citizens deserve the government they elected.. Correct!
There is a large percentage of American voters who are either stupid and uneducated, or ————-

joe mchugh
joe mchugh
1 year ago

Our elected representatives are supposed to represent the political desires of the people. These elites are not being paid to impose their liberal agenda on the people, especially when they obviously admire the ideas of socialists such as Karl Marx, and Vladimir Lenin.

The people have inherent rights, many of which are inscribed in the Bill of Rights. The politicians are only supposed to govern according to the limitations placed on them by the Constitution of the United States.

Tammy Bruce has clearly identified the mind-set of the Democrats and the RINOs. These “leaders” believe that they can dictate to the people, and that the people’s duty is to submit to the will of the politicians and bureaucrats. However, Tammy exposed the thinking of the authoritarians in Washington, D.C. so well that she might have attracted the attention of the government’s jack-booted thugs in black Suburbans that usually visit the homes private citizens at midnight. One only has to consider the behavior of the “law-enforcement” agents of the government to understand that a tyranny is being established as exposed by Internet resources. The mainstream media should have brought this to our collective attention but those “journalists” have gone over to the dark side of deep government.

We, the people, are not doomed. The intent of the Second Amendment has already been fulfilled.
The Founding Fathers inscribed the Second Amendment into the Bill of Rights to afford the people a means to resist any government that might abuse the inherent rights of the people.

Gun control? Ha! The politicians assure us that they only want to restrict access to firearms to “fight crime”. These elite have armed security personnel, and they live in gated communities with high surrounding walls. Let’s face it the politicians don’t stay up at night worrying about the criminals. They worry about the fact that there are well over 300-million firearms in private hands.

This is the thing. The “trusted” politicians understand that you cannot abuse the rights of an armed populace.

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
1 year ago

These people are so out of touch with the average American they might as well be space aliens.

Rick
Rick
1 year ago

They not only have a like ability problem, they have a stupidity problem! They’re arrogant, overeducated morons without an ounce of common sense. They’re spreading stupidity throughout the education system, and conservative MUST take that back over or the country is doomed. There are millions of little goose stepping libs being turned out every year that think like phony Maloney. If our generation doesn’t step up this time, we might as well all learn Chinese!

Denise
Denise
1 year ago

The demorats are in lock step with pushing the “New World Order” spoken of so “lovingly” by George Bush Sr. in his presidential acceptance speech, (I watched this speech on TV) The problem is, the “republicans” or “rinos” are far worse as too many of them go along with the literal socialist/communist agenda of the leftist, anti-American demorats. One party rule…that’s what the severely rigged “election” was all about. Trump was ahead by thousands and VIOLA!! the next morning the puppet Biden was ahead by the same number??? Mitch McConnell is the male, double chinned version of Nancy Pelosium (densest element in the universe). I’ve seen to many pics on conservative news sites showing him and comrade Schumer with their empty heads together. Our nation is being destroyed by politicians who’ve not been held accountable by Americans. They have become filthy rich little kings and queens in their own minds. Schools have been nothing but propaganda centers for decades but only when this repulsive CRT and homosexual agenda started up in earnest did parents finally start paying attention to what their children were being saturated with.
And most egregious was the turning away from God. Patrick Henry said it best: “When a nation forgets it’s God, tyrants soon forge it’s chains.” Can we get an “amen”?

John D. Beach
John D. Beach
1 year ago

“This will be a shock to the Democrat establishment, but the American people understand completely that it is deliberate Democrat policies destroying this nation and our future.”
We know perfectly well that the election of 2020 was stolen, riven through and through with fraud. The policies of the administration prove it. The complete lack of the consent of the governed proves it. The disparities in accountability before the law prove it. The push to change the number of justices on the Supreme Court proves it. The threats and efforts to change the specificity of due process in elections and citizen-voter qualifications prove it. However, the most obvious fact is the malevolent use of majority rule, the fundamental power of government which, without an ethical or moral basis, is unconstitutional, mob rule. This is what we, thoroughly, know to be true about liberal Democrats. They are despicable and a danger to the country and have been for nearly their entire history.

Judy Gonzales
Judy Gonzales
1 year ago

We must not forget that ‘a nation that forgets their God, will fall.’ The decline of Christianity has been happening for many years. The church today has lost its ‘first love.’
There are so many translations of the bible, the spiritual lessons are being lost. The Holy Spirit is being sidelined for touchy feely fleshly desires. Not only is it sad, it’s dangerous spiritually. This country is in serious spiritual danger. Pastors and teachers of God’s word need a shaking up. Reverencing God has to return to the pulpit before it returns to believers. I pray our nation will find it’s way back to the God that made her what she was; a beacon of hope and a great light in the world to the glory of the Father in the heavens.

‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name’……

Staber
Staber
1 year ago

Likeability problem? Do ya think? The guy’s a genius for stating the over-obvious.

Fred Orestuk
Fred Orestuk
1 year ago

More accurately he’s nothing but a propaganda machine, currently the administration and there supporters fall into a category of “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing”, AKA Marxists subversives. They are a severe threat to the capitalist way of life thru there tax and spend policies. There lack of concern towards balancing the federal budget, and state budgets , will bankrupt and collapse the America.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Style over substance.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

The Republican Party is about the same. Asl Liz Cheney, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney. Here in Wisconsin, Rep. Robin Vos, Vandemeer, etc. Corrupt republican politicians. See voter fraud, actively engaged in election process fraud, because we Conservative voters are stupid, and we can’t understand that the crimes they’re committing are in our best interests.

Jane
Jane
1 year ago

He’s correct; it is a likeability problem. We don’t like the Democrats’ condescending attitude. We don’t like being called deplorable, condemned for liking the Bible, and given all kinds of “phobic” titles! And we don’t like their policies which are clearly destroying this great nation!!
Ultimately, God is in charge, not the Democratic party!!!

edward
edward
1 year ago

Unfortunately, he is correct! Look at all the “useful idiots” that keep voting for these SHITS. Lenin was correct when he coined the term decades ago.

ops
ops
1 year ago

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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