For Dems to ponder

A few days before the election I ran into an elected official and during our conversation he offered an explanation as to why many Democrats have turned away from their party.
The fellow is a lifelong Democrat and multi-term State office holder.
He said he encountered an old friend a couple of months ago and was surprised to see him wearing a red MAGA (Make America Great Again) cap. This guy was also a lifelong Democrat and came from a long line of Democrats. He was a blue-collar worker and a union member. In essence, a poster boy for the Democrat Party.
What happened? The office holder asked.
“I didn’t leave the Democrats,” the man said. “The Democrats left me.”
When pressed for an explanation, he said, “Well, I only have a high school education. I didn’t go to college. The Democrats make me feel inferior for that. Like they are so much smarter than I am. Then, I go to church. The Democrats make me feel stupid for that. Only a dumb guy like me still believes in God. And I like to hunt. The Democrats make me feel like a bad guy for that. Like I’m some sort of criminal.”
I’m sitting here the day after the mid-terms listening to “experts” on TV analyze the results, and nothing anyone has said makes as much sense as what this former Democrat had to offer.
Dems everywhere would do well to listen to him.

Ed Ackerman