No, this is not an article from The Onion. Apparently, Colorado’s U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-DC) held a session on “speaking to those who feel invisible in rural America.” We’re still laughing. Sorry, was he a teacher or a pupil? While we would be more inclined to guess the latter, the way the Politico article describes it, it seems he was the former. From Politico:
“Manchin and nine other Senate Democrats are up for reelection next year in states that Trump won. Much of the event appears geared at figuring out how to turn people who supported Trump into Democratic voters in 2018.
“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.'”
Not only is Bennet’s lack of rural chops a running joke, but so is his general lack of presence in Colorado (hence the D-DC attribution). Yes, Bennet has a house in the middle of Denver, but it’s in the middle of a neighborhood known for its million dollar homes on less than a quarter of an acre of land, not its rural charm.
In fact, we cannot think of a more laughable representative to talk about how to sway rural and forgotten Trump voters. Like Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper, Bennet has more in common with the global elites that attend Davos than the coal miner from Craig, Colorado.
But if this the Democratic Party’s answer to their failed 2016 election, we say go for it. It will only help Republicans, who actually represent the forgotten men and women in this country, score more electoral wins.