The New 'Deplorables' Insult? 'The Five' Responds to HI Sen. Hirono Boasting About Dems' Intellect
The panel on "The Five" reacted to Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) saying that the Democratic Party has a hard time connecting with voters because they "know so much" but must better-express emotion.
"[We] have a really hard time connecting to peoples' hearts instead of [their brains]," Hirono, of Oahu, said. "We're good at shoving out all the [pertinent] information... We need to speak to the heart, not in a manipulative way [but in a way that] people know that we're actually on their side."
Greg Gutfeld blasted Hirono's remarks, reminding the audience that she is the same lawmaker who forcefully instructed all men to "shut up and step off" regarding opining on allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
"This from a person who slammed all men in one burst of rage," he said of the lawmaker, comparing her prior action to "hitting someone over the head with a mallet."
He said that incident proved the problem is the "opposite of her diagnosis" about intellectualism.
Gutfeld called it a case of "weaponized identity."
Dana Perino said Hirono's most recent remarks are a "variation on the 'deplorables' theme" that Hillary Clinton employed against Trump supporters during the 2016 campaign.
The "basket of deplorables" line Clinton spoke at a New York fundraiser was turned into a rallying cry against her by staunch supporters of the Republican candidate.
"Donald Trump is able to connect with people emotionally," Perino said.
Gutfeld added that a problem with liberals like Hirono is that they have a "desire to pull [people] apart, rather than pull together."
He also said that Hirono still "owes us dudes a serious apology" for her comments from September when she lambasted men.
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