Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), last seen on the national stage telling men to sit down and shut up during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, said Tuesday that Democrats were struggling to connect with the voters because, well, they were just too darned smart. And when you’re as smart and as knowledgeable as the average elected Democrat, well gosh, it’s really tough to lower yourself to speak on the same level of the common man. They just don’t get it! Why…why, they’re stupid, y’all!

At the D.C. conference, Sen. Hirono was asked what Democrats could do to pump up 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].”

Hirono advised that Democrats should relax and speak from the heart.

“We have a really hard time doing that and one of the reasons, it was told to me at one of our retreats, was that we Democrats know so much. That is true,” she said. “And we kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left brain.”

Of course, while Hirono is only now coming to the realization that Democrats are the smartest people in the world, other members of her party have apparently known it for years. A study presented last week by researchers from Princeton and Yale showed that white liberals have a tendency to talk down to an audience of minorities.

“White liberals self-present less competence to minorities than to other Whites — that is, they patronize minorities stereotyped as lower status and less competent,” said the study. “White liberals may unwittingly draw on negative stereotypes, dumbing themselves down in a likely well-meaning, ‘folksy,’ but ultimately patronizing, attempt to connect with the outgroup.”

The paper concluded that white conservatives speak the same way to every audience.

But of course, that’s easy to do when you’re just a dumb-hick Republican. It’s a lot harder for Democrats like Mazie Hirono, whose enormous brain precludes her from having any clue about how she could connect with the great unwashed masses.

DEMOCRATS: The Party That Was Too Smart for America.

We can’t wait to read the book. Especially if it means the party has finally gone extinct.