MINOT, N.D. — Most North Dakotans don’t trust Democrats.
This wasn’t always the case. A dozen years ago, the state’s delegation to Congress — Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan, along with Rep. Earl Pomeroy — was comprised entirely of Democrats.
That changed right around the time Barack Obama was elected to the White House. Behind him was a new type of Democratic Party. One focused on urban areas and harboring a not-at-all disguised disdain for people from our part of the world.
Remember how Obama described us in 2008? “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” he said.
Dumb, racist, superstitious rubes, in other words.