ND’s ‘moderate’ Democrats Want You to Pay to Listen to … Julian Castro?

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, left, visits with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., during a 2014 tour of housing needs in Indian Country. Special to Forum News Service

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.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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