Democrats Appoint “Heartland Consultant” To Reconnect With Rural Voters…

The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) appoint Illinois Representative Cheri Bustos as a “Heartland Engagement Chair” to teach them how to connect to “rural voters” ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

Yes, apparently when you’re elitist left-wing policies are so out-of-touch with middle America the best solution is to hire someone to teach you how to connect.  Brilliant !


(DCCC) Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, already active in candidate recruitment and policy messaging, has a new role helping her party try to win the House majority in 2018.

New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, appointed Bustos chairwoman of heartland engagement for the Democrats’ campaign arm on Tuesday. In that role, the third-term congresswoman will be mentoring Democratic candidates and helping shape an economic message in rural areas — both of which she’s already been doing. (link)

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202 Responses to Democrats Appoint “Heartland Consultant” To Reconnect With Rural Voters…

  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Can anyone make a graphic of a pajama boy into the Official Democrat Party Seal, like Sundance did with a crying baby? Dims needs 2 Party Seals.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. DGinGA says:

    So whose genius idea was it to choose a Democrat from the “almost bankrupt due to Democrat politics” state of Illinois to be the point person to connect with the more conservative Democrats and independents in “the heartland,” which is the area between the coasts that Dem pols normally refer to as “flyover country” except during an election year.

    Liked by 22 people

    • mikeyboo says:

      That is a brilliant point!!!

      Liked by 3 people

    • lastinillinois says:

      The Dems needed a better liar.
      What better place to search than illinois politics?

      Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      Chicago Cheri! How has that message shaping been going?

      I never knew we were a Surrogatical Republic…


      • TheWanderingStar says:

        Brilliant! Not only are they picking a representative to reconnect with the American Heartland who hails from a fiscally bankrupt state but also a state that is morally bankrupt and has Chicago (“The Murder Capital of the USA”) as its crown city.

        Liked by 3 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      DGinGA, IKR!!!!???!! Also telling…….the DCCC thinks Illinois is the heartland!!

      Pretty funny…..looking from Oklahoma!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Tegan says:

      My thoughts exactly! I wouldn’t consider Illinois the “heartland” and one wonders just what she will “consult” about. But, hey…looks good on her resume. Wonder if like high school teachers that coach the cheerleaders, she will get a little extra in her paycheck for this important job.


    • The Renegade says:

      Yep. Wonder how all those deplorables will be interested in their advice.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lady4trump says:

      The Dems want everyone on welfare, so they will never connect with rural America, or conservatives, or Christians. Thank God the rural people led us to victory in November!

      Liked by 4 people

    • pocketnuke61 says:

      Rep Cheri is from the Illinois 17th District, which covers the Northwestern 1/4 of the state. I like the moniker “Chicago Cheri”, but alas, Chicago is not in her district. In fact, more than 80% of the counties in her district are Republican. The only reason she was elected was because of the voters in Peoria. If you look at the voting map, you can see a big blue blob right in the center of the state. That’s Peoria. It has more voters than the rest of her district combined. Therefore – a Democrat from the “heartland”.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Aguila2011 says:

      Since when do cockroaches care about the current house they infest burning down? They just scurry on over to the next available house/opportunity to find graft and corruption. What we need is the old RAID Roach Motel where “They check-in but they don’t check out!”

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  3. Red says:

    So in other words, they are taking acting/theater/drama lessons…..what a joke! The “bluecollar billionaire” gets middle Americans and the regular Joe and Jane American, but the people these districts have put into office don’t??? I hope this “Heartland Consultant” acting coach story spreads like wildfire!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Reena says:

    They can spin it however they want. Their blueprint is on plain display in France, Sweden, Italy, Germany…

    Liked by 8 people

  5. sg says:

    Don’t think this will work, but Repubs. need to stay on message and highlight all the positive things being done by Trump. thing is, the woman referenced in this story may get an assist from all the angry “real” conservatives who may not vote because they are always angry at the repub. party for something. so some might not vote, or vote 3rd party which = vote for Dems.

    Liked by 3 people

    • camulla says:

      I agree. The Democrats are looking like winning the House is possible. Not voting is what the establishment would like us to do instead of getting involved in local and state meetings and starting to get into leadership roles. Treepers who have left the Republicans and registered as independents, is it possible that is what the leadership wants us to do so we have no input in the process of choosing our leaders?

      Liked by 2 people

  6. waltherppk says:

    Dhimmicrats need to hire a Director For Butt Hurt Pain Management and Trump Derangement Syndrome Hysteria Alleviation.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. Ace says:

    Why waste money when all they need do to reconnect is observe what Trump is doing?

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Gary says:

    Her district was ‘redrawn to help elect a Democrat’

    Chalk her up as another Dem insider who got elected because of the Chicago-Springfield Dem Machine’s efforts.

    “The 17th Congressional District of Illinois is represented by Democrat Cheri Bustos. It includes most of the northwestern portion of the state, with most of its population living on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, as well as parts of Peoria and Rockford.

    The 17th congressional district has shifted northward after the 2012 redistricting. It lost Quincy and Decatur, as well as its share of Springfield. It was generally thought that the redrawn map would allow the district to revert to the Democrats, who held it without interruption from 1983 to 2011.[3] As expected, one-term Republican incumbent Bobby Schilling was defeated by Democratic opponent Cheri Bustos in the 2012 election cycle”

    Liked by 5 people

  9. freeperjim says:

    Leftists are still in Denial.

    Leftism itself is the problem.

    Leftism, under all of its brand names, always fails – economically, culturally & morally. ALWAYS.


  10. Summer says:

    Eh… How exactly are they planning to “win the House majority in 2018?” By appointing a Marxist Ivory Tower ambassador to the Deplorable States of Bitter Clingers??? Is that their idea? How many seats do they need to win and how many Republicans AND Democrats are up for re-elections in ’18? Dems have no chance to retake the House. Even the Senate race does not look promising. I hope Rick Scott would run. He can beat Nelson.

    True, quite a few of R Senators must be sent packing. Like Flake, for example. But that means they should be primaried, not exchanged for Demonrats.

    Liked by 3 people

    • camulla says:

      I disagree. People are underestimating the motivation of the Democrat base and don’t understand the Democrat base is energized. Remember, the Democrat base is 35% to 45% of the population, and we split the vote.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Alison says:

        You are always the Dem alarmist. Their party is in tatters. Ever follow the #NewParty thread at twitter? No way are the Berniebots EVER voting in primaries & definitely not fir Dems.


        • camulla says:

          Alison, it’s not about being alarmist. We can’t afford to gloat when a fair segment of our population sees the propaganda from journalists all the time and wants Democrats back in power.


          • camulla says:

            Furthermore, Alison, I’m in an area that is not the Rust Belt. Suburban and urban voters are not as pleased with the administration as people here think, and the negative coverage is getting to them. We need to keep working like we did during the campaign so we don’t lose in 2018 and have to have the administration compromise because we thought we were safe from Democrats getting back in power.


      • Menagerie says:

        Agreed. There is a whole lot of gloating here, not much substance. To dismiss the Dems outright is to be incredibly stupid.

        This action seems contrived, and may or may not succeed. But they are highly motivated to keep trying something. And we need to be ready to counter it.

        Liked by 3 people

      • mw says:

        You forgot to exclude dead, illegal, and duplicate voters.

        Liked by 2 people

  11. dobbsfan says:

    Oh….YUCK. She is my congresswoman. Can’t stand her.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. rumpole2 says:

    Yeah right… MARKETING themselves better is what DIMS need! LOL

    Hell… if you can just get the appearance right you can sell anything.. even the efficacy of poisoned Koolaid

    Liked by 4 people

  13. jackphatz says:

    If the Democrats were ‘sooooo’ into being for the *little people*, they would already know what life is like in the real world!
    First off, making Dem’s understand the what the meaning of personal responsibility is should have them all packing within days.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. duchess01 says:

    Well…Isn’t that special – said the Church Lady

    Liked by 2 people

  15. beaujest says:

    Not to be confused with Boutros Boutros-Ghali


  16. MK says:

    Do tell what does the DNC offer to rural dispicable bible & gun clingers? Perhaps the could brown up with illegals as MN did with Somalis. Perhaps Indian H1b’s…yes that’s it we’ll get farmers to train themselves out of their way of life. The possibilities are endless.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Well, let them try. If they knock on my door I will politely ask them to leave my property and let them know that I am a proud gun and “bible clinching” owner. I hope they will get my message loud and clear.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. zephyrbreeze says:

    witch #MAGA👌 @mwitticg

    That will make an interesting commercial come election time.
    Democrats have to hire someone to give them talking points to the little people

    Liked by 3 people

  19. calbear84 says:

    Perhaps Rep Bustos could take her lead from former president Obama’s statement:
    “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
    And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
    Yeah. That should resonate!

    Liked by 5 people

  20. alliwantissometruth says:

    I can see it now…

    Hello America, the 2018 elections are coming up & we democrats want you to know we stand with the middle class & rural voters. We understand the issues that are important to you & will fight tooth & nail to represent you

    People like to refer to you as unsophisticated & non-caring, but we know you’re just like everyone else & want to see all people realize their dreams. We know you care deeply about social issues & are sophisticated enough to realize the importance of many of the issues we hold dear

    Who says we’re out of touch?

    We understand blue collar workers like farmers, coal miners, factory workers, etc. are highly passionate about the issues that matter, issues like…

    Transgendered Rights
    Gay Marriage
    Unisex Bathrooms
    Black Lives Matter
    Social Justice
    Safe Spaces
    Hate Speech

    We get it, you want these issues at the forefront, & we’ll work diligently on just that

    Let the Republicans talk of jobs, the economy, law & order & the safety of the American people. We won’t waste your time on that. We understand you & know where your hearts are at

    So vote democrat & never be called an ignorant hick again

    (Paid for by the National DP)

    Liked by 4 people

  21. BillRiser says:

    They could save money and send them all to Summer Bible School, but can you teach an old dog new tricks.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. jmclever says:

    Most likely, the consultant will teach dems how to speak rural dialects with the proper accent. /sarc

    Liked by 2 people

    • Tegan says:

      You mean how Barry immediately spoke…well, you know…when speaking to “his” people, even though he was raised in Indonesia and Hawaii?


  23. WSB says:

    Here, I’ll give you a ‘Heartland Engagement Chair’:

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Howie says:

    Attention Democrats

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Howie says:

    Democrat plan to connect…

    Liked by 3 people

  26. moderateGuy says:

    It’s all about that “honesty” thing. Any Demokrat that can’t fake it is in trouble.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Martin says:

    You have to give Democrats credit. They’re persistent. Delusional, but persistent.

    I doubt they will ever comprehend that their policies are out of step, that it isn’t their candidates or how much money they spend. Americans won’t forget that they said America would have to change to accommodate them.

    Ain’t gonna happen. This isn’t a pendulum swing. If you’ve ever driven off and left your coffee on top of the car, well, Dems did that with their brains. The cheat is too engrained.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. decisiontime16 says:

    So the dems want coaching on rhetoric skills to appeal to normal heartland people. Not that they believe in any of it – just wanting to fool people conniving their way into getting votes. Whitewashed over to hide their true intentions.
    We might even think some of them are in a PDJT echo chamber acting as if his ideas were theirs all along.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Alison says:

    I know I should be all serious thinking & posting on the Syria column Sundance wrote (great job), but it’s summer & we are WINNING, & I’m cooling down with my (2nd) gin/tonic so (just this one time) I’ll say columns like this one are so much fun & I can’t stop laughing at ALL of your comments/memes.

    Now we just need #FakeNews CNN to announce they are going to support the ‘Democrats Go to The Heartland’ project by running back-to-back episodes of Green Acres & Beverly Hillbillies.

    Liked by 3 people

  30. kirkreport says:

    I’m sure Cheri Bustos will rub a little cow manure behind her ears and come talk to us in the Heartland. Laughable! If Democrats really want the Heartland, they must disassociate themselves from the EPA, Bureau of Land management and rest of the federal agencies that steal land or tell us how to use it. Work to remove the burdens created by feds on small farms. But that will never come from the dems. Cheri Busted!

    Liked by 3 people

  31. delmarvajim says:

    So this woman is going to try and teach the dems how to be even better liars than they already are.
    Maybe she can teach Squawkagawea Warren or Nanny Pelousy how to act like human beings.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Kaco says:

    Don’t anyone fall for the “Aw, shucks” crap from metrosexual Dems pretending to be farmers.

    Get that Republican Senate majority so we can really hold their feet to the fire and no more excuses. We MUST win all seats as possible in 2018.

    Always remember, Dems are 100% obstruction to MAGA and straight to single payer and collectivism all around.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. mari says:

    I don’t see how hating White people and requiring working people to fund illegal aliens is a winning recipe for success.

    Liked by 5 people

  34. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Just wait until Trump points this out on the campaign trail when he campaigns for GOP Reps for the 2018 elections. This is going to be fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Merle Marks says:

    “Heartlanders”…who are they and what do they want? Can’t we just pay them to go back to wherever it is they came from? These are questions that need to be answered. Can someone just force them to move? They are “the help”, right? Would I know one if they spoke to me?
    These liberals remind me of Lovey, Thurston Howell III’s wife…or Mrs. Drysdale

    Liked by 3 people

  36. Rob says:

    The first thing the consultant will teach the democraps is WHERE “Middle America” is on a map.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. kpm58 says:

    Reconnect? KMA.
    The current crop of Democrat leaders have never been connected to “Middle America”.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Mr. Morris says:

    The “Heartland Consultant” will be interesting to watch. No doubt she will be enlisting Hollywood acting coaches and producers in the quest to teach Democrats to pretend that rural and suburban voters are not deplorable. Yes, Democrats will learn to lie convincingly. They will ask us to trust them because they understand us and know what is best for us.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Wendy says:

    I lived in Iowa for seventeen years and I can tell you those good folks can spot a phony from five miles away. If your family hasn’t live in town for four generations you yourself will always be slightly suspect, although you will be treated with Christian charity and decency in the meantime.

    The essence of the Heartland is authenticity, which consultants can not teach. The notion that a consultant could coach the Dims on how to fit in to the Heartland mentality is nothing short of laughable. Waste of time and money, good idea Dim-o-crats!


  40. big bad mike says:

    The 17th CD voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. Her 2016 opponent, if she had one, must have been weak. Not surprising, since the Illinois Republican Central Committee hates our President. He showed them how to win, but they weren’t listening. They only care about Rino Rauner. And he’s a dead man walking. No Trump Supporter can seriously vote for him. Sad. There are a lot of Trumpicans in Illinois. But we are adrift with no rudder, a blue Island surrounded by a Red Sea.


  41. CiscoKid says:

    The “Heartland” isn’t interested in freebees or bigger government.
    Unless the message is jobs,jobs,and more jobs, her messages will fall on deaf ears.
    But we already have a President that has kept his promise to do exactly that.


  42. Joe H. says:

    Last week, I received one of those mass-political emails from Joe Biden in which he proclaimed that he understands the working class because he comes from a working-class background himself (insert guffows here). After 20 years of telling white working-class and rural people to “sit down, shut up, you don’t matter, you’re not allowed to have an opinion, you’re a bunch of bad people anyway, so pay more taxes and be ruled by your betters”, some Democrats just might be waking up to the fact that they simply can’t alienate a huge chunk of the country like that. In 2011, the Democrats openly proclaimed that they didn’t need them anymore. The years since then have proved otherwise. Now, the Dems are trying to coax them back… but it’s going to be a very long, hard road to make that happen. Long-gone are the days of Bill Clinton winning in places like Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky. People see them for the corrupt liars, cretins and wretches that they are.


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