To malign these people as bigots, racists, and misogynists ignores the fact that some actually voted for President Obama at least once, have voted for women in previous elections, or have voted for Democrats in the not-so-distant past.
Read it, understand it. If you want to write the heartland off, go ahead. Don't complain when the Democratic Party remains a minority. We needed - and need - what we can get of the heartland. But you angry, frightened Dems know best. Keep pushing them away. At some point you'll be really sorry for today's temper tantrums. If you can, walk away for the holidays and consider your messaging. You can help or you can hurt. Your choice.