Cook Political: Democrats Need to Reach Out to the Heartland.

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.