I subscribe to the free version of Steve Schmidt’s Substack writings. This means that sometimes I only get a “sample” of something he’s written (just enough to arouse my interest). This was the case with the one I received in today’s email. While he undoubtedly had more to say, the paragraph that ended the “teaser” copy was a bit unsettling, to say the least, and I wasn’t quite sure how to decipher what he wrote.

However, having read a fair amount of Steve’s other writings, I do tend to think there’s more than meets the eye in this brief extract. Nevertheless, taking it as a stand-alone, I must say it did leave me wondering.

What is your reaction? Is this accurate? Is it truly how the party is seen by some?

The Democratic Party of 2022 is America’s elitist party. It is snobbish, preening, arrogant and profoundly out of touch. It is a coastal party that disdains the values, dignity, integrity and ethic of millions of Americans who don’t have a college degree. The Democratic Party treats working class Americans with contempt. It has been observed that today’s Republican Party would sicken Ronald Reagan. It would. The more important question for the moment though is this: what would John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman and FDR think about today’s Democratic Party? Would they recognize it?

And to take it a step further … what would be your answer to his last two questions?