Here's the thing… What separates me from the modern-day Democrat is that I have nothing but admiration for the working class. I don't look back at those years or the people I worked with through a lens of contempt.
Write this cold truth down…
If artists and writers and journalists and pundits and actors and activists and teachers and comedians and late night television hosts, all disappear tomorrow, we would miss them but the world would keep right on turning.
Try to live one week without auto mechanics, plumbers, janitors, truck drivers, farmers, fishermen, garbage men, bus drivers, the guy who plows the snow, the men who melt steel and stock the shelves and tow your car.
These are the men and women who get up every morning to break their backs to keep our civilization intact. Compared to them, nothing you or I do matters. It is not even close.
From How Democrats can learn to talk to Real People.