That headline is a direct quote from democratic sentor Jim Webb of Virginia. He was interviewed by Real Clear Politics and is terribly disappointed with the direction the democrats have taken over the last couple of years.
Today’s Democrats’ are more McGovern than JFK. (Could a John Kennedy win the Democratic nomination today?)Democrats looked like McGovern on Tuesday. It was that bad historically, for congressional elections. The election’s passage has liberated Webb (a little). He’s privately raised issues throughout Barack Obama’s tenure. Some frustration is tactical. He told Rahm Emanuel last June that the president should provide a “very specific format” for his vision of healthcare reform. It would have offset the, in Webb’s words, “complex amorphous leviathan that bubbled up out of five committees.”
“A lot of people in this country, when they look up here, they want to see leadership. They want to see credibility. And they are not always the same thing,” Webb says. “The healthcare issue really took away a lot of the credibility of the new leadership–Obama particularly–the Reid-Pelosi-Obama trio.”
Moderates like Webb gave democrats the majority they needed to push through the unpopular legislation they passed over the last couple years, and by not listening to them, they lost that majority. The only thing they have going for them now is the GOP is just as out of touch with the American people as they are.