Democrats Have Become a Party of Interest Groups Says… Democrat
Wow. Something truthful from a Democrat. Who knew such a thing was possible. Of course, Jim Webb is running for president in 2016 and as we all know, Democrats love to run as Republicans.
From the Washington Free Beacon…
Former senator and potential Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb discussed the “political paralysis” in Washington during a speech in Richmond on Tuesday.
According to Webb, much of the paralysis comes from the Democratic Party, which has lost its way.
“The Democratic Party has basically turned into a party of interest groups,” Webb said.
Voters among the traditional Democrat base turned against their party in the past election, primarily because they feel alienated from the party they once believed represented their interests.
Here’s the video…
Webb raises some interesting questions.
Have the Democrats learned anything from their historic defeat last month?
David Harsanyi of The Federalist…
Democrats Haven’t Learned Anything From Midterms
Why, why, why can’t liberal voters take midterm elections more seriously? That’s the question Michael Tomasky asks in his midterm postmortem at the New York Review Of Books and Marc Ambinder distills at The Week.
The answer, a cascade of self-comforting myths, won’t surprise anyone. We hear it often. Candidates might lose because they lack ideological purity. Or they might lose because their constituencies haven’t been sufficiently “educated” or motivated to turn out. But political parties never lose because voters have repudiated their policies. Never.