January 19, 2010

NO PARTY CAN AFFORD TO BE DEFINED BY ITS CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS:

Far left has taken over Democratic party: Sen. Bayh (Andrew Malcolm, January 19, 2010, LA Times)

Says Bayh to ABC News: "It’s why moderates and independents even in a state as Democratic as Massachusetts just aren’t buying our message. They just don’t believe the answers we are currently proposing are solving their problems. That’s something that has to be corrected."

Bayh, once discussed as a VP for the next-door smooth-talking guy from Illinois, predicts fellow Democrats will go into denial tomorrow if state Sen. Brown becomes U.S. Sen. Brown.

"The only we are able to govern successfully in this country," Bayh warns, "is by liberals and progressives making common cause with independents and moderates., Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country -- that’s not going to work too well.”

Ironically, that's the same argument Democrats made successfully in 2008 to dump all those GOP suits over on the far side of the other side.


After 5 years, W just couldn't control the wahoos anymore so you got Dubai Ports, Miers, nativism and, eventually, the hysterical refusal to help fix the credit crunch, so the GOP lost in '06 and '08. Bizarrely, the UR never even tried controlling his wingnuts, yielding the entire show to Nancy Pelosi and company.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2010 8:07 PM
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