Democrats are weak-willed, limp-wristed, milquetoast, moderate middling centrists, painted “far left” by the insanely far right looney bin, and these Democrats, if transplanted to most other major western industrialized nations, would look like right-wing conservatives who don’t trust their own ideas and run and hide in fear at the very thought of defending their ideology and spend their time apologizing for it or pretending to be more conservative than they are.
There’s only one actual liberal in Congress and his name is Bernie Sanders.
I saw Nancy Pelosi on TV the other day, playing the partisan game and painting Democrats as holy defenders of the impoverished, and Republicans as the evil money-takers, before being soundly beaten to a pulp by comedian Jon Stewart who had precisely the same reaction everyone else did while listening to her tripe.
If Nancy Pelosi the gigantic flaming hypocrite and Harry Reid the frail and passionless represent the Democratic party, then the Democratic party represents blaming Republicans for stuff Democrats do, and generally being weak and ineffective, much like the Affordable Care Act and its half-measures and compromises that take a broken profit-based insurance system and force it on those who couldn’t begin to afford it even with subsidies.
There is no actual liberal party in Congress, and the only reason I continue to support Democrats at the ballot box is because, absent a liberal party, I’ll vote for the limp and watered down version of Republicans, who will do less damage than full blown Republicans would.