Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who ran for president but was basically run out of the primary because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton, gave his diagnosis of what is ailing the Democratic Party this morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
— The Hill (@thehill) February 12, 2017
Here are some quotes from Webb’s appearance via The Hill:
Webb said the Democratic Party’s message has “been shaped toward identity politics.”
Webb said the Democrats haven’t done the kind of “self reflection” they needed starting in 2010.
“You’ve lost white working people. You’ve lost flyover land, and you saw in this election what happens when people get frustrated enough that they say, ‘I’m not going to take this,'” he said.
The most under reported story in politics right now…. https://t.co/FqfGCFmJbq
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) February 12, 2017
Jim Webb is right. The Democrats are like a driver furious that their car hit a pothole but not bothering to analyze why they drove into it.
— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) February 12, 2017
This is a great assessment by Webb on why Dems are losing, but it will inevitably be disregarded by Dems who can't take that criticism https://t.co/80At23cMT8
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 12, 2017
Proof that Dems have learned nothing, watch the demonization of Webb from this. https://t.co/pHRwI4oY3P
— Mellecon (@Mellecon) February 12, 2017
Yet, instead of taking an introspective look at the underlying issues that Webb presents, Democrats will attack him and further disown him. Here is a sample of that.
Or maybe Webb is in the wrong party. https://t.co/THRcbQzTw2
— Stacey Hopkins (@staceyhopkinsga) February 12, 2017
If Democrats were any less to the left, they'd be the Tea Party. https://t.co/cHh2MNXTR5
— Demin (@TehDeminz) February 12, 2017
And I say they haven't moved far enough. https://t.co/JrAaVKVbjL
— Jamie Van Dee (@BrewClone) February 12, 2017
— Sean (@LibAthe80) February 12, 2017
This is completely ridiculous. https://t.co/NdHfK7AtTO
— Andrew Christian (@AndrewCMcGowan) February 12, 2017
He's joking right? Is this some form of satire? The center right neoliberals going too far left? LOL https://t.co/JrvlO2ZiC5
— No Fly Zone = WWIII (@AchmarBinSchibi) February 12, 2017
Yeah, that's the problem shitbag. https://t.co/2Gs4dvu0dS
— (((Bryan Rucker))) (@ruckerbry) February 12, 2017
You are not allowed to have an independent opinion in today’s Democratic Party. You must shill for the cause of the day, even if it means engaging in complete denial of reality.
The one sane man over there? https://t.co/0fSKPbXMZd
— Barbute (@StuckVisor) February 12, 2017
Kudos to Webb for speaking up.