Premtive statement: Yes it's easy for me to whine and make the observation without offering a real solution and I admit the title is not completely fair. I did not include the word liberal in the title because I believe the principles of liberalism are alive and well. The problem is the defacto liberal party in this country has been knocked back on it's heals by the rising conservative backlash still building from the 1980s. Look at the majorities in most State houses. Looking at this election, the vast numbers of Blue color workers who support The Disaster In The Making, Snake Oil Salesman and Prolific Liar, these people used to be Democrats. What happened? My read is that the Democrats spend so much time fighting for their political lives, they have either moved to the right or been checked in their standard agenda of equality and a level playing field. Some percentage of blue collar workers no longer look at the Democrat party as a home. Why is that? My guess, while I can't say for sure is that illegal immigration, xenophobia, white entitlement, and racism play a part and the fact is, the Democrats have been ineffective as a whole raising the standard of living for these people. Btw, this is not a wholesale categorization of blue collar workers as racists. And I'll add it's tough to be liberal elected official when you're surrounded by people with a conservative mind set. The golden era of the 1960s optimism is dead and buried. What is completely befuddling that a substantial group of bottom tier workers would ever look to the GOP as someone who cares about them and especially a Con Man of the magnitude of Mt Trust. IT IS STAGGERING. What is the path forward for Democrats and Liberalism in general? Does the status quo have to sink so low because the Democrats failed, and the people actually get sick of GOP BS, that we start from scratch? I won't say what that literally means. What kind of agenda, conservative or liberal look to the best interests of the overiding majority? Will Capitalism as we know it survive or are we destined to adopt a different system? As heard this morning on MSNBC, it's tough to sell capitalism to people who have no capital. Send me your answers.