In an interview with Sidney Blumenthal, Liberal Oasis gets perspective on power and rule today and Bush's radical legacy.
The Democrats prove the maxim, what I believe, which is that absolute lack of power corrupts absolutely.
They're held in contempt in large part because they have no power anywhere in the system. People don't understand how damaging that is to you, not to have any power....If they had any power, people would say, "You know, the Democrats have some good ideas."
The idea of Democrats generating these policy papers or idea forums is well and good, but no one will ascribe anything positive to them until they actually hold power.