This is not the whole reason. The fact the Democrats were pushing through Congress a whole lot of things the people rejected is a huge reason. But their ability to do so has a lot to do with these two clips below.
The top video, provided by Hot Air (who got it from The Daily Caller), is of Senator Bennet (D-CO) complaining on a hot mic about the top-down rigging of the lame-duck session where real debate is not desired. And guess who is responsible for the rigging. That’s right, Dingy Harry Reid and the Democrat leadership. Ed Morrissey quotes the DC and adds his own commentary.
Bennet Chief of Staff Guy Cecil stood by the senator’s comments.
“It’s something he’s been talking about from day one,” Cecil told The Daily Caller in an interview outside the Senate chamber. “The whole process being rigged against having a real conversation about tax cuts, the estate tax and the defense authorization. We’re not having a lot of those conversations. It’s just a symptom of Washington being broken.”
Well, that’s not Washington being broken. That’s a symptom of Democratic leadership. Harry Reid runs the majority caucus, and if he’s “rigging” the agenda, then the blame should fall on Reid and everyone who put him in the leadership position, not the geographical location of the capital.
But there is more irony to be mined in a complaint from Bennet on rigging conversations.
Go to the Hot Air link to see the “more irony” part. It is well worth it. RS McCain remarked:
Notice how getting their [butts] whupped in the mid-terms has awakened Democrats — not just Bennett [sic], but a lot of liberal bloggers — to the fact that maybe their leaders are more interested in preserving their own power than in advancing the glorious progressive Cause. And the illusion of leadership omnicompetence evaporates pretty quickly after a world-historic [butt]-whupping.
The bottom video, provided by FloatingRock in the HA comment section, is of Republican Representative Buyer lambasting the acting Speaker of the House for her heavy-handed freeze-out tactics regarding a bill that did not go through the committee process and was objected to by the ranking member of the committee it was supposed to go through. “This is why you were voted out.” And, in good part, it is. This is also just more evidence the Democratic Party is a misnomer.