What this video, and see if it doesn't get you thinking...
2:55: "I think the real problem is that we obviously had a very ambitious agenda and we couldn't get it all done. I think the public when they looked at some of the failures that we were not able to achieve, such as healthcare, they drew the conclusion that things were sort of bottled up here and I think that in part contributed to the disillusionment and it was obviously reflected in the vote tonight"
4:35: What really happens legislatively may not change that much, Bernie, because as we all learned these last two years now that everything including the reading of the minutes now gets filibustered you need 60 votes to get anything through the Senate [...] what will change in the tone [...] A lot of the new Republicans are very conservative republicans"
[Also see 6:13 for JD Hayworth]
Food for thought?