The irrelevance of Jim Webb
Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb of Virginia either doesn’t get it – or he is not paying attention. When Fox News host Bret Breir interviewed Webb July 12, Breir pointed out how Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have energized the Democratic base, and he asked, “Who are the Jim Webb Democrats?” Webb’s response: “I believe we can bring a different tone to the Democratic Party. You’re right. The party has moved way far to the left, and that’s not my Democratic Party.”
Wake up, Mr. Webb. In case you haven’t noticed, Bernie Sanders has been drawing hundreds of enthusiastic supporters in Alabama, Kentucky, and your own home state of Virginia. Increasingly, it’s not about “right” or “left.” It’s not even about “red” or “blue” anymore – it’s about “green,” and why so much of it is going to the “2%” at the top while the other 98% get bupkis – nada – zilch.