Many asked why Republicans didn't come around when it appeared liberalism was on the rise, so with Nancy Pelosi as the clear choice of Democrats for Minority Leader, it's a fair question of Democrats. But it's a recurring question. Here's something from my "Pending" file from way back in November 2014.
Gene Schwimmer offered an explanation in Democrats 'On Top of the World':
Could it be that liberals, watching the results streaming in on election eve, concluded that it was not their candidates, but their entire philosophy and worldview that lost on November 4, 2014?
Could it be that that our liberal friends, having flown so near the sun for the first two years of Obama’s presidency, with a liberal president, a House majority and a filibuster-proof Senate, only to crash and burn only six years later, have decided that they have nothing more to lose and so to go for broke for what’s left of possibly – probably? – the last liberal majority and presidential administration ever?
The hypothesis was that they had nothing to lose.
But from where I sit it appears that many Democrats are so thoroughly committed to the leftist agenda that they are content to be the champions of like minded people, thinking they'll eventually regain the majority.
They're right -- they've go the education system cranking out little socialists every year. And TV and the movies continue to perpetuate their agenda. So it's a constant battle for conservatives. Our country is like a nice big yard. It's beautiful, but it needs constant maintenance.