From this article.
Some on the left will say our electoral losses are a repudiation of our principles of lower taxes, smaller government and individual liberty. But Tuesday was not in fact a rejection of those principles -- it was a rejection of Republicans' failure to live up to those principles.
Total strawman argument. I am yet to hear a single person on the left say anything of the sort. I would venture that this election was a repudiation of the GOPs principles of deregulation of corporations, corporate wellfare, and flawed neo-con foreign policy among other things. People are pissed because of the removal of individual liberties (see The Patriot Act, wiretapping, Gitmo, etc).
I wonder if the rest of the party's leadership is this out of touch?