Historically, after electoral losses, the pundit class tries to push the Democratic Party even further to the right. But the American public doesn’t want a more-centrist Democratic Party, and the midterm victories of progressive policies prove that.

America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, talks about this with best-selling author Thomas Frank.

Thomas Frank is a contributor to Salon.com, and the best-selling author of Pity The Billionaire.