People who say they voted for Democrats not to do what Baucus has been doing are, in all but a few cases, people who did not vote for Max Baucus. That’s not how our system works. Instead, we have Max Baucus powerfully representing a tiny minority of Americans. It sucks, but that’s how we are set up – and it is better for us than are most alternatives.
And people ought to keep in mind that the Senate’s self-proclaimed ‘democratic socialist’, Bernie Sanders, represents an even smaller number of people. It sucks; Bernie Sanders is too powerful. But that’s what we have to work with.