Kind of like the Democrats and those famously moderate Occupiers?

Harry Reid via USA Today:

“The American people are tired of their elected leaders listening to the extreme voices in their party instead of the voices of reason. I am disappointed that Republicans never found the courage to ignore Tea Party extremists and millionaire lobbyists such as Grover Norquist, and listen instead to the millions of Americans — including the vast majority of Republicans — who want a balanced approach to deficit reduction.

For the good of our country, Democrats were prepared to strike a grand bargain that would make painful cuts while asking millionaires to pay their fair share, and we put our willingness on paper. But Republicans never came close to meeting us halfway.”