While there are a lot of legitimate criticisms that can be leveled at the Republican Party, this one had me chuckling:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Democrat is not likely to win this state in the 2016 presidential election, not even one with the last name Clinton.

But on Saturday, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Arkansas where she and her husband began their political ascent, delivering a fiery critique of Republican policies and a pep talk of sorts for Democrats who suffered dramatic losses in the midterm elections.

Mrs. Clinton lambasted Republicans as “the party of the past” and tried to portray the extreme comments of one candidate, the businessman and reality TV star, Donald Trump, as representative of the entire party.

OK, I can see a young person pointing out that because the GOP is mired by social conservatism it is hopelessly behind the times, but Hillary Clinton? 

The past is all she has.

Perhaps she should consider new speech writers.

Because, if she’s not more careful, the party (or parties) of the past might consider Bernie Sanders.