Too bad Kinder wasn't overheard touting his party's successes. Instead, Missouri's No. 2 said:
"The demoralization of the base is real. I hear it everywhere."
Case in point: Last week the Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee held a Mardi Gras party in Jefferson City. A note from Ronny Richardson of the state Dems encouraged people to come out and "meet influential lobbyists." Yeah, that's a helluva message to send.