That's sounding like the all-too-familiar "it's the voter's fault," line of reasoning.
To which I respond: the D-Party loses at the ballot box because they care more about campaign contributions than they do about policy that helps the people who once comprised their base.
And BTW, on domestic energy production, they're all of the above, which included vast amounts of drill-baby-drill and frack-baby-frack during the Obama administration. Oh, and I noticed several Dems on that list of NOIA donation recipients. Environmentalists like me were decidedly underwhelmed with the "but at least we're not Republicans" party.
So here's a proposal for you "lesser of two evils" voters: stop pretending you have much to offer liberals and just focus on the mushy middle voters in the suburbs--they're your constituency now.