Monday, September 27, 2010

Joe Biden takes up Hippie Punching, tells base “Stop Whining”

It looks like Joe Biden is getting into the Hippie Punching game.
Jake Tapper, Political Punch: At a fundraiser in Manchester, NH, today, Vice President Biden urged Democrats to "remind our base constituency to stop whining and get out there and look at the alternatives. This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises."
The remarks, made to roughly 200 top Democratic activists and donors, recall comments President Obama made last week to “griping and groaning Democrats…Folks: wake up. This is not some academic exercise. As Joe Biden put it, Don’t compare us to the Almighty, compare us to the alternative.”
The Vice President said that "every one of these (races) is winnable" if the candidates draw clear distinctions between themselves and their GOP opponents.
Acknowledging that voters are angry, the Veep said, "You take it out on those who are in office…They should be able to be angry with us. If we make this a referendum on the current state of affairs, we lose, and so that’s why we’ve got to make this a choice."
Obviously Joe Biden has not sat down with David Axelrod lately.  Had he did he would have known that talk like this is starting to get under the skin of the liberal base.  Biden’s argument is a classic one employed by both right and left party establishment.   Basically, the argument goes, yeah we suck, but look the other guys suck worse; therefore you should just be quiet about any of your party’s shortcomings.
If the left ‘s base is growing tired of all this Hippie Punching, then perhaps it is time they started brewing a little tea party of their own. Otherwise they are going to on the receiving end of a whole lot of Hippie Punching come November.


Anonymous said...

We have to pray that there is no left-handed version of a tea party. Look at Greece. We don't need that kind of uprising here. It is exactly what this administration is begging for. Then they can ram stuff down our throats and say that the population is demanding it. Look how they use the Islamic threats as a reason why the GZ Mosque must be built.

In fact, Van Jones and company have been asking the "base" to push the president's agenda "from the streets."

Say a prayer they don't take them up on the invitation.

Anonymous said...

"Don’t compare us to the Almighty, compare us to the alternative."

Mr Obama should had said, "Sorry for not being more of a socialist, my bad."

2nd Anony

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