Biden to Dem base: 'Stop whining'

Thomas Lifson
Not to be outdone by Sen. John Kerry who attacked voters for being too stupid to support Democrats, Vice President Biden is now attacking members of the Democrats' base for "whining." Glenn Thrush of Politico writes:

Vice President Joe Biden stoked a firestorm of liberal discontent with President Barack Obama on Monday - demanding that the Democratic base "stop whining" and start fighting Republicans instead of the White House.

Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted 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 base is not taking this well:

One Democratic operative gasped when told of Biden's remarks and wondered "why they would pick a fight with the base" five weeks before a midterm election that will hinge on turnout.

"It's idiotic is what it is," says Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, one of Obama's most pointed critics on the left. "If Democrats, with the White House and Congressional super-majorities, had delivered on what they had promised, and if people had jobs, no one would be whining. They have reaped what they sowed. They haven't delivered on what they've promised - and instead of making the case as to why they would do if they are reelected, they are insulting people.

It is now clear that Democrats have been driven mad by the failure of Obama's policies to produce the results they expected. They have inhabited a fantasy world for decades, in which taxation doesn't discourage hard work, and playing kissy face with tyrants brings lasting peace. Now that reality so convincingly refutes their doctrine and the public has caught on, they retreat even further into political never-neverland, where attacking voters and their own base will motivate Americans to support them.

If the Republic survives, it will be a grand spectacle. This isn't going to end well for Democrats and the Obama Gang.

Rick Moran adds:

The basic critique of the far left is that Obama simply hasn't been radical enough, that he has bowed to the desires of Blue Dogs and other apostates, and that he is little better than Bush in prosecuting the war on terror.

One wonders if these folks had been involved in the Russian or Chinese revolutions if they would have said the same thing about Lenin or Mao.


Hat tip: Sotheblondesays
Not to be outdone by Sen. John Kerry who attacked voters for being too stupid to support Democrats, Vice President Biden is now attacking members of the Democrats' base for "whining." Glenn Thrush of Politico writes:

Vice President Joe Biden stoked a firestorm of liberal discontent with President Barack Obama on Monday - demanding that the Democratic base "stop whining" and start fighting Republicans instead of the White House.

Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted 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 base is not taking this well:

One Democratic operative gasped when told of Biden's remarks and wondered "why they would pick a fight with the base" five weeks before a midterm election that will hinge on turnout.

"It's idiotic is what it is," says Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, one of Obama's most pointed critics on the left. "If Democrats, with the White House and Congressional super-majorities, had delivered on what they had promised, and if people had jobs, no one would be whining. They have reaped what they sowed. They haven't delivered on what they've promised - and instead of making the case as to why they would do if they are reelected, they are insulting people.

It is now clear that Democrats have been driven mad by the failure of Obama's policies to produce the results they expected. They have inhabited a fantasy world for decades, in which taxation doesn't discourage hard work, and playing kissy face with tyrants brings lasting peace. Now that reality so convincingly refutes their doctrine and the public has caught on, they retreat even further into political never-neverland, where attacking voters and their own base will motivate Americans to support them.

If the Republic survives, it will be a grand spectacle. This isn't going to end well for Democrats and the Obama Gang.

Rick Moran adds:

The basic critique of the far left is that Obama simply hasn't been radical enough, that he has bowed to the desires of Blue Dogs and other apostates, and that he is little better than Bush in prosecuting the war on terror.

One wonders if these folks had been involved in the Russian or Chinese revolutions if they would have said the same thing about Lenin or Mao.


Hat tip: Sotheblondesays