Oh my: Biden tells liberal base to “stop whining”

posted at 5:33 pm on September 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

Three posts in a row on Democratic discord seems like a lot, but when you’re trying to start a fire, why not light it in a bunch of different places?

What’s that term again for what Biden’s doing here? Ah, right. “Hippie punching.”

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 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.”

That’s from Tapper, who reminds us that The One’s been throwing himself a big pity party lately because liberals don’t appreciate him but neglects to mention the comic pathos of last week’s nutroots conference call with David Axelrod. And what about Gibbs’s shot heard ’round the world in unloading on the “professional left,” or Rahm’s infamous salute to liberals who wanted ObamaCare to be even more statist? At this point there’s no one in the inner circle except, I guess, Valerie Jarrett who hasn’t grumbled publicly about the lefty base, which amazes me in light of all the anger at the moment among conservatives directed at establishment Republicans like Rove and Krauthammer for lesser sins. Can you imagine the reaction on the right if, say, President Romney’s team was endlessly whining about how unappreciated they felt by the Republican base? We’d need to add a new server to handle the comment load. Which is to say, as much as I enjoy this hot internecine blue-on-blue action, I can’t blame rank-and-file lefties for being annoyed with Team Barry. If anything, their reaction thus far has been remarkably subdued.

But maybe that ends now, or soon. Surely there comes a point when a hippie takes so many punches that he simply can’t drag himself down to the polling place, no? Show ‘em who’s boss by staying home, liberals. Think of it as … punching back twice as hard.


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What’s that term again for what Biden’s doing here? Ah, right. “Hippie punching.”

Allahpundit, I stumped for Fred Thompson, I knew Fred Thompson, Fred Thompson was a hippie puncher. Allahpundit, Biden’s no Fred Thompson.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2010 at 5:36 PM

We’d need to add a new server to handle the comment load.

BTW, remember the Scotty B election night follies when we were all denied our humpbot rights? Exactly how many servers have been added since that lil’ debacle? Enough to handle this november? Cuz, I’m skeered…

ted c on September 27, 2010 at 5:36 PM

An American treasure.

ThePrez on September 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM

“This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”

GTMO, DADT, other three letter words.

Abby Adams on September 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM

biden ain’t be seen no whining till about 1,000 Hot Air commenters muck up the servers so bad tryin’ to see sum humpbot on election night…. THAT thar was some whinin…I’m still whining about it.

ted c on September 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Hey Biden: might want to look up that old story about King Canute trying to order the tide…you’ll have just as much success. For that matter, who wouldn’t? Endless whining is one of the core tenants of just about every political group from A to Z.

“Commie!” “Homophobe!” “Chickenhawk!” “Racist!” “Babykiller!” …on and on it goes.

Dark-Star on September 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if, say, President Romney’s team was endlessly whining about how unappreciated they felt by the Republican base?

“President Romney’s” “Republican base” would consist of John McCain, Kathleen Parker, David Brooks and Allahpundit.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Gird your loins!

WisCon on September 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Hey, remember this?

Obama to House Dem: “The big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me”

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/25/obama-to-house-dem-the-big-difference-here-and-in-94-was-youve-got-me/comment-page-2/#comment-3184452

JellyToast on September 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

“Stand up Chuck and let ‘em see ya! God love ya, what am I talking about? Tell ya what, we’ll stand up for you. Stand up for Chuck!”

carbon_footprint on September 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Heckuva job, Joe.

kingsjester on September 27, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if, say, President Romney’s team was endlessly whining about how unappreciated they felt by the Republican base?

Nice tweak AP (aka comment bait). I’ll bite.

Why no, I can’t imagine the reaction of anyone in that scenario because I can’t imagine a President Romney ever happening.

conservative pilgrim on September 27, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Stand Up Chuck! just moved to the #2 spot for the All time stupid Biden-isms.

portlandon on September 27, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if, say, President Romney’s team was endlessly whining about how unappreciated they felt by the Republican base?

The Romney team stopped Whining? When?

portlandon on September 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Seriously…….do Dems really, truly believe this schlock they peddle, or are they just THAT good at lying about anything and everything???

capejasmine on September 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

“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.”

…and we thought Joe was a dummy, the little guy with the Muenchhausen/Pinocchio nose…

On the other hand, thank god the voters are no dummies any more either. This gang woke them up from their stupor.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Biden has the same relation to intelligence that Obummer has to being an American, i.e.

Zero, nada, zilch, none…

Dhuka on September 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

C’mon Chuck, just sit the f*ck down and shut the hell up now would ya, gotta love ya! Now, Chuck, listen up ol’ buddy….get out there and vote for the D-holes on November 2nd and before you know it we’ll be having coffee and pie down at Marie’s in Scranton like we always did back in the day!

/Sheriff

ted c on September 27, 2010 at 5:44 PM

JellyToast on September 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

I’d forgotten that particular bit of conceit. Thanks for the reminder!

The Vice President said that “every one of these (races) is winnable” if the candidates draw clear distinctions between themselves and their GOP opponents.

Yes, and if they do that, they’re definitely winnable…for the GOP candidate.

INC on September 27, 2010 at 5:45 PM

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’. (Joe Biden)

Luka on September 27, 2010 at 5:45 PM

This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”…

Depends on what you mean by the words, kept and promise.

Lily on September 27, 2010 at 5:45 PM

LOL. That picture of Joe looks like he is winking.

portlandon on September 27, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Can you feel the love?

Hog Wild on September 27, 2010 at 5:47 PM

This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.

JOBS? Wasn’t that a “major focus”? How’s that “three-letter word” working out for you Biden?

How was your summer? Feeling the “recovery” yet?

gekkobear on September 27, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Let’s see… Joe works with the whiner in Chief and he tells the base to stop whining?

Beaglemom on September 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I swear to God, Biden has AADD or has a split personality. I haven’t figured it out quite yet.

upinak on September 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more liberalism and more progressivism — but that could change.
(Joe Biden)

Luka on September 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Somehow, Christine O’Donnell is unfit for Delawarian Senatorial duty.

Lanceman on September 27, 2010 at 5:49 PM

It’s wonderful to be here in the great state of Manchester. (Joe Biden)

Luka on September 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM

LOL. That picture of Joe looks like he is winking.

portlandon on September 27, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Nope. Hair plugs growing at different rates.

Lanceman on September 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM

I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made. (Joe Biden)

Luka on September 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Obama: “Get out there Joe and find some new targets.”

Biden: “I heard they are building one right next to my Home Depot.”

Obama: “Not those targets dumbass, Republican targets.”

Biden: “Which ones do they own?”

Obama: “You’re dumber than a rock.”

Biden: “But I’m way smarter than Iran.”

fogw on September 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM

“Liberals, you got me, baby” — Obama/biden

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Let the MAN TALK WWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO

Tell em Joe Tell em ALLLLLLLLLLLLL

Mr “Stand up Chuck” strikes again…………

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RealMc on September 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Biden: “But I’m way smarter than Iran You.”

fogw on September 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. (Joe Biden)

Luka on September 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM

That picture is worth a million – it’s the most real thing about Joe Pinocchio.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Depends on what you mean by the words, kept and promise.

Lily on September 27, 2010 at 5:45 PM

And the word “his”.

Aviator on September 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if, say, President Romney’s team was endlessly whining about how unappreciated they felt by the Republican base? We’d need to add a new server to handle the comment load.

With the likes of McCain and Graham still in the mix, you may want to procure that server anyway, AP.

Patrick S on September 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM

He’s kept his promises.”…

Therein lies the problem, and all of his enablers in congress must be replaced.

whbates on September 27, 2010 at 5:56 PM

What’s with these polls. Just saw a poll saying Rand Paul’s lead is only 2 points. Also Boxer is up 6. Scary times.

sandee on September 27, 2010 at 5:57 PM

He’s kept his promises.”

Like his promise to close Gitmo?

Like his promise to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

Like his promise to post bills online for public review before signing them?

Like his promise to cut wasteful and unnecessary spending (“I’ll go over the budget line by line”)?

Like his promise not to have lobbyists in his administration?

Like his promise to end hyper-partisan bickering and usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation (“I won”)?

Like his promise to have the most open and transparent administration ever?

AZCoyote on September 27, 2010 at 5:57 PM

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.”

The Gaffemiester speaks.

Note to Sheriff Joe, “You’re going to LOSE”.

GarandFan on September 27, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Awww. The liberal base shouldn’t take it too personal. The Obama administration whines about everything.

terryannonline on September 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM

LOL go to CNN, Biden call last Admin a PONZI Scheme for not creating anything LMFAOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

upinak on September 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I swear to God, Biden has AADD or has a split personality. I haven’t figured it out quite yet.

upinak on September 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Maybe he can use the old techie joke – “I don’t have a split personality, I have a dual-boot system!”

Dark-Star on September 27, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Slow Joe and his priceless wit never disappoint.

Philly on September 27, 2010 at 6:00 PM

…you may want to procure that server anyway, AP.

Patrick S on September 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I second the motion. How much would it cost? I promise to click every single ad from now till Election Day!

Mary in LA on September 27, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Why is everyone surprised at this?

Your elite class issues orders, the subservient class does what it’s told – that’s how socialism works.

Biden’s right. Liberals wanted socialism, the 0bama regime gave it to them, they should be happy to goosestep down to the voting booths to do their superior’s whim.

Rebar on September 27, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I agree with Dana Perino this morning on Fox…I think the Left has accepted their fate, and are now just battening down the hatches.

Makes me wonder what they’re cooking up for the lame duck session…

Grace_is_sufficient on September 27, 2010 at 6:09 PM

On the other hand, thank god the voters are no dummies any more either.

Not according to John Fn Kerry……

t on September 27, 2010 at 6:10 PM

LOL. Just got an email from Biden WHINING about the billionaire corporate special interests in the Teaparty….and asking for $5.

ctmom on September 27, 2010 at 6:13 PM

“This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”
GTMO, DADT, other three letter words.

Abby Adams on September 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM

How about LMAO.

RedNewEnglander on September 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Is Joe acting like a “SmartA$$”?

docflash on September 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM

It’s a lot of fun to beat up on Biden, I do it all the time, but we’d be much better off with a President Biden right now than with the current occupant of the White House. Biden is a dope, but he doesn’t have the mental capacity to be dangerous. Biden would be your average below-average President, which would be a welcome relief at this point.

joejm65 on September 27, 2010 at 6:25 PM

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.”

State of current affairs??? You mean reality there Joe???

So we need to make a choice between reality and what ever current lie you toilet bugs are trying to fashion??

BigWyo on September 27, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Allahpundit, Biden’s no Fred Thompson.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Imagine if we had President Fred rignt now…

ladyingray on September 27, 2010 at 6:28 PM

I swear to God, Biden has AADD or has a split personality. I haven’t figured it out quite yet.

upinak on September 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM

There are some days, I swear, that biden only promised to be obama’s vp, just to help destroy the democratic party.

ConservativePartyNow on September 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM

How was your summer? Feeling the “recovery” yet?

gekkobear on September 27, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Recovery Summer?

Best week I’ve had all year.

Thanks Plugs!

David2.0 on September 27, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I can’t help it, there is something intensely creepy about Biden campaigning.
I can’t believe they even let him out.

ORconservative on September 27, 2010 at 6:33 PM

What is the number for that website address?..:)

Dire Straits on September 27, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The Dems have a new logo. Time for a new theme song. I’m thinking Poor, poor pitiful me works.

Buy Danish on September 27, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Imagine if we had President Fred rignt now…

ladyingray on September 27, 2010 at 6:28 PM

HotAir would be dead. We’d have nothing to complain about.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I like the juxtaposition of these two statements from the article:

1. This President has done an incredible job.

2. …voters are angry.

If said president has done an incredible job, then why are voters angry?

Should not said voters instead be ecstatic?

A disconnect is a terrible thing to waste.

FlameWarrior on September 27, 2010 at 6:53 PM

HotAir would be dead. We’d have nothing to complain about.

MadisonConservative on September 27, 2010 at 6:44 PM

And DAY-UM!
How great would that be?

ladyingray on September 27, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Recovery Summer. Now there’s a promise kept.

DrStock on September 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Biden, “In other words, lefties, you knew I thought you were easy lays, and would leave you in the morning without so much as a thanks for the ….”

Wethal on September 27, 2010 at 7:04 PM

This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”…

Make me a list of five promises that have been kept.

Scrappy on September 27, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Stop whining!

The beatings will continue until morale improves!

WTG SloJo…

ajacksonian on September 27, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Show ‘em who’s boss by staying home, liberals. Think of it as … punching back twice as hard passive resistance.

.
FIFY using hippie-speak.

mrt721 on September 27, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Vice President Cliff Claven!

bloghooligan on September 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Big F*cking Deal!

chickasaw42 on September 27, 2010 at 8:12 PM

What an absolute doofus! Where did he go to school?

ultracon on September 27, 2010 at 8:23 PM

This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”…

Bahahahahaha!!!

Obama promised to take a “scalpel to the budget” and his party didn’t even pass a budget this year.

Obama promised that his Stimulus would keep unemployment at 8%.

Obama promised to “pivot to JOBS in January”.

Obama promised “no lobbyist in my administration”.

TN Mom on September 27, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Oh, Joe Biden. I do so love to laugh.

Rosmerta on September 27, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Thread killah!

Rosmerta on September 27, 2010 at 10:46 PM

I think they are letting Biden out so he can make a huge unforgivable gaffe and they can have an excuse to kick him out and put Hilary in.

ctmom on September 28, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Oh my: Biden tells liberal base to “stop whining”

At a press conference later in the day, President Obama whined complained about the economic mess he inherited as he yet again blamed Bush for all of the problems in the world since the dawn of time.

olesparkie on September 28, 2010 at 8:39 AM

This President has done an incredible job.

So incredible that nobody believes him any more.

Steve Z on September 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM