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.