The White House plan to jazz up the base is now clear. They’re going to blame the current circumstances on you, because inside the White House bubble Pres. Obama can still do no wrong.
But first the plan is to say that you’ve got no choice, because the alternative is worse. That is so 2008. Via Jake Tapper:
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.”
Are you feeling the love yet?
The White House has no other plan or case to make, but to say the Democratic base better snap to attention and “wake up.” But at least they’ve got one thing right. It isn’t an “academic exercise” and there isn’t one person who doesn’t know it. That’s simply how pissed off people are at Pres. Obama and the Democratic incompetence, which has been in full display, most recently when they ducked on middle class tax cuts.
Ask Independents how they feel, who are now the largest voting block, beating out both Democrats and Republicans, but are now leaning Right.
I’d suggest the Obama White House try a little humility, especially considering movement progressives were right about health care, the stimulus, tax cuts, DADT, Afghanistan, but also since the latest anti privacy move is basically what any Republican would do, but Mr. Obama doesn’t do humble.
It speaks volumes that Democrats don’t get the reason the base is unengaged is because, contrary to what Joe Biden has been saying, along with Robert Gibbs and even Pres. Obama, promises have not been kept.
Remember Obama on health care for everyone?
Remember Obama on Gitmo?
Remember Obama railing against Bush about civil liberties?
Remember Obama talking about women’s rights? He signed Lily Ledbetter, then didn’t bat an eye when he empowered Bart Stupak.
Remember Obama talking and talking and talking about DADT? Well, he can sign an Executive Order tonight. It won’t solve everything, but it would send a message.
Remember Obama talking about middle class tax cuts, as well as curtailing Bush tax cuts for the top 2%? Instead he and the Democrats are trying to protect Blue Dog Democrats instead of blue collar middle class.
Oh, and for all you unemployed, stop whining.
Foreclosed on? You too.
Have to take your kids out of college? Whiner.
After this latest rant from V.P. Biden I ask again, what reason are Democrats giving you to vote for them?
The entitlement and arrogance coming from the Obama White House, but also the tone deafness, smacks of political egotism.
It’s a funny thing about power. Unfortunately, Pres. Obama and the White House think the way to use it is by insulting people they absolutely need in November. Given the mood out there they better regroup and do so quickly, because the current plan is going to backfire big time.
This post was originally publish 11:07 pm 9.26.