Apparently this is part of the Obama Administration’s new Get Out The Vote effort. What could possibly go wrong when you put down your party’s most reliable voting bloc?
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.”.
Actually, he hasn’t even kept his promises to the liberal left, much less to the American people. Leaving alone his unfulfilled promises to stimulate economic growth and not to raise taxes on the middle class, what happened to closing Gitmo? That was supposed to happen within the first year. Or at least that’s what he promised his base. He lied.
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.”
In other words, if Democrats run on their actual record they’ll lose. So they need to run on more promises they’ll never fulfill, sprinkled with baseless accusations against their opponents. Tell the truth and run on what you’ve done, the GOP will take over Congress. Biden couldn’t have made that clearer.
So Biden’s strategy appears to consist of attacking his party’s base and admitting that Democrats can’t win if they run on their actual record in Congress. Sounds like a plan.