At a recent rally in Wisconsin, a rally we could accurately call a “get out the vote rally”, Obama chastised the Democratic “base” by saying that “Those who fail to turn out November 2 to support Democratic congressional candidates will be “irresponsible” and their actions “inexcusable,” he charged.” (link)
So the millions of people who came out to vote for Obama in 2008, who sent money, who placed their hopes and dreams in this man after eight years of George Bush, are now being shamed into voting. There is no gratitude in Obama’s statements or Biden’s, who earlier told the base to stop whining. I don’t know about you, but when I support someone they shame me, I shut them off and move on.
However unreasonable it might be, Obama’s failings are now placed at the feet of all the Democratic member of Congress. I have yet to hear Nancy Pelosi, love her or hate her or be indifferent as I am, blame the base for not being happy with the current Congress. I think Obama and Biden need to “buck up”, in the words the Vice President used for the Democratic base. Biden should also “stop whining” about their lack of support. Perhaps if you didn’t go after your own base and tell them to “stop whining”, they might be more understanding of your struggles. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/09/vice-president-biden-to-democratic-base-stop-whining.html
Yes, and thanks for the reminder to “look at the alternatives,” meaning the Republicans. Well, two wrongs don’t make you right Mr. Biden, and with friends like you, who needs Republicans? You have insulted your base and independents like myself who have sided with you in the past. Now you look like a whining ass who can’t inspire; all you can do is shame. I don’t respond well to shaming, and my fellow Americans don’t either. Thanks, but no thanks.
The White House is acting like a bunch of crybabies. They can’t handle a little constructive criticism from the progressives when the Republicans have been hammering them for months about socialized medicine, debt, stimulus, bailouts and being Kenyan. Until recently, you have showed little anger towards your true opposition, the Republicans and far right.
Why should any of the progressives ever vote for a Democrat again? Well, a few Democrats are worth a vote, and there really are few options other than the part of debt, war, and tax cuts for the rich.
Here are a few things for you to think about regarding the 2012 elections. I think 2010 is a lost cause, though the outcomes will be closer than people think with the Republicans pulling a Democrat and shooting themselves in the foot with Maid Gate and Human Brains in rats. Think about it President Obama and VP Biden:
Who’s on the side of America and you President Obama?
Supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill you have largely ignore
Billionaire Linda McMahon, who doesn’t know what the minimum wage is?
Folks against the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, wars you haven’t ended and one you’ve expanded or pro-war folks?
Homophobes who love lack of action on Don’t Ask don’t Tell or the equal rights crowd who are waiting for you to take action?
Tree hugging environmentalists who are waiting for the green jobs bill or coal hugging global warming deniers who fight all non-coal jobs bills?
I could say more on this. But you have disappointed many of those who supported you. Your defensiveness does nothing for us. Inspiring us and attacking your opponents who have made it difficult to pass the agenda you promised would go a long way to gaining out support. And fighting for your agenda in the future would also make your base happy. For now, many of us don’t think you were serious about the promises you made considering your willingness to compromise with conservatives and your unwillingness to fight with Democrats and progressives for their causes.
Republicans abuse Obama, Obama hits back by attacking Democrats
What’s inexcusable, President. Obama, is you attacking your base before a midterm election instead of inspiring them. Do you WANT to lose?
Shaming people is not the way to motivate them. Your comments and attitude are yet another reason people don’t support the Democrats and why the base is disaffected.
Do you really want to piss off the “professional left”?
Cenks from The Young Turks Rant on Obama and Biden’s Whining speaks for me.
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Biden whines about whining
Write the White House, Obama and Biden, and tell them to stop whining:
CO/ The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500-0004
or phone: (202) 456-1414
Or send note online: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact