Wonder why Vice President Joe Biden sounded so desperate at a fundraiser for outgoing Democratic Congressman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in Greenville, Delaware, fearing what might happen were Democrats to “lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts”: “If they take them back, this is the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do.”
Given how much you guys have been spending and regulating, Joe, that’s the idea. It’s interesting that Biden held the fundraiser for Mrs. Giffords in Delaware. Don’t think he’d find such a ready welcome in Arizona.
At the fundraiser, the gaffe-prone Vice President repeated the Democrats’ dishonest talking point that Republicans are bereft of solutions to our nation’s problems: “Biden said Republicans are ‘moribund in terms of ideas’ and had not offered reasonable alternatives to the nation’s problems.”
Maybe the reason he fears Democrat losses and ignores those ideas is because he’s beginning to recognize the American people aren’t warming to Democratic plans and would likely prefer Republican alternatives if they were made aware of them. They just plain don’t like the Democrats’ big-government approach.
But, Joe seems to think that if they can just forestall Republican advances in next fall’s elections, then Democrats can really get things done:
“If they take [those seats] back, this is the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do,” Biden said, referring to President Obama. “This is their one shot. If they don’t break the back of our effort in this upcoming election, you’re going to see the things we said we’re for, happen.”
Really, Joe, so we need another election for Democrats to finally be able to make things happen? As Jules Crittenden offers, “there’s no indication they can make anything happen even with House and Senate majorities” (to which I add) they’ve got. They can’t get much accomplished any more because their own caucus is beginning to balk at the price tag and the public reaction.
People don’t want what the Democrats are trying to sell. And that’s why Democrats can’t come up with a health care plan around which all their members can unite. And why Joe Biden fears his party’s losses in next fall’s elections.