First we have the Lecturer-In-Chief not sounding full of hopey changey
Admonishing his own party, President Barack Obama says it would be “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” for unenthusiastic Democratic voters to sit out the midterm elections, warning that the consequences could be a squandered agenda for years.
“People need to shake off this lethargy. People need to buck up,” Obama told Rolling Stone in an interview to be published Friday. The president told Democrats that making change happen is hard and “if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren’t serious in the first place.”
Or, it could be that the base knows you are, in their words, a hack who isn’t pushing everything he promised as he made god like oratory, and the middle ground voters see an incompetent who is destroying the US economy, blames everyone else, ….. well, you’ve heard it all before.
What emerges in the magazine story is a stern, lecturing tone from Obama.
Clinton, Reagan, and Bush 43 were successful because they spoke to people, not down to them. The condescension may have worked on the campaign trail, but doesn’t work so well in the actual job.
At a fundraiser in Manchester, NH, (Monday), 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.”