Two days ago, it was Vice-President Joe Biden, telling Democrats to “stop whining.”
Yesterday, it was President Obama, telling Democrats to “buck up.” It would be “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” for unenthusiastic Democrats to sit out the mid-term elections because they’re not totally happy with what’s been accomplished the last eighteen months.
“If people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren’t serious in the first place,” Obama told Rolling Stone magazine.
And, right away, a lot of cry babies on the left slammed Obama. “We don’t like being told to eat our peas,” they whined.
To which I say: Tough apples. Maybe the message is tough to hear, but the message is important.
True, we didn’t get all we wanted in the health care bill. Or the Wall Street reforms. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is still in force. There’s no Employee Free Choice Act. And too many Americans are still without a job.
But, because of those disappointments, to pout, stay home, and hand power back to Republicans would be the dumbest damned thing Democrats could ever do.
So, President Obama and Vice-President Biden are right.
Come on, Democrats. Stop Whining! And Buck Up!
That’s my parting shot for today.