Vice President Biden to Democratic Base: ‘Stop Whining’

By Jenny Schlesinger

Sep 27, 2010 4:58pm

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."

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.”

Today’s fundraiser was held at Stoneyfield Farm, a leading producer of organic yogurt, frozen yogurt and ice cream, for Rep. Paul Hodes, D-NH, who is running for Senate; Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH;  and the New Hampshire Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Committee.

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."

-Jake Tapper

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