Great catch from one of our omnicompetent Battle ‘10 bloggers, Thomas Shakely: Vice President Biden warning a crowd in Pennsylvania that Democrats will lose “if we allow this to be a referendum on whether people are happy where they are now.”
That’s for $*%& sure.
Biden also tries the old “this is not your father’s Republican Party” bit of anti-tea party fear mongering, by actually saying “this is not your father’s Republican Party.”
“I don’t think the people are going to give them a chance again if we make the case, if we’re honest with them. This is not your father’s Republican Party. This is the Republican Tea Party, no this is a different deal, guys. This is not Bob Dole. This is not Howard Baker. This is not straightforward conservative, conservative Republicans, like the Tafts of the world. This is a different breed of cat.”
“Folks,” continued the vice president. “if we allow this to be a referendum on whether people are happy where they are now, we’ll lose, and we’ll deserve to lose if we make it a referendum. … We have to do everything we can to make this a choice, an honest choice.”