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." [Source]
Joe, I've got a message for you and I'm going to keep it really simple: Fuck you!
What you just did was whine at people who worked their butts of to put you and Obama in office. We expect better of you. We demand better of you.
We're not whining. We're trying to hold your feet to the fire and get you to stand up for the principles of the Democratic Party, to stop playing nicey nice with bad-faith Republicans and conservative Democrats so that we give away most of the game before play even begins.
And you have not listened.
You have brushed off both us and our concerns repeatedly.
By the way, not all promises have been kept.
If that's the best you have to fire up the base before elections, you had better be thankful you are not running this November.
I support progressive Democrats from around the country, with encouragement, spreading the word about them in this little corner, and sending them money. But unless I see a real turn-around in the behavior of the White House you can bet I will not send a red cent to the 2012 presidential campaign, just as I will not now send any money to the national Democratic congressional or senate campaign committees. I do not want my hard-earned money going to Blue Dogs, compromisers, party traitors, and spineless wimps.
I will work hard for more and better Democrats in the House and Senate. The White House has accomplished a lot but absolutely may not assume my respect or support.
In short, Joe: Fuck you!