Joe Biden tells the base to "quit whining" and get out there and "look at the alternatives. This president has done an incredible job. He's kept his promises."
And last night on Lawrence O'Donnell's new show, he said: "Those who didn't get everything they wanted, it's time to just buck up."
Just buck up.
I'm not sure how we turned out to be the targets, but it looks like we're officially on notice. No more complaining about frivolities!
The people still without jobs? Quit yer whining.
The ones on food stamps? You, too.
Your house is being foreclosed on? What a buncha whiners. Shut yer piehole!
Those of you living in your cars? Be grateful you still have cars!
Sleeping on your friend's couch? Beats a cardboard box, don't it?
You can't afford to see a doctor? You'll be able to do that in 2014. You can't wait just four more years?
And they actually wonder why the base isn't motivated.
Let me put it this way. You know how Joe Biden's grandparents came here from Ireland to find a better life?
I know Americans who are trying to figure out how to move their families back to Ireland.
Oh, and now Obama's getting in on the act. Hey, be sure to let me know how well that worked, okay, Mr. President?
WASHINGTON – 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 maybe it means they no longer have a ball. Or a home.