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Joe Biden Rides the Middle Class Messaging Wave

Joe Biden Rides the Middle Class Messaging Wave

It was for your own good.

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Democrats trotted out a stunning lack of self-awareness at the House Democratic Caucus retreat in Philadelphia today, continuing their emphasis on “middle class politics” and testing the waters with a messaging strategy that will likely drive their 2016 campaigns.

From CBS News:

“To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country,” said Biden.

“And they’ve been really tough for our party. Just ask [former DCCC chair] Steve [Israel],” continued Biden. “They’ve been really tough for our party. But together – and together — we made some really, really tough decisions — decisions that weren’t at all popular, hard to explain.”

Together! TOGETHER, damn you!

It’s telling that Biden focuses on the “together” aspect of the fact that Democrats did a terrible job—if Obama goes down, they’re all going down with him? Is that the goal? The past six years have been tough not because people don’t understand what’s happening in this country, but because they can see it reflected in their lives, and their pocketbooks, and they don’t like it.

Americans used their votes in 2014 to give the administration a poor review, but apparently Obama missed that memo:

“Even though their policies haven’t quite caught up, their rhetoric is starting to sound pretty Democratic,” Obama said of Republicans at the House Democratic retreat on Thursday. “I consider imitation the highest form of flattery.”

He added that Democratic policies have been successful where Republican positions have failed.

“What we know is that middle-class economics works,” he said. “That’s pretty rare where you have two visions, a vigorous debate, and then you test who’s right. And the record shows that we were right.”

This morning I wrote about Democrats’ messaging strategy for 2016, and their increasing need to dig themselves out of the hole they dug in 2014 before they begin to re-target voters in the run up to 2016.

Behold, the digging.

It’s this type of messaging—this, you don’t understand, you’re better off now, we know it hurts but we can make it better—that Republicans will have to not just debunk, but counter. It’s condescending, but by all appearances, Democrats are comfortable with the path Obama and Biden have chosen.

h/t the Weekly Standard

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“What we know is that middle-class economics works,” he said. “That’s pretty rare where you have two visions, a vigorous debate, and then you test who’s right. And the record shows that we were right.”

Wholly CRAP…!!!

We often reflect on the delusions that ARE the Collective. But JAAAAAzuz.

The middle class, UNLIKE Al-Qaeda, HAS been “decimated” by the Obamic Decline. Actually, worse than that.

And it isn’t like there’s no objective measures showing that. They FLUCKING abound…!!!

Wow…

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Ragspierre. | January 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Perhaps you’ve heard the song “Baby Got Back?”

    Well start singing it to the words of “Middle Got Back!”

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | January 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Amy pass me the brain soap! What a terrible picture…..
Biden riding the Middle Class…..

Democrat War on the Middle!

“To state the obvious, …”

If it’s obvious to crazy Uncle Joe, and he wouldn’t dare dump on Dear Leader were it not true, why isn’t it obvious to the media? Oh wait — no need to answer that.

Amy nailed the digging. How come they chose Uncle Joe to start? Nobody listens to him.

Okay. When we reach 2016 obama may still be in the saddle. In which case the dems have a huge problem, given how badly they got drubbed in 2014. (I don’t care that Biden smiles a lot. He’s there to give “succession, should something happen to obama before his term is finished.)

Nobody can see into the future. But I’d bet hillary is a drain. And, one example (besides that she can’t fill a hall when she’s paid to speak), is the fact that her book BOMBED.

Hey, maybe Ann Coulter will have a book out by 2016? Rush may also do a “job” on the lame duck? So far, missing from bookstores, are the books that should be written about obama, sans the “fluff.” The potential for this remains. (Besides, it takes time to write a book that identifies an audience, and SELLS.)

There were plenty of books about JFK. Zero ones about LBJ. And, Nixon? Well? Wasn’t that the presidency in a coo-coo’s nest? Jimmy Carter didn’t get tombs after he left office. But obama? But the current “lame duck?” I think the potential is there.

While biden’s only claim to fame is if obama makes a dramatic exit, feet first. Then? Oh, boy. Who ever thought LBJ could head a ticket? So, the future always contains surprises.

I have no idea how biden would hit “that” stage. But I think he’d be better than boehner and mc’turtle put together.

Except that boehner’s attempting to get out of the box. And, maybe? Maybe, Bibi’s speech will give him something a GOP leader should have. You know all those clowns drink. Come the middle of March we’ll be able to take better measurements of the men in DC. (When Bibi talks, given that it’s a “joint” session … Biden might want to be up there, sitting in his chair? My suggestion to him would include picking his nose. He’d get more attention for that, than wearing a colorful tie. Boehner’s tie collection is up there with the best of ’em.)

I think they may have screwed in Joe’s last set of plugs in to tight.

Henry Hawkins | January 31, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Get to the point, Joe! Who’s been in charge these ‘hard years’ and what are you gonna do to get rid of ’em? Whatever it takes, you’ve got my support!

Repubs should just call it the Gruber message from the dems to their brain dead supporters.

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