Monday, September 27, 2010

"Are their polls saying that insulting the base helps with independents?"

Joan Walsh:
Maybe Biden will come out tomorrow and say his "stop whining" order was another one of his loveable gaffes, and apologize. But probably not. Every administration insult to the base has been followed not by an apology, but by a doubling down on the criticism. I am on record chiding the left for being unrealistic about expectations and failing to realize that changing the country is more than a two-to-four year endeavor. But the administration's persistent impulse to insult the most loyal Democrats suggests they don't know how to organize for the long haul, either. Biden has to know that inspiring voters works better than scolding them. Let's hope he remembers that in the days to come. MORE...

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