Monday, September 21, 2009

Joe Biden: If the GOP succeeds it is the end of the road for Obama (roll eyes)

Look, there are just some things you don't say in the open. Again, here is Joe Biden on the 2010 elections:

Vice President Joe Biden said today that if Democrats were to lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts, it would mean doomsday for President Obama’s agenda.

Biden said Republicans are pinning their political strategy on flipping these seats.

“If they take them back, this the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do,” the vice president said at a fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) today in Greenville, Delaware.

Republicans need to pick up 40 seats next November to take back control of the House.

There are 49 seats currently held by Democrats in districts that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) won in last year’s presidential election.

Biden said these House seats are Republicans “one shot” at breaking the Obama administration’s agenda. But if Democrats can hold on to those seats, “the dam is going to break,” he said, and a new era of bipartisanship will begin.

“All the hidden Republicans that don’t have the courage to vote the way they want to vote because of pressure from the party … it will break the dam and you will see bipartisanship,” Biden said.

Republicans welcomed the vice president’s assessment of the 2010 landscape. read more here...

Which brings me back to Governor David Paterson (D-NY) and the Obama White House floating that Paterson should step aside because of his dismal poll numbers and the mishandling of the State House. Obama is not running next year, so the very top of the ticket will be any gubernatorial candidate that is running in each state. A weak top of the ticket can drag the whole package down.

What Biden said merits, but if the Democrats can finally get it together on this health care bill, I believe the damage will be far less. And Biden, well what can I say? Biden just gave the Republicans, GOP a talking point starting tomorrow morning.

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