Buck Up

The White House has an interesting new approach to get their radical base motivated to vote. Insult them.

The vice president told Democrats to “stop whining,” the president told them to “buck up,” and if there was any remaining doubt that press secretary Robert Gibbs’s exasperation over the summer with the “professional left” was the official view of the White House, they dispelled it this week.

It's not just Joe Biden using the odd expression - the president himself is saying it.

Showing the frustration of a politician unable to count on crucial support a month before the election, he said it was “irresponsible” for Democrats to be “sitting on their hands complaining.”

(Blogger Glenn) Greenwald theorized at Salon on Tuesday that such rhetoric was designed to preemptively designate a scapegoat for an expected electoral defeat in November, in much the same way they said the White House did in advance of other political setbacks like the defeats of Democrats Martha Coakley, Creigh Deeds and Jon Corzine.