Vice President Joe Biden is warning his Democratic base to drop the apathy and pledge to vote in the fall midterms or see the administration's achievements like Obamacare get sunk by a Republican majority in the House and Senate.
He headlined his latest email “If we lose,” and warned that the GOP will pass the tough budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, and repeal Obamacare.
“If Republicans hold on to their majority in the House and win back control of the Senate in November -- and believe me, that's a real possibility -- then I can guarantee you that we'll see more backwards proposals like this one coming out of a Republican Congress for the rest of this president's time in office.
It is the second worried email Biden has sent out on behalf of the Democratic Party. Another recently warned that the Democrats could lose to Sen. Ted Cruz.
The Republicans have made it pretty clear that Paul Ryan's budget -- the same budget that you, Barack, and I fought against in 2012 (and won!) -- is their platform for these midterm elections. In fact, they just voted for it again in the House of Representatives.
Can you sign your name right now, Paul, to let the Republicans know you won't stand for the Ryan plan in 2014 either?
Let's be plain about this: This budget is fundamentally at odds with what we believe. It would directly hurt millions of hardworking Americans and their families. It turns Medicare into a voucher program. And it would repeal Obamacare.
If Republicans hold on to their majority in the House and win back control of the Senate in November -- and believe me, that's a real possibility -- then I can guarantee you that we'll see more backwards proposals like this one coming out of a Republican Congress for the rest of this President's time in office.
The only way we can put a stop to Republicans' bad ideas, like those in the Ryan budget, is to leave everything on the field every single day from now until Election Day. So Paul, stand with the Democrats who are going to fight Paul Ryan's budget and all the other plans Republicans come up with that would harm the middle class:
JoePaul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.