Early Wednesday night, roughly sixty Democratic donors paid $2,500/plate (or about $150,000) for the privilege of having Vice President Joe Biden show up and tell them – on the day after their party had just (barely) passed the health care legislation that will supposedly save them at the polls – that their money is going to end up going to unsuccessfully defend doomed incumbents in the November elections.
Barack generated such an overwhelming turnout and enthusiasm (in 2008), that we had the biggest turnout in history. It was gigantic. And a lot of really good Democrats got washed up on shore and all of a sudden were Congressmen, in districts that Democrats have no business having Congressmen.
I’m not here to tell you we’re gaining seats.
Mercifully for the above Congressmen, he didn’t name names: that particular parlor trick is reserved for the $5,000/plate fundraisers.
PS: Normally, when Joe Biden is present I don’t have to guess the answer to “Who is the [most clueless] person in the room?” – but darned if it isn’t a head-scratcher this time.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.