You're probably doing something right if Joe Biden uses the threat of more of you in Washington as a fundraising tool. The latest fundraising e-mail comes from Joe Biden, via the Democratic National Committee:
I've been in politics for a while now, but I've never seen anything quite like this.
A group of freshmen senators are running the show in the Republican Party -- that is not hyperbole.
You should see what these guys are doing now. They're asking their Republican colleagues to sign a pledge to shut down the federal government unless we defund Obamacare.
Now these aren't bad guys, but I want you to think about this: not only are they still trying to get rid of health care reform -- they're willing to use the entire federal government as a bargaining chip to get it done.
That's what we're dealing with in Washington right now, and it's unprecedented in my lifetime.
Make no mistake -- one thing we don't need is to let the Republicans outrun us in 2014, and elect a bunch more people to the House and Senate who think, act, and vote the way Ted Cruz and Rand Paul do.
Chip in $3 or more right now and help build the organization that's going to stop these guys:
Members of Congress on both sides, meanwhile, were worried staffers would jump ship if Obamacare were imposed on them without a "fix" to save them money.