Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats Thursday that they should not apologize for their policies, even as the president’s party faces what analysts are predicting to be a grim midterm election season.
“We should not apologize for a single thing,” Biden told members of the Association of State Democratic Chairs. ‘We should go out and we should flatly lay out … ‘This is who we are. This is what we stand for. This is what we’re going to do.’”
Biden said he is “so tired of hearing about the demise of the Democratic Party” as it heads into the 2014 midterm cycle.
“Give me a break, there is no Republican Party,” he added, lamenting that the GOP is not “strong” enough to rein in its own members and make room for bipartisan compromises.
Biden said he has agreed to help fellow Democrats in more than 120 races around the country.
The vice president chided Democrats for not speaking up more about popular domestic priorities like raising the minimum wage.
“[Republicans] don’t want to talk about the things that they’re for, and we are too shy,” he said. ‘We are not talking about it enough in my opinion.”