Just over a year ago, President Obama and I were sworn into office to preside over a country in desperate need of change.
One year later, we have signed historic health care reform into law. Republicans want to exact a political price for our success. Their plan is this: Use the midterm elections to strengthen their numbers, weaken Democrats, repeal health care reform and destroy President Obama. And they are more than willing to lie to do it.
That is why I'm writing to you today.
The DSCC is the only organization tasked solely with supporting Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate. They are our first line of defense against the Republican lies and obstruction. And believe me, their help has never been more indispensable. I served in the Senate for 36 years, and in all of that time, I have never seen more Republicans committed to permanent, unyielding obstruction.
We never said that change would be easy or quick. It takes grit and determination to take on our challenges and overcome them. It's hard work to change people's circumstances. But that is what President Obama and I were elected to do.
What happens in the midterm elections this November will determine the success or failure of each of those efforts, and how successfully we'll be able to respond to the challenges of the future.
That is why there couldn't be a more important time for you to stand with us and the DSCC.
Please stand with me and President Obama by standing with the DSCC. Together, we can do more than win in November. We can give hard-working Americans a fighting chance to realize their hopes and aspirations. And we can diminish the prospects of conflict around the world. We can move forward instead of backward.
That's what's at stake. And that's why we need your help.
Vice President of the United States
P.S. We simply cannot go back to the politics of the Bush-Cheney era, but if Republicans have it their way in November, we will. What we do now matters.
Please stand with President Obama, me and the DSCC.