D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-E.

Check out the latest fundraising attempt from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), in the form of an email plea from Vice President Joe Biden.  See how many lame buzz words you can pick out:
“As things heat up, you can expect House Democrats will be hit with a GOP blitzkrieg of vicious Swift-Boat-style attack ads, Karl Rove-inspired knockout tactics, thinly veiled attempts at character assassination and tea party disruptions."
Standard Nazi comparison...? Check!
We're-still-bitter-about-2004 Swift-boats...? Check!
The dark lord himself, Karl Rove...? Check!
Those annoying tea partiers...? Check!

I think ol' Joe just about covered all the Dems' major talking points!
"Our strategists are looking at the midterms from every angle, and we know what must be done to sustain our Democratic Majority — it's simply a matter of having the financial resources required right now to most effectively help targeted incumbents."
Nice and subtle, in true Joe Biden form.