Skip to comments.Revealed: New book lifts lid on how top Obama adviser David Axelrod was pushed out by civil war....
Posted on 09/14/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT by opentalk
Axelrod wanted campaign manager Jim Messina fired, but he wound up the odd man out himself
Palace intrigue led 'Axe' to refer to Messina and White House messaging chief David Plouffe as 'two strongmen running the Kremlin'
The two men resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads
An aloof Obama stayed out of the way as his inner circle fought a political gladiator game that pushed out Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
The man most responsible for getting Barack Obama to the White House the man who had 'crafted his ads since 2004' and 'had cowritten his narrative' was forced out of the president's inner circle during the 2012 re-election campaign, a new book reveals.
Obama's two main campaign generals marginalized David Axelrod, the campaign strategist behind Obama's 1990s rise to power from local organizer to president. White House communications director David Plouffe and re-election campaign manager Jim Messina were in open conflict with 'Axe' throughout much of the re-election push.
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Revealed: New book lifts lid on how top Obama adviser David Axelrod was pushed out by civil war in his re-election team
I am still haunted by that creepy ‘I love obamacare’ Messina photo. Seems like Axelgrease got Trotsky’d.
Axelrod referred to Messina and White House messaging chief David Plouffe as 'two strongmen running the Kremlin' ... they resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads... inner circle fought a political gladiator game that pushed out Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
It’s legal and fairly standard.
It is how campaign managers make their money.
“Is that legal?”
I think Rove did the same thing. I think it is pretty standard, for campaign management, in both parties.
They create legal entities, companies, and run various aspects of campaigns through them.
Axelrod still looks like a slimy child molester.
Messina looks like a child molester. When his hard to hide inner Masochist with gender issues doesn’t come out to play.
While Valerie Jarrett could easily substitute for any number of vile, disgustingly arrogant “Dragon Ladies” from any number of 1940s Republic serial.
Maybe they should all be in a cage match on pay per view?
Inside the Obama campaign: A plot against Stephanie Cutter
No Drama Obamas Dramatic 2012 Reelection Campaign
by Richard Wolffe
Author of Renegade, Revival, and now The Message Executive Editor of msnbc.com
The Message: The Reselling of President Obama
People wonder why the executive branch is dysfunctional — but their common characteristic is utter ruthlessness, and that gets things done, and that being the number one requirement, personal lives and little shortcomings like pedophilia, murders, etc, aren’t important, or even newsworthy.
obama relishes the double cross
“Is that legal? “
The campaign laws are written so people can get rich. Anthony Wiener ran for mayor because he had 4 million in campaign funds and that was the only way to access them. You can do almost anything in a campaign.
“Valerie Jarrett could easily substitute for any number of vile, disgustingly arrogant Dragon Ladies from any number of 1940s Republic serial.”
Or that Sunday comic strip,,,, was it Terry and The Pirates?
So the Axelrods and Roves can get rich by skimming a percent off the top of ad buys, but the wife or brother-in-law cannot.
That David Plouffe looks to be ill.
“Except, apparently, hire your own family to work for your campaign.”
Is this so? I thought hiring family was the standard.
That would be correct.
With what is known about Obunga, many of his staff probably have AIDS, or other disease common to that group.
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