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Revealed: New book lifts lid on how top Obama adviser David Axelrod was pushed out by civil war....
Daily Mail UK ^ | September 13, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: 2012election; axelrod; dailybeast; davidaxelrod; davidmartosko; davidplouffe; jimmessina; msnbc; obama; pages; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; richardwolffe; robertgibbs; thedailybeast; themessage
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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

1 posted on 09/14/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
The two men resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads

Is that legal?
2 posted on 09/14/2013 1:01:41 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: opentalk

3 posted on 09/14/2013 1:03:48 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: opentalk

I am still haunted by that creepy ‘I love obamacare’ Messina photo. Seems like Axelgrease got Trotsky’d.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 1:05:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks opentalk.
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

5 posted on 09/14/2013 1:18:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Signalman

It’s legal and fairly standard.

It is how campaign managers make their money.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 1:18:53 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Fido969

She forgets there is a God in Heaven who laughs at such things.

And in the end, He always wins. Always.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 1:21:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Signalman

“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.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 1:24:57 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: SunkenCiv; All

Meh.

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?


9 posted on 09/14/2013 1:25:27 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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Inside the Obama campaign: A plot against Stephanie Cutter
Richard Wolffe
http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/09/13/the-message-richard-wolffe-obama/

No Drama Obama’s Dramatic 2012 Reelection Campaign
by Richard Wolffe
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/12/no-drama-obama-s-dramatic-2012-reelection-campaign.html

Richard Wolffe
Author of Renegade, Revival, and now The Message Executive Editor of msnbc.com
http://richardwolffedc.wordpress.com/

The Message: The Reselling of President Obama
Richard Wolffe
[Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Message-Reselling-President-ebook/dp/B00DG8ZYBI


10 posted on 09/14/2013 1:26:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Jack Deth

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.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 1:33:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: opentalk

obama relishes the double cross


12 posted on 09/14/2013 1:34:48 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Signalman

“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.


13 posted on 09/14/2013 1:35:34 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Jack Deth

“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?


14 posted on 09/14/2013 1:38:02 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gen.Blather
Except, apparently, hire your own family to work for your campaign.

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.

-PJ

15 posted on 09/14/2013 1:41:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: opentalk

That David Plouffe looks to be ill.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“Except, apparently, hire your own family to work for your campaign.”

Is this so? I thought hiring family was the standard.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 1:49:46 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Or that Sunday comic strip,,,, was it Terry and The Pirates?

That would be correct.

18 posted on 09/14/2013 1:53:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: freekitty

With what is known about Obunga, many of his staff probably have AIDS, or other disease common to that group.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 1:58:13 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Gen.Blather
Hard to say for sure. Many candidates have made an issue of it towards their opponents.

From a FreeRepublic search over the years:

Biden Gave $2 MILLION CAMPAIGN FUNDS TO FAMILY

CA: Pombo paid kin from campaign

DeLay explains why he hired family members

All in the Family (Boxer,Dean,Sanders)

Lawmaker keeps wife on payroll (LIB DEMOCRAT Filner)

Scott Brown’s daughter paid thousands to sing at campaign events

Political Payrolls Include Families(The 'Rats have no room to talk!)

Bronx pol Naomi Rivera put son on n/p payroll (Latino underworld thrives on tax dollars)

-PJ

20 posted on 09/14/2013 2:05:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: All

Bogus.....all of it. Don’t believe any of this——it’s a setup for the schemers to cut lucrative book deals.

Axelrod is a master conman —— as are all the Chi/criminal pols surrounding Obama——they will do anything for a buck.

Where is this bald-faced egotist getting the money to run his own political institute in the U of Chicago?


21 posted on 09/14/2013 2:07:57 PM PDT by Liz
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To: opentalk

bwahahahaha!

“Obama kept a close team of younger male staffers to manage his immediate needs,’ Wolff writes, ‘and that was all he needed. “He needs the guys to play cards and golf, and tell him where he’s going next and why,” said a former aide.’”


22 posted on 09/14/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: opentalk

Impossible. It’s a well-oiled Muslim/socialist juggernaut. Money? They don’t care about money. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!


23 posted on 09/14/2013 2:35:11 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: opentalk; Chigirl 26; flaglady47; Matchett-PI; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; ken5050; ...
"An aloof Obama stayed above the fray...."

The Limbaugh Theorum at work.

Obama makes sure he's never identified in any way with anything distasteful, illegal, ill-fated, immoral, unconstitutional or fattening.

Leni

24 posted on 09/14/2013 2:52:18 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Many are waking up and, I pray, payback will start in 2014. Every RAT traitor, who voted for the next Holocaust designed by, IMO, Pelosi and Reid, must be voted out in 2014 and 2016.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 3:37:01 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: freekitty

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/09/13/top-white-house-aide-hospitalized-twice-last-week/

Top White House aide hospitalized twice last week


26 posted on 09/14/2013 6:10:25 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Signalman
"The two men resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads"
Don't know if it's legal, but it certainly helps explain why the current occupant of the oval office continues to spend so much time at campaign fundraising events.
27 posted on 09/14/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by wtd
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To: opentalk

Ahh, he does look ill.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 10:36:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: doorgunner69

He may. He looks like he has something like that.


29 posted on 09/14/2013 10:37:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: opentalk

bttt


30 posted on 09/15/2013 9:08:43 AM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: MinuteGal
Obama makes sure he's never identified in any way with anything distasteful, illegal, ill-fated, immoral, unconstitutional or fattening.

Fortunately, we on FR and Rush, identify Bowbama with all of his (major) foibles! Someday (holding breath) the media will too!

31 posted on 09/15/2013 9:23:15 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: MinuteGal
***"An aloof Obama stayed above the fray...."***

Stalin got rid of Sergei Kirov in 1934, but it took to 1940 to get Leon Trotsky. Of course Stalin was not connected to Kirov's murder [by anyone who remained alive...] Trotsky was a must have...

Just saying...

32 posted on 09/15/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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