Skip to comments.The Secret Side of David Axelrod
Posted on 03/05/2009 1:16:03 PM PST by DOGHEAD
David Axelrod has long been known for his political magic. Through his AKP&D Message & Media consultancy, the campaign veteran has advised a succession of Democratic candidates since 1985, and he's now chief strategist for Senator Barack Obama's bid for President. But on the down low, Axelrod moonlights in the private sector.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...
“”The Obama campaign’s chief strategist is a master of “Astroturfing” and has a second firm that shapes public opinion for corporations””
downlow? Odd that they should use that word...or is it?
Of course he is for he is a "cog in the wheel" of the most transparent administration known to the USA. /s
Magic is losing it backing rapidly however.
I read that entire article and all I can say is Axelrod is only 53????
Hmmm. Axelrod does consulting work for companies including ComEd. Bill Ayer’s father was the long time CEO of that company.
I wonder if there are any connections: Axelrod-Ayers-Obama?
Oh there are connections, not only with those three and beyond...
And just who are the “old Chicago friends” who communicate with Obama over his Blackberry that he has refused to surrender?
Am I the only on that thinks A**holerod has a weird resemblance to Hitler?
He has a conflict of interest and his secret side is?????
Anyone from the cesspool of Chicago/Cook county politics can’t be honest. This bunch of honchos, including Daley, Durbin, and others from this stinking group are all suspect until proven honest. Fitzgerald is working on it.
Seems like I remember his consulting business doing work for GE.
Found this old article (From Dec.) today while looking for that trail:
The scoop from Washington
By Lynn Sweet
on December 28, 2008 12:14 PM
This is what Jeff Immelt said—he’s the CEO, of course, of General Electric, the parent company of NBC—at a speech in November: “The economic crisis doesn’t represent a cycle; it represents a `reset.’ It’s an emotional, social, economic reset. ... People who understand that will prosper. Those who don’t will be left behind.”
Michelle, what do you think that means?
MS. MICHELLE SINGLETARY: I think that—I love that he said “reset,” because—I am actually glad that we had this recession because we were on a path that we couldn’t get off, and we did need that reset. We need, we needed people to step back and stop taking on so much debt and really go back to the basics. The basics are the basics because they always work no matter what the economy is. Live below your means, don’t take on so much debt and save.
MR. GREGORY: And that’s not just advice for individuals, but for businesses.
MS. SINGLETARY: Well, I mean, you know, we, we, we bought into this. I say we drank the Kool-Aid that “Let’s use other people’s money.” Well, the problem is we ran out of other people’s money. And so, you know, look at the companies that went down. Why did they go down? It’s not because they didn’t have a good business premise, it’s because they had too much debt and not enough cash. They had all these high-rolling times, but they weren’t setting aside all this money that they were earning.
MR. GREGORY: Well, what happens to the psychology of the country, as David Axelrod suggested, if we get into double-digit unemployment?
Is it time to Re-Set Washington?
Was there ever a more smarmy person?? Oh, wait, I guess there are hundreds in the upper echelons of the Dem Party.