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Obama Aide Axelrod: The President Is Not a Snob
USA Today | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | David Jackson

Posted on 10/20/2010 6:50:05 AM PDT by kristinn

USA Today is headline and link only.

Below is an excerpt of the transcript via Time of the interview David Axelrod did with CNN's John King last night that is the basis for the USA Today headline.

KING: A man who served in the White House under George W. Bush, Michael Gerson, wrote an op-ed piece in "The Washington Post" today under the headline, "Obama the Snob." And he used a quote from the president at a Democratic fundraiser recently in Massachusetts, where the president said, "Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and fact and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly and we are scared and the country is scared."

He went on to make the case that that was arrogant, that the president was saying that people out there who think Washington is spending too much money or people out there who think the president should have focused on jobs from the get go and maybe not health care so early on, that it was an insult to them.

Do you see it that way? Is the president a snob?

AXELROD: No. I think the president was stating what is obvious, which is this has been a very tough time.

The policies that Mr. Gerson worked so hard to put in place in the Bush administration created an economic disaster that we haven't seen since the Great Depression, and we've been about the business of trying to deal with the aftermath of that. It created devastation -- millions of jobs lost, millions of homes lost, people lost their savings. And there is -- there is the aftermath of that that has impacted on people across the country. So, of course that enters into how people -- how people view things, and I think that's -- that's obvious.

Now, in terms of focusing on the economy, I wish we had had -- you know, one of the things that I -- I always think back to is the day that the president went up to Capitol Hill to talk to the Republican House Caucus about where we should go with the Recovery Act. And on the way up there, they released a statement saying they were going to vote unanimously against it before he even had a chance to talk to them.

So I wish Mr. Gerson would use his influence as a Republican strategist and operative to speak to the leaders of his own party about getting together and working together to solve the problems of this country.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidaxelrod; johnking; obama

1 posted on 10/20/2010 6:50:08 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
"Have you seen the price of ARUGULA these days?""

He's a SNOB that has NO CLASS!!!

2 posted on 10/20/2010 6:52:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kristinn

He is the Devil and a snake in the grass,


3 posted on 10/20/2010 6:53:04 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: kristinn

My opinion of Obama goes WAY beyond being a snob.


4 posted on 10/20/2010 6:53:14 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: kristinn

I love Axelrod’s answer.

King: Is Obama a snob?

Axelrod: No... Bush destroyed the country.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:19 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: kristinn

6 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: kristinn

anyone who bows to a saudi slaveholder is a snob

and WORSE

end of discussion


7 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:38 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Ann Archy
His other little buddies from Chicago, Axelrod and Emanuel, are equally educated beyond their abilities, and are equally snobbish.

So typical of the Chicago crowd.

The problem here is that John Dillinger, who sometimes gets credit for the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, was stopped too soon. He could have cleared the decks in Chicago and eliminated its hereditary criminal class in the 1930s ~ he'd be a hero in the public's eye yet today.

8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:56:21 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: kristinn

I liken him to the town fool!


9 posted on 10/20/2010 6:56:35 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: kristinn

Of course not.

Barry is a knob...


10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:57:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kristinn

11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:59:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take any more beatings.)
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To: kristinn

I hope Obama keeps Axelrod in because Axelrod has no compass right now and has no idea what he is doing. I hope the President continues to “stay close to his friends.”

The titanic is sinking and Axelrod is in charge of the mess. You couldn’t pick a better person to be in charge of the mess on our side.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: yldstrk

His bowing to foreign leaders is indicative of low self esteem from a boy with no father and a mother who put herself before her own children.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 7:03:20 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: kristinn
"Obama Aide Axelrod: The President Is Not a Snob."

Do you have any proof that he isn't, Mr. Axelrod?

14 posted on 10/20/2010 7:05:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take any more beatings.)
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To: Iron Munro

LMAO


15 posted on 10/20/2010 7:07:51 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: truthandlife
The titanic is sinking and Axelrod is in charge of the mess.

"Continue on course helmsman, that's not an iceberg, the lookout is scared and is not seeing clearly."

16 posted on 10/20/2010 7:13:30 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Iron Munro

“Mr. Obama, we demand to know when you stopped beating your wife and eating arugula!”


17 posted on 10/20/2010 7:19:18 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Ann Archy

Obama doesn’t have an ounce of class in his whole body. He’s a snot nosed punk with no accomplishments. A spoiled brat that thinks the world should jump at his every selfish command.

Obama has had the easiest, most sheltered, most accomplishment free life of any president. From his childhood he has been able to skate through life affirmative action style. Everything has been given to him.

The White House was the first place he has ever faced an environment where he had to perform. And he couldn’t because he is nothing. Looser with a capital L.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 7:19:44 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

his mother was definitely a narcissist

narcissism runs in families how well I know

but I beg to differ with you about why he is bowing to the saudi slaveowner king

saudi slaveowner king has paid for this pos to go to school, paid his legal fees to protect him from revealing that he is a mooselimb, that he has had people killed in Chicago who could have proved that he is gay, that he is a commie, that he was born in kenya, that stanley ann is not his mommy


19 posted on 10/20/2010 7:20:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: kristinn

Gee Obama the common man serves hamburgers at his little soirees instead of Kobe beef and vacations at a Motel 6 in South Dakota’s Black Hills rather than going to one of the world’s poshest resorts in Spain. Axelrod should remember that on the verge of the Revolution Marie Antoinette built a little replica hut on the grounds of Versailles so she and her ladies in waiting could pretend to be simple shepherds.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 7:21:42 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: kristinn

A slob of an islamist.


21 posted on 10/20/2010 7:35:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: reagan_fanatic

Il Douche!!


22 posted on 10/20/2010 7:35:51 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kristinn
Is the president a snob?

AXELROD: No. He is an effete elite.

23 posted on 10/20/2010 7:48:20 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: kristinn
The phrase “Facts and science and argument” caught my attention and, frankly, I don’t see how everybody else missed it. Maybe they were too focused on the “scared” part.

“Facts and science and argument” is the parasite wrapped around the brainstem of your typical Marxist/communist that keeps them from thinking in any other way except the collectivist way. If only we use the right facts, and the right science, and the right arguments (though it may take a few bullets, too), we can create the perfect society. We will know exactly how many shoes we need to make in the next five years, how much beef to raise, and how much wheat to grow. I doubt very much that the facts/science/argument phrase was programmed into 0bama’s teleprompter. 0bama probably chants “facts, science, argument” in his sleep. If you are against his agenda then you are against “facts, science, and [his supremely rational] argument, and are therefore stupid. And un-cooperative. And perhaps in need of psychiatric evaluation. And a transfer to Siberia.

24 posted on 10/20/2010 7:59:10 AM PDT by Excellence ("A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.")
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To: boomop1

“He’s a snake in the grass I tell ya guys. He may look dumb, but that’s just a disguise. He’s a mastermind in the ways of espionage...”


25 posted on 10/20/2010 8:00:55 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: kristinn

“The economic policies that” the DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (with obummer right in it up to his eyeballs as a senator) “put in place created the disaster that we are facing today . . .” mr. axelrod.

We always yield the platform to leftist narrative when it comes to truth and reality? We must snap out of that bad habit. NEVER give the ground to their false lying scam fables. Always challenge it.


26 posted on 10/20/2010 8:01:12 AM PDT by parisa
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To: kristinn

He’s not a snob. He’s a bisexual, muslim, anti-American, socialist, Kenyan-born snob.


27 posted on 10/20/2010 8:02:50 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: reagan_fanatic

For someone who isn’t a snob, we sure are getting to know the inside of his nostrils.


28 posted on 10/20/2010 8:04:45 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: kristinn

But according to Obama, we are hardwired to not think clearly if we oppose his agenda. Or some Dmocrats saying their policies are too difficult and complicated for average Americans to possibly understand. That’s the classic trait of a snob.

Sorry Axelrod, nobody’s buying what you’re trying to sell.


29 posted on 10/20/2010 8:17:05 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: kristinn
He' suffering from Wagyu Syndrome: The over-consumption of luxury items by street trash paid for with stolen money.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

30 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:25 AM PDT by The Comedian (Don't run. You'll just die tired.)
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To: kristinn

Of course not. He just thinks, talks, and acts like one.


31 posted on 10/20/2010 11:38:38 AM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Pork: The Other White Meat!" De facto motto of the late Robert Byrd)
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To: yldstrk

Ok, I can believe Barak Sr is not his father but where does your idea that Stanley Ann is not his mother come from?


32 posted on 10/20/2010 5:34:16 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: Iron Munro

"Obama Aide Axelrod: The President Is Not a Snob."

yitbos

33 posted on 11/14/2010 10:15:45 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Excellence
0bama probably chants “facts, science, argument” in his sleep. If you are against his agenda then you are against “facts, science, and [his supremely rational] argument, and are therefore stupid.

In the liberal mind, what is fact and what is science tend to be something other than fact and science.

Like Algore's inconvenient "truth"...

34 posted on 11/14/2010 10:30:46 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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