Skip to comments.Obama Aide Axelrod: The President Is Not a Snob
Posted on 10/20/2010 6:50:05 AM PDT by kristinn
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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.
He's a SNOB that has NO CLASS!!!
He is the Devil and a snake in the grass,
My opinion of Obama goes WAY beyond being a snob.
I love Axelrod’s answer.
King: Is Obama a snob?
Axelrod: No... Bush destroyed the country.
anyone who bows to a saudi slaveholder is a snob
end of discussion
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.
I liken him to the town fool!
Of course not.
Barry is a knob...
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.
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.
Do you have any proof that he isn't, Mr. Axelrod?
"Continue on course helmsman, that's not an iceberg, the lookout is scared and is not seeing clearly."
“Mr. Obama, we demand to know when you stopped beating your wife and eating arugula!”
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.
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
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.