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Axelrod: Romney Speech ‘Deeply Offensive to Many Middle-Class Americans’
National Review ^ | 12/7/11 | The Corner

Posted on 12/07/2011 8:35:23 PM PST by roses of sharon

Today in New York, Obama strategist David Axelrod took questions from reporters at a Bloomberg forum. NR was there. Right up front, Axelrod noted the “juxtaposition of the president’s speech yesterday with the one Mitt Romney made today.” He argued that the president’s detailed speech in Kansas, derided by many conservatives, “was a very thorough explication of his views on what the great challenges facing this country [and] his view on the economic challenges facing the country.”

He then attacked Romney’s speech, which presented the concept of an “entitlement nation,” as “deeply offensive to many middle class Americans.” He argued that Romney’s “suggestion was that somehow it was lack of effort that was prompting them to fall behind, not natural economic forces [or] policies that conspired against them,” suggesting it was “a perspective formed by [Romney’s] own experiences at Bain.” Axelrod said, “There’s a fundamentally different view of what is going on this country . . . a real sharp distinction that you can tell from these two speeches . . . that will help frame the debate.”

Next, Axelrod addressed the state of the Republican party, which “has split into two parties . . . the Tea Party and the Martini Party,” “the right-wing populists/social-conservatives . . . and the old center-right corporate Republicans.” He continued, “By orientation, Romney is more of the Martini Party sect. He’s spent the last six years banging on the door of the other, trying to win admission, abrogating one fundamental principle after another. They’re just not buying it . . . there’s a sense that they don’t really know what he stands for and they want a more authentic exponent of their view.”

Finally, Axelrod also cast doubt on Romney’s ability to campaign on his business experience, scoffing at “the notion that someone . . . would be a strong compelling candidate in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania when [he has] a history of closing down plants and outsourcing jobs in order to maximize [his] own profit.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; davidaxelrod; romney
What is this Commie Campaign up to?
1 posted on 12/07/2011 8:35:26 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon
Looks to me like they are floundering, not sure of which candidate to attack.

The longer our somewhat tumultuous primary season lasts, the better.

2 posted on 12/07/2011 8:38:55 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: roses of sharon

Obama’s Stalinist communist speech was highly offensive to ALL FREEDOM-loving Americans!!


3 posted on 12/07/2011 8:39:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: roses of sharon

Is there REALLY anyone who listens to the endless BS from Obama and Company?


4 posted on 12/07/2011 8:41:54 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: roses of sharon

5 posted on 12/07/2011 8:42:14 PM PST by jessduntno ("I love the man. I think he's a neat man." - Sen. Tom Coburn (R) about B. Hussein Obama)
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To: roses of sharon
Next, Axelrod addressed the state of the Republican party, which “has split into two parties . . . the Tea Party and the Martini Party,”

Kind of like how the Dem Party is divided into the Occupy Wall street party, and the we ARE Wall street party?

6 posted on 12/07/2011 8:45:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Exactly. Obummer and Axelrod are not good at multitasking. The longer we have a wide field, the more the Obummer slime machine will lack focus.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 8:47:33 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: roses of sharon
Finally, Axelrod also cast doubt on Romney’s ability to campaign on his business experience, scoffing at “the notion that someone . . . would be a strong compelling candidate in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania

"Can I get me a huntin' license here"?


8 posted on 12/07/2011 8:50:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon

Does anyone really care what the hell you think Axle Grease?

Tell ya what David.....STFU!!!


9 posted on 12/07/2011 8:50:38 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: jessduntno

Proof that Hitler didn’t die in the bunker and made it to Argentina.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 8:52:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: jessduntno

The weenie looks like a gestapo officer.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 8:52:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon

I guess Axelrod’s big on the Queer Deal for the Middle Class.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 8:52:46 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Army Air Corps

Good point!


13 posted on 12/07/2011 8:53:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon

They wanted romney because they knew they could destroy him with ease. They now realize he’s not happening. They’re now banking on Gingrich and they think they have the goods on him. Whomever it was going to be would be subject to a 24/7 msm onslaught. That’s their hole-card. hitler’s replacement was goebbels. Constant projection of fallibility works wonders.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 8:53:37 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Jim Robinson
The Moochers and Looters are coming for us...ARE WE READY?
15 posted on 12/07/2011 9:01:16 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: mylife

Look again, he looks more like their boss.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 9:02:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Well, yeah.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 9:09:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon

Axelrod is just angry because he can’t get any of the women in his building to claim that they slept with Mitt Romney.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 9:09:28 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: roses of sharon

Expose this 3rd (4th?) generation red diaper baby! Expose!


19 posted on 12/07/2011 9:10:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mylife

They must have run out of strawberry daiquiris.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:02 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: haroldeveryman

Its preposterous that Axlerod would insinuate that Obama was a man of the people.

Yeah, Mitts a stuffed shirt too, but that doesn’t take the heat off Obama.

Obama was raised as s privileged white boy.


21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:31:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: haroldeveryman

Its preposterous that Axlerod would insinuate that Obama was a man of the people.

Yeah, Mitts a stuffed shirt too, but that doesn’t take the heat off Obama.

Obama was raised as a privileged white boy.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 9:31:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon

To Axelrod the middle class is all of the Illinois politicians serving time in the state prison.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 9:35:39 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: OrioleFan

Do you thing any of our candidate have the guts to highlight Blago’s conviction today? or Rezco? or any of the rest?

Maybe the trumpster debate is a good idea.
He is cocky enough to bring up Blago and the Chicago pay to play, but somehow I think it’s gonna get on our guys.


24 posted on 12/07/2011 9:39:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: OrioleFan

thing = think


25 posted on 12/07/2011 9:40:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon
From Adolph Axelrod: He argued that the president’s detailed speech in Kansas, derided by many conservatives, “was a very thorough explication of his views on what the great challenges facing this country [and] his view on the economic challenges facing the country.”

That's exactly the problem. OBowMao is good at rambling on about what he thinks is wrong. Fine, but what are the solutions to what's wrong Mr. Prez? Isn't that your job? Are you not in a position to do something about them? Why doesn't this idiot talk about that?

I'm sure we'd all love to hear his failed, Marxist nonsense ideas on how to fix the problems he talks about. And actually, a LEADER doesn't just yammer on, reciting the drivel his handlers post on his teleprompter, he actually gets out there and tries to DO something to fix them. Note to Adolph Axelrod - DO - not whine & talk.

26 posted on 12/07/2011 9:44:12 PM PST by MCH
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To: roses of sharon

Dude, I repeat: EXPOSE! Expose and marginalize. Like David Duke, deservedly or not had been marginalized. Like Jim Bakker, like Gary Hart. This Axelrod is a marginal swine.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 9:44:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: roses of sharon

Romney haters on FR in bed with Axelrod. How quaint.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 11:32:04 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: TwoSwords

Copy and paste alert.


29 posted on 12/07/2011 11:33:15 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: roses of sharon; All

Has anyone notice the increased use of term “MIDDLE CLASS” ..it has now become the new democrat buzz word...seems it has replaced “workin families” term in used in past elections.


30 posted on 12/07/2011 11:38:05 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: roses of sharon
Hey Axelrod:

You boss' speech is OFFENSIVE to THINKING Americans! I'd rather have a martini with Mitt, than a beer with O, since I'd know Mitt would seriously listen to the people. Your boss and you are Marxists!

31 posted on 12/08/2011 3:42:39 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: roses of sharon
Axelrod: Romney Speech ‘Deeply Offensive to Many Middle-Class Americans’

As opposed to obama claiming that the free market never worked in his 'Neverland' speech?

32 posted on 12/08/2011 5:01:59 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mylife

Chris Christie has been hammering Obama for “Chicago Style” politics. I hope it catches on. Sean Hannity has been on this for years, but I can’t stand his whiney voice, his constant listen to my show banter, and his never completing a sentence monologues.


33 posted on 12/08/2011 7:44:45 AM PST by OrioleFan
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To: OrioleFan

Boy! do I agree about Hammity!


34 posted on 12/08/2011 4:19:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: roses of sharon
...to many middle class Americans.

Astroturfing?

-PJ

35 posted on 12/08/2011 4:24:44 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Huh?


36 posted on 12/08/2011 4:42:38 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Saundra Duffy; roses of sharon; Jim Robinson
Romney haters on FR in bed with Axelrod. How quaint.

Sandy, considering how JR feels about Romney, are you sure you want to accuse "Romney Haters" of being in bed with Axelrod??

The reason we all hate Romney on here is because we LOVE freedom.

37 posted on 12/08/2011 6:12:04 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Hey, if you don’t like FR, just fricken leave already. The feeling is becoming mutual with every obnoxious insult you post. Take your blind love for that abortionist gun grabbing fraud elsewhere! It’s not welcome here!! Can’t make it any plainer than that.


38 posted on 12/08/2011 7:07:03 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: roses of sharon
He then attacked Romney’s speech, which presented the concept of an “entitlement nation,” as “deeply offensive to many middle class Americans.”

One can occasionally agree with Romney, he can give a good speech, without buying into his current shtick. Most conservatives recognize him for the flip-flopper he is and won't be drawn in to his camp. Besides, we want someone who can excite us and without Palin and Cain, only Gingrich can do that.

39 posted on 12/08/2011 7:39:43 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Saundra Duffy
Romney haters on FR in bed with Axelrod. How quaint.


40 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:15 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Saundra Duffy; roses of sharon; Godzilla; reaganaut
Romney haters on FR in bed with Axelrod. How quaint.

Do you always imply that those you disagree with politically are "sleeping with" others who might oppose your fave candidate for distinct reasons?

Why are you trying to track the "political/idealogical 'sleeping' habits" of near complete strangers, anyway?

You wind up just tossing accusations all over the board, letting your [what goes in a toilet] fly, not seemingly caring who it hits, who it offends, apparently as long as you can just get the shotgun accusation out and vent it.

I've suggested to several Mormon posters that they apologize for their blatantly false or misguided statements and can't remember when a single one took up the offer. What? Repentance is only a past tense article of faith for Lds?

May I suggest you apologize for whomever you were aiming this comment at?

41 posted on 12/08/2011 8:28:03 PM PST by Colofornian (JoePologists: Those who defend the personality cults of Joe Smith and Joe Paterno)
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To: Colofornian; reaganaut

Sudden Danite syndrome


42 posted on 12/08/2011 8:37:50 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Godzilla

LOL.


43 posted on 12/08/2011 8:51:51 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: Godzilla
Sudden Danite syndrome

LOL

44 posted on 12/08/2011 10:19:34 PM PST by Colofornian (JoePologists: Those who defend the personality cults of Joe Smith and Joe Paterno)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Show one Romney hate post. Just one. People on FR (most at least) know he is a liberal. Hating or loathing or disdaining liberalism is not hate against the man.


45 posted on 12/08/2011 11:15:33 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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