Skip to comments.Axelrod: Romney Speech ‘Deeply Offensive to Many Middle-Class Americans’
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 presidents speech yesterday with the one Mitt Romney made today. He argued that the presidents 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 Romneys speech, which presented the concept of an entitlement nation, as deeply offensive to many middle class Americans. He argued that Romneys 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 [Romneys] own experiences at Bain. Axelrod said, Theres 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. Hes spent the last six years banging on the door of the other, trying to win admission, abrogating one fundamental principle after another. Theyre just not buying it . . . theres a sense that they dont really know what he stands for and they want a more authentic exponent of their view.
Finally, Axelrod also cast doubt on Romneys 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.
The longer our somewhat tumultuous primary season lasts, the better.
Obama’s Stalinist communist speech was highly offensive to ALL FREEDOM-loving Americans!!
Is there REALLY anyone who listens to the endless BS from Obama and Company?
Kind of like how the Dem Party is divided into the Occupy Wall street party, and the we ARE Wall street party?
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.
"Can I get me a huntin' license here"?
Does anyone really care what the hell you think Axle Grease?
Tell ya what David.....STFU!!!
Proof that Hitler didn’t die in the bunker and made it to Argentina.
The weenie looks like a gestapo officer.
I guess Axelrod’s big on the Queer Deal for the Middle Class.
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.
Look again, he looks more like their boss.
Axelrod is just angry because he can’t get any of the women in his building to claim that they slept with Mitt Romney.
Expose this 3rd (4th?) generation red diaper baby! Expose!
They must have run out of strawberry daiquiris.