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Obama adviser Axelrod: Romney not 'qualified to call himself a job-creator’
The Hill ^ | 6/03/12 | Kevin Bogardus

Posted on 06/03/2012 6:13:16 PM PDT by Libloather

Obama adviser Axelrod: Romney not 'qualified to call himself a job-creator’
By Kevin Bogardus - 06/03/12 11:15 AM ET

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Obama’s reelection campaign, said Sunday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney does not have a record of a “job-creator.”

Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, Axelrod said the former Massachusetts governor shouldn’t be considered an expert on the economy. Romney’s record in government and in the private sector was not about creating jobs, according to the Obama adviser.

“No one’s arguing whether Mitt Romney’s qualified to be president. What we’re arguing is whether he’s qualified to call himself a job-creator,” Axelrod said. “That’s not what he did in business. That’s not the purpose of his business. And that’s not certainly what he did in Massachusetts, where they had one of the worst economic records in the country.”

The economy is a central focus of the presidential race. Friday’s jobs report — where employers only added 69,000 jobs and the unemployment climbed to 8.2 percent — could hurt President Obama’s reelection chances if the labor market continues to struggle.

Axelrod dismissed suggestions that the Obama campaign would dial back its attacks on Romney’s time at private-equity firm Bain Capital. The Obama adviser talked about one Obama campaign commercial that focused on Bain’s involvement with GST Steel, a company which went bankrupt.

“No. First of all, It’s part of a piece. Is Mitt Romney’s background, are his ideas the ones that could move our economy forward?” Axelrod said. “That’s not an economic strategy that’s going to rebuild the middle class in this country, that’s going to grow our economy in the long run, and that’s the point we’re making.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2012election; adviser; axelrod; benbernanke; election2012; jobs; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; qualified; timgeithner; wallstreet
Ahem - should Hussein's butt-boy really be talking about qualifications and jobs?
1 posted on 06/03/2012 6:13:32 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Obama has spent trillions, and he aint exactly a job creator either.

Of course he keeps the Air Force One crew working overtime.


2 posted on 06/03/2012 6:17:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

What, is Mitt too lefty for ya, Ax?


3 posted on 06/03/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Libloather

AxleShaft not qualified to be an American.


4 posted on 06/03/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

Axelrod is qualified to be an American.


5 posted on 06/03/2012 6:19:53 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Libloather

“No one’s arguing whether Mitt Romney’s qualified to be president. What we’re arguing is whether he’s qualified to call himself a job-creator,” Axelrod said. “That’s not what he did in business. That’s not the purpose of his business. And that’s not certainly what he did in Massachusetts, where they had one of the worst economic records in the country.”

Just when we start to think things are boring... :D


6 posted on 06/03/2012 6:20:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Libloather

If Willard locked himself in a windowless room with no outside communication he would “create more jobs” than little bammy.

By simply doing nothing at all.

On the other hand, little bammy thrashes around spasmodically destroying millions every year with Utopian socialist commie “green” crap, E.O.s, memos, policies and “stimulus packages.”

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7 posted on 06/03/2012 6:20:50 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Libloather

Mr. Obama has never run one of these. How would he even know?

8 posted on 06/03/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Libloather

Axelrod and Obama are the greatest jobs destroyers in American history, and THIS is the crap they are doling out?

Man, it must be hard for a demcorat voter to be so blind to the obvious.


9 posted on 06/03/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: WashingtonSource

Oops. I meant to say Axelrod is not qualified to be an American — and I see someone else beat me to it!


10 posted on 06/03/2012 6:28:57 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Libloather

Axlerod’s gauntlet laid down against Clinton’s obvious endorsement of Romney, his credentials and certain qualifications for the job, as he stated loud and clear. The O. campaign must be livid.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 6:29:11 PM PDT by RitaOK (oNo Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Libloather

Is he reading the script of Atlas Shrugged? Just saw the movie sounds like the Economic Minister.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 6:30:39 PM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: Libloather

Axelrod’s father and Valerie Jarrett’s father both worled for the Chicago Communist Party USA newspaper. Big surprise that zer0 always surrounds himself with communists.


13 posted on 06/03/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Libloather

Zer0 has been an excellent job creator for lots of folks, and their staffs that report directly to him.

Think how many czars and their staffs have been hired. Think of how many cabinet members, even though they are so much lower on Zer0’s pecking order, have increased their staffs.

What a job creator! He even had to interview a few folks himself - a caddie, a manservant, and back-up pilots to have AF1 carry his ass around the country for free.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Libloather

obama has no experience what so ever at doing anything.


15 posted on 06/03/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Libloather

Neither Obama nor Axelrod is qualified to carry Romney’s jockstrap across the locker room.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 6:43:08 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Libloather

LOL...he has got to be joking right?


17 posted on 06/03/2012 6:43:54 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Libloather

Axlegrease is a real Chicago gangster. Who else would consciously try to look like Hitler?


18 posted on 06/03/2012 6:45:18 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Libloather

...That’s not the purpose of his business...

Axelrod like Obama is clueless about why businesses are formed, or why they grow. Employees are a byproduct of growth, not the other way around. These idiots are well qualified to lead the former Soviet Union, but not America.


19 posted on 06/03/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather

Axelrod gives me the creeps. He’s one weird dude.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 6:48:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Venturer

Axe, muh bro, you are going to be beaten like a rented car come November!


21 posted on 06/03/2012 6:59:42 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Libloather

The sad thing is Axelrod takes himself seriously, like Pelosi and Reid. Obama is the least qualified to be president of any who have served that office.


22 posted on 06/03/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Libloather


You're bantha poodoo
23 posted on 06/03/2012 7:21:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Libloather

Yeah, they are really pushing that “not qualified” all over the place...while touting the imposter’s “experience” because he has “unlawfully occupied” the White House these last few years, hence obama is now qualified? These libs are nuts. It seems like a long time between now and November...and anything can happen, which means it probably will.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 7:37:28 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Libloather

What in the world are Hussein and Axelrod qualified for? They have never run anything but their mouth.


25 posted on 06/03/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ari-freedom
I'm calling Propaganda Minister Axeldork's moustache "Pornstar." What do you think?


26 posted on 06/03/2012 8:25:54 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Libloather

Axelrod is smooth and corrupt, a perfect liar. He doesn’t care how obvious the lie is, and that is a prerequisite for servicing Obama. Obama’s investment ventures in high risk, low return, green scams have been disastrous. He would never make it in the world of venture capitalism where the investors have a say over how their money is being used. Even a water carrier like Axelrod knows that.


27 posted on 06/03/2012 8:52:10 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Venturer
Obama has spent trillions, and he aint exactly a job creator either.

Are you kidding? Obama has created countless new jobs in the booming collection agency and repo man industries.

28 posted on 06/03/2012 8:56:06 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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