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Axelrod: Next election will be a 'titanic struggle'
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/27/2011 10:27:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Axelrod: Next election will be a 'titanic struggle' By Daniel Strauss - 09/27/11 11:06 AM ET

Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the next presidential election would be a "titanic struggle."

"We don’t have the wind at our backs this election,” Axelrod said according to the Boston Globe while speaking at Saint Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics. “We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces. This is going to be a titanic struggle."

Axelrod added though that the elections won't be a cakewalk for Republican presidential field, either.

"It’s not going to be enough to simply point fingers of blame to try to lay on him responsibility for all America’s ills without offering prescriptions for how to solve them," Axelrod said.

At the same event, Axelrod also criticized the Republican field for sticking too closely to the "Tea Party line" and refusing to embrace President Obama's $447 billion American Jobs Act plan for job creation.

The Obama administration has been touting the plan, which includes a combination of tax cuts and new government spending, as a proposal that Republicans and Democrats both should be willing to embrace. Democrats have accused Republicans of playing politics by not embracing the plan even though it offers a number of sticking points that GOPers have called for, including an extension of the employee payroll tax cut.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; nobama2012; obama

1 posted on 09/27/2011 10:27:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“It’s not going to be enough to simply point fingers of blame to try to lay on him responsibility for all America’s ills without offering prescriptions for how to solve them


So now we are not allowed to blame Obama for the results his policies?

Get bent, Axelrod.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 10:28:43 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government rushes to help the irresponsible and does little for the responsible)
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To: Sub-Driver
Titanic. Yeah, your guy has hit an iceberg and is taking on water while the band played on.
3 posted on 09/27/2011 10:28:48 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

An apt metaphor, with the TEA Party serving as iceberg.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 10:28:56 AM PDT by YourAdHere (How about a game show like Hollywood Squares, but with kids? Gary Coleman could host.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Titanic”

Interesting choice of words from Obama’s top adviser, wot?


5 posted on 09/27/2011 10:29:47 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A titantic struggle that I have narrowed down to three states. It is sad that it looks like we are still going to be such a divided electorate

but

Ohio
Pennsylvania
Colorado

2 out of 3 is the Presidency.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 10:30:38 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

And Obama will wind up like the ship.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 10:31:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Cue Celine ...


8 posted on 09/27/2011 10:32:05 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: MindBender26

I thought that was rather interesting as well. LOL!


9 posted on 09/27/2011 10:34:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: vollmond

Titanic in 5 Seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuSdU8tbcHY


10 posted on 09/27/2011 10:34:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
"It’s not going to be enough to simply point fingers of blame to try to lay on him responsibility for all America’s ills without offering prescriptions for how to solve them," Axelrod said.

If that were a two-way street, then you fellas would really be in trouble now wouldn't you?

What chutzpah. Someone help me understand why pointing fingers and laying blame doesn't describe the last umpteen Obama speeches?

11 posted on 09/27/2011 10:36:08 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Sub-Driver; SpinnerWebb
Yeah, the WTF campaign is going to resemble the Titanic ... can't wait to see Chewbaca on a piece of debris watching her assclwon husband turn blue and slip beneath the waves.

Thinking about it makes me smile.

12 posted on 09/27/2011 10:37:57 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: dfwgator
And Obama will wind up like the ship.


13 posted on 09/27/2011 10:38:27 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hopefully the iceburgs’ name is CAIN!


14 posted on 09/27/2011 10:40:12 AM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry; Bush, only without the staggering intellect and conservative comittment)
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To: Sub-Driver

Quick!! Pass that deck chair stimulus bill...NOW!!!!!


15 posted on 09/27/2011 10:46:22 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: allmendream

In my opinion, Obama and his RAT cohorts will be lying on the bottom next to the Titanic. TOAST; burnt TOAST.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

17 posted on 09/27/2011 10:48:21 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sub-Driver
Axelrod: Next election will be a 'titanic struggle'

Yeah, for Obama and the rest of the commies in office. Couldn't be a better time to be a Republican facing a Democrat in an election.

18 posted on 09/27/2011 10:49:14 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

19 posted on 09/27/2011 10:50:56 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Sooth2222

I can’t stop laughing!


20 posted on 09/27/2011 10:51:57 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: Personal Responsibility

“It’s not going to be enough to simply point fingers of blame to try to lay on him responsibility for all America’s ills without offering prescriptions for how to solve them.”

_______________________

This from Axelrod who helped put Odumb0 where he is??? That’s hilarious! Zero never had a plan nor put out any details during the campaign OR since he’s been living in the WH! They have no room to talk about laying blame and not having a plan to solve the problems. Hope and change was not a plan.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Sooth2222

22 posted on 09/27/2011 10:52:54 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s his own iceberg and captain of his Titanic too.
Its no wonder why he prefers those ‘intercontinental trains’ to his 57 states.


23 posted on 09/27/2011 11:07:20 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: maggief

Your premise is absolutely without merit. John McCain is a RINO but both Bob Dole and W were conservatives. Except for spending like a drunken sailor, George W. Bush qualifies as one of the strongest presidents, with the most integrity, in the twentieth century.
Maybe its ignorant assholes like you that try to pigeon-hole candidates as this or that a year and a half before the election without hearing what they have to say that keeps us losing.
I’m so tired of the negative crap on this site anymore that I’m losing confidence in what FR is all about. Good luck eating those sour grapes, jerk.


Maybe I’m not as tech savvy as I thought; how do you create such things so fast and post them?


24 posted on 09/27/2011 11:13:35 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Stupid Axelrod. He and his cronies will be much better off when they just give it up and report straight to prison.

Everyone else will feel so much better when we avoid a Nixonesque crisis of confidence.

25 posted on 09/27/2011 11:13:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver
"It’s not going to be enough to simply point fingers of blame to try to lay on him responsibility for all America’s ills without offering prescriptions for how to solve them," Axelrod said.

Why not? It's what the Obummer did as a campaigner and as president.

26 posted on 09/27/2011 11:15:28 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Sub-Driver
Actually the next election will be the slimiest, most despicable gutter slime political campaign in modern US History.

The Democrat political strategist from Carvell on down have said so.

They fully admit they have nothing at all to run on so will be reduced to a 100% negative campaign.

27 posted on 09/27/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, Alxelrod should know how that story turned out.


28 posted on 09/27/2011 12:12:33 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Sarah Palin and whomever.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I “borrow” them. :)

ps. I don’t understand the first part of your post.


29 posted on 09/27/2011 12:22:23 PM PDT by maggief
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