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  • Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address

    07/01/2015 5:33:40 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Jul. 1, 2015 | LISA LERER and MATTHEW DALY
    Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night The chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, requested Clinton's email address on Sept. 5, 2009, according to one email. His request came three months after top Obama strategist David Axelrod asked the same question of one of Clinton's top aides
  • FLASHBACK: When David Axelrod said he didn't know anything about Clinton's private server

    07/01/2015 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    DRUDGE Headline - Axelrod caught in new lie... Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said in June he was unaware Hillary Clinton conducted business from a personal email server when she served as secretary of State – but a State Department document dump Tuesday evening raises questions about how much he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to know about Clinton's questionable email behavior. While it's...
  • FLASHBACK: David Axelrod didn't know about Hillary's private server (lying with practiced ease)

    07/01/2015 6:58:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | T. Becket Adams
    At the time he was Obama's WH advisor (and chief political strategist), David Axelrod said he was unaware Hillary conducted official State Dept business from an unauthorized, private server. But emails released Tuesday evening by the State Dept include his request for Hillary's private email address--and suggest he had every reason to know and raises questions about what else he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to...
  • FBI Files Show Obama's Top Advisor Has Communist Kin (Valerie Jarett)

    06/24/2015 8:39:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 06:52 PM ET | staff
    FBI files confirm what we feared in 2008 — that the president and his closest advisor come from a long line of Communists. Not liberals or socialists, but Reds. And now we've all inherited their socialized medicine. FBI papers obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch document hard-core communism in the family of Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's most trusted and influential White House advisor. Here's what they reveal about her Chicago kin, who were known as "concealed Communists": Her late father, James E. Bowman, was involved with Communist front groups and was in contact with a paid Soviet agent in the...
  • Romney Invited Axelrod to GOP Presidential Candidate Gathering, Shunned Cruz and Carson

    06/18/2015 2:53:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 17, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Mitt Romney invited Obama political strategist David Axelrod to address a political gathering in Utah last week. The event was officially hosted by Romney and Solamere Capital, the investment firm whose executive committee he chairs, and was designed to introduce a host of GOP presidential contenders to wealthy donors. However, some notable names were apparently left off the guest list. They include announced candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee. Jeb Bush, who was invited, did not attend because he was in Europe. But three announced candidates—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Carly Fiorina and Lindsay Graham—and...
  • Obama: ‘I Am The Closest Thing To A Jew That Has Ever Sat In This Office’

    06/02/2015 7:23:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-2-15 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama apparently thinks he’s the closest thing to a Jewish president America has ever had. Speaking to JPUpdates.com, top Obama confidant David Axelrod described a moment where the president expressed exasperation to him over being derided as anti-Israel by some. “You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office,” the president claimed, according to Axelrod. “For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.” During Obama’s tenure, U.S.-Israel relations have fallen to their lowest point in decades. In the interview, Axelrod attempted to...
  • White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run

    They’re Nigeria’s unlikely saviors – most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, they’ve been getting the job done in northern Nigeria, hitting the Islamist terror group Boko Haram hard enough to send the jihadists into retreat, liberating dozens of villages and freeing hundreds of women and girls held as slaves and “bush wives” during a six-year-long reign of terror, reported London Telegraph. Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In recent years, Boko Haram has slaughtered entire...
  • Humiliation for Obama's election guru in his last campaign: David Axelrod sees Labour shellacked

    05/08/2015 10:24:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat. David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street. Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'. Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining...
  • Messina trounces Axelrod in British elections

    05/08/2015 9:31:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Updated 5/8/15 12:15 PM EDT | By Nick Gass and Kevin Robillard
    At 9:21 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday in America, former top Obama aide David Axelrod conceded the UK election. “Congratulations to my friend @Messina2012 on his role in the resounding Conservative victory in Britain,” Axelrod wrote on Twitter. The surprisingly decisive victory for Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tories also delivered a big win to Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, who advised the Conservative Party and triumphed over his fellow Obama aide, Axelrod, who advised the Labour Party.
  • Deflation at Home and Abroad

    05/08/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Since the progs will simply not SHUT UP about reining in free speech I was planning on covering that today, butt then, SURPRISE! The Tories somehow managed to pull off an UPSET in the British elections, which means only one thing: David Axelrod lost! Say WHAT!?!And if David Axelrod lost, that means that James Carville might LOSE too!Butt what difference at this point does it make?Just when Europe thought the world was about to settle back into the way it should be, with the Liberal Labour party in power, somehow the stupid people WON again! So congrats, David Cameron. And...
  • David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News

    05/07/2015 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 08, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    David Axelrod: UK Media Most Partisan I Have Seen – Even More Than Fox News Ben Jacobs 7 May 2015 David Axelrod, the top aide to Barack Obama who travelled across the pond to advise Ed Miliband in the British election, has said he has never seen a media environment as partisan as the one in the UK. Asked in an interview with Politico Europe whether he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to advise the British Labour leader, Axelrod replied: “We discussed this when I signed on … I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before...
  • Obama: Rolling With the Season

    04/06/2015 6:51:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-6-2015 | MOTUS
    Here’s a quick review to get you up to date.Friday night, Seder dinner in the newly renovated Old Family Dining Room:That’s Val-Jar, infamous supporter of all things secularly Jewish, seated at the head of the table under the equally infamous color wheel painting. I see David Axelrod is still on the A-list, which means his “tell-all” book was thoroughly vetted by the White House before release. And nice flowers by our new flower lady!As you can see, they’re much less “fussy” than those done by our old flower lady - seen here at previous Big White Seders:That’s Jen Psaki, above,...
  • Obama-Backed Muslim Ex-Dictator “Wins” Nigerian Election (Boko Haram jazzed)

    04/01/2015 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 3/31/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Boko Haram was a vehicle for Muslim political interests inside and outside Nigeria to destabilize the oil-rich country. By the end, even the Obama administration made it clear that Muhammadu Buhari, the Muslim ex-dictator who had seized power in a coup before being overthrown, was their choice. Simpson reports that Secretary of State John Kerry “made a mockery of the administration’s pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election.” Now the election came out their way, but the weapons sales may be surplus to requirements. Boko...
  • Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins

    03/31/2015 3:35:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    A spokesman for Gen Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party praised Mr Jonathan, saying: "He will remain a hero for this move. The tension will go down dramatically." The APC issued a statement after the result was announced, calling for "calm, sober celebrations" and warning supporters not to attack opponents. "He or she is not with me, whoever does that," the new president said. ... It is the fourth time the former military ruler, 72, has sought the presidency. He ruled Nigeria from January 1984 until August 1985, taking charge after a military coup in December 1983. Mr Jonathan had...
  • Obama allies back pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria

    03/29/2015 2:36:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 03/29/2015 | Christian Whiton
    In the dangerous last two years of Obama's presidency, things could go from bad to worse. His allies are now backing a pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria's presidential election, with potentially disastrous results On Saturday, Nigerians will go to the polls to choose their president. The race pits an incumbent with an imperfect record against a former military dictator who has flirted with Islamism. As with the recent election in Israel, alumni of Obama are aiding the challenger -- and not because he would make the region safer. The decision Nigerians will make this weekend matters greatly, both for themselves and...
  • Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?

    03/27/2015 6:35:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/2015 | Judi McLeod
    The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it. Obama’s been on the trail of replacing Christian leaders with Islamic ones before he became president, starting with Kenya where he actively campaigned to elect Islamic defender Raila Odinga in 2007. Obama got away with it because following a violent post-electoral crisis, Odinga took office as Prime Minister in April...
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • WATCH: U.S. President Obama Steps Up Appeal on Nigeria Elections

    03/24/2015 9:53:41 PM PDT · by piasa · 24 replies
    President Obama released a message to the Nigerian people to "highlight the opportunity that the upcoming elections present for all Nigerians to stand together". The video is part of a multi-faceted Administration effort to press for a peaceful outcome for elections now slated for March 28 and April 14. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone last week in separate calls with President Goodluck Jonathan and his leading challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). On Saturday, a joint U.S.-UK appeal was issued by Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secerary Philip Hammond.
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • David Axelrod pretty mad about Netanyahu win [Attributes victory to Shameful 11th Hour Demagoguery]

    03/17/2015 7:33:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Tough day, sport — despite your colleagues’ best efforts: Tightness of exits in Israel suggests Bibi's shameful 11th hour demagoguery may have swayed enough votes to save him. But at what cost?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 17, 2015 First Twitter response: “You mad bro?” Yup. Keep in mind that this lamenter of demagoguery is the same guy who ran a campaign that accused Mitt Romney of giving a woman cancer, blessing scurrilous charges of tax evasion, and darkly warning Ohio voters that Obama’s opponent wasn’t “one of us.” You’d think he’d respect a ruthless, win-at-all-costs (successful) strategy. Instead, he’s...
  • Communist David Axelrod whines about Netanyahu’s win

    03/17/2015 6:41:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    Communist David Axelrod, one of Obama’s main campaign hack in 2008 and 2012. Now, he’s just a pathetic NBC hack whining about Bibi Netanyahu’s victory in the Israeli elections today. The most ironic part? Axelrod, a self hating Jew, whines about Netanyahu’s win as ‘shameful 11th hour demagoguery.’
  • Top Obama Adviser's Link To Communism [David Axelrod]

    03/04/2015 7:49:03 PM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 44 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    David Axelrod, President Obama’s former longtime senior strategist, has been caught minimizing his father’s participation with the Communist Party USA. Further, there is evidence Axelrod himself was mentored early on by communist activists. In his book “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” released two weeks ago, Axelrod makes light of the communist affiliation of his father, Ukrainian immigrant Joseph Axelrod.
  • David Axelrod predicts Rick Perry, Ted Cruz will have uphill fights for GOP presidential nomination

    02/27/2015 4:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    The architect of Barack Obama’s successful campaigns for president said this week that Rick Perry and Ted Cruz would have uphill battles for the 2016 GOP nomination for the White House. David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s closest advisers, said Texas’ junior senator did have support with hard-right conservatives. But he questioned whether Cruz could build on it. “Ted Cruz has a base. That base will be there,” Axelrod told The Dallas Morning News before a forum at the World Affairs Council in Dallas. “Whether it’s large enough is another question.” Axelrod was not bullish on the prospects of...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership

    02/20/2015 8:31:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 48 replies
    GotNews ^ | February 20, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership #ObamaLovesAmerica Gotnews.com has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership. David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph. He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream. In fact, Axelrod’s father, Joseph, was a card-carrying communist. He’s listed as a member of the Communist Party for the 1936 general election. Axelrod briefly mentions his father’s Communist views in his book but only in passing and in a section about how he got to visit the former Soviet Union. Axelrod...
  • David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House

    02/18/2015 3:13:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/15 | David Martosko
    Longtime presidential adviser David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House – and draws a mix of applause and laughter Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of scandal. The surprising boast came during a Q&A at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, an organization he founded and leads. 'I'm proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,' Axelrod said. 'And I think that...
  • Top Obama adviser reveals what happens when the president loses his temper (David Axelrod)

    02/17/2015 12:30:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama stunned David Axelrod, one of Obama's top campaign advisers, during the 2012 election when the president allegedly cussed at him and walked out of their debate-prep session. Axelrod told the story in his new book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics." Axelrod wrote that he attempted to offer some constructive criticism before Obama's first debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but Obama wouldn't have it.
  • D.Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected

    02/16/2015 11:33:02 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    WGNRADIO ^ | 1-16-15 | David Axelrod
    David Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected to the Senate, and to the White House, so depending on your view point you can either thank him… or blame him. He joined our show this morning to talk about his new book Believer which explains why he still believes in the power of politics.
  • Axelrod: Elizabeth Warren Can't Beat Hillary Clinton

    02/12/2015 7:30:15 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/12/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As we inch closer to the 2016 presidential election, many continue to question whether Democrats will put up a challenger against Hillary Clinton, who all but seems to have locked down her party's nomination. During an interview with former Obama White House advisor David Axelrod yesterday, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked if Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a chance at defeating Clinton. The answer was a diplomatic "no." HH: Can Elizabeth Warren beat her? DA: I don’t think Elizabeth, I know Elizabeth Warren well, and my strong feeling is she’s not going to run. I think she’s trying to...
  • Gay “Marriage”: Obama Lied, Rick Warren Believed

    02/11/2015 12:42:47 PM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay “Marriage”: Obama Lied, Rick Warren Believed By Julio Severo Barack Obama “deceived” Pastor Rick Warren during the 2008 presidential election in an appearance at Warren’s Saddleback Church, where Obama said, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.” David Axelrod, who served as a top White House adviser after helping Obama get elected, said Obama lied when he publicly stated his opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2008. In...
  • P_resident Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him

    02/11/2015 9:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    “Confession is good for the soul,” said Mark Twain, “but it’s bad for the reputation.” Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 confessed to his top advisor, David Axelrod, “I’m just not very good at bull____ing.” Actually, he was very good at it. He told millions of Americans that he believed marriage was “a sacred union” between a man and a woman. He answered about marriage in Rick Warren’s question famed Civic Forum, going even further to say that “God is in the mix.” Four years later, he claimed he had evolved. We’ve all seen those Darwin fish with feet bumper devices....
  • Obama: I didn't mislead voters on gay marriage

    02/11/2015 2:11:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is denying a former top political adviser's contention that he intentionally deceived voters about his position on gay marriage in an interview published Wednesday. The president said David Axelrod, his former senior adviser, was “mixing up my personal feelings with my position on the issue” when he said Obama publicly backed civil unions rather than gay marriage because it was more politically palatable. “I always felt that same-sex couples should be able to enjoy the same rights, legally, as anybody else and so it was frustrating to me not to, I think, be able to square that with...
  • Axelrod: ‘Patronizing and Disrespectful’ Obama Chewed Out Maureen Dowd

    02/11/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast's Power Play Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.President Obama despises Maureen Dowd—absolutely loathes the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. He’s annoyed by Mitt Romney. And the president’s messaging guru and top gun, David Axelrod, has little regard for Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s erstwhile chief strategist. Those are a few of the gossipy take-aways from Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrod’s hotly-anticipated (by political junkies) memoir that goes on sale today. Yet those anecdotes represent just the sort of slicing and dicing of...
  • Racism fuels Obama opposition? 'It's undeniable,' ex-aide says in new book

    02/11/2015 2:46:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada ^ | February 11, 2015 | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press
    Criticisms of America's first black president, sometimes, come with a wink and a nudge. A union rep in coal country delivered his in carefully coded language. "He was supposed to represent both sides," the West Virginia man said in a recent interview, describing his disenchantment with Barack Obama, whom he'd once supported. What sides was he talking about? The man paused at the question, cast a furtive glance around the room and looked down at the little machine recording the conversation. "You know," he said in a hushed tone, "his mom was as white as you and me." He completed...
  • Obama shocked, 'slightly irritated' by Mitt Romney's 2012 concession call: David Axelrod

    02/03/2015 9:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2015 | Annie Karni and Celeste Katz
    President Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney's concession call in the 2012 presidential election - and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod. Obama was "unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over," Axelrod writes. The president hung up and said Romney admitted he was surprised at his own loss, Axelrod wrote. "'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people,'" Obama said, paraphrasing Romney....
  • David Axelrod to Obama: ‘Shelve’ Executive Amnesty

    11/07/2014 7:39:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    The man who may be most responsible for President Barack Obama’s rise and eventual ascendancy to the White House is urging him not to enact executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. […] Obama is unlikely to listen to (David) Axelrod, who is now the director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. …
  • David Axelrod: Gun Violence More Of A Threat Than Ebola

    10/28/2014 3:44:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    Former senior political advisor for President Obama David Axelrod woke up this morning dismayed by the amount of anxiety in America about Ebola.
  • Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It.

    07/15/2014 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It. By Sebastian Payne July 14 Ed Miliband is desperate to meet Barack Obama. The BBC is reporting that Miliband, the leader of the opposition party in the United Kingdom, is lobbying heavily for a meeting with the president before next year’s general election. Obama is on a two day state visit to Britain. Why, you might ask, given that the pair met in Buckingham Palace three years ago? The Labor Party thinks that, to boost Miliband's chances of winning next year’s general election, they...
  • Britain's Labour Leader Conscripts Obama Architect David Axelrod for 2015 Election

    04/18/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has conscripted the services of American campaigns professional David Axelrod, otherwise known as the architect behind President Barack Obama's U.S. election victory in 2008. The appointment of Axelrod to the Labour team is the latest in a long line of foreign consultants brought in to try and help Ed Miliband's team on the run up to the UK General Election in May 2015. Axelrod follows in the footsteps of 69-year-old U.S. community organiser Arnie Graf, who embarrassed Labour by claiming he was working for them, rather than consulting for them, without a UK work...
  • Axelrod: ObamaCare is totally going to change “the attitude that government can’t do anything”

    04/02/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I lost count of the number of straw men President Obama burned during his absurdly premature ObamaCare victory lap on Tuesday afternoon — because Republicans literally don’t want people to have health insurance or something, dont’cha’ know — but as Axelrod even admits in this segment, the real debate over whether ObamaCare is really going to “change the attitude that government can’t do anything” has hardly even begun. Yes, the (currently dressed-up) 7 million enrollment figure (which the administration first said was their goal, then walked back, then put forward again) might mean that ObamaCare will be insanely tough to...
  • Florida special election results: David Axelrod explains David Jolly victory

    03/12/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Natalie Villacorta
    Former White House senior adviser David Alexrod said Wednesday that the lesson to take away from the special election in Florida’s 13th District is that problems with Obamacare motivated the Republican base and that Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.
  • Axelrod to Hillary fans: Why are you wasting donations on 2016 when we need them this year?

    02/07/2014 2:53:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    The man’s got a point, for once. With the Senate seriously at risk, and the Koch Brothers spending prodigiously, shouldn't Dem funders be focused on '14 and not '16 races?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 6, 2014 Awful lot of static aimed at Hillary lately from Team Hopenchange. First came this WSJ piece about Democrats being “unsettled” by all the fundraising attention pro-Clinton PACs have gotten lately, then came this buzzy BuzzFeed report about Obama’s aides knocking her emerging 2016 strategy. Then came the news that Democrats will get no help from Priorities USA this fall; they’re keeping their powder dry...
  • David Axelrod wants Democratic donors to stop donating to Hillary Clinton's team

    02/07/2014 12:17:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 6, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    David Axelrod, President Obama's top strategist when he defeated Hillary Clinton in 2008, wants Democratic donors to focus on the 2014 elections, rather than Clinton's likely campaign. "With the Senate seriously at risk, and the Koch Brothers spending prodigiously, shouldn't Dem funders be focused on '14 and not '16 races?" Axelrod tweeted Thursday afternoon, in what appears to be a very thinly veiled allusion to the Clinton machine that is already coming together. The tweet comes just days after a Wall Street Journal report on Democratic concerns that the early support for Clinton could hurt the Democratic Party's midterm efforts....
  • Common Core Architect Brings in OFA Workers to Target 'Low Hanging Fruit'

    02/03/2014 9:46:02 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Feb 2014, 6:48 AM PDT | Dr. Susan Berry
    At a conference of the Annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) last year, Common Core "architect" and current president of the “non-profit” College Board, David Coleman, praised the collection of student data via the Common Core State Standards initiative.  Furthermore, he welcomed to that effort members of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign who, Coleman said, would be reaching out, as they did for the campaign, to the “low-hanging fruit,” or low-income and Latino students.In the video below, recorded last May by the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research CEPR, Coleman gave his audience several important pieces of information. First, Coleman admitted, as former...
  • Can the Communist Democrats Be Stopped?

    11/26/2013 7:01:01 AM PST · by WXRGina · 86 replies
    American Clarion ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gina Miller
    At this point, only the most disengaged and uninformed among us cannot see that America has been taken over by communists. You can call them socialists or Marxists if you like, but the bottom line is still the same: authoritarian, centralized government control of our nation. This is the culmination of at least a hundred years of steady, subversive communist infiltration of our federal, state and local governments and all our major institutions by those who embrace this evil, tyrannical ideology. There is no reaching across the aisle to work with these people unless you want to draw back a...
  • David Axelrod claims Obama line on keeping your coverage was 'substantially' true

    11/05/2013 6:55:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/05/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "The fact of the matter is, the president went out and said, I think he said what he believed to be the fact and what was substantially was the fact, because 90, whatever, 95, 96, 97 percent of Americans are in the position where they can keep the insurance they have and they're going to see no changes," Axelrod explained to MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Monday night. Axelrod dismissed people currently losing their health plans as a "small group" of people who bought "substandard policies" in the individual market.
  • Abandoning All Pretense: Axelrod's Tweet Appears to Foreshadow MSNBC´s Move to 'What Progressives

    10/20/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/20/13 | Tom Blumer
    Former Barack Obama campaign manager and current MSNBC senior political analyst David Axelrod today immaturely taunted those who disagree with him on Obamacare by tweeting the following question: "Isn´t it ironic that the most ardent opponents of the Affordable Care Act are now complaining that people can´t sign up fast enough?" At first blush, it would appear that Axelrod´s tweet might be out of bounds even at MSNBC. Based on the splash which greets those who enter "msnbc.com" in their browser´s address bar, you would be wrong:
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • Oh My… Breaking: Holder Justice Department Also Tapped House of Representatives Cloak Room

    05/15/2013 10:09:19 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 83 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | may 15, 2015 | hugh hewitt
    HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes? DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t...
  • Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    05/16/2013 3:47:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/16/2013 | Daniel Halper
    California congressman David Nunes made the claim yesterday that the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative's Cloak Room, an exclusive part of the Capitol where members are able to privately interact with one another. Nunes made the claim on Hugh Hewitt's radio show. "I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this," said Hewitt, referring to the subpoenas the Justice Department to obtain the Associated Press's phone records. "Do you, Congressman Nunes?" "No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right...