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  • Axelrod Assures Admirers: "It's Cool To Be An Obama Supporter" (Beyond HURL Alert)

    06/20/2011 6:44:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies ^ | June 19, 2011 |
    "I find it as cool to be an Obama supporter. Having sat with him for two years is the White House and watched him -- watching him work through some very difficult things with a lot of intelligence and grace, equilibrium. I, I have great admiration for him," Obama's chief campaign strategist told CNN. "The people who were participating in the campaign in 2008 weren't involved n some sort of cult of personality. It wasn't just about Barack Obama, it was the country and they cared deeply about this country," Axelrod said in his answer a question about how to...
  • Obama not taking Washington for granted

    06/01/2011 4:45:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | June 1, 201 | Joel Connelly
    Washington has not voted for a Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan in 1984, but the Obama campaign still plans to run hard here next year, the president’s chief strategist said in an interview Wednesday.“There is a great deal of energy here, and we want to tap into that,” said David Axelrod, who left the White House at the start of the year to supervise the Obama reelection effort.“We can’t take states in the Northwest for granted . . .We are not going to ignore this state: We are going to run an active campaign in this state,” Axelrod added...

    04/30/2011 11:41:04 AM PDT · by onyx · 141 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 4/30/2011 | AMIE PARNES
    Guess who came to brunch? The hockey mom herself, Sarah Palin, attended Tammy Haddad's annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner brunch on Saturday. The former vice presidential candidate was immediately enveloped by a large crowd on a patio after making her entrance with Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. Palin spent some time posing for pictures with both Dems and R's alike. About an hour later, she took off with Van Susteren.
  • Axelrod: Americans Didn’t Vote for Ideology, Yet Elected These Ideologists

    04/08/2011 9:47:37 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | April 08, 2011 | Jim Geraghty
    Obama’s chief strategist David Axelrod assesses the showdown over the budget: Just last year, voters “didn’t vote for more ideology. But yet they swept in a group that is very partisan and ideological,” he said. “You see that up in Wisconsin,” which has been divided in a war over union rights.Isn’t this like arguing that Americans didn’t vote for conservative policies, even though they elected a lot of conservatives? (Notice the term “swept in” — he makes it sound accidental, like America was cleaning the front steps and got careless with the broom.) Obama argued that his victory was a...
  • Obama's Role in Empowering the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/07/2011 2:44:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 07, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    The Obama administration is claiming that the president has been out in front of the crisis in Egypt. The facts prove otherwise. He has been behind the curve and has badly damaged American interests -- perhaps irretrievably so. Barack Obama's campaign was built on spin and speeches. His presidency has used these tools to present a false image. In this case, his chief spin maestro, David Axelrod, has been peddling the story that Barack Obama has been "out ahead of this" ("this" being the crisis in Egypt). Politico Journalist Josh Gerstein was skeptical and fact-checked Axelrod's boastful claim. Press Secretary...
  • Axelrod: Obama Has “On Several Occasions Directly Confronted” Mubarak the Past 2 Years

    01/28/2011 3:07:32 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 36 replies
    SeeBS ^ | January 28, 2011 5:17 PM | Unknown
    In a network exclusive interview to air on Nightline tonight, we sat down this afternoon with White House senior adviser David Axelrod, the president’s closest aide, whose last day at the White House is today. We talked about a number of issues in this exit interview, but perhaps most news-worthy were his comments on Egypt in which Axelrod suggested President Obama has for two years “directly confronted” the Egyptian president over human rights issues in order to get ahead of growing discontent among his people – a stronger characterization of President Obama’s discussions with Mubarak than we’ve so far heard...
  • David Axelrod: "No grand repositioning"; Obama is a "progressive"

    01/27/2011 1:30:59 PM PST · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/2011 | Greg Sargent
    David Axelrod chatted with around a dozen bloggers at the White House late yesterday, and I got a chance to ask him to respond to all the claims -- coming from left-leaning, right-leaning and nonpartisan observers alike -- that Obama is in the midst of an ideological makeover in the wake of the 2010 losses and in preparation for reelection. Axelrod adamantly denied there had been any discussions about repositioning at all and reaffirmed that Obama is a "progressive." Axelrod's answer, alternately frustrated and pleading, is worth quoting at length, because it captures something interesting about the collision between Obama...
  • Axelrod mocks Tea Party response: 'Am I looking at the right camera?'

    01/26/2011 7:17:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Axelrod mocks Tea Party response: 'Am I looking at the right camera?'By Michael O'Brien - 01/26/11 08:22 AM ET A top White House adviser gently mocked the Tea Party response to the State of the Union delivered by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday night. White House senior adviser David Axelrod joked in a television appearance later in the evening, after Bachmann had delivered her rejoinder to President Obama's speech, about the odd camerawork in much of the Tea Party address. "Am I looking at the right camera?" Axelrod joked during an appearance on MSNBC, referencing Bachmann's video. In the...
  • Theme of “Together We Thrive” T-shirt came from Obama’s Organizing for America

    01/14/2011 7:16:40 AM PST · by snarkbait · 70 replies
    CFP ^ | Friday, January 14, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    The “Together We Thrive” T-shirts that starred at Wednesday’s Arizona `Memorial’ originated from Organizing for America (here), a sad fact unearthed by The Drumbeat of Liberty and the Preservation of Freedom editor and Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Robert Rohlfing. In the controversy of the pep rally/rock concert style Memorial for those who lost their lives in Saturday’s Arizona tragedy, the mainstream media reported that the “Together We Thrive: Tucson & America” T-shirt given to mourners as they entered McKate Center was the idea of University of Arizona brass, not the Obama administration.
  • What happened to the Barack Obama dream?

    09/25/2010 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 59 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 23, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    Bob Woodward's searing critique of the Democrats' war strategy comes as key advisers are leaving and voters lose patience with Barack Obama's promise to deliver 'hope and change'. Alex Spillius reports on an increasingly isolated President. When Barack Obama took office 20 months ago – and what a long 20 months it seems – there was a lot of talk about the great "Team of Rivals" he was appointing around him. Parallels were drawn with the cabinet of substantial talents and big personalities assembled by Abraham Lincoln to rebuild the nation after the civil war. Now, in a new book,...
  • White House Refuses to Release Donors to David Axelrod's Charity

    11/29/2010 8:54:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Gawker ^ | 11/29/10 | John Cook
    White House Refuses to Release Donors to David Axelrod's CharityBy John Cook In 1998, White House senior adviser David Axelrod co-founded a charity aimed at curing epilepsy, which his daughter suffers from. It raised $800,000 last year from corporate and private donors. The White House won't say who they are. **SNIP** David Axelrod has no current official affiliation with CURE, but the organization's press materials describe him as a "CURE father and co-founder," and his White House bio says he "helped found" it. Susan Axelrod serves as CURE's chair, an unpaid position. Any viewer of Fox News piece, which is...
  • Fox News and David Axelrod

    11/27/2010 3:35:42 PM PST · by plinyelder · 91 replies
    Did anyone else see the 'kiss-fest' that Fox had with Axelrod and his family? Boo Hoo session about what they are having to go through with one of their kids and her epilepsy. Of course nothing was said about Their Gold-Plated insurance .. paid for by the "Common Folk" who Axelrod and his ilk are trying their best to destroy those same "Common Folks" meager insurance! I didn't watch the whole thing .. It made me sick, just knowing that Fox was doing their little Kiss Up! I know this isn't well written .. I'm Pissed! Thanks for allowing my...
  • Axelrod needed in Chicago, not in the White House

    11/18/2010 3:34:08 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 4 replies ^ | 11/17/10 06:00 AM ET | Sam Youngman
    David Axelrod has proven he can sell hope, change and Barack Obama the candidate.
  • Axelrod Says Plouffe to Replace Him at White House Next Year (Rearranging The Deck Chairs)

    11/15/2010 10:52:47 AM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11-15-10 | Aamer Madhani and James A. Barnes
    President Obama's top adviser, David Axelrod, will likely be replaced by campaign strategist David Plouffe when he leaves the White House early next year. Axelrod tells National Journal that he still plans on leaving Washington in the spring to head back to Chicago to work on the president's reelection campaign, and he expects Plouffe -- who was a key member of Obama's presidential campaign -- to step in to the White House soon. "I think he will come, which is huge," Axelrod said in an e-mail, "but his portfolio will be slightly different." Plouffe served as campaign manager for Obama's...
  • Your Views On Axelrod's Appearance On Fox News Sunday.Can We Say "Pinocchio Axelrod"?

    11/14/2010 10:22:21 PM PST · by JohnThune2012 · 19 replies
    Unbelievable!Then again why should us conservatives not be surprised. When Chris Wallace tried to convince Mr. Axlerod that in general,Most Americans VOTED AGAINST OBAMA and his Failed Policies, Axelrod kept defending Obama trying to convince the 70% of Angry Americans that the election results had nothing to with with President Obama. And This Guy Is His Senior Adviser? You may as well hire Beavis & Butthead to take his place!
  • Axelrod starts Obama's re-election work next year

    11/14/2010 6:56:49 AM PST · by sunmars · 12 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration adviser David Axelrod says he will leave the White House in the first half of next year to begin the president's re-election campaign.</p> <p>Axelrod told "Fox News Sunday" that he would return to Chicago in "late winter, early spring" to start work.</p>
  • Axelrod: 2012 won’t be 2010 repeat

    11/14/2010 7:22:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Axelrod: 2012 won’t be 2010 repeat David Axelrod said Sunday that he’ll leave the White House as soon as “late winter” to work on President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, and he predicted that effort won’t be fought on the same electoral battlefield on which Republicans drubbed Democrats in 2010. “We’re going to have a whole different situation come 2012,” the president's senior adviser told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, who pointed out that the GOP had great success in traditionally Republican states that Obama had won in 2008, including North Carolina and Virginia. “How do you win back those...
  • Democrats turn on Barack Obama, David Axelrod's head on block?

    11/02/2010 12:29:32 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 53 replies · 1+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 1, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    Polling day hasn’t even dawned yet and it appears the Democratic circular firing squad is forming up. It is highly significant that Democrats are now openly turning on President Obama. Although David Axelrod and/or others may be the fall guys, the buck stops with Obama himself in terms of how he led his party during this mid-term election campaign. The Caprio debacle, Team Obama’s focus on 2012, Obama’s preoccupation with his own image, the “Blame Bush” strategy – it’s all being second-guessed publicly already. From Peter Wallsten and Jonathan Weisman of the WSJ: Some high-level Democrats are calling for President...
  • BREAKING NEWS: David Axelrod Has a Beastiality Problem

    10/18/2010 8:40:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/18/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    There is a dangerous trend moving through the top most ranks of the Obama administration, and no I am not talking about Socialism. Just because this progressive administration believes that government should control industry and our personal lives does not mean that our President is a socialist. And I am not talking about the rumor that the administration is trying to stifle first amendment speech. Just because they attack every broadcaster that disagrees with their agenda and threaten every business that points out a flaw in their legislation it does not mean that they are trying to stymie an open...
  • Stealing Democracy

    10/17/2010 4:58:03 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10 October 2010 | DNC
    To: Local News Media RE: Democrat/Goyle Fact Check: "Stealing Democracy" The Democrats are falsely accusing Republicans of violating Federal Campaign Law: In an Orwellian statement, Obama staff member David Axelrod claims that it is up to REPUBLICANS and up to the Chamber of Commerce to prove that they are INNOCENT of any criminal charges, in this matter: "White House senior adviser David Axelrod said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the burden of proving false the charge by Democrats that the business group is funneling foreign money to Republican campaigns."