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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."
  • Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Behind Anti-Chamber of Commerce Internet Campaign

    10/16/2010 2:19:20 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies ^ | 10/16/2010 | Larry O'Connor
    Has the White House been influenced by a convicted domestic terrorist for its attack on the Chamber of Commerce?The latest assault on the Chamber has been spear-headed by none other than the President himself and picked up by David Axelrod, and all the usual Astro-Turfers who receive marching orders from the DNC. It’s become part of the standard talking points for cable-news pundits and their well-programmed guests and has been the new rallying cry for the left as they try their best to explain the imminent electoral disaster that looms on November 2nd. But one group was well ahead...
  • Like Democrats Leaving a Sinking Presidency

    10/14/2010 8:38:02 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/14/10 | Alaphiah
    Hey where’s everyone going? Defense secretary Robert Gates, and senior adviser David Axelrod, The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, national security advisor General James Jones, the entire economics team, of whom Peter Orszag and Christina Romer have already gone, they’re all leaving. Then there’s Larry Summers, the director of the National Economic Council and the dead fish himself, White house chief of staff Rahm Emanuel who also doubled as political strategist to president Barry Hussein Soetoro, all high level advisers all jumping ship. But don’t worry it’s all good! I’m sure the spin that media and Democrats will put...
  • Axelrod to US Chamber: What Are You Hiding That You Don’t Want the American People to See?

    10/13/2010 11:23:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/11/2010 | Jack Tapper
    TAPPER: But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it's true or not? AXELROD: Well I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. I’m simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest the questions that have been, that have been raised. TAPPER: Isn't that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that...
  • Epitaph for Barack Obama's Democrats: 'Is that the best you can do?'

    10/12/2010 4:59:56 AM PDT · by radioone · 5 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10-12-10 | Toby Harnden
    Bob Schieffer and Mark Halperin are not exactly Tea Party activists. Within their respective generations, they are archetypes of the media elite, inside-the-Beltway, liberal-leaning purveyors of the conventional wisdom. They don’t want to be wrong, of course, so at times they are also weather vanes – when the conventional wisdom has undeniably changed, they swivel.
  • Axelrod Asked If He's Acting Like a Birther "Whackjob"

    10/12/2010 4:32:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 11, 2010 | John McCormack
    Jake Tapper talks to David Axelrod about the Obama administration's allegation that the Chamber of Commerce is using foreign money to fund the group's political activities--a charge the Chamber denies. This part of the interview is pretty amusing: TAPPER: But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it's true or not? AXELROD: Well I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. I’m simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest...
  • Jake Tapper Asks Axelrod About Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate

    10/11/2010 5:38:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 177 replies · 1+ views
    Monday, October 11, 2010 | Kristinn
    During the course of questioning about the Obama administration's attacks on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper brought up the issue of Barack Obama refusing to release his long form Hawaii birth certificate in an interview today with senior White House adviser David Axelrod.Axelrod said that Obama's birth certificate "has been available to people."When Tapper followed up by asking if the long form version (aka the original with more information than the shorter publicly released version) has been released, Axelrod ducked the question with this bizarre rejoinder, “the only people who want to keep...
  • Breaking: Axelrod is a Pedophile. Now Prove Me Wrong.

    10/11/2010 1:55:30 PM PDT · by toma29 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 10/11/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Obama and his minions continue to follow Saul Alinsky's playbook of using projection, demonization, and spewing lies about their opponents. From Outside the Beltway: David Axelrod: Chamber Of Commerce Guilty Until Proven Innocent Axelrod was defiant, suggesting the chamber is lying and the New York Times report was inaccurate. “Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob? The fact is that the chamber has asserted that, but they won’t release any information about where their campaign money is coming from, and that’s the core of the problem, here,” Axelrod said. Scumbags all of them. I only hope the...
  • Video- Axelrod: Chamber of Commerce “A Threat To Our Democracy”

    10/11/2010 10:43:32 AM PDT · by · 20 replies
    David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s top adviser, said yesterday on “Face the Nation” the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a “threat to our democracy.” This statement is in response to the allegations that the Chamber is using foreign money to fund elections within the United States.
  • Obama aide asks chamber to open its books

    10/11/2010 12:08:35 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 51 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 10/10/2010 | Anna Fifield
    A senior official in Barack Obama’s administration has challenged the US Chamber of Commerce to prove that it is not funding election campaign advertisements with foreign money. David Axelrod, one of the president's closest advisers, escalated a war of words with conservative and business groups, saying on Sunday that secret donations to these organisations, including the Chamber of Commerce, were “a threat to our democracy”. He added: “If the Chamber opens up its books and says ‘here’s where our political money’s coming from,’ then we’ll know. But until they do that, all we have is their assertion.”Mr Axelrod’s words on...
  • Sunday Roundup: Four Revealing Videos:

    10/10/2010 11:12:41 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 14 replies
    Face the Nation, FNS, Meet the Press ^ | October 11, 2010 | Greg C.
    Alexi Giannouilias Knew His Depositors Were Mafia, just not the "extent" Karl Rove Unloads Both Barrels on Fox News Sunday Ed Gillespie Strikes Back: "Axelrod (may be) Willfully Deceptive" Axelrod: "the U.S. Chamber of a threat to our Democracy"
  • Axelrod: Chamber must prove foreign money allegations false

    10/10/2010 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/10 | Walter Alarkon
    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. Axelrod was pressed by CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday for evidence that the foreign campaign contributions benefiting the GOP is more than “peanuts.” “Do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?” Axelrod said on “Face the Nation.” “The fact is that the Chamber has asserted that, but they won’t release any information about where their campaign money is coming from. And that’s at the core of...
  • Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser

    10/08/2010 9:59:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/08/10 | David E. Sanger
    Mr. Donilon began as a young political operative for President Jimmy Carter and later was chief of staff for Secretary of State Warren Christopher in the Clinton administration. He has long operated in the area between politics and national security. He coached Mr. Obama on foreign policy for his debates in the 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Mark Kirk for Senate (Chicago Tribune Endorsement)

    10/07/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Inyokern · 271 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/7/2010 | Tribune Editorial Board
    In 2010, the citizens of Illinois should send to the Capitol a senator who will bring expertise and independence. The candidate who fits that bill is Mark Kirk. Today the Tribune endorses Kirk, a Republican, for the U.S. Senate seat that Roland Burris soon vacates. To understand our verdict, watch Giannoulias and Kirk's appearance before us this week. You'll find the video at Judge each man's depth and preparedness for the job. Judge knowledge and scope. Judge accomplishment. Judge which candidate has a proven record of thoughtful independence — of bucking his party when the good of this nation...
  • Axelrod blames Fox for birther myth

    10/07/2010 5:37:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 164 replies · 1+ views
    POLITICO ^ | October 7, 2010 | MATT NEGRIN
    EXCERPT He added, “These are times of great change and stress, so you see some of those things come out, but it is no doubt promoted by our friends at Fox and others, and that’s part of the politics we have to deal with.”
  • The Soros-Axelrod Axis of Astroturf

    09/27/2010 10:26:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    In politics, things can be other than what they seem on the surface - especially when George Soros and David Axelrod are involved Last year at about this time, I scripted a column suggesting that George Soros, billionaire sugar daddy of the Democrats, ardent ally of Barack Obama, and fierce anti-Israel critic and activist, was a founder and major funder of the anti-Israel group J Street . Recent revelations confirm that Soros and family members were major donors-despite J Street's previous denials. I also suggested that Soros may have worked with David Axelrod, Obama's campaign strategist and now Obama's domestic...
  • Axelrod leaving White House next year to work on campaign

    09/25/2010 9:51:02 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies ^ | September 24, 2010 5:45 AM |
    UPDATED STORY David Axelrod, a top advisor to President Obama and the main architect of his election victory in 2008, will be leaving the White House next year and returning to Chicago to work on the president's re-election campaign, a White House aide said Thursday. Axelrod has not specified a departure date, but he plans to remain in his current position "well into 2011,'' the aide said.
  • Sneed: Ax for Axelrod? Pssst!

    09/18/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | MICHAEL SNEED
    Ax for Axelrod? Pssst! Comments September 16, 2010 BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist Sneed hears rumbles White House senior adviser David Axelrod will be replaced by David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager, after the midterm elections, which are expected to be a Dem disaster. (snip) Rahm 'em . . . The following is a missive to Sneed dispatched by a former top D.C. politico: "The Dems on the Hill want him [White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel] out for sure. They feel like abused-children up there." • The upshot: "And a lot of folks at the White House...
  • Rahm's Chicago Way

    09/08/2010 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 8, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: The end of the Daley mayoral dynasty in Chicago may set the stage for a man who never wants to waste a good crisis to take the reins. Will the Windy City be socialism's next victim? Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's surprise announcement that he will not seek a seventh term in 2011 clears the way for White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to fulfill a personal ambition and at the same time escape the collapsing presidency of Barack Obama. The Daleys, Richard M. and Richard J., with brief interruptions from an occasional Harold Washington or Jane Byrne,...
  • Axelrod's Nov Strategy: Blah, Bush, Social Security, Blah, Clean up Mess, Victim of Own Success

    09/07/2010 2:35:11 PM PDT · by toma29 · 3 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/07/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    This guy is mentally deranged. He couldn't read the voter mood if it were a popup book. From Huffington Post: David Axelrod: Republican Congress Could Be 'More Extreme' Than BushBy extreme, he means they might stop the spending. With polls and prognosticators predicting a massive Republican rout -- and the likely election of uncompromising, out-of-the-mainstream conservatives -- in the fall, the Obama administration has begun raising dire alarms in its pitch to voters. Remember the Bush administration, the argument goes. It could be worse. "I saw that [Alaska GOP Senate candidate] Joe Miller said that he would abolish Social Security...
  • Obama Stopped Using MLK's Oval Office Rug Quote After Notified in 2008 of 'Borrowed' Origin

    09/04/2010 10:50:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, August 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    The news of Barack Obama's new Oval Office rug containing a favorite quote used by Obama that he attributed to Martin Luther King was taken from a sermon by 19th century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker has taken an interesting twist with research by Freeper Enchante (and Hot Air)showing that in 2008 Obama stopped using the quote in stump speeches after his presidential campaign was informed its origin by Unitarian Rev. Matt Tittle:In April, during the presidential primary season, I perked up from the usual din of campaign rhetoric when I heard then-candidate Barack Obama say (referring to Dr. Martin Luther...
  • The party of know nothings

    08/31/2010 3:31:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-31-10 | Jeffrey Folks
    "Ideas may be cut loose from experience in two senses: either they have no roots in experience, or they are not submitted to the test of experience. Either way, they are free to be foolish." So wrote Jeane Kirkpatrick in the Introduction to her landmark book, Dictatorships and Double Standards (New York, 1982, p. 10). Kirkpatrick's statement applies perfectly to the band of naïve idealists now in change of our government. The youthful dreamers guiding the Obama administration have almost no private-sector experience. Like Obama himself, the Cabinet and host of czars who direct policy have spent their lives in...
  • Obama's shipwreck

    08/28/2010 3:29:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    You've got to wonder when White House political guru David Axelrod will look at the churning pools of poll data and, like Chief Brody in "Jaws," say: "We're gonna need a bigger boat." The analogy isn't quite right, because in the movie, the shark ultimately loses. It's hard to imagine a scenario where Barack Obama and Axelrod victoriously paddle away on the flotsam of their own political wreckage. But in one sense, the analogy works just fine: This White House is rudderlessly lost at sea and inadequate to the challenges it faces. At the beginning of the year, retiring seven-term...
  • Axelrod: 'Totally fine' with no-show candidates (RATS afraid of Hussein and Commiecare™? Yep.)

    08/11/2010 3:36:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/09/10 | Steve Brusk
    Axelrod: 'Totally fine' with no-show candidatesFrom CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk Posted: August 9th, 2010 04:59 PM ET Washington (CNN) - The president's Senior Advisor David Axelrod says he's "totally fine" with candidates in more conservative regions choosing not to campaign with President Obama this fall. **SNIP** His comments come after Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White and Georgia gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes campaigned elsewhere in the last week, instead of standing by President Obama's side. "In fairness, we didn't carry Texas or Georgia, so the politics, for us, has always been a little challenge in those states", Axelrod...
  • Axelrod: President remains opposed to same-sex marriage

    08/07/2010 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/05/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Axelrod: President remains opposed to same-sex marriageBy Michael O'Brien - 08/05/10 09:38 AM ET President Obama remains opposed to same-sex marriage despite a federal judge's decision to strike down a ban on such marriages, a top White House adviser said Thursday. Senior adviser David Axelrod said the president supports "equality" for gay and lesbian couples, but did not address directly Obama's position on Wednesday's court ruling, which struck down as unconstitutional California's Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in the state. "The president does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples, and...
  • Mystery for White House: Where Did the Jobs Go?

    07/19/2010 6:48:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7-19-10 | John Harwood
    Welcome as it is, progress toward finally capping the gulf oil leak hasn’t resolved the biggest conundrum facing President Obama before the midterm elections. That conundrum, which reclaims center stage in Washington this week, is this: Why is unemployment so high? The whodunit has flummoxed economists in both parties for a year. In 2009, as the new Obama administration grappled with the financial crisis, joblessness rose nearly two points beyond customary recession forecasts. Part of the uncertainty concerns why. More consequential now, as the administration and Congress determine what to do, is whether the unemployment spike reflects a short-term or...
  • Of Teleprompters,Talking points,The Party Liine and Illegal Aliens

    07/16/2010 7:34:32 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/16/10 | Alaphiah
    Like the brother who constantly over compensates for his multiple failures in life by telling wild exaggerated stories of accomplishments. Accomplishments that, he will be quick to tell you, through no fault of his own somehow got away. David Axelrod White house senior adviser went on the Sunday circuit with talking points about the Barry Hussein Soetoro immigration policies that amounted to over compensated wild and exaggerated stories that one might hear from a loser brother. I can always tell when someone received coaching to carry the Party line. Eyes roll back to the back of their heads until you...
  • Axelrod denies hiding Jarrett Senate talks

    07/11/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 5+ views
    Axelrod denies hiding Jarrett Senate talks White House senior adviser David Axelrod is denying that aides to Barack Obama tried to cover up a conversation Obama reportedly had with a top union official about the possibility that then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) might name Obama friend Valerie Jarrett to fill the senate seat Obama was vacating, Axelrod said Sunday that the contact between Obama and Service Employees International Union official Tom Balanoff was encompassed in a report that Obama legal counsel Greg Craig issued in 2008, even though the conversation was not specifically described there. "If you go back and...
  • Axelrod: We proved we were competent by stopping the Swine Flu

    06/29/2010 7:35:14 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 29, 2010 | David Freddoso
    David Axelrod, who once wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune defending the widespread and corrupt Chicago practice of patronage hiring, accused the GOP of playing by Chicago rules on The Daily Show last night. Much better, though, he took credit for stopping the swine flu near the end of the clip below. "I'd argue that we have shown a baseline level of competence...Take the H1N1 flu for example. We jumped on that quickly...I think we averted a larger public health disaster."
  • Shut Up, Barack!

    06/16/2010 5:50:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 814+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 16, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    Does anyone recall the first weeks of Barack Obama’s presidency? He was everywhere on the media all the time. His constant use of TelePrompters became an instant joke, suggesting he could not say anything unless it was scripted. Indeed, listening to him try to speak without them is a painful process of a very slow selection of words and very long pauses in between. After his first press conference he stopped holding them until 309 days later when he addressed the oil spill in the Gulf. It was such a lame performance that his advisors apparently thought a speech from...
  • Obama adviser(Mr.Astroturf Axelrod) questions legitimacy of SC candidate Alvin Greene

    06/13/2010 8:05:45 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 29 replies · 965+ views
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | June 13, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama says the Democratic nominee for the Senate in South Carolina doesn’t appear to be a legitimate candidate.