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  • David Axelrod: Mitt Romney would bankrupt Medicare

    08/14/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/14/12 9:23 AM EDT | Katie Glueck
    In a swipe at the GOP presidential ticket, senior Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s handling of Medicare. “The president … took away subsidies, unwarranted subsidies, to insurance companies, and he used that money to help lengthen the life of Medicare by nearly a decade,” Axelrod said on CNN’s Starting Point, referencing a provision of the new health care law. “So when Gov. Romney says he doesn’t support that, obviously … that’s problematical.” …
  • Top Obama adviser draws comparison of Ryan and Palin, says choice won’t help Romney (Axelrod)

    08/13/2012 1:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    A senior political adviser to President Barack Obama is likening Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate to John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin. David Axelrod tells “CBS This Morning” he recalls “that kind of excitement four years ago” when McCain presented Palin to the country as his choice for vice president. Axelrod says in Monday’s interview he thinks the selection of Ryan, who is popular with tea party figures — as Palin was — is “not going to be a plus for Mr. Romney.”(continued)
  • Obama Team Salivates Over Ryan Pick (Mr. Obamatax: Ryan wants to raise taxes on the middle class!)

    08/11/2012 7:01:17 PM PDT · by Qbert · 45 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 11, 2012 | Major Garrett
    Whether it's true or not, senior advisers to President Obama's re-election campaign believed, long before presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney picked Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, that Romney had been oddly and helpfully "collaborative" in making the Obama case against him. That's the word David Axelrod used in an interview with National Journal to describe Romney's unwillingness to pitch a strong national narrative about his life, his plans for the nation or how he understood the economic travails of the middle class. Axelrod found Romney's dug-in refusal to release more tax returns (only 2010 so far, with...
  • Obama campaign caught in lie over Joe Soptic, possible violation of law

    08/10/2012 8:10:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 8/10/2012 | Joe Newby
    The Obama campaign has been caught in a lie over Joe Soptic, the man in the now infamous "Romney killed my wife" ad put out by Priorities USA. After the real timeline of events caused scrutiny of the PAC, the Obama re-election team claimed to have had no knowledge of Soptic's story. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter told CNN she didn't know the facts behind Soptic's story. “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance,” she said. Robert Gibbs echoed that sentiment when he told reporters on Air Force...
  • Book: Blagojevich said he believed $25,000 was channeled to Obama

    08/08/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies ^ | 080812 | Steve Mills and Todd Light
    An upcoming book about Rod Blagojevich says undercover tape-recordings caught the former governor saying he had heard that convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko secretly channeled $25,000 in cash to Barack Obama, but federal authorities did not deem the claim credible. The book, "Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself Out of the Governor's Office and into Prison," suggests Blagojevich was talking about an undisclosed payment to help Obama with his 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate.
  • Axelrod defends suit on Ohio military voting law, calls Romney's stance 'shameful'

    08/05/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies ^ | August 05, 2012 |
    Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday defended Democrats’ lawsuit challenging an Ohio law on early voting for U.S. service members and called Mitt Romney’s portrayal of the case “shameful.” The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee filed the suit to block a new state law allowing men and women in uniform to vote up until the Monday right before an election, while the cutoff on early voting for the rest of the public is three days earlier.  “The way Gov. Romney stated [the situation] is completely false,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s shameful that Gov....
  • Despicable Dingy Harry Reid Executes Obama/Axelrod Smear on Mitt Romney

    08/02/2012 3:17:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | August 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dingy Harry continues to smear Mitt Romney. Ann Coulter has a good column today. She points out, if I could summarize real quick, she says the reason that they are making a beeline for Romney's tax records is because he's too straitlaced. He doesn't have a divorce that they can go look at. And she recounts the history of every Obama campaign, every opponent had either divorce or custody records unsealed shortly before the election, which resulted in high embarrassment or even resignation of the opposition candidate. Her point is that Obama has never won an election...
  • Axelrod: It’s Amazing ‘We’re Not Getting Blown Away’

    07/29/2012 5:09:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    <p>You know what's kind of amazing?</p> <p>That we're not getting blown away in the face of unprecedented, unlimited spending from super PACs, Mitt Romney, and all the other shadowy groups trashing Barack Obama nonstop.</p> <p>Shadowy groups? Is he hallucinating? Perhaps his boss has reinstituted the Choom Gang and Axelrod has been puffing away – the donors to Romney’s campaign and pro-Romney Super PACs has received consistent and brutal scrutiny.</p>
  • Axelrod: The Perception That We're Negative is...Romney's Fault

    07/26/2012 3:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Good luck with this argument, Axe: Axelrod Says Their Attack Ads Aren't Why People Think They're Running Negative CampaignScarborough's chuckle is perfect.  The Obama campaign has outspent Romney overall, besting the Republican by a 3-to-1 margin on battleground television ads thus far.  More than three-quarters of those ads have been negative, and many of those negative ads have been debunked as false by independent fact-checkers.  Now that Romney and his allies have hit back with ads correcting the record and pointing out the death of 'hope and change," Axelrod is blaming them for the public perception that Obama's gone mega...
  • CBS Bemoans Negative Campaign, But Lets David Axelrod Unload on Romney

    07/25/2012 6:11:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    During an interview of Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Erica Hill bewailed the negative tone of the presidential campaign, hinting that it might turn off voters. However, the anchors let Axelrod rip Mitt Romney's recent foreign policy speech to the VFW without challenge, and failed to ask the adviser about the President's own speech to the organization. Rose set up Axelrod's tirade against Romney with a beyond softball question - on the GOP candidate's slam of Obama: "'Contemptible conduct'; 'a betrayal' -- where are we?" The veteran journalist hinted at his...
  • Messaging: Obama, Axelrod, and Emanuel Use Same Talking Point This Weekend (video at link)

    07/16/2012 8:38:43 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    Messaging: Obama, Axelrod, and Emanuel Use Same Talking Point This Weekend... (video at link)
  • Another Fine Mess!

    07/13/2012 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    c/o Mitt Romney TEA Party Patriots - h/t Vince
  • Axelrod: “There’s this reign of terror going on in the Republican Party”

    07/13/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot ^ | July 13, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    New tone? David Axelrod spoke with National Journal’s Beth Reinhard in a phone interview, excerpts of which were posted a few minutes ago. In the interview, Axelrod decried the “politics of obstruction” — and then compared Republicans to Robespierre: NJ President Obama has been vague about what he would accomplish in his second term.AXELROD The president believes you build a strong, sustainable economy by building a strong, viable growing middle class. You have to continue to upgrade our educational system and improve access to higher education and technical training. We have to invest in research and development and the kinds...
  • Axelrod: Romney "folded" to pressure from the right on health care

    07/08/2012 5:16:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies ^ | July 6 2012 | CBS
    Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod continued to hammer Mitt Romney's recent decision to label the health care mandate a "tax" rather than a mandate, accusing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of having "folded" to pressure from the right and "walking away from" his previous beliefs. Axelrod, appearing on "CBS This Morning" Friday, reiterated the Obama administration's argument that the individual mandate, "whether you call it a mandate, whether you call it a tax, what it is is a penalty on the less than 1 percent of Americans who can afford health insurance and refuse to buy it then show...
  • David “The Red” Axelrod’s Communist Roots

    07/08/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 7/8/12 | Don
    It may be accurate to blame Barack Hussein Obama for the woes that this country is facing, but the man behind the curtain, the leftist version of a Karl Rove is solely more responsible for getting him elected than any person on the planet. Since the “historic” ascendancy and 2008 election of Obama, it has come out that Axelrod is more than just a paid political hack, more than just an “adviser.” As Paul Kengor writes in the American Spectator: “He is imager of the image and narrator of the narrative. No single person is more responsible for making Barack...
  • Axelrod's Attaaaaack Waaaaatch for the day

    07/08/2012 4:07:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 7/8/12 | Nachum
    Axelrod's marching orders for the Sunday talking head shows... Attaaaaaaack! General Axelrod's script for most of today: Romney hides his money! For your enjoyment and viewing pleasure: Attaaaaaack WaaaaatchDURBIN: Romney Has No Explanation For Swiss Bank Account, Tax Avoidance Schemes Ben Labolt: Mitt Romney's Offshore Bank Accounts and Tax Returns  O'MALLEY: Romney Bet Against America With Offshore Accounts O'MALLEY: 'I've Never Known A Swiss Bank Account To Build An American Bridge' GIBBS: Mitt Romney Should Release More Tax Returns DNC Chair: Romney Must Release Additional Tax Returns Politics Of Diversion: Dems Attack Romney Instead Of Defending Disastrous Jobs ReportDNC Chief...
  • Mark Levin goes after David ‘the red’ Axelrod, tells Romney it’s time he pounded back (wild!)

    07/06/2012 9:54:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies
    Mark Levin started his show by reading from an article called “David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack” in the American Spectator which is an extensive profile of Obama’s hatchet man which raises some very interesting details. You can read that one yourself. But what’s happening now and the reason Levin is exposing David ‘the red’ Axelrod is that he is trying to say that Romney is the most secretive candidate ever and the media is following right along with that narrative. Which is why Levin tells the Romney campaign that they are getting their guts beat out of them right now and...
  • Mark Levin goes after David 'the red' Axelrod (video at link)

    07/06/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 20 replies
    Axelrod has no problem going Birther against Romney Mark Levin started his show by reading from an article called “David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack” in the American Spectator which is an extensive profile of Obama’s hatchet man which raises some very interesting details. You can read that one yourself. But what’s happening now and the reason Levin is exposing David ‘the red’ Axelrod is that he is trying to say that Romney is the most secretive candidate ever and the media is following right along with that narrative. Which is why Levin tells the Romney campaign that they are getting their...
  • And then we told them it's not a tax.

    07/04/2012 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 2 replies
    email | unk | unk
  • Axelrod Won’t Say Mandate Is A Tax

    06/29/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/29/12 | staff
    Axelrod spinning