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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
  • Emails: White House worked with health industry to send business to Axelrod’s firm

    06/28/2012 5:52:27 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    The charge that the Obama administration coordinated with the health-care industry in 2009 during the Obamacare fight to send a good chunk of business to the consulting firm founded by presidential adviser David Axelrod has resurfaced in the news media. At issue is whether the White House worked with officials inside the industry to form the outside group, “Healthy Economy Now,” which ran pro-Obamacare ads with the help of Axelrod’s former political consulting firm, AKPD Message and Media. In 2009, the firm not only still employed Axelrod’s son, but it still owed the presidential adviser money as part of his...
  • David Axelrod: I Had A ‘Big Cry’ When President’s Health Care Law Was Passed

    06/26/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Meidaite ^ | 6/26/12 | Alex Alvarez
    David Axelrod, senior adviser for Barack Obama‘s re-election campaign, spoke with New York magazine reporter and frequent Morning Joe panelist John Heilemann at 92Y, telling Heilemann that he had a “big cry” over the passage of President Obama’s health care law. RELATED: Poll: Most Americans Want Health Care Law Declared Unconstitutional “I have a child with a chronic illness,” he shared. “I was one of those people who almost went bankrupt. She was seven months old and she started having seizures. I was making 35, 38 thousand dollars a year and her medications weren’t covered by her insurance and we...
  • Strassel: Axelrod's ObamaCare Dollars

    06/22/2012 7:57:35 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 21, 2012 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The fight over ObamaCare is raging, and a few news outlets report that something looks ethically rotten in the White House. An outside group funded by industry is paying the former firm of senior presidential adviser David Axelrod to run ads in favor of the bill. That firm, AKPD Message and Media, still owes Mr. Axelrod money and employs his son. The story quickly died, but emails recently released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee ought to resurrect it. The emails suggest the White House was intimately involved both in creating this lobby and hiring Mr. Axelrod's firm—which is...
  • Flashback: Axelrod called Bush ‘out of touch’ for playing golf in bad economy

    06/18/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/12 | Alex Pappas
    Video from 1994 has surfaced of David Axelrod, President Obama’s chief campaign strategist, calling former President George H.W. Bush “out of touch” for “tastelessly” playing golf while trying to convince voters that the economy is improving. “Bush tastelessly did it, often from the ninth hole, and from the cigar boat and other places,” Axelrod said. Added the adviser: “The impression you got was that he was out of touch.” Throughout his presidency, Obama has been known to hit the links nearly every week. Axelrod explained in the 1994 interview that if “you cite these statistics that say the economy is...
  • In 1994 Axelrod Criticized Bush Happy Talking a Bad Economy, Golfing (video)

    06/13/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/13/12 | John Nolte
    Below is a fascinating piece of video from 1994 where we get to hear chief Obama strategist David Axelrod criticize 2012's David Axelrod's reelection strategy:
  • David Axelrod Says Classified Leaks Not From White House

    06/10/2012 1:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/12 | George Stephanopoulos
    David Axelrod Says Classified Leaks Not From White HouseBy George Stephanopoulos | ABC OTUS News – 5 hrs ago Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod said he is confident that newly launched investigations will show that recent leaks on classified national security information did not come from the White House. "I think the authors of all of this work have said that the White House was not the source of this information," Axelrod told me this morning on "This Week." "I can't say that there weren't leaks. There were obvious leaks, but they weren't from the White House." Axelrod said...
  • Obama campaign plan for private sector? Hire more teachers, firefighters

    06/10/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/2012
    President Obama's top campaign strategist said Sunday that the country needs to "accelerate" job creation in the private sector -- by hiring more teachers, police and firefighters.
  • Axelrod, Holder give conflicting tales on whether Axelrod gave political advice to Holder

    06/10/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/10/12 | Jeff Poor
    On CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod told host Candy Crowley that he rarely interacted with Attorney General Eric Holder in the White House and, contradicting recent testimony from Holder himself, claimed he never offered Holder political advice. “From time to time at the White House, I would see Holder at meetings and so on, but I rarely spoke to him, and I didn’t ever speak to him on issues of policy in the Justice Department,” Axelrod said. “I didn’t speak to him about personnel issues, other than at the beginning of the...
  • As Obama's Intrade Odds Tank Following Gruesome Jobs Numbers, Adm'n Excuse-Makers Melt Down

    06/04/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 4, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    It was only a little over a year ago the Bolshevik Boy Wonder's seemingly limitless supply of dumb-luck had his second term a forgone conclusion in the minds of many, including myriad RINOs and other Republican defeatists. Oddsmakers like Intrade are notoriously accurate -possessing the same eerie prescience found in Vegas football bookies- as these are people who make a living betting on such things... and Barack Obama's reelection was a 70% certainty to them at one point. Alas, while not 'wanting America to fail', I myself have long felt it a certainty that reckless Obama policies would have reality intervening...
  • Eric Holder And David Axelrod Had To Be Separated From Fighting Each Other After Cabinet Meeting

    06/04/2012 5:12:58 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI - The Telegraph ^ | 6-3-2012 | Jon Swaine
    Eric Holder And David Axelrod Had To Be Separated From Fighting Each Other After Cabinet Meeting Jon Swaine Washington, The Telegraph Jun. 3, 2012, 9:01 PM Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office. "That's bull****," Mr Holder said in a confrontation after a cabinet meeting, according to author Daniel Klaidman. He writes: "The two men stood chest to chest. It was like a school yard fight". The relatively mild-mannered Mr Axelrod is said to have told the attorney...
  • Axelrod Denies Participating in Counter-Terror Discussions

    06/03/2012 8:55:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/3/12 | Matthew Larotonda
    The communications director of President Obama’s reelection campaign today denied a report in the New York Times that he had sat in on weekly White House meetings on terrorism. On Tuesday the paper said that after the failed 2009 Christmas Day “underwear bombing,” David Axelrod started attending the discussions with Obama and top national security advisers. The article reads: ”David Axelrod, the president’s closest political adviser, began showing up at the ‘Terror Tuesday’ meetings, his unspeaking presence a visible reminder of what everyone understood: a successful attack would overwhelm the president’s other aspirations and achievements.”
  • Obama adviser Axelrod: Romney not 'qualified to call himself a job-creator’

    06/03/2012 6:13:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/03/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Obama adviser Axelrod: Romney not 'qualified to call himself a job-creator’By Kevin Bogardus - 06/03/12 11:15 AM ET David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Obama’s reelection campaign, said Sunday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney does not have a record of a “job-creator.” Speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, Axelrod said the former Massachusetts governor shouldn’t be considered an expert on the economy. Romney’s record in government and in the private sector was not about creating jobs, according to the Obama adviser. “No one’s arguing whether Mitt Romney’s qualified to be president. What we’re arguing is whether he’s...
  • New Book: Axelrod, Holder Close to Blows in West Wing

    06/03/2012 12:31:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/12 | Martin Gould
    Two of President Barack Obama’s closest allies, former senior advisor David Axelrod and Attorney General Eric Holder came close to blows immediately after a Cabinet meeting, according to a new book to be released next week. Only the intervention of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett prevented the two men from throwing punches, Daniel Klaidman claims in the book, “Kill or Capture.” Politico’s Mike Allen got an advance look at the book, which is due to hit stores on Tuesday, and revealed the altercation in the West Wing which started when Holder accused Axelrod of trying to place a political operative in...
  • Axelrod To Romney Protesters: "You Can't Handle The Truth" (video)

    05/31/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/31/12 | Ian Schwartz
    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod was met with protests from Romney supporters at a press event in Massachusetts today. A frustrated Axelrod, who was shouted down, tells the protesters "they can't handle the truth." After his brief remarks, Axelrod asked for questions from the press but was met with more banter from Romney protesters with slogans like "where are the jobs?" "You can't handle the truth, my friends. That's the problem. If you can handle the truth, then you quiet down," Axelrod said.
  • David Axelrod Privately Calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus”

    05/19/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 128 replies ^ | 05.18.2012 | CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    David Axelrod privately calls Barack Obama “Black Jesus,” according to Edward Klein’s fantastic new book, The Amateur (p. 59). “[Barack Obama] is the living, breathing apotheosis of the American melting pot,” Klein quotes Axelrod as saying. Axelrod, as we know, isn’t alone. According to Klein, Micah Tillman, lecturer in philosophy at the Catholic University of America, called Obama “the Platonic philosopher king we’ve been looking for the past 2,400 years.” And no less an authority than Oprah has called him “The One.”
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • 'Forward!' with Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis

    05/08/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    There has been some interesting commentary in the conservative media regarding the new Obama campaign slogan for 2012: "Forward!" The slogan debuted on April 30 -- May Day eve -- in a seven-minute video by the Obama campaign, with the "O" in "Forward!" familiarly styled upon the Obama logo.
  • Obama Targets the Tea Party

    05/08/2012 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2012 | Aaron Goldstein
    ....You know the drill. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Obama's re-election team has set it sights on the Tea Party. Of course, it's not the first time the Tea Party has been in Team Obama's crosshairs. Just last month, while appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod told Candy Crowley that Republicans in Congress "were in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged the party to the right." So if one of Obama's top advisers is prepared to liken his political adversaries to terrorists then you...

    05/08/2012 6:35:08 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 24 replies ^ | May 7 | Staff
    On the same day the Obama campaign revealed the first in a series of political ads devoid of political attacks, Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod derided several Romney backers as "contract killers." In a conference call with reporters Monday, Axelrod said the positive spin on the new ads, focusing on Obama's accomplishments rather than reverting to political attacks, doesn't preclude the campaign from reacting when it sees fit. "We're also going to be prepared, and I want to be clear, to respond to the attacks that we expect to continue from-- not just from the Romney campaign but from the...
  • Axelrod: Tea party ‘reign of terror’ blocked immigration reform

    05/04/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to President Obama, said comprehensive immigration reform had not occurred during Obama's first term because the Republican senators who'd backed it during President George W. Bush's presidency were not willing to stand up and work with Obama. "A lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, they know better, but they are in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged this party to the right," Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning.
  • Democrats Light Themselves Pair Of Exploding Cigars

    04/27/2012 6:06:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 27, 2012 | MARK STEYN
    A couple of days ago, Obama campaign top dog David Axelrod threw in the towel on the dog war. "I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the president had done as a 10-year-old boy," he sniffed to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, which is as near as the suddenly sheepish attack dog will ever get to conceding that Barack Obama is the first dog-eating president in the history of the republic. For those coming late to the feud, the Democrats started it, assiduously promoting accounts of a 1983 Romney vacation to Canada in which the family pooch Seamus...
  • Axelrod: Stories About Obama Eating Dog Are "Absurd" And "Silly" [VIDEO]

    04/26/2012 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Third Person · 50 replies
    MSNBC via RCP ^ | 4-26-12 | Andrea Mitchell
    "I will note that I thought it was a little absurd to talk about what the President had done as a 10-year-old boy," Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said on MSNBC today about stories of the president eating dog as a child. "What are we going to do, go back to kindergarten and before that and that's going to be part of this debate? It's silly," Axelrod said.
  • Libel case against Obama's 'gay' accuser tossed (Larry Sinclair said Axelrod rigged lie detector)

    04/24/2012 10:30:36 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A federal judge has dismissed a libel case against a homosexual who claimed Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign paid to rig a polygraph test regarding his sensational charge that he had sex and used drugs with the future president. Larry Sinclair – who claims he twice engaged in sexual activity and used cocaine with Obama in 1999 when Obama was an Illinois state senator – was accused by Internet publisher Daniel Parisi of making false and damaging statements that led to the demise of Parisi’s porn website,, in 2008. The alleged defamation did not center on Sinclair’s charges of sex...
  • Giving away the game (Axelrod's amazing gaffe!)

    04/18/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    On Sunday, the most important person in the Obama campaign aside from President Obama himself inadvertently gave the 2012 game away in one of the more revealing political moments of our lifetimes. David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, deserves enormous credit for having fashioned one of the most brilliant national campaigns in American history in 2008. But that was then, and this is now — and now Axelrod has gone on “Fox News Sunday” and offered the best and most succinct case for a Romney presidency yet. “The choice in this election,” said Axelrod, “is between an economy that produces a...
  • Class: FLOTUS matches Ann Romney's Multiple Sclerosis, then raises

    04/18/2012 11:17:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Directorblue/WashingtonExaminer ^ | April 17, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Wasn't there a recurring character on SNL a few years ago that would always try to one-up everyone else's stories? That's who Michelle Obama reminds me of First Lady Michelle Obama recalled her father's battle with multiple sclerosis (MS) as she explained "what's at stake" in this election between President Obama and Mitt Romney -- whose wife has MS. Mrs. Obama recalled her father's MS during a campaign fundraiser, saying he "had MS, was a blue-collar city worker all his life . . . [and her parents] saved for us, they sacrificed everything for us, why? Because they wanted something...
  • Goebbel’s Principles of Propaganda (See p.4)

    04/17/2012 1:02:35 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    1. Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion. 2. Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority. a. It must issue all the propaganda directives b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale c. It must oversee other agencies’ activities which have propaganda consequences 3. The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action. 4. Propaganda must affect the enemy’s policy and action. a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or...
  • Axelrod buys $1.7 million Michigan Ave condo

    04/16/2012 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/16/12 | Bob Goldsborough
    Longtime political strategist David Axelrod, who helped advise President Obama's presidential run in 2008 and is serving as communications director for Obama's re-election campaign, has paid $1.7 million for a four-bedroom, 3,320-square-foot condo unit in a high-rise condo along Michigan Avenue. Axelrod, 57, also worked as a senior advisor in the Obama White House from 2009 until 2011, when he departed to begin work on the president's re-election campaign. Despite his time in Washington, Axelrod always has kept a home base in Chicago.
  • Top Obama advisor endorses Romney for President

    04/16/2012 1:58:33 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/16/2012 | John Hayward
    In an appearance on Fox News Sunday morning, top Obama advisor David Axelrod – last seen peeping out from under a rock and muttering that he’s hardly even heard of “CNN employee” Hilary Rosen – delivered a stunning endorsement of Mitt Romney for President. Axelrod told Fox host Chris Wallace: “The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.” Wow. Hope and Change, 2012 edition: Vote Mitt...
  • David Axelrod gets slammed on the economy and the Buffett rule on Fox News Sunday

    04/15/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/15/12 | fox news
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