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  • Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting (Wikileaks email 26629)

    10/23/2016 6:55:12 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 9 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/23/2016 | Wikileaks
    Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting From: To: Date: 2014-03-14 02:23 Subject: Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting OK. Will make it work and fly you to Berkeley the next AM if you want it to work. From: John Podesta [] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:05 PM To: Sepp, Eryn Subject: Fwd: 31 March Meeting Let's discuss. JP --Sent from my iPad-- For scheduling: Begin forwarded message: From: Date: March 13, 2014 at 9:15:40 AM EDT To: Cheryl Mills > Cc: "" >, John Podesta > Subject: Re: 31 March Meeting Roger all of that. I...
  • Soros Took Over our White House – Jarrett Demoted & Plouffe Gone

    01/26/2014 7:40:10 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 45 replies ^ | January 25th, 2014 at 11:13 AM | littletboca
    Basically there’s been quite a shake – up in the White House and the Democrats and George Soros are doing the shaking.They’ve been the brunt of all Obama’s political blunders and have grown weary of their Commander in Chief’s screw upsfor the past five years. Senate and House Democrats are venting their frustrations over the ACA and worried that if it keeps self -destructing theNovember 2014 Elections are going to be a nightmare for Democrats. For starters, here are a few disgruntled Democratswho aren’t happy with their Commander in Chief. Mary Landrieu (D – La), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va), Mark Pryor...
  • Teleprompter must go!

    06/11/2016 11:31:13 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 100 replies
    I was a Cruzer yet will vote Trump because we can't let Clinton get in. Trump must get off the teleprompted speeches or he's sure to lose. He's so bad I wonder at times if he's doing it on purpose.
  • Plouffe: Trump is 'lazy'

    06/11/2016 3:51:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11,2016 | By KRISTEN EAST
    Trump's decision to give a set of remarks — with the aid of a teleprompter — earlier this week is just one example of how the candidate is lazy and unwilling to go about the traditional means of campaigning, Plouffe said. "It's so offensive as a practitioner," he said. "Get on your plane and go to Ohio. It's not that complicated … I think he's actually quite lazy. He's lazy." Plouffe, who is now an adviser at Uber, went on to say that Trump is "not doing basic things" that are expected, or required, of a major party's nominee, such...
  • We Take A Day Off And Go For a Ride

    04/06/2016 5:55:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2016 | MOTUS
    I do have a test today… It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. - Ferris Bueller Thanks to Boston Charlie we learned that this year is the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And after reading the post BC linked - Ferris Bueller vs. The Snowflake Generation - I decided to dedicate today’s post to Ferris instead of the obligatory Primary...
  • Former Obama campaign manager: 'Zero chance’ Clinton isn’t nominee

    03/29/2016 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Marh 28, 2016
    President Obama’s former campaign manager on Monday argued that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has no hope of defeating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. “I believe Hillary Clinton has zero chance of not being the Democratic nominee,” David Plouffe wrote on Medium. "The Clinton lead is almost 300 in pledged delegates. And over 700 in total delegates. "Clinton will end the primary, even if she underperforms the rest of the way, with a pledged delegate lead greater than Barack Obama’s in 2008.”
  • Plouffe Worries MSM Will 'Aid and Abet' Rubio vs. Hillary

    02/18/2016 3:47:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Aid and Abet: "to assist another in the commission of a crime by words or conduct." Yup, in the mind of Dems, it's nothing short of a crime for the MSM to do anything but get behind whichever presidential candidate has a 'D' after her name. Witness former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe--now a Hillary endorser--on today's With All Due Respect. He told John Heilemann that if Marco Rubio were the Republican candidate "you in the press, that worries me, because that's going to be a really interesting narrative: young, diverse, versus old." Plouffe went on to complain that the...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Hands off My Sharing Economy

    08/24/2014 4:23:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 24, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that the San Francisco ride-matching company had hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as a senior vice president/campaign manager. This means war -- an epic war -- that will pit Uber and the Obama Whisperer against not only what Kalanick calls "the Big Taxi cartel" but also the giant insurance industry, a friend to both political parties, and the trial lawyer lobby, a key special interest for the Democrats. "I think it's a great fit," Republican political operative Aaron McLear mused. Plouffe "sold a disruptive political candidate to...
  • 2010 Tea Party Candidates Were 'Witches and Defenders of Rape' (Obama Campaign Manager)

    05/25/2014 4:39:53 PM PDT · by equalator · 31 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5-25-2014 | Charlie Spiering
    “Well, let me say this, I mean, I don't get the celebration. I mean, OK, maybe it's a low bar … so they're not witches and defenders of rape,” he said. All against immigration reform, all denying climate change, all against gay marriage, all against funding things like education and transportation and jobs,” he said. “This is not people that are going to win, you know, the middle of the electorate or the emerging parts of the electorate.”
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • David Plouffe - Americans Trust President Obama

    12/02/2013 3:44:09 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 24 replies
    Political Realities WordPress Blog ^ | 12/02/13 | LD Jackson
    Maybe David Plouffe was talking about a different group of Americans when he made this outrageous statement on ABC's This Week. His version of reality is far removed from the version I am seeing unfold as ObamaCare shows itself for what it really is. Politico - Former Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe on Sunday said he believes President Barack Obama’s “numbers will recover” and that people “trust this president.” “It’s been a tough patch,” Plouffe said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And it’s not just healthcare, you know, the shutdown affected everybody, confidence in government. But let’s fast forward to the...
  • Liberals Must Destroy Conservative Traitors Like Us

    10/14/2013 3:48:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    >It’s clear that liberals like David Plouffe and David Sirota have a moral duty to kill me. And to kill you too. Plouffe says I’m a traitor, since I support “economic treason.” David Sirota says I’m a “secessionist,” that I support a “coup” leading to the destruction of the Union. This is the kind of mature, carefully-considered insight I’d expect to be tweeted by the “Senior Advisor to the President.” I expect nothing less from a writer at, a website that has nearly achieved its goal of tying the page view rankings of its main competitor, These trendsetters...
  • Revealed: New book lifts lid on how top Obama adviser David Axelrod was pushed out by civil war....

    09/14/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 13, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    •Axelrod wanted campaign manager Jim Messina fired, but he wound up the odd man out himself• Palace intrigue led 'Axe' to refer to Messina and White House messaging chief David Plouffe as 'two strongmen running the Kremlin'• The two men resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads •An aloof Obama stayed out of the way as his inner circle fought a political gladiator game that pushed out Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs The man most responsible for getting Barack Obama to the White House – the man who...
  • White House getting advice on Syria from former Obama campaign advisers (Dunn-Cutter-Axelrod-Gibbs..

    09/03/2013 4:14:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    FOXNews ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ed Henry
    The White House is getting advice from some former campaign advisers on how to win congressional support for a strike on Syria, Fox News has learned, with top White House aides soliciting their input during a long strategy session Tuesday afternoon. The aides met with former top Obama campaign hands like strategist Anita Dunn, former deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and long-time adviser David Axelrod. (snip) Other attendees included two people who have been critical in helping plot media strategy for the president over the years -- former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and former senior White House adviser...
  • Obama Admin Ups Attacks on Woodward

    02/27/2013 8:17:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 70 replies
    The White House via Twitter ^ | 10:52 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | David Plouffe
    Watching Woodward last 2 days is like imagining my idol Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again. Perfection gained once is rarely repeated. @DavidPlouffe Strategist. 2008 Obama Campaign Manager. White House Senior Adviser. Author of The Audacity To Win.
  • In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

    11/18/2012 5:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies ^ | November 18, 2012 | Byron York
    In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power. There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...
  • Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada(goodbye N Carolina, Va, Florida)

    10/17/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2012 5:05 P.M | By Jim Geraghty
    Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places. It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely,...
  • They Want You to Think the Election is Over

    10/01/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | October 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some shocking news in the Drive-By Media today. The election is over. Mitt Romney has lost. It's all over out there. Actually, that's not the case. The polls today are starting to tighten up exactly as predicted here. Now we're into October. The debate is Wednesday night. Have you noticed what's going on with this? The DNC and Howard Dean and a number of others... Even Obama himself is saying, "Mitt's a much better debater than I am." They're really out there lowering expectations for Obama in the debate on Wednesday night, and he's got a tough...
  • Liberal Chickens [VDH]

    08/29/2012 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/29/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Virtually every left-wing attack on Bush can legitimately be turned against Obama. It could not last — the attendee of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church sermonizing on tolerance; the practitioner of Chicago politics lecturing on civility; the most partisan voting record in the Senate as proof of a new promised bipartisanship; earlier books and speeches calling for hard-core progressivism as evidence of a no-more-red-state-blue-state conciliation. And in fact the disconnect did not last, and Barack Obama finds himself dealing with assorted chickens coming home to roost. In the summer of 2004, Michael Moore released a crude propaganda film, Fahrenheit 9/11,...
  • David Plouffe Dodges Stephanopoulos 'Better Off Four Years Ago' Question Three Times

    09/02/2012 10:41:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 2, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Not once. Not twice. But thrice was the number of times that President Obama's senior adviser refused to answer the question as to whether this country is now better off than four years ago. Perhaps Plouffe thought he would get all softball questions from the host of ABC's This Week Week With George Stephanopoulos who normally carries the water for Obama. In any case, as you can see from the transcript and video below the fold, Stephanopoulos gives Plouffe three opportunities to answer the question which he dares not do.
  • Obama in High Seas

    08/22/2012 5:21:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 22, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It has been a very rough patch for Our President, and I do believe it is going to get rougher still. Do not be surprised, as the month goes on and August runs into September, that his campaign budget becomes tighter. President Barack Obama is spending more money than he is raising. It will get worse. A president who mismanages the federal budget the way Obama does cannot be expected to manage his campaign budget much better. Lavish spending, it turns out, is a way of life for the community organizer who became our 44th president. Lavish spending...
  • Firm that paid Obama adviser in business with warlord-tied official

    08/11/2012 9:59:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2012 | By Richard Cohen
    A South African company in the spotlight for paying $100,000 in speaking fees to White House adviser David Plouffe is also in business with a Liberian official under U.N. sanctions for his ties to convicted war criminal and former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. That's among the latest details to emerge on the connections involving MTN Group, a subsidiary of which paid President Obama's former campaign manager for engagements in late 2010, shortly before he joined the White House. The ties to Liberia's bloody Taylor era center on Benoni Urey, who was commissioner of maritime affairs in Liberia during Taylor's reign....
  • Speaking fee for Obama aide raises Iran questions for White House

    08/06/2012 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 6, 2012 | Laura MacInnis
    WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - One of U.S. President Barack Obama's closest aides was paid $100,000 by a company doing business with Iran just before joining the White House staff, the Washington Post reported on Monday, raising awkward election-year questions for the Democrat trying to get tough with Tehran. White House senior adviser David Plouffe received the speaking fee from Africa's biggest wireless phone operator, MTN Group, for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010, the company and administration officials confirmed. Plouffe listed it with many others on his official financial disclosures after he joined the White House...
  • GOP slams White House aide who reportedly made $100G from firm tied to Iran

    08/06/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 |
    Republicans pounced on a report Monday that said top White House adviser David Plouffe took a $100,000 speaking fee from an Iran-tied firm whose technology may have been used to track dissidents, claiming Plouffe's involvement could represent a "loophole" in sanctions against the regime. The White House rejects the notion that anything improper took place. According to The Washington Post, Plouffe was paid for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010 about a month before joining the White House -- and apparently before the company hosting him started coming under heavy scrutiny from the Obama administration. The White...
  • Obama associate got $100,000 fee from affiliate of firm doing business with Iran

    08/06/2012 3:51:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 8/6/2012 | By Tom Hamburger
    David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser who was President Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee in 2010 from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran’s government. A subsidiary of MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecommunications company, paid Plouffe for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010, about a month before he joined the White House staff. Since Plouffe’s speeches, MTN Group has come under intensified scrutiny from U.S. authorities because of its activities in Iran and Syria, which are under international sanctions intended to limit the countries’ access to sensitive technology. At...
  • 'Republicans Want More Debt' and Other Democratic Propaganda

    07/06/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 6, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Recently, White House senior adviser David Plouffe made a comment that didn't receive the scrutiny it deserves. The statement demands attention because it frames President Obama's re-election campaign theme and illustrates how grounded in disinformation the theme is. Apart from Team Obama's formidable community organizing skills aimed at demonizing Mitt Romney as a wealthy, compassionless corporate raider, Obama has nothing but lies and scapegoating to run on, given his abysmal record. Plouffe said that Republicans "want to return us back to the same policies that caused the recession -- huge tax cuts for the wealthy, more war, more debt." You...
  • Top Obama aide to Congressional Democrats: ‘Go on offense' on taxes

    06/29/2012 3:45:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 29, 2012 | by Oliver Knox
    A top advisor to President Barack Obama urged Congressional Democrats on Friday to "go on offense" against Republicans on the issue of taxes and argued that the Supreme Court ruling upholding the incumbent's signature health care law should be the "clear and final" word on the issue. In a memo made public by the White House, David Plouffe accused Republicans of "trying to misrepresent" Obama's record on taxes. "We welcome this debate on middle class taxes, and we urge you to seize this opportunity to go on offense to illustrate how the President and Democrats in Congress are standing up...
  • Chris Wallace Skewers Obama Senior Adviser On White House Involvement In Intel Leaks (video)

    06/17/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Ninja News ^ | 6/17/12 | Mediaite
    David Plouffe, adviser to President Obama, pervaded Sunday morning news shows this week, and among them was an interview with Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace. In a show focused largely on the recent leaks of classified intelligence, Wallace grilled Plouffe on how this information was leaked and how much the president is willing to participate in the investigation.
  • Plouffe’s “Philadelphia” Explanation of Loan Modifications and Their Benefit (Ignore Costs/Risks)

    05/11/2012 2:48:28 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/11/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama’s Senior Advisor, David Plouffe, sent out an email today explaining why loan modifications are “good” and not modifying loans is “bad.” I felt like Denzel Washington from “Philadelphia” saying “All right, Mr. Laird Plouffe, explain this to me like I’m a four-year-old, okay?” Well, here is Plouffe’s “Philadelphia” explanation to Americans. Prepare to be insulted. That presentation by President Obama’s housing adviser was … “Here you go, dimwits, let poppa tell you what to do.” And grossly misleading. How about talking to us like we are adults? Their motto should be “Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs...
  • Plouffe calls out GOP candidates for criticizing Obama's Martin comments

    03/25/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT · by Qbert · 51 replies · 6+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    The president jumps into the Trayvon Martin controversy without all the facts being known, essentially calling for the shooter to be arrested and convicted, and yet it is GOP cadidates criticizing the president who are "reprehensible" according to Obama advisor David Plouffe? CNN: White House senior adviser David Plouffe did not mince words Sunday when talking about the reaction by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin shooting. "Those two comments are really irresponsible. I would consider them reprehensible," Plouffe said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think those...
  • Damned Stupid Republicans Blowing It, Again

    04/10/2011 5:10:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies · 3+ views
    Riehl World View ^ | 4/10/2011 | Dan Riehl
    We all know that in terms of seriously addressing America's debt issues, the recent deal to avert a government shutdown is all but insignificant. So, what is the conventional wisdom being created to define it? Obama Advisor David Plouffe: Budget Cuts Both 'Draconian' and 'Historic' Plouffe Lauds Bipartisanship NRO and others on the Right are praising Boehner as a terrific leader, saying he accomplished something great - when, in relative terms, he didn't come close. Meanwhile, the Democrats are busy casting it as historic, if draconian - and accomplished through bi-partisanship. So, where does that leave a hapless GOP currently led...
  • Donald Trump's 'birther' antics means he has 'zero chance' to be president: David Plouffe

    04/10/2011 10:47:07 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 10th 2011 | BY Lukas I. Alpert
    The White House dissed Donald Trump Sunday as a "sideshow" with "zero chance" of becoming president, while defending a last-minute budget deal as a necessary compromise. Chief advisor David Plouffe unleashed a barrage of stinging comments on Trump, who has recently trafficked in fringe conspiracy theories about Obama's place of birth while taunting America with hints of a presidential run. "There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people," Plouffe told ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour." "I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in the polls and given his behavior and spectacle the...
  • Obama Advisor David Plouffe: Budget Cuts Both 'Draconian' and 'Historic'

    04/10/2011 9:12:27 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 10, 2011 | JOSHUA MILLER
    Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe conceded this morning that some of the cuts the White House agreed to in order to avoid a government shutdown were draconian. In an interview on "This Week" with anchor Christiane Amanpour, he called the cuts both "draconian" and "historic." "The Senate majority called what the Speaker was asking for, just in February," Amanpour said, "he called it 'draconian.'" She pointed out the cuts were now being called historic. "I mean, which is it? Is it draconian yesterday and historic today?" Amanpour pressed. "Well," Plouffe replied, "some of the cuts were draconian. Because...
  • Together We Thrive (Organizing for America Campaign Trial Balloon from 2008?)

    01/13/2011 4:38:48 PM PST · by mnehring · 57 replies
    For too long Americans have been set one against the other, it is a side affect of a free market society. How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work done for the lowest possible costs. This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America. It has become a part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or todays migrant workers. As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it...
  • Obama Brings In Plouffe To Start Politicking In 2011 - What He Accused Boehner & McConnell Of Doing

    01/05/2011 9:00:07 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    1/5/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    In usual fashion, and yet more par for the course coming from him, Obama accused others (in this Republicans Boehner and McConnell) of doing what he himself is going to do. Obama accused Boehner and McConnell yesterday of politicking in 2011 for 2012, right before it comes out today that Plouffe is coming in. According to Jake Tapper at his ABC News blog today, Plouffe's role will be "messaging and POLITICS." Politicking! Oh the irony... How rich. How hypocritical of Obama. This is what liberals do time and time again. It is their modus operandi. In something related, Obama is...
  • West Wing nervous for staff changes

    12/15/2010 7:04:48 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    POLITICO ^ | December 15, 2010 | CAROL E. LEE & GLENN THRUSH
    President Obama has delayed the most significant staff shuffle of his presidency until after New Year’s — but the changes may be more sweeping than anticipated and could include the hiring of high-profile Democrats defeated in the midterms. David Plouffe, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, who will become a senior adviser to the president as early as the first week of January, is perhaps the most significant addition to Obama’s staff. He is expected to take an expansive new role including running the embattled White House press and messaging operations, people with knowledge of the situation told POLITICO.
  • Obama building permanent political army

    11/24/2008 7:42:26 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 29 replies · 868+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | November 22, 2008
    Obama calls on his Internet campaign army to march again WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's 3 million campaign volunteers got re-enlistment notices this week. Campaign manager David Plouffe, in a mass e-mail sent Wednesday to former workers, asked how much time they can spare for four missions integral to Obama's effort to transform his victory into a broader political movement. The volunteers' options are, Plouffe wrote: Campaign for progressive state and local candidatesUndertake grassroots local efforts to advance Obama's agendaTrain others in Obama's organizing techniquesFocus on local political issues. "Obama's building a political machine," said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar...
  • Plouffe: Limbaugh, Beck and Palin are a problem for GOP

    09/06/2010 4:33:30 PM PDT · by dr_who · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | September 05, 2010 | Meredith Shiner
    President Barack Obama's political adviser, David Plouffe, on Sunday called Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin the leaders of the Republican Party — and also a "problem" for the GOP in this fall's elections and beyond.Plouffe emphasized the "intolerance" and "extremism" of the tea party and of the right wing of the Republican Party as both a short-term and a long-term electoral problem for the moderate GOP, citing their attacks even on conservative senators such as Tom Coburn of Oklahoma as an example of how narrowly they have tailored their messaging and base."Right now — and this is a problem...
  • Palin to testify at Knoxville trial of Obama campaign operative who hacked her email account

    03/11/2010 5:59:00 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 11 replies · 660+ views ^ | 03/11/2010 | Gary P
    ...Now don’t weep for this weasel, he is connected as high as they can go. His father is Mike Kernell, a longtime Tennessee State Representative, and a democrat, of course. More importantly though, David, who is a student at the University of Tennessee appears to have ties to the highest levels of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign...
  • Obama’s Guru Sends a Message: ‘No Bed Wetting’

    01/25/2010 5:59:12 AM PST · by euram · 2 replies · 507+ views
    Taylor Marsh ^ | 01-24-10 | Taylor Marsh
    It’s also terribly ironic that the only political person David Plouffe mentions in his Washington Post pep talk is none other than Sarah Palin. Evidently at least Mr. Plouffe understands the damage Sarah Palin’s “death panels” squeal did to the health care debate, which I’ve been talking about since it happened, even as everyone else reacts like a bunch of children scoffing at the lessons of the last year.
  • Plouffe to Dems: No 'bed-wetting'

    01/24/2010 6:58:02 PM PST · by myknowledge · 61 replies · 1,982+ views
    UPI ^ | January 24, 2010
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic Party campaign strategy manager David Plouffe says now is not the time for "bed-wetting" after the party lost a Massachusetts Senate election. Plouffe, appointed by President Barack Obama to staunch further Democratic losses after Republican Scott Brown last week won the seat once held by the late Edward Kennedy, listed "no bed-wetting" in a Sunday Washington Post opinions piece as among the actions the party must take to recover in time for the 2010 midterm elections.
  • Reacting to Mass. Rebellion, White House Beefs Up Outside Political Arm

    01/24/2010 6:50:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 903+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    Still reeling from the upset victory of Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., earlier this week, President Obama is augmenting the political operation at the White House by bringing several key 2008 campaign aides back into the fold. Senior White House officials tells ABC news that Obama for America campaign manager David Plouffe will soon set up shop at the Democratic National Committee to oversee House, Senate, and gubernatorial races this fall, in what is shaping up to be a difficult political environment for Democrats. "Plouffe is one of the smartest guys in the business, he has the full trust of the...
  • Obama Turns to David Plouffe to Stave Off "Political Disaster" - Video 1/23/10

    01/23/2010 8:23:15 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 589+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 23, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the move by President Obama to turn to Chief Architect of his Presidential Campaign Victory - David Plouffe - to save his Presidency and avoid "political disaster." The report indicates Obama's more "Populist tone" yesterday in Ohio is a part of what Plouffe is already telling him. Charlie Cook says in the report that there is a real chance Republicans could retake the House of Representatives and make significant gains in the Senate this fall in the Mid-term elections. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe Says "Help my Book Beat Sarah Palin for One Day" - Video

    12/07/2009 6:09:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 483+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 7, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of 2008 Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe hawking his new book, "The Audacity to Win," by trying to get Obama supporters to help him beat Sarah Palin's book sales for one day - December 8. For people who think Sarah Palin is no threat to President Obama, Plouffe and his liberal friends sure seem to be obsessed with her. Now, he is even trying to use Palin to increase his own book sales. . . . (VIDEO)
  • David Plouffe On YouTube Asks Everyone To Go Buy His Book To "Beat Sarah Palin For One Day" (Video)

    12/03/2009 9:42:32 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 864+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/4/09 | talkradio03
    This guy is a real low life, he's asking everyone to buy Audacity to Win just so he can beat Sarah Palin for one day, this is the video he uploaded on YouTube where he also smears Sarah Palin..(Video)
  • Obama Campaign Mgr Slams Palin as "Pied Piper in Republican Politics" for Hoffman Support - Video

    11/02/2009 5:01:25 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 789+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Obama's former campaign manager - David Plouffe - on Meet the Press yesterday where he mocked Gov. Sarah Palin by referring to her as the "Pied Piper in Republican politics." Palin is “kind of playing the role of pied piper in Republican politics, which I’m quite comfortable with – basically hanging a ‘moderates need not apply’ sign.”Plouffe was hammering Palin for her role in endorsing Doug Hoffman in the New York 23rd Congressional Race instead of the liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava. Obama's people are trying to spin this as a great defeat for Republicans, instead...
  • David Plouffe On MTP: Foxnews "Turned Into A 24 Hour Propaganda Channel For McCain Campaign" (Video)

    11/01/2009 10:47:51 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 340+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/2/09 | talkradio03
    David Plouffe, Campaign Manager Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign continues going after Foxnews: "It's not just the evening, it's their morning show".....I guess "Fox and Friends" is now on the target list....(Video from Meet the Press)
  • Politico's Politicized Pic Picks

    11/01/2009 4:11:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 1,302+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In deciding which Sunday talk shows to focus on, I typically tap into Politico's Sunday talk show tip sheet, which provides a helpful round-up of the Sunday line-up. Scrolling there today, I came upon the photo you see here. Of all the innumerable images of the three men, these are the pictures Politico chose to announce the appearance of Joe Lieberman, Rush Limbaugh and David Plouffe on Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday and Meet the Press, respectively. You don't think Politico's pic picks might be revealing its biases, do you? Let's break it down . . .
  • Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him tomorrow

    03/19/2009 11:04:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 170 replies · 7,297+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lona Manning
    They have taken a pledge of loyalty to Obama, and they say they are coming your way tomorrow for yours. Organizing for America, the Obama-for-President campaign morphed into Obama-for-Maximum-Leader army, will hit the streets for their "Pledge Project Canvass," knocking on doors and accosting folks in parking lots and sidewalks to ask them to sign a pledge to support Obama's policies for health care, energy and education reform. Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, is variously described in the media as [President Obama's] "own version of a lobbying firm", "a parallel organization to the Democratic National Committee" and...