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  • 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.”
  • Benghazi Lies

    05/02/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later. “To convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • Emails Show Susan Rice Prepped To Lie By White House

    04/29/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Scandal: Newly obtained emails on Benghazi show then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was coached by a key White House aide to lie and ignore the facts known and reported on the ground to make the administration look good. The question of how the video story was concocted out of whole cloth, by whom and why, and why it was trumpeted by Rice, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama himself with such fervor at the United Nations has remained unanswered until now. That the White House's main concern in the wake of an attack in which four Americans were murdered...
  • Benghazi scandal tied to White House

    04/29/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    As the result of a Freedom of Information Act battle, new documents have emerged tying the messaging of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, to the White House. ... Among the top administration PR personnel who received the memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist David Plouffe. In addition a document showed Susan Rice was...
  • 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...
  • Soros Took Over our White House – Jarrett Demoted & Plouffe Gone

    01/26/2014 7:40:10 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 45 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 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...
  • Former top Obama advisor (Plouffe): Obamacare will work ‘really well’ in 2017 (Pelosi knew)

    12/01/2013 3:39:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/01/13 | Caroline May
    President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law will “work really well” by 2017, former White House senior advisor David Plouffe said Sunday. “This program was designed to be implemented by the states, and in most of the states that are running their exchanges, it’s going quite well,” Plouffe told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “You talked about Medicaid expansion,” Plouffe continued. “I think it’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid. And I think it’ll...
  • Obama campaign manager: House Republicans 'committing economic treason'

    10/10/2013 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/13 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama’s former senior White House adviser and campaign manager David Plouffe accused House Republicans of “committing economic treason” during the partial government shutdown on Thursday. In a snarky tweet about Republicans’ attempts to negotiate an end to the government shutdown, Plouffe dredged up the “birther” issue in order to discredit the GOP: David Plouffe @davidplouffe Maybe throw in a Special Counsel to investigate the President's birthplace and the House GOP will stop committing economic treason. 8:56 AM - 10 Oct 2013
  • 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...
  • Five IRS Scandal Myths: Rogue agents," apolitical targeting, and a limited time frame? Not so fast.

    06/10/2013 5:15:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/10/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    The Obama administration and its defenders have done their best to downplay the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and to distance the president from the scandal. But in doing so they have made numerous claims that have that turned out to be grossly misleading — at best. 1. It was a few rogue agents in Cincinnati This claim has crumbled in recent weeks. Lois Lerner, the IRS’s director of Exempt Organizations, who has refused to testify before Congress, was the first to blame “our line people in Cincinnati” for initiating the targeting. Former IRS commissioner Steven Miller said two “rogue”...
  • Axelrod, Plouffe: IRS scandal way too “stupid” to be political

    06/03/2013 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 06-03-2013 | Ed Morrissey
  • Plouffe, White House Aides Target Issa in Vicious Smears

    06/03/2013 3:22:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 3, 2013 | By Bill Hoffman
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa appeared to be getting under the skin of Democrats as they hit back hard — bringing up the congressman's past from more than four decades ago. Issa's allegations about what the White House knew about the IRS targeting conservatives rattled Democrats into sending out a barrage of counter claims. Former senior Obama aide David Plouffe ripped Issa in a Twitter message, referring to allegations from as far back as 1972 when Issa was still a teenager. "Strong words from Mr Grand Theft Auto and suspected arsonist/insurance swindler. And loose ethically today," Plouffe tweeted. Plouffe's...
  • Rove to Former Obama Advisor Plouffe Claiming IRS Scandal Wasn’t Political: ‘Baloney’

    06/02/2013 11:51:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former George W. Bush senior advisor Karl Rove and former Barack Obama senior advisor David Plouffe got into quite a heated debate on ABC’s This Week Sunday. When Plouffe claimed the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal wasn’t political, Rove pushed back twice saying “Baloney.” Rove to Former Obama Advisor Plouffe Claiming IRS Scandal Wasn’t Political: ‘Baloney’ DAVID PLOUFFE, FORMER SENIOR ADVISOR TO BARACK OBAMA: But there's been no suggestion. The independent, the prosecutor looked at this - excuse me, the inspector general - said there was no politics involved in this. No one has indicated at all that the White...
  • Nobody's Laughing Now: How pervasive is the Obama IRS scandal?

    05/13/2013 3:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 13, 2013 | James Taranto
    David Plouffe had an intriguing comment yesterday on the scandal involving selective tax-law enforcement against Tea Party groups. The manager of the 2008 Obama campaign who served as a top White House aide until this January, tweeted: "What IRS did dumb and wrong. Impt to note GOP groups flourished last 2 elections, overwhelming Ds. And they will use this to raise more $." National Journal's Ron Fournier responded with a trio of "serious questions: Why is that important to note? Is it justification for the action you called wrong? If not, why note?" Fournier describes the responses he got: Several...
  • Obama to Huddle With Organizing for Action Group

    03/11/2013 11:10:33 AM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    ABC-GMA ^ | 3-11-2013 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama will formally inaugurate Organizing for Action, his newly-formed independent advocacy group, with a headline speech Wednesday night before the group's Founders' Summit in Washington. Obama's appearance, confirmed to ABC News by an OFA official, will be his first in-person with the group's core team of advisers, donors and grassroots organizers since its formation following the 2012 election. It comes as Obama seeks to re-energize his expansive grassroots campaign infrastructure around top second-term priorities - from new gun-control measures to comprehensive immigration reform and a plan to replace sequester - and cement the foundation for his presidential legacy. The...
  • WH Senior Adviser Plouffe: Woodward Washed Up

    02/28/2013 7:35:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Breitbart News
    Wednesday night, in the aftermath of the blow-up regarding the White House’s email to Bob Woodward suggesting he would "regret" his reporting of sequestration, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe took to twitter to bash Woodward as a past-his-prime hack: - See more at:
  • Bob Woodward Is Senile

    02/28/2013 4:45:15 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/28/13 | LD Jackson
    I know of no other way to put this. The Obama administration is taking their attacks to a new low and their attempts to control the media to a new level. Bob Woodward is no stranger to anyone who follows politics and is familiar with the media. He is the man who broke the Watergate story and his has been around the block at least once or twice. Not only that, but he is well-respected, usually by his fans and his critics. His reputation is above reproach, but that may be about to change. If we were looking for one...
  • Obama seeks to split Republican Party into warring factions before 2014 midterm election

    01/21/2013 6:48:16 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 99 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-21-13 | neil munro
    Barack Obama’s top political aide used an Inauguration Day interview to sketch out a provocative political strategy intended to split the Republican Party in time to impact the 2014 midterm elections. “The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.” “We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country who are seeking...
  • Plouffe: President Has Enough Votes to Pass Gun Control

    01/20/2013 12:15:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 11:28 AM | Amy Woods
    White House adviser David Plouffe said Sunday that he believes President Barack Obama has sufficient votes in Congress to pass gun-control legislation. … Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which was televised from the National Mall in Washington D.C., Plouffe said he believes the White House has 60 votes in the Senate and 218 in the House from Democrats and Republicans. … He also predicted that immigration reform will make it through Congress. …
  • Chris Wallace Grills David Plouffe: Why Won't Obama Challenge Hollywood on Violence?

    01/20/2013 12:05:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/20/13 | fox
    According to Plouffe, it "starts with parents" taking responsibility for their children. Plouffe also attempted to note that the study commissioned by the president on violent media "is really important" because "scientific background" helps explain the causation between video games and gun violence.
  • 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,...
  • Obama Team Punts Three Times on ‘Better Off Now’ Questions

    09/02/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Obama Team Punts Three Times on ‘Better Off Now’ Questions By Jonathan Miller | National Journal – 4 hrs ago Speaking on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Senior Obama adviser David Plouffe had few answers for the age-old question, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” On three occasions, he declined to answer the question with a definitive yes or no. “It took us a long time to get into that hole, it’s going to take us a long time to get out of it,” Plouffe said after the first time host George Stephanopoulos asked the...
  • 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 · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    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...
  • Obama Campaign ‘Assumed’ Romney Would Raise More Money, Advisor Says

    That’s what the president’s top political strategist, David Plouffe, told me on GMA when I asked him about the Obama Campaign’s fundraising pitch entitled “We could lose if this continues” that was blasted out following the news that Romney outraised the president by $35 million in June. “We assumed all along that Governor Romney and the RNC would out-raise us. The real new dynamic in this race is obviously the Super PAC,” he said. After losing the fundraising battle for two consecutive months, Plouffe said this morning that “money matters in politics” but “you have to have enough money to...
  • 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...
  • White House Memo Urges Allies to Mislead on Obamacare Tax

    06/29/2012 4:59:57 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 19 replies
    A memo published by White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe advises allies to mislead when they discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on the individual mandate, saying they should call it a penalty when it is in fact a tax. “In light of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Washington are trying to deliberately misrepresent the President’s record of cutting taxes for the middle class,” Plouffe wrote in his memo Friday. “We welcome this debate on middle class taxes, and we urge you to seize this opportunity to go on offense to illustrate how...
  • Immigration ruling ‘fully within’ Obama powers, says adviser Plouffe

    06/17/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/12 | Ben Geman & Rachel Leven
    Senior White House adviser David Plouffe insisted Sunday that President Obama’s decision to defer deportation of certain illegal immigrants who came to the country as children was "fully within" the president's authority and not made with the 2012 election in mind. “This is not a political move. This builds on a lot of steps that we have already taken,” Plouffe said on the CNN program “State of the Union.” Mitt Romney, in an interview to air on CBS later Sunday, accused the White House of making the decision based on politics. Romney already faces a
  • 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: Romney 'Godfather' of Obamacare

    03/25/2012 9:23:03 PM PDT · by stpio · 1 replies
    NBC's - Meet The Press ^ | Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 10:17 AM | By Paul Scicchitano
    The Democrats have begun to point out the fact. Do we have a true conservative, a moral candidate? Romney Care supports abortion. Mitt has flip flopped on abortion depending on the electorate. _ _ _ Plouffe: Romney 'Godfather' of Obamacare Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 10:17 AM By Paul Scicchitano White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Sunday labeled Mitt Romney the “godfather” of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. Plouffe, running interference for Obamacare with appearances on four talk shows on the eve of Supreme Court arguments on the law, said the administration is “confident in the constitutionality” of President Obama’s...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Virginia Defeat (Cricket's chirping from the Lame Stream Media)

    11/11/2011 8:50:16 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 11/11/2011 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Of all the noise of this week's state election results, what mattered most for Election 2012 came out of Virginia. It was the sound of the air leaking out of the Plouffe plan. That would be David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and current senior strategist, who is focused today on how to cobble together 270 electoral votes for re-election. That's proving tough, what with the economy hurting Mr. Obama in states like Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania that he won in 2008. The White House's response has been to pin its hopes on a more roundabout path to electoral...
  • Transcript: NBC’s “Meet the Press”

    10/30/2011 10:19:51 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    TIME ^ | October 30, 2011 | Reuters
    DAVID GREGORY: Good morning. The first snow storm of the winter makes an early fall landing, blanketing the east coast from Maryland to New England, leaving more than two million homes without power. This is how it's going to look a couple of months from now in Iowa when the caucuses are underway. And this morning we have a clear snapshot of how the Republican field now stands. In the new Des Moines Register poll, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are on top. Back in Washington, the president focused on his own reelection and the need to jumpstart the economy...
  • Plouffe: Americans won't vote on unemployment rate.

    07/07/2011 8:25:55 AM PDT · by apillar · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/07/11 10:27 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Americans won't cast their votes in the next presidential election based on the unemployment rate, President Obama's top political adviser said. Some political observers have voiced skepticism of President Obama's reelection prospects given the 9.1 percent unemployment rate. That's a higher unemployment rate than any president who has won reelection since World War.
  • Donald Trump Responds To David Plouffe: I’m Obama’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ (video link)

    04/11/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 109 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 4/11/2011 | Matt Schneider
    White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe yesterday suggested that Donald Trump is a “sideshow” with “zero chance” of being elected President. Plouffe likely expected that there was “zero chance” Trump would hear such remarks and not be eager to retaliate, which of course he did Trump’s response on Fox & Friends this morning: “Obviously I hit a nerve because they’re fighting me I don’t hear them talking about Mr. Pawlenty or anybody else. They’re talking only about Trump. And I can tell you, I’m their worst nightmare. I am not the person that they want to run against. And they...
  • 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...
  • Nice… David Plouffe Bashes FOX News Viewers on FOX News Sunday (Video)

    04/10/2011 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    Nice. White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe bashed fiscal conservative Americans on FOX News Sunday this morning. Obama’s genius advisor told Chris Wallace, “Even your viewers,” should want compromise in Washington. What a clod.
  • White House advisor David Plouffe earned $1.5 million since ‘09

    02/18/2011 3:21:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/18/11 | Abby Phillip
    Financial disclosure forms released Friday show White House senior adviser David Plouffe, who ran President Barack Obama’s groundbreaking run for the presidency, made more than $2 million as a paid speaker and management consultant for corporations like General Electric, whose CEO is now a key Obama advisor. His income also included a six-figure advance for his memoir of the 2008 campaign, according to the documents. Plouffe, who was an executive in former White House adviser David Axelrod’s political communications firm before joining Obama’s campaign, has a net worth of between $1.6 million and $3.6 million, the documents indicate.
  • 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 chooses former Clinton staffers in a move to the center

    01/06/2011 7:02:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    La Times ^ | 1/6/11 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington — President Obama has recast his White House team for the second half of his term, giving top jobs to a pair of Clinton-era veterans in a signal to business leaders and independent voters that he is resolved to steer a more centrist course after two years of intense partisan clashes. Obama announced Thursday that he was installing William Daley as chief of staff, entrusting the White House operation and perhaps the future of his presidency to a former Commerce secretary who has warned that pressing a liberal agenda risks scaring away an all-important bloc of moderate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plouffe says Democrats can retain control in fall (This type of delusion needs it's own term)

    09/05/2010 7:57:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Political Ticker ^ | 9/05/10 | Sarah Jones
    Plouffe says Democrats can retain control in fallPosted: September 5th, 2010 11:51 AM ET From CNN's Sarah Jones Washington (CNN) - The man who engineered President Obama's 2008 victory told CNN on Sunday he thinks Democrats can retain control of both houses of Congress in November. David Plouffe, now an outside adviser to the president, tossed a quick answer over his shoulder when CNN asked him outside of NBC's Washington studios about the tough climate for Democrats running in the midterms elections. "I think so," Plouffe said. "We're going to work hard to make sure we do." When asked how...
  • Obama's campaign manager waits for a call about 2012 [David Plouffe, partnering w/Steve Schmidt!]

    09/04/2010 10:57:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | September 4, 2010 | Steven Thomma
    David Plouffe's days of spending time with his family may be nearing an end again. His president may need him in his 2012 re-election campaign. Plouffe, who was the manager of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, says Obama hasn't yet given a thought to winning a second term, and that the president hasn't started to build the massive campaign machinery he'll need to compete against whoever the Republicans nominate. "I can tell you that the president is not concerned with his reelection," Plouffe writes in the new paperback version of his book on the 2008 election, The Audacity to Win. "We...
  • Boxer grabs the Plouffe playbook, runs on the stimulus

    06/10/2010 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 70+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/10/10 | David Freddoso
    With the California primary out of the way, it’s time for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., to begin her campaign in earnest against Republican challenger Carly Fiorina. With stagnant general election numbers in the mid-40s, and facing a well-funded opponent, Boxer is now operating out of the David Plouffe playbook, running on the stimulus package. This is from the email she sent earlier today: I am proud of my record of fighting to create jobs for California. I have met construction workers, law enforcement officers, teachers, scientists, and many other hard-working Californians who are working because of the Recovery Act —...