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  • David Axelrod to Obama: ‘Shelve’ Executive Amnesty

    11/07/2014 7:39:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    The man who may be most responsible for President Barack Obama’s rise and eventual ascendancy to the White House is urging him not to enact executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. […] Obama is unlikely to listen to (David) Axelrod, who is now the director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. …
  • David Axelrod: Gun Violence More Of A Threat Than Ebola

    10/28/2014 3:44:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | October 28, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    Former senior political advisor for President Obama David Axelrod woke up this morning dismayed by the amount of anxiety in America about Ebola.
  • Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It.

    07/15/2014 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It. By Sebastian Payne July 14 Ed Miliband is desperate to meet Barack Obama. The BBC is reporting that Miliband, the leader of the opposition party in the United Kingdom, is lobbying heavily for a meeting with the president before next year’s general election. Obama is on a two day state visit to Britain. Why, you might ask, given that the pair met in Buckingham Palace three years ago? The Labor Party thinks that, to boost Miliband's chances of winning next year’s general election, they...
  • Britain's Labour Leader Conscripts Obama Architect David Axelrod for 2015 Election

    04/18/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has conscripted the services of American campaigns professional David Axelrod, otherwise known as the architect behind President Barack Obama's U.S. election victory in 2008. The appointment of Axelrod to the Labour team is the latest in a long line of foreign consultants brought in to try and help Ed Miliband's team on the run up to the UK General Election in May 2015. Axelrod follows in the footsteps of 69-year-old U.S. community organiser Arnie Graf, who embarrassed Labour by claiming he was working for them, rather than consulting for them, without a UK work...
  • Axelrod: ObamaCare is totally going to change “the attitude that government can’t do anything”

    04/02/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I lost count of the number of straw men President Obama burned during his absurdly premature ObamaCare victory lap on Tuesday afternoon — because Republicans literally don’t want people to have health insurance or something, dont’cha’ know — but as Axelrod even admits in this segment, the real debate over whether ObamaCare is really going to “change the attitude that government can’t do anything” has hardly even begun. Yes, the (currently dressed-up) 7 million enrollment figure (which the administration first said was their goal, then walked back, then put forward again) might mean that ObamaCare will be insanely tough to...
  • Florida special election results: David Axelrod explains David Jolly victory

    03/12/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Natalie Villacorta
    Former White House senior adviser David Alexrod said Wednesday that the lesson to take away from the special election in Florida’s 13th District is that problems with Obamacare motivated the Republican base and that Democrats need to figure out how to fire up theirs — minorities and young people.
  • Axelrod to Hillary fans: Why are you wasting donations on 2016 when we need them this year?

    02/07/2014 2:53:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    The man’s got a point, for once. With the Senate seriously at risk, and the Koch Brothers spending prodigiously, shouldn't Dem funders be focused on '14 and not '16 races?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 6, 2014 Awful lot of static aimed at Hillary lately from Team Hopenchange. First came this WSJ piece about Democrats being “unsettled” by all the fundraising attention pro-Clinton PACs have gotten lately, then came this buzzy BuzzFeed report about Obama’s aides knocking her emerging 2016 strategy. Then came the news that Democrats will get no help from Priorities USA this fall; they’re keeping their powder dry...
  • David Axelrod wants Democratic donors to stop donating to Hillary Clinton's team

    02/07/2014 12:17:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 6, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    David Axelrod, President Obama's top strategist when he defeated Hillary Clinton in 2008, wants Democratic donors to focus on the 2014 elections, rather than Clinton's likely campaign. "With the Senate seriously at risk, and the Koch Brothers spending prodigiously, shouldn't Dem funders be focused on '14 and not '16 races?" Axelrod tweeted Thursday afternoon, in what appears to be a very thinly veiled allusion to the Clinton machine that is already coming together. The tweet comes just days after a Wall Street Journal report on Democratic concerns that the early support for Clinton could hurt the Democratic Party's midterm efforts....
  • Common Core Architect Brings in OFA Workers to Target 'Low Hanging Fruit'

    02/03/2014 9:46:02 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Feb 2014, 6:48 AM PDT | Dr. Susan Berry
    At a conference of the Annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) last year, Common Core "architect" and current president of the “non-profit” College Board, David Coleman, praised the collection of student data via the Common Core State Standards initiative.  Furthermore, he welcomed to that effort members of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign who, Coleman said, would be reaching out, as they did for the campaign, to the “low-hanging fruit,” or low-income and Latino students.In the video below, recorded last May by the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research CEPR, Coleman gave his audience several important pieces of information. First, Coleman admitted, as former...
  • Can the Communist Democrats Be Stopped?

    11/26/2013 7:01:01 AM PST · by WXRGina · 86 replies
    American Clarion ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gina Miller
    At this point, only the most disengaged and uninformed among us cannot see that America has been taken over by communists. You can call them socialists or Marxists if you like, but the bottom line is still the same: authoritarian, centralized government control of our nation. This is the culmination of at least a hundred years of steady, subversive communist infiltration of our federal, state and local governments and all our major institutions by those who embrace this evil, tyrannical ideology. There is no reaching across the aisle to work with these people unless you want to draw back a...
  • David Axelrod claims Obama line on keeping your coverage was 'substantially' true

    11/05/2013 6:55:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/05/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "The fact of the matter is, the president went out and said, I think he said what he believed to be the fact and what was substantially was the fact, because 90, whatever, 95, 96, 97 percent of Americans are in the position where they can keep the insurance they have and they're going to see no changes," Axelrod explained to MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Monday night. Axelrod dismissed people currently losing their health plans as a "small group" of people who bought "substandard policies" in the individual market.
  • Abandoning All Pretense: Axelrod's Tweet Appears to Foreshadow MSNBC´s Move to 'What Progressives

    10/20/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/20/13 | Tom Blumer
    Former Barack Obama campaign manager and current MSNBC senior political analyst David Axelrod today immaturely taunted those who disagree with him on Obamacare by tweeting the following question: "Isn´t it ironic that the most ardent opponents of the Affordable Care Act are now complaining that people can´t sign up fast enough?" At first blush, it would appear that Axelrod´s tweet might be out of bounds even at MSNBC. Based on the splash which greets those who enter "" in their browser´s address bar, you would be wrong:
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • Oh My… Breaking: Holder Justice Department Also Tapped House of Representatives Cloak Room

    05/15/2013 10:09:19 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 83 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | may 15, 2015 | hugh hewitt
    HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes? DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t...
  • Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    05/16/2013 3:47:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/16/2013 | Daniel Halper
    California congressman David Nunes made the claim yesterday that the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative's Cloak Room, an exclusive part of the Capitol where members are able to privately interact with one another. Nunes made the claim on Hugh Hewitt's radio show. "I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this," said Hewitt, referring to the subpoenas the Justice Department to obtain the Associated Press's phone records. "Do you, Congressman Nunes?" "No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right...
  • 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 · 31 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...
  • David Axelrod Gives Obama, Not Putin, Credit For Assad Turning Over Chemical Weapons

    09/10/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | September 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Here's your non-shocker of the day. Former Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod is giving President Obama, not Russian President Putin, credit for Syrian President Assad's agreement to turn over chemical weapons. If POTUS hadn't threatened credible military response, does anyone believe Russia and Syria would be coming forward now? No time to falter. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 10, 2013 President Obama is still scheduled to make his case for a "military attack" on Syria tonight from the White House, but with the news breaking this morning the Russians and Syrians have reached a deal, you can bet his speech...
  • Kass: As Obama stumbles on Syria, his allies doggedly spin

    09/08/2013 9:44:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/8/2013 | John Kass
    ...[W]atching President Barack Obama stumble through his news conference from the G-20 summit last week and trying to talk us into war with Syria, I couldn't help thinking about dogs. It was a stupid thought, yes, but I didn't put it there. One of the president's men put it there. A guy named David Axelrod, who brought it up on Twitter. Axelrod, the Democratic mouthpiece of Chicago mayors, is the guy who aligned himself with an inexperienced Illinois legislative back-bencher and ended up installing him in the White House. And after the president announced he would seek congressional approval for...
  • 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...
  • Axelrod Says Talk of Impeachment “Dangerous and Disloyal”

    08/24/2013 11:50:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn's suggestion that President Obama may be “perilously close to impeachment” elicited a harsh rebuke from Obama adviser David Axelrod. “Senator Coburn calls himself a friend of the President, but then stabs him in the back like some sort of latter day Brutus,” Axelrod complained. “His remarks are way out of bounds. They are dangerous and disloyal.” Axelrod mocked Coburn's credentials for criticizing the President. “What does an obstetrician know about the law?” he sarcastically wondered. “Every move the President has made has the full support of the nation's top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder. The...
  • Axelrod: Talk Of Impeachment "Virus That Needs To Be Curbed"

    08/23/2013 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    The Corner ^ | August 23, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod lashed out against Republican senator Tom Coburn for suggesting that President Obama is nearing a Constitutional crisis and potential impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.”
  • Axelrod: Hey, we’ll fix ObamaCare as it rolls out

    08/16/2013 7:32:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/16/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: The only thing wrong with ObamaCare is Republican sabotage! New hotness: We have to fix the problems with ObamaCare as we go along! Consider this an extension of Nancy Pelosi’s famous sales pitch for the program, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” In this case, Obama confidante David Axelrod argues that we have to impose the law before we can find out where it’s broken:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Axelrod was asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether in the wake of delays and changes to Obamacare there would be more...
  • Axelrod: ObamaCare Will Be ‘Our Proudest Accomplishment’

    07/03/2013 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 7/3/13 | Bryan Preston
    Appearing on bottom-feeder MSNBC today, Obama adviser David Axelrod made a bold statement regarding the president’s signature legislation. David Axelrod said Wednesday that he was “not concerned” about a delay in implementing a key provision of the president’s healthcare reform law, arguing that history would validate the legislation as successful. “We tend to judge these things along the way,” Axelrod, a former White House senior adviser and the architect of the president’s campaign, said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Every day in Washington’s Election Day. We tend to judge these things on the basis of what’s happening at...
  • 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
  • ABC analyst drops bombshell: People very close to Obama authorized IRS actions

    06/03/2013 9:08:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies ^ | May 15, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    While appearing Tuesday on KABC’S morning show, “McIntyre in the Morning,” veteran ABC News analyst Trey Hardin dropped a bombshell when he said he is convinced that the IRS scandal emanates from the West Wing of the White House. Hardin states his case with “with a very strong sense of certainty,” but does not offer any new information to support the claim: “I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show

    05/24/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity. Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS...
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • David Axelrod is Right: Government is too Big and Uncontrollable [Snark intentional]

    05/16/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 16, 2013 | Dan Miller
    President Obama, as usual, is blameless for any misfeasance and malfeasance of the Government he allegedly leads. Let's make it easier for him by making it simpler and smaller. Due to the complexity and multiplicity of scandals increasingly enveloping the Obama Administration, I became too bogged down with constantly emerging new stuff to write about it. Sadly, President Obama also has to rely on media reports, so I can easily understand his problems. Indeed, even this little bit about the Justice Department almost escaped me: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department failed to provide the names of some terrorists in the...
  • Media's Meme is BS! Obama not Disengaged, He Leads Government Waging War on Domestic Enemies

    05/15/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 5-15-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    FULL TITLE - "The Media Meme of the Day is BS! Obama Isn't Disengaged -- He Leads a Government Waging War on Its Domestic Enemies" BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you hear how David Axelrod attempted to defend Obama on the IRS scandal? I think he was on MSNBC today. David Axelrod said (paraphrasing), "Well, you know, the government's too big. The government's simply too vast for Obama to control it." Bingo! Exactly! That's the whole reason the Tea Party exists. The government is too big. Not only is the government too big, it's growing. It's growing to the point that...
  • Axelrod: White House Would Benefit From Releasing All Emails (Benghazi)

    05/15/2013 6:29:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    Stephen Hayes from the Weekly Standard is reporting that David Axelrod tells NBC Reporter "The White House would benefit from releasing all Benghazi emails"
  • Obama: ‘MSNBC Used to Work for David Axelrod’

    04/29/2013 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2013 | 09:55 | Noel Sheppard
    They say the truth often comes out in humor. At Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, President Obama said: … “Some of my former advisers have switched over to the dark side. For example, David Axelrod now works for MSNBC—which is a nice change of pace since MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod.” …
  • Axelrod goes silent after Boston Marathon suspects ID’d as Muslim

    04/19/2013 6:29:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/13 | Josh Peterson
    Former senior Obama administration advisor David Axelrod has been silent since the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects were positively identified Friday as Muslim immigrants from Chechnya. This reticence is a stark contrast to Axelrod’s speculation earlier this week that President Obama has avoided saying the Boston Marathon bombing might be related to “Tax Day.” Axelrod said, in conversation with MSNBC host Chuck Todd, that the words “terrorist attack” have taken on a different meaning since 9/11 when the U.S. was attacked on its own soil by Islamic extremist terrorists. “You use those words and it means something very specific in people’s...
  • Barney Frank: 'No Tax Cut Would Have Helped Us Deal With This'

    04/16/2013 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/16/2013 | By DANIEL HALPER
    "I'm glad you raised that, because it gives me a chance to make a point I've felt strongly about," said Frank. "In this terrible situation, let's be very grateful that we had a well-funded, functioning government. It is very fashionable in America, and has been for some time to criticize government, belittle public employees, talk about their pensions, talk about what people think ... of [their] health care. Here we saw government in two ways perform very well. ... I never was as a member of Congress one of the cheerleaders for less government, lower taxes. No tax cut would...
  • Chris Matthews: Did Boston Bombing Have Anything To Do With Tax Day?

    04/16/2013 5:40:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    News Busters ^ | Apr 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Chris Matthews: Did Boston Bombing Have Anything To Do With Tax Day? By Noel Sheppard | April 15, 2013 | 18:46 As NewsBusters reported earlier, MSNBC's Chris Matthews seems hell-bent on trying to blame the Boston Marathon bombing on a domestic terrorist, preferrably a conservative one. After saying shortly into his Hardball program, "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right," Matthews later asked his guests if Tax Day had something to do with the event since it doesn't mean a "whole lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or the, certainly not to al Qaeda"...
  • Axelrod: Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax day

    04/16/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 201 replies
    In explaining why President Obama didn't call the Boston bombings a "terrorist attack," former adviser David Axelrod said, "I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day": "The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11," Axelrod said of the phrase "terrorist attack." "You use those words and it means something very specific in people's mind. And I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day. Was it someone who was...
  • Axelrod Blames Straw Purchasers, NRA For Chicago's Gun Violence

    04/03/2013 4:33:05 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-2-2013
    David Axelrod: (snip) "People are afraid of the NRA and trading their jobs for young lives in places like Chicago," he continued. "And it is a terrible blight. You know, hopefully people will step up and do the right thing. It is extraordinary to have all the country on one side and the Congress on the other."
  • CNN Critical of MSNBC’s Hiring of Axelrod, Gibbs (video)

    02/24/2013 12:15:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    CNN’s Reliable Sources was critical of MSNBC’s hiring of former Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, calling it ‘propaganda.’
  • With Axelrod At NBC, The Politicos Become The Press

    02/21/2013 3:17:58 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2013 | Editorial
    Press: As if media bias weren't troublesome enough, the ascent of President Obama's top strategist to a plum job at NBC creates an even bigger issue: that of the political establishment becoming the press. Where does it end? In a way, the hiring of David Axelrod as "senior political analyst" providing commentary at NBC seems like a fool's errand from a business standpoint. After all, the White House senior adviser has pretty much been giving NBC and other big media outlets commentary for free during the Obama administration, if the slavish pro-Obama media bias, as well as secretive media-political collaborations...
  • Algerian Terrorists Demand Release of Blind Sheik in Exchange for American Hostages

    01/18/2013 12:09:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies ^ | 1/18/13 | Bryan Preston
    And it drew an immediate condemnation from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who warned there would be “no place to hide” for anyone who threatens Americans. Well, that’s because they don’t have to hide. One of the scum who is believed to have masterminded the 9-11-12 attack in Libya that killed four Americans isn’t even hiding his love of decadent Western fruity frappes. Another just got released. So yeah, there’s no place to hide. Except, at this point, the entire planet. To date, the Obama government has not retaliated against anyone anywhere for the Benghazi attack. By the way, for...
  • Sandy Hook Shooting: Grieving Parents Hoax..Worked for Home Security as Crisis Actors

    01/06/2013 9:13:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 164 replies
    news Ninja ^ | 1/6/13 | Inside the News
    From Godlike Productions Forum: Another pair of actors in Sandy hoax exposed. 100% BUSTED! Two parents “Nick” and “Laura Phelps” [link to] “Nick and Laura Phelps also are struggling with what to tell their two children, a first-grader and a third-grader.”“When I saw those teachers, I locked eyes with them separately. If I could go back, I would embrace them,” Nick Phelps said, “because I had no idea what they had gone through.” [not the guys in the video in that article]
  • David Axelrod Surprised by Romney Campaign’s Missed Opportunities

    11/30/2012 7:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/2012 | James Warren
    Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with their base—and chose Paul Ryan for VP. President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent...
  • Axelrod's Next Project: Inspiring Young People to Become 'Journalists'

    11/11/2012 8:46:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday that his next project will include inspiring young people to become "journalists." "What do you do next?" CBS's Bob Schieffer asked Axelrod. "I'm going to spend part of my time starting an institute of politics at the University of Chicago," said Axelrod. "My feeling is if I can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make."
  • Axelrod Says "We won't win by as much..."

    11/04/2012 7:24:22 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 21 replies
    W 2004 vs. 2000: vote +12 m; percent change of vote margin +3% Toon 1996 vs. 1992: vote +2.5 m; percent change of vote margin + 3 % Reagan 1984 vs. 1980: huge gains Nixon 1972 vs. 1968: enormous gains Ike 1956 vs. 1952 : Vote +1.5 m; percent + 4% Usurper the First : 1940, 1944: declining margins FDR : 1936 vs. 1932 : +5 m; percent +6 % Wilson: gained 3 m votes; percentage not calculable due to Bull Moose finishing 2nd in '12
  • Obama’s campaign efforts ‘coming from his loins,’ says Axelrod

    11/02/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Chris Moody
    LIMA, Ohio--Speaking to reporters here on Friday after a full day of passionate campaign speeches from President Barack Obama, senior adviser David Axelrod said that Obama's enthusiasm "is coming from his loins. "I've never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now. He believes in what he's doing. He believes in what he's fighting for. You can see in the speech that he's delivering that this is coming from his loins. I just wanted to say loins," Axelrod added with a smile. "I wanted to see if I can get loins in the story."
  • Adviser: Obama enthused in his 'loins' (LOL!)

    11/02/2012 2:52:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is so excited about the final days of his final campaign that he feels it in his "loins," a senior adviser said Friday. "I've never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now," senior campaign strategist David Axelrod said at a campaign stop with the president in Lima, Ohio. "He believes in what he's fighting for. You can see in the speech that he's delivering that this is coming from his loins."
  • Axelrod: I’ll shave my moustache of 40 years if we lose PA, MI or MN (Watch Video)

    10/31/2012 10:26:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What better way to close out our Morning Of The Living Polls with this tongue-in-cheek (lip?) pledge from David Axelrod? When challenged on the sudden expansion of the electoral map for Mitt Romney into previously-considered safe Democratic states, Team Obama's communications director scoffed at the notion that Barack Obama might be vulnerable in Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Minnesota --- despite the fact that his team has shifted millions to those states this week in a last-ditch defensive effort. Axelrod tells the Morning Joe crew that he'll shave off his moustache "of 40 years" live on their show if Obama loses any...
  • Axelrod: I'll shave my mustache if Obama loses Minnesota

    10/31/2012 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Justaham · 62 replies ^ | 10/31/12 | Jonathan Easely
    President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Wednesday he’d shave his signature mustache if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania to Mitt Romney. “I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states,” Axelrod declared on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe." Provoked by recent polls, the campaigns have been in a turf war over traditionally blue states. The Romney campaign says it sees an opening to steal some electoral votes that many believe Obama should’ve locked down by now. The Obama campaign says this is merely posturing by the Romney campaign, and a sign...
  • The Folly of David Axelrod’s Turnout Model

    10/30/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | 10/29/2012 | Keith Backer
    Much of this blog is spent arguing — persuasively I hope — why the polling data and get out the vote activities favor Mitt Romney this election cycle. But if President Obama wins re-election where could all of this analysis have erred? Possibly the final remaining question that will determine the election outcome is whether Obama campaign manager David Axelrod is correct on the racial composition of the electorate being 72% White or whether is he fooling both himself and his acolytes in the media? President Obama regularly polls with national support among Whites as low as between 36 –...
  • Axelrod downplays polls, touts Obama early-voting edge

    10/28/2012 4:57:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/12 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Axelrod downplays polls, touts Obama early-voting edgeBy Alexandra Jaffe - 10/28/12 09:36 AM ET A top adviser to President Obama's reelection campaign on Sunday dismissed polls showing Obama lagging GOP candidate Mitt Romney as not reflective of reality. Speaking on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod said that recent polls of the race that show Romney with an edge nationally, buoyed by a higher percentage of Americans who believe the Republican nominee would better handle the economy, contradicted what the president’s team is seeing on the ground. "In that particular poll, Candy, that may be the case, but in...