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  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • WATCH: U.S. President Obama Steps Up Appeal on Nigeria Elections

    03/24/2015 9:53:41 PM PDT · by piasa · 24 replies
    President Obama released a message to the Nigerian people to "highlight the opportunity that the upcoming elections present for all Nigerians to stand together". The video is part of a multi-faceted Administration effort to press for a peaceful outcome for elections now slated for March 28 and April 14. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone last week in separate calls with President Goodluck Jonathan and his leading challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). On Saturday, a joint U.S.-UK appeal was issued by Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secerary Philip Hammond.
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • David Axelrod pretty mad about Netanyahu win [Attributes victory to Shameful 11th Hour Demagoguery]

    03/17/2015 7:33:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Tough day, sport — despite your colleagues’ best efforts: Tightness of exits in Israel suggests Bibi's shameful 11th hour demagoguery may have swayed enough votes to save him. But at what cost?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 17, 2015 First Twitter response: “You mad bro?” Yup. Keep in mind that this lamenter of demagoguery is the same guy who ran a campaign that accused Mitt Romney of giving a woman cancer, blessing scurrilous charges of tax evasion, and darkly warning Ohio voters that Obama’s opponent wasn’t “one of us.” You’d think he’d respect a ruthless, win-at-all-costs (successful) strategy. Instead, he’s...
  • Communist David Axelrod whines about Netanyahu’s win

    03/17/2015 6:41:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    Communist David Axelrod, one of Obama’s main campaign hack in 2008 and 2012. Now, he’s just a pathetic NBC hack whining about Bibi Netanyahu’s victory in the Israeli elections today. The most ironic part? Axelrod, a self hating Jew, whines about Netanyahu’s win as ‘shameful 11th hour demagoguery.’
  • Top Obama Adviser's Link To Communism [David Axelrod]

    03/04/2015 7:49:03 PM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    David Axelrod, President Obama’s former longtime senior strategist, has been caught minimizing his father’s participation with the Communist Party USA. Further, there is evidence Axelrod himself was mentored early on by communist activists. In his book “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” released two weeks ago, Axelrod makes light of the communist affiliation of his father, Ukrainian immigrant Joseph Axelrod.
  • David Axelrod predicts Rick Perry, Ted Cruz will have uphill fights for GOP presidential nomination

    02/27/2015 4:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    The architect of Barack Obama’s successful campaigns for president said this week that Rick Perry and Ted Cruz would have uphill battles for the 2016 GOP nomination for the White House. David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s closest advisers, said Texas’ junior senator did have support with hard-right conservatives. But he questioned whether Cruz could build on it. “Ted Cruz has a base. That base will be there,” Axelrod told The Dallas Morning News before a forum at the World Affairs Council in Dallas. “Whether it’s large enough is another question.” Axelrod was not bullish on the prospects of...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterday’s news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBI’s security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership

    02/20/2015 8:31:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 47 replies
    GotNews ^ | February 20, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership #ObamaLovesAmerica Gotnews.com has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership. David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph. He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream. In fact, Axelrod’s father, Joseph, was a card-carrying communist. He’s listed as a member of the Communist Party for the 1936 general election. Axelrod briefly mentions his father’s Communist views in his book but only in passing and in a section about how he got to visit the former Soviet Union. Axelrod...
  • David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House

    02/18/2015 3:13:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/15 | David Martosko
    Longtime presidential adviser David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House – and draws a mix of applause and laughter Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of scandal. The surprising boast came during a Q&A at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, an organization he founded and leads. 'I'm proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,' Axelrod said. 'And I think that...
  • Top Obama adviser reveals what happens when the president loses his temper (David Axelrod)

    02/17/2015 12:30:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama stunned David Axelrod, one of Obama's top campaign advisers, during the 2012 election when the president allegedly cussed at him and walked out of their debate-prep session. Axelrod told the story in his new book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics." Axelrod wrote that he attempted to offer some constructive criticism before Obama's first debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but Obama wouldn't have it.
  • D.Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected

    02/16/2015 11:33:02 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    WGNRADIO ^ | 1-16-15 | David Axelrod
    David Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected to the Senate, and to the White House, so depending on your view point you can either thank him… or blame him. He joined our show this morning to talk about his new book Believer which explains why he still believes in the power of politics.
  • Axelrod: Elizabeth Warren Can't Beat Hillary Clinton

    02/12/2015 7:30:15 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/12/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As we inch closer to the 2016 presidential election, many continue to question whether Democrats will put up a challenger against Hillary Clinton, who all but seems to have locked down her party's nomination. During an interview with former Obama White House advisor David Axelrod yesterday, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked if Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a chance at defeating Clinton. The answer was a diplomatic "no." HH: Can Elizabeth Warren beat her? DA: I don’t think Elizabeth, I know Elizabeth Warren well, and my strong feeling is she’s not going to run. I think she’s trying to...
  • Gay “Marriage”: Obama Lied, Rick Warren Believed

    02/11/2015 12:42:47 PM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay “Marriage”: Obama Lied, Rick Warren Believed By Julio Severo Barack Obama “deceived” Pastor Rick Warren during the 2008 presidential election in an appearance at Warren’s Saddleback Church, where Obama said, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.” David Axelrod, who served as a top White House adviser after helping Obama get elected, said Obama lied when he publicly stated his opposition to same-sex “marriage” in 2008. In...
  • P_resident Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him

    02/11/2015 9:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    “Confession is good for the soul,” said Mark Twain, “but it’s bad for the reputation.” Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 confessed to his top advisor, David Axelrod, “I’m just not very good at bull____ing.” Actually, he was very good at it. He told millions of Americans that he believed marriage was “a sacred union” between a man and a woman. He answered about marriage in Rick Warren’s question famed Civic Forum, going even further to say that “God is in the mix.” Four years later, he claimed he had evolved. We’ve all seen those Darwin fish with feet bumper devices....
  • Obama: I didn't mislead voters on gay marriage

    02/11/2015 2:11:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Obama is denying a former top political adviser's contention that he intentionally deceived voters about his position on gay marriage in an interview published Wednesday. The president said David Axelrod, his former senior adviser, was “mixing up my personal feelings with my position on the issue” when he said Obama publicly backed civil unions rather than gay marriage because it was more politically palatable. “I always felt that same-sex couples should be able to enjoy the same rights, legally, as anybody else and so it was frustrating to me not to, I think, be able to square that with...
  • Axelrod: ‘Patronizing and Disrespectful’ Obama Chewed Out Maureen Dowd

    02/11/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast's Power Play Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.President Obama despises Maureen Dowd—absolutely loathes the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. He’s annoyed by Mitt Romney. And the president’s messaging guru and top gun, David Axelrod, has little regard for Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s erstwhile chief strategist. Those are a few of the gossipy take-aways from Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrod’s hotly-anticipated (by political junkies) memoir that goes on sale today. Yet those anecdotes represent just the sort of slicing and dicing of...
  • Racism fuels Obama opposition? 'It's undeniable,' ex-aide says in new book

    02/11/2015 2:46:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada ^ | February 11, 2015 | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press
    Criticisms of America's first black president, sometimes, come with a wink and a nudge. A union rep in coal country delivered his in carefully coded language. "He was supposed to represent both sides," the West Virginia man said in a recent interview, describing his disenchantment with Barack Obama, whom he'd once supported. What sides was he talking about? The man paused at the question, cast a furtive glance around the room and looked down at the little machine recording the conversation. "You know," he said in a hushed tone, "his mom was as white as you and me." He completed...
  • Obama shocked, 'slightly irritated' by Mitt Romney's 2012 concession call: David Axelrod

    02/03/2015 9:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2015 | Annie Karni and Celeste Katz
    President Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney's concession call in the 2012 presidential election - and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod. Obama was "unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over," Axelrod writes. The president hung up and said Romney admitted he was surprised at his own loss, Axelrod wrote. "'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people,'" Obama said, paraphrasing Romney....
  • 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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 "msnbc.com" 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 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
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 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
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 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"