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  • Axelrod: Biden Should Avoid ‘Triumphalism’ — ‘This Wasn’t’ Really ‘an Affirmation of Policies’

    11/09/2022 2:07:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/2022 | IAN HANCHETT
    During CNN’s election coverage on Wednesday, CNN Senior Political Commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod said that the message of the results in the 2022 midterm elections “wasn’t an affirmation of policies so much” as a rebuke of extremism and that he would advise President Joe Biden against being triumphant in addressing the results. Axelrod said, “Look, what I would advise would be to understand what the message was yesterday. I think it was a repudiation of extremism in all its forms. And I think he should note that and understand this wasn’t an affirmation of policies so much...
  • White House Claims It Was Blindsided By FBI Raid On Trump’s Mar-A-Lago: Reports

    08/09/2022 7:24:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 158 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Aug 9, 2022 | By Greg Wilson
    The White House claims it only learned of the FBI’s stunning raid on former President Trump’s home in Florida on Twitter, at the same time the media did, according to multiple reports. As improbable as it may seem that the Department of Justice would execute a search warrant on a former president and political opponent of the administration without Biden’s knowledge, that’s what New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin tweeted Monday night. Trump was not home during the raid at the mansion known as Mar-a-Lago. “Senior White House officials found out about the FBI’s Mar a Lago raid on Twitter,...
  • Gavin Newsom should be Democrats’ replacement for Biden, top Dem strategist suggests

    06/22/2022 2:49:11 PM PDT · by Baladas · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2022 | Anders Hagstrom
    Listen to this article 0:00 / 2:23 1X BeyondWords California Gov. Gavin Newsom may be the Democratic Party's strongest choice to run for president if President Joe Biden bows out, longtime party strategist David Axelrod says. Axelrod, who served as former President Barack Obama's chief strategist, made the comments in a Wednesday statement to The New York Times. The 2024 presidential race has been a burning question for Democrats, with no clear heir to Biden and many party members skeptical of whether the president could or should run for a second term. "If the president were not to run, it’s...
  • Axelrod: MTG Lawsuit Will Be Dismissed — ‘She’ll Raise a Ton of Money Off of It’

    04/22/2022 7:09:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/22/2022 | Pam Key
    CNN political analyst David Axelrod said Friday on “Anderson Cooper 360” that the lawsuit attempting to disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from reelection ballot access over her comments and tweets surrounding the January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol will fail and increase her fundraising. Cooper said, “Do you think the case brought against Greene would be successful?”
  • Atlantic Magazine Editor Touts Disinformation Conference, Skips Hunter Biden's Laptop

    04/08/2022 1:04:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 8, 2022 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of Atlantic magazine, penned an article on the subject of disinformation to lead into the magazine's conference with Obama strategist David Axelrod in Chicago. We might expect him to at least mention the recent exposure of the falsehood that the information on Hunter Biden's laptop was "Russian disinformation."Now that The New York Times and The Washington Post finally got around to admitting the authenticity of Hunter's emails, you'd think now is a time for engaging with this inconvenient truth. However, in Goldberg's Wednesday article on the topic -- "Disinformation Is the Story of Our Age" --...
  • Axelrod: Important Biden Doesn’t ‘Oversell Where We Are as a Country’ in SOTU Address

    02/15/2022 10:00:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/15/2022 | Trent Baker
    CNN senior political commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday cautioned President Joe Biden “not to oversell where we are as a country” during his upcoming State of the Union address. Axelrod acknowledged that Biden should note the “progresses that have been made” during his presidency but said he should show “empathy” given the “terrible trauma” the nation has gone through.
  • Washington Post: Gaetz bragged about 'access' to women through Florida tax collector charged in federal case

    04/02/2021 8:36:01 PM PDT · by RandFan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/21 11:30 PM EDT | BY TAL AXELROD
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) reportedly bragged to people involved in Florida politics that he had met women through a county tax collector who has since been hit with federal sex trafficking charges. Two people who heard his comments directly told The Washington Post that Gaetz had also showed them videos of nude women on his phone. Some of the videos were from parties with former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg. The sources said the women in the videos appeared to be adults. “Matt was never shy about talking about his relationship to Joel and the access to women that...
  • David Axelrod calls Rittenhouse judge 'defense attorney on the bench'

    11/15/2021 9:25:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/2021 | SARAKSHI RAI
    Former chief advisor to President Obama David Axelrod took to Twitter on Monday to criticize the Wisconsin judge presiding in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, accusing him of being "a de facto defense attorney on the bench." Axelrod slammed Judge Bruce Schroeder after the latter dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager facing murder charges for fatally shooting two protesters during unrest over police brutality last year in Kenosha, Wis. He further praised Rittenhouse's luck and said "this kid has the great good fortune of a de facto defense attorney on the bench."
  • Anti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover

    10/14/2021 10:00:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/2021 | Tal Alexrod
    A group of anti-Trump Republicans on Thursday endorsed a slate of Democrats and centrist Republicans in the 2022 midterms to fight against the former president’s hold on the party. The Renew America Movement (RAM) announced it is backing a slew of lawmakers running for reelection. The group was founded by a group of moderates within the GOP after the Jan. 6 insurrection, which was fueled by then-President Trump’s lies about the election being stolen in November. “There is an urgent effort by Republicans and former Republicans to stem the tide of anti-democratic and lie-based Republican leaders in congress before it’s...
  • Breaking:Nigeria Suspends Twitter Indefinately

    06/04/2021 7:24:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 4June, 2021 | Mini Princewell
    The Nigerian government says it has "indefinitely suspended" Twitter's operations in the country, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced in a statement on Friday. "The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria," it read. The statement, which was posted on the ministry's official Twitter handle on Friday evening, accused the American social media company of allowing its platform to be used "for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence." The suspension comes two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived...
  • Vanity: Buzz Words: "The Cake is Baked."

    12/09/2020 7:53:28 AM PST · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    December 9, 2020 | Self
    Sometimes, at the card table, an experienced poker player can read an opponent's hand by means of a "tell." Some players give obvious visual clues as to whether or not they are bluffing or holding good cards. In 2012, I recall David Axelrod, a Red Diaper Baby, and faux journalist who became a political operative and campaign manager, use the phrase "The cake is baked" to describe the likely outcome of the presidential election between Obama and Romney. In 2020, several leftist activists such as George Clooney and George Conway have used the same words. I have interpreted "the cake...
  • CNN’s Axelrod: Trump Campaign Strategy ‘Insane’ — ‘Landslide’ Loss Likely

    10/21/2020 5:20:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20 2020 | PAM KEY
    Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” network political analyst David Axelrod, formerly a political strategist for Barack Obama, said that President Donald Trump was acting “insane” on the campaign trail. Axelrod predicted Trump was likely to suffer an electoral landslide defeat because of that.
  • Obama Adviser David Axelrod Says Trump Is An ‘Arsonist’ Who Wants Cites (sic) To Burn For Ads

    07/27/2020 9:41:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/27/2020 | Evita Duffy
    David Axelrod, Obama’s former chief campaign strategist, current CNN contributor, and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, shared a New York Times story on Twitter Sunday, claiming the violent riots in Seattle are what President Donald Trump was “hoping for.” Axelrod captioned his tweet, “The (sic) is precisely what @realDonaldTrump and his campaign were hoping for. He’s an arsonist, not a fireman. He wants to stir violent protests to fuel his “law and order” campaign ads.” Last week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also took a shot at the president’s intentions, labeling his decision to send a “surge...
  • Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution'

    07/03/2020 8:56:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 03 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Friday during a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore lambasted protesters calling for the removal of Confederate statues, accusing them of wanting to “overthrow the American Revolution” and fundamentally change the country. “There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished. Not going to happen to us,” he told a packed crowd. “Make no mistake, this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so...
  • 'Jerk with a microphone': Biden granddaughter lashes top Obama aide

    02/13/2020 2:26:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/12/20 | Emily Larsen
    Joe Biden's granddaughter snapped at David Axelrod for his remarks about the former vice president's poor showing in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. "Who would have predicted that @joeBiden and @ewarren would leave N.H. without a single delegate?" Axelrod, a CNN commentator who was a top White House aide and campaign strategist for former President Barack Obama, said in a tweet Tuesday night. **SNIP** "Disingenuous - you’ve been predicting his demise & doubting his resilience since beginning," Naomi Biden tweeted in response to Axelrod. "There’s a difference between being entitled to an opinion & relishing a platform to disparage...
  • CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group

    01/25/2020 7:55:09 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 25 2020 | Joe Concha
    Former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod said he attended a focus group with Democratic voters in Chicago on Friday, describing the gathering as "chilling" because impeachment "didn't come up" until more than an hour into the session despite it taking place amid the Senate trial of President Trump. Axelrod, who serves as a political analyst on CNN, shared about his experience during an interview with network anchor Erin Burnett on "OutFront" on Friday night, as Democratic House impeachment managers made their final arguments in the trial before White House lawyers begin their defense of the president on Saturday. "I was...
  • Harry Reid praises Trump as 'a very, very smart man'

    10/11/2019 8:06:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2019 | John Gage
    Harry Reid had high praise for President Trump calling him "smart" and hard to beat in a recent appearance. "I used to think that Donald Trump was not too smart. I certainly don't believe that anymore," the former Senate majority leader told David Axelrod in an interview preview that aired Friday on CNN. "I don't think he's intellectually a powerhouse, but he is basically a very, very smart man. No matter what the subject, any argument he involves himself in, it's on his terms." The 79-year-old Nevada Democrat said the Democratic presidential contenders should not be under the illusion that...
  • Report: Sen. Mitt Romney has connection to Biden-Ukraine scheme

    09/28/2019 10:27:03 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 27 replies
    OANN ^ | 9/28/2019 | OAN Newsroom
    Senator Mitt Romney may have a connection to Joe Biden’s alleged corruption scandal in Ukraine. According to a report released on Thursday, Romney’s top aide in the 2012 presidential campaign, J. Cofer Black, has served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings since 2017.
  • Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he was unconcerned about Moscow's election interference

    09/27/2019 8:06:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump told two senior Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting 2017 that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s election interference in 2016, saying the U.S. did the same thing to other countries. Three former officials with knowledge of the matter told The Washington Post that Trump’s comments sparked alarm among White House staffers, prompting them to restrict access to the remarks to an unusually small number of people with the highest security clearances to prevent the conversation from being leaked. The conversation took place at a now-infamous meeting between Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador...
  • Whistleblower filed Trump complaint after going to CIA general counsel: report

    09/26/2019 9:01:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/19 | Tal Axelrod
    The whistleblower at the center of scrutiny over President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine filed his complaint with the intelligence community’s inspector general after first going to the CIA general counsel, according to a new report. Multiple people familiar with the matter told The New York Times that the whistleblower brought a broad complaint to Courtney Simmons Elwood, the CIA general counsel, the week after the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, which formed the basis for the later whistleblower complaint, Trump urged Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President...