If you’ve ever been tempted to think that Barack Obama and the Democrats have any intention of dealing with the nation’s debt – driven largely by Medicare and Medicaid spending – watch this discussion between Joe Scarborough and David Axelrod / Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. It’s clear they have no intention of doing anything about the massive deficit spending that has added nearly $6 Trillion to the National Debt in just four years of Barack Obama as President.
Here is video of longtime Barack Obama Adviser David Axelrod having his 40 year-old mustache shaved off on “Morning Joe” today to fulfill a pledge he made if he could raise $1 million for Epilepsy Research in 30 days.
Here is video of Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace confronting Obama Campaign Adviser David Axelrod about the reality of Absentee/Early Voting in Ohio. You see from the numbers in the screenshot below, that the Democrats have none done as well as in 2008, and the Republicans are up – essentially wiping out the margin by which Obama won in 2008. If – IF the GOP turnout for Romney is big in Ohio on Tuesday, he should win the state. We’ll know in about 48 hours.
TIME – Mark Halperin: In an exclusive interview with The Page, Romney senior adviser Ron Kaufman has said to David Axelrod, in effect, put up or shave off.
Kaufman, a man who never doesn’t want to get into the act, is following on a wager from earlier in the week, when Joe Scarborough and Axelrod, live on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” made a deal. The top Obama campaign adviser told Scarborough he would shave his mustache if the President loses any of three states: Minnesota, Michigan, or Pennsylvania. In turn, Scarborough vowed to grow his own set of whiskers if Obama wins either Florida or North Carolina.
As great a bet as that was, it won’t necessarily lead to anyone having to shave on the breakfast chat show.
Kaufman has had his mustache for about 35 years, with one brief hiatus that ended quickly after his children cried upon seeing their clean-faced pop.
Kaufman, speaking from Cincinnati, where he is pre-positioned for Friday night’s big Romney-Ryan super surrogate rally, was bullish on Romney’s chances, and didn’t sound like a man who thought he would lose. . . . Read More
Here is video of Obama Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod on “Morning Joe” today where he said he would come on their show after the election and “shave off my mustache of 40 years” on air if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania – all states where recent polls show Mitt Romney gaining ground and closing the gap.
I doubt Romney wins any of those states, but let’s hope he does show Axelrod will have to do that!
Here is video of Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod doing his best to rehabilitate Barack Obama from his disastrous debate performance against Mitt Romney. Axelrod essentially blamed the loss on pure as the driven-snow Obama being shocked at a “Gantry-esque” performance by Mitt Romney. You would think Barack Obama had never heard of what a debate is, to listen to Axelrod. Mitt Romney did tell the truth about his tax proposal, and Barack Obama engaged in “fiction” by the way he tried, and failed, to characterize it.
Once again, no one hammered Axelrod with the obvious question when he acted concerned about what Mitt Romney’s tax proposal will do to “explode” the debt – Why should anyone take Barack Obama seriously on the deficit and debt? He has more than doubled the annual budget deficit AND has added nearly $6 Trillion to the national debt. He deserves to be literally laughed at when he tries to say anything about deficit and debt! Something tells me that when Barack Obama tries this “Gantry-esque” concern routine about the debt in one of the remaining two debates, Mitt Romney will be ready to pounce.
You know when Barack Obama’s own Campaign Senior Adviser, David Axelrod, does not even attempt to say his candidate won the debate – it’s been a bad night.
Here is Axelrod twisting in the wind as he tries to explain Obama’s poor debate performance to CNN’s Candy Crowley.
One terrifying thought for the liberal media and the Obama folks: I think tonight’s debate was not so much Barack Obama doing poorly. It was all about just how good Mitt Romney was.
Here is video from this on “Morning Joe” where the crew speculated as to why Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod has been so “agitated” and “upset” in recent TV appearances. Mike Barnicle openly wondered if the Obama Campaign’s internal polling is showing something that has really got them worried. Time’s Mark Halperin believes the Obama Campaign planned to have this election won “during the summer” while they had a huge money advantage. But from this point forward, Halperin said Obama is going to be outspent by Romney. Halperin said the Obama people believe if they do not have the election in hand by the time of the nominating conventions (Weeks of August 27 and September 3), they will be in trouble.
Yeah, as matter of fact we were talking about it very briefly before we went on this morning. I’m wondering is there something in their internal polling that shows them that there is a pivot point in this election that is really worrying the Obama campaign. That we’re not addressing, that we don’t realize, something internal in the polling.
Whether it’s the welfare stuff, whether it’s, the fact that people haven’t clung yet to the ideological ramifications of Paul Ryan being added to the ticket. I don’t know what it is, but there’s a sense of unrest at the top of that campaign that’s palpable.
Here is video from this morning of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe” tenaciously going after David Axelrod about the National Security leaks coming out of the Obama White House. Yesterday, Mitt Romney blasted Obama for the leaks of National Security information coming from his administration, and called for an independent investigation.
Axelrod is left groping for a response to Scarborough’s repeated questions about where the leaks are coming from. At first, Axelrod seems to deny any leaks from the White House, but later emphasizes the leaks are not coming from Obama himself, and eventually uses the pitiful defense, “there are leaks out of every Administration.”
David Axelrod and the Obama Campaign are the first to break the unofficial truce in negative campaigning since the “Batman” Movie Massacre took place early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado:
BUZZFEED: Since Friday morning’s tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado President Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns have engaged in a highly choreographed detente — one that now appears to be over.
Both campaigns pulled their ads in Colorado immediately after the shooting and toned down their rhetoric, but the Obama campaign has resumed negative campaigning. . . . Read More
Tax returns. Bundlers. Bain. MA records & now key docs from Olympics.When it comes to secrecy, Mitt takes the gold!abcn.ws/NrkDBu— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 23, 2012
And on the subject of secrecy:cnnmon.ie/NrcnkRaa— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 23, 2012
Credit to BuzzFeed for pointing this out. But be sure, if Romney says a word about Obama today, he will be blamed by most of the media for being the first to go negative.
Here is audio from this evening where Mark Levin on his radio show went after what he calls Barack Obama’s “number one hatchet man. . . David Axelrod.”
Well, well, well.
BuzzFeed uncovers a 1994 David Axelrod interview where he hammered former President George H.W. Bush for playing golf during a down economy! I kid you not. This the same David Axelrod who daily extols the virtues of The One – who is approaching 100 rounds of golf in less than four years during time of war AND a much worse economy.
If the Obama Campaign Team is not careful, their horrific attempts to defend Obama’s “the private sector is doing fine” gaffe will do him more damage than the initial statement! Witness Chief Adviser David Axelrod today on CNN, where Candy Crowley asked him three times the simple question, “Is the private sector doing fine?” Axelrod would never give a direct answer and generally made a fool out of himself breathlessly trying to trot out every excuse and argument to divert from the simple question. But every time, to her credit, Crowley kept coming back to ask the question again.
A simple statement by Obama on Friday that “I misspoke” and obviously the private sector is not doing fine would have mitigated the damage. But Obama’s pride is keeping him from doing that – or is it his Leftist ideology that really does not care about the condition of the private sector. It’s the growth and flourishing of Government that thrills him and his people. At any rate, what they are doing is not working. Axelrod had better come up with a better answer soon. Even the liberal media is starting to get restless.
The liberal media just hates that Mitt Romney and the Republicans have made it clear the 2012 Campaign won’t be a repeat of 2008.
Here is video of “Face the Nation’s” Bob Schieffer calling “silly and petty” Mitt Romney’s trip to the now-bankrupt “Solyndra Plant” this past week, and the Republicans who shouted down Obama Adviser David Axelrod during his Boston Press Conference intended to embarrass Mitt Romney. Instead, Axelrod wound up looking ridiculous and he tried to villify Romney’s 4.7% Unemployment Rate in Massachusetts while he was Governor, even as Obama presides over an 8.2% rate right now.
Reince Priebus responded perfectly, explaining why Solyndra is not a “silly” issue but a very significant one. He also pointed out the obvious fact that David Axelrod and the Obama Campaign were the ones pulling a political “stunt” by going to Boston to hold a press conference in order to try and embarrass Mitt Romney.
It’s only “silly and petty” if it’s a Republican – that’s the view of many in the media.