TIME, Marshall Ganz, Barack Obama, and 2012.
(Fair warning: while the original H/T is via RCP, there are a lot of links to Left-publications and sites in this post. This was essentially unavoidable) It was the funniest thing: I was flipping through this Michael Scherer article on the resumption of the Obama 2012 campaign (short version: “Getting re-elected is hard!” Particularly when the Democrats have to run on an actual record, instead | Read More »
Pass your own line-item veto, Axelrod.
Oh, Davey. I know that it’s all mean and stuff that his man-god is going to have to run as a mere mortal in ’12, but that doesn’t excuse amateur tactics on David Axelrod’s part, right? If he wants the line-item veto so badly in order to combat all that nasty pork that the President supposedly doesn’t want to approve, then Obama should dust off | Read More »
Actually, *Davey*: make mine. Keep pushing this health care bill.
And this ain’t 2008. Confident Axelrod challenges GOP: ‘Make my day’ One of the president’s top advisers confidently predicted Sunday that Congress will pass healthcare reform and dared Republicans to advocate repealing it during the 2010 elections. We ran a Republican in Massachusetts on the explicit promise that he’d do everything in his power to spoke the wheels of your party’s disaster of a health | Read More »
Senator Smalley is VERY UPSET.
He isn’t very happy with the administration right now: Sen. Al Franken ripped into White House senior adviser David Axelrod this week during a tense, closed-door session with Senate Democrats. Five sources who were in the room tell POLITICO that Franken criticized Axelrod for the administration’s failure to provide clarity or direction on health care and the other big bills it wants Congress to enact. | Read More »
Politico compares Obama to Bush.
So, Axelrod’s trying his best to convince people that the fact that independent voters in two states won by Obama broke heavily for the Republican gubernatorial candidates is much less important than a three-point win in a district where conservatives made it clear that they’d rather lose than not be listened to by GOP party leadership. His best is actually not all that great, given | Read More »
A roundup of the NEA propaganda scandal.
There’s not much to say about the NEA propaganda scandal that hasn’t been said by others, but a link round-up will be hopefully useful for those getting up to speed. We begin here with the Big Government articles themselves. Summary: transcripts and audio reveal that the conference call of August 10th involving the federal agencies NEA, United We Serve, and the Office of Public Engagement; | Read More »
The White House rejects interstate competition in health insurance.
This is actually from September 9th – you can tell, because they’re hyping the President’s speech as being a game-changer – but it’s instructive nonetheless. In this clip, Axelrod was asked, point-blank, why the administration isn’t trying to change the rules to let insurance companies compete across straight[*] lines, and his refusal to give a straight answer is almost as funny as is watching Wolf | Read More »
How to (legally*) personally profit from your position as a Presidential Senior Advisor.
Just follow these easy steps! Create AKPD Message & Media, a public relations company that specializes in astroturfing. Attach yourself to the campaign of the candidate that eventually wins the 2008 Presidential election. Disengage yourself from AKPD Media, but under circumstances where the company ‘owes’ you 2 million dollars, which it will then pay back over time (we call this ‘income’). Become a Senior Advisor | Read More »
White House: Axelrod spam? All because of outside agitators.
I just had this forwarded by one of my RS colleagues who doesn’t have time to hit this right now. Turns out that the Axelrod spam did happen, and it’s all because of all those awful “outside groups of all political stripes“: After insisting no one was receiving unsolicited e-mails from the White House, officials reversed their story Monday night and blamed outside political groups | Read More »
So, the White House *was* just signing people up without their permission.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I understand that it’s probably legally wise for the White House to assign responsibility for Axelrod’s health care spamming to all those evil, evil advocacy organizations, but really: “We are implementing measures to make subscribing to emails clearer, including preventing advocacy organizations from signing people up to our lists without their permission when they deliver petition signatures and other messages on | Read More »
‘Read my lips: no new tax increases?’
AoSHQ linked to this piece mostly to highlight the Warren Buffet quote on cap and trade: “it’s a huge tax and there’s no sense calling it anything else. I mean, it is a tax. So it — and it’s a fairly regressive tax.” – Real quickly, Mr. Buffet: how did you vote in the last election, again? – …but I wanted to actually highlight the | Read More »
On Axelrod calling Carrie Prejean a dog.
Never blog angry. Well, not quite true: never blog too angry. A little anger can help. Too much, though, and you end up wanting to pound on the wall; this pleases a certain demographic, and you may define ‘pleases’ any way that you like. So, now that I’ve calmed down – some – about Obama crony David Axelrod crassly equating Carrie Prejean with a dog: | Read More »
Today’s rhetorical question involving the Obama campaign’s involvement in the anti-Palin astroturfing scandal.
What is the relationship between “cnwinner” (or, as Rusty calls him, “Charles N Winner, President of Winner & Associates”), active participant in a fake anti-Palin astroturf scheme, and David Axelrod, noted participant in astroturfing? Before you complain about that last categorization, do read this post from the infamous right-wing rag Mother Jones. Translation: we’re not the only ones who noticed.
Ethan Winner confesses to being Lone Gunman for anti-Palin AIP video.
[UPDATE]: Gimme a break, I had to get this out before I gave my baby a bath. Ethan Winner, obviously. Yeah, actually, it’s kind of important. Full version after the fold, but short version now: PR flack Ethan Allen Winner is now claiming that he lied about Sarah Palin’s AIP affiliation all on his lonesome, and never mind all the other people from his firm. | Read More »
Thanks for confirming Jawa’s post, kids.
This is how you do it. First, you tell people that there’s going to be a story. Then, you give some details. Build a little buzz. After that, you throw down. And, yeah, it’s a doozy. Then you wait for the idiots to panic and start trying to sanitize. (pause) Suckers. Moe Lane PS: Midnight on a Sunday, folks. Midnight on a Sunday. And they | Read More »