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Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:07 AM

 

Is anyone else just tired of David Axelrod?

He seems to think that he needs to build his "pundit brand" by kneecapping the Clinton campaign at every opportunity.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/david-axelrod-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-221620

It's time for this human-looking muppet to remember what's at stake, specifically the legacy of the President he helped elect. I'm not demanding fawning coverage, but he seems to go out of his way to undermine any and every message that Clinton has tried to use to close this primary against Sanders.

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Reply Is anyone else just tired of David Axelrod? (Original post)
CalvinballPro Apr 2016 OP
Cha Apr 2016 #1
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #2
Iliyah Apr 2016 #3
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #4
72DejaVu Apr 2016 #6
pandr32 Apr 2016 #7
DURHAM D Apr 2016 #5
CalvinballPro Apr 2016 #8
LisaM Apr 2016 #10
kstewart33 Apr 2016 #9

Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:15 AM

1. He did have this tweet I liked..

David Axelrod
✔ ‎‎@davidaxelrod
@SenSanders talks momentum on winning night. Math less happy. Even w/win, he'll net a relative handful of delegates. #WisconsinPrimary
4:20 PM - 5 Apr 2016 Washington, DC, United States
284 284 Retweets 368 368 likes

http://theobamadiary.com/2016/04/05/the-obama-administrations-day/

But, yeah.. he needs to get real about calling out Hillary on feeling bad for the young people who are being duped.. because they are.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:34 AM

2. Latest case in point about the being duped thing?

CA and NY minimum wage increases. That was a DEMOCRATIC PARTY victory. So it was right that Democrats of all stripes celebrated the victory. This was not Bernie's idea, it was OBAMA's.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:38 AM

3. True, but he is trying to take credit for it tho

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:40 AM

4. Of course he is

that's why I linked to the page at whitehouse.gov from 2013 in response

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:43 AM

6. Has Bernie actually presented any new ideas?

Everything he says has already been proposed by another Democrat already. 90% of his big, new ideas have been in the party platform for years.

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Response to 72DejaVu (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 11:33 AM

7. Bingo!

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:42 AM

5. David probably has a book deal lined up.

Probably plans to tour with some or all of these folks - Cornel? Nina? Susan? Rosario?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 11:53 AM

8. I don't think he's on Sanders' side or anything, I just think Axelrod believes he has to hit Clinton

 

harder than others to avoid the appearance of bias, due to his history working for Democratic campaigns. But it's just coming across as biased against Clinton, because he's not giving other candidates the same treatment.

Plus, there's history between Axelrod and Clinton going back to the 2008 primary. Of all of Obama's team, I think Axelrod has had the hardest time moving on and living in the present. Favreau, Plouffe, everyone else seems to be on the same page about electing a Democrat this year, but Axelrod seems to only be looking out for himself and his burgeoning cable-news-talking-head career.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 05:56 PM

10. He was awful to Hillary in 2008

It took me a long time to forgive him, not to mention Michelle Obama (when asked if she would work for Hillary if HRC had won the nomination in 2008, Michelle paused for a very long while, then said, "I'd have to think about it".

No, I haven't forgiven David Axelrod. I was with HRC in 2008 and with her even more now.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 05:41 PM

9. Axelrod and Plouffe were Obama's chief advisors during his 2008 race.

Things got a little testy with the Clinton campaign. I don't think some things have been resolved between Axelrod and Hillary.

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