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Axelrod: ‘I don’t give a flying…’

By Doug Thompson
March 8, 2010

Obama message guru David Axelrod

David Axelrod, President Barack Obama‘s image manager, says he doesn’t give a “flying fuck” what critics say about the White House and its failures but while Axelrod puts forward a defiant face, others say the level of concern is rising over the administration’s failure to stay on message.

“The Obama White House has lost the narrative in the way that the Obama campaign never did,” Brown University political scientist James Morone told The New York Times in a recent interview. “They essentially took the president’s great strength as a messenger and failed to use it smartly.”

Some inside the West Wing point the finger of blame at Axelrod, once hailed as Obama’s guru, a Democratic Karl Rove. Tensions have risen between Axelrod and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel although both deny it publicly.

The problems of the Obama administration highlight the dramatic differences between campaigning and governing and provide fodder to critics who say Obama was not ready for the top job in American politics.

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7 Responses to Axelrod: ‘I don’t give a flying…’

  1. redwhiteblue

    March 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I think that our public officials are becoming more publicly vulgar mouthed than ever before and they are certainly losing my respect. CLEAN UP YOUR ACT>>>>>CHILDREN HEARD YOU SAY THAT.

  2. Charleston Voice

    March 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    How do Americans manage to dig up the dirtiest slugs in the earth out of 300 million Americans?

    • Dan

      March 9, 2010 at 6:22 am

      because Americans don’t dig them up, bankers and other people in power do. If the people actually had a candidate that ran for the people, and the media didn’t cut them out of air time, then you would see a unity in the people like never before. Larger than Obamas support.

      That would be something to behold….and I am working on it.


  3. woody188

    March 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Poor Axelrod, it’s just so hard to put a friendly face on fascist imperialism.

  4. woody188

    March 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Meanwhile, the US military is caught in another propaganda lie aimed squarely at US citizens: Fiction of Marja as City Was U.S. Information War Just like Firdous Square in Iraq, the military is terrorizing innocent people in Afghanistan in an effort to impress the mom and pop back home. Morally corrupt is a nice way of putting it.

    • Carl Nemo

      March 9, 2010 at 12:54 am

      Thanks Woody188 for the link. Seemingly our modern military has become our worst nightmare and God help us all when our corrupt crimpols in D.C. decide to turn their might against “We the People” when we no longer wish to play their legislatively oppressive games and begin the necessary uprising against the status quo under which we now suffer.

      We’re outgunned for sure, but not in spirit and resolve at least not myself and many thousands of other “true patriots” that support the tenets of freedom and justice for all under our Constitution.

      Many years ago, I took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and “domestic” and haven’t forgotten the import of my actions. I surely hope others haven’t so either… : |

      Carl Nemo **==

  5. plumberswife

    March 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    They intend to be the worst nightmare of EVERY patriotic American, do not listen to what they say they are liars all and wish only the worst for our country…
    as long as we stay positive and speak of the greatness of America and the Founders, it will drive them crazy..