The Republican Party has apparently decided that they really want to have a big public fight with President Obama over whether or not employers with connections to religious institutions should be required to provide birth control as part of their employees’ health insurance. The GOP is acting like they believe the issue is a political [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 8, 2012 10:51 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 9, 2011 9:47 am|
Seriously, David Axelrod? You ride to the White House on a campaign to rise above intolerance, negativity and partisanship, and without a moment of self-reflection, announce a campaign based on … intolerance, negativity and partisanship? Rather than fix the economy by having the political courage to do what you said needed to be done when you were stoking people’s hope in 2008, you now plan to impose the austerity measures they overwhelmingly oppose and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to tell people your “weird” opponent in his “skinny jeans” is not “principled and consistent”? You want to fan the same bigotry and cultural biases the President promised to rise above, hoping win reelection by virtue suppressing turnout?
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 11, 2010 9:37 pm|
I have no idea why there hasn’t been a shakeup in the White House, but the fact that Axelrod is still out there flubbing the messaging seems to indicate that they aren’t aware of the scope of the problem.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 10, 2010 10:24 pm|
Political mastermind David Axelrod says the White House is ready to cave in the wake of imaginary overwhelming pressure to extend all of the Bush tax cuts, exacerbating the “deficit” problem they’ve been completely obsessed with: President Barack Obama’s top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration was ready to accept [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday September 27, 2010 11:33 am|
As Lynn Sweet reports, Rahm Emanuel himself has been totally mute on the subject of running for mayor. The campaign in the press has been waged entirely by David Axelrod, Dick Durbin and others. And today, Barack Obama himself enters the fray. When asked by Matt Lauer if he would endorse Rahm in the Chicago [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 19, 2009 11:09 am|
Besides on a few broad points, Obama has refused to strongly back almost any part of health care reform. The candidate who campaigned on “Yes, we can,” sent his advisors to the Sunday shows to deliver a message of, “yes, we might.” White House spokespeople refused to lay out Obama’s position on almost anything related [...]