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Barack Obama thought 'Yes We Can' was 'too corny' — but Michelle did not

9 months agoNews : The Newsroom

During his 2004 run for U.S. Senate, Barack Obama wondered if the campaign slogan "Yes We Can" was too corny. According to David Axelrod, Obama's media consultant at the time, it took Michelle Obama to convince the then-Illinois state senator that it wasn't.

Five Reasons Why Knowing Obama Lied About His Opposition To Marriage Equality Matters

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

So it turns out that Barack Obama is a liar when it comes to marriage equality. According to a new book by Obama’s trusted aide and friend David Axelrod, Obama deliberately reversed his public stand on same-sex marriage when during his 2008 presidential campaign, entirely for reasons of political expediency. “[A]s he ran for higher […]

Tony Perkins Slams Obama On Marriage Evolution Story Told By David Axelrod

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"It's a good thing President Obama doesn't work for NBC -- or else he might have been suspended for lying too! Like the NBC's Brian Williams, voters would have a difficult time narrowing down all the untruths to one. This President has...Show More Summary

Talk: David Axelrod: ‘I Don’t Think He’s Gonna Look Back’

9 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The political adviser reflects on his years with Barack Obama.

Obama Lies to BuzzFeed About His Lies on Same-Sex Marriage

Obama has given an interview to BuzzFeed in which, among other things, he tries to square the circle concerning the accusations by David Axelrod that he deliberately lied to the American people regarding his views on same-sex marriage. All the interview does is add to the evidence that he has deliberately lied about this issue […]

Obama Says Adviser 'Confused' on Marriage Equality 'Evolution'

Just one day after reports that former Obama aide David Axelrod indicated that Obama's supposed 'evolution' to support marriage equality was 'bullshit,' the president fired back. read more

Axelrod Says Warren Couldn’t Beat Clinton

Obama adviser David Axelrod told Hugh Hewitt that he doesn’t think Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) poses a credible threat to Hillary Clinton’s likely presidential bid in 2016. Said Axelrod: “I know Elizabeth Warren well, and my strong feeling is she’s [...] The post Axelrod Says Warren Couldn’t Beat Clinton appeared first on Political Wire.

Obama’s dubious marriage equality claim: Why he’s still “bullsing”

President offers convoluted answer in response to claims in new David Axelrod book

Obama disputes David Axelrod's take on gay marriage

Obama is disputing a longtime aide’s view that Obama feigned opposition to gay marriage out of concern it could hurt him with voters.

David Axlerod On Obama's 2008 Opposition to Gay Marriage: 'Part Of What You Have To Do In Politics' - VIDEO

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday, we reported on David Axelrod's new book and the claim he makes that President Obama supported same-sex marriage long before he publicly came out in favor of marriage equality in 2012. You'll recall Obama listed his support for same-sex...

David Axelrod: Obama Was For Gay Marriage In 2008

Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages.

Obama disputes aide David Axelrod's take on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is disputing a longtime aide's view that Obama feigned opposition to gay marriage, compromising his true beliefs out of concern it could hurt him with voters.

Obama: Axelrod ‘Mixing up’ My Views on Gay Marriage

9 months agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama explained to BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith in an interview published Wednesday that his former advisor David Axelrod's characterization of him as misleading the public on his position on gay marriage "isn't quite accurate."

David Axelrod wants us to believe that he thinks we're terrible for only looking for juicy bits in his supposedly finely wrought meditation on politics called "Believer."

And if you can believe that, he's got a first-term Senator for President he can sell you. Or, well, we did believe him back then, he believes, so why won't we believe that this book of his is something more than what "modern media" is...Show More Summary

About Last Night: Jon Stewart, Signing Off

It appeared to be business as usual for Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, on Tuesday night. He was gabbing with David Axelrod about his new book and President Obama's frustrations with Congress and the media.

Obama Lied About His Position on Gay Marriage, David Axelrod Reveals

Shocker. From Time, revealing something Axelrod will reveal in his upcoming book. "I'm just not very good at bullshitting," Obama told Axelrod, after an event where he stated his opposition to same-sex marriage, according to the book. Axelrod writes that...

David Axelrod: Race Plays an ‘Undeniable’ Role in Obama Criticism

9 months agoNews : Mediaite

The book tour for David Axelrod's new memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, took the former advisor to President Barack Obama to NPR's Fresh Air on Tuesday, where he spoke his time working on the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns as well as within the White House over the last several years. Show More Summary

"I’m just not very good at bullshitting," Obama bullshitted to David Axelrod.

The specific subject that prompted Obama to disparage his own bullshitting skills was same sex marriage, which — to get elected in 2008 — Obama claimed to oppose based on religion. Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex...Show More Summary

Obama’s same-sex marriage controversy: ‘I am just not very good at bullshtting’

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In Believer, the president’s former confidante David Axelrod blames himself for the ‘political necessity’ of Obama’s 2008 opposition to same-sex marriage Marriage equality activists weren’t the only ones frustrated with Barack Obama when during his 2008 presidential run he opposed same-sex marriage...

Michael Jordan Misspelled President Barack Obama's Name On A Poster… So Obama Gave It Back!

9 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Whoops! Former chief strategist to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, sat down for an interview, and during the course of it told a very inneresting story. In Axelrod's home is lots of memorabilia, including a signed Michael Jordan poster, dedicated to the president. So, why is it sitting in his home and not Obama's? He explained: "When the [...]

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