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David Axelrod: Obama Was "Bullshitting" When He Said He Opposed Gay Marriage

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

Former White House advisor David Axelrod claims that President Obama lied about his opposition to same-sex marriage in order to help his 2008 election chances. Axelrod makes the claim in his new book. “I’m just not very good at bullshitting,”...Show More Summary

David Axelrod: Obama Deliberately Lied to Voters About Gay Marriage

I know, I know: your instant reaction is: of course he did, and so what? That sort of blasé reaction is just what Axelrod is banking on: Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons, his former political strategist […]

Obama Had Statement to Read if Terror Halted Inauguration

Rahm Emanuel instructed David Axelrod to draft a statement that could be read in place of an inauguration address if an attack turned out to be imminent.

From the Dept. of "No Shit": Obama Never Opposed Same-Sex Marriage

7 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TPM: Barack Obama was "bullshitting" his opposition to gay marriage and support for civil unions during his 2008 presidential campaign, according to a new book authored by former senior White House adviser David Axelrod. Time magazine...Show More Summary

Axelrod: Obama Was Always For Gay Marraige

In his book, Believer: My Forty Years In Politics, David Axelrod says President Obama misled on the gay rights issue for political gain. TIME reports: “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 he knew [...]

Obama Adviser Says Obama Repeatedly Lied About Gay Marriage for Political Gain

7 months agoNews : Reason

Democratic Party operative and longtime Obama adviser David Axelrod has a new book out called Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. At Time, Zeke Miller reports hat Axelrod’s book offers a decidedly unflattering portrait of President Obama and his purported commitment to political principles. Show More Summary

Former adviser claims Obama lied about his support for gay marriage

One of Barack Obama's closest former advisers claims in a new book that the president misled the country when he claimed he didn't support same-sex marriage. David Axelrod, the former adviser, said Obama actually supported legalizing gay marriage since at least 1996, when he filled out a campaign questionnaire that addressed the issue. Show More Summary

DAVID AXELROD: Obama Misled On Gay Marriage For Political Reasons. “Axelrod writes that he knew …

DAVID AXELROD: Obama Misled On Gay Marriage For Political Reasons. “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. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons.” It’s liars all […]

Axelrod Says Obama Misled on Gay Marriage

“Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the 2008 election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons, his former political strategist David Axelrod writes in a new book, Believer: My Forty Years in [...] The post Axelrod Says Obama Misled on Gay Marriage appeared first on Political Wire.

PROVOCATION IS HIS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP: David Axelrod: Obama knew Prayer Breakfast remarks w…

PROVOCATION IS HIS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP: David Axelrod: Obama knew Prayer Breakfast remarks would provoke. “I think he knew what he was saying and he knew it was provocative,” Axelrod said. “His point is we have a quarter of the world’s population Islamic and the vast majority of them have nothing to do with extremism […]

Axelrod’s Book Claims Obama ‘Modified’ Gay Marriage Position to Win in 2008

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

According to former Obama senior advisor David Axelrod's new book, President Barack Obama misled on his gay marriage position in the 2008 election, claiming to be against the change when he in fact fully favored it.

When Obama Got in Maureen Dowd’s Face

7 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.

O’Reilly Grills Axelrod: Why Would Obama Publicly Associate with Sharpton?

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Bill O'Reilly had a pressing question for former White House adviser David Axelrod tonight: why would President Obama publicly associate with someone as divisive as Al Sharpton?

Quote of the Day

“I think she has to approach this campaign like a challenger, not like a front-runner — like an insurgent.” — David Axelrod, quoted by USA Today, saying Hillary Clinton can’t rely on the Clinton name to win the presidency. The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Axelrod and Edwards Didn’t Get Their “Groove” on…

7 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

In a very Axelrod-heavy interview, political strategist David Axelrod told CBS correspondent Jim Axelrod that he “didn’t groove” with former client John Edwards. David also told Jim in the interview, which aired earlier today on”CBSShow More Summary

Obama Got A Sneak Peek At The Original iPhone From Steve Jobs 

US President Obama has been an Apple fanboy for a while now, according to the upcoming book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics from Obama’s political strategist David Axelrod. In 2007, Steve Jobs gave then-Senator Obama a private viewing of the iPhone before it was made publicly available. More »      

Romney Handler: Axelrod Lying About Phone Call

Garrett Jackson, Mitt Romney's body man throughout the 2012 campaign, told Politico that he believes David Axelrod "concocted" a phone call recounted in his memoir. Jackson, 28, said, "When I read that, I was furious.... It didn't happen.... Show More Summary

2012 campaign sources differ on whether Mitt Romney was an unbelievable jerk or merely a huge one

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

He seemed so nice when he was lecturing us all. A former Mitt Romney aide is pushing back against the David Axelrod story of Mitt's 2012 concession call to the president. According to Axelrod: When Obama hung up, he told Axelrod andShow More Summary

Obama Got a Sneak Peek at the Original iPhone From Steve Jobs 

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

President Obama has been an Apple fanboy for a while now, according to the upcoming book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics from Obama's political strategist David Axelrod. In 2007, Steve Jobs gave then-Senator Obama a private viewing of the iPhone before it was made publicly available. Read more...

Page and Perspective: David Axelrod Tells All

David Axelrod speaks about Believer at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Wednesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. [ more › ]

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