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.
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 […]
"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
The political adviser reflects on his years with Barack Obama.
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 […]
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
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.
President offers convoluted answer in response to claims in new David Axelrod book
Obama is disputing a longtime aide’s view that Obama feigned opposition to gay marriage out of concern it could hurt him with voters.
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...
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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...
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
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
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...
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 [...]