Richard Wolffe is doing the rounds, promoting his new book Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House. Looks like the White House is in “blame Rahm” mode:
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday November 12, 2010 6:03 am|
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: bmaz Thursday November 11, 2010 7:20 pm|
Barack Obama is in Korea lecturing Americans to suck it up and embrace the catfood at the same time Biden was left to represent the WH at the Arlington National Cemetery ceremony to honor America’s Veterans; all so Obama could sell out American labor via a Korean free trade agreement. Dumbest politics ever.
|By: Josh Mull Thursday November 11, 2010 5:15 pm|
We all know how 11 dimensional chess works: President Obama claims he supports something easily acceptable and mainstream, like removing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell or closing the illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay. His plan for doing so however, involves an ethereal, un-named bill making its way through both the House and Senate, which have almost [...]
|By: Blue Texan Thursday November 11, 2010 10:30 am|
We already have one party that puts the interests of the rich and powerful above the people. We don’t need another.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 11, 2010 7:40 am|
If David Axelrod’s the “political genius” guiding the Democrats these days, they should consider themselves lucky they didn’t lose 100 seats.
|By: emptywheel Thursday November 11, 2010 5:58 am|
There’s a lot to despise about David Axelrod’s announcement of Obama’s capitulation to the oligarchs on tax cuts, not least that he made this announcement on the same day Obama’s Catfood Commission Chairs started the process of stealing from seniors to “fix” our deficit.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 11, 2010 11:45 am|
My colleagues have helpfully broadcast the Administration line on foreclosure fraud, basically against a national moratorium and toward allowing banks to evade the rule of law. I assume these people would have the same reaction to, say, planted evidence in a murder trial. “Well, the defendant looks pretty guilty, and a tainted investigation or not, he probably did something wrong, so might as well convict.” It occurs to me that David Axelrod and the head of the FHFA wouldn’t be allowed on a jury anywhere in the country.
|By: emptywheel Monday October 11, 2010 6:15 am|
The Federal Housing Administration Commissioner, David Stevens, has joined David Axelrod in stating that the Administration sees no reason to halt all foreclosures. That’s not a surprise in itself–it was pretty clear that Axe’s statement reflected official Administration policy.
|By: masaccio Sunday October 10, 2010 7:00 pm|
Banksters have been cheating people on foreclosures for months, maybe years. David Axelrod says he’s just sure the Banksters will correct this aberration, and the White House is working closely with them on this important project. Axelrod expects them to “reconstruct their paperwork” quickly, and get back to the important business of evicting people from their homes. Video is here.