David Axelrod


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There is a feeling among some of the base of the Democratic Party that the party needs to be more bold and vivid in its agenda and that reflects the Sanders thinking, sharper lines against corporate excess and Wall Street, and more advocacy for things like single payer on health care.feedback
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Nov 03 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which David Axelrod is associated, including Trump and vehicle. Most recently, David Axelrod has been quoted saying: “That is certainly a vein of thought. And the thing that probably unites the anti-establishment forces on the right and left is the sense that the system is rigged and there is an inside game in Washington in which both parties are complicit. But I must say, it also gives rise to a kind of absolutism that makes governing very difficult.” in the article A New Book Highlights Some Old Divisions Among Democrats.
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Jul 24 2017

The question is: Does it appear to people to be simply a poll-driven document offered by a bunch of Washington politicians, or is there a persistent, disciplined attempt to follow through on these issues? And do the candidates of the party, running throughout the country, embrace them?feedback

Jul 13 2017

I can't say that because Jon Stewart was unhappy policy changed. But I can say that he had forceful arguments, they were arguments that we knew would be heard and deserved to be answered.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

In 2020, there will be a market for an antidote to him. There will be a receptivity to someone who offers big ideas about how to insure a fair shot and economic insecurity for the broadest number of Americans in a rapidly changing economy, rather than promising a return to an irretrievable past. There will be a market for a more healing and unifying figure who can speak to our common values and concerns as Americans rather than mining resentment and sowing antagonism.feedback

Jun 29 2017

The president wants to meet you.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

And she was really surprised by how strong Trump was – and part of it was she just sucked.feedback

Jun 12 2017

Yes, Comey happened. And yes, the Russians happened. But she had more money than God, and they spent all of it trashing him and not actually rebutting his ideological agenda.feedback

Jun 12 2017

The country's waking up shocked to what he's doing because Hillary didn't actually explain to anybody what he was going to do when he became president. We focused on him groping people – and not on him saying he was going to end our alliance with Europe or he was going to strip health care. It was an amazing failure of our politics to make our case.feedback

Jun 07 2017

Jack was really generous during my years in the White House and beyond with valuable insights on messaging, particularly on reaching middle-class voters. He had a gift for simplifying messaging that was useful and effective.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Afghanistan

They are going to be faced with the same questions we were.feedback

May 27 2017

There is something to be said for having a positive feeling about the larger project of democracy.feedback

May 26 2017 - British elections 2017

I'm for grass-roots politics, but if you're going to actually win seats, you need to focus on helping candidates who will be the most potent for the general election. That's one of the reasons there's a competitive race there now.feedback

May 26 2017

That race becomes more of an actual test of what might happen in 2018.feedback

May 21 2017

They are responding to what they see out there.feedback

May 21 2017

There is a natural drive to the left to protect those progressive goals and build on them.feedback

May 19 2017

I knew Ailes. Competed against him in campaigns. Railed against him many times. But appreciated our frank, back-channel conversations.feedback

May 19 2017

What is it about @mike_pence that no one ever tells him anything.feedback

May 18 2017 - American politics

For better or worse & the ignominious end 2 his reign at Fox News, the impact of Roger Ailes on American politics & media was indisputable.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's hard, to look like the prime minister and the man in the dark at the same time.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

The idea for Republicans was that Pence is over there, Pence can be our liaison, Pence can help advance the agenda – a lot of chips were piled up on Pence as being the guarantor of the agenda and the guarantor of stability. It's certainly undercut by these interludes of, No one ever told me. I never knew that.feedback

May 17 2017

He's very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president and that ex-presidents should not be looking over the shoulder of their successors and commenting on every decision.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

The most hazardous duty in Washington these days is that of Trump surrogate because the president constantly undercuts the statements of his own people. You wind up looking like a liar or a fool, neither of which is particularly attractive.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I think as soon as he gets that call, he's immediately changing his number.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Donald Trump sees this more as a punch line than a true, top-of-mind concern.feedback

Jan 31 2017

I was not a member of the committee. I did not speak or participate. I sat on the sidelines as a silent observer.feedback

Jan 21 2017

"This is an impressive display today. But if it isn't channeled into organizing in a focused way, then it is cathartic but not in the long run meaningful,". "That's the challenge for the progressive community.".feedback

Dec 08 2016

It's indisputable that there was a ferocity to the opposition and a lack of respect to him that was a function of race.feedback

Oct 22 2016

There's no silver bullet to turn around years of wear and tear on her image.feedback

Oct 22 2016

She's going to have to contend with that and whatever it is he chooses to make his vehicle.feedback

Mar 03 2016

I wonder about tactic of calling them fools.feedback

Mar 15 2010

What happened there was an affront. It was an insult but that is not the most important thing. What it did was it made more difficult a very difficult process. We've just gotten proximity, so-called proximity talks going between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and this seemed calculated to undermine that.feedback

Feb 01 2010

There is a three year discretionary spending freeze. That is to say there is a three year cap on domestic discretionary spending. Within that cap we are going to have to prioritise, just like every business or family would.feedback

Nov 02 2009

So we are going to deal with the government that is there, and obviously there are issues we need to discuss, such as reducing the high level of corruption there – these are issues that we will take up with President Karzai.feedback

Nov 24 2008

And we need the best people we can find, the best minds in our country to help us accomplish that plan, and people like Tim Geithner and Larry Summers are among those people.feedback

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