David Axelrod (strategic), who was responsible for both the successful presidential campaigns of former President Obama has harsh words to say about the Commander-in-Chief. He said, “So, you know that this is a very, very fraught environment right now.”
My first thought is “Does this have Obama’s blessing?” It is hard to believe that Axelrod would, as a CNN commentator and critic, attack the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer if he had not run it first by his former boss. The second question I have is: How long do you think this man will be working at CNN? He’ll be causing a stir among left-leaning network employees who have covered Biden since the beginning of his presidency by continuing to spew off like this. Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter are being purged…
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Axelrod continued to attack the president, however, and didn’t stop there.
Although no president can stop inflation, it is a force of nature right now. It is affecting politics.
He spoke out about gas prices today. He speaks about the gas tax holidays, but he’s not going to get them. There are many Americans skeptical about whether it would help.
While it is true that inflation cannot be controlled by one president, one can definitely exacerbate the problem of profligate spending. Biden’s out-of-control layouts include massive bills such as the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill or the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which provide COVID relief. Add tens to billions more sent for Ukraine. All this could have something to do with inflation?
Remember that Biden wanted to spend even more money on the Build Back Better bill – up to $5 trillion more – but was stopped by the inability to get the votes. Imagine the inflation if this behemoth had made it through Congress.
Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader, stated in November 2021 that Biden’s monstrous agenda was bigger than the New Deal. He also said that “Never in American History has so much been spent at once.”
Inflation has had a price:
“A just-released national survey has found that 83% of U.S. households are cutting their personal spending and travel due to soaring inflation. These cutbacks are being driven almost entirely by energy costs, which have spiked nearly 35% in the past year.” https://t.co/ecXE9w8p0V
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 1, 2022
Tapper asked Axelrod to explain the results of an AP-NORC survey that showed 85 percent of respondents believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. Tapper stated, “That clearly points to disaster for Democrats in November.” Axelrod agreed.
The chart would show that the vitals are poor. His approval rating is 38%. His economic ratings are poor. Consumer confidence is low. This is the number you mentioned.
Both men also talked about filibustering. They both acknowledged that Biden had recently suggested that he could temporarily suspend it to allow for abortion votes, but that he couldn’t make that happen. Tapper stated flatly, “Well he won’t be able to get that done,” as he doesn’t have enough votes. Axelrod agreed once more.
Axelrod, who is a loyal Dem and a CNN contributor, had to at least make a weak attempt at optimism by claiming that Roe v Wade’s recent defeat might inspire the progressive base. He said, “You know if I were a Republican strategist I would be a bit worried about this right now.”
No, David, Republican strategists don’t need to be worried about this right now. They can also read polls.
Although Axelrod was critical of the Biden Administration in the past, he appears to have taken the gloves off in this interview. As I asked him earlier, does he have the blessing of the Big O? This is a sign that Dems are going to jump on the Biden boat and force him out in 2024?
Even odder, are they clearing the decks for Michelle Obama?