Karl Rove overhears the private thoughts of David Axelrod, Senior political advisor to Barack Obama. (Huh?)

Channeling David Axelrod following Obama’s State of the Union Address

By Karl Rove

Wall Street Journal,  January 26, 2012

Axelrod:  “It’d be nice if President Obama had a record to defend. But he doesn’t, but I’ve gotten over it.”

Rove:  “In a rare moment of senior-presidential-adviser-to-senior-presidential-adviser telepathy, I overheard the private thoughts of David Axelrod as he prepared to appear on television Tuesday night, following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:”

Axelrod: “Well, this is about as pleasant as a dentist appointment. Sure hope we’re right that no matter what the question is, all I need to say is, “President Obama believes everyone should get a fair shot, everyone should do their fair share, and everyone should play by the same set of rules.” Say it loud, say it proud, say it again and again.

Speaking of which, I love that line about “asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary.” Sure, the top 10% pay 70% of federal income taxes, so billionaires already pay more taxes than their secretaries, and no one’s really for doubling capital gains taxes. But it sounds so good, and stokes so much anger toward the rich.

I did enjoy how Barack went after Congress. A couple of times it looked like he was going to turn around and slap Boehner for obstructing his agenda. Hope it helps voters forget we Democrats controlled both chambers for two years and got pretty much everything we wanted. Now we have to pretend it never happened.

But do I really have to appear on Chris Matthews again? He’s always interrupting me with “It’s true” or “I agree.” Good lord, he even calls me Barack’s “much beloved senior strategist” and says that Obama has “done great things, he’s put points on the board.” Valerie loves that stuff—soaks it up—but it’s too much for me. On the other hand, we have to fire up our true believers—and what better place than on Matthews?

Matthews toadies too much, but Candy Crowley challenges me more than I want—like pointing out that there are 1.7 million fewer jobs since Barack took over and dropping that CNN poll on me that says Romney leads by 13 points on who can best get the economy moving again.

Aw, the Mittster: I know we’re not supposed to want him, but truth is I’d like to go after him for being so successful in business. Thank goodness Newt and Perry did the spadework on Bain. What did a New York Times reporter call Newt? Our “useful surrogate”?

I especially want to hit Mitt on the car companies: Repeat after me, over and over, “We would have lost 1.4 million jobs” if we’d let them go bankrupt as Romney urged. As if that many people work for the Big Three and as if going through bankruptcy meant liquidation. Fortunately most voters don’t know any better. Hell, if the car companies went through bankruptcy, we couldn’t have rewarded the UAW.

And Newt. Like I told reporters, “He’s back as the lion in winter. That’s L-I-O-N.” Called him a liar, but subliminally. Of course, I compared him to a monkey a few weeks ago and the press just laughed along.

Jeez, do I have Stephanopoulos tomorrow morning? Early wake up. He’s tougher than most, but heck, George let me get away with saying “I’m not sure Mitt Romney would have made that decision” to kill bin Laden.

The one thing that keeps me up at night is that we’re so vulnerable. The economy still sucks—and housing’s worse. Barack’s approval ratings are underwater. Pollster.com says 37% favor and 50% oppose ObamaCare—er, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Barack is the first Democratic president to have a negative approval rating in Gallup on health care.

Maybe Rahm was right. Go incremental, he said. The rest of us said health reform would be a winning issue in 2012. No wonder Barack gave the subject only 44 words in his address. But that’s not as bad as the stimulus and “shovel-ready projects.” Zip in the speech on those.

These State of the Union addresses are fine, but I’m glad it’s over. In that setting it’s hard to use a baseball bat to club Republicans. Now we can and will—for nine straight months. Plouffe was saying it would be nice if we actually had a record we could defend and a positive vision to offer. I told him we don’t—and get used to it. Let’s make a virtue of simplicity. Our job, as we say around here, is to savage the GOP nominee, grind him to dust, turn him into a freak. I’m ready. After all, it’s the Chicago Way.”

(End of Axelrod’s supposed inner thoughts as imagined by Karl Rove)


Obama’s Army

http://israel-commentary.org/?p=2470

How America’s Largest Labor Unions serve as ground troops for the Radical Left

The November issue of Whistleblower 

A Litany of Labor Unions abusing the American taxpayer and the American consumer – all under the favoring eye of the Obama administration.

A partial listing of the Table of Contents:

Page 4  James P. Hoffa | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

 “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these (Tea Party} sons of bitches out.”

Page 6  Obama offers Perks to College Kids to join his Army. 

Demand Congress forgive the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt the “students” have gleefully accumulated on their credit cards. Let the American taxpayer pay for it when you vote for Barack Obama. Sounds like the example set by Obama’s Federal government

Page 8  Unions preparing for street chaos at major events in election year. Rahm Emanuel, former Obama Chief of Staff and now Mayor of Chicago to host likely target events in May, 2012  International NATO and G-8 nations summit. 

Page 13  Union thugs welding baseball bats and crowbars in labor dispute, storm and destroy grain terminal at  Port of Longview, Washington state.

Page 14  Wall Street Occupiers promoted by far Left radicals like Service Employee International Union organizer Stephen Lerner who calls on his followers to “go on the offense.”

Page 17 How Public Employee Unions Really Work to taxpayer’s detriment

A simple primer on corrupt and fraudulent collective bargaining.

Page 19 Public Sector Unions Choke Taxpayers – by John Stossel 

Page 20 Union Gangsters – Richard Trumka, Stephen Lerner, Craig Becker – To name just a few of the infamous leaders

And, that’s only half the magazine! Please buy a copy and read and decide if you want the current administration to stay in office and continue to destroy our economy and with it, our world standing and thus fulfill Obama’s desire to eliminate American “Exceptionalism.”   jsk

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