Axelrod goes after Ben Nelson

Ann Kane

David Axelrod, speaking about health care reform, said on Thursday, December 17, in a conference call with progressive bloggers:


We have this extraordinary moment when we can win where we never could win before.


Mr. Axelrod could not have spoken a truer statement.  His battle is not about health care reform.  All the nice things he says about helping people out of their misery mean nothing.  He wants to undermine the capitalists, but exempt himself, of course.  He and the White House are bankrupting the economy in order to usher in Socialism. Time is running short for them to strike the final blow to an already devastated economy.  They need to get it done before Christmas because, uh, because it will be so historic. 

Axelrod publicly attacked Sen. Ben Nelson’s position on the bill yesterday because he has been a hold out due to its inclusion of abortion coverage and exclusion of a public option

And on Thursday morning, Axelrod called discussion of defeating a bill because it lacks a public option "insane."

I'm not professionally qualified to judge insanity. Maybe I should've used a different word. But let me tell you the basis from which I spoke. You know, this is to me not just a theoretical issue. This is a very personal one.


Then he went on to talk about his difficult time dealing with health care bills for his daughter who has epilepsy.  Sorry to say, we all have a story and it gets pretty boring to hear it over and over.

Axelrod’s modus operandi is to be soft-spoken and circumspect until the time is ripe, then he goe for the jugular.  Whether Nelson can stand the onslaught remains to be seen.

In that same conference call Axelrod stated:

What we are arguing about today is not whether a majority support the bill in the Senate," Axelrod added. "A majority does. What we are arguing about is whether they will have a chance to express themselves and vote -- or whether a minority will thwart the majority and keep that vote from happening.


Axelrod exhibits the epitome of chutzpah.  He has successfully lobbied, along with Reid and Pelosi, close to sixty senators to vote in favor of this unconscionable bill, and he’s crying foul because the “minority will thwart the majority”.  At last check, there were at least sixty-eight percent of Americans opposed to the bill.  Who’s thwarting the votes of a majority of Americans?

 

David Axelrod, speaking about health care reform, said on Thursday, December 17, in a conference call with progressive bloggers:


We have this extraordinary moment when we can win where we never could win before.


Mr. Axelrod could not have spoken a truer statement.  His battle is not about health care reform.  All the nice things he says about helping people out of their misery mean nothing.  He wants to undermine the capitalists, but exempt himself, of course.  He and the White House are bankrupting the economy in order to usher in Socialism. Time is running short for them to strike the final blow to an already devastated economy.  They need to get it done before Christmas because, uh, because it will be so historic. 

Axelrod publicly attacked Sen. Ben Nelson’s position on the bill yesterday because he has been a hold out due to its inclusion of abortion coverage and exclusion of a public option

And on Thursday morning, Axelrod called discussion of defeating a bill because it lacks a public option "insane."

I'm not professionally qualified to judge insanity. Maybe I should've used a different word. But let me tell you the basis from which I spoke. You know, this is to me not just a theoretical issue. This is a very personal one.


Then he went on to talk about his difficult time dealing with health care bills for his daughter who has epilepsy.  Sorry to say, we all have a story and it gets pretty boring to hear it over and over.

Axelrod’s modus operandi is to be soft-spoken and circumspect until the time is ripe, then he goe for the jugular.  Whether Nelson can stand the onslaught remains to be seen.

In that same conference call Axelrod stated:

What we are arguing about today is not whether a majority support the bill in the Senate," Axelrod added. "A majority does. What we are arguing about is whether they will have a chance to express themselves and vote -- or whether a minority will thwart the majority and keep that vote from happening.


Axelrod exhibits the epitome of chutzpah.  He has successfully lobbied, along with Reid and Pelosi, close to sixty senators to vote in favor of this unconscionable bill, and he’s crying foul because the “minority will thwart the majority”.  At last check, there were at least sixty-eight percent of Americans opposed to the bill.  Who’s thwarting the votes of a majority of Americans?