David Axelrod is an unrepentant elitist "progressive" cynic who, like BOZ and Emanuel, and Reid, and Pelosi, and Frank, and Dodd (OK, OK... I know the post would begin to look like a Book of Genesis chapter if I listed them all, but you get the idea) doesn't give a rat's backside what the people really want. I believe he knows FULL FLIPPIN WELL just how angry voters really are AT HIS BOSS and is presently at a loss on how to cope with it, though there are indications that he'll have BOZ go NASTY now that Scott Brown has won. See Left Coast Rebel
David: If you wind up reading this admittedly obscure blog, take away this simple message from it:
"We're going to keep on advocating for the things that we believe are necessary to get this economy moving again, to get people back to work, to lift incomes, to get people more economic security. We will work with whomever wants to work with us to get that done, and I think that's what the American people want. ... We're FAMILIAR with the vote that was cast today: Some of the same sentiment that propelled [Brown's] campaign, propelled ours -- the sense that this economy doesn't work particularly well for middle class, working people ... You overlay the fact that we're in a recession -- the deepest since the Great Depression -- and people are understandably agitated. There is a restiveness -- and I think it's been intensified by the economy and by the recession -- that is real. There were many factors that were peculiar to this race, ... and let's give Brown his due: He ran a spectacular campaign. ... The lesson is to focus very clearly on the concerns -- particularly the economic concerns -- of everyday people. And those concerns go to jobs. Those concerns go to retirement security. They go to the cost of education kids. And, yes, they go to the cost of health care, too. ... I think that it would a terrible mistake to walk away now. If we don't pass the bill, all we have is the stigma of a caricature that was put on it. That would be the worst result for everybody who has supported this bill."