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2014 Dem Meltdown: Even Axelrod is Now Admitting Obama’s “Mistakes”

Yikes. You know things are bad for the president’s party when even his chief spinster can’t help his former boss. David Axelrod joined Sunday’s Meet the Press roundtable to weigh in on the week’s news, and in particular, President Obama’s fairly shocking admission just a few days ago that “I’m not on the ballot this fall, but make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot.” That singular 17-word sentence was possibly the most poisonous thing to his own party POTUS could have said in an election year, and many were wondering afterwards whether he regretted it. With Axelrod’s take on the possible gaffe, the verdict may be in.

I would not have put that line in there,” he said. “It was a mistake.”

Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever heard an Obama team member, past or present, admit a mistake before. I suppose this one was simply too idiotic to defend, as it should have been common sense to Obama that his party needs to distance itself from him in order to improve electoral chances in November. Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if the president doesn’t realize that at all, given his daftness in general when it comes to his own celebrity. It may have been a mistake politically, but it was also a rare moment of honesty from Obama that Republicans have welcomed…while David Axelrod and other Democrat talking heads have had their faces quite prominently planted in their palms.

Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the only political mistake Obama has made in recent days. Take a look at this, specifically around the 1:09 mark:

That’s a new DCCC video in which President Obama proclaims, “Most of our Democratic voters aren’t even aware there is an election on November 4th.”

Way to talk down to your own party (yet again), Barack! If Dems didn’t already have enough of a reason to stay home next month, that insult will probably put a few of them over the edge.

Side note: Is it just me, or is Obama looking more and more like a Madame Tussauds wax figure every passing day?


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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