I never thought I’d see that day when President Obama’s former campaign manager David Axelrod finally spoke a bit of truth about the President… and now he’s done so twice in the last few weeks!
The first time was when he opened up about the President lying about his support for gay marriage. Candidate Obama thought marriage should be between a man and a woman because that is what Christianity teaches… at least that’s what he said back then.
“Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term a ‘sacred union’… Having prided himself on forthrightness, though, Obama never felt comfortable with his compromise and, no doubt, compromised position. He routinely stumbled over the question when it came up in debates or interviews.”
Now Axelrod is being honest again!
On CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer this past Sunday, Axelrod said what we’ve all been thinking for quite some time. President Obama is a smug so and so…
Yes, you know, I think everybody’s strength is their weakness, his strength is that he believes that there are more important things than winning elections. He thinks that when you get elected, your role is to try and get big things done.
That’s not the prevailing view among a lot of folks in this town. I wrote in the book about right after the health care, when he was talking to the caucus about the health care bill, Democratic Caucus in the Senate, we went back to the White House, and he is in the car and he says, what are they so afraid of? And I said, well, I think they’re afraid of losing their jobs. And he said, well, what’s the point of being up here for 30 years if you don’t do anything? And I said, look, I think they want to do something but if it’s a choice between that and being up here for 30 years, they would rather be up here for 30 years.
He hasn’t fully related to that. And sometimes there’s an air of moral superiority that creeps in because he feels like we have a responsibility to do big things, why don’t you see it the way I see it?