Nov
08
2012

Well, looky, looky here: Axelrod avoids the M-word.

Wonder why that is?

Axelrod said presidents always talk after an election about a mandate, but he called such talk “foolish.” President Obama and congressional Republicans are bracing for talks on tax hikes and spending cuts that are now set to be implemented in January.

“Everyone’s going to have to come to the table in the spirit of getting things done, but on this issue of particularly the fiscal cliff — presidents always say, ‘I have a mandate’; that’s a foolish word and generally untrue,” Axelrod told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday.

That’s a rhetorical question: I know exactly why.  It’s because we’re more from a day from the election, which means that all around me people are waking up from their exuberance/despair hangovers to discover that the Democrats paid out 1 billion bucks to get a 50/48 Presidency, +2 Senate, +6 or 7 House.  Which is a better RoI than the billion bucks that we paid out, but the next step up from “sucks” is not “good.”  Especially since the deal comes with more medical pot raids and warrantless drone strikes*.  Guess Axelrod decided that it’s time to jump to the next thing before the rubes have time to react…

Oh, wait, I forgot: I’m supposed to still be crying over a lost election and engaged in infinitely-regressed soul searching over falling for one of the greatest Three-Card-Monty tricks in modern American political history.  Fine.

Boo.

Hoo.

Moe Lane

*What does that have to do with anything? Not much, but it does curdle the milk of the Online Left to have that pointed out.

13 Comments

  • Catseyes says:

    Jimmie Bisse over at The Sundry Shack had a great post a while back on how the left likes to kick the pillars of society out and how they just expect the roof to hover in the air until the next sucker is President, well we now know the next sucker is President O’bama. Think O’bama’s going to like having the roof crash in on his head.

    • earlgrey says:

      I’d love for there to be some kind of silver lining to the crap sandwich we got.

      • Spegen says:

        No matter what, the blame will be on Bush and/or the republican congress. The msm will make sure of it

        • acat says:

          So …what?
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          http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/05/tucker-carlson-and-neil-patel-wave-goodbye-to-the-obama-media/
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          I mean, seriously. So what? The very business model of the MSM is dying, not just because they’re losing audience/circulation faster than Joe Biden is losing cognitive abilities, but because their business model is necessarily very top-heavy.
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          All those anchors, all those studios, all those grips and best boys and whatnot. Not. Needed.
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          The day of the MSM is over, they weren’t able to cover up Fast & Furious the way, say, the Venona Project was .. they can’t cover up Benghazi the way they covered up Operation Menu.. they couldn’t hush the botched responses to Sandy the way they silenced the 1943 surprise hurricane…
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          Patience, Spegen. They’re going down, and Obama’s re-election just advances their doom.
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          Mew

          • Spegen says:

            Coverup? No not entirely, make sure it has not become a cause célèbre like Iran-contra? Yes. For the low info voters the msm and partners in Hollywood, the ability to control the narrative is still there.

  • Catseyes says:

    The silver lining is there is no Republican President to blame the coming crash on, they’ll try but I don’t think it’s going to work.

  • acat says:

    @Spegen – the point is, the MSM is falling apart before our eyes. The only group they’re still credible with are the hard left, who believe truth is what they make it, and the low-info voters who haven’t been mugged yet. What we don’t have – yet – is the replacement. We’re in 1450, Gutenberg’s in business, but most books are still done by hand, eh?
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    @Moe – why are threads capped at 5? Just curious.
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    Mew

  • Aruges says:

    Mandate? Who the hell needs a mandate when you’ve got the Executive with and massive growing army of unelected regulators? Who the hell needs a mandate when you’ve got a Senate majority willing to approve any old crony/hack/wild eyed lefty tool the President nominates for what ever position is open? O’s got all the unchecked power he needs to wreck this country as much as he pleases. House be damned.

  • Aruges says:

    And how long do you think Harry Reid will let the remaining R’s block NRLB appointments?

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