David Axelrod

David Axelrod

Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Author, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Host of The Axe Files podcast and TV.

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This is insane—people killing themselves and others based on warped ideology and craven political opportunism.

What a game of Twister the Republicans are playing, praising Trump for speeding life-saving vaccines while warning people not to take them!

The proponents of new voting restrictions should be honest: It’s not about preventing “massive fraud,” of which there is zero evidence. It’s about making it harder for certain groups and people to vote. It’s a raw power play aimed at gaming our democracy, not saving it!

Thinking of my friend, Sen. Herb Kohl. In the ‘80s, he saved the @Bucks  for Milwaukee. When he sold them, he made keeping the team there a part of the deal, then donated $100 mil towards a new arena. He drafted @Giannis_An34  & signed @Khris22m . This is Herb’s night, too!

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What about Trump would suggest anything OTHER than that he’ll run? This thing is not over. His assault on democracy is only going to become more vicious, incendiary and unbounded by truth, norms or laws.

You could throw a dart at a wall of issues & probably be pretty certain of hitting one on which I disagree w @Rep_LizCheney ⁩. But on 1/6, she is doing something rare & admirable in politics-putting herself at risk for principle & standing up to the mob.

What a remarkable, courageous man! Another giant of the Civil rights era passes from the scene. RIP Bob Moses.

This guy is just a steaming pile of…resentments. It never ends.

Seeing one after another pillars of the championship @Cubs  traded these past 24 hours been like watching the wrecking ball level your old house. You know you have to rebuild but there are lots of great memories. Thanks for those @javy23baez , @KrisBryant_23  & @ARizzo44 !

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Isn’t the very definition of corruption a president pressuring the Attorney General to lie and say the election was “corrupt?”


This may be why @realDonaldTrump  has potential legal problems. If you claim massive losses to avoid paying federal income taxes but inflate your revenues and assets on bank documents for loan purposes, wouldn’t that constitute fraud?

The stunning conclusion from the briefing today is that the @POTUS  knew he had COVID-19 at least 3 days ago, did not disclose it, went to events and risked infecting others. They thought they could hide this until the media outed Hope Hicks and the POTUS developed symptoms.

This is a pretty stunning mashup.

The president is receiving multiple medications. It’s noteworthy that none of them is hydroxychloroquine

@BarackObama  didn’t mention @realDonaldTrump . Yet when Obama referenced adults with fancy titles who act like children and do only what feels good, the president’s supporters immediately read it as a dastardly attack on HIM. Why is that??

The shooter in Boulder bought an assault weapon a week before the massacre. He had a conviction for assault and a history of aggressive acts. Explain to me how background checks wouldn’t help?

Before @JoeBiden  was selected VP by @BarackObama , vetters for the campaign scoured every aspect of his record, career and life. Tara Reade or complaints of sexual harassment or assault never came up. I know. I was there. Here are my recollections:

So @BarackObama  advised @realDonald Trump not to hire Flynn as nat sec adviser. Trump ignored the advice. Flynn proceeded to lie to the @FBI  and @VP  about his call with the Russian ambassador, for which Trump fired him and Flynn pleaded guilty. And this is Obama’s fault?!?

When the @POTUS  wants to present a skewed picture of the virus and what it requires, he sends out Dr. Atlas, who has no background in public health or epidemiology, to parrot the party line. When the POTUS requires treatment, he seeks out experts who know what they’re doing.

If @realDonaldTrump  and @senatemajldr  ram thru a replacement now, the SCOTUS will have a majority of justices appointed by presidents who finished 2d in the popular vote, confirmed by senate majorities who represented less than half of the country. A tyranny of the minority.