Top Obama adviser David Axelrod gave a preview of how the campaign intends to hit the GOP Congress during next year’s election season: They are willing to destroy the economy to destroy the president.
From yesterday’s State of the Union on CNN:
AXELROD: Well, look, I think this is something — something different going on right now. When you have the leader — the Republican leader of the Senate say, our number one goal — in the midst of this economy, our number one goal is to defeat the president, and they’re acting like it.
They don’t want to cooperate. They don’t want to help. Even on measures to help the economy that they traditionally have supported before, like a payroll tax cut, like infrastructure, rebuilding our roads and bridges and surface transport. These — so you have to ask you a question, are they willing to tear down the economy in order to tear down the president or are they going to cooperate?
And, listen, there’s a reason why the Congress is at 9 per cent in some polls, approval, lowest in history. Because this is different than we’ve ever seen before.
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