“It’s one thing to have a well-earned rep for goofy, harmless gaffes”
David Axelrod was a central figure in Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and worked in the administration as well. For him to be criticizing Biden is, as the former Vice President might say, a big f-ing deal.
This serves as proof that the perception of Biden as a bumbling fool is not just a right wing talking point.
Imagine if Dick Cheney decided to run in 2012, and Karl Rove was offering criticism like this.
David Rutz reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
Former Obama Adviser: Biden ‘Serially’ Distorts Own Record
Former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod said in a tweet Thursday that Joe Biden was distorting his own record to a damaging degree.
Linking to a Slate article about Biden’s misleading remarks about when he began opposing the Iraq War, Axelrod wrote Biden was “in danger” of creating a harmful meme about his candidacy.
“It’s one thing to have a well-earned rep for goofy, harmless gaffes,” Axelrod tweeted. “It’s another if you serially distort your own record. @JoeBiden is in danger of creating a more damaging meme.”
See his tweet below:
It’s one thing to have a well-earned rep for goofy, harmless gaffes. It’s another if you serially distort your own record. @JoeBiden is in danger of creating a more damaging meme.https://t.co/ThCVCz4Fjb
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 6, 2019
This is not an isolated incident. Axelrod went after Biden following the last Democratic debate, saying he seemed confused and defensive.
Joseph A. Wulfsohn reported at FOX News:
David Axelrod says Biden seemed ‘confused’ at debate, seemed ‘part of the past’
Former Obama advisor David Axelrod ripped former Vice President Joe Biden for his debate peformance on Thursday night, saying he appeared “confused” and “defensive.”
During a CNN panel following the second Democratic debate, Axelrod began by expressing it was a “tougher night” for the “seasoned candidates” on the stage.
“They seemed like part of the past rather than the future,” Axelrod explained.
The ex-White House official then took aim at Biden as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT.
“At times, the vice president seemed somewhat confused to me in handling some of the questions… He actually seemed a bit defensive,” Axelrod continued. “Bernie Sanders… he might have been a hologram. A lot of what we’ve heard tonight we’ve heard many, many times before.”
Here’s the video:
This puts Obama’s silence in a different perspective, doesn’t it?
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