Rick Santorum’s going to have a field day with this. White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe on Meet the Press with David Gregory. “By the way, Mitt Romney is the Godfather of our health care plan. If he’s president. Remarkably, he’s running away from that past and he’s going to try to throw all of it away. We’re going to have a big fight about health care again. We know we have to do this for our economy, for our deficits, for the health and safety of the American People.”
Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod made an appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday and once again offered a reminder of what talking out of one’s arse actually looks and sounds like. Georgie opens with a question about Israel and Mr. Axelrod does his best to defend his president’s rather suspect record in dealing with our greatest Middle Eastern ally; but unless you’re an Obama homer, I fail to see how you’ll actually walk away with anything that could lead you to believe the president has a firm grasp on what could prove to be an extremely volatile situation.
With a government shutdown narrowly averted in the “11th hour” Friday evening, most have shifted focus to the next great battle(s) on the horizon – raising the nation’s debt ceiling and the budget for 2012. If the video below is any indication of the President’s position on the latter, I’d say we’re in for quite a fight. White House Adviser David Plouffe says the Ryan proposal “The Path to Prosperity” may very well pass the House; but he appears rather certain that “it is not going to become law.” Kinda makes that whole negotiating in good faith like “adults” thing a little hard to sell, now doesn’t it?