David Axelrod Quotes

If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared.

Consistency Quotes, Vision Quotes

Far be it from me to denigrate Senator McCain's advice on vice presidential nominees.

Advice Quotes, Vice Quotes

Listen, I have a great affection and respect for Joe Biden. I think he's been a great vice president. He's taken on a lot of tough assignments for our administration.

Great Quotes, Respect Quotes, Vice Quotes

 

The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can't raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can't cut anything, we're obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this.

Taxes Quotes, Truth Quotes

I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He's consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations.

Tact Quotes

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.

Health Quotes, American Quotes, Change Quotes, Great Quotes, Winning Quotes, Reform Quotes

I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point.

Reality Quotes, Reform Quotes

Our party is - we don't have the problems that the other party has. We're not divided. We don't have to worry about, you know, what people are saying on the side or about their affection for the president or - we don't have those problems and we don't have the reinvention convention.

Worry Quotes, Problems Quotes

We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward.

Economy Quotes, Practice Quotes

But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply because they become seriously ill or you can't get on your parents' insurance after the age of 20.

Age Quotes, Parents Quotes

We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.

God Quotes, Lying Quotes

But obviously, we're looking for all good ideas to help deal with our long-term debt problem. This is something that is going to affect our economy. It affects our kids. And we need to deal with it.

Economy Quotes, Help Quotes, Ideas Quotes

I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we're true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that's the extent of my involvement.

Values Quotes, Work Quotes, Communication Quotes, Ideals Quotes

I think that the millions and millions of young Americans, young Americans, who have health care today, who wouldn't have had it if the president hadn't acted are better off.

Health Quotes, American Quotes

This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.

Economy Quotes, Work Quotes, Cooperation Quotes, Creation Quotes, Future Quotes

We agree with Simpson and Bowles and others who have looked at this. What's necessary is to stabilize the debt and then work from there. You can't balance the budget in the short term because to do that would be to ratchet down the economy.

Economy Quotes, Work Quotes, Balance Quotes

Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.

Time Quotes, Worry Quotes

People understand we're on the doorstep of doing something really historic that will help the American people and strengthen our country for the long run.

American Quotes, Help Quotes, Strength Quotes

4 Top David Axelrod quotes about Work

I think the average American recognizes that it took years to create the crisis that erupted in 2008 and peaked in January of 2009. And it's going to take some time to work through it.

American Quotes, Time Quotes, Work Quotes

I haven't given up on working... across the aisle on issues and maybe it'll take an election or two for that to fully ferment, maybe it you know sometimes it takes awhile for people to realize what the best path is.

Work Quotes

I think those autoworkers whose industry would have collapsed if the president hadn't intervened are certainly better off.

Work Quotes

We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do.

Work Quotes