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What an appropriate comparison:

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s chief political adviser on Tuesday conceded that a dark cloud looms over the American economy and Obama’s political future, describing the president’s road to a second term in the White House as “a Titanic struggle.”

“We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces,” David Axelrod told an audience of New Hampshire politicians and business leaders. “So this is going to be a Titanic struggle. But I firmly believe we’re on the right side of the struggle.”

Hey Dave, “headwinds” weren’t what sunk the Titanic. In this case, a $4 trillion iceberg was purchased with money charged to future generations and the SS Hope & Change rammed it on purpose. But all Obama’s got for people who warned about the iceberg is “stop complaining, get back down in steerage and eat your peas!”

I’m no campaign expert, but if the politician I was working for were up for re-election and I needed a “fight of our lives” comparison, I’d try to think of an example of an historic “struggle” that ended triumphantly instead of something where a shitload of innocent people died and the whole works irretrievably sunk. I mean, I appreciate the honesty, but it’s just bad optics from a campaign strategy perspective. Of course, this is from somebody on the political team that’s actually using guilt-ridden rich dickweeds pleading “please raise my taxes” as a campaign theme. Inspiring.

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13 Responses to “Greasy Axelrod: Obama Faces ‘Titanic Struggle’ for Re-Election”

  1. SignPainterGuy on September 27th, 2011 3:37 pm

    Wow, Doug, excellent analogies. I would add that "We the People" not only have the wind in our faces, we are being forced to swim for our lives in icy waters with the Titanic on our backs !

    I for one am getting really cold and really tired and boy, could I use a breath of fresh air !

  2. Granny55 on September 27th, 2011 3:51 pm

    Doug – that post is – as Michelle would say – Snortilicous!!! In light of all of the gaffes on his west coast money grub it doesn't surprise me that these aids and advisors are as gaffetastic. None of them know what the hell they are doing.

  3. Hyperfobea on September 27th, 2011 3:54 pm

    “So this is going to be a Titanic struggle. But I firmly believe we’re on the right side of the struggle.”

    Was "titantic" meant in the proper sense, ergo capitalized? And surely he meant to say *left* side. Right?

  4. Doug on September 27th, 2011 4:09 pm

    surely he meant to say *left* side.

    Oh, good catch!

    The writer of the story capitalized Titanic, which, given what we're dealing with, is was the correct way to do it.

  5. Marshall_Will on September 27th, 2011 4:55 pm

    Gigantic..? Herculean..? Seemingly insurmountable..?

    Nope! Titanic… Hey, -your- words Axlejack, not ours. Live w/ them. The only way to one better the analogy is to have the forward lookout on the bow report back to the bridge "No huge azz icebergs to report at this time sir!?"

    Well keep LOOKING damn it man! If we're going to do this, then let's do it RIGHT!

  6. maladroit on September 27th, 2011 5:31 pm

    Geez, what a Lusitanian thing to say!

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  8. Dexter_Alarius on September 27th, 2011 5:50 pm

    What he meant to say was "…the American People have OUR wind in their faces…".
    Yeah, and it stinks.

  9. Columba on September 28th, 2011 12:15 pm

    Well, maybe he was referring to the Titans who waged war against the Olympian gods …. oh, wait, the Titans lost, too. Oops.

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