How Civil – David Axelrod Called Koch Bothers and Karl Rove ‘Contract Killers’


Roll Call reports that President Obama’s top re-election campaign adviser David Axelrod attacked the Super-PACs formed by Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers as “contract killers.” With the left, civility is a one-way street.

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign strategist David Axelrod warned Monday that the president’s campaign would respond aggressively to the “Karl and Koch brothers’ contract killers in super PAC-land” and treat their ads as if they came from Romney himself.

Axelrod was referring to GOP strategist Karl Rove’s group American Crossroads and the billionaire Koch brothers, Charles and David, who have bankrolled several conservative political action committees. Both are expected to play a large role in attacking Obama and other Democratic candidates this year.

On a conference call with reporters during which the campaign detailed a $25 million positive ad buy in swing states during the next month, Axelrod said Romney can’t sell his policy prescriptions, which the strategist ripped as backward-looking and as a doubling down on tax cuts for the wealthy.

“He’s basically reduced to running a negative campaign, just as he was in the primaries,” Axelrod said. “We have a different approach.” (Read More)

What a hypocrite! He uses the most over-the-top rhetoric to attack his opponents while accusing them of negative campaigning. President Obama has been running a negative campaign since the day he took office. What a joke. At least Mitt Romney has a record of accomplishment to run on, unlike the poser in the White House.

Via Weasel Zippers