WashPost Still Spraying Heavy Perfume, Calling Obamacare A 'Signature

March 31st, 2014 8:40 AM
It’s the bland leading the bland as Obamacare enrollment (sort of) ends. The front page of Monday’s Washington Post carries the headline “New fronts in health battle: Challenges after sign-up milestone.” (Yawn.) The pull quote inside on A-2 is “The unresolved issues mean it is far too soon to know how President Obama’s signature domestic achievement will turn out.” In that case, why use the…

S.E. Cupp Rips Into Obama Adviser After ABC's Karl Says He Has the 'Fa

February 10th, 2014 9:45 AM
On “This Week” on Sunday, substitute host Jonathan Karl told Obama adviser David Plouffe that his “far more nuanced” truth might not beat the Republicans’ negative ads when it came to the new Congressional Budget Office report on Obamacare: “The ad saying 2 million fewer jobs is a lot easier than this far more nuanced argument about job lock.” Plouffe tried the lame spin that the American…

NBC Boosts Liberal Slams of Cruz for Using 'Green Eggs and Ham' Joke i

September 26th, 2013 11:22 AM
NBCNews.com followed the lead of Politico on Wednesday in hyping left-leaning attacks of Senator Ted Cruz for reading Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" during his marathon floor speech against ObamaCare. Kasie Hunt and Carrie Dann spotlighted the critiques of Cruz from overt liberals, including former Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe; and Senators Chuck Schumer and Claire McCaskill. The…

Rove to Former Obama Advisor Plouffe Claiming IRS Scandal Wasn’t Pol

June 2nd, 2013 11:51 AM
Former George W. Bush senior advisor Karl Rove and former Barack Obama senior advisor David Plouffe got into quite a heated debate on ABC’s This Week Sunday. When Plouffe claimed the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal wasn’t political, Rove pushed back twice saying “Baloney.”

Who's Not Helping Obama? David Plouffe Derides Reporters In WashPost a

May 23rd, 2013 3:38 PM

As the Obama staff labors to deny they’re waging what’s being called “Obama’s war on journalism,” it might not help to have journalists mocked as fussy “figure skating judges.” In today’s Washington Post that’s what we read from David Plouffe as he defended the White House from the “minutiae” that the White House counsel urgently wanted to keep Obama clueless about a Treasury Department…

The Revolving Door Spins Again: Obama Adviser Plouffe Joins Bloomberg

April 27th, 2013 10:46 PM
The left's media-echo chamber just got louder. On Thursday morning in a claimed exclusive, the Politico reported that "(Former presidential adviser and campaign official David) Plouffe will appear regularly on Bloomberg Television to offer analysis and commentary on political and business issues as they impact the intersection of Wall Street, Main Street and K Street and will lend his expertise…

WashPost's Horowitz Devotes 36-Paragraph Puff Piece to 'Sleepless' Oba

October 30th, 2012 8:21 PM
President Obama's gimmicky 48-hour campaign swing last week was given gauzy treatment on the front page of the October 30 Washington Post Style page. Staff writer Jason Horowitz devoted a 36-paragraph story headlined "Sleepless in the swing states" to the venture. Horowitz opened with "the president's electoral mastermind" David Plouffe as his protagonist. Plouffe "is the data-driven guru of…

Maddow Asks Plouffe If Debate Strategy Was For Obama to Be a Wimp

October 4th, 2012 7:16 PM
Give the woman credit, this would explain it. After last night's debate in Denver, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow asked Obama adviser David Plouffe to be "candid" in explaining the president's lackluster performance (video after page break)

David Plouffe Dodges Stephanopoulos 'Better Off Four Years Ago' Questi

September 2nd, 2012 1:27 PM
Not once. Not twice. But thrice was the number of times that President Obama's senior adviser refused to answer the question as to whether this country is now better off than four years ago. Perhaps Plouffe thought he would get all softball questions from the host of ABC's This Week Week With George Stephanopoulos who normally carries the water for Obama. In any case, as you can see from the…

WashPost Muffles Its Own Scoop: Top Obama Aide Plouffe Paid $100,000 f

August 6th, 2012 8:54 AM
The Washington Post has an investigative piece below the fold on the front page Monday: “Obama Associate Got $100,000 Fee From Affiliate Of Firm Doing Business With Iran.” Actually, that’s the online headline. The newspaper headline is more boring, without a dollar figure: “Firm with ties to Iran paid Obama associate for talks.” There's also no photograph. The “associate” is David Plouffe,…

ABC Finally Notices Obama's Sketchy Attack Ads Against Romney's 'Outso

July 10th, 2012 3:58 PM
Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday finally noticed the Obama campaign's sketchy attacks against Mitt Romney for supposedly being an outsourcer while running Bain Capital. Stephanopoulos actually pressed Obama strategist David Plouffe, highlighting Factcheck.org's assertion that there's "no evidence to support the claim that Romney, while he was running Bain Capital…

Heilemann: Obama's a 'Brass-Knuckled, Pipe-Hitting' 'Brawler' Who'll

May 29th, 2012 12:45 AM
In 2008, Barack Obama with obedient media members such as New York magazine's John Heilemann convinced America that if they put their hope behind a junior senator from Illinois, their lives would instantly change for the better. Now that things didn't turn out as rosy as these folks claimed they would, the White House needs to scare the public into thinking things would be far worse if Mitt…

CBS's Hill Hints Ryan is Out of Step With America For Opposing Tax Hik

January 24th, 2012 6:58 PM
On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Erica Hill played up the "overwhelming majority" that apparently support raising taxes on the rich, and urged Rep. Paul Ryan to consider supporting such a tax hike: "68% of people support raising...taxes on incomes of $250,000 and higher. Is that something that you could, perhaps, at least have a conversation about?" [audio available here; video below the jump…

NBC's Curry Surprisingly Tough on Plouffe: Are Dems 'Fanning the Flame

January 24th, 2012 3:31 PM
What was in Ann Curry's coffee this morning? In an uncharacteristically challenging interview with Obama advisor David Plouffe on Tuesday, the NBC Today co-host actually defended Mitt Romney's wealth and questioned why Democrats would criticize his success: "Now, what's wrong with that?...is that not the American dream?" Her question became even more pointed as she pressed: "...isn't making…