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David Axelrod Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- David Axelrod

I'm a kibitzer with a broad portfolio.
- David Axelrod

We know that 10 million more people will lose insurance
in the next 10 years if we don't act.
- David Axelrod

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

 

We have to deal with the world as we find it.
The world of what it takes to get this done.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting,
that I am all-knowing and all-seeing,
and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher.
- David Axelrod

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This marketplace where people can buy insurance who don't have it today -
a competitive marketplace: That's an idea that both sides embrace.
- David Axelrod

Two years before the last election you nor anyone else
would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to
get elected president of the United States.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand,
you know, what will probably end up being $200 million
of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California,
that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

No one wants to go back to a situation where,
if you have a pre-existing medical condition,
you, you can be deprived of coverage.
No one wants to go back to a situation where,
if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance.
Seniors don't want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

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.
- David Axelrod

The place where we don't agree is on whether there
should be some restraint on insurance companies and
whether they should be allowed to run wild.
We believe there should be some restraint;
some on the other side don't think so.
- David Axelrod

I think that more and more you're going to see people
of good will on their side of the aisle say you know what,
we got to get off the bus here, this is not headed in the right direction.
- David Axelrod

Now, China, India have set goals.
We're going to be able to review what they're doing.
We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals.
We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President
understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy.
We've doubled renewables this year.
There are millions of jobs to be had there,
more energy security, so we're going to pursue this.
- David Axelrod

The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying
not about polls but about the jobs of the American people,
about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids,
stay in their homes and own their homes,
send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life,
if we keep worrying about the future and building a
stronger future for this country,
these things will take care of themselves.
- David Axelrod

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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