I wonder who owns David Axelrod. How is it that he gets out ahead of his supposed boss and says they will ram health care reform down our throats regardless of how we feel about it, and then a day later his boss comes out and contradicts him completely by saying do not ram it through, pick the best parts. Who owns Axelrod?
There are a number of machines in the Democratic Party. The three most powerful are the Clinton Machine, the Chicago Machine and the Kennedy Machine. Ostensibly, the Clintons are out of politics so their machine is like an army at winter garrison, The Chicago Machine aka the Daley Machine/Illinois Combine is active at this point. It owns the west wing of the White House. They are vile people of the lowest order. The Kennedy Machine is without a leader. Ted died and he tried to make Obama his political heir but that dream ended with the election of Scott Brown. The film critic Roger Ebert, a lifelong democrat, has a posting on his site yesterday saying the Brown victory is a fuck you Teddy, from the voters of Massachusetts.
David Axelrod is a soldier in the Chicago Machine. He was sent to Massachusetts to manage the campaign of Littel Deval and test market the Chicago machine candidate Obama for the job of president. The alliance between those machines dates back to the time of the 1960 election when Daley Sr. threw the state for Kennedy. But that does not mean they are his only boss. He also reports to George Soros, and his group of global money men.
Many assume that Axelrod runs Obama, since most people realize that Obama is a puppet. In this case, however, the puppet contradicts the puppet master. This suggests that other interests are in play.
One of them is the inevitable decline of the leaderless Kennedy Machine. This machine is old and rickety. It aims to control all activity within its geographic area, much like a union or mafia family does. When the machine can no longer control the market it declines. Thus when the surface transportation market was deregulated in 1980, the Teamsters lost their ability to control that market and non union competition drove many of their companies under. Similarly, when Irish gangs in Chicago and Brooklyn encountered a huge influx of Italians between 1890 and 1920, they lost control of the street and the rackets. When 51% of the electorate in Massachusetts becomes Independent, as it has, then the Kennedy Machine can no longer control the politics. The fear factor is gone. The Brown victory drove that point home rather convincingly.
Obama knows his policies are unpopular. He knows his own popularity is declining as well. Now he has figured out that this “anger” among voters is like a river that runs wide and deep. In sum he can get drowned.
Until now his moves have been dictated by the Chicago crew. How do we know that? All we have to do is look at who his closest advisors are and we know this is true. What we do not know is exactly who is pulling their strings. Certainly Soros and his conies are the financial arm and Zbig is involved too. But the fact he stepped up and repudiated Axelrod means that someone else is whispering in his ear now. Most likely it is Bill Clinton. Obama at this point is lost. He does not know what to do. He is in trouble. And so is the country.