October 10th, 2010
06:12 PM ET
11 years ago

Axelrod hopes GOP gains will bring cooperation

Washington (CNN) - White House senior adviser David Axelrod is looking for a silver lining in expected Democratic losses in November's congressional elections.

While saying he thought his party would retain its majority in both the House and Senate in the November 2 voting, Axelrod told the CBS program "Face The Nation" that he hoped Republican gains would bring more cooperation.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Good luck

    No! MR. Axelrod. Sen. Jim Demint won't allow RepublicanTea Party members to work with the Democrats. It's called lack of leadership in the ranks of the old Regan Republicans who screwed themself for courting the far right extreme. The Regan Republicans are all wearing wussies pants.

    October 10, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  2. U.S. Common Sense

    Cooperation is a two-way street.

    October 10, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. King

    Are you crazy the gop are already skeeming for the next election you think theyre going to do anything to make obama look good what dope you smoking when they know america have a short memory span and who dont racist as hell. they will do every thing to jack up the country again and just blame obama then they can have all the branches to themselve to do all manner of evil and forget about the middle class and poor.

    October 10, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. James Mason

    I hope he's right – but I see no reason to believe it. The GOP would be happier WITHOUT a government (except when it's time to ladle out defense spending). These are the "let 'em die" health care folks.

    October 10, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    what has this guy been smoking??? You see the candidates that the GOP is throwing out there and if they win Axelrod expects MORE cooperation?? Get ready I say for pure GRIDLOCK if nothing else. It would not suprise me if goverment is not totally shutdown many times if this bunch gets into office.

    October 10, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. Annie, Atlanta

    I never thought I'd live to see the day when such hate would rise to the surface and be the moving force behind everything the GOP does. They've held back our recovery because of that hate. They treat us lower 90% like trash, vote against tax cuts for us insisting only on tax cuts for the rich, blocked extensions of unemployment benefits that people need in order to eat, refuse to stop tax cuts for companies shipping our jobs overseas, vote against a woman's right to sue her employer if she gets raped or gang raped, take the salaries and benefits our taxes pay them and do nothing but stop any progress. I could go on and on. If Axelrod doesn't see this, it makes me wonder about President Obama.

    October 10, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  7. J. Samuel Cook

    "If we had been cutting deals
    [with the Democrats], our
    base voters
    would have deserted us,"
    admits one top GOP
    campaign operative. "We had
    to prove who we were to get
    back on the map, and back in
    their good graces." (New York Times)

    Let's be honest–obstruction was not only a strategy, but an edict. And the American voting public fell for it.

    October 10, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  8. Right Leaning Independent

    I hope Republicans cooperate with Democrats at the same level that Democrats cooperated with Republicans the last two years.. I guess Axelrod and Obama are screwed.....

    October 10, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |