Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta – a long-term Clinton loyalist and political operative – criticized then President Barack Obama’s top advisor David Axelrod as insufficiently committed to left-wing redistributionist economic doctrines in a 2010 email.
Following the congressional elections of November 2010 in which Republicans wrested a majority in the House of Representatives from Democrats, Axelrod spoke with neo-Marxist news outlet The Huffington Post.
According to The Huffington Post, Axelrod suggested that the White House would be open to extending “across-the-board… steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.” Debt reduction measures attributed to Republicans were described by The Huffington Post as “controversial.”
Podesta wrote to Clinton loyalists Cheryl Mills, Neera Tanden and Doug Band: “At least David has his principles in tact (sic) like he won’t be for small things like school uniforms–only big things like totally caving in to right wing economics. Unbelievable.”
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 04: Counselor to President Barack Obama, John Podesta (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on September 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Political and economic leaders are attending the summit to discuss a domestic policy agenda to advance alternative energy for the country’s future. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
A screenshot of the aforementioed email is below.
In 2010, Podesta was still heading the neo-Marxist Center for American Progress (CAP), an operation closely aligned with the Clintons. CAP now informally operates as an arm of Clinton’s presidential campaign while enjoying non-profit status.
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