President Obama's Senior Adviser, David Axelrod, was a guest on ABC News ThisWeek with George Stephanopoulos. Axelrod was asked about then-candidate Obama's pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000 per year. Here's his response:
"One of the problems we've had in this town is that people draw lines in the sand and they stop talking to each other. And you don't get anything done. That's not the way the president approaches us. He is very cognizant of protecting people -- middle class people, hard-working people who are trying to get along in a very difficult economy. And he will continue to represent them in these talks," Axelrod said.
Don't you love how a campaign promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 suddenly becomes someone else's "line in the sand" and not the president's solemn word.