Axelrod: The tea-party movement could be “unhealthy”

posted at 2:44 pm on April 19, 2009 by Allahpundit

No surprise that the master of astroturfing would find a true grassroots movement distasteful. To be scrupulously fair, it’s not the parties themselves that he’s calling “unhealthy” but rather the potential of populist anger in an age of economic panic to boil over into more extreme forms. Even so, his intent is clear — to delegitimize the parties by framing them as a shot across the bow from some sort of inchoate militia. The same could have been said years ago, of course, about anti-war protests amid a climate of grotesque hatred on the left for George Bush. Imagine the screeching from the world’s Garofalos had Karl Rove sensed something “unhealthy” about those on a Sunday morning chat show.

Naturally, this is all punctuated with the moronic talking point about tax cuts this year for 95 percent of America without mentioning the inevitable tax hikes to come to pay off Obama’s leviathan deficits. After you watch, head over to CNN to see Carville pronounce the parties not only “harmless” but actually beneficial to Democrats because the only people who showed up were 72 years old or something.


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newton on April 20, 2009 at 2:51 AM

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To be expected. Opposing fascists is always dangerous.
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As I was told by a friend who died fighting Cuban fascists in Africa, “It doesn’t matter if you live or die, It’s where you make your stand.”

darktood on April 20, 2009 at 3:07 AM

What happened to “Dissent is patriotic”?

What the Democrats and liberals fail to see is they have spent the last eight years defining the standards by which a President should be judged.

If Bush is to be held accountable for the things he did, we need to be vigilant to insure that Obama is held accountable if he does the same.

So look back at the news coverage of GWB to see how the President should be covered.

schmuck281 on April 20, 2009 at 4:07 AM

Is it just me, or does Axelrod resemble an over-the-hill “Meathead” from “All in the Family?”

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 4:08 AM

After The Messiah’s trip to yak with our Latin American amigos – the image of the “Manchurian Candidate” is starting to flesh out. The One has to be a Marxist “plant” here to destroy us with the Koran in one hand and Porkulus in the other………….

Cinday Blackburn on April 20, 2009 at 6:16 AM

Is it just me, or does Axelrod resemble an over-the-hill “Meathead” from “All in the Family?”

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 4:08 AM

CW, I think he’s more like an evil Howard Sprague

hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:30 AM

BTW, if they’re putting an effort into denegrating them, they’re effective.

hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:31 AM

April:

I know a lot of social conservatives who are very nice people who mind their own business. I find it very odd that you would compare them to rabid jihadists or something.

Terrye on April 20, 2009 at 7:13 AM

BTW, if they’re putting an effort into denegrating them, they’re effective.

hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:31 AM

I totally agree. Their scorn makes them look desperate.

ladyingray on April 20, 2009 at 8:19 AM

HotAir…the only place that got the ‘headline’ correct.

Everyone else, “RE calls tea parties unhealthy”

I know, it’s silly….but I appreciate a more accurate headline1

bridgetown on April 20, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Naturally, any resistance to Frankenstein’s monster and his pimp daddy porkulus spree will be deemed “unhealthy”. Thanks for emboldening and motivating the masses even more, Frankenstein.

RepubChica on April 20, 2009 at 8:45 AM

It’s the SOP of Leftists to engage in projection. Axelrod perfected astroturfing as a means of destroying his political enemies. No wonder that he worries that it will bite him in the behind.

LOL, coldwarrior, Axelrod is just as self-righteous as Meathead was, too.

I just spent a Sunday afternoon with some Lefties who spouted the talking points about the tea parties. As much as these tools fancy themselves intellectually superior, they glean too much of their material from television. Their lack of critical thinking skills is appalling.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 8:47 AM

That goon should finish his half witted thought…The tea party movement could be unhealthy to him and his socialist regime.

DanaSmiles on April 20, 2009 at 8:48 AM

CW, I think he’s more like an evil Howard Sprague

hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:30 AM

‘m not even going to ask how you were able to put your finger on THAT one, but it was a perfect call!

anniekc on April 20, 2009 at 8:50 AM

“The TEA DOUCHE BAGS should be redirected elsewhere”

…like OUT the door of the White House.

seejanemom on April 20, 2009 at 9:06 AM

hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Good, Lord…I believe you are right. From county clerk to the White House…who’d a thunk?

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 9:08 AM

What happened to “Dissent is patriotic”?

+1

seejanemom on April 20, 2009 at 9:09 AM

yeah! keep up the pressure! and keep calling Congress. wouldn’t you think the jerks in Congress that approved janet napolatino’s selection would be embarrassed? keep hammering!

yes, axelrod resembles both “meathead” & “howard sprague”.

kelley in virginia on April 20, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Is it just me, or does Axelrod resemble an over-the-hill “Meathead” from “All in the Family?”

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 4:08 AM

Yes he does and I’d like to rip his mustache right off his face.

Oink on April 20, 2009 at 9:19 AM

yes, axelrod resembles both “meathead” & “howard sprague”.

kelley in virginia on April 20, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Oh! You’re right about Howard Sprague too! LOL

Oink on April 20, 2009 at 9:19 AM

The “elitist” Left is shaking in their boots over the Tea Parties….when in modern American history has this ever been done: A. DHS deliberately leaking a hit job on the “prototypical” Tea Party attendee in advance of events B. hence feeding the lib media narrative and spawning the round-the-clock unhinged screed “coverage” to malign attendees C. Liberal bloggers and posters taking their trolling to fever pitch on conservative sites D. WH lying about not having knowledge of Tea Parties E. Media downplaying national attendance of Tea Parties–250K my ass—more like 750K and climbing, including an unmistakable trouncing in ratings for the one network that gave it fair and unbiased coverage, and F. A wrap up by Frankenstein himself on Sunday morning circuit to give the TP’s one final kick in the mouth for good measure…

Conclusion: power structure/establishment is scared sh*tless…keep it up guys.

RepubChica on April 20, 2009 at 9:24 AM

Keep those tweets and search engines buzzing with tea party info. Unify. Clarify, sychronize and control the message. The Obamadministration and members of Congress denigrate the movement at its own democratically elected peril. DO NOT let THEM control OUR message.

canditaylor68 on April 20, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Axelrod: The tea-party movement could be “unhealthy”

The mafia uses the word “Unhealthy” so I’ll take that as a threat.

Bicyea on April 20, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Truth speaks for itself. The tea parties were relaxed and enjoyed by many. It’s a perfectly healthy way to communicate dismay at the runaway spending going on.

AnninCA on April 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM

The mafia uses the word “Unhealthy” so I’ll take that as a threat.

Bicyea on April 20, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Chicago-Style politics coming home to roost.

TN Mom on April 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM

For such an inconsequential event, they sure are dedicating a lot of air time to debating the failure/success rate. The more they insist the whole movement is a meaningless flash in the pan, the more I am convinced this is huge.

I love this country. Half are preparing to overhaul (preferably with a U-Haul) the entire Federal government and the other half is sipping Fuji water while insisting half doesn’t even exist. It’s all reminiscent of a Monty Python screenplay, isn’t it?

gopmom on April 20, 2009 at 10:30 AM

April:

I know a lot of social conservatives who are very nice people who mind their own business. I find it very odd that you would compare them to rabid jihadists or something.

Terrye on April 20, 2009 at 7:13 AM

If only they would, could and should mind their own business, but many of them do not. Their agenda does not belong in politics, period.

AprilOrit on April 20, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Tea Party movement is unhealthy for greasy Axelrod and for the entire Axelrod/Obama Axis of Progressive Evil.

And the Obamacrats are desperate to demonize Glenn Beck because Beck has a winning knack for exposing the radicals’ scam with historical facts and common sense. Evil hides in darkness and hates the light.

RandyChandler on April 20, 2009 at 10:45 AM

The “elitist” Left is shaking in their boots over the Tea Parties….when in modern American history has this ever been done: A. DHS deliberately leaking a hit job on the “prototypical” Tea Party attendee in advance of events B. hence feeding the lib media narrative and spawning the round-the-clock unhinged screed “coverage” to malign attendees C. Liberal bloggers and posters taking their trolling to fever pitch on conservative sites D. WH lying about not having knowledge of Tea Parties E. Media downplaying national attendance of Tea Parties–250K my ass—more like 750K and climbing, including an unmistakable trouncing in ratings for the one network that gave it fair and unbiased coverage, and F. A wrap up by Frankenstein himself on Sunday morning circuit to give the TP’s one final kick in the mouth for good measure…

Conclusion: power structure/establishment is scared sh*tless…keep it up guys.

RepubChica on April 20, 2009 at 9:24 AM

Nothing frightens and angers liberals, both at the leadership and individual level, than a challenge to its basic assumptions. Considering the intensity liberals bring to haggling over fine details, it’s no surprise they really lose it when they see a popular uprising against their core beliefs. People willing to dismiss opponents as paid operatives of the Evil Rich, or even question their very humanity, when discussing a five percent reduction in the top marginal tax rates, have no idea how to deal with a half-million citizens demonstrating against confiscatory taxation and calling for government spending reductions. For the rank-and-file liberal, this kind of demonstration is morally offensive – they’ve been taught that government has first claim on the fruits of its citizens’ labor, to be dispensed with the superior moral judgment and dazzling intelligence of the ruling class. This belief is even more intense when the President is a living avatar of Absolute Moral Authority.

For the liberal leadership, such a challenge is their worst political nightmare. Liberalism is a net of cobwebs that can only hold the citizens in place if they don’t struggle too hard. Most of the Left’s political success comes from a moral argument that requires its bedrock assumptions to remain unchallenged: America has a uniquely wicked history it must perpetually atone for, social justice and welfare can only be achieved through government action, and economic activity is only moral when sanctified by progressive politics.

They certainly can’t argue that American liberalism is successful in empirical terms, in the wake of a trillion-dollar War on Poverty that produced more poverty, a centralized Department of Education that destroyed public education, and “enlightened” mortgage policies that managed the neat trick of bankrupting both the borrowers and the lenders. Liberals never try to argue that their policies are the most efficient or effective way to address homelessness, hunger, or even racial discrimination – they argue their policies are the only way to address these problems, and every alternative is dismissed out of hand, as presumptively immoral. Free market solutions to the recent financial crises were never even discussed, because the Left convinced the public that any solution which didn’t involve massive government spending was unthinkable.

The Tea Parties were half a million people publicly thinking the unthinkable, and the Left fears this will lead to more people asking questions they don’t have any answer to, aside from “Shut up.” It took a President who concentrates and intensifies all the bullying, moralizing, hateful tendencies of the American socialist movement to get us here. Clinton, for all his flaws, was smart enough to pay lip service to all the areas where he supposedly agreed with his opponents, keeping the conservative counter-culture focused on arguments about details. Trillion-dollar pork bills, insane deficit spending, outright government takeover of private companies, and foreign policy conducted like a Berkeley poli-sci class have made the public ready to hear conservative leadership ask the Big Questions. Perhaps they could start by asking Obama precisely which of his friend Hugo Chavez’ policies he disagrees with.

Doctor Zero on April 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

I don’t really have much to say that hasn’t been said in this thread (or at least what I’ve read of it so far…), but I’d like to give kudos to AP for screencapping Axelrod with his mouth open like that. It seems like that kind of thing the other side would do to Rove, Cheney, or Bush on a regular basis.

Snowed In on April 20, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Populist rage is only healthy when its leftards threatening the lives of AIG executives or when the Obama administration and Congress use it to demonize current AIG executives to get people to ignore the hand Democrats (and a Democratically controlled Congress) played in creating the financial crisis. When it’s conservatives who are upset at the debt that they, their children and perhaps grandchildren will have to pay off for government spending on pork projects, and pay-offs to special interests group then this sort of thing is unhealthy.

gwelf on April 20, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Awww….. Liberal facism at it’s best

kthomas8268 on April 20, 2009 at 11:10 AM

“If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately”

sargentj on April 20, 2009 at 11:14 AM

The mafia uses the word “Unhealthy” so I’ll take that as a threat.

Bicyea on April 20, 2009 at 9:33 AM

It is a threat because we are a threat to them. If they could bomb us out of existence and get away with it, they would have done that a long time ago.

newton on April 20, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Can you believe these lying slimeballs are running our country?

marklmail on April 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Is it just me or does Axelrod look like he just stepped out of “Boogey Nights”? He looks like a porn director. The guy skeeves me out.

Redneck Woman on April 20, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Is it just me, or does Axelrod resemble an over-the-hill “Meathead” from “All in the Family?”

coldwarrior on April 20, 2009 at 4:08 AM

Yes, if you crossed him with a weasel.

PaddyJ on April 20, 2009 at 12:09 PM

I went Galt on S-CHIP. Haven’t smoked since Wednesday afternoon.

Stone cold turkey, too.

TheTrollhammer on April 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

You must really hate children. Without your tax, they will have no free insurance.
You cad.
/sarc

Badger40 on April 20, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Can you believe these lying slimeballs are running our country?

Not running, “Ruining” OUR country. Wouldn’t surprise me to see the O appoint Putin, Castro and Chavez as the next members of the administration. After all, they have a lot of experience in socialism and probably could write the book on “How to be a Dictator for Dummies”.

hillbilly on April 20, 2009 at 12:36 PM

To be scrupulously fair, it’s not the parties themselves that he’s calling “unhealthy” but rather the potential of populist anger in an age of economic panic to boil over into more extreme forms.

…”unhealthy”? For the “ruling class” this time ’round, it may prove to be. I’m sure that he finds the peasants revolting. Should they actually revolt, however, Mr. Axelrod had better stop running his mouth-for-hire and find a bullet train.

Example:

I attended the San Antonio taping of Mr. Beck’s show at the Alamo, which qualifies as a piece of a tea party. I left early, due to the crowds, the crush, the heat and the bad band.

Something there struck me: these were citizens out there, voicing concerns. Citizens. Stay with me.

Again and again, both Mr. Beck and (surprising, considering his rep) Mr. Nugent advocated constructive, nonviolent protest, action and societal correction. That had my mind tripping back down the timeline to earlier social movements.

The timeline screeched to a halt at about 1791, when the “best and brightest”, the “connected” of that day began arriving for their hair-dressing appointments with the “National Razor”. Social involvement and societal change was effected very differently then than the folks gathered ’round the Alamo seemed prepared to do.

That, I think, is because the folks back in 1791 were peasants. Consider the average peasants revolt. Back in 1381, slick-talking organizers gathered their neighbors around them and “talked truth to power” by raiding London, cutting the heads off of unpopular grandees (the Lord Chancellor and the Archbishop of Canterbury for starters) and parading their noggins around on mop handles. Fast forward four hundred years, and once again the Queen of Hearts running about demanding “off with their heads”.

Decapitation for some reason is a recurring and generally popular feature of some tea parties thrown, it would seem.

That is because these earlier tea parties weren’t about citizens rising up to be heard. These were peasants…disempowered, over-taxed, their aspirations unconsidered…human scenery, peasants…the machinery of a pre-machine age…considered by the technocrats of their day as nothing more than expendable labor units whose occasional attempts at self-expression were inconvenient when they weren’t quaint, and were considered better neither seen nor heard.

The gathering I attended was a gathering of citizens. Ostensibly, according to a repeatedly judicially and politically assaulted Constitution, citizens have a reasonable expectation of their views not only being heard but, if expressed suitably and in sufficient numbers, being acquiesced to. “The will of the people” is supposed to have some juice, even if that will is expressed by school teachers, mechanics and mid-level execs taking a sick day to cluster together in public places, wave signs and flags, sweat and wear funny hats and t-shirts with what they presume are clever sayings on them. The right to peacably assemble and express grievances is guarenteed to citizens. Peasants have no such recourse.

The people I met in Alamo Plaza were peacably assembled, and, given the heat and lack of places to sit down (I stood on arthritic knees for over 3 hours); and the lack of diverting mental stimulus (standing around, period, waiting for Beck to start his show, with nothing but the occasional sound check) for people used to entertainment wheree’er they go, folks pushing toward the stage all ’round me (most of ’em managing to get forward my travelling over my foot) were incredibly civil to the point of jolly. For folks all negative about the last two or three administrations and pissed off at their government in general, these guys were mighty positive and upbeat.

That is because they still held themselves to be citizens.

These folks still held and hold themselves to be the ones with the final say. They don’t look to aristocrats, either of blood or of money or of position acquired by fair means or foul, for the permission to live. It’s human nature to defer to someone making noises like a leader, but citizens have the reasonable expectation that they have as much a chance of making those noises as the next guy.

In a society increasingly fascinated by the qualifications (real or fabricated) listed on a person’s re’sume’, folks still respect the amateur. Last Wednesday, the heart of San Antonio was beating with the ambitions and aspirations of maybe 20,000 amateur presidents and cabinet secretaries. Each attendee, somewhere in his heart, was sure that they’d do as good a job as the professionals we’ve all seen lately. The thing is, most of ’em are right.

The problem comes when one considers that the Perfumed Princes of the Potomac and the faux-aristocrats of influence and other people’s money are obeying their natures, doing what, in the absence of documents and a tradition limiting their self-importance, is very natural for ambitious people to do: treat those not in-the-loop of power like peasants. Speaking from personal experience, computer and network support folks often treat their customers like idiots. Sales people treat their customers like targets. Still, they try to be civil, knowing that they can be fired, and that these customers, no matter how cretinous, are the side of the bread with the butter on it.

Lower than either of these classes of professionals, the government wonks and weenies of today seem to consider themselves unconstrained by any of Ms. Manners dictums. They have no profit motive, save of the back-handed sort. They treat their “customers”, the supposed beneficiaries of their “brilliant” ideas and well-intended machinations, like irritants at best, obstructions at worst…and generally like peasants.

The problem will come when the citizens Mr. Axelrod complains about begin to see themselves as no better than peasants. Peasants generally think that they don’t have much to lose, as Mr. Marx opined, besides their chains.

That’s when the tumbrels will begin to roll.

Puritan1648 on April 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Oh, it was perfectly healthy for the “boobs not bombs” bimbos to bounce their sagging bare boobs in public, as if that would stop Saddam’s sons from stoning “indecent” women in Iraq, but it’s “unhealthy” for peaceful, decently dressed hard-working taxpayers to protest government waste of THEIR money.

David Axelrod, meet First Amendment.

Steve Z on April 20, 2009 at 12:43 PM

America In Extremis

Resist Obama’s USSA.

RandyChandler on April 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Steve Z on April 20, 2009 at 12:43 PM

…it’s also “healthy” for the three or four skanks at Code Pink who turn out to protest continued existence of the United States as a sovereign entity to have to huddle together to make room for all of the media vermin there to cover them…but 20,000 free citizens can’t get a peep out of the broadcast and print pimps in the information monopoly…Mr. Axelrod, meet Mr. Irony….

Puritan1648 on April 20, 2009 at 12:57 PM

I believe that Adolph Axelrod has just ordered a few more cases of tea bags for personal delivery to his WH office.

james23 on April 20, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Axelrod bares a resemblance to an evil Mr. Whipple. And everything that comes out of his mouth make me think of toilet paper.

But…

Howard Sprague
hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:30 AM

that’s pretty creepy.

The tea parties have been “unhealthy” for the progressives, the apoplexy and residual scarring on the progressive’s fragile egos is obvious to the casual observer.

batterup on April 20, 2009 at 1:11 PM

BTW, if they’re putting an effort into denegrating them, they’re effective.

hawkdriver on April 20, 2009 at 6:31 AM

I totally agree. Their scorn makes them look desperate.

ladyingray on April 20, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Their scorn makes them look shallow.

Which is what they are.

bluelightbrigade on April 20, 2009 at 2:03 PM

“The teabags should be directed elsewhere.”

May I kindly suggest Axelrod’s Mouth? (NSFW)

bilups on April 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM

If only they would, could and should mind their own business, but many of them do not. Their agenda does not belong in politics, period.

AprilOrit on April 20, 2009 at 10:44 AM

So, by your logic, neither does the liberal agenda belong in politics. Oh, wait, I forgot that liberals believe theirs is the only agenda. Guess again, my dear. The tea parties demonstrate that all points of view belong in politics, as long as the discourse is civil. But wait, liberals were the ones who broke windows and beat up guys in suits during the G20 summit. The tea party I attended was upbeat, orderly, and fun, and I don’t think I heard of any where attendees beat up anybody or burned/broke anything. Hmmm… let’s do some hard thinking before denigrating anyone’s right to participate in public discourse, regardless of POV.

College Prof on April 20, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Thank you for that succinct diagnosis, Dr. Astroturf…

mojo on April 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM

I think the teabags should be directed elsewhere.”

I’d say the tea-bagging should be directed in Axelrod’s face, but then I wouldn’t be any better than the MSM and their childish tea-bagging jokes of late…

Liberty or Death on April 20, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Axelrod: The tea-party movement could be “unhealthy”

Yeah, yur right Axelrod. All TEA Baggers should belong in the mouths of San Francisco idiots, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and huge question mark, David Gergen! /Sarcasm

byteshredder on April 20, 2009 at 6:07 PM

RepubChica on April 20, 2009 at 9:24 AM

An apt and succinct roundup of the Lefties’ concerns

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 6:31 PM

If The Heritage Foundation would take out some full or half-page ads of the deficit/debt contrasts between the Bush years and the projected Obama years, more people would wake up. The picture tells the story. Heck, even Glen Beck could use this chart to advantage and add the points that the chart includes the costs of Iraq and Afghanistan.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Doctor Zero and Puritan1648 knock it out of the park. To the Green Room with them. Their posts deserve a place of honor.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Doctor Zero and Puritan1648 knock it out of the park. To the Green Room with them. Their posts deserve a place of honor.

onlineanalyst on April 20, 2009 at 6:54 PM

…thank you, but take my name off of that list, to better shine a light on Dr. Zero. Amazing, brilliant post!

Point of discussion:

….have made the public ready to hear conservative leadership ask the Big Questions. Perhaps they could start by asking Obama precisely which of his friend Hugo Chavez’ policies he disagrees with.

Doctor Zero on April 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

…the public might want to hear conservative leadership ask the “Big Questions”, but where are they? Mr. Limbaugh is a spokesman par excellence, but he’s more an icon/target than a leader. Where are the supposedly conservative pols to stand on their hind legs like adult carbon-based units and speak up, sounding like the supposed conservatives they are?

…and, I mean conservative here, in lower-case (not a faction of a party, but an idea, fully formed) and without qualifiers. If they want to be “compassionate” and give away the entitlement store, they can do it on their own dime.

…as to Obama vis a vis Chavez, it was a case of Greek-meeting-Greek, I think. They’re both confiscatory, cult-of-personality socialists such that you couldn’t get a cigarette paper between ’em.

I’m waiting for some Miss-California-style politically incorrect scribbler to stand up in a presser and ask Comrade Obama, now that he’s “liberalizing” relations with Cuba what his opinion is on Cuba’s social system, health care system, and of Castro personally or as a historic figure (“liberalizing” used in the sense of “giving liberals a Christmas present by mainstreaming their hero”). Then, if this mythical reporter to stand up and one-two him with an approximation of “Why do you think that Cuba is so damned poor?”, and see if he blames the embargo.

…and, so long as we’re dreaming, imagine that he’s asked this right after a short in the wiring of his teleprompter….

Obama in the White House, Hillary at State and tax cheats who lecture us on fiscal responsiblity peppered through DC…I’m surprised that Medea Benjamin or Naom Chomsky or Michael Newdow don’t portfolios in this unfolding trainwreck of an administration.

Puritan1648 on April 20, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Axelrod: The tea-party movement could be “unhealthy”

I can’t help but to think that I’m going to wake up one of these mornings with one of my cat’s bloody heads in bed with me because I went to a tea party.

Either that, or a suspicious package with a dead fish in it…

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 20, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Tea parties unhealty? to whom? the fascists running the government who would attempt to violate the Constitution?

nelsonknows on April 21, 2009 at 1:32 AM

Shamelessly plagiarising Hillary Clinton’s rant:

“*I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say, We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration”
:)
.

philly_nj on April 21, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Time to start being nice to all your leftist friends and acquaintances, especially those folks in HR. Look ahead to the day when they may be your attendants at the reeducation camp. They may bring you a little extra food.

curved space on April 21, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I am wondering – to where else does he think the teabags should be directed, if not the government?

Alana on April 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM

What a scumbag. He increases the deficit by trillions, then talks about cutting taxes. They must really think the public is stupid like I do.

saiga on April 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM

I am wondering – to where else does he think the teabags should be directed, if not the government?

Alana on April 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Incredible. Right before my very eyes. The snakecharmer works his deception through slight of hand.

saiga on April 21, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Imagine if Republicans protested Obama with such rhetoric. This is an Obama official, freely using CRUDE and RUDE language to describe a fully American action.

These people disgust me.

The guillotine is coming… and they are gunning for our heads.

James on April 21, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Is it just me or is David Axelrod only one (maybe two)shaving malfunction(s) away from looking like Hitlers younger brother.

bcre8v on April 22, 2009 at 2:22 PM