Axelrod: Romney’s answer on the Limbaugh controversy was “cowardly”

posted at 4:15 pm on March 6, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In a sign that Barack Obama’s Oval Office phone call to Sandra Fluke — and, indeed, the administration’s entire outrage about Rush Limbaugh’s negative comments toward the Georgetown law student — was primarily driven by the president’s desire for reelection, Obama’s top campaign strategist yesterday sought to draw Mitt Romney into the controversy.

“I was kind of shocked, Anderson, when Gov. Romney, all he had, all he had to say about the thing was, ‘Well, that isn’t language I would have used.’ What about the spirit of what was said? I thought that was a cowardly answer and it was a test of leadership, and one that he failed,” said Axelrod on CNN to host Anderson Cooper. …

“I thought it was unusual that so many leaders on the other side of this debate, in terms of the political debate, took a pass on this whole thing — a powder on this whole thing,” said Axelrod on Monday. “Everyone should have stood up and said this was inappropriate as apparently many of Rush’s advertisers now have said it was inappropriate.” …

“The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,” he added. “Rush distorted what she was saying and he called her horrible names, and in so doing he slandered not just her but all women of America, so I think it was entirely appropriate for the president to offer support for that young woman even if Rush doesn’t like it.”

To quote the president, let’s be clear: Mitt Romney is no more accountable for Rush Limbaugh’s comments than Barack Obama. The specifics of the back-and-forth between Limbaugh and Fluke do not directly pertain to the presidential election in November. Sure, Limbaugh’s comments might — in some way — reflect on the conservative movement as a whole, just as the comments of talk show hosts like Ed Schultz reflect on liberalism, but nobody expects the president to comment on every outrageous remark those guys make, so why should the GOP candidates be expected to comment on every over-the-top statement conservative show hosts make? Limbaugh is not running for president and neither is Ed Schultz. The choice in November will be between Obama — the president who issued the religious-liberty-violating contraception mandate in the first place — and a GOP nominee, who will oppose the mandate in his own words. If Mitt Romney is the nominee, we know those words won’t include certain derogatory terms because Romney has said as much.

At that point, voters will decide whether they want a president who wants to force taxpayers to subsidize their neighbors’ contraception — and, in the process, give the government a legitimate interest in the sex lives of individuals — or if they want a president who will respect their intelligence, not pretend a free lunch is possible, insist that individuals pay for their own contraception and leave people autonomous in their own bedrooms.

Incidentally, that Mitt Romney has so far managed to stay above this fray strikes me as far more presidential than the president’s willingness to exploit Ms. Fluke’s drama for his own gain.

Let’s get one other thing straight, too: Rush did not “slander … all women of America.” Insofar as I am a woman and insofar as I did not think his comments applied to me in any way, shape or form, and insofar as I know that I’m not the only woman for whom that’s the case, Axelrod is just flat out wrong. To parrot ultra-sensitive libs, I’m highly offended that Axelrod thinks women like me don’t exist. Ms. Fluke does not speak for me or, I should think, for plenty of feminists who are confident in their ability to provide themselves with contraception and/or to make life decisions that obviate the need for contraception at all.


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Let’s get one other thing straight, too: Rush did not “slander all women of America.” Insofar as I am a woman and insofar as I did not think his comments applied to me in any way, shape or form…

Well then Tina, you’re a prude and your opinion doesn’t matter. Unless you’re spending 50% of your day on your back, you’re narrowminded.

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM

These Socialists would much prefer that we Conservatives call for the muzzling of Limbaugh. Silencing … after all … is their modus operandi.

Silencing … force … control … the elimination of opposing voices … it’s the Socialist way.

As for Limbaugh, I think that far too many of the ignorant Left think that Limbaugh is listened to, by us all. I quit listening to him, many years ago. He doesn’t speak for me. That he speaks, however, is a testament to liberty … not Socialism.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Fortunately Rush and Romney have distanced themselves from each other. Rush might know how to make money, but is at a loss when it comes to national elections.

Fluke is wrong politically, but that’s no excuse for Rush acting like a 5 year old.

hanzblinx on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

You guessed it…

… the “WAR ON WOMEN!!!”

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I had to laugh at Obama’s explanation on why he called Fluke, to tell her that “her parents should be proud.” Parents? The woman is 30 YEARS OLD! If her parents haven;t decided to be proud of her when she’s reached middle age, she has more relationship problems than what the Prez can help with.

But, this is Obama’s artifice on display, here. They continue to try and make Fluke seem like an innocent woman barely out of her teens when she is a long-time left-ing activist.

Warner Todd Huston on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

“I was kind of shocked, Anderson

You’re evil and corrupt. Nothing is beyond you so quit lying.

darwin on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Obama: “I can no more disown [Reverend Jeremiah Wright] than I can disown the black community.”

**eyeroll**

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

a capella on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

He called the one that most reminded him of his mum.

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

“I thought it was unusual that so many leaders on the other side of this debate, in terms of the political debate, took a pass on this whole thing — a powder on this whole thing,” said Axelrod on Monday. “Everyone should have stood up and said this was inappropriate as apparently many of Rush’s advertisers now have said it was inappropriate.”

Uh, Obama himself(you know, Axelrod’s boss!) today at his press conference said he doesn’t want to wade into giving his opinion on what pundits and commentators and even other politicians say. He said it’s the press’s job. So why not allow Mitt Romney the same courtesy, David? Hmmm?

Doughboy on March 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Give it up Axe, nobody’s buying it…

cicerone on March 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Bear in mind that had Romney said, “I think Limbaugh should be hung, drawn, and quartered. His relatives should all be shot. Anyone who owed him money should be shot. His cat should be shot,” that would have been inadequate for these hacks.

And I’m not a Romney supporter.

CurtZHP on March 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Obama: “I can no more disown [Reverend Jeremiah Wright] than I can disown the black community.”

**eyeroll**

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Exactly.

rubberneck on March 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Please, Axelfraud. Continue to overplay your rather weak hand. Keep raising the stakes. Eventually you’ll discover that even manufactured outrage and cynical human shield victimhood has a sell-by date.

fitzfong on March 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

LOL@Axelrod

Turn those machines back on!!!!

rockmom on March 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

“The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,” he added.

LOL. And, Brian Terry’s family?

a capella on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Hey Axelrod, you need to lecture your Boss about making cowardly statements, if you can catch him in between bows to world leaders, or hiding while the nation burns.

portlandon on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Let’s get one other thing straight, too: Rush did not “slander … all women of America.”

Liberals falsely expand the argument with many things.

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

romney fluked up again, shoulda set his hair on fire!

romney needs to respond forcefully that this was all a set up by a 30 year old, not 23, to change the issue from the denial of religious freedom that the emporer owe’bama thinks he has the power to do to a republican war on women. think romney’s got it in him to give a newt gingrich answer?

Dr. Demento on March 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Ms. Fluk is not a wh*re, she’s a pimp.

Akzed on March 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

“The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,” he added.

LOL. And, Brian Terry’s family?

a capella on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Thread winner.

Just Sayin on March 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Incidentally, that Mitt Romney has so far managed to stay above this fray strikes me as far more presidential than the president’s willingness to exploit Ms. Fluke’s drama for his own gain.

Exactly right. Well said, Tina. Romney is winning, in part, because he does the best job of the remaining competitors at maintaining message discipline.

cicerone on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“I was kind of shocked, Anderson, when Gov. Romney, all he had, all he had to say about the thing was, ‘Well, that isn’t language I would have used.’ What about the spirit of what was said? I thought that was a cowardly answer and it was a test of leadership, and one that he failed,” said Axelrod on CNN to host Anderson Cooper. …

Hey Dave, you do realize your boss stood next to the president of the Teamsters and giggled like a school girl when he said, referring to the Tea Party “we need to take these sons of b*tches out”, right? Profiles in courage.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Cowardly? With all the issues in the world, this democratic plant, Ms. Fluke, Flake, whatever it is, shouldn’t even be on the radar.

The left desperately wants to drag us off into the weeds on social issues and away from the economy. They’re desperate to do it obviously.

Oink on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Too bad Romney’s campaign isn’t quick-witted to fire back that Obama should apologize for the deficit, the unemployment rate, the mess in foreign policy, etc.

Axelrod is another reason why one should hold the nose and vote GOP in the fall, regardless of the nominee. Think of Axelrod out of a job and off the airwaves.

Wethal on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Gingrich is the only one who let them have it.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,”

Neda is unavailable for comment….still.

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Yep and democrats were cool with Bill Clinton offering support to that young woman. And by support I mean using as a humidor.

So spare us the outrageous outrage aholerod.

HumpBot Salvation on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’m a woman. If there’s a war on my fair sex, how will I know when it gets here? How will I know when I’m being oppressed? I wanna be a REAL woman tooooooo!!1!!1!!

hoosiermama on March 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

hoosiermama on March 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

When the State forces women to abort any second or subsequent child. Their goal is the one child only mandate of the Communists in China.

Odd, isn’t it? That those Chinese use a mandate, too, concerning issues of contraception.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Does anyone besides me see irony that this headline is on the right side of the blog, “Axelrod calling Romney cowardly” and on the left side of the HotAir columns NEXT TO this thread, Romney is saying he won’t say bad things about Obama?

That there depicts perfectly why many people are not jumping up and down with excitement over Romney as the nominee.

karenhasfreedom on March 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Lefties hate women. Just look around in all the world.
They are hypocrits who stole the terms liberal and progressive. They are neither.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Smell that? That’s the smell of over reaching driven by fear….Dave knows better than to appear desperate even if the campaign is desperate. This doesn’t just look lame, and contrived, it’s politically impotent. I suppose Axelrod has to look like he’s doing something.

Rush Limbaugh is a talk show host. Why should Mitt Romney have an opinion on what a talk show host says on air? Does Dave want to know Romney’s opinion on whether Rush broke any FCC rules? What business is it of the U.S. Government what Rush Limbaugh talks about?

Dr Evil on March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Look, this chick was put out there as a lightning rod to draw attention and she succeeded in doing that. The Dems are using her like Teddy Kennedy used Mary Jo Kopechne. They’ll drive her until they hit the bridge, then they’ll swim off to their next victims. Sandy is just out there ‘takin’ one for the team’.

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Stopped beating your wife yet, Axelrod?

Akzed on March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

“I was kind of shocked, Anderson,

I’m outrageously outraged about Axelrod’s outrage.

BuckeyeSam on March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Gingrich is the only one who let them have it.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Yeah – I am starting to think that we gotta find a way to get this guy’s nose back out front in this horse race.

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Axelrod is really saying that women are too stupid to get their own birth control.

Lightswitch on March 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Ah Axlerod, climbing up that flagpole again eh?

You’re getting too high; we can see too much.

Stop blinding us.

I’d rather see a real moon.

Logus on March 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

So am I right in assuming that Obama Hussein Odinga will not be returning Bill Maher’s $ 1 Million ?
What about appearing on David Letterman’s show ? I’m sure he’ll keep doing that too, right ?
For the sake of Sasha and Malia , ofcourse !!

burrata on March 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

He didn’t attack me either. It’s ridiculous to think that all women are outraged by Rush’s comments, his word choice maybe but even then not all women.

I get the impression that Obama expects his daughters to be promiscuous. He wants them to have access to abortion so they won’t be stuck with a baby and he wants them never to be criticized for their behavior choices.

Rose on March 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I love Newt’s smackdown of David Gregory. AWE-SOME!

Oink on March 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

“The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,” he added.

LOL. And, Brian Terry’s family?

a capella on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Or the victims of the recent tornadoes…

Just a a FYI to the MSM & Blogsphere: I don’t remember seeing Air Force One being spooled up for any Apology and Cash Grant tours YET, Mr. President.

But you have time to call someone that’s basically: telling me and the world of her expolits (i have no need to know, thank you) and expects ME to pay for it.

In Law Enforcement that’s called “entrapment”, in government its a flipping TAX.

The only thing about this whole so-called “controversy” is that not more than 18 hours ago this was released:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/05/obama-ally-hiding-alinsky-tape

Mr. Axelrod…Mr. President…ANY comments?

BlaxPac on March 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

“The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,” he added.

he did so only because she is a liberal and has the same beliefs as him. but when a republican woman speaks her mind on a matter of importance to her that doesn’t go along with the left’s beliefs, it’s c*nt, slut, whore all day and all night long.

the left, this “president”, and anyone from the right that thinks rush should be punished in any way can go STRAIGHT TO HELL!

GhoulAid on March 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Too bad Romney’s campaign isn’t quick-witted to fire back that….

***

Wethal on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Once Mitt is the nominee, you’ll be saying this daily.

BuckeyeSam on March 6, 2012 at 4:28 PM

They have to keep this in the public mind because the alternative is to focus on Obama’s actual record which is dismal at best. They wish it was October right now.

KateNE on March 6, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Sending out axlefraud early lol Barry is scurred.

1984 in real life on March 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Axelrod’s is a face that’s just begging to be punched.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Gimme a freakin’ break……..

If one of our guys said water was wet Axelnoggin would try to make it into a racist or woman hating statement.

What the hell else would he say?

BacaDog on March 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

25 companies yanked commercials from Limbaugh:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73675.html

sluts 1: mindless social conservatism 0

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Everyone should have stood up and said this was inappropriate as apparently many of Rush’s advertisers now have said it was inappropriate.

And soon may be wishing they hadn’t. Not only is Fluke exposed as a 30-year-old political activist fraud with a radical agenda (and not at all the bravely-spoken demure young thing Obama wanted everyone to think he was comforting with his call), but last I looked Carbonite stock hit a new 52 week low today.

de rigueur on March 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

He wants them to have access to abortion so they won’t be stuckpunished with a baby and he wants them never to be criticized for their behavior choices.

Rose on March 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

FIFY

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Hey Dave, you do realize your boss stood next to the president of the Teamsters and giggled like a school girl when he said, referring to the Tea Party “we need to take these sons of b*tches out”, right? Profiles in courage.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I also remember how Hussein giggled like a school girl when a bigot just like him , said that she wanted Rush’s kidney to fail

burrata on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

25 companies yanked commercials from Limbaugh:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73675.html

sluts 1: mindless social conservatism 0

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

correction
sluts 25: mindless social conservatism 0

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

The whole Fluke affair, and the complete Charlie Fox it turned in to once Rush–Rush, of all people–fell for the progressive trap, actually makes me appreciate Mittens’ refusal to neither fall for the same trap by defending Rush, which would have added weight to this gigantic leftist red herring now called the “War on Women”, or…fall for the same trap by turning on Rush with a vengeance, thereby further alienating right-leaning voters like me who already don’t trust Romney.

Yeah, I’m angry at Rush Limbaugh for adding to this mess, and grateful to anti-Second Amendment, big government conservative, Mitt Romneycare for how he has handled this issue. That’s how bad the last couple weeks of the Presidential campaign has gone for the right.

Now, back to talking about gas prices, 8.5% (actually much higher) unemployment, Solyndra, the bailouts, 0bama’s war on the Catholic Church…anything but Fluking social issues.

Seriously. I NEVER want to hear anything more about contraception, abortion, and gay marriage coming from a GOP nominee between now and January of 2012.

MidniteRambler on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Indignation from a group who had weekly meetings on how to combat a talk show host, and allowed the economy to fail, unemployment to skyrocket, energy prices go through the roof…and they are worried about what a talk show host said to a young, naive, college girl…
I just wish once a journalist would say “Mr. Axelrod, don’t you and the White House have more important things to worry about?”

right2bright on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Thank you, my mind went blank and I couldn’t think of the word he had used.

Rose on March 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Axelrod’s is a face that’s just begging to be punched.

ditto

gerrym51 on March 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Axelrod’s is a face that’s just begging to be punched.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I always expect him to say, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburber today.”

Deafdog on March 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Obama and his capos have no moral authority on anything.

However, they will destroy all of you, if you let them.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Anderson Cooper is a coward for not asking Axelrod directly about Maher’s contribution to Obama’s PAC.

Captain Kirock on March 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

he did so only because she is a liberal and has the same beliefs as him. but when a republican woman speaks her mind on a matter of importance to her that doesn’t go along with the left’s beliefs, it’s c*nt, slut, whore all day and all night long.

the left, this “president”, and anyone from the right that thinks rush should be punished in any way can go STRAIGHT TO HELL!

GhoulAid on March 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

that’s it, romney should challenge owe’bama to give back maher’s money…. or better yet give it to susan g. komen… well not them… well a woman’s shelter…

Dr. Demento on March 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Axelrod’s is a face that’s just begging to be punched.

He isn’t quite like him, but he looks like Adolf.

Schadenfreude on March 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Axelrod is correct. Romney is a rich, used car salesman coward. How do we expect him to stand up to our enemies if he is unable to stand up against an arrogant man behind a microphone.

Uppereastside on March 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Why is it up to Romney or anyone else to make any kind of comment about this? He could have made a comment to the fact that Ms. Fluke’s an activist who has a lousy degree in social justice, who hasn’t had a productive job in her life and never will. If her parents are so proud why haven’t they been on the View.

Kissmygrits on March 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

seven percent,
You have made me laugh repeatedly.

rob verdi on March 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Hey David–Where was your guy when gals were getting shot in the chest in Iran, presumably dying of lack of oxygen and blood rather than a stash of rubbers on the nightstand? Cowardly was you and yours reactions to Neda gurgling up blood on the streets of Iran while some government thug shot her with an AK 47, so if you want to have a debate on cowardliness and courage, we can have that debate homeslice.

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Axelrod: Romney’s answer on the Limbaugh controversy was “cowardly”

This caught me completely offguard. I blew all my pretend beer out my nose when I read it. Too bad it was actually lukewarm water that, in all probability, has a brain-eating amoeba lurking in it somewhere….

Turtle317 on March 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

@rockmom … LOL – love that movie! Just watched it again (oh, and drv’d it for good measure and a few extra screenings) recently. Axe will be Mortimer Duke come November 6, I hope!

mel23059 on March 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

$5 gallon gas. Double digit real unemployment. Dear Liar can’t run on his record.

rbj on March 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

that’s it, romney should challenge owe’bama to give back maher’s money…. or better yet give it to susan g. komen… well not them… well a woman’s shelter…

Dr. Demento on March 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

mittens would, if he had balls. but we all know he doesn’t. oooooooooooooooh….let me hold my nose for mittens cuz he’s such a wonderful guy that won’t say outrageous things about poor little barry from chicago. lol.

this is the Twilight Zone kids.

GhoulAid on March 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

This is what Republicans should have been doing from the start. They should always be tying the crazy left to Obama himself and make him answer for it. But nooooooooo… Now the Democrats are using this tactic to great effect. Seriously, can’t some conservative reporters corner Carney, Axelrod, or Jarrett when they are getting their morning Star Bucks coffee or at some campaign event and make them answer for stuff things Maher, Behar, Matthews etc. say? Andrew Breitbart would know what to do in this kind of situation. Every nasty thing the left has spewed toward the Right should be aired unedited on TV and in ads. Some Republican congress person should introduce a bill asking Obama to condemn all the nasty stuff the left has said. All of it should be listed in the bill and put for vote in the House. Make Obama and the Democrats strike it down.

gumble on March 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

The president sought to comfort a young woman who had been vilified nationally for speaking her mind on a matter of importance to her,” he added.

Yeah, right. Obama was once himself a law student. He called her to find out about all these Georgetown law “coeds” who are having so much sex. Does she have any phone numbers?

When I first heard about Obama’s call, I couldn’t help thinking about a segment during a Weekend Update skit from a 1979 SNL show. In it, Garrett Morris was, at first, prudishly chastising Mick Jagger for a line in a Rolling Stones song that was popular at the time.

I couldn’t find a clip, but here’s the transcript:

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/78/78tupdate.phtml

BuckeyeSam on March 6, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Axelrod’s comments are farcical. Meanwhile, here are things Baraka said during his Marxist Revolutionary days which he should apologize for, so his manufactured indignation is doubly amusing.

Buy Danish on March 6, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Not even a week into this and I think the Dems have already milked this dry.

ellifint on March 6, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Is this a Rovian campaign tactic by Mittens?

One sure way to get conservative sympathy is to be attacked by Mr. Wimple.

Deafdog on March 6, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Side show axelfraud.

Do not lose focus on running Ofailure out of the Oval Office.

8thAirForce on March 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Axelrod is correct. Romney is a rich, used car salesman coward. How do we expect him to stand up to our enemies if he is unable to stand up against an arrogant man behind a microphone.

Uppereastside on March 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Devoting several years of his life to seeking election and working 18 hours days, seven days a week to win the nomination to oppose Obama, is not “standing up”?

The one’s who are not “standing up” are the arrogant men behind the microphone, the “conservative” talk show hosts who are doing everything possible to re-elect Barack Obama.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

that axelrod moustache makes me want to take a deuce.

burserker on March 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Romney should simply respond that it goes both ways…Bill Maher.

Blacksoda on March 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

25 companies yanked commercials from Limbaugh:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73675.html

sluts 1: mindless social conservatism 0

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Carbonite’s stock falls below 52-week low

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/carb

As DaTechGuy wrote, “Maybe Carbonite can restore their old business model from a previous backup?”

LMFAO!

Resist We Much on March 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

He’s an expert on cowards.

Marxism is for dummies on March 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Look, this chick was put out there as a lightning rod to draw attention and she succeeded in doing that. The Dems are using her like Teddy Kennedy used Mary Jo Kopechne. They’ll drive her until they hit the bridge, then they’ll swim off to their next victims. Sandy is just out there ‘takin’ one for the team’.

All true–just ask Cindy Sheehan how that goes.

None the less, Fluke would have already been forgotten had Rush kept his mouth in check, and focused on rightfully ripping the entitled thirty-year old student for being a deadbeat and mooch.

Instead, Rush carelessly turned the debate in to a referendum on Fluke’s personal behavior, which is EXACTLY what the left wanted.

Fluke was begging for someone else to give her $3,000 for birth control, which is a classic example of irresponsibilty and the entitlement mentality run amok.

Instead of sticking to that basic truth, the progressives, aided by Rush, made it a debate about personal morality, with the GOP as the intrusive judgmental party. Now we need to ahem, move on, and get back to talking about 0bama’s ruinous economic policies.

MidniteRambler on March 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Axelrod is right. Willard only believes what you want him to believe for you to vote for him.

At least the Kenyan is upfront about being hell bent on wiping out real america.

KeninCT on March 6, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Axlerod later intoned, “please don’t squeeze the Charmin!”

Deafdog on March 6, 2012 at 4:40 PM

All true–just ask Cindy Sheehan how that goes.

None the less, Fluke would have already been forgotten had Rush kept his mouth in check, and focused on rightfully ripping the entitled thirty-year old student for being a deadbeat and mooch.

Instead, Rush carelessly turned the debate in to a referendum on Fluke’s personal behavior, which is EXACTLY what the left wanted.

Fluke was begging for someone else to give her $3,000 for birth control, which is a classic example of irresponsibilty and the entitlement mentality run amok.

Instead of sticking to that basic truth, the progressives, aided by Rush, made it a debate about personal morality, with the GOP as the intrusive judgmental party. Now we need to ahem, move on, and get back to talking about 0bama’s ruinous economic policies.

MidniteRambler on March 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

yep, but her begging for BCPs was a red herring–a means to shift the debate. The left does not produce heroes, it merely tries to create them out of whole cloth. Sandra Fluke is that example. They have no spine, no courage, no conviction, only genuflecting towards more government, more taxes, less freedom, and more oppression. Fluke is just another one that has been trotted out there, like the pubic hair girl in the Clarence Thomas hearings. This is all that they have, nothing else.

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

I thought it was unusual that so many leaders on the other side of this debate, in terms of the political debate, took a pass on this whole thing

He probably would think it was unusual considering his boss would never take a pass on an issue…

joey24007 on March 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Let’s get one other thing straight, too: Rush did not “slander … all women of America.” Insofar as I am a woman and insofar as I did not think his comments applied to me in any way, shape or form,

I just wrote a very funny comment, but you would ban me for sure. so I deleted it! :(
it had to do with rush seeing your interview with santorum…

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

LOL. And, Brian Terry’s family?

a capella on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Put the families of the U.S.S. Cole on the list too. He screwed them over by refusing to prosecute al-nashiri. But hey, it’s only the military, not of one of Obama’s special interest groups.

TxAnn56 on March 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Wow, I wonder what lame,sorry, ginned up BS meme they’re going to try to push to hide the fact that PantLoad is The Epic SCOAMF???

Look a HERD of Squirrels!!!

BigWyo on March 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I thought that was a cowardly answer and it was a test of leadership, and one that he failed.

What Axelrod meant: Dammit, we went to all that trouble to set this whole g*damned thing up and Romney didn’t walk into our trap. Damn, damn, damn!

Trafalgar on March 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

“slander … all women of America.”

The ease with which so many women are successfully pandered to, never ceases to amaze me. They are strong and independent until they are told that someone is disrespecting women. Then the sisterhood closes ranks.

I think that junior high female psyches have more to do with these issues than politics. Whether it’s the Komen/Planned Parenthood kerfuffle or Rush calling a 30 year old professional activist a “slut”, underneath it all is a desire by the popular girls to make sure that everyone else knows their place in the pecking order.

rokemronnie on March 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I just wrote a very funny comment, but you would ban me for sure. so I deleted it!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Promise we won’t call for the ban hammer. (But we ain’t steppin’ in front of it either!)

CycloneCDB on March 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

“Rush distorted what she was saying

Are we distorting what she said when we point out that her $1,000-a-year-for-contraception figure is a lie and that G-town’s student health coverage covers contraception prescribed to ameliorate medical conditions?

BuckeyeSam on March 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I just wrote a very funny comment, but you would ban me for sure. so I deleted it!

nathor on March 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Oh, post it please, please please!

Trafalgar on March 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Romney should simply respond that it goes both ways…Bill Maher.

Blacksoda on March 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

i’ve been thinkin’ ’bout it….

but i want the sob romney to light his hair on fire…. or at least give a newt gingrich response… directed at the man child and not at a fellow republican…

i’m tired of this no fight, yellow belly, gucci loafer wearin’ wimp.

ok, i feel better.

Dr. Demento on March 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Palin smacks you silly, Axeltool. Return the million from the “rabid misogynist.”

John the Libertarian on March 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

What Axelrod meant: Dammit, we went to all that trouble to set this whole g*damned thing up and Romney didn’t walk into our trap. Damn, damn, damn!

true

gerrym51 on March 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Could someone – for the love of God ! Please ask or get Sarah to tweet Herr Axelfraud and ask him – Hey- What about me dave?

Am I chopped liver or sumptin?

Where’s the tolerance David ? Where?

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

ok, i feel better.

Dr. Demento on March 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

enough with the outrageous comments/

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

So , does anyone think that Ms Fluke reminds the Lying King of his own mother ?
;-)

burrata on March 6, 2012 at 4:47 PM

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