Axelrod: “There’s this reign of terror going on in the Republican Party”

posted at 8:41 am on July 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

New tone?  David Axelrod spoke with National Journal’s Beth Reinhard in a phone interview, excerpts of which were posted a few minutes ago.  In the interview, Axelrod decried the “politics of obstruction” — and then compared Republicans to Robespierre:

NJ President Obama has been vague about what he would accomplish in his second term.

AXELROD The president believes you build a strong, sustainable economy by building a strong, viable growing middle class. You have to continue to upgrade our educational system and improve access to higher education and technical training. We have to invest in research and development and the kinds of things that will create high-end, advanced manufacturing jobs. We have to continue to open up markets all over the world for American products. We need to continue with an all-of-the-above energy policy and really push for the development of all sources of energy. Immigration reform is an unfinished piece of business. But the principal thing we need to be pursuing is a very aggressive strategy of putting people back to work.

NJ How would the president accomplish those goals with a Republican-controlled House and possibly Senate?

AXELROD They have had a policy of obstruction from the day the president arrived. When the president is reelected, it will be a rejection of the politics of obstruction. There’s this reign of terror going on in the Republican Party.

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised to hear this kind of rhetoric from the flailing and failing Obama campaign.  Axelrod and his cohorts have gotten outfought, outraised, and outclassed in two short months after having the field all to themselves for over a year.  Yesterday, the campaign accused Mitt Romney of being a felon, which prompted a demand for an apology that will not be coming forthwith, almost assuredly.

Axelrod is not just a cheap demagogue, he’s also a cheap small-d democrat.  Voters sent a Republican-controlled House to Washington specifically to force a change in policy, a message that Axelrod and Barack Obama ignored.  The House, by the way, has passed budgets and more than a dozen jobs bills.  It’s the Democratic-controlled Senate that has been the obstruction, refusing to pass budgets so that conference committees can resolve issues, and ignoring the House jobs bills altogether.  Obama has shown zero leadership on this issue, griping about Republican dissent while ignoring completely that his own party has yet to cast one single supporting vote in three tries on his own budget proposals, and won’t even attempt to hold a vote on Obama’s tax proposals.

The actual “reign of terror,” for the sake of those as historically illiterate as Axelrod, took place during the French Revolution, when it turned bloody.  The revolutionaries became as despotic as the monarchy they deposed, executing thousands for dissent and purported betrayal of the revolution.  It’s actually the opposite of what Republicans are doing in Congress by opposing Obama’s agenda and attempting to push forward their own.  That’s as ignorant an analogy as one might see in American politics.

The real terror for Axelrod is that he’s about to lose an election, and his campaign still hasn’t figured out what its theme is yet.  The strong stench of desperation is in the air, as well as the even more pungent stench of demagoguery.  Axelrod should be ashamed, but won’t be.


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We need more of John Sununu (Sr.). He busted Andrea Mitchell’s chops the other day and smoked Juan Williams last night on Hannity.

The left is weak when you get right down to it, childish actually. So adults can and should be able to handle this.

williampeck1958 on July 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

We do not need legislation to repeal Obamacare. Obamacare is unconstitutional. All that is required is nullification by the states. Repeal is for legitimate law.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Sure thing sweetie. *Pats head* You can go for a ride on your Unicorn now.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Some credible examples of the Republican-inflicted damage, please?

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Here are just a few recent ones:

TSA, DHS, Patriot Act, lightbulb ban, TARP, amnesty, deficit spending and increased debt, growing government, interventionism, wars, David Souter, John Roberts … the list is endless

Have you been asleep for the past 50 or 60 years?

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

We need more of John Sununu (Sr.). He busted Andrea Mitchell’s chops the other day and smoked Juan Williams last night on Hannity.
williampeck1958 on July 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Yep, he is a joy to watch.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

There is a reign of terror going on in the Republican party and it is opposed by the reign of error in the Democrat party. Bye Bye Axie and company and good riddance..

Herb on July 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM

“If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”

–Senator Obama, 8/28/2008

itsnotaboutme on July 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Or as Nancy Pelosi said, “elect more Democrats, so that Congress will be more bipartisan”.

paul1149 on July 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

O propagandist Ben Labolt peddling ironic “Mitt Romney is the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon” meme as we speak.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

These Democrooks all suffer from projection.

Marxism is for dummies on July 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Total projection.

My sister who used to be active on DKos, go to Yearly Kos, and who loves to tell me about how only Republicans have ever committed vote fraud, uses Robespierrette as her nom-du-net.

The left loves the French Revolution more than the American one, especially since they all seem to assume that they will be the ones doing the butchering, never the butchered.

LibraryGryffon on July 13, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I agree. Democrats are NOTORIOUS for their projection. The things of which they accuse Republicans are the very things of which they themselves are either already guilty, or they have spent considerable amounts of time contemplating.

So Axelrod is revealing that he and others have seriously contemplated a “reign of terror”.

Now THAT is scary.

ITguy on July 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

We need more of John Sununu (Sr.). He busted Andrea Mitchell’s chops the other day and smoked Juan Williams last night on Hannity. williampeck1958 on July 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I watched it this morning. Sununu is quite the happy warrior!

Juan gets smoked more often than a crack pipe in a drug den.

Naturally Curly on July 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Time and time again… if you want to know what a liberal has done or will do, just listen to what they accuse you of.

SteveInRTP on July 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Without a shred of doubt

DaveDief on July 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM

I should have quoted these, too… I was only searching for comments that had the word “projection” in the them, so I missed these, but we’re all saying the same thing.

ITguy on July 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Axelrod: “There’s this reign of terror going on in the Republican Party”

Axe, it only looks like a reign of terror when compared with you Black Jesus’ (your words, not mine) reign of terror.

Competency can appear frightening to the incompetent.

Resist We Much on July 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Yeah, cheap demagogery. Still trying to distract from the real issue of jobs the economy, the rathole full of green energy loans, DOJ contempt of congress, and the socialst agenda.

jake49 on July 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

“Strong middle class” the buzz word for the Sunday shows. Its good though, but its gone next week.

democratsarefools on July 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

We do not need legislation to repeal Obamacare. Obamacare is unconstitutional. All that is required is nullification by the states. Repeal is for legitimate law.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

No it was ruled constitutional, in case you missed that…maybe a stupid law, but congress can pass stupid laws that are constitutional.
Now, where did you get your law degree? Box of Cheerios??
It’s the commerce clause that will cause it problems…sheeesh, this guy dante is like 0 for 8 at bats this morning.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

AXELROD They have had a policy of obstruction from the day the president arrived. When the president is reelected, it will be a rejection of the politics of obstruction. There’s this reign of terror going on in the Republican Party.

I guess that he forgot that the Commies controlled Congress for two years. If voters weren’t stupid, they would never get away with that kind of BS.

btw and speaking of obstruction…maybe Axelgrease can explain why Harry Reid won’t allow a vote on repealing Obamacare.

cajunpatriot on July 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

No it was ruled constitutional, in case you missed that…maybe a stupid law, but congress can pass stupid laws that are constitutional.

I believe that the bill was first passed in the Senate. I’m no legal scholar, but it seems to me that would have made it unconstitutional in of itself.

cajunpatriot on July 13, 2012 at 10:49 AM

The party in minority control since Jan ’07 is to blame for Obama’s failures?? Dave, time for a new chicken, that one has done been choked.

hillsoftx on July 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Axe, it only looks like a reign of terror when compared with you Black Jesus’ (your words, not mine) reign of terror.

Competency can appear frightening to the incompetent.

Resist We Much on July 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

O HOW I HATE AXELROD THREADS

Axe on July 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

This is a release from the Ministry of Truth in Orwell terms. It almost feels like the Obama gang are using “Atlas Shrugged” as their game plan….following the team that gave the book Mr. Thompson. Man, if they accuse the right of an act, you can bet your bottom dollar that the left are engaged in that very act.

allstonian on July 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

If only we had had a true politics of obstruction from the beginning, then we could have prevented the Obamacare fiasco…

Pest on July 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM

oh, little man-troll, you haven’t even seen anything near a ‘reign of terror’- although i am not unconvinced the left doesn’t need a heavy dose of revolution and terror to stop them.

absolutely feckless.

mittens on July 13, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Game on.

davidk on July 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

“They have had a policy of obstruction from the day the president arrived.”

Well Mr Axelturf, that explains Barry’s first two years when your people owned the House and the Senate. Got a lot done, didn’t ya?

GarandFan on July 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Some credible examples of the Republican-inflicted damage, please?

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Here are just a few recent ones:

TSA, DHS, Patriot Act, lightbulb ban, TARP, amnesty, deficit spending and increased debt, growing government, interventionism, wars, David Souter, John Roberts … the list is endless

Have you been asleep for the past 50 or 60 years?

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

1. TSA was co-sponsored by a Democrat Senator and a Republican House member. F-

2. DHS was co-sponsored by 118 members of Congress. One of the original sponsors was Timothy Roemer. A Democrat. F-

3. Patriot Act was co-sponsored by 2 Republicans, but all but one Democrat in the Senate voted for it. F-

4. Light Bulb Ban was sponsored by Democrats. F-

5. TARP was sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA).
F-

6. Amnesty Bill’s sole Senate sponsor was Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. F-

7. Deficit spending? Democrat O’bama has spent more than all of our previous Presidents combined. F-

As for the rest of your silly claims, who cares? I’ve already demolished your fallacious “argument” with the seven credible cites above.

Thanks for playing!

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Shouldn’t it be a reign of terror by the Republican Party instead of a reign of terror in the Republican Party? Mr. Astroturf makes it sound as if the Republican Party is fighting with itself instead of trying to depose Emperor Barry.

eyedoc on July 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Reign of terror? Is that like a Mexican citizen being gunned down by drug lords armed by Eric Holder’s Justice Dept?

gwelf on July 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Obama has shown zero leadership on this issue, griping about Republican dissent while ignoring completely that his own party has yet to cast one single supporting vote in three tries on his own budget proposals, and won’t even attempt to hold a vote on Obama’s tax proposals.

Zero is as Zero does.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Outstanding!

ghostwalker1 on July 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Axelrod isn’t the genius he was in ’08, is he? Nasty as hell, low, dirty and dangerous, just like the rest of the Obama filth. They are doing their best to stir hatred, and my bet, to stir up violence as well. As is said, be careful what you wish for.

arand on July 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Its no wonder Axelrod got ‘the reign of terror’ wrong. He’s prime example of the kind of person that the education he mentioned produces. ‘..keep improving education’. For that sentiment to issue from the lips of a person who embraces the ideology that is singularly responsible for education, from kindergarten through grad school in this nation, is so pitifully poor and still declining is terrifying.

Our graduates increasingly know NOTHING of value in the workplace and have little grasp of history or current events…. unless of course they work for Marvel Comics or as a Zombie Hunter because boutique classes are offered, for credit to graduate, in ‘Marvel Comics’ and in ‘Zombie Studies’. Of course, boring old subjects like American History and Economics are no longer required, so almost half of college students surveyed have no idea that George Washington was our first president.

These are the people we are entrusting with the future of our nation and our planet. These are the people we keep telling that they are so important and so very smart.

Jonah Goldberg is right. We need to tell the young just how ‘frickin’ stupid’ they are and we need to do it soon and often.

thatsafactjack on July 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Shouldn’t it be a reign of terror by the Republican Party instead of a reign of terror in the Republican Party? Mr. Astroturf makes it sound as if the Republican Party is fighting with itself instead of trying to depose Emperor Barry.

eyedoc on July 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Grammar and history fail.

I think most folks would agree that Dave is trying really hard.
/Bark

CorporatePiggy on July 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Democracy = Terrorism?

The president believes you build a strong, sustainable economy by building a strong, viable growing middle class Central Government.

What he meant to say.

Socratease on July 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Axelrod…what a POS!!

Am I the only person who showers after looking at this guy or hearing him speak????

RWRFAN on July 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

By about October or so Axelrod’s line will be: “Let’s face it, the Republicans want to rape your women, torture your dog, enslave your children, and beat you to death in a remote field.”

Bishop on July 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Axelrod seems utterly devoid of any sense of ethics. Personally, I find him scarier than Obama.

morganfrost on July 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

John Sununu for VP??

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

No it was ruled constitutional, in case you missed that…maybe a stupid law, but congress can pass stupid laws that are constitutional.
Now, where did you get your law degree? Box of Cheerios??
It’s the commerce clause that will cause it problems…sheeesh, this guy dante is like 0 for 8 at bats this morning.

right2bright on July 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

You should read the Constitution some time and pay close attention to the Supremacy Clause. You should also look into United States history, specifically how the Supremacy Clause was argued and explained to the ratifying conventions, as well as the use of nullification in our history.

But thank you for providing us with Leviathan’s take.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

he’d wipe the floor with o’biden in a debate and nd he is close to Romney as far as I know…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

1. TSA was co-sponsored by a Democrat Senator and a Republican House member. F-

2. DHS was co-sponsored by 118 members of Congress. One of the original sponsors was Timothy Roemer. A Democrat. F-

3. Patriot Act was co-sponsored by 2 Republicans, but all but one Democrat in the Senate voted for it. F-

4. Light Bulb Ban was sponsored by Democrats. F-

5. TARP was sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA).
F-

6. Amnesty Bill’s sole Senate sponsor was Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. F-

7. Deficit spending? Democrat O’bama has spent more than all of our previous Presidents combined. F-

As for the rest of your silly claims, who cares? I’ve already demolished your fallacious “argument” with the seven credible cites above.

Thanks for playing!

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

1 – 5 were signed into law by the Republican George Bush.

6. was signed into law by the Republican Ronald Reagan.

7. you are trying to deflect and steer the focus away from the fact that Republicans have engaged in raising our deficit, raising our debt, and increasing spending under their administrations and under their legislative control.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Axelrod…what a POS!!

Am I the only person who showers after looking at this guy or hearing him speak????

RWRFAN on July 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

well, to save the planet and conserve water I choose not to look/hear him :-)…soo environmentally of moi :-)

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Hope ‘n Change morphed into Fear and Desperation™

Obama is this, all in one

PimpnMadam™

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

All that is required is nullification by the states. Repeal is for legitimate law.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Please advise when any federal law has ever been nullified by the states.

HumpBot Salvation on July 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Shouldn’t it be a reign of terror by the Republican Party instead of a reign of terror in the Republican Party? Mr. Astroturf makes it sound as if the Republican Party is fighting with itself instead of trying to depose Emperor Barry.

eyedoc on July 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

his grammar is actually correct because he expressed this idiocy many times… his idea is that basically there are some reasonable people in the Republican party/House who would work with the President and cross over the aisle when it comes to certain legislative initiatives, but they are ‘terrorized’ and intimidated by some in their own party (the tea-party-ish kind, get that) into submission to vote for the ‘radical’ GOP initiatives (such as cutting spending, putting together a meaningful budget and vote for it, etc :-) …he said that many times, when he was asked what could possibly Obama achieve in a second term assuming that the House stay the same and Reps win the senate – and each time he responded with this wacko idea that a second term of this president would be ‘liberating’ for those Reps in Congress who would actually work with the president id he gets legitimized a second time…most cretin thing that only Axelrod can come up with, but then he is what/who he is, a pathological liar and a patented idiot…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Axelrod seems utterly devoid of any sense of ethics. Personally, I find him scarier than Obama.

morganfrost on July 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Valerie Jarrett would eat him for breakfast. She’s on the board of directors of the red diaper president project.

slickwillie2001 on July 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Please advise when any federal law has ever been nullified by the states.

HumpBot Salvation on July 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Here’s some reading material for you HB

Link

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I believe that the bill was first passed in the Senate. I’m no legal scholar, but it seems to me that would have made it unconstitutional in of itself.

cajunpatriot on July 13, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Not exactly, but nearly so. Pinky Reid took a bill that had passed the House, stripped all the guts out creating a “shell” bill, then stuffed all the Obamacare garbage into it. So, technically, the bill was first passed by the House. Fargin sneaky bastage underhanded dirty trickery, but still apparently “constitutional” in that regard.

Stu Gotts on July 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Yep, he is a joy to watch.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

is he being vetted for you know what :-)…or he’s just Romney’s campaign most effective attack dog and he should stay that way…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

1 – 5 were signed into law by the Republican George Bush.

6. was signed into law by the Republican Ronald Reagan.

7. you are trying to deflect and steer the focus away from the fact that Republicans have engaged in raising our deficit, raising our debt, and increasing spending under their administrations and under their legislative control.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Sorry, Lew, but you used the plural version of the word Republican in regards to political parties “damaging America”.

In weak response, you’re suddenly reduced to affixing all blame to the two Republican Presidents who signed the legislation, while ignoring the guilt of the Democrats who actually created the legislation.

And I illustrated, numerous times, that the Democrats had much more to do with introducing those pieces of legislation that you dislike than did the Republicans. And many of those Democrats voted for them.

In the first 3 years and 2 months under pResident O’bama, the national debt increased more than it had during the entire 8 years Bush was in office.

And how is correctly noting the Fact that O’bama’s spent more than all previous Presidents combined “deflecting” and “steering the focus away”? All I did was state Fact, which is a word you know absolutely nothing about. After all, here on HA you have regularly and repeatedly ignored factual information, simply because it doesn’t jibe with your bizarre world view.

Weak-

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Here’s some reading material for you HB

Link

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

lol! Linking to a pay site won’t help, Lew.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:51 PM

After all, here on HA you have regularly and repeatedly ignored factual information, simply because it doesn’t jibe with your bizarre world view.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

which is exactly what, apart from incoherent and inchoate :-)…

jimver on July 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Oh yeah, invest in better education and training even though there are no jobs to go on to.

Policy of obstruction? Would that be anything like Senile Reidiculous’s policy of obstruction in the deadbeat Doom-controlled Senate that refuses to even consider House-passed jobs bills and hasn’t passed a budget in 1,172 days?

Sounds like Axillord should note the actual “reign of terror” as you point out, Ed, and hope that a real one never comes to pass bcuz he might be up near the top of the list with Baraka and Moochy when the revolutionaries come a-calling.

stukinIL4now on July 13, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And you are deliberately ignoring the clear role that REPUBLICANS played in passing all of the above. For instance, it wasn’t just Bush on TARP. Go back and review Paul Ryan’s impassioned speech on the House floor in favor of TARP. For goodness sake, the tea party was formed as much because of the anger that conservatives had with RINO’s as anything else.

If you want to say that Democrats are MORE at fault than Republicans for the state of the country, well, ok I would agree with you because there are some good Republicans out there. But not nearly enough to keep the crap that Dante referenced from being passed. It seems like you are going out of your way to give the Republicans a free pass on these issues and most conservatives that I know would disagree with your analysis.

iwasbornwithit on July 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Sorry, Lew, but you used the plural version of the word Republican in regards to political parties “damaging America”.

In weak response, you’re suddenly reduced to affixing all blame to the two Republican Presidents who signed the legislation, while ignoring the guilt of the Democrats who actually created the legislation.

And I illustrated, numerous times, that the Democrats had much more to do with introducing those pieces of legislation that you dislike than did the Republicans. And many of those Democrats voted for them.

In the first 3 years and 2 months under pResident O’bama, the national debt increased more than it had during the entire 8 years Bush was in office.

And how is correctly noting the Fact that O’bama’s spent more than all previous Presidents combined “deflecting” and “steering the focus away”? All I did was state Fact, which is a word you know absolutely nothing about. After all, here on HA you have regularly and repeatedly ignored factual information, simply because it doesn’t jibe with your bizarre world view.

Weak-

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

As usual, you are completely out of your league.

Yes, I did use the plural Republicans. That means more than one. I highlighted just a few examples, but you only picked out a few that the occurred under two presidents, so I responded to each one of your itemized “critiques”. That is in no way affixing all blame to just two people. The president, as I assume you know (and believe me, this is a big assumption on my part) has veto power. Law does not get passed by Congress alone, no matter who wrote it and no matter who sponsored it.

Two of your too-many-to-list problems are: 1) you are caught up in this silly, R vs. D binary opposition thinking, and refuse to even entertain the idea that Republicans are harming the country, and 2) you are arguing scale (“oh, yeah. well the Democrats did this, too, but it cost more”), thinking this somehow absolves any transgressions on the part of Republicans, and which ties back to number one.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 2:16 PM

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Two States were able to nullify the act, one (Wisconsin) overturned it in their Supreme Court only to have the Federal Supreme Court reinstate it. The other (Vermont) ordered the enforcing agency to instead assist the slaves.
Obammacare uses the Federal Government as the enforcing agency and are out of reach of state lawmakers. There was also jury nullification of the Fugitive Slave Act, but as most of the ACA is civil it not likely to be effective in this case.

Gwillie on July 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

AXELROD They have had a policy of obstruction from the day the president arrived. When the president is reelected, it will be a rejection of the politics of obstruction.

That’s correct kids, the republicans are pro capitalist – anti socialist. It’s one of the poorest kept secrets in D.C. LOL!

However the only branch of government obstructing is the U.S. Senate, led by Harry Reid “Democrat” Senate leader.

Dr Evil on July 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

You have to continue to upgrade our educational system and improve access to higher education and technical training. We have to invest in research and development and the kinds of things that will create high-end, advanced manufacturing jobs.

tell that to the indept to their eyeballs college graduates with no job prospects

audiotom on July 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

As usual, you are completely out of your league.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Translated: “Del beat me like a drum.”

Thanks for admitting it.

If you want to say that Democrats are MORE at fault than Republicans for the state of the country, well, ok I would agree with you

iwasbornwithit on July 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Wow, Dante has a chum! Thanks for admitting it and thanks for admitting I beat Dante like a drum. Now I’m gonna play the world’s tiniest fiddle in honor of you both.

Oh, and always remember. Ron Paul IS God!

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM

That’s correct kids, the republicans are pro capitalist – anti socialist. It’s one of the poorest kept secrets in D.C. LOL!

Dr Evil on July 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Not in deeds, they aren’t.

Dante on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

The Republican party isn’t much of a source for a reign of terror. Such a phrase draws pictures of sword swinging maniacs, tigers with red teeth and claws, threats to life and limb. The only picture that comes to my mind when I think of the Republican leadership is maybe field mice, or the GEICO gecko.

No, the party that fits the description when it comes to reign of terror is the Democrat party, at least in my mind. Who wouldn’t recoil in abject panic at the sight of maniacal Nancy Pelosi, David Axelrod, or Richard Trumka, frothing at the mouth? Not to mention the Won, himself, with his toothy smile and cold eyes.

I think someone has their descriptions reversed. I just hope Mitt will prove to be as ruthless as a campaigner for the Presidency as he was a businessman. We could use a few red teeth and claws right now.

hachiban on July 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Reign of terror, my arse. They’re hardly even a THREAT to you anymore, let along a ‘terror’.

The only thing terrifying is that there are hundreds of thousands of people like Del DeMented who think the Republicans are going to save their unpaid shill butts…and there’s no voter demographic big enough to override them.

MelonCollie on July 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM

A reign of terror. I hope you are afraid. You sound like you’re scared witless. Of course the despot is the man in power who has decided that this messy will of the people stuff is too much bother. So he’ll just obey the fierce urgency of now and flout the will of Congress on matters like immigration and states’ rights. A man whose family lives it up as his wife cries, “Let them eat cake!”

Let’s hope this reign of terror runs its course. Let’s hope it sweeps aside the self-styled nobility and ushers back in a society of the people, by the people and for the people once again.

MJBrutus on July 14, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I propose this new nick name for Axelrod: The Undertaker. As an alternative: The Mortician

xrayiiis on July 14, 2012 at 4:18 PM

People, please, his name is axeldouche.

sablegsd on July 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Remember when the Democrats were so full of themselves they said the Republican Party was dead?

That was only 3.5 years ago.

Now they are scared witless they will not be in power again for a generation!

Just this short time has shown America that Democrats cannot be trusted to actually govern.

The Democrat Party needs to kick out the Commies and the Socialists and get back to being Americans.

We need two parties, but we don’t need the current Democrat Party.

petunia on July 15, 2012 at 12:58 AM

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