Looks like the Colorado detente is officially over

posted at 12:41 pm on July 23, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

After learning of the terrible shooting in Colorado last Friday morning, both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke of the need to take some time to pray, reflect, and appreciate our loved ones, and instituted a sort of unofficial cease-fire over the weekend. Both camps pulled ads from Colorado, suspended campaign events, and put a hold on the nasty rhetoric. The reprieve had to end sometime, however, and while Mitt Romney jets off for a Britain-Poland-Israel international swing to bolster his foreign-policy creds, the Obama campaign is back with the “Romney is the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon”-esque attacks.

This morning, Obama campaign communications director David Axelrod sent out a couple of his business-as-usual, Romney-is-a-total-villain type Tweets:

Behold, the sum of the extremely facepalm-worthy story from ABC that Axelrod tweeted: What is Mitt Romney hiding about his record managing the Olympics? Dun-dun-dun!

More than a decade has passed since Mitt Romney presided over the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but the archival records from those games that were donated to the University of Utah to provide an unprecedented level of transparency about the historic event, remain off limits to the public. And some of the documents that may have shed the most light on Romney’s stewardship of the Games were likely destroyed by Salt Lake Olympic officials, ABC News has learned.

The archivists involved in preparing the documents for public review told ABC News that financial documents, contracts, appointment calendars, emails and correspondence are likely not included in the 1,100 boxes of Olympic records, and will not be part of the collection that will ultimately be made public.

“We don’t have that stuff,” said Elizabeth Rogers, the manuscript curator at the University’s Marriott Library. The decisions about what records to donate to the library were made by Olympics officials before they were shipped in 1,100 boxes to the university, she said. “That was done before we got it. I just know it wasn’t a decision we made. Everything we have will be available.” …

But the absence of publicly available records that detail the decisions he made while running the games has increasingly become an uneasy subject for the library, which has for months been receiving inquiries from journalists and other researchers trying to subject Romney’s version of the events to an analysis based on documents from the events.

Yes, because Mitt Romney didn’t orchestrate a rip-roaringly successful event about which nobody has even suggested there was anything sinister going on, and we know absolutely everything we could ever possibly wish to know about Barack Obama’s past and his administration. Le sigh — the detente of togetherness was brief, but I think it’s safe to say we’re definitely back to the he-said-she-said of daily presidential politics.


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$20 says that by september they’re auctioning off moochie’s used undies.

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Finally , we’ll get to see eastyviginia’s natural habitat !

burrata on July 23, 2012 at 1:26 PM

A stuffed wombat could “save” an Olympic event with US$1.3bn in money that it never earned nor raised.

casuist on July 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM

But, Obama never called upon that wombat for the Stimulus?

socalcon on July 23, 2012 at 1:26 PM

$20 says that by september they’re auctioning off moochie’s used undies.

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

As what, pre-odorized tents?

The Rogue Tomato on July 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Thankfully I haven’t eaten lunch yet.

antipc on July 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

“Looks like the Colorado detente is officially over”

And the flag is still hanging at half-mast for another two and a half days. Sheesh.

Dusty on July 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Time for Mitt to crank it back up. We lose by taking the high road.

wildcat72 on July 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Surrogates.

The louder the better.

That’s why they exist.

Reince ?

FlaMurph on July 23, 2012 at 1:33 PM

cripe is the lsm worried that mitt is going to diss obama while overseas…where was your concern when dear leader was trashing W

man i truly hate the double standard

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM

@davidaxlerod. Fast&Furious, birth certificate, college transcripts, Rezko land deal, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, financial aid. #ProjectMuch?

hillsoftx on July 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Chicago on the Potomac

America’s long, national nightmare may soon be over. Romney reminds the public of “Father Knows Best” while BO pouts, whines, screeches and behaves like a spoiled adolescent.

Meanwhile Presidente el Douche is busy:

Obama Schedule || Monday, July 23, 2012

by Keith Koffler on July 22, 2012, 9:22 pm

11:25 am || Departs San Francisco
12:10 pm || Arrives Reno, Nevada
12:35 pm || Delivers remarks at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reno Sparks Convention Center
2:00 pm || Departs Reno
2:50 pm || Arrives Oakland, California
3:20 pm || Attends a fundraiser; The Scottish Rite Center
5:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a second fundraiser; private residence
7:55 pm || Speaks at a campaign event; The Fox Theater, Oakland

Cody1991 on July 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I got another one …

Mitt, Obama’s only gotten 7,600 pages of Salt Lake City Olympics documents but says there’s like 146,000 and wants more. Don’t go claiming Olympics Executive Privilege or something …

What are you hiding? Release the documents!!!!

Dusty on July 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Excellent. “Where is Obama’s Olympics?”

de rigueur on July 23, 2012 at 1:09 PM

A lot of marathons are won by Kenyans. Those are Obama’s people!

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM

we’re definitely back to the he-said-she-said of daily presidential politics.

So is Axillord the “she-said” part of this?

stukinIL4now on July 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM

The press told us more about the Aurora attacker’s background in 48 hours than they have about Obama in almost 7 years. Eat poop Axelrod.

RobertE on July 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

The reprieve had to end sometime, however, and while Mitt Romney jets off for a Britain-Poland-Israel international swing to bolster his foreign-policy creds, the Obama campaign is back with the “Romney is the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon”-esque attacks.

How many Electoral College votes do Poland and Israel have? Shouldn’t Romney be around to at least rebut the AxelPlouffe Big Dig for Dirt?

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Yes, because Mitt Romney didn’t orchestrate a rip-roaringly successful event about which nobody has even suggested there was anything sinister going on, and we know absolutely everything we could ever possibly wish to know about Barack Obama’s past and his administration. Le sigh — the detente of togetherness was brief, but I think it’s safe to say we’re definitely back to the he-said-she-said of daily presidential politics.

The unmistakable sound of a blogger now firmly in her groove. :)

Nothing to say about Axelrod’s musings, except I suggest his short name be taken as Axel — or Rod — not AXE.

keyword, keyword, keyword, keyword, keyword, joke!

Axe on July 23, 2012 at 1:44 PM

$20 says that by september they’re auctioning off moochie’s used undies.

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Aaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhh! Brain bleach! Brain Bleach! Stat!

Trafalgar on July 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Why would the Obama poeple want to bring up the Olympics? They run the risk of people remembering that we won’t have the 2016 games in Chicago in spite of all Obama’s pleading to the IOC.

[radjah shelduck on July 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM]

I don’t know, but it’s too late!

How much taxpayer money was officially spent not getting the 2016 Chicago Olympics?

How much taxpayer money was unofficially spent to grease the palms of those involved in awarding the 2016 Olympics that didn’t go to Chicago? $30M? $100M?

What sleazy tactics are you hiding, David?

Dusty on July 23, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Matthew Mosk = JournoFail

That’s so bad even ABC news target audience is laughing at you, Matthew, judging from the comments.

MNHawk on July 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM

If they think undecided voters care more about this crap than they do being out of a job they deserve the landslide I hope they get.

Wagthatdog on July 23, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Anyone who believed that the brief period of civility would last more than a couple of days needs a reality check.

And, as expected, Team 0bama was the first to come out swinging. Childish, thin-skinned b@stards.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM

The Rogue Tomato on July 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM

you’ve got 4 of us here on the floor howling.

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Shouldn’t Romney be around to at least rebut the AxelPlouffe Big Dig for Dirt?

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Nope. Surrogates answer surrogates, candidates answer candidates.

PersonFromPorlock on July 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Mitt needs to tell the Olympic Committee and UoU that he gives them permission to release any and all records they have.

Then suggest that 0 do the same thing with all of his “sealed” records. Ju-Jitsu, use the opponents momentum against them. And from the recent work of his campaign, I bet they do just that.

iurockhead on July 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Axelrod makes almost as nauseous as Obummer does. What a slimy snake oil salesmen!

KS Rex on July 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Boy, first the Arab Spring, and now, Peaceful discourse in a Presidential election! Why I NEVER thought I’d see the day!…

/s

BlaxPac on July 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Seriously? This is their brilliant strategery? Romney is super secret man? Its obvious that they are projecting but do they really think, even if the public doesnt see this as hypocrisy, they will care?

We could write thousands of words on the idiocy of this sophomoric ploy by Democrats but there is little point. We know its ridiculous, and they know its pathetic, but they are reaching the bottom of the election strategy barrel.

Do liberals think so little of the American public? Ha, duh.

alecj on July 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Gotta hand it to Axelturf, he’s a past master of innuendo.

I’m sure he has a good reason why Obama’s college transcripts were sealed by court order.

THAT’S A DISTRACTION!

GarandFan on July 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Ugh. Let me try that again: Axelrod makes me almost as nauseous as Obummer does. What a slimy snake oil salesman!

KS Rex on July 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Screw this. Romney should henceforth campaign with a Obama vs. America scoreboard over his right shoulder. There should be two or three that are alternated daily. They would read something like*:

Obama’s Dedication to America
106 Fundraisers – 0 meetings of the Jobs Council
183 Days since last Cabinet meeting
1776 Days since last Budget
245 Bills from HR – 0 Debated in Senate

Obama’s Dedication to America
1200 Imperial Presidency Executive Orders, and counting
Cut deal with Mexican Government to increase welfare rolls in US
16,000 New IRS Agents to enforce Obamacare Tax
$1.15 Billion of Taxpayer Money to Friends of Obama
$1.5 Billion to create 200 “Green Jobs”
$5 Billion grant to Soros company to drill off Brazil – $0 for US

Just the Facts. Get them out there EVERY FRICKING DAY

* Actual numbers would be researched and updated regularly

in_awe on July 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Nice try Axlerod. Go ahead, try to direct media coverage, I guarantee you that no trumped up piece of bull crap you throw out is going to distract the media from the Colorado Shooting story, and then the Olympics.

Fact of the matter is, that all these stories about Romney that the white house put out, only got attention because of the lack of more compelling news stories. Now that we have more compelling stories, the attention is going to be off Romney, which is bad for the Obama campaign.

WolvenOne on July 23, 2012 at 2:07 PM

their desperation is fast but not so furious

audiotom on July 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM

And their desperation isn’t Fake.

Del Dolemonte on July 23, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Amendment, and therefore it will stay the lead story for weeks.

Beastdogs on July 23, 2012 at 1:23 PM

As I and other had stated, not to minimize the horrible act, but, this is basically just another long weekend in Chicago.

right2bright on July 23, 2012 at 2:13 PM

…my gawd!…I can’t believe we’ve had these POS running the country!
(aside to Axlerot…if you’re going to keep appearing on camera…shave the few pubes on the front of your forehead…or see Joe Biteme about taking hair from your butt and getting them plugged on your head!) Gross!

KOOLAID2 on July 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM

After learning of the 14 illegal immigrants killed and the 10 injured the Democrat Party its Pres. Obama, and its lust for vote slave/wage slaves is unabated. The lust is so deep and so evil the Democrat Party will only put out more bait in the form of food stamps to lure more poor Mexicans to their death.

If death by “slave trader coyotes” is not enough, the Democrts will re-do a fast and furious with the help of their commie buddies in the Mexican Goverment.

http://www.click2houston.com/

14 Killed near Goliad Texas, 23 illegals cramed into a pickup and its bed, some children.

This Apache Knows who is responsible for these deaths.

Will the Democrat Party be found guilty?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Ogreedy is out fundraiding, meanwhile, two more people are shot on the west side of Chicago this am, and the Mooch is packing to leave on Thursday for London and the Olympics–never mind that she’s leading the “official” presidential delegation, I just wonder what that’s costing the American taxpayers, or rather how much we’re borrowing from a foreign country to bankroll it, and, no doubt, the kids are going with.

stukinIL4now on July 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I ‘love’ the smell of decaying leftists.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I never noticed that they smell too much different from the live ones.

Siddhartha Vicious on July 23, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Let’s see if ol’ Axlegrease has another outdoor press conference to talk about this important stuff. Oh yeah, the last one didn’t go so well for him…

Marcola on July 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Further proof that as I said last week, the demand for documents will never end. They can always say “this proves Governor Romney is hiding something”. After his entire lifetime of income taxes comes an entire lifetime of corporate taxes from Bain, then it’s all the emails, then it’s records of the companies Bain owned, etc, etc, etc.

Meanwhile still no health records on little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on July 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Never answer any more fantastic lies and accusations from the Communist Kenyan’s campaign!! To do so makes it seem plausible enough to require an answer.Instead return every question back at them: Obama’s secret records, Fast and Furious secret records protected by EO, Downgrade, Food stamps, Solyndra, Rev. Wright, Taxes in Obamacare, Radicals and crooks in White House etc!! Throw in a few smokescreens like they do: ” People want to know if the Co. gunman was supplied by F&F guns and ammo? Did he have federal money supporting him? Was he a Dimocrat? Is Obama gay? Does he have Aids? Medical records please? Mooch’s travel records and expenses? Could there possibly, maybe,be some felonies committed behind this secrecy? Who leaked the national security classified information? Not accusing them of anything? Just trying to answer the folk’s questions!!” Notice how quiet Pelosi and Shultz became when asked about their overseas accounts and tax records!! Attack!! Attack!! Attack!! Answer lies with the TRUTH!! Attack!! Attack!! This is a war for the survival of our country!!

Marco on July 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

“What Marco Said.” X 100

Back ground info with back up on every Czar appointed by Obama.

Without U.S. 500 years of a new age commie dark age.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Axelrod sure is funny looking, with those big oddly curved eye brows, and out of place mustache. He looks kind of like Mr. Wilson from the old Dennis the Menace tv show.

anotherJoe on July 23, 2012 at 4:26 PM

You know the left would be saying he did it because he was out of work and couldn’t find a job if we had a Republican President.

Reid used to say domestic violence was up because of President Bush’s 6% unemployment….

Wagthatdog on July 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Way to go, Axeldouche…

Moose Drool on July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Sit down and shut up, WalrusBreath!

USN Corpseman on July 23, 2012 at 7:42 PM

How many Electoral College votes do Poland and Israel have? Shouldn’t Romney be around to at least rebut the AxelPlouffe Big Dig for Dirt?

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM

In reality,lots….. and I hope that Dems keep thinking that this trip is a waste…

Mark

mailmars on July 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM

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