Axelrod: Darrell Issa is taking the GOP “over the cliff” on these scandals, you know

posted at 2:01 pm on June 4, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

The meme o’ the week onto which much of the media is beginning to fiercely glom with faux indignation, wherein Republicans are getting oh-so-perilously close to “overreach” territory with their investigating and publicizing the latest roster of Obama administration, was going strong into Tuesday morning. Oh, yes — of course there are legitimate and important aspects of these investigations and certain questions that still need answering, they’ll agree temperately, before turning the focus to cautioning Republicans on going too far with any unfortunate rhetoric that might overshadow their oversight efforts. That was the tack employed by former Team Obama front man David Axelrod during an appearance on MSNBC this morning, during which he lamented that Darrell Issa might already have “torqued this thing up so high that he threatens to take the party over the cliff.” Riiiight, via Mediaite:

There are clearly serious things that ought to be looked at, and the Congress has the right to look at them. And the question is just, will they overplay their hand? You know, if, Darrell Issa has torqued this thing up so high that he threatens to take the party over the cliff. And if I were Republicans, I would say to Issa, in the parlance of his old business, ‘please step away from that car.’ I think that there’s real danger here for them.

Rejoinder: Will concern-trolling journalists and talking heads ‘worried’ about the Republicans overplaying their hand, overplay their hand?

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Don’t worry Axe, they’ll be getting around to you soon enough

mjbrooks3 on June 4, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Flack gets heavier as you approach the target.
The next thing I want to hear is the sound of the bomb bay doors opening followed by the command:
“Bombardier, you have the aircraft.”

Missilengr on June 4, 2013 at 4:05 PM

This is just inspirational! We all know that Axelrod is a hardcore, far-left, partisan Democrat. And yet, here he is, reaching across the aisle, to give the Republicans some heart-felt good advice about how to run their affairs. I’m touched.

morganfrost on June 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Don’t worry Axe, they’ll be getting around to you soon enough

mjbrooks3 on June 4, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I hope so. I do hope so.

petunia on June 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

former Team Obama front man David Axelrod

Former? Like Stephanopolous is a former Democratic operative?

motionview on June 4, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Okay… I will try to make myself more clear.

We do not want to over reach… I think drip drip drip is the way to go.

drip drip drip not “get some balls and call it like it is” I think that is why we never get anywhere. When you do it strong they can take you down. they can make you look mean.

But drip drip drip is some thing we haven’t tried.

I liked those hearings today and I think a couple of Democrats came off looking very intolerant and just plain Fascist.

And the Republicans looked so nice and reasonable, like they stood between the victims and the intolerant ones.

Drip drip drip.

petunia on June 4, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I wish these hearings were covered live. Or replayed during prime time.

Not enough people know what has been going on.

petunia on June 4, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Is it possible to overreach when the President bugged all of the Press Corpse and had the #IRS attack his political enemies during an election year? Yea Axe, we’ll go back to being the silent majority.

HopeHeFails on June 4, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Wow. David! Some dems in CO are finding out about going over the top. Recall efforts are doing great against some of the anti-gun zealots. Perhaps you should focus on them, dembag.

ndanielson on June 4, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Axelrod may have got rid of the porn ‘stache, but he still looks like a sleazy pimp. I think it’s the attitude behind the expression, rather than his actual physical features.

RebeccaH on June 4, 2013 at 6:55 PM

You can smell the fear…

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Axelrod: Darrell Issa is taking the GOP “over the cliff” on these scandals, you know

What a sweetheart, a lifetime of hard left partisan politics and today David is only worried about the Republican Party’s well being!

RJL on June 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

The thing about strangling a guy to death is that its not a fast process. It takes a good three or four minutes to really seal the deal. And for a good two minutes of that time at the very least the subject is going to thrash around.

The rookie mistake is to release pressure when they stop moving. You have to hold on for at least three to four minutes regardless of whether they stop moving or not. Their pulse is a good indicator of whether its okay to stop or not. If their heart stops then its probably okay to let go. But you definitely do not want to let go prior to that point. Another good indicator is if their sphincter dilates since that shows a loss of involuntary muscular control.

Where am I going with this macabre little tutorial? The democrats are thrashing and turning purple.

Do not let go. And when they stop thrashing around. Do not let go. Squeeze until the heart stops.

Karmashock on June 5, 2013 at 5:11 AM

Yeah, Dave. And I’m sure that your concern for your opponents is duly noted.

hachiban on June 5, 2013 at 12:11 PM

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