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Axelrod Decries GOP Negative Campaign
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/27/2012 9:41:25 PM PDT by John Semmens

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod accused the GOP of running ads that “cast a negative pall over the campaign.” Axelrod said he had a particular beef over the use of the “you didn’t build that” quote.

“The GOP is playing on the egotism and greed of every small businessman in America,” Axelrod complained. “These self-centered twits congratulate themselves on their brilliance and hard work, but the fact of the matter is that the President is right on this issue.”

“The business owner may think ‘I took the risk,’ or ‘I put in the 14-hour days’ and conclude that he deserves the profit,” Axelrod elaborated. “What he overlooks is that the government allows him the freedom to take risk and to work hard when it could just as easily take everything he has, as many governments throughout history have done. Every atom used by every business was in existence long before it opened its doors. Therefore, everything a business makes is built from the common inheritance of humankind. All the President is trying to do is ensure that the benefits of this common inheritance are fairly distributed.”

Axelrod dismissed recent polls showing that business owners prefer Romney to Obama by a two-to-one margin. “Romney may capture the constituency of the greedy, but we’re far ahead with the constituency of the needy,” he boasted. “Our figures show that among the far larger cohort of those on food stamps the President enjoys a ten-to-one margin of support.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://constitutionclub.org/2012/07/27/semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-28/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: capitalism; obama; satire; socialism

1 posted on 07/27/2012 9:41:37 PM PDT by John Semmens
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2 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:36 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Would somebody please explain to this nimrod how many people get paid before the “self centered” owner of a business sees their first dollar?


3 posted on 07/27/2012 9:44:46 PM PDT by willyd
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To: John Semmens

It’s only “negative” when the Republicans do it. Axelgrease can soleve this problem he has just by pretending the Republicans are DemocRATS.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 9:49:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: John Semmens
“Romney may capture the constituency of the greedy, but we’re far ahead with the constituency of the needy,” he boasted.

That's a keeper John.

5 posted on 07/27/2012 9:52:32 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

Ha!

Sounds just like the seminar callers I’ve been hearing on talk radio this week. Have you been writing their talking points for them John?


6 posted on 07/27/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: John Semmens
PROJECTION! Simple Alinsky tactic of accusing your enemy of doing what, in fact, you are actually guilty of doing. FED UP WITH ALINSKY TACTICS!
7 posted on 07/27/2012 9:56:13 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: John Semmens

Hmmm.... Can I get some extra butter?


8 posted on 07/27/2012 9:58:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: John Semmens

Well written, as usual. You live inside the heads of the collectivists.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 9:58:28 PM PDT by lurk
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To: John Semmens

Axelrat, you SOB, it was my ancestors` muskets and blood at Bunker Hill that gave us this freedom from tyranny as God`s birthright, not your Communist govt, you SOB commie. Freedom will be guaranteed by that, not you, you SOB pig commie nor your Obummer tyrant comrade pig.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 10:10:00 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (???? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: John Semmens
It also serves as an example to others who might be contemplating aligning themselves with those trying to oust the President from office.

Semmens uses his evil genius to torture the truth to the surface, by pretending that it's fiction. His "semi" satire nicely illustrates a scary Chicago-style message.

Another fine column John.

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11 posted on 07/27/2012 10:10:44 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens

YOu had me going again John, that is just what
Axlrod would say.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 10:12:04 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: John Semmens

The Romney campaign is hitting paydirt, so the creep starts crying. Oh, for another Juan McCain! Bob


13 posted on 07/27/2012 10:27:14 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: Vendome

Would you settle for some government cheese?


14 posted on 07/27/2012 10:30:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: John Semmens

Nice try Assorod! I hope we beat Zer0 like a tin drum and you cry yourself to sleep like a girlyboy every night.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 10:31:18 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Seaplaner; John Semmens
"Semmens uses his evil genius to torture the truth to the surface, by pretending that it's fiction. His "semi" satire nicely illustrates a scary Chicago-style message.

I liked this:

In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police should go on strike until everyone in America surrenders their guns to the government. “Atrocities like this wouldn’t happen if the police were the only ones that had guns,” Bloomberg argued. “I know some will characterize that as a veritable ‘police state,’ but you have to admit that police states don’t suffer from these kinds of crimes.”

In a police state, when such atrocities occur, it's at the hands of agents of the state, and none dare call it a crime.

"Another fine column John."

Hear, Here! Excellent work, Mr. Semmens.

16 posted on 07/27/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: John Semmens

Axlerod is an F***ing idiot along with his boss.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 10:50:05 PM PDT by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: John Semmens
“The GOP is playing on the egotism and greed of every small businessman in America,” Axelrod complained. “These self-centered twits congratulate themselves on their brilliance and hard work, but...

“The business owner may think ‘I took the risk,’ or ‘I put in the 14-hour days’ and conclude that he deserves the profit,” Axelrod elaborated. “What he overlooks is that the government allows him the freedom to take risk and to work hard when it could just as easily take everything he has...

“Romney may capture the constituency of the greedy, but we’re far ahead with the constituency of the needy,” he boasted. “Our figures show that among the far larger cohort of those on food stamps the President enjoys a ten-to-one margin of support.”

These comments are so unbelievable as to be wondered at what kind of power have these people that they can say things this utterly outrageous and think that they can get away with it.

They have just called every small business person in America self centered twits. He has said that the government is god and that they should be happy that the government allows them to work when it could take everything they have. This is so exceedingly preposterous as to be unbelievable.

It is unimaginable that a government official of the White House would ever say such utterly communistic and despotic things. And then he brags that they don't need small business people because they have all the poor people who have been forced by their failed policies into needing food stamps and that they expect they will all come out in hordes and vote for Obama. It's looks like they relish people being forced onto food stamps because they think that it means votes for them.

I sure hope and pray that their ideas about where they are at concerning votes is as delusional as their view of reality. He speaks openly as a communist, without flinching. Again, totally shocking and unbelievable that anyone could be this low and there not be an outcry that you could hear on the moon.

18 posted on 07/27/2012 10:52:52 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

Satire.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 10:55:48 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: John Semmens

Whoops, I just noticed that it is one of your satires. Just clicked on the headline without noticing it was one of yours. It’s late, I’m tired, and you got me. Good job. Funny, no matter how weird this article is, it is likely where they really are at. Good night!


20 posted on 07/27/2012 10:56:01 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: John Semmens
Aw dang!! You almost got me again!! I started reading, then thought, "Nah, no way he's gonna be THAT blatant!". So before commenting, I scrolled back up and saw it was you!

LOL! Terrific!

21 posted on 07/27/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: smokingfrog

I’m eating popcorn for Chris Sake! Butt....Wait...Can you make that white cheddar...melted?


22 posted on 07/28/2012 12:21:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: John Semmens

Axelrod said he had a particular beef over the use of the “you didn’t build that” quote

Obama was stupid enough to say it and he can whine about context all he wants and whine about the campaign. I have not seen a single Romney ad but I can assure Axelrod that I understand exactly what Obama was saying and he meant every bit of “you didn’t build that”!


23 posted on 07/28/2012 1:42:28 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: John Semmens

GOP negative campaign? Who is he trying to sell this to? The democrats are more negative by far.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 3:16:18 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: John Semmens

Inmate #.........please stand remove your pants and bend over


25 posted on 07/28/2012 4:35:08 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: John Semmens
>"“What he overlooks is that the government allows him the freedom to take risk and to work hard when it could just as easily take everything he has, as many governments throughout history have done."

Failed policies of the past.

Jug Ears campaigned on that last time, and promptly went full tilt into failed fascism mode.

26 posted on 07/28/2012 5:38:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: John Semmens
All the President is trying to do is ensure that the benefits of this common inheritance are fairly distributed.”

And you unfairly distributed the bait with this satire...

27 posted on 07/28/2012 6:11:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: John Semmens
"Our figures show that among the far larger cohort of those on food stamps the President enjoys a ten-to-one margin of support.”

Unfortunately for the country, this is the absolute truth. Another good one, John.

28 posted on 07/28/2012 6:19:16 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: John Semmens
Thanks John.

I just found out that it was you that penned the classic piece about Obama, our flag and the song "I'd like to teach the world to sing".

That has to be the best satire ever. And as Rush notes, "Humor has to contain some truth to be funny".

29 posted on 07/28/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: John Semmens
Love it John.

You know what they say about good humor!

30 posted on 07/28/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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31 posted on 07/28/2012 8:41:03 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks again, John, for the ping.


32 posted on 07/28/2012 9:02:38 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

“What he overlooks is that the government allows him the freedom to take risk and to work hard when it could just as easily take everything he has, as many governments throughout history have done.”

To me, that sounds like a threat.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 9:11:56 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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thxs, for the ping/"semi-news". :-)

34 posted on 07/28/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: John Semmens

Anyone else think Axelrod looks like Henry Nostrilitis Waxman?


35 posted on 07/28/2012 9:23:08 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: John Semmens

Nice one, John.


36 posted on 07/28/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: John Semmens

I decry the meanness of the libs.


37 posted on 07/28/2012 11:51:29 AM PDT by television is just wrong (Heidi Davenport)
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To: Polyxene
Anyone else think Axelrod looks like Henry Nostrilitis Waxman?

Yes, and with Axelrod, the vacuum nose sucks but Waxman full-on blows!

38 posted on 07/28/2012 2:25:26 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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Thanks John. Enjoyed that one.

But I'm still amazed by all the folks that get upset because they don't bother to notice that the article is clearly labeled "Satire". Sigh, so it goes.

39 posted on 07/28/2012 3:30:36 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping John. Great job as usual.


40 posted on 07/28/2012 8:05:30 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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