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Axelrod Asked If He's Acting Like a Birther "Whackjob"
The Weekly Standard ^ | October 11, 2010 | John McCormack

Posted on 10/12/2010 4:32:53 AM PDT by opentalk

Jake Tapper talks to David Axelrod about the Obama administration's allegation that the Chamber of Commerce is using foreign money to fund the group's political activities--a charge the Chamber denies. This part of the interview is pretty amusing:

TAPPER: But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it's true or not?

AXELROD: Well I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. I’m simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest the questions that have been, that have been raised.

TAPPER: Isn't that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that have been raised?

AXELROD: The president’s birth certificate has been available to people.

TAPPER: The long form?

AXELROD: Someone once in the course of this debate about whether we should have a law to force these organizations to disclose where they’re money is coming from in the campaigns, someone said, and I think they’re right – “the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.” If the Chamber doesn’t have anything to hide about these contributions, and I take them at their word that they don’t, then why not disclose? Why not let people see where their money is coming from?



TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: axelrod; birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; chamberofcommerece; cultureofcorruption; eligibility; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamatruthfile; obmama; rulesforradicals; saulalinsky

1 posted on 10/12/2010 4:32:55 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Tapper is a liberal, but he's a Hilary Clinton liberal.

He was never on board with this President and he thinks Axelrod's caucus strategy in the primaries was sneaky and undemocratic.

He's enjoying this.

2 posted on 10/12/2010 4:39:10 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: opentalk

Go JAKE!! He’s the ONLY media person asking about the LONG FORM!!


3 posted on 10/12/2010 4:40:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: opentalk

Axelrod sure changed the subject fast. Hahaha!!


4 posted on 10/12/2010 4:44:01 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: opentalk

Axelrod. Typical elite. So arrogant in their own superiority that they can not see the forest for the trees..


5 posted on 10/12/2010 4:45:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Ann Archy

I thought that was interesting. Seems he is not buying into the Internet COLB document as proof.


6 posted on 10/12/2010 4:49:58 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Wow!

Alexrod thought he was deflecting when asked about the "long form"...but his comment was actually an admission that Obama has something to hide!

7 posted on 10/12/2010 4:50:58 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I cannot stand to watch Axelrod..He drips with everything troubling and abhorrent to decent Americans.


8 posted on 10/12/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: opentalk

Jake is NOT a KOOL AID drinker....he’s got a BRAIN!


9 posted on 10/12/2010 5:01:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: opentalk

“the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.”

IRONIC that the greaseball’s answer (above) came right after JACOB asked about the long form.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 5:01:14 AM PDT by Canedawg (Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that have not wit to be honest.- Poor Richard's Alm.)
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To: wideawake

I think Jake Tapper must lurk here at Free Republic. This exact analogy was drawn just yesterday on a thread posted here. Tapper seems like a bright guy, but I don’t believe in coincidences where liberals are concerned.


11 posted on 10/12/2010 5:01:14 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: wideawake

A hitlery clinton liberal, as tho that’s a good thing.

Soft on terrorists, corrupt to the core, and a sneaky anti Semite too, wishing the end of Israel in her heart of hearts.

The hitlery clinton who helped cover up Vince Foster’s mysterious death.

The hitlery clinton who used FBI files to get info on her ‘enemies’.

That kind of hitlery clinton?


12 posted on 10/12/2010 5:11:59 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: opentalk

Mark my words, this was not a lone person opening this subject in the media. There is something deeper going on here. Tapper had the go ahead from higher ups on this deal. They are going to slowly open this debate up to either force O out or get him to resign.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 5:13:13 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: opentalk

Hoo boy! Those birthers sure are whackjobs aren’t they yukyukyuk. Soooo, anyway, what about that long form ?


14 posted on 10/12/2010 5:20:10 AM PDT by Newtoidaho (Liberals are drooling buffoons backed by satanic goons.)
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To: opentalk
WOW!!

AXELROD: Someone once in the course of this debate about whether we should have a law to force these organizations to disclose where they’re money is coming from in the campaigns, someone said, and I think they’re right – “the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide.”

Then tell Barack to AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT REVEALS WHAT HOSPITAL HE WAS BORN IN!! What's he hiding??

15 posted on 10/12/2010 5:24:24 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Newtoidaho
yeh, still taboo to talk about. He needed to buffer it first. The hypocrisy on demanding transparency must be getting too hard to ignore.
16 posted on 10/12/2010 5:27:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Carley
A hitlery clinton liberal, as tho that’s a good thing.

Carley, we are all well aware of Hilary Clinton's past and her ideology.

Try and think this through a little.

If the Clinton Democrats and their media allies are breaking ranks with Obama's people and publicly taking them to task, this means that the Democrats are disorganized and that there are opportunities for Republicans.

And the "hitlery" stuff is a bit childish.

She's a terrible human being and an enemy of this republic, but if you call everyone you don't like "Hitler" then the insult kind of loses all meaning.

If anything, she's more of an Allende.

17 posted on 10/12/2010 5:28:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: opentalk

So Meathead, where’s the long form birf certificate?

Answer the question.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 5:32:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: opentalk
Tapper: "what about those whackos, who keep asking to see the long form, I think you call them birthers?" Tapper: "so can I see the long form?" Photobucket
19 posted on 10/12/2010 5:40:06 AM PDT by Hypo2
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To: opentalk
Tapper: "what about those whackos, who keep asking to see the long form, I think you call them birthers?" Tapper: "so can I see the long form?" Photobucket
20 posted on 10/12/2010 5:40:12 AM PDT by Hypo2
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To: wideawake
And the "hitlery" stuff is a bit childish.

We can't say "Hitlery" anymore??!!. . .My understanding is "Hitlery" had become a standard term in the official Freeper lexicon. A request to drop the term must be submitted in writing and than ratified by a two thirds vote from the Freeper nation.

21 posted on 10/12/2010 6:00:12 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: wideawake

Well....la di dah..........thanks for the lecture.

Even the liberal reporter doesn’t deserve being praised for being like hiTlery.

Sorry if that offends your sensibilities.


22 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:11 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Carley
Even the liberal reporter doesn’t deserve being praised for being like hiTlery.

No one was praising Tapper.

I was pointing out exactly what motivated Tapper.

I realize now that you don't understand the difference between analysis and praise. We all have our limitations.

23 posted on 10/12/2010 6:51:41 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: opentalk
I love this post! Thank you!

TAPPER: The long form?

I suggest the Chamber of commerce offer an exchange - a verifiable, original long form BC in exchange for entertaining a discussion on their donors and why they must, as a protection against being intimidate by potential oppressive governments, remain anonymous.

24 posted on 10/12/2010 6:55:05 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: opentalk

Jake needs to ask Axelrod about the Two brothers in Gaza who used their credit card to give the 2008 Obama campaign some money.

What about Obama’s receiving contributions from Rafa, Gaza?

How has the FEC investigated these abuses that occured in 2008. I bet it’s been swept under Obummer’s rug. Saul Alinsky 101 accuse the other side of the same things your doing so that it makes them look like they are guilty and you are innocent.

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/10/tens-of-millions-of-obama-donations.html

The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations [to the Obama campaign] that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom.

More than 1,400 of the overseas entries clearly were U.S. diplomats or military personnel, who gave an APO address overseas. Their total contributions came to just $201,680. But others came from places as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Fallujah, Florence, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.

Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including such friendly places as North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Unlike McCain’s or Sen. Hillary Clinton’s online donation pages, the Obama site did not ask for proof of citizenship until just recently....

In July and August, the head of the Nigeria’s stock market held a series of pro-Obama fundraisers in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. The events attracted local Nigerian business owners. At one event, a table for eight at one fundraising dinner went for $16,800. Nigerian press reports claimed sponsors raked in an estimated $900,000. The sponsors said the fundraisers were held to help Nigerians attend the Democratic convention in Denver. But the Nigerian press expressed skepticism of that claim, and the Nigerian public anti-fraud commission is now investigating the matter.

In June, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave a public speech praising Obama, claiming foreign nationals were donating to his campaign. “All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man,” the Libyan leader said. “They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency...”

[O]n July 31 that donors from the Gaza strip had contributed $33,000 to the Obama campaign through bulk purchases of T-shirts they had shipped to Gaza.... A pair of Palestinian brothers named Hosam and Monir Edwan contributed more than $31,300 to the Obama campaign in October and November 2007, FEC records show. Their largesse attracted the attention of the FEC almost immediately. In an April 15, 2008, report that examined the Obama campaign’s year-end figures for 2007, the FEC asked that some of these contributions be reassigned. The Obama camp complied sluggishly, prompting a more detailed admonishment form the FEC on July 30. The Edwan brothers listed their address as “GA,” as in Georgia, although they entered “Gaza” or “Rafah Refugee camp” as their city of residence on most of the online contribution forms.... The latest Obama campaign filing shows that $891.11 still has not been refunded to the Edwan brothers, despite repeated FEC warnings and campaign claims that all the money was refunded in December.

A ...review of the Obama campaign finance filings found that the FEC had asked for the redesignation or refund of 53,828 donations, totaling just under $30 million.

But none involves the donors who never appear in the Obama campaign reports, which the [Center for Responsive Politics] estimates at nearly half the $426.8 million the Obama campaign has raised to date


25 posted on 10/12/2010 7:33:32 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: opentalk
WOW.

Nice swerve there, Axelneck.

The Obama Impeachment: January 2011


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 10/12/2010 7:38:34 AM PDT by The Comedian (Keep talking while I reload...)
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To: opentalk; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
TAPPER: But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it's true or not?

AXELROD: Well I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce. I’m simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest the questions that have been, that have been raised.

TAPPER: Isn't that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that have been raised?

AXELROD: The president’s birth certificate has been available to people.

TAPPER: The long form?

“Derp is an expression sometimes used online to signify stupidity, much like the earlier forms of “duh” and “dur.”

27 posted on 10/12/2010 11:20:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise; All

Pardon me, but doesn’t the word “whackjob” refer to masturbation?

Is that a term that should be used in civil society, to say nothing of public discourse between prominent journalists and government officials?


28 posted on 10/12/2010 12:10:33 PM PDT by unspun (It's the Sovereignty, Stu... um... art. | WE ARE GULAG BOUND)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Derp is an expression sometimes used online to signify stupidity, much like the earlier forms of “duh” and “dur.”

LoL! It signifies more than a few FR trolls. ;^)

29 posted on 10/12/2010 12:12:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: a fool in paradise

It is so disrespectful to make Photo shopped pictures of our first Islamic Indonesian president.


30 posted on 10/12/2010 9:29:31 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: opentalk
"I thought that was interesting. Seems he is not buying into the Internet COLB document as proof."

You better read it again. It was calling birthers whackjobs.

31 posted on 10/12/2010 9:31:55 PM PDT by mlo
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To: PA-RIVER

I thought the stimulus payments were handouts for whackjobs.


32 posted on 10/13/2010 10:21:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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