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Axelrod calls Tea Parties 'unhealthy.'
CNN Political Ticker ^ | 4/19/2009 | CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

Posted on 04/20/2009 7:02:54 AM PDT by SeattleBruce

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the "Tea Party" movement is an "unhealthy" reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.

Axelrod was asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" about the "spreading and very public disaffection" with the president's fiscal policies seen at the "Tea Party" rallies around the country last week.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 0bamaisfailing; alteredtitle; axelrod; bigpartyjuly4; buygoldnow; buygunsnow; donttreadonme; duplicate; idiocracy; keepthechange; madashell; obama; politics; teaparties; time2party; time4anotherparty; whatthehell
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Unhealthy? So the first amendment freedoms are now 'unhealthy?' What? Tell 'em what you think over there!
1 posted on 04/20/2009 7:02:55 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

But but but Hillary said it was good to dissent. In fact she said it was “patriotic”. Is it only “unhealthy” when you don’t agree with the cause?


2 posted on 04/20/2009 7:04:33 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: SeattleBruce

They are scared to death of the parties.


3 posted on 04/20/2009 7:04:56 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: SeattleBruce

David needs to get out more often.


4 posted on 04/20/2009 7:05:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No, just get OUT.................and take Bambi with him!


5 posted on 04/20/2009 7:06:27 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: SeattleBruce
Axelrod calls Tea Parties 'unhealthy.'

And so they are - for the continuance of 0bama's despotic rule..

6 posted on 04/20/2009 7:06:27 AM PDT by Wil H (The most destructive act of Muslim terrorism against the US was paying for 0bama's Harvard education)
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To: SeattleBruce

Being as ignorant as David Axelrod is unhealthy.


7 posted on 04/20/2009 7:06:30 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("I never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon, NEVER!" - Rorschach from the Watchmen)
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To: SeattleBruce

Hey Axelrod, my constitutions rights are not unhealthy.

What’s unhealthy is that people voted for that teleprompter puppet who now occupies the White House.

What’s unhealthy are the marxist/leninists who occupy Congress and whittle away at the foundation of our country!

What’s unhealthy is that since Inauguation Day, my blood pressure and acid reflux have escalated!

I feel better now.


8 posted on 04/20/2009 7:06:56 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
David needs to get out more often of the country, and stay out.

There, fixed it.

9 posted on 04/20/2009 7:07:05 AM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: SeattleBruce

As a Statist he is understating the effects of TEA parties.


10 posted on 04/20/2009 7:07:12 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: SeattleBruce
Unhealthy? So the first amendment freedoms are now 'unhealthy?'

Just as progressives consider the 10th and 2nd amendments unhealthy and antiquated.

11 posted on 04/20/2009 7:07:45 AM PDT by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: LottieDah
I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any republican administration.

12 posted on 04/20/2009 7:08:05 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: golfisnr1

Everyone call your Congressman — regardless of party — and Raise Hell. They need to feel the heat on the budget in order to achieve any reduction in spending. Also hit home that we are tired of being treated with disrespect and disdain by the White House, Democratic leaders, and their media handmaidens.

Pick up your phone. They don’t give a rats ass about emails.


13 posted on 04/20/2009 7:08:54 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: golfisnr1

They are scared to death of the parties.
________________________________

I think you’re right.


14 posted on 04/20/2009 7:09:10 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: golfisnr1

Tea parties must be bigger and more often until the entire country realizes the mess we’re in.


15 posted on 04/20/2009 7:09:10 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

David is the effective POTUS. O’zer is just the visible presentation. Dave sees major problems in the mid-term elections if his policies are questioned by the electorate and real difficulty in four years if losses occur in 2010. Yes, he is afraid. He should be!


16 posted on 04/20/2009 7:09:38 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: SeattleBruce
Actual title: Axelrod suggests 'Tea Party' movement is 'unhealthy'
17 posted on 04/20/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SeattleBruce
“Tell ‘em what you think over there!”

There is no way I would post on a Marxist MSM forum.
Why would I even give them recognition?
Besides, I don't have a condom big enough for my computer.
God knows what I would get from CNN with teabagger Cooper
on their staff.

18 posted on 04/20/2009 7:09:53 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Wait til Obama’s EPA and/or Cap & Trade policies get pushed through.

You ain’t seen “unhealthy” yet, you socialist clown.


19 posted on 04/20/2009 7:10:19 AM PDT by nhwingut (m)
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To: SeattleBruce

Axlerod’s response is a good thing, they realize they’re in trouble and 2012 is getting closer and I hope Saracuda rips the WH a new one.


20 posted on 04/20/2009 7:10:44 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: SeattleBruce

obama guy in anti tea party shocka.

what particular spins are they using now?

sorry, not interested.

obama guy in anti tea party shocka.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 7:11:34 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: SeattleBruce

Too bad, so sad.

They’re going to continue. Most people do not agree with Biden’s view that paying taxes is patriotic.


22 posted on 04/20/2009 7:14:01 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Awesome Tea Party video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n63TXAdl_Jw


23 posted on 04/20/2009 7:14:01 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeattleBruce
Axelrod knows........dissent in the street is power, look at the gay agenda to see that.

Agree with them or not a very small minority makes a hell of a lot of noise, people notice them because they are not afraid to stand up and their issues are then adressed

Now if the American public in general starts to RE-Learn this, the fascist are done for.... and none too soon.

24 posted on 04/20/2009 7:14:32 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: SeattleBruce

What is really unhealthy is Flapears becoming president when he does not have a birth certificate.


25 posted on 04/20/2009 7:17:04 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year military veteran of Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Axelrod is a shark and can smell blood in the water. The nly problem is, this time it is HIS BLOOD!


26 posted on 04/20/2009 7:17:22 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: SeattleBruce
So, to Mr. Axelrod and other dems, this is unhealthy:

But this is a patriotic display of dissent.

27 posted on 04/20/2009 7:17:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: golfisnr1

They are scared to death of free speech.


28 posted on 04/20/2009 7:18:39 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: SeattleBruce
Protests are part of American history. Nothing unhealthy about people getting out and protesting.

What is unhealthy is Obama cutting the national defense budget 10%-25%; pushing for a much larger bureaucracy and huge increases in welfare state spending; positioning their policy for future tax increases; pushing aside right to life policy in favor of abortion on demand and shoving liberal immigration reform and amnesty down the throats of the people one more time.

Lets not forget to mention continued government intervention in the private sector, with more and more regulations piled on US businesses. Along with wacko environmental energy policies and increased government intrusions into public education.

I'd say Obama and his cronies like Axelrod are unhealthy for America's future.

29 posted on 04/20/2009 7:18:41 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: mnehring

I’d bet there were no flags burned at the Tea Parties.


30 posted on 04/20/2009 7:20:39 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

We already have 8 additional Tea Parties planned between now and the 2010 election here in WA State - they’re about 2.5 months apart - I think we need to focus on the state capitals and DC - and then sprinkle in all the other sites (which is great) - but getting a big demo in the state capitals gets broad headlines. Enough headlines (across all media - forget about the captive MSM) and we can’t be ignored any longer.

www.teapartywa.org

We’re also pressing the initiative process here - with numbers of anti tax and spend measures - as the political process here has otherwise been co-opted by the liberal social engineers.

I also don’t rule out supporting Republicans who are fiscal conservatives, but let’s oppose all Rs and Ds (way worse) who are RINOs or big spenders (maybe a few Ds will survive that test?)

We’ve only begun to fight!


31 posted on 04/20/2009 7:20:59 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

Healthiest thing to happen in the last 3 months.


32 posted on 04/20/2009 7:21:16 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: OrioleFan

Plenty of flags though - none on fire! I did see some smoke coming out of some ears though. Just good ol’ fashioned patriotic American anger though!


33 posted on 04/20/2009 7:22:57 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n63TXAdl_Jw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FHEXHSJLM0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxqnGrVwNjs


34 posted on 04/20/2009 7:25:48 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeattleBruce

THERE’S a CHILL wind BLOWING......(remember that?)


35 posted on 04/20/2009 7:26:29 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Say NO to the $10 Trillion Ransom to DCbut,)
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To: SeattleBruce

What’s “unhealthy” is a corrupt Socialist Democrat Press lying to their readers and viewers, to push their perverted death cult agenda.


36 posted on 04/20/2009 7:27:39 AM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=tea%20unhealthy


37 posted on 04/20/2009 7:28:06 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Maybe Axelrod needs to lean on Congress, so that when peons like us write to our representatives, we don’t get insulting form letters in return instructing us that neither he/she nor the rest of our overlords consider our concern valid.


38 posted on 04/20/2009 7:28:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: goodnesswins

Yeah, the massive democrap pig from NJ made that accusation. Won’t hear from Jerald now ‘cause his criminal enterprise is now in charge. Democrats have made politics something septic, not just mean. But what would we expect from dead souls who’ve used the slaughter of tens-of-millions of alive unborn as a means to empower their political capital?


39 posted on 04/20/2009 7:29:43 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Isn’t that what mob bosses say when they want to warn a ‘foe’...”What you are doing is ‘unhealthy’”?

Sounds like a threat to me...LOL


40 posted on 04/20/2009 7:32:40 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SeattleBruce

That nasty old piece of paper written over 200 years ago is cluttering up Obumas capital.


41 posted on 04/20/2009 7:33:36 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: SeattleBruce

“unhealthy”=thoughtcrime


42 posted on 04/20/2009 7:34:36 AM PDT by tumblindice (The new & improved liberalism: completely humor-free...)
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This country’s future depends on what the public perceives as the cause of our financial crisis, which will likely continue. Is it “the rich” and “capitalists” who hoard money or extreme overspending, debt, and trough-feeding by government unions and the welfare state?

It is imperative that we win the hearts and minds of the middle class. Politicians must also STOP their policies which flood the labor market with cheap foreign labor and offshore jobs. We cannot be free without a prosperous middle class.


43 posted on 04/20/2009 7:34:39 AM PDT by OneTimeComment
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To: SeattleBruce
"there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy"

Like invading bacteria considers white blood cells an unhealthy mutation.

44 posted on 04/20/2009 7:35:09 AM PDT by throwback
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To: penelopesire
Sounds like a threat to me

Just one of many threats coming out of this admin.
The DHS document was essentially a declaration of war on opposing political ideas.

45 posted on 04/20/2009 7:36:56 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: SeattleBruce
Sorry, my original suggestion was to post at CNN Political Ticker - but guess what? They closed comments there. As someone suggested above - let's call our Congress people to demand they toe a tougher line on spending in the budget instead. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml
46 posted on 04/20/2009 7:37:13 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: MrB

I agree.


47 posted on 04/20/2009 7:38:56 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Healthiest thing to happen in the last 3 months.

Considerably longer than that, I'd say. Our response to the attempts to conduct "closed door" recounts in Florida back in 2000 - that's the last such incident that comes to mind.

48 posted on 04/20/2009 7:39:57 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: SeattleBruce

Tea Parties are “unhealthy”? No, SOCIALISM IS LETHAL!!


49 posted on 04/20/2009 7:44:53 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: SeattleBruce

“Unhealthy”?

That sounds like a threat to me.


50 posted on 04/20/2009 7:46:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'm a PROUD RIGHT WING EXTREMIST.... Obama has failed, IMPEACH Obama NOW....)
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