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Axelrod Defends Jeremiah Wright, Says He Was Victim of Selective Editing
Big Government ^ | 011112 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 01/11/2012 9:02:43 AM PST by Fred

David Axelrod, chief political strategist for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and former White House political adviser, defended Jeremiah Wright on Tuesday evening in a speech in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Axelrod described the initial news reports in 2008 on Obama’s long-time family pastor and mentor as “ninety seconds of vitriol plucked from thirty years of sermons by some enterprising opposition researcher.”

The claim that Wright’s sermons were selectively edited by Obama’s political opponents contradicts what is known about Wright’s preaching and the radical, racialist creed of the Trinity United Church of Christ, to which Obama belonged for two decades and to which he contributed a large amount of money.

Axelrod’s claim is also contradicted by Obama himself, who has cited Wright’s enthusiasm for radical politics as the main reason he was attracted to the church.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; obama; racist; wright

1 posted on 01/11/2012 9:02:49 AM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

Uh huhh....


2 posted on 01/11/2012 9:06:37 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Fred

You cannot un-say something you said......


3 posted on 01/11/2012 9:06:52 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Fred

Yeah, he's a regular victim of coicumstances!

4 posted on 01/11/2012 9:06:59 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: SMARTY

Ole Axelrod, lining up his politics of racist against the kind preacher Wright.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 9:08:44 AM PST by Fred (No Job No Home No Food No Problem - Obama 2012)
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To: Fred

Another lefty phony who preaches anti-White hatred while steering clear of the people he rouses, college campuses are full of these bums as well.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:09:26 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Fred

Horsehocky!


7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:11:36 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Fred

I think they are in panic mode. Expect more of this as we get close to November. The truth is the truth and you can’t change that, but they will try.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:35 AM PST by lula (Anyone but Zero)
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To: Fred

“Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office,” Wright said, according to Virginia’s Daily Press. “They will not let him ... talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is.”

“Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing of the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.

(snip)

“Regret for what ... that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I’ve been preaching for 20 years?” he said.

June 10, 2009

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/10/rev-wright-says-jews-wont-let-obama-talk/


9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:15:17 AM PST by maggief
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To: Fred

I do not trust or like Axelrod. IMHO, he is the definition of sleaze. Although he looks like a salesman you’d see at Shifty’s Used Cars, I would definitely NEVER buy a used car from him.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:15:53 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: Fred

I hate it when people take a few innocent comments out of context and try to make the speaker look bad:

“We started the AIDS virus. We are only able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty.”

“The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.”

“In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.”

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.”

“You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you.”

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes three-strike laws and wants them to sing God Bless America. No! No No! God damn America … for killing innocent people. God damn America for threatening citizens as less than humans. God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and supreme.”

“Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich, white people. Hillary would never know that.”

“Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college. … Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run.”

“We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional killers. … We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. … We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. … We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means. And … And … And! God! Has got! To be sick! Of this shit!”

“To say ‘I am a Christian’ is not enough. Why? Because the Christianity of the slaveholder is not the Christianity of the slave. The God to whom the slaveholders pray as they ride on the decks of the slave ship is not the God to whom the enslaved are praying as they ride beneath the decks on that slave ship.”

Rev. Wright is, I’m sure, no more extreme or hate filled than former US Senator Barack Obama himself.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:16:19 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Fred

And the only reason Axelrod can make that argument with a straight face is because the mainstream media will never broadcast two words of anything that Wright has ever said.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:16:40 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Fred

Hey Axelrod...Google “Donald Young” and get back to me, maggot.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 9:18:49 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: lula

Ha! Right.

The Conservative nominee ought to run and re-run the Rev. Wright ‘God Damn America’ piece from the beginning of the campaign to election day.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 9:20:38 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Fred
Really strange every time I try to put the videos up of this jerk it gives me and red x or it says this video is no longer avable....
15 posted on 01/11/2012 9:21:25 AM PST by PLD
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To: Fred

Axelrod playing blame game like Obama because they have nothing good to offer at election time.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 9:23:22 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Fred

Another illustration of the politically tone deaf Obama administration. Axelrod obviously still can’t tell the difference between a talking point and a political land mine. The complete refusal of the MSM to criticize anything coming out of these fools mouths has fostered a culture of “just say anything, no matter how much ignorance it reveals”.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 9:24:13 AM PST by Spok (Who is Sam Zemurray?)
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To: Fred
Bullcrap. Back in October 2008, Glenn Beck played the "God Damn America" sermon rant on his show, in its entirety, interrupted only by necessary commercials and station ID.

It clearly revealed Jeremiah Wright as a paranoid, delusional, hateful, racist, communist anti-American bigot.

Hey Axelrod! Don't try to piss on my leg and tell me it's raining.

18 posted on 01/11/2012 9:26:41 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Fred

Ok, so let me see if I understand....for 30 years, Wright is a fine, patriotic, upstanding American...but for 90 seconds he hates this Country with an abnormal passion not normally seen in public, much less in a “church”....it was just those 90 seconds out of 30 years...Well, ok then.... /s


19 posted on 01/11/2012 9:34:40 AM PST by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Obadiah

Where in the hell do the democrats get these wrist cutters. Looking at Axelrod this is a man whose word I wouldn’t trust as far as I could throw him.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 9:35:19 AM PST by spawn44 (NSWWER)
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To: Pollster1

Rev Wright’s Church believes in Liberation theology which preachs class and racial antagonism. The poor and the people of “color” are oppressed by “whites” or the wealthy. Christian are to struggle against the oppressor. This type of thinking has been condemned by a lot of theologians because it makes the assumption that “white” or the wealthy can’t be “Christian”


21 posted on 01/11/2012 9:35:53 AM PST by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Fred
Hey axlesnapped... STFU you hitler looking chitown thug... FU and yo momma!

LLS

22 posted on 01/11/2012 9:37:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ( MOOchelle obama is PISSED OFF that people say that she is an angry woman!)
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To: Fred

Why in the world would Axelrod even bring this up? “Rev Wright? I know no Rev Wright?”


23 posted on 01/11/2012 9:38:47 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: PLD

Try this again all the youtube ones won’t work for me..

http://mydd.com/users/zenful6219/posts/video-obamas-pastor-blacks-should-sing-god-damn-america


24 posted on 01/11/2012 9:39:44 AM PST by PLD
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To: Fred

Obama and his hate filled wife are just as racist as Jeremiah Wright.

Axelrod is a liar or a fool probably both.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 9:46:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Fred

Jeremiah Wright is a typical, racist pig, the kind obama enjoys wallowing with.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 10:02:35 AM PST by pallis
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To: Fred

Put simply:

Given enough time Leftists will usually reveal their racism.

Given enough time, about 3 seconds, the average human being with an IQ measured in at least two digits will draw a concusion that Axelrod is a sleazebag not to be trusted.


27 posted on 01/11/2012 10:26:48 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Fred

If you do NOT say the words in the forst place, you cannot be the victim of ‘selective editing’.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 12:56:28 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: andy58-in-nh
And the only reason Axelrod can make that argument with a straight face is because the mainstream media will never broadcast two words of anything that Wright has ever said.

Another reason is they pulled all the sermon videos off the church's web site right after those few clips were aired.

I suffered through several of the videos in '08 and Axelrod's argument doesn't hold a drop of water. I hope someone saved some of the videos and will post them online again in the near future. Now would be great since Axelrod has brought the issue up again.

29 posted on 01/11/2012 1:16:50 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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