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Axelrod: Tea party ‘reign of terror’ blocked immigration reform
The Hill ^ | April 22, 2012 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 05/04/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT by mnehring

David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to President Obama, said comprehensive immigration reform had not occurred during Obama's first term because the Republican senators who'd backed it during President George W. Bush's presidency were not willing to stand up and work with Obama.

"A lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, they know better, but they are in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged this party to the right," Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; axelrod; immigrationreform; teaparty
Before people get disheartening with the choice they have, look at what you accomplished in the past. It wasn't an election that killed the McCain/Kennedy Immigration Reform(sic) bill, it was millions of people taking a stand with one voice and saying no.

The politicians cared more about their re-election than they did this bill.

That should be a lesson for the future, politicians can be manipulated by the people if you know how to strike.

I draw a clear distinction between politicians (in it for re-election and money) and activists (like Obama) who will 'press forward', public be damned.

1 posted on 05/04/2012 11:29:29 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Tea Party was just a portion of the outrage.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 11:36:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: mnehring

Wow. I thought the Tea Party was a spent round?


3 posted on 05/04/2012 11:39:46 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: mnehring

AxleShaft seems to be flailing at Straw men.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 11:40:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mnehring

Didn’t AxleShaft eat dog? Uh...no I guess it was crow.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 11:42:24 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mnehring

“A lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, they know better, “

Yeah, like Dick Luger. Hopefully he’ll be in forced retirement a week from today.


6 posted on 05/04/2012 11:43:13 AM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Mitt Romney Show! Howdy doody, boys & girls. Well, it's vomit-swallowin' time again!)
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To: mnehring

Keep yapping Axledip and you will alienate even more people from the Lie and Blame campaign. Reign of terror? do they even comprehend how stupid that sounds outside of their bubble?


7 posted on 05/04/2012 11:44:13 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: mnehring
PROPERTY OF GEARY GRAPHIC AND DESIGN
8 posted on 05/04/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Paladin2

But in the Tea Party in DC, SanFran Nan was busy hallucinating swastikas, so I guess the Tea Party, is a good faux whipping boy for all the leftys ... They need an object of hatred to keep them alive these days...


9 posted on 05/04/2012 11:51:16 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mnehring
It is not those who want to preserve the America of the Fathers, who engage in terror tactics on Immigration, or any other major issue. The terror tactics can be seen in mass rallies of folks, many not even here legally, threatening any who dissent from demands that would--if granted--completely alter what we have always considered American culture.

The McCain/Kennedy bill, reflected the folly that George Bush articulated in his 2006 address on the subject. Here are his words, and my response: Answer To President Bush on Immigration. Which of us, do you think had the better argument?

William Flax

10 posted on 05/04/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: mnehring

Maybe the unions are quietly working to stop amnesty behind the scenes. The unions can say one thing in public and say something different to thier stooges in congress privately. The rank and file union members know that illegals drive down wages. The congressional black caucasians also know that illegals hurt Holder’s peoples’ wages. 0bama and the democrats could have rammed amnesty through congress in 2009 but they chose not to do it.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 11:57:30 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: mnehring

Hey Axelgrease!!! America doesn’t need “immigration reform”. We need you bastards to do the flippin’ jobs we’re paying you to do and secure the freakin’ borders! It’s not rocket science JACKASS!!!


12 posted on 05/04/2012 12:01:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: BigEdLB
They need an object of hatred to keep them alive these days.

Since the Jacobin Revolution in France ("Reign Of Terror" et al.) the Left has always depended upon hatred. The Left's cause has always been a war on reality; a war on what actually works in human affairs; a war on the reality of human nature. They have always appealed to hate; always to man's basest traits, the darkest side of human psychology.

They have always accused others of the mindset that drives their own supporters ("Projection," etc.).

Right now, Obama is back on the campaign trail--on a campaign where he is assisted by this fellow Axelrod. And to what purpose & by what methodology? See The Blame & Envy Cocktail--Demagogues' Path To Power.

If Conservatives allow themselves to be intimidated by the lies of those attacking our heritage, we will surely go the way of the pre-1917 Russians or pre-1933 Germans, when confronted by similar menaces.

William Flax

13 posted on 05/04/2012 12:04:34 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: mnehring

Can anyone point me to a poll showing that “immigration reform” is one of the top issues for Americans? I’d settle for one that shows “immigration reform” being on the voters’ radar screen.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 12:08:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: mnehring

‘reign of terror’= Freedom of Speech?


15 posted on 05/04/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“immigration reform”

Define: immigration reform

I think we all know what it means.......and it's not good.

16 posted on 05/04/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mnehring

You know they are losing because they are just making Sh!t up. Every attack made by the Obama campaign is rooted in complete lies or falsified statistics. They have nothing to run on. Nothing.

As said on Rush a few weeks ago, the Obama campaign’s entire strategy is to tell lies in hopes that a majority of voters are stupid enough to believe them.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 12:17:47 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Obama didn’t even submit a comprehensive immigration reform bill.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 12:23:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Puppage

I wish the ‘RATS would explain to Americans how “immigration reform” is supposed to help Americans. That would be a real hoot to watch. “Immigration reform” benefits only freeloading foreign nationals looking for a free ride on the backs of American taxpayers and commie ‘RAT politicians looking for retarded voters with very little intelligence. PERIOD!!!


19 posted on 05/04/2012 12:24:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Paladin2
uhh, Axelrod spent quite a bit of time last year running down hookers who may have known Herman Caine.

Leastwise that's what he told his old lady.

She's probably got 'em in a jar on the kitchen table by now.

20 posted on 05/04/2012 12:25:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mnehring
Axelrod: Tea party ‘reign of terror’ blocked immigration reform

UNMITIGATED BOVINE EXCREMENT


21 posted on 05/04/2012 12:25:51 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: ilgipper
Republicans HOPE people are smart, while Democrats KNOW people are stupid.

OR

Republicans HOPE people are informed, while Democrats KNOW people are ignorant.

Nowadays, Stupid and Ignorant are mainstream, while smart and informed are extreme. The Bizarro World is here and we are living in it.

22 posted on 05/04/2012 12:26:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: ilgipper

I doubt he is making it up. This is the kind of behavior we have seen from the likes of Lindseed Grahamcracker and the rest of the “Moderate” RINO Republicans. I am sure Zero has been told that serveral times by them.


23 posted on 05/04/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Paladin2

As far as I’m concerned he can eat something that is left behind by dogs.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: mnehring

Where’s the link?


25 posted on 05/04/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: muawiyah

Good point.


26 posted on 05/04/2012 12:44:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well stated!


27 posted on 05/04/2012 12:49:31 PM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well stated!


28 posted on 05/04/2012 12:49:58 PM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: mnehring

Immigration Reform is code for “amnesty”.


29 posted on 05/04/2012 12:56:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: mnehring

The propaganda here is the use of the word “reform”. “Reform” means to change things to make them better. The Tea Party did not block reform because reform of immigration law was never proposed. Nothing that was proposed was going to make the immigration system better.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 1:12:43 PM PDT by RonF
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Tea Party was just a portion of the outrage.

Agreed. Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs and FR were unleashing a hellstorm on them over Bush's amnesty proposal, long before there was a Tea Party.
31 posted on 05/04/2012 1:25:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Paladin2
Yeah, the std formula for this bunch: begin with a straw man, propel it along with a healthy amount of hysteria, and hope the targets (tools) respond emotionally/favorably to your message. Same strategy deployed upon womynz and not very different from their fueling racial animus among blacks; to remind them who their enemies are, and get them out the house(sic) to vote.

Hell, were I a member of these groups I'd be insulted at such an illogical/dishonest/transparent punk play by these Rats...truth is it'll likely meet with sucess...makes me want to puke.

32 posted on 05/04/2012 1:32:56 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: forgotten man
This is quite an interesting thing about unions. While their leadership were sucking up dues, good union wage jobs were being lost to illegal immigrants. The union response hasn't been to complain, their response has been to attempt to organize the illegals.

Meat packing is a perfect example. In the 80's those jobs could pay as high as $18/hr. Now it is done by illegal labor for <$10/hr.

In Vegas a large portion of the hotel staff is illegal, but SEIU doesn't care about Americans looking for jobs or union members whose wages are suppressed. All they care about is getting the illegals to sign up for the union.

33 posted on 05/04/2012 1:41:41 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: mnehring

McCain-Kennedy was under Bush in 2007. Obama could have passed CIR with the Dems overwhelming control over Congress the same way they passed Obamacare without a single Rep vote. Axelrod is full of sh#t.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 1:50:38 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mnehring

The politicans of GOPe also have seen those terrible Tea party people organize to bring down some rinos, too. They are not going to get away with screwing the Nation without damage. They know it.

They know they can’t ram-rod through liberals at the State level like they did with Romney. McLame would be in Arizona rather than in the Senate had not Palin’s Tea Party people supported him. He had a close brush with his support of illegal immigration during that election.


35 posted on 05/04/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: mnehring

I’d like to see Axelrod get hit by a bus. He’s a total piece of scum.


36 posted on 05/04/2012 2:10:39 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: mnehring

Axelrod: A cross between Snidely Whiplash and Michael “Meathead” Stivic (Rob Reiner) of All in the Family.


37 posted on 05/04/2012 2:32:33 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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38 posted on 05/04/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: bkopto

39 posted on 05/04/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mnehring

“Reign of terror?” Now that’s a hoot. Nice try Axle but folks ain’t gonna buy it. I suggest he focuses on the Obama-supported and Pelosi-supported Occupy terrorists. Now that’s a reign of terror!


40 posted on 05/04/2012 3:34:51 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: mnehring

well i’d like to participate in one part of immigration reform thats for sure. ...see i have 2 kids in college and one comin up who says he wants some higher education of his own. So if I could, i’d like to particpate in the DREAM Act just to the extent that i get awarded enough of that free money to insure that my own dream comes true....i dream my 3 kids can make it across the border into diplomaville without sendin their dear ole dad into a shack located somewhere in Hooverville ...that’d be great...i’m an American, i know... but don’t hold that against me...can’t we all just get along?


41 posted on 05/04/2012 3:42:22 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: BigEdLB
They need an object of hatred to keep them alive these days...

I am Emmanuel Goldstein.
42 posted on 05/04/2012 5:41:18 PM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
"Republicans HOPE people are smart, while Democrats KNOW people are stupid. OR Republicans HOPE people are informed, while Democrats KNOW people are ignorant. Nowadays, Stupid and Ignorant are mainstream, while smart and informed are extreme. The Bizarro World is here and we are living in it."

That is Classic...spot on.

Not only do dems know people are stupid, they COUNT on it.

43 posted on 05/05/2012 6:05:05 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: VRWCarea51
I doubt he is making it up. This is the kind of behavior we have seen from the likes of Lindseed Grahamcracker and the rest of the “Moderate” RINO Republicans. I am sure Zero has been told that serveral times by them.

You are correct about the behavior of our leftist Republicans. The narrative that the 'Tea Party Extremists' are somehow blocking good legislation is the ongoing efforts of Axelrod, Reid, etc. As we know, it is the tea party effort that is pushing for the majority of Americans policy positions on virtually every issue. The media and Democrats only hope is to paint the Republicans as being held hostage by extremists. They have had moderate success in this effort...but not enough yet to throw the election.

44 posted on 05/05/2012 10:49:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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