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Kass: As Obama stumbles on Syria, his allies doggedly spin
Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/8/2013 | John Kass

Posted on 09/08/2013 9:44:24 AM PDT by mojito

...[W]atching President Barack Obama stumble through his news conference from the G-20 summit last week and trying to talk us into war with Syria, I couldn't help thinking about dogs.

It was a stupid thought, yes, but I didn't put it there. One of the president's men put it there. A guy named David Axelrod, who brought it up on Twitter.

Axelrod, the Democratic mouthpiece of Chicago mayors, is the guy who aligned himself with an inexperienced Illinois legislative back-bencher and ended up installing him in the White House.

And after the president announced he would seek congressional approval for military strikes against Syria, Axelrod signaled his journalists by spinning them a tweet.

"Big move by POTUS," read Axelrod's tweet. "Consistent with his principles. Congress is now the dog that caught the car. Should be a fascinating week!"

Consistent with his principles? Like the drone strikes? Like the NSA surveillance? Like the IRS investigations of conservative groups? Like no answers about the dead from Benghazi? All those principles?

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All the president's men.
1 posted on 09/08/2013 9:44:24 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

2 posted on 09/08/2013 9:49:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mojito

And when the ‘dog that caught the car’ votes no to boy Obama’s inexplicable need to kill Assad, what happens then Axelrod?

Go back to making those sleezy 50s porns you like should be doing your greasy haired SOB.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 9:49:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mojito

“..the guy who aligned himself with an inexperienced Illinois legislative back-bencher and ended up installing him in the White House.”

From Obama’s backyard no less. Ouch!


4 posted on 09/08/2013 9:53:41 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Gaffer

Obama country is now: Oh bomb a country.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 9:54:09 AM PDT by Islander2
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To: mojito

I have actually enjoyed watching all the leftist pundits trying to make a case for starting another war after all their years of “Bush lied”.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 9:58:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Paladin2
Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark...


7 posted on 09/08/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Islander2

0gobombanation


8 posted on 09/08/2013 9:59:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Islander2

LOL


9 posted on 09/08/2013 9:59:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Paladin2

WHOA!
As a portrait artist, I’m sharply attuned to facial features and expressions.

“Eyes are the window of the soul...” whatever that soul may be.

Upon looking at those photos (really quite disturbing) I may have to rethink my ideas on reincarnation!


10 posted on 09/08/2013 10:03:41 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Gaffer

” Inexplicable need to kill Assad”

That is the thing. Zero is not going to kill Assad. He is only going to lob a few million + ,issiles across the bow
the POS directly says he isn’t removing Assad
OR even taking out the chems Assad supposedly used.

If he wee I might think about it
but what he is doing is stupid and only a cover for his ineptness


11 posted on 09/08/2013 10:23:05 AM PDT by RWGinger
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Re your post #14

Graphic evidence that history does indeed repeat itself.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: mojito

Yep, the media, by and large is scrambling to kiss their master’s butt.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 10:33:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: RWGinger

I’m not so sure he’s not going to try to kill Assad. The law says we can’t kill the leader of another nation. But what happens if we “accidentally” kill one with a missile strike. “Oh, we didn’t mean to kill him.”


14 posted on 09/08/2013 10:45:16 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: RWGinger

Did you catch Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show last night? Former General Wesley Clark of leftist bent said that the US should bomb Syria to ‘make a statement’. What kind of idiot says that and a former General no less. Just WTH would that ‘stetement’ be and what would it accomplish? What a suck up putz along with former Gen. Betrayus.....Barry ash kissers. No doubt.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 10:49:33 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: VerySadAmerican

It isn’t about Assad. It’s about destroying Israel.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 10:50:32 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: RWGinger

What did Obama allow to happen to Khadafi? To Mubarek? Even to Morsi?


17 posted on 09/08/2013 11:02:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoFloFreeper

The MSM should be getting paid to work for the Progressive-Democats who run everything these days—oppose them at your peril.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 11:10:52 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Rennes Templar
From Obama’s backyard no less. Ouch!

John Kass took over the column previously written by Mike Royko. It's like wearing Ernie Banks' #14 or Dick Butkus' #51.

Royko was my education in how things work in Chicago, and what sleazy actually means. Royko wrote about the "Great Dumpling" trying to get seated at the 1968 Democrat convention, and "Senator Smudge", and Paul Powell, the Illinois Secretary of State who had shoeboxes full of $100 bills in his closets, which could not be traced back to anywhere.

Royko also wrote about the Chicago City Council, and provided the slogan that they should make official for them, "Ubi Mea".

19 posted on 09/08/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT by Bernard (The Road To Hell is not paved with good results.)
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To: Gaffer

well Zero didn’t kill them.

This shot across the bow is something ONLY a wesk clueless POS would no


20 posted on 09/08/2013 11:33:36 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: mojito

....Val J and Sam Powers are the dogs that caught the 18 wheeler


21 posted on 09/08/2013 11:38:29 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: mojito

So we lob tomahawks and degrade Assad’s conventional forces.
To the extent Assad is left to fight with only CW!!

And this is smart power?????


22 posted on 09/08/2013 11:41:14 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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>>”Big move by POTUS,” read Axelrod’s tweet. “Consistent with his principles. Congress is now the dog that caught the car. Should be a fascinating week!”<<

More like Obama dumped the car on a dog that was minding its own business.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 5:16:33 PM PDT by KAESNO2
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Axelrod sucks-up: "Big move by POTUS," read Axelrod's tweet to media. "Consistent with his principles. Congress is now the dog that caught the car. Should be a fascinating week!"

Mmmmmmm........Axelrod is always good for a belly laugh. Always made my day when he appeared before the WH cameras trying to look "harmless." Insofar as going to war being "consistent w/ Ohaha's (cough) principles"......this was the 2008 virulent anti-war candidate PR man Axelrod created.

Axelrod is now a CBS "consultant" and has a political (gag) institute at the U of Chicago (a monument to his ego paid for by taxpayers).

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Let's take a stroll down memory lane and review the typical Axelrod/Obama campaign strategy. Obama became a U.S. senator only by virtue of David Axelrod's former employer, the Chicago Tribune, ripping open the sealed divorce records of Obama's two principal opponents.

One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader. But then the Chicago Tribune leaked the claim that Hull's second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.

Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: "The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had 'worked aggressively behind the scenes' to push the story." Many people said Axelrod had "an even more significant role -- that he leaked the initial story."

Both Hull and his ex-wife opposed releasing their sealed divorce records, but they finally relented in response to the media's hysteria -- 18 days before the primary. Hull was forced to spend four minutes of a debate detailing the abuse allegation in his divorce papers, explaining that his ex-wife "kicked me in the leg and I hit her shin to try to get her to not continue to kick me."

After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull's campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.

24 posted on 09/09/2013 4:51:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Paladin2

So, what we have is a jewish attempt to run the world, the anti Hitlers


25 posted on 09/09/2013 4:53:59 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: KAESNO2

0bama drove the car into a ditch and now issue a dog whistle to get the dog to jump in behind the steering wheel to be able to blame the dog for the ditching.


26 posted on 09/09/2013 6:08:24 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: All

"Hey, Axelrod. Just calling to remind you to give Valerie
your offshore account number so she can wire-transfer your war profits."

"What's that? It's the same account where Val wired the federal bucks we siphoned off? Gotcha."

"How much you gettin'? Well, we budgeted $50 billion a
day for the bombing, I figure we can siphon of couple
billion for ourselves."

"Frankly, I wasnt gonna bomb the Syrians. Kerry's full
of it. We dont have proof of poison gas."

"But when I heard Neocon Richard Perle got enough
Iraq war profits to start his own oil company, I figured
why the hell not."

27 posted on 09/09/2013 7:36:13 AM PDT by Liz
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