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David Axelrod-- Gets Obama's opponent's sealed divorce records opened up
cao ^ | 2/4/2007 | cao

Posted on 09/05/2008 10:07:36 PM PDT by dennisw

2/4/2007

Axelrod paved the way for Obama

By: Cao, Filed under: Demonrats , General , Hitlery , Keyes/Obama , Obama @ 6:39 am

There was a question that came up yesterday about Blair Hull’s difficulties here in Illinois, and what in the heck precipitated it? We all have our theories, right? What I’m looking for is some kind of documentation to attest to the facts in this; bearing in mind that Obama’s chief media advisor at the time was David Axelrod, who was an advisor to the Clinton campaign. Axelrod, in fact, railed against the politics of personal destruction in the 1990s, and was also once a columnist for the Tribune and an advisor to Mayor Daley. Lynn Sweet at the Sun Times shows us Obama’s 2008 Whitehouse team, and at the top of the list is:

David Axelrod, media strategist. Founder of Chicago-based AKP Media. Handled Obama’s 2004 Senate race. “A” client list: consults for Mayor Daley, Rep. Rahm Emanuel.

According to CBS Radio, he’s even more accomplished than that:

David Axelrod, Chicago-based Democratic Media Advisor/Strategist for U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and presidential campaign for Senator John Edwards.

It just seems to be too great of a coincidence that Obama, who wasn’t backed by the kind of money Ryan and Hull had, ended up benefiting from the misery of two men who appeared to have been set up; one a democrat, the other a republican. Still, if you look at it from one viewpoint, they both could have been considered his political rivals. I have often voiced deep concerns about George Soros’ candidates which include Hillary, Kerry and Obama. But it’s not like we haven’t been aware of setups for scandal before.

There was a campaign the gay activists were putting together in order to crucify republicans in sex scandals, and we saw evidence of that with list that David Corn obtained in Washington regarding the Foley incident.

The scale was tipped on purpose.

In this piece from 2004, when I was about a week-old as a blogger and was still on blogspot, I wasn’t familiar with citing work, and using the blockquotes, and hadn’t mastered blogging 101 yet. Here’s the passage that prompted the inquiry:

…..the Tribune finally admitted that it was Axelrod and the Obama campaign that brought pressure on the press to demand the unsealing of M. Blair Hull divorce records, which had had their contents leaked to media outlets by the Obama campaign even earlier. The Obama campaign also helped orchestrate a demonstration by women’s groups demanding Hull’s withdrawal from the race. Coincidentally, this was the same weekend Obama’s first commercials hit the airwaves. Interestingly (or maybe not), the same exact thing happened to another of his rivals–Jack Ryan. Certainly gives one pause.

Certainly does. It was WLS-Channel 7 TV and the Chicago Tribune that filed suit to open Hull’s sealed divorce records. To be fair, the Chicago Tribune exposed Jack Ryan’s past, too, so this was a case of bipartisan snooping. Brent Bozell at the Media Research Center is right, though; journalists don’t cover liberal political scandals in quite the same way as conservative ones.

There’s not a whole lot else to say about this except that we’re looking for validation and citing beyond this blog; from the Tribune itself or some other source, into the veracity of that claim. I don’t recall how I stumbled upon that, and I’m sure that a lot of bloggers can relate to surfing the web, and not saving something into favorites, and ending up somewhere, not being able to retrace your steps.

From the Chicago Tribune:

In the Democratic primary, Obama found himself the overwhelming beneficiary when the campaign of former securities trader Blair Hull crashed in the aftermath of Hull’s release of court files from a messy divorce. Though Obama has been a passive beneficiary of Ryan’s latest problems, the Democrat’s campaign worked aggressively behind the scenes to fuel controversy about Hull’s filings.

Zenpundit:

Memogate is an aberration you say ? Did not Clarence Page’s own Chicago Tribune and local Chicago newsman Chuck Goudie give unusually heavy coverage of the divorce records of Democrat Blair Hull and Republican Jack Ryan to the benefit of a previously invisible, underfunded, candidate with the slenderest of legistative records, named Barack Obama? Was it accidental or a coincidence that the two opponents with the financial resources to bury Mr. Obama in the primary or general elections were relentlessly hammered on ” scandals” by the Trib while the same paper ran multipage ” puff ” pieces on Saint Obama ? If we searched the email database and phone records of senior editors at the Tribune how many messages would we find from the staff of David Axelrod ? Who happened to slip Chuck Goudie an ( allegedly) anonymous letter detailing Mr. Ryan’s many year old attempt to bring the then Mrs. Jerri Ryan to a sex club ? Did these two men do anything to deserve having their careers destroyed by a local media that had placed themselves so obviously in Mr. Obama’s corner that no Illinois politician dared to step into Mr. Ryan’s shoes ?

If the rest of the mainstream media does not come out front and center with strong ethics policies mandating nonpartisanship ( outside of the op-ed. page) they will find the public regarding the CBS fiasco as merely the tip of a liberal iceberg.

If you have any further information that can shed more light on the Tribune’s admission that Axelrod put pressure to open Blair Hull’s divorce records, you can email me at caoilfhionn1 at gmail dot com.

X Posted at TWA

Thanks to Basil’s Blog, Adam’s Blog, Outside the Beltway, Blue Star Chronicles, Stuck on Stupid, Faultline USA Jo’s Cafe



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008; corruptdems; corruption; democrats; dirtytricks; fraud; obama; obamabiden; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 09/05/2008 10:07:37 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

And this slimy Obama has the nerve to use the word “Swiftboating”

Obama has been fighting dirty. David Axelrod does his dirty work. These slimes tried to run Sarah Plain out of the race and are looking for Alaska dirt right now.

Look at the big picture. Rush has been saying how Obama tries to clear the playing field. Obama is too much of a punk to take someone on directly


2 posted on 09/05/2008 10:11:40 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw

Winning by forcing your opponents out of the race is a tried and true Obama strategy. It worked before and they are hoping it will work to force Sarah Palin off the ticket this time around. It is the Chicago way.


3 posted on 09/05/2008 10:12:47 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: dennisw; kingattax
Interestingly (or maybe not), the same exact thing happened to another of his rivals–Jack Ryan. Certainly gives one pause.

I will remain "paused" on this high probability until the time it is proven.

4 posted on 09/05/2008 10:13:50 PM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: dennisw

Jack Ryan was a sexual deviant and had no place in the Republican party.


5 posted on 09/05/2008 10:15:24 PM PDT by cw35
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To: dennisw

Yo Dave! Georgie Soros wants to see you. He said you need to meet him out by the woodshed. Loser.


6 posted on 09/05/2008 10:21:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: dennisw
Obama's rise in politics is a result of the following:

1) Obama challenged qualifying signatures on all his Illinois State Senate Democrat primary opponents' applications (see Alice Palmer), running unopposed,

2) Obama had sealed divorce records of his Democrat primary opponent Blair Hull exposed, revealing accusations of wife-beating and forcing Hull out of the primary,

3) Obama had sealed divorce records of his Republican opponent Jack Ryan exposed, revealing accusations of wanting to perform public sex acts and forcing Ryan out of the general election.

4) Obama claims his legislative records in Illinois were not archived, and presumably destroyed, leaving no paper trail of his past government experience. (See last paragraph of article)

It seems that Obama can't win without legal technicalities or by destroying his opponent by exposing sealed private records.

-PJ

7 posted on 09/05/2008 10:23:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never over-estimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: dennisw

Great post. Thanks for all the Axelrod information. Something about him that I just don’t like. Much like my first impressions of Obama — he’s not telling the whole truth here.


8 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: dennisw

I believe the records would never have been unsealed unless the Governor of Alaska passed along the word that it’s okay. I am getting a strong whiff of Rovian jiu jitzu here. Don’t be surprised if the records actually contain something that HELPS Palin. Or, at least, prove to be another Al Capone safe. Stone empty.

Which will in turn make future scumbag allegations all the more laughable.


9 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dennisw
Obama is too much of a punk to take someone on directly

Obama is too much of a punk coward to take someone on directly.

There. Fixed it.

10 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:14 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Political Junkie Too

No wonder Hitlary met her match.

I still think he’s a manchurian candidate.


11 posted on 09/05/2008 10:28:34 PM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: cw35
Jack Ryan was a sexual deviant and had no place in the Republican party.

Your warped logic says Obama is better than this man
Those were divorce allegations
Unproven allegations
That's why divorces get sealed

12 posted on 09/05/2008 10:28:36 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw

Surely there is dirt on the genius Axelrod (who never saw Sarah Barracuda coming)...


13 posted on 09/05/2008 10:30:57 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: Harry Wurzbach

Obama’s Narrator

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Jamie Rose

Biographer David Axelrod with Barack Obama in the senator's Capitol Hill office.

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Paul D'Amato for The New York Times

Street Fighter To find out what voters are thinking, Axelrod heads to the political wards of Chicago.


14 posted on 09/05/2008 10:34:57 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw

“and I’m sure that a lot of bloggers can relate to surfing the web, and not saving something into favorites, and ending up somewhere, not being able to retrace your steps.”

Freepers....if this happens to you....get Google desktop search...(or any other equivalent)...its free...OK its Google...but...you will never lose your place again...you can search your own surfing if you can just remember any of the words in the article

and, BTW, you can also open the History file in most browsers and see where you have been...but you might have to open a lot of pages before you find the one you want.


15 posted on 09/05/2008 10:39:08 PM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: taraytarah

You doubt that Ryan’s divorce records were unsealed?


16 posted on 09/05/2008 10:45:07 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: dennisw

“These slimes tried to run Sarah Plain out of the race and are looking for Alaska dirt right now.”

I think you may have found a way to get dems to dig for oil, make them think they might find dirt :P


17 posted on 09/05/2008 10:47:29 PM PDT by Ellendra (Most eco-freaks wouldn't know nature if it bit them on the butt . . . and it often does!)
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To: dennisw

People might as well accept the fact that Democrats are insidious and unscrupulous, and if you want to make any progress against them, you have to fight back.


18 posted on 09/05/2008 10:50:27 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama was not properly vetted.)
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To: dennisw

So he’s a metro kind of ‘street fighter’ poseur. I have a feeling Sarah Barracuda could filet his testicles in a couple of seconds.


19 posted on 09/05/2008 11:05:53 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: dennisw
David Axelrod, media strategist. Founder of Chicago-based AKP Media. Handled Obama’s 2004 Senate race.

This is the same AKP Media where the blogger asomethingxix who started the lie about Trig and Bristol was traced back to.

20 posted on 09/05/2008 11:14:37 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

And now he forced the divorced friends of the Palins in Alaska to unseal their divorce papers looking for dirt on Sarah.


21 posted on 09/05/2008 11:17:12 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: dennisw

This just makes my blood boil...The nerve of these creeps trying to take down Sarah Palin...Obama, Axelrod, and Soros...remember those thugs names..

They can use their thuggery skills on one of their own dimRATS but they better keep their mitts off our Sarah or they will see a backlash like they have never seen before...

She’s off limits..along with families and children...got it? Well get it otherwise you’ll find out what SwiftBoot means.


22 posted on 09/05/2008 11:22:44 PM PDT by billmor (Friday:Red Shirt Day- silent no more..,McCain and Palin-the right team for '08)
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To: cw35

“Jack Ryan was a sexual deviant and had no place in the Republican party.”

And do we remember who *Mrs* Ryan was?


23 posted on 09/05/2008 11:24:35 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: cw35
Jack Ryan was a sexual deviant and had no place in the Republican party.

I'd take Jack Ryan over Barack Obama any day.

24 posted on 09/06/2008 12:07:40 AM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: arrogantsob
You doubt that Ryan’s divorce records were unsealed?

Why would I doubt that?

I am awaiting the day when it is proven that Obama highly influenced Judge Schnider's decision to release the Ryans' records.

25 posted on 09/06/2008 12:16:11 AM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: taraytarah
I am awaiting the day when it is proven that Obama highly influenced Judge Schnider's decision to release the Ryans' records.

You have to take one step back if you want to be rational
You have look at how this case ended up in Judge Schnider's lap

It was due to a lawsuit by the Chicago Tribune where David Axelrod worked
The Trib was in the tank for Obama and did his dirty work at the instigation of the Obama campaign

Run along and find me some other examples where sealed divorce records are opened up for a political campaign. I dare you to find one!

26 posted on 09/06/2008 9:02:29 AM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: billmor

Now you get how evil and power mad the true believer leftists are. And their friends the socialist parties of Europe, Muslim candidates always seem to run in the Euro socialist parties. Their alliance


27 posted on 09/06/2008 9:16:32 AM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw

Another thing we’re not fooled by, David Axelrod: Your comb-over.

You’re only fooling yourself, dude.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 9:19:32 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: dennisw

He looks like Hitler.


29 posted on 09/06/2008 11:04:12 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Satire today, headlines tomorrow...)
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To: dennisw
Is Axlerod standing in that the same alley at the same Ayers was (only to the side) when he, Ayers, trashed and tromped on the American flag?
30 posted on 09/06/2008 11:19:43 AM PDT by Old Badger (Both houses of Congress: Clean sweep-down Fore and Aft!)
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To: dennisw

The only way she would end up off the ticket is if we buy into the Axelrod tactics.

Tell Dave to cram it and that there is really nothing worse than Barry and Co.

In otherwards, we no longer care about his smear merchants, we are supporting our candidate and intend to vote for them.

Sorry Barry, won’t happen this time. This ain’t just a Chicago thang anymore.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 11:25:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dennisw
You do understand that I was not using sarcasm, correct? I have been convinced for a very long time that Obama, The Eliminator, was behind the Judge's caving to release the Ryans'records. I'm very glad to see this garbage getting some exposure, at long last.
32 posted on 09/06/2008 11:47:55 AM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: taraytarah

You could be flying an airplane upside down for all I know


33 posted on 09/06/2008 3:09:35 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw

Only on Tuesdays.


34 posted on 09/06/2008 6:39:08 PM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: taraytarah

“I’d take Jack Ryan over Barack Obama any day.”

That wasn’t the choice for IL. It was Keyes against Obama.


35 posted on 09/06/2008 8:30:30 PM PDT by cw35
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To: cw35
It clearly was the choice before Obama made sure his competition was once again eliminated. After that, he had virtually no competition. The last-minute replacement, an outsider from Maryland, Keyes never had a chance.
36 posted on 09/06/2008 9:12:15 PM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: dennisw; sheikdetailfeather

bttt


37 posted on 01/18/2012 5:56:13 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: dennisw
Obama is too much of a punk to take someone on directly

Sounds about right...he's lived his life hiding behind others play acting his role.. and that not very good at his best, I don't see that changing.

38 posted on 01/18/2012 8:11:58 PM PST by caww
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