Axelrod – TEA Party movement “unhealthy”

Direct from the Obama White House, David Axelrod on Face The Nation. You TEA Party people should take your tea bags somewhere else. It’s unhealthy, and it could get out of hand. Hope n Change brothers and sisters.


Question: Are they paranoid, or are they setting us up for a fall?

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  1. Dimsdale on April 20, 2009 at 3:29 am

    What?!?!  Could this be the selfsame David Axelrod that is considered the King of Astroturfing complaining about honest demonstrations against outrageous and unfettered spending by the government?

    Oh.  He works for that government.

    Never mind.

  2. Anne-EH on April 20, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Sign that the Democratic libs are SCARED of the tea party movement.

  3. Lazybum on April 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Right. Tax cuts. For we the great unwashed. What about the increases for businesses that will be passed along to we the great unwashed. How about the funding for towns and states that will run out and we will then be burdened with the bill for services we really don't need?

    If B.O. and the rest of the thieves in DC want to help me, they would thin out the Gubberment. Stop spending on things that are not their business. Stop paying for things like Murtha Int'l Airport outside of Pittsburgh.

    These fools are out of control.

  4. PatRiot on April 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    No, Mr. Axelrod, it is AMERICAN to voice our opinion.  How your Administration responds to it will play a BIG role in whether it gets "unhealthy" or not. 

    My suggestion:  Have Congress uphold their oaths, the Constitution and actually represent "We the people" or step down. .  Spend no more than comes in – more tax payers works much better than more taxes.  Find out where they all left their common sense.

  5. SoundOffSister on April 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I am so tired of hearing "keep in mind that we just cut taxes for 95% of Americans" I could spit.  A crummy seven bucks a week and we are suppossed to be thrilled.  No, Axelrod, tea parties weren't about the government letting us keep our own seven bucks a week, they were about you taking it in the first place.  And, more to the point, they were about the fact that this administration intends to increase spending to the point where, not only do we loose the crummy seven dollars, we'll have to pay you more. 

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