Axelrod: GOP controlled by a far right ‘Reign of Terror’

By Joel B. Pollak

Comment by Jim Campbell

Absolutely, Axelrod is doing duck and cover drills as we speak.  Give me a break, this will not be the last time we hear of the “Far Right Reign of Terror.”  It’s the DNC’s new buzz phrase. 

When a party is so absolutely bereft of any positive agenda or honest points in discussion of Obama’s “Reign of Terror,”  they result to what they have always done, make things up. 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

David Axelrod, senior Obama 2012 strategist, awaits certain rebuke by President Barack Obama today after he violated the guidelines for civil dialogue laid down by the President in the wake of the Gabby Giffords shooting in January 2011 by referring to Republicans as terrorists.

At the ceremony for the victims and survivors in Tucson, President Obama made a new commitment to the nation (emphasis added):

But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.

Axelrod explicitly violated that new presidential directive when he stated on CNN’s State of the Union this morning that Republicans were part of a “reign of terror”:

I think a lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, know better, but they’re in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged the party to the right. In your own polling and other polling, you see the Republican Party has really moved out of the mainstream.

The reference to terrorists is clearly at odds with President Obama’s policy on civility. It also violates a commitment that President Obama made earlier this month not to question his opponents’ patriotism, as reported by Politico:

“I’m a firm believer that whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, that you’re a patriot, you care about this country, you love this country,” Obama said at an intimate fundraiser in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “And so I’m not somebody who, when we’re in a political contest, suggests somehow that one side or the other has a monopoly on love of country.”

Given that terrorists are at war with the United States, Axelrod’s comment is clearly meant to suggest that Republicans–and the “reign of terror” that allegedly dominates them–are behaving in anti-American ways.

There is no word yet from the White House, or from Obama 2012 headquarters in Chicago, on what Axelrod’s fate will be–whether a public rebuke from the president, or temporary suspension from his campaign duties.

Failure to respond to Axelrod’s clear and flagrant violation of President Obama’s policy on civility would be unthinkable, as it might suggest that the President actually endorsed Axelrod’s views, and that his commitment to civility in the wake of a terrible national tragedy had been insincere, cynical, and opportunistic.

Unthinkable. Really.


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6 thoughts on “Axelrod: GOP controlled by a far right ‘Reign of Terror’

  1. When I hear these thugs of Obama speak It hard to understand just how they are destroying the USA.. They act like they really dont know what is going on.. they just run there mouths..

  2. Here is why America is failing. It is very clear what is happening to the American Dream.

  3. Axelrod IS part of the (liberal) “reign of terror” – -didn’t you ever notice his “strong resemblance” to adolph?

  4. Axelrod just blew a rod and a gasket. If the Repugnants have a “reign of terror” going, then the Demon-rats have been conducting a “Reign of Horror” for the American people over the past six years. The Demon-rats should dispense with these silly catch phrases and, instead, discuss the issues.

  5. The Dunce (DNC) is being controlled by the far-left “Reign of Horror.”

  6. Axel rod is super-rich power mogul who feed the DEMOCRATIC lie that the DEMOCRATS are for the poor & the REPUBLICANS are for the rich- but in fact- the super-rich own Obama and have hidden his (criminal) past at great expense so that they can control him- Obama even surrendered his LAW license to avoid investigation-

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