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My Opinion: Why David Axelrod called Perry indictment "sketchy"

Posted on 08/19/2014 5:03:22 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut

I will take David Axelrod at his word that even he thinks the Perry indictment is bogus.

But, let's stop and think for a second on why David Axelrod would speak against this indictment. Remember this is David Axelrod!!!

If Axelrod viewed Perry as a threat to win the WH in 2016, he would not have said a word on this indictment or he would have already talking points drafted shining a spotlight on this.

In his strategic view, Axelrod hopes Perry is the nominee for 2016, but this indictment thing might ruin it.

Anyway, for Perry's sake, I think this indictment thing will go away as it should because it is bogus.

I do believe however, Axelrod is trying to send a signal to Texas democrats that he does not see Perry as a threat in 2016.

With that being said, I'm sure David Axelrod will not speak against any current or upcoming bogus controversies surrounding Chris Christie, Scott Walker, or Paul Ryan


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1 posted on 08/19/2014 5:03:22 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: PizzaTheHut

2 posted on 08/19/2014 5:05:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An image that makes liberals heads explode.


3 posted on 08/19/2014 5:08:06 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: PizzaTheHut

I think Perry is a HUGE threat to the Democrats!! Not ONE good word for him from them like Christie and the others get......they DESPISE him which is good enough for me!!


4 posted on 08/19/2014 5:13:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: PizzaTheHut

Explain why Axelrod said anything at all.

Based on the theory that he said something because he’s concluded Perry isn’t viable for 2016, why would he bother? Better to ignore it like Perry didn’t even exist.

Otherwise we are supposed to make Axelrod our weather vane for GOP political candidates’ viability?

I don’t care whether Axelrod thinks Perry is viable or not viable for 2016. I take absolutely nothing from his odd yappings - one way or the other.

If he is signaling something about Perry it’s irrelevant.

If he’s just yapping to be yapping, who cares?


5 posted on 08/19/2014 5:15:37 AM PDT by txrangerette (("...hold to the TRUTH; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck))
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To: PizzaTheHut

It could just be simply that the local TX Democrats over-reached badly, and Axelrod wants to keep the national level clear of this one.

Contrasting to the DeLay indictment: the fact is that there was enough going on to make things look bad for DeLay, even if none of it was illegal, it certainly looked to an outsider like secretive and shady dealings. If he was cleared (as he eventually was), you could shrug it off on a technicality.

The Perry indictment, however, makes Swiss cheese look like the model of structural integrity. Perry was very public about what he was doing and why he was doing it. He also has complete legal authority as governor to use the line item veto for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, Perry’s action was popular. The legal gymnastics the prosecutor has to go through to get this indictment in the first place will get the whole thing dismissed in near record time. If anything, the prosecutor himself might face charges of abuse of office and malicious prosecution.

No, I think Axelrod just wants to be as far away from this train wreck as possible. No ulterior motives are needed beyond that.


6 posted on 08/19/2014 5:18:40 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kevkrom

I agree.


7 posted on 08/19/2014 5:23:52 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: PizzaTheHut
Maybe it's a tactic to pressure Boehner to withdraw the House suit against Obama. By Axelrod making statements against the Perry indictment, he gets the upper hand by appearing reasonable and magnanimous (emphasis on the word appearing), and then can further paint the Republicans in a negative light if they continue with the lawsuit.

I don't know, just my two cents worth, I wish Shakespeare would have added political consultants to his statement about lawyers.

8 posted on 08/19/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: PizzaTheHut
If Axelrod viewed Perry as a threat to win the WH in 2016, he would not have said a word on this indictment...

Yes,that's one plausible explanation.But another equally plausible one is that he recognizes that the Rat Party is at least as vulnerable,if not more,to such underhanded tactics.He might even have one or two specific fellow travelers in mind regarding that vulnerability.

9 posted on 08/19/2014 5:28:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: PizzaTheHut
I think given the notorious shenanigans of the Democratic Party in Travis County, TX (where Austin is located), a lot of people even among the Democrats are concerned this could result in the Travis County Democrats going down in a big way fairly soon.

(For those who are old enough to remember, the Rathergate debacle started more or less here in Travis County.)

10 posted on 08/19/2014 5:47:12 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: PizzaTheHut

Or he thinks that Texas Democrats from places like Travis County are so around-the-bend bat-dung looney they can only do harm at a broader level.


11 posted on 08/19/2014 5:58:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RayChuang88; Arrowhead1952

And Rathergate’s ending was forced here on FR :)

Didn’t know you were an Austinite, too. I’ll ping you to local stuff.


12 posted on 08/19/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

they can only do harm at a broader level.


Perry probably has greater name recognition amongst the LIVers than any other R Governor... and people across the nation wish their state was like Texas, especially with the border action Perry took.

We NEED to tie whichever national RATS are complicit to this DA-gate, take them down, too.


13 posted on 08/19/2014 6:20:52 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: txhurl; RayChuang88
Yup, see the link to post 47.

Post #47

14 posted on 08/19/2014 6:24:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns are like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.)
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To: txhurl; RayChuang88

BTW, even some local dims think the DA stepped into the muck at the wrong time.


15 posted on 08/19/2014 6:26:06 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns are like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.)
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As long as all the interlopers from Kalifornia, India, and the NE are moving here, drawn by the tech boom , Austin will remain a liberal bastion. Look at the city council, they want to he like Portland or San Francisco so bad they can’t stand it. This was a fun place back in the late 80’s early 90’s. It is night and day from what it was then.


16 posted on 08/19/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Arrowhead1952

We need to hang as many national RATS with this as we can.

I know McCauliffe had a hand, Thighness gave her blessing, though for once zero probably only read about it in the paper.

Dan and Robin Rather, the Castros, that 500K that Soros

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3194498/posts?page=6

contributed to ‘Texans’ for Public Justice is going to show up in some RATS’ expenditures.


17 posted on 08/19/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I actually did ping Buckhead a couple days ago for help on this.

Now is the time for all good FReepers to come to the aid of Perry, because your governor may be next!


18 posted on 08/19/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: kevkrom

Perhaps he’s upset about that disgusting video that’s gone viral of a fellow Democrat behaving so horribly. Democrats really know how to hold their liquor!


19 posted on 08/19/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: PizzaTheHut
The Axelrod tweet:

Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 16, 2014

Axelrod showed his hand with a soft implication in that tweet. This indictment is more about Texas Dems attacking Greg Abbot than bringing down Perry. Abortion Barbie has already attacked Abbot back in May over the PIU investigation and claims of his negligence in oversight with regards to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The DA affair involving Perry witholding funding of the PIU is merely the opening shot of Austin lefty mud slinging. Anyone who thinks Axelrod is defending Perry on this is smoking commo wire. This is classic leftist rope a dope tactics and Abbot is the main target.

20 posted on 08/19/2014 7:12:04 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: RayChuang88
Curious as to how Travis County Democrats could ever go down. The voters here are insane, and not likely to change their tune any time soon.

If Perry had been accused of the planning the Holocaust, it's likely a Travis County GJ would have indicted him.

21 posted on 08/19/2014 8:13:38 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope so


22 posted on 08/19/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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