Skip to comments.Axelrod: Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax day
Posted on 04/16/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
In explaining why President Obama didn't call the Boston bombings a "terrorist attack," former adviser David Axelrod said, "I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day":
"The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11," Axelrod said of the phrase "terrorist attack."
"You use those words and it means something very specific in people's mind. And I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day. Was it someone who was pro--you know, you just don't know. And so I think his attitude is, let's not put any inference into this, let's just make clear that we're going to get the people responsible."
They say anything and stir the pot until attention wanes and we’ll get back to important stuff like sports scandals, gay marriage and other window dressing like the Newtown survivors.
“What difference does it make...!!!” -Hillary Clinton
Teaparty isn’t going to target innocent people. Weather underground, Bill Aeyers is more likely to target innocent people.
Hello Obama.. think about it. Oh, you prolly have.
give em time dont forget the Atlanta guy
It was also Patriot’s Day. The Boston Marathon is always on Patriot’s Day.
That’s Barry for you. ALWAYS thinking about somebody else’s money. Way to go Barry.
What a day for rejoicing when this miserable piece of human excrement is finally evicted from the White Hut. That day should be celebrated as Independence Day II!
After he finally departs the White Hut should be razed.
This is going to be the spark that ignites the powder keg and it is working right into odumbos hands. Push,push,push the meme that it was a right wing or Tea Party patriot. People on our side are getting sick of being blamed. If this continues there is going to be problems. I am sick and tired of this, making millions of law abiding Americans into the enemy. Sure feeling like 1938 Germany.
What a bch of ah’s.
I think what is going through both jackasses’ minds is damn, this is going to take the steam out of Immigration and Gun Confiscation activities....national focus is now in Boston. In fact, his maximum eminence was on a tele conference about gun control when this happened. He did not look POed by the bombing, more annoyed because he had to give a national address which had nothing to do with his agenda.
And of course someone pissed off about paying taxes would naturally think that The Boston Marathon runners are to blame...(eye roll).
The runners all carry their completed returns 26.2 miles and then continue to run right into the IRS building to drop them off.
Throwing out the spin for the people, can’t have the people coming together you know to grieve and find out who was behind the terror attack. Listen to what the doctors are reporting will tell you what has happened.
Israeli Independence day...North Korear Kim Ill’s gran’pa birthday...and Islam’s ‘kill a Yankee every day’!!!!
What is wrong with these people?
The talking points from the talking heads in the news briefing this morning are claiming only the two devices which exploded were involved. They are discounting the reports of three other devices (can’t involve multiple people if there are only two devices, I guess). What happened to the reports of the fire/explosion at the JFK Library?
I doubt that the bombing had to do with anything other than a large gathering of people on public streets. And a highly publicized gathering, at that. As you said - opportunity.
Saudi Nationals pay taxes? Who knew?
That would be inconvenient for Liz Warren (who "created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do").
In this morning's press conference with Law Enforcement, Mini-me, and Mumbles, her big contribution was to gush that we didn't have to call the president - he reached out to us!
After I heard JFK’s library was bombed, it wasn’t hard to connect the dots. I’m betting on African muslims: Who is America oppressing over there?
Remarks at a Reception Marking African Freedom Day.
April 15, 1961
Mr. Secretary, Ambassadors, Members of the United States Congress, ladies and gentlemen:
I want to say, speaking personally and as President of the United States, that it is the greatest possible pleasure to join with you today in celebrating this most important occasion. I think the fact that there are so many Members of the House and Senate here from the Hill, and so many members of the United States Government, indicates our great interest, our profound attachment to the great effort which the people of Africa are making in working towards political freedom, and also working towards a better life for their people.
We also are a revolutionary country, and a revolutionary people, and therefore though many thousands of miles of space may separate our continent from the continent of Africa, today we feel extremely close.
I think that the preoccupation of the United States with the cause of freedom not only here but around the world has been one of the most important facets of our national life. All of our early revolutionary leaders I think echoed the words of Thomas Jefferson that “the disease of liberty is catching.” And some of you may remember the exchange between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine. Benjamin Franklin said, “Where freedom lives, there is my home.” And Thomas Paine said, “Where freedom is not, there is my home.” I think all of us who believe in freedom feel a sense of community with all those who are free, but I think we also feel an even stronger sense of community with those who are not free but who some day will be free.
I must say as an American that I can think that all of us in this country can find continued inspiration and I think all of you who are citizens of countries who have newly emerged to freedom; can find some inspiration in the Farewell Address of George Washington.
Washington wrote the address in 1796, in order to eliminate himself as a candidate for a third term, but most importantly to give some guidance to our new Republic. His text, his speech, is alive with the spirit of liberty. It speaks of a union of States as a political fortress against the batteries of internal and external enemies. It counsels against adopting hasty improvisations at the expense of principles which thus might undermine what cannot be directly overthrown.
There is wisdom and foresight in Washington’s instructions to cherish public credit and to promote as an object of primary importance institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. Washington told our forefathers in this country to reject permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others, and said any nation failing in this is in some degree a slave. He warned against foreign influences which seek to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion. His rule for commercial relations was to have with them as little political connection as possible.
Every year in the United States Senate we read his speech, and we still get great benefit from it. I hope that in your experiences you will also get benefit from it. I want to stress today that we look to the future with the greatest degree of confidence and hope, and I hope that the people of your continent recognize that we wish to be associated intimately with them, that we wish for them the same things we wish for ourselves: peace, the opportunity to develop our own institutions in our own way, to be independent not only politically but in all of the other kinds of independence which make up important national security.
Your brightest days are still ahead. I believe ours are, also. And I hope when the history of these times is written - when the history of the decade of the Sixties will be written, they will record a more intimate and closer attachment year by year between your countries of Africa and this country of the United States.
NOTE: The President spoke at 11:37 a.m. in the Drawing Room of the State Department Auditorium. His opening words “Mr. Secretary” referred to Secretary of State Dean Rusk.
The diplomatic reception was held by Secretary Rusk for African ambassadors accredited to Washington and their staffs. Among the guests were Members of Congress and the Supreme Court and Government officials.
African Freedom Day was originally proclaimed in a resolution of the first Conference of Independent African States at Accra in April 1958.
Thank The Lord there is still a little pocket of free press out there!
This is the problem with committed leftwing ideologues. They skew everything through their narrow prism. It is true Obama, most of hi administration, the leftist media, and the entertainment business. There is no reality anymore. We are being fed an alternative reality.
If anything, overachieving runners on "Patriot's Day" should have more of a conservative bias than a liberal one. I could believe the anti-tax aspect if it was an IRS building, but not the Boston Marathon. "Opportunity" is an excellent thought, since unlike a football game, because of the distance involved, access to a marathon needs to be more open to the public. So is "Israel Independence Day".
Exactly....While the Tea Party was harmlessly dropping crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest the taxes...the Zerobama administration set off the bombs to create a media diversion...and it worked! There was absolutely no coverage of the Tea Party dumping the tea into Boston Harbor. Anyway, that's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
Tax Day vs Patriots Day
Sorry but the few states that recognise Patriots Day see it as Patriot’s Day first and tax day does not even go through their mind.
Somebody needs to tell Obama that the marathon is run because its Patriots Day and is not a tax celebration marathon.
Anyway its clear the authorities discourage speculation where muslim terrorism is concerned yet encourage it when right wingers might be involved.
Maybe it was an Obamaphone recipient. Check the cellphones at the scene of the crime.
Hi AB! Nice to see you in a different thread from the Sunday Talk Show Thread.
Why has no one mention the NORKS? Yesterday was the “birthday” of Kim Il Song—fat boy Kim Jong Eun’s grandfather. Fatty Kim has been boasting for weeks that he’ll attack the US.
Obama thinks "PRESENT."
"Women and children most affected!"
North Korea isn’t going to attack anyone.
That would mean a war that they simply cannot win and they know it.
Obama told us ‘not to jump to conclusion’ yet he's pretty free to do exactly that on his own, no doubt nudged by Axelrod & Co. (”Rumor” of Obama cleansing his inner core to have no dissenters.)
That must be because he is extra special or something...
I’m enraged by a tax day movie and didn’t even know it.
Although we really can’t get into the mind of such a crazy common sense would suggest that any anti-tax or Tea Party would avoid doing something to protest that would result in BIGGER government with increased costs to first time responders.
My guess is that the objective of the bomber was to increase the size of government which would likely result in LESS freedom.
Obama is an idiot. I have little faith we will ever know what happened in Boston yesterday if it depended solely on the Obama administration. At some point anger in Boston will kick in. Obama will find out that Boston is NOT Benghazi.
Has anyone heard anything about LaGuardia being evacuated.
My son ran in Boston yesterday. He just called to see if there was any news about the airport. His plane just landed there, they were told get get their stuff and get off ASAP. He called from outside the terminal. No one is telling them anything, but the bomb squads are there.
Of course he would blame real Americans instead of his Muzzie brothers.....
They hate us? It is unbelievable that a person close to the President of the United States would say such things, nd the TOTUS would think them. It is a disgrace.
Revenge of the 1% !
No thinking about it, Axelrod and his parents come from the long roots of Chicago communism and even back to the Russian revolutionists like Lenin and Trotsky in particular. I have often wondered who in Chicago, I firmly believe, was the person(s) that told a Russian dinner hostess in the 1980s that someone with upfront background and the name of Barrack was being primed to be POTUSA. There is a huge gap of knowledge and publicity about this situation but I believe it is one of the keys to open the door on Obama. Obama’s parents, both sides, were also fervent communists.
Axelrod is feeding slop to his drooling low information fools.
They don’t call him Axelrodent for nothing.....
We’re being set up, CC.
Is it possible these are the people behind the Boston Marathon Massacre?
15th of April.. African Freedom Day
These are Black Marxist Anti-Capitalist Whitie Haters.
And remember that Libya is in Africa, and Obozo actively supported his overthrow and death.
“Obamas lament: No way to tie this into guns and right-wing crazies.”
Don’t worry, the Ministry of Propaganda and Correct Thought is working on it presently.