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Axelrod: Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax day
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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."


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To: Windy City Conservative

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


51 posted on 04/16/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.


52 posted on 04/16/2013 7:48:26 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: DocRock
And yet the race commemorates the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC


53 posted on 04/16/2013 7:48:50 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Well, in his defense, do you remember when that left-wing nut flew into the IRS building?

Man crashes plane into IRS Building

54 posted on 04/16/2013 7:49:17 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Windy City Conservative

give em time dont forget the Atlanta guy


55 posted on 04/16/2013 7:50:00 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ladyjane

It was also Patriot’s Day. The Boston Marathon is always on Patriot’s Day.


56 posted on 04/16/2013 7:50:07 AM PDT by madameguinot
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To: Windy City Conservative

That’s Barry for you. ALWAYS thinking about somebody else’s money. Way to go Barry.


57 posted on 04/16/2013 7:50:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


58 posted on 04/16/2013 7:51:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


59 posted on 04/16/2013 7:51:57 AM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Windy City Conservative

What a bch of ah’s.


60 posted on 04/16/2013 7:51:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jrg

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.


61 posted on 04/16/2013 7:52:18 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Windy City Conservative

And of course someone pissed off about paying taxes would naturally think that The Boston Marathon runners are to blame...(eye roll).


62 posted on 04/16/2013 7:53:21 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: plain talk
Wow. I didn’t realize there was an IRS building at the same exact spot as the boston marathon finish line. What a coincidence? :-).

The runners all carry their completed returns 26.2 miles and then continue to run right into the IRS building to drop them off.

63 posted on 04/16/2013 7:54:48 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


64 posted on 04/16/2013 7:56:25 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: cripplecreek

Israeli Independence day...North Korear Kim Ill’s gran’pa birthday...and Islam’s ‘kill a Yankee every day’!!!!


65 posted on 04/16/2013 7:56:25 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

FUBO!!!!!


66 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

What is wrong with these people?


67 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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?


68 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Lou L
I said in another thread, this could be Obama's Kristallnacht...the opportunity to lay down some serious new directives against those on the right.

I think Obama knows very well that as the anti-american, unconstitutional, socialist that he is, he has really upset about half the population, which want him out of there at any cost. Therefore, you could be right. He is awaiting the right opportunity to step on the gas pedal of socialist reforms, and the complete destruction of the U.S., and attacking conservatives with legal law enforcement means, would just be a bonus.

He is an enemy of these United States.
69 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:55 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: EEGator

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.


70 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:58 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Saudi Nationals pay taxes? Who knew?


71 posted on 04/16/2013 8:00:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Windy City Conservative
They're worried sick another, undeniable terrorist attack occurred on their watch.
72 posted on 04/16/2013 8:00:12 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: massgopguy
Why not an Occupy anarchist?

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!

Sickening.

73 posted on 04/16/2013 8:01:02 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: madison10

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.


74 posted on 04/16/2013 8:01:55 AM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Thank The Lord there is still a little pocket of free press out there!


75 posted on 04/16/2013 8:02:03 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


76 posted on 04/16/2013 8:02:37 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: penelopesire
"And of course someone pissed off about paying taxes would naturally think that The Boston Marathon runners are to blame...(eye roll)."

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".

77 posted on 04/16/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Axelrod: Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax 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.

78 posted on 04/16/2013 8:03:53 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Obama’s lament: No way to tie this into guns and right-wing crazies.
79 posted on 04/16/2013 8:03:56 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


80 posted on 04/16/2013 8:04:31 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: crazydad
I'm fairly certain the police have a good idea who is likely responsible for this thing - terrorist bombers aren't interested in anonymity, it defeats their purposes. Yet for some reason they do not want to release any info.

Anyway its clear the authorities discourage speculation where muslim terrorism is concerned yet encourage it when right wingers might be involved.

81 posted on 04/16/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Windy City Conservative; Revolting cat!

Maybe it was an Obamaphone recipient. Check the cellphones at the scene of the crime.


82 posted on 04/16/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.


83 posted on 04/16/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT by CDB (Time for the "New Media" to write: "All the 'Presidents' Men: the Sequel--Benghazi-Gate)
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To: Mastador1; Revolting cat!
David Axelrod said, “I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is” I hope this crap won’t keep me off the golf course!

Obama thinks "PRESENT."

"Bush's fault!"

"Women and children most affected!"

84 posted on 04/16/2013 8:08:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Windy City Conservative
It seems MUCH more likely that this would be the work of the violent hate-filled self-loathing Occupiers than an Patriotic American....
85 posted on 04/16/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: CDB

North Korea isn’t going to attack anyone.

That would mean a war that they simply cannot win and they know it.


86 posted on 04/16/2013 8:09:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Of all the despicable, low life scumbag #%&($

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...

87 posted on 04/16/2013 8:10:42 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: tsowellfan

I’m enraged by a tax day movie and didn’t even know it.


88 posted on 04/16/2013 8:10:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


89 posted on 04/16/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: CDB; LucyT

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.


90 posted on 04/16/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Windy City Conservative

Of course he would blame real Americans instead of his Muzzie brothers.....


91 posted on 04/16/2013 8:13:44 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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.


92 posted on 04/16/2013 8:13:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Revenge of the 1% !


93 posted on 04/16/2013 8:14:35 AM PDT by martiangohome
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To: verga

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.


94 posted on 04/16/2013 8:14:53 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Windy City Conservative

Axelrod is feeding slop to his drooling low information fools.


95 posted on 04/16/2013 8:15:06 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

They don’t call him Axelrodent for nothing.....


96 posted on 04/16/2013 8:15:06 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: cripplecreek

We’re being set up, CC.


97 posted on 04/16/2013 8:15:55 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Better guess?

Is it possible these are the people behind the Boston Marathon Massacre?

http://www.africanliberationday.net/node/1

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.


98 posted on 04/16/2013 8:16:44 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Rushmore Rocks
I've heard Logan and a piece of luggage not checked on flight from Philadelphia ... will do further checking.
99 posted on 04/16/2013 8:19:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: JPG

“Obama’s 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.


100 posted on 04/16/2013 8:21:08 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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