David Axelrod uses Newtown massacre to promote Obama campaign website

Former presidential aide David Axelrod sent out a mass email last night encouraging people to watch President Barack Obama’s speech about the Newtown massacre. Notably, Axelrod did not link to the post about the speech at the White House website. Rather, he linked to a post at President Obama’s official campaign site.

Some recipients considered the email to be in poor taste:

It’s true. The linked page includes two donation buttons. As best as we can tell, proceeds from the donations go to the Obama/Biden presidential campaign (Obama for America).

And we thought the presidential campaign was over. Silly us!

  • cantbelieve

    Yes, I got this email too. Featuring a photo/video of Obama – all about him of course.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      The Narcisst-in-Chief.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      The Narcisst-in-Chief.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    This is so incredibly disrespectful, I can’t even…

    • TundraThunder

      What did you expect from the left?

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        exactly.

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        exactly.

    • catb55

      Yes .. ever since the first reports of the murder of children they have been using it to promote their agenda … disgusting POS administration.

  • ⚔Christophuh⚔

    why are they still soliciting donations? I dont get it. the effing race is over.

    • Silence Dogood

      He’s working on a 3rd term haven’t you heard? FDR ALL over again. History repeats itself and we obviously haven’t gotten the memo…

    • TomJB

      Makes you wonder why he would need a campaign fund at all… its not like you run for Secretary General of the UN (still my guess for his next stop).

    • swornsongs

      His campaign borrowed something like $9 million after the first presidential debate. I guess unlike his views on the American economy, when he himself is on the hook for the loan, he wants to pay it back!

      • sb36695

        No he wants YOU to pay it back! Just like he wants to enslave you with national debt! Let the fools who reelected him pay it.

      • Anne Brock Smith

        No, he wants US to pay it back.

      • Anne Brock Smith

        No, he wants US to pay it back.

    • Joe W.

      For his 3rd term, of course. He’s going to do away with term limits, a la Hugo Chavez. All hail The Won!!!…(((SPIT)))

  • http://twitter.com/RayHam65 Raymond Hamilton

    Spoiled grapes non starter for a decent discussion.

  • http://twitter.com/11eaglez Aquila Grigia

    never let a crisis go to waste, yea we know all about it

  • http://twitter.com/11eaglez Aquila Grigia

    fire all the USA haters

  • angelsinca

    At least one person found Obama’s speech at Newtown useful.

  • Mapache

    How they gonna pay for the 2016 campaign….oh two term limit? You are cute when you are naive.

  • Cooper Huck

    These people are all SCUM! Please let’s give them their own country and just be done with it. Pick a half and stay on your side.

    • sb36695

      Now that’s HOPE!

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Exile them to the People’s Socialist Republic of California. They’ll fit in quite well there. I had the unfortunate experience of being in that state for 4 months. What a nightmare! And they’ve just voted up another set of state taxes that will push the average combined federal and state tax burden on residents to well over 50%. Many large cap corporations in Calif are eyeing a move to Texas where Gov. Rick Perry is standing with open arms, open bank accounts, and qualifying certificates and tax abatement for all who want to come there. Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Corpus Christie are all in for big increases in corporate and community growth over the next 5-10 years. Great job opportunities coming to a Texas city near you!

  • traffic_robot

    (D) is for douche.

  • seriouslysickntired

    Just like Rahm “never let a good crisis go to waste”. He’s garbage and a communist.

  • LJB57

    Axelrod…the face of evil.
    He’s Adolph Obama’s Joseph Goebbels.

  • LJB57

    Axelrod…the face of evil.
    He’s Adolph Obama’s Joseph Goebbels.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ernest.vanglahn Ernest Van Glahn

    He is Despicable!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ernest.vanglahn Ernest Van Glahn

    He is Despicable!

  • http://theobamatimeline.com/ colony14author

    The web page also states. “In memory of Alex Okrent.” From The Obama Timeline:

    “…29-year-old campaign worker, Alex Okrent… collapsed in the
    Chicago campaign office and was later pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. According to the Chicago
    Tribune, Okrent “had traveled around the country and to the political heights with Obama since volunteering for his U.S. Senate primary race in 2004, but was eyeing this fall’s presidential election as the end.” Okrent’s mother, Lynn Pollak, is a leader of the anti-Israel organization, Jewish Voice for
    Peace. She is also linked to the Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights, an affiliate of the terrorist-supporting CAIR. Both Alex Okrent and his sister Abigail Okrent appear on the “Jewish Self-Hating and/or Israel Threatening” (SHIT) List. Abigail Okrent is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. The results of Okrent’s autopsy were reportedly “inconclusive”—which prompted Internet rumors that he “may have known something.”

  • $23629333

    When I look back at 2004 – and imagine what might have been – I almost break into tears, a la Bawl-baby Boehner. If Jack Ryan would have gone Buford Pusser on the moustachioed weasel and the man he was working for – when the details of his divorce were publicized – America might be in much better shape than she is today.

  • Ronald

    Maybe they’re already raising funds for Hillary?

  • imcookie1

    Axelrod is the lowest form of scum, He would sell his own disabled daughter if it meant him getting what he wants. HE LOOKS LIKE HITLER, wonder iof he is related???

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Axlerod is an Obama Whore. Enough said.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Axlerod is an Obama Whore. Enough said.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Piece of shit.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Piece of shit.

  • linnicy

    The left do not consider life precious. Remember the DNC, all about abortion rights and contraceptives and death to oldsters. Heartless and cruel. I was shocked at BO’s speech. I have lost a son and I can tell you, this is NOT what was on these poor parents/grandparents minds. Yes, they really do not let a crisis go without exploiting it. Shameful..

  • linnicy

    The left do not consider life precious. Remember the DNC, all about abortion rights and contraceptives and death to oldsters. Heartless and cruel. I was shocked at BO’s speech. I have lost a son and I can tell you, this is NOT what was on these poor parents/grandparents minds. Yes, they really do not let a crisis go without exploiting it. Shameful..

  • El Train

    Oh….pretty sure BHO’s going to find a way to run for a third term. They’re both tactless, pandering idiots.

  • BeeKaaay

    David Axelspam strikes again.

  • M_Baker

    WTF! This article and most of the comments make absolutely no logical sense. Phil, the author of this article must be on something, and what ever it is I would like to have some of it. The common denominator between the article and commenters is that they all possess hatred towards Obama, but are incapable of explaining why using logical terms and facts. All of these people must lead miserable lives for possessing so much hate and being undereducated. Both traits are vividly expressed through their writings, including their total lack of using reliable sources to back their comments.

    For those that read my comment and respond back with usually have to resort in childish name calling, what they believe are clever put downs, or making unfounded accusations. And you can count on none of them will have any reasonable explanation to back their statements.

    • TocksNedlog

      The “author of this article” is “Twitchy Staff”, not “Phil”.
      Perhaps you have already partaken in ‘some of it’.

    • tjzbears

      oh my my my using your newly learned fake out tact’s school lessons this week compliments of georgy boys Open Society Institute are we?

      • M_Baker

        Your comment doesn’t making any sense. No surprise there!