Shorter David Axelrod: That Washington state bridge? The GOP collapsed that

It took less than an hour for breathless libs to find a pitifully stupid way to blame the GOP for the Washington state bridge collapse. Obama henchman David Axelrod is a little slow, but half a day later, he is so on it.

How exactly should Republicans “act,” Axe? Ban trucks?

That’s right, the collapse of the bridge that sent cars plunging into the Skagit River was reportedly caused by a truck. And no, it wasn’t one of those scary looking GOP assault trucks.

Initially, it wasn’t clear if the bridge just gave way on its own. But at an overnight news conference, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste blamed it on a tractor-trailer carrying a tall load that hit an upper part of the span.

“For reasons unknown at this point in time, the semi struck the overhead of the bridge causing the collapse,” he said.

If Axelrod wants to talk infrastructure spending, perhaps he should read up first. Washington was awarded billions of stimulus dollars. And as Twitchy noted last night, Senate Republicans are hardly against infrastructure spending — in 2009 they proposed an alternative stimulus with $114 billion for infrastructure projects. Surprise! Dems didn’t go for it because the plan included tax cuts.

There’s definitely something shovel-ready around here.

Hey, if we’re gonna waste stimulus dollars anyway …


    If Obama had it bridge it would look like this one

  • TocksNedlog

    Ban all assault trucks!

    • BlahBlah

      Hey now. Just the ones with 18 wheels or more.

    • Okie_pastor

      Yes we can!

  • TocksNedlog

    Axelrod without a moustache looks like Matt Lauer on goofy gas.

    • Clayton Grant

      Every time I see that guy I get this weird ‘sieg heil’ vibe.

      • CatHerder

        Every time I hear Axelrodent I get this weird ‘Scher dich zum Teufel’ vibe. 😉

        • Junie3

          Had to look that one up. I raised you to 8.

        • Garth Haycock

          In Italian, it’s “va a quel paese”.

          Just thought you’d like to know.

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Axelrod looks like Hitler and sounds like Goebels.

      • Pat R.

        and the brains of a beer can.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I’m thinking he’s got a definite, Mr. Potatohead vibe going on.

  • Jack Deth

    But… But… But that money was supposed to go to pay union workers to do whatever it is they do not do.

    Not straight into those unions’ pension funds and political coffers!

  • ObamaFail

    I saw lib tweets this morning that said, “The blood of the poor people killed in the bridge collapse are on the hands of Republicans!!” Of course, libs refuse to use facts. No one was killed, and Congressional Republicans weren’t driving the truck. But let’s blame them anyway. Got to get that focus off of those scandals that are making Obama look like a tyrant.

    • BlahBlah

      I swear I’m now seriously considering the possibility that they all have implants that get activated from the WH basement. There’s no other explanation for alleged grown people to just mindlessly repeat the most moronic things.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Umm, you’re not alone in that, it’s like they’ve been ‘chipped!

      • CatHerder

        Stepford Flunkies?

    • Lady 12

      I told a few of them off for blaming the GOP, and pointed out that Washington has a Democrat state government. One of them actually told me off for using political labels.

      • Conservative Ohioan

        How dare you use facts in front of a liberal!

      • detroit19

        Wow…just wow.

      • trixiewoobeans

        And they said, “Don’t try and dazzle us with brilliance when we’re trying to baffle you with bullshit!!” Lol!

  • Bemani Dog

    Washington State has known this bridge was bad since 2000. Since then they have had two Transportation Equity Acts, the 2009 stimulus (when they got $5.8 billion for infrastructure), and all sorts of state budgets controlled by spend-happy Democrats. So why wasn’t a crumbling bridge on a major Interstate in a major city fixed? Did we learn nothing from I-35W?

  • Kerby Loring Stahoviak

    Looking forward to the tweet from Axelrod that Republicans were responsible for impeaching Obummer!

    • Spatial Awareness


    • Lady 12

      That will be the day…

  • Spatial Awareness

    -I think the bridge was hit by this trainwreak of an Administration.

    • Lady 12


  • Lady 12

    This man, along with most of the other Libtards blaming the GOP for the bridge collapse, does not live in Washington, has probably never used that bridge, and does not are jack about either unless he can politicize it.

    • Paula Noakes

      As a Washingtonian, I know that the Democrats have run the state for nearly 30 years. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Axelrod. Last Republican governor of Washington left office in 1985. Our two senators (such as they are) are Democrats. Our representatives in the House are evenly divided, else we would probably be in worse shape than we already are. I love the smell of idiocy in the morning …

  • BenY

    Well he can say anything no matter how stupid since all his listeners, base, can’t tell the difference between their a holes and a hole in the ground. If not for cretins and communists there would be no DemoRat base.

  • Jeremy Buchanan

    David Axelrod = Communist and his parents were pinkos as well.

  • Sharkteeth

    He would not know the truth if a loaded semi hit him with it.

  • Hyork Dench

    It’s obvious GOP didn’t do it. Axelgrease wasn’t under the bridge at the time…

  • GaryTheBrave

    As if the bridges in Chicago are in great shape. . .

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Look!-A Black-and-White Dodge, jumping that Drawbridge! #TheBluesBrothers XD #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • keyboard jockey

    Uh not according to the NYT’s Dave, that’s on you.

    The American Society of Civil Engineers has given the nation’s infrastructure an overall grade of D. Fixing deficient bridges, tunnels, dams and sewage-treatment plants, not to mention expanding high-speed Internet and modernizing the electricity grid, should be clear priorities.

    $840 billion stimulus plan fell short- they couldn’t get it done with a trillion American tax payer dollars.

    Overall, states spent $15.7 billion of the stimulus transportation funds on repairing and maintaining roads and bridges, $8.9 billion on building new ones, $1 billion on bike projects and $462.8 million on public transportation projects.

    Report: More jobs when stimulus funds spent to repair roads – The Hill’s On The Money

    • keyboard jockey

      The NYT’s article was written by, Michael Grabell is a reporter at ProPublica and the author of “Money Well Spent? The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History.”

  • PAttyconservatopia

    Gotta blame someone. oBamas first commandment.

  • Squirrel!

    Communists are so funny! Who knew?

  • Squirrel!

    Maybe we could check the truck driver’s voting record. Could’ve been a Republican.

    • jebjr

      Guarantee Obama is wiretaping that truck driver to investigate for WH leaks and he has the IRS looking to see if he filed a 501(c)(4) as ‘Big Rig Patriot”.
      Axelrod is a Kool-Aid drinking moron.

    • Brent

      The driver wasn’t Republican. He is a Canadian. We need to tighten up the borders, I guess.

      • Squirrel!

        But you got my meaning. Aren’t we running a hwy from Canada to Mexico? It’s the North American Union plan. One world government.

  • ChampionCapua

    Why do the Teamsters hate bridges?

  • detroit19

    David Axelrod, as usual, comes off looking like a buffoon. Hope Oscammer set up a good ‘retirement’ fund for him; he’ll never have another job. outside of the Federal Government which actually recruits shameless lying liars who lie, or a union job…….

  • mpg71396

    If anybody believes what Axelrod has to say, I have a bridge to sell them.

    • Catchance

      Heh. Good one.

  • RememberSekhmet

    Yep, you totally busted us, Davey. Sarah Palin was driving that oversized truck, and Ted Cruz was her lookout. Sure, buddy.

  • digitalPimple

    Shorter answer: No. As David said earlier, and proven by the last stimulus, the government is far too vast to monitor and control any money allocated to infrastructure.

  • Guest

    David Axelrod (along with all the other Democrats) needs to be hauled in for a mandatory psych eval. A person can’t really be that stupid….he must be mentally ill. There is a name for the mental illness that liberals exhibit:

    Mythomania: Compulsive Lying Disorder

    They ALL need treatment before their illness irreparably destroys our country.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Or, they all think they’re Baron von Munchausen #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • $35072932

    Is anyone else getting real sick of the incessant Lies emanating from the Left?

    Billions were spend in the ‘Stimulus’ supposedly to do this kind of infrastructure work – and now they are lying about it?


  • Christine Love

    If Obama had a dog, it would look like David Axelrod, oh, wait……….never mind, but he’s still a dog.

  • Paul C.

    Quick look at this hand no scandals to see over there. A$$holerod is a idiot.

    • snyper77

      Love the new name!

  • agroulx

    Isn’t Washington a blue state?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Impossible ! The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spent $900 billion rebuilding America’s crumbling roads and bridges ! No wait, it all went into Demonrat Party coffers and Obama bundlers, never mind.

  • ELC

    Adolph Hitler(Oops that’s David Axelfarts)should learn to zip the lip because everytime a stupid comment comes out of his @$$hole mouth-the public realizes the man should be commited to the loony farm. It would be great if he for once opened his mouth with some intelligence behind it, but that would be asking way too much. Get you facts straight David before stupidity overruns you.

  • 912er

    Remember when Obama said shovel ready jobs weren’t as shovel ready as he thought???Someone should tell Axelrod about that….Of course the corrupt vermin probably wrote that line also.

    • seek456

      remember how he chuckled? Big joke that – fooled the left and keeps fooling them.

  • sickofitall1096

    Washington State received $1.5 billion from the stimulus for roads and infrastructure. $492 million – less than half- was actually used for that purpose. Washington is a blue state. Maybe those WA Dems should have used a bit more of the money for what it was actually intended for. There are also toll roads in the state. Where is that money going?

  • Im_Rick_James

    There is nobody – not one single person, on the face of this planet, that I would love to punch in the face more than david axelrod. #s 2 & 3 are larry O’Donnell and martin bashir – toure, I wanna kick him in the face – and I’m 99.99% sure that martin bashir needs the ever-loving sh$t kicked out of him…

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Put that rant with the Super Freak music and you might have a hit

  • Bill Board

    I thought we were rid of that insignificant twit, Axle-nimrod.

  • Donny Blackmore

    It’s amazing how this Country is able to find money for things that the
    American People aren’t the slightest bit interested in like sending
    money to many Muslim Countries that hate us, or Electric cars that many
    people can’t even plug into there homes especially ones living in
    apartment buildings. And we cant forget the Shrimp riding the treadmill,
    yes, that is a very important matter and we need to know how many laps a
    Shrimp can run on a treadmill in a stupid fish tank. We can do all of
    the above, but we can’t find the money to fix a lousy bridge. Welcome to
    the United States of America where we have some of the most Top Notch
    Politicians on display right now. They are very concerned about the
    Bridges we drive on, so concerned that there falling down and
    unfortunately human beings are going down with them. David Axelrod needs to be sent to Gitmo for a few years because he’s talking like a complete moron lately. I think his mustache is growing inward and choking what’s left of his brain. Correction he doesn’t have a mustache. Oh well

  • Tyrconnell

    Hmmm, call him on his lies and be declared by the lick-spittle media divisive, or put FC77 in his coffe before his next TV appearance.

  • SDN

    And let’s not forget that NOW insisted that Porkulous dollars NOT go to infrastructure fixes because those would mean jobs for “big burly men”.

  • Guest

    If hemorrhoids could take human form,
    they would closely resemble Herr Axelthug.

  • Derek Penner

    I’m surprised he didn’t blame GOD

  • Janice LEE

    Everyone knows that Bush was driving the truck that hit the bridge support in WA.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    To be fair to the trucker, his route was dictated by the oversize load permit he was issued by the state, he can only take the route the state dictates. the state sent him over that bridge. now the state probably used the clearance measured when the bridge was first built, if the road has been resurfaced without having the old surface ground off then the clearance will decrease each time a new layer of asphalt was applied. so half of the responsibility is on the state.

  • JR48

    Not only a general ‘where did the stimulus money go?’ but it should be a WE DEMAND AN ITEMIZED ACCOUNTING OF OUR MONEY.

    Get that Axelrod? OUR MONEY. Not the government’s money, not the dem’s money, not the anything to do with Reps…It’s OUR money.

    If WE want an accounting or comment, we’ll let you know. You work for us. Assume the position of a subordinate. Thanks.

  • missyree68

    David is just a political hack and hatchet man and not a nice man. He ruins lives of his political opponents for political gain and spews lies and propaganda. It is my feeling there is a special place for him.

  • seek456

    Excuse me David – the bridge collapse? A bad driving job – by a Canadian from Edmonton no less.
    Yes, somehow he thought his oversized load should cross the bridge in the right lane, instead of the middle lane – hit a cross bar girder and bye bye bridge. You do know how some bridges are constructed do you David?

  • Trudy Hill

    Take back the money given to GREEN companies, use it on REALITY.

  • Andreas Barbiero

    So he admits the stimulus went to re-elections, and ignored bridges. Thanks!

  • Jedd McHead

    Axelrod is so unctuous we’ll never run out of oil as long as he’s around.

  • lana ward

    These communists on the left are just so predictable