David Axelrod appalled by GOP’s anti-Obamacare threats and thuggery

What shameless Chicago-style thuggery from the Republican party has David Axelrod so upset today? It turns out GOP leaders in the senate “issued a stern warning” to the NFL this week, advising the organization to not let itself be used as a tool of the government to help sell Obamacare to a skeptical public.

“It is difficult to understand why an organization like yours would risk damaging its inclusive and apolitical brand by lending its name to its promotion,” Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) wrote in a letter to the NFL and five other sports organizations. We’re not experts on threats, but that seems to be where the “or else” would come in. It must have been persuasive enough, as the NFL announced yesterday it had “no plans” to team up with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius any time soon.

Something tells us the NFL and other organizations would be thrilled to be associated with Obamacare if it were as popular as Axelrod believes. Why can’t the GOP just lay off and let it be the roaring success it’s destined to be?

Can we at least agree with Axelrod that threats and intimidation have no place in politics?

  • CitizenEgg

    David Axelrod needs to appalled on a regular basis. That’s the only way America will ever be strong and respected again.

    • ObamaFail

      What he’s really appalled about is that another group has decided not to bend over and take it from Obama.

      • videosavant

        And now we’re talking gay rights? Right?

    • whittierte

      He is just another US hating, self loathing white leftist.

      • Jeremy

        He is a communist like his parents.

    • trixiewoobeans

      He’d be more appalled if he wasn’t exempt from it!

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  • Jd1367

    “Hey threats and intimidation are the two pillars of Obama’s presidency” — I thought the two pillars of Obama’s presidency were the teleprompters

    • ObamaFail

      Exactly. Because without them, he turns into a stuttering idiot.

      • Clete Torres

        He’s already a stuttering idiot. The TelePrompTers just help hide it.

        • RedSoloCup

          They prevent him from revealing what he REALLY thinks about this country.

    • GaryTheBrave

      The TOTUS are the foundation. Lies and intimidation are the pillars that keep the scandals from collapsing onto The Wun.

  • ObamaFail

    Obamacare is going to be a big hit against our economy. The Dems are pathetic. The Dems want it to be loved so bad they are stooping to pathetic levels to get people to love it. Well, it doesn’t matter who is lying for them to promote that crap. It’s negative effect is still going to be felt. And if you read what was actually said to the NFL by the GOP, you can tell only an idiot would see it as a threat.

    “It is difficult to understand why an organization like yours would risk damaging its inclusive and apolitical brand by lending its name to its promotion.” – Mitch McConnell and Toryn. Does that sound threatening or intimidating to anyone?

    • grais

      Axelrod’s would like to threaten and intimidate us into believing it is.

    • Garth Haycock

      It’s not so much that the Dems want to be loved. It’s more that the Dems just are completely incompetent when it comes to matters of economics.

      • KansasGirl

        They aren’t incompetent, they haven’t completely destroyed the middle class yet.
        They are aiming for a government of elites vs serfs.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      It’s like a shotgun wedding to an ugly girl who doesn’t love you, and isn’t Pregnant…#JustSayNOToObamacare Jawamax 8<{D}

  • windycitygurl

    C’mon people- don’t you know that Axelrod is pure–except for the time he fooled Chicagoans about ComEd so they could get rate hikes… well Obama then…hmmm…he did say if the Stimulus didn’t pass there would be a catastrophe. Turns out (Reid thanked them from the Senate floor) the far left Apollo Alliance wrote or drafted most of the stimulus.

  • 52mlt60

    Pot, meet kettle!

  • michael s

    The GOP is just angry like a bunch of crybabies with wet diapers over the fact their 40 plus attempts to defeat the Affordable Healthcare Act failed. The GOP is also angry that this is the 1st yr anniversary of the Supreme Court declaring the Affordable Health Care Act constitutional. OBAMACARE LIVES.

    • Jack Deth

      Says the lonely voice in the wilderness.

    • $30423294

      Say Mike? Could you explain how Obamacare is — as you say — “affordable?”

      Health care costs have skyrocketed out of control because of you.

      Bonus points for answering this question: how do you sleep at night?

      • trixiewoobeans

        He can’t, but I’d love to see him try.

    • Garth Haycock

      Get your facts straight. It’s only been 37 times. Sheesh.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Somebody’s pants are POOPY! Bless his little heart :)

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      surely someone will walk by and pick up your pacifier and plunge it back into your …

    • RedSoloCup

      Your diaper, change it.

    • Ronald

      Well at least they’re not wasting their time. I’m expecting another 40 fails before they finally give up.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Your diaper is as full of it as the Admin’s skulls! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jack Deth

    “Threats and Intimidation”???


    That’s what you’re going with?


    “Threats and Intimidation” is siccing the IRS, FBI, DHS, EPA and HHS on conservative organizations practicing their God given and Constitutionally protected rights.

  • FreedomFighter

    Sometimes I think the administration throws out BS like this just to gauge the publics position

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      My old Grandpa used to tell us kids stories kind of like Aesop and such and he had one like this:

      These people came into their new kitchen and started to fling “fit” against the wall, from the start, to see what stuck. “Fit” started to pile up on the floor and their food started tasting like “fit”. Folks weren’t eating there anymore.

      So they bought a fan to get rid of the smell (MSM).

      Eventually the “fit” hit the “shan” !

      Then it got messy…..

      BTW: In Aesop the pigs in the straw and twig houses get eaten. The pig in the brick house eats the wolf.

      Brick houses. Think about it…

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      …And sniff out the “opposition” for the purpose of oppressing them… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • $30423294

    The alibi is taking shape. That’s right, I said alibi. Obamacare is a crime. History will judge the participants. This bureaucrat is laying the groundwork for the alibi.

    The alibi will be that the incalculable pain and suffering that will be caused by their reckless malfeasance was secretly planned and enacted by Republicans. You thought 9-11 truther theory was obscene? You haven’t seen the depths to which the democrat party will sink.

    I am curious, did the pig defendants at Nuremburg blame the liberators in some way? I seem to recall they did, and I suspect sociopaths have many different psychological mechanisms for evading responsibility. This sounds like one of them.

  • Garth Haycock

    I’m appalled that a guy who looks like a pedophile is allowed to advise the POTUS.

  • Conservagrl

    Success? if Obamacare is how you define success I’d hate to see how you define failure. My insurance has skyrocketed since this was imposed on the majority of people who don’t want it, and we’ll wait and see if my rates go down $2,500 like Obama said.

    • KansasGirl

      Conservagrl, your coverage was intended to rise…solely to pay for the democRat voter base healthcare.
      These people don’t pay for anything else, they certainly aren’t going to start now.

  • Squirrel!

    Medicaid stays in place for the poor. Medicare stays in place for the elderly. Folks with money have no problem affording healthcare. Who does ACA effect most? That’s right… the middle class & small business. It’s anther tool to wipe out the middle class & small business.

    • Zach Smith

      Add in 30 to 50 million new poorly educated unskilled immigrants and it will be pretty hard to distinguish the United States from a third world country.

  • Squirrel!

    I don’t care how many times this lie about ACA is repeated. No one will ever believe it.

  • videosavant

    The really funny thing about Axelrod is that even without the mustache he’s still a dead ringer for one of the grown-up Boys from Brazil.

  • detroit19

    Seriously? No, really…SERIOUSLY?!?!

  • Bill Board

    What’s appalling is ….. the pig who said “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it”, as well as the cramming of rotten legislation down the throats of the American people.

  • Maxx

    Interesting that while medical premiums are skyrocketing, doctors are bailing and people are seeing their job hours cut down to the minimum so their employers can avoid having to pay for their health care, this mindless droid claims “success.”

    Liberals like Axelrod blow their party horns at the most imbecilic time but even worse is their own brain dead constituency struggle to put these puzzle pieces of impotent liberal governance together and thus the rest of a thinking nation is provided with four more years of nitwits like this fella, vomiting more obtuseness.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Appalling is Axelrod pretending to be appalled. Faux outrage at it’s finest. Trying to put Republicans on the defensive by intimidating attacks lying about their tactics. And their disciples will only hear that the Republicans are using “threats and intimidation” and not know or care how untrue it is.

    As long as Axelrod and all liberals stay on the attack they never have to defend their comments. How they respond to criticism; they don’t, attack and accuse to distract. Their followers never have time to think and question, they are too busy carrying water for their leaders, lighting torches and sharpening their pitchforks.

    Advice to practitioners of the liberal cult: pause, breath, take in a nice meal, get some rest . . . then, and only then . . . try to think.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      ‘Tis Esprit of Saul Alinski-ites constantly on the attack….well versed, schooled, trained, excellence du jour served on the Marxist, Fascist, Communist Platter…too bad for these heathens we’re not buying it, even though they are serving.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Shorter Axlerod: “We can dish it out, and you must take it, but we can’t take when you (Conservatives) dish it out… ” #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • David

    Hilarious coming from the criminal cartel of Obamaville.

  • notenoughtime

    For the past 4+ years, most in this country have been told to get over it by Axelrod and O. It seems juvenile to cry foul now when things are not going their way and opposition is not going away quietly.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Repeal and Replace!

    Start with ObamaCare, then Harry Reid’s Senate leadership position and then having democrats in the White House!

  • MKFenris

    Oh look a hypocrite, its only okay when they threaten and strong arm people.

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Well. I am offended by Obama’s and the Dem’s thuggery, forcing folks against their will , to have to have hc insurance.

  • mickeyco

    You have got to be kidding me. The A1 thug of all Chicago Thuggery is calling Repubs thugs. That’s not hypocrisy. What comes after hypocrisy?

    • Jim Denney


      • mickeyco

        Thanks, that works for me.

  • RedSoloCup

    David’s baby picture. Ironically he hasn’t changed much since.

  • SophieRo3

    Somebody needs a whaaaaambulance!


  • HolyCowRUKiddingme

    Greasyrod is THE problem

  • Jeremy
  • Ironhawk86

    Cry me a river, Axy. As dim and short-sighted as Roger Goodell is, even he could he see what a stupid idea this was without input from any political figure. All of which is distraction of why the hell is government program trying to buy advertising in the first place.

  • neoface

    Does anyone give a rats ass what Axelrod thinks? He will go down in history as the biggest evil that brought Americans Oblamer!!!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Creeps, bullies, liars, Mob thugs…Oh yeah, that’s KING FINK OBAMA and his Cronies! And, expect a fight if you try to Force the NFL, NBA, etc. to promote it. And, when it collapses under the weight of it’s cost, DON’T SAY I TOLD YOU SO!!#RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Ken Alan Draper

    If ACA is so great why did axlegrease get himself & his family excepted from participating in it?

  • KeiMechiso

    If anyone knows about intimidation and thuggery it’s Axelrod but he is projecting here. I seem to remember Axelrod being involved in releasing negative information from sealed documents against Obama’s political opponents.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    When Axeldouche says “success”, he really means “sucks ass”.