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.
Now threats and intimidation? Appalling how far congressional Rs are willing to go to try and impede success of ACA.http://t.co/VixwNIBwlA
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 29, 2013
“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.
— The Devil You Don't (@desertkev) June 29, 2013
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?
@davidaxelrod If Obamacare is so wonderful, why do you need pro sports to help promote it? Probably because it can't stand on its own.
— Rob's Rules (@thisrobrules) June 29, 2013
Can we at least agree with Axelrod that threats and intimidation have no place in politics?
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) June 29, 2013
@davidaxelrod. HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA
— Come&TakeIt (@freshcut1) June 29, 2013
— Barry Allen (@BarryHenryAllen) June 29, 2013
— Joe_E_O (@Joe_E_O) June 29, 2013
@davidaxelrod You mean like the federal gov (IRS) does to the Tea Party. This is rich from the gang from Chicago which uses this as a tool
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) June 29, 2013
— Jim Branch (@jamesbranch3) June 29, 2013
David Axelrod @davidaxelrod IS the man who doesn't own a mirror. Totally not aware of himself and what he does, gets only glimpses.
— 1 – 1 + 1 – 1 + … (@WhereIsArnold) June 29, 2013
@davidaxelrod You're kidding, right?
— kc (@kswatchman) June 29, 2013
@davidaxelrod Have they used the IRS to harass them and infringe on their rights? No, wait, that's the White House.
— LauraB in MN (@LauraBxd) June 29, 2013
— neighhay (@neighhay) June 29, 2013
— Bob Beasley (@13013B) June 29, 2013
Hey threats and intimidation are the two pillars of Obama's presidency "@davidaxelrod: Now threats and intimidation?"
— Matt Nettleton (@mattnettleton) June 29, 2013