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June 4, 2013 - 12:05 pm

David Axelrod is pushing — again — the meme that the GOP is all about to “overreach” on the collective Obama scandals.

There are clearly serious things that ought to be looked at, and the Congress has the right to look at them. And the question is just, will they overplay their hand? You know, if, Darrell Issa has torqued this thing up so high that he threatens to take the party over the cliff. And if I were Republicans, I would say to Issa, in the parlance of his old business, ‘please step away from that car.’ I think that there’s real danger here for them.

Yeah. With all due respect, Axelrod’s lying. It’s not even quality spin. It’s desperate.

Riddle me this: In the context of the IRS and media scandals, what exactly would “overreach” even look like? The GOP hitting the IRS too hard? Nobody likes the IRS. Hit the IRS with political nukes, bring out more of its victims to tell their stories, watch Lois Lerner take the Fifth, watch Obama fake-fire some people and promote others, and call him out on it all. It’s gold for anyone who hates the IRS and for the party that did not unleash the IRS on innocent citizens.

The GOP advocating media freedom too loudly? Just about everybody says they believe in a free press. Eric Holder clearly lied when he claimed to know nothing about any potential prosecution of anyone in the press, after he signed off on the James Rosen warrant. Obviously he did know, and just as obviously, he was dishonest about it under oath. He should resign, or be fired, after he twists for a while in the public glare and gets raked over the coals in Congress.

Enlighten us, Democrats, what’s the real danger for the Republicans here? That the likes of Dana Milbank will say bad things about them? He’s going to do that anyway. That Joe Scarborough will get the vapors again? He’s a wuss on a channel no one watches. Who gives a rip?

If Axelrod et al really believed that the scandals would result in real Republican overreach, they would just let it happen. Just sit back and watch the fun. Pop some popcorn. Because it would save his pal Barack and all their mutual friends from the quagmire they’re all in. And because he’s paid to help Democrats, not Republicans. Just follow the money that flows to Axelrod, and observe common sense.

If his enemy is destroying itself, why would Axelrod get ever think of getting in its way? Hm, Dave? Why? Where did that altruistic streak come from all of a sudden?

With all this “overreach” noise, David Axelrod is acting guilty, as if he has something to hide.

Maybe he does. He was there on the campaign and in the Obama White House when the abuse was going on. He sounds the proverbial guilty dog barking first.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Race card doth unfold! Gird ones loins!
This is an Axelrod typical tactic! All the President's men, couldn't put Humpty-Dumpty back together again...so call Super Axelrod to the rescue. Here's how it unfolds...started already. He's done it countless times before, so do it again!
One has to understand the interpersonal dynamic between the "Chicago-style thuggery" occuring between Jarrett, Rezko, Axelrod and Obama in 2004 elections as well as subsequent politcal candidacies, to wit:
Astute political observers could easily detect David Axelrod's fingerprints all over the illicit campaign tactic.It worked before, so why not now? The senior partner of AKP Message & Media, David Axelrod is a leading political consultant based in Chicago, Illinois.While he is best known as a top adviser to Barack Obama, first in Obama's 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Illinois and currently as strategist for Obama's 2008(2012) presidential campaign, he has been the power behind the throne in multiple campaigns, including Dennis Archer in Detroit, Michael R. White in Cleveland, Anthony A. Williams in Washington, D.C., Lee P. Brown in Houston, and John F. Street in Philadelphia.While Axelrod will advise white candidates, he primarily specializes in developing campaign strategies for black candidates.His favorite, indeed primary campaign tactic, is to polarize the campaign with smear attacks, in other words, the race card.Indeed when all else fails, Axelrod resorts to the race card as his ace in the hole. ...
But under Axelrod's skillful media manipulation, Street and his supporters successfully polarized the campaign by leveling accusations of institutional racial prejudice and playing on historical skepticism of the GOP-controlled Federal government....
"The Shame of a City" exposed Axelrod, among others, as disingenuous opportunists who intentionally and falsely manipulated racial tensions and suspicion of Republicans to get Street re-elected, despite the probable cause that induced the Federal investigation in the first place, and which eventually resulted in a string of convictions of scores of people in Street's inner circle.
Axelrod's successes include the unsealing of court documents in one hotly contested race, for sole purposes of decimating a candidates family and business profile...later, all proven as false.
Fast& Furious, Benghazi, IRS, AP, HHS and Sibelius, et all have Axelrod's fingerprints all over them. The World's Largest, Single International Criminal Organization on full display. Pray. Amen.Crony-capitalism and Progressive New Left Activist goobly-gook allied with Cloward-Piven/Van Jones soviet style vision for We The People's USA are trampling over Our US Constitution, Bill of Rights and "Rule of Law"! Join a Tea Party! Arise, We The People! Join the Bastille Day revolution! We want our country back!
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"You know, if, Darrell Issa has torqued this thing up so high that he threatens to take the party over the cliff. And if I were Republicans, I would say to Issa, in the parlance of his old business, ‘please step away from that car.’ I think that there’s real danger here for them."

You know, David, you never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. If the R's are overreaching then the best course of action for you is to let them do so. Commenting about putative "real danger here" sounds like a case of projection and desparation on your part.

Keep turning those thumbscrews, Darrell!
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I'm worried about underreach...after we, the People...have been victims of a totalitarian reach around for five years.
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Republican overreach. It sounds like concern-trolling, but it is really two other things, when they do it.

1) Oh, the Republicans are blowing this issue out of proportion. It is not really all that bad.

2) SQUIRREL! If they get lucky, they can get people repating this, and get people talking about the Republicans, instead of talking about the Dems.

These guys are not arguing the issue. They are playing the emotions of people with their subtle whitewash and misdirection. Don't think this is stupid. It is very calculated, and effective with some people. Such people are not even aware their thinking is being manipulated. These are very devious, very evil, people.
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Well said.
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