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1/31/2010

Axelrod: Alito’s “Unusual Outburst”

Filed under: Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 8:01 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

David Axelrod explains that President Obama has become used to “unusual outbursts” in response to his Congressional speeches, and includes in that group Justice Alito’s reaction to Obama’s State of the Union remarks:

Alito’s “unusual outburst”:

— DRJ

38 Responses to “Axelrod: Alito’s “Unusual Outburst””

  1. We welcome our new progressive overlords with their redefinitions of words – now the term “outburst” includes a silent mouthing of words. Good to know.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  2. And a head shake. Head shakes are outbursts now, too.

    DRJ (84a0c3)

  3. I guess that dissent is no longer the highest form of patriotism, DRJ.

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  4. Enthusiastic cheering is still allowed.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (9eb641)

  5. I heard him say “Simply not true, boy.”

    I’m surprised Axelrod did not say it was racist.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  6. Doesn’t something have to burst out for it to be an outburst?

    roy (d6fc79)

  7. Outbursts at the mention of bad guys — like bankers, oil company executives, and health insurance companies — are probably still okay, too.

    DRJ (84a0c3)

  8. I wonder if roberts had to go wag his finger at him for hurting his cogenial rep.

    imdw (bb8086)

  9. I reject your reality, and substitute my own…

    Gazzer (583345)

  10. Anyone want to wag a specific finger at imdw?

    Eric Blair (20b3a8)

  11. I suppose that suggesting the most simple of solutions, to not tell falsehoods, would be out-of-order?

    AD - RtR/OS! (951da8)

  12. Axelrod lies as naturally as he breathes. If he tells you 2+2=4, double-check his figures.

    Another Chris (35bdd0)

  13. “I wonder if roberts had to go wag his finger at Obama for further hurting his honesty rep.”

    imdw – Fixed that for you.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  14. ???”cogenial”???

    AD - RtR/OS! (951da8)

  15. Yeah, we hate all those unusual outbursts against Teh Won.

    John Hitchcock (f78ce7)

  16. /me scratches the side of his nose with only his middle finger while looking at Axelrod and Ear Leader…..

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  17. Alito is a mime? :-)

    Methinks the WH needs padded walls.

    Sharpshooter (1edeb2)

  18. If that was an outburst, then what are the legislators doing right after? A riot?

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  19. Which brings up the idea of a food fight at the next SOTU. Perhaps cream pies?

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  20. I’m surprised Axelrod didn’t have his ventriloquist’s dummy, Gibbs, proclaim that what Alito did was “insane”.

    Icy Texan (ca0a8d)

  21. imdw, you are such a painfully not-bright, not-clever, pretentious attention whore, that I can only hope that your being on the receiving end of endless swirlies in the locker room stops when you turn 18 and you’ve learned something.

    SPC Jack Klompus (fc3245)

  22. As someone pointed out on a TV pundit show, it appears from the video that Alito’s “outburst” did not even serve to wake Sotomayor from her slumber. Now I now our trolls will state that she was not full out snoring, sound asleep but that just makes it more likely she would react to any nearby “outburst.”

    It can’t really be an “outburst” if something didn’t “burst.”

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  23. Obama is getting used to people calling him a liar when he, er lies?

    Wow. Progress!

    Tully (4dce1a)

  24. your being on the receiving end of endless swirlies in the locker room stops when you turn 18 and you’ve learned something.

    I think you’re incorrect – imadoofus claimed on an earlier thread to have completed High School. What we don’t know is how many years of that rigorous schooling was required to graduate.

    Dmac (539341)

  25. So, Axelrod didn’t think it was unusual for the President to call out the Supreme Court at the State of the Union, in front of the Justices?
    I wonder what the term for a non-outburst is?

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  26. Hey, Dmac, my brother completed High School, too. Many years later, he got his GED.

    John Hitchcock (55712f)

  27. Really? Did he just complete his time there and leave without a diploma?

    Dmac (539341)

  28. When he reached 18, he was done, his high school was complete.

    John Hitchcock (55712f)

  29. Sounds like my nephew, but he didn’t even make it to his senior year (drugs). He’s working on his GED, but if he doesn’t get his life together shortly, he’s going to be seriously f-cked.

    BTW, the next time a sentient thought comes out of Hacky Axelrod’s blowhole, that will indeed qualify as an “outburst.”

    Dmac (539341)

  30. Narcissists never seem to understand that most people get really pissed off when they are lied to or lied about. Their handlers should know better, and Axlerod obviously doesn’t.

    trentk269 (7d6bc1)

  31. Obama does not seem to realize that the single most important variable in how the court will rule on any single issue right now is Kennedy. By insulting Kennedy and the opinion Kennedy wrote, and in such a sophomoric way, he is not gaining any traction for his agenda.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  32. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anyone behave less like a President than Obama. From calling out the Supreme Court at the SOTU to lecturing the Republican members of the House at their retreat, it’s clear that Obama thinks he is some kind of supreme being; the rest of us are just a bunch of peons; and we’re standing in his way of doing “great” things.

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  33. Oh, and Axelrod is an idiot!

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  34. Rochf – The reason they use the term ‘unprecedented’ so often?

    They can’t spell unpresidential.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  35. Hey, I live in Illinois–everything here is unprecedented (in addition to being unpresidential).

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  36. Rochf – Are you in Champaign?

    JD (b537f4)

  37. These people really can’t stand any criticism, can they? I’d say they were thin-skinned but didn’t Harry Reid beat me to that reference? Or am I confused?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  38. That would be light-skinned, SPQR, which makes you a RACIST !!!!!!!!!!!!

    JD (61d2c1)


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