#1 Liberal blogger directly confronts David Axelrod09-23-2010, 10:22 PM
cal04 (1000+ posts) Thu Sep-23-10 05:15 PM
Original message Liberal blogger directly confronts David Axelrod
Edited on Thu Sep-23-10 06:08 PM by cal04
accuses White House of "hippie punching"
Top Obama adviser David Axelrod got an earful of the liberal blogosphere's anger at the White House moments ago, when a blogger on a conference call directly called out Axelrod over White House criticism of the left, accusing the administration of "hippie punching."
"We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day," the blogger, Susan Madrak of Crooks and Liars, pointedly told Axelrod on the call, which was organzied for liberal bloggers and progressive media.
That tension burst out into the open when Madrak directly asked Axelrod: "Have you ever heard of hippie punching?" That prompted a long silence from Axelrod.
"You want us to help you, the first thing I would suggest is enough of the hippie punching," Madrak added. "We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day."
Axelrod didn't engage on "hippie punching," but he said he agreed with the blogger. "To the extent that we shouldn't get involved in intramural skirmishing, I couldn't agree more," Axelrod said. "We just can't afford that. There are big things at stake here."
Madrak replied that Axelrod was missing the point -- that the criticism of the left made it tougher for bloggers like herself to motivate the base. "Don't make our jobs harder," she said.
Hereís Susieís take:
This is rich...
flyarm (1000+ posts) Thu Sep-23-10 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #3
15. wow ..do you deliberately miss the point, or have you swallowed too much kool aide? First off..this woman is not a girl..second ..If you don't see the anger by long time hard working and donating Democrats at being called names by the Party elite..then I feel very sorry for you and those who continue the bullying! Because you will be very disappointed in November and you will be responsible in part for major losses at the polls!
Read that again..You will be in part responsible for major losses..not those who are called the names!
Abuse is not a tasty treat, and is treated with disdain by anyone with common sense and decency or an ounce of intelligence.
HOPE & CHANGE!!!!!
You saps, Obama played you like a cheap fiddle. Some of you are beginning to realize that. You let BDS get the better of you.
And your party is going to pay dearly for that this November.May the FORCE be with you!
09-24-2010, 12:40 PM
Hippie punching should be an Olympic sport, IMHO."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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09-24-2010, 02:00 PM
"We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day."
That's because your gullible enough to go under the bleachers.
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