In any case, how could it be that a political operative is now speaking out on perhaps the most sensitive national security matters that the nation confronts? These questions come to mind in the wake of Axelrod’s Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Host Joe Scarborough said to Axelrod--in a statement, not a question--“It is very obvious that the White House is leaking classified information.” And how, exactly, did Axelrod respond?
Axelrod answered, “I can tell you that the president of the United States did not leak classified information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday, and he didn’t authorize the leak of information, as Mitt Romney suggested yesterday.”
Romney had, indeed, delivered a stinging attack on the leaks, declaring in a speech to the VFW on Tuesday, “This conduct is contemptible. It betrays our national interest.” Clearly, those words from the Republican challenger had rattled both the White House and the Obama re-election campaign. Thus, Axelrod was on TV the very next day, battling back. Axelrod’s message was intended to be political pacification: in effect, he was saying, Hey, folks, don’t worry about the leak issue; these are just partisan attacks from Barack Obama’s Republican opponent. So there’s nothing to see here, other than the usual political bickering.
But in fact, Axelrod’s words on “Morning Joe” represented a significant backpedaling for Axelrod, who on June 10 had told ABC News that the White House, as a whole--beyond just the President specifically--was not involved in the leaks. Interestingly, in that appearance, we can see that Axelrod continuously used the word “we” in referring to the White House. For a man who left the White House staff in February 2011--giving up his security clearance and thus all access to classified materials--Axelrod certainly sounded as if he were still working in the building. Let’s pause here. Eighteen months after leaving the White House, Axelrod is still able to give precise and informed commentary on a serious legal investigation. The new position, of as July 25, is that Axelrod can attest only to the President’s personal non-involvement in the leaks, as distinct from the rest of the White House.
Time for "We the People" to take action..the gutless "wonders" in DC won't..treason is treason and correcting that inaction should trump everything else before they do even more destruction.
SOFA is about to burn your house down
I am so sick of John Boehner. He is doing NOTHING. It seems like groundhog day,, same old thing and never get anything accomplished.
john "cry baby" boehner needs to get thrown out as soon as possible!!! He is and has been a do nothing spineless whimp!!! when REAL americans depended on him to get things done HE DID NOTHING!!!!!! eric withholder should be castigated by his ears but NOTHING!!!! REAL AMERICANS NEED TO STEP UP THIS ELECTION AND GET RID OF ALL RHINOS AND COMMUNISTS!!! WE NEED MORE REAL AMERICANS IN EACH RACE VYING FOR POSITIONS WITHIN OUR GOVT, LOCALLY, STATEWIDE AND MOST CERTAINLY FEDERALLY!! IF YOU ARE BLESSED WITH THE INTELLIGENCE FOR DEBATE CONSIDER RUNNING FOR A GOVT POSITION, IF THOUSANDS OF REAL AMERICANS (NOT COMMIES OR GLOBALISTS) GET INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL REAL AMERICANS GET THINGS DONE AND OUR COUNTRY WILL BE OUR COUNTRY AGAIN!!! THATS THE HOPE AND CHANGE GOOD GOD FEARING PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR AND I DO BELEIVE THAT THE RADICAL LEFT COMMIE LIBERALS WANT IT AS WELL!!!1 IF WE GAVE THESE COMMIES A GOD FEARING GOVT THEY WOULD LOVE IT AS THAT IS THE ONLY GOVT THAT WILL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!
That means inAZ we need to get rid of McCain and the guy that is running for Kyl's space...Flake...both are antiAmerican progressives and part of the problem....it will take more groundwork to get these criminals unseated as they feel they are above the law!!!
I agree Carl. Boehner is a worthless piece of S***. He so needs to be kicked to the curb. He's a spineless failure & needs to learn how to be a man. Maybe he should start hanging out w/ West
They have been busy lying and they will get caught eventually. However not before we are no longer a free nation but a tyranny ruling the world according to the rantings of Liberal jackasses who have never learned from history, only about it. They know damn good and well that disarming the people will subject all to their stupid ideology that is as old as history itself.
Axelrod the Fox checking out the Hen house?
I am suspect of people who ignore the subject and attack republicans with innuendos. The leaks of classified information are coming from the OBAMA White House and his minion, AXELROD is doing a cover up. Why attack Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House when there is the opportunity to speak out against the ENEMY the Obama and Axelrod? What is the definition of a troll?
Putting Axlerod in charge of this invesigation is nothing more than Obama sitting down and telling him exactly what to say.
The Chicago team knows and uses every trick in the book as well as the chapters they added to it. There is nothing they won't say or do to win this election. Their deviousness is frightening, as this election is very crucial to the future of our country.
Romney must use any and all information weapons that are at his disposal. He cannot continue to step back and not get his hands dirty dealing with the real dirt that Obama is buried in. We will be forever suffering the consequences of Gentleman John McCain's polite handling of the issues instead of getting down and dirty when it was necessary.
America does not have time for reliving the unnerving frustration of watching Mr. McCain throw away our future by refusing to expose the darker side of Obama's reality. He handed the election to Obama in the name of political correctness, by deferring to the black man as the white man's guilt is supposed to owe him. it is time for this destructive mentality to end.
They are dragging their feet on this and letting a campaign advisor dictate how the investigation goes forward. A matter,mind you,in my opinion that is the most serious in nature that is bigger than Watergate or fast and furious cannot be in the hands of a "Campaign Advisor" .This shows complete incompetence in Washington.There was no more than 20 people directly involved in those operations so common sense says you go to the twenty.Stop treading water and just do it!What I wanna know is why is this taking so long?Heads should be rolling and arrests should be ongoing.
Really axelrod?,..That is not what Diane Feinstein(d-ca),who is on the intelligence commitee thinks!,what an obvious fidiot!,..