After Blaming Right-Wing Terrorists For Boston Bombing w/o Proof, Axelrod Goes Silent

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by JamesL, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. JamesL


    Axelrod goes silent after Boston Marathon suspects ID’d as Muslim

    Former senior Obama administration advisor David Axelrod has been silent since the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects were positively identified Friday as Muslim immigrants from Chechnya. This reticence is a stark contrast to Axelrod’s speculation earlier this week that President Obama has avoided saying the Boston Marathon bombing might be related to “Tax Day.”

    Axelrod said, in conversation with MSNBC host Chuck Todd, that the words “terrorist attack” have taken on a different meaning since 9/11 when the U.S. was attacked on its own soil by Islamic extremist terrorists.

    “You use those words and it means something very specific in people’s minds,” said Axelrod. “And I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is — we really don’t know who did this.”

    “It was tax day,” he said, “Is it someone who was pro-?”

    Axelrod quickly cut himself off before continuing on and stating, “You just don’t know. And so, I think, his attitude is let’s not put any inference into this.”

    “Let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible,” he said.

    Tax Day for 2013 fell on the civic holiday of Patriot’s Day, which commemorates the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord. Tax Day is also a significant day for the Tea Party, which favors small government and low taxes.

    The Left, however, has branded the Tea Party as a violent and racist movement. Progressive commentators — including Michael Moore and Chris Matthews — were quick to place blame for Monday’s tragedy on the Tea Party.

    But since the bombing suspects — Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and now-deceased Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, both brothers — were positively identified by the authorities Friday morning, and their religious and cultural heritage was unearthed, Axelrod has not surfaced to retract his speculation.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a self-described “very religious” Muslim boxer, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev listed on his social media profile that his worldview as “Islam.” Their family had fled from Chechnya, a disputed region in Russia, to the United States during the early 1990s.

    The brothers, who are suspected to have killed an MIT police officer, engaged the authorities in a firefight late Thursday evening in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed. Authorities engaged in a manhunt against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, leading them to institute a lockdown of the Watertown area near Boston until 6:12pm ET Friday evening.

    The Daily Caller reached out to the University of Chicago Institute of Politics where Axelrod is the director, but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

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  2. JamesL


    Chris Matthews diatribe against the Right from the beginning of the week:

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    And his retraction:

  3. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had done well academically in high school, but The New York Times reported that he was failing many of his courses at UMass Dartmouth. The Times said a school transcript showed seven failing grades over two semesters in 2012 and 2013, including Fs in Principles of Modern Chemistry, Intro American Politics, and Chemistry and the Environment. According to the transcript, Tsarnaev got a B in Critical Writing and a D and D-plus in two other courses.
    Its amazing that the New York Times got his collage transcripts in just hours yet they can't get the transcripts of our Dear Leader Obama.
  4. wjk


    Is it OK for me to interpret you word "amazing" as "expected"?
  5. Apparently you don't know the defination of diatribe, so I thought I'd help you out.

    A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.