BOB SCHIEFFER: Liz Cheney, money in politics. This one is more expensive than the one we had the last time and it was more expensive than the one before. But now, the big question is all of this money that’s coming in that you don’t know where it’s coming from. David Axelrod was on this broadcast last week and was very critical. He said we ought to know where these– these funds are coming from. And Republicans say, well, people have a right to give money anonymously.
LIZ CHENEY: Well, people give money anonymously to both parties. Frankly, I think that it would be a better system if we had no limits on contributions but a requirement for mandatory
transparency and mandatory, we know, within twenty-four hours you’ve to disclose who your donors are. But those aren’t the rules right now. That’s not the law.
BOB SCHIEFFER: But I take if you would like the–
LIZ CHENEY: And David Axelrod did more–
BOB SCHIEFFER: –you would like to see the rules changed.
Rep. Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, used to be the leader of Citizen Action/Illinois. He also founded its predecessor, Illinois Public Action, in which Ms. Schakowsky served as Program Director. He runs a political consulting firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, which lists ACORN and the SEIU among its clients and which made $541,000 working for disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.
Creamer resigned from Citizen Action/Illinois after the FBI began investigating him for bank fraud and tax evasion at Illinois Public Action. He was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to five months in federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, plus eleven months of house arrest.
While in prison—or “forced sabbatical,” he called it—Creamer wrote a lengthy political manual, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win (Seven Locks Press, 2007).
The book was endorsed by leading Democrats and their allies, including SEIU boss Andy Stern—the most frequent visitor thus far to the Obama White House—and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod, who noted that Creamer’s tome “provides a blueprint for future victories.”
This morning on Imus on FBN, George Stephanopolous of ABC was on and Imus brought up the White House’s war on Fox News. It’s apparent that Stephy is taking his marching orders seriously, as he basically marginalizes Fox News as serious “news” only when it concerns White House Correspondent, Major Garrett.
Remember now, that Rahm & Axelrod both said on the Sunday shows that the MSM outlets should follow the White House lead and ignore FNC, as it’s not a legitimate news outlet. Again, Stephy is obviously towing the WH line…SHAME on you George! At least Jake Tapper, from your own network, is actually doing his job as a JOURNALIST and not kissing Obama’s ass!
P.S. I loved it when Imus inferred that Stephy got permission from Rahm to talk to appear on his show. LOL
Today during the White House press briefing, Fox News’ Major Garrett asked Robert Gibbs a direct question about people receiving emails from the White House (specifically from David Axelrod) about Healthcare talking points. Major asked him why this was happening, when people reported it said they never signed up to get any communications from the White House, and clearly Gibbsy didn’t have a good answer.
By the way, I must add, I got one of the emails myself, and I was like “WTF?” when I got it. How is the White House getting everyone’s email addresses? Gibbs doesn’t have an answer and tries to tap dance around it, but when Major pressed him, Gibbs got snippy, saying he was hesitant to reply because Major might try to “impugn” Gibby’s answer.
Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the “Tea Party” movement is an “unhealthy” reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.
Axelrod was asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about the “spreading and very public disaffection” with the president’s fiscal policies seen at the “Tea Party” rallies around the country last week.
“I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy,” Axelrod said.
Axelrod appeared to backtrack when pressed on whether the movement is unhealthy.
“Well, this is a country where we value our liberties and our ability to express ourselves, and so far these are expressions,” he said.
This goes to show just how out of touch the political class is with We The People. This whole thing stinks to high heaven, and underscores the seriousness of this administration’s DHS Threat Assessment of “right-wing extremists.” This is just a harbinger of things to come.