Adoring Crowd Greets Obama Hack David Axelrod in Boston

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Know this much. Mitt Romney isn’t going to play the sitting duck like John McCain did four years ago. His team apparently knows how to play hardball, with a sense of humor.

Loud and rowdy supporters of Mitt Romney in Boston drowned out an attempt by President Obama campaign’s top strategist to attack the former Republican governor on his home turf.

In a morning news conference on the steps of the Massachusetts statehouse, David Axelrod, one of Mr. Obama’s senior strategists, tried mostly in vain on Thursday to level Mr. Obama’s latest broadside on Mr. Romney’s record as governor of the state.

Instead, he was booed, heckled and chanted down by supporters of Mr. Romney who refused to let up even for a moment as Mr. Axelrod and Democratic state lawmakers sought to make their case.

With cameras rolling, the Republican hecklers yelled “We Want Mitt!” and “Broken Record!” and held signs that said “Go Back to Chicago!” Mr. Axelrod appeared bemused but rattled by them, at one point saying: “You can shout down speakers my friends, but it’s hard to etch-a-sketch away the truth.”

Weak stuff, Dave. Meanwhile, this stunt was supposed to be a secret, but these idiots can’t keep one.

The event was supposed to have been a secret. The campaign did not announce Mr. Axelrod’s appearance in Mr. Romney’s hometown until early Thursday morning, although word of it leaked out on Twitter late Wednesday.

Enter Romney spokesman Ryan Williams, who toyed with the hapless Axelrod and filled his Twitter feed with photos from this morning’s delicious ambush.

Then the Obama goons tried to bully the Romney supporters. Epic fail. The crowd even chanted “Cory Booker” at  Axelrod. Hilarious.

But Mr. Axelrod’s comments — which were mostly carried live on CNN — were hard to hear amid the din of the crowd. At one point, Mr. Axelrod responded to unclear chants from the protesters, saying that “you can’t handle the truth, my friend. You can’t handle the truth.”

Can’t handle the truth? Gee, that’s original.

Even the local media wasn’t buying his nonsense.

Mr. Axelrod was also knocked off message by questions from reporters, who used the opportunity of his presence in Massachusetts to ask about controversies swirling around Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate in the state.

Gee, these folks that seemed so savvy in 2008 now appear rather amateurish.


Update: Remarkably, the guy who ran the campaign of a man who served two years in the Senate called Romney a drive-by governor.

Axelrod also charged that Romney used the state as means to achieve larger ambitions. “He was a drive-by governor here for the purposes of running for president of the United States,” he said.

Is this guy for real?

Some video, via BuzzFeed.


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16 Responses to “Adoring Crowd Greets Obama Hack David Axelrod in Boston”

  1. Blue Hen on 31/31/12 at 1:41 pm

    Wow. So we’re not just laying down and taking it this time? Good to know and huzzah.

  2. Henry Bowman on 31/31/12 at 4:39 pm

    It is awfully easy to appear savvy when only asked questions that you have provided to the press.

  3. StoneDome on 31/31/12 at 5:18 pm

    David A$$holerod flummoxed…maybe they should have sent Biden to shoot from the hip. Now that everyone has seen the puppet masters in action, we have the tools to cut their strings.

  4. CptNerd on 31/31/12 at 5:54 pm

    Well, the poor dears haven’t been sleeping well, you know. It makes them all cranky when they haven’t had their naps, and no one wants to play with them like before. I think they all deserve a nice long rest after November.

  5. Comanche Voter on 31/31/12 at 6:19 pm

    Out here in Los Angeles, the late Chick Hearn, announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers had a thousand expressions for things.

    He’d probably look at Axelrod’s debacle and say “The mustard’s off the hotdog on this one.”

  6. Arthur Robins, Jr on 31/31/12 at 7:03 pm

    re: “Alinsky you magnificent bastard, We read your book!!”

    Dr. Kranky, this one wins the day!

  7. werewife on 31/31/12 at 7:17 pm

    Seen from one angle, it saddens me that our side, as sincere patriots, has had to descend to such a low level.

    And on the other hand… DAMN! I wish I’d been there! Sounds like a splendid time was had by all who deserved one!

    Dr. Kranky, indeed thou rockest!

  8. GetAlongLittleDoggie on 31/31/12 at 8:59 pm

    When they heckle us, we’ll heckle back twice as loud. When they bring a sign, we’ll bring a vuvuzela. We shall heckle them on the state house steps, in the shadow of Solyndra and in the city squares and parking lots across America. We shall never surrender the momentum of the noise and aggravation machine that drives political discourse.

  9. spepper on 1/01/12 at 7:06 am

    I’m guessing Axelwrong will have the Obama Secret Service do a better job of cording off locations when he shows up to do any future appearances–

  10. jan on 2/02/12 at 12:45 am

    LOVE IT!!!!! kick their ass nicely, ok, GO FOR IT, every freakin day like the dumbbasturd punches us in the gut every damn day!!!

  11. A_Nonny_Mouse on 2/02/12 at 10:23 pm

    A “drive-by” governor, Axie?

    Tell me again, then, why anyone should be impressed by your boss, who boldly fulfilled his term as Senator from Illinois by repeatedly voting “Present!”