Jay Carney, Regime Propaganda Minister, also addressed these overblown events (Jake Tapper ABC).
The White House today added to the president’s criticism the night before of the audiences at Republican presidential debates, chastising the GOP candidates for staying silent in the face of objectionable eruptions by some members of the audience.
At a fundraiser in California on Sunday night, President Obama said of the debates, “You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay. That’s not reflective of who we are.”
The boos and applause came from what sounded like less than a handful of individuals, it should be noted.
Regardless, White House press secretary Jay Carney elaborated on the president’s remarks, saying, “There was a question asked by a soldier, a U.S. soldier stationed in Iraq, about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and the fact that when he was booed by audience members, not a single one of the candidates for president, people who believe they have what it takes to be commander in chief, said a thing about that. And he is there defending our country, putting his life on the line for our country.
“The president was also struck by, in an earlier debate, where the hypothetical question was asked about someone who didn’t have health insurance that had died and there were cheers at that prospect and no candidate had anything to say about that,” Carney said. “It’s a matter of values. It’s a matter of who we are as Americans.”
But Rick Santorum, to whom the DADT question was asked, repudiated the booing, which was noted to have been one, maybe two people, with others telling the person doing the booing to shut up.
Note the difference in what Carney's remarks today, and his response to a question from Tapper about union thug Jimmy Hoffa Jr's hostile and violent threat against the Tea Party at the Presidential podium on Labor Day.
"We should focus on the actions needed to create jobs, instead of Kabuki theater."
That "we don't care what Hoffa said" view was taken further in an interview with Regime Communications director Dan Pfeiffer on WMAL radio in DC:
In an interview with the WMAL Morning Majority Wednesday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the Obama administration is not going to be drawn into the "gotcha game" of reacting to comments made by Teamsters President James Hoffa, Jr. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit, Hoffa urged the President to use unions as his army to fight back against the Tea Party and "take these son-of-a-bitches out."
So, violent threats by union thugs against ordinary Americans is OK, per this Regime, but the actions of one or two people at a Republican Presidential Debate, which the candidate later condemned, will be attacked instead.
Speaking of these audience members, Nice Deb asks the following question.
Sound like plants to you? Does to me. I could be wrong, but we’re starting to see a pattern of these, now. I think I’m smelling the flop-sweat of desperation coming from some rat-hole in Chi-town. David Axelrod, the father of astroturf, is masterminding Obama’s re-election strategy in Chicago, as you know.. .The left-wing blogosphere jumped on these shocking, shocking examples of “tea-party hate” to frame the narrative as “The Adult in the Room” against the unhinged tea party extremists.. And now the Community Organizer in Chief, himself is doing it.
The Democrat party has been trying to label the tea party as dangerous “extremists” ever since its inception. But, the most dangerous extremists, the lunatic fringe, (as they show us repeatedly), are the President’s own minions. They are reflective of what the President is.
Republicans should be on notice to not only be on their very best behavior at these events, but to be on the alert for plants from now until the election.
I wouldn't doubt they are plants, especially when people like Axlerod are involved. The guy looks so greasy that he probably combs his hair with a porkchop.
Note -- if you go to a GOP event, as with any other event, bring a video camera or phone with a video device where you can tape. These kinds of things need to be on record so, if they are plants, they can be identified.