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    White House Advisor: Free Speech is "unhealthy"

    WASHINGTON (CNN) 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.
    "The thing that bewilders me is that this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people," Axelrod argued. "I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face."
    Democratic strategist James Carville disagreed with Axelrod on CNN's "State of the Union" when John King asked him if it's unhealthy for "an American to go out and hold a sign and say 'I think my taxes are too high.'"
    Carville said, "No." He called the Tea Party movement "harmless and damaging to Republicans."

    On CBS, Axelrod also responded to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent insinuation that his state could secede from the union in response to government overreach under President Obama.
    "I don't think that really warrants a serious response," Axelrod said. "I don't think most Texans were all that enthused by the governor's suggestion."

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    On CBS, Axelrod also responded to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent insinuation that his state could secede from the union in response to government overreach under President Obama.
    "I don't think that really warrants a serious response," Axelrod said. "I don't think most Texans were all that enthused by the governor's suggestion."
    I think we should let the Texans speak for themselves and not put words in their mouth, Mr Axelrod.


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    It's o.k. and healthy if you protest the actions of a President if his name is Bush. Not if he is one of the all knowing, enlighten members of the Democratic Party. Why should any American worry about a $ 2,000,000,000,000.15 plus national debt when President Obama and the Congress has given every American an average $15 tax savings per payday.
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    That's pretty funny considering the numbers of unwashed liberals that fill the streets here every time a conservative speaker comes to town.....
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    Free speech only exists for liberals and those that agree with whatever they want to shove down their throats. If it's not something they agree with, it's then termed "unhealthy", "racist", or "hate speech".
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    I think we should let the Texans speak for themselves and not put words in their mouth, Mr Axelrod.
    Yeah, I think Perry did a fine job in getting his point across, even if it was only a rhetorical "shot over the bow".

    Texas could do a lot to force our way if we wanted to. As RDS pointed out, we may not can legally sceede, but we can break up into smaller states and gain Senate votes out the wazoo, at two votes for every state we break up into.

    Texas could also cut back on oil & gas exports with the rest of the USA if we wanted to, and sell the excess to Europe or Japan. That would make for a lot of cold nights, hot days, and long gas lines up north. I would not mind seeing Air Force One's fuel rationed, so Obama would stay in Washington where he can be "contained".

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