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Axelrod Flashback: ‘In Chicago, There Was An Old Tradition Of Throwing A Brick Through Your Own Campaign Office Window’

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In 2010 a former high-level official for President Barack H. Obama admitted that a Chicago tactic used for political gain was to false-flag their opponents and subsequently blame opponents for violence.

“In Chicago, there was an old tradition of throwing a brick through your own campaign office window, and then calling a press conference to say that you’ve been attacked,” David Axelrod said in an interview with NPR.

A longtime political huckster, Axelrod defended Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley – a client of his – in a 2005 Chicago Tribune op-ed after two top Daley officials were arrested for what prosecutors called “pervasive fraud” in City Hall.

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Axelrod is currently the director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and is a Senior Political Commentator for CNN. He worked as the Chief Strategist for Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and was a Senior Advisor to the 44th president.

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