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This Tweet From David Axelrod Appeared to Liken House Republicans to Hostage Takers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: David Axelrod, political adviser to President Barack Obama, attends a campaign rally for Los Angeles Mayoral candidate and City Councilman Eric Gracetti at Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts and Education on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The runoff election between Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel, the top two finishers in the March 5 primary, is to take place May 21. Credit: Getty Images

David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, sent out a tweet on Friday that appeared to liken House Republicans to hostage takers.

The tweet, coming from Axelrod's official verified account, was in regards to a comment made by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/386121859281870848"]

Twitter was quick to respond:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/Doobydoobydo/status/386534464081248257"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/SteveDiGiulio/status/386124366666145793"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/FireMikeMadigan/status/386122167290560512"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/novaculus/status/386540391450685440"]

(H/T: Twitchy)

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