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March 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Obama’s Chief Campaign Strategist Uses “Mittzkrieg” Nazi Allusion

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Obama campaign advisor, David Axelrod. Photo: wiki commons.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) issued a statement Monday condemning a Tweet by David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist, who called campaign ads in Illinois a “Mittzkrieg.”

Axelrod’s full Tweet said: “The Mittzkrieg in Illinois isn’t terribly inspiring, so turnout may lag. But the sheer volume probably has been grindingly effective.”

RJC responded quickly, saying that, “It is disturbing to see President Obama’s top campaign advisor casually throw Nazi imagery around in reference to a Republican candidate for President. Holocaust and Nazi imagery are always inappropriate in the political arena.” The organization also called on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, “to publicly rebuke Axelrod for his language.”

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