There’s a lot of chatter and outrage over this tweet by David Axelrod using the term “Mittzkrieg,” a play on “Blitzkrieg”:
The Republican Jewish Coalition reacted:
“At a time when there is so much talk about the need for civility in political discourse, it is disturbing to see President Obama’s top campaign adviser casually throw Nazi imagery around in reference to a Republican candidate for president,” the group said in a statement. “Holocaust and Nazi imagery are always inappropriate in the political arena. Axelrod should apologize for his offensive language.”
Romney campaign spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom circulated the RJC statement, saying the group “slaps @davidaxelrod for ‘Mittzkrieg comment, saying ‘Holocaust and Nazi imagery’ inappropriate.”
Sorry, but I’m not digging the outrage, as it just plays into the absurd stretches of outrage by Democrats.
Let’s save the outrage for when it’s warranted, and fight back when the other side creates fauxtroversies.