Obama adviser David Axelrod started out as a journalist for The Chicago Tribune. He knows all about spinning a story to make the biggest noise. He also knows sometimes he has to let the lyin’ roar.
That’s the case with Axelrod’s latest claim that heckling is a “GOP sport,” as ABC’s Emily Friedman referred to it. Axelrod “condemned the protesters who showed up at two of Mitt Romney’s campaign events in Ohio.” Obama’s campaign strategist got a first-hand lesson in heckling in Boston recently when pro-Romney folks harshed his mellow at a campaign event in seemingly friendly and liberal Taxachusetts.
But that’s far from a trend and Axelrod’s truth stretching is epic. “I strongly condemn heckling along Mitt’s route. Shouting folks down is their tactic, not ours. Let voters hear BOTH candidates and decide.”
Only a man who worked for the Clinton White House could abuse the truth that badly with a straight face. Even Saddam Hussein’s own PR guy “Baghdad Bob” sometimes had the hint of a smile.