Yes, but is it enough to overcome latent GOP racism and allow me to vote against Obama?
Ann Althouse points to Axelrod’s loathsome behavior on Fox News Sunday, laughing when Chris Wallace brings up the topic of Libya:
Now, I’m not one to typically see my OUTRAGE meter pegged. Even here, I don’t think Axelrod was laughing at the Libyan debacle and subsequent risible cover-up attempt.
Instead, he was laughing because he knew Wallace would raise the question, and he was trying to intimate that the very raising of the issue was itself an instance of Faux News playing political gotcha, and he was not going to let that go without expressing his recognition of that fact.
Which about sums up the entirety of the Obama Administration: it is all politics, and the ends always justify the means. Axelrod laughed because he was thinking of Libya and the fallout in terms of partisan politics, and his natural reaction when cornered — much like Biden in the Ryan debate — was to fall back on ironic laughter and histrionics.
It never even occurred to Axelrod, I’ll wager, to handle that question with an air of dignity or gravitas, to be somber and as forthcoming as he is capable. Instead, like the President himself — who is indignant that anyone would dare question him on the issue, and “hurt” by suggestions he didn’t try to move Heaven and Earth to save Americans — he immediately retreated to the cover so many on the left allow themselves, a suggestion that the very questioning, when it comes from those who are perceived as enemies, is unfair and, in a way, ridiculous.
— Because what, you really expect to get an honest answer, teabaggers? Seriously?
Either you’re with Obama or you’re the enemy. And no, don’t try using your dead son as cover, either. It’s pathetic, and you’re just a simple rube being manipulated by a highly partisan media.
Unless you want to camp out outside the Bush ranch in Crawford. That’s different. Then you’re a hero.
(thanks to sdferr)