The Republican Jewish Coalition issued a statement Monday harshly criticizing a tweet from President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, that referred to a "Mittzkrieg" of campaign ads in Illinois.
Axelrod's tweet posted Monday said: "The Mittzkrieg in Illinois isn't terribly inspiring, so turnout may lag. But the sheer volume probably has been grindingly effective."
In response, the Republican Jewish Coalition writes:
"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 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. Axelrod should apologize for his offensive language.
"We call on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to publicly rebuke Axelrod for his language. We hope that the National Jewish Democratic Council will join us in denouncing Axelrod's comment, as they have frequently denounced Holocaust imagery in politics in the past."
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