No view of the Dear Leader can be complete without taking a look at his closest advisors. It's a toss up between David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel so I'll take them separately and we'll examine who they are and why they are so close to Dear Leader.
Axelrod grew up in a middle class Jewish household in Manhattan (NY). His mother, an avid socialist, worked as a journalist at "PM", a left wing newspaper that operated as a front for the American Communist Party during World War Two. He followed his mother into journalism as a political reporter for the "Hyde Park Herald" in Chicago and later as a political columnist for the "Chicago Tribune". He moved from reporter to political strategist under the aegis of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Since 1985, he worked as a strategist for a number of political campaigns.
David Axelrod, strategist, would seem to some to be an odd member of Dear Leader's inner circle since Dear Leader, himself, is blatantly anti-Jewish (See Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the United Nations last week) and anti Israeli. Maybe Axelrod is compensating from some inner deficiency? Who can tell? Maybe Dear Leader saw in Axelrod some of what he sees in himself (see the previous four Analyzing Obama blogs)?
When I first saw David Axelrod on television I couldn't help but feel as if I'd seen him somewhere before.
Then, it struck me - - the comedian Jon Lovitz is a dead ringer for David Axelrod... if Jon was a dissipated drunk with a few more years on him. In the movie "RAT RACE" (2001), Jon Lovitz steals Hitler's car.
Jon Lovitz ends up with a hitler mustache, ranting to a crowd of veterans (reminded me of Axelrod on NBC).
You're going to need to view the entire video below, to get the whole thing in context. Once you've done that, the next time you see David Axelrod ranting about one or another of Dear Leader's absurd utopian socialist programs that he wants to ram down your throat, you'll break out in laughter as you recall Jon Lovitz in his memorable scene from RAT RACE.
Apologies to Jon Lovitz, a great comedian - comparing him to David Axelrod, a thug, is not kind to Jon Lovitz.