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Republican Victories Credited To Obama By Axelrod—Is There Anything This President Can`t Do?
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November 07, 2009, 05:45 PM
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David Axelrod is spinning Republican victories in gubernatorial elections as victories for Obamaism. Is there anything this President can`t do? (Or lie about?)

George Neumayr in the American Spectator:

" `Victory has a thousand fathers,` said John F. Kennedy, `but defeat is an orphan.`

David Axelrod, netting the prize for the most shameless display of post-defeat spinning, added an additional father to Bob McDonnell`s victory in Virginia: Barack Obama.

McDonnell ran `not as a Sarah Palin Republican, but more as a Barack Obama centrist,` said Axelrod, according to liberal columnist E.J. Dionne.

Axelrod`s fanciful description of Obama as a `centrist` betrays what he denies: that hundreds of thousands of voters in major states once thought permanently blue did recoil from a year of radical, Obama-led change, both real and proposed."

Barack Obama as a centrist was always  a David Axelrod created myth. This is something we said before the election, and Americans who get their news from the New York Times are finding out afterwards.