Obama’s 2008 campaign manager and senior adviser David Axelrod may no longer be in the White House Christmas portrait, but he still has the president’s back — or at least tries to.
In a tweet today, Axelrod fired back at Hillary Clinton for her now-infamous jab at Obama for “doing stupid stuff” and passing it off as “organizing principle,” but Axelrod’s comment also conveniently took aim at Obama’s predecessor:
Just to clarify: “Don’t do stupid stuff” means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 12, 2014
Axelrod received as much as he gave from other tweeters. A sampling:
@davidaxelrod Maybe so, but Obama lost it. All on him.
— TardsOnTheLeft (@damnedifiknow72) August 12, 2014
— Daniel Edward (@daniel_edwardz) August 12, 2014
@davidaxelrod you have to take responsibility for leaving a void that ISIS filled when yanks pulled out in 2011. That was Obama stupid stuff
— Lizzy (@lizzie363) August 12, 2014
— MaxR.S (@Randy_Shannon) August 12, 2014
Of course when all is said and done, it’s no skin of Axelrod’s nose. As noted earlier, he is no longer part of the Obama inner circle.