The Wall Street Journal gave Karl Rove a bunch of pricey op-ed real estate today so he could say:
As for the killing of Osama bin Laden, Mr. Obama did what virtually any commander-in-chief would have done in the same situation. Even President Bill Clinton says in the film “that’s the call I would have made.” For this to be portrayed as the epic achievement of the first term tells you how bare the White House cupboards are.
Here’s what Clinton actually said: “He [Obama] took the harder and the more honorable path. When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, `I hope that’s the call I would have made.’”
Little words mean a lot. But the king of spin knows that. That’s why he leaves them out.
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From The Corner at National Review:
Karl Rove had especially harsh words for Chrysler’s “Halftime” advertisement starring Clint Eastwood. Conceding that “it was an extremely well-done ad,” Rove nevertheless tied it to Obama administration strong-arm tactics. “It is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the President of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising,” Rove said. He added that Chrysler executives must have felt it necessary “repay their political patrons.”
Because Chrysler isn’t interested in selling cars.
UPDATE: I meant to add that this may have been Rove’s ‘jump the shark’ moment. If not, it sure should be.
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Still laboring on my deadline work, but I coudlnt’ let this go by.
Did he really say that?
Mr. Karl Rove, great American, has stepped forward to warn his party that the birther movement is going to hurt them. Okay. He’s a political strategist and he knows this stuff and he is right.
But look what he finishes with:
” . . . Rove wants GOP presidential hopefuls to speak out. “If they’d step forward and say, ‘Look, we’ve got better things to talk about, than to fall into this trap that the White House has laid for us,’ this issue will start to go away.”
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How does a Republican go from his superhero-of-myth status to RINO? By speaking ill of the Delaware primary winner who will now cost the GOP a Senate seat – one that would have been a certainty with the establishment GOP candidate. And so for Karl Rove – the uber Party man – it’s bye bye and don’t let my boot hit you on the way out. I suppose William F. Buckley is next for the chopping block, dead or not.
From the shrillest of the Fox News babes today (on her influential blog):
I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here (second video clip).
Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategist that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down. (Hot Air has the Rove/Hannity video.)
Sorry Karl, you are so yesterday.
From FoxNews uber-warrior Karl Rove on Memorial Day – speaking to people watching Fox News, figuring that someone else would go out to the cemetary and plant those little flags.
Rove: I know that there’s some concern in the military that they don’t feel that he sort of gets it. There’s an emotional bond between any Commander in Chief and the military. There is a professional bond, there’s a Constitutional bond, but there’s also an emotional bond and this President sometimes I think that relationship is strained. I’m struck by how many people I see when I go through airports in military uniforms that come up to me and say “Please tell my former Commander in Chief I miss him”. And I appreciate the kind sentiments towards President Bush but it also disturbs me a little bit, but I get a sense that they don’t feel as they have a close relationship with the Commander in Chief as they used to have.
h/t Crooks and Liars
Those troops who come up to Karl? Bet they could tell him that today is the 236th day of the ninth year of that war in Afghanistan.
Starring Michael Steele and Karl Rove. Bring on the popcorn!