Skip to comments.Tom Brokaw Says Karl Rove to Issue Warning to Republicans - Video 2/10/09
Posted on 02/10/2009 5:51:28 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
Tom Brokaw talked with Meredith Viera this morning on The Today Show, and gave his take on President Obama's first prime-time press conference, and the Obama Stimulus Bill.
Brokaw said that Karl Rove will issue a warning to Republicans in a column later this week that if the economy begins to recover later this year, they will be "on the outside looking in" having opposed the Stimulus Plan. . . . . (Watch Video)
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Like the note says, if the GOP supports it, they will get no credit. So, they lose either way. However, if the economy has a weak recovery or none at all, the GOP will look very good.
Who cares what they look like? Stand on principle.
You NEVER lose when you stick to your principles!
Does Obama sound like a man who knows this stimulus will work? Heck no...he’s already making excuses about how it’ll take years for the economy to recover.
So what’s Rove’s problem? Maybe to soften the criticism toward Bernake and Paulson (and Bush) for the mess they started back in October (or was it September) by acting like a couple of hysterical doom and gloomers.
The GOP wins if there’s no economic recovery...or if we’re attacked by terrorists.
They’ve staked out some great ground for themselves there.
Rove - the creator of our current problems.
“Brokaw said that Karl Rove will issue a warning to Republicans in a column later this week that if the economy begins to recover later this year, they will be “on the outside looking in” having opposed the Stimulus Plan.”
Earth to Tom, the generation theft act will make the economy worse. Thw Democrats will have no one to blame but Obamachev! Heh..heh...
Didn’t Brokaq resign a few times?
Bingo. The 'Pubbies lost the Whitehouse and both houses of Congress precisely because they did not stick to the conservative principles that swept them into power for the first time in decades in 1994. Trouble is, there are far too many Republicans that are all too happy to be the minority party....
This bill is like a giant dose of steroids. Borrowing another trillion (on top of our $11 trillion deficit) and injecting it into the economy may grease things for some people for some while, but the long term effect will be disastrous.
Besides, Karl, if the democrats REALLY thought they were on a roll with this bill- they wouldn't be trying SO very hard to get GOP fingerprints on it.
What is it with guys like Rove?
We will always be able to point to the debt ridden detritus that Zero is going to leave.
I finally figured out what Tom Brokaws voice sounds like: it sounds like Tommy is in a protracted Valsalva Maneuver while attempting to force a bowel movement - notice that the content of what he is saying appropriately stinks, figuratively.
I thought Obama’s talk was very impressive.
As we understand it Bush doubled the deficit which was very bad and now Obama is going to triple that which, of course, is good. And, whereas Bush by doubling the deficit created the worst economy since the great depression Obama’s tripling that deficit will cause the economy to greatly improve.
And now Karl Rove, who was clueless about the economy under Bush has grown into an economic sage and believes that indeed with the deficit being tripled beyond what it went to under Bush the economy is likely to recover from a national version of Ci-cago style patronage.
Do we have this right?
i dont believe a word of this cuz rove has been against this porkolus from the get go
No, they’re not.
This idiotic plan should be opposed on principle alone.
Snowe, Collins and Specter should’ve been tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail long ago.
If the economy recovers or not the GOP is much better in the long run if it stands on fiscal discipline and balanced budgets (including, IMO, easing the obsession with tax cuts).
Rove’s political expediency gave us “compassionate conservatism,” and the Medicare RX bill, No Child Left Behind, ballooning deficits, etc. and it’s why politically the GOP is in the state it is today.
I doubt that Rove will say that Republicans should have voted for the porkulus. More likely, he will state the obvious: that if the economy starts to recover by itself, the MSM and those who are disgusted with the Bush years will give the credit to Obama.
In the Video, Brokaw also highlights Obama’s repitition of the “accountability” theme. I don’t see how Geitner could do much worse than Paulson with the TARP money, so that is another opportunity for Obama to gain prestige, at least in the short term.
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