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Karl Rove: Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal Response Gives 'Street Cred' with Tea Party
Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-12-2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/12/2014 3:58:25 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

GOP establishment figure Karl Rove said on Fox News Sunday that the Fort Lee and George Washington Bridge scandal that New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie is facing will end up giving him “street cred” with the Tea Party movement.

“There will be reasons why conservatives have disagreements with Chris Christie,” Rove said during a panel discussion with Bob Woodward and Juan Williams about the scandal.

I don't think the Tea Party is going to seize upon Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge as their defining difference with Christie. In fact, I think he's handling to this [sic] – being straightforward, taking action, saying "I'm responsible firing people" – probably gives him some street cred with Tea Party Republicans who say, "That's what we want in a leader, somebody who steps up and takes responsibility."

Rove, a strident Tea Party opponent, has seized upon a narrative laid down by conservative Tea Party movement leaders with regard to this scandal: when compared with how President Barack Obama has not held anyone accountable for scandals that have plagued his administration, Christie’s firing of his deputy chief of staff and dismissal of his ex-campaign manager seems refreshing.

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Piss off, Rove. Everybody knows you're helping your boy Jeb.
1 posted on 01/12/2014 3:58:25 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Geesh, Rove is so out of touch. Christie will never be a Tea Party fave.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 4:00:55 PM PST by dforest
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To: Sir Napsalot

No.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 4:01:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I would sooner have Nancy Pelosi speak for the Tea Party movement than old Turd Blossom.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 4:03:21 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Sir Napsalot

More stupidity from Rove.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 4:03:23 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Sir Napsalot
Rove is deranged. Christie will NEVER gain the respect of any Tea Party member.

Chrisie, Rove, Jeb are all rabid Statists.

6 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:03 PM PST by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I thought Rove was leading the war on the Tea Party.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:06 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: onyx

Rove is nuts.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:14 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove is so queer.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:26 PM PST by Third Person
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To: Sir Napsalot

Wrong Karl, your boy is still a buffoon.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:35 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove would be wrong.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:36 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Is this guy crazy? Is he really so completely out of touch. The Tea Party is the main reason Christie is already toast.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:42 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: Sir Napsalot

Good grief. Seriously?


13 posted on 01/12/2014 4:05:07 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove thinks that using government power to punish dissent somehow resonates with the Tea Party? He really is out of touch.


14 posted on 01/12/2014 4:05:23 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Sir Napsalot

HELL NO


15 posted on 01/12/2014 4:06:29 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove don’t know s—t about the Tea Party.


16 posted on 01/12/2014 4:06:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove seems intentionally ignorant of just what the TEA Party stands for.

Fatboy lost any cred when he hugged the Photo-op pResident


17 posted on 01/12/2014 4:06:58 PM PST by digger48
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To: Sir Napsalot

What conservatives has he been talking too? I can’t imagine a one saying something like this.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 4:07:38 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Explain to me why the Tea Party would like this? Just because the media is going overboard? Even if that's true, misusing the power of the state is hardly something to be proud of?

If anything, shouldn't the Democrats applaud his big government ethic?

19 posted on 01/12/2014 4:08:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Sir Napsalot
2004: "Rove, you magnificent bastard!"

2014: "Rove...you bastard."

20 posted on 01/12/2014 4:09:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All

From the responses I see, Rove knew exactly what he was doing -

To stir up even more trouble, and made sure Christie would never be the front runner nor the nomination.

Hence my previous comment: “Everybody knows you’re helping your boy Jeb.”


21 posted on 01/12/2014 4:09:57 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Tokyo must have snorted a little more crack than usual before than comment. How are you going to get street cred with the Tea party if you are open borders, gun grabbing and muzzie loving? He’s Juan McStain with an eatig disorder.


22 posted on 01/12/2014 4:10:03 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Why did I ever think this guy was a political genius?

Maybe his polling is showing him the tea partiers are getting stronger.


23 posted on 01/12/2014 4:10:36 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

So Rove must be admitting that the Tea Party has some power.


24 posted on 01/12/2014 4:12:33 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Good grief. Rove is positively delusional.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 4:13:28 PM PST by greene66
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove is just like the liberal press, telling us what we think. Hogwash.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 4:14:09 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Sir Napsalot

Does anyone know how long Rove’s contract is with Fox?

It it would be nice to know how much longer we have to listen to his pablum.


27 posted on 01/12/2014 4:14:23 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: dforest
Karl Rove sounded so hopeful when he expressed that wishful thinking. The T.E.A. people are not so easily fooled, Chris Christie STILL has not changed one iota, a tough-talking crypto-Socialist supporter of all that the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut holds dear and sacred.

I am all for an early crash-and-burn for Christie, and the best part, it was thrown at him by the Democrat liberal sycophant press. They just turned on him BEFORE he actually won the Republican nomination.

There is still a chance this may be pulled out by 2016. Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, does not have this in the bag just yet.

28 posted on 01/12/2014 4:14:30 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yeah, because everyone knows that the Tea Party loves abusive government (sarcasm)


29 posted on 01/12/2014 4:15:09 PM PST by Troublemaker
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove saying “street cred “. Lol. Karl, you’re a pasty fat f***. WORD!


30 posted on 01/12/2014 4:19:21 PM PST by csvset
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To: Sir Napsalot

ROTFLOL Agree


31 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:27 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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32 posted on 01/12/2014 4:21:43 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: greene66

Good grief. Rove is positively delusional.
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Yes...yes Rove is delusional. IMO Rove is going to stick up for whichever RINO of the day is in trouble.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 4:22:42 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: hadaclueonce

I don’t know what kind of sweetheart contract Rove has with FoxNews. But it was rather strange that after he made an abject fool of himself on election night, and then was barred (without higher-level approval) from appearing on programming for a couple of weeks afterwards, he then came back immediately with almost-DAILY appearances.

It was all rather queer. The whole curious intertwining of the GOP-E elites and FoxNews. I’ve wondered if money was somehow involved, in the reason Rove has such a seeming stranglehold on things there.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 4:22:54 PM PST by greene66
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m sorry, did Tubby become a Conservative over the weekend and I didn’t notice ?


35 posted on 01/12/2014 4:27:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: greene66

We need a Conservative news channel.


36 posted on 01/12/2014 4:27:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Klink, you IDIOT!!!!!


37 posted on 01/12/2014 4:29:38 PM PST by alstewartfan (A century later I scan the equator on my Egyptian couch. Al Stewart)
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Karl Rove: Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal Response Gives 'Street Cred' with Tea Party

Karl Rove is sounding more and more like Nancy Pelosi every day.

38 posted on 01/12/2014 4:30:10 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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Rove's head is so far up his own butt it has caused him to flip inside-out, forcing his brain ass-forward and producing an even more arrogantly confused state of delusion due to sniffing his own sh!t.

WHEN can we FINALLY flush this turd?

39 posted on 01/12/2014 4:30:55 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

GOP establishment figure Karl Rove said on Fox News Sunday that the Fort Lee and George Washington Bridge scandal that New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie is facing will end up giving him “street cred” with the Tea Party movement.


40 posted on 01/12/2014 4:33:54 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

WTF is this writhing little maggot talking about ;/


41 posted on 01/12/2014 4:34:08 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Actually, i read about the engineered traffic jam, the first week in December and was outraged that the press failed to give it any coverage. The reason was because the emails had been illegally accessed by a Democrat operative at the bridge authority. I think that the guy claimed that Bridget left her computer on at the bridge authority and he just couldn’t resist taking a look. Anyway, reporting the story would have resulted in blow back on the Democrat snooper. So, Christie handled it himself, demanding to see the emails and firing both staffers. Apparently, Christie delayed the firings though, until the story really did make the MSM.

Rove doesn’t know much about conservatives, though. We are thankful that the left was forced to use this piece of anti-Christie news so early, taking him out before he could do any more damage.

Let’s ask Christie to leave the GOP, suggest that he switch parties and run against Hillary in the primary. He would be a much better fit with the Democrats.


42 posted on 01/12/2014 4:34:24 PM PST by Eva
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To: Sir Napsalot
This fat Kenyan hugging freak never had a snowballs chance in hell of getting the nomination anyway, and that's before it came out that he's a petty psychopath in addition to being a megalomaniac.

Anybody who mentions Christie and POTUS candidate in the same sentence has rocks in their head.

43 posted on 01/12/2014 4:34:42 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Like Rove is in any position to award “street cred” on behalf of conservatives.


44 posted on 01/12/2014 4:36:42 PM PST by j_tull (Massachusetts - once leader of the American Revolution, now leader of its demise.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Does Rove do drugs?


45 posted on 01/12/2014 4:41:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You got THAT right. FOX, at the top, is not our friend. Sean is is unwatchable with his out of control, over hyped programming, but probably closer to the TP. The rest can be bought for a song. Even Greta, who has come a long way issue wise.


46 posted on 01/12/2014 4:46:39 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

What is Rove smoking?


47 posted on 01/12/2014 4:49:57 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Just goes to show that Rove does not understand Tea Partiers.


48 posted on 01/12/2014 4:56:41 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Sir Napsalot

Street cred?! LOL No, it makes us giddy that most likely Chris Cristie will NOT be a Republican candidate for president. One RINO down, many to go.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 4:57:43 PM PST by madison10 ( Taking a husband shopping is akin to hunting with the game warden.)
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To: Black Agnes

I remember rove sitting thier on fox gushing with success in picking the next president only to be smacked in the face openhanded when the results came in, yeah you can sure pick em rove


50 posted on 01/12/2014 5:00:38 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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