Skip to comments.Karl Rove: Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal Response Gives 'Street Cred' with Tea Party
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, Christies firing of his deputy chief of staff and dismissal of his ex-campaign manager seems refreshing.
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Geesh, Rove is so out of touch. Christie will never be a Tea Party fave.
I would sooner have Nancy Pelosi speak for the Tea Party movement than old Turd Blossom.
More stupidity from Rove.
Chrisie, Rove, Jeb are all rabid Statists.
I thought Rove was leading the war on the Tea Party.
Rove is nuts.
Rove is so queer.
Wrong Karl, your boy is still a buffoon.
Rove would be wrong.
Is this guy crazy? Is he really so completely out of touch. The Tea Party is the main reason Christie is already toast.
Good grief. Seriously?
Rove thinks that using government power to punish dissent somehow resonates with the Tea Party? He really is out of touch.
Rove don’t know s—t about the Tea Party.
Rove seems intentionally ignorant of just what the TEA Party stands for.
Fatboy lost any cred when he hugged the Photo-op pResident
What conservatives has he been talking too? I can’t imagine a one saying something like this.
If anything, shouldn't the Democrats applaud his big government ethic?
2014: "Rove...you bastard."
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.”
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.
Why did I ever think this guy was a political genius?
Maybe his polling is showing him the tea partiers are getting stronger.
So Rove must be admitting that the Tea Party has some power.
Good grief. Rove is positively delusional.
Rove is just like the liberal press, telling us what we think. Hogwash.
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.
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.
Yeah, because everyone knows that the Tea Party loves abusive government (sarcasm)
Rove saying “street cred “. Lol. Karl, you’re a pasty fat f***. WORD!
Good grief. Rove is positively delusional.
Yes...yes Rove is delusional. IMO Rove is going to stick up for whichever RINO of the day is in trouble.
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.
I’m sorry, did Tubby become a Conservative over the weekend and I didn’t notice ?
We need a Conservative news channel.
Klink, you IDIOT!!!!!
Karl Rove is sounding more and more like Nancy Pelosi every day.
WHEN can we FINALLY flush this turd?
WTF is this writhing little maggot talking about ;/
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.
Anybody who mentions Christie and POTUS candidate in the same sentence has rocks in their head.
Like Rove is in any position to award “street cred” on behalf of conservatives.
Does Rove do drugs?
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.
What is Rove smoking?
Just goes to show that Rove does not understand Tea Partiers.
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.
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
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