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."