Skip to comments.TURNABOUT: Now calls for Rove to go!
Posted on 09/02/2012 5:02:32 AM PDT by possum john
A growing list of Republicans and conservatives are calling for longtime Republican adviser Karl Rove to step away from GOP campaign efforts after the strategist jested that he might have to murder Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.
William Murray, who heads the Government is Not God Political Action Committee and chairs the Religious Freedom Coalition, said today that the comment was so distasteful as to shame the entire Republican Party.
Congressman Akin made a misstatement on the subject of rape and conception for which he apologized, he said. Apparently Karl Rove believes the apology is not enough and that Akin should pay with his life. Jokes about murder are not jokes when it comes to politicians where the risks of assassination are real.
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Many of us have been wanting Rove to go - for a long time now.
Adios, most bloated GOP-e one.
Well, that is one way to get the conservative base fired up and working for Akin...
but ... but ... he’s a “magnificent bastard”!
I think the main constraint on the GOP lightening up is the MSM pounces on any Republican error or misstatement like a terrier and won’t let go. Meanwhile, the Democrats get a complete pass.
Could Maher still be around if he was conservative? How about Biden? Dems can say or do anything and they get a pass from the media. They can fabricate this Republican war on women and then turn around and feature Bill Clinton in their convention without a single talking head pointing out the irony and hypocrisy.
Rove should go, but not for talking out of the wrong orifice. He should go because he’s a little more than a Democrat at a 10% discount and attempts to marginalize conservative principles and ideas while he plays his chess game. Rove’s influence and PAC result in more RINOs winning elections and that’s bad for the party and country.
Unfortunately, Rove’s not going anywhere.
I’d like to see Rove go too, but there are a lot better reasons that the fact that he told a pretty lame joke. The GOP needs to lose the circular firing squad formation.
The term we seem to be seeking here is RINO.
He’s just a Republican in NAME ONLY.
Right now he wants to lead up a circular firing squad—so far, unsuccessfully. RINOs are VERY GOOD at this kind of thing, so good we hardly need an opposition.
Yes, he should go. In my mind, he already has.
It’s not about the joke for me.
It’s for the 100 things he’s said against conservatives / Tea Party / just plain baloney that comes out of his mouth.
Pay backs are hell!
Nonsense. The obsequiousness of the GOP cognoscenti turns these media "probing actions" into self-fulfilling prophecies.
I agree. Rove will attack any conservative at the drop of a hat but cautions everybody against being mean to ‘Rats. He needs to go because his favorite activity appears to be insulting and slandering conservatives.
Wouldn’t it be great if people on our side could lighten up? INDEED! I think of Reagan’s wonderful sense of humor. He really defused so many situations with his warm laugh.
IF the GOP lightened up, the MSM barbs would not matter. They only matter if you take them seriously and REact.
The GOP could — ignore them (always a good response); LAUGH; make fun of the MSM in return. Is it not true that the libbies’ reaction to Clint Eastwood only shows that the humor hit home?
In case you forgot Rove just conducted the circular firing squad on Todd Akin. Rove demanded he go because of one statement, even though Akin has a lifetime 97% ACU conservative rating. Rove doesn’t like him because he is not a lackey. Akin voted against the Bush Medicare Expansion and also the debt ceiling increases. That is why Rove wants Akin murdered. Time for Rove to go. His pomposity and big government Ruling Class arrogance only serve liberal ends. And, he promotes murder. Leave Karl. Be gone.
If Rove fought libs as hard as he fights conservatives we would have avoided. Zero.
Karl Rove was useful during the Bush era. It’s the Tea Party era now and we need Tea Party strategists and spokespersons. Young people like Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, and Mia Love are the future of the GOP. The old war horses need to retreat to the background. If they have good ideas, fine. They should be listened to for the sake of experience. But they shouldn’t be the faces of the party.
A few years ago, the Tea Party was the farm team and the GOPe were the big league players. Many of the Tea Party players have been promoted to the big leagues and giving the GOPe a challenge for starting positions. Some have already won starting positions. But it’s going to take another election cycle or two until the GOP big leagues has a majority of Tea Party players. By that time, the farm team will be replete with aspiring Tea Partiers and the GOP leadership should stay Tea Party for a generation or more. But we have to be vigilant and hold them to Tea Party values and not let them be lured by Inside the Beltway perks.
Compare that to the state of the Democrats. They’re like an aging team that broke the bank to win that last World Series. Now they have no money and no prospects. Where are their equivalents of Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio and Susanna Martinex and Palin and Jindal, etc. Look at the slate of speakers at the convention. Geez. Like Rush said, they’re all out of Jurassic Park. And the theme is “Forward”? What are they thinking?
Rove doesn’t like Palin...that, alone, is reason to get rid of him.
Rove is a liberal cancer to the Conservative movement
His comment about Akin was not only distasteful...it was criminal. You cannot joke about causing the death of a politican..esp at the House level
The GOP needs to get rid of him, and Fox News needs to fire him....yesterday was too late
Real Conservatives have been awakened after the Todd Akin situation. Its time for the Liberal Illegal Alien/Log Cabin crowd to go DNC
I would like to hear Sarah Palin's views of Rove before I agree that he should stay.
What should he do for the other conservatives he has undermined? Palin, Angle, Hoffman, O’Donnell, etc? This is not a one time thing with Rove. He apparently hates conservatives.
Rove was included in that commnt, especially since he was committing the same sin he had condemned Akin for.
Exactly. People are wanting Rove to resign (from what, I don’t really know) because he made a lame joke about killing Akin. Reagan on the other hand, told a very funny joke about nuking Russia, and it was taken as a joke.
Shut up Karl, you fat fool.
It wasn’t a joke. Rove spoke from his heart:
I saw some liberal on the news this morning talking about backing Romney. I wasn’t impressed with his reasoning. He was insulted by Obama and he didn’t like Santorum.
It wasn’t that Obama was too liberal but because he got a form letter and saw Romney as the next best thing to a Democrat.
The queers are not satisfied taking over the RAT party, now they want to take over the GOP as well.
No one is calling for Rove to resign. Rove maddens at times as do many, but he is responsible for great good to the country. Same as Palin, same as Boehner, same as McCain, shall we learn to be better ourselves?
Without a doubt.
"His comment about Akin was not only distasteful...it was criminal. You cannot joke about causing the death of a politican..esp at the House level"
No, at worst it was not funny.
'The GOP needs to get rid of him, and Fox News needs to fire him....yesterday was too late"
You're right, but not over this. They can find many, many better reasons.
And who can forget this from Rove:
“In the past week, Rove has very publicly bashed Christine O’Donnell who won the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware after Palin endorsed her. Rove repeatedly raised troubling questions on Fox News about O’Donnell’s honesty and financial problems even as Palin basked in O’Donnell’s win over the more moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle.”
Name that great good.
nit-picking at ourselves is bs.....Rove is a genuine pain in the a$$ but at least he’s working to defeat Bam.
Why would I have a sense of humor about a jerk who has ruthlessly attacked my beliefs while believing he was invulnerable.
I consider Karl Rove a very real and physical threat to Todd Aiken, he was NOT joking.
Conservative icon and founder of the Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly echoed the calls for Roves resignation. Karl Rove has made himself toxic to Republicans by his incredibly offensive and dangerous statement suggesting the murder of Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, Schlafly said in a statement. Any candidate or network who hires Rove will now be tarnished with this most malicious remark ever made in Republican politics.
A private phone call by Rove to Akin to sort of apologize does not erase the public offense, she said. At the very least Rove should make a public apology. But even that cant wipe out his gross political mistake.
Rove has been calling on Todd Akin to resign, she continued, but the one who should resign because he made an embarrassing, malicious and downright stupid remark is Karl Rove.
If that is all he was doing it would be great but he is also working to defeat conservatives.
Tokyo Rove should have been gone when he was instrumental in deep sixing Christine ODonnell’s senate run.