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Democrats Demand Retraction From Rove
Guardian.co.UK & AP ^ | 6/23/05 | JIM ABRAMS

Posted on 06/23/2005 8:53:47 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

Democrats are demanding that White House adviser Karl Rove immediately retract and apologize for comments that liberals responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes by wanting to ``prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.''

``The one thing New York has had since Sept. 11 is unity,'' said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. ``To inject politics into this and to defame a large number of people'' is outrageous, he said. ``It's not what New York and America is all about.''

Rove, Bush's chief political adviser, said in a speech Wednesday that ``liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.'' Conservatives, he said in the speech to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, ``saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.''

Rove said the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for ``moderation and restraint'' after the terrorist attacks.

Schumer said Democrats were drafting a letter asking Rove to retract his remarks. Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., also called on President Bush to ``immediately repudiate Karl Rove's offensive and outrageous comments.''

Rove also denounced Sen. Dick Durbin's comments comparing interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the methods of Nazis and other repressive regimes. He said the statements have been broadcast throughout the Middle East, putting U.S. troops in greater danger. The Illinois Democrat has since apologized for the remarks.

``No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals,'' Rove said.


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1 posted on 06/23/2005 8:53:48 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The truth hurts.
2 posted on 06/23/2005 8:54:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

HAAA!


3 posted on 06/23/2005 8:55:04 AM PDT by marylandrepub1 ( The Davis-Bacon Act was the first 'Living Wage Law')
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Oh you have GOT to be kidding me!


4 posted on 06/23/2005 8:55:12 AM PDT by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Rove attacking Liberals is about as offensive as Dean attacking Conservatives. It's what they do.


5 posted on 06/23/2005 8:55:48 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The liberals responded by demanding that airport screeners be federal employees BEFORE they even helped lift a finger to protect America.

THAT'S what the left did in response to 9/11

6 posted on 06/23/2005 8:55:54 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

To the Dems - ESAD


7 posted on 06/23/2005 8:56:24 AM PDT by DarthVader (Always ready to educate liberals by beating them profusely about the head with a Louisville Slugger.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Say it again Karl, louder!

..."liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

8 posted on 06/23/2005 8:56:56 AM PDT by The_Victor (Doh!... stupid tagline)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

They really didn't like that Durbin business, did they?


9 posted on 06/23/2005 8:56:57 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

"Why apologize for telling the truth?" That would be my response.


10 posted on 06/23/2005 8:57:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: Best seat in the house, and we're paid to be there.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Schumer said Democrats were drafting a letter asking Rove to retract his remarks. Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., also called on President Bush to ``immediately repudiate Karl Rove's offensive and outrageous comments.''

They might have been offensive and outrageous (to them), but you don't apologize for the truth.

11 posted on 06/23/2005 8:57:09 AM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
That's awfully defensive. He said "liberals" not "Democrats". Do they have a guilty conscience or something?
12 posted on 06/23/2005 8:57:54 AM PDT by Moral Hazard (According to the Catholic church the Capybara is a fish.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Tell Chuckie Schumer to take a leap. It is rare, indeed, that the human genome produces such a piece of unqualified sh*t.
13 posted on 06/23/2005 8:57:55 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Hey Democrats - retract this. I could never be a US senator - I would get kicked out for punching Nancy Pelosi in the head or giving Harry Reid an atomic wedgie or something...
14 posted on 06/23/2005 8:58:01 AM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: DarthVader

ESAD is good - but for these folks, ESABATM is more appropriate.


15 posted on 06/23/2005 8:58:05 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I have taken the liberty of drafting Rove's apology:

"Sorry you were offended"


16 posted on 06/23/2005 8:58:10 AM PDT by truthluva
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Karl Rove is my hero.


17 posted on 06/23/2005 8:58:21 AM PDT by kesg
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Good grief. I will be interested to see the WH response. Anything other than "get bent Chuck" would be inappropriate.
18 posted on 06/23/2005 8:58:54 AM PDT by PogySailor
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Schumer has the Chutzpah to say that Rove has injected politics into this fray? Here we go again, the kettle calling the pot black.

What did Pelosi, Durbin, Ried including Schumer say about this war. Rove's remarks were docile compared to what has been said by the left.
19 posted on 06/23/2005 8:59:14 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I'm surprized Schumer didn't call Rove a Dirty little Nazi, like all the Military that serve George W. Hitler...


20 posted on 06/23/2005 8:59:22 AM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Well, their internal polls must be showing that a majority of Americans are still backing our troops, feel that 9/11 was bad, and believe the Jihadists here and around the world are a threat to us.

Otherwise Durbin would have never done his pseudo apology and Chucky wouldn't be so upset.

They are still so arrogant and still believe that they can say anything bad about America, our troops, our president and support the Jihadists without a back lash.

Well it "ain't" working for them anymore with the internet, Fox News, Rush, Sean and other conservative talk show hosts.


21 posted on 06/23/2005 8:59:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Schumer: Karl Rove, I object!
Rove: Why?
Schumer: Because it's devastating to our case!

Adapted from "Liar, Liar"


22 posted on 06/23/2005 9:00:03 AM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Democrats are demanding that White House adviser Karl Rove immediately retract and apologize for comments that liberals responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes by wanting to ``prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.''

Subsequent events have proven this statement to be true.
Isn't the truth an absolute defense against any expression of outrage?

I don't see the problem. Can anyone else?

23 posted on 06/23/2005 9:00:49 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

If the Democrats are so insensed by political speech why didn't they have anything to say about Sen. Durbin's remarks????


24 posted on 06/23/2005 9:00:54 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Moral Hazard
That's awfully defensive. He said "liberals" not "Democrats". Do they have a guilty conscience or something?

Karl Rove and the Bush administration...
Smoking out the enemy on multiple fronts.

25 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: truthluva
I have taken the liberty of drafting Rove's apology:

"Sorry you were offended"

Yup.

26 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:09 AM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I swear I was looking for the Scrappleface byline on this story. I really thought it was a parody of the Durban thing.
27 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:24 AM PDT by Antonello
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To: Publius6961


But it makes sense, right?

The dumbocrats want the truth retracted!


28 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:41 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Totally shameless. They have no shame whatsoever. Unbelievable.

}:-)4


29 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:52 AM PDT by Moose4 (Richmond, Virginia--commemorating 140 years of Yankee occupation.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Rove apologize? No way. They are still wringing their liberal little hands because we are the oppressors.

'Why do they hate us?'


By Peter Ford | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

(9-27-01)
30 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:56 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

In the case that Rove might actually consider issuing an apology, he should just make a copy of Durbin's apologia and alter a few words and hand it to Schumer.


31 posted on 06/23/2005 9:01:56 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Puppage

I recall the MSM praising the attackers. Do you recall that Politically Correct idiot calling them "Courageous and Heros?"

nick


32 posted on 06/23/2005 9:02:08 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: PogySailor

Exactly right, Pogy.

At a minimum, the WH should laugh at this "demand" for a retraction. At best, McClellan should get out there and say "apologize for telling the truth, I don't think so. If the shoe fits, Nancy, WEAR IT. Next question."


33 posted on 06/23/2005 9:02:18 AM PDT by borkrules
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

He**, the dems are still the same now as they were then. Only now we can't coddle enemy combatants (read terrorists) enough.
'Tis a slippery slope we find ourselves on, with no end in sight!


34 posted on 06/23/2005 9:02:29 AM PDT by Straight8 (I am unique, just like everyone else.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Firstly, lets have Kerry, Dean, Kennedy, et al apologize for their very over the top comments in recent memory.

Oh yeah, and when is Reid going to apologize for calling the president a liar?
35 posted on 06/23/2005 9:03:16 AM PDT by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"All of us contain Music & Truth, but most of us can't get it out.

(quoted in Our Famous Guest, Mark Twain in Vienna, Carl Dolmetsch)

36 posted on 06/23/2005 9:03:56 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (I thought about that and DELIBERATELY didn't go there. (Or maybe you did?))
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To: truthluva

Or perhaps:

"I'm sorry that you liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."


37 posted on 06/23/2005 9:04:02 AM PDT by Antonello
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.'

That's what a typical liberal around here believes. They blame the police for a robbery and then feel sorry for thief because he can't find a job in "Coroporate America".

38 posted on 06/23/2005 9:04:20 AM PDT by m1-lightning (God, Guns, and Country!)
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``The one thing New York has had since Sept. 11 is unity,'' said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. ``To inject politics into this and to defame a large number of people'' is outrageous, he said. ``It's not what New York and America is all about.''

This ain't exactly a news flash, but Sen. Chuck Schumer is a liar.

39 posted on 06/23/2005 9:05:21 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

What Rove and co need to do is gather the most damning quotes from the most prominent liberals. Then ask the Demo's if those prominent liberals speak for them?


40 posted on 06/23/2005 9:06:34 AM PDT by guitarist
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Rove also denounced Sen. Dick Durbin's comments comparing interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the methods of Nazis and other repressive regimes. He said the statements have been broadcast throughout the Middle East, putting U.S. troops in greater danger. The Illinois Democrat has since apologized for the remarks.

This terminally clueless traitor will go down in history as the dumbest dumb-as-a-rock person ever to be voted into public office. He still believes that the premise behind his words is rational and valid. His non-apology bears this out by his carefully chosen words.

The clearest test of the absurdity of his charges is this:

If wholesale genocide occurs again, and tens of millions of innocents are killed by a few totally evil persons, are we likely to hear from him, "This is a horrible event comparable to the events at GITMO?"

Stupid is as stupid thinks...

41 posted on 06/23/2005 9:06:42 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Straight8

As with the Durbin outrage, posters, Talk Radio, blobbers ought to overwhelm the Dem Senators at their offices with emails showing their chutzpah, hypocrisy and downright anti-military responses. To allow Hil, Schumer, Leahy, Biden the glory before the media in denouncing Rove is self defeating. Go on the offensive and blast them.


42 posted on 06/23/2005 9:06:59 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

To the Demobats:

It you SOBs turn to do a little repudiating,apologizing and resigning your positions, starting with KKK Byrd, Conspiracy Kook Klinton, and name calling Reid, Schumer, Biden, Kennedy, Waters, for starters.


43 posted on 06/23/2005 9:07:51 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Actually, the Koran is the perfect book for swearing in congential liars-it is their bible.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Rove forgot to mention they also prepared for surrender.


44 posted on 06/23/2005 9:08:07 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! "ALLEN IN 08")
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To: Antonello

Another apology;

"I'm sorry that the liberals were jumping over each other voting to send the troops in to Iraq, then began 24/7 media campaign to undermine them".

Time to quit pussy footing around!!


45 posted on 06/23/2005 9:08:08 AM PDT by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
``The one thing New York has had since Sept. 11 is unity,'' said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. ``To inject politics into this and to defame a large number of people'' is outrageous, he said. ``It's not what New York and America is all about.''

Faux outrage from a faux human being.

46 posted on 06/23/2005 9:08:39 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Nice 'til I'm not.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Something happened in the fall of 2001 in New York, that seemed pretty bad at the time, and maybe a couple of other incidents, but really, is that any reason to GO TO WAR over it? Or so goes the reasoning. Democrats, and a lot of other people, have gone into a state of collective amnesia, and it is time to put up the videotapes of the two planes flying into each of the two towers, as well as the apocalyptic nature of the aftermath of these attacks and the attack on the very bastion of our military command center, the Pentagon.

There is no room for moderation.


47 posted on 06/23/2005 9:09:13 AM PDT by alloysteel ("Master of the painfully obvious.....")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Democrats: "We demand an apology!"

Rove: "I'm sorry you feel the need to demand an apology."

Hey, its working for Turbin Durbin!

48 posted on 06/23/2005 9:09:18 AM PDT by Jagman
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To: truthluva
I like this one too

"It is not worth while to strain one's self to tell the truth to people who habitually discount everything you tell them, whether it is true or isn't."

Twain

49 posted on 06/23/2005 9:09:28 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (I thought about that and DELIBERATELY didn't go there. (Or maybe you did?))
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This makes them look like kindegardener's. We apologzed - now you apologize. I hope this gets played up big by them. Sooner or later they will be exposed to more Americans for what they really are.
50 posted on 06/23/2005 9:09:35 AM PDT by capydick ("The current tax code is a daily mugging." --Ronald Reagan)
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