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Karl Rove, a Cancer on American Politics? [Columnist Tom Friedman..........]
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Posted on 11/03/2006 1:16:46 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Karl Rove, a Cancer on American Politics? "Everyone says that Karl Rove is a genius. Yeah, right. So are cigarette companies. They get you to buy cigarettes even though we know they cause cancer. That is the kind of genius Karl Rove is."

Posted by: Clay Waters 11/3/2006 10:26:59 AM

Columnist Tom Friedman really wants the Republicans to suffer next Tuesday, judging by his Friday column (Times Select required) "Insulting Our Troops, and Out Intelligence."

"George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld think you’re stupid. Yes, they do.

"They think they can take a mangled quip about President Bush and Iraq by John Kerry -- a man who is not even running for office but who, unlike Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, never ran away from combat service -- and get you to vote against all Democrats in this election.

"Every time you hear Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney lash out against Mr. Kerry, I hope you will say to yourself, 'They must think I’m stupid.' Because they surely do."

And apparently, Karl Rove causes cancer.

"Everyone says that Karl Rove is a genius. Yeah, right. So are cigarette companies. They get you to buy cigarettes even though we know they cause cancer. That is the kind of genius Karl Rove is. He is not a man who has designed a strategy to reunite our country around an agenda of renewal for the 21st century -- to bring out the best in us. His 'genius' is taking some irrelevant aside by John Kerry and twisting it to bring out the worst in us, so you will ignore the mess that the Bush team has visited on this country.

"And Karl Rove has succeeded at that in the past because he was sure that he could sell just enough Bush cigarettes, even though people knew they caused cancer. Please, please, for our country’s health, prove him wrong this time."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006elections; americahaters; bushhaters; drivebymedia; gopplot; karlrove; moonbats; msm; newyorktimes; rymb; tomfriedman
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1 posted on 11/03/2006 1:16:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Bushophobe.


2 posted on 11/03/2006 1:17:55 PM PST by My2Cents (The Democrat Party's '06 platform: Offering a "Suicide Pact With America.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Friedman is a cancer on American society and culture and should be excised.


3 posted on 11/03/2006 1:17:59 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

[cue the "William Tell" Overture]

The Magnificent Bastard rides again!


4 posted on 11/03/2006 1:18:09 PM PST by RichInOC (ROVE: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Sub-Driver
Tom Friedman just earned himself a Golden DNC Highchair!
5 posted on 11/03/2006 1:18:28 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like envy to me.


6 posted on 11/03/2006 1:18:38 PM PST by Sister_T (A vote for DemocRATS is a vote for terrorists!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It's Rovember and Karl is an EXPLODING CIGAR!!!!!


7 posted on 11/03/2006 1:18:38 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Sub-Driver

Rove won't need to read this, he'll stare at it and intimidate the information into his head...


8 posted on 11/03/2006 1:19:35 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We've got enough youth, how about a "fountain of smart")
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To: Sub-Driver
Sounds like the Drive Bys are in full panic mode... all their work on behalf of the Democrats may get flushed down the toilet on Tuesday. If the Democrats are going to win big, why is Tom Friedman sounding bothered?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

9 posted on 11/03/2006 1:19:39 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RichInOC; Petronski

10 posted on 11/03/2006 1:20:34 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Sub-Driver
he was sure that he could sell just enough Bush cigarettes, even though people knew they caused cancer

It's a sad day when normal people have to worry about losing an election to a gang of moonbats who have collectively lost their frickin' minds.

11 posted on 11/03/2006 1:20:37 PM PST by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Sub-Driver

American commies. They're so 9/10.


12 posted on 11/03/2006 1:20:42 PM PST by TigersEye ("Everywhere I go there's a Predator in tow, life goes on without me!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Friedman go back to kissing the ass of your Saudi friends and leave the analysis to actual Americans.


13 posted on 11/03/2006 1:20:58 PM PST by Argus (John French Kerry is Lt. Keefer (Fred McMurray) in THE CAINE MUTINY - somebody get Jose Ferrer.)
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To: Uriah_lost
Rove won't need to read this, he'll stare at it and intimidate the information into his head...

You're thinking of Chuck Norris...

14 posted on 11/03/2006 1:21:13 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: DarthVader

I went to the link.......oh that Thomas Friedman......

He thinks he is smarter than GOD........honest


15 posted on 11/03/2006 1:22:07 PM PST by advertising guy
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To: wideawake

ISn't it??

It wasn't all that long ago that Liberals were demanding the execution of this man, with out trial or evidence, for a crime he didn't commit....

Defeating Democrats at the Ballot Box has now become a crime worthy of execution. I NEVER thought I would live to see that in America...


16 posted on 11/03/2006 1:22:29 PM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn't Clinton, Schumer, Pelosi, Harry Reid, et.al. at cancer on American Politics?

Did Karl Rove make John Kerry say that stupid statement?


17 posted on 11/03/2006 1:23:05 PM PST by petkus
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To: Sub-Driver
Karl Rove The Democratic party, a Cancer on American Politics.
18 posted on 11/03/2006 1:23:22 PM PST by CertainInalienableRights
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To: Sub-Driver
I once heard somebody at my church say that he thought Tom Friedman was a fair and balanced type of guy. All that comment did for me was tell me a lot about the guy making it, and I lost all respect for him.

I am a bibliophile, yet Thomas Friedman is the only author whose book I actually threw in the trash rather than donate to someone. I couldn't get through it.

19 posted on 11/03/2006 1:24:07 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter (Sign at World Series in St. Louis, October 27, 2006 "The Experts are Idiots")
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To: Sub-Driver
What does that make Howie "Republicans are Evil" Dean?
20 posted on 11/03/2006 1:24:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: DarthVader

I was thinking of Friedman as more along the lines of a pimple on the buttocks of the body politic, but the final result is the same.


21 posted on 11/03/2006 1:24:16 PM PST by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Karl Rove is. He is not a man who has designed a strategy to reunite our country around an agenda of renewal for the 21st century -- to bring out the best in us."

That's right! Karl Rove does not throw Kumbaya Parties. He wins elections. You are one jealous Mo'Fo' ain't ya!

22 posted on 11/03/2006 1:24:23 PM PST by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. Unlike the other inhabitants of the OpEd page, Friedman usually pretends to be reasonable. Not that he is, but he pretends to be.

Looks like he's really lost it.

Hey, Friedman, What happened to all those nice, reasonable Arabs you predicted would be joining the modern, civilized world, in The Lexus and the Olive Tree?

Do you see any signs of New York Times type civilization spreading through the Middle East yet? Maybe signs of the Upper East Side in Lebanon? Or Westchester in Egypt? Are the Saudis becoming pleasant and rational to their Christian and Jewish guests?


23 posted on 11/03/2006 1:26:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: goldstategop
Sounds like the Drive Bys are in full panic mode

That must be true. Friedman must be scared that the Republicans are going to hold both houses. Otherwise he would be saying things like "Rove to go down in defeat",. or "The public will finally find out that Rove does not have a magic hand."

This smells to me like Friedman thinks the Democrats are going to lose and wants to put the blame on Rove for using the statement made by Kerry to take the Democrats down.

I don't think that what Kerry says will have a huge influence on the election outcome. But if the Democrats lose they certainly would like to make everyone believe Kerry is the reason.

24 posted on 11/03/2006 1:27:00 PM PST by Common Tator
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To: Arm_Bears

I like that analogy!


how about on the buttock of mankind?


25 posted on 11/03/2006 1:27:01 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What does that make Howie "Republicans are Evil" Dean?

The last time I checked, the Democrats were the party that wanted to keep ripping babies apart with forceps legal, and then use federal money to harvest their cells in freakish scientific experiments.

In other words, they worship Satan. Dr. Dean is a practitioner of the Black Mass.

Regards, Ivan

26 posted on 11/03/2006 1:27:06 PM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: RichInOC

Hey where's the ping list!


27 posted on 11/03/2006 1:27:34 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: advertising guy

He is condescending elitist moron. You should have Bill O'Reilly tear him a new one on Fox.


28 posted on 11/03/2006 1:28:41 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: goldstategop

I love the smell of propagandists melting in the morning. ;>)


29 posted on 11/03/2006 1:28:54 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Media whores,and FR trolls are working overtime to defeat the Republicans in November.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Friedman is a nebbish. A Gollum with (not much) hair.


30 posted on 11/03/2006 1:29:33 PM PST by StAnDeliver (No glass too sharp!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like he drank all the liberal Kool-Aid and didn't leave any for his friends.


31 posted on 11/03/2006 1:29:43 PM PST by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow... at least Friedman used to be somewhat of a coherent writer. The cigarette analogy is weak at best.


32 posted on 11/03/2006 1:30:00 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Sub-Driver

John Gibson has been joking for months, that he would be very RICH if he wrote a book called, "George Bush eats babies"....

Because he knows the libs and MSM would BELIEVE it!!

I dare say that you could insert Rove or Cheney's name...


33 posted on 11/03/2006 1:30:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Friedman sounds desperate.


34 posted on 11/03/2006 1:30:48 PM PST by syriacus (2002-UK declassified Nuke building docs- http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/04/15/uk.nuclear/)
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To: JRios1968

That is absolutely, well, magnificent.


35 posted on 11/03/2006 1:30:52 PM PST by StAnDeliver (No glass too sharp!)
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To: advertising guy

Don't MOST libs think they are smarter than God?


36 posted on 11/03/2006 1:31:10 PM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: DarthVader

Well, I was trying to be civil.


37 posted on 11/03/2006 1:31:14 PM PST by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: Sub-Driver
DemonRats are the disease

Rove is the cure.

38 posted on 11/03/2006 1:32:32 PM PST by Tolkien ("It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ---Voltaire)
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To: MadIvan; All

39 posted on 11/03/2006 1:33:00 PM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: Common Tator

Kerry was so anxious to "run away" from Vietnam that he manufactured 3 bandaid "wounds" for purple hearts.


40 posted on 11/03/2006 1:34:03 PM PST by Carolinamom ("I don't have time to be fingerpointing." ---President George W. Bush)
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To: advertising guy
He thinks he is smarter than GOD........honest

He does...except when he is on Oprah, then he's only a demigod worshipping at the feet of the Goddess herself.

41 posted on 11/03/2006 1:34:15 PM PST by top 2 toe red (To the enemy in Iraq..."Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand!" President Bush)
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To: Arm_Bears

Friedman deserves no civility. He needs to be cold-cocked on national TV.


42 posted on 11/03/2006 1:34:22 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: DarthVader

I wonder what Friedman's curriculum vitae was during Viet Nam! It makes me sick that such people can denigrate W's long-term service in the National Guard while defending the disgusting Clinton who hated the military. For shame!


43 posted on 11/03/2006 1:34:32 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: DarthVader

I'm a dislocated Texan and folk like Friedman and their swishy tone and body pout make me puke literally.


44 posted on 11/03/2006 1:35:25 PM PST by advertising guy
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To: Sub-Driver
Karl Rove, a Cancer on American Politics?

Democratic politicians* support spreading tumors via embryonic stem cells.

*And Michael Andrew Fox (AKA, Michael J Fox)

(There's tumors in them thar' embryonic stem cells.)

45 posted on 11/03/2006 1:35:28 PM PST by syriacus (2002-UK declassified Nuke building docs- http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/04/15/uk.nuclear/)
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To: rlmorel
It's worse than that.

I regard the Labour Party and the Liberal Party here as being chock full of idiots, but at least I have some assurance that they want to do the right thing for the country, albeit in a misguided way.

The Democrat Party has made it very clear that they care about nothing except gaining power. The entire nation could burn in agony, but if they controlled the flaming ruins, they would be satisfied. They are the most evil political party on the planet and should be disbanded.

Regards, Ivan

46 posted on 11/03/2006 1:35:35 PM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Columnist Tom Friedman must be having a really bad day. His column sound a little bitter, flat and yes, stupid. I love the way Karl Rove can affect an elite liberal like that.


47 posted on 11/03/2006 1:35:47 PM PST by Keflavik76
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To: RichInOC
A new ping list was set up here today...

Link to the thread announcing The RYMB (ROVE-YOU-MAGNIFICENT-BASTARD Ping List...:)

Sure to be a high volume one...

48 posted on 11/03/2006 1:36:18 PM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Karl Rove is an idiot.

With JF Kerry as an opponent, GW Bush should have had a blow-out election, winning 60-65% of the vote. Kerry was the worst possible pick for the dems, and ran a terrible campaign - and still came within a few points of becoming President.

Since then, genius Rove has contributed towards runaway spending, amnesty, Harriet Myers and total ineptitude in discussing the importance of winning in Iraq. If republicans hold on in 06, it will be in spite of some of the worst run campaigns in American history, accompanied by some of the worst RNC ads ever - all to inspire republicans who have been beaten down under Rove's 'genius'.

May we never again have a genius like Rove help us out!
49 posted on 11/03/2006 1:36:26 PM PST by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Friedman is a small pimple of a man. A pathetic example of the kind of mediocrity that comes from liberalism.


50 posted on 11/03/2006 1:36:29 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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