Skip to comments.Karl Rove, a Cancer on American Politics? [Columnist Tom Friedman..........]
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 youre 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 Im 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 countrys health, prove him wrong this time."
Friedman is a cancer on American society and culture and should be excised.
[cue the "William Tell" Overture]
The Magnificent Bastard rides again!
Sounds like envy to me.
It's Rovember and Karl is an EXPLODING CIGAR!!!!!
Rove won't need to read this, he'll stare at it and intimidate the information into his head...
"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
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.
American commies. They're so 9/10.
Hey Friedman go back to kissing the ass of your Saudi friends and leave the analysis to actual Americans.
You're thinking of Chuck Norris...
I went to the link.......oh that Thomas Friedman......
He thinks he is smarter than GOD........honest
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...
Isn't Clinton, Schumer, Pelosi, Harry Reid, et.al. at cancer on American Politics?
Did Karl Rove make John Kerry say that stupid statement?
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.
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.
That's right! Karl Rove does not throw Kumbaya Parties. He wins elections. You are one jealous Mo'Fo' ain't ya!
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?
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.
I like that analogy!
how about on the buttock of mankind?
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.
Hey where's the ping list!
He is condescending elitist moron. You should have Bill O'Reilly tear him a new one on Fox.
I love the smell of propagandists melting in the morning. ;>)
Friedman is a nebbish. A Gollum with (not much) hair.
Looks like he drank all the liberal Kool-Aid and didn't leave any for his friends.
Wow... at least Friedman used to be somewhat of a coherent writer. The cigarette analogy is weak at best.
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...
Friedman sounds desperate.
That is absolutely, well, magnificent.
Don't MOST libs think they are smarter than God?
Well, I was trying to be civil.
Rove is the cure.
Kerry was so anxious to "run away" from Vietnam that he manufactured 3 bandaid "wounds" for purple hearts.
He does...except when he is on Oprah, then he's only a demigod worshipping at the feet of the Goddess herself.
Friedman deserves no civility. He needs to be cold-cocked on national TV.
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!
I'm a dislocated Texan and folk like Friedman and their swishy tone and body pout make me puke literally.
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.)
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.
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.
Sure to be a high volume one...
Friedman is a small pimple of a man. A pathetic example of the kind of mediocrity that comes from liberalism.
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