Skip to comments.Rove lays the SMACKDOWN on Colmes (Video)
Posted on 09/18/2008 7:45:07 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Colmes: I don't know how John McCain and Sarah Palin present themselves as reformers. she took oil money when she ran for Lt. Governor. John McCain has oil lobbyists.
Rick Davis who's campaign manager..
Rove: You know Alan..
Colmes: was a lobbyist..
Rove: Alan with all due respect you can rattle on all you want about this. But if this is the standard then you have to tell me why Tom Daschle is in charge of the transition for Senator Obama?
And why Jim Johnson the former head of Fannie Mae was the head of his Vice Presidential Search Committee?
And why is Franklin Raines one of his close advisors?
We can get in this tit for tat all day long.
Colmes: But Karl..?
Rove: The fact of the matter is John McCain are reform minded mavericks and the American people see them as such.
Colmes So all candidates have oil related lobbyists? They all have people in the financial community running their campaigns?
McCain has more lobbysists.. McCain..
Rove Look Alan. With all due respect Axelrod the Chief consultant to the Obama campaign makes his living by having a grassroots lobbying firm to even out his billings in between elections.
Please do not sit there and lecture me that the special interest money from trial lawyers and labor unions somehow disappears because you found 19 people inside the McCain campaign who've been lobbyists.
Colmes: Well actually it's 59. That's more than any other Presidential candidate running this time.
You can't paint a one sided picture and say McCain's the only reformer and he's done none of this stuff and he's totally clean and everybody else is on the take and..
Rove: Alan you sound suspiciously like that Obama commercial that calls McCain dishonorable. Nobody believes that John McCain who took on Jack Abramoff and Campaign Finance Reform is in the pocket of lobbyists.
Colmes: I'm not saying he's dishonorable I'm saying he's got more lobbyists..
Rove: You're better than that Alan. Alan please. You are embarrassing yourself. I'm sorry but this is ridiculous.
Colmes: I think that's a rather insulting thing to say when I'm pointing out a fact that he has X number of lobbyists working on his campaign..
Rove: SO WHAT!! He probably has 2 or 3-thousand fundraisers raising money for his campaign.
Colmes: Alright.. mumble.. mumble.. let's move on.
Rove: He has 10's of thousands of Volunteers.. so what Alan!?!? So what if 19 of them are lobbysists?!
Colmes: Well if you campaign as a sole reformer here.. We'll be back with more from Karl Rove after the break.
Colmes did not know what to say.
He was trying to talk very fast to get his point in and when he got the smack handed to him he just started mumbling LOL!!!
It was a thing of beauty :)
In case you want to see it again!
I love it when liberals like this are caught off guard.
You can see it in their eyes. It’s that.. oh crap look.
This needs to be said by someone every night on H&C.
I’m not sure a total smackdown but he did put Colmes back a bit...
McCains campaign people NEED to expose the DEMS on this Fannie Mae fiasco...sure the republicans were at some fault for not driving for reform after 2003 but the fact remains this was a Dem driven program with the Gov’t bailing it out. A small step for socialism really....
I watched this last night — it was a bootifull thang to behold. I tried to get on FR to see if folks were talking about it, but unfortunately, FR was completely down.
Rove took Holmes head off, put it on a plate, as if to say, “Holmes, since you were not using it, I have your brain here. What would you like me to do with it, dweeb?
I was watching, it was awesome...especially “Rove: You’re better than that Alan. Alan please. You are embarrassing yourself. I’m sorry but this is ridiculous.”
To look on colmes face for the remaining few minutes - priceless.....I just wish that that sort of thing would happen more often to him. He’s a talkover liberal wanker.
Yeah, the Crypt Keeper tries to talk over you if you make him look foolish, but that is easy to do with Colmes. Rove slammed him, hard.
Yes lol it does!
Colmes is just funny sometimes.. he can’t make his point.
I saw that exchange last night and laughed out loud.
Colmes showed up to a battle of wits unarmed.
In case you want to see it again!
Typical lib weasel. Tries to change the subject when the argument isn’t going his way. Colmes also uses ‘jamming’ - the lefty technique of talking (shouting) over under and through whatever your opponent is trying to say.
Just makes you want to take a 2x4 t ohim.
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