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Rove bashes O’Donnell; O’Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back
Michelle Malkin ^ | 09/14/2010 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/14/2010 8:35:24 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads

I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here.

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategist that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.

At O’Donnell’s victory speech, she invited a 9/12 patriot to speak. He sent a special message right back to Rove, recounting how Rove had met with Delaware 9/12-ers and Tea Party folks to try and convince them to back the “more electable” candidate. “No one is going to tell us how to take care of business,” the 9/12-er said he told Rove. And now, he observed, the “more electable” candidate Rove wanted them to vote for has been…unelected.

The Freedomist reports more details of the meeting:

Rove Tried to Cut a Deal For Castle With Tea Party- Teaparty News- The Collier Brothers

Sources at the Christine O’Donnell victory party revealed to The Freedomist that in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell.

The Freedomist has also learned that Rove was allegedly acting as an operative, although in what capacity it is not known, even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: backstabberrove; benedictrove; brutusrove; christineodonnell; karlrove; palin; rove; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 09/14/2010 8:35:28 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

Nice Karl. Way to crap on the party base.


2 posted on 09/14/2010 8:36:41 PM PDT by tips up
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To: Brices Crossroads

GOOD we need to take control of this election from this day forward - maybe the leaders will follow, maybe not.

We have a job to do!


3 posted on 09/14/2010 8:36:41 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rove has shown he is over with then IMO.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 8:37:07 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rove has never been a conservative and he gets too much credit for stuff here on FR.

IMO.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 8:38:15 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Brices Crossroads

we got the conservative nominee, let’s everyone stop he infighting.

No one should be surprised that Rove/ Bush were establishment types. Elitism is annoying even among conservatives. Rove needs to grow up a bit.


6 posted on 09/14/2010 8:38:26 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Ah Karl you magnificent BASS - TURD!


7 posted on 09/14/2010 8:38:43 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Wow. Just Wow! I am learning alot this evening. Shocked and saddened by people who I thought were fighting the good fight. Open your eyes everyone!


8 posted on 09/14/2010 8:38:58 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Brices Crossroads

That explains a little more his whiny vindictive self tonight, hadn’t seen that side of him before and I probably won’t again. My TV will go off if he appears.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 8:39:28 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Brices Crossroads

He effed up Bush.....now this. I used to have respect for him. NO effin’ MORE. Take your ‘Pillsbury Dough’ and white board and MOVE ON.


10 posted on 09/14/2010 8:39:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
The real Turd Blossum showed up on Fox tonight. I wonder if Sean will continue to grovel at his feet and call him "The Architect".

Rove is a typical politico: it's never about principle and good governance. It's only about getting power.

11 posted on 09/14/2010 8:40:10 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: GoCards

Wow. Just Wow! I am learning alot this evening. Shocked and saddened by people who I thought were fighting the good fight. Open your eyes everyone!


Yep!


12 posted on 09/14/2010 8:40:10 PM PDT by unkus
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To: onyx; tarheelswamprat; RachelFaith; Al B.; Clint N. Suhks; Constitutional Patriot; Red Steel; ...

Michelle Malkin Pulverizing RINO Rove Ping!


13 posted on 09/14/2010 8:40:10 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

Welcome to 3rd party status, GOP elites!


14 posted on 09/14/2010 8:40:42 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: savedbygrace

rove and the toe sucker (Dick Morris) are two phoney baloney power brokers who look pretty ugly when they’re out of power....


15 posted on 09/14/2010 8:40:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Brices Crossroads

He was trying to “co-opt” the movement. Shocker.

Kudos to them for have more integrity...seeing as how Rove values character and all he must respect them highly now...


16 posted on 09/14/2010 8:41:18 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: tips up

Yea...He’s off my Christmas list... Just another GOP power player...


17 posted on 09/14/2010 8:41:39 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Brices Crossroads

EMAIL JUST RECEIVED
Team,

We’d like to share with you the statement issued by the Susan B. Anthony List tonight regarding Christine O’Donnell’s win:

O’DONNELL GOP PRIMARY WIN DRIVES 3RD SBA LIST WOMAN CANDIDATE TO U.S. SENATE RACE IN NOVEMBER

Dannenfelser: “Christine O’Donnell’s win, combined with the successes of Carly Fiorina and Sharron Angle, continues building momentum for 2010 to be remembered as the ‘Year of the Pro-life Woman.’”

WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight the Susan B. Anthony List celebrated endorsed Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s Republican primary victory over Rep. Mike Castle. The SBA List was the first national pro-life group to endorse O’Donnell this cycle.

“Christine O’Donnell’s win, combined with the successes of Carly Fiorina and Sharron Angle, continues building momentum for 2010 to be remembered as the ‘Year of the Pro-life Woman,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Christine O’Donnell’s come-from-behind victory is evidence that voters across America are hungry for conservative pro-life candidates.”

“In all human rights battles, the messenger matters. As the late pro-life champion Rep. Henry Hyde once told me, it is absolutely vital that we have women in Congress standing up for the truth that abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women. But with no pro-life women currently in the Senate, Barbara Boxer goes unchallenged telling our pro-life men they can’t speak for women.”

“That will change in the Senate this November when authentic pro-life women leaders like Christine O’Donnell are elected. Her victory is part of a new pro-life women’s movement making its way to the U.S. Senate. While her primary opponent held an explicitly pro-abortion voting record, O’Donnell expressed her strong determination to be a vocal advocate for women and unborn children on the floor of the U.S. Senate, a stance which clearly made a difference at the ballot box.”

Christine O’Donnell will face Democrat Chris Coons in the November general election.

The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races. The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of over 280,000 Americans, residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.

For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or kbrown@sba-list.org.

Best,

The Tiny Team Behind the Team

teamsarahhq@gmail.com

Visit Team Sarah at: http://teamsarah.ning.com


18 posted on 09/14/2010 8:41:57 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: savedbygrace

Rove see’s the GOP he and Bush molded bottoming out.


19 posted on 09/14/2010 8:41:59 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I think Bush left to his own beliefs would have done far better than having Rove along....


20 posted on 09/14/2010 8:42:26 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Brices Crossroads
The Freedomist has also learned that Rove was allegedly acting as an operative, although in what capacity it is not known, even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.

I think that just might fall in the category of an illegal act. Fox needs to fire the POS tomorrow.

21 posted on 09/14/2010 8:42:32 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Brices Crossroads

Karl paved the road that lead to The Usurper, so Karl can buzz off!


22 posted on 09/14/2010 8:43:20 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: A CA Guy

I was extremely disappointed in Rove tonight! I was going to buy his book, but he just lost a sale! That kind of low-brow sniping is just uncalled for!


23 posted on 09/14/2010 8:43:26 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: tips up

Hey Karl, I kinda liked ya, aways back, but now, not so much... the smartest guy in the room? so long as no one is paying attention maybe...


24 posted on 09/14/2010 8:43:41 PM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: Night Hides Not
The real Turd Blossum showed up on Fox tonight. I wonder if Sean will continue to grovel at his feet and call him "The Architect".

Hannity, to his credit, really argued with Rove and defended O'Donnell. He said we can't move forward with RINOs. Now someone just has to tell Hannity that McLame is the biggest one.

25 posted on 09/14/2010 8:43:43 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Night Hides Not

“Rove is a typical politico: it’s never about principle and good governance. It’s only about getting power.”

Dana Perrino was on before Rove dissing O’Donnell as well. Another Bush bot. I am sick of the Bushified GOP.

We want the Palinized version of the GOP.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 8:43:51 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

I don’t consider Sean Hannity a conservative. He always has Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove on pretending to be conservative.


27 posted on 09/14/2010 8:44:23 PM PDT by AeWingnut (Soccer: a symptom of a greater ill)
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To: Brices Crossroads

I don’t get it. The Teaparty has spent more than a year saying they want nothing to do with “RINOS”, the GOP, or Republicans.

But when an alleged GOP-Republican-RINO criticizes one of them even remotely, everyone acts like they care what the RINOS have to say.

Crybaby city.


28 posted on 09/14/2010 8:45:11 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: Brices Crossroads

People are getting tired of these so called experts!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 09/14/2010 8:45:52 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: frogjerk

“Hannity, to his credit, really argued with Rove and defended O’Donnell. He said we can’t move forward with RINOs. Now someone just has to tell Hannity that McLame is the biggest one.”

I was really proud of Hannity tonight. I think he has been shocked by the vitriol of these RINO elitists. Levin has opened his eyes.


30 posted on 09/14/2010 8:46:10 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

I read somewhere that the first 4 years of the Bush Presidency, GWB was guided by Cheney and that the second term was all Rove. That would tell me all I need to know about Rove. I know Freepers seemed to love him but I never particularly have.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 8:47:58 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: tips up
Rove is so incredibly overrated. His advise to Bush for 8 years is why we have Obama. They laid there and took MSM and DNC lies like no other administration in my life. It was humiliating and Rove should just go away.
32 posted on 09/14/2010 8:48:12 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Brices Crossroads

Who would have thought that Rove was just another GOP power player? Well, he is and has no regard for the Tea Party revolution. Discard him.

Unfortunately, this is becoming a common problem with way too many of the GOP elite or beltway Republicans. These are the people that need to be expelled from the Republican Party. They want power first (whoever can be elected) and then decide on policy. These kind of people are an affront to the Tea Party movement.

If removing these power hungry GOP folks does not work, then a third party will be the only alternative.


33 posted on 09/14/2010 8:48:21 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Brices Crossroads
"Rove bashes O’Donnell; O’Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back"

All the RINOs and dims have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.

34 posted on 09/14/2010 8:48:29 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
...even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.

Imagine that - dirty deeds for RINOs (to make the conservative candidate(s) go away.

It's going to be a traumatic November for Rove, Perino, et al. Expect tantrums from them and robo-calls trashing conservative candidates. Rush talked a little about third parties today. The GOP, if it continues in the Rove fashion and doesn't get a clue what constituents are demanding, is destined to be a dinosaur. Donations need to be circumvented to the TRUE conservative running for office. No doubt about it.

35 posted on 09/14/2010 8:48:52 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Brices Crossroads
Dana Perrino was on before Rove dissing O’Donnell as well. Another Bush bot. I am sick of the Bushified GOP.

Dana just relegated herself to "eye candy" in my book. When she's on TV, the mute button will be engaged.

36 posted on 09/14/2010 8:48:52 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rush revealed today that Castle was the only Republican to vote with the Democrats to investigate whether Bush lied about the war in Iraq and whether he should be impeached.

How could Rove support him? Does Rove even know?


37 posted on 09/14/2010 8:49:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Brices Crossroads
'The Architect' becomes 'The Arch Enemy'

Your true colors are now showing, you light-weight!

Adios, and good riddance! You have no more clout or status here at FR.

38 posted on 09/14/2010 8:49:55 PM PDT by SlightOfTongue
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To: Brices Crossroads

I don’t like elites, rather they are democrat or republican. They are the problem, not the solution.


39 posted on 09/14/2010 8:49:55 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Brices Crossroads
Remember a few years ago when Rove was the Magnificent Bastard, the evil genius, a hero on this site?

And there were the calls for Condi to run for POTUS?

My, how our heroes come and go. It might be wise to remember that when it comes to any politician, including Christine, and Sarah.

40 posted on 09/14/2010 8:49:55 PM PDT by FlyVet (")
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To: unsycophant

This “fight” with the establishment may be a setup. I think the best chance O’Donnell has is if she catches lightning in a bottle as someone not beholden to either party. This Rove “spat” may be good strategery.


41 posted on 09/14/2010 8:50:20 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: DJ MacWoW

“I read somewhere that the first 4 years of the Bush Presidency, GWB was guided by Cheney and that the second term was all Rove.”

Rove=John Bitney (murkowski campaign mgr, former Palin leg. affairs director and all around schleppe) on a national scale.


42 posted on 09/14/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Williams

Rove needs to get out of the way. He has no credibility anymore. Compassionate conservatism was just kissing up to the enemy, the leftists.

I used to think he was a good guy.

No degree of soft socialism is good, though I didn’t recognize it for what it was when it was happening. Yes. I’m a graduate with a minor in political science. Hangs head in shame.


43 posted on 09/14/2010 8:50:55 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rove will not live this one down. He has done grave damage to his brand.


44 posted on 09/14/2010 8:51:19 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: frogjerk; Night Hides Not; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
The real Turd Blossum showed up on Fox tonight. I wonder if Sean will continue to grovel at his feet and call him "The Architect".

Hannity, to his credit, really argued with Rove and defended O'Donnell. He said we can't move forward with RINOs. Now someone just has to tell Hannity that McLame is the biggest one.

FReepers: The Rove-Hannity "debate" tonight was pretty amazing... eye-opening, to say the least. Hannity re-airs at 12 midnight ET, if you missed it earlier.

45 posted on 09/14/2010 8:51:22 PM PDT by nutmeg (September 13, 2010 - My 10-year FReeper anniversary. WOO HOO!!!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

O’Donnell is not the problem. Castle did this to himself. His votes did it. Worst offense, he voted for Cap & Trade. All Congressmen who voted for Cap & Trade are either Traitors or simply too stupid to hold public office. All Must be Removed, No Exceptions.


46 posted on 09/14/2010 8:52:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: tennmountainman

They just don’t get it. . . It’s We the People, not We the Government. I’m so glad that the Tea Partyer’s won the first round.


47 posted on 09/14/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT by mia
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To: unkus

“Wow. Just Wow! I am learning alot this evening. Shocked and saddened by people who I thought were fighting the good fight. Open your eyes everyone!”

I agree whole heartedly. This sure has been an eye opener of an election cycle.


48 posted on 09/14/2010 8:53:06 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Williams
No one should be surprised that Rove/ Bush were establishment types. Elitism is annoying even among conservatives.

They are elitists. But they are not conservatives and never have been. I'm not being revisionist, or just discovering it. I voted both time for him, would do it again. But not because I was under any illusions.

Bush's people screwed conservative candidates and conservatives in general for his 8 years. But our alternative was commie loons.

49 posted on 09/14/2010 8:53:07 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Sadly Rove has joined the ruling class. At least we still have Rush on our side — truly the last man standing.


50 posted on 09/14/2010 8:53:57 PM PDT by libh8er
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