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Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell?
CS Monitor ^ | 10/28/2010 | David Scott

Posted on 10/28/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT by WebFocus

Karl Rove, Republican political strategist and the general behind George Bush's presidential victories, has been taking pot shots at some conservative favorites.

His latest target, former Alaska governor and Tea Party darling, Sara Palin.

Palin, Mr. Rove told Britain's The Daily Telegraph, lacked the "gravitas" to be president in 2012.

He dissed her new Alaska reality series as a bad political move.

“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” Rove told the Telegraph.

QUIZ: How well do you know Sarah Palin? Take the quiz

Sarah Palin has been an influential player in the midterm elections, traveling and speaking around the United States and endorsing a range of candidates, often the same candidates endorsed by the Tea Party movement. But Palin has not declared herself a candidate in the 2012 presidential election.

How serious is this conservative rift between Rove and Palin?

Rove's views often represent the Republican establishment. And he's got a reputation for knowing how to win. George W. Bush called him "The Architect" of Bush's gubernatorial and presidential victories. Rove also guided the successful campaigns of several governors and members of Congress.

But he's critical of some of the Tea Party-backed candidates endorsed by Palin, including Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senate race.

He's not a fan.

“I’ve met her. I wasn’t frankly impressed by her abilities as a candidate,” Rove said on Fox News last month. “One thing that O’Donnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn't in the primary is her own checkered background.”

“There were a lot of nutty things she has been saying that don't add up,” Rove added.

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1 posted on 10/28/2010 10:50:41 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Because he is a RINO Socialist, but I repeat myself.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 10:52:22 AM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WebFocus

Karl ROve is a DIABLO - POS.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 10:53:15 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: WebFocus

I have more respect for James Carville. At least with snakehead you know what you’re getting. Rove spends most of his energy fighting his own political base, and helping the Democrats. He’s a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the GOP.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 10:53:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: WebFocus

Sore Loser.


5 posted on 10/28/2010 10:54:00 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: stockpirate

Agreed. Sarah doesn’t have the deep pockets of a Romney.


6 posted on 10/28/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: WebFocus
Because RINO Rove's a magnificent bastard.
7 posted on 10/28/2010 10:54:30 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: WebFocus

Rove is a Big Government RINO.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 10:55:10 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: WebFocus

Sarah Palin’s small-government ideology is very, very dangerous to establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle.

There is a lot at stake for them — MONEY as well as power — and they’re terrified of changes in the staus quo.

On the other hand, these establishment politicians are sending the country to Hell in a handbasket, so change they must, whether they like it or not.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 10:55:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: WebFocus
Rove big problem is that he was once a kingmaker and now no one is calling to use his services.

Boo-hoo.

10 posted on 10/28/2010 10:55:20 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: WebFocus

Why does Sean Hannity continue to give Tokyo Rove a platform for these diatribes?

Sean is equally complicit!


11 posted on 10/28/2010 10:55:49 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: WebFocus

Jumped a shark, he has.


12 posted on 10/28/2010 10:55:53 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: WebFocus
Karl is a little lite in the loafers

13 posted on 10/28/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: WebFocus

He just got a divorce. Maybe he’s got it in for wimmin?


14 posted on 10/28/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: WebFocus

The problem is that many conservatives went along with conventional Republicans (aka RINOs) for fear of dividing the party and giving elections to the Democrats. The election of Obama was really a referendum on mainstream Republicanism, and demonstrated that compromise out of weakness was a losing proposition. Speaking for myself, I decided that it would be better to lose standing up for a principle than to lose kowtowing to the left. The old arguments for Republican unity were shattered in 2008.


15 posted on 10/28/2010 10:56:49 AM PDT by Spok (If you've got clowns, you're gonna have a circus.)
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To: WebFocus

Rove is a self-promoting elite who has lost his relevance.


17 posted on 10/28/2010 10:57:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: WebFocus
Rove despises Palin and is pulling out the stops to prevent her from running and winning the GOP nomination. He is already in attack mode and he will be relentless. This one should be interesting.
18 posted on 10/28/2010 10:57:09 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: WebFocus

They just don’t send a thrill up his leg, if you know what i mean.


19 posted on 10/28/2010 10:57:43 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house. Christine turned me into a Newt. I got better.)
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To: WebFocus

Tokyo Karl is an ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN, not necessarily conservative.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 10:58:33 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: WebFocus
I suspect there's someone behind him:


21 posted on 10/28/2010 10:59:30 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: WebFocus

Rove, was the guy behind the idea that GWB should not hit back at the critics of himself, and the Iraq War, he thought it was “below the dignity of the office”.

Problem with that theory is, America is now very media driven, the “Dignity of the Office” is fine, and needed at official Events, and State Functions, however we also expect to know our politically leaders via the Media.

We may never meet Sarah Palin in person, we can know what color towels are in the bathroom.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 10:59:29 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Hacklehead
Remember when fat boy tried to push Harriet Myers on us for the Supreme Court ! That's right . Not a Senate seat from a tiny state , Supreme Court !
23 posted on 10/28/2010 10:59:39 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: WebFocus

Rove attacks conservative GOP women.
It is his way. The GOP must remove him and his employer.


24 posted on 10/28/2010 10:59:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: dalereed

agree


25 posted on 10/28/2010 11:00:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: maggief

RE: Rove is a self-promoting elite who has lost his relevance.


Then why is Obama himself attacking him? He’s been out of the White House for years.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 11:00:23 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

He will soon be eating his words when Sarah’s Discovery channel show breaks all ratings records for the network.


27 posted on 10/28/2010 11:00:43 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: WebFocus

Could it be to give them cover?

Untaint them from the curious “evil genius” and “stupidity’ of Bush and make them acceptable to moderates and disillusioned Republicans?

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right?

Otherwise, I just don’t get it.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: WebFocus

Taking shots because he loves power as much as any progressive, and Palin and O’Donnell et. al have done it without him and without the RINO club. Nothing like another person making you irrelevant...tends to make one a little grumpy.


29 posted on 10/28/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: ClearCase_guy
You like many others on this site, do not appreciate the magnificent talents of Karl Rove.

Here is a man who can take boring, ho-hum "Sure-Win" races for Republicans and turn them into exciting cliff-hangers ... which the Republican loses!

And while he pulls off these exciting tours de marketing force, he spends hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars .... of our money!

And ... here's where the genius part comes in ... he convinces the RINOs to give him money to do it again! Architect? So's your Aunt Fanny. This guy could have arranged for George Washington to lose. But only if he were to have been paid enough.

30 posted on 10/28/2010 11:02:12 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
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To: WebFocus

“Then why is Obama himself attacking him? He’s been out of the White House for years.”

He’s attempting to fire up his base of far-left lunatics.


31 posted on 10/28/2010 11:04:21 AM PDT by maggief
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To: MBB1984

RE: Rove despises Palin

What the heck did she do to him to earn this?


32 posted on 10/28/2010 11:04:33 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus
“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,”

Hmmmmmmmmmm


33 posted on 10/28/2010 11:04:46 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: WebFocus

Its because Palin is not a “politcaly connected professional politician” I’ve got some words for Karl Rove... I wont post them here.


34 posted on 10/28/2010 11:05:04 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: WebFocus

Who elected Rove?


35 posted on 10/28/2010 11:05:04 AM PDT by proudpapa (Proudpapa)
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To: WebFocus
“One thing that O’Donnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn't in the primary is her own checkered background.”

I don't recall her opponent making a big deal about her past. I do recall you doing so Rove. On multiple occasions. Thanks alot ahole. With Republicans like you who needs Democrats. You're toast amongst most conservatives now pal.

And if you think taking on Sarah Palin is a smart idea you are a bigger fool that the MSM played you out to be.

36 posted on 10/28/2010 11:05:46 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: WebFocus

Rove is terrified. He see’s what the future holds for the ruling class, Chex-Pants Republican party that he helped build. You know, the one that was supposed to last decades but lasted a mere 2 years.

Palin and Demint have more influence in their little finger, than Rove has in his entire body.

Rove is the desiginated hatchet man for the ruling class GOP.


37 posted on 10/28/2010 11:05:47 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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“Then why is Obama himself attacking him? “

Because maybe Odumbo is also living in the past and also doesn’t comprehend the average American. The giant has been awakened (and hopefully stays awake)and Odumbo et. al may actual believe Rove had something to do with the tides turning (they need to point the finger at someone identifiable). The RINOs should be as fearful of losing their jobs, power, money, prestige and relevance as any progressive.


38 posted on 10/28/2010 11:06:21 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: WebFocus

Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell?.
I wonder if he knows if he sides with then now the independents would back away from them now??.


39 posted on 10/28/2010 11:06:47 AM PDT by Vaduz
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“Sean is equally complicit!”

Sean is not the brightest bulb in the box. He knows very little of history or political philosophy. He's got the basics of Conservatism, but not much more.
IMHO Sean is paid above his performance grade.

40 posted on 10/28/2010 11:06:47 AM PDT by J Edgar
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To: WebFocus

Because Karl Rove is the Republican Jimmy Carter.


41 posted on 10/28/2010 11:07:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: WebFocus

He’s an elitist.


42 posted on 10/28/2010 11:09:05 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Slyfox

“he was once a kingmaker and now no one is calling to use his services”

I feel sorry for the fool that might hire Rove in the future.
There will be a uprising against any candidate that hires Rove, the hack.


43 posted on 10/28/2010 11:09:35 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: WebFocus
“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” Rove told the Telegraph.

Obama is on every show possible from the Dailey show to MTV. Rove is living in the past.

44 posted on 10/28/2010 11:09:45 AM PDT by kabar
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To: WebFocus

“What the heck did she do to him to earn this?”

She did it without him and his oh so valuable skill sets.


45 posted on 10/28/2010 11:09:46 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: WebFocus

RINO’s still control the big money so they will not go down without a fight. Rove hates Sara’s direct access to the people because it bypasses the RINO machinery.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 11:09:48 AM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: ClearCase_guy

Rove and the rest of the blue bloods are mad that they are no longer able to control the narrative in the GOP. The idea of an activist conservative GOP that will actually fight for this country’s future scares them. They like safe, profitable, political diminitude.


47 posted on 10/28/2010 11:10:04 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: WebFocus

uhhh.. pompous ass syndrome 8-?


48 posted on 10/28/2010 11:10:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: J Edgar

“Sean is not the brightest bulb in the box. He knows very little of history or political philosophy. He’s got the basics of Conservatism, but not much more.
IMHO Sean is paid above his performance grade.”

Neither Rove nor Hannity graduated from college.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 11:11:05 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: JohnG45

I’d also like to know why Hannity keeps on having Nicolle Wallace on his show..she goes on Maher’s show and trashes Conservative women and Hannity still has her on his show like she is a Conservative..I dont get it


50 posted on 10/28/2010 11:11:55 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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