Skip to comments.Why Would I Believe Karl Rove Now?
Posted on 08/23/2011 5:35:34 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
You know what I think of Karl Rove, and it isnt pleasant. He doesnt say anything without some ulterior motive, and he seldom throws air-time away on loose, unfocused talk. He even makes up his own small white-boards for television interviews so he can make his points visually. No, a guy like this never says or does anything without a purpose in mind. Over the last several days, since he made his statements regarding Sarah Palins potential official entry into the GOP field, something hasnt felt right about it. Two things I know about Rove are that he hates to be seen as having been wrong, and what he really hates is to lose. His value to the establishment as a political strategist isnt based on the accuracy of his political prognostications in public, but instead on his ability to manipulate results by the disinformation he spreads in the media. Often times, the analysis he offers on TV are aimed at some purpose other than that which would seem apparent. Due to this, Ive begun to wonder what his mention of Sarah Palin is really intended to accomplish. Its the reason I included a question mark in my coverage of Natalie Nichols article from yesterday. I simply dont trust the guy. Theres always an angle to what hes doing, and hes effective. Now, with Dick Morris tweeting that he thinks shell announce September 3rd, I cant help but smell a rat.
I went back to the original article in which I read the account, and I was even able to scare up a portion of the video, and so I took a look at what Rove said, and considered what it might be intended to accomplish, apart from what he seemed to be saying. In my view, here is the critical nugget:
This is her last chance, Rove said. She either gets in or gets out [after the Iowa visit]. I think she gets in.
Who says its her last chance? Why would any of us assume that Governor Palin would choose this moment to begin complying with the narrative of the medias pet political analysts? Its not as though any of us actually believe either that Karl Rove wants Sarah Palin to succeed, or that hes some sort of detached, objective source of political wisdom. What Roves statement proposes is a ridiculous premise: Its then, or never. Why would Rove wish to deliver such a message? He certainly isnt saying it to help Sarah Palin. I think he wants to paint the picture of a candidate who must get in over Labor Day weekend, or just as well stay home. Could this be because Rove is trying to push her to a premature declaration, or to push us into a false belief based on his dubious assertions?
Why would Rove do that? Roves interests lie with some other agenda, but not in advancing a Palin candidacy. What if he could score a substantial knock on her via an expectation game hes now helped foment among us, knowing that shes better served to wait a while longer?
Would I enjoy it if she did announce on the 3rd? Sure, since I plan on being there, but then again, I am not so worried about the particular date of her announcement that the lack of one on that day would throw me into a tail-spin of despair or send me scurrying off to some other campaign. Im a grown-up, and Ive waited longer for things of much less importance. Truth is, if thats not the best day for Sarah Palin to announce, in her own judgment, and by her own criteria, I dont want her to announce just to suit me. I want her to announce on the day she believes will make for the best effect in pursuit of victory. Ive said it before and Ill say it again: I am prepared to wait until hell freezes over, or she herself tells us otherwise, and if she ultimately decides not to run, Ill be fine with that too, because I support Sarah Palin, candidate for President or no.
Right now, theres a lot of huff and puff over Rick Perry, and as I mentioned before, this Savior-of-the-Day mentality isnt something we Palin supporters have ever accepted, so why go with the talking heads claims of their prescribed dates and times now? No, Im not falling for it. If she announces that day, or any other day, I will be equally thrilled at the prospect. There isnt a time limit on my support, and in truth, my support of Governor Palin isnt limited to Presidential politics, so Im not inclined to get too attached to what Karl Rove asserts, one way or the other. Im done buying the premises such people try to lay out for us, knowing that all too frequently, its intended to push us in a direction we would not otherwise knowingly or willingly go.
Ive said it before, and at some length a month ago today, and Ill say it this one last time: Leave the strategy to Governor Palin. Why am I supposed to feel hurried anyway? I know who I support, and all the other people already in this race will still be there a month from now even if Governor Palin should decide not to run. While I dont view that as likely, so what if she did? Two things would remain true even in that case: I would still support her as a tremendous advocate for our values, and I would still be able to decide whether to support (or not support) one of the other numerous candidates. What I wont do is talk myself into arbitrary, dubious, artificial deadlines for which there is no actual basis in fact, never mind letting Karl Rove talk me into one. Thats just silly. The real deadlines are a good bit later, and for me, my deadline is that day on which Texans go to vote in the primaries, next March. Thats the only deadline Im worried about, and Karl Roves claim of some nonsensical cut-off date is just more typical DC-insider political garbage, and media manipulation. No, I am prepared to wait. Sarah Palin has said it herself: There will be no mistaking her decision on the day she announces it. I expect Iowa on September 3rd to be one thoroughly enriching event, and I am going there to enjoy the fellowship of others like me, and to listen to whatever Governor Palin has to say. Im not going there expecting to hear an official campaign launch. Im going there to support her and the Tea Party folks who are hosting the event. She said the time-frame of the end of September should cover the range of dates during which we could expect some sort of announcement. I believe her, and its as simple as that. Theres no sense in falling prey to some well-laid Karl Rove narrative.
Rove is an attention wh*re.
Sure wish fox news would hand him walking papers.
Can’t stand the guy.
He is attempting to make her look like the girl who cried wolf.
Karl supports Romney and a vote for Romney is a vote for Obama.
Therefore, Karl supports Obama and has sold his soul. maybe there is a reason his first name is spelled just like Marx’.
We would have had Gore and/or Kerry as president otherwise..
We would have had Gore and/or Kerry as president otherwise..
Reading her response yesterday...and in particular, acknowledging CNN’s coverage, I believe she will NOT announce on September 3rd. Not to say that I don’t think she isn’t running, I just don’t believe it will be that day.
I do think she will announce later in the month.
Why would anyone ever believe Karl Rove? He was the architect of the destruction of the Republican Party. If you doubt it, go back and read what he said in 2000, 2001, 2002. Read the sadly laughable claims that if the GOP got rid of fiscal conservatism and focused on social wedge issues, it would build a “permanent Republican majority.” Read all of his references to how McKinley and Hanna created a Republican majority and his dreams of doing the same. Read what he said about how he could swing West Virginia to the GOP by promoting protectionist policies in 2002. Read about how he justified strong-arming small government Republicans into supporting Free Drugs for Seniors and No Child Left Behind in the beginning of Bush’s term. Rove did only one thing right—he found a way to get George Bush re-elected in the face of unrelenting media hatred. Apart from that, he was a disaster. The architect of Compassionate Conservatism as a political tool. He and his creature need to go away.
His turncoat sleaze on Christine O’Donnell was disgraceful.
Have no use for the guy. None.
First I heard of Rove supporting protectionism.
He’s a globalist, open borders RINO.
They don’t do protectionism.
Tokyo Rove is a Republican elite, establishment guy. It’s time to say “Up the establishment!”. No more Tokyo Rove.
Funny how I never did “love” him. And while he helped prevent Gore and Kerry from being president he also prevented many excellent conservative Republicans from being President too.
the love was on tongue in cheek because the left scapegoat him for all thing he’s not responsible for
Rove is a confidence man, hired to con you into voting for whichever employer has the money and pull to warrant his interest. I don’t care for political cheerleaders of any stripe, after all, these people are public servants seeking employment in office by the people who vote them into office. If Rove has some beef with Palin, it’s probably because he has no influence over Her, and see’s no benefit from getting behind Her campaign, which is fine by me because She doesn’t need or want his type of ilk in Her campaign. As far as when Sarah announces that She’s going to run, She’ll do it on Her own terms, and not what the opposition wants.
This war has not yet begun. What has been seen of the other candidates to date has been nothing but minor and irrelevant skirmishing. Candidates in...candidates out....candidates winning....candidates losing.....candidates saying silly things.....candidates saying cogent, insightful things.....candidates being personally attacked by the msm (including fox) and the faux intelligencia (rove, krauthammer, morris, olberman, matthews, etc)....candidates being dismissed or ignored by the msm....candidates attacking one another instead of concentrating on the real issues and enemy.
It is a very, very long way yet to November, 2012. There is no need to rush. Keeping her own council, Mrs. Palin smiles knowingly, and trusting in the loyalty of her supporters, remembers the words of Napolean, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." and General Patton, "Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!"
When she arrives, you can count on total war. She has learned how to fight. She has been through this before.....all the way to election day. She does not spin; she attacks, all the time....constantly; she does not back away from principles; she means exactly what she says...and says exactly what she means. She has built and continues to add to her base of support because of who and what she is....not because of who or what she panders to.
Wait for it!
And keep the faith....
Sarah's inate political sense on a bad day beats Rove's schtick on his best.
Reason being that hers is based on the kind of real life experience that most of US rely on, along with a true love of what's best for the Nation.
Rove, on the other hand, seems to be first and foremost about Rove, and if that helps further the national interest, it's likely a mere coincidence.
Bearing in mind the primary cutoff dates, I wouldn't mind seeing Sarah wait until the last possible day to announce.
Let the current field whittle itself on down, and cause as much stress-related physical damage to the marxist apparatchiks as possible.
So you believe Rove wants Obama to be re-elected?
Rove supports Romney and Sarah would pull no votes from Romney.