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Amateur Hour at the White House, by Karl Rove
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2011 | by Karl Rove

Posted on 09/07/2011 4:42:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 09/07/2011 4:48:25 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

We can't yet judge President Barack Obama's speech Thursday before a joint session of Congress. But it's not too early to render a judgment on the run-up to the address: It's been amateur hour in the West Wing.

Eight days ago, Mr. Obama announced he would address Congress on the same evening that a Republican presidential debate was scheduled. White House press secretary Jay Carney claimed it was merely a "coincidence." But his denial was soon undermined by comments to reporters by unnamed White House aides, who made it clear they intended to have the president drown out the GOP debate.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; obamanomics; rove4rinos; rove4romney; socialism; tokyorove

1 posted on 09/07/2011 4:42:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tokyo Rove takes a break from bashing Perry and/or Palin...


2 posted on 09/07/2011 4:43:16 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"This is the third summer in which the president assured Americans that the recovery was well under way."

The BEST thing would be if he could only do the fourth summer, and be gone before the following summer.....

3 posted on 09/07/2011 4:44:22 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: nhwingut

ditto.


4 posted on 09/07/2011 4:45:17 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Baraq should have done his gig @ halftime.
Might have upped his tv ratings, no?


5 posted on 09/07/2011 4:46:54 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nhwingut

Looks like you have more of a problem with the messenger, than the message.


6 posted on 09/07/2011 4:50:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Looks like you have more of a problem with the messenger, than the message.

So do I.

Rove sucks and will never stop sucking.

7 posted on 09/07/2011 4:54:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Same thing happens on threads where Boehner is the subject...the bashing starts almost immediately.

But if the message is good and will influence to the good...whether it's Rove or Boehner...why the incessant bashing?

8 posted on 09/07/2011 4:55:53 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Lazamataz

Some people suffer from knee-jerk reactions. I understand, but don’t “get it.”


9 posted on 09/07/2011 4:56:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rove. Blind. Squirrel. Nut.


10 posted on 09/07/2011 5:02:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Lazamataz
Rove sucks and will never stop sucking.

Like Newt he thinks he is still relevant
11 posted on 09/07/2011 5:06:28 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anywhere I can read the whole thing without subscribing to WSJ?


12 posted on 09/07/2011 5:08:40 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama could fix the economy with six words: “I’m resigning and so is Joe.”


13 posted on 09/07/2011 5:10:01 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You know... I started to read rove and decided that I do not care what he thinks on any subject. I appreciate your post but I think I'll pass on rove forever more.

LLS

14 posted on 09/07/2011 5:13:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Siena Dreaming
“But if the message is good and will influence to the good...whether it's Rove or Boehner...why the incessant bashing?”

Because rove deserves no respect and boehner is a back stabbing, backroom deal making pos who occasionally does the right thing... but more often just screws over Conservatives and cries on cue.

LLS

15 posted on 09/07/2011 5:16:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: 1rudeboy
I have the same reaction -- what you describe as a 'knee jerk' -- when encountering liberals or establishment Republicans.

Similar to the 'knee jerk' I might experience, in 1944, to a Japanese or a Nazi soldier.

16 posted on 09/07/2011 5:18:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Don't agree. Rove gets widespread attention in the WSJ.

He influences businesspeople who read it and is hammering Obama's garbage...good.

17 posted on 09/07/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t go Godwin on me . . . I’ve followed Rove’s “fall from grace” with some amusement. Strange, how things work out.


18 posted on 09/07/2011 5:22:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Lazamataz

Oh Good Lord. Now we are comparing Karl Rove to a Nazi? Come on.


19 posted on 09/07/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 1rudeboy; Recovering_Democrat

Not comparing Rove to a Nazi. Comparing my reaction to Rinos and Liberals in a manner consistent with the hostility a soldier in 44 would react with when faced with the enemy.


20 posted on 09/07/2011 5:33:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
But yes, Karl Rove is, in fact, a Nazi.

You need proof?

Okay.


21 posted on 09/07/2011 5:36:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL.


22 posted on 09/07/2011 5:47:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

That's a sheepish grin, I'm wearin'. :)

23 posted on 09/07/2011 5:49:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Ronin

You can read it at:

http://www.rove.com/articles/337


24 posted on 09/07/2011 6:06:42 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve had it with this sh!thead.

Gonna start calling him Peggy Rove.


25 posted on 09/07/2011 6:24:28 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Siena Dreaming
rove is only respected by dc elites and crony capitalists. They are all worthless... and business people think for themselves...we no longer trust shysters like rove.

LLS

26 posted on 09/07/2011 6:37:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In all my blog replies, it’s most definitely not sarc, but a definition when I term the Obama team the “West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins”.


27 posted on 09/07/2011 6:41:16 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: hsalaw

The only problem with nobama & joe resigning is that we would get Boehner. (sarc)


28 posted on 09/07/2011 6:44:24 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: certrtwngnut
The only problem with nobama & joe resigning is that we would get Boehner. (sarc)

I see that as less of a problem than what we have now.

29 posted on 09/07/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Lazamataz
Rove sucks and will never stop sucking.

*** ANNOUNCING THE ROVE-YOU-MAGNIFICENT-BASTARD PING LIST ***.

30 posted on 09/07/2011 7:07:30 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

I suck, too.


31 posted on 09/07/2011 7:23:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: TomServo; Lazamataz
Rove sucks and will never stop sucking.

*** ANNOUNCING THE ROVE-YOU-MAGNIFICENT-BASTARD PING LIST ***.

I don't think you get it. To Laz, saying "Rove sucks" is a job skill, not an insult.

32 posted on 09/07/2011 7:24:19 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Lazamataz

lol!!


33 posted on 09/07/2011 7:30:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shut up Karl.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 1:31:53 PM PDT by DManA
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