Skip to comments.Clashes between Karl Rove and conservatives becoming more frequent
Posted on 10/27/2011 10:22:33 AM PDT by martosko
Democrats have long enjoyed bashing Karl Rove, former White House adviser and architect of the campaigns that put President George W. Bush in office.
But clashing with the longtime Republican operative and Fox News contributor is now catching on for another group: conservatives, especially those affiliated with the tea party movement.
Among the most high profile of these recent attackers are former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and, now, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
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Carl rove is becoming the poster child for “republican does not equal conservative”. There are a lot of democrats in the south who ARE conservative, btw.
socialist POS liar
Alex Pappas and theDC are waaaaayyyyy behind the times. Alex, sign up to FR and get clued in.
But one conservative who took Roves side this week was Fox analyst Brit Hume.
Look, if youre running for president, you dont want to get into a fight with Karl Rove, he said. That makes no sense.
LOL. Funny stuff. Brit hasn't a clue about what the Tea Party movement is or its depth and breadth.
Carl Rove doesn’t want to give up the power of determining who the Republican candidate will be . While an excellent tactician , he is part of the “ole-time party” folks that got us into this tax and spend cycle with ALL the folks in Washington.
Either get on board ... , or get out of the way !!
We are trying to save the country from financial ruin, and he is one of the ole-time operatives . No more RHINO’s !!
Porky Pig was on Fox last night touting a recent CNN poll that showed Mittens leading in 4 of the early primary States. What Rove failed to mention was that the CNN poll was bogus at best. It polled a miniscule number of “registered republicans and independents” rather than likely republican primary voters.
This guy is not an elected official or even a big money donor. He has become an interloper opposing a resurgent conservative movement.
Go away Mr. Magoo and drive yourself down a blind alley.
Rove has turned in to a complete ass. I am ashamed to have had a picture taken with him. Yet Hannity continues to have him on the show to kiss his....................
I find it alarming that so many conservatives try to villify everyone who expresses an opinion they don’t like. It’s a shallow and dangerous approach.
Sometimes those who disagree with me aren’t evil — they’re just, in my opinion, wrong. But I need to listen to understand their point of view and refute it.
Rove has years of experience. He’s not involved in a campaign now, and he can speak his mind.
It’s naive and silly to ignore or criticize him when we should be learning from him.
The reason we’re getting upset with him, is that Rove is actually hurting the conservative cause.
He has the philosophy that in order to win elections, we have to put forth a more moderate candidate.
That philosophy isn’t necessarily a bad one and I would be content to debate the merits of his idea.
But he feels that anyone who’s too far right (in his opinion) can’t win in a general election and must not be allowed to get that far. So he’s begun to deliberately crush anyone who’s not a moderate. (RINO)
There are many who believe that he cost us three senatorial elections in 2010. He has to realize that by bashing conservatives, he’s hurting the party.
Learn what from him??? That we should all vote for his guy Romney?
We have minds of our own & we don't need Rove teaching us anything. I couldn't care less what he thinks.
FNC is not the conservative channel, it is the establishment Republican channel, much like MSNBC is the Obama channel.
FNC tolerated the Tea party news much like MSNBC did Cindy Sheenan or now the OWSers, as long as they are useful to their party.
Unfortunately here in Maryland most Republicans are RINOS and like FNC and Rove. Everything North of central VA on the East coast is liberals and RINOs.
He is free to speak his mind. What we don’t like are his lies and his contempt for anything or anyone HE doesn’t agree with. His distortions of fact are becoming legendary.
I should have added that his ‘opinions’ are little more than rino-driven propaganda.
You can learn just as much from listening to James Carville, who also has years of experience, as you can from listening to Rove, who helped create the mess we're in. I don't ignore Rove, because I don't ignore my enemies, but I will certainly do every thing I can to undermine his influence. Oh, BTW, Rove is involved in a campaign now, Romney's campaign, has been from the start.
Rove has developed the bad habit of seeing things as he would have them be. Or, perhaps that tendency has always been there and has only become painfully evident recently. His belief that Herman Cain is going nowhere is evidenced by his frequent dismissal and/or ignoring of Cain’s standing in the polls.
I have begun to “rove” other channels when he speaks. Or, clean the litter box.
Dick Morris & Carl Rove must have swapped ties.
That Rove & The Bushes are Romney supporters tells me all I need to know.
Rove just doesn’t disagree with conservatives, he knows what he is doing. He intentional seeks to damage conservative candidates chances to win in the general election against his fellow liberals.
He is the epitome of the deadly virus of liberalism which has taken over the Republican party.
Should a conservative win the White House Rove, the RNC cesspool and 99% of both Bushes administrations former employees should NEVER be considered for a job in their administration. And I would strongly look at some of the former Reagan administrations members as well for the infection of gone native, that is Washington DC.
A conservative just needs to go to Washington and tell those Party retreads in the words of Cromwell: you have been sat to long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, i say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!.
Shut up Carl.
That white board schtick has definitely jumped the shark.
The easiest way to pick a fight with Karl is to espouse conservative principles. Like waving a red flag in front of a bull. An overweight out of shape silly bull.
Bush was a half loaf president, IMO because of top adviser,Karl Rove. Bush pulled the whole conservative movement to the left. We could have had it all, again IMO, if not for Rove.
We have a lot to learn from Rove and that is that he is a Trojan horse to be dismantled.
If a true conservative commentator free to speak his belief was interviewing Rove, he would hold of a sign of Romney’s flip flops.
I wish Fox actually did have a conservative on now and then. I don’t watch much anymore because RINOS amd elites never say anything new.
You are right, Rove is a Trojan Horse and managed to damage both Conservatives and the GOP with his big spending, crappy big tent illegal immigrants and lack of guts in defending the few conservative policies of the GWB Admin. I despise the toad.
” - - - Karl Rove, former White House adviser and architect of the campaigns that put President George W. Bush in office.- - - - “
GWB could talk the talk, but couldn’t walk the walk. Consequently, GWB destroyed 4 TRILLION dollars in just 8 years. No preservation of Capital, just destruction, destruction, destruction.
Now we see Karl Rove talking the ta - - - ? Wait a minute, just what is Karl trying to “conserve?” IF he is a Conservative he should at least try to: “1. protect from loss or depletion; preserve.” (according to my dictionary).
Instead, we hear words that are consistent with not being able to walk the walk! Consequently, he is all for the RINO end of The Big Tent.
BTW, maybe GWB should have had a different advisor, you know, someone who can walk AND talk at the same time?
True conservatives have always bashed ROve. He brought us weakness in the face of crisis (W. handling TARP) and likes to pretend he understands the American people. The man is a buffoon
Rove is for more illegals coming here from Mexico and being granted asylum....you can keep him
has turned in to was always a complete ass.
Yep but what he cost us in 06 was the House and Senate. Time some woke up to the fact that he and GW brought us the Obumer.
Many here had hopes that Palin was the one to do just that. The depths of my disappointment that she did not step up is immesurable. I fear now, that a may live to see the death of our Republic. This by the way explains the upsurge in Cain's popularity, that same kind of hope.
Cain and Palin will speak together on Saturday, let's gin up a little wee,wee stuff for the PDS'er.
<An unnamed insider source has leaked that Palin will join the Cain ticked as his VP on Saturday
Isn’t ironic that Carl mocks Cain for misspeaking when his own boy’s doozies fill volumes.
Medved just remembered the one where Bush said - People are working hard to put food on their families.
And, as expected, Bozo Hannity announced at the end of Rush’s show that Karl Rove will be on his radio show again today.
Can someone, somewhere explain to me why Hannity continues to provide a platform for Tokyo Rove over and over again?