Skip to comments.Karl Rove: 'God Bless Gingrich for Taking Gregory Out Behind the Barn and Giving Him a Whooping'
Posted on 03/06/2012 12:35:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
......VAN SUSTEREN: So, is Speaker Gingrich right or are questions like these fair game? Back with Karl Rove. Karl, you know, I sort of, when you watch someone else do it, another member of the media, you sort of cringe a little bit. Im sure Im guilty myself of doing that, but Speaker Gingrich certainly didnt think that was the most important question going into Super Tuesday. But is it a fair question of the Speaker?
KARL ROVE: Well, God bless Speaker Gingrich for taking David Gregory out behind the barn and giving him a whooping.....................................................................
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, if nothing else, you would have thought that though he might have learned in sort of asking a question like thought of Speaker Gingrich because I remember one time Speaker Gingrich practically took the skin off John King at a CNN debate. I mean, its almost as though that were sort of handing the ball to Speaker Gingrich so that he can just shove it down our throats.
ROVE: Yeah, right. Well, you know, its sort of like Gingrich, you know, theyre both, John King, youre right, John King and David Gregory both threw sort of, you know, reared back on the pitchers mound and threw the ball, and theres Gingrich with the bat on his shoulder just sort of seeing the ball approach in slow motion then pounds it out of the park, and well he should. Im glad that he did it.
If he had a chance to malign Newt, he would took it. I don't trust him at all. He is always working political calculations. Thanks for sharing.
This is what is called the DC beltway Republicans taking out the Conservative candidates using another Republican candidate running... Just another instance of using Rove to do the dirty work. Geez, I hate all of those beltway creeps - they keep trying so hard to sway the election.
Which makes his inability to knife Newt in the back during this interview and his stumbling comments, all the more delicious.
I like her interviews. Her religion is her business.
It’s not just Newt! Rove is a beltway Republican looking out for his party and pulling for a candidate that will allow those inside the beltway to keep their power - ie, politics as usual. It is simply a power play.
Well, the RINO brigade has been worried about Santorum, and as Drudge showed last week, were trying to help revive Newt to split the conservative vote and help Romney. It’s probably going to work in Ohio, but that’s more from Santorum flailing than it is from Newt surging at this point. I’d vote for Santorum in Ohio tomorrow but in any other state I’d vote for Newt. The greatest threat to Romney and more importantly to Obama is a real resurgence of Newt.
Greta said that Newt handles the media with aplomb and tenacity and Rove had to reluctantly agree.
What’s not to love?
Take exchanges like this and enjoy them.
Which is why, in recent appearances, Mitt is arguing his fall back position going into Super Tuesday: Romney returns to argument of inevitability
That talking point clearly went out from the RNC this weekend. After the Washington win, the FOX panel fell all over themselves saying there’s no way they could pretend anymore that Mitt wasn’t the inevitable nominee.
Possibly could had been they were covering for themselves. Newt was surging in GA. The media had run stories w/Drudge too, for a solid week that Newt could lose Ga/ Rick could win GA (so maybe covering for this when Newt wins) The Huckabee forum was a plot to help Romney in Ohio. I think people in Ohio should vote for Newt. We are never going to get rid of Rick to have a one on one race with Romney. The 3 man race is keeping us from taking Romney down. Romney keeps rebuilding himself with the help of the RNC/ a helpful media, famous personalities and the pundits. Imo.
Tastes vary. She's unwatchable for me because of her bizarre belief system, embracing a strange cult that denies the divinity of Christ.
That said, and our disagreement aside on that matter, I'll be watching the Super Tuesday results with great anticipation, expecting a win (or should I say "Big Win") for Speaker Gingrich in Georgia. I am also hoping he gets victories in Tennessee, Ohio and pulls some surprises elsewhere. We need Newt Gingrich more than ever during these perilous times.
Is it me, or does Newt seem to have the demeanor of the Cheshire Cat lately? romney’s money softened Newt for santorum and he took full advantage of it kicking Newt when he was down. Now, Santorum is back on the whining trail and Newt is the cheerful warrior. It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.
Greta has the best show on Fox.
She consistently shoots straight and gives her guests the chance to finish entire thoughts uninterrupted.
The only other host I remember conducting his show as well was (yes) Geraldo Rivera.
Everyone MUST watch the Meet the Press interview in full. It’s the greatest moment in this campaign since Newt’s answers in the South Carolina debates.
I'd like to see Mitt and his meat grinding PAC take another shot at Newt. I think he's ready to let loose with both barrels. The electorate is annoyed with Mitt and his people carpet bombing the GOP field. They want to see the "inevitable" moniker wiped off Mitt's face.
THANK YOU for the LINK!
I hear complete thoughts (I can agree or disagree but I hear them make their points).
In my opinion, no one before or after has yet matched Tony Snow. He was certainly courteous to his guests but always fearless in his questioning. RIP Tony. You're still greatly missed.
Heh...Okay, Rove is just another wonderful “Conservative” Republican supporting our candidates... He has nothing to do with the in-bread Republicans in the DC area...heh
Any idea that he is after power and influence is just a coincidence. Hey FOX, if he has no power, drop him!
Rove is a snake in the grass. What did I post that said otherwise?
Agreed. Tony was a good host. It’s a shame his news / pundit career was so short. RIP
Not against the poster...just my response to your post which did seem a bit pro-Rove... I have decided that he is the enemy of Conservatives and respond as such - no personal offense intended.
That exchange had a high “sort of” rate. That phrases makes them sound wimpy.
True conservatives should do what Gingrich did much more than they do. Which is turn the question around to the talking head interviewer. Seldom will you hear any of them say, “Isn’t that right, John?” And when they don’t answer and try to move the interview on, go back to the question, “Sorry I didn’t hear your response to my question. Do you agree with me?” The way it is now the media talking heads get a free ride and never have to go on record to show the public there true colors.
‘I remember one time Speaker Gingrich practically took the skin off John King’-———
more violent rhetoric...from the civil media.
Newt did just that! It made the voters ecstatic! They hate the MSM!
It takes core beliefs to stand and deliver.
If Newt doesn’t get elected he should definitely be the Chairman of the RNC.
He should! But we know that the GOP-e (as it is today) would never want that much discipline and 10th Amendment thought holding the steering position.
Unfortunately, Senator Santorum will NEVER leave. I don’t care if he has to cram the family into that guy’s pickup truck in Iowa again, he simply won’t leave. And as long as he’s there, a certain segment of conservative Christians will vote for him.
Newt’s going to have to figure out how to defeat Romney without those voters.
That sums it up on gregory.
Motor mouth Hannity should observe and learn.............
Me too...I wish she’d take Shemp’s spot and send him packing. She comes on too late for me on most nights.
Shep is starting to look his age.
Is his Dorian Gray portrait missing?
I saw the Newt NBC/MTP interview Sunday, Newt really stayed on the offensive and didnt let Gregory get a punch in.
I got a little queasy when I saw Tokyo come on and then I almost fainted when he praised Newt. There’s one for the record books.
Newt was doing what Tokyo Rove had 8 years to do, while Rove just sat there and was in a book reading contest with George Bush instead of slicing and dicing the lies said about Bush.
Go away, Rove. When you came on Greta last night, I changed the channel. Your ship has sailed.
A woman asked Romney if, assuming he becomes president, he would repeal Obamacare. Romney responded back with, “Why wouldn’t I do that?”
That blew me away. It was a textbook question deflection. And the fact that he felt it necessary to deflect such a simple question about the core issue for conservatives speaks volumes about where he is REALLY coming from on Obamacare.
If elected, you can count on him finding a “reason” not to repeal Obamacare.
—If Newt doesnt get elected he should definitely be the Chairman of the RNC.—
If Newt doesn’t get elected, I wouldn’t worry about Newt. I’d be more concerned about investing much more heavily in silver, lead and seed.
Actually, it will be a priority no matter who gets elected.
The worst is BOR, though, and he was the first that I quit watching. There has to be something of value for me to watch, and have a five minute question that is followed by two words and an interruption gives me no information from the guest.
It is always ended by, “you have the last word” which is by that point pretty pointless.
There is no room for discourse any more.
You still believe that chaotic voting practices; Voting against a candidate instead of voting for a candidate, and splitting the vote in the process, is the way to win?
Never forget, the reason this election has become such a mess in the first place, is BECAUSE of voters like you. And none of you have actually considered what is at stake either. There is no way that Santorum can, or will fix the disaster that has become Socialist America. And he certainly won't win against Obama.
There is only ONE choice we can make; NEWT GINGRICH!
Hannity's five minute question is a statement of his opinion after which he then asks the guest to explain why (s)he agrees with it.
Should they fail to do so, he immediately steamrolls them with his prepared talking points.
Before anyone fires up their flamethrower, I appreciate Sean's patriotism and his tenacity but honestly, his on-air talents leave a lot to be desired.
It’s simple strategy. Romney is way ahead in delegates now and the RINO media is back to calling him inevitable. A loss in Ohio (or Virginia) is the best way to take the wind out of his sails. Since Rick is polling far ahead of Newt in that state and Newt hasn’t campaigned there much, the best shot to beating Romney there is to vote for Rick. The only viable path for Newt or Rick is to destroy Romney. If his momentum doesn’t stop, he’d beat either one in a one-on-one race just as easily as he’s beating them both now. Mitt may not get enough delegates to win outright, but he’ll get Paul’s at the convention and the GOP-E will swing him as many as they can. So, yeah, Mitt losing Ohio is one of the 2 or 3 most important things that could happen today to change the race and knock Mitt off as the frontrunner and Rick is the best shot at it.
I mostly agree with you, and thank you for your Newt supportive posts.
My problem with the vote for Santorum scenario to deny Romney Ohio is that it might look good today, but you cannot achieve that, by that method, without at the same time BOOSTING Santorum.
Santorum becomes the giant killer. What happens in one state or region bleeds over. The perceived momentum boosts elsewhere. Many delegates remain to choose after super Tuesday.
IF Santorum does very well in OH, it will be because Newt supporters voted for him in large enough numbers to push him there. But Newt and his campaign will always suffer from that...look how LOW Newt finished, blah blah blah.
You think winning GA overcomes that? No. It’s his home state. But just look how poorly he does in a state like OHIO...he can never win in the General. Will be the meme.
Yes, Romney will thrive on an Ohio win.
I don’t think the alternative is to hurt Newt.
If that is true, then Newt might as well leave now.
I’m sick of this insanity.