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Karl Rove: Bringing Up Rev Wright is 'Stupid'
Politico ^ | May 20, 2012 | James Hohmann

Posted on 05/22/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by kevcol

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and, frankly, trying to dredge up Jeremiah Wright, right or wrong, after this issue was litigated four years ago by John McCain deciding not to litigate it was stupid,” Rove said on "Fox News Sunday."
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“I thought it was very smart for the Romney campaign to immediately go out and denounce the tactic,” Rove added. “It certainly sent a message to everyone in America what they wanted the campaign to be about

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jeremiahwright; karlrove; romney; rove; stillobamaconfidant; stillrelevant; visitedwhitehouse; whitehousevisits
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1 posted on 05/22/2012 6:16:43 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

I think ignoring him and all that he stands for is stupid.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: kevcol

That feller needs to be flushed.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 6:18:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kevcol

somebody needs to take the Pillsbury “D’oh” boy to the woodshed....


4 posted on 05/22/2012 6:19:51 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kevcol

Hey Karl, why don’t you have a nice hot cup of STFU!


5 posted on 05/22/2012 6:20:09 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: kevcol

Hey Karl, why don’t you have a nice hot cup of STFU!


6 posted on 05/22/2012 6:20:32 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: kevcol
"litigated"?

glib arrogance

7 posted on 05/22/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: kevcol
Great picture with John Kerry! Pictures, Images and Photos

Advice from a campaign manager that almost lost to John Kerry...

8 posted on 05/22/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Artcore

Yeahhhh!
Karly is Roving another RINO into a ditch, so Kenyan impostor can have 4 mo’ to screw this magnificent country into a commmmmie ditch!


9 posted on 05/22/2012 6:23:13 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: kevcol

I do remember the days when Rove was loved on FR, and regarded
by many as “The Magnificent Bastard”.
How times have changed, hahaha.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: kevcol
I'll wager you that little arse kisser Hannity will have him on both his radio and television show in the next couple of days introducing him with the sickening: “Here he is, the Architect, Karl Rove! How are you My Friend!”

Scuse me while I barf!

11 posted on 05/22/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: kevcol

Tell it to his parents. We had nothing to do with it.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: kevcol

Hey Porky Pig, who asked you? STFU and go away!!


13 posted on 05/22/2012 6:25:46 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: kevcol

Hasn’t this gasbag shut up yet?

(obviously not)


14 posted on 05/22/2012 6:25:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Vaquero

I know he is called the architect, but what did he design, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? Let’s try that McCain strategy again Karl. [sarc]It should work now that Sarah Palin isn’t around to stir up those cantankerous conservatives.[/sarc]


15 posted on 05/22/2012 6:27:54 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: kevcol
I notice this flunkie has not worked a campaign for anyone since the 2004 election. Doesn't have a real job, just a bunch of perfunctory board memberships in Texas and the Fox gig. Wonder why no one wants to hire him. Hm.
16 posted on 05/22/2012 6:28:33 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: kevcol
Ignore Rove
17 posted on 05/22/2012 6:29:15 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Artcore
He just had A..Hole Powel on and they played footsie!

Sorry I don't know how to spell Colin!

18 posted on 05/22/2012 6:29:50 PM 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: trubolotta

He is the architect of a election that lost the popular vote.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 6:31:56 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: kevcol
and, frankly, trying to dredge up Jeremiah Wright, right or wrong, after this issue was litigated four years ago by John McCain deciding not to litigate it was stupid,” Rove said on "Fox News Sunday."

What the hell is he talking about?

What did John McCain decide "not to litigate"? What did it have to do with Jeremiah Wright?

20 posted on 05/22/2012 6:32:09 PM PDT by okie01
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To: liberalh8ter
“Ignore Rove”
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I think you might be correct here. Maybe somebody could tell Sean Hannity this. Good grief, that loud mouth has him on his shows nonstop! No wonder Rove feels he's important and has a relevant message.

21 posted on 05/22/2012 6:32:27 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: kevcol
By saying that dredging up Jeremiah Wright is wrong is like saying a wrong can't be righted.
22 posted on 05/22/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: kevcol

Republican candidates need to focus on jobs, the economy and the debt. IMO they need to stay on message and let talk radio and the alternate news media go after Jeremiah Wright.

Bill Clinton’s slogan was: “Its the economy stupid.” Same applies here for the GOP candidates if we want Obama out.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 6:33:26 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Persevero

These nutball Republican establishment types are obsessed with appealing to the “middle” - which doesn’t even exist anymore.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 6:34:44 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: kevcol
THENPhotobucket NOWPhotobucket
25 posted on 05/22/2012 6:34:44 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Red_Devil 232
Sorry I don't know how to spell Colin!

************

In this instance it should be spelled “Colon”.

Rove needs to crawl back into the rathole he crawled out of. He has dumped on conservatives every chance he gets, and his advise is no longer needed or wanted.

26 posted on 05/22/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: AlexW

At one point Rove was “The Magnificent Bastard” of legend and lore. Somewhere along the way he lost his footing and fell into the Beltway cesspool and has been floundering about looking for a way out since.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Yep, doesn't surprise me one bit. I'll tune his radio show in sometimes just out of curiosity, and he doesn't disappoint. He's either having a completely dumb shouting match with a liberal caller, or he has Rove, or some other moderate on his show. I remember how much he used to kiss McCain's arse!

This is why I quit watching this Levin/Rush wannabe. Sean, you are an amateur with an incredibly big yap!

28 posted on 05/22/2012 6:39:18 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore
Hannity has to do something different now and then or he'd legitimately be accused of plagiarizing Rush. Rove believes the hype that he's a brilliant strategist. Where was that brilliance in 2008?
29 posted on 05/22/2012 6:41:10 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Your advice is good, but to pre-emptively remove that from contention is stupid. Why telegraph that to the enemy?


30 posted on 05/22/2012 6:43:26 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: kevcol

This is something that we should have known about Obamao.

We should know all about the wrong Reverend wright and all of his associates.

We should all know about obama’s trip to Kenya on our dime and how he supported a muderous islamic thug named odinga.

We should all know everything there is to know about his college years and grades.

Fox is too chicken to ask questions and the rest of the lame stream media will cover for him.

It’s up to us to demand this.

We should be in peoples faces asking them anout it.

Romney
your states congressman and senators

Who ever is running for federal seats


31 posted on 05/22/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Rove is too toopid and is “we todd did”.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

in other words, “a decent person that you do not have to be scared of …”. Just because Juan McCain declined to introduce the real Hussein to America doesn’t mean someone with the nads to do it should not.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 6:53:16 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: trubolotta

I don’t think that the concept of staying on message would be considered some kind of campaign secret.

You pick your theme(s) for the day, week, etc and you stick to those messages without letting yourself get pulled in to deeply into the ever changing topics of talk radio.

Clinton knew that there were others hammering Bush on certain issues. But he saved his attacks for the economy.

The GOP cannot win this election on the theme that Rev. Wright is a bad guy.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 6:55:58 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: kevcol

Bringing up Karl Rove is “STUPID”.

I’d rather bring up a hairball but taking a “Rove” does make one feel good.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kevcol

Bringing up Karl Rove is “STUPID”.

I’d rather bring up a hairball but taking a “Rove” does make one feel good.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 7:00:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kevcol

Bringing up Karl Rove is “STUPID”.

I’d rather bring up a hairball but taking a “Rove” does make one feel good.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 7:02:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Artcore

Careful Artcore....you might offend all of the FReepers this kid Hannity still has fooled.....the ones who still think he is a true conservative.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:01 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: kevcol
and too much air time for the 'Turd Blossom' is also 'STUPID'...... Thanks GWB for sharing Rove's nick name with us♥
39 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:51 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: kevcol
I almost would agree, if the pastor of hate had not made 3 or more visits to the White House, who knows how many calls and likely has visited with Obama in Chicago.
40 posted on 05/22/2012 7:04:42 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I think you can win on the theme that Wright was a bad guy. Wright hates the USA and by 0bama’s actions it seems he learned his lessons from Wright. No one would do the things he has done and expect them not to be disasters on US citizens. Orchestrated crisis is what they are doing. Trying to orchestrate situations to prove that the free market does not work. Orchestrated crises: Fast and furious, housing crisis, takeover of GM and Chrysler, takeover of student loan program and bank bailouts. Stimulous is just taking from the makers and giving to the government takers pension plans. It is 0bama’s war on productive workers.


41 posted on 05/22/2012 7:11:26 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

I don’t disagree with your sentiment.

But the question here is whether the quarterback should be the one hitting Obama on Rev. Wright.

I think it is smart to stay on the message of economy, jobs and debt.


42 posted on 05/22/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: kevcol

Telling the truth is now a “tactic.”

When is TURDBLOSSOM gonna go down the toilet where he belongs???

How I detest these people.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 7:19:18 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: Persevero
I think ignoring him and all that he stands for is stupid.

It should not be that way but it seems like the American voter could care less about Rev. Wright. We've been there and done that 4 years ago. They voted for Obama anyways. Just because McCain said nothing about Rev. Wright does not mean he was not exposed to the voters.

Obama now needs to be vetted for his accomplishments during his first term in Office. He's been President for almost 4 years now. To vet him as if he hadn't been President yet is useless at this point.

44 posted on 05/22/2012 7:35:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kevcol
Karl, KARL, *KARL*!

Someone dial you back in, please. You are not supposed to try to sabotage the campaigns of liberal RINO crapweasels. Liberal RINO crapweasels are your FRIENDS. You are only supposed to sabotage the campaigns of true American conservative patriots.

Meds, m'boy, MEDS.

45 posted on 05/22/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Telling the truth is now a “tactic.”

If the "truth" be about Rev. Wright, it was already told 4 years ago. Obama won anyways. Now that he's been President for almost 4 years the "truth" is now what remains inside the voter's wallet. Biden and Reid know that. That's why they are running around the country telling the American voter that this economy we are in is all due to the Tea Party. We need to be making sure the voter knows THAT "truth" and point those fingers at Obama and not his Reverend.

46 posted on 05/22/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kevcol

Romney’s going to focus on the economy and i think thats the right track, but the super packs should nail Obama with wright and the others.


47 posted on 05/22/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by Ken the bugman
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

>>>Republican candidates need to focus on jobs, the economy and the debt

I agree but showing that Obama didn’t make peace between the races as he promised (in fact has led it to a breaking point) is a strategy that will encourage possibly a significant number of rational white liberals to stay at home on election day.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 8:00:30 PM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: AlexW; kevcol
I do remember the days when Rove was loved on FR, and regarded by many as “The Magnificent Bastard”.
How times have changed, hahaha.


Well what did you expect when Rove decided to attack the Tea Party like he has done almost non-stop since 2010?
49 posted on 05/22/2012 8:20:57 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I agree that the strategy you mention could be effective. But, Mittens does not seem to be taking that course. He seems to be rebutting those who tell the truth about 0bama’s associations (Communists, racists, terrorists, homosexuals, any more?). I just think 0bama wants to Occupy Your Bank Account.


50 posted on 05/22/2012 8:21:20 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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