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Rove makes Akin murder joke
Politico ^ | 8/31/12 9:32 | TIM MAK

Posted on 08/31/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT by xzins

In a closed-door fundraiser at the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove reportedly joked about the murder of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin.

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.

Sheelah Kolhatkar, an editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, was invited to the event as a guest of top Republican donor who was aware she was a journalist. The invite gave her a behind-the-scenes look at the otherwise-private event.

At the event, Rove urged attendees to urge Akin to get out of the race, citing Missouri’s Senate race as a major obstacle to Republicans taking over the Senate.

“We have five people who are interested” in replacing Akin as the Senate candidate, Rove said. “We don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.”

Rove and other top Republicans called on Akin to leave the race after his controversial comments two weeks ago on “legitimate rape” and his mistaken comment about how conception through rape rarely occurs.


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“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser."

This is characterized as a joke, and it probably was intended that way, but it is in the context of GETTING RID OF TODD AKIN.

This is far worse than anything Todd Akin said.

Unbelievably Ignorant.

1 posted on 08/31/2012 7:04:38 AM PDT by xzins
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I don’t care who you are, this was stupid.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

The GOPe has become as disgusting and deranged as the democrats.

Justice ain’t gonna be pretty.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 7:06:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

When are these idiots going to learn to stop shooting themselves in the foot??


4 posted on 08/31/2012 7:07:06 AM PDT by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: xzins
“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.

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5 posted on 08/31/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: xzins
I have no idea why anyone pays attention to Rove. He won two presidential elections by the very skin of his teeth. He was disastrously wrong in 2006 and 2008. He actively worked to sabotage Conservative candidates in 2010. And know he does this bit of stupidity.

Rove is the Democrat Party's best ally.

6 posted on 08/31/2012 7:08:26 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: xzins

Shut up Karl.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 7:08:26 AM PDT by DManA
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To: xzins

all of the establishment is.

They saw in 2008 qne then 2010 that their power was under threat, they have worked so hard to take out any people who are socially and fscally conservaties, in their elitist party they only care about how much tax they pay and ot hell with conservatives.

Sarah, Col Allen West, where were they this week?

The elitist establishment have gone liberal on social issues and only want their ivy league lot in power.

To hell with the eltist north east, beltway establishment.

America is not the beltway or the north east or the west coast , we in the south and th emidwest and AK do not go along with their homosexual cross dressing, elitist ivy league thinking.
That goes for FOX too who seems to think NY City is America


8 posted on 08/31/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: xzins

Even though I strongly believe Rove to be a despicable hack, I also have to consider the source of this piece.

As long as we aren’t talking about the President committing Treason on a hot mike I’m sure Politico will be happy.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 7:09:35 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: xzins

Not cool at all. Murder jokes, no matter who is the butt of them, are just not a good idea and are unseemly.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 7:09:35 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: xzins
Maybe we should make Akin a FR project. Let's get him the Senate seat.

Rove sure has the delusions of grandeur.

Does anyone know anything about the Rove divorce, BTW? Is he a toe-sucker, does he like the DC hooker brigade? Does he sport teenage arm candy?

Sometimes this doughy little twerp really p^^^es me off.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: xzins

Rove is totally despicable, if only for what he did to California.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 7:11:04 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser By Sheelah Kolhatkar on August 31, 2012 Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus 17 Comments Email Print Related Blog Mitt Romney's 'Secret Weapon' in FloridaVideo Romney's Challenging Road to the GOP NominationBlog Paul Ryan Could Scare the Bejesus out of Florida SeniorsVideo Paul Ryan Wins Over the Crowd at GOP ConventionStory An Obama Champion, Now in Romney's CampVideo Breaking Down Chris Christie's Message to GOPVideo Dowd: Romney Needs to Create Enthusiasm Within GOPStory Karl Rove: He's Back, Big TimeGraphic Rove's Political CirclesStory The GOP’s Hypocrisy on Small Businesses and RegulationOn the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party’s highest-earning and most powerful donors. During the more than hour-long session, Rove explained to an audience dotted with hedge fund billionaires and investors—including John Paulson and Wilbur Ross—how his super PAC, American Crossroads, will persuade undecided voters in crucial swing states to vote against Barack Obama. He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-31/exclusive-inside-karl-roves-billionaire-fundraiser

13 posted on 08/31/2012 7:12:24 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Mamzelle

Akin can best be helped out at this point by donations! Please.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 7:12:28 AM PDT by elephant
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To: xzins

That’s not funny. Hopefully this will help Todd Akin sheesh. Talk about stupid whose stupid mouth got ahead of its brain this time Karl?


15 posted on 08/31/2012 7:13:39 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: xzins

“We don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.”

Yep, dont care if another RINO candidate takes Akins’s place. Simply disgusting.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 7:13:46 AM PDT by elephant
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To: xzins

Oh, that rove. He is a real card, ain’t he? He looks like a kewpie doll on steroids.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steamburg

It orignated with businessweek and politico simply reported it.

He either said it or didn’t say it.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 7:14:19 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: taillightchaser
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19 posted on 08/31/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

Is Rove some sort of closet alcoholic?


20 posted on 08/31/2012 7:16:20 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Can you afford to keep him?)
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To: MestaMachine
Oh, that rove. He is a real card, ain’t he? He looks like a kewpie doll on steroids.

We always say about the liberal media, "If that had been a republican who said that, they'd be strung up."

About the GOP-E and Karl Rove: "If that had been a conservative, he'd have lost his job."

This was unbelievably stupid.

What is worse is that it WAS IN THE CONTEXT OF actually getting rid of Todd Akin.

21 posted on 08/31/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Ah, that GOP-e crowd, they're a laugh a minute!


22 posted on 08/31/2012 7:18:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Rapscallion

I don’t understand it. Rove, just to be honest, generally is very much in control of his tongue.

This is very, very odd.

It was at a business fundraiser and maybe he had had one too many drinks.

Akin misused the word “illegitimate” according to some.

I wonder if they think Rove misused the word “murder”?


23 posted on 08/31/2012 7:19:32 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Mamzelle
Does anyone know anything about the Rove divorce, BTW? Is he a toe-sucker, does he like the DC hooker brigade? Does he sport teenage arm candy?

His step-father is a known homosexual perv...

24 posted on 08/31/2012 7:20:00 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: COBOL2Java
He also detailed plans for Senate and House races

That alone should send a chill down the spine of every conservative congressman and candidate in the country. The GOPe threw my congressman overboard in 08 calling him a lost cause after voting against TARP twice. The "lost cause' lost by a whopping 2 points and we got stuck with a democrat (Who voted for Obamacare) for 2 years. We sent our guy back in 2010.
25 posted on 08/31/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: wagglebee; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; kabar; ...

ping


26 posted on 08/31/2012 7:25:12 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

rove stole the joke. I think the original had donald young and obama.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 7:26:39 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: xzins

Unbelievably stupid. If Lord forbid something were to happen to Mr. Akin, The Architect would have a whole lotta ‘splainin to do.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 7:27:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xzins

Truth of the matter is this....Much of the GOP Establishment would love nothing better than to be rid of all us Pro lifer/family values crowd.

Most of them share the words of Jonah Goldberg a few years ago.....

” I wish the Republican party would drop it`s pro life family values platform so that we can start winning elections again”

That`s pretty close to his exact words, I paraphrase a degree from poor memory


29 posted on 08/31/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: biggredd1

see #13

that businessweek quote is found at:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-31/exclusive-inside-karl-roves-billionaire-fundraiser


30 posted on 08/31/2012 7:28:16 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: taillightchaser
Karl Rove is an embarrassment. He should go away.

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 08/31/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: cripplecreek; Jim Robinson
The GOPe has become as disgusting and deranged as the democrats. Justice ain’t gonna be pretty.

No lie.

The Republicans have NO MORAL AUTHORITY to criticize Democrats for murder and assassination 'jokes' any more.

We need a new political party. The other two are effing BROKEN.

32 posted on 08/31/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: xzins

Here are the five polls of record on the matter to date:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MO_8201.pdf

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/missouri/questions_2012_missouri_senate_august_22_2012

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/poll-shows-akin-now-trails-mccaskill-in-missouri-senate-race/article_ec51f6bb-61e1-5943-aea2-fff264df2cb8.html

http://www.wenzelstrategies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MO-Senate-Survey-Polling-Memorandum-8-28-2012.pdf

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MO_830925.pdf

and the one statement that all seem to agree upon:

“There’s clearly a disconnect on Akin’s candidacy between GOP leaders in Washington DC and actual GOP voters back in Missouri.”


33 posted on 08/31/2012 7:31:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: manc

answer; I saw West and Palin on Fox.
They are onboard with the ticket.
I also saw Santorum and Ryan speak......
Last week at rhe platform hearings I also saw Schafly(A CHOICE Not An Echo) and Barton (of Beck fame), playing prominent roles.
rather balanced.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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not sure if you are saying FOX is balanced because they have been anything but. They got their guy in after the attacks they did to Newt.

The numbers for FOX are down by the millions thus far and it’s no surprise to most why.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 7:35:47 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Truth of the matter is this....Much of the GOP Establishment would love nothing better than to be rid of all us Pro lifer/family values crowd.

Well, no, because then they wouldn't be able to count on (at least some of) our votes.

36 posted on 08/31/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: xzins

Happiness is that even PPP with an oversampling of Democrats puts Akin tied with Claire. Rove may well finding himself kissing the butt of the toes he stamps on.

When a derogatory remark is said in jest and it becomes amplified by one leftie agency and reamplified by Politico. They aren’t simply reporting, they are advancing an agenda to hurt both targets.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 7:38:43 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: xzins

You know I believe this. I do.

Rove is a maniacal sicko and I’m not surprised he’d make a comment such as that.

I disagree with people on their politics all the time, especially people on the left but there is no way at anytime any place I’d ever even think to make a joke about murdering them.

You know normal people aren’t wired that way Karl.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 7:39:23 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: COBOL2Java

Goldberg`s thinking is that once they drop the pro life Christian family values platform, they will do just fine between Rep establishment and Democrat cross overs, or cross dressers whatever


39 posted on 08/31/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: MNJohnnie

He spent $5 dollars on a whiteboard so we should listen to him.

/S


40 posted on 08/31/2012 7:41:33 AM PDT by digital-olive
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To: xzins

I am praying for Todd Akin. I think what was done to him was underhanded and dirty, and as much as I despised the gop e before, I loathe and have nothing but contempt for them them now. THIS is exactly what they did with murkowski in Alaska so a true CONSERVATIVE would lose. And make no mistake, they would rather have mccaskill than a straight up Conservative who would puncture their balloons.
I hope Akin wins and wins big. I would make a fortune at the duct tape concession.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steamburg

I really hope Akin wins. Talk about a Senator who will own absolutely noting to the GOP machine.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Steamburg

I really hope Akin wins. Talk about a Senator who will owe absolutely noting to the GOP machine.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 7:44:50 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: aumrl
Rove reportedly said, in addition to the murder joke, some things he did not consider a joke that are incredibly sinister:

At the event, Rove urged attendees to urge Akin to get out of the race, citing Missouri’s Senate race as a major obstacle to Republicans taking over the Senate.

“We have five people who are interested” in replacing Akin as the Senate candidate, Rove said. “We don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.”

I'm really interested in who the "we" is that Rove refers to. (The GOP-E, some elitest group, Rove & his Mom???) This is a fundraiser, and he is speaking to those who could potentially help fund Akin.

Sometimes it's nice to catch a glimpse of the smoky back room.

44 posted on 08/31/2012 7:45:13 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Goldberg`s thinking is that once they drop the pro life Christian family values platform, they will do just fine between Rep establishment and Democrat cross overs, or cross dressers whatever.

Good point. I can see how Rove and the rest of the GOPe look down their nose at conservatives as the fringe of the fringe.

45 posted on 08/31/2012 7:47:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Mamzelle

Your allegations sound more like Dick Morris tthan Rove.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 7:48:26 AM PDT by sakic
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To: xzins

Karl Rove is despicable.


47 posted on 08/31/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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Not funny, Rove. I’m not Akins biggest fan, but... yeesh.


48 posted on 08/31/2012 7:48:50 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: xzins
“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.

Where are the calls for Rove to resign???

49 posted on 08/31/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Friendofgeorge

Remember — Rove’s candidate for President is Romney.

The Republican Establishment hates social conservatives.


50 posted on 08/31/2012 7:49:41 AM PDT by Oak Grove
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