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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

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To: Steamburg

I pretty much agree with your analysis and would apply it to the MSM in general, so I don’t see this as any different that abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, upi, ap, etc., etc.

Nonetheless, in the context of asking to get rid of Todd Akin, this is not just a joke but it is a dangerous joke.


51 posted on 08/31/2012 7:50:03 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

Another ignorant statement that reveals a lot about the mentality of Rove and his cronies:

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

They’d put up a candidate to the left of McCaskill if it meant getting rid of Akin. I wonder why they don’t just come out and endorse McCaskill, after all, that’s effectively what they are doing right now.


52 posted on 08/31/2012 7:50:32 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: xzins

What I find remarkable is how so many FReepers can be so vocal in their hatred of the GOP-E in general, and Romney in particular, and yet be fully supportive of the GOP-E and Romney in their quest to force Akin out of the race.


53 posted on 08/31/2012 7:53:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Boogieman
They’d put up a candidate to the left of McCaskill if it meant getting rid of Akin.

One has to wonder what the payoff is for Rove. He obviously doesn't care about the liberal/conservative divide. It's about being in power...but...what does HE get out of it?

54 posted on 08/31/2012 7:53:30 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; All
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!”

To make this statement in the midst of FBI investigations into death threats to Akin's staff is unforgivable. Karl Rove should resign now.

55 posted on 08/31/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
FBI investigations into death threats to Akin's staff is unforgivable. Karl Rove should resign now.

I've got Fox on in the background, and I've not heard them mention this yet.

They're not breathlessly reporting that Sean Hannity will interview Karl to ask him to drop out as a Fox contributor.

Wonder if they have a double standard? /sarc

56 posted on 08/31/2012 7:56:18 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 GOP needs to be purged, starting with Boehner, Rove and McCain. As much as I believe that, I don’t make jokes about them being murdered. Karl Rove is a classless jackass.


57 posted on 08/31/2012 7:58:55 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Mamzelle

There have been gay rumors about Rove floating around for years.


58 posted on 08/31/2012 8:01:33 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: xzins; All

Remember this. They pulled their backing of Michelle Bachmann too, but she won because of grassroots, national AMERICAN Conservative support. The TEA Party that withdrew its backing with its rush to judgement needs to get its head on straight and go for it all the way home. Period.


59 posted on 08/31/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: xzins

One would think Rove could better accentuate a point than referring — even jokingly — to the murder of someone. That sh*t doesn’t fly anymore.


60 posted on 08/31/2012 8:02:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: lonevoice
purged, starting with Boehner, Rove and McCain. As much as I believe that, I don’t make jokes about them being murdered.

I agree with you.

And you raise a really good point about life in general, lonevoice. Even with difficult neighbors, bosses, co-workers, etc., I wouldn't dream of talking to others and joking about murdering them.

If Rove is on meds, then he was off his meds that night.

61 posted on 08/31/2012 8:03:00 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: manc

If you go liberal on social issues, then you will have to be liberal on the economic side.


62 posted on 08/31/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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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.

Hey, Missouri...see this?

Wonder if Poppin' Fresh feels the same way about Akin supporters? ...or Christian conservatives in general..?

63 posted on 08/31/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: xzins

As much as I detest Akin, that comment was really dumb and not productive for any cause that Rove or others may have. Rove does seem to have a knack for making those types of comments, if you think about it.


64 posted on 08/31/2012 8:07:37 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: xzins
"There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank."

But but but, we were told that Huckabee just made all this stuff up!

Romney's GOP is acting like union thugs and yet people think they're going to be some renaissance of conservative values.


65 posted on 08/31/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: xzins

Money, fame, adulation of his fans (he must have some)?


66 posted on 08/31/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: xzins

Rove is the GOPe’s saboteur maestro.

He is probably behind the ruin of every
conservative from 2008, if not earlier.


67 posted on 08/31/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: xzins
Rove is a total creep...why Hannity puts him on his show is beyond me...maybe the reason I can't listen to Hannity much, because of these so called "guests"....

my hatred of Rove is about equal with Pelosi....

68 posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:57 AM PDT by cherry
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To: cripplecreek

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

The GOP is the right hand and the Democrats are the left on the same beast.


69 posted on 08/31/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: xzins
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.

Rove's remark was rather tasteless, but his analysis of voter behavior is spot on.

There are reactionary voters on both sides of the aisle, and undecideds are particularly prone to reactionary and capricious decision-making (which is the reason Akin's comments have affected candidates in other races beyond Missouri).

What had emerged from that data is an “acute understanding of the nature of those undecided, persuadable” voters. “If you say he’s a socialist, they’ll go to defend him. If you call him a ‘far out left-winger,’ they’ll say, ‘no, no, he’s not.’

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/69276-exclusive-inside-karl-roves-billionaire-fundraiser

And if you say he's a conservative, many conservatives will "go to defend him" (even in the case of someone unelectable, e.g. Virgil Goode).

Akin's political fate rests on mustering enough committed conservative, republican and anti-Claire voters to offset the knee-jerk independent and undecided voters who were alienated by his remarks.

70 posted on 08/31/2012 8:13:07 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: xzins
“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 can guarantee that they don't have five people who are able to win that seat. They would throw a party hack in there who would lose big to McCaskell. Those that could win other than Akin have already said NO and wisely so.

BTW Rick Tyler, former campaign manager of Newt Gingrich, is now working with the Akin campaign.

And new commercials attacking McCaskell paid for by the Akin campaign have hit the air ways countering her Leftwaffe -- No Thanks to Rove and the GOPe.

71 posted on 08/31/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: xzins
I was referring to the convention as balanced. I followed some c-span coverage. By the way, Newt spoke and attended the convention as well. Apparently MOST Missouri gop'ers would like akins out. If he overcomes his gaffe and is elected,....well that is the will of his constituents. BTW; things arn't in sharp focus in a 'smoky back room' are they. jus' sayin......
72 posted on 08/31/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: xzins

Rove’s statements are beyond the pale. Like comparisons of Carter to Obama, Rove makes Akin look good. He needs to make a public apology immediately. What a sick pompous a**.


73 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:49 AM PDT by alamogal
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To: Steamburg

I don’t think people at that level ‘joke’ about murder. At a minimum, this was an attempt to reach out and intimidate Akin. At a minimum, it was intended to produce personal fear, for one’s future if not one’s life.

Rove is the face of the Geriatric Old Plotters.


74 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: xzins
They don't call it the stupid party for nothing !!! Isn't Rove considered part of the party elite?

I switch from R to I in 2006, and hang up on them every call they make.
75 posted on 08/31/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: xzins

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”
##

It’s against federal law to threaten a sitting Congressman. He should be picked up an questioned about this threat.


76 posted on 08/31/2012 8:28:45 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: xzins

rove would have his ass whipped where I come from


77 posted on 08/31/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: ScottinVA

“One would think Rove could better accentuate a point than referring — even jokingly — to the murder of someone. That sh*t doesn’t fly anymore.”

But it does fly. It flies directly to the target. It was intended to come across as crude and calloused as it did. It is a threat. Of actual homicide? Not very likely. Of targeted personal and career destruction with no chance of a recovery in this lifetime? Absolutely. Further, it was intended to go public, as an example to any uppity Grand Old Plantation field niggras who might be getting ideas above their station.


78 posted on 08/31/2012 8:33:14 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: xzins

“Unbelievably Ignorant.”

Not from the Architect, surely you jest. I wonder if Hannity realizes how this makes him look as he fawns over Rove.


79 posted on 08/31/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: xzins

Isn’t Rove only a talking head these days? He has no Republican role does he? He had his say early on, so is it not up to Missouri Repubs and citizens at this point to decide who will represent them?


80 posted on 08/31/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: SUSSA
It’s against federal law to threaten a sitting Congressman. He should be picked up an questioned about this threat.

YEP -- especially in the midst of an ongoing FBI investigation into threats and intimidation against the Akin staff in Missouri and Washington DC.

Where are the calls for his resignation???

81 posted on 08/31/2012 8:37:21 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Psalm 144

Yeah, and I guess Missouri has become the plantation. Talked with my daughter in Washington State yesterday. She had not even heard of the Akin situation.


82 posted on 08/31/2012 8:40:34 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Uncle Chip

“Where are the calls for his resignation??? “

Looks like the article has now hit Yahoo News and the Washington Post. Let the calls for resignation begin..


83 posted on 08/31/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT by alamogal
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To: xzins

“only want their ivy league lot in power”

This is the goal, they don’t care about the issue. Oligarch uber alles.


84 posted on 08/31/2012 8:44:00 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: xzins

Once again, Karl missed the Marx.


85 posted on 08/31/2012 8:47:36 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: xzins

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

Rove doesn’t care who the candidate is? Nonsense. He most certainly does care. Who does he think he’s fooling?


86 posted on 08/31/2012 8:50:00 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: xzins

http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/18C41.txt ~ says it’s a class 4 felony punishable with up to 5 years in a federal prison. These things are not jokes. BTW, be careful how you post news about such things or even almost successful assassins now running loose in this country ~ no one will read your post carefully and next thing you know the administrator is going to be up to his or her eyebrows in complaints that YOU, not somebody else, is threatening to kill someone. Here it’s Karl Rove seeming to make a threat. It’s reported in Yahoo and Washington Post, and lord only knows where else.


87 posted on 08/31/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNJohnnie

http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/18C41.txt ~ just to remind you what it’s all about. Rove just did horrid things to the pooch ~ unmentionable ~ terrible. I think I told you he and his running dog lackeys are enemies of Conservatism and they hate us so bad they are willing to take down the entire Republican party just to get rid of us. This was a calculated statement to discredit everyone.


88 posted on 08/31/2012 8:53:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: xzins

I think of Rove as one of the crazies, and wonder how we can get him to go quietly into the sunset, like his boss. I know education isn’t everything, and sometimes it is a detriment, but in Rove’s case, a little education would be good, and maybe it would allow him to have a life outside of Republican politics.


89 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: xzins

Here ya go! Tell him. Lots of people should let this piece of garbage mouth know that he needs to retire with Gore now and he was probably the main problem with GW Bush. Man, makes me very cautious about who I go to for advice.

Contact Rove...

http://www.rove.com/contact


90 posted on 08/31/2012 8:57:27 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: cripplecreek
The GOPe threw my congressman overboard in 08 calling him a lost cause after voting against TARP twice.

Rove's job is to keep the crony capitalist big money donors happy with bailouts, tax breaks and assorted stimuli, so that they funnel the cash back to the GOP and Rove can try to buy elections. Luckily, conservatives can't be bought, and are able to foil his plans in Congressional primaries where the dumb sheep voters who can be fooled by flashy ads don't vote. Rove's influence and power over the big money donors is taking a hit because of that, which only makes him want to destroy us more. The informed, principled voter is Rove's worst enemy. They're a threat to his business model.

91 posted on 08/31/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Heart of Georgia

Karl’s friends mentioned John Ashcroft ~ former Senator from MO and currently law partner with Johnny Sutton the crazoid prosecutor who put Ramos and Campeon in prison for shooting at a dope peddler on the border. People like Rove, Sutton and Ashcroft can’t be trusted.


92 posted on 08/31/2012 8:59:28 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: xzins

How does are side always manage to have ONE dumb@ss after another show up at exactly the very moment we seem to be winning??????


93 posted on 08/31/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xzins

It is obvious by now....Todd Akin is being attacked because of his beliefs, not his so-called comments

The Pro-Abort Liberals...will they call for Fox to fire Karl Rove...and stop supporting candidates he helps....like Marco Rubio, the Bushes, etc....

Real Conservatives support Todd Akin. If you don’t, you can kiss Karl Rove’s...


94 posted on 08/31/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: alamogal

And here it is from Businessweek:

“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!”

Then Rove pleaded with his audience for more money — much more.”

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


95 posted on 08/31/2012 9:02:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: muawiyah

That’s a good reminder, muawiyah


96 posted on 08/31/2012 9:02:23 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
Just a little GOP-E humor, right?


97 posted on 08/31/2012 9:03:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: huldah1776

Better yet — tell Hannity and Rush and Levin.


98 posted on 08/31/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: xzins

Karl thinks he speaks for the party. He doesn’t.

The results of November 7th do.


99 posted on 08/31/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: muawiyah
Karl’s friends mentioned John Ashcroft ~ former Senator from MO and currently law partner with Johnny Sutton the crazoid prosecutor who put Ramos and Campeon in prison for shooting at a dope peddler on the border.

We all wondered what Ashcroft was up to these days.

100 posted on 08/31/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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