Skip to comments.Rove makes Akin murder joke
Posted on 08/31/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT by xzins
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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.
Another ignorant statement that reveals a lot about the mentality of Rove and his cronies:
We dont 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.
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.
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?
To make this statement in the midst of 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
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.
There have been gay rumors about Rove floating around for years.
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.
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.
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.
If you go liberal on social issues, then you will have to be liberal on the economic side.
Hey, Missouri...see this?
Wonder if Poppin' Fresh feels the same way about Akin supporters? ...or Christian conservatives in general..?
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.
"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.
Money, fame, adulation of his fans (he must have some)?
Rove is the GOPe’s saboteur maestro.
He is probably behind the ruin of every
conservative from 2008, if not earlier.
my hatred of Rove is about equal with Pelosi....
“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.
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 hes a socialist, theyll go to defend him. If you call him a far out left-winger, theyll say, no, no, hes not.
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.
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.
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**.
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.
We should sink Todd Akin. If hes found mysteriously murdered, dont look for my whereabouts!
It’s against federal law to threaten a sitting Congressman. He should be picked up an questioned about this threat.
rove would have his ass whipped where I come from
“One would think Rove could better accentuate a point than referring even jokingly to the murder of someone. That sh*t doesnt 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.
Not from the Architect, surely you jest. I wonder if Hannity realizes how this makes him look as he fawns over Rove.
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?
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???
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.
“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..
“only want their ivy league lot in power”
This is the goal, they don’t care about the issue. Oligarch uber alles.
Once again, Karl missed the Marx.
Rove said... We dont 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??????
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...
And here it is from Businessweek:
“He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, We should sink Todd Akin. If hes found mysteriously murdered, dont look for my whereabouts!
Then Rove pleaded with his audience for more money much more.”
That’s a good reminder, muawiyah
Better yet — tell Hannity and Rush and Levin.
Karl thinks he speaks for the party. He doesn’t.
The results of November 7th do.
We all wondered what Ashcroft was up to these days.
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