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 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.
I really hope Akin wins. Talk about a Senator who will own absolutely noting to the GOP machine.
I really hope Akin wins. Talk about a Senator who will owe absolutely noting to the GOP machine.
At the event, Rove urged attendees to urge Akin to get out of the race, citing Missouris 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 dont 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.
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.
Your allegations sound more like Dick Morris tthan Rove.
Karl Rove is despicable.
Not funny, Rove. I’m not Akins biggest fan, but... yeesh.
Where are the calls for Rove to resign???
Remember — Rove’s candidate for President is Romney.
The Republican Establishment hates social conservatives.
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.