Skip to comments.TURNABOUT: Now calls for Rove to go! Bush adviser 'jokes' about murder
Posted on 09/01/2012 1:42:58 PM PDT by xzins
A growing list of Republicans and conservatives are calling for longtime Republican adviser Karl Rove to step away from GOP campaign efforts after the strategist jested that he might have to murder Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.
William Murray, who heads the Government is Not God Political Action Committee and chairs the Religious Freedom Coalition, said today that the comment was so distasteful as to shame the entire Republican Party.
Congressman Akin made a misstatement on the subject of rape and conception for which he apologized, he said. Apparently Karl Rove believes the apology is not enough and that Akin should pay with his life. Jokes about murder are not jokes when it comes to politicians where the risks of assassination are real.
Conservative icon and founder of the Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly echoed the calls for Roves resignation.
Karl Rove has made himself toxic to Republicans by his incredibly offensive and dangerous statement suggesting the murder of Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, Schlafly said in a statement. Any candidate or network who hires Rove will now be tarnished with this most malicious remark ever made in Republican politics.
The Associated Press reported today that Rove did apologize
But Schlafly says its not enough.
At the very least Rove should make a public apology. Rove has been calling on Todd Akin ...but the one who should resign because he made an embarrassing, malicious and downright stupid remark is Karl Rove.
Joseph Farah, founder and CEO at WND.com, has said Roves got to go.
Just out of sheer decency standards, Fox News should drop him as a contributor, he said. Sean Hannity should stop pumping up this mean-spirited political operative as the architect.
Rove has self-destructed, he said.
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Yep, if we have to punish a guy for misspeaking, why should the guy throwing the rocks be held to a different standard?
One more reason to flush the GOP.
You have nailed it, ma'am...
Karma. It’s a b!tch.
I don’t know about anybody else, but I am seeing a Divine Symphony playing here...and the music is sweet.
Please everyone just leave rep. Akin alone!
Rove and anyone else should ignore rep. Akin. He will soon lose by dozen points to McCaskil and will join the ash heap of forgotten politicians such as Joe Miller, Doug Hoffman, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donell, Ken Buck, JD Hayworth etc.
Rove = RINO = Republicrat = Democan = Useless.
What a bunch of weenies.
No one can take a joke anymore.
Everyone is constantly offended by everything.
Grow a set people.
The problem is that where is Rove going to go? Does he hold any official position or is he simply another self appointed critic?
“Yep, if we have to punish a guy for misspeaking, why should the guy throwing the rocks be held to a different standard?”
Wow. You’ve made more of a profound statement than you may realize.
Rove said that if anything bad were to happen to Akin that he might have done it.
Or to the effect....stating he was so angry at Akin for not resigning that he might kill the guy.
What a dumb thing to say!
This is a guy who publicly mocked Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell, who advised Mike Castle not to endorse her when he won the Delaware primary.
This is a guy who people hire to run their political campaigns, the fellow who advises them....gulp...WHAT TO SAY PUBLICLY AND HOW TO SAY IT!
He’s a smirky know-nothing who badly, badly advised Dubya Bush and with this latest stupid gaffe, at the least let us de-elevate this man from any great status as a political reconteur.
Rove’s comment is a very toned down glimpse of his vicious cut throat nature. Maybe it is time for the little bug eyed bald ‘architect’ to go back to rap singing.