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Karl Rove Wants to Kill Conservatives and Play Nice with Obama
Right Side News ^ | 9/1/2012 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 09/01/2012 3:58:59 PM PDT by RightSideNews

The liberals say they are scared of Karl Rove. They shouldn’t be. The former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush Administration, Rove was called “Bush’s Brain” and is now the “Party Boss” of the GOP. He is raising up to $1 billion for various Republican Super-PACs, in order to elect Mitt Romney as president. That sounds impressive. But what is he going to do with the money? Perhaps conservatives have reason to be scared of Karl Rove as well. He recently joked about murdering Missouri’s strong conservative Senate Republican candidate, Todd Akin. Rove -- and Romney – had wanted Akin to leave the race because of the comments that he made – and apologized for – regarding abortion and rape. The controversy over Rove, however, goes far beyond a bad joke to questions about whether Rove actually wants to run a conservative campaign to defeat Obama. Rove made it clear, during the same meeting he trashed Akin, that he doesn’t want Republicans to accuse Obama of being a socialist. He thinks Romney can and should win by abandoning conservatives and wooing Obama voters.

Rove, a Fox News Contributor, was quoted as telling a super-secret meeting of Republican fat cats in Tampa, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: conservative; karlrove; missouri; rino; romney; rove; toddakin
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1 posted on 09/01/2012 3:59:01 PM PDT by RightSideNews
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To: RightSideNews

GOPe


2 posted on 09/01/2012 4:05:23 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: RightSideNews

Yup. Romney was dropped squarely on our shoulders like a pile of crap.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 4:08:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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>> Rove: “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

Would that be “legitimate murder”?

August: Republican Foot-in-Mouth Month.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: BerryDingle
Yup. Romney was dropped squarely on our shoulders like a pile of crap.

You know what? I am TIRED of you negative people. Romney wasn't my choice either, but whaddya gonna do? Hope Ron Paul gets some kind of a miracle appointment or something? Quit being so negative and either get behind him or get outta the way fer chrissake.....

5 posted on 09/01/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: China Clipper

I agree. Many of us are equally tired of the Romney attackers. I wonder what names they use on D.U.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 4:28:23 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: China Clipper

I agree. Many of us are equally tired of the Romney attackers. I wonder what names they use on D.U. It’s either Romney or Obama. They sound as though they want Obama.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: China Clipper

You might want to speak to Mr. Rove about getting behind his party instead of ridiculing people on a conservative activist site.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 4:29:47 PM PDT by formosa
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To: China Clipper

You don’t get it. Romney was not a choice. He was annointed the candidate even before the first primary. The primaries were a sham. And it was all engineered by the liberal elite in the party, possibly including Rove. A conservative candidate had no chance.

Why any real conservative still embraces the Republican Party is beyond me. There is no place in the party for conservatives.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 4:31:23 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: RightSideNews
Rove -- and Romney – had wanted Akin to leave the race because of the comments that he made

I also want Akins to drop out.

He's an embarrassment. Because of his inability to control his ignorance in public, he handed McCaskill the Senate seat in Missouri where she is very unpopular.

At the very least, he is too stupid to realize that he was being set up in an interview with a reporter.

10 posted on 09/01/2012 4:31:43 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: BerryDingle
Yup. Romney was dropped squarely on our shoulders like a pile of crap.

Romney was not "dropped squarely on our shoulders." What happened was what always happened. Instead of getting behind an acceptable Conservative with the chance to win, we divided the vote among several candidates based on litmus tests. This diverted votes from nominal conservatives, who would have been preferrable to Romney, such as Gingrich and Perry to people who passed more of the tests (Santorum, Cain, Bachmann) but had zero chance of winning. On top of that, our primary system is broken. Moderates like Romney and McCain are rewarded for winning huge liberal states like NY & California, which the GOP has zero chance of winning in a general election.

11 posted on 09/01/2012 4:34:12 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: fatnotlazy
Why any real conservative still embraces the Republican Party is beyond me. There is no place in the party for conservatives.

Like I said. Argh!!! Please refer to my original post....

12 posted on 09/01/2012 4:34:12 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: kitkat

Everybody is a ‘strategerista’ these days.. some more so than others here.. it goes with the joint.. uhh process.

I ain’t happy with what has been served up but I ain’t afraid to vote for Ryan Romney like I did for Palin McCainiac. we lost anyway but this time it’s for all the marbles.. a lot of folks have worked hard to give us at least a somewhat decent chance to stem the flow of bleeding.. shame to let it pass over and not take avail of the options, as bitter as they may be philosophically..

Is the individual more important then ‘the state’?

R the Greeks busted flat?

I’ll get back to you in 500 years. ;-)


13 posted on 09/01/2012 4:35:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: presidio9
What happened was what always happened. Instead of getting behind an acceptable Conservative with the chance to win, we divided the vote among several candidates based on litmus tests.

Because none of them stood out that much from the other.

14 posted on 09/01/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kitkat

Really makes you wonder. A lot of these types of posts today. Seems like the Paulbots want us to forget that they teamed up with the Code Pink radicals to try and disrupt the convention.

Conservative? Hardly.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 4:36:55 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: RightSideNews
Rove made it clear, during the same meeting he trashed Akin, that he doesn’t want Republicans to accuse Obama of being a socialist. He thinks Romney can and should win by abandoning conservatives and wooing Obama voters.

and anyone who takes his money must believe as he does and that explains why the political landscape is littered with the remains of those who trusted him.

16 posted on 09/01/2012 4:44:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dfwgator
Because none of them stood out that much from the other.

Sure they did. We had some very emotional debates about each and every one of them on this website. I remember that you were involved in some of them.

The point is not that Rove and Co. stuck us with Romney. Conservatives are purists by nature, and many of us got caught up in the flavor of the month when Mittens was never polling above 25% and the nomination was there for the taking. I recognized Gingrich's many flaws, but I settled on him and tried to get others to see the logic in doing so, as opposed to first Bachmann, then Cain, then Santorum, none of whom ever had a chance of winnning. All they did was take votes away from the one legitimate challenger. Now were're stuck with Romney, and I'm being as enthusiastic about the man as I can be. The point in politics is to understand that you never get everything you want and do what it takes to win.

17 posted on 09/01/2012 4:45:30 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: China Clipper
Get out of the way of what? Is he campaigning against Obama yet?

Tell us when he starts, OK?

18 posted on 09/01/2012 4:48:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: presidio9

They all had flaws, that was the problem, it was easy in 1980, because clearly Reagan was head and shoulders above everybody else.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 4:48:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kitkat
We call ourselves Karl Rove over there ~ they squirm and run away ~ they know what he means by KILL EH!

BTW, people are free to vote some other way than you believe to be proper ~ this is not yet a Fascist Dictatorship.

20 posted on 09/01/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RightSideNews
Karl Rove believes the United States would be better off the Democrats lost control of the Senate. By refusing to step down, Akins has shown that he disagrees. Akins is putting his pride above his country and he has done immense damage to the pro-life movement.

At best, Akins is a vain fool. That is why the Democracts supported him in the primary.

21 posted on 09/01/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: submarinerswife
he handed McCaskill the Senate seat in Missouri where she is very unpopular.

I didn't realize that the election was over. Do you live in the future???

22 posted on 09/01/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Java4Jay

This piece is spot on! Cliff Kincaid is absolutely right about Rove.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 4:55:33 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: kitkat; China Clipper

What are your names at Planned Parenthood?

You are promoting the first officially, openly, aggressively, pro abortion republican presidential candidate in history, one who is officially rejecting the republican Party Platform on abortion.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 5:02:24 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: dfwgator
They all had flaws, that was the problem, it was easy in 1980, because clearly Reagan was head and shoulders above everybody else.

"And if a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass 'a hoppin..."

25 posted on 09/01/2012 5:04:42 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: RightSideNews
Blinded by the light power. That's Rove.
26 posted on 09/01/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: MDspinboyredux

See post 24, mister conservative. You’ve come a long way baby.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 5:05:22 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: goldfinch

You are right. I have been writing about the dangers of Rove since 2001 - but he happens to be right about Akin. That doesn’t make me like Rove any more than I did before, it just means I can be analytical and non-emotional and simply dissect an issue as it comes.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: ansel12

But Ansel, you miss the point totally with that ridiculous statement.

He’s still far far less openly, officially, less aggressively, less pro abortion than his opponent. I know that messes up your whole schtick to admit it, so you won’t admit it, but it’s the truth.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 5:20:01 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: China Clipper
I sat out the last presidential election because I didn't have anyone to vote for.

I may wind up doing the same thing this time around - largely because I have lost faith in my fellow citizens' abilities to discern, practice and defend liberty. Lesson not taught, lesson not learned.

30 posted on 09/01/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: submarinerswife
If insanity is doing the same thing over...it would be insane to dump one of the most conservative congressmen (Akin) who is running for the senate. Only a total IDIOT would vote for Claire over Akin.
Akin has won numerous elections in MO and most of them he won big. It is remarks by Rove and Coulter that are hurting a good man that made a inane comment which he apologized for but Rove should be reprimanded publicly for his sick comment. He also made a comment about Cain's campaign being “deadly” at one time. Who in the hell does that fat jerk think he is? GOOOOOOOOOOOO AKIN!
31 posted on 09/01/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: RightSideNews

Rove’s last hurrah before he sinks into the muck and obscurity. And take your dog whistle with you.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: elkfersupper
largely because I have lost faith in my fellow citizens' abilities to discern, practice and defend liberty. Lesson not taught, lesson not learned.

Seems that we're interested in punishing and not interested in fixing.
33 posted on 09/01/2012 5:26:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RightSideNews

Rove is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I don’t quite dislike him as much as I dislike Obama....but it’s very close.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: ansel12

Yeah, and the vajayjay costume-wearing Code Pink knuckleheads are paragons of pro-life conservative values. and you claim Romney is the bad one. Sheesh.

You talk a big game, but in reality you Paulbots are provacateurs with an agenda and nothing more.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 5:31:51 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: RightSideNews

Rove is from the Bush wing of the GOP. He’s irrelevant. Stay out da Bushes.


36 posted on 09/01/2012 5:33:59 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: dfwgator
let's do that a bit differently. There were 16 candidates registered with the RNC (at least ~ some have identified more but I don't know if they ever went official or public).

Three candidates were lifelong Conservative Republicans. Every single one of the other 13 were not.

There were former Democrats, current Democrats, probably future Democrats, Libertarians, Democrat donors, etc. Some had been elected to office; others had been involved in campaigns for other than Republican purposes.

So, it was 13 to 3, and one of the 13 couldn't break 22% most of the time, but there were those others who managed to snag enough votes to make the 3 lifelong folks come up a bit short of a resoundingly large number, and at the same time they managed to make the 22% tallies look serious.

Obviously the Republican party has some difficulty in controlling its brand name ~

If we'd had but the three lifelong Republican Conservatives running we'd picked a leader by late April and that'd been that. The other 13 should have been dumped at the get go.

37 posted on 09/01/2012 5:35:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He’s still far far less openly, officially, less aggressively, less pro abortion than his opponent.

Then if you live in Missouri go and vote for Obamacare-loving McCaskill.

38 posted on 09/01/2012 5:36:53 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MDspinboyredux

Not only are you supporting changing the GOP position on abortion, you show how silly you are by labeling people paulbots, you sure don’t read people well.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 5:37:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

No, that was a childish statement.

You are promoting the first officially, openly, aggressively, pro abortion republican presidential candidate in history, one who is officially rejecting the republican Party Platform on abortion, you are seeking a change in the GOP with your vote.


40 posted on 09/01/2012 5:41:17 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Both candidates believe in unlimited abortion ~ which is just like killing a baby to those on this side of the argument ~ they really don’t get out of the infanticide problem just by killing babies in the womb.


41 posted on 09/01/2012 5:41:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BerryDingle
Yup. Romney was dropped squarely on our shoulders like a pile of crap.

The morning after chili night.
42 posted on 09/01/2012 5:41:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presidio9

You’re spot on, FRiend. Now it is what it is, but Obama has still got to go.


43 posted on 09/01/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: fatnotlazy

“You don’t get it. Romney was not a choice. He was annointed the candidate even before the first primary. The primaries were a sham. And it was all engineered by the liberal elite in the party, possibly including Rove. A conservative candidate had no chance.

Why any real conservative still embraces the Republican Party is beyond me. There is no place in the party for conservatives.”

This is what these blind followers can’t get in their heads. If they do the response, ‘well what are you going to do, vote for Obama’, as we keep sliding downward. Embracing this third world invasion will be the final blow to this country!!


44 posted on 09/01/2012 5:49:02 PM PDT by doc
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To: Gator113
You’re spot on, FRiend. Now it is what it is, but Obama has still got to go.

You sound like a card-carrying Romneybot to me. Don't you know that the only way we can "win" now is if we get four more years of Obama, $15,000,000,000,000 more debt, another Sotamayor in SCOTUS, Obamcare forever, and a return to multiple military superpowers? Plus, the man's a Mormon, for Joe Smith's sake.

45 posted on 09/01/2012 5:51:12 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Lazamataz

Pinging you to this article that shows, once again, the deliberate plan to remove Tea Party and actual conservative people into the waste land. The rule allowing the changing of rules, is noted as part of this plan. I knew it had to be so due to the extraordinary, never known before, actions of the rules committee.


46 posted on 09/01/2012 5:59:10 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: kitkat
"I agree. Many of us are equally tired of the Romney attackers. I wonder what names they use on D.U."

And just as many are tired of being called Obama supporters/DUmmies if they fail to worship at Romney's feet. Did you check out the last night of the live convention thread? People were gasping and weeping and moaning about their crushes on Mitt. One person said he was metrosexual but in a good way (WTH?). He was compared to Reagan more than once, and one Freeper said he will be our King David. Now digest that for a moment, and tell me how it's any different from the left building a huge statue of Obama in Charlotte.

Voting for Romney is one thing. But we all know who and what he is. Trying to build a myth around him isn't going to wash. Conservatives are supposed to think----not expire in breathless fits of emotionalism over a political candidate.

47 posted on 09/01/2012 6:05:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: RightSideNews
Oh, man...so was hoping to read a story about the FBI paying Rove a visit. Rove of all people should know about being on the end of a threat. Independents would have to be insane to vote for the Obama lady.
48 posted on 09/01/2012 6:05:05 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Voting for Romney is one thing. But we all know who and what he is. Trying to build a myth around him isn't going to wash. Conservatives are supposed to think----not expire in breathless fits of emotionalism over a political candidate.

Don't be afraid to see what you see.

-Ronald Reagan
49 posted on 09/01/2012 6:09:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Tagline change

Thank you


50 posted on 09/01/2012 6:14:43 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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