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Gingrich hits Rove over Rep. Akin murder joke
thehill.com ^ | 09/02/12 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 09/02/2012 10:26:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich knocked Karl Rove for his joke about "mysteriously murdering" Rep. Todd Akin (R), the embattled Missouri Senate candidate.

"In the age of Gabby Giffords, it is not a joke to say a member of Congress ought to get murdered," Gingrich said Sunday on "Meet the Press."

The former GOP presidential candidate was referring to retired Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head last year at a constituent event and is still recovering.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: tokyorove

1 posted on 09/02/2012 10:26:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Rove has to go


2 posted on 09/02/2012 10:29:08 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh I don’t know, I lol’d


3 posted on 09/02/2012 10:29:14 AM PDT by YoungHickey
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Good for him .. Rove needs to be quite, and go off some where, bet his ex wife is glad she does not have to listen to that blow hart every day


4 posted on 09/02/2012 10:29:14 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Rove is hurting the Republican brand. Just read the comments on Yahoo’s report of the murder comment. The leftists were all talking about violent Republicans.

He has to go.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 10:33:05 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Berlin_Freeper
in the Age of Gabby Giffords, who was only wounded, even Newt Gingrich cruises right on past the fact a federal judge was successfully assassinated by a Leftwingtard greaseball right there next to her!

Hmmm ~ I do believe Mitt Romney is simply ignoring this ~ still, there's an extra layering in the same law that makes it particularly troublesome to even discuss the matter, to say nothing of advocating it when it comes to the top of the ticket!

Frankly, Newt is the only fellow who's ever been a Constitutional officer who has expressed concern over Rove's suggestion that Akin be murdered.

So, what's up here? Where's Carter, Bush, Bush, Clinton, the Algore, Obama, and several dozen other former Speakers of the House, President's pro tem of the Senate, vice president's families, president's families ~ etc?????

Really, is it the case none of these people care?

6 posted on 09/02/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Berlin_Freeper

IMO, if Akin wins his seat, he may give repubs problems when congressional voting is needed.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 10:38:35 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: muawiyah

Karl Rove said that at a private fundraiser for his PAC, and some liberal journalist from Bloomberg snuck in and lied about being a supporter.

She broke the story and was highly unethical.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 10:38:55 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: duckman

Despite what they say, if Akin is still in the race in October and is within 4 points, the PACs will start funneling him money, they have no other choice.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Get rid of Rove after the election. The guy has too much cash on hand and influence as part of Crossroads to leave now.

We need to use him like he uses us.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 10:43:36 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Rove is a RINo saboteur against conservatives


11 posted on 09/02/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: duckman

Akin has something like a 93% ACU rating. A reliable conservative vote in Congress.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 10:47:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: StevenFlorida

Still doesn’t excuse him. I don’t care who he was talking to and what situation, it’s simply not something to joke about.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 10:49:23 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: StevenFlorida
"She broke the story and was highly unethical."

Not likely as bad as Tokyo hisself.

14 posted on 09/02/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: StevenFlorida

So? Rove of all people should know to assume that anything you say will eventually be used against you.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: duckman

I would vote for Akin for President over Romney.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 11:02:03 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: StevenFlorida
Karl Rove said that at a private fundraiser for his PAC, and some liberal journalist from Bloomberg snuck in and lied about being a supporter. She broke the story and was highly unethical.

Since when is it unethical to report a murder threat against a sitting Congressman -- or for that matter anybody???

17 posted on 09/02/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Ladysmith; wagglebee; little jeremiah; Marie

What Akin said was, however, far less offensive than the typical freeper behavior on the “naughty teacher” threads.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

GO NEWT!

Rove is poison!


19 posted on 09/02/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Rove lost his political “knack” “in 2006. He has been living on his past “electoral expertise for some time now. He is utterly lost and out of touch in the conservative New World of the “Tea Party”. He is even demonstrating his “dullness” in the world of punditry. He needs to leave the DC area and the limelight and get back in touch with what is happening out n “fly over” country. But he won't! Probably because he can't do anything else!
20 posted on 09/02/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT by Reily
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To: spokeshave

Agree.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 11:19:22 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ohhh and BTW Carly Fiorina, after Newt's comment to Gregory, came to Rove's aid, saying that women aren't one issue voters -- and don't vote strictly on the abortion issue.

Her stupidity was then on full display as she then said that the GOP was right to request Akin's resignation for his views on that one issue -- the one issue that she just said that women aren't single-minded about. duplicity.

I'll bet there is one issue that she avoids like the plague: Hewlett Packard.

22 posted on 09/02/2012 11:32:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: duckman

Depending upon what the voting was about, Akin is a decent man he would not take out his personal feelings on an important vote. Some politicians do have integrity.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 11:34:51 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: StevenFlorida
So, Rove is cackling about murdering a sitting member of the House of Representatives in front of mega-rich party donors and........

I think ethics requires a person TO REPORT THAT TO THE AUTHORITIES

But you don't think so?

'splain your logic ~

24 posted on 09/02/2012 11:40:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Reily

Had Rove and many others been really intrested in saving the Republic and growing and making the Republican party stronger they would have welcomed the tea party people into the Republican party, a large group willing to contribute money, effort, and time. Apparently despite what Rove has said it’s the Conservative angle he can’t handle.


25 posted on 09/02/2012 11:53:00 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: muawiyah
It's all weird. And there is a lot of ignoring going on. Arguably, the biggest story in the history of our country is playing out right now and no one will take an honest look at it. It has been proved that the POS, I mean POTUS has passed fraudulent docs to the American people and the story is totally ignored by the press, the congress, the courts, everyone that should care and act to remedy. How does that happen? More importantly how do we make it stop happening?
26 posted on 09/02/2012 11:55:05 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: StevenFlorida

If I’d have been there when Fat Boy said it, I’d have walked out.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: huldah1776

Me too.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 12:08:41 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: muawiyah

It was obviously a wise crack and everyone was laughing about it. It wasn’t a real death threat, and you know that.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: StevenFlorida
So, I'm not a court. Let's take him to a federal court for trial for a Class 4 Felony and see if he's still laughing. Take his confederates with him as well.

There's a reason this sort of thing is prohibited by law.

30 posted on 09/02/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

past the fact a federal judge was successfully assassinated by a Leftwingtard greaseball

....just another psycho killer assasin taking out the Fed Judge who was early on investigating FAST and FURIOUS gunrunning by 0baMao/Holder crooks so to gin up the revolution on the border. Oh prob just another coinkidink...

ymmv


31 posted on 09/02/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: muawiyah

At least pick him up and question him. He’s deranged. Who knows what he might do?

But aside from that, he’s hurting the Republican brand. Every Republican, from Romney on down, should disavow him and shun him.

Newspapers should drop his columns and both radio and TV should drop him.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 1:44:04 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SUSSA

Everyone at that meeting should hurry to consult with their lawyers regarding what kind of guilty plea to enter.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 1:46:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

Todd Akin was not being pushed out of the Senate race for his comments...he was being pushed out for his pro-life stance

Notice that after the Karl Rove comment...all the PhonyCons on here calling for Akin to drop out have kind of disappeared?

Threatening the life of a House member, even off-handed, is worse than a mis-speak of a type of rape.

Real Conservatives want Karl Rove removed from the party and kicked off of Fox News. People have lost their jobs for a lot worse


34 posted on 09/02/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: SeminoleCounty; All
Newt Gingrich once again weighs in with his position on the recent issues surrounding Todd Akin in the senatorial race in Missouri, as well as abortion playing a major role with women in the upcoming Presidential election.
35 posted on 09/02/2012 2:12:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

MEET THE PRESS transcript - - -

September 2: Rahm Emanuel, Newt Gingrich, Carly Fiorina, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Friedman, Tom Brokaw

MR. GINGRICH: Let me just take a second, I disagree with Carly, I— I think Todd Akin was the choice of the people in Missouri, and Todd Akin has publicly apologized. And I think that— and the last poll show he’s beaten the Democratic senator. I think that we ought to go on from that, Karl Rove said some terrible things on Friday for which he has apologized which should remind us, people make mistakes. Vice president of the United States…

GREGORY: He was joking about if he shows up and murdered someone.

MR. GINGRICH: No. In— in— in the age of Gabby Giffords, it is not a joke…

GREGORY: Yeah.

MR. GINGRICH: …to say that a member of congress ought to get murdered.

GREGORY: Yeah.

MR. GINGRICH: And— and— and— I’m— I’m frankly, fed up, with the one-sided bias, okay. Let me give you two examples. Vice president of the United States goes to a black audience and says if the Republicans win you will be in chains. Now, where is the— how can Biden remain as vice president? Where is the outrage over overt, deliberate racism? And we talk about people saying things they ought to get off tickets. How come Biden shouldn’t get off the ticket?

.....

MR. GINGRICH: Look, when— when a majority of the people of Missouri on Friday, in the latest PPP poll said he should stay on (unintelligible) majority of Democrats, majority of Republicans, majority of independents. He won the primary. Now for Washington figures, remember, the same Washington figures who last time wanted to kick off Marco Rubio for Charlie Crist who will be in Charlotte, I just think people ought to be a little cautious about saying the voters of Missouri don’t count.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48877396/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/#.UEPJuCLmSt-


36 posted on 09/02/2012 2:18:30 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: duffee
I think what he can not handle is he did not think of it or he is not in charge of it. Many people at Rove’s level and who have had his past successes that got them to that level are more personified ego then human being. I think he would be fine with the “conservative angle” if he was directing it.
37 posted on 09/02/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by Reily
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To: StevenFlorida

I am 73 and have never made a *wise crack* about murdering someone...its never funny....Also when story’s come up about the woman shot (D), they never mention at the same shooting a judge (R) was killed...


38 posted on 09/02/2012 4:03:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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