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Book:Karl Rove advised Komen to restore Planned Parenthood funding ^ | 9-10-12 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 09/10/2012 10:59:41 PM PDT by STARWISE

The author of a new book charges that prominent Republican strategist Karl Rove advised the leader of breast cancer group Susan G. Komen for the Cure to restore funding to Planned Parenthood earlier this year.

Rove’s advice, according to “Planned Bullyhood,” came as Susan G. Komen for the Cure found itself embroiled in a public relations fiasco after announcing it would stop giving money to Planned Parenthood, which has clinics that perform abortions.

In response to protests from pro-choice and other liberal activists, Komen eventually reversed course and announced it would restore funding to Planned Parenthood as the organization did not want to be viewed as political.

Karen Handel — the former Komen senior vice president who resigned during the episode — writes in her book, “Planned Bullyhood,” that Rove was among those advising the organization to reverse course.

In the book, Handel recalls Susan G. Komen for the Cure CEO Nancy Brinker telling her that “I’ve talked to a lot of people. And even Karl says we have to backtrack.”

Handel, who said she didn’t know who “Karl” was at first, recalls Brinker clarifying that she was talking about Rove.

“Planned Bullyhood” is being released Tuesday. Steven Ertelt of reported the revelation in the book on Monday.

If the allegation is true, it would mean that Rove was advising Komen to restore Planned Parenthood funding as Mitt Romney and the other Republican candidates for president were railing against it.

Rove did not immediately return a request for comment from The Daily Caller.

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Interesting. Thanks to all posters. DEFUND anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-life collectives and their enablers. DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

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41 posted on 09/11/2012 5:26:46 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Chgogal
1. Agree that it is settled law.


An unjust 'law' is no law at all.


42 posted on 09/11/2012 5:59:45 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: who knows what evil?

This is the most depressing NH primary I’ve seen since I moved here. I’m about to go vote, and I still haven’t decided which non-Bass republican to cast my futile vote for. Some of their campaigns are so pathetic they don’t even have web sites. Any suggestions? I’m leaning toward the guy who escaped from Communist Poland. It would be fun hearing the media flacks try to pronounce his name.

My state house choices are nearly as bad. 3 incumbents and 1 newcomer competing for 3 seats. One of the incumbents is a total RINO union stooge, voted against right-to-work in the last session. But I can’t find ANY info about the newcomer’s positions. What if he’s worse than the RINO? Ugh!

43 posted on 09/11/2012 6:00:32 AM PDT by Jordo
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To: mazda77; Bobloblaw2012

I vote zot. This newbie needs an education - he’s posting like a mindless idiot. We certainly couldn’t expect him to fight for America but turn his back on her and he picked today to show his hatred for America? How telling!!

44 posted on 09/11/2012 6:57:38 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Just mythoughts

All RINOs are pro-abortion. When you think it’s fine to murder the baby if you don’t who the father is, you are pro-abortion. That was George W. Bush’s stance, that was Dick Cheney’s stance, and every other RINO that surrounded Bush. Of course that was Bush’s Brain Karl Rove’s stance. If Romney wins, he will stack his cabinet with RINOs and diehard pro-abortion liberals. He did it in Mass as governor and he will do it as president. So even though he would be 1000 times better than abortion on-demand Obummer, Romney will never be a big pro-life advocate. That is just fact.
And Karl Rove will deny this charge.

45 posted on 09/11/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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And this is the milquetoast douchebag who billionaires are handing $300 million this year to run lame, ineffective, Obama’s-a-nice-guy-in-over-his-head ads. What a waste (except for Karl, who will make tens of millions for himself).

46 posted on 09/11/2012 7:00:30 AM PDT by montag813
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To: GeronL
"RINO’s in the GOPe are not on our side people."

In fact, I would say their stupidity puts them square in the enemy column. Earlier this morning, I had to turn off Fox in disgust. Andy Card was on, discussing Bush's determination to protect the country from terrorism. He said we could be thankful President Obama shares that determination.

Right! That's why Hussein skips out on half of his National Security briefings. Card's pathetically ignorant naivete is nothing short of dangerous; he and his fellow GOP-e are clueless to what we are dealing with.

47 posted on 09/11/2012 7:09:04 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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Karl Rove has always been the enemy within.

Rove has no core values.

Reminds me of Al Davis, the now deceased Oakland Raider’s owner: “just win, baby win,” and never mind how. Lie and cheat.

He alone, ruined GWB with BAD advice.

GHWB’s advice was awful enough, but he’s his daddy.

Too liberal, too nice, and never fought back.

Rove is evil.

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To: Alberta's Child

New England ‘Republicans’ are actually to the LEFT of many southern Democrats...

49 posted on 09/11/2012 7:40:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: bd476

Were you drinking when you posted that? What point were you trying to make?

50 posted on 09/11/2012 8:29:31 AM 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: presently no screen name

What are you babbling about hatred for America??? Fact is Obama would have never won if we didn’t go to war in Iraq. We lost probably 4-6 senate seats in 2006-08 due to the Iraq war. No Iraq no Obama no obamacare.

51 posted on 09/11/2012 8:38:02 AM PDT by Bobloblaw2012
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To: Bobloblaw2012
Apparently you've forgotten (if indeed you ever knew) that prior to 2003, the entire civilized world was in agreement that Saddam Hussein possessed chemical weapons contrary to agreements he made after he got kicked out of Kuwait - he proved he had them - he used them.

The only real question can be "Where did he hide them?".

52 posted on 09/11/2012 8:47:23 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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I’ve never liked Rove and I’m not surprised at this.

53 posted on 09/11/2012 8:55:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: robowombat

Just yesterday I said on FB that I do believe there is something demonic about these abortion supporters and the homosexual agenda and I do not attribute the devil to much, I believe some people CHOOSE of their own free will to do evil things. These people are violent and malicious in a whole new category of crazy even the look on some of their faces it’s distorted!We have millions of people without jobs, NO health care and a immoral deficit and we are talking about free abortions free birth control, and gay marriage, that is just insane.

54 posted on 09/11/2012 8:57:04 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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Rove is basically a community agitator like O’Beelzebub is/was.

55 posted on 09/11/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Bobloblaw2012
What are you babbling about hatred for America???

Here's more 'babble' for YOU as you call it.... Roll over and play dead is VOID of PATRIOTISM!

Fact is Obama would have never won if we didn’t go to war

Fact is - that's an idiot's thinking brought to you by the liberal media that you embrace! Wimps are repulsive to me and an enemy to America as they are NOT willing to protect her - they just want what America has to offer them on the backs of PATRIOTS!

Get lost, newbie, you are a dime a dozen - if I wanted your BS - I could flick on the liberal TV or go to the cave of wimps where they hide and bow to the enemy with 'propaganda drool' on their chin.

56 posted on 09/11/2012 9:05:06 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: robowombat

-— I am secular but there are times when it seems impossible not to see that satanic forces have gained control of the souls of tens of thousands of the ‘political and cultural elite’ of the US. -—

Impossible not to see, because it’s true. Sodomy is grotesque, self-destructive, and wholly irrational. That in itself is instructive. But the effort to raise these abominations to the level of a secular religion, requires an extra-natural explanation.

Along with intellect and free will, the greatest gift that God has given us is the ability to cooperate with Him in creating new life. Both infanticide (murder) and sodomy (the most perverse use of the reproductive system) amount to spitting in God’s Face.

57 posted on 09/11/2012 9:18:53 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: wardaddy

-— just look at Laura..a genteel lady no doubt...but a social liberal just like the daughters she raised ——

Yup. Lots of folks here call her “classy.”

Support for abortion isn’t “classy,” it’s depraved.

In consideration of that fact, she always struck me as bloodless. The well-mannered abortion supporters are more frightening than the feminazis.

58 posted on 09/11/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: robowombat
What is it about our leadership (so called) group that makes infanticide and queer sex the most morally compelling issues to support, relentlessly assist and defend.

In Oliver Stone's W., Richard Dreyfuss portrayed Karl Rove. (He and Gary Oldman like to portray leading Republicans as baddies.) Stone puts in Dreyfuss's mouth a line, deep into the film, that appears to make Rove a closeted homosexual. Rove married late in life, in 1984, when the George H.W. Bush and stayed with his (second) wife Darby for over 20 years (kids? -- who knows?), divorcing in 2010. (He was briefly married in the 70's to a woman named Valerie Wainright. Hmm, what does she know?)

So, is "Turd Blossom" gay? Deeply closeted? Or smeared by Oliver Stone, Richard Dreyfuss, and the Hollywood "Velvet Underground"?

59 posted on 09/11/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Happy Rain; Travis McGee; STARWISE
Karl Rove is Soros’s most influential mole.

Consider his CV: He came up with George H.W. Bush when the latter was chairman of the RNC, back in 1972-3. He came to Bush's attention with some dirty-tricks fight with another guy over a Republican Party post; Bush stepped in, thought, "gee, cool" and promptly ran the other guy out of the Party and hired Rove.

Rove was there in 1980 with "Poppy" when it was time to blackmail Poppy's way onto the ticket, and he was there when Bush cashed in his patronage by giving away the store to the "pigs at the trough".

Later "Turd Blossom" was reassigned to "baby-sit" (locution of another pro pol telling stories) the bibulous, hell-raising Dubya, who at the time was exhibiting an acute case of "preacher's son". And everything else flowed from that.

But the larger point is, Rove was tight with The Old Man back when Poppy was New-World-Ordering. So yeah, Rove knows lots of creepy people in black limousines.

60 posted on 09/11/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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