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Rove: Obama a ‘Minor Actor’ in DC as His Power Wanes
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 11:28 AM | Dan Weil

Posted on 03/28/2013 12:31:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama’s influence is disappearing to the point that he is just a “minor actor on Capitol Hill” and even Democrats believe he is doing little but get in the way, Karl Rove has charged.

“No president is ever irrelevant, but less than 10 weeks into his second term Mr. Obama’s power is waning,” Rove writes in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal. “Even members of his own party view him as an obstacle to getting things done.” …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bho44; bholameduck; influence; liberalagenda; obama; rino; rove; tokyorove
Well, does that not just inspire confidence. What were all those multiple millions during the 2012 election supposed to have achieved, 東京ローヴ?
1 posted on 03/28/2013 12:31:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a mistake to underestimate Obama...


2 posted on 03/28/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Olog-hai

lol. I guess that means you need a microscope to find Rove’s.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 12:32:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

In a just world, Rove would be standing on a streetcorner with a cardboard sign begging for handouts. Instead, he sits in a fancy office with fancy clothes, spouting nonsense and — begging for handouts.


4 posted on 03/28/2013 12:35:20 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Olog-hai

If Rove believes that to be true I am worried.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 12:36:38 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: GOPJ
It’s a mistake to underestimate Obama...

But, but, but, this was written by Karl Rove. He's the smartest man alive. Ask him. He'll tell you. I mean Didn't he win the popular vote for W in 2000? (ummm No.) Didn't he crush that feminine, anti-American Traitor John Kerry in 2004 after having spent over $1 billion dollars? (ummm No.) Didn't he destroy the Nancy Pelosi led Congress in 2006 and bring about a Conservative resurgence? (ummmm No again!)....

TS

6 posted on 03/28/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: forgotten man

Karl Rove is full of sh*t.

Obama is not waning by any meahs. He is eading the gun confiscation battle, he is winning the Obamacare battle, He is telling the Democrats what to do and they are doing it.

Where does Rove come up with this BS.


7 posted on 03/28/2013 12:40:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: forgotten man
I don't think Rove believes that. I think Rove is playing mind games. He makes himself a potential target for an Obama outburst, and the elected politicins, DEM and GOP alike, will rally to the opposing view that Obama is a power player. The GOP adopts the view that Obama is in charge, to avoid accountability.

Anyway, Rove's remark is a starting point to demonstrate the opposite of what Rove says.

8 posted on 03/28/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Kommodor

I can see it now:

“Will Manage Your Campaign For Food”


9 posted on 03/28/2013 12:42:09 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Olog-hai
Is this supposed to be reassuring? Are we to believe the pusillanimous Republicans will fight and Democrats will change their stripes if Obama’s power continues to wane? Rove is a treasure trove of useless opinions.
10 posted on 03/28/2013 12:42:13 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: GOPJ
It’s a mistake to underestimate Obama...

Perhaps, but it is also a mistake to overestimate him, remember this the man that wasted 18 months pushing through a healthcare plan when he should have been able to ram it through in a month considering his party held a filibuster proof majority in the Senate and a huge majority in the house. Then he spent the last year and a half trying to push through a "jobs bill" that seems of late to have simply been forgotten. Now he is trying for a gun bill, which his own party seems to be lukewarm about at best.

Obama might not be Jimmy Carter, but sure as heck isn't Lincoln either...

11 posted on 03/28/2013 12:42:22 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Olog-hai
Karl Rove is one of the main reasons the G.O.P. is in real trouble.
Get rid of Karl Rove!
NEVER FORGET, these so called Republicans voted against our interest.

Check out this link, "Senate Republicans Willfully and Knowingly Lie to Their Constituents (vote to fund Obamacare)".
12 posted on 03/28/2013 12:42:34 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Olog-hai
karlLOSERrove
13 posted on 03/28/2013 12:43:01 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Olog-hai

As George Bushes’ adviser, Rove had his chance to help turn the country away from a self destructive path.

But he did just the opposite.

If Dubya have governed as a conservative, or even as a responsible, small government republican, Barack Obama would not be in the White House today.

He would be back to working as a communist organizer in Chicago, scamming little old black ladies out of their government handouts.


14 posted on 03/28/2013 12:43:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: The Shrew

“But, but, but, this was written by Karl Rove. He’s the smartest man alive. Ask him. He’ll tell you.”

I’ve also heard that Barack Obama is the smartest man alive. They can’t BOTH be the smartest man alive.

And frankly, I doubt that EITHER of them is, although Obama was apparently clever enough to convince a lot of people that he’s on their side.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Olog-hai

The whole damn country is racing down the sewer and being “transformed” according to Obama’s plans, via Obamacare, amnesty, and fag marriage... and Rove just looks at all this through some kind of political beltway game in which Obama is a “minor actor?”

I absolutely LOATHE Rove. Hope the scumbag goes to sleep tonight and drowns to death in his vomit. He’s practically as much a player in the country’s demise as Obama.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 12:44:36 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Cboldt

Sorry. Rove is not that clever.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 12:46:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (American needs a Romans 1: 18-32 wakeup call...)
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To: Olog-hai
If Tokyo Rove says it, it's a lie.
18 posted on 03/28/2013 12:46:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Venturer

Obama is LOSING the fun control battle you mean.

Sure he’S frantically trying to talk up the issue but it can’T pass even in a Den controlled senate.

Obama isn’t going to be able to use the lib mantra on spending nearly as much anymore now that sequester is in place. Without that dems have far less power to demagogue. Its going to be an interesting 4 years.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Olog-hai

Quoth McCain:

“We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.”

McCain and Rove think alike.


20 posted on 03/28/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Olog-hai

I think Rove is trying to make himself a darling of the base again.

I am sad to hear he is not a believer.


21 posted on 03/28/2013 12:51:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GOPJ

and a bigger one to give Rove any credibility.


22 posted on 03/28/2013 12:55:12 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: what's up

“Its going to be an interesting 4 years.”

3 years, 10 months ... but who’s counting ;-)?!


23 posted on 03/28/2013 12:59:25 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Olog-hai

This coming from a really important big shot. /sarc


24 posted on 03/28/2013 1:01:44 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Olog-hai
Rove’s credibility as a prognosticator took a major hit in the last election. This administration has never been "The Divine One" per se. "The Divine One" is well governed and controlled by those that surround him. As long as he has his teleprompter he can mouth their instructions.
25 posted on 03/28/2013 1:03:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Olog-hai

Karl Rove is “PROJECTING”... it is HIS power in Washington D.C. that is “waning”...
He has become a “stink” in conservative noses and the white stripe on his back is showing.. i.e. skunk..

Karl and Francois Kerry have become the “Laurel and Hardy” of Washington..


26 posted on 03/28/2013 1:05:46 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Olog-hai
Rove could very well be right. Obama's never been in charge in dealing with Congress.

But if he's right, we won't know or be able or willing to say or admit for years.

And if he's right, it may not even be for the right reason.

It may just be more Washington positioning games, rather than a thoughtful observation or reflection.

27 posted on 03/28/2013 1:06:43 PM PDT by x
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yep.

I’ve never understood attributing supernatural powers to Soros’ bumbling house boy.


28 posted on 03/28/2013 1:07:52 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Olog-hai

Minor actor? Pot, meet kettle.


29 posted on 03/28/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Venturer

He is telling the Democrats what to do and they are doing it.”

BO is also telling the Republicans what to do and they are doing it.

We soon will have no medical care, no guns, 20 million more people looking for work because of all our new “citizens”, people can marry whomever and whatever they want, all children will become the property of the Government, and the list goes on and on.


30 posted on 03/28/2013 1:10:57 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GOPJ
I disagree completely. I think that the entire problem with the Republicans over the past six years is that they all over estimated Obama. That kept them from being blunt and true in their description of what is basically a two bit grafter writ large!
31 posted on 03/28/2013 1:12:03 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

He is a drama queen though, and his remark could easily be designed as nothing more than a needle under Obama’s skin. And, while he’s doing that, he (Rove) gets some press for himself. No such thing as bad press, etc.


32 posted on 03/28/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: jjotto

People confuse glibness with intelligence, a belief encourage by the media.


33 posted on 03/28/2013 1:16:44 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nickcarraway
you need a microscope to find Rove’s.

A microscope, a tweezer and some kind of separator to hold apart his rolls of fat.

34 posted on 03/28/2013 1:19:16 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Olog-hai

Read between the Lines Karl Rove - I need a job I am hungry. Please hire me. I am a DC insider and no one will hire me. There is the answer. Unless Karl Rove has decided to use the Saul Alinsky Textbook Ridicule Obama.


35 posted on 03/28/2013 1:19:32 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: GOPJ

“It’s a mistake to underestimate Obama...”
Indeed. He has quite a groupie fan base including the MSM.


36 posted on 03/28/2013 1:20:29 PM PDT by MCF
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To: hosepipe
Karl and Francois Kerry have become the “Laurel and Hardy” of Washington..

I've always preferred "Dome and Domer."

TS

37 posted on 03/28/2013 1:21:37 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Obama: Rove a ‘Minor Actor’ in DC as His Power Wanes”


38 posted on 03/28/2013 1:21:56 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: nickcarraway

lol. I guess that means you need a microscope to find Rove’s.
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Or perhaps the CERN Accelerator since Rove may be approaching sub-atomic size (other than his head)?


39 posted on 03/28/2013 1:31:25 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Venturer
Where does Rove come up with this BS.

It's written on one of those lame Hannity footballs that Rove catches for his night job.

40 posted on 03/28/2013 1:42:55 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: greene66
I absolutely LOATHE Rove. Hope the scumbag goes to sleep tonight and drowns to death in his vomit. He’s practically as much a player in the country’s demise as Obama.

I agree completely.

Rove is as much an enemy of our Republic as Obama.

41 posted on 03/28/2013 1:44:20 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Olog-hai

Why does Rove think he has any credibility after this last election?


42 posted on 03/28/2013 2:01:48 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Olog-hai; flaglady47; mickie; Chigirl 26; Eden Scout; magnum force 1; seekthetruth; seenenuf; ...
Will we ever be rid of this troublesome, meddlesome Rove?

Obama is not a "minor player" now as Rove falsely states....nor will he be one in the near future. He's a dedicated communist and will not sit around sucking his thumb for the remainder of his term in office.

Communists never rest on their laurels. They never abandon their agenda. He's been very successful so far in getting embedded much of the wealth re-distribution and nationalization projects he embarked upon almost five years ago. He'll be a danger to this Republic up till the last day of his final presidential years.....and no doubt even on his last day he'll pardon every terrorist we hold in captivity plus all his traitorous and corrupt political cronies lolling in Club Feds across the fruited plain.

Remember 'executive orders'.....stroke of the pen, law of the land. With this authority he can wreak havoc till his last moments in the White House implementing only his busy little writing pen.

Leni

43 posted on 03/28/2013 2:03:40 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Hattie

BS Rove, the little turd bastid is a member of the GOP inc. As such he has a ticket to the DC games and will never leave. He has become as much a parasite as McCain or Schumer. He is the go to expert for the low-brow Hannity and bloviating O’Reilly.


44 posted on 03/28/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa
Rove is the GOP's own Grima Wormtongue.
45 posted on 03/28/2013 2:37:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kommodor
Maybe Rove should try his hand at something else, like writing diet books:

Karl Rove's Guaranteed Weight Loss Plan

46 posted on 03/28/2013 2:38:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Olog-hai

The big Dem push is to reclaim the House in 2014 to pass things that didn’t make it through in 09-10 (cap n tax, card check, etc).

That’s why the MSM is pushing hard on the “happy days are here again” economy story, stock market record levels, real estate, etc.


47 posted on 03/28/2013 2:40:27 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: All

The minute rove come on TV, I flip the channel.


48 posted on 03/28/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by mickie (My grandson is a Marine.....now serving in Afghanistan.)
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To: Olog-hai
I don't know ... I saw a video of a long train loaded down with hundreds of DHS armored vehicles the other day. I would say that Obama is massing *plenty* of power.

And he knows he's got to use it before the next election, because that is when the chickens of Obamacare are going to come home to roost. (to borrow a "Farrakan-ism")

49 posted on 03/28/2013 5:40:44 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: MinuteGal
***Obama is not a "minor player" now as Rove falsely states ... he can wreak havoc till his last moments in the White House ***

It may be that is what Rove wants us to believe... When do you believe Generalissimo Ob@ma's 'last moments in the White House' might be? :-/

50 posted on 03/30/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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