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Rove lays the SMACKDOWN on Colmes (Video)
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Posted on 09/18/2008 7:45:07 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Colmes: I don't know how John McCain and Sarah Palin present themselves as reformers. she took oil money when she ran for Lt. Governor. John McCain has oil lobbyists.
Rick Davis who's campaign manager..

Rove: You know Alan..

Colmes: was a lobbyist..

Rove: Alan with all due respect you can rattle on all you want about this. But if this is the standard then you have to tell me why Tom Daschle is in charge of the transition for Senator Obama?
And why Jim Johnson the former head of Fannie Mae was the head of his Vice Presidential Search Committee?
And why is Franklin Raines one of his close advisors?
We can get in this tit for tat all day long.

Colmes: But Karl..?

Rove: The fact of the matter is John McCain are reform minded mavericks and the American people see them as such.

Colmes So all candidates have oil related lobbyists? They all have people in the financial community running their campaigns?
McCain has more lobbysists.. McCain..

Rove Look Alan. With all due respect Axelrod the Chief consultant to the Obama campaign makes his living by having a grassroots lobbying firm to even out his billings in between elections.
Please do not sit there and lecture me that the special interest money from trial lawyers and labor unions somehow disappears because you found 19 people inside the McCain campaign who've been lobbyists.

Colmes: Well actually it's 59. That's more than any other Presidential candidate running this time.
You can't paint a one sided picture and say McCain's the only reformer and he's done none of this stuff and he's totally clean and everybody else is on the take and..

Rove: Alan you sound suspiciously like that Obama commercial that calls McCain dishonorable. Nobody believes that John McCain who took on Jack Abramoff and Campaign Finance Reform is in the pocket of lobbyists.

Colmes: I'm not saying he's dishonorable I'm saying he's got more lobbyists..

Rove: You're better than that Alan. Alan please. You are embarrassing yourself. I'm sorry but this is ridiculous.

Colmes: I think that's a rather insulting thing to say when I'm pointing out a fact that he has X number of lobbyists working on his campaign..

Rove: SO WHAT!! He probably has 2 or 3-thousand fundraisers raising money for his campaign.

Colmes: Alright.. mumble.. mumble.. let's move on.

Rove: He has 10's of thousands of Volunteers.. so what Alan!?!? So what if 19 of them are lobbysists?!

Colmes: Well if you campaign as a sole reformer here.. We'll be back with more from Karl Rove after the break.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: colmes; mccainpalin; rove; smackdown
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To: ConservativeMan55
The Alan Colmes utility response to any reasonable criticism...”Oh, right, blame the Democrats”. That's it. It never changes and is the one thing in nature you can count on.
101 posted on 09/18/2008 9:10:27 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: freespirited

I don’t know. Kristen is pretty ticked off at the libs right now. Hoping she will see the truth sooner than later. We could really use her on our side. Wishful thinking probably.


102 posted on 09/18/2008 9:17:39 AM PDT by adc (Rush '08All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: ConservativeMan55

So happy to see this thread on that great put-down!

Colmes always seems to toss out something that sounds intelligent — to throw off whomever he is talking to, but it usually comes out shallow and just a pile of words. Few face him so well as Rove did. It was great to see!!


103 posted on 09/18/2008 9:19:15 AM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Alan Colmes is an ass. He deserves whatever smackdown he can get. The way he patronized that lady who lived after being aborted made me want to jump through the screen and strangle the man.

On a side note, did anyone see Neil Cavuto lay the smackdown on BOR the other night when BOR went on a rant about gas prices. I thought Neil was gonna reach out and punch the man. I was yelling at the TV, "Go Neil!!!"

104 posted on 09/18/2008 9:29:23 AM PDT by pctech
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think you have that pegged.


105 posted on 09/18/2008 9:31:02 AM PDT by netmilsmom (An Obama win? Move to AK, secede, drill, drill, drill!!!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Saw it last night. Rove was great — he really showed Colmes the door.


106 posted on 09/18/2008 9:31:02 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I wonder why we can’t have a purely conservative show on Fox each night without the typical liberal dribble we hear from the likes of BOR, Colmes, Sheppard Smith and others. I want nothing but conservative views, nothing else. Is that too much to ask?


107 posted on 09/18/2008 9:31:18 AM PDT by pctech
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To: pctech
I "youtubed" that one as well.

Cavuto smacks down O'Reilly
108 posted on 09/18/2008 9:31:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hubby and I watched this, as soon as Alan opened his mouth I laughed and said no way can Alan go toe to toe with Rove. I knew he was going to get smacked...it was good watching though- Alan was trying so hard to get in all the talking points and Rove shot them down so easy.


109 posted on 09/18/2008 9:51:44 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Saw it last night, it was beautiful!


110 posted on 09/18/2008 10:06:35 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Funny stuff. I saw it last night and loved it. Colmes is an embarrassment to whatever planet it is he came from.


111 posted on 09/18/2008 10:11:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

112 posted on 09/18/2008 10:16:12 AM PDT by cschroe
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To: ConservativeMan55

Colmes leaves me cold! What a dolt! Rove is the sexiest guy because he is so damn smart and gives a great smackdown every time! I just love the guy! He reminds me of the kid from the Christmas Story (you’ll put your eye out)grown up to look at! He has such a mischiveous look and a twinkle in his eye-he never disappoints! Ladies agree he is sexy because of how smart and right on he always is.


113 posted on 09/18/2008 10:19:05 AM PDT by LYSandra
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To: ConservativeMan55

Great video.

Did you do a thread on it?

Too bad it only has a little over a hundred views.

Cavuto did a great job!


114 posted on 09/18/2008 11:11:24 AM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: raptor29

“Rove showed more aggressive defense of the conservative argument than the entire Bush Administration did in 8 years”

I call it the “Palin Effect”.

Nothing like a pretty girl in the room to turn up the testosterone.


115 posted on 09/18/2008 1:10:32 PM PDT by Scarlet Pimpernel
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To: pctech
Alan Colmes is an ass. He deserves whatever smackdown he can get. The way he patronized that lady who lived after being aborted made me want to jump through the screen and strangle the man.

I read about that...I would say unbelievable but hardly anything is unbelievable anymore, when it comes to politics.

I'm glad I wasn't there...to quote former Rams quarterback Chris Everett (sorry...Jim), they would have had to "take a station break".

I think my comment on the night of the Gianna interview was, "Alan Colmes is of his father, the devil", and that when he lies, he speaks his native tongue, that there is no good in him, that he is a liar and the father of all lies.

116 posted on 09/18/2008 7:06:56 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (No way, No how, NObama! *************McCain/Palin 08************)
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To: Christian4Bush

bttt


117 posted on 09/18/2008 7:42:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Blind Eye Jones
In WWII, the Congressional declarations of war against Japan and Germany actually said

"That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial Government of Japan which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared..."

and

"...the state of war between the United States and the Government of Germany which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared..."

For whatever reason, Congress declared in the case of Iraq that

"The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to

"(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

"(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions regarding Iraq."

Declaring that the President can use the armed forces as he see fits, in my mind, exactly equals, in its effects, declaring the existence of a state of war. The COTUS does not prescribe the language (as it does, for instance, in the POTUS Oath of Office).

118 posted on 09/18/2008 8:13:22 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (I'm Right Guard, here to prevent B. O.)
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To: ExGeeEye
Thanks for the information. It seems that the left has made every effort to make this war political. They feel secure because they know al Qaeda is not a threat on the level of Germany in WWII. Their argument borders on some legalism in their mind, which shows the luxury of their position — that they feel safe enough to try to embarrass the president in a time of war. This is history in the making. Why Bush tolerates this I'll never know.
119 posted on 09/18/2008 8:41:39 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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