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Karl Rove on Hannity: There Are 'A Lot Of Nutty Things' O'Donnell's Been Saying (VIDEO)
Talking Points Memo ^ | 09/15/2010 | Jilian Rayfield

Posted on 09/15/2010 6:19:13 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads

Karl Rove and Sean Hannity duked it out tonight over Christine O'Donnell's win in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware, with Rove, surprisingly, calling some of O'Donnell's remarks "nutty" and conceding that "this is not a race we're going to be able to win."

"This was about Mike Castle's bad votes," Rove said tonight on Fox News. "It does conservatives little good to support candidates who, at the end of the day, while they may be conservative in their public statements, do not evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character that the voters are looking for."

Rove pointed out that there have been a lot of questions about O'Donnell's finances, and some of her allegations against Castle. Hannity fired back that he interviewed her about all of those things.

"Did you ask her about the people who were following her home to her headquarters?" Rove asked, adding: "There are just a lot of nutty things she's been saying."

"We were looking at eight to nine seats in the Senate," he continued. "Now we're looking at seven to eight, in my opinion. This is not a race we're going to be able to win."

[The 1:24 video of Rove bashing her with the Castle talking points AFTER she had won is at the link]


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: backstabberrove; benedictrove; canttrustrove; odonnell; palin; rove; sarahpalin; spoilerrove
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Karl Rove and the NRSC: So low they have to reach up to touch bottom.

Only watch to video if you do not have blood pressure issues. It shows what conservatives are up against.

1 posted on 09/15/2010 6:19:17 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

2 posted on 09/15/2010 6:19:48 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Not the time to be infighting.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 6:19:57 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
I have been a loyal GOPer my whole life. That changed yesterday listening to the RNC drones trash talk one of their own nominees.

I am donating my time and money directly to candidates, like O'Donnell in Delaware, from now on. The RINO machine running the GOP needs to be terminated.

The best way to hammer the message home to the RINO clique is for the Conservative movement to pull out all the stops to make sure O'Donnell wins in Nov.

4 posted on 09/15/2010 6:21:31 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: onyx; Al B.; Fishtalk; GoCards; Clyde5445

If any of you haven’t seen this outrage, the short clip of Rove—who outs himself as a quisling—is attached.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 6:21:35 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads
"This was about Mike Castle's bad votes," Rove said

Karl, you idiot.

6 posted on 09/15/2010 6:21:42 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Brices Crossroads

SHUT UP KARL.


7 posted on 09/15/2010 6:22:31 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (GOP establishment are dinosaurs. Tea Party is a great big asteroid...)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Countdown to the Libs calling Rove a “genius” “mainstream Republican” in 3...2...1


8 posted on 09/15/2010 6:23:15 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: MNJohnnie

Got a call yesterday from the RNC asking me to renew my membership.

I told them that I would not be participating this year and will be contributing directly to the candidates I support from now on.

Then I said, “Goodbye,” and hung up the phone.


9 posted on 09/15/2010 6:23:15 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: PGalt

How do we get the message to Karl that he’s outed himself?


10 posted on 09/15/2010 6:23:55 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Please call and/or Email the GOP of Delaware to request they support O’Donnell. Even if you favored Castle, O’Donnell is our canidate and crucial for a Senate Majority.

info@gop.com
info@delawaregop.com
302.668.1954
202.863.8500


11 posted on 09/15/2010 6:23:58 AM PDT by facedodge
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To: Brices Crossroads

These Republican, would be leaders are modeling every behavior they’ve lectured conservatives for years to avoid. And I think it’s significant that their wrath is turned on a conservative.

The architect? I don’t like the plans he’s drawn up.


12 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:04 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MNJohnnie

Uh Oh. You are becoming aware. The more you learn the harder it gets. See ya on the streets. Join the cause.


13 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:15 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Karl Rove: How to destroy your career and credibility in 3 minutes or less.

His brand is damaged. Forever.


14 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:23 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Why is it when someone attacks a RINO, Rove and company quote Reagan’s 11th commandment (”Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”) to silence the attack, but now that Tea Party candidates are winning, they ignore this commandment?


15 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:39 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Brices Crossroads
The GOP establishment hacks are having a “Jump The Shark” contest.
16 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:40 AM PDT by JPG (Care for another lobster, Mookie? How's your steak? Ready for another triple Stoli/rocks?)
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To: Brices Crossroads
This Revolution truly needs to be from the grass roots up. The dead branches at the top need to be pruned.
I want my party back.

17 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:51 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Brices Crossroads
Somebody should photoshop Karl's head onto,


18 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:59 AM PDT by McGruff (Rebellion is Brewing!)
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To: PGalt
"This was about Mike Castle's bad votes," Rove said

We're tired of mulligans Karl.

19 posted on 09/15/2010 6:24:59 AM PDT by listenhillary (A 50% cut of federal spending would be a good place to start.)
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To: DManA

Rove is a Whig!


20 posted on 09/15/2010 6:25:07 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: MNJohnnie

MNJ, this is what we’ve been telling you for years. I knew you’d see the light.


21 posted on 09/15/2010 6:25:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BallyBill
They insist that we get in line and support the establishment candidate for the sake of Republican control of the Senate, and then do everything they can to undermine the only Republican in the race. They don't care about principles, just their precious cocktail parties.

It is time for them to line up behind us. They don't know how to lead anyway.

22 posted on 09/15/2010 6:25:44 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: DManA

Rove=the Architect of the Dem Majority in Congress and Barack Obama. Nice work.

No surprise that he wants to tear down Christine O’Donnell.


23 posted on 09/15/2010 6:27:08 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

Should be interesting listening to Rush and Hannity today. Both are very close to Rove. Like to see how they walk this tight rope — after they’ve been supporting O’Donnell and trashing the ruling class.

Pass the popcorn.


24 posted on 09/15/2010 6:27:16 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: screaminsunshine

Rove is a jackass. He also had opined that Sarah’s decision to give up her governor’s position was a bad move.

He and Dana Perrino outed themselves as clueless RINOs’ last night on Hannity.


25 posted on 09/15/2010 6:28:11 AM PDT by Sloane_Ranger
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To: BallyBill
Not the time to be infighting.

Not the candidate to be doing it over either.

26 posted on 09/15/2010 6:28:54 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Brices Crossroads

So what are these “nutty” things O’Donnell has supposedly said? Anyone know what Rove is refering to?


27 posted on 09/15/2010 6:28:54 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: nhwingut
Karl Rove: How to destroy your career and credibility in 3 minutes or less. His brand is damaged. Forever.

For me, his brand was damaged forever last year. Our local conservative newspaper, run by the evil Richard Scaife, ran an interview with Rove where he described himself as a "compassionate conversative believer in limited government"....
28 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:21 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: ExTexasRedhead
How do we get the message to Karl that he’s outed himself?

Karl (you idiot), you have the right to remain silent...

29 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:21 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Brices Crossroads

There are just a lot of nutty things she’s been saying.”


Not half as nutty as what the far left wing commies in power are doing to our citizens, our country and its standing in the world community.


30 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:21 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Brices Crossroads

Talking Points Memo is as leftist as it gets. Trash is all they talk.


31 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:48 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Genoa
I want my party back.

BUMP! I am not leaving the Party, I am fighting to reclaim it from squishy, linguini-spined infiltrators who are more concerned with being invited to swanky parties rather than governing on principle. Purge the pinkos.
32 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:49 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MNJohnnie
The best way to hammer the message home to the RINO clique is for the Conservative movement to pull out all the stops to make sure O'Donnell wins in Nov.

AMEN Johnnie! AMEN!

33 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:57 AM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Just wrapped “Courage & Consequence” to ship back (to Karl Rove (shipping address at Rove’s website)) with note: “Wasted my $ to buy; will not waste my time to read! Regards, Christine O’Donnell supporter. P.S. Donated $ equal to purchase price to O’Donnell campaign.” Rove’s a d-bag!


34 posted on 09/15/2010 6:29:57 AM PDT by sjneuf
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To: Brices Crossroads

He can always join David Brooks on the Dark Side, now that he’s exposed himself as a RINO.


35 posted on 09/15/2010 6:30:24 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Brices Crossroads

Rove was always overrated. The time has come for conservatives to not settle for someone who is so quick to betray our beliefs and what made this country great. Let us not forget Rove played a part of bringing us to this point with getting Obama into the White House with his part in the previous administration so he needs to STFU. Our country is at a point with much damage already and we don’t need another scoundrel who always gives in to the radicals in charge creating even more damage. It’s now at a point where it’s better to go down with a fight. Those who sacrificed for this country in the past are deserving of it with what’s left to salvage, if anything. It would only continue if Rove had his way, lousy b-tard.


36 posted on 09/15/2010 6:30:42 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: nhwingut
Karl Rove: How to destroy your career and credibility in 3 minutes or less.

His brand is damaged. Forever.

It was the most extraordinary, embarrassing spectacle I've ever seen any national poliical figure, Pubbie or DemonRat, put on in public. He totally lost his cool and acted like a frustrated two year old throwing a tantrum. Indeed, it was a tantrum.

37 posted on 09/15/2010 6:30:49 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Brices Crossroads

I take it Karl’s no longer a “Magnificent Bastard”


38 posted on 09/15/2010 6:30:52 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: MNJohnnie
I am donating my time and money directly to candidates, like O'Donnell in Delaware, from now on. The RINO machine running the GOP needs to be terminated.

Here in Texas, I'm looking for a credible, conservative, non-Rino candidate to run against Cornyn in the next primary. He needs to go. Permanently. Forever. Tee-totally out of the political picture. Not even dog catcher.

O'Donnell was the first candidate I've ever contributed money to for a campaign. After last night, she won't be the last. And it's not her victory that makes this so, though that didn't hurt.

No, it was Rove. It was Cornyn. Those are the chaps who have made me a permanently foaming at the mouth anti-Rino.

39 posted on 09/15/2010 6:31:06 AM PDT by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: PGalt

“Karl, you idiot.”

How far Rove has fallen from the days when FReepers were calling him the “Magnificent Bastard”.

He is now only a Lowly Bastard.


40 posted on 09/15/2010 6:31:52 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Brices Crossroads
Rove pointed out that there have been a lot of questions about O'Donnell's finances, and some of her allegations against Castle. Hannity fired back that he interviewed her about all of those things.

Yeah Karl, now is the time to try to ruin someone over a financial problem in their past. Especially now with so many people out of work and about to lose their homes, just tell them how the rest of their lives will be ruined because they had a problem. Who on earth ever called you a genius? Moron, insensitive oaf, and elitist is more like it.

41 posted on 09/15/2010 6:31:54 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: kosciusko51

“Why is it when someone attacks a RINO, Rove and company quote Reagan’s 11th commandment (”Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”) to silence the attack, but now that Tea Party candidates are winning, they ignore this commandment?”

I despise their hypocrisy. None of them supported Reagan. They crawled back into the GOP when Bush 41 won Reagan’s third term in 1988. And they have only won one majority since then (in 2004 by a slim margin against John Francois Kerry). Yet they give we Reaganites lectures on electoral success. And then trash any real conservative like Joe Miller, Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell when they win. What chutzpah!


42 posted on 09/15/2010 6:32:06 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: nhwingut
I can see Hannity extending some courtesy to Rove for the sake of having him as a guest on his show in the future. He still give McCain an audience, for example.

I can see Rush calling him out hard. This kind of trashing of a grass roots candidate was what had Rush on fire yesterday. Besides, Rush's show is not dependent on interviews.

43 posted on 09/15/2010 6:33:33 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: BallyBill

Isn’t that kind of what the Republican party has been telling the Tea Party? Sort of ironic that they are the ones doing the fighting. It has become clear that the RINO’s are nervous.


44 posted on 09/15/2010 6:33:33 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Brandybux

Excellent. Good hunting!


45 posted on 09/15/2010 6:33:42 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Army Air Corps
I am not leaving the Party, I am fighting to reclaim it from squishy, linguini-spined infiltrators who are more concerned with being invited to swanky parties rather than governing on principle. Purge the pinkos.

I'm with YOU!

Purge the RINOS!

46 posted on 09/15/2010 6:34:11 AM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Brices Crossroads

ok -— I’m sending $$ direct to O’Donnell !!!
The good old boys in the RNC dynasty/establishment can’t handle being beat out by a “girl / skirt candidate.
She didn’t come from aristrocacy — “ it took 10 years for her to pay off her student loan” ... what no silver spoon ... how dare she have the audacity to run against such a refined, insider, gentleman politican and WIN !!!
Carl you sound like an outright snob !!!


47 posted on 09/15/2010 6:34:14 AM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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To: facedodge

Good idea. Much better use of fingers then typing the same old/same old on FR-—

Please call and/or Email the GOP of Delaware to request they support O’Donnell. Even if you favored Castle, O’Donnell is our canidate and crucial for a Senate Majority.

info@gop.com
info@delawaregop.com
302.668.1954
202.863.8500


48 posted on 09/15/2010 6:35:13 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Brices Crossroads

I’m waiting to hear more about O’Donnell’s background.

Maybe Rove’s correct, though his criticism on election eve, when he should have known that O’Donnell might win, seems dumb, especially for a savvy political strategist.


49 posted on 09/15/2010 6:35:20 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Sloane_Ranger

Do not forget Cris Wallace the main Rino moron.


50 posted on 09/15/2010 6:36:01 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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