Skip to comments.Karl Rove on Hannity: There Are 'A Lot Of Nutty Things' O'Donnell's Been Saying (VIDEO)
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]
Only watch to video if you do not have blood pressure issues. It shows what conservatives are up against.
Not the time to be infighting.
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.
If any of you haven’t seen this outrage, the short clip of Rove—who outs himself as a quisling—is attached.
Karl, you idiot.
SHUT UP KARL.
Countdown to the Libs calling Rove a “genius” “mainstream Republican” in 3...2...1
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.
How do we get the message to Karl that he’s outed himself?
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.
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.
Uh Oh. You are becoming aware. The more you learn the harder it gets. See ya on the streets. Join the cause.
Karl Rove: How to destroy your career and credibility in 3 minutes or less.
His brand is damaged. Forever.
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?
We're tired of mulligans Karl.
Rove is a Whig!
MNJ, this is what we’ve been telling you for years. I knew you’d see the light.
It is time for them to line up behind us. They don't know how to lead anyway.
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.
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.
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.
Not the candidate to be doing it over either.
So what are these “nutty” things O’Donnell has supposedly said? Anyone know what Rove is refering to?
Karl (you idiot), you have the right to remain silent...
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.
Talking Points Memo is as leftist as it gets. Trash is all they talk.
AMEN Johnnie! AMEN!
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!
He can always join David Brooks on the Dark Side, now that he’s exposed himself as a RINO.
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.
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.
I take it Karl’s no longer a “Magnificent Bastard”
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.
“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.
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.
“Why is it when someone attacks a RINO, Rove and company quote Reagans 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!
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.
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.
Excellent. Good hunting!
I'm with YOU!
Purge the RINOS!
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 !!!
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 ODonnell. Even if you favored Castle, ODonnell is our canidate and crucial for a Senate Majority.
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.
Do not forget Cris Wallace the main Rino moron.