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Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell?
CS Monitor ^ | 10/28/2010 | David Scott

Posted on 10/28/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT by WebFocus

Karl Rove, Republican political strategist and the general behind George Bush's presidential victories, has been taking pot shots at some conservative favorites.

His latest target, former Alaska governor and Tea Party darling, Sara Palin.

Palin, Mr. Rove told Britain's The Daily Telegraph, lacked the "gravitas" to be president in 2012.

He dissed her new Alaska reality series as a bad political move.

“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” Rove told the Telegraph.

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Sarah Palin has been an influential player in the midterm elections, traveling and speaking around the United States and endorsing a range of candidates, often the same candidates endorsed by the Tea Party movement. But Palin has not declared herself a candidate in the 2012 presidential election.

How serious is this conservative rift between Rove and Palin?

Rove's views often represent the Republican establishment. And he's got a reputation for knowing how to win. George W. Bush called him "The Architect" of Bush's gubernatorial and presidential victories. Rove also guided the successful campaigns of several governors and members of Congress.

But he's critical of some of the Tea Party-backed candidates endorsed by Palin, including Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senate race.

He's not a fan.

“I’ve met her. I wasn’t frankly impressed by her abilities as a candidate,” Rove said on Fox News last month. “One thing that O’Donnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn't in the primary is her own checkered background.”

“There were a lot of nutty things she has been saying that don't add up,” Rove added.

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To: WebFocus

Hey, Karl! What’s the difference between Palin and your man, Bush, when he first ran for President when it comes to “gravitas”?


51 posted on 10/28/2010 11:11:57 AM PDT by vigilence
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To: WebFocus

Tokyo Rove is just getting pissy because Palin and O’Donnell are both better men than he is,... better conservatives, too.


52 posted on 10/28/2010 11:13:08 AM PDT by Gritty (I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something - Sen Jim DeMint)
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To: WebFocus
"Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell? "

Hey Karl,


53 posted on 10/28/2010 11:14:26 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: WebFocus

rove is an emasculated male , just like obummer. basically you could say that Rove is very very afraid of
Palin, O’Donnell. Seems Rove has a problem with women - he is a misogynist


54 posted on 10/28/2010 11:14:35 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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when ya start believing your own enemies’ hype, of what a golden child you were, it tends to lift folks feet from beneath them .. then they fall to earth , flat on their mortal keesters.. if they’re lucky. ;-]


55 posted on 10/28/2010 11:14:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: WebFocus
Karl contracted Potomac Fever some years ago. It is rampant at cocktail parties and trendy weekend getaways. Normally, exposure to lefties can be overcome if one has a strong personal constitution, but sadly in Rove’s case, the elitism strain of PF found the perfect gene receptor.
56 posted on 10/28/2010 11:14:49 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: WebFocus

Because Karl is a putz...


57 posted on 10/28/2010 11:15:22 AM PDT by tips up
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To: WebFocus

Can’t recall him ever backing a woman. For all his good points, I think he may have some “issues” in that department.


58 posted on 10/28/2010 11:16:09 AM PDT by keat
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To: WebFocus

Rove should follow “The Eleventh Commandment.”


59 posted on 10/28/2010 11:16:47 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: tennmountainman

I suspect he may already have been hired by a GOP hopeful for 2012 and is doing some ground work trying to discredit opponents, starting with Sarah Palin.


60 posted on 10/28/2010 11:17:32 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: WebFocus

Possibly he is saying this because every time he does the coffers for both women fill.

Yes, he is that devious and clever. Muahahahhahha


61 posted on 10/28/2010 11:18:33 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Spok

TRUE !! We are FINALLY finding our way


62 posted on 10/28/2010 11:23:26 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: WebFocus

It will be sweet if Christine O’D wins.


63 posted on 10/28/2010 11:25:07 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: J Edgar; JohnG45

Concur. He is on the “re-tread” bandwagon, continually bringing back Newt and Karl.

I’ve faded away


64 posted on 10/28/2010 11:27:28 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: WebFocus

Follow the money trail with Rove. Wherever he is getting paid and it would not surprise me a bit if he is getting paid by Romney.

I am just glad this guy is exposing who he really is.


65 posted on 10/28/2010 11:27:31 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: WebFocus

Rove is looking for relevance in all the wrong places.

If we were to open his political casket, we would find the blood stained clawing marks of a desperate man.

Perhaps Rove simply hates women because of some midlife awakening of his own confused sexual identity.

Has Rove turned queer? Has Rove devolved to little more than a short pudgy and frustrated faggot bitch, destined to tapping the restroom floors of airports across America?

Tap, tap, tap—Karl, is that you?


66 posted on 10/28/2010 11:36:24 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: WebFocus
Err....Mr Rove, ever heard of Ronald Reagan and 20 Mule Team Borax? And he even got paid, I hope Sarah is getting some $$$ too. What is Rove’s problem anyway? I guess he thinks she should go on The View or give Perky Couric another interview. I think Rove’s divorce has soured him on women, at least that would make him a little more understandable.
67 posted on 10/28/2010 11:36:45 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of the Military Vote?)
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To: Diogenesis

The “architect” of the 2006 GOP disaster is afraid of girls.


68 posted on 10/28/2010 11:37:33 AM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: WebFocus

“Then why is Obama himself attacking him?”

just an old habit thats *nothing* but a sop to the ignorant wing of Obama Leftists, who fantasize that Ceney, Bush and Rove were “conservaive”, and not moderates,,,

Are you really looking for substance, or rational thought, in the actions of Obama? Seriously??


69 posted on 10/28/2010 11:39:34 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Churchillspirit

“I suspect he may already have been hired by a GOP hopeful for 2012”

If that is true I bet you won’t hear any confirmation from either Rove or the GOP hopeful.


70 posted on 10/28/2010 11:40:06 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: WebFocus
Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell?

1. Because they had the audacity to begin a grassroots movement and didn't consult him.

2. Once political consultants join "think tanks" and get on network TV, they get "liberalized" in an attempt to increase their audience.

71 posted on 10/28/2010 11:40:14 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: stockpirate

Jeez, four years ago he was a magnificent bastard. Now he’s a socialist?

O’Donnell continues to display that she is not ready for Prime time. If she wins on Tuesday, expect us to gain 130 seats because the Dems are staying home.

And not everyone is enthralled with Sarah. I agree that she has the base excited. But I do not think she has what it takes to win the big one.

I agree with the poster that said that Rove is looking at the BIG picture. We need huge coattails next time. Sarah will not bring those. She can help—but she probably would not be able to win on her own.

If she is the nominee, I would vote for her. I just don’t see her getting through that process.


72 posted on 10/28/2010 11:41:29 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: outofstyle

“2006 GOP disaster”

You mean the the GOP Majority that was to have lasted decades?


73 posted on 10/28/2010 11:41:49 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: stockpirate

Because they tell him to “man up” and he can’t?


74 posted on 10/28/2010 11:43:25 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Vermont Lt

“We need huge coattails next time”

You develop coat-tails by helping others win elections.

Have you heard much about other “hopefuls” out there helping the GOP win seats this election cycle? If you have, give me a few examples. The rest of the “hopefuls” seem to be in hiding.


75 posted on 10/28/2010 11:45:50 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: WebFocus

“What the heck did she do to him to earn this?”

Be against the RINO establishment, and not bribe him with employment. Or maybe defeat many candidates Rove LOVES with her endorsement. Take your pick,,,


76 posted on 10/28/2010 11:45:50 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: WebFocus
“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,”

Yep, Rove is right. Can you just imagine Ronald Reagan appearing in a television series? Especially a western series. A western series called "Death Valley Days". No way, that would just be unpresidential. Mr Rove is starting to wear his welcome out with me.

77 posted on 10/28/2010 11:46:42 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: WebFocus

Rove is a progressive like Teddy Rooseveldt..


78 posted on 10/28/2010 11:46:47 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"I have more respect for James Carville. At least with snakehead you know what you’re getting."

I choked on this first part of your statement but agree with the second part. :-) LOL!

"Rove spends most of his energy fighting his own political base, and helping the Democrats. He’s a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the GOP."

79 posted on 10/28/2010 11:49:25 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Teflonic
“He will soon be eating his words when Sarah’s Discovery channel show breaks all ratings records for the network.”

And not JUST the ratings, where she will be seen by millions of Americans and potential voters: it will be seen that this is a TRAVEL type show, NOT a “reality show”; and she WILL look Presidential with gravitas gravitating from her gorgeous glamorous self.

80 posted on 10/28/2010 11:50:43 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: WebFocus
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81 posted on 10/28/2010 11:52:54 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: WebFocus

because Rove has no career future in a GOP that is dominated by the Tea Party


82 posted on 10/28/2010 11:55:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: WebFocus
Shut up Rove.

You suck.

83 posted on 10/28/2010 11:59:17 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“because Rove has no career future in a GOP that is dominated by the Tea Party”

Got that right!


84 posted on 10/28/2010 12:00:55 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Vermont Lt
And not everyone is enthralled with Sarah. I agree that she has the base excited. But I do not think she has what it takes to win the big one.

HERETIC!!!!

85 posted on 10/28/2010 12:03:02 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: WebFocus

Rove is afraid of being shown up by real conservatism.


86 posted on 10/28/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT by pallis
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To: WebFocus

Because if they both succeed, Carl Rove will become irrelevent.


87 posted on 10/28/2010 12:05:50 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: WebFocus

Rove blew it. I think he’s finished.


88 posted on 10/28/2010 12:06:44 PM PDT by marron
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Rove and Bush are and always were part of the machine. The machines of both parties have no intention of actually changing anything fundamentally. Window dressing to try and distract and appease the rank and file is their main goal.

The growth of the Federal Government hasn’t stopped under the GOP machine, I refuse to delude myself into thinking the GOP machine will do anything different until the grass roots makes the change themselves.


89 posted on 10/28/2010 12:12:33 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: MBB1984

Palin needs to say just one word and the Rove balloon deflates: LOSER.

Like Gingrich, Rove needs to find another life—whether he can or not. His time, for what it was worth, has come and gone.


90 posted on 10/28/2010 12:13:38 PM PDT by dools0007world
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To: WebFocus

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but Onada, his band of angry commies and media propaganda organs are attacking anything that moves—to include voters. That doesn’t qualify Rove as being “important”—just visible.


91 posted on 10/28/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT by dools0007world
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To: allmendream

Not to mention likely doubling or even tripling the number of vacationers that will be traveling to Alaska next year after seeing Palin’s show.


92 posted on 10/28/2010 12:22:40 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: r9etb

I love that. Best laugh of the day.


93 posted on 10/28/2010 12:27:46 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: JohnG45
Why does Sean Hannity continue to give Tokyo Rove a platform for these diatribes?

Sean is equally complicit!

On WABC in NYC, Sean just came on the radio to promo his own show as Rush's show was ending. Guess who Sean is having on to defend himself for some negative comments he made in Germany about the Tea Party?

That's right, Tokyo Rove.

I repeat my question. Why does Sean continually give this traitor a platform? If he didn't have Sean, where would Tokyo Rove find an outlet?

This, to me, makes Sean equally as complicit as Tokyo Rove.

94 posted on 10/28/2010 12:27:56 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: WebFocus

I like the analogy of Reagan and his 20-mule-team Borax commercials. Clearly, Reagan did not have gravitas, right, Carl?

What a shill - the questions is, for whom?


95 posted on 10/28/2010 12:29:45 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: WebFocus
Because Rove is a statist RINO establishment tool, and Sarah is at the forefront of the restoration of the Republic.

Snake vs. President Mongoose.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

96 posted on 10/28/2010 12:30:33 PM PDT by The Comedian (Let's see who can punch the softest. You first.)
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To: Vermont Lt
I love that. Best laugh of the day.

Glad I could help.... although the hyperventilation on this thread is pretty funny, too.

97 posted on 10/28/2010 12:33:11 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: WebFocus
Didn't Reagan make some really bad movies ... like ‘Bonzo goes to Washington’? Not much gravitas there.
98 posted on 10/28/2010 12:34:50 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: WebFocus
Didn't Reagan make some really bad movies ... like ‘Bonzo goes to Washington’? Not much gravitas there.
99 posted on 10/28/2010 12:35:01 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: layman
Actually you are close. It was "BEDTIME FOR BONZO" and it was quite fun to watch. This movie is one of the most remembered of Reagan's acting career, although it was Reagan's least favorite; he said never even saw the film.


100 posted on 10/28/2010 12:38:45 PM PDT by WebFocus
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