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Rove: Public 'Enraged,' GOP Should Focus on Debt Ceiling Fight
newsmax.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Elliot Jager

Posted on 10/03/2013 8:53:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Republican strategist Karl Rove, writing in The Wall Street Journal's opinion pages Wednesday, warned that "the public is increasingly impatient, even enraged, with Washington's dysfunction."

He implied that senate Republican tactics are politically hard to defend, and urged GOP congressional leaders to be ready to hit the ground running for the bigger fight ahead: the debt-ceiling vote.

In advance of that October 17 deadline, Rove advocated having "a serious debt-ceiling plan ready quickly." Otherwise, he warned Democrats led by President Obama and, alluding to Tea Party stalwarts, "a faction within the GOP's own ranks – can whipsaw the party."

Rove made this stark warning: "Whoever misplays the debt-ceiling debate" could suffer "enduring political damage."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: teaparty

1 posted on 10/03/2013 8:53:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

EFF YOU ROVE!


2 posted on 10/03/2013 8:55:50 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rove needs to shut-up, sit down, and have a couple glasses of pinot noir. His days in the Sun are over!


3 posted on 10/03/2013 8:56:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m not seeing any rage. Most people that I know are just shrugging it off. I get little from the feds it would seem except the privilege of paying their taxes. It seems increasingly obvious that I real can do without their bony asses. I’m thinking that others are seeing this as well. I say long live the shutdown. Let’s keep it going as long as possible.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 8:57:56 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Tokyo Rove always has our back. With a knife pointed at it.
Don't back up, hold fast!
5 posted on 10/03/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SatinDoll

rove needs to roam the country, living off alms. Get out of politics...you are soooooo “then”, rove.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 8:59:22 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Making every decision in life out of fear...what a wuss


7 posted on 10/03/2013 8:59:35 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

get out of the way Rove


8 posted on 10/03/2013 8:59:40 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The public voted for a Republican majority in congress to rubber stamp Obama’s agenda....really!


9 posted on 10/03/2013 8:59:52 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Gluteus Maximus

You have to realize Rove confuses his Democrat and Rhino friends as being REAL people while the rest of us are just the serfs who should shut up.


10 posted on 10/03/2013 9:00:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This jackass gave us W Bush who bankrupted our nation and gave us Obama.

Cruz is going to try to fix it, but it may be too late.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 9:01:47 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Tailgunner Joe

F OFF, KARL ROVE! WHO THE HELL MADE YOU QUEEN FOR THE DAY?!


12 posted on 10/03/2013 9:02:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FUADIAF, Karl, you worm.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 9:02:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The moles are outing theselves.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 9:03:33 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Didn’t the WSJ and Karl Rove say that Obamacare couldn’t be defunded? Why yes, they did.

And now they want to distract us from this historic victory?

Well, excuse me, but you’ve both proven yourselves to be USELESS.

Sit down. Shut up. And go away.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 9:06:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

By “public”, Rove means his Wall Street paymasters, who are afraid of what a default will do to their leveraged to the hilt derivatives positions.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 9:06:43 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He is correct.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 9:08:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FU Rove.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 9:08:30 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Da “publick” can KMA. If they don’t like what’s going on, they should get a job and start paying taxes like the rest of us.


19 posted on 10/03/2013 9:09:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You can kiss me rights heah, Karl.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 9:12:50 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wasn't prohibition the "Law of the land? Wasn't "the earth is flat" proven science? Charlatans all.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Treacherous, traitorous Bastard!


21 posted on 10/03/2013 9:18:40 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Debts have to be paid, the ‘debt ceiling fight’ is a loser- as he well knows.


22 posted on 10/03/2013 9:20:26 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Fee

BTW, I don’t know if you know it or not, but your approach sounds more like Karl Roves approach, than a conservative approach.

Too much strategy, on your part, can lose the battle.

For Karl’s part, having no principle, is what makes him a loser.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 9:20:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ughhh..someone please muzzle Karl McCain!


24 posted on 10/03/2013 9:41:14 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Gluteus Maximus

Dems are enraged who are the only people they care about. He has a hard time defending Repubs just like he did with Bush and how did that turn out?

Pray America is Waking Up


25 posted on 10/03/2013 9:57:34 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
 
 
Annoying Humpty Dumpty-looking mother effer just needs to STFU. He has NOTHING constructive to add whatsoever. NOTHING.
 
 

26 posted on 10/03/2013 10:12:02 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Next target... the ones funding and hiring Karl Rove....


27 posted on 10/03/2013 10:24:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

...Bush who bankrupted our nation...
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I disagree with that. The Dems took over the Senate and House in 2006 and for the next two years of Bush’s term drove us deeper and deeper into debt. The Dems had the votes to override any veto Bush tried.


28 posted on 10/03/2013 11:21:10 PM PDT by octex
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Get your head out of the Beltway echo chamber and smell the fresh air, Karl. What’s happening out here in flyover country isn’t rage, it’s a majority disapproval of 0bamacare and a chuckling disdain for our “betters” in DC. Three days in and we’re already hearing shrieks of starvation. We have it a lot worse out here, Karl. We don’t care.


29 posted on 10/03/2013 11:27:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The “Architect” knows that using the debt ceiling as leverage would be too dangerous and much more vulnerable to a “cave”. Risk may be real, or not, but most GOP congressmen won’t risk immediate economic collapse.

But he likely thinks caving is good politics.


30 posted on 10/03/2013 11:40:40 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: octex

Correct. The Dems had full control from 2006 forward.

They own the mess and they seem to enjoy it.

Folks that support Dems are either idiots or scabs.

Many are just idiots and are politically ignorant.


31 posted on 10/03/2013 11:43:33 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t listen to the buggy whip maker.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 12:26:16 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: eyedigress

Hardly. This fat tub of crap who looks like a little troll doll is WRONG about everything. It was HIS dense idea to float the ‘delay for a year’ nonsense. IF he was worth a damn, he’d of been showing the way on how to shut this whole damn barrycare unconstitutional garbage, down, for the past 4 freakin years!

As others have stated, there is NO anger out here, only in the beltway of government dependents. Oh yea, and the lazy EBT freaks. Most people are enjoying a sigh of relief, that this dysfunctional government has stopped for a moment.

The anger is at the man child trying to deny WWII Vets from going to their memorials. And closing everything else the little twit can muster up.

Rove is out of his element, he hasn’t a clue what REAL people are thinking, feeling, or willing to do to stop this sinking ship.

My disgust for him and his fake bullcrap, knows no bounds. If we were united, we’d all hit him up on his stupid twitter account and shut him up.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 12:55:08 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: hosepipe

Mr. Adelman in Las Vegas and the Koch Brothers among others..........


34 posted on 10/04/2013 1:06:00 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s just Newsmax’s tabloid hype.

Yawn...


35 posted on 10/04/2013 1:09:26 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

First..FUKR. But the point is what will 0bama do?
We all know the debt ceiling will be raised...not really a way out on this till conservatives have the WH and all of congress.

So what’s the plan folks?


36 posted on 10/04/2013 2:20:51 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shut up, Rove.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 2:55:58 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We are still trying to recover from the “compassionate conservatism” that he and dos Bushes helped to usher in...the “RINO” hoard.


38 posted on 10/04/2013 3:33:41 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: octex

“The Dems had the votes to override any veto Bush tried.”

The last few years of the Clinton Administration saw budget surpluses. Bush never ran a surplus. For six years of the Bush administration there was no veto proof Dem majority, deficits were running at increasingly high rates and Bush’s veto pen was in his pocket. Had he been responsible and sustained the government surpluses by using his veto to reign in spending during his first six years he would have had the credibility with the American people to use the veto effectively with dem majorities.

The reason the Dems won control of both houses in 2006 was Bush’s poor leadership on many fronts. His failure to reign in spending from the beginning was one of many leadership failures.

Even if you ignore all of the above, you imply that Bush didn’t use his veto the last two years because the Dems had a veto proof majority. The test of a real leader is what he or she does when the odds against him or her are high. The individual who does nothing is not a leader.

We are seeing this play out in Washington today. Cruz is fighting almost the entire Washington establishment and having some success rallying the American people against the power of the federal government, the press, the Presiden’s bully pulpit, the leadership of his own party and the Dems. Cruz displays the courage in fighting the political opposition Bush never displayed.

Bush did set the stage for Obama and the reckless spending of today. He made many bad decisions, he failed to fight his political opponents, and his poor performance resulted in both the Democrat Congessional victories in 2006 and the election of Obama in 2008. Had he been an effective leader and fighter, this nation would likely be in a different and better place.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 3:38:26 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: eyedigress

They created the mess to sabotage Bush and it worked with the help of the Journolists.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 3:39:26 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Soul of the South

In short, Bush took Rove’s advise.


41 posted on 10/04/2013 3:41:56 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: eyedigress

Rove is misinterpreting the anger out here. Like the rest of the GOP-e and beltway he has fallen out of touch with the common freeman.


42 posted on 10/04/2013 3:46:34 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is the current talking point from progressives (read: communists)in both parties:

The GOP has no plan for what to do next, so they should just give up and wait for the debt ceiling fight.


43 posted on 10/04/2013 3:51:21 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: EBH
Rove.... Like the rest of the GOP-e and beltway he has fallen out of touch with the common freeman.

Peruse Rove's bio more carefully. He was NEVER in touch nor an advocate for the common freeman. Pay attention to his actions and their consequences, not his words.

44 posted on 10/04/2013 3:54:53 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The boy in the plastic bubble speaks - Begone!


45 posted on 10/04/2013 5:18:03 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Rovian GOP has been arguing since the Tea Party made John Boehner Speaker of the House in January 2011, ie 2 years and 9 months, that the current fight is wrong and the GOP should fight next time. Over 2 1/2 years they've been telling us. They've accomplished nothing to stop Obama in that time, which is the job their were elected to do.

Arguably, they lost the White House and the Senate, because the GOP was a do nothing operation with zero plans to stop Obama.

And Rove is still at it. Rove lost in 2006, 2008, 2010 (Tea Party won), 2012 and is on the path to lose in 2014.

Who bothers to listen to this guy anymore? He still has the ear of the millionaires and billionaires who fund his political operations to the tune of tens of millions of dollars every year. Rove deserves not another dime. Please, people.

46 posted on 10/04/2013 5:32:44 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Rove is not in office nor voted on a single bill.

Redirect your anger to someone who can do something.

Rove is a bloviator on FNC, that is all.

As it stands, there is no delay. Mark Levin is the guy
that makes sense.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tokyo. Always screwed up.


48 posted on 10/04/2013 8:59:19 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: eyedigress

Can’t say I agree with you here, but I do agree that Levin is the one making sense.

In my world, it’s still screw rove and his smarmy back room deals.


49 posted on 10/04/2013 10:23:16 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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