Skip to comments.Rove: Public 'Enraged,' GOP Should Focus on Debt Ceiling Fight
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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EFF YOU ROVE!
Rove needs to shut-up, sit down, and have a couple glasses of pinot noir. His days in the Sun are over!
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.
rove needs to roam the country, living off alms. Get out of politics...you are soooooo “then”, rove.
Making every decision in life out of fear...what a wuss
get out of the way Rove
The public voted for a Republican majority in congress to rubber stamp Obama’s agenda....really!
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.
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.
F OFF, KARL ROVE! WHO THE HELL MADE YOU QUEEN FOR THE DAY?!
FUADIAF, Karl, you worm.
The moles are outing theselves.
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.
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.
He is correct.
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.
You can kiss me rights heah, Karl.
Treacherous, traitorous Bastard!
Debts have to be paid, the ‘debt ceiling fight’ is a loser- as he well knows.
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.
Ughhh..someone please muzzle Karl McCain!
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
Next target... the ones funding and hiring Karl Rove....
...Bush who bankrupted our nation...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t listen to the buggy whip maker.
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.
Mr. Adelman in Las Vegas and the Koch Brothers among others..........
It’s just Newsmax’s tabloid hype.
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?
Shut up, Rove.
We are still trying to recover from the “compassionate conservatism” that he and dos Bushes helped to usher in...the “RINO” hoard.
“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.
They created the mess to sabotage Bush and it worked with the help of the Journolists.
In short, Bush took Rove’s advise.
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.
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.
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.
The boy in the plastic bubble speaks - Begone!
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.
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.
Tokyo. Always screwed up.
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.