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Karl Rove Tries To Sabotage Newt’s Iowa Surge
TPM ^ | 12/6/2011 | PEMA LEVY

Posted on 12/06/2011 4:57:29 PM PST by TBBT

Karl Rove isn’t officially affiliated with any of the GOP candidates, but if you listen to him, it’s becoming increasingly clear he has a favorite. We’re not the first to notice, but Karl Rove seems firmly in the Mitt Romney camp. What’s more, he’s goes on TV a lot to lob attacks at just about every other candidate.

Rove has taken a stab at just about every candidate other than Romney, and on Tuesday it was Newt Gingrich’s turn. With multiple polls showing Newt Gingrich surging in Iowa, Rove took to Fox News, to undermined the former speaker:

“If in the polls newt is leading by 10 or 11 or 12 points going into the Iowa caucuses and doesn’t win by that margin people are going to say, well, he didn’t meet his mark. That is a challenge for somebody who has not built organization.”

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Karl and Mitt sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
1 posted on 12/06/2011 4:57:34 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

It seems like Rove always goes for the most liberal candidate.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 4:58:57 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: TBBT

I am not sure who I am supporting at this point, but what I do know is that I want Porky Pig face to STFU and go away!!


3 posted on 12/06/2011 4:59:57 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: TBBT

To think, I once rather admired Rove.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 5:00:16 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: TBBT

FUKR!! FUMR!!


5 posted on 12/06/2011 5:00:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: TBBT

Fat Boy wants to be a Playa !


6 posted on 12/06/2011 5:01:08 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: TBBT

Rove can talk all he wants, but all I hear is white noise.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 5:01:55 PM PST by CASchack
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To: TBBT

First Newt gets a Christmas present from Piglosi.

Now he gets one from an actual pig.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 5:02:15 PM PST by samtheman
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To: TBBT

I’m really sick of Rove.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 5:03:27 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: TBBT

Wow. I once really liked Karl. Now... not so much.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 5:03:31 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Jim Robinson

Your list keeps growing. LOL!


11 posted on 12/06/2011 5:03:39 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: TBBT

Rove is certainly a POS, but I dont see the attack here. Just seems like his egitistical opinion to me.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 5:03:58 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: TBBT

“That is a challenge for somebody who has not built organization.”

That is because Newt has not had much money to work with. His campaign has been on a shoe string and one of the reasons he skipped signing up for Missouri. With the surge in the polls maybe more money will be flowing his way. I think he has done quite well working on a shoestring budget.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 5:04:27 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: freedomfiter2

This election is rapidly becoming the republican establishment and the democrats against the American people ( at least the producing varity)


14 posted on 12/06/2011 5:04:54 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: freedomfiter2
Gee... I went surfing for STFU Acronym Definition STFU Shut the Freak Up (polite form) STFU Southern Tenant Farmers' Union STFU Star Trek Federation University STFU Scrawny Two-Faced Underling STFU Sir, That's Freakin Ugly (polite form) STFU Samurai Training Finished Unsuccessfully STFU Show Them Fury Unleashed
15 posted on 12/06/2011 5:05:50 PM PST by ptsal
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To: doc1019

Lots of progressives need FReeping.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 5:06:21 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: TBBT

In this capitalist society I do not understand the market for a Karl Rove.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 5:06:27 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: TBBT

The best way to silence Rovio is to shut off FNC!!


18 posted on 12/06/2011 5:08:17 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: TBBT

On the mild mannered treatment of Romney, someone please explain the difference between Rove and Bachman. On running interference for Romney, against all the other candidates, someone please explain the difference between the full throated efforts of Bachman on stage, and Rove off stage, against everyone else.

Dying to hear the many different versions of why this is acceptable conduct for Bachman but unacceptable from Rove.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 5:08:17 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: freedomfiter2
It seems like Rove always goes for the most liberal candidate.

Oh come on, we NEED Mittens so we ALL can be forced to bail out the Massachusetts health care debacle.

20 posted on 12/06/2011 5:08:29 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: CASchack
but all I hear is white noise

correction FAT WHITE NOISE

21 posted on 12/06/2011 5:08:50 PM PST by ptsal
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To: KansasGirl

RYB.

(A well known phrase minus “magnificent”.)


22 posted on 12/06/2011 5:10:04 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: TBBT

Karl Rove is a GOP Establishment propaganda tool gasbag


23 posted on 12/06/2011 5:10:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: PALIN SMITH

” The best way to silence Rovio is to shut off FNC!! “

Isn’t that the truth. FOX is sooooo responsible for so much of the chaos inflicted upon our candidates and on us.
FOX boycott anyone? Advertiser boycott

How about a 4 DAY lock out of FOX? Greta isn’t so bad as the rest, and she used to be the liberal. Hannity and O’Reilly have become insufferable. The female pundits and achors in the day time are all legs, cleavage and blonds, with a few alpha males thrown in for contrast. Some contrast.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 5:15:43 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: RitaOK

I agree with you. Bachmann has only one plan, Plan A, and that’s Romney/Bachmann.

There is no Plan B for Michele.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 5:16:37 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Breto

“republican establishment and democrats against American people”.

The truth will set us free. or keep us free might be a better way of putting it.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 5:16:44 PM PST by Jukeman (Texas Guy born and bred and proud of it.)
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To: savedbygrace

I like it!


27 posted on 12/06/2011 5:18:56 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Jim Robinson

Six of one, half a dozen of the other (is my take on it).


28 posted on 12/06/2011 5:22:15 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: Nonstatist

Bingo, nonstatist!

Rove is nothing but a self-serving political whore, trying to drum up some business for himself.


29 posted on 12/06/2011 5:27:27 PM PST by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: samtheman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Z5SdEQNbc&feature=related


30 posted on 12/06/2011 5:31:32 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: TBBT

I don’t understand why ANYONE gives Turdblossom credibility.
I wouldn’t trust him to get my Starbucks order right..and he’d probably make me pay for his too.

Hannity LOVES him...

Otherwise, he’s just a recently divorced has been.
He lost me with the ravaging of O’Donnell...and it’s going to be hard to avoid him during this election season..but I’m sure gonna try.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 5:33:20 PM PST by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God...There I said it.)
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To: TBBT

"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"


"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively
some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,"
grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret
of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "

32 posted on 12/06/2011 5:45:28 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ditto!

He’s despicable.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 5:46:42 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: PALIN SMITH

Mine counts and I’m not watching Faux, save for Hannity and Greta, and I won’t watch when Rove is on.


34 posted on 12/06/2011 5:51:37 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: samtheman
And quoting from a distinguished observer...

Hey Sam - Don't Compare me to Rove!


I have many blue ribbons...

Only thing blue Rove has is a `blue plate special`, where he eats my cousins prepared poorly.

-Champion Pig
35 posted on 12/06/2011 5:54:09 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: RitaOK
ONCE AND FOR ALL. And I mean ...ALL....

Michele WITH ONE “L”

Bachmann WITH TWO “N”s

Easy to remember:

Michele is her 1st name, 1 “L”

Bachmann is her 2nd name, 2 “N's

You are all welcome.

36 posted on 12/06/2011 5:54:46 PM PST by faucetman
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To: TBBT

No wonder Bush approached the border like a liberal..
Rove is one.. maybe Bush is too.. in his heart..

Looks the “progressives” have a Plan A,B, and C..
A= Obama..
B= Romney..
C= nÕÕt...


37 posted on 12/06/2011 5:56:08 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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Karl Rove Tries To Sabotage Newt’s Iowa Surge

The jerk is a vindictive as a jilted lover, which I'd imagine must be common ground for Karl, but you'd think he'd get over it by now.

38 posted on 12/06/2011 6:00:19 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TBBT

Have we gone back in time? It feels like 2008 all over again. I am so sick of KR and FNC and all the progressives telling us what to do. I am sick of the fact that I am having to hold my nose again! Did we learn anything from the last election? Shut the damned tv and go with your gut, and screw KR,MR,NG. Progressives, Ugh! I am so pissed tonight.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 6:03:16 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: TBBT

Yea. Look how wrong he was about Angle and Christine O. Oh wait. They both lost. Never mind. / s


40 posted on 12/06/2011 6:24:07 PM PST by willk
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To: TBBT

Tokyo Rove’s utterances and bovine processed feed grains are strikingly similar.


41 posted on 12/06/2011 6:28:31 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: willk

The A hole Rove actually campaigned against duly elected conservative candidates in the general election. Rove is an outright socialist.

Maybe he ought to have an accident, yeah, like fall off a bridge or something.


42 posted on 12/06/2011 6:32:44 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: F15Eagle

I think that whenever Hannity isn’t talking about himself, he is talking to Rove, or a small group of other assholes.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 6:39:05 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Jim Robinson
FUKR!! FUMR!!

HA HA HA..... don't hold back on account of us Jim! LOL

44 posted on 12/06/2011 6:51:19 PM PST by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: LifePath

Rove and Hannity are both working hard to lower their standards.

Rove gave us Zero by telling George not to fight the media.
Hannity gave us Zero by torpedoing Hillary and promoting Rove.

Now Rove and Hannity just c-j each other on a regular basis.

Hannity is a cheerleader and not a very bright one.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 6:51:19 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: Impy
To think, I once rather admired Rove.

Cheer up, thousands have said the same thing about Rove's lapdog, Dubya "see you at the bill signing" Bush.

46 posted on 12/06/2011 6:53:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Impy
To think, I once rather admired Rove.

Cheer up, thousands have said the same thing about Rove's lapdog, Dubya "see you at the bill signing" Bush.

47 posted on 12/06/2011 6:54:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: freedomfiter2
It seems like Rove always goes for the most liberal candidate.

Yeah that's why he is always beating up on Romney...er...I mean...uh.. fergit it.

48 posted on 12/06/2011 6:58:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jukeman
“republican establishment and democrats against American people”.

Throw in a bunch of freeper Newt-bashers and you have a real trifecta.

49 posted on 12/06/2011 7:00:14 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: willk

Yep. Both got kneecapped by the national party. Angle could have and should have won. DE is a Dem state, so it is hardly surprising. The state and national party provided zero support, so they have plenty of ownership in the results. Rove also probably wants to ignore that it was a year where dozens and dozens of strong conservatives were sent to Washington to clean up Rove’s mess of the previous 10 years.


50 posted on 12/06/2011 7:02:22 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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