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Rove's Palin criticism provokes backlash from supporters who label him Biden of the Right
The Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jon Ward

Posted on 10/30/2010 10:55:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin and her allies have not taken kindly to comments by Karl Rove this week that the former Alaska governor is not ready to be president, firing back at the former Bush White House political adviser in a fight that illustrates the simmering tensions within the Republican Party.

Palin herself made a crack about Rove Thursday but refrained from making pointed comments. But nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin went after Rove with passion.

“I have to say, nice guy aside, this guy needs to get off the stage. He is yesterday’s operative,” Levin said. “There is a movement going on in this country, a movement that is trying to do serious things and substantive things, and this guy’s just running around, gassing off at the mouth, attacking some of the most conservative candidates in the field.”

“You know, Karl Rove is sort of becoming our Joe Biden, how many times he puts his foot in his mouth,” said Levin, an attorney who was chief of staff to the attorney general in the Reagan administration. “I think he’s got a Joe Biden problem.”

“There is a conservative uprising taking place, a conservative rebellion against Washington, against big government. And I don’t happen to think Rove and those guys are exactly the best face to put on it, because they had nothing to do with it. And in part – you want to know the truth? – in part it’s a reaction to them,” Levin said (see below for a transcript of Levin’s remarks).

The comments by Rove came during an interview with the London Telegraph that was published online late Wednesday, in response to questions about whether Palin would be a good Republican candidate for president...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Alaska; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2010; attackdogrove; backstabberromney; benedictromney; brutusromney; karlrove; misogynist4romney; palin; romney; romney4obama; romneyattacksgop; rove4dnc; rove4obama; rove4romney; rovemisogyny; rovevsgop; sarahpalin; stenchofromney; tokyorove
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1 posted on 10/30/2010 10:56:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove was SO wrong on Christine O’Donnell. Coulter (who I stopped following when she bashed birthers -screw her0 said O’Donnell was very good in her debates and Coons was horrible.

Rove is a RINO POS. Does the guy hate attractive women?


2 posted on 10/30/2010 10:59:30 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rove represents the status quo, and has positioned himself as the Republican advocate for that status quo.

He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

3 posted on 10/30/2010 10:59:44 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the insults we throw at him boil down to one thing for me. He represents what i oppose. All he cares about is the wing of the republican party that opposes conservatism, and IS the main problem.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 11:04:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Pox

Its going to be very interesting to see who the GOP puts forth as ‘their’ candidate and if Palin runs against them.


5 posted on 10/30/2010 11:05:16 PM PDT by ET(end tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove is a turd.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 11:06:16 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: ET(end tyranny)

His initials are M.R.


7 posted on 10/30/2010 11:07:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What happens if the GOP does shove Romney down our throats and Palin runs against him?


8 posted on 10/30/2010 11:08:46 PM PDT by ET(end tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hell we would all be better off with Sarah as our president these last two years rather than Barack Obama. Given what we’ve seen out of a completely empty suit, I’d say just about anyone that has run anything would qualify for President these days and do a much better job than this ideological hack we’ve had in there since 2008.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 11:21:45 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ll see Rove’s plan materialize. I think the last thing we want is to have Rove be the new face of the GOP. I don’t hate the man I just think he was a part of what was wrong with the Bush team.


10 posted on 10/30/2010 11:22:53 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Pox
He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
11 posted on 10/30/2010 11:24:52 PM PDT by Ron H. (Fire the whole damn bunch of them come November 2!!)
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To: GOP Poet

What I want to know is if the GOP selects Romney, how do we get Palin into the Presidential debates? If she polls higher is it possible the GOP would drop Romney in favor of Palin?


12 posted on 10/30/2010 11:24:55 PM PDT by ET(end tyranny)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

Conservatives have been fighting a two front war...and winning thank you. Wed. we can start on rebuilding the GOP. This may prove to be more difficult than defeating the RATS.

But we will win this too. Bet on it.
Palin has proved her self over and over but she represents change from the old Republican guard and this they cannot let happen.

RCP has a page on Republican Senators who are kings of pork/earmarks. Thats fine but we need to find out the names of the RINO staffers/consultants that are behind Rove and public RINOS.

Wed. morning I expect Rove, McConnel, Cornyn, Steele and others to try and take credit for the wins but the real credit goes to DeMint, Palin and the conservative base.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 11:31:13 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
**** karl rove... and one day I hope to tell him that directly to his face. I intend to STAY engaged in this war to reclaim America... engaged until we win and then some!

LLS

14 posted on 10/30/2010 11:32:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

mitt the leftist lying commis bastid loses... we win... they lose... kudos to Reagan!

LLS


15 posted on 10/30/2010 11:33:32 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove is so “Cocktail Party” it’s pathetic.

He’s a guard dog valiantly defending his “political class” owners who are struggling to maintain relevance in the face of an obvious revolt from the unwashed peasantry.


16 posted on 10/30/2010 11:57:47 PM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re calling Mitt Romney a leftist lying communist bastard????

If you were talking about zero then I’d agree...but even though I disagree with MR on some things I sure don’t put him in the same category as Obama.


17 posted on 10/30/2010 11:57:52 PM PDT by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Yesterday’s Operative.” Kill shot by Levin...


18 posted on 10/31/2010 12:01:13 AM PDT by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give it a rest, Rove — you are merely alienating every conservative as you provide ammo to the left.

Rove was never “ready” with “gravitas” to be a top policy adviser in the Bush WH, and that was a key mistake by GW.

Rove is a politico, a campaign guy, maybe sometimes good at technical campaign issues, but never should be trying to call the shots for policy — especially where conservative principles are involved!


19 posted on 10/31/2010 12:02:35 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To be blunt Rove has overstayed his welcome!

Good Riddens cowboy, may you have a happy life in the vast plains of Texas sorting cow pies for green fuel enthusiasts!

20 posted on 10/31/2010 12:03:48 AM PDT by J Edgar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I used to like Karl Rove as a political operative, but the GOP has splintered into the over-used “Ruling Class” vs. the “Country Class”.

Rove represents what he feels as “electable” and realize they are 50-60 years old and can stay in power, play the game, get smooched by lobbyists then retire and play 18 every other day at the club.

The new GOP are people like Ryan, Bachmann, DeMint, King, Issa, Palin and Governor Brewer.

I am not moving an inch on Conservative values, you can take the Global Warmers, Mexican apologists/open borders, welfare state, Muslim coddling, anti-business, ObamaCare supporting idiots and tell them to retire.

We are fighting for our future, not just a single malt and a chuckle over the cocktail waitress’ chest.

We need to be strong and fight the Liberals, they are the enemy.

Rove needs to STFU. His manuevering gave us the worst of Bush.


21 posted on 10/31/2010 12:12:01 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For all the teeth gnashing about Rove, he's funded Angle this cycle in the millions via American Crossroads, more in the Nevada race than SarahPAC has spent across the country in races. I don't agree with him on everything, but he is a pragmatist about elections and is paid to give his opinion.

The true believers will be in for a huge shock if Palin declares. She'll get criticized and questioned a lot harder during the primary.

22 posted on 10/31/2010 12:25:30 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: Frantzie
Does the guy hate attractive women?

No, I don't think that's it. I think that Rove believes that he should be the one calling the shots in the Republican party, not Sarah Palin. But, what he doesn't realize that it is the people who are calling the shots.

23 posted on 10/31/2010 12:28:54 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: LibLieSlayer
**** karl rove... and one day I hope to tell him that directly to his face

Why would you tell karl rove "**** karl rove"? That would be confusing.

Just kidding. I agree with your sentiment. He and his protege Bush are responsible for destroying the legacy of Reagan. Democrats couldn't do it, it took Republicans to defeat conservatism.

24 posted on 10/31/2010 12:40:06 AM PDT by Defiant (I'm a Fabian Constitutionalist. Roll back FDR and progressivism!)
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To: Aria

Mitt is part of the political class who feels they deserve to ascend to power... yes he is part of the problem.


25 posted on 10/31/2010 1:03:22 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Ronin

“Rove is so “Cocktail Party” it’s pathetic.”

I like that term much better than “establishment” or “ruling class” or even “country club”, it nails it perfectly.

I am going to borrow that descriptive from you if I may, and will probably use it quite frequently. If you are the originator of that term, kudos to you, it really is the perfect moniker for what TEA partiers are up against.


26 posted on 10/31/2010 1:43:24 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: esoxmagnum
I think Sarah used it first, but I am glad I am not the only one that thinks it is perfect.

If anything epitomizes exactly what the Tea Party developed as a natural reaction against it is the Georgetown Cocktail Party "set" and its devotees from both major political parties.

So smug... so serene... so wonderfully condescendingly sure that THEY are the elite natural rulers of the nation and that we should all be so humbly grateful that they are willing to devote their lives to "public service".

Like most of us, I am actually much more disgusted with the Republican members of that set than I am with the Democrats. The Democrats are the party of government. Sucking the government teat and bringing home the bacon is what they have always lived for.

Republicans are supposed to know better. The failure of the Republican party leadership to "walk the walk" back when they OWNED congress is precisely what lead to the disgust evident in the "thumping" they were administered in 2006.

I am in no mood to give them another chance!

/rant

27 posted on 10/31/2010 2:52:12 AM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: FTJM
The true believers will be in for a huge shock if Palin declares. She'll get criticized and questioned a lot harder during the primary.

You're the one due for a huge shock. Palin has been questioned and criticised - and stalked - for two years. Your boy Romney has been invisible.

28 posted on 10/31/2010 3:34:54 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: FTJM
She has withstood the attacks of the DNC and Team Romney --
and is well liked by the American people.

“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. ”

29 posted on 10/31/2010 4:26:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: wac3rd

I’m well over sixty and dog tired of RINO’s.


30 posted on 10/31/2010 4:50:37 AM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.)
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To: Frantzie

There is a reason that Rove has always been a background operative.

When stepping to the forefront, he does so with his foot firmly in his mouth.


31 posted on 10/31/2010 6:07:05 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUKR


32 posted on 10/31/2010 6:57:20 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: Pox

Karl Rove is so “over”. He needs to sit down and STFU. People are sick of him. I used to think he was just the greatest now I can’t stand to listen to him.


33 posted on 10/31/2010 7:10:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2
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To: Aria

The difference is in the hair and skin color.

LLS


34 posted on 10/31/2010 7:55:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Defiant

I sadly have to agree completely.

LLS


35 posted on 10/31/2010 7:56:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"He is yesterday’s operative,”

Levin nails it again. Times change and the political landscape changes. Rove is still stuck in the year 2000.

36 posted on 10/31/2010 9:00:11 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Diogenesis

Well liked by the American people?


37 posted on 10/31/2010 11:45:01 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: agere_contra
You're kidding right? Her political record hasn't even been questioned here, or by the GOP. It will though, get ready. She's not as Conservative as her followers have been convinced.

I'm looking forward to a healthy debate in the primary, hopefully including Demint, Pence, Daniels, Christie et al.

Romneycare will take care of Romney in the primary. Move along troll.

38 posted on 10/31/2010 11:50:38 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: ET(end tyranny)

I’d like to see a General.


39 posted on 10/31/2010 4:40:52 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: FTJM; agere_contra
agere's sign-up date on FR is years before yours, Mittbot.

Cheers!

40 posted on 11/01/2010 2:07:35 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Get up off your knees and go away troll. Romney has no chance in the primary.


41 posted on 11/01/2010 12:45:55 PM PDT by FTJM
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