Skip to comments.Rove's Palin criticism provokes backlash from supporters who label him Biden of the Right
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 yesterdays 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 guys 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 hes got a Joe Biden problem.
There is a conservative uprising taking place, a conservative rebellion against Washington, against big government. And I dont 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 its a reaction to them, Levin said (see below for a transcript of Levins 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...
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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?
He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
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.
Its going to be very interesting to see who the GOP puts forth as ‘their’ candidate and if Palin runs against them.
Rove is a turd.
His initials are M.R.
What happens if the GOP does shove Romney down our throats and Palin runs against him?
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.
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.
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?
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.
mitt the leftist lying commis bastid loses... we win... they lose... kudos to Reagan!
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.
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.
“Yesterday’s Operative.” Kill shot by Levin...
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!
Good Riddens cowboy, may you have a happy life in the vast plains of Texas sorting cow pies for green fuel enthusiasts!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitt is part of the political class who feels they deserve to ascend to power... yes he is part of the problem.
“Rove is so Cocktail Party its 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.
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!
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.
Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
I’m well over sixty and dog tired of RINO’s.
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.
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.
The difference is in the hair and skin color.
I sadly have to agree completely.
Levin nails it again. Times change and the political landscape changes. Rove is still stuck in the year 2000.
Well liked by the American people?
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.
I’d like to see a General.
Get up off your knees and go away troll. Romney has no chance in the primary.