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Rove Walks Back His Attack: I Endorsed O’Donnell the Other Night. I Helped Her Raise That $750K
Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-16-10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 09/16/2010 4:23:48 PM PDT by Justaham

Ingenious!

Here we all thought Karl Rove was bashing Delaware conservative Christine O’Donnell and all along he was just raising money for her senatorial campaign. Karl Rove walked back his attacks on Christine O’Donnell this morning on FOX News.

“My job as a Fox analyst is to call it as I see them,” Rove explained this morning. “My job is not to be a cheerleader for every Republican.”

Rove listed all the reasons he’s said in the past why O’Donnell has destroyed the GOP’s (already outside) chances at a Senate majority — the problems with “honesty” he first mentioned on Hannity, her strange finances, etc — but then made it clear that he’s 100% behind the party’s rising star.

“Look, I endorsed her the other night,” he said this morning. “I was one of the first to do it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at gatewaypundit.firstthings.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: backpedal; benedictrove; bushsfault; canttrustrove; deceitfulrove; lyingrove; rove; rove4biden; rove4dnc; rove4obama; tokyorove
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1 posted on 09/16/2010 4:23:52 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

How about this: if she wins, he agrees to reregister as a Democrat.


2 posted on 09/16/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Justaham

Bull!!


3 posted on 09/16/2010 4:28:27 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: Justaham
Rove damaged his reputation with me. He had a vested interest in this race and took it badly when he lost. He should admit that and then support Christine O’Donnell rather than continue with the tired disproven arguments against her.
4 posted on 09/16/2010 4:28:41 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option)
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To: Justaham

the prodigal son comes home, finally.


5 posted on 09/16/2010 4:29:17 PM PDT by swamprebel ("gather your armies.")
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To: Justaham

Too late Karl. You’re right-your job isn’t to be a Cheerleader for every Republican. You just choose the wrong ones for whom to shake your pom-poms. Time for a new career.


6 posted on 09/16/2010 4:30:00 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Justaham
Limbaugh endorsed her and asked people to make contributions. Rove wants credit for that after the fact. That doesn't wash. Rove has pissed in his cornflakes. He is making himself irrelevant and just realized it.
7 posted on 09/16/2010 4:30:06 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Justaham

8 posted on 09/16/2010 4:30:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Justaham
"Rove Walks Back His Attack: I Endorsed O’Donnell the Other Night. I Helped Her Raise That $750K"

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9 posted on 09/16/2010 4:31:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Justaham
Was this really one of Dover Rove's mind tricks?
Bash O'Donnell so the Tea Party can raise money for her and keep the enthusiasm going?
10 posted on 09/16/2010 4:31:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Justaham

Now let’s talk about character issues....


11 posted on 09/16/2010 4:31:20 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Mega anti-feminazi dittos)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

Damage has been done we have seen your true colors go put your Mao hat on and sit in the corner you stooge!!


12 posted on 09/16/2010 4:31:39 PM PDT by Red Deception
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To: Justaham
He has along way to walk. Maybe he should try running :)
13 posted on 09/16/2010 4:32:02 PM PDT by WyvernAK (Knowledge is Power, ie Obama is in trouble)
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To: Justaham

No dice rove, you sh!t in your messkit bigtime and no amount of hand washing will fix that.Elitist POS.


14 posted on 09/16/2010 4:32:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Justaham

Its 3rd and long Karl. Time to punt.


15 posted on 09/16/2010 4:33:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Justaham
Karl Rove the Washington insider is not to be believed are trusted. Now let him go hug his good buddy!!
16 posted on 09/16/2010 4:33:35 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: nickcarraway

The old,”I was for her before I was against her “ bit.


17 posted on 09/16/2010 4:33:35 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I floated that idea, it wasn’t well received.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2590359/posts


18 posted on 09/16/2010 4:33:59 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Justaham

he’s gonna fall on his ass, walking backwards like that...


19 posted on 09/16/2010 4:34:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Justaham

Is this a joke???Yeah, Rove helped her raise that money..but not on purpose.

And since when did he endorse Christine?


20 posted on 09/16/2010 4:34:18 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Justaham

Well maybe it’s my computer but nothing comes up on the link except the header and the side bar listing blog sites. The section where the article is suppose to be is blank.

Is he really backtracking or is this satire?


21 posted on 09/16/2010 4:34:49 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: Myrddin; humblegunner

Many Conservatives now give more credence, and in some cases outright respect, to Dick Morris than they do to Karl Rove.

“Strange Days have found us,
Strange Days have tracked us down.”


22 posted on 09/16/2010 4:35:58 PM PDT by shibumi (I have become everything I used to pretend I was.)
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To: Justaham

He never endorsed her—at least not in his appearances yesterday and the day before on Fox News. All he did was badmouth her, and viciously.


23 posted on 09/16/2010 4:36:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Was this really one of Dover Rove's mind tricks?
Bash O'Donnell so the Tea Party can raise money for her and keep the enthusiasm going?

Of course not. But let's say for conversation sake it was. It was the dumbest trick ever perpetrated because it backfired on the trickster big time. He didn't just shoot himself in the foot, he amputated his leg.

24 posted on 09/16/2010 4:37:35 PM PDT by bcsco (Karl Rove, from Magnificent Bastard to Malignant Bastard in one day...)
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To: Justaham

Got it...just slow connection I guess...


25 posted on 09/16/2010 4:37:35 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: Justaham
Just shut up Karl you jacka$$.
26 posted on 09/16/2010 4:37:41 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: Justaham

I call them as I see them too.

You sir a a little Boehner who suffers from impotence and back biting bench sitter who had his glory days.

How about this Mr. Rouge.

Your shtick is so 2004. If you ain’t schilling for our team then you should retire next to a lake that is stocked weekly with fish so you can catch them.

If that ain’t easy enough for you then we can put you in a rocking chair next to a barrel full of fish.

Lunatic must’uh fell down a flight of stairs and hit his head on every damn step.

Right now My opinion of the formerly “Magnificent Buhstard” is he is lower than a grave diggers boots.


27 posted on 09/16/2010 4:38:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Justaham
That was the quirmingiest video I have ever seen. I think I may have just made up a word.
28 posted on 09/16/2010 4:39:04 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Mega anti-feminazi dittos)
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To: mnehring

I love your honesty. You must be a true conservative!


29 posted on 09/16/2010 4:39:08 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Justaham

Tokyo Rove on crack cocaine?


30 posted on 09/16/2010 4:39:53 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
I think this is satire.

Leni

31 posted on 09/16/2010 4:40:17 PM PDT by MinuteGal (BO'R:"Obama is not a Marxist"(10/20/09)..."Communism is no threat to us any more" (9/8/09))
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What convoluted thinking. Reminds me of Obama’s logic and the way the talking heads in the WH spin things.


32 posted on 09/16/2010 4:40:21 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: Justaham
No dice, Karl, go work for the DemoRats, you'll fit in perfectly. Never forget an egotistical turncoat.
33 posted on 09/16/2010 4:42:25 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Rove is no different than any other pimp. He seems to enjoy attacking a woman but rode the bitch seat for 8 years ducking fights with the boys. The Fair and Balanced channel are working over time to prop this old fool up . What does this say about them. He has badly damages his brand .
34 posted on 09/16/2010 4:42:33 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Ben Mugged

Well, call me a contrarian, and I wish O’Donnell the best, but all along all Rove was saying - along with Perino and other commentators - is that O’Donnell will be a harder sell than Castle to get another Republican senator elected and to secure a GOP majority.

Do I agree with DeMint? Yes and no. I can assure everyone this: I am in Delaware, am a native of 50 years, and every down-ballot conservative, including many conservatives such as Colin Bonini and Gordon Winegar, wanted CASTLE at the top of the ticket given his proven crossover appeal.

I spoke with other operatives in the DE GOP senate caucus today and the consensus was uniform: it is now every man for himself, which is regrettable.

O’Donnell might yet win the general, or she could collapse entirely. Castle would have waltzed into the seat and many downballot conservatives would more likely have been elected.

I understand out of state folks desire to only view the Senate seat from a national perspective, but we in Delaware had our game plan which has now been obliterated. Our chance to retake the State house is now gone, too, and we had a good shot.


35 posted on 09/16/2010 4:42:47 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Justaham
That was the squirmingiest video I have ever seen. I think I may have just made up a word.
36 posted on 09/16/2010 4:42:55 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Mega anti-feminazi dittos)
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To: Justaham

Rove is a liar. He attacked her, lied about her,
defiled her reputation, and he is being quoted
by the DNC, to help the DNC, even as this is posted.

Rove, you are a bastard.


37 posted on 09/16/2010 4:43:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Justaham

Rove is dead to me.


38 posted on 09/16/2010 4:43:34 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Justaham

Karl just proved he is an opportunist of the worse kind.

It is true that her coffers filled as a result, but come on Karl, we are conservatives.

Turdblossom seems to fit. *snort*


39 posted on 09/16/2010 4:43:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mnehring

Castle was Rove’s guy. Rove and the DC establishment felt he’d have no problem being chosen. But that didn’t happen. Not only that, it was another nail in the coffin for establishment control. I think this was so unexpected it blew the lid off their ability to cope. I think you’re putting way too much into a simple election event.


40 posted on 09/16/2010 4:44:09 PM PDT by bcsco (Karl Rove, from Magnificent Bastard to Malignant Bastard in one day...)
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To: MinuteGal

Yeah, you would think...but it is for real. He said he was one of the first to endorse her in that interview.


41 posted on 09/16/2010 4:44:52 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Red Deception

You agree with Rove then? Well, well, who’s the stooge. You joined when? Oh yea, 3 days ago, Maybe you ought to be zotted.


42 posted on 09/16/2010 4:46:00 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: bcsco

McRove, McRomney McBush And McGrahm and McSnowe etc.


43 posted on 09/16/2010 4:46:14 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Justaham
Tokyo Rove finally realized how deep of a hole he's in and is now has the nerve to steal credit where it is definitely NOT due?

Wowser.

44 posted on 09/16/2010 4:46:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: Justaham
To quote Joe Wilson, “you lie”. I was ashamed of Rove for his obvious hit job on her. It made me feel for the first time that established republicans also had the democrat mentality of keeping us on the plantation. If he had anything other than innuendo, why didn't he present it? I was disgusted with him.
45 posted on 09/16/2010 4:48:01 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Justaham

I sent Karl an email expressing my disgust with his ongoing attack. Here is what I got in return. This is just his explanation. The email also consisted of an enormous amount of info (crap) trying to back up his position. Maybe he should go after Obama that hard. Anyway, here it is.

“If we attack President Obama for putting people who can’t pay their taxes into his Administration, how can we defend a Republican candidate who doesn’t pay her taxes, her college bills, or her mortgage; has had no visible means of support; and sued a reputable conservative organization claiming she was the victim of sex discrimination? She didn’t win the lawsuit: her employer said she was fired for trying to run her own pr consulting firm out of their offices while on their clock. We conservatives want conservative candidates, but we do our cause little good by nominating conservatives with serious questions about their fitness and character.
Here are some of the articles that helped shape my thinking, in addition to my impression after meeting her briefly last year:”

And on and on......


46 posted on 09/16/2010 4:48:06 PM PDT by ltrman61
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To: mwl8787
Well, call me a contrarian, and I wish O’Donnell the best, but all along all Rove was saying - along with Perino and other commentators - is that O’Donnell will be a harder sell than Castle to get another Republican senator elected and to secure a GOP majority.

Yes, that's what he was saying, but he said it vindictively. And that is what was wrong, and continues to be wrong, with his spiel. Way over the top, totally unnecessary to go after a woman as he did, and in doing so, he did irreparable harm to himself.

47 posted on 09/16/2010 4:48:06 PM PDT by bcsco (Karl Rove, from Magnificent Bastard to Malignant Bastard in one day...)
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To: Justaham

Come on, Karl. You were in on this backroom deal. Right?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2590507/posts?page=58#58

Castle has spent the past 36 hours fielding phone calls and pats on the back from well-wishing colleagues and other politicians, including President Obama, Vice President Biden, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and dozens of others.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/DelawareODonnellStormsCastle/2010/09/03/id/369145

The influential conservative website RedState.com in August cited sources in Ms. O’Donnell’s campaign for a report predicting that Mr. Castle would follow the example of Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter and switch parties after the election.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/08/02/why-is-mike-castle-running-from-christine-odonnell/

Posted by Erick Erickson

Monday, August 2nd at 8:00AM EDT
192 Comments

If Mike Castle becomes the next United States Senator from Delaware he is going to get sworn in, serve a bit, then become a Democrat, resign, and let Beau Biden get an appointment.

It’s a done deal. The deal has been made already. I’m hearing this not just from Christine O’Donnell people, but party regulars in Delaware, some of whom support Castle. It is insane.

Maybe that is why Mike Castle is running from Christine O’Donnell. He is afraid to have to answer questions about this. The man will not debate her to save his life.

(snip)


48 posted on 09/16/2010 4:49:45 PM PDT by maggief
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To: mwl8787

Oh please..Christine brought out more of the average voter this time around. Rove does not know Christine personally, and was talking as if he did. Voters are tired of it. Why would you say you care about the people of Delaware in your post but quote Rove’s predictions? Do you honestly believe he gives a flip?


49 posted on 09/16/2010 4:50:09 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Mega anti-feminazi dittos)
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To: Justaham
Sadly Rove is a LIAR. He didn't endorse her, he trashed her and continued to trash her until he finally woke up to reality and saw the hand writing on the wall:

Rove's political future was going down the drain and if he didn't project a false front about his support his money days were over. So now he is all sweetness and light.

Like Mr. Castle, Obamessiah, Pelosi, et al, he thinks he is the ruling class and we are noting but Homer Simpson pawns (Thanks for the apt political illustration Mr. Beck :o) that can be manipulated and sacrificed so that he can maintain his power.

Sorry, not buying it Carl, you told us exactly what you think and we, the American people are not on the same page.

50 posted on 09/16/2010 4:51:26 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from =evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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