Skip to comments.Rove: From Post-Partisan to Most Partisan-Obama has energized his opponents by demonizing them
Posted on 12/15/2010 5:44:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
'I'm itching for a fight on a whole range of issues." President Barack Obama made that threat last week as Congress moved to pass his bipartisan tax-cut compromise. Why was Mr. Obama so pugilistic?
It was partly to reassure unhappy Democratic liberals, especially bitter Democratic congressmen. Many are from gerrymandered districts where little news about the midterm elections has apparently penetrated.
But a scorched-earth policy doesn't make sense for the Obama White House. Independents voted Republican last month by a 59% to 38% margin not because they thought Mr. Obama too civil, his course too centrist, and his bipartisanship too energetic. In fact, they were sick of the administration's direction and tone. The increased number of Republicans in Congress next year will stop Mr. Obama's leftward policy march, whether he likes it or not. But only he can change his manner of speaking.
In his first two White House years, Mr. Obama has seemed incapable of constructing a positive narrative. Instead, he has appeared hard-wired to justify his policy choices by blaming savage evildoers for monstrous wrongs.
Mr. Obama fell into this habit early. He kicked off his drive to pass a stimulus on Jan. 8, 2009 by attacking the "profound irresponsibility that stretched from corporate boardrooms to . . . Washington." In December of that year, during a "60 Minutes" interview, he lashed out at bankers making multimillion-dollar bonuses, saying "I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat-cat bankers on Wall Street."(continued)
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Rove should mention the don;t ask and how it will destroy the country is repealed.
It’s republicans like him who are the cowards and appease the queers and why they are ruining this country
Is this the Rove that bashed Christine O’donnell for senate in Delaware? I don’t follow him any more.
America! It's about
Odonnell, Palin, and many other conservatives. He does give nice speeches to La Raza though.
Mr. Rove deserves credit for energizing conservatives as well. A lot of us wanted to believe that Rove and his RINO herd were just misguided and inept. Mr. Rove has cleared that up for us.
Why yes, Rove is a NeoCon tool that should just go away and stop trying to manipulate the conservative base.
(snip)Americans have come to expect the country’s chief executive to set the tone for our nation’s political discourse...
He has. Thanks to him we have reached a new low
From non-muslim to uber-muslim, Obama has energized his opponents by telling them the truth.
I’ve heard that Karl Rove eats babies.
Karl Rove is right. Obama has energized the conservatives in great numbers. He’s even made many people get involved for the first time.
Dear karl and the horse you rode in on.
It’s Tokyo Rove who paved the way for Soetoro. His 15 min are over. He put the stupid back in the stupid party.
I didn’t like the way Karl Rove talked about Christine O’Donnell, but “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” We can’t afford to be purists. If Rove can weaken Obama or make his defeat in 2012 more likely, we should welcome his help. Just be wary.
I know what you mean. I was angry with Rove for his dismissive attitude towards Christine O’Donnell but we need every soldier in this war to defeat the traitorous Democrats. We don’t need to kick people out of the party because every vote counts. What we need to do is win in the arena of ideas and put like minded people into positions of authority.
Mr Rove is a liability to the Republican party. The sooner he gets kicked off, the better.
What’s left that Obama can’t fluck the U.S. on? He’s done it all already.
Assault on America by Obama and his ilk, is right.
Yeah. I'm expecting the punk who literally "flipped off" opponents during public campaign speeches (and smirked at the reaction) to adopt a civil tone any decade now.
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