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Karl Rove: Trump Is A "Joke Candidate"
RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 04/16/2011 11:15:37 AM PDT by RobinMasters

Karl Rove on how Donald Trump's birther obsession hurt his presidency chances, Obama's Paul Ryan fixation and 'hot mic' comments and more.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: attackthemessenger; benedictromney; benedictrove; certifigate; miltromney; naturalborncitizen; nevertrustromney; nevertrustrove; romney; rove4miltromney; rove4obama; rove4romney; tokyoromney; tokyorove; trump
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1 posted on 04/16/2011 11:15:39 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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2 posted on 04/16/2011 11:16:01 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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3 posted on 04/16/2011 11:16:54 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: RobinMasters

Rove claims that the birther claims haved hurt Trump, even as he rockets to the head of the pack. Who you gonna believe, Karl Rove, the architect of Bush’s submission, or your lying eyes?


4 posted on 04/16/2011 11:17:42 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: RobinMasters

This is definitely a great endorsement for The Donald. Thanks Karl!


5 posted on 04/16/2011 11:19:57 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: RobinMasters
How 'bout a nice cup of STFU, Rove?

I'm going to make a POINT of not voting for an "establishment" Republican in the next election...

6 posted on 04/16/2011 11:21:06 AM PDT by kiryandil
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To: dennisw

Karl is a lying a hole. He is a RINO. Will do all he can to ensure that Romney is the candidate.


7 posted on 04/16/2011 11:21:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RobinMasters

May be, but Rove is a joke “conservative”.

Fer sure.

He needs to leave like Trent Lott.


8 posted on 04/16/2011 11:21:57 AM PDT 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: ez

Rove has been demoted from the Architect down to Hod Carrier.


9 posted on 04/16/2011 11:22:01 AM PDT by fish hawk (I'm an Atlas Shrugged Conservative)
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To: RobinMasters

Rove is panicking—
Open borders buffoons like Karl will aced out in a Trump administration. Dittos for free trader types


10 posted on 04/16/2011 11:22:12 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: RobinMasters

I had no interest in Mr. Trump as a presidential candidate.

Due to Mr. Rove’s opinion, I may have to reconsider the man.


11 posted on 04/16/2011 11:22:48 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: RobinMasters

Karl Rove: It’s Romney’s turn to play candidate.


12 posted on 04/16/2011 11:23:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Over 2 years into the regime, and we don't even know the pres..ent's real name.)
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To: ez

Who is the enemy?

A. Trump
B. Obama

What have you done to expose the usLurper KR?


13 posted on 04/16/2011 11:23:36 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: kiryandil

That’s pretty much what the Tea Party is all about. Dump the Elite RINO and tromp the Democrats at the same time.


14 posted on 04/16/2011 11:24:41 AM PDT by fish hawk (I'm an Atlas Shrugged Conservative)
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To: RobinMasters

I dunno, I’m kinda hopin’ to hear him say to Obama “You’re fired”!


15 posted on 04/16/2011 11:25:00 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: RobinMasters

In other words, Trump isn’t part of the Republican establishment, even though he is a Rpeublican. These party hacks like Rove sound like little school girls with their little clubs.


16 posted on 04/16/2011 11:25:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: RobinMasters
And Karl Rove is a has-been political operative.

So who cares what he thinks?

He and Juan McLame need to recognize their time has passed.

17 posted on 04/16/2011 11:25:46 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Mouton

I still respect Karl Rove but his time has come and gone. He was riding high with George Bush for years. I think even going back to When GW was Texas governor. But this is the Obama era and mission number one is to make sure Obama is terminated on November 6th 2012. Otherwise America is really doomed


18 posted on 04/16/2011 11:25:50 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: outhousepatrol

If he runs as independent who wins?

A. Trump
B. Obama

He’s hasn’t even said he’s a candidate and he’s acting like a petulant child at the prospect of losing.


19 posted on 04/16/2011 11:26:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ez

Karl rove is another disaster who needs to exit stage left.


20 posted on 04/16/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: RobinMasters

Ha ha, karl rove calling anyone else joke.


21 posted on 04/16/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: RobinMasters
Can I see a show of hands of all those who care what Rove thinks about anything?..........................I thought so.
22 posted on 04/16/2011 11:28:29 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: RobinMasters
Trump is certainly a joke as a conservative but not as a candidate and Karl Rove bears a lot of resonsibility for that.

Karl advised Bush not to fight back when attacked or to veto bills in an fools attempt at pacifying the left and the MSM. So now Trump attacks Obama in a highly visible manner and Rove is surprised but when America's right begins to support a champion who will take the Great Pretender on head on.

Trump is not a conservative anything though. In fact he has no ideology except Trump. WHich is OK for Trump but maybe not to good for the right in America. But at this point in time he is in fact the enemy of my enemy so to speak so I enjoy it when he tweaks Obama but I won't enjoy it much if I have to pull the lever for him over Obama but I will do it.

23 posted on 04/16/2011 11:29:03 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: RobinMasters

No one more appropriate than the joke conservative KaRo the Rino to voice this observation.


24 posted on 04/16/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

A stopped clock...


25 posted on 04/16/2011 11:31:39 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RobinMasters

Karl rove is such a corporate muppet.


26 posted on 04/16/2011 11:32:47 AM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: RobinMasters

Yep. Rove is right. Trump is a joke and a democrat


27 posted on 04/16/2011 11:34:32 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Mouton

I think Karl is going to trot out Jeb Bush. Karl will be in for a big surprise soon. He has been ecstatic lately after Boner caved. Lets make sure Karls name turns to Mud. He is as big an enemy as Obama.


28 posted on 04/16/2011 11:38:06 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: ez

I just want to point out that there are issues that might win the GOP primaries but will likely seriously damage the candidate for the election itself.


29 posted on 04/16/2011 11:38:17 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: RobinMasters

I don’t have a lot of respect for Rove, but he is 100% correct in this case.


30 posted on 04/16/2011 11:38:23 AM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: Dr. Sivana

Rove is an establishment GOP piece of elitist crap. Rove has made damaging statements against O’Donnell, Palin, Bachman, Rand Paul, and Trump. The left LOVES to see the in-fighting from these elitist turds - they play it up in the media as evidence that these candidates cannot even garner the support of established republicans. What a joke. Rove: You had your time, you did a good job, now just go away - we’ve got it from here.

Trump is stating all of the things that we, Conservatives, spend hours screaming at our television for our so-called Repubic elected officials to state. Yet, so many people just willy-nilly dismiss him. Does that make much sense? Would I have considered Trump to be the ‘dark-horse’ candidate a year ago or two years ago? NO, he was not even in my realm of thought. However, he is addressing the issues that resonate with me. He knows when he’s getting screwed in a deal - does Obama or even Boehner?

I am open to his candidacy at this point. I find it a bit refreshing to see someone tackle the right issues head on without fear of possible MSM scrutiny - he just doesn’t give a damn. Good! Sure, he is no stranger to smokey, backroom, wink and nod deals - he could not have achieved what he has without the ability to maneuver the political scene. I find that insight to be a good thing. He knows how the machines operate. Given that he loves this country and is committed to preserving the freedoms and fiscal solvency of our nation, I think we may need someone like Trump.

I’m not going all in to support him yet. It’s too early and the field isn’t yet known. But, I will certainly listen eagerly to his views and await his performance in debates. I’m open to the idea of a President Trump.


31 posted on 04/16/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: dennisw

And Karl has shown such concern for the Constitution in the face of it being defied by a fraud.


32 posted on 04/16/2011 11:40:42 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: RobertClark

I am also skeptical when I see daily PPP polls that push Trump (”running away with it”) and bash Palin (”Charlie Sheen beats her among independents.” As if a typical “independent” wouldn’t be tempted to vote Charlie Sheen simply to play along with the inanity of the poll question . . . duh!)

Who pays for these PPP polls, Daily Kos still?


33 posted on 04/16/2011 11:42:31 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: RobinMasters

Full court press for Obama from Rove and Romney.

What incredible backstabbers against the GOP.


34 posted on 04/16/2011 11:43:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: MetaThought

How will effective exposure of Soetoro/Obama as a constitutional fraud damage his general election opponent?


35 posted on 04/16/2011 11:44:09 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: RobinMasters

That’s what they said about zero and bubba.
By the way bubba now playing golf at Ocean Reef—Upper Key Largo—,just spotted there with the hilda beast.


36 posted on 04/16/2011 11:44:31 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: plain talk

Thank You Karl for weighing in.


37 posted on 04/16/2011 11:47:04 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: RobinMasters
Christine O'Donnell was a joke.
Palin’s a joke.
Now Trump is a joke.

Do the Democrats ever call one of their possible candidates jokes?

38 posted on 04/16/2011 11:47:45 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ez

He is a JOKE of a candidate. I am continually amazed at people here that fall for folks like Trump, Angle, O’Donnell, etc.

It’s about winning elections, not putting up complete morons so 80% of the independents (you know, the people that actually decide elections) hold their noses and vote for Democrats.

Trump is a complete joke.


39 posted on 04/16/2011 11:58:34 AM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: RobinMasters

40 posted on 04/16/2011 11:59:51 AM PDT by PLD
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To: AmericanVictory

1. People don’t vote for candidates that are considered “kooky”. Right or wrong, constitutional or not. For instance another “kooky” yet constitutional position is the repeal of all drug laws.

2. It’s perfectly likely that Trump will split the conservative faction, handing the nomination to say Romney.


41 posted on 04/16/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: ez

Karl Rove should know clowns , he is one.


42 posted on 04/16/2011 12:03:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RobinMasters

I am soooo tired of Karl Rove. Would someone tell him to go away?


43 posted on 04/16/2011 12:04:03 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: RobinMasters

Karl Rove declares: Trump is a joke???

Karl rapping......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYZre8kEsuw


44 posted on 04/16/2011 12:05:54 PM PDT by poinciana
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To: RobinMasters

Hey Mr. Potato head Trump is on top of the polls dunce.


45 posted on 04/16/2011 12:06:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: RobinMasters

Mister Rove... PLEASE get your head out of your A$$ and get OFF the stage.


46 posted on 04/16/2011 12:06:52 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: RobinMasters

If Rove the country-club globalist RINO doesn’t like someone, that’s not a bad thing.


47 posted on 04/16/2011 12:07:15 PM PDT by MCH
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To: ez
Who you gonna believe, Karl Rove, the architect of Bush’s submission, or your lying eyes?

Our eyes lie! /sarc

48 posted on 04/16/2011 12:08:04 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Tempest
Karl rove is such a corporate muppet.

More like a transnational Teletubbie.

49 posted on 04/16/2011 12:08:34 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SideoutFred

I wouldn’t vote for Trump in the R primary, but I sure as hell would vote for him over one big ass mistake america...


50 posted on 04/16/2011 12:09:04 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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