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Donald Trump: 'I Don't Want to Listen to Karl Rove'
Yahoo News ^ | April 24, 2011 | Saul Relative

Posted on 04/24/2011 2:55:58 PM PDT by no dems

The man who inspired the documentary "Bush's Brain" and was the political mastermind behind George W. Bush's presidency got no vote of confidence from potential GOP candidate Donald Trump during a recent interview on Fox News. Trump, speaking with Greta van Susteren on "On The Record," literally named the former White House chief political adviser and one-time chief of staff as the "man who ran Bush into the ground."

"Bush finished so weak that we ended up getting Obama," Trump said. "(Rove) ran the man into the ground. "And the more I see about Karl Rove, the more I realize: maybe it wasn't completely Bush's fault. ... So I don't want to listen to Karl Rove."

He recently said he had information on the birth certificate issue that people would find "interesting." He said that he would soon be revealing the findings of his investigators, a team that he purportedly sent to Hawaii to investigate the authenticity of Obama's birth in that state.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: certifigate; patriottrump; rove4obama; rove4romney; tokyorove; trump
Love him or hate him, you never have to wonder what The Donald is thinking.
1 posted on 04/24/2011 2:56:02 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

>>>Love him or hate him, you never have to wonder what The Donald is thinking.

He’s spot on about Tokyo Karl.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 2:57:42 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: no dems
That makes two of us.
3 posted on 04/24/2011 2:59:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing." -Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: no dems

I’m not all-in for the Donald, but his forthright honesty is refreshing. And he’s dead on about that idiot Rove. Say what you want about Trump’s self-centeredness, but Rove is entirely selfish and without scruple, and has no love for his country. He only chose to be a Republican because his kind are too plentiful in the Democratic Party


4 posted on 04/24/2011 3:01:22 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: no dems

I’m not all-in for the Donald, but his forthright honesty is refreshing. And he’s dead on about that idiot Rove. Say what you want about Trump’s self-centeredness, but Rove is entirely selfish and without scruple, and has no love for his country. He only chose to be a Republican because his kind are too plentiful in the Democratic Party


5 posted on 04/24/2011 3:01:37 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: no dems

Sean Hannity calls Rove “The Architect” but never mentions it was a blueprint for disaster.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 3:02:04 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Keith in Iowa
Karl Rove engineered compassionate conservatism.

Compassionate conservatism was really just another name for moderate liberalism.

Bush and his family was born up in the Northeast. They brought their moderate mamby-pamby Northeastern style squishy conservatism with’em.

Sorry Bush family, we all see through Karl Rove’s moderate at best politics. This Texan won't be fooled again.

7 posted on 04/24/2011 3:06:10 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: no dems

Whoever it was that advised Jimmah brought us Reagan.

Rove, who advised Dubya, brought us Obama a/k/a Soetoro a/k/a Dunham a/k/a Zippy a/k/a The Kenyan Usurper, etc, etc, etc.

STFU Rove. You’re responsible for this crap. Just STFU, go away, and abuse yourself, or write your memoirs, or whatever. But go away. You have overstayed your welcome.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 3:07:06 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Thane_Banquo

I really wish Cheney would speak up. I’d love for his take on all this. This troop of fools we’ve got at presidential candidates is pathetic. Not one is worthy. Sarah or Michele are worthy, but they’ve not announced if they are willing to go through that wringer. I’m hoping that Paul Ryan really thinks and prays hard about his country, and what’s best for her now. I’d pay to see Ryan annihilate Obama in a debate.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 3:08:44 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: no dems

Trump claims Rove is actually working for Romney, but on the QT for the moment. In any case, I’m glad Trump is calling out Rove for the phony he is. Rove and Bush are Progressive Republicans. They don’t necessarily think Big Government is bad; they just want anyone with an ‘R” next to their name in Congress to be a Committee Chair so the “R”’s can dole out our money to their causes. And I’ve had it with Hannity always hosting Rove on both his shows. That term “The Architect” - what a joke. If Bush leading 2 wars having to face as sure a loser as Kerry face difficulty getting elected then it goes to show how lame he and Rove really are. And “The Architect” managed to lose the House to NANCY PELOSI - quite possibly the most stupid Speaker in history. Some architect. Hannity is clearly a moron to keep giving this fool air time.

And every time I see Rove on TV with that stupid Dry Erase Board of his I think - what a condescending fool this idiot is. It reeks of a superiority he thinks he has; that he has to literally write out everything he says because he really thinks we’re too stupid to understand. Rove is a government-loving policy wonk. He’s no Conservative. I’m trying to remember: has Karl Rove actually ever publicly stated he is against Big Government on principle, and he wants to work to shrink the size of it? All I ever hear him say is what government ought to do; not that it’s too big and needs to be considerably reduced.


10 posted on 04/24/2011 3:18:26 PM PDT by antonico
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To: no dems

Here is another thing I agree with D. Trump: I do not want to listen to Carl Rove. Rove is a snake, pretending to be a Republican while he went to extra effort to help Christine O’Donnell’s Democrat opponent.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 3:18:59 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: no dems

12 posted on 04/24/2011 3:19:22 PM PDT by Zakeet (I know Obama is level headed because he drools out of both sides of his mouth at the same time)
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To: no dems

The Donald is popular because he says what he thinks, regardless if you agree with him or not. Same reason Palin is popular. It’s not rocket science.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 3:21:08 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: no dems

Right now, Donald Trump is saying things I think need sayin’.


14 posted on 04/24/2011 3:22:53 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Yes, and that is why Hannity is known as the dunce, the boy is just not very smart.
15 posted on 04/24/2011 3:24:44 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Sir Gawain

I agree. They both speak out, they both are not wimps, they both show spunk and energy.


16 posted on 04/24/2011 3:25:54 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: no dems

The author is Saul Relative? As in: It’s all relative?


17 posted on 04/24/2011 3:27:25 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Jemian
Right now, Donald Trump is saying things I think need sayin’.

Yep - things that almost every other Republican pretender to the throne is too cowardly to say.
18 posted on 04/24/2011 3:29:52 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: no dems

Who wants to listen to Rove? DC Republican types.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 3:31:03 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: servantboy777

You nailed it. I wrote about this very thing in fact at AT:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/the_architect_has_no_clothes.html


20 posted on 04/24/2011 3:32:35 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker)
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To: surely_you_jest
STFU Rove. You’re responsible for this crap. Just STFU, go away, and abuse yourself, or write your memoirs, or whatever. But go away. You have overstayed your welcome.

STFU obama. You’re responsible for this crap. Just STFU, go away, and abuse yourself, or write your memoirs, or whatever. But go away. You have overstayed your welcome.

21 posted on 04/24/2011 3:34:29 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Keith in Iowa; All

Karl Rove, George W. and the GOP House and Senate, began spending us into oblivion; Obama is just continuing the Bush legacy.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 3:37:25 PM PDT by no dems (TRUMP IN 2012: Why the hell not? AT least he has a pair.)
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To: org.whodat
Yes, and that is why Hannity is known as the dunce, the boy is just not very smart.

You can say that again. I remember when Hannity was pushing Rudy Giuliani in 2008. Despite they fact that Rudy was so liberal he made Romney and Huckabee look conservative. Hannity's reasoning, as best I could decipher it was "Rudy looked presidential on 9/11" and "Rudy cleaned up times square". That was pretty much it, his actual liberal record didn't seem to matter.

23 posted on 04/24/2011 3:37:25 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Keith in Iowa; All

Karl Rove, George W. and the GOP House and Senate, began spending us into oblivion; Obama is just continuing the Bush legacy.


24 posted on 04/24/2011 3:38:37 PM PDT by no dems (TRUMP IN 2012: Why the hell not? AT least he has a pair.)
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To: antonico

Hannity is a tool. I don’t know why Levin insists he is conservative. This is my only criticism of Levin. He’s right on everything else, he’s so wrong with Hannity. They might be buddies, but leave it out of the show. Who cares what they’re wearing.


25 posted on 04/24/2011 3:40:44 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: no dems

Successful business people tend to be straight shooters like that. Successful politicians, on the other hand, tend to be just the opposite.


26 posted on 04/24/2011 3:45:10 PM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Around here Hannity is the only thing on at 3pm so I hear him a lot in the car.

He always has Rove & Newt on almost every day plus every other RINO in the land.

I am sick of him.


27 posted on 04/24/2011 3:47:31 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: no dems
"Bush finished so weak that we ended up getting Obama," Trump said. "(Rove) ran the man into the ground. "And the more I see about Karl Rove, the more I realize: maybe it wasn't completely Bush's fault.

While there may be some truth to that, Bush was his own man and is responsible for his own failings. He could have told Rove no at any time and on any policy advisement.

28 posted on 04/24/2011 3:52:29 PM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: antonico

“Trump claims Rove is actually working for Romney, but on the QT”

To add what I have read here on FR, Rove knows Romney will lose.

He is really behind the cheeky Kenyan bastard which satisfies the rest of the BS (Bush) family. They “believe” that after 8 years of the cheeky Kenyan bastard, they are going to sneak idiot Jeb in as next president.


29 posted on 04/24/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: apillar

you said:
You can say that again. I remember when Hannity was pushing Rudy Giuliani in 2008.

Rudy lives a liberal life — but that doesn’t mean he would govern to the left. Huckabee lives conservative, but would not govern to the right really. Rudy insisted many times he would appoint Scalia type judges and he was as conservative as any on taxes and regulation and more conservative on terror than anyone in the 08 field. Might not have been the RINO Prez you think he would have. (just saying, I hate to hijack the main thread...)


30 posted on 04/24/2011 3:55:14 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker)
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To: no dems

I never understood the Rove Is A Genius thinking. He won two elections with 7 votes to spare.


31 posted on 04/24/2011 4:08:01 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( re pe nt)
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To: no dems

Rove is leaving his element by being a “commentator” now...he just causing conflicts that shouldn’t exist. He should stick to being a strategist and a strategist only - not a policy maker or candidate selector. His area of expertise is to put a plan of action together to win an election with what he is given - and he’s good at that. He’s venturing out and picking fights he should not be picking. If he wants to comment on whether or not he think an issue would be effective in terms of a campaign, fine...that’s what he knows about...but he’s gone way beyond that and now has made it personal.


32 posted on 04/24/2011 4:11:23 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: antonico
Trump claims Rove is actually working for Romney. . .

And Trump is working for Hillary. He's no conservative and he shows that with every word out of his mouth. So he's dissing Obambi, so what. He's only doing it to discredit one dummie rat for another - Hillary. She can't get in unless all the rats reject Obama, hence, Trump. Trump = Perot and true conservatives need to see him for what he is - a divider of the GOP.

But I agree with everything you said.

33 posted on 04/24/2011 4:22:36 PM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: no dems

Tokyo Rove, the architect of his own self interest.


34 posted on 04/24/2011 4:25:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: no dems
Donald Trump

born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, NY (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Frederick Christ Trump, born October 11, 1905 in Queens, NY, died June 1999 in Queens, NY
Mary Ann MacLeod, born May 10, 1912 in SCOTLAND, died August 7, 2000 in Queens, NY. Arrived in US October 5, 1935. Naturalized as a US Citizen March 10, 1942.

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Donald Trump is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

35 posted on 04/24/2011 4:49:34 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: org.whodat

Hannity is known as the dunce, the boy is just not very smart, but, but, he’s a Good Amerrrican! Hannity is a cookie cutter conservative...never has he had an original thought in his life. But he seems to appeal to the generic conservative aka Bushie Con.


36 posted on 04/24/2011 4:54:07 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

Hannity and Beck serve the new republicans and uniformed ‘conservatives’. They have a place, getting the word out to the squishy middle. Not my cuppa tea.


37 posted on 04/24/2011 5:17:54 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

Smart reply and right on. I’d love to hear from Cheney also as I think he not only knows where the bodies are buried, he probably put them there!! In my book, he would have made a ring dinger of a President.


38 posted on 04/24/2011 5:32:18 PM PDT by cousair
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To: no dems
So true. . .and refreshing in an otherwise, PC sealed environment where most of our Repubs can be found.

Get furious every time Karl speaks of this; as furious as I was; when this 'don't rock the boat' Repub was giving bad advice to GW. And I want him - and the crybaby naysayers - proven wrong; on the BC issue; inclding Trump's going there.

39 posted on 04/24/2011 6:15:48 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: no dems
Frankly after 2006, BYOTCH SLAPPING Karl Rove is fun to watch. Go Donald!
40 posted on 04/24/2011 6:19:21 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
“Trump claims Rove is actually working for Romney, but on the QT”

Not sure how 'QT' it is; but his support of Romney is evident and has been, for a long time. Meantime; Trump is no 'O'Connell'; nor Palin or Bachman, for that matter; and Rove et al; should not imagine they can do to Trump; what they get away with these candidates.

41 posted on 04/24/2011 6:31:02 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: no dems

Oh boy.

One twit commenting on another twit.

Wake me when some Conservatives start making noise in this upcoming campaign.


42 posted on 04/24/2011 6:32:56 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Thumper1960

IMO, the only true Conservatives who are even considering a run for the White House are Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain. The rest are Establishment Pubbies, RINOs or one who is not true enough to Conservative values and principles to stand strong when need be; like Rick Santorum who, along with Bush and Rove, threw a good Conservative, Pat Toomey under the bus and endorsed the low-life, scumbag Arlen Specter.


43 posted on 04/24/2011 6:46:03 PM PDT by no dems (TRUMP IN 2012: Why the hell not? AT least he has a pair.)
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To: no dems

I heard he asked his Celebrities in his show tonight if they would vote for him as he was considering running for President. I don’t know when tonight’s episode was filmed.


44 posted on 04/24/2011 7:46:34 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: no dems
BS.

Obama’s spending is more than three fold of Bush's. Bush budget deficits were within the historical 2-3% of the country's GDP. Obama’s is 10% or more. If you cannot tell the difference between $200-$400 billion dollars and $1.6 Trillion, well you belong at DU.

45 posted on 04/24/2011 11:44:42 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: Chgogal; no dems
BS. Obama’s spending is more than three fold of Bush's. Bush budget deficits were within the historical 2-3% of the country's GDP. Obama’s is 10% or more. If you cannot tell the difference between $200-$400 billion dollars and $1.6 Trillion, well you belong at DU.

Hey, didn't Bush sign TARP?

BTW, when did Bush CUT the federal budget? Wasn't he elected as a conservative to cut the federal govt.? Instead it grew under Bush - by leaps and bounds.

Also, how many spending bills did Bush veto in eight years - each one with a deficit?

P.S. Let's not forget "I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system. " Must have been where Pelosi got her inspiration for "We have to pass the bill to see what's in it!"

46 posted on 04/25/2011 4:53:48 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Chgogal

I never said that Bush’s spending came close to comparing to the Muslim Marxist. But, we can’t deny that we had the White House and both Houses of Congress for years and the Pubbies spent money like a desperate crack whore AND, ON TOP OF THAT, WE STILL HAD ABORTION AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE. Real Conservatives, they.


47 posted on 04/25/2011 4:58:47 AM PDT by no dems (TRUMP IN 2012: Why the hell not? AT least he has a pair.)
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