Skip to comments.Karl Rove Slams Perry For Fed "Treason" Comments
Posted on 08/16/2011 11:36:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Perry's "treason" comments are drawing sharp criticism from a wide range of political observers and talking heads, among them Karl Rove.
"You don't accuse the chairman of the Federal Reserve of being a traitor to his country. Of being guilty of treason," Rove, who has clashed with Perry before, told Fox News (via TPM). "And, suggesting that we treat him pretty ugly in Texas You know, that is not, again a presidential statement."
Rove continued: "If Rick Perry were to be elected president he'd be saddled with Ben Bernanke who has a term. He's an independent chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, appointed by president and confirmed by Congress and serves for a term and the president couldn't even ask him to resign. So, this is I hope this is not the first of sort of over the top statements."
Politico has a roundup of reactions from some other prominent George W. Bush allies, none of whom had nice things to say about Perry's comments.
(Excerpt) Read more at slatest.slate.com ...
Gov. Perrys comments about Chairman Bernanke are inappropriate and unpresidential, Tony Fratto declared tonight in a tweet.
Fratto, a former Treasury Department and White House official in George W. Bushs administration, Managing Partner Hamilton Place Strategies and founder of RooseveltRoom.net, a web site for Bush alumni.
Perry was speaking at a stop during the second day of a three-day campaign swing through Iowa home to the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.
If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what yall would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas, Perry said. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous or treasonous in my opinion. .........<<<< Source
But it’s OK to there with your thumb up your rectum while the Left accuses a sitting President of engineering the murder of 3000 Americans?
If the shoe fits...
The best reasons I have for liking Perry is the people who hate him.
>> Politico has a roundup of reactions from some other prominent George W. Bush allies
How many are there, exactly? Enough to sway an election?
‘cause my guess is, there are a WHOLE lot MORE of us who think Perry is right on the money calling out Bernanke.
Wasn’t it Karl that tried to give us Kay Bailey for Gov?
“Politico has a roundup of reactions from some other prominent George W. Bush allies, none of whom had nice things to say about Perry’s comments.”
Great news for Perry. The last thing that Perry needs is to be tied to Bush.
Rove sort of reminds me of what a shaved gerbil would look like.
I’m sure Obama appreciates the gratis attacks from one Republican to another...
The networks will all be too happy to have the evil Karl Rove on to bash Perry and prop up Romney!
Perry can’t be all bad if he’s got Tokyo Rove’s knickers twisted...
>>”You don’t accuse the chairman of the Federal Reserve of being a traitor to his country. Of being guilty of treason,”<<
Unless you sincerely believe it.
Ya think people are catching on to you?? ;-)
Well, if Rove hates him, he can’t be all bad. As far as I’m concerned, Perry tells it like it is regarding the Obama admin’s treason!! Wish more of our Republicans would do likewise. Obama burns America while the Republicans fiddle!!
He is a (not the only, just "a") prime reason why I no longer listen to or watch the msm fox network.
“Salon” has morphed Perry’s comments into calling for “stringing him up.”
>>>>Yesterday, Texas governor and sudden Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry said that if Ben Bernanke tried any of that money-printing stuff in Texas, hed be strung up. If this guy prints more money between now and the election, Perry told some Iowans, I dont know what yall would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. (Iowas last execution was in 1963, so Iowa would probably not kill him.)
Among many Americans, especially wealthy rich white political pundits who live in gated communities in Maryland, it is considered folksy and charming to explicitly remind people of and seemingly endorse Americas ugly history of lynch mobs doling out frontier justice, but even among those who see nothing wrong with white-washed nostalgia for gruesome, lawless vigilantism, Perrys comments were thought to have gone a bit too far. (Accusing the Republican-appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve of treason was a serious unforced error, according to John Podhoretz.) New York Times Washington correspondent Binyamin Appelbaum summed up one strand of establishment response to the comments by calling Perrys remakrs horrifying.<<<.....
Rove has been in the tank for Romney since day one, he has been trying to sink everyone else for 2 years now.
Rove hitting his full stride towards Dick Morris status, I see.
I’m confused. Perry, the Bush lackey, is being attack by Bush Administation officials? Also, all of a sudden the MSM considers these Bush officials credible?
I really, really dispise Karl Rove. This makes me more confident in Perry as our nominee and more likely to strongly support him.
>>Politico has a roundup of reactions from some other prominent George W. Bush allies, none of whom had nice things to say about Perry’s comments.<<
Excellent! Perry is making it clear he will not be GWB II.
Pretty sneaky, actually.
Rove hitting his full stride towards Dick Morris status, I see.
Independent in theory, dependent in practice. And a president can ask him to resign, but can't force him.
I really, honestly, don’t care what Karl Rove thinks. Democrats make the most outlandish statements all the time and nobody cares. This silly statement doesn’t amount to anything. Kinda makes me like him more.
Sounds like Perry doesn’t fit the old guard liberal and it’s all about the party’s ideology, so out comes Rove to trash him. Look for the other party boys and liberals to join in.
Rove is right. It was not necessary to make his case in that way. If Perry wins the nomination then he needs to watch what he says because the important votes are from the know-nothings who are easily influenced by the mass-media. It could be his to lose.
The more I find out about what Bernake is doing the more I think treason might be the least of his crimes.
dispise - despise, sorry
Uh...whatever happened to freedom of political speech? You mean we can take God’s name in vain 24/7 in this country, but one dare not speak against the pathetic head of the Fed, who has managed to do nothing in this economic melt-down but rev up the printing press and spit out mountains of shrinking dollars? A monkey could do that.
This is a Perry master stroke designed to get the anti-Fed TEA Party folks and the Ron Paul people to start considering Perry as an electable candidate. But of course, Rove and the rest of the Ruling Class don’t approve of an outsider like Perry spoiling their Romney coronation.
I’ve come to hate Karl Rove over the years. Nothing he says interests me.
The networks and the press can find lots of eager Republicans to bash one another, but not one Democrat to go on the recored bashing the failure called Barack Obamah.
...and Hannity continues to make them both regular guests long after their relevance has expired.
I'm sure Carl Rove is aware of the risks we face, so he must be trying to do some sort of damage control.
Also, I assume this to still be true, but a former professor who used to work for the Fed told me that the Chairman of the Fed gets ifs marching orders from the Treasury, who in turn marches to the beat of the White House drums. If still true, Mr. Bernake and his Board of Governors are not totally to blame on this.
The factions within the establishment are starting to dual. Romney and Perry may yet divide the establishment vote enough for a conservative to win.
It was a silly thing to say from the point of view of giving your opponents ammunition against you, especially during what is essentially you’re debut with the American public. I can’t say I blame the opposition for using it. That said, I’m not especially offended by it. I think it was ultimately a policy critique, not a personal jab. It’s a fine distinction, but I think it’s there. That’s probably because - to perfectly intellecutually honest - I largely agree with him on the wisdom of the policies, though it was clearly not the best choice of words. Live and learn, Rick. We all make gaffes. It’s best to recognize them, correct them if they’ll let you, and move on. There will be those who will dog you about it forever, but no one likes those people anyway.
Mr. Rove is jeopardizing the “magnificent” adjective.
I accuse Obama of being a Traitor, and if Ben Bernanke wants to stay on board with him then he´s one too. The shoe fits.
The loud howls about Rick Perry’s statement will only draw attention to the truth in Perry’s statement. People around this nation know there is a stink in Washington DC and are happy to know when someone tells them where that stink is coming from.
"If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what yall would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion," Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said at an event in Iowa on Monday.
Perry didn't accuse Bernanke of treason.
In fact, currency debasement has been used in the past to destabilize countries:
Operation Bernhard was the codename of a secret Nazi plan devised during the Second World War by the RSHA and the SS to destabilise the British economy by flooding the country with forged Bank of England £5, £10, £20, and £50 notes. It is the largest counterfeiting operation in history...
...make that, *was* the largest counterfeiting operation in history.
He promised the Federal Reserve would not monetize the debt of the U.S. government.
Rove, stick it and move out of the way.
It’s about time someone with nads spoke up with the obvious.
Sliding this video in here for those who missed it...
Please excuse my toe stepping Cincinatus’ wife, but this is quicker then a post of it’s own. I will be doing this as often as I can. Shows what a frickin’ snake-oil, L.I.A.R 0 is.
Shut up Rove.
Members of the Ruling Class often strive to protect each other, regardless of party affiliation. This behavior always inures to the benefit of Democrats, with each controversy neatly framed by the Democrat public relations department that pretends to be a national “news media”. And any Republican in Washington who criticizes one of his or her own is always guaranteed a seat at the dinner table.