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Clashes between Karl Rove and conservatives becoming more frequent
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:22:33 AM PDT by martosko

Democrats have long enjoyed bashing Karl Rove, former White House adviser and architect of the campaigns that put President George W. Bush in office.

But clashing with the longtime Republican operative and Fox News contributor is now catching on for another group: conservatives, especially those affiliated with the tea party movement.

Among the most high profile of these recent attackers are former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and, now, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/27/2011 10:22:45 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

Carl rove is becoming the poster child for “republican does not equal conservative”. There are a lot of democrats in the south who ARE conservative, btw.


2 posted on 10/27/2011 10:24:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: martosko

socialist POS liar


3 posted on 10/27/2011 10:27:29 AM PDT by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: martosko
Clashes between Karl Rove and conservatives becoming more frequent ...

Alex Pappas and theDC are waaaaayyyyy behind the times. Alex, sign up to FR and get clued in.

But one conservative who took Rove’s side this week was Fox analyst Brit Hume.

“Look, if you’re running for president, you don’t want to get into a fight with Karl Rove,” he said. “That makes no sense.”

LOL. Funny stuff. Brit hasn't a clue about what the Tea Party movement is or its depth and breadth.

4 posted on 10/27/2011 10:29:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: martosko

Carl Rove doesn’t want to give up the power of determining who the Republican candidate will be . While an excellent tactician , he is part of the “ole-time party” folks that got us into this tax and spend cycle with ALL the folks in Washington.

Either get on board ... , or get out of the way !!
We are trying to save the country from financial ruin, and he is one of the ole-time operatives . No more RHINO’s !!


5 posted on 10/27/2011 10:29:28 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: martosko

Porky Pig was on Fox last night touting a recent CNN poll that showed Mittens leading in 4 of the early primary States. What Rove failed to mention was that the CNN poll was bogus at best. It polled a miniscule number of “registered republicans and independents” rather than likely republican primary voters.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 10:34:10 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: martosko
Rove you Magnificent Bastard!
7 posted on 10/27/2011 10:36:52 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: martosko

This guy is not an elected official or even a big money donor. He has become an interloper opposing a resurgent conservative movement.
Go away Mr. Magoo and drive yourself down a blind alley.


8 posted on 10/27/2011 10:38:15 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: martosko

Rove has turned in to a complete ass. I am ashamed to have had a picture taken with him. Yet Hannity continues to have him on the show to kiss his....................


9 posted on 10/27/2011 10:44:49 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: martosko

I find it alarming that so many conservatives try to villify everyone who expresses an opinion they don’t like. It’s a shallow and dangerous approach.

Sometimes those who disagree with me aren’t evil — they’re just, in my opinion, wrong. But I need to listen to understand their point of view and refute it.

Rove has years of experience. He’s not involved in a campaign now, and he can speak his mind.

It’s naive and silly to ignore or criticize him when we should be learning from him.


10 posted on 10/27/2011 10:50:45 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

The reason we’re getting upset with him, is that Rove is actually hurting the conservative cause.

He has the philosophy that in order to win elections, we have to put forth a more moderate candidate.

That philosophy isn’t necessarily a bad one and I would be content to debate the merits of his idea.

But he feels that anyone who’s too far right (in his opinion) can’t win in a general election and must not be allowed to get that far. So he’s begun to deliberately crush anyone who’s not a moderate. (RINO)

There are many who believe that he cost us three senatorial elections in 2010. He has to realize that by bashing conservatives, he’s hurting the party.


11 posted on 10/27/2011 10:59:10 AM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Jedidah
"It’s naive and silly to ignore or criticize him when we should be learning from him.'

Learn what from him??? That we should all vote for his guy Romney?

We have minds of our own & we don't need Rove teaching us anything. I couldn't care less what he thinks.

12 posted on 10/27/2011 11:00:53 AM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: martosko; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; Gilbo_3; NFHale

FNC is not the conservative channel, it is the establishment Republican channel, much like MSNBC is the Obama channel.

FNC tolerated the Tea party news much like MSNBC did Cindy Sheenan or now the OWSers, as long as they are useful to their party.

Unfortunately here in Maryland most Republicans are RINOS and like FNC and Rove. Everything North of central VA on the East coast is liberals and RINOs.


13 posted on 10/27/2011 11:01:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: Jedidah

He is free to speak his mind. What we don’t like are his lies and his contempt for anything or anyone HE doesn’t agree with. His distortions of fact are becoming legendary.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 11:02:37 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jedidah

I should have added that his ‘opinions’ are little more than rino-driven propaganda.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 11:05:52 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jedidah
Rove has years of experience. He’s not involved in a campaign now, and he can speak his mind. It’s naive and silly to ignore or criticize him when we should be learning from him.

You can learn just as much from listening to James Carville, who also has years of experience, as you can from listening to Rove, who helped create the mess we're in. I don't ignore Rove, because I don't ignore my enemies, but I will certainly do every thing I can to undermine his influence. Oh, BTW, Rove is involved in a campaign now, Romney's campaign, has been from the start.

16 posted on 10/27/2011 11:05:52 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: martosko

Rove has developed the bad habit of seeing things as he would have them be. Or, perhaps that tendency has always been there and has only become painfully evident recently. His belief that Herman Cain is going nowhere is evidenced by his frequent dismissal and/or ignoring of Cain’s standing in the polls.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 11:13:18 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: martosko

I have begun to “rove” other channels when he speaks. Or, clean the litter box.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: martosko

Dick Morris & Carl Rove must have swapped ties.


19 posted on 10/27/2011 11:20:03 AM PDT by Dead Eye Lane
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To: martosko

That Rove & The Bushes are Romney supporters tells me all I need to know.


20 posted on 10/27/2011 11:24:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Jedidah

Rove just doesn’t disagree with conservatives, he knows what he is doing. He intentional seeks to damage conservative candidates chances to win in the general election against his fellow liberals.

He is the epitome of the deadly virus of liberalism which has taken over the Republican party.

Should a conservative win the White House Rove, the RNC cesspool and 99% of both Bushes administrations former employees should NEVER be considered for a job in their administration. And I would strongly look at some of the former Reagan administrations members as well for the infection of gone native, that is Washington DC.

A conservative just needs to go to Washington and tell those Party retreads in the words of Cromwell: “you have been sat to long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, i say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!.”


21 posted on 10/27/2011 11:38:16 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: martosko

Shut up Carl.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 11:44:21 AM PDT by DManA
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To: martosko
held up a white board listing a number of gaffes Cain had committed in his campaign.

That white board schtick has definitely jumped the shark.

23 posted on 10/27/2011 11:48:50 AM PDT by DManA
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To: martosko
“Look, if you’re running for president, you don’t want to get into a fight with Karl Rove,”

The easiest way to pick a fight with Karl is to espouse conservative principles. Like waving a red flag in front of a bull. An overweight out of shape silly bull.

24 posted on 10/27/2011 11:51:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Jedidah
Bush's first election was a contested squeaker. His reelection was also a squeaker. Compare this to Nixon and Reagans election and reelection. Rove was the architect of defeat but managed to luck out.

Bush was a half loaf president, IMO because of top adviser,Karl Rove. Bush pulled the whole conservative movement to the left. We could have had it all, again IMO, if not for Rove.

We have a lot to learn from Rove and that is that he is a Trojan horse to be dismantled.

25 posted on 10/27/2011 11:54:36 AM PDT by duckln
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To: DManA

If a true conservative commentator free to speak his belief was interviewing Rove, he would hold of a sign of Romney’s flip flops.


26 posted on 10/27/2011 11:55:33 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I wish Fox actually did have a conservative on now and then. I don’t watch much anymore because RINOS amd elites never say anything new.


27 posted on 10/27/2011 12:01:43 PM PDT by donna (Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards.)
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28 posted on 10/27/2011 12:04:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: duckln

You are right, Rove is a Trojan Horse and managed to damage both Conservatives and the GOP with his big spending, crappy big tent illegal immigrants and lack of guts in defending the few conservative policies of the GWB Admin. I despise the toad.


29 posted on 10/27/2011 12:04:52 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: martosko

” - - - Karl Rove, former White House adviser and architect of the campaigns that put President George W. Bush in office.- - - - “

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/26/clashes-between-karl-rove-and-conservatives-becoming-more-frequent/#ixzz1c0cCRIZv

GWB could talk the talk, but couldn’t walk the walk. Consequently, GWB destroyed 4 TRILLION dollars in just 8 years. No preservation of Capital, just destruction, destruction, destruction.

Now we see Karl Rove talking the ta - - - ? Wait a minute, just what is Karl trying to “conserve?” IF he is a Conservative he should at least try to: “1. protect from loss or depletion; preserve.” (according to my dictionary).

Instead, we hear words that are consistent with not being able to walk the walk! Consequently, he is all for the RINO end of The Big Tent.

BTW, maybe GWB should have had a different advisor, you know, someone who can walk AND talk at the same time?


30 posted on 10/27/2011 12:05:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: martosko

True conservatives have always bashed ROve. He brought us weakness in the face of crisis (W. handling TARP) and likes to pretend he understands the American people. The man is a buffoon


31 posted on 10/27/2011 12:20:09 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Jedidah

Rove is for more illegals coming here from Mexico and being granted asylum....you can keep him


32 posted on 10/27/2011 12:22:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: The Mayor
Rove has turned in to a complete ass.

Rove has turned in to was always a complete ass.

33 posted on 10/27/2011 12:22:50 PM PDT by itsahoot (There was a bloodless coup in 08, and no one seemed to notice. God help us.)
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To: Marie
There are many who believe that he cost us three senatorial elections in 2010.

Yep but what he cost us in 06 was the House and Senate. Time some woke up to the fact that he and GW brought us the Obumer.

34 posted on 10/27/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT by itsahoot (There was a bloodless coup in 08, and no one seemed to notice. God help us.)
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To: sarge83
A conservative just needs to go to Washington and tell those Party retreads in the words of Cromwell:

Many here had hopes that Palin was the one to do just that. The depths of my disappointment that she did not step up is immesurable. I fear now, that a may live to see the death of our Republic. This by the way explains the upsurge in Cain's popularity, that same kind of hope.

Cain and Palin will speak together on Saturday, let's gin up a little wee,wee stuff for the PDS'er. <An unnamed insider source has leaked that Palin will join the Cain ticked as his VP on Saturday

35 posted on 10/27/2011 12:36:07 PM PDT by itsahoot (There was a bloodless coup in 08, and no one seemed to notice. God help us.)
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To: Terry Mross

Isn’t ironic that Carl mocks Cain for misspeaking when his own boy’s doozies fill volumes.

Medved just remembered the one where Bush said - People are working hard to put food on their families.


36 posted on 10/27/2011 12:40:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: itsahoot

Agreed.


37 posted on 10/27/2011 12:52:48 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: martosko

And, as expected, Bozo Hannity announced at the end of Rush’s show that Karl Rove will be on his radio show again today.

Can someone, somewhere explain to me why Hannity continues to provide a platform for Tokyo Rove over and over again?


38 posted on 10/27/2011 12:59:03 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Jedidah
Tokyo Rove sowed the wind with his trying to destroy the Tea Party and their candidates, now he is reaping the whirlwind. Get used to and learn to live with it.
39 posted on 10/27/2011 6:04:26 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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