Quote of the day

posted at 11:05 pm on April 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

Four months ago, you took the political world by storm in Iowa. The media were agog. They called your words “gorgeous,” your victory “a message to the world.” You “made history” and Americans could “look at ourselves with pride” in “a moment to marvel.”

Times change.


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But it’s not where you start in life; it’s where you end up.

Too bad they don’t preach that at Obama’s church, eh?

SouthernGent on April 28, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Karl Rove……… You Magnificent Bastard!!!!

Seven Percent Solution on April 28, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Too bad they don’t preach that at Obama’s church, eh?

SouthernGent on April 28, 2008 at 11:11 PM

“Black Liberation Theology” is about keeping black people bitter and paralyzed. It is an offshoot of the Democrat party that wants to keep blacks down and dependent upon the government.

EJDolbow on April 28, 2008 at 11:13 PM

“Black Liberation Theology” is about keeping black people bitter and paralyzed.

Shhhh. Don’t tell anybody….

malan89 on April 28, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Should it become necessary in the months from now to identify the moment that doomed Obama’s presidential aspirations, attention is likely to focus on the hour between nine and ten this morning at the National Press Club. It was then that Wright, Obama’s longtime pastor, reignited a controversy about race from which Obama had only recently recovered – and added lighter fuel.
- Dana Milbank (RCP)

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:15 PM

geeze I have to admit the Architect is smarter than I am in this field, but it’s an old axiom that when your opponent is making a mistake, don’t help him.

billhedrick on April 28, 2008 at 11:19 PM

billhedrick @ 11:19PM

El Bastardo Magnifico is psyching him out. Obama won’t take his advice simply because of the source.

Rooo-oooooooove!!!

fluffy on April 28, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Why is Karl Rove coaching Obama?

Money of course. He was paid for that.

Pointless anyway, I could have given Obama that advice. Take a stance and dare voters to accept it or not. Respect always go further than most of those in politics understand. Still won’t help Obama, he’s too far out on the edge, left edge that is.

This country doesn’t elect extremists as President, because extremists are in the vast minority. (fingers crossed till November).

Hog Wild on April 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

“This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright,” the minister said. “It is an attack on the black church.” He positioned himself as a mainstream voice of African American religious traditions. “Why am I speaking out now?” he asked. “If you think I’m going to let you talk about my mama and her religious tradition, and my daddy and his religious tradition and my grandma, you got another thing coming.”
- Dana Milbank (RCP)

So let me see now, Wright is:

1) Hiding behind his race (even though he looks about 7/8 white to me, but never mind)? – Check.

2) Hiding behind the “Black church”? – Check.

3) Hiding behind his mama? – Check.

4) Hiding behind his daddy? – Check.

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:25 PM

Why is Karl Rove coaching Obama?

Hog Wild on April 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Because Obama is a Rovian plot to keep the Clintons out of the White House.

Connie on April 28, 2008 at 11:25 PM

“geeze I have to admit the Architect is smarter than I am in this field, but it’s an old axiom that when your opponent is making a mistake, don’t help him.

billhedrick on April 28, 2008 at 11:19 PM”

I think ol’ Karl just might be a serving Line Officer in Operation Chaos……………

Seven Percent Solution on April 28, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Did he really ask about the price of arugula?

REALLY ?!?!?!

tree hugging sister on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 PM

don’t help him

…unless millions of voters can also read the attack on advice for Obama.
Now, if Obama does what Rove suggests, Rove, not BO, will get the credit.

jgapinoy on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 PM

I don’t think he’s really offering advise. It’s more like being given a backhanded compliment. “You’re cute…for a bald man.” Or when you ask a friend to give you advise on how to act on a blind date, and they say, “You know how you usually are? Don’t be like that.”

Weight of Glory on April 28, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Connie on April 28, 2008 at 11:25 PM

You know, it’s just crazy enough to work, never crossed my mind. Because I don’t think Hillary stands a chance either.

Hog Wild on April 28, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Just a heads up….LA Gov. Bobby Jindal will be on Leno in a few minutes.

malan89 on April 28, 2008 at 11:51 PM

Karl just took the Messiah to the woodshed!

dmann on April 28, 2008 at 11:52 PM

Question nobody has asked yet: Why was Wright surrounded by Nation of Islam leaders during his speech today?

he was escorted by Jamil Muhammad, a leader of the Nation of Islam, which contributed to the minister’s prominent security detail. Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, the New Black Panther Party’s Malik Zulu Shabazz and Nation of Islam protocol director Claudette Muhammad,

faraway on April 28, 2008 at 11:53 PM

And he vigorously renewed demands for an apology for slavery: “Britain has apologized to Africans. But this country’s leaders have refused to apologize. So until that apology comes, I’m not going to keep stepping on your foot and asking you, does this hurt, do you forgive me for stepping on your foot, if I’m still stepping on your foot. Understand that? Capisce?”
- – Dana Milbank (RCP)

Would not it be some irony if Wright has slave holding whites among his ancestors. He looks mostly white, so it would be a pretty fair chance for obvious reasons. Someone should check on that, maybe. Understand that “Reverend” Wright? Capisce?

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:58 PM

Rove is brilliant.

MrSteve on April 29, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Who ever thought that a take down of a Liberal Democrat nominee would come from his inner circle,a Judas so to
speak!

This whole operation started off with Hope and Change,and
make no mistake about it,it was change and hope of the Liberal Party!

Maybe African American’s themselves are not ready for a
African American Commander-in-Chief,they built Obama up
and Rev. Wright has single-handedly taken Obama out!

This also was only a nominee process,but it took on all
the ugliness and visousness of the general election!

Hillary must have quite the smirk,just sitting back watching the emplosion of Barrack,but thanks to Hillarys
Bill,Slick Willy also caused severe damage within the
African community as attested by a prominet Black Leader!

And thankfully,the Republican Party has no part in this.
The Liberal Party debauchery thats occurring,the Utopian
Liberal Party owns this mess,lock, stock and barrel.

The fall of Barrack,is the direct fault of Rev.Wright and
the Liberal Party,period!

canopfor on April 29, 2008 at 12:07 AM

In the vein of:

You’re a smart guy, why do you pick your nose so much?”

Or:

I think you can do it, if you’d just stop screwing up.”

Leaving the catalog of Obama’s faults resonating in the electorate’s ears.

Here, let me help, you stumbling, incompetent klutz.”

profitsbeard on April 29, 2008 at 12:09 AM

In Newsweek of all places!

Moonbat seething in 5…4…3…

WisCon on April 29, 2008 at 12:16 AM

So let me see now, Wright is:

1) Hiding behind his race (even though he looks about 7/8 white to me, but never mind)? – Check.

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:25 PM

I stick to my earlier assertion that James Wright is actually one Maury Weinstein of Shaker Heights, Ohio, a former shoe salesman and Browns fan who had a vision, a vision that if he spewed enough anti-American junk and black liberation theology junk, and woe-is-me-the-poor-black-man junk, and with a decent self-tanning agent, that he could become a big star in the black Christian church, and retire in comfort.

Jaibones on April 29, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Hiding behind…..
MB4 on April 28,2009 at 11:25PM.

MB4: Notice how Rev.Wright isn’t hiding behind the
Stars and Stripes,tho!

canopfor on April 29, 2008 at 12:23 AM

LOL, from the HuffPo, where they are going after John McCain again:

elevando

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to vote for anyone who appears on Fox News. Seeing clips of Obama selling out to the right wing and appearing on one of their Sunday broadcasts offended me. Why can’t we have a strong, liberal candidate that doesn’t pander to the right? Change? Yeah right, same old..

I always enjoy a good laugh…

WisCon on April 29, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Sadly enough, this all reminds me uncomfortably of the way “moderate Muslims” sit quietly by while the violent lunatics set the tone of their religion. An awful lot of cameras are pointed at Wright and his nitwit followers right now. Let us hope that when those cameras pull back, they reveal a vast sea of real black Christians turning their backs on the freak show with quiet dignity, with a few real leaders to speak out against it. There is a terrible poison running through the Left, with roots reaching back to the 60s pumping bile brewed in the panicked days after 9/11, when many a hard Leftist saw his entire philosophy disintegrating. Only those on the Left can lance the boil and begin reading the wackos out of the movement. Only voices of reason and leadership in the black community have the power to kick Wright and his ilk out of polite society. I have a growing admiration for Juan Williams, who might become the Buckley of the new Left. I hope he’s not a lonely voice for long, and I fear the consequences if he is, especially after the Obama campaign reaches its unhappy end.

Doctor Zero on April 29, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Rove hasn’t lost his touch, has he? If BO would listen I’d be worried come November.

But why aren’t his own advisors telling him these things? I don’t get it.

Bob's Kid on April 29, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Listen to Karl, Barack. Karl is your friend. He will help you win.

Hahahaha ….

Dusty on April 29, 2008 at 12:37 AM

I have a growing admiration for Juan Williams, who might become the Buckley of the new Left. I hope he’s not a lonely voice for long, and I fear the consequences if he is, especially after the Obama campaign reaches its unhappy end.

Doctor Zero on April 29, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Agreed.

Rove knows how to make the rats in the latrine go wildly crazy.

Entelechy on April 29, 2008 at 12:47 AM

I love how Karl Rove can write the most helpful advice to democrats without consequence of them listening to it because they probably think the advice is a prong in his master plan or something.

RightisRight on April 29, 2008 at 1:00 AM

Would not it be some irony if Wright has slave holding whites among his ancestors. He looks mostly white, so it would be a pretty fair chance for obvious reasons. Someone should check on that, maybe. Understand that “Reverend” Wright? Capisce?

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:58 PM

why would that be ironic???

there a lots and lots (a majority even?) of african-americans with mixed bloodlines. i hope i don’t have to explain the reason to you…

homesickamerican on April 29, 2008 at 1:03 AM

Mccain should take his advice also. Campaign from the senate show don’t tell the people what you would do if elected president. Fight for the fuel tax holiday from the senate floor if you want it. fight to make the tax cuts. give senate speeches. use the new media to deliver you message.

unseen on April 29, 2008 at 1:04 AM

If Rove said to turn left the rabid handlers would reflexively turn right. Just adds to his legend.

jukin on April 29, 2008 at 1:06 AM

I love how Karl Rove can write the most helpful advice to democrats without consequence of them listening to it because they probably think the advice is a prong in his master plan or something.

RightisRight on April 29, 2008 at 1:00 AM

Nothing like a little reverse psychology (rubbing hands together in glee and laughing maniacally).

HawaiiLwyr on April 29, 2008 at 1:12 AM

I stick to my earlier assertion that James Wright is actually one Maury Weinstein of Shaker Heights, Ohio, a former shoe salesman and Browns fan who had a vision, a vision that if he spewed enough anti-American junk and black liberation theology junk, and woe-is-me-the-poor-black-man junk, and with a decent self-tanning agent, that he could become a big star in the black Christian church, and retire in comfort.

Jaibones on April 29, 2008 at 12:19 AM

You may well be right. I saw something earlier today, I don’t recall where, that said that Wright had been hit with a cream pie today and when his aides wiped it off they found a rudish white man underneath. Maybe it was here on HA someplace?

. i hope i don’t have to explain the reason to you…

homesickamerican on April 29, 2008 at 1:03 AM

Nope.

MB4 on April 29, 2008 at 1:18 AM

Obama didnt land on Plymouth rock, Plymouth rock landed on Obama.

TroubledMonkey on April 29, 2008 at 1:19 AM

MB4: Notice how Rev.Wright isn’t hiding behind the
Stars and Stripes,tho!

canopfor on April 29, 2008 at 12:23 AM

Maybe he tried to. Remember that story about how when Hillary walked on stage someplace an American flag standing nearby fell over?

MB4 on April 29, 2008 at 1:22 AM

Well I’ve tried to listen to Obama to find out what he is about. The best I can come up with is that he is a much more artucilate version of Slick. You can take from his talks what ever you want. He covers all bases with out commiting to anything, thus you can be assured, if your are a liberal, he has said what you wanted to hear, yet he always leaves himself a way out. Other than raising taxes and creating more government he has nothing. Is this what being president is all about? Is this why the Founding Fathers gave us the second amendment?

N4646W on April 29, 2008 at 1:52 AM

Doc Zero, have you heard “Doc Huxtable’s” comments on what’s wrong with American black culture? And the response to those comments from black leaders? Getting black Christians to confront their pew-warming brethren is like asking a Muslim to bring a Bible to madrasah. They risk alienation, and are considered Uncle Tom for not staying angry. It’s a posture many church-going blacks will not denounce. Many of them integrate hip hop culture into the church– it gives them street cred with the local bangers.

leftnomore on April 29, 2008 at 2:03 AM

Screw Hillary, abort Operation Chaos, this is the guy we want.

McCain could drop a Reagan over Mondale Class electoral drubbing on this dope if he gets the nom.

Barry’s coat tails could even end up even more poisonous than Hillary’s which could maybe get Dingy Harry outta the captain’s chair over in the senate.

SuperCool on April 29, 2008 at 3:16 AM

Do these BLTers have guns?

Because, they sure are bitter.

Lonetown on April 29, 2008 at 5:28 AM

“Did he really ask about the price of arugula?
REALLY ?!?!?!”

tree hugging sister on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 PM

YES…back when no one was really looking at or even thinking about idolizing him. I cut out a newspaper article sometime last fall about the Midwest visit in which The Obamboozler was quoted about this…showed it to my wife and said, “This guy is waaaay out of touch.”

Well, well.

Lockstein13 on April 29, 2008 at 5:55 AM

CTV, one of our national news networks up here, has a political follow up show around 5:00 PM. Yesterday, one of topics was Obama and Wright and what can Obama do to contain Wright and start turning things around.

When the story starts going international, and Canadian political advisors are playing clips and giving advice on what a troubled Obama should be doing, he’s in trouble.

Canadian Infidel on April 29, 2008 at 6:35 AM

So while you’ll almost certainly win the nomination, Democrats are nervous about the fall. You’ve given them reasons to be.

It will be fun to watch how Obama’s next “make over” evolves.

Zorro on April 29, 2008 at 6:47 AM

Screw Hillary, abort Operation Chaos, this is the guy we want.

McCain could drop a Reagan over Mondale Class electoral drubbing on this dope if he gets the nom.

Barry’s coat tails could even end up even more poisonous than Hillary’s which could maybe get Dingy Harry outta the captain’s chair over in the senate.

SuperCool on April 29, 2008 at 3:16 AM

Don’t be so sure. Just because Obama may turn out to be a weak candidate you seem to forget McCain’s even weaker. McCain has got to find a way to get enough people to show up and vote for him, something he has yet to do. He still seems to think his “maverick” image is a plus and it isn’t.

lowandslow on April 29, 2008 at 6:53 AM

This is obviously Phase III of Operation Chaos and Rush is pulling the strings! I think having the Rev Wright appear all of a sudden was part of a Covert Black Ops. mission that Rush setup. Keep Chaos Alive!

sabbott on April 29, 2008 at 7:14 AM

If a man has to be led to the bathroom and have his mess wiped up by a Newsweek columnist, is that man ready to be the Leader of the Free World?

gridlock2 on April 29, 2008 at 7:31 AM

In the coming months, say that you’ll appoint Republicans to your cabinet

So, in other words, lie. Lie like a rug.

Tanya on April 29, 2008 at 7:57 AM

Maybe this is a little off-topic, and Obama already seems to be up to his wazoo in the Wright stuff, but there’s also THIS little tidbit on RealClearPolitics.com about Obama taking $112,000 from a law firm for no services rendered in
2001-2002 (when Obama was broke after losing his Congressional race), although Obama wrote a letter on a State Senate letterhead to endorse his “client’s” ping-pong tournament. A politically sanitized version of this story was even published in the Los Angeles Times.

I wonder if the HotAir bloggers might want to look into this…

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-killerspin27apr27,1,7266833.story?page=2

The Audacity of Hope and Change: Just another corrupt politician from Chicago (pardon the redundancy)!

Steve Z on April 29, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Please forgive the double post, but the first link didn’t work:

http://www.contrariancommentary.com/community/Home/tabid/36/mid/363/newsid363/196/Default.aspx

Steve Z on April 29, 2008 at 9:22 AM

Rove gives good advice but it is too late. Obama peaked too early in his political career. Nothing wrong with being a Senator, but it his hard to imagine that he will ever occupy the office of the presidency. In short, he’s damaged goods. Given more time to mature and develop experience, he might have had a shot. But that’s all gone now unless he can manage a lazarus-like-revival.

moxie_neanderthal on April 29, 2008 at 9:43 AM

geeze I have to admit the Architect is smarter than I am in this field, but it’s an old axiom that when your opponent is making a mistake, don’t help him.

billhedrick on April 28, 2008 at 11:19 P

Right. I don’t buy the ‘reverse psychology’ angle (i.e. that Obambi won’t listen because it’s Rove). Obambi may be an arrogant bastard, but he’s not stupid; he’ll listen. Karl, if you’re going to give the Dems advice, put a trap in there where they won’t see it.

MrLynn on April 29, 2008 at 11:03 AM

I love how Karl Rove spends an entire column criticizing the core of Obama’s being, tells us all why we shouldn’t vote for him, and makes it sounds like he’s giving him advice for which he should thank him.

Rove, you’re an evil bastard and I love ya for it. Keep up the good work.

Tantor on April 29, 2008 at 4:27 PM