Quotes of the day

posted at 11:14 pm on September 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here.

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategists that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.

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In RINORNC land they have it all mapped out for 2012 and 2016.

MITCH DANIELS gets the nod in 2012, picks RUBIO, Daniels loses in 2012 but sets up Youthful Rubio in 2016 to get the nod in 2016 and pick the party GRAVITAS Elder statesman JEB BUSH.

POWER, INFLUENCE…….

PappyD61 on September 15, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Too bad. Rove can be brilliant.
Who am I though to judge and criticize Karl Rove? I’m just a little nobody. Just some guy who comments on blogs while drinking his morning coffee before leaving for work.

I know something about character though, and I know something about good and bad. There is nothing good in the Democrat agenda and any person who supports it, Republican or Democrat, has zero character.

A person who supports killing babies in the womb and supports gun laws and would support a bill to impeach Bush has no character! So, I might not possess the vast knowledge of statistics of elections and polls that Karl Rove has, but I do know what the freaking definition of character means! And obviously neither Castle nor Rove has any!

JellyToast on September 15, 2010 at 7:06 AM

ted c on September 15, 2010 at 6:21 AM

I just emailed him too and suggested he apologize.

Yeah – I’m holding my breath.

tru2tx on September 15, 2010 at 7:10 AM

NRO posted her victory speech on the corner.

She’s a better speaker then Obama and I doubt she can afford teh teleprompter.

gh on September 15, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Rove and the Republican Senate Committee should have kept their mouths shut.

The tantrums are accomplishing nothing.

forest on September 15, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Rove sounded like Chris Matthews, for crying out loud! I’m from Ohio, donated to her campaign and will again. GO CHRISTINE!

tgillian on September 15, 2010 at 7:14 AM

Rove and the Republican Senate Committee should have kept their mouths shut.

The tantrums are accomplishing nothing.

forest on September 15, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Yeah, I thought it was the American electorate that was having the tantrums!? I guess we see who really are the 7 year olds!

Rove could have at least congratulated O’Donnell! How ignorant can you get!?
Tell me the freaking truth! I bet there are soundbites out there of Karl Rove congratulating the most despicable of Democrats on election night but when it comes to a Tea party candidate who knocks off a RINO, I guess there is nothing more low than that!

JellyToast on September 15, 2010 at 7:17 AM

castle staying classy by not endorsing the odonnell…nice

a sore loser nevers looks good…

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:19 AM

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:19 AM

…because O’Donnell never would have considered a third party run had she lost the nomination.

Bee on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 AM

Sorry GOP, you can’t act like liberals then expect to be treated like conservatives . . . the people have your number.

rplat on September 15, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Castle needs to ride off into the sunset. Sore loser whiny baby. Jeez.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Bee on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 AM

yep

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Right – time to change the channel when Rove comes on.

Enough

jake-the-goose on September 15, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Ya know…. I just have this hunch that if a Democrat with the recorded baggage that O’Donnell has on her finances had run there would be a hue and cry in these parts.
“Corruptocrats putting another one up” or similar sentiments.

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Right – time to change the channel when Rove comes on.

Enough

jake-the-goose on September 15, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Translation: “I’m so scared of opinions that differ from my own I will curl up into the fetal position and only listen to Rush on the radio, Hannity on Fox, and be on the notification list for Palin Tweet/FB post alerts. Thank God I am a principled conservative.”

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 7:36 AM

I can see why the NRSC isn’t sending money. Even Rasmussen cannot see from here where she’s going to pull off a win. Did they really have to announce it during her victory speech, and did Rove have to pile on like that?

Then again, think of it this way:

By being this nasty towards her, if those unanswered questions Team Christine so blithely ignored have boringly innocent explanations, she’s not high and dry because anti-establishment Republicans will be funding her.

Some of those “awful, unfair attacks” were simply things that were legitimate questions one could raise about her. If thesmokinggun drops dox on her next week, there’s been enough distance put between her and the Party that any future scandal won’t get blamed on a lack of vetting by the GOP.

Sekhmet on September 15, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Dana Perino was equally disappointing. They just don’t get it.

ctmom on September 15, 2010 at 7:44 AM

JellyToast on September 15, 2010 at 7:06 AM

Very well said, I could’nt agree more…

SHARPTOOTH on September 15, 2010 at 7:44 AM

Yep, it’s true….
The two party system has been taking us to the same destination for decades now; in fact, we’d be there by now if it weren’t for the much hated Ronald Reagan.

One party is taking us there by way of train, the other party by way of rocket ship.

The political establishment includes many Republicans. Rove is way up the food chain, and while he debates Bob Beckel on TV in the early evening, he then goes to dinner with Beckel and laughs about their elitist life, sitting way above the rest of us. Just watch as the Republican members of this elite club expose themselves just as Rove just did. If Hannity continues to kiss the ass of Rove, I’m done with him. Rush and Beck are not kissing any of these elitist asses; if fact, Beck has been calling these guys out for a few years now.

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM

the people of DE have spoken…acknowledge, move on

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Libs Wrong again! Rove ain’t evil, he just studies fly specs in a dust storm

Work for the Rove staff:

1) to crunch the numbers on the programs former Gov. Castle supported.

2) to discern the fate of the Republican Party and many American traditions if we don’t repatriate the illegals.

3) to look at the financial state of this nation after his administration’s war and entitlements.

4) to look at the zero net worth of most working Americans and the horrible employment picture. Aside from DOL figures on unemployment, check the number of folks with graduate degrees in jobs formerly held by folks with high school diplomas.

5) draft a speech supporting the nominee since she can use her experience with creditors to deal with the Chinese who apparently want The One to raise taxes to fight the deficit. We are now Siamese twins with an antagonistic nation, Karl!

IlikedAUH2O on September 15, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Talk about contradicting himself. He says this was not about O’donnel but, about how Castle made some “bad votes”. Yet, he’s mad Castle lost and says we shouldn’t be voting for people who promise to vote one way yet vote another.

boomer on September 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM

Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.

It’s as Codevilla wrote in American Spectator: This isn’t just R versus D; it’s the Ruling Class versus the Country Class. Sadly, Rove is part of the former, while O’Donnell is of the latter.

Paul_in_NJ on September 15, 2010 at 7:50 AM

DUMB: NRSC Won’t Help O’Donnell Campaign: “Party fractures on full display, Republican aides told Fox News Tuesday that O’Donnell would not be getting national fundraising support.” I repeat: Dumb. Now if O’Donnell loses, activists will blame the party. Did I mention this was dumb? I predict they’ll change their minds on this, and soon. (instapundit.com)

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 7:54 AM

Who needs Keith Olbermann when you’ve got Karl Rove, a charter member of the ‘I got mine’ wing of the GOP!

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Rove was the Karl Rove I was expecting in the beginning but then he just couldn’t contain himself.

His behavior is inexplicable unless you come to the realization that he has a problem with women. The Men’s Club of the Republican Party is not running the show right now! Sarah Palin is. What other Republican is endorsing candidates that are winning right now? Mitch McConnell??? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!

The Republican Party is sexist. Straight up. Thank God we have the Tea Party candidates or women would be sitting on the sidelines or voting Democrat.

David2.0 on September 15, 2010 at 8:02 AM

Rove’s stupidity almost had George Bush lose the 2004 election to one of the weakest Dem pres candidates in years. 80k votes in Ohio and John Kerry is president. Rove is most overated pol “strategerist” in the game.

He looked so small and bitter in this Hannity interview it was pathetic, besides the fact that he was perpetuating more disproved myths. Maybe after he dumped his wife for some young and tender he is not getting any anymore. So sad

georgealbert on September 15, 2010 at 8:08 AM

I might add:

We are also witnessing the identification of bloggers who are members of the club… We all have our sites we visit each day. As Tea Party candidates replace members of the club, we watch with eyes wide open…

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Rove.. doing the work of the loony left last night

gatorboy on September 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Rove’s stock plummeted with me.

Alden Pyle on September 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM

the people Republicans of DE have spoken…acknowledge, move on

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM

FTFY

The people will speak on Nov. 2.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM

The people will speak on Nov. 2.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM

thanks for the fix…should be a fun night

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Rove’s mask didn’t just slip last night, it completely fell off letting us see the unvarnished truth.

exceller on September 15, 2010 at 8:18 AM

What a f***ing betrayal!!!!

Rove can f*** right off!!

DrZin on September 15, 2010 at 8:19 AM

thanks for the fix…should be a fun night

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Agreed!

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 8:19 AM

instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategists that he’s supposed to be.

Oh, how I hate Rove and have hated him for 10 years.

This guy should have been drummed out of the conservative movement years ago. Here’s a guy whose “strategy” for a “permanent GOP majority” was to move the party to the left.

He of the “compassionate conservatism” disaster… he who barely managed to beat John Kerry!

I thought it would be better if Castle won (as I vomited at his record), but now I am fully behind Christine as he should be. Rove, just leave… you’ve done enough damage to the movement already.

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM

If it’s true that Rove was down in Delaware attemtping to sway TP support from O’Donnell to Castle, the why is he even on FOX commenting authoritatively on the race, let alone the outcome he ran interference on? Isn’t that a big ‘ol conflict of interest? No one bothers to investigate these things any more?

RepubChica on September 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM

HA! I guess if he doesn’t trash her he won’t be invited to sally quinn’s dinner parties. I love it!!

We The People!

uber-con on September 15, 2010 at 8:21 AM

If the Beltway Elite had stayed grounded in Conservative principles, they would not have lost.

kingsjester on September 15, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Yeah but whats worse is that right before Rove was Dana Perino SAYING THE EXACT SAME THING!

So this is the GOP talking points – only ‘established’ GOPers can ‘win’.

Too late Carl, Dana…you should have gotten you pal elitists to change tack about 8 years ago. But no, you idiots think you know everything. This is the peasants uprising, count yourselves lucky you aren’t getting the Mussolini Treatment(tm)

orbitalair on September 15, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategists that he’s supposed to be.

He was never brilliant. He barely eeked out wins in 2000 and 2004 that should have been landslides.

When George Bush first came to the White House, he promoted the “new tone,” or working with and compromising with Democrats in Congress and never criticizing liberalism and never promoting conservatism.

How did that work out?

Gabe on September 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM

The fiscal irresponsibility of the Bush White House and the Republican establishment helped to create the Movement that will now clean House and Senate over the next few election cycles.
If Rove, Armey et al want to bang their sippy cups, it just makes it easier to locate and eliminate them from the future of a fiscally responsible and constitutionally faithful Republican Party.
Too bad, so sad, and we’ll leave the light on for ya, if you want to come home.

Randy

williars on September 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Many of these so-called GOP leaders are the people who helped bring us – the Party and the Country – to this lowly state.

As I’ve said many, many times here, most of these people are in it for the wrong reasons. They are in it for themselves, not the country. They’d run in whatever party they think would give them the best chance to win.

I think over the last couple of years we’ve seen this play itself out several times, whether it be the Blue Dogs, Christ or Specter.

TheBigOldDog on September 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM

These people are NOT our friends, folks…we’re upstart wannabe peasants from the wrong side of the tracks, and we need to learn our place like good little bourgeoisie. Maybe then we can get promoted to apparatchik.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

McCain-Feingold. No Child Left Behind. Crazy spending.

When Republicans who knew better govern very differently than the way they campaigned, is it any wonder why they are unceremoniously shown the door?

Stop whining, GOP ruling class. You had your chance. We may not win in November, but I guarentee you guys won’t be anywhere near the levers of power again if we have anything to say about it. And it the drought lasts two more years in order to field superior CONSERVATIVE candidates that can win, oh well.

There are just enough voices now in both houses that can slow things down just enough to keep the country from falling into the abyss. We’ll hang tough until the eventual arrival of the calvary, or help rebuild the country after the second Revolution.

itzWicks on September 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Gabe on September 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM

+1

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Let’s see if Rush has the sand to eviscerate Rove today.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 8:38 AM

If the Beltway Elite had stayed grounded in Conservative principles, they would not have lost.

kingsjester on September 15, 2010 at 8:25 AM

What is your prediction for her against Coons?

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategists that he’s supposed to be.

Under intense opposition, HAVING BEEN PROVEN WRONG, Rove’s true colors come through as he curses the will of the REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVE people.

Message to Rove, Cornyn, NRSC:

Don’t serve us undesirable left-overs and call it what we need for our own good. We get enough flack from the Democrats, you old goats.

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

These people are NOT our friends, folks…we’re upstart wannabe peasants from the wrong side of the tracks, and we need to learn our place like good little bourgeoisie. Maybe then we can get promoted to apparatchik.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Good Lord! If your self esteem is that bad I’d recommend signing up for the Oprah book club….

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

What is your prediction for her against Coons?

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

You have a crystal ball that predicted O’Donnell would pummel Castle?

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

It was worth having ODonnell win the primary just to see the ruling class Repubs flushed out of hiding with their cry-baby response. Karl isn’t infallible even if he knows numbers. Else how did we ever end up with “compassionate conservatism”? Maybe it tested well with focus groups, but look where it got us.

In his comments last night Rove showed himself to be a fat-faced, pink-skinned ass.

gajaw999 on September 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Everybody will be tuned in to hear what El Rushbo has to say today. There are some awfully nervous people in Washington today. On Fox and Friends this morning, they’re saying Congress may cut the session short in order to get on the campaign trail earlier.

kingsjester on September 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

These are the same Republicans who will not support the Paul Ryan roadmap and all of the other fiscal Young Turks. They could instead be using their clout and machinery and contributors’ donations to promote an America on its way to a solid recovery.

I viewed the RNC with skepticism when it pushed Specter over Toomey in 2004. My irritation was confirmed.

onlineanalyst on September 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM

What is your prediction for her against Coons?

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Coons is pretty far left. He may not be as appealing as some people may think.

darwin on September 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Good Lord! If your self esteem is that bad I’d recommend signing up for the Oprah book club….

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

You entirely missed fossten’s point. No problem, though, since
you’ve exposed your need for companionship to justify being in Oprah’s club yourself.

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Like with any political battle, it depends on her campaign and how she is received. The fact is, last night was a warning shot across the bow of the Beltway Elite. As I said before, there are a lot of nervous politicians in Washington today.

kingsjester on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Good Lord! If your self esteem is that bad I’d recommend signing up for the Oprah book club….

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Lighten up; jeez… Pretty obvious what fossten was getting at; simply didn’t post the sarc button for the confused.

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Rush will not let us down… I have no doubt that Rush will break this down for us on terms that will be very clear to all; even Rove will get the message… I predict Hannity will provide cover for Rove, and Beck will destroy Rove while pointing out that he has been telling us this about the establishment for a few years now.

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Karl didn’t leave the GOP, the GOP left Karl………..

khacha on September 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM

I viewed the RNC with skepticism when it pushed Specter over Toomey in 2004. My irritation was confirmed.

onlineanalyst on September 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Exactly. I’d have hoped that being politicians, they would at least consider their own re-elections next round if not reflect respect for the OBVIOUS desires of American MODERATES to prefer O’Donnell standing for the Tea Party over Castle standing for the RINO Party. Unfortunately, our problem is even worse than we hoped, since the GOP establishment is digging in its heels and STILL conducting witch hunts to exterminate conservative opposition to the RINO leadership.

DeMint certainly played his cards well. When does the NRSC elect its next Chairman?

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM

In the AZ primary, the RINO McCain beat his opponent Hayworth.
In Delaware, the RINO Castle is defeated by O’Donnell supported by Tea Party activists.

Delaware has not enjoyed the Republican reputation that Arizona has boasted.

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Rove sure has given the insane left material for commercials to use against any conservative. Ruling class indeed.

lukespapa on September 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM

I don’t necessarily disagree w/Karl about this being a referendum on Castle’s poor voting records. It is. It is also everything that Sean said it is too. O’Donnell has a few problems. She will have to address them in more depth in the coming weeks. The NRSC and the establishment should get behind her w/gusto though. The Republicans of Delaware of spoken. Now get on board, or get out of the way!!!

JAM on September 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Fact: The Republican establishment will always pick party, preference and power over principle, every single time.

WordsMatter on September 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Good Lord! If your self esteem is that bad I’d recommend signing up for the Oprah book club….

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Sorry, forgot the sarc tag…

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Rush will not let us down… I have no doubt that Rush will break this down for us on terms that will be very clear to all; even Rove will get the message… I predict Hannity will provide cover for Rove, and Beck will destroy Rove while pointing out that he has been telling us this about the establishment for a few years now.

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Hannity better be careful…he’s too tight with these country clubbers. He better start distancing himself now, or he could end up on the outside looking in.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Karl must be Mikd Castles’s BFF.

N. O'Brain on September 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Paul_in_NJ on September 15, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Great link!

“The prospect of a “Senator O’Donnell” utterly terrifies the Delaware Ruling Class. Not to mention some Ruling Class members who’ve never set foot in the state.”

(All my little edit buttons are missing this morning.)

Fallon on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Let’s see, in addition to Mike Castle the comment crowd has thrown under the bus Karl Rove, Dana Perino, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Cornyn, Jeb Bush, McCollum from Florida etc. I am sure I missed some more. Whatever happened to Ronald Reagan’s “someone who is with you 80% of the time is a friend and an ally not a traitor.”

KW64 on September 15, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Hannity better be careful…he’s too tight with these country clubbers. He better start distancing himself now, or he could end up on the outside looking in.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Hannity, along with “The Great One” ENDORSED O’Donnell. Did he renounce Rove’s rant against her to Rove’s face on air?

/I don’t do cable.

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Whatever happened to Ronald Reagan’s “someone who is with you 80% of the time is a friend and an ally not a traitor.”

KW64 on September 15, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Ask Rove. Ask Cornyn.

It appears they attack O’Donnell out of fear because they sense that the Tea Party is NOT with them 80% of the time. What accumulation of fraud are they covering that would show rabid teeth following Castle’s defeat?

Old crony paranoia on steroids.

maverick muse on September 15, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Hannity better be careful…he’s too tight with these country clubbers. He better start distancing himself now, or he could end up on the outside looking in.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Good grief. Now Sean Hannity is in danger of being the establishment????
He is about as hard core right as they get. Just how small a club do you really need to make the Tea Party electorally insignificant in the general elections?

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Hannity better be careful…he’s too tight with these country clubbers. He better start distancing himself now, or he could end up on the outside looking in.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM

He already gives scum-sucking race-baiters like Sharpton air time to keep his ratings up. Sharpton represents nobody and has nothing of value to add to any conversation. Hannity may be a true conservative, but he’s too much of a ratings whore to take seriously all the time.

Extrafishy on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Reid – “This Country Club is lost!”
Media Whores of the World Untie!
And now for something completely different.

Coronagold on September 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Fox News may need to start re-thinking their contract with Rove. I know my opinion of him just went down the crapper.

Guest1.1 on September 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

The repubs have gotten used to spending like drunken democrats under Bush. They and Rove had better wise up or the real drunken democrats will be in power for a long time.

abcurtis on September 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM

It is a Revolution to oust the DC elites of both parties, not just Democrats. The RNC establishment is just as much of a target of the voters as the Boxers, Murrays and Reids of the political world. Karl clearly showed last night that he’s one of them, not one of us.

uncalheels on September 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Extrafishy on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM

That’s one reason I quit watching Hannity and listening to his radio show. He’s become a one trick pony. But then all the talk shows have. It’s all Obama all the time with them. I’m sick of it. I’ve quit Rush, Beck, Levin and all the rest. I know Obama and the democrats are problems for this country, I dont need to hear it 24/7. What I want to know is, what can be done about it? Voting in RINOs wont do it.

abcurtis on September 15, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Yeah, I trust your thoughtful analysis of the Right.

/s

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

abcurtis on September 15, 2010 at 9:46 AM

+1

The thing I always liked about Reagan (and I was raised in a hardcore Democrat family with a great Aunt a registered Communist)… was his ability to couple his attacks against the Democrats with great substance. His witty criticisms had depth. He reached me. He explained conservatism to me.

To me, Hannity is a joke. He’s shallow and his shtick convinces nobody except the already convinced. Rush is better, but still doesn’t communicate the “whys” of conservatism like Reagan did.

We can giggle about the Leftists, but this is serious business. We need leaders who will MAKE THE ARGUMENT for conservatism and reach those willing to consider.

mankai on September 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Rove had a huge hand in turning the GOP into the Dem lite party. Conservatives have no use for a Dem lite party and they are letting that be known as of right now.

voiceofreason on September 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Last night’s rant and his little frog dance in front of David Gregory, while Gregory claps his hands and gleams a year or so back, puts Rove in a whole different light for me.

wepeople on September 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM

That claim has not been made that I’m aware of. We’re having a conversation about who will protect Rove and who will tell it like it is.. Nothing more than that.

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Wow, Karl. Just wow.Look, on the face of it, O’Donnell is simply no Palin, pure and simple. She has issues that need to be addressed in the few weeks. itzWicks on September 15, 2010 at 6:59 AM

I would be willing to bet that Mr. Rove looks upon Gov. Palin in exactly the same light as Ms. O’Donnell. He thinks both are horrible.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 10:27 AM

For what it’s worth; Hannity is good friends with Beckel and other folks that I see as enemies of the people. At this point in our history, I feel the need to identify those who wear the uniform of the enemy within. I don’t see Rush and Beck having dinner with the likes of Bob Beckel. I like Hannity, but I also see him as a person who feels the need for people like Beckel in his business world. Bob Beckel is the enemy in my eyes. This is a hard one for me.

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM

I would be willing to bet that Mr. Rove looks upon Gov. Palin in exactly the same light as Ms. O’Donnell. He thinks both are horrible.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 10:27 AM

I agree 100%…

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Since Rove is persona non grata now I wouldn’t blame him if he accidentally loses the contact list he developed in two successful presidential elections.

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Et Tu Roweus

Wade on September 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM

opps Roveus

Wade on September 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM

She did so here.

Allah… didn’t you mean to put a link in “here”

Kaptain Amerika on September 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM

AP is an a$$hole.

pseudonominus on September 15, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Allah… didn’t you mean to put a link in “here”

Kaptain Amerika on September 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM

No, he didn’t “forget”

Snarky b@stard

pseudonominus on September 15, 2010 at 10:39 AM

This is the reason I left the Republican party. The “big tent”, donkeys with a trunk have allowed our country to get where it is now. They can’t articulate conservative ideals or communicate the value of personal freedom. Fire the establishment republicans and replace them at the first opportunity. There may be reasons to dislike O’Donnell, but give me one reason why the should have supported Castle based on his voting record.

ClanDerson on September 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Keemo on September 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM

When the best description he can come up with it “she’s a force to be reckoned with” it doesn’t take much to figure out that he doesn’t appreciate his little world being rocked. Almost funny.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Is this the Reagan Revolution, part deux?

Never believe the media and policical propaganda, we want Government OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. Americans voters understand the importance of this election and the consequences these elite statists have in damage to our country. Keep up the energy, maintain the momentum to turn this country back around to conservative principles and the positive message of capitalism.

Wait, wasn’t there “some old, non-living, non-breathing document” that required ALL Americans to follow? The greatest, longest existing constitution in history?

dthorny on September 15, 2010 at 10:48 AM

This guy should have been drummed out of the conservative movement years ago. Here’s a guy whose “strategy” for a “permanent GOP majority” was to move the party to the left.

In the long-term? That’s almost certainly a winning strategy. Despite the current support for more conservative candidates, culturally we’re not becoming a more conservative nation. At the least, not on social politics. Just pray we don’t stray to further away from fiscal conservatism.

Vyce on September 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM

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