Re: Rove attacks candidate for being arrogant and lazy

From: Gerry Ford ([email protected])



"trudogg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Karl Rove sat down with GQ for a surprisingly interesting interview,
> published online this week, in which the former White House aide makes
> it pretty clear that he has a grudging respect for Hillary Clinton,
> whom he holds in relatively high regard, and seems rather disgusted
> with Barack Obama.
>
> At one point during the lengthy discussion, Rove explained why he
> rejects the notion that Republicans will support Obama in fairly large
> numbers, and actually believes it's McCain who can win over Dems.
>
> Rove: There are Democrats, particularly blue-collar Democrats, who
> defect to McCain because they see McCain as a patriotic figure and
> they see Obama as an elitist who's looking down his nose at 'em. Which
> he is. That comment where he said, you know, "After 9/11, I didn't
> wear a flag lapel pin because true patriotism consists of speaking out
> on the issues, not wearing a flag lapel pin"? Well, to a lot of
> ordinary people, putting that flag lapel pin on is true patriotism.
> It's a statement of their patriotic love of the country. And for him
> to sit there and dismiss it as he did-
>
> GQ: You're not wearing a flag pin, Karl.
>
> Rove: Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. But I respect those who
> consciously get up in the morning and put a flag lapel pin on.
>
> GQ: Do you see the elitist thing in other ways?
>
> Rove: Obama is coolly detached and very arrogant. I think he's
> very smart and knows he's smart, but as a result doesn't do his
> homework.
>
> First, Rove is misquoting Obama; he never said "true patriotism
> consists of speaking out on the issues." Second, the right-wing
> interest in flag lapel pins just isn't healthy, and ends up backfiring
> when people realize that the same conservatives whining about lapel
> pins don't wear them - and neither does their presidential candidate.
>
> And third, to hear Karl Rove, after more than a decade of service to
> George W. Bush, accuse anyone of being "arrogant" and unwilling to "do
> his homework" is so spectacularly amusing, I'm almost amazed he's too
> far gone to appreciate the irony.
>
> But Rove's praise for Hillary Clinton is almost jarring. He seems to
> detest Obama, which apparently leads him to respect Clinton even more.
>
> At different points in the interview, Rove praised Clinton for:
>
> * the original "3 a.m." ad, which he called "gutsy"
>
> * hiring Mark Penn, whom Rove twice described as "a very smart guy"
>
> * her recent strategy of raising the specter of picking Obama as her
> running mate
>
> * and, compared to Obama, her record of having been "around public
> life a lot longer and has demonstrated, you know, more involvement
> than he has."
>
> Now, when it comes to Rove, it's easy to dip into over-analysis. Is he
> praising Clinton because he likes or her fears her? Is he trashing
> Obama because he's trying to undermine him, or is this some elaborate
> plot to help him get the nomination because Rove thinks he'd be easy
> to beat?
>
> Frankly, I tend to find this kind of tea-leaf reading a little
> tiresome, in large part because a) Rove's strategies are rarely
> sophisticated; b) Rove isn't nearly as clever as he thinks he is; and
> c) Rove, more often than not, is wrong.
>
> Nevertheless, it's an awfully interesting interview. It's worth taking
> a look.
>
> http://men.style.com/gq/blogs/gqeditors/2008/04/karl-rove-likes.html
>
> Steve Benen

I'm gonna keep my eye on turdblossom this time around. Remember, he was the
architect to bringing the neo-cons to power. How has that worked out for us
so far?

So if Rove endorsed a shampoo that made you unable to read the constitution,
unable to manage the business of governemnt, unable to prevail in a cynical
land and oil grab, unable to speak simple truths, unable to deal with
America's and Americans' problems, would you use it?

--

"That this social order with its pauperism, famines, prisons, gallows,
armies, and wars is necessary to society; that still greater disaster
would ensue if this organization were destroyed; all this is said only
by those who profit by this organization, while those who suffer from it
- and they are ten times as numerous - think and say quite the contrary."

~~ Leo Tolstoy

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Rove attacks candidate for being arrogant and lazy... by trudogg on Apr 3rd 2008, 17:49