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Karl Rove to Obama: How dare you?

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake


Sunday Rundown: Today on the Sunday talk shows.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY - Rove to Obama: How dare you?

Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove came out swinging against President Obama and Democrats who have leveled charges that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is accepting foreign donations to fund campaign attack ads. Rove said the "baseless" allegations were a "desperate political ploy" by the White House to distract from the economy. Rove pointed to a Saturday New York Times article reporting that the chamber's overseas fundraising is not "improper or even unusual." Rove also denounced a new Democratic National Committee ad accusing groups connected to Rove of using foreign funding to run ads against Democratic candidates as a "baseless lie." Rove acknowledged "doing everything" he can to help American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS to raise money, but he does not fund them. Rove said that the groups are abiding by all U.S. laws, and accused Obama of tarring his political adversaries with "some kind of enemies list." He added: "this is just beyond the pale. How dare the president do this?"


Substitute host Bret Baier had little control over the conversation between House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) -- much of which was inaudible as the two members of Congress talked over each other. One area of agreement, however, was Cantor's denunciation of Ohio GOP House candidate Rich Lott's longtime weekend hobby of dressing up as a Nazi during World War II reenactments. Cantor dismissed a Washington Post report that few GOP candidates have adopted the party's "Pledge to America" in their campaigns. Wasserman Schultz called for a national moratorium on foreclosures, while Cantor said such a move would "shut down the housing industry."


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ABC: THIS WEEK - Blumenthal: Military service not an issue

Connecticut Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal said he doesn't think his misrepresentations about having served in Vietnam will be at the forefront of voters' minds in three weeks. "I think the voters of Connecticut are concerned about the real issues, and I believe those are the issues that will be center in the election," Blumenthal, the state's attorney general, said. Blumenthal's opponent, former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive Linda McMahon, was asked about her own political liabilities - namely, the sometimes degrading depiction of women in the wrestling ring. McMahon said she is "happy with the content today," now that the show is more family friendly. "In WWE, women really are powerful women. ... I much prefer it today."

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf defended his country against allegations from the U.S. government that Pakistan has not done enough to combat terrorism.
"Pakistan has always been accused of not doing enough, but I totally disagree with this statement," Musharraf said. "Pakistan is doing enough." Musharraf said everyone in the world should "let Pakistan alone, and let us deal with this situation."


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CBS: FACE THE NATION - Axelrod to Chamber: Open your books

When asked for evidence that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's overseas fundraising amounted to more than "peanuts" in the group's $200 million annual budget, White House senior adviser David Axelrod challenged host Bob Schieffer to prove a negative. "Well, do you have any evidence that it's not, Bob?" Axelrod said as he called for the chamber and other groups spending heavily on midterm elections to open their books and disclose their funders.

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie -- who along with Karl Rove founded two such groups, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS -- accused Axelrod of being "either woefully uninformed or willfully deceptive and dishonest." Like Rove, he said these groups are obeying the law. "If people want to change the rules and have that debate, that's fine," Gillespie said. "But don't accuse those who are playing by the rules of somehow doing something unethical or illegal." Gillespie said tea partiers had been "a little disruptive" during the GOP primary process, but he said he prefers the party to have "growing pains rather than shrinking pains."


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NBC: MEET THE PRESS - Illinois Senate face-off

Illinois Senate candidates Rep. Mark Kirk (R) and state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) debated, with Giannoulias defending the stimulus package passed by Democrats last year. He also said he would be open to another stimulus package under the right set of circumstances. "It wasn't flawlessly done, but if you take a look at what would have happened, I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street to figure out what would have happened?" Giannoulias said. Pressed repeatedly on whether he knew if his family bank was loaning money to convicted criminals, Giannoulias said he "didn't know the extent" of their criminal pasts. A Chicago Tribune story this year detailed $20 million in loans to two convicted criminals by Broadway Bank. "If I knew then what we know now, these aren't the kind of people you do business with," Giannoulias said.

Giannoulias then mixed it up with Kirk, referring to the congressman's frequent mischaracterizations of his military record. "He says he's a fiscal hawk; the congressman has told some real whoppers during this campaign, but that may be the biggest one of all," Giannoulias said. Confronted with his various misstatements about his military record, Kirk said he "was careless, and I learned a very painful and humbling lesson." He said that it's fair game for voters and the media to use those misstatements when evaluating his candidacy.


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CNN: STATE OF THE UNION - Both parties bullish on November chances

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen said he remains "very positive and bullish" about Democrats' chances of keeping the House this year, despite increasing projections that Republicans will retake the majority.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the recruitment chair at the National Republican Congressional Committee, said there are 80 seats in which the Democratic incumbent or candidate is below 50 percent in the polls - an ominous sign for the party. "I think there's a great chance that we take the House," McCarthy said.

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  | October 10, 2010; 1:13 PM ET
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I like how right-wingers such as Rove trash the NY Times consistently until the Times writes something they agree with, then they start pointing to it as evidence.

Rove's fake outrage on this issue is laughably transparent. The Chamber, like FoxNews is a wing of the Republican party. Except the Chamber is only partly powered by foreigners. Fox is fully owned by Brit Rupert Murdoch.

Posted by: mypitts2 | October 12, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Reading most of these posts, I can see why th WP is on the road to bankruptcy. Its readership appears to be substantially comprised of little or no political common sense political neophytes. They repeat almost verbatin the rantings of the ultra liberal WP which is one of the administration's biggest cheerleaders.

Posted by: depoulins | October 12, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

"House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) -- much of which was inaudible as the two members of Congress talked over each other." NO! The two members DID NOT talk over each other. Shultz REPEATEDLY interrupted Cantor. I have recomm ended Fox News cut off the mics of "guests" who interrupt. I was very interested in Cantor's comments and couldb not hear them for the harridan's interruptions.

Posted by: IQ168 | October 12, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Rove's self-righteous indignation is laughable. Yes, the groups he backs "are abiding by the laws... not violating any laws." Legality is the easiest way to explain deception and immorality known to mankind. For more than 100 years it was legal in America to keep blacks from having civil rights. In Germany it was legal for the Jews to be exterminated! Legality is what Karl Rove knows it to be -- the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Posted by: jcluma | October 12, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Rove's self-righteous indignation is laughable. His statement of being on the side of rectitude is laughable. Yes, the groups he backs "are abiding by the laws... not violating any laws." Legality is the easiest way to explain deception and immorality known to mankind. For more than 100 years it was legal in America to keep blacks from having civil rights. In Germany it was legal for the Jews to be exterminated! Legality is what Karl Rove knows it to be -- the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Posted by: jcluma | October 12, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

How is it that Obama can, without pushback, accuse the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of using alleged foreign funds and not be, at the VERY least, being accused of being a hypocrite of the most common order for allowing (encouraging?) the use of prepaid debit cards for enriching his political ambitions? As this paper pointed out, the funds are virtually untraceable--making Obama, Axelrod, et. al., look as "pure and unsullied" as Chicago politics. Why doesn't our esteemed Congress demand hearings on that? Yeah, right.

Posted by: 65tarheel | October 12, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Karl Rove should be an expert at detracting from the economy. He did it for 8 years along with the Bush administration.

Posted by: brit89 | October 12, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Judas goats?

Posted by: kbam1 | October 12, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Judas goats?

Posted by: kbam1 | October 12, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

What a piece of garbage this column has become. It looks like the Post has sent it over to Axelrod to make the comments. I've read the Posts' comment rules and it looks like no one is reading the comments and therefore garbage is allowed to be posted.

Posted by: theknightssbca | October 11, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I used to read people making fun of Bush's IQ and asking how did he ever graduate form Yale? A valid point I grant you. The real question is how did Obama ever graduate form Harvard? Maybe Ivy League schools are vastly over rated?

Posted by: Loxinabox | October 11, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

How dare ROVE?! The most vindictive political operative in modern history, (before and since the Nixon criminals) the king of the "desperate political ploy".

Posted by: Rivery | October 11, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

How dare ROVE?! The most vindictive political operative in modern history, (before and since the Nixon criminals) the king of the "desperate political ploy".

Posted by: Rivery | October 11, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

How dare ROVE?! The most vindictive political operative in modern history, (before and since the Nixon criminals) the king of the "desperate political ploy".

Posted by: Rivery | October 11, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

There is another choice.
I am the Independent Party candidate for US Senate.

See my reponse to the debates here: http://moslereconomics.com/2010/03/02/response-to-dem-debate/

And visit my website www.moslerforsenate.com to see my endorsements, qualifications, and proposals to fix our broken economy and create the 20 million new private sector jobs we desperately need.

Warren Mosler
www.moslerforsenate.com

Posted by: WarrenMosler | October 11, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

How dare Rove to masquerade as a human being?

Posted by: racam | October 11, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

How dare Rove masquerade as a human being?

Posted by: racam | October 11, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove to Obama: How dare you? OMG. Is this a joke? Karl Rove is one of the most corrupt, cynical, despicable human beings on planet earth. I loathe him and the very idea of him. How dare he criticize ANYONE.

Posted by: francinelast | October 11, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Very few things anger me as much as feigned self-righteous indignation, especially when its from a famously deceptive, Machiavellian slime.

I find the utter shamelessness of Rove & his ilk to be revolting.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | October 11, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Very few things anger me as much as feigned self-righteous indignation, especially when its from a famously deceptive, Machiavellian slime.

I find the utter shamelessness of Rove & his ilk to be revolting.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | October 11, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Now righties have the inenviable task of trying to explain why they firmly beleive that special interest money and money from the Chinese government and the Saudi royal family should be allowed to purchase US congressional seats. No doubt hannity and beck and rush have given them the talking points about why this is now fine with them.

Posted by: John1263 | October 11, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Considering the fact that Karl is an uncharged war criminal and thief along with the former Vice_President he should have the brains to keep a low profile and the current President and administration should have a grand jury putting him and Dick in the can with Scooter. I have been a life long Republican and these clowns have destroyed the middle class and the rest of the country for their self seving greed and now they have sold us out to the Chicoms, and crooks that do business with them and their buddies at Haliburton et al overseas. Obama and his buddies are not perfect but they certainly are alot better then the current GOP/tea bag stooges. Our country is doomed until we quit buying into free trade and selling out to the guys with the most money to spew their bilge messages. Quit whinning, pay your taxt for what you get and work.

Posted by: Ronn_Greek | October 11, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Can someone please get a hold of Jeff Gannon who was given credential by Karl as a White House Reporter so he could ask GW Bush planned questions and answers at press corp meetings? He ran ads at various gay escrot service web sites using the professional name of "Bulldog" and obtained pases to the White House regularly to visit Karl Rove.

Did Karl Rove leave his wife for Jeff Gannon?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Please if you don't know, then spread the inquiry - perhaps someone somewhere - in the United States, or abroad perhaps, can answer this question:

Did Karl Rove leave his wife for Jeff Gannon.

Ask in the newspapers.

Ask on TV.

Ask in the blogs.

Inquiring minds want to know.

Did he?

Or Didn't he?

Did Karl Rove leave his wife for Jeff Gannon? Does he plan to marry him? Did they marry secretly already?

Gay marriage is now legal in DC.

PUT IT TOGETHER. (KARL WOULD!)

SPREAD THE WORD. (KARL WOULD!)

Posted by: jKO2010 | October 11, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

President Obama correctly ientifying fox as a propaganda outlet is not the same as trying to censor it. you righties have a hard time with big words and concepts. Just like paying taxes is not socialism, having rules for health unsureres is not "government run" health care, environmental regulations are not "totalitarianism," and a slew of other things you people can't seem to keep straight.

President Obama identified fox as biased and a tool of the republicon party. That is a fact. If you chose to see stating a "fact" about your lie-station then you mimght want to ask yourself why you think it is an attack? If I call the sky blue it is not an attack unless you wish to beleieve the sky is red or green. Then it is a "blue attack" coming from some "elite" blue lover.

Posted by: John1263 | October 11, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

[Rove] accused Obama of tarring his political adversaries with "some kind of enemies list." He added: "this is just beyond the pale. How dare the president do this?"
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How can this fat little piggy, who practically created character assasination, squeal FOUL when someone else does it.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. He worked for the most corrupt administration in the last 100 years and that little oinker has the ballz to lecture democrats on ethics?

Posted by: xconservative | October 11, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

[Rove] accused Obama of tarring his political adversaries with "some kind of enemies list." He added: "this is just beyond the pale. How dare the president do this?"
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How can this fat little piggy, who practically created character assasination, squeal FOUL when someone else does it.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. He worked for the most corrupt administration in the last 100 years and that little oinker has the ballz to lecture democrats on ethics?

Posted by: xconservative | October 11, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Same tactic rove used to try to cover his role in revelaing the identity of covert CIA operatives. Same tactic he always uses. Deny aggressively - dirty little piece of animal droppings that he is.

Still, it was a HUGE mistake to let the bush administration crime syndicate go unpunished. It is the same leson over and over -- after the Civil War a better tactic would have been to hang every member of the Confederation congress, Jeff Davis, and all the rebel scum leaders. After Watergate the lesson of nixon in handcuffs and prison orange would have told the nation that we really do follow our creeds and ideals. the reagan cabal who sold weapons to our enemies to finance an illegal war should all have spent long terms in jail, starting with that traitor ollie north.

When we let these kinds of crimes go unpunished for political reasons it always comes back to bite us. rove is just the latest, and sleaziest, example.

Posted by: John1263 | October 11, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Karl Rove was to George Bush what Goebbels was to Hitler. If you opposed Bush at a rally you were spirited out and called out for your of lack patriotism. True Patriots don't criticize your leader. Rove was the driving force in the suppression of the 1st Amendment.

Karl Rove is a Fox Fair and Balanced Facist.

Posted by: texasbred1
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SO wait, are you for speaking out against your leader, or not?

If Rove was to Bush what Goebbels was to Hitler, it is then absolute to say that Emanuel AND Axelrod are to Obama what Goebbels was to Hitler!

What is funny about liberals today is that are doing a straight out attack on our freedoms. Obama himself attacked Fox News for the biased reporting. So? Aren't they allowed to? When did the President have the right to censor a news organization for the type of reports they choose to air. I am sorry that Obama doesn't like what they are saying, but why the outright attack against their freedom of speech? Maybe because there is a little more truth in their reporting than liberals care understand. Either way, Obama's desire to control the media is a step toward the Hugo Chavez style of government! Is that what liberals want? Seems so!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | October 11, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Bet President Obama is having second thoughts about the decision not to pursue criminal actions against the Bush administration now. rove is a parasite on our society. A bllod sucking troll who seeks to hollow out our political system from within until nothing is left. He is like a worm in an apple, a bol weavil on a cotton plant, he is like pancreatic cancer on the body politic.

Posted by: John1263 | October 11, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

What we need is to teach our children philosophy and ethics. Give them the tools to decipher a sound argument from one made of spin. President Obama has brought the economy back from a perilous point to one of recovery. Corporations are hoarding cash, the most cash on hand in 50 years. Could they afford to give the American worker a 25 cent hourly raise, certainly. Could they afford to restore some benefits or hire a couple of extra people, certainly.

There are those who profit on bad news, there are those who choose to be elected through fear, and there are those who would turn one group of American people against another to acquire power.

Then there are those who point to a brighter future, those who talk about pulling together as Americans, to working things out logically and calmly. Those who would suggest that yielding on American principles in the heat of the moment is self-defeating and lessens us.

Look through the words being used. Get rid of the insults, the nasty adjectives, the words used to make you angry or fearful. Look at what actions each party has taken over the last 10 years. Look at where the priority is being placed, profit over the well-being of America and its people, or people and environment over profit.

Ever since the stimulus plan went into effect we have been slowly but surely digging ourselves out of the economic hole we found ourselves in January 2009. Corporations have more cash on hand now than in the last 50 years. Although the allegedly unbiased polls indicate consumer confidence is not where it should be inventories, manufacturing, sales, and profits are all up. The only thing that lags is unemployment seems stalled around 9.6%, but it is not going up. And if you take away the layoffs of census workers the private sector actually just added 60,000 jobs. Factoring in the census job losses and we took a hit for about 45,000 jobs. But these were short term part-time jobs. The private sector jobs were long-term jobs. You can twist the numbers and mkae them imply whatever you want. But through a solid logical analysis it is clear that jobs are on the road to recovery, and that corporations have the cash to hire more. Clearly this was not the situation 18 months ago. And we also know from history that during a recovery the last area to recover is jobs.

So with all the positives why would we believe that the Republican Party, who blocked and weakened every recovery initiative the President tried to implement, is now interested in the needs of the American people over corporate interests?

Don't let the President have to battle a bad economy, a Republican legacy now and with the Great Depression, plus a hostile Republican majority in Congress.

We need to let the President run with his plan full term and then judge whether things worked out. Don't let the Fox/Rep fear make you vote in an illogical way. Things are getting better. Vote to support the President's continued recovery.

Posted by: garryh | October 11, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Shucks. I thought someone had finally outed Karl Rove. I wonder how Jeff Gannon is doing.

Posted by: jKO2010 | October 11, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

What we need is to teach our children philosophy and ethics. Give them the tools to decipher a sound argument from one made of spin. President Obama has brought the economy back from a perilous point to one of recovery. Corporations are hoarding cash, the most cash on hand in 50 years. Could they afford to give the American worker a 25 cent hourly raise, certainly. Could they afford to restore some benefits or hire a couple of extra people, certainly.

There are those who profit on bad news, there are those who choose to be elected through fear, and there are those who would turn one group of American people against another to acquire power.

Then there are those who point to a brighter future, those who talk about pulling together as Americans, to working things out logically and calmly. Those who would suggest that yielding on American principles in the heat of the moment is self-defeating and lessens us.

Look through the words being used. Get rid of the insults, the nasty adjectives, the words used to make you angry or fearful. Look at what actions each party has taken over the last 10 years. Look at where the priority is being placed, profit over the well-being of America and its people, or people and environment over profit.

Ever since the stimulus plan went into effect we have been slowly but surely digging ourselves out of the economic hole we found ourselves in January 2009. Corporations have more cash on hand now than in the last 50 years. Although the allegedly unbiased polls indicate consumer confidence is not where it should be inventories, manufacturing, sales, and profits are all up. The only thing that lags is unemployment seems stalled around 9.6%, but it is not going up. And if you take away the layoffs of census workers the private sector actually just added 60,000 jobs. Factoring in the census job losses and we took a hit for about 45,000 jobs. But these were short term part-time jobs. The private sector jobs were long-term jobs. You can twist the numbers and mkae them imply whatever you want. But through a solid logical analysis it is clear that jobs are on the road to recovery, and that corporations have the cash to hire more. Clearly this was not the situation 18 months ago. And we also know from history that during a recovery the last area to recover is jobs.

So with all the positives why would we believe that the Republican Party, who blocked and weakened every recovery initiative the President tried to implement, is now interested in the needs of the American people over corporate interests?

Don't let the President have to battle a bad economy, a Republican legacy now and with the Great Depression, plus a hostile Republican majority in Congress.

We need to let the President run with his plan for the remaining 2 years and then judge whether things worked out. Don't let the Republicans create so much fear that you vote in an illogical way. Things are getting better. Vote Democrat!

Posted by: garryh | October 11, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

What we need is to teach our children philosophy and ethics. Give them the tools to decipher a sound argument from one made of spin. President Obama has brought the economy back from a perilous point to one of recovery. Corporations are hoarding cash, the most cash on hand in 50 years. Could they afford to give the American worker a 25 cent hourly raise, certainly. Could they afford to restore some benefits or hire a couple of extra people, certainly.

There are those who profit on bad news, there are those who choose to be elected through fear, and there are those who would turn one group of American people against another to acquire power.

Then there are those who point to a brighter future, those who talk about pulling together as Americans, to working things out logically and calmly. Those who would suggest that yielding on American principles in the heat of the moment is self-defeating and lessens us.

Look through the words being used. Get rid of the insults, the nasty adjectives, the words used to make you angry or fearful. Look at what actions each party has taken over the last 10 years. Look at where the priority is being placed, profit over the well-being of America and its people, or people and environment over profit.

Ever since the stimulus plan went into effect we have been slowly but surely digging ourselves out of the economic hole we found ourselves in January 2009. Corporations have more cash on hand now than in the last 50 years. Although the allegedly unbiased polls indicate consumer confidence is not where it should be inventories, manufacturing, sales, and profits are all up. The only thing that lags is unemployment seems stalled around 9.6%, but it is not going up. And if you take away the layoffs of census workers the private sector actually just added 60,000 jobs. Factoring in the census job losses and we took a hit for about 45,000 jobs. But these were short term part-time jobs. The private sector jobs were long-term jobs. You can twist the numbers and mkae them imply whatever you want. But through a solid logical analysis it is clear that jobs are on the road to recovery, and that corporations have the cash to hire more. Clearly this was not the situation 18 months ago. And we also know from history that during a recovery the last area to recover is jobs.

So with all the positives why would we believe that the Republican Party, who blocked and weakened every recovery initiative the President tried to implement, is now interested in the needs of the American people over corporate interests?

Don't let the President have to battle a bad economy, a Republican legacy now and with the Great Depression, plus a hostile Republican majority in Congress.

We need to let the President run with his plan for the remaining 2 years and then judge whether things worked out. Don't let the Republicans create so much fear that you vote in an illogical way. Things are getting better. Vote Democrat!

Posted by: garryh | October 11, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Fox. And news don't belong in the same sentence. Opinion requires a mouth. Journalism requires efforts. Rove is a partisan hack on Fox Opinion. What a well lived life and how he has maximized his time on earth. Ick.

Posted by: citizen625 | October 11, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Apparently everyone has conveniently forgotten the many convictions of Asian contributors in 1997 who funneled money into the DNC. I suppose charges will be filed if there is any evidence of wrongdoing. Not that Eric needs EVIDENCE- it never hindered him before!

Posted by: rhondaonecvoice | October 11, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I've tried to find an e mail address for Karl's Crosssroads Grassroots Policy Strategies so I can tell him where he can stick the Lies and Untruths they are trying to smear Jack Conway with here in Kentucky,I have received two different pieces of mail from them in the past week. I am returning their garbage and never want to hear from them again. I hope one of them read this comment.

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | October 11, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Exactly when has Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ever appeared on TV and NOT talked over everyone else the entire time??!!! And "Wasserman Schultz called for a national moratorium on foreclosures, while Cantor said such a move would "shut down the housing industry." Can you guess which answer is CORRECT? Do you love 10% unemployment, no growth economies, and a dead and still dying housing market? Then stick with Debbie.

Posted by: rhondaonecvoice | October 11, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Me thinks he doth protest too much.

Posted by: amaikovich | October 11, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Obama just opened up a can of whoop-*ss on Karl Rove. Finally, Karl gets called out by the people in charge. I love my president. Go Obama!

Posted by: freedomgirl1 | October 11, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

"Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove came out swinging against President Obama and Democrats who have leveled charges that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is accepting foreign donations to fund campaign attack ads. Rove said the "baseless" allegations were a "desperate political ploy" by the White House to distract from the economy."

So pretty much iron-bound, irrefutable proof of the truth of Obama's charges, then?

Posted by: irae | October 11, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Every time Rove comes out swinging, we find that there is a "there" there. These money hungry fools will take money from a baby if it brings them one step closer to buying a vote or funding one more meaningless attack ad rather than meaningful solution.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | October 11, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

All of a sudden when the tables are turned Rovie boy says "How Dare you"? We put up with his puppet for 8 years-- Please go away and take Sarah Palin with you--
NOBODY CARES what you think!

Posted by: patrick18 | October 11, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Karl Rove was to George Bush what Goebbels was to Hitler. If you opposed Bush at a rally you were spirited out and called out for your of lack patriotism. True Patriots don't criticize your leader. Rove was the driving force in the suppression of the 1st Amendment.

Karl Rove is a Fox Fair and Balanced Facist.

Posted by: texasbred1 | October 11, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

It should be TREASON to let foreign countries buy our election! If it's treason to sell secrets to the enemy, how can goups like Chamber and Rove's oh-so-American-sounding groups be allowed to take foreign money to influence the elction? Some patriots the GOP! They should be investigated for TREASON!

Posted by: littledog | October 11, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Question: Are there absolutely no informed people supporting the right or do none of them ever make comments. A bunch of name calling, unfounded charges do not contribute anything.

Posted by: withersb | October 11, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Wrong side of history Mr. R. Think large like U.S. Large.

Posted by: u151 | October 11, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

As always what a joke Obama is. He promised to let everyone know where his contributions were coming from. As you all know he lied. Nothing new there the real joke is he thinks voters are stupid enough to for get that he refused to keep his promise and now he wants to hold Repubs to a standard he refused to reach! Only a complete fool would vote for Obozo and any of his party! Remember Democrats do not care about the poor in America! Want proof OK Loxinabox wrote:
What a historic opportunity America had to see that all of our citizens had health care. We were sold out by Obama and all of his lies. Because of his lies and refusal to
televise the entire health care debate on C-SPAN as he promised the American people we ended up with a 2700 page piece of pork! No back room deals.......please no earmarks please......what happened to the public option? Because of Obama's lies like not posting it on the Internet for five days before signing it into law many on the left and right don't want it. You would think just this once Obama could have stopped pandering to special interest groups but no! We were cheated out of an opportunity that it is
unlikely we will ever see again! I wish the guilty parties would step forward and then step down...never going to happen. Again it is America that lost and someone had their pockets lined. Will this ever stop? Obama how much did you get paid to sell your soul? Let not us forget everyone that voted for this! Thank you Republicans for standing up for the poor people who need Americas help! Once again the Democrats have proven they have no interest in protecting the poor. As always you can contact me at work http://www.usa-businessreview.com Here's too laughing at the Obozo I know most of the world joins me. Maybe if some of you sheep would turn off msnbc and watch the BBC for a few days you might be able to open your eyes.

Posted by: Loxinabox | October 11, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

If Rove is that upset that quickly there's definitely merit to the charges.

Posted by: washpost18 | October 11, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

rove is a treasonous slimey slug who should be in federal prison, he should fade into obcurity like all other crooks from our countries past.

Posted by: calif-joe | October 11, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

With the Obama administration full of corrupt politicians and it's on-going defense of Rangel, Winter and the rest of the Democratic thugs,the best thing that Obama can to is shut up. Remember, we talking about the Obama of Acorn, of the GM bail out, etc. This is corruption on a huge scale.

Posted by: richard36 | October 11, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Hey Rove, Remember what happend to that buddy of yours Lee Atwater? Hope it happens to you.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | October 11, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Shame on you Karl Rove! You continute to do everything possible to preserve, protect and defend a "for sale" GOP government to the highest bidder. The GOP is knee thick in all this money thanks to their Supreme Courtees.. Alito, Roberts,Scalia, Thomas etc. Time for voters to stand up and fight back this GOP tide this Fall.

Posted by: DanKane1 | October 11, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Shame on you Karl Rove! You continute to do everything possible to preserve, protect and defend a "for sale" GOP government to the highest bidder. The GOP is knee thick in all this money thanks to their Supreme Courtees.. Alito, Roberts,Scalia, Thomas etc. Time for voters to stand up and fight back this GOP tide this Fall.

Posted by: DanKane1 | October 11, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

"How dare you?"

This is rich from KKKarl Rove, chief propagandist of the tired old Southern Strategy demonizing gays, Mexicans and Muslims for divisive political wedge issues.

Hell, he even has Bishops believing Obama is a Muslim. How dare he?

Posted by: areyousaying | October 11, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Shame on you Karl Rove! You continute to do everything possible to preserve, protect and defend a "for sale" GOP government to the highest bidder. The GOP is knee thick in all this money thanks to their Supreme Courtees.. Alito, Roberts, voters to stand up and fight back this GOP tide this Fall.

Posted by: DanKane1 | October 11, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Now this administration cries for transparency?

Isn't there something illegal about this aministration taking over GM, then while the government holds 51% of the auto giant, sending donations to Democratic candidates from GM??

What about the unions? what about contributions to Obama from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

This is an attempted smear. I re-iterate what Mr. Rove has said. "How dare you?"

Posted by: JBfromFL | October 11, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Now this administration cries for transparency?

Isn't there something illegal about this aministration taking over GM, then while the government holds 51% of the auto giant, sending donations to Democratic candidates from GM??

What about the unions? what about contributions to Obama from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

This is an attempted smear. I re-iterate what Mr. Rove has said. "How dare you?"

Posted by: JBfromFL | October 11, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

What a lying hypocritical s-bag Karl Rove is. This is the guy who said throw it all at the Democrats but when one of his patron saints gets a little on their shoe, he goes off. Words can't describe the contempt I have for Karl Rove, but the ones that come closest wouldn't be allowed here anyway.

Posted by: ElectricBill | October 11, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

This is what the republican's do. Lie. They have always done it. And always try to discredit everyone else. They are the epitome of evil. Rove and Cheney get top honors for that.

Posted by: mac7 | October 11, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Ah remember the days when we waited for the handcuffs to be put on Rove for a slew of felonies and then contempt?

Those were the days!

That anyone takes him seriously at all today I find amazing. That he is given a platform of any kind to speak and that his comments make news is Exhibit A of the incestuous relationship between cable news cycle and national politics.

Posted by: TessaCC | October 11, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

DwightCollin wrote: "you don't have a clue about the pain Americans are going thru..."

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And you are the "pain guru"? Tell us, oh poster child of angry white rich men.

Posted by: swatkins1 | October 11, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Wow, how hypocritical can Karl Rove get? He and Newt Gingrich have some nerve accusing the President of things they themselves have done a thousand times over. But oddly enough, many Republicans see nothing wrong with such behavior.

I continue to mourn the self-destruction of the GOP - a Party I used to be a member of. But they have completely debased themselves. I'll be voting against them every chance I get.

Posted by: jay_casey | October 11, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

"Rove committed TREASON when he purposefully and with malice aforethought outed Valerie Plame!
Rove should be in JAIL trading cigarettes for his life--
And anyone, and I am talking to you right-wing nuts who are so delusional you cannot see how you are being utterly manipulated by billionaires...read a book, start to THINK!
You think they are funneling millions to Rove's group for you? HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Posted by: suec716 | October 11, 2010 6:11 AM | Report abuse "

you are lying...
it was already proven that a state department employee leaked that info...
you must work for the dems...
you don't have a clue about the pain Americans are going thru...

Posted by: DwightCollins | October 11, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

does Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) tell the voters in her district that she voted 100% for the obama agenda...
that the retired people in her district have to share their retirement with those that don't have...
does she...
schultz needs to go...
her masters are not working for America...
she cannot support israel and obama at the same time...
schultz needs to be thrown out of the house...

Posted by: DwightCollins | October 11, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Rove committed TREASON when he purposefully and with malice aforethought outed Valerie Plame!

Rove should be in JAIL trading cigarettes for his life--

And anyone, and I am talking to you right-wing nuts who are so delusional you cannot see how you are being utterly manipulated by billionaires...read a book, start to THINK!

You think they are funneling millions to Rove's group for you? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: suec716 | October 11, 2010 6:11 AM | Report abuse

My point being that Rupert Murdock is "store bought" American not some one who was born American.. they have special rules to be president I think they should have the same rules to own tv on media outlets claiming to be American. that way we would always know for sure we could not be bought.... a good point to take I think and I welcome immigrants, when they produce children the children get all the benefits of citizen ship ..still a great deal for them.

Posted by: artistkvip1 | October 11, 2010 5:23 AM | Report abuse

What a phony Rove is. Remember Claude Rains in Casablanca?

INSPECTOR
I'm shocked! Shocked to learn that gambling has been going on in here.

[Croupier enters.]

CROUPIER
Your winnings sir.

(With apologies to the stylish and wonderful Claude Rains for mentioning him in the same posting as the truly ugly-in-mind-and-body Karl Rove.)

Posted by: moderate2010 | October 11, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

all you have to think about with the foreign money thing is fox news and it's.... Australian owner Rupert Murdock... then follow the money in campaign admonitions Karl marx? Rove. I love aussis but i don't want them making my news or funding the government of the united states ... Let Rupert rule Australia...

Posted by: artistkvip1 | October 11, 2010 4:56 AM | Report abuse

Problem with Karl "cheat the electorate" Rove is that his mouth is the same orifice as his ar*e. He is so discredited as a selfish fraudster that even Idiot in Chief George W Bush does not trust him anymore.

Posted by: mapleleaf3 | October 11, 2010 1:08 AM | Report abuse

'how dare you' from a practitioner of the Nixonian school of racist, ITT style money laundering, 'a million $ of hush money is doable' brand of political operations?
gimme a break.

Posted by: tedri50 | October 10, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse


If yo want to get a teabagger extremist barking and chasing his tail just shout "O'Donnell".

If you add "Palin" then you get him in a trance.

Posted by: bekabo | October 10, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

@pgr88

You're obviously a genius yourself, triple-posting and all. Heckuva job.

Posted by: ana1ana2 | October 10, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse


This SOB is still full of hot air.
This pompous gasbag won't be satisfied till he shares a cell with his buddy Boy George in a pen in the hottest place in Texas. Waiting for the extradition to The Hague.

Posted by: bekabo | October 10, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Karl!

I love it when you talk so forcefully!

But why are your pants on fire?

Posted by: angelos_peter | October 10, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Rove... hahahahaha!

Posted by: whocares666 | October 10, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

If you want to get a brainless leftist to start barking and chasing his tail, just shout "CARL ROVE!"

Posted by: pgr88 | October 10, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

If you want to get a brainless leftist to start barking and chasing his tail, just shout the word "ROVE!"

Posted by: pgr88 | October 10, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

If you want to get a brainless leftist to start barking and chasing his tail, just shout the word "ROVE!"

Posted by: pgr88 | October 10, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove: "this is just beyond the pale."

Who better to know than Karl, who has spent most of his career there?

Posted by: martymar123 | October 10, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove isn't in jail? I was not aware of that. Huh.

Posted by: ana1ana2 | October 10, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Blah Blah Blah - ACORN - Blah Blah Blah -SOCIALIST - Blah Blah Blah - MARXIST - Blah Blah Blah - BIRTH CERTIFICATE - Blah Blah Blah

That's all you MORONS on the right are capable of saying. Nice to know you can repeat things just like a Parrot! Let's throw in one more good old tried and true one

9-11 BLah Blah Blah - EVERYTHING CHANGED - Blah Blah Blah - 9-11 - Blah Blah Blah

Remember that one?? CLASSIC IDIOT SPEAK!

Posted by: gene11 | October 10, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Hard to tell where the money'scoming from, thanx to your corporately-packed Supreme Court, huh, Rove? You're should be executed for war crimes, working for Bush and Cheney, the worst administration by far in U.S. history.

How dare you pretend that you're still relevant.

Now,apologize to the president before someone breaks your teeth down your throat.

Posted by: 2229 | October 10, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove trying to shame someone? Classic!

What could be better than hearing Rove squeal like a stuck pig?

Posted by: Seytom1 | October 10, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove trying to shame someone? Classic!

What could be better than hearing Rove squeal like a stuck pig?

Posted by: Seytom1 | October 10, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Always nice to hear from Porky Pig; brings back memories of my childhood. What he means is, how DARE you catch us taking money from the Arab oil shieks?

Posted by: thrh | October 10, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove is a sociopath, pure and simple, who lies reflexively about anything and everything. How dare he feign indignity at anything anyone else says. Why do people pay any attention to anything he says? It seems obvious that the "American" Chamber of Commerce uses foreign funds in running its radical right-wing political ads. What's more, everything the "American" Chamber of Commerce does is tainted. Far from supporting American industries and business, this organization champions offshoring, that is, the practice of stealing industries and jobs from America and relocating them in other countries. In addition, when the COMMUNIST CHINESE GOVERNMENT was considering giving some actual rights to Chinese citizens who work in these factories for peanuts and live in company barracks, the "American" Chamber of Commerce opposed the reforms and threatened that "American" businesses would move their businesses from China to some other Third World country, like Viet Nam. Get that? The "American" Chamber of Commerce" is more authoritarian than the COMMUNIST CHINESE! The "American" Chamber of Commerce no longer supports what's best for America. It supports what's best for the tiny sliver of people who make out like bandits as the result of the fixed game which is "free trade" and globalization. Government of, by and for the corporations. I wish the Tea Partiers would wise up to who America's real enemies are.

Posted by: ejs2 | October 10, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

***How dare you? ***

In other words, of course the GOP is cheating and breaking the law, but you're not supposed to notice. That fat huckster, Rove, is a lying clown pretending to be indignant about "dirty tricks", a subject he is on first name basis with.

Posted by: Jerryvov | October 10, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

BTW,

If China and Russia are involved...what makes you think they didn't funnel money from Iran? China and Russia hates United States. We are their rivals when it comes to the workforce. Those three would love to do nothing more than cripple America’s workforce…and these stupid conservative Jews along with the United States Chamber of Commerce (lead by mostly rich Jews) over here in America are setting us up with our worst enemy, what a joke! I always wanted to know how a people could be so easily lead to slaughter by a tyrant name Hitler?…This year a Jew name Karl Rove who study Hitler while in the Whitehouse….The Jewish community should denounced this man….The same way the Black community have denounced O.J Simpson and Michael Steele…as well as Tiger Wood (who thinks he’s not a Black man)


THE DEMOCRATIC BASE ALWAYS GET FIRED UP WHEN KARL ROVE NAME IS MENTIONED....

THANK YOU....you little "prit" Just because you came from a dysfuntional family doesn't mean the rest of the Country have to be dysfuntional

Posted by: danders5000 | October 10, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

"this is just beyond the pale. How dare the president do this?"

How dare the right create the mess in this country that they did over ten years, then pretend like it's Obama's doing while they repeatedly blocked any legislation to fix their crises...all so it will appear that Obama is incompetent!

The right is a disgrace. Please go to the polls in November and keep these shameless
carnival barker con artists out of power. If we don't, they will finish destroying our country and hurting the American people.

Posted by: caroll1 | October 10, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

If Rove denounced it...Then we know it's true!

My question to Patrick Fitzgerald "How dare you not arrested this little prit when you had the chance!

THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT KARL ROVE!!!

Posted by: danders5000 | October 10, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

cartmaneric,
When the news broke that Obama had foreign money coming into his campaign he returned it. But unlike your GOP gods they will take anything they can get as long as they make their friends richer. The "American Axis of Evil" would sell their families if they could profit from it. So go ahead and kiss their backsides all you want. The GOP, Wall St. and the US Chamber will sell us to the highest bidder if the voters in November let them. But I have a feeling everything in time will blow up in their faces and the country will see who they really are. UNAMERICAN!

Posted by: sumo1 | October 10, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh by the way it's a representative republic sherlock.

Posted by: Cryos

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You need a lesson on OUR Democracy. I know of no better person that President George W. Bush who explains the history so well. [It took me a while to find this one.]

"For my own country, the process of becoming a mature, multi-ethnic democracy was lengthy and violent. Our journey from national independence to equal injustice included the enslavement of millions, and a four-year civil war." - President George W. Bush - Latvia - 7 May 2005

Posted by: James10 | October 10, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

A major part of the white house contention with the Citizens United ruling was that it did not require that these new superPAC's disclose their list of donors. Thus, there is no way the Federal government can legally compel any such group to disclose whether they receive foreign money and no way for the american people to know whether foreign money is influencing our elections. This is a problem whether it is the GOP or the Dems receiving the money.

And really, who is Karl Rove to complain about dirty politics?

Posted by: johnqpublic1 | October 10, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Why not simply make all campaign contributions completely transparent. Lets also eliminate all foreign donations to American political campaigns. Elected officials are paid for by taxes and their affairs should come under the Freedom of Information Act.

Posted by: friar1944 | October 10, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

The AP article about the Dems planting a political candidate within the precious Tea Party nutcase party is GREAT!! I hope it's true. The Dems could AT LEAST do something THAT innocent after all the nasty lies and propaganda the Republicans have been circulating to try to condemn every democratic candidate.

Actually, why didn't 50 MORE people get planted within those kooks' ranks?? They're actually going to be great as spoilers for the REAL republican candidates. They are either the Tea Party OR the Republican party. They can't be BOTH because you only get ONE VOTE!

Posted by: Maerzie | October 10, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Why should we believe anything from the man who presided over the last Administration's attempt to politicize the Justice Department and was apparently involved in war crimes (developing policies for applying torture)? Rove should be thankful he isn't making little ones out of big ones for the remainder of his life.

Posted by: apn3206 | October 10, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh by the way it's a representative republic sherlock.

Posted by: Cryos

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This is the Oval Office. It's a shrine to democracy. And we treat it that way. When people walk in here, they — they don't come in here in bathing suits and flip-flops. They come in here dressed like they'd come to a shrine. It is to be respected and honored because the Office of Bush is bigger than the person who occupies it. It's one of the great things about a true democracy — is that the institutions outlast the individuals, and therefore, there's stability in the process. - President George W. Bush - May 5, 2006

Priceless.

Posted by: James10 | October 10, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

@haunches - You have a LOT of nerve begrudging President Obama for one bow to the Saudi King when EVERYONE with brain cells present - knows that Bush 1 and Bush 2 spent THEIR ENTIRE Presidency's kissing the Saudi King's TUSH and giving him everything HE WANTED, TOO!!! You display your total ignorance in your remarks.

Posted by: rbarry13 | October 10, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

All Rove has to do is open the books of Republican Party contributers to a respected former federal Judge or US President and have that individual swear under oath that there is no Chinese or Saudi Arabian money financing the Republican Party via secret funds. Rove can effectively crush the Democratic arguments by taking such an action. Go for it Karl, the Honest Abe of the 21st century.

Posted by: OscarMayer2 | October 10, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

To: NO-bama

Liar, liar pants on fire. George Soros is a US citizen, naturalized in 1961. Let's see. That puts you 49 years behind on your news. Were you aware that the Vietnam War ended?
ROTFLOL

Posted by: James10 | October 10, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama, the Liar in Chief is desparately slinging more lies. How low will Obama stoop? If he's so interested in "fairness", why doesn't he investigate George Soros? He's a non-citizen that contributes Millions, if not Billions, with the far left radicals - like Moveon.org So Odumba, take your lies and see if Michelle, your fellow liar, will believe you. Open minded Americans are sick of you.

Posted by: NO-bama | October 10, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama, the Liar in Chief is desparately slinging more lies. How low will Obama stoop? If he's so interested in "fairness", why doesn't he investigate George Soros? He's a non-citizen that contributes Millions, if not Billions, with the far left radicals - like Moveon.org So Odumba, take your lies and see if Michelle, your fellow liar, will believe you. Open minded Americans are sick of you.

Posted by: NO-bama | October 10, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama, the Liar in Chief is desparately slinging more lies. How low will Obama stoop? If he's so interested in "fairness", why doesn't he investiage George Soros? He's a non-citizen that contributes Millions, if not Billions, with the far left radicals - like Moveon.org So Odumba, take your lies and see if Michelle, your fellow liar, will believe you. Open minded Americans are sick of you.

Posted by: NO-bama | October 10, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same Karl Rove that even became an embarrassment to the Bush White House? It must be hard on old Karl to have the tables turned on him. I do not see Obama's fingerprints on this. However, I saw Karl Rove's fingerprints on a lot in the Bush White House. Rove should have faced prison for his infractions.

As the old adage goes, "Me thinketh that he protesteth too much."

Posted by: EarlC | October 10, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

OweBama -- DESPARATE LIAR.

Funny money? S O R O S

Posted by: russpoter | October 10, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

obama has been an embarrassment to the office of president. I don't trust him, believe him or even trust him anymore.

Posted by: jimsr121 | October 10, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Rove = Traitor

republicans = Traitors

Posted by: bigisle | October 10, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove is a piece of crap, he stands for everything that's wrong with the Republican party ... he's never held elected office but he thinks his opinion is important & people should jump when he says so. He's the magician of producing unaccountable money ... it's untraceable. He belongs in jail or better yet ship him to Guantanamo, he helped establish the torture chambers there ... Water-Board him, make him squeal like a pig.

Posted by: wasaUFO | October 10, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove never ceases to amaze us in the depth of his hypocrisy and the extent to which he is willing to engage in gutter politics. He is the most evil Republican alive in America today.

Posted by: dsrobins | October 10, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

To a person directly responsible for the attempeted destruction of our Democracy..

GO eF--yourself...

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | October 10, 2010 5:46 PM
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You shouldn't talk to Obama like that.

Oh by the way it's a representative republic sherlock.

Posted by: Cryos | October 10, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

To a person directly responsible for the attempeted destruction of our Democracy..

GO eF--yourself...

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | October 10, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Rove isn't the Chamber of Commerce einstein. He can't publish the donor's names. Let's publish the names of ACORN donors, perhaps? How 'bout all those companies who Barak is bailing out--they were his contributors? President Prissypants can't take any criticism and wants to abolish free-speech if it's anything but the slobbering and gobbling of the lefties and anarchists.

Posted by: haunches | October 10, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

RIGHT!! Simply PUBLISH the names of the donors, Rove! There must be a reason anyone would be ASHAMED to have their donation KNOWN! Just being associated with Rove should be shame enough for anyone!

Posted by: Maerzie | October 10, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Wa Po want to do a follow up on the millions Obama accepted from foreigners during his campaign? How about the millions from Goldman-Sachs or BP? I guess all the bowing to the Saudi King ensured that he would get even more in the future...he sure showed his obeisance, now for the cash.
It is incredibly rash for a sitting, or even a golfing, president to publically accuse citizens of illegal activity with no evidence, but here we go again with the "police acted stupidly."

Posted by: haunches | October 10, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

You would think that President Sandtrap wouldn't want to remind everyone how he was accepting foreign donations by the millions during his campaign, how he reneged on his promise to stick with public financing, how BP and Goldman-Sachs contributed to him more than any candidate in history. That's right, HOW DARE HE PRETEND TO HAVE AN OUNCE OF INTEGRITY WHEN HE HAS NONE.

Posted by: haunches | October 10, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

For the BEST video you will ever watch in your LIFE, see:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-869183917758574879#

It is Stephen Colbert's Roast at the Bush WhiteHouse Correspondents' Dinner. Stephen is the GREATEST for anyone with enough on the ball to understand his wit! His honesty is clearly REFRESHING!

Posted by: Maerzie | October 10, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Rove is so yesterday. He's laughable. I wonder if he's a warlock.

Posted by: davidlhanegraaf | October 10, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Rove, the College FLUNKOUT, should be in prison , where he can't damage our country anymore than he already has!

Posted by: Maerzie | October 10, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Amazing how Obama is so thin skinned and so unsure of himself that he spends his time obsessed with a political hack like Karl Rove.

I've never seen a President do that before. It would have been like George W. Bush going after some lowlife like Bob Shrum.

Obama is soo weak it's embarrassing.

Posted by: robtr | October 10, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama and democrats just desperately stoop lower and lower.

They know the bills they passed are garbage so they just throw out lie after lie and then say try to prove it wrong.

Posted by: Cryos | October 10, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Talk about a nondenial denial. Rove did not deny foreign funds being used for campaigns, he just denied "illegal" FOREIGN funds being used for campaigns. Duh...

That is a result of the supreme court decision making it legal that the GOP is taking full advantage of. That does not make it right.

Obama's attacks are spot on, and Rove's denials about "illegalty" are not the point. It's the PRACTICE of foreign money influencing OUR elections.

Posted by: abigsam | October 10, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps WaPo will be curious about these intesting names having a certain sudden symmetry to them:

reussere
lcarter0311
amstphd
Richard18
Bob22003
angie12106
gnstach1
zbiznzbillz

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps WaPo will be curious about these intesting names having a certain sudden symmetry to them:

reussere
lcarter0311
amstphd
Richard18
Bob22003
angie12106
gnstach1
zbiznzbillz

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

It's Rich IOTT, not Rich Lott.

Posted by: zbiznzbillz | October 10, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

In related news, the Obama administration says that FORECLOSURES SHOULD CONTINUE!
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gchvyjEnwPpZSH4JVZAIAMIhoYxQD9IOVN182?docId=D9IOVN182

They'll put a moritorium on Oil Drilling, but not on big banks jamming Americans. After all, Obama gave BILLIONS to the banks AFTER the banks gave him MILLIONS in donations in 2008 - more than McCain received. But, yeah, the GOP is the party of Wall Street, even though, again, Obama got many millions more than McCain in '08. You libs insist you're the party of the poor. I insist that that's b*lls*it! Your house speaker, Miss Pelosi, is a certified multi-millionaire. Take your wispy gesticulations about "poverty" and shove them straight up your tenured, government assisted, government employee check accepting arrsseess.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

In related news, the Obama administration says that FORECLOSURES SHOULD CONTINUE!
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gchvyjEnwPpZSH4JVZAIAMIhoYxQD9IOVN182?docId=D9IOVN182

They'll put a moritorium on Oil Drilling, but not on big banks jamming Americans. After all, Obama gave BILLIONS to the banks AFTER the banks gave him MILLIONS in donations in 2008 - more than McCain received. But, yeah, the GOP is the party of Wall Street, even though, again, Obama got many millions more than McCain in '08. You libs insist you're the party of the poor. I insist that that's b*lls*it! Your house speaker, Miss Pelosi, is a certified multi-millionaire. Take your wispy gesticulations about "poverty" and shove them straight up your tenured, government assisted, government employee check accepting arrsseess.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm constantly amazed that thinking people can believe anything that would spew out of Karl Rove's mouth. He is the biggest shill in politics. Take a look back at the 2000 Republican Primary at all his trash mouthing false accusations about John McCain. This guy is a manipulating jerk. He unfortunately helped to elect the person that is the primary cause of the economic disaster we now find ourselves in.

Posted by: gnstach1 | October 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce takes money from Saudi Arabia and China. It pays its overhead and salaries with these "dues". This frees up other funds for political contributions. Why is there no outrage from the Tea Partiers about the SHARIA and COMMUNIST influefnce?

Posted by: BBear1 | October 10, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

georges2...and yours is part two of the cruel joke that has become of the Republican Party - the racist component of useless and self indulgent shifting hate.

Do you really believe that drivel or have you been fully assimilated by Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin?

Posted by: DrLou1 | October 10, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Good to see that Rove has refined his sense of irony and the ridiculous. He demonstrates the cruel joke that has become the current Republican Party.

Posted by: DrLou1 | October 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove can't hide the GOP is the party of Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Tobacco & Big Pharma. Their Laissez-faire policies of unrestricted corporate behavior & greed caused the ongoing Great Recession.

The Chamber of Commerce admits it takes foreign contributions from unknown sources and we're supposed to trust them on the uses? Faux Ha!

Posted by: GarrisonLiberty | October 10, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The charges by dems aren't "baseless". The NYT and WaPo have done shoddy reporting on this issue - see thinkprogress.org for a comprehensive showing of the sleaziness of the chamber. If the charges are baseless, why hasn't the chamber disclosed how the money from foreign interests is segregated from domestic funds.

Roves group has total anonymity on 75% of the funding to his crossroads group, the remaining percentage comes from 3 billionaires. That's real American.

Rove is the slimiest of the sleaziest, and not above corrupting elections.

Yeah, shame on the democrats for preserving the legitimacy our elections.

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions1 | October 10, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Remember Rove orchestrated the two term Bush the 43rd President of the United States.....

Posted by: waxtraxs | October 10, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Good for Rove - and these Democratic commenters disgust me. You're the Party of Food Stamps, the Party of Welfare, the Party of "I Believe Everybody Else Should Pay for My Out-of-Wedlock Black Baby Except Me and Whoever It Was I Had It With" Party. Stupid, stupid, leftist, communist, socialist Democrats!

Posted by: georges2 | October 10, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Which "baseless lies" was Rove refering to?
Was it the baseless lies that the President of the United States is not an American? Was it the baseless lies that Obama is a Muslim?

Posted by: lemondog | October 10, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

nmg3rin, says (about Obama): "He still can't explain the 9.6% unemployment rate and declining economy."

Obama,like most Americans, understands why we have a 9.6% unemployment rate. See the WAPO/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard poll released yesterday on what Americans think about government. Note the following findings in particular:

1. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the Bush administration's actions made the economy worse.

2. 60 percent say a constitutionally mandated balanced budget would make government in Washington work better.

2. 40% say the efforts of the Obama administration has made things better as opposed to 30% who say it has made things worse (20% undecided)

3. Six Americans in 10 want more federal spending in their districts to spur job creation.

4. 39% want the federal government to cut spending in their districts even if it means slower job recovery.

In other words, the majority of Americans recognize that that Bush's borrow-and-spend philosophy (two wars funded by borrowing, major benefit increases for medicare funded by borrowing...) got us where we are today. That is why they overwhelmingly support a constitutional amendment to require balanced budgets. At the same time, the majority of those who have an opinion about how to reduce unemployment want more federal spending in their districts to stimulate job growth.

If they want both a balanced budget and federal spending on jobs, it sounds to me like most people who care enough about unemployment to have an opinion must agree with the Democrat's contention that it is time to let Bush's tax cuts on the wealthy expire, doesn't it?

Posted by: exco | October 10, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

GAWD I just cannot believe the number of people who are believing all the lies, distortions, misinformation, money from foreign governments,Rove, Gillespie,
Beck, Palin, Hannity, O’Reilly, all of FOX (FIX) news, etc., etc., that they are STILL going to vote for the Party of HELL NO! I still believe MSNBC is even-handed in their newscasts, that we are hearing factual information – but when some of the right wing nuts get their ‘shot’ – it is hard to stomach.

If there are any out there believing all the CRAP being shoveled into the troughs of misinformation - you will then believe the Chamber of Commerce is NOT using foreign money to influence/change our elections in November. If you want our country ruled by the oil, tobacco, health, billionaire heads of trade/stock market/etc., then you are unwilling to believe the American elections are being financed by corporate/corrupt influences.

How can you believe anything Rove says when you know he has been a liar all his life?

Posted by: rbsher | October 10, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

To amstphd,

Hahahaha - "I've taught community college freshman. And community college freshmen don't buy your right wing unsubstantiated assertions"

Good for you, champ!

Nevermind all the sudden posts to this article with bizarrely similar names. Listen, Dunkin Munchkin, I've actually posted a few articles to support my proclamations. You? You've merely repeated generalizations that sound strikingly similar to other people who have made basically the same empty assertion. Your time is up, my community college champion. Your jag is passed. Your facade is revealed. Your jibbah-jabbah is "ovah"!
On a side note, American is collectively looking at your idiotic concept of "tenure". Say bye-bye to that soon too my pedigree chum.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

swatkins1, you are truly a fat prick with ears. You need to stop drinking your meals from brown paper bags.

Posted by: nmg3rln | October 10, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The motor mouth from the Oval Office is at it again in a desperate attempt to gloss over the failure of his economics policies. He still can't explain the 9.6% unemployment rate and declining economy. He and Biden are the two biggest idiots who are still taking credit for shovel ready jobs and "recovery summer."

Posted by: nmg3rln | October 10, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

cartmaneric wrote:

Please, American public, please re-read the last three posts from our lovely Democrat posters. If they seem reminiscent of the sentiments of your typical community college freshman, you'd be right.
_______________________
cartmaneric, I know community college freshmen. I've taught community college freshman. And community college freshmen don't buy your right wing unsubstantiated assertions. They frankly don't care about 2008. They are far more concerned about the future.
Maybe you should be, too.

Posted by: amstphd | October 10, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove should the the second to the last person eligible to accuse Mr. Obama of lying. His former boss, "W", is the first. By the way, Rove did not actually deny the charge of foreign campaign donations. In true Nixonian, fashion he stamped his fee and argued there was no proof. (Because he won't release the donors' names.)

Posted by: BBear1 | October 10, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Rove is known around the world for being a liar and an utter scoundrel. To be taken to task by the likes of this little man is an honor. The more vociferous he is in defense of his cronies, the more likely the allegations are correct. Karl Rove, I wish upon you your comeuppance. It will be a joy to watch.

Posted by: greeenmtns | October 10, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

DON'T LET OUR USA BE SOLD VOTE SMART IN NOVEMBER THIS NOT A PARTY ELECTION IT IS OUR FREEDOM.

IN 1776 WE BROKE TIES DON'T GIVE OUR COUNTRY BACK

Posted by: theoldmansays | October 10, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Please, American public, please re-read the last three posts from our lovely Democrat posters. If they seem reminiscent of the sentiments of your typical community college freshman, you'd be right. Now, if you're an adult, with a family, a mortgage, a job, and a sense of personal responsibility please consult this 2008 article from the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803413.html

There are more like it.

Obama's aunt was in the country illegally. She donated - illegally - to him:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/11/obama-campaign-to-return-aunts.html

Or this transcript from MSNBC from 2008:

BEN PORRITT: There is an issue that we don't know where one-third of Barack Obama's fund-raising totals have come from.

DAVID SHUSTER: Come on, Ben. One-third? What credible news organization said we don't know where one third of Obama's money is coming from?

PORRITT: Well over $200 million.

SHUSTER: Says who? Other than you. Name one. Nobody reported $220 million unaccounted for. No one. Except for some very right-wing blogs that don't have a lot of credibility. Name one credible news-reporting agency that backs up your assertion.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Please, American public, please re-read the last three posts from our lovely Democrat posters. If they seem reminiscent of the sentiments of your typical community college freshman, you'd be right. Now, if you're an adult, with a family, a mortgage, a job, and a sense of personal responsibility please consult this 2008 article from the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803413.html

There are more like it.

Obama's aunt was in the country illegally. She donated - illegally - to him:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/11/obama-campaign-to-return-aunts.html

Or this transcript from MSNBC from 2008:

BEN PORRITT: There is an issue that we don't know where one-third of Barack Obama's fund-raising totals have come from.

DAVID SHUSTER: Come on, Ben. One-third? What credible news organization said we don't know where one third of Obama's money is coming from?

PORRITT: Well over $200 million.

SHUSTER: Says who? Other than you. Name one. Nobody reported $220 million unaccounted for. No one. Except for some very right-wing blogs that don't have a lot of credibility. Name one credible news-reporting agency that backs up your assertion.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

PEOPLE TO ROVE

LIST THE DONORS OF FUNDS. VERY SIMPLE THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY. SO YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO NAME DONORS

Posted by: theoldmansays | October 10, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

PEOPLE TO ROVE

LIST THE DONORS OF FUNDS. VERY SIMPLE THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY. SO YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO NAME DONORS

Posted by: theoldmansays | October 10, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

If these charges are baseless why does Rove hide who his contributors are?

Why does the US Chamber of Commerce hide who its foreign contributors are?

Why did the Republicans block legislation that would have made it a requirement for ALL organizations, Republican and Democratic to show the source of their contributions?

Posted by: Richard18 | October 10, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

KKKarl Rove is so "trustworthy" - LOL
The US Chamber is a global company with offices all over the globe - to handle all those U.S. companies shipping middle class jobs overseas.

If you care about your life and your money, it's best to vote Democratic!

Posted by: angie12106 | October 10, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Throwing out wild charges, distortions, and untruthful claims about one's political opponents....why, Karl Rove and the Republicans would NEVER do such things...what's wrong Rovie-boy? Can't take a dose or two of your own medicine? If you can't take it, then maybe you should stop dishing it out.

Posted by: Bob22003 | October 10, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

And I guess the populous is expected to believe anything out of the jowls of Karl Rove's face. The same jowls and Chief War Monger, who helped his bosses lead the country into a bogus war with Iraq.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | October 10, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Sumo1,

This very news outlet, the Washington Post, covered Obama's nefarious illegal foreign donations during the 2008 campaign.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803413_pf.html

Obama is suspected of receiving millions in illegal foreign donations:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/no_20081031_4109.php

As for mentioning "golf". Really??

These are BOTH cans of worms that you amblyopic d*uchers REALLY don't want to open up. We'd love it if you pursue this line of attack. Like most attacks, it will prove leftist projection of their own inherent ills on others.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Sumo1,

This very news outlet, the Washington Post, covered Obama's nefarious illegal foreign donations during the 2008 campaign.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803413_pf.html

Obama is suspected of receiving millions in illegal foreign donations:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/no_20081031_4109.php

As for mentioning "golf". Really??

These are BOTH cans of worms that you amblyopic d*uchers REALLY don't want to open up. We'd love it if you pursue this line of attack. Like most attacks, it will prove leftist projection of their own inherent ills on others.

Posted by: cartmaneric | October 10, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats dare accuse Republicans for the simple reason that for decades the Republican stand has been allow everyone to spend as much as they want, but make everyone spending political money disclose their spending publicly. Now that the supreme court has allowed the spending, they suddenly don;t want anyone to know where the money is coming from.

The fact is that the US chamber of commerce does gets funds from overseas and money is fungible.

Posted by: reussere | October 10, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Why do you think The GOP has said "NO" to everything since Obama took office. This plan was hatched on the golf links and in meeting rooms. Foreign money is pouring into the GOP coffers faster than a speeding bullet thru the Chamber of Commerce and the GOP, Wall St. Bigwigs and the Chamber knows it. Karl Rove may have had a hand in it, who knows? But they are all silent when asked about it by me. 119 golf games Boehner went on in less than a year. Come on. There was more than golf at these games and Boehner knows it. How about the "American Axis of Evil" (GOP,Wall St.,Chamber of Commerce) taking over our Government with Foreign Dollars. How much return on their investments were promised? The American Peopole have a right and a duty to find out. They are selling our Country down the river and the only way to stop it is voting against the GOP and Tea Party this November. Granted the Democrats have had a rough time dealing with it. But they should be given more time to find a solution. Bush had 8 yrs. to mess it up so it's only fair. A vote for any GOP canidate is a vote for Foreign Governments plain and simple.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Yes, how "dare" he try to protect the basic principle of our country's democracy. My turn: How dare Karl Rove. How dare the US Chamber of Commerce. How dare the GOP. How dare any idiot that stands with just one of these three.

Posted by: jenbaseball | October 10, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"Rove to Obama: How dare you?"

The civilized world to ROVE: "Go F*** yourself, you cowardly little prig.

Posted by: swatkins1 | October 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

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