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Thu May 3, 2012, 01:13 PM

ROVE: 'Republicans Never Engage In Politicizing Matters Of National Security'




http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304746604577379941343144020.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Rove is never happy with offering only one lie, of course. I guess it's an economies of scale kind of thing. Why waste paper or pixels when the lies can be bundled? So, in addition to claims that Romney would have done what Obama and "even" Jimmy Carter would have done, Rove says that Republicans never engage in politicizing matters of national security. In terms of the 9/11 attacks, their approach has been, he writes, to present "simple, positive statements and images." It's the infernally partisan Democrats who politicize make a partisan issue out of them.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/03/1088462/-Karl-Rove-reiterates-Mitt-Romney-s-phony-claims-he-would-have-ordered-taking-out-Osama-bin-Laden

FROM ROVE HIMSELF:

Nor does Team Obama understand that sometimes less is more. An acknowledgment of the day, focused on high praise for those who carried out the operation, would have been a masterstroke. Instead Americans got Web videos, television ads, a political offensive on cable and Sunday morning television shows, several prime-time interviews in the Situation Room, a cover story in Time, and a trip to Kabul. Someone forgot that too much hype cheapens the moment.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304746604577379941343144020.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

TO ROVE:
Did You Say "Less Is More"?


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Frank Rich on the National Circus: A Noun, a Verb, and Osama bin Laden




Hours before President Obama popped up unexpectedly in Afghanistan, Romney and Giuliani popped up at a fire station near Ground Zero to complain that he was politicizing the killing of bin Laden. What was wrong with this picture?

Everything. No one in America politicized bin Laden more than Giuliani, whose entire 2008 presidential campaign amounted to “a noun, a verb, and 9/11” in Joe Biden’s famous wisecrack. When Romney made this charge with Rudy at a site haunted by the deaths of eleven 9/11 responders — instead of speaking without a chaperone in a neutral setting — he was exploiting and politicizing bin Laden’s slaughter too. Albeit to no avail. The spectacle of Obama addressing the troops at Bagram wiped him right out of the news cycle.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/05/frank-rich-a-noun-a-verb-and-osama-bin-laden.html

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Reply ROVE: 'Republicans Never Engage In Politicizing Matters Of National Security' (Original post)
kpete May 2012 OP
BumRushDaShow May 2012 #1
blm May 2012 #2
Drale May 2012 #3
Rex May 2012 #8
Baitball Blogger May 2012 #4
marmar May 2012 #5
Richardo May 2012 #6
Rex May 2012 #7
Odin2005 May 2012 #9
liberal N proud May 2012 #10
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. Watches Rove swirl down the toilet with all the Turds he keeps producing

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. Tom Ridge: I was pressured to raise terror alert to help Bush win re-election in 2004

MEMORY Lane: Tom Ridge "pressured to raise the terror alert to help Bush win re-election in 2004"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/20/tom-ridge-i-was-pressured_n_264127.html


In a new book, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge reveals new details on politicization under President Bush, reports US News & World Report's Paul Bedard. Among other things, Ridge admits that he was pressured to raise the terror alert to help Bush win re-election in 2004.

Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was "blindsided" by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of the election. >>>>>>

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:23 PM

3. What the hell is this then?

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Response to Drale (Reply #3)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:37 PM

8. It was a chance for this photoshopped picture to come into existence!


WHO GOT OBL AND ENDED THE IRAQI WAR? YEP ME. HI.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:25 PM

4. Are you kidding me?

You knew exactly when they were going on a political campaign based on their color alert code.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:26 PM

5. KKKarl, Pinocchio says you lie too much.

nt


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:32 PM

6. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Karl, you minx.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:34 PM

7. Another pathetic and weak statement.

My my, I've NEVER seen the GOP so full of weak and pathetic losers acting as leaders!!! Why are they so scared?

I KNOW WHY.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:37 PM

9. Fuck off, pigboy!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:39 PM

10. Choke, cough, Gag!

What a pack of lies that pig sells.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:59 PM

11. .....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....






(Oh, Karl, you're such a card!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I haven't heard anything so funny since Jon Stewart pwned you on the Daily Show!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Republicans never politicize matters of national security....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!)





(Stop it, Karl, stop it, you're killing me!!)

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