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Rove Attacks From The Far Right

by RonChusid

Karl Rove is on the attack, this time targeting the blogosphere:

“The Internet for the Left of the Democratic Party has served as a way to mobilize hate and anger — hate and anger, first and foremost, at this President and Conservatives, but then also at people within their own party whom they consider to be less than completely loyal to this very narrow, very out-of-the-mainstream, very far Left-wing ideology that they tend to represent.”

So, to Karl Rove we are advocating a very far Left-wing ideology. I guess when you are as far right as Rove we might appear far left. Let’s see how much of what I typically advocate here is far left wing:

Restore the separation of powers as designed by the founding fathers. If this is far left, so were the the drafters of the Constitution.

Preserve separation of church and state. Same principle as above.

Defend the bill of rights (and not limited to the second). Again, no further left than the founding fathers.

Preserve the free market system and end corporate welfare. Sounds more like a traditional conservative position, if they were honest about their support for the free market.

Restore fiscal responsibility and end the Bush deficit. Again, another traditional conservative position.

Vigorously defend the nation against terrorism, while avoiding unnecessary foreign entanglements, such as the Iraq war. Also in line with traditional conservative beliefs.

Preserve the private health care system, which is failing much of the country who is uninsured or under-insured, by making health care more affordable with measures such as those John Kerry proposed during the 2004 campaign. Liberal perhaps, but certainly not far left (and also definitely not the government take over of health care as George Bush claimed). Conservatives should even appreciate the assistance this would provide businesses which are unable to afford health care costs any more, and help make American businesses more competitive internationally.

Achieve energy independence. Perhaps liberal again, but hardly far left.

There was a time when a liberal Republican could run on such a platform. Those days may be over with the move by the Republican Party to the far right. As they have become so extreme, they cannot sell their actual policies to most voters. Therefore they are forced to resort to misrepresenting the views of their opponents, such as labeling them far left.

UPDATE: The right wing again shows that it would prefer to distort the position of their opponents rather than engage in an honest discussion of the issues over at FrontPageMag.com. They quote a tongue in cheek comment claiming it is from the actual post and use this to claim we are “mean spirited and hate-filled.”

UPDATE II:
Add NoisyRoom.net to the list of dishonest conservative blogs. They mischaracterize this post by saying “Personal attacks started flying on the popular blogs.” Reviewing issues as above is not a personal attack, while Rove is well known for his attack style.

UPDATE III: FrongPage Mag has finally revised their post to at least note that they were quoting from the comment section. Still no mention of the fact that our actual post shows their claims to be untrue.

10 Responses to “Rove Attacks From The Far Right”

  1. Anything to the left of Mussolini, Hitler or Osama is now considered a far left liberal to the GOP’s drooler base.

    Their masters like Rove have repeatedly told them so, so it must be true. Just like all the rest of the slop they lap up and regurgitate back out.

  2. Dave,

    No rant on the stupid founding fathers for saddling us with the Constitution?

    Does this hit anyone else with a moment of disbelief?

    “The Internet for the Left of the Democratic Party has served as a way to mobilize hate and anger — hate and anger, first and foremost, at this President and Conservatives,”

    Granted it only takes a moment (actually less than 5 minutes) to remember this is Karl talking.
    And Karl is perfectly correct in assuming that JQ Public will take what he says and figure the blogosphere is even more liberal than the MSM…

    Well for anyone who comes by to check on the narrow,radical left wing of the blogosphere, we welcome and encourage you to check us out and see just how Leftist we are. Check all of Ron’s points.

    And ask yourself how very narrow, very out-of-the-mainstream, very far Right-wing ideologically the GOP base that BushCo caters to is? Go check the hate and anger on their sites for how it compares to ours.

    While you’re at it, recheck the Bible for how far left Jesus’ teachings are.

  3. What can we expect from Karl the Pig Man?

  4. i guess what really bothers karl is that he is in a deep hole,he has to pull his sorry ass out of that hole,but most importantly the left internet has left karl with trying to deal with the truth,something he`s not accustome to,i will be glad when karl is afflicted with the lee atwater disease.oh,i`m a centrist democrat.

  5. Here in Italy I tell anyone who asks me about what’s going on in America that Karl Rove is the mastermind who is systematically destroying the American government. If the brain-dead 40 percent who swallow every lie that fascist swine utters doesn’t wake up then the blame–AND the blood–will be on their hands. They are, in short, traitors. Their apathy and silence and knee-jerk OKs to the fascist swine make them as guilty as any of those Republican a**holes.

    But there really are no words to describe what I’m seeing unfold in America. I just can’t believe it. If 10 years ago someone would have put this into a movie script, nobody would buy it. Too f*cking bizarre. Too improbable. TOO HORRIBLE.

    But here is is, folks. Keep your eyes and ears covered and your mouth taped shut, and see where you’ll be when these bastards are through.

    You’ll the the first to howl bloody murder when you’re marched off in cuffs to do some time in an undisclosed location for saying something against a Republican….er, fascist swine.

    Watch.

  6. “lee atwater disease” ;) BTW, we have a range of political leanings. The big tent may be loud, but the disagreements are not that big.

    John,

    Yeah, that movie script would have been laughed at. Rove has certainly played a huge and important role in the mess. But he had a lot of prep work done and others have done just as much if not more. Rove has been in the right place at the right time with his Machiavelin ‘principles’.

    This keeps coming to mind.

    “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” MLK

  7. John,

    “If 10 years ago someone would have put this into a movie script, nobody would buy it.”

    Ten years ago? I believe Sinclair Lewis wrote a novel about this about eighty years ago–It Can’t Happen Here.

  8. Rove spouts hate and anger and then wonders why “the left” suddenly feels hate and anger! Hmmmmm Karl, your rocket science playbook isn’t so myterious anymore – Republicans, thanks to Rove, can only understand the two-word culture – ‘flip flop’, ‘war-on terror’, ‘the decider’, ‘Jeff Gannon’, ‘personal accounts’, ‘gay marriage’, ‘flag burning’, ‘activist judges (think Roberts and Alito)’, ‘post 9-11′, ‘no amnesty (unless it’s for the terrorists)’, ‘Michael Moore’, ‘Cindy Sheehan’, and my new personal favorite: ‘cut-n run’. Rove, your playbook is showing!

    Here are a couple of words for you baby-face: Buh Bye! Now run along and go do something else illegal, such as perhaps outing another CIA agent, and then getting away with it. That’s what you’re good at.

  9. Yes, the two word culture—that is what they use. So let’s throw the two word culture back at them. When we respond to their two words with a paragraph, nobody pays attention even when we are absolutely correct.

    So when they tell us “Cut n Run”, let us scream back that their position is “STAY THE SLAUGHTER”!!

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