Pull the Plug on Brain-Dead Rove

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Republican "mastermind" Karl Rove has just confessed, more than two years ahead of the 2016 election, that he has no idea how to stop Hillary Clinton:

[Rove] said if Clinton runs for president, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012.

The official diagnosis was a blood clot. Rove told the conference near LA Thursday, "Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that."
Granted we should select a Commander-in-Chief who is physically and mentally fit for office, but those are hardly the only criteria. For example, don't Clinton's actions regarding Benghazi raise doubts about her fitness for that role, regardless of her mental and physical health? Why not focus that a bit longer, instead? Indeed, Clinton has an entire track record on a whole host of issues that should make her an excellent foil for any half-decent, non-leftist candidate. If I thought the GOP would field such a candidate, I'd welcome her candidacy, rather than pretending to worry about whether the Democrats have enough sense to make sure she's in good health.

This fixation on Clinton's physical health is much like the GOP's obsession with "competence", as seen during and after the bumpy roll-out of the ObamaCare web site. That begged the following question: Would a competent roll-out have been better? In the same vein: Do we really want or need the Democrats to field a healthy, competent  candidate who could implement a political agenda of meddling with -- and looting the wealth of -- the American people even more effectively than our current President has? If not, why not start educating the American voter on what's wrong with that agenda, and actually run against it, unlike last time?

But then, this is the man who predicted victory for Mitt Romney, who signed into law ObamaCare before it was known as ObamaCare. I'll resist the temptation to insinuate that it is Karl Rove who is brain-damaged and say something substantive instead: The Republicans would do well to quit listening to Karl Rove, bone up on limited government, and take a lesson from history on the matter of persuading large numbers of people to support the worthy cause of freedom.

Americans want a clear alternative to the party in power, not a watered-down copy or, heaven forbid, a really effective version.

-- CAV


Anonymous said...

Hi Gus,

I believe that Rove was also the 'Genius' that came up with the "don't criticize Barack Obama" strategy. He probably ought to have a card made up that reads, "Karl Rove, Genius."


And in regard to his track record vis a vis the Democrat campaign train;


(OH, I DO Love A Good Pun! Or even a Pair of Them!)

And drawing the blind has so very many political metaphors for the GOP. A classic cartoon illustration of ... evasion.

GVH wrote:

Americans want a clear alternative to the party in power, not a watered-down copy or, heaven forbid, a really effective version.

I don't think that I could do better in agreement than quote Wyoming Senator Malcom Wallop from a speech in 1994 at the Cato Institute:

“Too many Republicans prefer to be a Democrat Lite. As any beer connoisseur can tell you, Lite is a tasteless, repugnant concoction.”

c andrew

Michael Neibel said...

I couldn't agree more. Republicans need to stop listening to Grover Norquist as well.

Gus Van Horn said...

Or even "Karl Rove, SUPER-Genius". Hah! My favorite Wile E. Coyote cartoons were the ones where he spoke.

Steve D said...

"Karl Rove, Genius."

"Wile E. Coyote"

So for "Karl Rove" it goes...

Are you in genius?

Are you inept? Are you incompetent?


On the other hand, Clinton does act like she has a brain injury most of the time.

Gus Van Horn said...


(And actually, Rove what you say last is what Rove could have said about Mrs. Clinton and leftists in general.)