June 23, 2005


Dems say Rove should apologize or resign (JIM ABRAMS, 6/23/05, Associated Press)

Democrats said Thursday that White House adviser Karl Rove should either apologize or resign for accusing liberals of wanting "therapy and understanding" for the Sept. 11 attackers, escalating partisan rancor that threatens to consume Washington.

Rove's comments - and the response from the political opposition - mirrored earlier flaps over Democratic chairman Howard Dean's criticism of Republicans, a House Republican's statement that Democrats demonize Christians and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin's comparison of the Guantanamo prison to Nazi camps and Soviet gulags.

These poor saps, they just don't grasp politics at all anymore. While Democrats had to move quickly to get out from under saying the Republicans are the party of Christians and that the United States is like Nazi Germany, the GOP would like nothing better than to spend time talking about how pusilanimous the Democrats are.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2005 5:21 PM

Rove should take Durbin's so-called apology and just substitute words as appropriate, but otherwise quote it exactly, to the effect that he's just as sorry as Durbin that some people were offended by his statement. It'll be entertaining to see the Dems condemn him for just following the same example they just set.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 23, 2005 5:33 PM

Once again, the Dems attack someone that most Americans have never heard of. What a bunch of maroons.

Posted by: b at June 23, 2005 6:21 PM

By their outrage they admit that Rove's characterization of liberals applies to them, they highlight his accusations and keep them in the news, so they are repeated again and again.

Posted by: jd watson at June 23, 2005 7:03 PM

the old tar baby strategy works again.

Posted by: cjm at June 23, 2005 7:09 PM

the old tar baby strategy works again.

Posted by: cjm at June 23, 2005 7:13 PM

Why the uproar? Rove is merely repeating the same things Democrats have been saying since for almost three years and are comtinuing to say right now about the prisoners in Guantanamo.

How on earth can they deny it when there must be thousands of video clips of any number of them saying these exact words including Kerry during the campaign?

Posted by: erp at June 23, 2005 7:38 PM

Rove tees it up...and McClellan smacks it into the cheap seats.

"The White House is rejecting Democratic demands that Karl Rove apologize for saying liberals meekly offered "therapy" for the terrorists as a response to 9/11.

Press Secretary Scott McClellan says President Bush's top political adviser was just "telling it like it is."

Too funny!

Posted by: H. D. Miller at June 23, 2005 8:35 PM

The stupidity astounds.

When they specifically call for Rove's resignation, what are they expecting to happen. OBVIOUSLY Bush is going to laugh at the very idea.

Ah, then they have a way to FORCE the issue, which is..... what?

Can anyone think of an answer to that, even an incorrect one, that they MIGHT be thinking of?

So they call for resignation, Bush smirks, Rove laughs, everyone else not part of MoveOn just rolls their eyes....

Wow. Another Democratic victory.

Strangest of times in American politics. Are we really seeing the end of a century old political party? I can't believe it, but I can't explain it either.

Posted by: Andew X at June 23, 2005 8:56 PM

Even Hillary is braying about Rove, not a good move for her. Schumer and Dean and Lautenberg, yes, but she should know better.

All the GOP really needs to do is play Phil Donahue's atrocious interview with O'Reilly in the wake of 9/11. The Democrats had hundreds of opportunities to renounce appeasement between 9/11/01 and 3/17/03, and they didn't do it. They had lots of time to rebuke the moonbats, and they didn't. Of course, since the invasion of Iraq, they have temporized only more. But the funniest thing of all was hearing Hillary say that Afghanistan was one thing and Iraq quite another. And she voted how?

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 23, 2005 9:03 PM

Rope-a-dope #49. Rove must have be channeling Sheriff Bart: "Oh, baby, you're so talented. And they are so dumb"."

Posted by: ghostcat at June 23, 2005 10:12 PM

pataki shoved her words right down her throat (i think it's her throat, kinda hard to tell sometimes, one from the other, with hillary). he called her a hypocrite for not commenting when reid et als were spewing bile all over the place. he's now my man in '08. maybe he will let mc cain be a docent at the white house.

Posted by: cjm at June 23, 2005 10:58 PM

"Schumer and Dean and Lautenberg"

Why the Democratic party is toast in five words, three if we use commas!

Posted by: capt mike at June 24, 2005 12:09 AM


Careful - don't let Pataki's one moment of clarity fool you. And he still has to answer for allowing the WTC memorial to be hijacked by the moonbats.

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 24, 2005 11:20 AM