Rove on Obama

24 Jun

It’s fun to watch the right try to figure out how best to define and pigeonhole Obama. They were so amped for Clinton, that they’ve been caught unawares.

They can’t decide whether Obama is the foreign outsider who rejects American values, or whether he’s the too-cool elitist at the country club.

They can’t decide if he’s too inner-city activist or too Park Avenue radical chic.

Thankfully, Karl Rove weighs in:

Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.

Note, of course, that with that very statement Rove outs himself as being that guy at the country club holding a martini and cigarette making snide comments. “Beautiful date” is unconfirmed.

Country club?

18 Responses to “Rove on Obama”

  1. ike June 24, 2008 at 11:45 am #

    This is probably the 4th or 5th blog post i’ve read with this general thesis in the past two days.

    stop parroting the DNC’s talking points.

  2. hank June 24, 2008 at 12:44 pm #

    “They were so amped for Clinton, that they’ve been caught unawares.”

    Alan I don’t want to believe you wrote that from your head. Sounds more like a KOS diarist to me.

    And it’s BULLSHIT. This Conservative was HOPING for Obama to win.

    The Dustbin of D POTUS candidates is full of far left liberals. Kerry,Dukakis,Mondale, and the ones who ran but didn’t get the nomination fill it to overflowing. Paul Tsongas anyone? Harkin the Vietnam Combat pilot who never flew a mission in Nam? Gary Hart?

    One of 2 things is going to happen in November. Obama loses and goes into the dustbin with the rest of the trash. OR, Obama wins and from 2012 to 2024 a Republican sits in the White House, just like after 4 years of that worthless fucktard Carter. Barry Hussein sounds JUUUST like him–Windfall Profits Tax on Oil Companies anyone? How 1978!!!

  3. dave in Rocha June 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    “One of 2 things is going to happen in November. Obama loses and goes into the dustbin with the rest of the trash. OR, Obama wins and from 2012 to 2024 a Republican sits in the White House”

    OR Obama gets elected to two full terms, just like Douchey McDouchebag that we have now.

  4. hank June 24, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    @Dave In Rocha
    If you get your Blue State Exit Visa and checked around, you could find out that things aren’t so bad everywhere. Bush is the President, not Emmanuel Goldstein, Enemy of the People.

    You think things suck NOW, imagine double the tax load after John Chi Minh Kerry would have gotten in there, or “Climate Change” Algore–can’t say “Global Warming” for those speeches on 40 below days in Illinois.

    Al’d be dead now–killed at the Al-Queda Peace Conference in Yemen.

  5. EMS June 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    @Hank:
    “…things aren’t so bad everywhere…”

    I agree…things are quite peachy in the executive boardroom at Exxon. Or the annual corporate retreat for Halliburton/KBR. Or at the Playboy Mansion….damn, those people always look happy.

    For everyone else, it’s a sliding scale of suck. But, as you say, thank Jeebus a Democrat wasn’t elected, otherwise our our government would have reached new highs in spending and our foreign policy would be in shambles….wait a minute…

  6. mike hudson June 24, 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    carl rove knows exactly what obama is. a kinda black george w. bush.

    and a lot of people here DO seem to think that just because buffalo is a torturous dying hellhole of wretched poverty, misery, hatred and chaos — it even said so on geek&pundit’s most beloved news source al jazeera — that it’s like that everywhere else too.

    it is not, and i write this from that state where people cling to guns and religion…

    i do hope obama wins, however. it will be worth it to be able to bust the balls of the suckers for the next four years.

  7. laughingoutloud June 24, 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    “you could find out that things aren’t so bad everywhere”.

    I guess if you have low expectations, that Carolina doublewide is just peachy

  8. indabuff June 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm #

    @M. Hudson

    “carl rove knows exactly what obama is. a kinda black george w. bush”

    That is awesome…I am going to use it…

  9. @HUDSON June 24, 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    “i write this from that state where people cling to guns and religion…” …. So where exactly on the east side is that?

  10. Buffalo Hodgepodge June 25, 2008 at 12:32 am #

    For those of you who like to gloss over the details, let’s point out a few minor differences between Barack Obama and George W. Bush

    1. Bush was a career C student. Obama was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review. The first one is not hard to do. The second one kinda takes a lot of work, smarts, and then some.

    2. Bush never held down a decent job before he was elected Governor of Texas. Obama worked at Sidley Austin, one of the top 5 law firms in the country, and was a professor at the University of Chicago.

    3. Bush did absolutely nothing in his life prior to the presidency that demonstrated a care about regular people’s problems. Obama was a community organizer for years in inner-city Chicago.

    All this, in spite of the fact that Bush had the benefit growing up with every privilege one could dream of while Obama grew up in nomadic, single-parent household. I don’t hold Bush’s privilege against him – but it would have been nice if he at least did something with it.

    I might also add that, in 2000, Bush was extremely proud of the fact that he had never been to Europe before he became President. He never even cared to understand the world beyond Texas, let alone America. Obama has lived in Indonesia and, yes, that does matter in a globalized world.

    Labeling Obama a “kinda black George W. Bush” is not only entirely inaccurate, it’s downright offensive.

    With Bush – we have a solid and consistent record of utter ineptitude prior to taking office. A complete lack of achievement. Not surprisingly, it was a good predictor of what we got…the worst President in American history.

  11. Buffalopundit June 25, 2008 at 6:15 am #

    I know Hudson writes silly things to be edgy and controversial, so I’m not surprised that he would equate the worst president in American history with the presumptive democratic nominee, whom he hates for whatever reason, but I guess mostly because he defeated Senator Clinton.

    But for indabuff to just parrot Hudson’s dopey Bush line and say it’s “awesome” and he’s going to “use it” is truly disheartening coming from someone who says he’s so concerned about politics being a sham, etc.

    As Hodgepodge put it in detail, Obama is no George W. Bush – not in any way, under any metric.

    If you think he is, then go vote for Barr or Nader in a huff and feel superior in your protest vote. Or possibly vote for McCain, who is a mere shadow of his former maverick, straight-talking self.

  12. indabuff June 25, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    “…then go vote for Barr or Nader in a huff and feel superior in your protest vote.”

    Thanks…I never looked at it like that!

  13. indabuff June 25, 2008 at 9:18 am #

    As for M. Hudson’s comment, I saw the humor behind it as dark as it may be.

    Here I go feeling all “superior” again.

  14. mike hudson June 25, 2008 at 10:20 pm #

    obama’s “yes we can” nonsense is indistinguishable from bush’s “i’m a uniter, not a divider” of eight long years ago. his lack of specifics about some apparently (to alan&chris) minor promise like complete withdrawl from iraq within 16 months is quite comparable to bush’s pledge to lower gas prices from the then-outrageous $2 a gallon it was when he took office, again without specifics.

    do people really care what other people did in college? because, if they do, there is quite a bit of data out there suggesting obama’s admission to harvard law — after an indistinguished career as an undergrad — and his editorship of the review were the result of affirmative action rather than any special achievement.

    of course, one has to look at websites, periodicals and books more non-partisan than this, daily koz or smirking chimp to have any kind of an actual handle on what’s going on.

  15. Snarky Snarkmore McSnarkamaphone June 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    Why worry about the right vilifying Obama, when a href=”http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/11349.html”>he can do it all by himself.

    Thanks for the sell-out, FISA-boy! Change? What change? No, seriously, BP, defend this shit. I double dog dare you.

    Fuck the Democratic party of craven fucktards. Good luck wining without the left, O-see-ya!

  16. mike hudson June 25, 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    HERE’S ANOTHER RIGHT WING STALWART ON THE GREAT OBAMA…

    RALPH NADER!!!

    “There’s only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He’s half African-American,” Nader said. “Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We’ll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards.”

  17. Buffalopundit June 26, 2008 at 6:45 am #

    do people really care what other people did in college? because, if they do, there is quite a bit of data out there suggesting obama’s admission to harvard law — after an indistinguished career as an undergrad — and his editorship of the review were the result of affirmative action rather than any special achievement.

    What data? Please provide the link to Obama’s undergraduate transcript so we can all assess the “distinguishment” of his career there.

    Also, please produce a shred of evidence that his editorship of the Harvard Law Review was due to affirmative action. Thanks so much!

  18. Buffalo Hodgepodge June 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm #

    Sure, slogans are by definition empty and lacking in detail. No different from “It’s the economy, stupid,” “It’s Morning in America,” or “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Not a lot of detail in any of those either.

    On the affirmative action point, even if true (for which, like Pundit, I too have not seen any evidence) – it would be no different from the affirmative action that got George Bush and gets other C students into Yale and Harvard. It’s called “legacy admits” and is the underbelly of an otherwise meritocratic university admission process.

    And, yes, I think a lot of people care about what people have done throughout their lifetimes, including in college, when they’re making any hiring decision, let alone one as important as the President of the United States.

    And I think Obama addressed the Ralph Nader comment quite well enough himself. Thank you very much.

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