People ask me why I hold Karl Rove in such consternation. In a few words I will tell you. I object to his attacks on the Tea Party. I object to his being presented as a person who has concern for conservatives, when we have been the recipients of his derisive statements, lefthanded comments and his outright put downs of Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell.
I argue the only reason he apologized for his comments about O’Donnell, was because Tea Party people raised such an uproar. He was forced to grudgingly acknowledge Sarah Palin’s ability and value in winning tough races, such as Nikki Haley’s gubernatorial race in South Carolina. I remember his condescending and disparaging remarks about Sarah Palin’s reality show, which was of tremendous value to the Alaskan tourist bureau. I reject him because he rejects me and countless numbers of others like me who belong to Tea Parties.
He spared no words of blame claiming the Tea Party was responsible for Republicans not gaining the majority in the Senate. The Tea Party, being less than one year old, with no central organization, without powerful big money backers, were about to have 50 percent of their candidates win in the Senate and well over a third of their candidates win in the House – not to mention the hugely successful state and governor races in 2010. The fact that we didn’t support Mike Castle of Delaware, was our prerogative. Castle is a bigger liberal than Arlen Specter and we were right to oppose him. And we would be justified in doing it again.
I understand he is paid to give his opinion. That said I have the right to disagree with his opinion when it comes to Herman Cain. I have presented in detail in my “daily rants,” the allegations of Rove’s involvement in the attacks on Herman.
He gives every appearance of doing his best to undermine Herman’s campaign, while pretending to be objective. He has done nothing but continue to raise the bar at every opportunity. Now he wants Herman to release all of the sealed documents pursuant to his accusers and the National Restaurant Association. First of all, that’s not Herman’s job. Secondly, he is suggesting that Herman dishonor agreed upon actions by parties outside of him. If Herman were to do as Rove suggests, he would be accused of using his position to circumvent legally agreed upon arrangements, for personal expedience. He would be accused of putting himself above the interests of others, yaddy-yaddy-yaddy.
While I’m at it, let me reference Charles Krauthammer, another critic and disparager of Tea Party candidates we support, Sarah Palin specifically. As I have previously written in my syndicated column, Krauthammer was in Jimmy Carter’s administration. He was also part of the super liberal Walter Mondale’s campaign staff. He ridiculed Ronald Reagan and he spoken against Sarah Palin at every opportunity. When he feared Donald Trump would enter the presidential race, he called him vulgar and other unseemly names.
Now he is telling Herman Cain that he shouldn’t blame others for his attacks. What he is implying by saying that is that Herman himself is to blame for the accusers.
Rove served the president who gave us, legendary spending increases and an increased government. Rove served the president who supported amnesty for illegals. Now he and Krauthammer, both of whom have a vested interest in the good old boys network not being changed, are telling us what we should think and telling Herman what he should do? If they cared about us, they wouldn’t publicly savage and privately undermine the candidates we support. If they cared about Herman Cain, one of them wouldn’t as has been alleged, have started the attacks. IF they cared about Herman, they would help him fight these accusers not just for his sake, but out of concern for other candidates.