Let me start out by saying that I pretty much stopped listening to anything Karl Rove has to say back in 2012 when he, and his little ‘white board’ all but guaranteed that Romney would defeat Barry ‘O’. So earlier this morning when I read that he had showed up on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” and argued that President Trump should stop all of his anti-media rhetoric, such as calling the press the “enemy of the people”, I just shook my head.
Rove said, “Look I think this is over the top. Every president has a problem with the media. I was in the White House for seven years and I didn’t like the coverage they gave George W. Bush particularly the liberal “New York Times” but I think the president is better if he makes his case on a case-by-case basis. That is to say when they say something that is wrong and then he respectfully disagrees with them.” Respect, Mr. Rove, is a two way street!
Anyway, Rove went on to say, “I think calling names is not helpful to our country from any side. Calling them the enemy of the people that just grates on me. I grew up during the time of the Cold War. That is a phrase that was used by Stalin against the enemies of the communist regime. I think the president would be well advised to tone down the rhetoric.” Again with yet another reference to Stalin? A man responsible for the death of 7 million people by starvation.
Look, since the day that Trump announced he was candidate, Rove has been nothing but a very vocal NeverTrumper, and it’s a safe bet that he will continue to be throughout the next six and half years. The ‘White Board King’ is an enemy of the people right along with those in our ‘state-controlled’ media. He’s a Bush insider and a traitor to our country. To deny the truth about the lies and propaganda coming from these sources is to be in cahoots with them.
If the Republicans really do want to win this fall’s election then they should focus a little less on trying to help the Democrats undermine the president and provide the money to build ‘The Wall.’ If the Republicans are really on our side they need to expedite the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh and the many other nominations still awaiting confirmation. What frustrates me the most is that we can plainly see what the Deep State is up to, and they no longer care that we know!
Rove is no different than any of the many other RINOs who have played along with the left in an effort to undermine Trump! Folks like Dana Perino, Martha MacCallum, Shannon Bream, Chris Stirewalt, Brit Hume, Bret Baier and many others on FOX News who rarely tell the truth even when they know what that truth is! They all undermine Trump ever so discreetly because they are all status quo shills who want nothing to actually change. That might expose them for who they really are.
Mr. Rove seems to be rather naïve when it comes to how the left leaning press of today is little more than the disinformation and propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. The best way to deal with this type of behavior is to meet it head-on. A second point is he either doesn’t realize, or simply chooses to ignore, the fact that President Trump bypasses the press with social media and rallies in order to get across his positions on issues without going through the media filter.
Denigrating the left leaning press helps voters to understand that the press should be questioned and challenged whenever it becomes obvious that they are less interested in reporting on the news and more interested in trying to effect public opinion. This helps the press be a bit more responsible in its reporting. This is good for democracy. I don’t believe that freedom of the press was ever intended to supplant the free speech of voters or make the press unaccountable.
Karl is most definitely a creature of ‘The Swamp.’ He was wrong about the primary, he was wrong about the election, he was wrong about the first two years of the Trump administration, and he continues to be wrong about those who comprise the Trump base. Like the rest of the NeverTrump GOP Establishment, he is condescending about identifying white, suburban, higher income voters as “those who don’t like his actions and will peel off to support a Democrat.”
If it wasn’t for the NeverTrumpers like Rove and his ilk stabbing the president in the back at every opportunity, this election wouldn’t a simply a “red wave” it would be a red tsunami. But they would apparently rather lose control of the House, and perhaps even the Senate, because they think that will be their ticket back into power in Washington. That’s why the media loves him and you see him everywhere. He is a fraud and a liar and is someone who cannot be trusted.