While on his book tour Karl Rove continues to revise the history of both George W. Bush and himself. While in Oklahoma City, Rove said that Bush would never allow him, “to engage in calling the leaders of the opposition party disparaging labels and question their motives.” This is yet another lie from Rove, who is on the outside looking in, and desperate for a comeback.
In Oklahoma City, according to the The Oklahoman Rove unleashed more revisionist history while griping about Obama criticizing his opposition, “”President Bush, for example, never allowed a White House staffer or administration spokesman to go out and do what this administration and our predecessor routinely did — that is to engage in calling the leaders of the opposition party disparaging labels and question their motives.”
Interestingly enough, it sure seemed like Rove was questioning the Democrats motives when he spoke to the New York Conservative Party on June 22, 2005, “But perhaps the most important difference between conservatives and liberals can be found in the area of national security. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban; in the wake of 9/11, liberals believed it was time to… submit a petition. I am not joking. Submitting a petition is precisely what Moveon.org did. It was a petition imploring the powers that be” to “use moderation and restraint in responding to the… terrorist attacks against the United States.”
Rove has also forgotten about his June 12, 2006 speech to New Hampshire Republicans where he said of Democrats, “They may be with you for the first shots, but they’re not going . . . to be with you for the tough battles.”
Rove questioned Barack Obama’s patriotism in 2008:
Rove also questioned Michelle Obama’s patriotism too:
Karl Rove’s entire career has been based on questioning the patriotism of the opposition, or are we supposed to forget about what he did to former Sen. Max Cleland in 2002 where he helped champion the campaign to question the war hero triple amputee’s patriotism? (By the way for anyone who thinks that things are just as bad under Obama as they were under Bush, this ad should serve as a nice reminder of what the post-9/11 political climate was all about).
Rove is a desperate liar who is looking to rehabilitate his legacy in order to get back into power within the GOP, but as the 2006 and 2008 elections demonstrated, Rove’s brand of patriot politics is terribly outdated and no longer impacts voters the way it used to. Rove is trying to spin Bush’s legacy, and he is still operating under the same principle that he was during the Bush years. He believes that the American people are stupid, and never paying attention, so they can be easily lied to and misled. Rove’s thinking is so 2004, and it really looks like the old dog has run out of tricks.
As a review of Rove’s Memoir Courage and Consequences by Tom Mcllory pointed out, “Rove’s lengthy memoir, entitled “Courage and Consequence,” promises its readers that it will “pull back the curtain on my journey to the White House and my years there.” But the former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush occasionally rewrites history or repeats dubious claims.” Mcllory who writes for the Houston Chronicle pointed out that Rove rewrote history on invading Iraq, Iraq and 9/11, torture, Mike Brown, smearing McCain in 2000, Bush’s DUI, and Clinton sabotaging the White House. The book tour lie is just part of his latest plan to rehabilitate Bush’s legacy and by extension, his own.