Karl Rove blew a gasket and went full on Hillary Clinton health conspiracy truther while trying to defend his bogus brain damage smear on Fox News.
Rove was on Hannity when kept digging the ditch even deeper for Republicans by reviving his health smear:
She has a problem with the fact that I said she had a serious health incident and that I thought it would be a bigger part of her personal calculation than most people anticipate. If she’s got a problem with that then take it up with her husband, who went out and declared to the country something that we didn’t know. That this health incident was so serious that she had to spend six months of really hard work to overcome the after effect of it.Now, if she’s got a problem with it, go argue with her husband, because he told us something we didn’t know.
Her State Department PR apparatus said, no, no, no, no problem, she over this in thirty days. She’s over with, and then she shows up with these fractal glasses that you have to wear if you got vision problems as a result of a traumatic concussion, and I repeat, it was her husband the former president who went out and said, ‘You didn’t realize how serious this was It took Hillary six months of really hard work to overcome it and I’m proud of her.’ That’s something that we the American people didn’t know. Look, she’s going to say what she’s going to say because she is antagonistic towards the press, and she has a very thin skin, and she will abide no criticism. It’s one of the least attractive things we see in Hillary Clinton.
Rove thinks that he is throwing Hillary Clinton off of her game, but he is only making things worse for the Republican Party. Karl Rove is trying to define Clinton as someone who has a thin skin, and can’t handle criticism. This allegation is ridiculous on its surface, because Clinton has been handling criticism since she was the First Lady during her husband’s time in office.
There is a great deal of sexism behind Rove’s presumption that Hillary Clinton is thin skinned. He is trying to create the misogynistic perception of Clinton as someone who because of her gender is not “tough enough” to be president. Just as Republicans used President Obama’s race against him, they are going to use Hillary Clinton’s gender against her.
The problem for Rove and the Republican Party is that Hillary Clinton is already known. They aren’t going to be able to change who former Sec. Clinton is with voters. The Clinton name carries with it powerful reminders of peace at home and better economic times. Republicans have no idea how to combat the most well known and beloved brand in Democratic politics.
A poll released last month revealed that 67% of the American people disapproved of Rove’s concussion smear against Hillary Clinton. Instead of backing off, Karl Rove is digging the Republican Party in deeper by doubling down. Rove was the one who sounded concussed as he breathlessly rambled on about Hillary Clinton’s concussion. The former Bush’s Brain still believes that he is living in the year 2000 and that his outdated political pop gun tactics have a chance of stopping Hillary Clinton.
If anyone is suffering from brain damage in this situation, it’s Karl Rove.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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