Rove Trashing the Lib, the GOP Loves to Hate

Maureen Dowd was Rove’s target after she wrote an editorial critical of his former boss.  Did Rove counter Dowd’s points?  No.  He went straight for the ad hominem – typical Repuke strategy.  Watch this video.

I still think the problem revolves around repressed Republicans having the hots for a single and pretty Irish woman…

See the Politico story here.

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15 responses to “Rove Trashing the Lib, the GOP Loves to Hate

  1. wicked

    Maureen Dowd is a dour, nasty, snarky person? Has Rove listened to and/or read the Right’s darling? If so, how would he describe mAnn Coulter?

  2. lilacluvr

    If Republicans did not have hate, then where would they get a majority of their voters?

    Rove is a master at manipulation of the masses and he has known for a long time, that hate is powerful motivator.

    As for Ann Coulter, I can’t stand even listening to that whiney, nasally, high-pitched voice she has. And then when she rolls her eyes and flips that hair, it is enough for me to turn the channel.

    And, please, someone needs to tell her to stop wearing that short black dress. She does not have the legs for it (she has knobby knees) and for being such a good Christian, why is she showing her glorified temple to everyone like it is a peep show?

    Can you tell I don’t like Coulter very much?

  3. jammer5

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    After yesterdays shooting at the holocaust museum, it’s not funny any more. In fact after the wave of right wing shootings, including Tiller, it’s downright scary. It looks to me the study of right-wing violent groups that got so soundly drubbed by, well, right-wing groups, is appearing to sound prophetic.

  4. TURDBLOSSOM
    What a complete dirtbag.

  5. lilacluvr

    I found this interesting reading on the HuffingtonPost and I think it speaks to the hate the GOP seems to love to spread so much….

    Huffpost – Shepard Smith Says His Email Is Becoming “More And More Frightening” First Posted: 06-10-09 05:50 PM | Updated: 06-10-09 06:48 PM

    Fox News’ Shepard Smith’s pretty well known — and oft praised — for the way he can size up a news event and expose his own authentic concern without seeming mawkish or phony. And in the wake of today’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum, Smith went on the air today to talk about the emails he’s been receiving for “the past few months,” and how they’ve been getting “more and more frightening.”

    SMITH: There are people now, who are way out there on a limb. And I think they’re just out there on a limb with the email they send us. Because I read it, and they are out there. I mean, out there in a scary place…I could read a hundred of them like this…I mean from today. People who are so amped up and so angry for reasons that are absolutely wrong, ridiculous, preposterous.”

    He went on to read an email, filled with the usual paranoid “birther” nonsense, which included an admonishment to Smith. “This is, I promise, a representative sample of the kind of things that we get here,” Smith said.

    Time will tell if Smith’s colleagues at Fox stop taking these sorts of emails casually. Smith clearly could do that no longer. I think that’s appropriate!

    So if one of their own is even calling it scary, then where is the leadership of this so-called political party to put a halt to all the crazy talk? Or are they simply sitting behind the scenes and stoking the fires?

  6. lilacluvr

    Sorry for the lengthy article from HuffingtonPost, but I think it is appropriate in this thread about the GOP and their love of spreading hate.

    It is my hope that with these tragic shootings in the past two weeks, the majority of Americans will wake up and start to pay attention. Maybe Ann Coulter, Rush, Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck and the rest of their kind have finally crossed the line of common decency and their self-appointed leadership roles will soon be gone? Only when people who spread hate are confronted, will it stop.
    —–
    Death at the Holocaust Museum and the Degradation of the American Dialogue
    by Michael Rowe

    Ann Coulter, the self-described “conservative Christian” right-wing talking head, is much on my mind as I contemplate the horrifying images that came out of Washington from the Holocaust Museum, where white supremacist James von Brunn opened fire in an attempted mass-murder of Jews. His killing spree was cut short by security guard Stephen Tyrone Jones who put himself in the line of fire and died so others might live.

    I am remembering an October 2007 segment of the Donny Deutsch Show where Coulter asserted that America would be better off if everyone was Christian and that “the Jews” merely needed to be “perfected” through conversion.

    Coulter has made her fortune by generating, fanning, and nurturing hatred and contempt for a variety of people, including liberals, Democrats, gays, foreign nationals, 9/11 widows, feminists, single mothers, Muslims, and any other group she could throw to her disenfranchised readership as shark bait.

    To Coulter, referring to Jews as “imperfect” on a talk show hosted by an observant Jewish host must have seemed like just another day at the office. Coulter shook her blond hair and tittered, as though waiting to be found witty, charming, and adorably irascible. Oh Ann, you minx! You’re just pushing everyone’s buttons, aren’t you? Shame on you, you dead-sexy fascist pin-up. Stop teasing. You don’t really mean that. I mean, not really, right? Right?

    Deutsch, clearly appalled, pointed out that the comment was not only patently absurd, but also hateful. Coulter giggled. A gold crucifix gleamed against her bony clavicle. “No,” she said, “it’s not hateful at all.”

    This week, nearly two years later, James von Brunn, driven by his own twisted version of Coulter’s publicly-proclaimed perspectives regarding the “imperfection” of Jews, entered the Holocaust Museum in Washington and put them into action, with tragic and deadly consequences.

    Much the same thing happened on May 31st when Scott Roeder entered the Reformation Lutheran Church during Sunday services and slaughtered abortion provider provider Dr. George Tiller. Media analysts continue to explore a possible continuum between Tiller’s murder and FOX host Bill O’Reilly’s well-documented on-air tirades against the doctor, whom he repeatedly called “Tiller the Baby Killer.” O’Reilly broadcast his vendetta to millions and millions of FOX viewers already infected with evangelical superstitions and a horror of science, especially science as it applies to a woman’s right to choose.

    If O’Reilly had been a serious journalist or broadcaster instead of a sclerotic, chronically-aggravated right-wing rage pimp, he might have had the professional self-awareness or ethical sense to realize that he was putting George Tiller’s life in danger over the more than 28 broadcasts in which he used Tiller’s name. But O’Reilly, like, for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and indeed Coulter herself (to name only the gratin of that particular food chain) is neither of those things.

    As a group, they are the pop culture equivalent of necrotic carrion beetles, crawling with insectile determination from one infected open wound in the American psyche to another. The wounds include fear of race, fear of foreigners, fear of sexuality, fear of difference, hysterical religious fundamentalism, violent nationalism, and paranoia. They lay their eggs in the infected abrasion, then scuttle away. When the eggs hatch, disgorging rage and discontent, they start counting money.

    When challenged on the inherently destructive nature of their enterprise, they invariably claim that their First Amendment right to free speech is being abrogated. Or, like Ann Coulter defensively does in those instances, they cite their place on the New York Times bestseller list. Or the ratings. In other words, since people buy it, watch it, or listen to it in huge numbers, it must have merit, and it must be right.

    The difference between John McCain and Sarah Palin became clearest to me in the middle of the campaign last summer.

    At a town hall meeting, McCain was confronted by an elderly woman who told McCain that she was a supporter of his because Obama was “an Arab.” McCain was clearly uncomfortable, and it was patently obvious why. It had nothing to do with McCain’s feelings about Arabs. It had to do with an old-school Republican accidentally moving the rock, and coming face to face with what actually lived beneath it. He recognized that the woman was making an unambiguously racist statement about his opponent, and he was mortified to be asked to answer it. Even though McCain famously and horribly bungled his answer (“No ma’am, he isn’t. He’s a decent family man.”) I knew when he meant. He was addressing the intended racial slur and disavowing it, however badly.

    In that moment, I felt deeply for my Republican friends who, on some level, must also be experiencing the embarrassment and discontent of recognizing that their party had been hijacked by racists and religious fanatics who derided education and achievement as “elitist.”

    Sarah “Screw the Political Correctness” Palin, on the other hand, seemed right at home. She marched into those same crowds grinning and winking, and “Yoo betcha-ing” like she was onstage at the Miss Alaska pageant. While her supporters waved watermelon slices and stuffed monkeys, Palin talked about who the “real Americans” were, and who was “palling around with terrorists.” She refused to address the blatant racism of her fans, or address the obvious exploitation of Obama’s middle name, Hussein, and the implication she herself was making with her “terrorist” comments.

    She was, after all, playing to the accurately-named Republican “base,” the same crowd to whom George Bush had sold his second presidential term by pandering to their darkest and most cowardly aspect. This time out it was fear of gay marriage and adoption, carefully tended fear of another 9/11, fear of more fallout from a war they still didn’t believe he’d lied about.

    One can almost appreciate the horrible honesty of the racists among the McCain-Palin supporters who were able to admit what the others obfuscated: that they didn’t want a black man in the White House. Certain videos from their rallies are deeply disturbing. They showcase the seething racism of her most ardent followers.

    History has already recorded their obsession with Obama’s origins, his religious background, and his citizenship, which remains an obsession among them today.

    Obama’s citizenship was reportedly also something of an obsession for von Brunn, and likely very much on his mind when he walked into the museum and opened fire to make a statement about what “his” America ought to look like. I have no trouble imagining which radio stations he listened to, or which pundits best represented his baseline political ideology. And why. Even FOX’s Shep Smith has said he’s disturbed by the escalating virulence and menace of the anti-Obama emails the station is receiving.

    There was a time when decency, even honor, was an essential part of the American dialogue in its most ideal form, and part of its very identity. There was a time when our culture would have recoiled in horror at the vituperation flowing unchecked from radios, televisions, and the Internet, instead of applauding it as “common sense,” “free speech,” or “mavericky,” or “a spin-free zone.”

    There was a time when intellectual honesty was not considered unpatriotic; when compassion for, and understanding of, your fellow man was a sign of strength, not weakness. There was a time when the phrase Have you no shame? meant something, and the First Amendment was not used as toilet paper to wipe up the excremental verbal degradation of vulnerable segments of the American population. A time when it was expected that citizens would understand the difference between free speech and irresponsible speech. Somewhere along the line, a cancerous segment of American popular culture and media cunningly exploited the long-standing, honorable American “cowboy” motif and mentality. They grafted cruelty, divisiveness, and ignorance to it, making the two appear indistinguishable, and natural allies. And they are neither, or at least ought not to be.

    There is no Environmental Protection Agency to measure hate pollution in national dialogue, and no mechanism in place to warn us when the poisonous rage spewed into the national consciousness by shock-jocks, poisonous television pundits, megachurch leaders, and oh-so-subtle politicians, has reached dangerously toxic levels.

    No, there is only the result: widows, orphans, collective grief, and an absolute refusal on the part of our loudest, coarsest voices to take any responsibility for their part in the carnage.

    • wicked

      wow. just…wow.

      That’s a bullseye.

      • What wicked said.

        Makes me cry. Honestly, folks, I’m struggling with what our world seems to have become — and all too often the worst hatred is expressed in the name of god.

  7. tosmarttobegop

    Republicans having the hots for a single and pretty Irish woman…

    I confess- I confess…. Beat me some more I confess!

  8. The comments at the end of the article are better than the article.

    ———-

    “Conservatives attack Shep Smith for his Holocaust museum shooting remarks, call for firing

    In response to Shepard Smith’s remarks that the Holocaust museum shooting validated a recent DHS report on right-wing extremism, several conservative media figures have attacked Smith or called for his firing from Fox News.”

    http://mediamatters.org/research/200906110030

    • lilacluvr

      How many more people will these Conservatives turn on before their hatred is fully known by all?

      I keep thinking that at some time Rush or another of his gang will cross the wrong person and then their little kingdoms will fall in despair. But, frankly, I am getting tired of waiting.

      Just exactly what will it take to get this nonsense to stop? I believe in political debate and discourse but when it sinks to violence level – then it is beyond insane.

  9. What I’m seeing more and more from these conservatives is the phenomenon of accusing someone else of exactly what they’re guilty of. That’s how it works on my blog, I can tell you. And perhaps that’s what Rove is doing here.

  10. prairiepond

    “Makes me cry. Honestly, folks, I’m struggling with what our world seems to have become — and all too often the worst hatred is expressed in the name of god.”

    Ditto Fnord. This nice little old lady that brought in her hate filled response to my column had a part in there that she agreed with the guy who wanted to kill all the democrats in Congress.

    WTF?

    Now little old ladies want to kill democrats? I dont think she thought that up by herself. I think she listens to waaaaaay too much Fux News.

    I can tell the Fux listeners the minute they open their mouths to me. Their talking points are all the same, whether the truth is in them or not.

  11. lilacluvr

    Let me guess, Prairiepond, this same woman is probably a weekly church-going woman?

    All this hatred from Republicans and Fox News brings back too many ugly memories of when I met and married my husband. He was a Southern Baptist preacher and I came from a Fundamental Baptist church. Talk about Hell on Earth!

    We continued our ministry for 6 months and told both churches to go to Hell and left. Perhaps this is why I am so cynical about these Social Conservatives – especially those Evangelical Christians.

    Hate is divisive but when it is spread by so-called Christians, it is downright evil incarnate.

    We were married in 1976 but last year I learned that my preacher finally got his karma. This man is on his 4th wife, his kids will not even talk to him and he was fired and banned from several churches and even a Baptist college that his father had founded kicked him out.

    It may take awhile – in my case 32 years – but eventually the preacher that started all the hate finally got his karma – and I lived to hear about it.

    I have to confess – I actually laughed when my mother told me about him and his troubles.

  12. wicked

    Lilac,

    It’s good to know that one of three 1976 marriages lasted. Mine didn’t, and I know of someone else here whose didn’t either. Congratulations on those 32 years!!!

    And nyah, nyah to the preacher whose karma caught up with him. 😉