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Karl Rove on the Democrat Congress

Posted by Ryan on November 9, 2007

As you can imagine, former Bush adviser and once proclaimed “Architect,” Karl Rove*, has a few choice things to say about the one year since the Dems took over both houses of Congress for the first time in twelve years.  Here’s a summary in his own words:

“Democrats had a moment after the 2006 election, but now that moment has passed. They’ve squandered it. They have demonstrated both the inability and unwillingness to govern. Instead, after more than a decade in the congressional minority, they reflexively look for short-term partisan advantage and attempt to appease the party’s most strident fringe. Now that Democrats have the reins of congressional power, their true colors are coming out and the public doesn’t like what it sees. 

The Democratic victory in 2006 was narrow. They won the House by 85,961 votes out of over 80 million cast and the Senate by a mere 3,562 out of over 62 million cast. A party that wins control by that narrow margin can quickly see its fortunes reversed when it fails to act responsibly, fails to fulfill its promises, and fails to lead.”

“Their true colors” have led to a series of historically low approval ratings and a huge opportunity for Republicans next year.  My cynicism comes in at this point in that I have little faith that the Republicans will fight back the way that they should, especially in Blue Dog districts, against freshmen Dems nationwide in formerly Republican districts, and through the campaigning of the eventual nominee. 

*For the record, I’ve always been more impressed with Karen Hughes’ political skills over Karl Rove’s.

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One Response to “Karl Rove on the Democrat Congress”

  1. Bob said

    I guess we can look at the illustrious governor of NJ and his words about question #2. That was the stem cell question, where like the fool he is, said the voters did not understand the question or issue. Maybe Jon, they understood the question a little more than you understood your high school driver safety course. Isn’t it amazing when the election goes their way the voters are intelligent, and when it does not, the voters don’t “understand” the issue. It just goes to show what elitist fools they really are. Of course they will now try to jam the tax increase we just voted against down our throats. So much for being the party of “CHOICE.”

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