Karl Rove Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Karl Rove Quotes and Sayings

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    Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals," is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    At the core, we are dealing with two parties that have fundamentally different views of the world. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Cindy Sheehan is a clown. There is no real antiwar movement. No serious politician, with anything to do with anything, would show his face at an antiwar rally. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in 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. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    "Empathy" is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr. Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    I think it's dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act, like they've been obstructing everything else, is bad for them politically. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    I wish I had the billions of dollars that George Soros has that he has used to fund Democratic causes in the past. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He may come to regret that decision. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Many Democrats have a pre-9/11 worldview. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Mr. Obama denounced the $2.3 trillion added to the national debt on Mr. Bush's watch as "deficits as far as the eye can see." But Mr. Obama's budget adds $9.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. What happened to Obama the deficit hawk? Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Mr. Obama has an ingenious approach to job losses: He describes them as job gains. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Mr. Obama plans to boost federal spending 25 percent while nearly tripling the national debt over 10 years. Americans know that this kind of spending will have economic consequences, including new taxes being imposed by the new progressives. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Remember the Tea Party movement didn't get started in September of 2008 when the bank bailout was passed. It really began on Feb. 19th, 2009 when a television commentator named Rick Santelli stood up and said what the hell are we doing bailing out people who couldn't afford a mortgage by taking money from people like me who are prudent? Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb. If we win, it'll be because of the president. And if we lose, it'll be because of me. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions lead - higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    We've been probably to some degree too successful. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding." He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    You all had something to do with keeping me employed. Karl Rove | Refcard PDF
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    You may be right that people say: 'You know what, we had Obama. He was inexperienced. The guy had great rhetoric, sounded good, looked good, but has turned out to be an utter disaster. I want someone where I have confidence and credibility that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.' Karl Rove | Refcard PDF






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