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I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

11 March 2010 @ 13:55

It’s so easy to be interviewed on some show like Hannity or Beck or make a speech before a group of well-behaved adults and sound like you’re the second coming of Edmund Burke, William F. Buckley, or Russell Kirk.  Many do this, but, when in positions of power and/or influence, they get all ‘pragmatic’ and ‘bi-partisan’ and ‘statesmen-like’.  When elected officials do this [are you listening Lindsey Graham?], we may be disappointed, but, surely in this day and cynical age, we’re not shocked.

However, when the thinkers do it, I think our disappointment turns to anger because we expect a certain purity out of them.  We expect them to walk the walk after having invested so much in their talking of the talk.  This is not an unreasonable reaction on our parts because, when these sages do this, they are literally betraying us.  It’s as if they looked us in the eye and said ‘Sorry, but I really didn’t mean what I said I believed.  I just did for the fame and the denaro.  Suckas!’.

Karl Rove is one of these people, but in reverse.  By that I mean that when he was working for President Bush, he was ‘pragmatic’, content to argue for blatantly Leftist polices if he thought they would assure his boss’s re-election or his own place in the annals  of political history [starring as The Architect — In Color!].  Now he appears on all of the shows on Fox in the role of the grand and wise, feet-planted-firmly-on-the-ground, 99.99% Ivory Snow-pure conservative.  And it helps him that he is a likeable guy [the SOB has even sucked me in a few times, but, fortunately, I have recovered my sanity in time].

Mr. Rove has out a memoir.  I will not read it.  I don’t think Ran, over at Si Vis Pacem, will either.  In a recent posting, he expertly rips Messr. Rove a new one:

The consequences of pretending to support American values while promoting a ‘progressive’ statist agenda has been the monumental failure of the Republican Party both as a brand and Republican failure as a legislative alternative to the extremist-Left Democrats. Much of that failure rests on Karl Rove’s shoulders.

Please do take the time to click here and read the rest and enjoy.

4 Comments
  1. 11 March 2010 @ 14:01 14:01

    I just got a little teary-eyed … this post was so good.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      11 March 2010 @ 16:36 16:36

      You’ve been watching too many Alan Alda flicks lately, man.

  2. 11 March 2010 @ 17:37 17:37

    Alas, I haven’t the mature reserve to detail Rove’s failure quite as you have, Bob. Great job and thanks for filling in the blanks and for the link.

    I really do feel betrayed by the feckless ignorance of Rove, the Bush Clan and the effems up in the RINO Club. In any case, their day is over. (That includes Romney – Sorry Mitt, love ya, but no thanks, pal.) Time to convert that anger to positive return to the Constitution.

    We’re winning. Cheers!

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      11 March 2010 @ 18:58 18:58

      Bang-on re: Romney.

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