Rove's comments last night are beyond offensive. AMERICAblog has the video of the first part here, if you missed it. And the flap is growing.
The White House is standing behind this jerk
Rove's comments — and the response from the political opposition — mirrored earlier flaps over Democratic chairman
Howard Dean's criticism of Republicans, a House Republican's statement that Democrats demonize Christians and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin's comparison of the Guantanamo prison to Nazi camps and Soviet gulags.White House press secretary Scott McClellan came to Rove's defense, saying the president's chief political adviser was "simply pointing out the different philosophies and different approaches when it comes to winning the war on terrorism."
"Of course not," McClellan said when asked by reporters whether
President Bush will ask Rove to apologize.Rove, in a speech Wednesday evening to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, said, "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he said, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
He added that the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for "moderation and restraint" after the terrorist attacks.
The rest of the Rove quote, which the papers are not all printing, is
"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?" Mr. Rove asked. "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."
The bottom line, according to Rove, is that dems and by extension all those opposed to the war in Iraq, are aiding and abetting the enemy.
Once again, the White House and the puppet master just don't get it. We were lied to by this crew -- you know there is a good possibility of high crimes and misdemeanors attached to the actions leading up to the actual war in Iraq. Many American's believed that Saddam had something to do with 9/11, when in fact he did not -- yeah, that's another set of lies. And we can go on and on and on.
But, when Bush's approval rating on the war in Iraq have tanked, I see this as a desperate attempt to recapture the sheeple that have started to awaken from the hypnotizing lies, while demonizing those of us that are being vindicated by overwhelming evidence little by little.
It is time, high time, to demand Rove's resignation