Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Karl Rove

May
27th

CLINTON: Attacks are part of politics, so get over it

Re: “GOP: Start acting like responsible adults” (letter, 5-27).

The writer laments that Republicans are not acting like adults with respect to their treatment of Hillary Clinton. Although he gave no actual examples, he did reference at one point a May 16 column by left-wing extremist Eugene Robinson; Robinson had lashed out at Karl Rove for suggesting that Clinton’s health might be a concern, in particular, a concussion she suffered that her husband Bill Clinton said took her six months to recover from.

This injury was soft-peddled to the American people, and I would suggest that a concussion taking

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May
21st

GOP: Start acting like responsible adults

According to Eugene Robinson (column, 5-16), while most of us are focusing on this coming November, the GOP has already started moving its big guns into position so as to lay down barrages of mud against the likely Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

True enough; now that Karl Rove has declared open season and Fox News has seconded it, we can expect a pyrotechnic display over the next couple of years that should be entertaining for one and all. In fact, It should be reminiscent of one reason H.L. Mencken gave for not packing his bags to become an

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Nov.
20th

ELECTION: President and our nation move forward

Now that the election is in the history books, and President Barack Obama remains our leader of this free country, we Democrats will do what we do best: lead this country forward. The Republicans will keep doing what they do best: criticize, obstruct, lie, cheat and steal.

With Karl Rove and his crooked operatives’ help, the Republicans attempted to rig this election one more time to their favor. Fortunately, it didn’t work, thanks in part to the Anonymous hacker group and citizen watchdogs who thwarted their actions.

In addition, many thanks to David Axelrod and David Plouffe, senior advisors to

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Nov.
7th

ELECTION: Super PAC money can’t buy win

It is joyfully apparent to me that money alone cannot win an election. The super PACs that spent hundreds of millions of dollars (2 to 1 for Romney) were repudiated this election.

Karl Rove – the head one of the biggest pro-Romney super PACs - on Fox News Tuesday night was practically insane in his protest that Fox News had declared Obama the winner too early. There was a man who couldn’t come to grips with the fact that the money he collected and spent like a drunken sailor did not deliver the election to Romney. It worked in the past, but no

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June
18th

MEDIA: That rhetoric flies in both directions

Re: “Liberal rhetoric demonizes conservatives” (letter, 6-16).

Reading this letter, I couldn’t help laughing and waiting for the punch line. But there wasn’t any.

Use the exact same words to describe talk radio and the far right and the writer just described the past 15 years of the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Karl Rove and the others whose goal seems to be to damage our country enough to make our president look bad and make him a one-term president – at any cost.

How sad. The writer should look in the mirror.

March
23rd

GAS: Who’s responsible for high gas prices?

I feel like the kid in the story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” in revealing this: Oil companies are responsible for high gas prices.

Yes, there are the usual arguments like the tension with Iran, internal troubles in Yemen and risk-averse commodities futures traders. But before prices had risen even five cents, Karl Rove and other Republicans were on the airwaves blaming President Barack Obama for the terrible conditions he had wrought, and how high gas prices were expected to go.

Obama has increased domestic production of oil, and demand for gas is down in the United States. There is no

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Nov.
9th

SPENDING: Conservatives already backing down

Two weeks since the election and “conservatives” are already backing down on spending and debt.

Those terrible, terrible earmarks that the GOP and Karl Rove railed at Patty Murray are now too “complicated” to cut, according to Mitch McConnell.

Rand Paul, Mr. Stop Spending himself, is now saying he will go after Kentucky’s fair share of earmarks. You have to hand it to Rand, though; he is going to cast a showcase vote against raising the debt ceiling (knowing he will be outvoted). At the same time, he is going to vote for the tax cuts that will raise the

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