Monday, November 19, 2007

Listen to Robert Novak? Come on! Democratic nominees are not stooping to Nixon's tactics but to Rove the master who was involved with Nixon too!

I have said for quite a while now that if we are to be able to compete with and beat this underhanded Republican disinformation campaign we must like it or not play the game on their level but we must not be damaging our own party for personal gain at the expense of our America. This just plays into Rove's and Republican hands.

With only 45 days until the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucus, every candidate and campaign is looking for an edge, and clearly some folks are finding those edges in dirty tricks — nasty information, sometimes false, often spread anonymously. It's a murky world and often tough to tell what's true, what's false and where any of it is coming from. This weekend, conservative columnist Robert Novak reported that agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., claimed her campaign has scandalous information about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., but they have decided not to use it.
The Obama campaign quickly took the item and used it to tar Clinton as part of the proverbial problem. "If the purpose of this shameless item was to daunt or discourage me or supporters of our campaign from challenging and changing the politics of Washington, it will fail," an Obama campaign statement said.Dirty tricks have been a part of American politics as far back as the mudslinging in the 1800 race between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The Dirty game

Rove and the Republicans have put the dirty politics on a new never before seen level and I am afraid it is here to stay! This information once again comes from the idiot Novak who as you know is a FOX News contributor who added that he did not believe there were any Republicans behind the effort — as some have alleged since his column was published Saturday — to force Democrats to fight against each other. Novak's initial report said: "Agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information" about Obama, "but has decided not to use it. The nature of the alleged scandal was not disclosed."
On Monday, Novak told FOX News that claims that there is actual dirt on Obama might not pass the sniff test. "This is very similar to the kind of trick that Richard Nixon used to pull, where he would say, 'I know some very bad information about the communists supporting George McGovern, but I can't put that out because it wouldn't be right, but I'm just too good of a guy,' " Novak said. he also said he had no proof of the scandalous information. Then why doesn't he just shut up

Listening to this crap I find it necessary to reiterate something I pointed out a few months back and that the champ of dirty politicking Karl Rove was around then too. What a coincidence and he has been reaping the rewards for his underhanded politicking ever since. remember, with life long executive privilege he can not be touched and is more brazen and dangerous than ever.Karl Rove, 56, who served as chief strategist for President-elect Bush's presidential campaign, will manage the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the White House. Before joining the campaign, he was president of Karl Rove and Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm. Rove attended the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University. He has taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin.Underhanded Rove's education
After hearing on CNN that Rove attended numerous colleges but never graduated I went through numerous sites trying to find where that was mentioned and I could not find anything. Not even a mention of it in his White House autobiography. I found that surprising and that it was never mentioned. While I was digging besides the numerous interesting articles out there many which were never mentioned I found that he was born in 1950 and said he dreamed about being in the White House from that day.Worse I found that his lying underhanded tactics is what got him his start in Daddy's administration and the rewards for this started from day one and as you know continue today How Bush's Brain Hijacked Washington: Rove's ties to Bush the Elder commenced in 1973, when Poppy was the Republican national chairman and Karl aspired to be the president of the College Republicans. It was a post Rove could not win by the numbers. To circumvent them, he claimed that the organization was not adhering procedurally to the College Republican charter, and mounted credentials challenges to supporters of his opponent, Robert Edgeworth. In the end Rove essentially declared himself the winner of a separate election. The controversy got kicked upstairs to Bush, who awarded the election to Rove. Later, in retaliation, Edgeworth leaked to the Washington Post that Rove was teaching dirty tricks seminars to young Republicans--and fresh off the humiliation of Watergate, no less.

Bush promptly excommunicated Edgeworth from the Republican Party for his disloyalty in leaking the story. Rove, along with his friend and College Republicans ally Lee Atwater, became favored Bush protégés. Rove moved to Texas in 1977 to toil as a fundraiser on George Sr.'s failed presidential-exploration PAC, the Fund for Limited Government. A year later he worked on an unsuccessful primary run for the Texas legislature by George W Bush. Rewards for underhanded politicking
He was ruthless in chasing his goals, especially when it came to rivalries or power struggles with his own Republican cohorts. I was really surprised to see the well documented trail of underhanded Politics starting with Richard Nixon through his Fathers Presidency and now bush's and he continues to get away with it and be rewarded for it. Please read it. I wish we knew and made more of this years ago.

Sadly this dirty politicking has spread and seems to be a part of the Political landscape today. However I think these tactics should not be used to destroy members of our own party because it only plays into Republicans hands and serves their purpose. We must concentrate on them and getting our America back and get rid of Bush's.

James Joiner
Gardner Ma


Holly said...

Hey Patriot isn't there anything that can stop the dirty stuff these guys pull since they are getting worse all the time i don't see how they can get away with it

pissed off patricia said...

I admire the obama campaign for stepping over the bullshit and trying to run a decent campaign. I hope they can continue to do it too. It's time to try to do something serious here and stop playing a dirty game.

I read today that McCain would welcome any help and advice from Karl Rove. At least he's honest about how low he's willing to go. Or how desperate he is to try to win.