Karl Rove: Self-Anointed Political Godfather
Thomas A. Droleskey
The Republican Party's "mainstream" gatekeepers, kingmakers and Godfathers keep attacking United States Representative Todd Akin (R-Missouri) two weeks after his remarks concerning the relative infrequency of violent assaults against women resulting in the conception of a child. Akin has been raked over the coals repeatedly by these well-paid professional leeches.
Still hot on the trail of Akin, who has apologized for his remarks, which, though not substantively incorrect were phrased in a very poor way (see Blood Money Talks Loud And Clear and Blood Money Talks Loud And Clear, part two), no less a political operative than Karl Rove, the "brain" behind former President George Walker Bush, has suggested that he would not behind seeing the Missouri lawmaker wind up murdered in order to get him to quit his race for the United States Senate against incumbent United States Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) to provide Republicans with what is believed to be a "better chance" of defeating McCaskill and securing a majority in the United States Senate:
In a closed-door fundraiser at the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove reportedly joked about the murder of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin.
“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.
Sheelah Kolhatkar, an editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, was invited to the event as a guest of a top Republican donor who was aware she was a journalist. The invite gave her a behind-the-scenes look at the otherwise-private event.
At the event, Rove urged attendees to urge Akin to get out of the race, citing Missouri’s Senate race as a major obstacle to Republicans taking over the Senate.
“We have five people who are interested” in replacing Akin as the Senate candidate, Rove said. “We don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.”
Rove and other top Republicans called on Akin to leave the race after his controversial comments two weeks ago on “legitimate rape” and his mistaken comment about how conception through rape rarely occurs. (Rove makes Akin murder joke.)
Unable to dance around or spin this one, Rove, who now heads the American Crossroads "Super Political Action Committee" ("Super PAC") and is a well-paid commentator on Fox News Channel programs, Rove telephoned Representative Akin to apologize to him, saying that he, Rove, would never have made the remark that he did had he known a reporter was within earshot of him, which means, of course, that he would have made the remark if that had not been the case:
Karl Rove phoned Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to apologize for having joked about killing the Republican congressman, an Akin spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.
Akin adviser Rick Tyler said Rove spoke with Akin Friday about his remarks, and that the Akin camp believes it would be appropriate for Rove to make a public apology as well.
"I'm assuming that Karl will make a public apology," Tyler said. "The right thing to do would be for Karl to make a public apology. We appreciate the personal apology."
Bloomberg Businessweek reported earlier that Rove told a gathering of donors in Tampa that Akin had to be forced out of the Senate race, and joked that if Akin were "found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts."
Tyler said Rove called the embattled Senate candidate and "spent about three minutes" explaining that he didn't know there had been a reporter in the room and that he would not have made such a comment if he'd been aware of her presence.
"After about three minutes, Todd asked: are you calling to apologize?" recounted Tyler, who said that Rove responded in the affirmative.
"Todd was gracious and he accepted his apology," Tyler said, adding that the episode had not changed Akin's determination to continue his campaign: "Akin's in it to stay."
Rove and other national Republicans have pressured Akin to end his Senate campaign and the Rove-linked group American Crossroads has canceled its advertising in Missouri (Rove apologizes to Akin for murder joke.)
Some kind of apology! Representative Todd Akin was very gracious to accept Rove's apology, especially since he had to spend three minutes waiting to ask the former "architect" of the George Walker Bush presidency whether he, Rove, was calling to make such an apology, which was really no kind of apology at all as Rove's "explanation" means that he will just have to be careful when joking about those political "enemies" he wouldn't mind seeing murdered.
Yes, this is the same political "genius" who knew that then Texas Governor George Walker Bush, who was once quite the party animal, had been arrested for driving, although not recklessly, you understand (sort of a precursor of "Archbishop" Salvatore Cordileone, the newly appointed conciliar "archbishop of San Francisco, who was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol in San Diego, California, on Saturday, August 25, 2012), near the Bush family's compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, on September 4, 1976, but who did not advise him to go public with it until a Democratic Party operative in the State of Maine who had served as a delegate for then Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., showed the arrest record to a Portland, Maine, television reporter.
The revelation, which Bush had kept secret from his then nineteen year-old twin daughters, Jenny and Barbara, in order not to set a bad example for them (and which was probably the reason that he, Bush, asked his gubernatorial counsel, Alberto Gonzales, a pro-abort, to arrange with a Texas judge in Travis County to excuse the then Texas Governor from sitting on a jury that would hear the case of a woman charged with drunk driving as Bush would have been asked questions about his own arrest record), was made on November 4, 2000, three days before the election, and it probably contributed to the electoral deadlock that ensued thereafter. Rove has admitted that he make a mistake in taking a chance that the arrest would be made not be made public. It was, of course, a "calculated risk," and political operatives such as Karl Rove live in a world of one "calculated risk" after another.
Karl Rove is the quintessential practitioner of the Niccolo Machiavelli's amoral realpolitk. He was David Axelrod (Barack Hussein Obama's "brain") before there was a David Axelrod. Rove was a combination of hard-charging defensive linebacker and bare knuckles fighter a la John J. Sullivan for Governor and then President George Walker Bush, working in Texas alongside such Bush confidantes and future White House coworkers as Karen Hughes, Alberto Gonzales and, yes, infamously, Harriet Miers (see (The Triumph of Protestantism and Posturing and Preening).
It was Rove, remember (perhaps you do not, which is why I am reminding you), who coached United States Senator John Ashcroft (R-Missouri) prior to the latter's confirmation hearings in 2001 to serve as Attorney General of the United States of America to say that "Roe v. Wade is settled law" and that "abortion is a constitutionally protected health service" when responding to questions about abortion. Ashcroft looked down as he gave his answers, nearly choking on his words. It was clear the poor man, who had, much to his discredit, voted to confirm President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton's two pro-abortion Supreme Court nominees (Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer) and gave a free pass to most other Clinton Cabinet and judicial nominees, had violated his integrity. Karl Rove played a major role in this. A major role.
Indeed, Rove, who had given pro-life Texas assurances that Governor George Walker Bush would not sign a bill in the Houston, Texas, area after baby-killer John Coleman, a major funder of both organized crime families of naturalism, in Texas, before Bush did in fact sign the bill, helped to convince a number of Republican candidates in 2001 who might have been "personally" pro-life" to just use the "Roe v. Wade is settled law" argument when asked about it. And thus it is that Bret Schundler, a partly pro-life/partly pro-abortion Calvinist who was Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, lost to the fully pro-death Catholic (since turned "gay" Episcopalian "priest") New Jersey State Senator James McGreevey. Schundler's mouth the Karl Rove "settled law" line did not help him one little in the election.
Following Rove's directions entirely, President George Walker Bush, who would now and again prattle off the line the given him by the National Not-So-Right-Life Committee concerning his alleged desire to help foster a "culture of life where every child was welcomed in life and protected by law," a philosophical absurdity given the fact that he, Bush, believed that innocent preborn babies could be killed under cover of the civil law in those "hard cases" (an inconsistency he could not explain when asked about it by Dr. Alan Keyes at a Republican Party presidential debate in New Hampshire in December of 1999, saying, "I can't explain it. It's just the way I feel"), to campaign vigorously for pro-aborts Michael Bloomberg in 2001 and for other pro-aborts such as New York Governor George Elmer Pataki (2002) and California Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (2003 and 2006) and, of course, United States Senator Arlen Specter (first D, later R, then D again, Pennsylvania), in a Republican primary in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2004 against partly pro-life/partly pro-death United States Representative Patrick Toomey, who won a Republican primary six years later against the fully pro-life Mrs. Peg Luksik, and then defeated his pro-abortion Catholic opponent, United States Representative Joseph Sestak.
The enabling of Arlen Specter by President George Walker Bush, relying upon the advice given him by his "architect," Karl Rove, was, it should be pointed out, aided in no small measure by Pennsylvania's junior senator, a full supporter of the "global war on terrorism," Richard John Santorum, who only became completely pro-life in recent years but who remains a "big government" "conservative." We all know how well that ended as Specter, the man who opposed the nomination of United States Circuit Court of Appeals Judge for the District of Columbia Robert H. Bork in 1987 and who ran, if ever so briefly, for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination to vocalize his opposition to Patrick Joseph Buchanan's nonexistent "anti-Semitism" and "extremism" (Specter's bid lasted all of eight months--March 31, 1995, to November 23, 1995, before endorsing his fellow Russell, Kansas, native and Freemason, Robert Joseph Dole, Jr; Specter was supported by Pennsylvania's junior senator, Santorum), returned to the party of his youth on April 28, 2009. Results, not principle, are what matters to the likes of Karl Rove.
Apart from being a political and policy operative in the President George Walker Bush White House, Karl Rove was also a Minister of Propaganda who chaired the the "White House Iraq Group," also known as the "White House Information Group, in 2002. This propaganda committee was created to convince the American public that Iraq possessed "weapons of mass destruction" by using increasingly and ever-escalating forms of rhetoric to build support for what the "Project for the New American Century" had been planning since 1998: an invasion of Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein in order to make the Middle East "safe for America's only 'ally" in the region," Israel. Again, we can see how that worked itself out over time.
Let's be blunt: the White House Ministry of Propaganda under Karl Rove told the American public one lie after another. A sovereign country was invaded when no justification for such an invasion existed other than that provided by the lies told the American public. The lives and limbs of American military service personnel and civilian support teams (and those working for private contractors) were put at risk needlessly. The infrastructures of Iraq was destroyed. Thousands upon thousands of innocent Iraqis were killed or wounded. Nearly two-thirds of the Catholic population of Iraq fled their native land. Iraq became a magnet for Iranian-sponsored terrorists to attack our troops and to attack Mohammedans of the Sunni sect. Sectarian violence flared. Catholic churches were shot up and burned. Corrupt Shiite Mohammedans Nuri Kamal al-Maliki (I was one of those who opposed this effort very vigorously, something that lost us a lot of friends in 2002 and 2003. See, for example,
The Real Enemies Are Within, part 1 and The Real Enemies Are Within, part 2.)
Undeterred by the defeat of Republicans nationwide in 2006 that was the result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (as wrong as it was for Willard Mitt Romney to invite Clint Eastwood, a pro-abort and pro-"gay marriage" libertarian, to the recently concluded jamboree of naturalism in Tampa, the octogenarian actor-director-producer was very correct when he noted that the Russians had been in Afghanistan for ten years and it just didn't work out too well for the Soviets as it has not for American efforts) and Bush's profligate domestic spending, done, of course, in the name of "compassionate conservatism" (see Y2K's Lesser Evil Has Brought Us Great Evils, Socialism, Straight From Your "Pro-Life" Conservative and A Really Invisible Hand), Karl Rove has reinvented himself in his post-White House years as a consultant and commentator, planning and plotting and scheme to get "moderate" Republicans nominated and elected.
Karl Rove and his American Crossroads "Super PAC" have long been at odds with those who will not "play ball" with the Republican establishment, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Heath Palin (a Catholic apostate whose visceral, shoot-from-the-lip approach to politics and public policy has been examined on this site in
Gradually Accepting Naturalism's False Premises, Absolute Insanity, Facts Are Troublesome Things, It's Still Absolute Insanity and Fratricide in the Lodge) and those associated with the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party movement. Rove has a very mixed record of success in this regard as a number of candidates endorsed by Palin in Republicans have defeated those endorsed, at least in his role as a commentator, by Rove.
It is thus ironic that Rove and Palin are united in seeking the withdrawal of Todd Akin from the United States Senate race in Missouri. Rove is doing so because, well, he wants the abortion issue to go away entirely, no less to have it represented by the likes of Todd Akin. Palin is ostensibly calling for Akin's withdrawal with regrets as he has lost the support of the "big wigs," but she really sees this as the opportunity the candidate she endorsed, Sarah Steelman, to get a chance for electoral redemption after Todd Akin handed her head to her on August 7, 2012. Palin has not, however, said that she would like to see Todd Akin wind up dead.
Such it must ever be in the land of naturalist kingmakers, men who want candidates of their own making, not those who give any indication that they might speak out now and again about matters other than "the money, the money and the money," no less anyone who might know something about and actually defend the Social Reign of Christ the King, Who said these telling word to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:
"I will reign in spite of all who oppose Me." (quoted in: The Right Reverend Emile Bougaud. The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, reprinted by TAN Books and Publishers in 1990, p. 361.)
"Realists" such as Karl Rove would scoff at such "silliness." They will not be thinking that way when they meet Christ the King in the face at the moment of their Particular Judgment if they do not convert--and repent--before they die after they have ignored clear warnings such as these that have been sent to them by the dutiful readers of this little-read and much-mocked website:
The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the
spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much
the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it
is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual
means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end
and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good
citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a
civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of
God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man
are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error
of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they
can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which
make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say
what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true
temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the
peace and happiness of eternity. (quoted in Pope Pius XI, Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the
duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the
lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives
are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we
must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And
if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their
laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of
others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent
blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)
Yes, remember the following and remember it well:
. . . .for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Care to disagree? This statement is either true or it is false. A Catholic should understand and accept that it is true and stop wasting his time worrying about which naturalist or which naturalistic "philosophy" is going to "improve" society. Only Catholicism can improve society as it penetrates into the souls of men. It is really that simple.
We give all to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Each Rosary we pray helps us to give honor and glory to the Most Blessed Trinity and to make reparation for our many sins and those of the whole world. We must never look for results. We must only strive to be faithful and to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states in life permit, being ready at all times to make an accounting for our lives before Christ the King, pleading earnestly that Our Mother and Queen of Mercy, Mary Immaculate, will plead for us then, at the hour of our deaths, as she does with every beat of our hearts that should and must beat in unison with her Immaculate Heart and her Divine Son's Most Sacred Heart.
Catholics trust in Our Lady and her Most Holy Rosary and her Fatima Message, not in the "clever" strategies of naturalists who aren't even very good in promoting a consistent form of naturalism.
The twin, matchless Hearts of love that are the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus do not live comfortably with the murder of the preborn. Neither should we. Not once. Never. We do not seek to keep silent about the truths of the Faith to please the false "pontiff." We do not keep silence about the truths of the Faith to aid the naturalists in their further institutionalization of evil under cover of the civil law.
No, we try to plant the seeds as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus through through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary when all men, celebrating the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a result of the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message, will exclaim with jubilation:
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?