"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war," he said in a prepared text released by the White House. "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."Democrats are obviously pissed - so how does the RNC respond?
Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said a litany of comments by Democratic elected officials and their liberal allies underscored Rove's point. "It is outrageous," he said, "that the same Democratic leaders who refused to repudiate or criticize Dick Durbin's slandering of our military are now attacking Karl Rove for stating the facts. . . . Karl didn't say the Democratic Party. He said liberals."By golly, he did say "liberals" rather than "Democrats."
Now don't we we all feel foolish?
Of course, if you read the transcript of Rove's remarks, it almost seems as if he thinks conservatives = Republicans and liberals = Democrats
Let me end where I began. Forty years ago, Lyndon Baines Johnson, a proud liberal, won the Presidency in a landslide. His party held 68 Senate seats; 295 House seats; and 33 governorships.Unless Rove is arguing that George Bush, a "conservative," no more represents the GOP than the "liberal" MoveOn.Org, Michael Moore or Howard Dean represent the Democratic Party, I think it is pretty safe to assume that by "liberals" he meant "Democrats".
In 2004 George W. Bush, a proud conservative, won the Presidency for the second time, receiving the most votes in American history. His party has now won seven of the last 10 Presidential elections. Republicans hold 55 Senate seats; 232 House seats; and 28 governorships.