Thursday, June 23, 2005


Did Karl Rove set a trap? A few Democratic senators took offense to barbs aimed, specifically, at liberals

Yes, we admit it, we are liberals

Finding a senator who would admit to being a liberal is harder than trying to capture Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. However, Thursday was a remarkable day because it delivered a spate of self-described liberal senators.

The reason for this massive wave of liberal-leaning confessions came courtesy of Karl Rove's comments at a conservative dinner in New York City. This is what Karl Rove had to say,

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."

Rove did not mention people by name, he did not even specifically criticize Democrats or the Democratic party. Liberals could include people who are not even registered Democrats (i.e., independents, fringe-left, Naderites). So, why did some senators cry out in fake/feigned outrage? Well, these senators must have felt something was aimed at them because they feel, deep in their hearts, they they are the liberals that Rove spoke of.

The senators who rose on Thursday to defend their liberal credentials were Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg.

The senators should have reacted differently in order to turn Rove's words against him. By employing a "Who me?" tactic, a Democratic senator could have said, "Karl Rove's words may bother liberals but I am a moderate and people I work with in my party are moderates. We are fighting hard in every circumstance to keep America and its military servicemembers safe and sound." Instead, Democrats are highlighting the factors and reasons why voters sided with Republicans during war-time in the last 2 national elections (2002 & 2004).

However, by reacting so passionately over Rove's disagreeement with liberal policies, these senators reveal to all of us that his words cut close to the bone.

Other opinions: Alarming News, Wizbang, Q and O Blog, Right Wing News has, 2 posts, Blackfive, Open Post, Blogs for Bush, Outside the Beltway, Scott Sala, PowerPundit, Baldilocks, Ian Schwartz, Captains Quarters, and Michelle Malkin.


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