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May 13th, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Gingrich: Karl Rove was totally wrong.

Newt Gingrich says Karl Rove was wrong for insinuating Hillary Clinton had a brain injury. Sens. Kaine and Graham debate.

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  1. Johng215

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    June 25, 2014 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  2. REGinAZ

    There is no doubt, as it is totally obvious, that there is far more criticism thrown at Obama, Hillary and the Democrats. It is consistent, aggressive and unrelenting and what is really apparent is it is orchestrated, organized, funded and creative. That is even seen here on the internet as many use the same criticisms, down to the same words, as if they are following broadcasted emails. With Obama the critics say he is a failure, that he has accomplished nothing, while the reality is that he has accomplished quite a lot for the people (responding to financial challenges, two wars, healthcare crisis and much more), far more than GWBush, Ford, Carter and others ever achieved and under really difficult circumstances, including with Republicans / Tea Partiers constantly refusing to offer anything and just aggressively faulting and blocking all efforts, trying to make him, the country fail without any concern for other than their political ambitions.
    What is disgusting is that the "puppet" politicians along with "the money", who provide the funds, power and influence and then literally "pull the strings", insultingly just take the people for granted with their being cocky and arrogant as they simply assume they can offer the deceptive propaganda to con the people, to dupe, use and abuse the voters to serve their own purposes. The reality, the truth is that Obama, Hillary and the Democrats, like everyone else, are far from perfect but they are no where near as bad as what the critics say and, in the mean time, the GOP has become totally owned and controlled by "the money", offering the people, the majority absolutely nothing but propaganda. Some may feel Obama is too "liberal" but while that could possibly be tempered some, it is still working for the people. Whether it be naivety or blind loyalty, those who buy into the GOP / "money" sponsored propaganda are literally bent on self-defeat (when being members of the majority) as the "puppet" politicians and "the money" together concentrate on serving only their own interests; currently they are aggressively pushing to deceive the voters into supporting a return to "more of the same", Bush-Cheney style, which can only result in "more of the same". Recent history clearly documents that they are constantly forcing this country further into being a two-class society, with their competing in having it all as they feed their insatiable "more" (never enough) appetite and the majority, including the total middle-class, just keep losing more. To be conned into accepting, or worse supporting, that is just ridiculous.

    May 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Reply
    • Mads

      Paragraphs would help enormously.

      May 22, 2014 at 1:27 am | Reply
    • TRS

      I've never seen so much paranoia and low-information-voter evidence in a post so big and long

      May 22, 2014 at 2:44 am | Reply
      • chris87654

        PALIN / BACHMANN, RUBIO / CRUZ, BUSH / JINDAL – many to choose from in 2016.

        May 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm |
  3. maryann cochran

    Why does the picture heading Crossfires ad have the women sticking out their upper anatomy? What a sexist, horrible photo. CNN should be ashamed of itself.

    May 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  4. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Can't wait to see Rove and the other paid for GOP fat cats stuff Jeb Bush down the tea party's throats EXACTLY like they stuffed Romney down.

    May 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • Bubba

      Watching Republicans pretending to be capable, is like watching hookers pretend to be pious. Very funny.

      May 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  5. Gunderson

    Well,
    First you have to have a brain, no? If the liberals shuck and jive enough you just may elect them again. News Flash: Then you have no brain, no?

    May 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • You're poor

      You're poor. So why do you vote against your own interests?

      May 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  6. chris87654

    Is bad when Newt "Moon Colony" Gingrich says someone has gone too far.

    May 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  7. chris87654

    Holy macaroon! when Newt "Moon Colony" Gingrich says someone's gone over the line, people take notice. Got to figure Rove is desperate if he has to resort to such comments this early in the game. 2016 is looking like it might be a better GOP Circus of Sideshows than 2012.... I was wondering if this was possible now that Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Perry, etc have flamed out, but Rove will jettison his rightwingnut base (as we're seeing now), in exchange for pandering the MANY more votes toward the middle (which is why he said he won't be surprised if the next GOP presidential candidate supports gay marriage), and the party is still as fractured as ever – there's a lot of work to do by November and next in 2016.

    May 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  8. jefflz

    Karl Turdblossom Rove is famous for expressing his admiration for Joseph Goebbels who perfected the technique of the "Big Lie" propaganda method. Rove can be trusted to crank up the Big Lie as often as needed. No news here.

    May 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  9. saltydog77

    The more they try and talk their way out of it the more it MUST BE TRUE!

    May 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Reply
    • You're poor

      You're poor so why do you vote against your own interests? The GOP want to get rid of your SS and Medicare. And you'll need it.

      May 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  10. BufordB

    Gingrich is misinformed, wrong, dangerous and not as funny as he and his sycophants think he is on the issue of bicycle safety. So is Baldwin. Bicycles are vehicles. Bicyclists ignoring safety laws creates confusion and danger, and it can get you killed. Enforcing bicycle safety laws is as important as any other vehicular safety law. The dismissive attitude that bicycle are trivial just tells me that Newt is living in a bygone era.

    May 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  11. Tom1940

    Tapper and Gingrich "shooting the messenger" and letting Hillary skate by, is a shot at Rove by Tapper who carries water for the Dems at every opportunity, and a sellout by Gingrich, anxious to keep in CNN's bosses good graces (and a paycheck coming in – as the "token" conservative on Crossfire)
    Ignoring the fact that the NFL is drawing fire for the "concussion" issue, subsequent high incidents of erratic behavior, diminished mental capacity in failing to cope and handle stress, and in some cases, suicide of it's retired players – isn't it "fair game" to bring the issue and not go after the messenger? I thought "news" was to be fair, impartial, going after the facts, etc. (Of course I still believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny), but that aside. When will the so-called main stream media get back to the "middle" and go after the facts, instead of playing politics "for" their favorite candidate?

    May 14, 2014 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • BufordB

      The "shooting the messenger" analogy applies to messages that are true. Rove's message was a careless or deliberate lie. He said Clinton was hospitalized for 30 days. It was 4. He said the glasses were they type worn to treat brain injuries. They are not.

      CTE is the result of repeated, forceful blows to the head such as what a football player would experience. It can develop over time with or without concussions. Comparing the result of a single concussion with the risk an NFL player is exposed to is another patently false analogy.

      May 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  12. Brian Jowaisas

    Newt's opinion that Michael Sam "manipulated the media" illustrates perfectly how majorities generally are insensitive to the life experience of minorities. In this case a gay man who also happens to be black. Is it asking too much for a rich, white guy in power to at least empathize with a poor black guy who happens to be gay and realize that his path has been different and perhaps difficult? Maybe he's not a manipulator, maybe he's just a strong dude, faced with a tough decision. He made a very difficult choice coming out. He was one of the first to ever do so. And it happened to have occurred perhaps at a time when people are beginning to accept gay guys. It was bold, courageous, it was risky….but manipulative? That's insulting.

    May 14, 2014 at 12:02 am | Reply

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