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Raving at Rove By: Scott Crofut
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, June 20, 2006


In a recent interview with Victory New Hampshire, the citizen activist network, political mastermind Karl Rove was asked how the internet was affecting the political arena. Rove said:

I do also think that the internet has proven to be a more powerful tool on our side than it has been for the other side. It has proven to be a tool on our side to sort of unite Conservatives and have a healthy intra-movement dialogue. But it’s essentially been something that has helped us gain in influence and broaden our appeal. Among Democrats, my sense is that the blog world has tended to strengthen the far Left of the Democratic Party at the expense of liberal, but somewhat less liberal, members of their party. It has tended to sort of drive their party even further to the Left rather than focusing on good ideas that would help unite people around common goals and common purposes. Instead, the Internet for the Left of the Democratic Party has served as a way to mobilize hate and anger — hate and anger, first and foremost, at this President and conservatives, but then also at people within their own party whom they consider to be less than completely loyal to this very narrow, very out-of-the-mainstream, very far Left-wing ideology that they tend to represent.

In typical leftist fashion, within hours the left-wing blogs proved Rove's point for him. Personal attacks started flying in the comments sections of the popular blogs. Readers of ThinkProgress.org, Shakespeare's Sister, The Democratic Daily.com and Raw Story.com. all felt obliged to prove the point themselves.

"F**k you Karl Rove," was how one thoughtful disciple of Raw Story.com began his studied response. "We are angry and we hate you and your boss as well as the rest of the f***ed up media and crony s*#t we all see all the time in addition to what has become of a once great country going down the tubes!!!!"

It just gets better.

Here's what a concerned citizen had to say at ThinkProgress.com. (Its name cracks me up, because it features neither thinking nor progress.)

"Throwing people like Chris Matthews, Steny Hoyer, Lieberman, and others under the bus is what happens around these places. Hate and anger is what it is all about, calling Republicans and conservatives Nazis, fascists, and all sorts of other lovely things."

Another helpful leftist had this to say: "I wish I could say that I disagree with Dr. Evil on this. The hatred towards the President and the far right is much deserved."

Yet another comment weighed in: "Oh yeah, our 'Lefty sites' are going to be made much more difficult to access if the Net is not allowed to remain a level playing field. The Righties got the MSM, and we got the Internet!"

These people think the Right controls the mainstream media, which should give you an idea how out of touch they are. Not only are they haters, they are not too bright either!

Another said Rove is "totally worried." "These blogs and the new progressive radio are having effects on Americans’ information base and thought process. Minds are being changed and that scares Karl Rove and his cabal."

Progressive radio? I spilled my coffee I laughed so hard! The only thing falling faster than Air America's credibility is Air America's ratings.

To further prove Rove's point how mean spirited and hate-filled the Left truly is check out The Democratic Daily.com. The blog's comment section begins: "Anything to the left of Mussolini, Hitler or Osama is now considered a far left liberal to the GOP’s drooler base."

Over at Shakespeare's Sister the readers' hate continued without apology

As for the anger, well, some of us have a lot to be angry about these days. I’m not about to apologize for it...Pardon me, but what the F*#K does Karl Rove have to say about... Coulter, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, Savage, Medved?

Elsewhere, a leftist weighed in: "Well, we got the Internet, they got talk radio...personally I'd count that one as a win on our side of course, the Internet WAS created by Al Gore, so it makes sense it turned out liberal *wink*"

Here's Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth: He didn't invent the Internet and he lost in 2000.

This says what Karl Rove was trying to say but better than he could ever say it:

I hate Rove as much as I hate Bush and all republicans, and I hate the fact that Rove said we are filled with hate. That is sooo hateful!! I wonder how far we can get riding this emotion called hate?

The blogosphere has ridden hatred far enough to set the agenda of the Democratic Party and become the dominant force on the Left.

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Scott Crofut is a co-host of "Hey Wake Up America" on RighTalk Radio. He also writes "Crofut's Comedy Corner" for Human Events.


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