An info dump sent after GOP candidate nominated.
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Responded Rove, emphasis in bold my own:
“I’m for the Republican, but I gotta tell you, we were looking at eight to nine seats in the Senate; we’re now looking at seven to eight in my opinion. This is not a race we’re going to be able to win.”
By 9:35 the next morning, September 15, Rove was on the receiving end of the following outraged email from a Republican viewer:
I was stunned by your pathetic comments on Hannity last night. I always tune in to Hannity, Fox & Friends and O’Reilly to hear what you have to say, but that was outrageous. I’ve NEVER heard you speak that way and be so animated about Obama himself. I don’t care if you like the woman or support her personally. You could have just said “I’m not sure she can win, but we’ll see. She was chosen by the voters overwhelmingly to be the Republican nominee. You and others like you always say to support the Republican regardless of whether we agree with them or not. I see now that’s only when they are one of the ruling class like yourself. I’ve lost all respect for you after that because you’ve shown a genuine lack of character. I think if you watch your appearance in the light of day you’ll see what I mean. So long.
The viewer was not only stunned by Rove’s on-air remarks to Hannity (which were quickly headlined by the liberal media as here with CBS), she was even more flabbergasted when she got this reply directly from Rove at his email address on September 16, two days after his Hannity appearance and one day after her email had been sent to him:
If we attack President Obama for putting people who can’t pay their taxes into his Administration, how can we defend a Republican candidate who doesn’t pay some of her taxes, her college bills, or her mortgage; has had no visible means of support; and sued a reputable conservative organization claiming she was the victim of sex discrimination? She didn’t win the lawsuit: her employer said she was fired for trying to run her own pr consulting firm out of their offices while on their clock. We conservatives want conservative candidates, but we do our cause little good by nominating conservatives with serious questions about their fitness and character.
Here are some of the articles that helped shape my thinking, in addition to my impression after meeting her briefly last year:
Pasted into his email were three highly critical articles on O’Donnell that appeared in the liberal Delaware area media. I have been told that the pieces Rove sent were in fact from an opposition research project on O’Donnell. A project conducted by her losing primary opponent and the Delaware Republican Party. Said the ex-O’Donnell aide of Rove’s mailing? It was “full of lies and half-truths.”
The recipient of Rove’s email, replete with opposition research on the new Republican Party nominee from her own party leadership, was infuriated. Saying this in contacting me:
Back in 2010, I emailed Rove (see very bottom of what I’m forwarding to you below) when he was on Hannity the day after—or night of—the primary when C. O’Donnell won. I was stunned by what he said on air and by his angry demeanor. That’s the first I saw of his true self. But the email I got back nearly immediately (as you’ll note in the date/time entries) was a real stunner. I was furious. Look at the page after page of information he already had ready to email to everyone. This guy was already working tirelessly AGAINST the woman instead of just letting it play out. God forbid grass roots people ever succeed without his “help.”
I don’t know if it interests you or not, but I thought I’d pass it on. I’ve saved it all this time and I certainly will never forget.
Yes, it does interest.
And one suspects I’m not the only one who will be interested.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?