Sunday, December 28, 2008

Rove Claims History Will Be Kind to Bush.

It's simply hysterical to watch a Fox News reporter practically spoon feed Karl Rove to butter up Bush's record in office:

Colby: Karl before I let you go much of what the President-elect inherits, the tough economic times, the war as you raised, health care, so many issues facing so many Americans. There's a lot of finger pointing that the Bush administration is responsible for a lot of what ails us right now and I wonder whether at the time that the President Bush took office he could not have predicted that we would have 9-11 and that national security needed to be priority number one. Do you predict in the end the legacy for President Bush will be that we have not had another terrorist attack? That he has kept us safe and that his priorities were in order?
Rove: I think that will be a big part of it. I think history is going to see him as a man who put America on a war footing in a struggle that will have shaped the nature of this century. He will be seen as someone who liberated Afghanistan and Iraq. Fifty million people now live in freedom in those two countries who did not know freedom before. And he will also be seen as somebody who's created a strategy to confront terrorism that is going to make America and the world safer in the years to come.
Look, judgments of history are harsh in the short run and unfairly so many times. Harry S. Truman left office. In fact the slogan at the time was "To err is Truman". He left town not very popular and yet history regards him now as a much different person and I think this President is not going to leave office with that same state. He's going to be at a relatively low ratings but much better than some of his predecessors. History though is going to be kind to him at the end. I'm absolutely confident of that.
It's a sick joke to look at either Afghanistan or Iraq and claim that you are looking at fifty million people "living in freedom". If that's what freedom is supposed to look like then no-one would ever want it.

The funniest thing about this revisionist nonsense is in the fact that simply no-one is buying it. Saying that history will judge Bush kinder than we do now is simply the equivalent of McCain telling us that the polls were wrong. And we all know how that worked out.

It's so typical of the arrogance of this bunch of Republicans that, every time the public disagrees with them, they assume that the public must always be, somehow, wrong.


theBhc said...

Rove Sees No GOP Fall in the 2006 Election

Karl Rove, President Bush's top political strategist, says he doesn't believe the polls -- at least the public polls that claim the Republicans are likely to lose the House of Representatives and possibly even the Senate on Election Day.

ROVE: No, you are not. I'm looking at 68 polls a week for candidates for the US House and US Senate, and Governor and you may be looking at 4-5 public polls a week that talk attitudes nationally.

SIEGEL: I don't want to have you to call races...

ROVE: I'm looking at all of these Robert and adding them up. I add up to a Republican Senate and Republican House. You may end up with a different math but you are entitled to your math and I'm entitled to THE math.

SIEGEL: I don't know if we're entitled to a different math but your...

ROVE: I said THE math.

Face it. He says this crap because he has to say this crap. He has been more invested in Bush than Bush. How can he possibly come out and say his political experiment failed miserably? He can't. And he can't because that would everything Rove has worked for his whole life is a miserable failure. There is no doubt that it is, but he is not going to say that.

Kel said...

I think Rove, the great political genius, was always overrated. And the giant turd which he helped sell has now smeared itself all over his own reputation.