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White House mocks Karl Rove’s ‘cognitive capacity’ after remarks about Hillary Clinton

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House spokesman Jay Carney mocked Karl Rove on Tuesday after the Republican strategist was quoted as saying potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a 2012 blood clot. The New York Post reported that Rove made the suggestion…

Fox’s Karl Rove says he thinks Hillary Clinton might have brain damage

Fox News commentator Karl Rove said to a conference in California earlier this month that he suspects that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is brain-damaged from a fall and concussion she suffered in 2012. According to the New York Post, Rove was taking part in a panel discussion when…

Rove: How can Obama close Gitmo if detainees didn’t get Miranda warnings?

Former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove is warning President Barack Obama that he might have difficulty closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay because detainees imprisoned by the previous administration were not read their Miranda rights. At a White House press conference on Tuesday, the president said that he would…

Rove: Obama a ‘political thug’ for Supreme Court remarks

President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor on Tuesday said that President Barack Obama was “some kind of political thug” because he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care reform law. During his show on Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou…

Maddow: Romney campaign and Rove play fast and loose with the truth

Rachel Maddow ran a report on Wednesday’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show about the unprecedented level of dishonesty coming out of the Romney campaign. On Thursday’s program she took on more examples of ways in which Romney, former Bush administration official Karl Rove, and the Republican party are relying…

Rove: I’m ‘offended’ by Eastwood’s inspiring Super Bowl commercial

Republican strategist Karl Rove says the he was personally “offended” by an inspiring Chrysler advertisement starring Clint Eastwood that aired during halftime of Super Bowl XLVI. In the ad, Eastwood talks about how the the auto companies in Detroit — and Americans in general — are rebounding after the 2008…

Warren: Rove adopting ‘kitchen sink strategy’

Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren is seven points up in the most recent polls, coming in at 49 percent over incumbent Scott Brown’s 4 percent. Brown is the tea party favorite who won Ted Kennedy’s seat in what was once a reliably Democratic district. Weeks ago, Karl Rove’s shadowy 501(c)(4)…

Rove group hits Warren for being too pro-Wall Street

The Massachusetts Senate candidate Wall Street most fears is now the target of a new advertisement that attacks her for being too pro-Wall Street. Welcome to backwards day. The ad, released by former Bush strategist Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS group, suggests that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren was somehow responsible for…

Trump rages at ‘dishonest’ MSNBC host

One angry interview a day is apparently not enough for billionaire Donald Trump. Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, Trump excoriated host Chuck Todd for suggesting the real estate mogul had requested the segment to respond to a new NBC poll. “I didn’t call you, so you’re statement is false, “Trump…

Bush v. Perry

Digby is skeptical about Karl Rove all of a sudden singing "Kumbaya", going on Fox News and denouncing the Christian right, saying we're not a "Christian nation", because we're a nation that has Jews, Muslims, and non-believers (and others, I'll add).  Digby's take is that Rove is being a pure…

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