Karl Rove takes on President Cool

Yesterday I posted video of President Obama’s appearance with Jimmy Fallon, suggesting that in a contest for the youth vote, Mitt Romney might find it hard to compete.

So here’s the video response from Karl Rove’s American Crossroads:

As subtle as a 2-by-4.

Of course, Rove knows cool.

– Jay Bookman

365 comments Add your comment

ty webb

April 26th, 2012
6:00 pm

godless heathen

April 26th, 2012
6:03 pm

ty webb

April 26th, 2012
6:03 pm

and don’t worry Jay, I confuse kimmel with fallon too.

Casual Observer

April 26th, 2012
6:04 pm

Can’t deny it. Re-election may be harder then dems think.

JamVet - Stay ignorant, my friends...

April 26th, 2012
6:05 pm

Fail.

Neocons nuked the country and now want people to forget.

Wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture…

Lord Help Us

April 26th, 2012
6:07 pm

Classic Rove…take a strength and masterfully turn it into a negative.

This one does not bother me nearly as much as sliming John Kerry as a war criminal/coward while championing a draft dodging ex-cheerleader…

Same MO…

Brosephus™

April 26th, 2012
6:09 pm

Guess American Crossroads forgot that government doesn’t create jobs. The fact that 1 in 2 can’t find work is a sign of private sector failure…. Can’t mix talking points just to fit your narrative. Either something is true or it’s not. Get a set of “truths” and stick with it. Otherwise, it all looks like political jackassery to the highest degree…

Brosephus™

April 26th, 2012
6:10 pm

Posted this downstairs, but since they wanna talk about jobs….

While Wisconsin Gov, Scott Walker (R) fights to keep his job in a recall election scheduled for June, he is being forced to confront a harsh reality in his state: It lost more jobs during the past 12 months than any other state in the United States.

Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs between March 2011 and March 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s lead in job losses is significantly greater than the rest of the 50 states: No other state lost more than 3,500 jobs.

The majority of the losses in Wisconsin, 17,800, were in the public sector. However, the state lost more private-sector jobs, 6,100, than any other state. The only other states to report private-sector job losses in the same time period (instead of private-sector gains) were Mississippi and Rhode Island.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/Governors/2012/0425/Wisconsin-posts-biggest-US-job-loss-as-Gov.-Scott-Walker-fights-for-his-job

I guess that when you cut those government jobs, it DOES have an effect on everything else around it. Also, before the Walker appologists jump in, the 23k number is only that low because Wisconsin added about 13K jobs between Jan and March 2012. The one question that I have about that article is this part here…

“There are a lot of other indicators that we see that show the governor’s policies are working,” Reggie Newson, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, told the Associated Press. Compared with a year ago, unemployment rates are lower throughout the state except in three counties, Mr. Newson also noted in a statement.

You have a net loss of 23k jobs, yet your unemployment rates are lower except for 3 counties?? That either means that those three counties have unemployment percentages off the charts, many people quit looking for jobs (as the conservatives always like to count those guys), or people lost jobs and left the state. Either way, that doesn’t appear to show that Walker’s agenda is working as promised. That is, unless the true motive was to make people pack and leave Wisconsin.

Lord Help Us

April 26th, 2012
6:11 pm

The narrow-minded have already forgotten where big-gov’t/neocon policy took this country (with Master Rove leading the PR).

I am genuinely amazed at the ability to ‘misremember’ recent history…

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:15 pm

Bro

Since Obama extended the tax cuts…. that talking point is working as well, so it is the regulations that will be one of the talking pts…….

You notice….. no mention of tax cut extensions, right?

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:15 pm

“that talking point isn’t working as well……….”

my bad

Mick

April 26th, 2012
6:16 pm

Very clever ad, but who will be buying? I suggest all it will do is solidify the young republicans vote and not add much more…

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:18 pm

GSA, SS, TSA. Only the densest among us don’t believe O’bozo’s government isn’t out of control. Beyond that, his henchmen at the EPA are out the destroy America:

“Confirming what many in the industry long suspected, a video surfaced Wednesday in which Al Armendariz, an official at the Environmental Protection Agency, promotes the idea of crucifying oil companies.”

This is beyond disgusting. This A-hole should be fired immediately.

But he’s an O’bozo appointee. He’ll skate.

Pretty cool, though.

JamVet - Stay ignorant, my friends...

April 26th, 2012
6:18 pm

Bro, here’s to hoping Walker gets his walking papers in June.

Occupy that, you job destroying, plutocrat asskissers…

You see this woman on a TV show
She’s drippin’ in diamonds from head to toe
They make you believe it’s the status quo
You’re runnin’ with the devil it’s touch and go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8MdhX3KrI

Jay

April 26th, 2012
6:20 pm

Fallon/Kimmel, Kimmel/Fallon.

Will fix. I knew there was something wrong, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. What would I do without you Ty?

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:20 pm

I got audio, no video

Oh well

Not a rove fan myself

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:22 pm

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:23 pm

ty webb

April 26th, 2012
6:24 pm

Jay,
even on Blog topics like this, where you don’t even offer yet another misguided opinion, I have to find something to rag you about.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

April 26th, 2012
6:25 pm

Well, glad to see a real pro wading into the middle of this fight. These Mormon canadates don’t do a good job of lying, tho they flip-flop alot. The problem comes when they tell the truth when they oughtn’t to do it, like telling people how much they like to fire people and saying how the little wife likes to run around in a pair of new Cadillacs as her junk cars and how they got a car elevator in their house when no one else in the country is too lazy to walk to their car or truck.

But Karl Rove is just about the best there is. He can twist the truth till you won’t even recognize it.

We’ll put our liar up against your liar any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Bring it on, libs, and have a good night everybody.

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:25 pm

Didn’t know about Geldof but heard Bono speak about Bush a couple of yrs ago

Are either citizens of the US?

Next

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:27 pm

Rove would be an expert in all things uncool. That’s for sure.

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:27 pm

“Jay,
even on Blog topics like this, where you don’t even offer yet another misguided opinion, I have to find something to rag you about.”

He as wanting you to be imaginative tonight in your criticisms……..

:-)

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:28 pm

getalife

April 26th, 2012
6:29 pm

scalia thinks Americans will get sick of the unlimited ads with unlimited donations but I think it will lead to major scandals.

rove is the pimp paying the prostitutes, if you will.

Jay

April 26th, 2012
6:31 pm

Update above, inspired by Mr. Snarky.

getalife

April 26th, 2012
6:34 pm

willard is too stiff and fake.

He would look like rove trying to dance.

Our President is smooth so he can appear on any show.

Brosephus™

April 26th, 2012
6:34 pm

They BOTH

If memory serves me right, the results of crushing collective bargaining rights, cutting public sector pay/benefits/jobs, and giving “job creators” a tax cut was supposed to turn Wisconsin into a job Juggernaut. Instead, things appear to be the opposite at this point.

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:35 pm

For example: lying your way into invading a country that didn’t attack you…uncool baby

ld

April 26th, 2012
6:35 pm

Rap has always sounded to me like some constipated someone sittin’ on the pot gruntin’ while tryin’ to take a dump. Rap is even more digusting when old white men attempt to do it.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:35 pm

Oh good the bad news is on

Some Ghanan dude in Chicago with a whole plane in quarantine with CDC managing

And al Qaeda supposedly trying to strike

Time to go for a jog

ld

April 26th, 2012
6:37 pm

Bro: it IS more of the jackassery it appears to be.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:37 pm

Running up debt

Not cool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:38 pm

Unemployed people

Not cool

Paul

April 26th, 2012
6:38 pm

My first thought when I heard about the ad was ‘why bother, Rove? How is this substantive?”

But with a subtext of ‘he got cool but I got no job’ it might just cause young people to pause and ask ‘what matters to me?

There’s no interest like self interest.

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:38 pm

Bro

I’m sure it is due to regulations, unions, Obama being in office, etc if some of our right leaning bloggers want to add on…….. please do

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:38 pm

Jay, I did NOT need to see that.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:39 pm

Violating the constitution and killing Americans

Not cool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:40 pm

Telling companies you can’t move within America and you should just move abroad instead

Not cool

Paul

April 26th, 2012
6:41 pm

Jm 6:39

I’m sure you’ll tell us how the President violated the Constitution and why Rep Boehner refused to hold hearings or offer articles of impeachment.

Right?

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:41 pm

Deregulating banks so they can bet the house on overpriced real estate and implode the economy…uncool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:41 pm

Blowing billions on uneconomic solar and auto makers

Also. Not cool

josef

April 26th, 2012
6:41 pm

ld

Yeah, that’s it!

**********************

I coulda gone the rest of the day without seeing that…it makes my head ache…

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:42 pm

Snarky. 6:41 agreed

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:43 pm

Trillion deficit. Not so cool

Paul

April 26th, 2012
6:44 pm

Jm

Stream of consciousness posting?

Proud to be me

April 26th, 2012
6:44 pm

Obama would make a great entertainer . . . but he is the worse President this country has ever had. Maybe he can fall back on his entertaining charisma when he loses the 2012 election!! We need a man who is more interested in this country than someone who is more interested in everything other than doing his job!!!

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:44 pm

Being a successful hard working stiff who can help fix America, smart and reasonable if a bit boring.

Cool again.

I remember

April 26th, 2012
6:45 pm

Biden is off talking about what a big stick the president has. Whose vote is that for.

Even Jay admits that its all for votes, every day, every word. How long ago did he drop the pretense of governing…a year?

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:46 pm

Somehow I don’t think Rove’s clip will get quite as much play as Jimmy Fallon’s, but that’s just my gut.

Brosephus™

April 26th, 2012
6:46 pm

Jay

That update…. How could you do a brotha like that?? :)

—————————

They BOTH

Re the tax cuts, I figured you could tell that even conservatives acknowledge that idea was a bad one when they tried to re-label them as Obama Tax cuts when he extended them. If they were as good as touted, they would be glory hogs to high hell instead of trying to rename them. I imagine it will only be a matter of time before outside unions and Democrats get the blame for the job losses in Wisconsin. Some people NEVER admit when they are wrong.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:46 pm

Killing Keystone XL.

Not cool.

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
6:48 pm

Axelrod and company
are now kool aides.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:50 pm

Scaring employers

Not cool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:51 pm

Frog
That’s all Obama has to serve – kool aid :)

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:51 pm

Propagating socialism.

Not cool.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:52 pm

Bashing the hard working and prosperous

Not cool

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:52 pm

Keeping the repubs out of the White House…cool

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:52 pm

Big stick.

Michelle thinks it’s cool.

josef

April 26th, 2012
6:53 pm

Oh, well, maybe somebody will say something completely unrelated that we can jump on. This bone ain’t got no meat…

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:53 pm

Not driving on vacation with the dog on the roof of the car…cool

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:53 pm

Bro @ 6:46

We are in a big mess……. We are going to need a combo of spending cuts and tax increases over the next few yrs to get the “house” in order…….

Regardless of who wins in November, if Congress does not work with the President on a “combo package”………………. we can all expect more of the same………..

And I’m not talking….. the Ryan tax increases: take away some exemptions, but lower the rate so we have as close to a wash as we can get

Or for that matter, spending cuts……..

How much additional spending was actually needed to keep us going down, down, down is above my brains pay grade, but we have to get it back in check

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:53 pm

Punting on entitlement reform

Not cool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:54 pm

Punting on tax reform

Really not cool

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:54 pm

Knocking off whathisname….the dude behind 9/11…cool

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:54 pm

Throws like a girl in mom jeans.

Not cool.

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
6:55 pm

“Punting on entitlement reform

Not cool”

Guess you mean the punt that Republicans gave Obama when he offered up a combination spending cut and tax increase package……..

At least we have one that is right of center that will admit the facts…….

Do we have two?

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:55 pm

Signing legislation raising taxes by $400 billion next year, super uncool

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:55 pm

Lassie for dinner.

Not cool.

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:56 pm

Not being a weaselly flip flopper…cool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:56 pm

Snarky 6:54 true. But you’re way behind. Catch up

godless heathen

April 26th, 2012
6:57 pm

Bro: “If memory serves me right, the results of crushing collective bargaining rights, cutting public sector pay/benefits/jobs, and giving “job creators” a tax cut was supposed to turn Wisconsin into a job Juggernaut. Instead, things appear to be the opposite at this point.”

Well they can just take a page out of Obama’s campaign strategy book: Without those changes, things would have been much worse.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:57 pm

“Guess you mean the punt that Republicans gave Obama when he offered up a combination spending cut and tax increase package……..”

Lying on Jay’s blog.

Not cool.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
6:58 pm

57 states.

Not cool.

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
6:58 pm

Stopping insurance companies from being able to exclude covering “prior conditions”…cool

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:58 pm

Vacuous substance less speeches and slogans. Not cool

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
6:59 pm

Karl Rove is a joke who
took credit for GW’s
natural political ability
and genial and winning
ways

Jm

April 26th, 2012
6:59 pm

Helping out union bosses. Not cool.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
7:00 pm

Apology Tour, bowing to dictators, caving in to commies.

Not cool.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
7:00 pm

Obamacare in its entirety. Very uncool

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
7:01 pm

Having to be Sinkwich……………… not cool

Being Sinkwich reading his BS lies…………… not cool but typical and expected

WASHINGTON — The House voted decisively late “Wednesday to reject a bipartisan budget mixing tax increases with spending cuts to wring $4 trillion from federal deficits over the coming decade. ”

You and your buddy at the gas station need to start getting with the facts………

What else can I do for you Sink?

Jm

April 26th, 2012
7:01 pm

Trying to “engage” Iran and North Korean leaders. Just foolish.

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
7:02 pm

Reasonably affordable health insurance for all…cool

josef

April 26th, 2012
7:02 pm

frog

A joke, maybe, but I’m not laughing…the ne plus ultra of the self-serving, morally vacuous,

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
7:04 pm

Keep them coming Sink

Even a man like you will find the truth and a fact every know and then

I will be back to see if you found that “needle in the haystack” amongst your ramblings

peace

Jm

April 26th, 2012
7:04 pm

Ok. This has been fun, even if a bit silly.

I really need to do my part to keep the obesity quotient from rising in the US

So I’m going running. Which is cool. Along with STEM majors. Also cool.

Jm

April 26th, 2012
7:04 pm

Sink keep up the good work. Out

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
7:07 pm

They BOTH suck

April 26th, 2012
7:08 pm

“now and then”……..

My typing is just awful……….

Empire State of Mind

April 26th, 2012
7:09 pm

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
7:10 pm

Well, BOTH, the family truckster is getting thirsty for the fuel of the past again soon. I’ll let you know.

Thanks for asking.

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
7:11 pm

josef
you missed the education
thread where it was
agreed that education
should be free and teachers
should be volunteers.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
7:12 pm

Hating on successful Americans.

Not cool.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
7:13 pm

Free healthcare, housing, education all paid for by someone else.

VERY not cool.

F. Sinkwich

April 26th, 2012
7:14 pm

Rewarding lethargic behavior.

Not cool.

josef

April 26th, 2012
7:14 pm

frog

If teacher should be volunteers, we’re almost there… :-)

Mr. Snarky

April 26th, 2012
7:15 pm

Rove’s best work is behind him, that’s for sure.

TaxPayer

April 26th, 2012
7:15 pm

Rove reminds me of Lake Lanier after Gwinnett’s sewer system overflows. He is 100% Republican MilkyWay.

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
7:15 pm

F.
poverty envy.

josef

April 26th, 2012
7:15 pm

Central air..cool