I guess he should know politics when he sees it, but we’re still laughing at a comment from Karl Rove.
Last week, in a closed door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus, Obama said “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.” The comment was made to Democrat Peter DeFazio, who voted against the president’s stimulus bill. The comment was meant as a joke, and in fact provoked laughter at the meeting.
But that didn’t stop consummate spinmeister Rove from sounding the alarms in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece. First of all, Rove gets it completely backward, claiming that Obama is keeping an eye on Democrats worried about runaway spending, when in fact DeFazio’s concern was that the budget did not include enough infrastructure spending. Second, Rove accuses the White House of targeting CNBC’s Jim Cramer, when Obama had nothing to do with Jon Stewart’s scathing story on the cable financial channel’s absurd flip-flops.
But what is really funny is that Rove is accusing Obama of playing politics. “He is steeped in the ways of Chicago politics and has not forgotten his training in the methods once used by Saul Alinsky, the radical Chicago community organizer.”
Oh my, imagine that! How dare a politician actually act, you know, political. I’m sure glad we have Karl Rove looking out for us on this vital matter.
[Thanks to Political Wire for the original quote that led to this story.]