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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Figures Lie And Liars Figure

Last night, former Bush official Karl Rove appeared at Johns Hopkins University to speak as a part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Rove soon discovered that he wasn’t going to deliver his right-wing rhetoric unopposed, as a cry of “Mic Check!” rang out among the audience.

“Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq, the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!” yelled the demonstrators. Occupy Baltimore had infiltrated the crowd and began chanting against Rove. “Who gave you the right to occupy America?” asked Rove to the protesters, apparently unaware of the Bill of Rights. As they repeated their slogan, “We are the 99 percent!” Rove petulantly responded, “No you’re not!” He snidely added, “You wanna keep jumping up and yelling that you’re the 99 percent? How presumptuous and arrogant can you think are!” Watch Occupy Baltimore confront Rove:

Rove Background: On several occasions, Rove has found himself at the center of a publicized scandal, though it should be noted that this has happened far fewer times than one would expect from a person with such dubious morals contempt for even a semblance of ethical behavior at the expense of political capital.

 Rove was, more than once, caught having policy meetings with the heads of corporations he owned stock in. These allegations are questionable, however, as they are generally insignificant considering Rove's overall body of work. This would be similar to prosecuting Slobodan Milosevic for writing bad checks.

 Additionally, Rove had his hand in every major scandal over the 7 years he worked in the White House.

 Having lost out the opportunity to be the primary source for the Valerie Plame leak, Rove had to settle for later confirming classified information. Rove was held in contempt of Congress for failing to testify over the firing of U.S. attorneys. In both cases, Rove was involved enough to commit a crime, but his involvement was convoluted enough for no one to care. This should come as no surprise considering those circumstances defined eight years of policy in the executive branch.

 While in the White House, Rove avoided using the official government e-mail servers to send correspondence. This is the first time a skill set invented by porn-aficionados with desk jobs was used to avoid federal indictment.

 Karl's speech is an example of how figures lie and liars figure...listening to the beginning of his speech - presumptuous? how presumptuous is it to presume his ill-gotten wealth entitles his crowd, the 1%, to control the 99%? How arrogant to believe that he should be paid by a place of "learning" to LIE? Hey, Rove, read the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and you'll find the answers to all your questions.