Love him or hate him (and there are certainly reasons for Tea Party conservatives to hate him) Karl Rove can be a powerful asset to team R.
Watch him go after the Obama administration, demolish every feeble argument Burton throws out there, like his weak, years old attack lines about the Bush economy and Iraq war. Rove helpfully reminded him that Obama voted with the Dems to filibuster reforming Fannie and Freddie, and appointed Hillary Clinton, (WHO VOTED FOR THE WAR) to be his Sec. of State.
Karl Rove has chunks of guys like Burton in his stool.
Yeah, Brett took some body blows from Rove at the beginning, but recovered in time to get some kicks in to Burton towards the end – not letting him get away with the lie that Republicans are holding up some trade agreements, when the White House hasn’t submitted them to Congress, yet..
Oh, and we can add Burton to the growing list of Obama administration officials (present and former) who are attacking Republicans for “putting politics above country”. How disgusting.
Burton: “What the President needs in Washington are partners who will work with him to actually make progress in this country not just people like Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell who would much rather see the economy do poorly so they can score political points than see America succeed.
Rove: Bill, with all due respect, do not question the motivations and the integrity of the people on the other side. It’s a really bad way to try and get partners. We can’t have political disagreements without you questioning our motivations – that’s not a way to get partners.
Burton ( crosstalk):”I don’t think ‘all due respect’ means what you think it means, Karl”
Do we really need another smug spokes-twerp from the Obama administration stinking up the air on Fox?
…flailing from administration flacks on the Sunday talk shows:
But has that “very specific plan” already been downgraded to an outline?
That is, at least, the impression I got watching Obama advisors Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod on yesterday’s Sunday morning shows.
Hat tip: Brian B.