"The Architect" spoke and the moneyed audience, mesmerized by the magnificence of this individual who was able to change the dynamics, through deregulation, in a consumer-driven a nation, listened, except for the few who feared the past would indeed be prologue.
A few women attempted to perform a citizens' arrest. The well-dressed Janine Boneparth mounted the stage where Karl Rove sat, and strove to handcuff the political guru. She told the boisterous and bold "Bush Brain" he had committed treason. She intended to take him into custody.
Janine, an average American could not forget the loans, credit, payments, and profits all unregulated that adversely affected millions of lives. On more than one occasion, she heard, as she did on this day; Karl Rove admits, a lack of oversight is, responsible for the economic crisis that evolved under the auspices of George W. Bush. Yet, she marveled, the man, who some say, was the mind behind the Bush White House façade, accepts no quilt. Karl Rove said, Democrats done this country in.
This person who many believe is the master of manipulation, does not place the onus for the fiscal demise on a majority Republican Congress, which governed for most of the last two-terms. Nor does the personal chum of the President, George W. Bush receive any wrath. Certainly, Rove concurs, as Senator John McCain says on the campaign stump, as George W. once did, the Grand Old Party President is not responsible for laws loosened for the financial industry.
Lest "the Architect" and Americans forget, when it comes to deregulation, Karl Rove, George W. Bush, and John McCain were and indeed are best friends. In February 2008, Karl Rove announced that he had contributed $2300 to the then presumptive Republican presidential nominee, John McCain.
When asked of the donation, potential President McCain said he has "always respected Karl Rove as one of the smart great political minds I think in American politics," The perhaps, soon-to-be Commander-In-chief McCain refused to condemn campaign tactics Mister Rove used to diminish and destroy candidate McCain in the 2000 South Carolina race. Months ago, and likely now, Arizona Senator McCain proclaimed, "Nobody denies he's [Karl Rove is] one of the smartest political minds in America. I'd be glad to get his advice. Perhaps, John McCain did seek the former Presidential Advisor Rove's counsel
Americans are led to believe that apparently, all those years in the Oval Office did not soil the hands of the Bush Brain, the Texas oilman, or their accomplice in the Senate, John McCain. While each endorsed deregulation for decades, in the present day, the three claim to have played no role in the process of oversight reduction.
Countless among the common folk see through the veil that protects the current President, the potential Commander-In-Chief, and Karl Rove. Citizens who chose to be more conscious and conscientious have acted on what they believe is truth for quite some time. Karl Rove, away from the safety and sanctuary of the White House, which protected him as Deputy Chief of Staff, met many a countryman or women who thought he must be placed behind bars for transgressions against the State and its people.
Since August 2007, "The Architect" has not been a public servant, or an Advisor to the President; yet, the American people do not forget the adversarial influence the "Bush Brain" had on official policy. Many, trust even as a political pundit, an analyst for Fox News, and writer for the Wall Street Journal, this man has clout. Amongst the constituency, there is a belief that Karl Rove can and does unconstructively change the culture, the climate, and the country. His rhetoric may reap lucrative rewards; nonetheless, numerous have faith the man is a crook. Hence, common folks try to take "Turd Blossom" into custody. These civilians must not yet have heard the message; the Democrats did the deeds that cause such grave calamities.
On March 9, Rove gave a speech -- the fee was a reported $40,000 -- at the University of Iowa. What was described as a hostile crowd greeted his remarks, often interrupting with shouted questions. Replied Rove:
You got a chance to ask your questions later and make your stupid statements. Let me make mine.
Two people tried to make a citizens' arrest of Rove for his crimes as a member of the Bush administration. At one point, according to CNN, someone in the audience yelled, "Can we have our $40,000 back?" To which the man sometimes known as "Bush's Brain," replied, "No you can't."
No one can recover funds from the man or men who some say stole our nation's sanity, although many have tried. Nor can they apprehend "The Architect" of America's demise. Secret Service surrounds George W. Bush and John Sidney McCain. For now, there is no chance these men will be brought down.
Any who try to arrest the more accessible White House advisor will likely be greeted with a Rovian reprisal. A denial, a declaration such as 'the Democrats done us in,' or a dig to the abdomen might accompany an attempt to detain the infamous "Bush Brain."
Janine Boneparth learned this lesson on October 21, 2008, at the Mortgage Bankers Association's annual convention. Karl Rove elbowed Boneparth away. She was then escorted off the stage. Karl Rove acted as though nothing occurred. He continued to deliver his message and debate former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.
The true demons, Karl Rove declared are the Democrats. While the Progressives worked to reinstate some sense of regulation, often their efforts were obstructed. The Conservatives intent on a free market, a for profit society, thwarted attempts to reform a system so flawed as to cause century's old financial institutions to crumble. Americans, or Karl Rove, need only look at the record of the current leader of the Republican Party to affirm the veracity of what was and is. An assessment may help Misters Rove, Bush, and McCain to remember; the Republicans opted for deregulation
"I Don't Think Anyone Who Wants To Increase The Burden Of Government Regulation And Higher Taxes Has Any Real Understanding Of Economics." During a McCain Town Hall in Inez, Kentucky, John McCain said, "When we come out of this recession and we will because I believe that the fundamentals of our economy are good ... Sen. Clinton [a Democrat] wants the government to make the decisions for you on your health care, I want the families to make the decisions on their health care. I don't think anyone who wants to increase the burden of government regulation and higher taxes has any real understanding of economics and the economy and what is needed in order to ensure the future of this country." [McCain Town Hall in Inez, Kentucky, ]
The implication or allegation is the Democrats will do America wrong again, just as they have done in the world according to Karl. Mister Rove, Senator McCain, persons who support Grand Old Party, and surely the President proclaim Progressives posit restraint on a free enterprise system. Contrary to the recent claims of Karl Rove that Democrats deregulate, John McCain states, Liberals will lead this country down the path of bigger government. At least that was what Senator McCain swore to then before the bailout.
During this town hall meeting, Senator McCain expressed his empathy. He recognized Americans were hurting. He spoke of how hard it is for the average Joe or Jane to survive in times such as these. Damn those Democrats.
As the Presidential aspirant assessed the economic crisis, he surmised that he had a solution, much as George W. Bush did, and the current President's Brain, Karl Rove did and does.
Senator McCain stated his deep conviction, as he had months earlier, before he voted for a mega-billion dollar government bailout for big-businesses. Back in the day, before it was unpopular to be a Republican or deregulator John McCain avowed.
"Let's Reduce Regulation." While speaking about the economy in St. Louis, Missouri, John McCain said, "I'm asked all the time are we in a recession or not in a recession. And I don't know the answer to that because it's kind of a technical term . . .I do not believe we should raise your taxes. I think it would be the worst thing we could do. And that means to me I think the tax cuts need to be made permanent. When you've got a bad economy, the worst thing you can do is increase people's tax burden. Let's reduce it. Let's reduce regulation." . . .
"We Need To Return To The Reagan Years . . . We Need Less Regulation." As shown on PBS's "Washington Week," John McCain said, "We need to return to the Reagan years. We need to have fiscal conservatism. We need less government. We need less regulation. We need to end of spending spree which has eroded our base of Republican support."
The words reverberated. The sentiments were consistent with those oft affirmed by Republicans, Chief executive Bush, and the guru, Karl Rove. Were is the operative word. When Americans were led to believe freer markets would benefit them, the Rove and McCain message was Democrats were wrong to impose regulations. Now that the population has realized a harsh reality, profits do not trickle down the tables have turned. Rove, his friend George W., and fellow Republicans such as Senator McCain revel in regulation. Witness the recent vote for a $700 Billion dollar rescue plan. President Bush, Republican appointees such as Treasury Secretary Paulson, and of course, John McCain endorse more government and greater restrictions.
Blame the Democrats for what you have done also works for the Grand Old Party when wizardry is necessary. Perchance this theory explains the recent vote for a "bailout." In an interview with Mike Wallace, John McCain elucidates. The senior Senator from Arizona helps Americans to understand, the constructs of deregulation, and Socialism. The Presidential aspirant envisions no dichotomy, or does he?
McCain: So is one of the tenets of socialism redistribution of the wealth? Not just socialism - a lot of other liberal and left wing philosophies - redistribution of the wealth? I don't believe in it. I believe in wealth creation by Joe the Plumber.
Wallace: But, Senator, you voted for the $700 billion bailout that's being used partially to nationalize American banks. Isn't that socialism?
McCain: That is reacting to a crisis that's due to greed and excess in Washington.
And what this administration is doing wrong, and what Paulson is doing wrong, is not going out and buying up home loan mortgages, home mortgages, and giving people new mortgages at the new value of their home so they can stay in their home.
They're bailing out the banks. They're bailing out these institutions.
Wallace: But you voted for that.
McCain: Of course. It was a package that had to be enacted because the economy was about to go into the tank. . . .
But the point is that, of course, when a - when a - that's the reason why we have governments, to help those who need help, who can't help themselves, and when time of crisis to step in and do what's necessary to preserve the lives and futures of innocent people.
Well-done Senator McCain. The prose of the now "populace" political pundit and the potential President reveal a rabid reason for citizens unrest, or desire to arrest the former Bush "advisor."
As, "The Architect" perchance crafts another campaign. Another Presidential aspirant is directed to "deregulate" as Rove reveals Republicans do or do not. After a careful assessment of the facts, folly, and flippant reality Karl Rove and John McCain present, Americans might muse as Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell did. Perhaps we are as Dorothy in the Land of Oz. The man behind the curtain, and the gent who stood in front of it for oh so many years, join John McCain as he now leads in the pledge.
"Less Government, Lower Taxes, Less Regulation, Safer America Is What I Can Give America . . . I can make a case that a less government, lower taxes, less regulation, safer America is what I can give America. But I don't underestimate the size of the challenge" . . . or the vastness of the veils needed to disguise the decree of deregulation.
Mister Rove was "Right." Democrats [sic] such as John McCain [?] have foisted a lack of directives and direction onto Americans. Some may say "G-d bless America." As the Presidential Election nears, citizens might consider, if attempts to arrest Karl Rove or restrain John McCain fail, then "Lord help America. The Grand Old Party will have its way with us once again.
References for Republican Regulations and Democrats Deregulation . . .
- 'I'm Always for Less Regulation. Wall Street Journal. March 3, 2008
- McCain's Economy Platform: ?Big Tax Cuts, With Caveats, By Bob Davis. Wall Street Journal. March 3, 2008
- Karl Rove in SF: Protestor attempts citizen's arrest, By Johanna Neuman. The Los Angeles Times. October 21, 2008
- How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis, By Kevin Hassett. Bloomberg. September 22, 2008
- John McCain: Town Hall 04/23/08 YouTube.
- Washington Week, Public Broadcasting Services. January 25, 2008
- CNN, "Ballot Bowl", March 15, 2008
- CNN Newsroom. Cable News Network. February 14, 2008
- McCain Embrace Rove. Huffington News. February 10, 2008
- Alec Baldwin Points Fingers At Barney Frank & Democrats for Fiscal Crisis, By Noel Sheppard. Free Republic. October 5, 2008
- Bush Officials Urge Swift Action on Rescue Powers, By Edmund L. Andrews. The New York Times. September 20, 2008
- Transcript: John McCain on 'FOX News Sunday. Fox News. Monday, October 20, 2008