Karl Rove Accuses President Obama Of “Politicizing” Marriage

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us  at [email protected].

It’s been a while since we heard from the Prince of Darkness, Karl Rove. Frankly, Honestly we thought someone finally put a stake through his heart.

But the former Bush cognoscenti popped up on Faux News this morning to chastise President Obama for politicizing the issue of marriage. (Who knew he could come out of his cave during daylight?)

Um, kind of like Rove and Co. did in 2004 to help sabotage John Kerry’s presidential aspirations?

And just in case you’re keeping score, Rove—the man who practically created the phrase “family values”—has been divorced twice and is on the prowl for Wife Number Three.

All together now: What a douche!



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  • QJ201

    Republitards repeatedly scream foul when Dumocrats copycat their tactics.

  • Mark

    What’s the sense on commenting on political posts. I’ll stick to RuPaul threads. Unless you parrot the ultra liberal rah! rah! , you get put in moderation. Hey Queerty, there are gays in the business world. Mega million business world. Sorry if we don’t want to join the unemployment line.

  • EmmaMTF

    >Implying marriage hasn’t been politicized since the gay rights movement started.

    Fucking ‘mericans.

  • Jakey

    @Mark: LOL. I dunno, if you can’t get through that comment without crapping on your imaginary version of non-“mega million business world” people (for no reason having anything to do with the post, politics or even your complaint about liberal moderators) I suspect it’s not Queerty’s fault you were “put in moderation.”

  • DouggSeven


  • Hyhybt

    @Mark: …which has precisely nothing to do with Karl Rove being hypocritical.

    I like Ham Rove better anyway.


    …and so we’re expected to pay yet more for this fat scrotes psychological issues: “you evil people made my step-daddy gay and leave mine and mommy’s ugly asses boo hoo!”

  • MJ

    from what I’ve learned marriage was made political when interracial marriage was an issue to people. but it’s become even worse over the past 20 or more years since people want to put other people’s marriage up to vote so in that case……

  • Hyhybt

    @MJ: Oh, it’s been political longer than that. Marriage played a part in debates over women’s suffrage, for instance. Not *who* could marry, but still dealing with the supposed nature of marriage.

  • 1equalityUSA

    Rove has made such a mess of the Republican Party. I’m surprised anyone gives him the time of day. To quote another poster from GOP Death watch, decoding Romney’s Response to President’s Marriage Equality Statement:

    “Mitt will lose on this issue; the freedom and equality train just left the station, and Mitt is alone with the bigots. Mitt is looking more and more out of step with the American people, and the moral arc of history. Buh bye!” (Robroberts)

    Thanks for the visual!

  • mark Segal

    This is why we love Q so much!

  • LadyL

    Oh, are you still here?

  • Me

    Well, technically, Obama’s stance is pretty much that of the Republican Gov. of New Jersey. Obama believes that (unlike his parents interracial marriage) that “the states should decide” if millions of GLBT Americans can past the popularity contest enough to secure their equal rights. That should really please those people pushing to amend their state constitutions to exclude us. It should also negate the arguments on our side for overturning Prop 8 in California. A stupid, really stupid thing for Obama to needlessly add to his “declaration” of half-assed support.

    Thank god President Eisenhower (in the 1950s) or President Johnson (mid 1960s) weren’t like President Obama or we’d probably still have segregated schools and lunch-counters in the South. You don’t leave civil rights up to the mob to decide.

    Obama just can’t open his mouth without some kind of shit dropping out of it. He should have just left it at “I support marriage equality” without adding…well, if the mob decides it is ok with them.

    He better clarify soon. Already, people are starting to see his “great endorsement” as less than genuine. He substituted “god’s in the mix” with …the “mob should be in the mix”.

    How loathsome.

  • James

    Rove is not a douche. He is the vulgar vernacular for where the douche goes.

  • Spike

    Fact remains, there are alot of gays, esp. the wealthy one – think Palm Springs, that agree with this troll and vote republican.

  • Polyboy

    And Darth Rove attempts the Grand Jedi Mind Trick…

  • Andy

    I can understand why some don’t like Obama (like me!). But crap like this makes me confused as to why anyone identifying as any flavor or shade of LGBT likes the Republicans. This douche made the 2004 campaign about nothing but gay marriage.

  • jason

    Rove has politicized political commentary. Everything he says is biased in favor of the Republican Party.

    However, it is true that Obama is using gay men to raise funds. He’s going to disappoint you, fellows.

  • deklan

    Why is this scumbag not in jail???

  • Cam

    My response to Rove.

    So what?

    This is the same attack that bigots always use. Remember when Constance McMillian, the girl in Mississippi just wanted to go to her prom….all the bigots could attack her with was by saying “She is just trying to get attention.”

    Again, my response…so what. The reason that people bring up bigotry and rights are irrelevant. All that is relevant is….are they right? The answer is Yes.

  • streetsmart

    Karl Rove, a founding member of the political dirty trick club, along with closet queen Ken Mehlman managed to politicize marriage equality (gay marriage) quite nicely during the 2004 Bush campaign. So if anyone can recognize a politicized issue I would say Mr. Rove would be an expert. This is the same slime ball who spread the ugly rumor in the 2000 primary that John McCain’s adopted daughter was actually his real daughter as a result of an illicit bi-racial affair. Nothing like pandering to the racial bigots at the core of the GOP. Gotta give old Rove credit for knowing what button to push and heck, he doesn’t even mind using them against members of his own party. Marriage equality might be an issue, might actually be a big issue but to accuse a politician of playing politics is like accusing a doctor of practicing medicine – IT”S WHAT THEY DO!

  • B

    No. 13 · “Me” wrote, “Obama believes that (unlike his parents interracial marriage) that “the states should decide” if millions of GLBT Americans can past the popularity contest enough to secure their equal rights.” States are traditionally responsible for marriage, determining the age at which people can marry and how closely related they can be an still be married. There would be a lot of objections from the state if that changed in any way (primarily because it might be viewed as a threat to a state’s revenue stream from selling marriage licenses).

    Let’s get DOMA repealed first. Then we can try for legislation requiring that states recognize same-sex marriages from other states. Once you have that, states that don’t allow same-sex marriages will be penalized economically as people go elsewhere to get
    married and invite guests to celebrate.

  • The Artist

    @Me: Your not part of the New Power Soul! Try to have a bit more faith and positive outlook. Things take time… babysteps! PEACELUVNBWILD!

  • Mcflyer54

    Not that I totally disagree but allowing states to decide simply won’t work long term. Much like driver licenses, the states set their own rules however, when you drive from one state to another you don’t automatically lose all the privileges that come with driving because your license is only good in the state where you received it. People in states that don’t recognize marriage equality might choose to go out of state to get married but when they return to their home state their marriage for all legal intent and purpose isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. When my partner and I travel we always carry our power of attorney in case of emergency. However, it is highly possible that some states will not even honor a power of attorney as their constitutional amendments have been specifically written to include wording to even deny acknowledgment of legal documentation that would imply any form of legal or civil relationship between two parties of the same sex that was designed to circumvent marriage restrictions. Civil rights laws had exactly the same problems with so-called states rights laws.

  • B

    Re No. 24 · Mcflyer54 wrote, “People in states that don’t recognize marriage equality might choose to go out of state to get married but when they return to their home state their marriage for all legal intent and purpose isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.”

    The Full Faith and Credits clause of the U.S. Constitution, specifically Article IV, Section 1 states that “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.” Note that congress has some authority as well. By passing DOMA, Congress explicitly allowed states to not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. All Congress has to do is to repeal DOMA and (maybe) pass legislation specifying how same-sex marriages from other states should be treated.

  • Mcflyer54

    @B: While I understand and agree with what you’ve stated there is currently nowhere near the support necessary to repeal DOMA. And quite honestly I see even less support for Federal legislation to mandate state reciprocity. Don’t get me wrong, I willing to take this a step at a time but I see many obstacles in the future. I’m of a generation that never even imagined hearing the words gay marriage in the same sentence let alone seeing it become a reality.

  • Hyhybt

    @Mcflyer54: Federal recognition of all marriages that are valid when and where they were registered would go a long way, in and of itself, to pushing balky states towards recognition.

  • 1equalityUSA

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the Republicans are seeing that they will need to stop this ongoing discrimination. Republican support may not be as hard to capture, once they realize that discrimination is losing ground. It would be nice to have the bigots lose their stranglehold on an entire party. Politicians can dust the NOM flakes off of their lapels and move to include all Americans sooner than expected.

  • B

    No. 29 · 1equalityUSA wrote, “I have a sneaking suspicion that the Republicans are seeing that they will need to stop this ongoing discrimination.”

    Once public opinion shifts far enough, what the Republicans will tell the social conservatives is, “Would you prefer to be thrown under the front or the back of the bus?”

    The fundamentalist Christians were mad at Bush after the 2004 election because he immediately lost any interest in a constitutional amendment to make same-sex marriage illegal. Basically, he said (not for public consumption), “f___ that s___: we have an environment to exploit and rich campaign donors to pay off.”

  • Hyhybt

    @B: …in which case, it’s a good thing Obama’s big donors apparently care about this issue :)

  • Tavdy79

    Honestly we thought someone finally put a stake through his heart.

    You cannot put a stake through that which does not exist.

  • E

    Architects of mass murder don’t get an opinion.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @E: Short, bitter-sweet, and to the point — thank you, ditto to your comment.

  • evdanker

    We’re on to you this time, Prince of Darkness.

  • mike128

    This from the Republican Party that has used gay marriage is a political wedge since before the last election. These guys will say anything.

  • Codswallop

    The only way there could be a bigger piece of shit than Karl Rove is if someone finally clones dinosaurs.

  • vdanker

    Why are you stuttering, Rove. Maybe because what you’re saying is total bs.

  • Patsy Stoned

    Karl Rove should stop talking about politics and do what nature intended him to do…go sniff out truffles somewhere.

  • 1equalityUSA

    Patsy Stoned, Thanks for #39

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