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Phyllis Schlafly calls for Karl Rove resignation over Akin ‘murder’ remarks

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posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 03:33 PM
Phyllis Schlafly calls for Karl Rove resignation over Akin ‘murder’ remarks

Anti-feminist, anti-LGBT conservative pundit Phyllis Schlafly is calling for the resignation of Karl Rove over his remarks about murdering Todd Akin. Todd Akin is the GOP candidate who said " 'legitimate rape' rarely results in pregnancy".

Anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly has taken to her blog at the website of the Eagle Forum — the anti-LGBT organization that she founded in 1972 — to call for the resignation of Republican political operative Karl Rove over remarks he made about U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO). Thursday morning at a fundraiser for his super PAC, American Crossroads, Rove reportedly said of Akin, whose remarks on rape and pregnancy have made him notorious in recent weeks, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

See earlier comments: Karl Rove jokes about murdering Todd Akin

“We should sink Todd Akin,” [Karl Rove] said, according to Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Sheelah Kolhatkar. “If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

Schlafly has reacted furiously to Rove’s statement, calling it “incredibly offensive and dangerous.”

“Karl Rove is an embarrassment to the Republican Party,” she wrote. ”We don’t want any more of his advice in secret briefings or publicly on Fox News. Missourians don’t want politicians from other states telling us who to run for the Senate.”

While i don't agree with Schlafly's LGBT or marriage equality stance, I can understand her outrage against Rove. Remember, this is the same guy that made veiled murder threats to Michael Connelly over the 2004 election fraud, who then turned up 'mysteriously murdered'.

posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 03:56 PM
Phyllis, aren't you being a little harsh on your boy?

The ugliness of American politics today can be directly traced back to Schlafly’s vituperative, apocalyptic, character-assassinating campaign against the ERA. In Slander, her 2002 contribution to American letters, Ann Coulter described Schlafly as “one of the most accomplished and influential people in America” and “a senior statesman in the Republican Party.” Coulter was right. Karl Rove only perfected what Phyllis Schlafly invented. And the wild, filthy rhetoric of Coulter and some of her screaming reactionary colleagues owes a great deal to Schlafly. We are lucky, come to think of it, that Schlafly flourished in the days before cable.


Mike Connell. Didn't he die in a plane crash, and something about a missing cell phone?

posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 04:02 PM
Resignation from what, exactly? He started his own PAC and he works as a consultant to various other organizations. He is not an employee. They can choose not to consult with him any longer, but he doesn't have a position to resign from.

posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 04:18 PM
Maybe she feels he should resign from his speaking gig at Fox "News".

Here is her exact statement, where she does indeed use the term 'resign';

Phyllis Schlafly Calls on Karl Rove to Resign

Karl Rove has made himself toxic to Republicans by his incredibly offensive and dangerous statement suggesting the murder of Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri. Any candidate or network who hires Rove will now be tarnished with this most malicious remark ever made in Republican politics.

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