Karl Rove Flips Out At Occupy Baltimore Protesters: ‘Who Gave You The Right To Occupy America?’

One can easily revert the question back to Rove:

Who gave YOU and Bushco the right to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan?

Think Progress

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:

About 15 protesters were asked to leave and some were forcibly removed. No one was arrested.

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5 comments

  1. I hate to say it, but the only way this movement enjoys even a modicum of success is to be not so peaceful. American history tells us that the only way change for the better can be had is through good old fashioned, sometimes violent direct democracy.

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    1. I dunno Tin Foil…the civil rights movement (not to be confused with the Black militant movement) was non-violent and based on Ghandi’s non-violent actions for change in India.

      In BOTH cases they were successful…hence that same model is being advocated again in the #Occupy movement…

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      1. This is true, but they were very active movements with very dynamic leadership. This movement seems a little to passive. It’s almost like they are waiting to be beat down, much like the labor and socialist movements of the late 19th/early 20th century.

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  2. Nice post.

    Also, thanks for the link to my post! (“The Hypocrisy of our politicians regarding non-violent protests”).

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  3. It’s almost like they are waiting to be beat down, much like the labor and socialist movements of the late 19th/early 20th century.

    Ahhh, I agree with that premise, Tin Foil. Apparently, some non-violent movements do better with a defined leadership…

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