Bush family political strategist Karl Rove has been considered by many to be a political genious, earning him the nickname of “the architect” for pulling off the elections of former president George W. Bush. That may be true, but every dog has his day and yesterday wasn’t Rove’s best. Here is a transcript of Rove’s comments yesterday on Fox News Sunday, with Chris Wallace:
WALLACE: How do we stop the violence?
ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answer
We saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was met with grief and love. Think about how far we’ve come since 1963. The whole weight of the government throughout the South was to impede finding and holding and bringing to justice the men who perpetrated the [Birmingham] bombing.
And here, we saw an entire state, an entire community, an entire nation come together, grieving as one and united in the belief that this was an evil act, so we’ve come a long way.
Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.
Rove may have done some good stuff for George Bush, but he’s clearly no genius when it comes to the Second Amendment, the facts regarding gun violence or our constiutional rights!