I’m a little confused about who Karl Rove was talking about when he said “liberals” wanted to “offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.”
On Hardball Dan Bartlett told Nora O’Donnell that Rove was only talking about extremist liberal groups like Move On, so he didn’t understand why Democrats were complaining.
But a press release put out by Ken Mehlman listed statements by the following Democrats that were “concrete examples of liberals’ failed responses to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001”:
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Rep. Neil Abercrombi (D-HI), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Sen. Biden (D-DE), Sen. Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Howard Dean.
So which is it? Was Rove criticizing Democrats or “extremist liberals” or both?