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The White House -- the latest shot in this war of words between the Obama administration.
And Karl Rove Karl Rove charging that President Obama has an enemy's list.
After the White House accused him of funneling money from foreign donors to conservative groups during this election season they also -- -- the -- covers.
The congress group is well -- Thank you and it that way also and -- -- involved in this in this -- well at a white house press secretary Robert Gibbs now making some sarcastic comment that came he held up a blank piece of paper basically.
And -- it let me did yes I'm releasing our enemies list.
Well look no one is not it.
Now can I see the donors to American crossroads which refers to the group that Karl Rove and -- -- have raised money for Republican candidates and who better to address on this in this town and right here Karl Rove the former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff.
To president George W.
Bush is also -- Fox News contributor.
-- good morning good to -- F.
Good morning this morning and I'm happy to respond to mr.
-- request for a list of the foreign contributors to American crossroads I checked there it is right there.
In fact you while we're at it.
Let's talk about the president's evidence for the accusation that the chamber of commerce and American crossroads.
Had foreign donors it is not out no evidence whatsoever the president made this -- on the basis of which leaves us with.
What's the White House credibility on this issue.
-- and then and then -- I think that's almost graphics compensating -- lifetime back here.
And it makes it -- yet clearly makes your point eight you know it and you raise this -- yesterday you want to know what idiot came up with this idea the White House that it would be.
A positive constructive thing for them at this stage of the election.
To go after foreign donors that -- everybody across the -- in this situation says don't exist what's the point.
-- -- -- I don't get it either -- chewed up a quarter he made this charge last Thursday we're now on Wednesday they chewed up.
One quarter of the time they had left before the election on an issue that nobody cares about and which they've damaged -- -- credibility when you get to New York Times the Associated Press.
The fact checkers the Boston the Baltimore Sun a critic everybody say there's an LA times there's no evidence for the president's charge.
I mean when you get Bob Schieffer the anchor of the CBS Sunday morning talk program face the nation saying is that the best you've got.
David -- -- White House it any good time for the white.
-- eat you know and it main suspect who.
That just makes you -- contrary to what the strategy is if you know kind of obfuscation.
And talk about stuff other than what's going on this country.
It is -- they've got and if that's the case it looks like a fairly desperate situation for Democrats in this country that base that on anything except that you know that the polling numbers that we're seeing out there.
You know it's strategically is -- -- good -- now.
Well we're now starting to hear Democrats in the LA times story yesterday we -- democratic candidates and strategists scratching their heads in what the -- what is the White House doing this is not helpful to us.
-- look it's not the American people are concerned about jobs the economy spending deficits Obama care.
Those are the things driving the ballot and when the White House goes often talks about these kind of things phony charges about foreign money.
Mine is stealing American democracy the American people look at the White House and say you're disconnected from what we really care about.
Did you know you're even less worthy of our support and it hurts Democrats -- a line.
-- let's talk about that because it there's an interesting story this morning that the DCCC.
Is putting out.
They're pulling money out of three campaigns in Florida Pennsylvania and Ohio.
And then three open seats as well.
Now that the story on the other side of the fence is a fifty million dollar.
House surge it's being called as of the three candidates that are not no longer gonna get money for advertising for the Democratic Party because they decide they're racist.
I guess over as far as they're concerned with that with that buys this is the season for all this right where should the money go in the -- when it is.
Each each side here at the end has a limited finite amount of resources and the question is.
How far can they stretch those these six Democrat districts three incumbent Democrats.
Three open seat formerly held by the Democrats.
Join a list of four other formally Democrat open seats so they're now ten seat for the Democrats have withdrawn from the field of battle.
And you're right American crossroads American action network.
And other groups have announced a fifty million dollar how surge strategy.
Because of the additional money these groups are being able to raise they're gonna -- in and play in these races American crossroads the organization I'm helping raise money for has raised thirteen.
Point three million dollars in receipts since the president began his attack on the group well.
That's why I asked him possible and that's -- right possible.
If it has -- the president has done an excellent job of joining me in helping raise money for American crossroads -- I would think he Vice President Biden.
David Axelrod and mr.
Gibbs played a minor role that I assume -- and I appreciate their help in helping races thirteen point three million dollars we're gonna put it to good use to defend.
To defeat Democrats who have supported the president to do.
And at that as a striking revelation Karl thirteen million dollars since -- back and forth began.
-- thirteen point three million dollars in receipts thank you very much -- You know when you look at this situation -- it in the big picture.
And you just pointed out that basically the Democrats have said now that there's ten -- out there that they're not gonna you know support with any money.
I did -- the same kind of thing going on the Republican side as well that there are -- out there that you say.
You don't look this this race isn't the -- out there's no reason to throw good money after bad.
And we're gonna you know also kind of refocus our efforts that's gone on as well imagine.
I think so but but -- it's still it's it's it's happening a little bit differently on the Democrats they had high expectations of being able to have the resources.
To fight Republicans on a great many fronts.
And either they didn't have the resources they were bluffing and have now handed when they get close to actually having to pay for the television -- they've had to withdraw.
Or their fundraising isn't going as well as as it is it's seen.
For the Republicans I suspect the opposite what they did -- They date you know as -- looked at the -- money they had made -- -- that they would get just a little bit more -- played as broadly as they could with -- and now that they're able to raise more funds.
I know that that's been happening from public reports of the congressional campaign committee -- explicitly it's been happening here.
The president by attacking American crossroads has helped drive people to our -- side in his helped raise him money that we receive.
In the thirteen point three million dollars we've received since he began these attacks as well as -- -- -- run of the plan.
Just saying -- -- -- one more thing about if -- democratic netspective.
You know the Democratic National Committee -- -- alleges that -- your eyes filled the purse from that woman in the if it.
If I've ever stolen purse and I can vouch for us be he would never steal first formal -- in the garage I I know we were there at least I believe -- would.
-- -- -- -- Yeah I think you know pretty well I think that's probably pretty safe assumption.
Good well thank you might get a tactic fascinating stuff but when it is to go.
In all this and it just gets more and more interesting Carl thank you very much you.
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