A group of demonstrators from Occupy Baltimore shouted down Karl Rove, former chief political adviser to President George W. Bush, as Rove spoke last night in Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University.

The first of several disruptions came about 10 minutes into a speech by the political-operative-turned Fox commentator, which seemed to be largely a critique of President Barack Obama.

During the disruption captured on an Occupy Baltimore video, Rove was condemning Obama for the size of the deficit (“By the end of last year it was equal to 62 % of GDP. By today, it’s equal to 70% of GDP”) when a woman’s voice can be heard commencing the call-and-response technique Occupy groups use to amplify hard-to-hear speakers.

  1. msbpodcast says:

    Hello Karl, they most definitively are the the 99%.

    You have no idea of the damage you did to the middle class and what’s left of the middle class will string you up by your own intestines and urinate on your grave.

  2. Dave says:

    What was that supposed to accomplish?

  3. deowll says:

    Your reality distortion field amazes me.

    They won’t even let an invited speaker speak and yet you and they spout about your right to free speech.

    You are angry at the fact the cops didn’t mace and a arrest a bunch of people who got permits to hold parades and at rallies and then left the place immaculate when they arrest trespassers without permits who trespass, block traffic, get in the way of other citizens, and create a public nuisance costing their cities millions.

    To note that you use a double standard when judging behavior is to understate it.

  4. #7- bobbo, OCCUPY DVORAK: what if "we-all" number our own posts and post seriatim ourselves? says:

    FREEEEEEEE speech and change doesn’t come easily does it.

    Distortion fields occupying 99% of the marketplace of ideas.

    Evil doo-illers lurking in the sewers always.

    One thing about evil and stupidity: they are constant.

  5. NewFormatSux says:

    They should be upset with Barack Obama handing out billions in stimulus money to political donors. If they want a job, donate big money to the Obama campaign.

  6. e? says:

    Right. God forbid people discuss Obama’s borrowing in public. Thank goodness the Union-OWS squad was there to stop this egregious dissent from the great and beneficient Obama.

  7. Dallas says:

    This Teapublican slob is the architect of using opponent character assassination as the primary strategy to win an election.

    • e? says:


      Karl Rove isn’t Tea Party. Dirty campaigning is a ‘rat specialty.

      Better luck next time.

      • Dallas says:

        Well, I disagree. The term ‘Teapublican’, is inclusive of Republicans.

        See Websters Dictionary.

        noun \ti-ˈpə-bli-kən\

        A Tea Bagger + Republican

        A member of the collective Teabagger and Republican party, with strong anti-government sentiments, who often believes that national security, and expressions of patriotism, corporate fealty, and constitutionalism, are fundamentally more important to America’s national character than the general health, education and welfare of its citizens.


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