Irony alert: Karl Rove denounces partisanship (And the press thinks he's insightful)

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At least Villager Mark Halperin does. He billboards Karl Rove's utterly predictable WSJ column, in which he criticizes the Obama administration. Again. (It's only March and Rove reads like he's already out of new Obama-era ideas.)

From Halperin's The Page:

Over to You, Robert Gibbs

Karl Rove op-ed smashes Obama....

Developing... 

Love the Drudgy "Developing..." shtick. Like Rove saying mean things about Obama is breaking news. Like the Beltway is going to spend the whole day wrestling with the ramifications. And that of course the White House will have to weigh in.

The kicker, though, is that Rove's tsk-tsk column is all about how Obama is so partisan and polarizing.

Get it?

UPDATE: How shallow is Rove's column? It's built around the idea that Obama's waaaay too partisan and it's going to cost him politically. Interesting, except for the fact that public polling already indicates voters blame Republicans for the lack of bipartisan cooperation. Meaning, Rove's entire column is knocked down by polling data, which Rove conveniently fails to reference.

And, oh yeah, a majority of Americans don't even want Obama to be bipartisan. i.e. Rove literally has no idea what he's talking about, but Halperin makes sure to hype it anyway.

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