During an appearance at Johns Hopkins University, Occupy Baltimore protesters interrupted a speech by Karl Rove. Protesters yelled “Mic check!” from among the audience and said ￼￼, “Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq, the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!” That’s when Rove flipped out and began yelling at the protesters.
Rove asked,￼ “Who gave you the right to occupy America?” Chants of “We are the 99 percent!” broke out and Rove responded, “No you’re not! You wanna keep jumping up and yelling that you’re the 99 percent? How presumptuous and arrogant can you think you are!”
Here’s the video:
Apparently Rove forgot about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights like he did during the Bush Administration. Americans have the right to protest and have freedom of speech. Those rights were given to us by the Founding generation. Rove is petulant child who has no business calling himself an American if he can’t even remember that. He basically inferred that the protesters have no rights as Americans. You have to applaud the protesters. They certainly got under Rove’s skin.