Karl Rove claimed Sunday that Democrats would suffer huge losses in the fall if health care reform was passed. David Plouffe suggested that Rove should pull out the "Mission Accomplished" banner to prematurely celebrate Republicans' electoral gains.
Rove: “This thing is paid for with Bernie Madoff-style accounting. … It’s a gigantic disaster.”
Plouffe: “Karl and the Republicans would be familiar with that.”
Rove: “You will bankrupt the country if this bill passes. … For God’s sake, will you stop throwing around epitaphs [sic] and deal with the facts for once, David? … We will fight the election on this,. and the Democrats will have significant losses in the House and Senate as a result of this bill.”
Plouffe: “If Karl and a lot of Republicans want to call the election already, they ought to break out that ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner.”
Rove: “That’s cheesy, David. … You should not denigrate the mission of the USS Abraham Lincoln.”