Posted by | February 17, 2011 15:24 | Filed under: Top Stories

Karl Rove told Bill O’Reilly that Republicans have to confront the birthers and is troubled by the poll showing the majority of Republicans fall in that category.  (via Political Wire)

ROVE: Republicans had better be clear about this.

We had a problem in the 1950’s with the John Birch Society, and it took Bill Buckley standing up as a strong conservative and taking them on.

Within our party, we’ve got to be very careful about allowing these people who are the birthers and the 9/11-deniers to get too high a profile and say too much without setting the record straight.

Rove also believes this is a trap laid by the White House.

ROVE: …we’ve yet to get into a place where candidates are being asked about this in debates — look, don’t you think in the Fox debate or one of these debates that’s gonna be televised, candidates are going to be asked about this?

If they’d step forward and say “Look, we’ve got better things to talk about, then to fall into this trap that the White House has laid for us”, this issue will start to go away.

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