Rove: Obama on 'confession tour'

Karl Rove slammed President Obama on Thursday for apologies for the "sins of America and his predecessors."

In his column in the Wall Street Journal, President George W. Bush's former senior advisor said Obama's remarks on his recent trips abroad portray condescension toward those who held the office before him.

"There is something ungracious in Mr. Obama criticizing his predecessors, including most recently John F. Kennedy," Rove wrote. "('I'm grateful that President [Daniel] Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old,' Mr. Obama said after the Nicaraguan delivered a 52-minute anti-American tirade that touched on the Bay of Pigs.) Mr. Obama acts as if no past president -- except maybe Abraham Lincoln -- possesses his wisdom."

Rove, whose lines of attack are often indicative of the GOP's message (or future message), said that Obama indicated that "there is a moral equivalence" between America and Latin American countries.

And, in his parting shot, Rove wrote that "superstar, not a statesman, today leads our country.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com

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