Karl Rove comes to Tuscaloosa Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Karl Rove comes to Tuscaloosa Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Republican political consultant Karl Rove has a lot to say about the government shutdown. The adviser to former president George W. Bush was the keynote speaker at the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party's annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.

It was a virtual who's who in Tuscaloosa Republican politics Monday night inside the Zone at Bryant Denny Stadium. Hundreds showed up to listen to what "The Architect," as Rove is known, had to say about everything happening in Washington D.C.

Rove told supporters that everyone in Congress is playing the blame game these days, including republicans. He says Congress needs to get its act together, but added if Congress cannot negotiate on anything, then the buck has to stop at President's Obama's desk.

"…and this president has a responsibility not to provoke a great crisis, not to provoke two great crises, and not to make it worse by accusing his political adversaries of being un-American. It is his responsibility not to say ‘no' to negotiations, but to say ‘let's get this done,'" said Rove.

U.S. Representative Bob Aderholt and former congressman Jo Bonner were also honored at the GOP fundraiser.

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