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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Karl Rove Passes the Blame

Posted by on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Okay, so Karl Rove had hundreds and millions of dollars from Republican donors to advance Republican candidates. None of them won. What happened next?

My posterior was shredded a little bit by donors wondering why we are writing checks for people who then turn around and run such lousy campaigns,” Rove said on Wednesday while speaking in Dallas at a luncheon sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Weirdly, Rove's shredded-posterior imagery inspired deep within me a powerful craving for a pulled pork sandwich. But look at the second half of that sentence, when he lays the blame on the candidates. Rove says he's learned that "The quality of candidates matters.” Because that's something that never occurred to him before he started tossing around three hundred million dollars of other people's money. If a Rove super PAC pulls in that kind of money again in the next election cycle, I'll be stunned. I don't know how anyone could trust him with three dollars, yet alone three hundred million.


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To be fair, when turd blossom was at the top of his game quality wasn't an issue. He did get dubya elected twice.
Posted by Westside forever on February 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM · Report this
GeneStoner 2
It’s hard to elect candidates when you are up against President Santa Claus...

"Let me be clear [scans the room with eyes], I will give you phones, houses and food stamps, if you vote for me. Plus, even though I am personally against gay marriage, I WILL pander to that statistically-insignificant group to get their vote, so I look nice."
Posted by GeneStoner on February 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 3
@2: thanks for that. I'll keep it mind next time I'm being lectured by conservative fuckwads over my contempt for roughly half the electorate.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on February 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM · Report this
@1 & @2: Oh, please. Dubya was a likeable git who did what he was told when running for election the first time. Any gaffes made him seem folksy. Thereafter, (mostly) he did what the Shadow Government of Cheney and Rove told him to do. And no one could have gotten stiff, stupid-mouth Mittens elected, obviously, or Rove would have been able to pull it off with all that money.
Posted by Bugnroolet on February 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 5
Are you sure you're not craving a ham sandwich?


Compared to Governor Santa Claus who promised to balance the budget by cutting taxes?
Posted by keshmeshi on February 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Mr. Rove blamed the "lousy campaigns" run by the candidates. And, of course, as a PAC, he was forbidden from helping out on those campaigns and had to remain independent of them.

But wasn't he essentially running independent campaigns for each of them? Were those campaigns (his) also lousy?
Posted by Charlie Mas on February 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 7
@2 As opposed to the Grinch? Old 1% Ebeneezer austerity?
"I love to fire people..." at Christmastime?
The fact is the Republicans that Rove got elected then left a country in significantly worse shape then when they found it. And you can say a lot of things about Obama, but food stamps were here long before he came along. And for good reason.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 8
@ 1, don't forget that Bush had instant name recognition that wasn't earned in any way, and that Gore ran a horrible run-away-from-Clinton campaign, and that Nader siphoned off votes, AND that the Supreme Court intervened and gave the election to Bush. Turd Blossom might have remained anonymous if it weren't for all that.
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Posted by stuckie on February 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM · Report this
very bad homo 10
@2 Yes, my free phone has been amazing. I was totally bribed into not voting Republican.
Posted by very bad homo on February 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM · Report this
GeneStoner 11
@10, thats what low information voters do, get bribed...Sucka!

@8 Yeah, being Governor of Texas was not earned at all [rolleyes]. Kinda like Hillary huh?
Posted by GeneStoner on February 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM · Report this
Rove and the GOP's other bright lights are busy blaming their party's losses on everything but their policy positions. "It wasn't our failed policies, it was our messaging! Plus, our candidates weren't charismatic enough. Plus, the sun was in my eyes."

As long as they continue to dig in their heels on their increasingly unpopular platform, it's good news for Democrats.
Posted by Proteus on February 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 13
@ 11, given that he would never have been governor of Texas without his name, yes. That was completely unearned as well.

Too bad for you that Hillary's name is, well, Hillary. Not Bill.
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 14
@12 Oh, there is one enemy that could blow it for Dems; complacency. The left forgets that EVERY election is crucial to keep us moving in the progressive direction. The right always votes. Especially in midterms.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 15
Shredded Turd Blossom? Yech!!!!!
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on February 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM · Report this
@2 the Lifeline program (phone subsidy) program was begun under that former Union Leader Socialist Ronald Reagan in 1984.

There is no government program that gives away houses. I assume you are idiotically referring to VA loans begun in 1944, to help members of the largest Socialist institution in the United States, the US Military, to purchase houses.

Or perhaps Fannie Mae established in 1938 which began issuing mortgage backed securities under former Union Leader and Socialist Ronald Reagan in 1981.

As for Food Stamps the ground work for that was laid in 1959 and the pilot program started in 1961. Obama was born in what year? Oh wait 1961 well ya got me there the infant Obama clearly started the Food Stamp give away.

As for Gay marriage? That is a completely conservative idea, who needs the government in their bedroom, and why would you weaken the family by denying people the right to marry?
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on February 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM · Report this

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