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2012-11-08 11:49:54 AM
Rove: "Quick Johnny! Play me off!"

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2012-11-08 12:03:25 PM
I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA
 
2012-11-08 12:05:12 PM
Karl you should just write them a really apologetic suicide note.
 
2012-11-08 12:07:10 PM
Clearly there should be a tax credit for political expenditures. Poors get to write off their gambling losses. Damn government.
 
2012-11-08 12:10:01 PM
Heckuva job, Turdblossom
 
2012-11-08 12:20:34 PM
He's coming for you Rove...

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-08 12:22:16 PM
I haven't even had time yet to be happy for Obama. I've spent the last two days laughing at the look on Karl's face when the election got called. It's the same face I hope he has when the pilot announces, "Sorry, folks, our regularly-scheduled Dulles-to-Chicago flight has been rerouted to The Hague."
 
2012-11-08 12:23:11 PM
Maybe, just maybe, those donors should have used that money to lure a Republican capable of winning into the primaries.
 
2012-11-08 12:23:46 PM
This is unquestionably the best part of this election.

Yes, better than Obama getting re-elected. Much better. Better than the utter spanking the Tea Party took across the board.

God damn I have a boner.
 
2012-11-08 12:27:21 PM
Hara-kiri is such a vulgar word, Karl. Try seppuku instead.
 
2012-11-08 12:28:04 PM
I seriously cannot tell you how happy it makes me that these arrogant oligarchic human pubic lice spent hundreds of millions of dollars confident they could buy this election, believing their own god complex, and got zilch. Nadaski. Zero. Zippo. Not even a single added seat in Congress.

I tell you it renews my faith in humanity. Its like the movie Trading Places, but better and real. My only regret is that I can't be in the head of guys like Sheldon Adelson to bask in the rage and confusion at their little glass sphere being shattered completely.

hahahahahahahahaha
 
2012-11-08 12:28:45 PM
Karl Rove is done. Too many people see right through his belligerent propaganda game anymore. That might've worked in 2000 and 2004, but we're a lot wiser now.

All I can say to him is...
theelephantgun.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-08 12:30:09 PM

BunkoSquad: I haven't even had time yet to be happy for Obama. I've spent the last two days laughing at the look on Karl's face when the election got called. It's the same face I hope he has when the pilot announces, "Sorry, folks, our regularly-scheduled Dulles-to-Chicago flight has been rerouted to The Hague."


I need to see that video. I saw the clip on Daily Show where Megyn Kelly calls him out, but they didn't play his reaction.
 
2012-11-08 12:31:00 PM
Oh my dear lord, I would not want to be in Karl Rove's 12 wides right now. No sir. Not at all.
 
2012-11-08 12:31:47 PM

Aarontology: I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA


Oh no, someone got something. People got to see him make a complete fool of himself, demanding FOX NEWS to stop calling for Obama.
 
2012-11-08 12:32:06 PM
In a thread some months ago, I seem to recall some farker saying "Don't underestimate the effect of $1 Billion in superpac money on the election". Hard to estimate less than zero.

Now let's hope it takes one or two more rounds of wasting enormous sums on people like Rove (but not Rove) before they get the idea and quit doing it.
 
2012-11-08 12:32:24 PM
I imagine the conversation will go something like this:

"WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY?"
 
2012-11-08 12:32:50 PM
They got less than nothing.

Their efforts did the exact opposite of what was intended. Their regressive bullshiat actually provoked the younger voters into showing up again.

People get into habits like that. Pretty soon, you're not going to need to prod them to get them to vote.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:00 PM
I don't think Rove is the major problem. He did play a big role in creating this monster, but he also seems to be one of the first Republicans to grasp that they farked up and need to put the monster down. The Teabaggers who farked up the House and put our credit rating in danger during the budget crisis, they need to be taken behind the woodshed.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:07 PM
If I was Mr Rove I would stay away from traveling in light aircraft. Wouldn't be prudent.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:25 PM

Aarontology: I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA


I don't think these people got rich by making bad investments. Whatever they expected to get paid back by having a president on their pocket, the party will have to make up by using their congresscritters to benefit these backers.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:34 PM
Rove should have ZERO explaining to do. He should be able to walk away and never say another word to these farkers. As much as I dislike Rove, donating to a political campaign or PAC is nothing if not buyer beware.

Not that these douchebags are going to recoup any of their losses, mind you, but if I were Rove I would just shrug and retire.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:34 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

He warned you Karl.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:53 PM
I'm so giddy with schadenfreude it's like I'm walking on sunshine!
 
2012-11-08 12:34:16 PM
Rove may have some angry donors on the line, reports the Huffington Post. "The billionaire donors I hear are livid," a Republican operative told the HuffPo. "There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do ... I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

Been saying this since Tuesday night. Rich Republican donors, you're been lie to for six months. For six months people like Rove have been telling you this was a sure thing, if only you kept the money flowing. Now you've spent all this money only to learn that all the rasmussen polls that they were SWEARING TO YOU were super accurate were all bullshiat to trick you. Now you've spent all this money and the angry black man knows who you are and what you did to fight him and he's going to remember.

So what are you going to do in the future, rich guys? Keep funding the people who lie to your face and piss off the ones who keep winning? Keep your money and stay out of it next time? Maybe start giving to the Democrats in an effort to control or influence them?
 
2012-11-08 12:34:23 PM
That's too bad. He's so good at getting Dems elected, I was thinking of sending him a check.
 
2012-11-08 12:34:54 PM

MrBallou: Now let's hope it takes one or two more rounds of wasting enormous sums on people like Rove (but not Rove) before they get the idea and quit doing it.


Hey, they're actually putting money into the economy and actually creating jobs with money they would otherwise just horde.

I can't believe I am saying this, but God bless Citizens United.
 
2012-11-08 12:35:04 PM
Obviously, somebody made a mistake and didn't do things right. There's no question about that

Why can't they see the obvious: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HATE WHAT YOU STAND FOR.
 
2012-11-08 12:35:24 PM

Smackledorfer: Rove should have ZERO explaining to do. He should be able to walk away and never say another word to these farkers. As much as I dislike Rove, donating to a political campaign or PAC is nothing if not buyer beware.


Rich people didn't get to be rich by believing that "caveat emptor" applies to them.
 
2012-11-08 12:36:06 PM
Hey, Karl, look on the bright side. You're going to be one of the very few people who know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.
 
2012-11-08 12:36:47 PM

gilgigamesh: Hey, they're actually putting money into the economy and actually creating jobs with money they would otherwise just horde.


I posted this to my FB page yesterday, got some LOLs:

Completely on the level, I have to thank Sheldon Adelson and the Brothers Koch for stimulating the economy so much through their shady but ultimately legal campaign financing shenanigans. Many local media stations, advertising agencies, production houses and talented creative staff thank you for your donations. We're so glad you poured millions into a losing investment!
 
2012-11-08 12:37:18 PM

theorellior: Smackledorfer: Rove should have ZERO explaining to do. He should be able to walk away and never say another word to these farkers. As much as I dislike Rove, donating to a political campaign or PAC is nothing if not buyer beware.

Rich people didn't get to be rich by believing that "caveat emptor" applies to them.


No time like the present to get started showing them their errors.
 
2012-11-08 12:37:37 PM
Oh man, would I just LOVE to be a fly on that wall for that meeting........
 
2012-11-08 12:38:08 PM

NeverDrunk23: Oh no, someone got something. People got to see him make a complete fool of himself, demanding FOX NEWS to stop calling for Obama.


That was definitely worth $390 Million of someone else's money.

kbronsito: I don't think these people got rich by making bad investments. Whatever they expected to get paid back by having a president on their pocket, the party will have to make up by using their congresscritters to benefit these backers.


I think this time around they bought their own hype and thought they could actually buy an election. Just because they're rich doesn't mean they're not morons.
 
2012-11-08 12:38:29 PM
writinginthepublicsphere.files.wordpress.com

Ham canned.
 
2012-11-08 12:39:02 PM
I'm sure enough of the money ended up in Rove's pocket that he doesn't give a rat's ass if the donors are upset.
 
2012-11-08 12:39:08 PM
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Hey there mistah Rove. Ken Adelson sends his regards. Before we get started here, which arm you gonna be using to write your check with?
 
2012-11-08 12:39:20 PM

theorellior: Smackledorfer: Rove should have ZERO explaining to do. He should be able to walk away and never say another word to these farkers. As much as I dislike Rove, donating to a political campaign or PAC is nothing if not buyer beware.

Rich people didn't get to be rich by believing that "caveat emptor" applies to them.

Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fark themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle.

 
2012-11-08 12:39:35 PM
Chicken soup for the soul.
 
2012-11-08 12:39:45 PM
You don't get to be a billionaire by being completely stupid. This can't come as that big of a shock. They HAD to have seen the other side of things; the reports calling for an Obama victory, Obama polls, etc.

So, pissed? Sure. Stunned? I have a hard time believing that. This was only a "shock" to those completely in their own little world. Which, I guess, they may have been...
 
2012-11-08 12:40:00 PM
Get in the boat, Karl...
 
2012-11-08 12:40:44 PM

phritz: efore we get started here, which arm you gonna be using to write your check with?


I heah that Obamacah has good benefits for Hoverrounds and the like. You might not be in a walkin' mood for a while, if you get my drift.
 
2012-11-08 12:41:28 PM
"There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do ... I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

They got less then nothing, the donors allied themselves with the losers. I think we found our first group people so rich they have more than they can use, obviously higher taxes won't be a problem for them.
 
2012-11-08 12:41:34 PM

Hotdog453: You don't get to be a billionaire by being completely stupid. This can't come as that big of a shock. They HAD to have seen the other side of things; the reports calling for an Obama victory, Obama polls, etc.


I promise you... no matter how smart someone is, or how much money they have, nobody is immune to groupthink and echo chambers.
 
2012-11-08 12:41:48 PM
Render him down for the salt!

Rove is going to end up stuffed and mounted. His credibility is shot to Hell. Prepare for the rise of a new neocon hatchet-man over the next four years.
 
2012-11-08 12:42:14 PM
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2012-11-08 12:42:41 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: I imagine the conversation will go something like this:

"WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY?"


Oh, one can only hope.

They should PPV that shiat.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:04 PM
Oh, this situation is terrible. I hope Rove isn't the victim of a tragic hunting accident.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:07 PM
"Come on, Wove-r. Wet's go hunting!"
 
2012-11-08 12:43:25 PM
You would think all these CEOs and moguls would have been able to spot a bad investment. It's almost as though business and politics are two different things.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:26 PM
Yep. Billionaires don't get that way and stay that way through bad investments and poor business decisions. In 2008 and 2012, the Republican Party has been both.

They obviously donated hundreds of millions expecting to get a positive return on that. Rove now has to convince them to keep throwing money away.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:29 PM
Come on! Rove was great! What a mind! You should totally use him in 2016, he just needs more money next time!
 
2012-11-08 12:43:49 PM

gilgigamesh: This is unquestionably the best part of this election.

Yes, better than Obama getting re-elected. Much better. Better than the utter spanking the Tea Party took across the board.

God damn I have a boner.


...Mom?
 
2012-11-08 12:44:47 PM
Rove, if anyone offers to take you on a fishing trip, don't go.

api.ning.com
 
2012-11-08 12:45:15 PM
More like the wood-chipper, amirite? 
www.corkscrew-balloon.com
 
2012-11-08 12:45:23 PM

2wolves: If I was Mr Rove I would stay away from traveling in light aircraft. Wouldn't be prudent.


Are you thinking of Wellstone or this guy?
 
2012-11-08 12:45:42 PM

BKITU: Hotdog453: You don't get to be a billionaire by being completely stupid. This can't come as that big of a shock. They HAD to have seen the other side of things; the reports calling for an Obama victory, Obama polls, etc.

I promise you... no matter how smart someone is, or how much money they have, nobody is immune to groupthink and echo chambers.


Money doesn't buy intelligence.
 
2012-11-08 12:45:45 PM
Maybe now you libs will quit biatching about billionaires buying elections and Citizens United and Corporations.
 
2012-11-08 12:45:52 PM
Why do people think billionaires are immune from making shiatty decisions?

They pay people to manage their money. They're not sitting there choosing every investment, every option, making every business decision.
 
2012-11-08 12:46:01 PM
Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?
 
2012-11-08 12:46:25 PM
The interesting here, to me, was the complete failure of the GOP to gain the upper hand in the narrative for 9/10ths the election. Starting int he spring, Obama just owned it, news cycle after news cycle. the only stumble was the first debate. Costly stumble, but ultimately he rebounded from it.

And he did it very cheaply: He just exploited what the GOP was saying. Brilliant tactic, really hope they keep that one up in 2014.
 
2012-11-08 12:46:28 PM
Good!

I sincerely hope the spawn of Goebbels gets ass cancer and spends a very long time suffering from it.

Seriously, I have this idea in my head. He gets called to the Koch brothers bunker and Darth Cheney is there. The spend hours "talking" with him about his failure. Asking questions about how the money spent failed to put the people they wanted into office.

/worthless scum
 
2012-11-08 12:46:44 PM

Type_Hard: He's coming for you Rove...

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Such a hideous man. I'm sure the darkness in his heart has turned him into such a repulsive sack of crap.
 
2012-11-08 12:47:08 PM
How about Frank Luntz? Anyone think he'll have an unfortunate accident involving private aviation and a winter storm around Christmastime?
 
2012-11-08 12:47:21 PM
What do you bet that Romney converted a lot of that cash to his own use heh he heh. That's what he does best.
 
2012-11-08 12:47:53 PM
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Maybe Karl will retire and take up fishing...

...they knew it was you, Karl-o
 
2012-11-08 12:48:11 PM
God damn this election is the gift that keeps on giving.
 
2012-11-08 12:48:40 PM

vernonFL: Maybe now you libs will quit biatching about billionaires buying elections and Citizens United and Corporations.


Yes, because the SuperPAC negative ad blitzkrieg was such a pleasant experience, we all can't wait to do it again in the midterms.
 
2012-11-08 12:49:04 PM
What are we saying? He'll probably just retire and go live with Alberto Gonzalez in true style.
 
2012-11-08 12:49:59 PM

BKITU: [writinginthepublicsphere.files.wordpress.com image 550x310]

Ham canned.


Soon to be sliced
 
2012-11-08 12:50:20 PM

gilgigamesh: This is unquestionably the best part of this election.

Yes, better than Obama getting re-elected. Much better. Better than the utter spanking the Tea Party took across the board.

God damn I have a boner.


Agreed. A michelle bachmann loss would have made it a perfect day, but I guess every Christmas has it's pair of socks.
 
2012-11-08 12:50:24 PM
Well, that didn't take long.

I called this in a Fark thread almost two weeks ago. Not at all difficult to see this one coming...
 
2012-11-08 12:50:32 PM
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The Operative: Do you know what your sin is, Karl?
Rove: I wonder if...
The Operative: It's pride. You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords.
Rove: Well, unfortunately, I forgot to bring a sword.
Rove: [as the Operative pulls out his sword] I would put that down right now if I were you.
The Operative: Would you be killed in your sleep, like an ailing pet?
 
2012-11-08 12:50:43 PM
Poor Turdblossom. He accepted money from rich people. You know, people who don't go to prison for finding "permanent" solutions to their problems.

He's going to be sweating his balls off for the rest of his life. I hope he has a real good security team to protect him from angry billionaires. Of course, he probably hires the same security firms that rich people do. Uh-oh.

Read up on the Tovrea or Zahau murders (both tied to rich Arizonans) if you want to see how rich people get away with murder.
 
2012-11-08 12:50:44 PM

iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?


I can offer her a position on knob polishing.
 
2012-11-08 12:50:48 PM

kapaso: They got less then nothing, the donors allied themselves with the losers. I think we found our first group people so rich they have more than they can use, obviously higher taxes won't be a problem for them.


We found out that ad blitzes don't replace a good ground game. The question of the future is can the SuperPACs do a ground game?
 
2012-11-08 12:51:09 PM
The man won one election and one lawsuit. Why do people take him so seriously?
 
2012-11-08 12:51:12 PM

Hotdog453: You don't get to be a billionaire by being completely stupid. This can't come as that big of a shock. They HAD to have seen the other side of things; the reports calling for an Obama victory, Obama polls, etc.

So, pissed? Sure. Stunned? I have a hard time believing that. This was only a "shock" to those completely in their own little world. Which, I guess, they may have been...


You used to be able to expect a certain level of honesty and integrity from business people and publications. As many people have pointed out, you don't get rich by being stupid or denying reality and living in your own echo chamber. The Wall Street Journal used to be a good place for news because it was in their interest and their readers' interest to represent the reality-based community (and how it could best be exploited). Now though, they really seem to believe the BS that they're spouting, and the business media reflects that.
 
2012-11-08 12:51:14 PM
$390 million and the only thing that came out of it is Bachmann got to keep her seat.

Even coked out movie execs don't fark up this badly.
 
2012-11-08 12:51:16 PM

Therion: Hara-kiri is such a vulgar word, Karl. Try seppuku instead.


For carl:

sfist.com
 
2012-11-08 12:51:56 PM

Arkanaut: 2wolves: If I was Mr Rove I would stay away from traveling in light aircraft. Wouldn't be prudent.

Are you thinking of Wellstone or this guy?


Just a rule of thumb for anyone who pisses away more than a quarter billion dollars.
 
2012-11-08 12:52:21 PM
Apparently the current scuttlebutt is that Rove is frantically trying to arrange a high stakes Texas Hold Em tournament in Monte Carlo to recoup the money he lost all those tycoons.

/it's funny because his reaction Tuesday night fell just short of bleeding from the eyes
 
Bf+
2012-11-08 12:52:46 PM

iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?


t0.gstatic.com
I'd say so.
 
2012-11-08 12:53:13 PM
I guess the question is: Are superPACs effective? it could be argued that superPACs were at least somewhat effective for Democratic candidates, but will high-dollar donors be wary in the future of sinking their capital into something like this after seeing this result? The odds on return on investment is either 0% or 100%, which is a terrible investment model.
 
2012-11-08 12:53:15 PM
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2012-11-08 12:53:15 PM
One more thing...

Around two days before the election, I began to think that maybe Rove is going to win the 2016 election for Jeb Bush. That Romney was just some easy money but Rove wasn't going to let him win (you can manipulate voting results up or down, you know).

If you'll excuse me, I have to add a new layer to my magnificent tinfoil hat.
 
2012-11-08 12:53:43 PM
I heard Obama wants to take Citizens United to the next level. Because Corporations are now people, he wants to allow Corporations to run for government offices. Next you'll see Senator Pepsico and Governer Bank of America.

It's true, Read it on the internet.
 
2012-11-08 12:53:56 PM
Better still, the GOP has to convince their influence-seeking donors that they 'do' have a chance to accomplish something, even with only the House in their pocket.

As has been said, rich men don't stay rich by throwing money away on bad investments and after TWO failed consecutive national elections that cost them billions of dollars, they have to be wondering if they wouldn't be better off cutting a deal with the Democrats instead of funding the Keystone Kops.
 
2012-11-08 12:54:05 PM
i449.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-08 12:54:21 PM
Show of hands: when all that campaign money was being spent, who here personally got any of it?

...and that's the problem. The donors, campaigns and media outlets spent a whole lot of money, but they essentially traded it between each other. All the people who were actually doing the (bulk of the) voting got out of the deal was ad after ad, anger towards their neighbors and robocalls at all hours of the day.
 
2012-11-08 12:54:32 PM
"Obviously, somebody made a mistake and didn't do things right. There's no question about that," he said.

The entire GOP for creating such a horse shiat platform riddled with Tea Party Derp and Bible Pounding anti-individual freedom agendas?
 
Bf+
2012-11-08 12:54:57 PM

BKITU:
Ham canned.


[slow clap.gif.jaypeg]
 
2012-11-08 12:56:00 PM

Aarontology: NeverDrunk23: Oh no, someone got something. People got to see him make a complete fool of himself, demanding FOX NEWS to stop calling for Obama.

That was definitely worth $390 Million of someone else's money.

kbronsito: I don't think these people got rich by making bad investments. Whatever they expected to get paid back by having a president on their pocket, the party will have to make up by using their congresscritters to benefit these backers.

I think this time around they bought their own hype and thought they could actually buy an election. Just because they're rich doesn't mean they're not morons.


Definitely agree with the last statement. I mean, romney himself is proof that the rich can be stupid. But that farker always found a way to make money on his investments and I'm sure the Koch Bros. and Sheldon Adelson will someone benefit from theirs. The republican party will have to compensate them somehow if they expect support in the future and whatever debts mitt and a republican senate were supposed to repay will be handled by the house and the state legislatures they control.

But it's still nice that they may be feeling butthurt if they bought into the idea that romney could win. They should have checked fivethirtyeight more often.
 
2012-11-08 12:56:03 PM

impaler: Rove, if anyone offers to take you on a fishing trip, don't go.

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I was more thinking the end of "Casino" and Joe Pecsi in the corn field.
 
2012-11-08 12:56:28 PM
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-11-08 12:57:25 PM
You foisted that POS Bush on us for 8 years, and now it's payback time.

imageshack.us
 
2012-11-08 12:57:34 PM

imontheinternet: vernonFL: Maybe now you libs will quit biatching about billionaires buying elections and Citizens United and Corporations.

Yes, because the SuperPAC negative ad blitzkrieg was such a pleasant experience, we all can't wait to do it again in the midterms.


I plan to biatch more.
 
2012-11-08 12:58:19 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: I'm sure enough of the money ended up in Rove's pocket that he doesn't give a rat's ass if the donors are upset.


this
 
2012-11-08 12:59:25 PM

suebhoney: Philip Francis Queeg: I'm sure enough of the money ended up in Rove's pocket that he doesn't give a rat's ass if the donors are upset.

this


He better. If they get the idea that he fleeced them, he'll wake up with a dead male prostitute in his bed and the police breaking down his door.
 
2012-11-08 01:00:08 PM

kapaso: "There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do ... I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

They got less then nothing, the donors allied themselves with the losers. I think we found our first group people so rich they have more than they can use, obviously higher taxes won't be a problem for them.


This is for Adelson and the Koch Brothers: 
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2012-11-08 01:00:18 PM

impaler: BKITU: Hotdog453: You don't get to be a billionaire by being completely stupid. This can't come as that big of a shock. They HAD to have seen the other side of things; the reports calling for an Obama victory, Obama polls, etc.

I promise you... no matter how smart someone is, or how much money they have, nobody is immune to groupthink and echo chambers.

Money doesn't buy intelligence.


Right, but in this instance it's not a matter of intelligence; it's a matter of a predictable, common bias. Getting caught in echo chambers and groupthink are bad habits, not marks of low intelligence.

Overcoming our hard-wired tendencies takes a great deal of effort -- even more so if someone is accustomed to making good decisions most of the time... or if the consequences of their bad decisions are hidden from them, such as sycophants are wont to do.
 
2012-11-08 01:00:48 PM

Bf+: iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?

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I'd say so.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-08 01:01:57 PM
Invest in pork bellies!

img17.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-08 01:02:51 PM
i935.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-08 01:03:44 PM
You would think that with $390 million he could have found someone decent who wanted the job.

I don't really trust anyone who wants to be POTUS.
 
2012-11-08 01:04:13 PM

mrmyxolodian: The man won one election and one lawsuit. Why do people take him so seriously?


He defeated one of the most popular governors Texas ever had and installed the foolish son of a former President. No small task.
 
2012-11-08 01:05:39 PM

Gosling: Show of hands: when all that campaign money was being spent, who here personally got any of it?

...and that's the problem. The donors, campaigns and media outlets spent a whole lot of money, but they essentially traded it between each other. All the people who were actually doing the (bulk of the) voting got out of the deal was ad after ad, anger towards their neighbors and robocalls at all hours of the day.


Not really. I met a couple of campaign workers who told me what they got paid for the day. People got paid for some jobs. Also, local sign companies and printers, billboard companies, local TV stations, radio stations and so on got money for advertisement. The call centers ordered pizza. Rents were paid to landlords of popup stores. Models were paid to pose for print ads. Thanks to unions, actors and crew were paid for filming TV and internet ads. Money got spread around. So that's, at least, a good thing.
 
2012-11-08 01:06:29 PM

Infernalist: As has been said, rich men don't stay rich by throwing money away on bad investments and after TWO failed consecutive national elections that cost them billions of dollars, they have to be wondering if they wouldn't be better off cutting a deal with the Democrats instead of funding the Keystone Kops.


Boehner and McConnell will be waiting in line behind Karl, I feel certain.
 
2012-11-08 01:07:01 PM
He will be back. This guy is like Darth Vader of elections, he may lose a battle but he will keep showing up in sequels.
 
2012-11-08 01:07:53 PM
Sheldon taking Rove for a Duck hunt outing soon?
 
2012-11-08 01:09:12 PM

kbronsito: But it's still nice that they may be feeling butthurt if they bought into the idea that romney could win. They should have checked fivethirtyeight more often.


Or even once.
 
2012-11-08 01:09:26 PM
Judging from the kind of people that Rove ripped off, would it end up something like this?


25.media.tumblr.com

Leave the political contributions receipts. Take the cannolis
 
2012-11-08 01:10:10 PM
Sheldon Adelson wants his money back, claiming Romney-Bot was defective. He should've read the disclaimer on Romney-bot: "Malfunction voids all pays and plays."
 
2012-11-08 01:10:35 PM
Have to imagine Rove making phonecalls on Tuesday night...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-08 01:11:47 PM

Therion: Hara-kiri is such a vulgar word, Karl. Try seppuku instead.


Better yet: eat a bullet

gilgigamesh: I seriously cannot tell you how happy it makes me that these arrogant oligarchic human pubic lice spent hundreds of millions of dollars confident they could buy this election, believing their own god complex, and got zilch. Nadaski. Zero. Zippo. Not even a single added seat in Congress.

I tell you it renews my faith in humanity. Its like the movie Trading Places, but better and real. My only regret is that I can't be in the head of guys like Sheldon Adelson to bask in the rage and confusion at their little glass sphere being shattered completely.

hahahahahahahahaha


All of this brah.

/TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!!
//TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON!!!
///lulzs
 
2012-11-08 01:11:51 PM

gilgigamesh: MrBallou: Now let's hope it takes one or two more rounds of wasting enormous sums on people like Rove (but not Rove) before they get the idea and quit doing it.

Hey, they're actually putting money into the economy and actually creating jobs with money they would otherwise just horde.

I can't believe I am saying this, but God bless Citizens United.


I know. It's a Stimulus Package. Oh, the sweet schadenfreuden.
 
2012-11-08 01:12:37 PM

Arkanaut: 2wolves: If I was Mr Rove I would stay away from traveling in light aircraft. Wouldn't be prudent.

Are you thinking of Wellstone or this guy?


Whoa, didn't know about the second guy. Yeah, Republicans are in no way evil...
 
2012-11-08 01:13:01 PM

Goodfella: Judging from the kind of people that Rove ripped off, would it end up something like this?


[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

Leave the political contributions receipts. Take the cannolis


I'm more thinking:
img.youtube.com

They're tired of Felelein's, er, Rove's antics so they're just going to take care of the problem.
 
2012-11-08 01:13:44 PM

theorellior: Infernalist: As has been said, rich men don't stay rich by throwing money away on bad investments and after TWO failed consecutive national elections that cost them billions of dollars, they have to be wondering if they wouldn't be better off cutting a deal with the Democrats instead of funding the Keystone Kops.

Boehner and McConnell will be waiting in line behind Karl, I feel certain.


If anyone deserves the blame for the Senate debacle, it's whoever heads the NRSC. Cornyn, I think.
 
2012-11-08 01:14:07 PM
Oh and another thing -- from the Huffpo article that tfa links to:

"I don't think anyone on our side understood or comprehended how good their turnout was going to be," said Henry Barbour, a Republican committee man from Mississippi. "The Democrats do voter registration like a factory, like a business, and Republicans tend to leave it to the blue hairs."

Could Barbour be any more insulting??!? Okay, last summer I went to an OFA Obama campaign volunteers' meeting held in a very nice retirement high rise overlooking the lake, and a lot of residents attended. I had never before been in a room with so many brainy people, ever. Dismissing many of his volunteers as "blue hairs" -- probably his hardest-working, most dedicated workers at that -- bespeaks some ... shortcomings on Barbour's part. If they didn't get the job done for him, it probably points to serious organizational issues. And since Barbour can't deign to show them love and respect, it shows he's personally out of touch with his own organization and the electorate at large, that he doesn't care to be in touch, and that he's an asshole.
 
2012-11-08 01:15:50 PM
Rove should have ZERO explaining to do. He should be able to walk away and never say another word to these farkers. As much as I dislike Rove, donating to a political campaign or PAC is nothing if not buyer beware.

This

A donation is not an investment, it is a gift. There are no strings attached.

The Weeners in the article says it eloquently:
whitewolf • 5 hours ago −
Most of us did our research, listened to what the candidates had to say (fighting the campaigns and media filters - and the candidate's own mendacity as best we could), pondered, prayed and voted.

Now we know the election is over and we;re feeling the joy or pain depending on who won or lost - and trust me, we've all been there. But regardless of of where we line up on the political spectrum, most people hope the government will function, with elected officials recognizing their responsibilities and the will of the people.

But Rove's billionaires, they feel different. And they are frickin' pissed that their "investment" in the election didn't give them the bill of goods for which they "paid."

Regardless of how one feels about any given issue or policy, can we all agree that it is disgusting and beneath us as a people to think such imbeciles live among us, no matter how well they dress and how many cars or airplanes they own?

My family is doing fairly well, better than a lot of people . . . though a universe away from the lives of the wealthiest Americans. But I have never thought I deserved a certain election outcome because of my "investment" in it. The concept, frankly, seems un-American. That's the mildest way I can put it.
 
2012-11-08 01:16:17 PM
Funny, I would be willing to pay 390 million dollars to be a on fly on the wall during that conference call...
 
2012-11-08 01:16:25 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Rove may have some angry donors on the line, reports the Huffington Post. "The billionaire donors I hear are livid," a Republican operative told the HuffPo. "There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do ... I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

Been saying this since Tuesday night. Rich Republican donors, you're been lie to for six months. For six months people like Rove have been telling you this was a sure thing, if only you kept the money flowing. Now you've spent all this money only to learn that all the rasmussen polls that they were SWEARING TO YOU were super accurate were all bullshiat to trick you. Now you've spent all this money and the angry black man knows who you are and what you did to fight him and he's going to remember.

So what are you going to do in the future, rich guys? Keep funding the people who lie to your face and piss off the ones who keep winning? Keep your money and stay out of it next time? Maybe start giving to the Democrats in an effort to control or influence them?


to me, the arrogance of these people is amazing. if you spend money it's never a sure thing. if you spend money, sometimes you'll get a return, but there's also the chance you won't get a return. these jackasses have forgotten that a risk NEVER means an automatic return on investment. they're worse than the freaks who refuse to sell their underwater homes unless they can find a sucker who will pay them at a profit!

they spent money, it's gone.. just like they tell us little people. they need to move on. nobody owes them shiat, and that includes Karl Rove in the not owing them shiat.

I hope all these assholes go to jail. I don't care if it is Club Fed, these freaks need to get the indictments they tried to buy their way out of through Romney. Assholes. jail them all.
 
2012-11-08 01:17:06 PM

Great_Milenko: Agreed. A michelle bachmann loss would have made it a perfect day, but I guess every Christmas has it's pair of socks.


Bachmann and King. My only 2 disappointments Tuesday night.
 
2012-11-08 01:17:12 PM
I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

I do.

Big money guys are so often the ones who will say 'Past performance is no guarantee of future returns'.

Investment house speak for 'Your money is gone, piss off'.

Now, I'm sure they won't take kindly to that sort of response, but it's all they got.
 
2012-11-08 01:18:13 PM
Can I send him a check if promises to stick with the same strategy?
 
2012-11-08 01:18:17 PM
"It's unbelievable that that they turned out more from the African-American community than in 2008. Somehow they got 'em to vote."

For some unfathomable reason, "those" people get offended when you try and obstruct their right to vote. Who knew?
 
2012-11-08 01:20:31 PM
The money and the teabaggers will be screaming for blood, while the brains will be saying that it's time to tone things down and fix the brand before the midterms. Of course, the money and the derp will win, as always.
 
2012-11-08 01:20:48 PM
The best part of this call has to be when someone asks Rove "What now?" What answer can he give but "Well, in 2014 we'll spend even more money..."
 
2012-11-08 01:21:14 PM

NowhereMon: Clearly there should be a tax credit for political expenditures. Poors get to write off their gambling losses. Damn government.


I think you're joking, but you can only write off gambling losses up to the amount you won. So if you lose and never win, you can't write anything off. If you lost $1,000, but won $100 you can only write $100 off.
 
2012-11-08 01:21:16 PM

that bosnian sniper: God damn this election is the gift that keeps on giving.


No shiat brah. It's like the political equivalent of Mardi Gras; only things we're missing are the beads, women flashing their boobs at us and loud music

/We can always get good brew though
//and their whining does substitute for the loud music
///it's just as pleasing
 
2012-11-08 01:22:45 PM
Now, did the use one of Mitt's horses for the head that Karl found in bed on Wednesday morning?
 
2012-11-08 01:23:22 PM

gilgigamesh: Its like the movie Trading Places, but better and real.


You mean he's going to be locked in a cage with a horny gorilla? Coz that would put a smile on my face.

/if it's legitimate, his body has a way of shutting that down.
 
2012-11-08 01:24:25 PM

phaseolus: Oh and another thing -- from the Huffpo article that tfa links to:

"I don't think anyone on our side understood or comprehended how good their turnout was going to be," said Henry Barbour, a Republican committee man from Mississippi. "The Democrats do voter registration like a factory, like a business, and Republicans tend to leave it to the blue hairs."


So the Democrats run things like a business.

Interesting...
 
2012-11-08 01:24:38 PM
Romney gets to go live out his life on a big farm in the country right? Where he can run and play with other wealthy white males all day long in the sunshine and never have to think about bad, mean old Dumbocrats ever again?
 
2012-11-08 01:26:09 PM

THX 1138: gilgigamesh: Its like the movie Trading Places, but better and real.

You mean he's going to be locked in a cage with a horny gorilla? Coz that would put a smile on my face.

/if it's legitimate, his body has a way of shutting that down.


www.jonhusby.com
 
2012-11-08 01:26:13 PM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Romney gets to go live out his life on a big farm in the country right? Where he can run and play with other wealthy white males all day long in the sunshine and never have to think about bad, mean old Dumbocrats ever again?


He's already been put out for stud (look at how many kids he has.) Nope, old Mitt is headed to the glue factory.
 
2012-11-08 01:26:45 PM

Aarontology: I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."


Credit where do: it would have been a lot worse without that spending.
 
2012-11-08 01:27:36 PM

impaler: So the Democrats run things like a business.


That can't be right! Democraps are all socialest fascist libtard Marxists who want to order their free Cadillacs with their Obamaphones!
 
2012-11-08 01:28:44 PM
Perhaps investing in jobs or new businesses would have been more profitable, rather than rent seeking by investing in a candidate who will protect your precious tax deductions.
 
2012-11-08 01:29:22 PM

Cinaed: I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

I do.

Big money guys are so often the ones who will say 'Past performance is no guarantee of future returns'.

Investment house speak for 'Your money is gone, piss off'.

Now, I'm sure they won't take kindly to that sort of response, but it's all they got.


And like I said, in Sheldon Adelson's casino-speak, "Malfunction voids all pays and plays."
 
2012-11-08 01:31:23 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Obviously, somebody made a mistake and didn't do things right. There's no question about that

Why can't they see the obvious: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HATE WHAT YOU STAND FOR.


YES BUT IF I SPEND ENOUGH MONEY I CAN CONVINCE THEM OTHERWISE.

Look, I built an empire on telling people attractive lies about products I sell, and I'll be GOD DAMNED if I stop now.
 
2012-11-08 01:31:31 PM

iaazathot: Whoa, didn't know about the second guy. Yeah, Republicans are in no way evil...


I was thinking Ted Stevens.
 
2012-11-08 01:32:58 PM
The Republicans spent so much money on trying to beat the President that they improved the economy thereby ensuring his re-election.
 
2012-11-08 01:35:06 PM

impaler: phaseolus: Oh and another thing -- from the Huffpo article that tfa links to:

"I don't think anyone on our side understood or comprehended how good their turnout was going to be," said Henry Barbour, a Republican committee man from Mississippi. "The Democrats do voter registration like a factory, like a business, and Republicans tend to leave it to the blue hairs."

So the Democrats run things like a business.

Interesting...



That's not the best analogy. A ground game's more like a game of Go on a continental scale with an army of a hundred thousand volunteers keeping track of the board.
 
2012-11-08 01:36:19 PM
i.ytimg.com

As God as my witness, I thought '08 turnouts were a fluke.
 
2012-11-08 01:37:41 PM
public.dcexp.com

Here is what we got at the disaster house. This is what Romney's money purchased, it must cost, what a couple bucks per mailing in postage, printing, transportation and staff time. We got one single piece of Obama literature and one piece for Tammy Baldwin. There were also 2 to 6 robo calls per day from the Republicans for the last 4 months, and 2 total calls from the Dems, one of which was a real person. I know that the purpose of this stuff is to make people mad so that they get out and vote "Obama sent your job to China!" "Obama destroyed Medicare!" "Obama killed babies!" but it can certainly backfire if you don't do it right. A lot of money was blown.
 
2012-11-08 01:40:27 PM
They got something for their money: the GOP branded as the Party of Dishonesty. I heard more than one low info voter talking about how the Romney campaign just seemed to be doing nothing but lying. Congrats GOP.
 
2012-11-08 01:43:40 PM
In other words:

Rove v W(e P)aid
 
2012-11-08 01:43:45 PM

jayhawk88: The best part of this call has to be when someone asks Rove "What now?" What answer can he give but "Well, in 2014 we'll spend even more money..."


Rove is just slimy enough to convince these jackasses that the problem was that they didn't spend enough. Adelson claimed he was prepared to spend $100M. AFAIK, he didn't spend nearly that much. Next time, perhaps he won't be so stingy.
 
2012-11-08 01:44:19 PM

Insatiable Jesus: They got something for their money: the GOP branded as the Party of Dishonesty. I heard more than one low info voter talking about how the Romney campaign just seemed to be doing nothing but lying. Congrats GOP.


It's intruging what 2016 will offer to the candidates that run for the GOP nomination. Will they run towards the center fully knowing that moving with the TPers and the Religious Right spells doom, but gives them a better chance to win the Presidency or, will they just rinse and repeat.
 
2012-11-08 01:44:43 PM

Aarontology: I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."


Like this?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-08 01:45:12 PM

make me some tea: Karl Rove is done. Too many people see right through his belligerent propaganda game anymore. That might've worked in 2000 and 2004, but we're a lot wiser now.

All I can say to him is...


The dude lost to Rick farking Perry. Some genius
 
2012-11-08 01:45:14 PM

KarmicDisaster: [public.dcexp.com image 640x464]

Here is what we got at the disaster house. This is what Romney's money purchased, it must cost, what a couple bucks per mailing in postage, printing, transportation and staff time. We got one single piece of Obama literature and one piece for Tammy Baldwin. There were also 2 to 6 robo calls per day from the Republicans for the last 4 months, and 2 total calls from the Dems, one of which was a real person. I know that the purpose of this stuff is to make people mad so that they get out and vote "Obama sent your job to China!" "Obama destroyed Medicare!" "Obama killed babies!" but it can certainly backfire if you don't do it right. A lot of money was blown.


I'm pretty sure Mr. Rove got blown too, once or twice. What? It's a stressful job.
 
2012-11-08 01:45:28 PM
I wonder if Adelson is getting nervous about the Chinese investigation into his Macau shenanigans now. He won't have a friendly face in the White House to put diplomatic pressure on Beijing to just sweep it under the rug.
 
2012-11-08 01:46:04 PM

Martin Silenus: Render him down for the salt!

Rove is going to end up stuffed and mounted. His credibility is shot to Hell. Prepare for the rise of a new neocon hatchet-man over the next four years.


His credibility should have been shot to Hell in 2008.
 
2012-11-08 01:46:34 PM

Type_Hard: He's coming for you Rove...

[i45.tinypic.com image 600x800]


Adel-son. Adel-son.
six foot twenty farking killin' for fun
he'll kick you apart
he'll kick you apart
 
2012-11-08 01:49:52 PM
Stan Hubbard, a Minnesota media mogul and mega-donor. "Obviously, somebody made a mistake and didn't do things right. There's no question about that,"

Yeah, your rhetoric is silly and people are embarrassed to be associated with it.
 
2012-11-08 01:52:01 PM

Bf+: iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?

[t0.gstatic.com image 259x194]
I'd say so.


Great Googly Moogly.
 
2012-11-08 01:54:07 PM

impaler: Great_Milenko: Agreed. A michelle bachmann loss would have made it a perfect day, but I guess every Christmas has it's pair of socks.

Bachmann and King. My only 2 disappointments Tuesday night.


And Paul Ryan got re-elected. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Aside from those, a pretty solid Tuesday from top-to-bottom.

Wasn't expecting the Dems to take control of the House, but was hoping they could pick up a few more seats than they did. That said, the GOP gerrymandered the hell out of many states in 2010, which is depressingly going to make it hard for the Dems to take the House this decade.
 
2012-11-08 01:54:58 PM

doyner: Maybe, just maybe, those donors should have used that money to lure a Republican capable of winning into the primaries.


A Republican capable of winning the general would never pass the tea-bagged primaries. That is the major conundrum that the GOP has. Unless it decides to eschew the whole primary process, they will never be able to get a non-hyperpartisan yahoo past the primaries. That's why Romney had to swing far right during the primaries and then etch-a-sketch himself back to towards the middle. But now, with recordings and ease of finding past speeches, it's very difficult for a candidate to negate everything he said prior to winning the primaries without getting caught.

Luckily for the Democrats, they have no such problem. If someone went overly left and stayed left, it's still a viable platform for the general election.
 
2012-11-08 01:56:40 PM
This is a case study in the fallacy of "job creators" as primary driver of anything. They spent all that money, and they got absolutely nothing out of it; just barely being able to hang on to a handfull of gerrymandered and previously easily defensible seats like Bachmann and Ryan. They lost to regular people investing their time in making calls and knocking on doors. That labor is the real capital that builds things and changes events. Demand is the "job creator", the Republicans don't represent that, they represent the "rent seekers" more colloquially refered to as "leeches" or "parasites."
 
2012-11-08 01:57:04 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Satanic_Hamster: Rove may have some angry donors on the line, reports the Huffington Post. "The billionaire donors I hear are livid," a Republican operative told the HuffPo. "There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do ... I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

Been saying this since Tuesday night. Rich Republican donors, you're been lie to for six months. For six months people like Rove have been telling you this was a sure thing, if only you kept the money flowing. Now you've spent all this money only to learn that all the rasmussen polls that they were SWEARING TO YOU were super accurate were all bullshiat to trick you. Now you've spent all this money and the angry black man knows who you are and what you did to fight him and he's going to remember.

So what are you going to do in the future, rich guys? Keep funding the people who lie to your face and piss off the ones who keep winning? Keep your money and stay out of it next time? Maybe start giving to the Democrats in an effort to control or influence them?

to me, the arrogance of these people is amazing. if you spend money it's never a sure thing. if you spend money, sometimes you'll get a return, but there's also the chance you won't get a return. these jackasses have forgotten that a risk NEVER means an automatic return on investment. they're worse than the freaks who refuse to sell their underwater homes unless they can find a sucker who will pay them at a profit!

they spent money, it's gone.. just like they tell us little people. they need to move on. nobody owes them shiat, and that includes Karl Rove in the not owing them shiat.

I hope all these assholes go to jail. I don't care if it is Club Fed, these freaks need to get the indictments they tried to buy their way out of through Romney. Assholes. jail them all.


Oh, I agree with you. But if someone convinces you to invest tens of millions of dollars into your election, all the while lying his ass off about things to your face, how quick will you be to give him another 20 million dollars next election cycle?

Assuming you're not farking retarded.
 
2012-11-08 01:57:05 PM
"I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."

Must. Resist. Urge. To gloat.

Nah, just kidding...in the case of people donating tens of millions of dollars, I'll gloat. Fark off, billionaires.
 
2012-11-08 01:57:38 PM

impaler: Bachmann and King. My only 2 disappointments Tuesday night.


Those were two of my three disappointments. The third Chris Gibson (Republicon) defeated Julian Schreibman in my new Congressional District (NY-19). I hate redistricting.
 
2012-11-08 01:57:47 PM

2wolves: If I was Mr Rove I would stay away from traveling in light aircraft. Wouldn't be prudent.


And because he spent so much of their money, when Rove dies of this mysterious airplane crash, it would just be his body lying in pieces on the ground, but no plane parts in sight.

/Planes are expensive
//Stupid campaign bundlers are cheap
///And disposable
////And no one would shed a tear if that were to happen.
 
2012-11-08 01:59:36 PM
The tsunami that upends the Republican party won't come from screeching teabaggers or from the harrumphing "old guard," but from jackasses who paid out millions on promises that when "their candidates" win, business conditions and tax breaks will let them earn it all back.
 
2012-11-08 02:03:57 PM
If government spending is cut, how will inspectors be able to test your concrete samples at your work site for traces of the element Roventium?
 
2012-11-08 02:04:48 PM

impaler: Great_Milenko: Agreed. A michelle bachmann loss would have made it a perfect day, but I guess every Christmas has it's pair of socks.

Bachmann and King. My only 2 disappointments Tuesday night.


I was sad about Heller beating Berkeley. It was close but she couldn't get there. Rove's ads were relentless and probably did make a difference here.
 
2012-11-08 02:06:50 PM
The Koch brothers flushed more than $3 Billion down the drain to support the least electable Presidential candidate ever.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA H AHA
 
2012-11-08 02:07:14 PM

impaler: Great_Milenko: Agreed. A michelle bachmann loss would have made it a perfect day, but I guess every Christmas has it's pair of socks.

Bachmann and King. My only 2 disappointments Tuesday night.


Actually, since their claws are all but clipped, it's great to have those two hanging around continuing to make a mockery of the GOP. I'd bet that if there were any two that Rove wanted to see not stay in office, the two you named would be on the top of that list. They're the most face-palmingly disturbed GOP office holders to remind voters of what a stupid party it has. They're worse than Allan West only because West doesn't get on the air as often as these two. Even the pro-rape candidates are not as nationally well known as those two jokers.
 
2012-11-08 02:08:51 PM

coeyagi: If government spending is cut, how will inspectors be able to test your concrete samples at your work site for traces of the element Roventium?


Instead of wild grasses or weeds, the cracks in the concrete will have turds blossoming forth.
 
2012-11-08 02:10:04 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: I imagine the conversation will go something like this:

"WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY? *BACKHAND SLAP* WHERE'S MY MONEY?"


images.wikia.com

Approves

/I think I peed a little...
 
2012-11-08 02:13:31 PM

phaseolus: Oh and another thing -- from the Huffpo article that tfa links to:

"I don't think anyone on our side understood or comprehended how good their turnout was going to be," said Henry Barbour, a Republican committee man from Mississippi. "The Democrats do voter registration like a factory, like a business, and Republicans tend to leave it to the blue hairs."

Could Barbour be any more insulting??!? Okay, last summer I went to an OFA Obama campaign volunteers' meeting held in a very nice retirement high rise overlooking the lake, and a lot of residents attended. I had never before been in a room with so many brainy people, ever. Dismissing many of his volunteers as "blue hairs" -- probably his hardest-working, most dedicated workers at that -- bespeaks some ... shortcomings on Barbour's part. If they didn't get the job done for him, it probably points to serious organizational issues. And since Barbour can't deign to show them love and respect, it shows he's personally out of touch with his own organization and the electorate at large, that he doesn't care to be in touch, and that he's an asshole.


At least he didn't accuse the Democrats of doing it like a plantation, or a chain gang.

/he is one of the Mississippi ex-KKK Barbours, right?
 
2012-11-08 02:13:36 PM
The Trollmaster In Chief has some advice for Karl...
i1125.photobucket.com

/And that's the last we'll hear from Turdblossom.
 
2012-11-08 02:13:54 PM

KarmicDisaster: [public.dcexp.com image 640x464]

Here is what we got at the disaster house. This is what Romney's money purchased, it must cost, what a couple bucks per mailing in postage, printing, transportation and staff time. We got one single piece of Obama literature and one piece for Tammy Baldwin. There were also 2 to 6 robo calls per day from the Republicans for the last 4 months, and 2 total calls from the Dems, one of which was a real person. I know that the purpose of this stuff is to make people mad so that they get out and vote "Obama sent your job to China!" "Obama destroyed Medicare!" "Obama killed babies!" but it can certainly backfire if you don't do it right. A lot of money was blown.


It's funny, but when people get junk mail, they glance at it and throw it in the trash. They don't read them unless there are coupons. So, what I see in the pile of fliers you have on your deck, there are a lot of reasonably flattering pictures of Obama, a couple of Romney and a cute baby picture. Glance...trash. So, Obama got exposure in more of the postcards than Romney did.

Kinda like the postcard of the now-Maine senator by her opponents. The smart people voted for a social worker and the stupids voted for an orc rogue with long eyelashes and huge breasts.
 
2012-11-08 02:14:57 PM

KarmicDisaster: I know that the purpose of this stuff is to make people mad so that they get out and vote "Obama sent your job to China!" "Obama destroyed Medicare!" "Obama killed babies!" but it can certainly backfire if you don't do it right. A lot of money was blown.


Weird... I read this right as Rush was talking about how there were no negative ads against Obama because the GOP has morals.
 
2012-11-08 02:16:56 PM
Super-rich people may well be clever when it comes to scroogey accumulation of wealth, but this clearly does not translate into electoral acumen. Betting on Romney may have been a reasonable risk, but remember that Adelson dumped truckloads of cash into Gingrich's campaign.

That is a grade-A moran move.
 
2012-11-08 02:22:05 PM

that bosnian sniper: God damn this election is the gift that keeps on giving.


Isn't it though? shiat, it's about to cost me my job as i haven't done a lick of work in 2 days b/c i can't keep up with all the bullshiat!!!!

It's great!
 
2012-11-08 02:28:20 PM

iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?


why can't i find a youtube of this? anyone?
 
2012-11-08 02:30:51 PM

DirkValentine: iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?

why can't i find a youtube of this? anyone?


The clip was on The Daily Show last night...check their website for that segment
 
2012-11-08 02:33:48 PM
I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing.

but corporations, super pacs, citizens united, corporations, hurr
 
2012-11-08 02:38:01 PM
The election outcome:

1. Adelson - extradited to China to face possible death penalty for bribery. Caught trying to escape to Israel and shot.

2. Rove - third arsehole ripped by mysterious texan.

3. Rupert - beats up his purchased gook wife, rubs his depends in her face, and then is handcuffed and sent to the UK to stand trial for the phone tap cover-up.

4. Trump - croaks out on the street and is ignored by people walking by.

5. Limbaugh - literally explodes.
 
2012-11-08 02:40:59 PM
Hey Karl, if someone invites you to the Cake Boss from some cannoli, think twice.

www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com
 
2012-11-08 02:44:51 PM

AngryTeacher: KarmicDisaster: I know that the purpose of this stuff is to make people mad so that they get out and vote "Obama sent your job to China!" "Obama destroyed Medicare!" "Obama killed babies!" but it can certainly backfire if you don't do it right. A lot of money was blown.

Weird... I read this right as Rush was talking about how there were no negative ads against Obama because the GOP has morals.



If you look at the collection, they were all negative, I think every one of them. Many using a doctored photo of Obama to make him look Blacker or more stern. And loaded with nothing but spin lies or half truths. "Obama raided medicare" next to a crying old lady. Yeah, right. Not negative at all, quite the gentleman.
 
2012-11-08 02:45:57 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Super-rich people may well be clever when it comes to scroogey accumulation of wealth, but this clearly does not translate into electoral acumen. Betting on Romney may have been a reasonable risk, but remember that Adelson dumped truckloads of cash into Gingrich's campaign.


They probably didn't see it as a bad investment. Conservatives live in an echo chamber separated from reality. In their world, FOX reports something and Limbaugh agrees then it must be true. This is their reality.
 
2012-11-08 02:57:34 PM
The blossom is off the turd.
 
2012-11-08 02:58:26 PM

Muta: Lionel Mandrake: Super-rich people may well be clever when it comes to scroogey accumulation of wealth, but this clearly does not translate into electoral acumen. Betting on Romney may have been a reasonable risk, but remember that Adelson dumped truckloads of cash into Gingrich's campaign.

They probably didn't see it as a bad investment. Conservatives live in an echo chamber separated from reality. In their world, FOX reports something and Limbaugh agrees then it must be true. This is their reality.


Pretty much. These dips should probably leave Karl alone* and chew-out their own dumb asses, but they don't strike me as the type to admit mistakes.

*although I like the idea of Ham Rove getting a big bite taken out of him
 
2012-11-08 02:59:03 PM
Billionaire donors prepare to take Rove to the woodshed

Paging rugbyjock to the magic Photoshop chamber.... Paging rugbyjock to the magic Photoshop chamber....
 
2012-11-08 03:01:31 PM
when i popped open the link "cry me a river" started playing on pandora... lol

nah but seriously, i still can't believe karl rove has had a job since 2006
 
2012-11-08 03:06:08 PM
images.sodahead.com

You got some 'splaining to do
 
2012-11-08 03:07:06 PM
I think they lost more than Solyndra.

I watched Karl's meltdown live. The other hosts looked downright pleased to be watching him squirm. Chris Wallace was just openly shiatting on him. He tried his best to hedge with "I'm just urging prudence", but that was the look of a man that lied to his bookie and knew that Moose and Rocco were already on the way to collect.
 
2012-11-08 03:07:50 PM
img210.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-08 03:10:58 PM
If I was Rove (shudder), I'd look them in the eye and tell them the truth: Romney ran an astoundingly bad campaign.

His pivot to the center was a month after the convention; it should have been as soon as he had the nomination locked up.

His running mate was a pander to the hard right, in a state he had little chance of winning even with Ryan on the ticket. He needed to pander to either the center, or to a swing state. Hello, Rob Portman?

Finally, he never defined an agenda. Everything from Team Romney was a reason that Obama was terrible. But nothing about what Romney would do. In an election that was mostly about jobs, Romney's "Plan" was ridiculously thin on that point. The PDF was 126 pages, jobs came along at page 119. The section was titled "Human Capital" - way to connect with regular folks, there, Mitt - and the only concrete policy proposal was to increase the number of H1B visas.

Romney could have won. He could have portrayed himself as someone who knows how the rich benefit from the system, and pledged to change that. To make taxes fair, to rein in Wall Street, to break up too big to fail banks. Invoke the old trust buster. Teddy Roosevelt. That would put him to the left of Obama on a couple of things, not a bad strategy for siphoning away enthusiasm from a center-right opponent.

A terrible communications strategy and a lack of solid plans.

No amount of ad buys could turn that crazy train around.
 
2012-11-08 03:12:07 PM
Couldnt happen to a nicer guy!
 
2012-11-08 03:21:43 PM

Lionel Mandrake: DirkValentine: iaazathot: Megyn Kelly to Karl Rove: "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is it real?"

Does she still have a job?

why can't i find a youtube of this? anyone?

The clip was on The Daily Show last night...check their website for that segment


Ah, perfect. That's going on when I get home, anyhoo.
 
2012-11-08 03:21:57 PM

Martin Silenus: Martin Silenus: Render him down for the salt!


SALT FOR THE SALT GOD

 
2012-11-08 03:41:27 PM
In other news, Karl Rove slipped and fell out of a plane at 35,000 feet today...
 
2012-11-08 03:41:30 PM
Dear rich dudes,

Don't feel bad about spending $390M on Romney and company and 'not getting anything out of it'. You are just looking at it the wrong way, try to look at the good things that you did. For one you gave a lot of people a serious case of butthurt, produced a large quantity of tasty tears, and finally provided large quantities of comedy entertainment for Democrats. So please don't be angry it was worth every penny in my opinion.

Yours truly
hutch
 
2012-11-08 03:52:01 PM

make me some tea: BunkoSquad: I haven't even had time yet to be happy for Obama. I've spent the last two days laughing at the look on Karl's face when the election got called. It's the same face I hope he has when the pilot announces, "Sorry, folks, our regularly-scheduled Dulles-to-Chicago flight has been rerouted to The Hague."

I need to see that video. I saw the clip on Daily Show where Megyn Kelly calls him out, but they didn't play his reaction.


I remember the 2006 elections when Karl Rove was confidently predicting a Republican sweep for the House and Senate.
IIRC, he stated that "We have the math."

Seems he had 'the math' this time, too...
 
2012-11-08 03:54:09 PM

vernonFL: Maybe now you libs will quit biatching about billionaires buying elections and Citizens United and Corporations.


nope, bad idea is bad
 
2012-11-08 04:34:09 PM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-08 04:44:34 PM

Hogbreath: purchased gook wife


Take it back to Stormfront, cock.
 
2012-11-08 05:07:34 PM
Hey, what's all this negativity? I heard Karl's got it made!
 
2012-11-08 05:26:21 PM
[i45.tinypic.com image 600x800]

i45.tinypic.comwww.wheelchairlaptrays.com
 
2012-11-08 06:08:22 PM

dericwater: impaler: Great_Milenko: Agreed. A michelle bachmann loss would have made it a perfect day, but I guess every Christmas has it's pair of socks.

Bachmann and King. My only 2 disappointments Tuesday night.

Actually, since their claws are all but clipped, it's great to have those two hanging around continuing to make a mockery of the GOP. I'd bet that if there were any two that Rove wanted to see not stay in office, the two you named would be on the top of that list. They're the most face-palmingly disturbed GOP office holders to remind voters of what a stupid party it has. They're worse than Allan West only because West doesn't get on the air as often as these two. Even the pro-rape candidates are not as nationally well known as those two jokers.


i42.photobucket.com

You have no idea how happy your perspective made me.
 
2012-11-08 06:17:06 PM

DirkValentine: that bosnian sniper: God damn this election is the gift that keeps on giving.

Isn't it though? shiat, it's about to cost me my job as i haven't done a lick of work in 2 days b/c i can't keep up with all the bullshiat!!!!

It's great!


Some more schadenfrude for you: White People Mourning Romney

i42.photobucket.com

/I actually feel bad for some of those folks. They look so sad.
//except for the dude in the Captain America costume
///Cap isn't a souless corporate sell-out, jackass.
 
2012-11-08 06:53:28 PM
i42.photobucket.com

"Who farted, y'all?"
 
2012-11-08 07:26:55 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

"This is all your fault, Marge".
 
2012-11-08 08:19:39 PM

Stile4aly: [s3.amazonaws.com image 470x400]


Delicious irony.
 
2012-11-08 08:36:45 PM

Misch: iaazathot: Whoa, didn't know about the second guy. Yeah, Republicans are in no way evil...

I was thinking Ted Stevens.


Huh. I was thinking Mel Carnahan. Link
 
2012-11-08 08:39:46 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Misch: iaazathot: Whoa, didn't know about the second guy. Yeah, Republicans are in no way evil...

I was thinking Ted Stevens.

Huh. I was thinking Mel Carnahan. Link


wouldibuyitagain.com
 
2012-11-08 09:05:55 PM
Good. Fark him.
 
2012-11-08 09:28:53 PM

KarmicDisaster: [public.dcexp.com image 640x464]

Here is what we got at the disaster house. This is what Romney's money purchased, it must cost, what a couple bucks per mailing in postage, printing, transportation and staff time. We got one single piece of Obama literature and one piece for Tammy Baldwin. There were also 2 to 6 robo calls per day from the Republicans for the last 4 months, and 2 total calls from the Dems, one of which was a real person. I know that the purpose of this stuff is to make people mad so that they get out and vote "Obama sent your job to China!" "Obama destroyed Medicare!" "Obama killed babies!" but it can certainly backfire if you don't do it right. A lot of money was blown.


That's an impressive collection. You should consider keeping them in archival conditions. Honestly, might be an interesting/valuable as collectible as one set some day.
 
2012-11-09 03:38:54 AM
Karl Rove is an ambulatory bag of dog diarrhea and I hope they thumb their noses at his dime store apologies for blowing all their money on the wrong pony. Feel that? That heavy weight sticking out of your fat ass? That's karma, Karl.
 
2012-11-09 09:21:18 AM
I thought they called that "being taken out back behind the chemical sheds..."

Maybe that's just the British version.
 
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