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(Talking Points Memo)   Billionaire donors prepare to take Rove to the woodshed   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 216
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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...

[i45.tinypic.com image 600x800]


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  
www.laketahoerealestateblog.com

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  
4.bp.blogspot.com

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
 
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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  
i.imgur.com
 
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?
 
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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.

[api.ning.com image 850x493]


I was more thinking the end of "Casino" and Joe Pecsi in the corn field.
 
2012-11-08 12:56:28 PM  
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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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