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2012-11-08 04:33:27 PM
That doesn't make much sense, even for Karl Rove.
 
2012-11-08 04:40:03 PM
Die you fat worthless fark
 
2012-11-08 04:43:45 PM
And now he's revealed for the fraud that he is and always has been

/party of personal responsibility my ass
 
2012-11-08 04:48:00 PM
be cause one polling station had a mural of the president that means the vote was rigged everywhere.
 
2012-11-08 04:48:39 PM
He's just mad because it became glaringly obvious how big of a blowhard fraud he is.
 
2012-11-08 04:51:14 PM
Hmmm... I get the feeling that Rove might become the blood sacrifice to the angry GOP gods in order to appease them.
 
2012-11-08 04:56:41 PM
It's everyone elses fault!
 
2012-11-08 05:00:04 PM
this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.
 
2012-11-08 05:00:29 PM
He's right. The net result of negative campaigning is that some people eventually perceive both sides to be bad and opt out of the process entirely. Of course, what he fails to mention is that he's a primary contributor to this phenomenon.

So, what Karl Rove is in essence saying is that Karl Rove is a horrible, horrible human being. I think we can all agree with that.
 
2012-11-08 05:01:41 PM

Weaver95: week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.


Oooh... that's Thanksgiving. They may have to push the coup back until the week after.
 
2012-11-08 05:06:24 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Weaver95: week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Oooh... that's Thanksgiving. They may have to push the coup back until the week after.


i'm sorry but scheduling is rather tight on this. the manual CLEARLY says that week #3 is purge the moderates and storm the palace gates'. you can't give people turkey before the violent revolution, the triptophan will have them flat out cold in a food coma inside of three hours.
 
2012-11-08 05:16:53 PM

James!: It's everyone elses fault!


It's fascinating watching the Kübler-Ross model play out on national television.
 
2012-11-08 05:21:39 PM
You know, it's weird...

It's almost like he took hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the nation's most wealthy and powerful people, promising sweeping victories for their candidates and causes, and is now flailing around desperately trying to shift the blame away from himself after he returned absolutely zero success.

Kind of like an inept gambler trying to convince his mob-associated bookie not to break his thumbs after pissing his money away.
 
2012-11-08 05:25:35 PM

ManateeGag: be cause one polling station had a mural of the president that means the vote was rigged everywhere.


Also there was a polite black man in a coat somewhere in Philadelphia who was holding the door for people going into the polls.

You laugh, sure. But all those cameramen that Fox dispatched to film him while he stood there all day couldn't very well get to their own precincts to vote for Romney, now could they?
 
2012-11-08 05:33:38 PM

Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.


I hope there's good footage of week 3. I want to see it live.
 
2012-11-08 05:38:16 PM
ah, yes, the GOP - the party of personal responsibility.
 
2012-11-08 05:41:37 PM
Rove always accuses the opposition of whatever he's doing himself.
 
2012-11-08 06:19:30 PM

GleeUnit: You know, it's weird...

It's almost like he took hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the nation's most wealthy and powerful people, promising sweeping victories for their candidates and causes, and is now flailing around desperately trying to shift the blame away from himself after he returned absolutely zero success.

Kind of like an inept gambler trying to convince his mob-associated bookie not to break his thumbs after pissing his money away.


Yep. If he can't get people to believe that there's something nefarious out there, his goose is cooked. Goodbye $300 million dollar revenue stream, hello running backwater campaigns in Texas again.
 
2012-11-08 06:35:45 PM
Projection much?
 
2012-11-08 07:01:46 PM
As the great Elvis Presley sang:

Hunka hunka lying Rove.
 
2012-11-08 07:02:54 PM

Tigger: Die you fat worthless fark


[you're not helping.jpg]
 
2012-11-08 07:10:05 PM
Karl Rove does not seem to be able to handling losing very gracefully. He seems rather incapable of processing it. I can only imagine what his dreams must be like.
 
2012-11-08 07:11:03 PM
i48.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-08 07:21:06 PM
I love watching this loser lash out blindly.
 
2012-11-08 07:21:27 PM

Confabulat: Karl Rove does not seem to be able to handling losing very gracefully. He seems rather incapable of processing it. I can only imagine what his dreams must be like.


In my minds eye, I see Obama as Merlin from Excalibur.
"A dream to some, A NIGHTMARE TO OTHERS!"
 
2012-11-08 07:22:58 PM
is megyn kelly becoming rational?
 
2012-11-08 07:28:23 PM

WorldCitizen: Projection much?


Did this election teach you nothing? Rove cannot project
 
2012-11-08 07:33:27 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

"This is your fault, Karl Rove!"
 
2012-11-08 07:39:48 PM

FlashHarry: ah, yes, the GOP - the party of personal responsibility.


...for somebody else.
 
2012-11-08 07:40:47 PM
I have to think some billionaire is considering hiring Triple Canopy or a similar firm to make Karl go "bye-bye".
 
2012-11-08 07:41:57 PM
Obama plans on appointing a czar that will in charge of assigning slave names to all citizens.
We must have a revolution and demand that we be allowed to choose our own slave names.
Freedom!
 
2012-11-08 07:47:53 PM
Rove's antics actually kept Romney from making a decision to concede earlier in the night.

That's pretty telling. Romney wasn't paying attention to the ground game anymore. All Fox all the time. With the man running the largest Super PAC going crazy on air. Fox really does have that party by the balls.
 
2012-11-08 07:48:30 PM

Therion: [24.media.tumblr.com image 460x276]

"This is your fault, Karl Rove!"


This seems to be the new tact for Fox News.... "How can we get into a fist fight with Karl Rove?"
 
2012-11-08 07:49:25 PM
On election night, Fox News pwned Rove on camera. That's as strong an indication as you'll get that Turd Blossom is done.
 
2012-11-08 07:56:08 PM
I thought the hour's worth of Shepard Smith complaining about how Romney was dragging his heel on conceding was rather interesting, too.
 
2012-11-08 07:57:26 PM

WorldCitizen: Projection much?


This.
 
2012-11-08 07:58:44 PM

Weaver95: the triptophan will have them flat out cold in a food coma inside of three hours.


The good news is that tryptophan doesn't actually make you sleepy- there simply isn't enough of it in turkey. The bad news is that the sleepiness comes from over-eating. If they could somehow pilot a rascal with one hand and a turkey leg in the other, I think they might have a strategy.
 
2012-11-08 08:06:12 PM
For Rove, it would have worked out a lot better if Obama had only gotten 60% of the vote total that was reported.
 
2012-11-08 08:22:37 PM

Nadie_AZ: Rove's antics actually kept Romney from making a decision to concede earlier in the night.

That's pretty telling. Romney wasn't paying attention to the ground game anymore. All Fox all the time. With the man running the largest Super PAC going crazy on air. Fox really does have that party by the balls.


Maybe, just maybe, that's the entire point. Maybe the grand purpose of FOX is to troll the Republicans to the point where they are no longer even remotely effective.

/can't believe I just typed that.
 
2012-11-08 08:30:11 PM
Poor Karl. He knows he's headed for the cornfield.
 
2012-11-08 08:34:24 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Hmmm... I get the feeling that Rove might become the blood sacrifice to the angry GOP gods in order to appease them.


Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.


Confabulat: Karl Rove does not seem to be able to handling losing very gracefully. He seems rather incapable of processing it. I can only imagine what his dreams must be like.


this might become my favorite thread ...
well probably not favorite
balls-stuck-in-chair thread will always be the best ever
 
2012-11-08 08:41:15 PM
It was kind of beautiful on election night. Around 9:50 Central Time, Fox called Ohio for Obama. There was this broken look on all of them, where just for a single second, the echo chamber fell apart. It was like getting mooned by bigfoot in a UFO - no one will ever believe me, but I saw it.
 
2012-11-08 08:42:41 PM

ekdikeo4: Nadie_AZ: Rove's antics actually kept Romney from making a decision to concede earlier in the night.

That's pretty telling. Romney wasn't paying attention to the ground game anymore. All Fox all the time. With the man running the largest Super PAC going crazy on air. Fox really does have that party by the balls.

Maybe, just maybe, that's the entire point. Maybe the grand purpose of FOX is to troll the Republicans to the point where they are no longer even remotely effective.

/can't believe I just typed that.


No: the whole point of Rupert Murdochs news/entertainment was to gather ratings and advertising dollars. He realizes that the hippies became conservative. Rich, oldd white people had money.

Suddenly FOX news information was totally wrong. All they were saying. You can't survive as a news orgization if you're biased. People faith is shaken...and the begin to question there liability.
 
2012-11-08 08:42:51 PM

Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.


Sounds like the stages of grief on bizzaro world.
 
2012-11-08 08:45:13 PM
Republicans are the kings of suppression: facts, math, history, gays, vaginas...
 
2012-11-08 08:51:35 PM
All I have to say as far as voter suppression goes is that it was the GOP poll watcher who got kicked out of the early vote precinct where I was watching because he kept pushing the envelope and too many voters complained. And it was the tea party state legislator who go kicked out of the UF student union on election day because he camped out inside the 100 foot zone campaigning and wouldn't go back to where he was supposed to be.

Meanwhile, working voter protection for the Obama campaign, we were doing our dead level best to make sure that everyone who was registered and wanted to vote actually voted.

Sure seems like once again the GOP is accusing the other side of doing what the GOP has actually done.
 
2012-11-08 09:09:54 PM
Good times watching Karl flail about and then Fox break it off in his arse that night
 
2012-11-08 09:16:49 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Sounds like the stages of grief on bizzaro world.


The 5 right-wing authoritarian stages of grief:
Denial
Anger
Scapegoating/Conspiracy theories
Purges
Invade Poland
 
2012-11-08 09:17:21 PM

namatad: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Hmmm... I get the feeling that Rove might become the blood sacrifice to the angry GOP gods in order to appease them.

Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Confabulat: Karl Rove does not seem to be able to handling losing very gracefully. He seems rather incapable of processing it. I can only imagine what his dreams must be like.

this might become my favorite thread ...
well probably not favorite
balls-stuck-in-chair thread will always be the best ever


Finally back to the real issues of Fark.

/But I voted streetlights.
 
2012-11-08 09:38:25 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Good times watching Karl flail about and then Fox break it off in his arse that night


These farkers were backing torture and lying the US into war. They deserve it.
 
2012-11-08 09:54:15 PM
i.imgur.com
Rove, you bumbling fool.
 
2012-11-08 09:56:47 PM

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 200x269]
Rove, you bumbling fool.


I suppose he was askin' for that.
 
2012-11-08 10:27:25 PM

propasaurus: Rove always accuses the opposition of whatever he's doing himself.


Aaaaaaaand we're done here.
 
2012-11-08 10:28:16 PM
If there is a Jim Crow that suppresses the minorities (mainly African Americans), there is probably a John Crow that suppresses the white people.
 
2012-11-08 10:30:18 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-08 10:30:58 PM
Those fools Megyn Kelly works with are going to drive her to register as a Democrat. Keep it up boys, I can't wait for Ms. Kellys' Op-Ed entitled Why I Became A Democrat.
 
2012-11-08 10:32:49 PM

Funk Brothers: If there is a Jim Crow that suppresses the minorities (mainly African Americans), there is probably a John Crow

RuPaul Cuervo that suppresses the white people.

That's more like it.
 
2012-11-08 10:33:37 PM
For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed. I suspect something to come out about it in the next year.

cdn.obrag.org
 
2012-11-08 10:34:13 PM

NewportBarGuy: I have to think some billionaire is considering hiring Triple Canopy or a similar firm to make Karl go "bye-bye".


Is that what the company formerly known as Blackwater/Xe is calling itself now?
 
2012-11-08 10:35:56 PM
Karl, you're headed for the spam can.
Billionaires want your ham head.
 
2012-11-08 10:37:04 PM
There goes red-assed Karl Rove, again.
 
2012-11-08 10:38:42 PM

Lunaville: Those fools Megyn Kelly works with are going to drive her to register as a Democrat. Keep it up boys, I can't wait for Ms. Kellys' Op-Ed entitled Why I Became A Democrat.


Surprised Ailes hasn't called for her job for saying the Grand Poobah was just lying to himself.
 
2012-11-08 10:39:06 PM
When you get called out by Megyn Kelly, on Fox News, on election night, to your face, for being an obvious shill, you are finished.
 
2012-11-08 10:39:09 PM
Pssst ... Karl. Your party has lost the popular vote in 4 out of the last 5 Presidential elections. The "silent majority" no longer exists. Pass it on.
 
2012-11-08 10:39:36 PM

Tigger: Die you fat worthless fark


So much this.

Take a look in the mirror, Rove. You personally annointed the wrong candidate. You orchestrated the whole clusterfark. IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT.
 
2012-11-08 10:40:28 PM
I think by suppress he means the Obama campaign made voters feel so bad or demoralized they didn't turn out in the numbers anticipated.

Which is a valid move. I rule for the incumbent.
 
2012-11-08 10:40:31 PM
Not that I cae one way or another about Rove, but it would be nice if Politico wasn't blatantly editing the video
 
2012-11-08 10:40:47 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed. I suspect something to come out about it in the next year.

[cdn.obrag.org image 400x354]


Interesting theory. Given that the GOP always accuses the other side of doing what they're actually doing, you may very well be right.
 
2012-11-08 10:42:37 PM

InmanRoshi: Pssst ... Karl. Your party has lost the popular vote in 4 out of the last 5 Presidential elections. The "silent majority" no longer exists. Pass it on.


Of course the silient majority still exists. Who do you think just voted Obama back in? It's just got a different compostion.
 
2012-11-08 10:42:39 PM
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Something's not quite kosher about what Rove is saying.
 
2012-11-08 10:44:03 PM
"Obama is a socialist who hates American prosperity and individuals who can succeed on their own! He is a secret communist Muslim who's only concern is destroying every value this country holds dear! And damn him for running such a negative campaign!"
 
2012-11-08 10:44:49 PM
To achieve that level of delusion without pharmacological assistance is no mean feat.
 
2012-11-08 10:45:06 PM
It's like rain on your wedding day.
 
2012-11-08 10:46:11 PM

St_Francis_P: That doesn't make much sense, even for Karl Rove.


It makes perfect sense as the standard procedure of accusing your opponent of your actions. He is a total loon for not comprehending that behavior repelled voters.
 
2012-11-08 10:48:27 PM

qorkfiend: When you get called out by Megyn Kelly, on Fox News, on election night, to your face, for being an obvious shill, you are finished.


Don't get FOX, please tell me there is video floating around somewhere.

Lunaville: Those fools Megyn Kelly works with are going to drive her to register as a Democrat. Keep it up boys, I can't wait for Ms. Kellys' Op-Ed entitled Why I Became A Democrat.


But then I can't dream about hate-farking her!
 
2012-11-08 10:49:43 PM
What is the extent by which we can use FarkUs to "enact some good"? It seems to me... well, you know where my head is going.

//trunks
///Italians
////wooded area 300 yards from the interstate
 
2012-11-08 10:51:44 PM
Rove has been exposed as the fraud he is and always was. He got his teeth kicked in on the national stage and he's looking for a plausible explanation.

Rove has thrived on his image as an 'evil genius' for a while now. Pissing away 100 million dollars on a SuperPAC that nets no results can tend to put a damper on something like that.
 
2012-11-08 10:51:59 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-08 10:52:27 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed.


It's a theory completely consistent with his behavior. "No, you're wrong...wait for it....wait for it....no wait for it...this can't be..."
 
2012-11-08 10:52:44 PM

contrapunctus: Rove has been exposed as the fraud he is and always was. He got his teeth kicked in on the national stage and he's looking for a plausible explanation so that billionaires with an axe to grind aren't liable to erase him.

Rove has thrived on his image as an 'evil genius' for a while now. Pissing away 100 million dollars on a SuperPAC that nets no results can tend to put a damper on something like that.


FTFY
 
2012-11-08 10:53:23 PM
awesomelyluvvie.com
 
2012-11-08 10:54:36 PM
I'm surprised Dr. Evil hasn't fed Rove to the sharks yet.
 
2012-11-08 10:55:25 PM

namatad: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Hmmm... I get the feeling that Rove might become the blood sacrifice to the angry GOP gods in order to appease them.

Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Confabulat: Karl Rove does not seem to be able to handling losing very gracefully. He seems rather incapable of processing it. I can only imagine what his dreams must be like.

this might become my favorite thread ...
well probably not favorite
balls-stuck-in-chair thread will always be the best ever


There could be a sort of connection.
Right now, I'll bet Rove is "so very scared"

/He'll be lucky if is balls are all that get stuck
 
2012-11-08 10:55:28 PM
Wow. A Republican accuses Obama of the exact thing the GOP is guilty of. What a refreshingly new strategy. Surely this will endear them to a younger and more diverse voter-base, setting them up for victory in the next election.
 
2012-11-08 10:55:50 PM

jake_lex: On election night, Fox News pwned Rove on camera. That's as strong an indication as you'll get that Turd Blossom is done.


Even George W. Bush must have been face-palming.
 
2012-11-08 10:56:17 PM

namatad: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Hmmm... I get the feeling that Rove might become the blood sacrifice to the angry GOP gods in order to appease them.

Weaver95: this week is 'rage' week. NEXT week is 'conspiracy theory' week. week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Confabulat: Karl Rove does not seem to be able to handling losing very gracefully. He seems rather incapable of processing it. I can only imagine what his dreams must be like.

this might become my favorite thread ...
well probably not favorite
balls-stuck-in-chair thread will always be the best ever


*laughs uncontrollably*

...what?
 
2012-11-08 10:56:41 PM
If only there were a term for projecting your political shortcomings onto an opponent...
 
2012-11-08 10:57:20 PM
Shut up, Karl Rove, you cock!
 
2012-11-08 10:57:39 PM

Flappyhead: qorkfiend: When you get called out by Megyn Kelly, on Fox News, on election night, to your face, for being an obvious shill, you are finished.

Don't get FOX, please tell me there is video floating around somewhere.

Lunaville: Those fools Megyn Kelly works with are going to drive her to register as a Democrat. Keep it up boys, I can't wait for Ms. Kellys' Op-Ed entitled Why I Became A Democrat.

But then I can't dream about hate-farking her!


I saw it on the Nov. 7 episode of The Daily Show
 
2012-11-08 10:58:41 PM

neenerist: Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed.

It's a theory completely consistent with his behavior. "No, you're wrong...wait for it....wait for it....no wait for it...this can't be..."


I'd love to find out they cheated and still lost.

/"Yeah Karl, I suppose +500,000 votes for Mitt should be enough, don't want to guild the lilly"
 
2012-11-08 10:58:57 PM

Mentat: If only there were a term for projecting your political shortcomings onto an opponent...


Republicanism.
 
2012-11-08 10:59:23 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed. I suspect something to come out about it in the next year.

[cdn.obrag.org image 400x354]


Rove is a calculating and smart guy. I don't believe for a second that he would buy into the right-wing narrative as he is the one who basically trademarked it. You are probably on to something.
 
2012-11-08 10:59:33 PM

GleeUnit: You know, it's weird...

It's almost like he took hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the nation's most wealthy and powerful people, promising sweeping victories for their candidates and causes, and is now flailing around desperately trying to shift the blame away from himself after he returned absolutely zero success.

Kind of like an inept gambler trying to convince his mob-associated bookie not to break his thumbs after pissing his money away.


You know, in the movies, this generally ends a lot worse for the guy than broken thumbs.
 
2012-11-08 10:59:58 PM
Looks like the Romney campaign's Project Orca was an unmitigated disaster and also possibly the source of all the ridiculously wrong EV predictions by George Will and others. It explains a lot about why the Romney campaign and many conservatives were so cocksure heading into Tuesday.

What a circus of ineptitude that campaign was.
 
2012-11-08 11:00:14 PM

unyon: He's right. The net result of negative campaigning is that some people eventually perceive both sides to be bad and opt out of the process entirely. Of course, what he fails to mention is that he's a primary contributor to this phenomenon.

So, what Karl Rove is in essence saying is that Karl Rove is a horrible, horrible human being. I think we can all agree with that.


I read somewhere that Obama picked up 6,000 newly registered voters in Las Vegas and 5,0000 somewhere in Pennsylvania.

Sounds like one side is better at getting people to opt in than the other.
 
2012-11-08 11:00:55 PM

Flappyhead: Don't get FOX, please tell me there is video floating around somewhere.


The Daily Show has the good bits.
 
2012-11-08 11:01:35 PM

Pichu0102: GleeUnit: You know, it's weird...

It's almost like he took hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the nation's most wealthy and powerful people, promising sweeping victories for their candidates and causes, and is now flailing around desperately trying to shift the blame away from himself after he returned absolutely zero success.

Kind of like an inept gambler trying to convince his mob-associated bookie not to break his thumbs after pissing his money away.

You know, in the movies, this generally ends a lot worse for the guy than broken thumbs.


Cornfields, baseball bats...you know how they do.
 
2012-11-08 11:02:37 PM

Pichu0102: GleeUnit: You know, it's weird...

It's almost like he took hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the nation's most wealthy and powerful people, promising sweeping victories for their candidates and causes, and is now flailing around desperately trying to shift the blame away from himself after he returned absolutely zero success.

Kind of like an inept gambler trying to convince his mob-associated bookie not to break his thumbs after pissing his money away.

You know, in the movies, this generally ends a lot worse for the guy than broken thumbs.


Especially since the money wasn't just spend by Adelson so that he can make more money, the money was spent to keep Obama's DOJ off his ass by getting rid of it, i.e., spent to keep that slimey f*ckwaffle out of prison.

Obama did create jobs - there should be dozens of new jobs with the description "Turd Blossom Security Team Member".
 
2012-11-08 11:07:15 PM

culebra: Flappyhead: Don't get FOX, please tell me there is video floating around somewhere.

The Daily Show has the good bits.


Did they have the part where her partner says something like "We're going to send Megyn down the hall to talk to the experts", and Megyn looked at him like "You farking bastard, if you're still here when I get back I'm going to rip your balls off and stuff them down your throat".
 
2012-11-08 11:09:03 PM
Instead of expanding voters, Rove argued, Obama "suppressed the vote" by demonizing former Gov. Mitt Romney and encouraging people not to vote.

I'm pretty sure that's not what "suppressing the vote" means.
 
2012-11-08 11:09:05 PM
You mean Karl Rove is using the Rovian strategy of taking your own weakness and accusing your opponent of it?
 
2012-11-08 11:11:20 PM
You need to utilize the surface of the moon to have a screen big enough for that kind of projection.
 
2012-11-08 11:11:36 PM

BSABSVR: Goodbye $300 million dollar revenue stream, hello running backwater campaigns in Texas again.


I think Alberto Gonzalez is looking for a roomie.
 
2012-11-08 11:16:16 PM

coeyagi: Especially since the money wasn't just spend by Adelson so that he can make more money, the money was spent to keep Obama's DOJ off his ass by getting rid of it, i.e., spent to keep that slimey f*ckwaffle out of prison.


Yeah, Adelson won't have a friendly face in the White House to keep Beijing from asking pointed questions about his Macau holdings.
 
2012-11-08 11:16:37 PM

Nem Wan: jake_lex: On election night, Fox News pwned Rove on camera. That's as strong an indication as you'll get that Turd Blossom is done.

Even George W. Bush must have been face-palming.


<threadjack>

Oh man, your handle made me think of nem nuong

farm4.static.flickr.com

Gotta get me some Vietnamese food soon!

</threadjack>
 
2012-11-08 11:16:49 PM

Atheist Vuvuzela Marching Band: Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed. I suspect something to come out about it in the next year.

[cdn.obrag.org image 400x354]

Rove is a calculating and smart guy. I don't believe for a second that he would buy into the right-wing narrative as he is the one who basically trademarked it. You are probably on to something.


Eh ... I dunno. I don't think he was the evil genius the left made him out to be. He and Bush rode a cultural wave in Texas to the top, and I think they were more "right place/right time" than anything else. Gore was basically handed the Democratic Nomination in 2000 by default via being the Vice President, but I think a better Democratic Candidate could have used the Clinton economy to clean Bush's clock. Then where would Karl be? Running county judge seat campaigns in bumblefark Texas.


At any rate, I think he's completely out of his league when it comes the sophistication, smarts and vision of the new generation of Axlerods and Plouffes campaign managers. A bit like Joe Walsh and Bill Parcells trying to come back and coach again in the modern NFL.
 
2012-11-08 11:16:56 PM

cretinbob: [i48.photobucket.com image 200x350]


Ugh. Bottled tastes better.

i638.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-08 11:17:59 PM
Rove is about to get legitimately raped by the donors to American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS and is desperate for excuses.
 
2012-11-08 11:19:18 PM

Lunaville: NewportBarGuy: I have to think some billionaire is considering hiring Triple Canopy or a similar firm to make Karl go "bye-bye".

Is that what the company formerly known as Blackwater/Xe is calling itself now?


Nope, from what I remember, Triple Canopy is its own entity and hires only former Spec Ops guys. Retirees/recently separated with a desirable skillset. Could be wrong though.
 
2012-11-08 11:22:54 PM
Oh, really Karl? This explains a lot. When we talk about voter suppression, we mean "placing barriers between voters and the ballot box." Apparently when you talk about voter suppression, you mean "showing the world how bad a candidate is, so no one wants to vote for him."

For future reference: the former is voter suppression, the latter is not. Glad we cleared that up.
 
2012-11-08 11:23:34 PM
 
2012-11-08 11:27:41 PM

TommyDeuce: neenerist: Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed.

It's a theory completely consistent with his behavior. "No, you're wrong...wait for it....wait for it....no wait for it...this can't be..."

I'd love to find out they cheated and still lost.

/"Yeah Karl, I suppose +500,000 votes for Mitt should be enough, don't want to guild the lilly"


Slow down there... Conspiracy theories aren't until next week.
 
2012-11-08 11:30:06 PM

theorellior: BSABSVR: Goodbye $300 million dollar revenue stream, hello running backwater campaigns in Texas again.

I think Alberto Gonzalez is looking for a roomie.


In just world, he would already have a roomie, probably named Bubba.
 
2012-11-08 11:31:32 PM
Fox is seriously some insidious shiat. It's like a steady flow of treacle in the public's ears. It was amazing to see this election season - an endless cavalcade of misinformed conservatives repeating lies they heard on Fox news, some from years and years ago.

I tend to think the USA is pretty farked in the long term. I also think when the chickens finally do come home to roost, it will be very apparent that it was a mistake to allow the citizenry to be basically indoctrinated by professional liars.
 
2012-11-08 11:32:06 PM
This thread totally needs the animated gif of Gomez's rape face in that one Breaking Bad episode.
 
2012-11-08 11:36:44 PM

simplicimus: In just world, he would already have a roomie, probably named Bubba.


Fark, in a just world his roomie would be John Yoo.
 
2012-11-08 11:43:43 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-08 11:49:05 PM
Is that some kind of Republican Math he does to make himself feel better?
 
2012-11-08 11:49:25 PM

theorellior: simplicimus: In just world, he would already have a roomie, probably named Bubba.

Fark, in a just world his roomie would be John Yoo Jimmy Hoffa.


FTFY
 
2012-11-08 11:52:17 PM

theknuckler_33: nem nuong


YUM
 
2012-11-08 11:53:25 PM
Rove is also wrong (ooooooh shocker!)

Obama is not the first US President to win with a smaller popular vote margin:

Andrew Jackson dropped from 55.93% to 54.74%
Grover Cleveland dropped from 48.85% to 46.02%
FDR went up on his second, but then dropped down on his third and fourth

Obama dropped from 52.87% to 50.73%, which is still higher than any Democrat has gotten since Johnson.
 
2012-11-08 11:58:16 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-09 12:10:00 AM
www.hotflick.net
Karl, could you get me some tea? Seems, I've grown bit thirsty waiting for you to return.
 
2012-11-09 12:12:49 AM
static.ddmcdn.com
 
2012-11-09 12:17:43 AM
ohwaityouwereseriousletmelaughharder.jpg
 
2012-11-09 12:33:13 AM
i really wish they'd quit lathering the guntoting wingnuts up.
 
2012-11-09 12:40:06 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-09 12:50:02 AM
Hey Karl, let me introduce you to someone who also lost some powerful people a farkton of money.

www.newvideo.com
 
2012-11-09 12:58:42 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Hmmm... I get the feeling that Rove might become the blood sacrifice to the angry GOP gods in order to appease them.


It's already started, according to Salon. Link

I have the feeling this is only the beginning of the GOP's purges.
 
2012-11-09 01:30:29 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Weaver95: week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Oooh... that's Thanksgiving. They may have to push the coup back until the week after.


Then we can really call it Black Friday.
 
2012-11-09 01:48:23 AM

theorellior: coeyagi: Especially since the money wasn't just spend by Adelson so that he can make more money, the money was spent to keep Obama's DOJ off his ass by getting rid of it, i.e., spent to keep that slimey f*ckwaffle out of prison.

Yeah, Adelson won't have a friendly face in the White House to keep Beijing from asking pointed questions about his Macau holdings.


However, by backing Mr. Romney so strongly, he may be able to attain sympathy in the face of an investigation by claiming any such investigation to be an attempted punishment for his support of the opposition.
 
2012-11-09 02:31:57 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed. I suspect something to come out about it in the next year.

[cdn.obrag.org image 400x354]


Great pic. May we see it reenacted one fine day.

Also, this thought had occurred to me. I've tried to fight the tin-foil-hat thoughts I've had about Ohio this election, but I'm not going to refuse to ever entertain such possibilities, because I fully believe there are people who would do it if they thought they could.
 
2012-11-09 02:53:14 AM

Dimensio: However, by backing Mr. Romney so strongly, he may be able to attain sympathy in the face of an investigation by claiming any such investigation to be an attempted punishment for his support of the opposition.


Except that any cockwit who'd believe that already believes that Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Commie-Nazi usurper from Mars.
 
2012-11-09 02:55:16 AM
I would suspect the doners to Rove's PACs will be asking to see his books. I further suspect it will not be asked for amicably. So my question is: Do they have standing to get the financial records? And seriously, what could they do?
 
2012-11-09 03:08:41 AM

mr intrepid: And seriously, what could they do?


www.yostwerks.com
 
2012-11-09 03:11:49 AM

theknuckler_33: You mean Karl Rove is using the Rovian strategy of taking your own weakness and accusing your opponent of it?


When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
 
2012-11-09 03:21:22 AM
So accurately pointing out that Romney is a craven liar who built his wealth by bankrupting American companies and shipping jobs to China and who gets his kicks firing people somehow equals voter suppression?

HOW THE fark WAS THIS ELECTION EVEN CLOSE?!
 
2012-11-09 03:35:00 AM

mr intrepid: I would suspect the doners to Rove's PACs will be asking to see his books. I further suspect it will not be asked for amicably. So my question is: Do they have standing to get the financial records? And seriously, what could they do?


One of the people he took millions from is a billionaire casino boss currently facing a Justice Department investigation. He needed Romney to win to make that investigation go away. I think he may want to do more to Turd Blossom than just "look at the books."

I don't want to wish ill will on Rove, but at this point, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up having a "heart attack" in the next year or so.
 
2012-11-09 04:14:24 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Weaver95: week #3 is 'purge the moderates and stage a bloody palace revolution' week.

Oooh... that's Thanksgiving. They may have to push the coup back until the week after.


Maybe we can give Rove and the rest of the GOP some nice blankets--a peace offering to comfort them.
 
2012-11-09 06:52:19 AM
I see a hunting trip with Dick Cheney in Karl's future......
 
2012-11-09 06:57:27 AM
Ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha!
Until The republicans realize why they lost, they will never win again. Pick the values you care about, and campaign with them, you pillocks. What makes your country great? What makes your values so special, that people would care about them. Stop trying to win through fear, and try to win through pride.Your people will only support you if they care about who you are and what you care about. Idjits.
 
2012-11-09 06:57:32 AM
Is it just me or is the GOP becoming too derpy even for Fox News?
 
2012-11-09 06:58:34 AM

MacWizard: TommyDeuce: neenerist: Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed.

It's a theory completely consistent with his behavior. "No, you're wrong...wait for it....wait for it....no wait for it...this can't be..."

I'd love to find out they cheated and still lost.

/"Yeah Karl, I suppose +500,000 votes for Mitt should be enough, don't want to guild the lilly"

Slow down there... Conspiracy theories aren't until next week.


Not so much a theory, as it is wishful thinking. If I see a falling star, Karl's in some trouble though.

/Maybe it'll land on him
 
2012-11-09 07:15:20 AM
All of the GOP does the projection dance when caught doing something awful. Then, the gullable suckers go all "both sides are bad so vote Republican." I'll bet Rove invented the technique which has worked rather well until lateley.

I'd love to know how much of this huge pile of cash Rove paid himself for his most excellent services. It would make me a little jumpy to think Sheldon Adelson might send over some guys to make inquiries.

Rove always accuses the opposition of whatever he's doing himself.
 
2012-11-09 07:15:30 AM
http://rove.com/election

What I don't get is that Karl Rove's election map was actually making sense for a while. He was about as accurate as Silver's. Now, it has this mythical 285/253 number. And the timeline doesn't seem to jive with the numbers. He put too much into the toss-up category, just so he could pick those himself.
 
2012-11-09 07:30:30 AM
Maybe in a year or so, we'll know how much Obama really won by, once the election fraud due to this asshole and his cronies is accounted for.
 
2012-11-09 07:31:50 AM
What surprises me here is not the lying, duplicity, hypocrisy, etc. from Rove. Those are his trademarks.

What surprises me is the pathetic flailing, to the point that a Fox News moderator has to try to snap him back to reality. "Really, Karl? That's what you've got? Really?" From the mouthpiece of the cable news organization that is the media organ of the right wing.

It's like Pravda publishing a frontpage editorial that begins with, "Really, Comrade Stalin? Really?"

It appears that he has come unglued. If I'm right about this, it means that he's finished as a figure on the national political scene.
 
2012-11-09 07:37:02 AM
"President Obama has become the first president in history to win a second term with a smaller percentage of the vote than he did in the first term," Rove said.

That would seem to indicate that Mitt Romney is the WORST candidate to run against an incumbent president in US history.
 
2012-11-09 08:02:52 AM

Max Awesome: So accurately pointing out that Romney is a craven liar who built his wealth by bankrupting American companies and shipping jobs to China and who gets his kicks firing people somehow equals voter suppression?

HOW THE fark WAS THIS ELECTION EVEN CLOSE?!


ooh! ooh! i know! ... the media?
 
2012-11-09 08:12:42 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-09 08:17:34 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: For Karl Rove to lose it like this, there must've been a big Republican scandal to secure Ohio for Romney that completely failed/collapsed. I suspect something to come out about it in the next year.

[cdn.obrag.org image 400x354]


I had a weird hunch about exactly that. (Maybe call it a gut feeling, or my own special math.) People were understandably upset about the unauthorized last minute voting machine "updates" in Ohio, suspecting that it was the "fix" to hand the state to Romney.

At that point in the polls (the ones based in reality), Obama had pulled away considerably. I thought it was more likely that those updates specifically erased a previously installed hack, as the results would have diverged much too far and attracted attention.

If Rove wasn't aware of that, it would explain his bizarre and pitbull-like insistence that Ohio couldn't possibly be called for Obama, and the subsequent meltdown when it was.

/This is damned fine tinfoil hat I found. :)
 
2012-11-09 08:22:32 AM
Karl Rove will not lose any status in the republican party about this. First off, he has too much money and too many connections for them to use as a sacrificial lamb. He's the brains of the beast and it dies without him. Secondly, everyone else in the GOP bought into the same predictions he did. If they blame his judgement and powers of perception, they have to blame their own as well. That's why everything needs to be blamed on external reasons. Karl Rove is not going anywhere. People like this never replace their leaders, no matter how many battles they lose. He's their Cobra Commander. Foiled plot after foiled plot yet still rules them. I mean, maybe they do replace him. Maybe they create a Serpentor to usurp Cobra Commander's power. They'd probably have to raid various tombs of past leaders like Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, and Napoleon to steal the DNA to clone this great leader, but that will never happen because as I understand it you need stem cells and stuff, and they don't believe in that. Plus re-using DNA from dead leaders would probably be akin to aborting a fetus in the 4,000th trimester. They may also need that DNA in heaven. Where was I? Oh yeah. Rove is here for a while, yet.
 
2012-11-09 08:26:35 AM

InmanRoshi: Pssst ... Karl. Your party has lost the popular vote in 4 out of the last 5 Presidential elections. The "silent majority" no longer exists. Pass it on.


I count 5 out of 6. 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2012. 2004 probably would not have gone GOP if Bush wasn't "elected" in 2000. Then again, the same could be said about 2008 and 2012 since history would be so different (probably for the better).
 
2012-11-09 08:32:49 AM
White male here. The Obama campaign came by my apartment several times on Tuesday to remind me it was election day, tell me where my polling place was, and even offer me a ride there if I needed one.

Needless to say I felt totally suppressed and like Obama was discouraging voting.
 
2012-11-09 08:39:27 AM
I hope that, no matter what your political ideology, we can all agree that people like Rove must be exposed for what they are and publicly shamed.
 
2012-11-09 08:42:02 AM
I think Karl Rove's value as a political strategist is not in his mathematical prowess or ability to compile and analyze data or anything sophisticated like that.

Karl Rove is an attack dog. He is the white, fat Danny Trejo of politics. He is good at what he does, and what he does ain't pretty. He is good at propaganda. He is exceedingly good at underhanded attacks and smear tactics. This is the guy that was able to turn Vietnam vet John Kerry into a traitor and draft dodger George W. Bush into a war hero. He framed that narrative, and it stuck. He also sank McCain in 2000 by playing into the Southern Strategy. He knows his electorate, and he knows how to play them.

The problem for him is, in the post-Obama world of Conservative politics, with all of the bizarre distortions Republicans have around Obama, his value as an attack dog is all but nullified.
 
2012-11-09 08:43:13 AM
Dave: "Wow, man.. Karl's really flipping out. You did remember to tell him we undid the Ohio patch, right?"

Bob: "Oh shi-"
 
2012-11-09 08:43:40 AM

pissnmoan: Rove always accuses the opposition of whatever he's doing himself.


Not just Rove. It was a campaign staple on the Right, plus or minus attacks on fact checkers, bankrolling 'unbiased' ersatz news outlets, stirring the religious and racial pots.....
 
2012-11-09 08:46:41 AM
I'd also like to add that earlier in the campaign, IIRC, Rove himself was predicting an Obama win. I wonder when it is that he drank the Kool-Aid.
 
2012-11-09 09:07:12 AM
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2012-11-09 10:14:19 AM
Really, you would think that Rove would be more focused on evading the team of super-ninja assassins that his donors have dispatched after him.
 
2012-11-09 10:33:18 AM

ramblinwreck: InmanRoshi: Pssst ... Karl. Your party has lost the popular vote in 4 out of the last 5 Presidential elections. The "silent majority" no longer exists. Pass it on.

I count 5 out of 6. 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2012. 2004 probably would not have gone GOP if Bush wasn't "elected" in 2000. Then again, the same could be said about 2008 and 2012 since history would be so different (probably for the better).


Yeah, I think even 2004 deserves an asterisk, as it is damn near impossible for any incumbant President to lose when America is just 1 year into a ground war (back when the idea of being war was still petty novel and fresh, those were the days).
 
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