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(Politico)   Rove accuses Obama of suppressing the vote   (politico.com) divider line 42
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2012-11-08 05:21:39 PM  
5 votes:
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 05:00:29 PM  
5 votes:
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 05:41:37 PM  
4 votes:
Rove always accuses the opposition of whatever he's doing himself.
2012-11-08 04:40:03 PM  
4 votes:
Die you fat worthless fark
2012-11-08 10:55:28 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:33:37 PM  
3 votes:
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.

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2012-11-08 08:51:35 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2012-11-09 03:21:22 AM  
2 votes:
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?!
2012-11-08 11:36:44 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:16:49 PM  
2 votes:

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.

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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 10:52:27 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:39:09 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:38:25 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:47:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:16:53 PM  
2 votes:

James!: It's everyone elses fault!


It's fascinating watching the Kübler-Ross model play out on national television.
2012-11-08 05:00:04 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:56:41 PM  
2 votes:
It's everyone elses fault!
2012-11-09 07:31:50 AM  
1 votes:
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 07:30:30 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:48:23 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-08 11:53:25 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:22:54 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:16:37 PM  
1 votes:

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.


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Gotta get me some Vietnamese food soon!

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2012-11-08 10:58:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:56:41 PM  
1 votes:
If only there were a term for projecting your political shortcomings onto an opponent...
2012-11-08 10:46:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:44:49 PM  
1 votes:
To achieve that level of delusion without pharmacological assistance is no mean feat.
2012-11-08 10:44:03 PM  
1 votes:
"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 10:42:39 PM  
1 votes:
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Something's not quite kosher about what Rove is saying.
2012-11-08 10:40:47 PM  
1 votes:

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.

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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 10:39:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:35:56 PM  
1 votes:
Karl, you're headed for the spam can.
Billionaires want your ham head.
2012-11-08 09:16:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:45:13 PM  
1 votes:
Republicans are the kings of suppression: facts, math, history, gays, vaginas...
2012-11-08 08:22:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:21:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:38:16 PM  
1 votes:
ah, yes, the GOP - the party of personal responsibility.
2012-11-08 05:25:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:51:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:48:39 PM  
1 votes:
He's just mad because it became glaringly obvious how big of a blowhard fraud he is.
2012-11-08 04:43:45 PM  
1 votes:
And now he's revealed for the fraud that he is and always has been

/party of personal responsibility my ass
2012-11-08 04:33:27 PM  
1 votes:
That doesn't make much sense, even for Karl Rove.
 
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