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DAR [TotalFark]
2012-11-13 12:33:53 PM
From the comments section of that article

Rove promised things to a group of anonymous billionares. Rove did not deliver. That's a dangerous thing to do when dealing with people who are above the law.

while I doubt it will come to that, these bastards did just try to buy an election and got stomped badly.
 
2012-11-13 12:59:42 PM
Karl Rove was mocked by the Simpsons everyone after denying the fact Obama won the election

FTFS
 
2012-11-13 01:05:07 PM

DAR: while I doubt it will come to that, these bastards did just try to buy an election and got stomped badly.


I'm curious. What are you talking about?
 
2012-11-13 01:29:03 PM
We can only hope that Rove loses much of his influence with the GOP.

Not likely, but we can hope.
 
2012-11-13 01:48:41 PM

Honest Bender: DAR: while I doubt it will come to that, these bastards did just try to buy an election and got stomped badly.

I'm curious. What are you talking about?


I would imagine you'll need to clarify something first. Are you feigning ignorance about his allusion to the Citizens United decision or are you feigning ignorance about the fact that the people who used it to try and buy their preferred candidates into office just spent hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars and got almost nothing in return?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-13 01:51:02 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Honest Bender: DAR: while I doubt it will come to that, these bastards did just try to buy an election and got stomped badly.

I'm curious. What are you talking about?

I would imagine you'll need to clarify something first. Are you feigning ignorance about his allusion to the Citizens United decision or are you feigning ignorance about the fact that the people who used it to try and buy their preferred candidates into office just spent hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars and got almost nothing in return?


I have learned not to assume that ignorance is feigned when it comes to people on the right.
 
2012-11-13 01:58:02 PM

vpb: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Honest Bender: DAR: while I doubt it will come to that, these bastards did just try to buy an election and got stomped badly.

I'm curious. What are you talking about?

I would imagine you'll need to clarify something first. Are you feigning ignorance about his allusion to the Citizens United decision or are you feigning ignorance about the fact that the people who used it to try and buy their preferred candidates into office just spent hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars and got almost nothing in return?

I have learned not to assume that ignorance is feigned when it comes to people on the right.


No really, what's he talking about? Some of us live outside the US and don't get keyed in on the media cycles...
 
2012-11-13 03:01:38 PM

KradDrol: No really, what's he talking about? Some of us live outside the US and don't get keyed in on the media cycles...


Short version is that there used to be limits on what a person, corporation or union could donate to a campaign due to campaign finance reform in the US. In 2010 the US supreme court in a much derided decision ruled that corporations could be treated as people and thus had the right to freedom of speech like an actual person, and therefore had no limitations on what could be given to express political speech. There is still a stipulation that politicians can't take that money directly because their rights are still limited, so the SuperPAC was born. The SuperPAC is just a way to take limitless amount of money from mostly very wealthy individuals and saturate every media outlet mostly with negative advertisement, and whoever spends the most money is likely to win.This may have been a major reason why Republicans took control of congress in 2010 because of this legislation.

Now how this applies to Karl Rove is he was one of the major recipients of donations for Republican superPAC from the very wealthy. Unlike in 2010 though, none of that 100s of millions of dollars given to Karl Rove and the like paid off, Obama was re-elected president and every senate race they put money on but one was won by Democrats. This lead to the on-air break down of Karl Rove as he realized his career was ruined by his total failure this election.
 
2012-11-13 03:12:41 PM

Gwyrddu: KradDrol: No really, what's he talking about? Some of us live outside the US and don't get keyed in on the media cycles...

Short version is that there used to be limits on what a person, corporation or union could donate to a campaign due to campaign finance reform in the US. In 2010 the US supreme court in a much derided decision ruled that corporations could be treated as people and thus had the right to freedom of speech like an actual person, and therefore had no limitations on what could be given to express political speech. There is still a stipulation that politicians can't take that money directly because their rights are still limited, so the SuperPAC was born. The SuperPAC is just a way to take limitless amount of money from mostly very wealthy individuals and saturate every media outlet mostly with negative advertisement, and whoever spends the most money is likely to win.This may have been a major reason why Republicans took control of congress in 2010 because of this legislation.

Now how this applies to Karl Rove is he was one of the major recipients of donations for Republican superPAC from the very wealthy. Unlike in 2010 though, none of that 100s of millions of dollars given to Karl Rove and the like paid off, Obama was re-elected president and every senate race they put money on but one was won by Democrats. This lead to the on-air break down of Karl Rove as he realized his career was ruined by his total failure this election.


Thanks. I really was just asking what he was talking about... not sure why he needed to launch into douchebag mode.
 
2012-11-13 03:54:58 PM

Gwyrddu: In 2010 the US supreme court in a much derided decision ruled that corporations could be treated as people and thus had the right to freedom of speech like an actual person,


To be clear, SCOTUS did not make the "corporate personhood" concept out of whole cloth. That's been a legal concept for quite some time now.
 
DAR [TotalFark]
2012-11-13 03:58:47 PM
wow, I forgot to check back on this thread and now look what happen !

I was referring to the rich bastards (Simmons 27mil, Ricketts 13mil, Perry 21mil, Romney himself) who just dropped a ton of money on their guy but didn't get much in the way of a return on their investment.

While I don't think Darth Rove is in mortal danger from them. I don't think his SuperPac American Crossroads will be getting much money in the future.
 
2012-11-13 05:07:12 PM
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2012-11-13 06:10:02 PM

DAR: While I don't think Darth Rove is in mortal danger from them. I don't think his SuperPac American Crossroads will be getting much money in the future.


Feh. Mark my words, he's dead within a year.
 
2012-11-13 07:58:23 PM

Honest Bender: not sure why he needed to launch into douchebag mode.


First of all, I'll have you know that I can't launch into a mode I'm always in. It's mah thing.

Regardless, I find it hard to believe, knowing that you spend time on the politics tab, that you are not painfully aware of Citizens United and the floodgates it opened on spending this election cycle or the enormous amount of other peoples' monies that Karl Rove wasted for an absolutely atrocious ROI.
 
2012-11-13 08:07:00 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: knowing that you spend time on the politics tab


I almost literally never click on the politics tab. 95% of the time I do click it, it's on accident.
 
2012-11-13 10:02:27 PM
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2012-11-13 11:51:28 PM
The winner for delusional lunatic still goes to loser for district 18 Florida, Allen West. I am proud to have had the opportunity to vote against him.
 
2012-11-14 12:23:07 AM

Honest Bender: Vegan Meat Popsicle: knowing that you spend time on the politics tab

I almost literally never click on the politics tab. 95% of the time I do click it, it's on accident.


That still doesn't really explain how someone whose profile says they live in California wouldn't have any idea what he was talking about, unless you were somehow totally unaware there was a presidential election last week and have had zero exposure to any form of mass media in the last 9 months due to being in a coma or something.
 
2012-11-14 03:39:34 AM
I'm kinda surprised that Karl hasn't taken this page down yet:

Link

rove.com

I guess he really doesn't have any sense of shame.
 
2012-11-14 06:01:09 AM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Honest Bender: Vegan Meat Popsicle: knowing that you spend time on the politics tab

I almost literally never click on the politics tab. 95% of the time I do click it, it's on accident.

That still doesn't really explain how someone whose profile says they live in California wouldn't have any idea what he was talking about, unless you were somehow totally unaware there was a presidential election last week and have had zero exposure to any form of mass media in the last 9 months due to being in a coma or something.


Obviously I knew about the election. But I don't have TV service. I only watch netflix, a little hulu, and all the crap I can download. So I really haven't had exposure to mass media in any meaningful way in a few years. Better off, if you ask me.
 
2012-11-14 08:48:50 AM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I'm kinda surprised that Karl hasn't taken this page down yet:


Once he finally stopped begging Fox News to unwind time on election night he more or less started acknowledging the fact that he was a complete fark up.

Rove may be a malicious troll, but unlike our resident Fark trolls he's smart enough to know he can't get out of this by simply pretending that the last 9 months of his life didn't actually occur.
 
2012-11-14 04:42:06 PM
The man Rove has called his role model would be relieved to hear about this. Too bad he died 61 years ago....
 
2012-11-14 08:08:34 PM

Summoner101: We can only hope that Rove loses much of his influence with the GOP. Not likely, but we can hope.


They've proven to be pretty resistant to evidence and reality, so far. Why would they start now?
 
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