If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Talking Points Memo)   Karl Rove says the GOP has an "outside chance" of winning the Senate in 2014 and he should know since he has all the right numbers   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 70
    More: Interesting, Karl Rove, GOP, Senate  
•       •       •

784 clicks; posted to Politics » on 02 May 2013 at 11:08 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



70 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-05-02 08:26:09 AM
He's already proven he has Ohio figured out.
 
2013-05-02 09:01:00 AM
The GOP would win a few seats in the Senate if they could find candidates to run against vulnerable Dems.  All they have so far are clowns and losers.
 
2013-05-02 09:24:26 AM
Doesn't the math say the GOP should take the majority? This isn't shocking.
 
2013-05-02 09:26:46 AM
If only you'll purchase his magical electoral map he will show you the way to victory!
 
2013-05-02 09:27:21 AM
unless they abandon the primary process, the tea party will torpedo any electable candidate.
 
2013-05-02 09:37:33 AM
We're still waiting on the returns from Dillweed County.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-05-02 09:39:08 AM
Possible, but not likely.
 
2013-05-02 09:39:44 AM
Copy-Pasta to his actual opinion piece (Fark won't let me link d/t occasional paywall:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732426690457845665291365 8 748.html?mod=hp_opinion

He has a point, though he has no special insight.  The bottom line is that the Dems are defending more seats in 2014 than the GOP, they are leaving more seats vacant than the GOP, and a good amount of the seats they are defending are in states Romney carried.

The GOP does stand a decent chance of making gains in 2014, based solely on which seats are up for grabs and which Senators are retiring, but Rove has no special insight.  He makes it sound like he does by name-dropping various state-level politicians' names, but anyone could tell you that if the Dems are defending more seats, abandoning more seats, and running in more red states, the GOP has a chance of picking up some Senators.
 
2013-05-02 09:42:47 AM
cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2013-05-02 09:42:51 AM
Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?
 
2013-05-02 09:52:42 AM

Dinki: Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?


they run the senate anyway through the tyranny of the minority. in reality, they control congress.
 
2013-05-02 09:57:54 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Copy-Pasta to his actual opinion piece (Fark won't let me link d/t occasional paywall:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732426690457845665291365 8 748.html?mod=hp_opinion

He has a point, though he has no special insight.  The bottom line is that the Dems are defending more seats in 2014 than the GOP, they are leaving more seats vacant than the GOP, and a good amount of the seats they are defending are in states Romney carried.

The GOP does stand a decent chance of making gains in 2014, based solely on which seats are up for grabs and which Senators are retiring, but Rove has no special insight.  He makes it sound like he does by name-dropping various state-level politicians' names, but anyone could tell you that if the Dems are defending more seats, abandoning more seats, and running in more red states, the GOP has a chance of picking up some Senators.


The flip side is that all of the Tea Party idiots will be defending their seats in 2016.  If Hillary runs, the Dems have the potential to not only take a commanding majority in the Senate but also to gut the Tea Party.
 
2013-05-02 09:58:03 AM
just like I have an outside change of getting blown my Olivia Munn.
 
2013-05-02 10:07:00 AM

Mentat: The flip side is that all of the Tea Party idiots will be defending their seats in 2016. If Hillary runs, the Dems have the potential to not only take a commanding majority in the Senate but also to gut the Tea Party.


Sure, maybe maybe not.  My only point is that anyone who took a fleeting look at who is running in 2014, the number of open seats on either side, and how red/blue the states are that are up for grabs would know that the GOP has a better chance of adding seats in 2014 than the Dems, and that this revelation by the "political mastermind" Karl Rove requires no special insider knowledge, instinct, or political acumen.
 
2013-05-02 10:08:01 AM
I think he means outside the realm of possibility.
 
2013-05-02 10:15:03 AM

DamnYankees: Doesn't the math say the GOP should take the majority? This isn't shocking.


The Democrats have to defend 21 seats and the Republicans have to defend 14, so the Democrats have more seats to defend. The problem for the Republicans is that they're having a lot of problem convincing their top-shelf political prospects to run in 2016.

ManateeGag: just like I have an outside change of getting blown my Olivia Munn.


She'll do it if you have the money. Just look at how Brett Ratner (you know, the guy who ruined the X-men franchise) got her to blow him.
 
2013-05-02 10:17:49 AM

RexTalionis: The problem for the Republicans is that they're having a lot of problem convincing their top-shelf political prospects to run in 2016.


You mean 2014?
 
2013-05-02 10:18:51 AM

DamnYankees: RexTalionis: The problem for the Republicans is that they're having a lot of problem convincing their top-shelf political prospects to run in 2016.

You mean 2014?


Right. Sure. That one. I warn you, I have become unstuck in time.
 
2013-05-02 10:25:49 AM
healthyinfluence.com

cdn.bleacherreport.net

Just a bit outside.
 
2013-05-02 10:27:23 AM

FlashHarry: Dinki: Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?

they run the senate anyway through the tyranny of the minority. in reality, they control congress.


Too true. The underlying flaw in our governmental structure is it is based on a belief that all of the participants would be rational.
 
2013-05-02 10:43:22 AM

Dinki: FlashHarry: Dinki: Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?

they run the senate anyway through the tyranny of the minority. in reality, they control congress.

Too true. The underlying flaw in our governmental structure is it is based on a belief that all of the participants would be rational.


Being a greedy, corrupt asshole politician isn't necessarily irrational.
 
2013-05-02 10:58:33 AM

mrshowrules: Dinki: FlashHarry: Dinki: Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?

they run the senate anyway through the tyranny of the minority. in reality, they control congress.

Too true. The underlying flaw in our governmental structure is it is based on a belief that all of the participants would be rational.

Being a greedy, corrupt asshole politician isn't necessarily irrational.


The word he was probably looking for is enlightened.

www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-05-02 11:11:35 AM
Turn those machines back on!  Turn those machines back on!!!!
 
2013-05-02 11:13:45 AM
So, how many people saw this and immediately thought "The dems must have a good chance at keeping the Senate, then."
 
2013-05-02 11:13:46 AM

FlashHarry: unless they abandon the primary process, the tea party will torpedo any electable candidate.


"I ain't votin' for no queerbo that can't win a debate by shoutin' the Pledge an' Allegiance the loudest!"
 
2013-05-02 11:14:10 AM
cdn3.hark.com


TURN THOSE MACHINES BACK ON
 
2013-05-02 11:14:25 AM
Eh... it's not exactly a bold claim to say there's an "outside chance" of something happening, but it's the most plausible election forecast I've heard from Rove since 2006's "you've got your math and I've got THE MATH, you little NPR turd" moment.
 
2013-05-02 11:14:43 AM

jake_lex: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x300]


He could have said, "Different analysts call the elections at different times, I want to see a few more results come in first."  But he just flipped out.
 
2013-05-02 11:14:46 AM
The sad thing is that, if the GOP did take the Senate back, or even make a serious dent in the Dem majority, Republicans would probably be all over Rove again like stink on shiat.
 
2013-05-02 11:14:47 AM

born_yesterday: Turn those machines back on!  Turn those machines back on!!!!


curse you
 
P0e
2013-05-02 11:16:41 AM
The Republicans will take the Senate in 2014 for the same reason the Democrats will re-take it in 2016.  Numbers.

In 2014, The democrats will be defending 21 seats, while the republicans will only be defending 14.  The democrats do need to only win 16 of those seats to keep the majority (since a 50-50 tie leaves Biden as the tiebreaker).

In 2016. 10 democrats, and 24 republicans will be defending their seats(these seats were won in the 2010 mid-terms that the republicans did very well in).
 
2013-05-02 11:17:19 AM

FlashHarry: Dinki: Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?

they run the senate anyway through the tyranny of the minority. in reality, they control congress.


In reality, it doesn't matter who we put in control of any part of our government. Corporations will just buy them like they bought the previous government and the government before that.
 
2013-05-02 11:24:10 AM
i13.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-02 11:27:27 AM

cameroncrazy1984: So, how many people saw this and immediately thought "The dems must have a good chance at keeping the Senate, then."


The day Bill Kristol says "The GOP is farked" is the day I start worrying.
 
2013-05-02 11:30:25 AM

vernonFL: [healthyinfluence.com image 525x284]

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 350x220]

Just a bit outside.


GOP candidates?
d0inw0rk.files.wordpress.com

/Major League thread?
 
2013-05-02 11:32:35 AM
His employer called him "Turd-blossom".

He outed a CIA covert employee.

He committed voter fraud in Ohio.

That explains why the GOP loves him so.

/I am SO farking glad I finally left that nest of fascist war-profiteers. Fark Rove and anyone who hires him
 
2013-05-02 11:32:49 AM
Hey, Rove, how's that 'Permanent republican Majority' working out for ya?
 
2013-05-02 11:34:09 AM
Unless he can find a way to gerrymander state lines then I would say...no.
 
2013-05-02 11:35:03 AM

Hobo Jr.: In reality, it doesn't matter who we put in control of any part of our government. Corporations will just buy them like they bought the previous government and the government before that.


so vote republican?

give me a break. the two parties are antipodal. they are diametrically opposed on virtually every issue. to suggest that it doesn't matter which is in power is facile and patently wrong.
 
2013-05-02 11:45:51 AM

ManateeGag: just like I have an outside change of getting blown by Olivia Munn.


imageshack.us

I wish you more luck than the Republicans. Somebody from Fark should be hitting that and it might as well be you.
 
2013-05-02 11:46:40 AM

FlashHarry: Dinki: Given the stellar job the GOP has done running the house, why wouldn't we want them to be the majority in the senate?

they run the senate anyway through the tyranny of the minority. in reality, they control congress.


And will get rid of the filibuster if they have both houses. Dems should get rid of it now.
 
2013-05-02 11:55:07 AM

RexTalionis: DamnYankees: RexTalionis: The problem for the Republicans is that they're having a lot of problem convincing their top-shelf political prospects to run in 2016.

You mean 2014?

Right. Sure. That one. I warn you, I have become unstuck in time.


Will you have Zathras fix your time stabilizer, or Zathras?
 
2013-05-02 11:58:49 AM

DamnYankees: Doesn't the math say the GOP should take the majority? This isn't shocking.


Is it just me, or does the math always seem to say that lately? What's the deal with that?
 
2013-05-02 11:59:02 AM
Didn't the Democrats have to defend more seats in the 2012 Senate races than the Republicans, as well?  Or I'm I mistaken?
 
2013-05-02 12:00:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LovAraFsLjw">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=LovAraFsLjw

Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better
 
2013-05-02 12:02:58 PM
The last thing I remember before passing out on election night due to too much Bushmills Single Malt and Guinness was watching Karl melt down live on FOX.  I think if I'd managed to choke on my own vomit and died that night I could have gone out happy.
 
2013-05-02 12:08:47 PM

RyogaM: Didn't the Democrats have to defend more seats in the 2012 Senate races than the Republicans, as well?  Or I'm I mistaken?


That's correct.
 
2013-05-02 12:09:34 PM
HAM!
 
2013-05-02 12:16:09 PM
i48.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-02 12:18:37 PM
He still thinks that Mitt Romney has a chance at winning the 2012 election.
 
Displayed 50 of 70 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report