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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:19 AM

Republicans Allowed Karl Rove to Mislead Them Again


Nov 16, 2012 11:05 PM EST

A willing suspension of disbelief allowed the GOP faithful to see victory in all the wrong places, writes Matt Latimer.


The crime: Mitt Romney’s inexplicable defeat. The suspects: everybody in the world, except the people who really deserve it.

The first obvious target, of course, is Mitt Romney himself, who managed to lose to a president with one of the worst economic records in memory. Then eyes turned to Romney’s campaign staff, which somehow could not turn a vibrant, brilliant, Cary Grant–in–the–making into the next president of the United States. Perhaps the fault lies with President Obama, who only pretended that nobody in America liked him. Or it was those tricky young people, who somehow managed to vote when everyone assumed they were too lazy to bother. Perhaps it was Nate Silver and his crazy belief in “theory” and “science.” Or the latest suspects: Martha Raddatz and Candy Crowley in the conservatory with the lead pipe.

Personally I love scapegoating as much as the next guy—was Jar Jar Binks really the only reason the Star Wars prequels were terrible?—but I can’t let them pin this one on Martha and Candy. Nor can I allow Republicans to pull an O.J.—stopping at nothing until they find the “real killers” of the 2012 campaign.

We know where they are. We know who they are. We’ve been here before. Years ago, as an escapee of the George W. Bush administration, I wrote a whole book about it. The only question is whether or not enough Republicans want to do anything to solve the problem.

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rocktivity Nov 2012 #1
behindenemylins Nov 2012 #2
Lucinda Nov 2012 #3
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #4
BlueMTexpat Nov 2012 #7
Wellstone ruled Nov 2012 #5
Dubster Nov 2012 #6
Coyotl Nov 2012 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:26 AM

1. "...Romney...managed to lose to a president with one of the worst economic records in memory?"

This guy is either four years old or has a REALLY short memory.

And even if it were true that Obama has a terrible economic record, Romney's mistake was that he didn't offer a reason to see him as an improvement.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:32 AM

2. Karl Goebbels may get the blame for now...

...but we can be absolutely certain, Republicans would throw their own children into the pits of hell for Rove any day of the week.

One missed scam out of the 50 or 60 he's performed over the years is not even a drop in the bucket, as far as they're concerned.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:36 AM

3. Rove is not the pied piper...this loss took a whole village of idiots to deceive themselves n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:06 PM

4. "...lose to a president with one of the worst economic records in memory..."

I just stopped reading. The author is a lying piece of shit.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:39 PM

7. That did it for me too. eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:06 PM

5. Bottom line,

people had a gut feeling this Turd couldn't be TRUSTED!!!!! Just a slimmy hollow person.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:19 PM

6. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:16 PM

8. Karl Rove is a symptom of the republican party, nothing more

He epitomizes those who took control of first Texas and then the GWB Executive Branch

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