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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:42 AM

But Seriously, What was Up with Karl Rove Last Night? [View all]

I spent much of yesterday trashing any thread that suggested a "stolen election."

I am on record here for many years now poo-pooing suggestions that voting machines are rigged, though I of course recognize voter suppression in the form of making it harder for particular populations to vote.

But I gotta tell you, watching Karl Rove's bizarre insistence that Ohio was still in play last night just put a weird feeling on the whole thing. Rove's not stupid. He knows damn well that if Lucas and Cuyahoga are the only outstanding counties left in Ohio, that no Republican is going to cover a 40,000 vote deficit, or a 20,000 vote deficit, and probably not even a 30,000 vote lead. He knows that.

So what the fuck was he doing? It was almost as if he was expecting something that never materialized, that he was sure some event would turn it around, like a pre-arranged something was supposed to happen. It was truly bizarre.

The only other explanation I can come up with is that he wanted - for pure spite - to disrupt the Democratic celebration, to make it sputter, to remind people one more time of how he had ratfucked them in 2000.

I'm completely mystified by his behavior. There was no logic to it. The deeply satisfying thing is, of course, that Rove has to go back to his billionaire backers and explain to them how he spent $200 million to no effect. Loser.

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