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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 10:35 AM
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W Is A Defective Product and Rove Is A Moron
Remember when you were a kid and some new toy would come along and the commercials for it were plastered all over the Saturday morning cartoons and before you knew it everyone you knew had one and of course, you had to get one too? It looked so great in the commercial, shiny and fun and promising endless enjoyment. I'm sure it happened numerous times during your childhood. Only, you get the toy and it's not nearly as fun as it looked and it breaks after using it a couple of times. The dissapointment and resentment would well up every time you saw the commercial after that. You knew the truth now and no amount of marketing would ever get you to buy another one of those toys. Maybe they'd sucker you in again for a NEW product, but that toy? History.

Bush is that toy. He was sold to the American people through a marketing and propoganda campaign of epic proportions. 9/11 didn't change Bush, it changed the way the country saw him. The country desperately needed a leader and they projected everything they thought a leader should be into Bush. Unfortunately for Bush and his bosses, they picked a defective product to foist on the American people.

The lustre has worn off and no amount of PR or marketing or propoganda can bring the people back to once again accept what they now know is a defective product. Bush's neocon bosses might have actually been able to pull off their complete seizure of the country if they had picked a different puppet. Someone who had at least a modicum of competence. Bush is not that puppet. He has neither the competence, the charisma or the intelligence. He's lazy, incurious, dull-witted, boorish, obnoxious and astoundingly arrogant. He's defective through and through right down to the very core of his essence and no amount of propoganda or PR will make people believe otherwise now.

And in addition, Rove, who one can say is the puppet master, is not all he's cracked up to be. I've never shared the opinion of many that Rove is brilliant. I've always thought he was a low-brow, ham fisted goon with a few obvious moves: Massive full frontal attack, or backstab and bait and switch. He's over rated.

Always remember, he didn't get the Chimp in by WINNING the election. If he could have done it that way, with smarts and finesse, I would say it was brilliant. To actually successfully sell a defective product takes brilliance. His tactics however, were ruthless thuggery and threats of violence and complete reliance on the Supreme Court. Nothing brilliant there. The Chimps approval ratings skyrocketed because of 9/11, not Rove's brilliance. A brilliant Political strategist would have been able to sustain those numbers. Rove is unable to do that and has NEVER been able to do that. He's a moron and he sucks at his job. He doesn't understand subtlety or nuance or the big picture. He's neither the intellect, the insight or the instincts of a brilliant person. What he does have is vicious ruthlessness in abundance and a propensity to take big risks. That's not brilliant, as a matter of fact, with no sense of moderation, it's quite stupid.

There's no marketing tactic, no amount of propoganda, no selling this defective product anymore. The best they can hope for is another anemic, short-lived blip in the polls as a result of some stunt, like capturing Bin Laden. This ride is over.

Keep in mind, I'm not claiming they won't "win" the next election, they very well might, but it won't be because they get the most votes.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 10:47 AM
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1. I agree
For someone who's supposed to a big genius, Rove has made some really dumb moves. Bush has completely blown all the popularity and goodwill he had after 9/11 and is now actually less popular than he was before the terrorist attacks. That has to rank as one of the biggest blown opportunities in American political history.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 11:34 AM
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3. Yup, They Truly Had an Opportunity
that a better man and people with scruples could have used to make the world a better place. Instead, they opted to line their pockets...
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 11:04 AM
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2. That is why they hate trial Lawyers
They'd lose their pants because of the damages done by the defective Bush-Rove Monkey Business machine.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:04 PM
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4. Among Other Things
Trial lawyers make a nice scapegoat...
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:39 PM
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5. Josh Marshall Sums Up Why Rove is a Moron Pretty Well
--snip--

Suddenly these serial political gambits look less like so many examples of canny politics than sign after sign that everything this administration does is political to the core. Besides tax cuts and parceling out pork to favored constituencies, theres very little this White House does in domestic policy that isnt for short-term political gain, regardless of the consequences.

A lot of this has been clear for some time. But, of late, the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. have been making it just a little too obvious.

And now those folks are starting to pay a price.

http://www.hillnews.com/marshall/020404.aspx
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NoKingGeorge Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:56 PM
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6. The neo cons will be visibily upset if their cover is blown.
If kArl cannot work the handle on the monkey grinder they will find someone who can. In my opinion, the neocons keep the rEpublicans distracted with elections.They keep the American people distracted with domestic issues. They use Our Country and its political institutions to distract from their world policing. I would be very afraid if I were kArl...
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 02:33 PM
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7. All Karl Know's How to Do Is
distract. That's his job, present shiny things to the public so they can't figure out what they are really up to. He sucks at it because he knows no sense of moderation. It's in your face all the time. It's effective only for so long, then people start realizing how obnoxious it is.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 03:59 PM
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8. Kick
I dunno, I like this one...Either most people just totally agree, or maybe it's too long?....
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