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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:23 PM
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Who would you see as the most successful right wing operative?
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 05:25 PM by Stinky The Clown
Ralph Reed, who got the religious right a lot of power?

Karl Rove, who won a presidency?

Dick Armey who manufactured outrage and then assembled a "grass roots" movement that remains an actual factor even today?

Someone else? Richard Melon Sciafe? The Koch brothers? They're not operatives so much as financiers.

Ted Olson and his Arkansas Project? Barbara Olson and Ricky Silberman? Some of them from further back? Lee Atwater? Don Segretti?

Maybe someone else?


I'm not celebrating these people. Just curious. Who do you see as the most successful right wing operative?
















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Mr Deltoid Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:27 PM
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1. Kenneth Starr
Impeached over a blowjob as part of an investigation into a 20 year old land deal.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:31 PM
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2. rover. Before him (and not as overall powerful/successful) lee atwater.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:32 PM
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3. I don't know, but I was thinking about Karl Rove this morning..
Wondering why he still has a job.

Basically he stole two elections and systematically destroyed America posing as as "Bush's Brain".

Nice resume Karl.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:32 PM
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4. The nameless/faceless Military-Industrial complex
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 05:33 PM by Maccagirl
who either murdered, or hired someone to murder JFK nearly 50 years ago. They've been on quite a roll ever since.
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:34 PM
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5. Bogeymen are convenient if not always present
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 05:35 PM by Nuclear Unicorn
People don't flock to names and faces. Certainly not on the RW. You don't see stylized images of Reagan or Rove the way we had Obama posters or Che t-shirts.

Most Americans, even the squishy middle, want results, good or bad.

When Reagan and the Bushes were in power they had results; albeit bad. When Clinton was in power he got results; albeit dubious.

With Obama we keep saying, "he caved to the Tea Party!" which is just a back-handed way of saying, "the Tea Party got results!"

RWers aren't popular, they're effective and nobody likes to bet on a losing horse let alone a horse that won't even bother trying to run the race.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:34 PM
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6. The one we don't know about
nt.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:39 PM
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7. Self delete
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 06:26 PM by Stinky The Clown
I erroneously replied to you.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:41 PM
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8. Sorry, I have no clue what you mean
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 05:42 PM by XanaDUer
"coopters"?
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:49 PM
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10. Ah
nt.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:30 PM
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9. +1000 +++, n/t
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:27 PM
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11. Nixon's "Southern Strategy"
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:28 PM
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12. Lewis Powell. n/t
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:30 PM
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13. Pigboy for strategy, Luntzhead for messaging.
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:31 PM
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14. Who Gives A Shit?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:32 PM
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19. I'll chalk you up for one vote in the "who gives a shit" column.
The home version of the game will be two in two to four weeks.

Thanks for playing! :hi:
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:34 PM
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15. To many successful ones to be able to choose just one. n/t
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:47 PM
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16. The most accomplished is probably Bill Clinton.
The mastery of the "sheep's clothing" was unparelled.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:56 PM
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18. You surely don't mean Mr NAFTA, Wall Street Deregulator, Welfare to Work Slavery?
surely not

:beer:
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:33 PM
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20. Ya beat me to it!
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:51 PM
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17. Lee Atwater.
We should have won that election hands down.
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