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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 05:17 PM
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Karl Rove: The Hack Whisperer.
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Edited on Tue May-09-06 05:58 PM by dave29
*Warning, if you are a pundit and have been getting calls from Karl Rove, you are a hack. A tool that is being manipulated. You are, most likely, a fool, and probably realize it by now. You can keep that sort of thing on super duper secret background for only so long. That is all*

Back in 2003 I wrote an article about Karl Rove and the "Big Bad GOP" here at DU. -

In it I predicted a collapse of the GOP spin machine, led by Rove. I said if it looks like an Enron and acts like an Enron... it's probably an Enron. Unfortunately it didn't happen before the election, but what can you do... it takes time for people to wise up.

Now that the collapse is approaching an Enronesque free-fall, I thought it would be a good idea to remember what it is that Rove built with a simple fear manipulation strategy employed repeatedly over the years. In recognizing the new media paradigm, where the 24 hour news cycle crushed real journalism and replaced it with the talking-head-shark-attack missing-white-girl circus... Rove, more than anyone previously, took the immoral yet effective whisper campaign to criminal levels.

Previously we witnessed the spectacle of Ann Richards possibly being a lesbian. Max Cleland loved Osama Bin Laden. John McCain had an illegitimate black child, and was probably crazy from his Vietnam experience. Al Gore had multiple personalities and was a serial liar. John Kerry lied about his war injuries and experiences. And all of them hated America.

Having perfected this we've got nothing else to run on so lets appeal to voter bigotry strategy via mass leafleting, mailings and eventually media manipulation, he, like his masters, became spectacularly drunk with the power it brought him... and did not realize it might not be such a good idea to use this approach in the marketing of the Iraq War. Not to mention, the whisper campaign gets a little more treacherous in the policy realm. See social security, etc.

Had he just planted the possibility that Joe Wilson was gay, rather than bringing his wife out of the CIA closet, he might have struck gold. Too late now. Unfortunately for Rove, Joe Wilson had street cred, having been lauded by the President's own father for his service in Iraq... so he had to look for someone close to the ex-ambassador to attack. Guilt by association. His wife was the only available target, and... viola! A conspiracy is born. Two annoying birds with one stone! Call Tim Russert! Call Chris Matthews! Call Novakula!

Having crossed over from slander to treason (in my mind at least), Rove has found himself naked at last (sorry for the imagery). The house he built on innuendo is gone, and all that is left is the legal squirming against those he duped into doing his bidding. In the end, I am certain Rove will find himself in a position he never thought possible: the confirmed source of lies, disinformation and sleazy, criminal manipulation - all to the detriment of his country, his political party, and his very freedom.

How ironic that the GOP, billed as the patriotic, honor and integrity filled party of family values and real Americans-- will be destroyed by the very men that brought it to the brink of dominance. Men whom have turned out to be nothing but the very worst we have to offer the world. Petty, vengeful people who put power and money before their country-- and damn near destroyed it in the process.

Karl, hack whisperer extraordinare, there are two words all of your work spreading lies and innuendo over the years have inscribed on your forehead. Two words everyone whose lives you have destroyed to win an election can see every time they look at you in disgust. Two words Patrick Fitzgerald sees glaring above your shifty eyes every time you tell another obvious lie. And those words, which you once used to describe Valerie Wilson:

"Fair Game."
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