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Karl Rove explains Obama's win

  1. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    There you go again, Karl.
    He now claims that Obama won by "suppressing" the vote. That is classic Rovian technique!! Twist the truth 180 degrees and accuse the other side of doing exactly what your side is actually doing.
    (similar example, Romney coopting the idea of "reaching across the aisle" and being "bipartisan")

    There's a lot of finger pointing going on. And Rove's in the hot seat. But seriously, is this the best excuse the great and powerful Rove can muster?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ele … pmpolitics

    Karl Rove defended Republicans’ work this election cycle, arguing that President Obama only won by making neither candidate look palatable and that Mitt Romney, not outside groups, should have fought back harder.

    The president’s campaign “succeeded by suppressing the vote,” Rove told Fox News. “They effectively denigrated Mitt Romney’s character, business acumen, experience.”

    An estimated 129 million people voted in 2012, down from 131 million in 2008. In the previous three elections, turnout went up.

    Rove noted that American Crossroads, one of two big-money groups he advised, aired an ad defending Romney against attacks on Bain Capital. But, he suggested, Romney himself should have done more.

    “We don’t do defense all that well,” he said. “It’s better to have the candidate” do it. He pointed to Obama’s direct-to-camera ads as an example. “Sometimes the most effective response in politics is to respond directly to the charge.”

    Rove also highlighted the fact that Obama, along with Democratic Senate candidates, outraised their Republican rivals. But he left out the spending by groups like Crossroads. Together, his two groups spent about $170 million this cycle; only six percent of that money went to winning candidates

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aw the ole Puppet Master is really a sore loser...

      But a lot of questions have been answered  by this election


      1. susansisk profile image87
        susansiskposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I can't stand this kind of stuff.  I get very upset that people complain that our main networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) are liberal and biased, and then they watch only FOX news.  FOX News is totally tea party.

    2. Credence2 profile image82
      Credence2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      MM, Rove got to play defense, he has got a price on his head to blowing all that money for nothing.

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        Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        He is also mad because this time he does not have anyone to sit on his lap and move their lips while he talks...

        1. Credence2 profile image82
          Credence2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          That is classic Silvie, I have always wanted to learn how to be a ventriloquist, maybe I have good comic material if I ask all the people that Rove have dismissed from his lap!

    3. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds like business as usual...I sure hope they don't try to start all over again with a repeat of the gridlock of the past four years...some are just being sore losers, I mean bullies are not used to losing to nerds, but to start out with the same tired propaganda will surely backfire. I read a report that pointed out the far right limitations on the Republican party will make it impossible for the party to ever win another national election...I hope Reublican citizens step up and demand their party back.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Is there a game on earth that doesn't require both offense and defense?

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I've been watching from across the border and thought the R's did themselves in with a lot of 'bumbling' and 'fumbling' in regards to their wants for 'citizens'. As a citizen hearing some of their speeches, I was aghast tongue no, it was themselves and media only highlighted for them, since they offered it up. I get aghast with leaders in my own nation too tongue hmm

  4. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Don't expect the conservative attacks and obstructionism to let up anytime soon.
    This editorial from the Cleveland Plain Dealer is not an aberration.
    We're already seeing the same talking points fast and furious (pun not intended) right here on HP.
    In the immortal words of Sarah Palin: Don't retreat. Reload.
    Reload with the same B.S. but keep on firing!!

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/08 … cas/191279

  5. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 5 years ago

    Karl Rove is pretty much in the same boat with Donald Trump and Pat Buchanan. Nobody really takes them seriously, they are like three big balloons filled with hot air, that are quickly deflating. But, it would be a lot more fun if their balloons were filled with helium. Then we would at least get to hear them talk like a chipmunk, and get a good laugh!

    Falls under the category of who cares.