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
Aw the ole Puppet Master is really a sore loser...
But a lot of questions have been answered by this election
MM, Rove got to play defense, he has got a price on his head to blowing all that money for nothing.
He is also mad because this time he does not have anyone to sit on his lap and move their lips while he talks...
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.
Is there a game on earth that doesn't require both offense and defense?
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 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
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
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.
by mio cid 3 years ago
President Obama's jigsaw puzzle strategy is winning him support of women,youth,immigrants and hispanics,black voters,union workers etc. Romney's strategy is based on how bad a president Obama has been and pandering to the republican base which is controlled by the tea party and the extreme right...
by Man from Modesto 5 years ago
Do you research candidates before voting? How could anyone vote for Romney or Obama?I wrote articles about a local Modesto mayoral election in 2012. Though I was on the first Google results page for the biggest search phrases on Google (and there weren't too many!), only a few dozen read the...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
the United States, are YOU happy with or regret the choice that you have made? Why? Why not?
by Holle Abee 7 years ago
Because Glen Beck doesn't like him! Beck blasted Huckabee for supporting the FLOTUS' initiative on childhood obesity. I also supported Michelle's efforts.
by sean kinn 7 years ago
Anyone know where Karl Rove might be hanging out during the 2012 election?Just curious as to whether he might be planning to participate, and with which Republican (I assume) candidate?
by The Medicine Man 5 years ago
Why Were Romney Supporters So Sure He Was Going To Win?And Now seem so Angry, Paranoid and Hateful That He Lost?
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