It’s time for Karl Rove to float away in a balloon

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Ten years ago, Karl Rove was being celebrated as — was celebrating himself as — the architect of what he called a permanent Republican majority.

Today, not so much.

In the 2012 cycle, Rove spent some $300 million of other people’s money and accomplished not a damn thing with it. These are not people who appreciate spending a lot of money and getting nothing in return. They were led to believe that their money would purchase politicians who would return their phone calls immediately. Even more important, they wanted their investment to instill a good healthy fear in those in Washington who otherwise might cross them.

Instead, they got U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren.

Frank-Morgan-as-Professor-Marvel-aka-the-Wizard-of-Oz-and-Judy-Garland-as-Dorthey-Gale-in-the-Wizard-of-Oz1Of course, the real Wizard of Oz moment came Election Night on Fox, when Rove performed his epic meltdown over the numbers coming out of Ohio. If that did not permanently damage his reputation more than the losses themselves, it certainly cemented it.

You see, a good political strategist has to be willing to listen dispassionately to what the data tell him. He does not yell angrily at that data, like a distraught husband refusing to believe that his wife just left him. In that moment, Rove exposed himself as the petty figure that he is.

As Dorothy Gale, D-Kansas, famously put it, “Why, you’re not a wizard at all, you’re just a man! And you’re a very bad man for pretending to be a wizard.”

And after that, as I recall, the defrocked wizard floated away in a balloon, unable to steer a new direction because “I don’t know how it works!”

– Jay Bookman

699 comments Add your comment

GW

November 9th, 2012
10:20 am

Jay. You should be able to appreciate this more than most. The War Between the States is Finally Almost Over- Unfortunately Our Long Alabama Nightmare Continues: http://blog.locustfork.net/2012/11/the-war-between-the-states-is-finally-almost-over/

GW

November 9th, 2012
10:21 am

Mr. Snarky

November 9th, 2012
10:24 am

He believed his own hype. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Hopefully he’ll join W in the Caymans and disappear.

Regnad Kcin

November 9th, 2012
10:25 am

Oh, but their are *plenty* of reasons why it’s not his fault!!! And we’ll hear about them in three…two…

indigo

November 9th, 2012
10:26 am

An angry Big Business mogul is a Republican politicians worst nightmare. It’s now unclear whether these sociopathics will continue to keep Republicans funded or try to buy the Democrats. Either way, they WILL get a return on their investments. Money and power always win out in American politics.

In boardrooms across the country moguls are discussing and debating their next move. Keeping their bought and paid for lackeys in office is the number one topic. Finding some way to neturalize those pesky women, Latino and Black voters is going to be a real problem but, as always, money will win.

Zebra

November 9th, 2012
10:26 am

Karl Rove will have a tough time getting the money guys to call him back now. I think he is toast. Off-topic Alert. I cannot believe Deal and the GOP Clown Posse are even thinking about turning down 4 billion dollars of stimulus (Obamacare money) in Ga. to pass some idealogical litmus test. That money would help everyone.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 9th, 2012
10:26 am

With Karl Rove, it’s just another classic case of “what goes around, comes around”. Could not happen to a nicer fellow.

Ronald Reagan

November 9th, 2012
10:28 am

Liberals can add Karl’s wrong call to their list of “one liners!” example: Hillary lied & people died!

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 9th, 2012
10:29 am

Zebra

November 9th, 2012
10:26 am
I do not believe Deal has it in him to turn the money down. He never met a dollar he didn’t like, so you will have to figure that he is already figuring how he can get a little personal gain from it.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 9th, 2012
10:29 am

“Of course, the real Wizard of Oz moment came Election Night on Fox, when Rove performed his epic meltdown over the numbers coming out of Ohio. If that did not permanently damage his reputation more than the losses themselves, it certainly cemented it.”

is this reality-based math or math you use to make yourself feel better? … one of the most un-ironic yet classic lines that will go down in history.

O.J. Simpson

November 9th, 2012
10:30 am

When is the President going to pardon me I got him all of the votes here in the “big house!”

getalife

November 9th, 2012
10:30 am

They will keep rove and ignore the election results except for caving on immigration.

The gop are still focused on the next election and not the country.

The gop will not change.

pete

November 9th, 2012
10:31 am

IN PAST 48 HRS, FOLLOWING COs ANNOUNCED LAYOFFS: Westinghouse, Research in Motion, Boeing, US Cellular, Commerzbank, Iberia, ING, Ericsson, Bristol-Myers, Corning, Boston Scientific, Abbott Labs, St. Jude, Caterpillar, CVPH Medical Center, Lightyear Haqwker Beechcraft, Pepsi.

Loretta Paraguassu

November 9th, 2012
10:31 am

It was all a work of fiction after all…a nightmare while it was going on.

Aquagirl

November 9th, 2012
10:33 am

He does not yell angrily at that data, like a distraught husband refusing to believe that his wife just left him.

Megan Kelley unconsciously demonstrated this as she decided “wow, best to disagree with this guy from another room.”

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
10:33 am

You forgot a crucial part of that exchange.

“Oh, no my dear. I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad Wizard.”

(film version, but it’s almost verbatim from the the book.)

The Wizard knew that all along. Does Rove? Does he know that he’s a fraud, that he’s just a guy who got lucky, hitching his wagon to GW Bush at the right time?

Adam

November 9th, 2012
10:33 am

This is what happens when you routinely deny facts and evidence, make up your own replacement facts and evidence, and feed the trolls through a national conservative effort in ALL the conservative media outlets.

CNN anchor CRYING on TV when Romney lost. Everyone else looking like they WANT to cry. CNN is CONSERVATIVE media.

And you guys of course have Fox, Drudge, and Rush, as well as all the other outlets that simply regurgitate what comes from the afroementioned three.
Conservatives: Learn when you’re listening to bullsh*t and seek out real information. Otherwise, your chosen ideologies and candidates are doomed.

Honestly I really hope you DON’T take my advice and continue down this path. Keep blaming Hurricane Sandy. No self reflection needed on your part. MoveOn.org… Nothing to see here….

Boom.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 9th, 2012
10:33 am

Karl Rove-tied American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS poured over $200 million into the elections, but supported no winning candidates.

salon.com

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 9th, 2012
10:34 am

The Hill reports:

Planned Parenthood’s political wing trounced other groups with a near perfect return on its election spending, according to a new numbers review.

The Sunlight Foundation found that Planned Parenthood’s advocacy arm and super-PAC spent about $5 million and $7 million, respectively, to oppose Republicans and support Democrats in the general election.

In the end, the two groups saw returns on investment of about 98 and 99 percent, according to Sunlight.

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What’s that? 90 plus some percent HIGHER than Rove?

And they thought they could fix the economy?

What a hoot.

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2012
10:36 am

“Oh, no my dear. I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad Wizard.”

With Rove I think it’s the other way around

Welcome to the Occupation

November 9th, 2012
10:37 am

Obama: “You can make it here if you’re willing to try”.

Eff you, Obama, you stupid conservative tool.

Butch Cassidy (I)

November 9th, 2012
10:38 am

If Rove flys away in a balloon, can we ask that he take Dick Morris with him? :)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2012
10:39 am

This one ought to go up into the best of list Jay! Gotta love that Wizard of Oz quote. :lol:

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2012
10:39 am

is this reality-based math or math you use to make yourself feel better? … one of the most un-ironic yet classic lines that will go down in history.

Megyn Kelly cemented herself into television history with that one question.

King of Planet Kolob

November 9th, 2012
10:40 am

Put Romney in the balloon with MC Rove and float them away to Kolob!

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 9th, 2012
10:41 am

I’m not one to suggest we return to public executions, but………

mystery person is

November 9th, 2012
10:41 am

Life lesson for Karl Rove ..”America Can No Longer Be Purcha$ed” by your dirty money”…lesson for Mitch McConnell…Ashley Judd is coming to get your seat.

Oscar

November 9th, 2012
10:41 am

Reminds me of the story of a company that made dog food. The product was not selling because dogs would not eat it. The company official met and their conclusion was that something was wrong with the dogs.

weetamoe

November 9th, 2012
10:41 am

Elizabeth Warren gave her first press conference–my home state papers report. Like another *law professor* who could not maintain his license to practice and apparently knows little about the law, Warren deferred questions about national policy to her handler du jour Deval Patrick and referred to Obama as *the leader.* whose orders she will faithfully follow. Scott Brown is a moderate–a reasonable guy who worked his way up from a horrendous childhood and near poverty. Looks like MA voters tossed out the wheat and will try to live with the chaff. Mr Bookman’s daddy is an old white guy.

Mary Elizabeth

November 9th, 2012
10:41 am

In my opinion, the political tactics of Karl Rove (and others) have been harmful to America. But, I believe that truth and justice will show forth, in time. It seems that that time for Karl Rove is now.

MLK: “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 9th, 2012
10:42 am

No Rove needs to stay as an embarassment and and example.

THEY BUILT THAT.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 9th, 2012
10:42 am

Well, I expect in the next year or so we’ll be seeing a headline that goes

ROVE’S BODY FOUND BELOW HOOVER DAM

Rich people don’t take kindly to getting bilked our of millions of bucks.

But I’d pay for a ticket to watch this Elizabeth Warren and the senators that turned her down to head this consumer protection industry. Now she’s on a par with them and I’ll be mighty disappointed if she don’t tell them to kiss her azz when she shows up in the Senate for the first time.

Have a good Friday everybody. I’m out here hauling and lugging, trying to get you ready to swap weird music tonight. I just hope I don’t need to pee while it’s so cold. I’m so cold and shriveled up I might pull out a hair and give my pants a good soaking.

pete

November 9th, 2012
10:43 am

I was supposed to be on the golf course this morning with a few former business associates. So there we are on the driving range getting warmed up, and they all got called back to the office. They are getting ready to lay off 1000 folks on Monday, and they may be in that group. I hope they are not on that list. These are some really good folks. Prayers for them, and everyone effected.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 9th, 2012
10:43 am

Bro, that was classic. I’ll have to re-evaluate my opinion of her.

getalife

November 9th, 2012
10:44 am

cons don’t care about their media lying and disrespecting them.

They are still focused on getting our President and ignored the election.

Did you think cons and their whig party would change?

The hate is too strong for change.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 9th, 2012
10:44 am

weetamoe

“Like another *law professor* who could not maintain his license to practice”

Name one.

(hint: it’s a trick question)

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
10:44 am

Adam

The “boomster” hasn’t been laying down too many

B
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lately.

:-)

Regnad Kcin

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

“Are you a good with, or a bad witch?”

MANGLER

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

I want to see Rove with more dry erase board math. All the networks were using pretty complicated and expensive touch screen maps, and he was sitting there with a sharpie and a roll of paper towels.

St Simons - he-ne-ha

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

Yes, sfd, frauds know they are frauds, every time.

Paul Weller is working on a soul classics project.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

weetamoe, forget your meds?

Erik

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

Karl Rove … the wizard of Id.

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

With Rove I think it’s the other way around

David Gregory seems to think he’s a good man; he boogied down to a minstrel-show beat with Karl, onstage.

David Broder seemed to think he’s a good man; they dined on pheasant and had many “long and rewarding conversations”.

Who am I to argue with these Very Serious Individuals?

A Simple Man

November 9th, 2012
10:45 am

I am just waiting for someone, anyone, to go up in front Congress and declare, “It is morally wrong to take _____% of the American taxpayer life/time/money and do what your doing.” Karl Rove, Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, Papa John. I don’t care who. Someone do it and say it like they mean it. It will get ignored of course.

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2012
10:46 am

RC: But I’d pay for a ticket to watch this Elizabeth Warren and the senators that turned her down to head this consumer protection industry. Now she’s on a par with them and I’ll be mighty disappointed if she don’t tell them to kiss her azz when she shows up in the Senate for the first time.

You’re beginning to scare me bro. Sounds like you’re losing your conservative edge. Whatever you do, don’t stop driving the beer truck. :)

getalife

November 9th, 2012
10:46 am

pete loves people getting fired.

Alvin Atlewood

November 9th, 2012
10:46 am

I’m always amusingly surprised how many frenzied liberals watch Fox News. Moreover … there are sore losers and sore winners…. the liberals on all these boards are clearly sore winners. Finally, it must be difficult for Jay Bookman to realize that Karl Rove is probably a much shrewder and prosperous guy that Jay can ever hope to be. Schadenfreude is such a pathetic trait.

Thulsa Doom

November 9th, 2012
10:46 am

Let’s just get it out of the way early so we don’t have to hear the same crap later on. You cons are all a bunch of rushbot listening blah blah Sean hannity garble blah listening neal gobbledegook garble bortz listening blah blah can’t think for yourselves garble blah idiots blah wingnuts gobbledegook blah blah talk show listening blah blah liars blah blah and on and on and on. Well that should about cover one particular kooks intellectual argument of the day.

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
10:47 am

Paul Weller is working on a soul classics project.

oh god. That has the potential to be truly dreadful. I hope I am wrong.

mystery person is

November 9th, 2012
10:49 am

。☆ 。☆。☆
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Obama 4 MORE
–Deal with it TroIIs–
★。/|\。★
。☆。 。☆。

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
10:50 am

And the shock and awe continues to turn into bitterness and anger…

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2012
10:50 am

Finn

There are a few people on Fox that I’ll listen to, but I don’t really listen that much to anything that is not factual news. I don’t really care for the “opinion masquerading as news” format. That said, I may have to give her a listen to from time to time to see if that was a once-in-a-lifetime event, or if she’s really that honest.

Charlie in Atlanta

November 9th, 2012
10:50 am

All that money gone and he didn’t even get rid of one of those chins!

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
10:50 am

Has nobody considered that this “genius” dumped millions of dollars in 2000 to ad buys in California, at the end of the race? On what planet did that make sense?

Williebkind

November 9th, 2012
10:51 am

Ok, lets talk about Karl Rove and forget about the layoffs that are coming. Hundreds of companies already announcing layoffs to adjust for Obamacare. Isnt that exciting. But wait, you cant blame Bush for it, can you, maybe you can, you cant blame the conservatives can you, yeah you will. I have never seen a liberal take responsibility for their actions. Now the electorate about the southern states will have to take responsibility for the tax increases and the layoffs. Its going to be pandemic.

St Simons - he-ne-ha

November 9th, 2012
10:51 am

sfd – no, i’m a big fan of him. The layout of that post was bad.
I’m an accountant, sorry. That was two separate thoughts,
I just thought of him when i saw your post.

getalife

November 9th, 2012
10:51 am

After that long nightmare called an election, the only thing that changed was the gop position on immigration.

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
10:51 am

Bro @ 10:50

I will say this, listen once and you will be right back to “I don’t really care for the ‘opinion masquerading as news’ format.”

But she is easy on the eyes.

Jeff

November 9th, 2012
10:52 am

Time for you to float away on your Lying saucer you Anti-American hack

Dunwoody Granny

November 9th, 2012
10:52 am

Remember, he’s one of the people who make their own reality.

These are the same people saying now that the GOP doesn’t need to change its policies or its approach, it simply needs to do a better job educating voters.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2012
10:52 am

Doomsy: Let’s just get it out of the way early so we don’t have to hear the same crap later on.

Well I guess that’s the last post from Doomsy today since he can’t come up with anything but the same of “crap”. :lol:

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 9th, 2012
10:54 am

Karl Rove’s bumper sticker: Reality is just a state of mind…mine.

alex

November 9th, 2012
10:54 am

@regnand, classic!!You made me smile-appreciate it….
Rove overplayed it, got cocky and blew up, it’s an old story told time and again, you think Reed isn’t walking that path or Pelosi already walked that path, think again. Fear complacency, fear bias confirmation. History is littered with self important arrogant fools like Rove, no party has them all…..

No-getalife, YOUR hate is palpable……
@indigo: the angry business mogul you work for is ANGRY, get back to work……

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 9th, 2012
10:54 am

Scott Brown was one of the few decent republicans (Snowe is another) but a republican none the less and I was glad to see Warren get that seat. I hope Brown does not disappear as the GOP needs more like him not less.

Richard

November 9th, 2012
10:54 am

The Super PACs for Romney wasted more money than the federal funding for Solyndra.

Thulsa Doom

November 9th, 2012
10:55 am

They both suck,

I just laid one down on Mr. fantastical he of the genius level IQ who can solve any math problem and memorize and recite back at random any sentence from hundreds of different books. Otherwise I haven’t had too many booms lately not because Obama doesn’t provide ample opportunity but because I’ve been working my ass off. obamacare gonna be very good to me. The rest of you not so much. Just remember. You voted for it. HahahahHahahahaha.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 9th, 2012
10:55 am

JAY

Agreed but only if he could take the following folks with him: Dick Morris, Hannity, Big Ed, Thom Hartman, John Gibson, Mark Thompson, Rush Limbaugh, the New York Times editorial board, Larry O’Donnell, Newt G, and definitely Donald Trump with him…

If that wouldn’t make most happy, I don’t know what will..

getalife

November 9th, 2012
10:56 am

pete used the wrong sock puppet.

St Simons - he-ne-ha

November 9th, 2012
10:57 am

Walking thru the village by the tourist shops this mng, I just noticed –

on the “I’m with Stupid” beach t-shirts (you know the ones)

the arrow always points to the right.

God gives you signs. Great Spirit is one funny dude.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 9th, 2012
10:57 am

That said, I may have to give her a listen to from time to time to see if that was a once-in-a-lifetime event, or if she’s really that honest.

No she is not. Go with the once-in-a-lifetime event. And I find her repulsive to look at and hear. Now the Fox news host babe in late mornings….there is a hottie.

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
10:57 am

sfd – no, i’m a big fan of him.

oh I know, I realize you’re a big Weller fan. Me, not so much, post-Jam.

RW-(the original)

November 9th, 2012
10:58 am

If Rove flys away in a balloon, can we ask that he take Dick Morris with him?

Since we’re doing movie quotes, you’re gonna need a bigger balloon!

They BOTH suck

November 9th, 2012
10:58 am

Thulsa

Ok dude. Keep up the good cheers.

As for me, I’m not hurting at all, but thanks for your heartfelt concern.

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2012
10:58 am

They BOTH: But she is easy on the eyes.

Yeah, I’ll give her that, but I prefer natural redheads. ;)

Thulsa Doom

November 9th, 2012
11:00 am

Why do birds suddenly appear every time Doomy is near?
Just like keep they long to be close to Doom.

Lalala lalalalala lalala lalala,

Just like keep they long to be close to Doom

B

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Atlanta Mom

November 9th, 2012
11:00 am

I think Mr. Rove did a wonderful job for the Repubs and I hope he’s around to consult for a long long time.

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2012
11:00 am

Since we’re doing movie quotes, you’re gonna need a bigger balloon!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

King of Planet Kolob

November 9th, 2012
11:01 am

Per Roger Ailes “People are lazy. With television you just sit—watch—listen. The thinking is done for you.”

That’s what conservative leaders thinks of their supporters and it works. Let’s now enjoy watching the lemmings follow them over the fiscal cliff.

stands for decibels

November 9th, 2012
11:03 am

Ok, I can’t believe nobody’s posted this Friday Night Drivin’ Music suggestion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akEgsZSfhg

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2012
11:03 am

R. Kcin — ““Are you a good with, or a bad witch?”

Or a sand wich? :D

getalife

November 9th, 2012
11:04 am

megyn is a con hack.

They were just mad at rove for losing.

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
11:05 am

pete

November 9th, 2012
10:43 am

I was supposed to be on the golf course this morning with a few former business associates. So there we are on the driving range getting warmed up, and they all got called back to the office. They are getting ready to lay off 1000 folks on Monday, and they may be in that group. I hope they are not on that list. These are some really good folks. Prayers for them, and everyone effected.
++++++++++++++++++++++++

they obviously don’t do much if they were on the golf course during working hours. I never paid MY people to go golfing during the work day, I paid them to WORK. I guess after sending everyone else’s job to China theirs are next. Karma is a BITCH.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
11:06 am

Ok, I can’t believe nobody’s posted this Friday Night Drivin’ Music suggestion:

Nah, more like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

Dedicated to KR

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 9th, 2012
11:06 am

“If Rove flys away in a balloon, can we ask that he take Dick Morris with him?”

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much ballast for a single balloon … will need to push one of them out

Austin

November 9th, 2012
11:06 am

I kept hearing about the meltdown. I watched 15 minutes of Fox News, the most I’ve ever watched, and it didn’t seem like a meltdown to me. He was just saying it was too early to make the call. And shortly after the call, new numbers came in that put Romney ahead of Obama. We all know it was the right call, but the guy had a point. And he didn’t break down, he was just stating his case. He never said that Obama wouldn’t win, just questioned the timing. I thought Fox actually did a good job of calling swing states for Obama early and calling the race before some others. It had to be a bitter pill in some ways, but Obama has been great for their ratings, so maybe not.

oops

November 9th, 2012
11:06 am

another good day for the Dow.

Obama, bad for your portfolio…. down 435 points since his election

that’s something like at least $750 billion in wealth Obama’s presence in office has wiped off the net worth of our country in investors estimation

bad bad news

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
11:07 am

I am SO glad I was watching Fox on election night. I loved every second of the Rove melt down. The “maybe we gave you a slow computer” line was an instant classic.

paulo977

November 9th, 2012
11:07 am

weetamoe

November 9th, 2012
10:41 am
_______________________________
Boo Hoo…….deal with it!

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 9th, 2012
11:07 am

I ventured to the dark side (Kyle’s blog) yesterday to see what he had to say about how the GOP needed to change. I challenged him on his points saying they sounded like just repackaging the same product and trying to sell it as something new. Much to my surprise he responded back to me saying I was right.

In the initial aftermath of the voting results, the GOP made a lot of hints about needing to find the error of their ways and making changes. But slowly they are coming back to where they were on Monday. I suspect this self-examination will be brief and will result in them re-affirming their positions with even more vigor.

Regnad Kcin

November 9th, 2012
11:07 am

Let’s see, we’ve had blogs about the conservative media, and Karl Rove, and I’ve seen very few (any?) of our more conservative blogging friends actually discuss their position on these subjects. Have any of you changed your mind, or considered and not changed, and why?

I’m not trying to set you up, I’m truly curious. Thanks in advance.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 9th, 2012
11:08 am

“I watched 15 minutes of Fox News, the most I’ve ever watched, and it didn’t seem like a meltdown to me. He was just saying it was too early to make the call”

please. the man flipped out, spluttering percentages, counties that hadn’t come in, that it just. couldn’t. be. happening.

even FOX didn’t agree with him.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2012
11:08 am

My wife found something last evening that claimed that the Romney campaign’s internal polls were ‘unskewed’ a la Dean Chambers, the UnskewedPolls.com guy who has apologized for his Brobdingnagian level of innumeracy and stoopidness.

So if that’s true, then the bravado you were seeing from the Romney camp in the last few days of the campaign was *honest,* but misinformed. They *really did* believe that they were up in the swing states and that they were going to take 270+ EVs.

If Rove was also relying on those ‘unskewed’ poll numbers, then that could also help explain his befuddlement when FNC called OH for Obama.

TaxPayer

November 9th, 2012
11:08 am

I thought she said to Karl, “Why, you’re not a man at all!, You’re just a lizard.”

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2012
11:09 am

Hmmm… market down because the Republicans are signaling they will not really compromise on the fiscal cliff…but some posters still want to do the knee jerk blaming Obama on a market that has increased almost 70% under Obama…

But keep trotting out those nonsensical Fox/GOP talking points…they did so well before the election, right?

willie lynch

November 9th, 2012
11:09 am

President Obama was re-elected by a majority of the voters. These people understand what he is proposing and have said yes. Karl Rove and those who follow his line of thinking are on the way out. The wise among them should help them along.

The Snark

November 9th, 2012
11:10 am

Good riddance to this college dropout buffoon. I almost think George W. Bush might have been an OK President had this clown not been telling him what to do.

The ultimate example of the philosophy that “governing is only about getting re-elected.”

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2012
11:10 am

“even FOX didn’t agree with him”

Maybe he should have watched for 16 minutes instead of 15

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2012
11:10 am

Taxpayer, fair warning….. you have risked the wrath of Granny :D

Fred ™

November 9th, 2012
11:10 am

And then we have traitors like oops who are rejoicing in bad news for our economy. Do you need a plane ticket opps? Help packing? Some luggage? Give up your citizenship, leave and NEVER come back and I’ll give you a ticket, luggage AND help packing. America doesn’t need traitors like you. We don’t want traitors like you. You talk radio FOXbot traitors were REJECTED at the ballot box. Get over it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 9th, 2012
11:10 am

Obama, bad for your portfolio…. down 435 points since his election

Same crap from the bloomberg troll.

The Dow opened at 8279.63 on 1/20/09.

The DJIA is now trading at 12840