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The Republicans' Egg-Scrambler (Rove Still Confident)
Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2006 | Suzanne Fields

Posted on 10/23/2006 5:38:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove obviously keeps his portrait in the attic, like Dorian Gray, with deep lines in a furrowed brow and a taut mouth frozen in anger. Those things must be in the attic because they're not in his face.

The White House political strategist, now 55, is demonized with every category of epithet, but it doesn't show in his demeanor, either. The balding, graying adviser to the president, who has been called "evil genius," hypocritical manipulator of policy, puppeteer pulling the president's strings, looks younger and trimmer up close and personal in the most trying weeks of his life than when he first arrived in Washington nearly six years ago.

Over a lunch of chicken Caesar salad with editors and reporters at The Washington Times, he's jovial and optimistic going into the midterm elections that conventional Washington wisdom says are going the Democratic way. Recalling that one newspaper account described him as "inexplicably upbeat," we asked if he could be merely "explicable." He replied: "I'm confident we're going to keep the Senate. I'm confident we're going to keep the House." A moment later he amended this to "pretty confident," and added, "I liked it better before Foley."

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; election2006; karlrove; magnificentbastard
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I think he knows something we don't know...
1 posted on 10/23/2006 5:38:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 10/23/2006 5:40:26 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he just has LEGITIMATE poll data, instead of the skewed sets that show a Democrat "win".


3 posted on 10/23/2006 5:43:59 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He knows that democrats leading in the polls in the lead-up to an election is nothing new. Only the ninnies get all worked up. America is majority Conservative, certainly not the ultra-liberal POS the democratic leadership has become.

ALOT of people don't respond to polls, conservatives most of all... to say nothing of the media/polling bias. But on election day, when millions of people give it a first thought, they don't go with the "everything sucks vote against bush" party.
5 posted on 10/23/2006 5:52:47 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: wellnourished

"But victory at the expense of democratic integrity will be hollow."

Voting machines right? If the polls show one thing and the election results show another it must mean that the election was stolen right? Because your precious Newsweek, Gallup, CNN polls can't be wrong huh?

Go peddle your BS back on DU where it belongs troll.


6 posted on 10/23/2006 5:57:42 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: wellnourished
"... victory at the expense of democratic integrity will be hollow."

Thanks! I'll add that to my list of oxymorons.

And welcome to Free Republic.

7 posted on 10/23/2006 5:58:01 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (If you want to make a raccoon, you will first need to get a raccoon kit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"I think he knows something we don't know..."

Its called a systematic, grass roots, get-out-the-vote effort of like-minded conservatives. It ain't rocket science.

You see, simply signing up as many people to vote as possible doesn't create a passion for your positions and beliefs---that's the way the Democrats work.

Of course, that other poster on this thread looks at a grass roots conservative movement for getting out the votes and simply sees some diabolical plan to steal the election.


8 posted on 10/23/2006 6:01:13 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: wellnourished

Goodbye...hope you enjoyed your stay.


9 posted on 10/23/2006 6:03:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Second to none!)
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To: wellnourished

RE: Rove = "archislanderer" ????
Don't know what you mean. Can you please provide an example where Mr. Rove has ever slandered anyone?


10 posted on 10/23/2006 6:04:59 PM PDT by gb63
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To: gb63; dighton; martin_fierro; Miss Behave; cyborg
He slandered Archie. It's right there in his post: "archislanderer."     </DUmbassSpellingMode>
11 posted on 10/23/2006 6:07:15 PM PDT by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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12 posted on 10/23/2006 6:08:22 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: wellnourished

IBTZ! and IBTRYMB!


13 posted on 10/23/2006 6:08:24 PM PDT by Deo et Patria
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To: wellnourished
archislanderer

What the hell language is that, numbnuts?

14 posted on 10/23/2006 6:08:40 PM PDT by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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To: wellnourished
But victory at the expense of democratic integrity will be hollow.

The mud elephant wading through the sea leaves no tracks.

15 posted on 10/23/2006 6:09:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Petronski

No, he is an islander-er. And arch one.


16 posted on 10/23/2006 6:10:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: wellnourished
Please remember that we are not a "democracy". We are a "Representative Republic". There is a profound difference and is the reason why we have been stable for years while other "democracies" have risen and fallen.

I take issue with your "democratic integrity".

17 posted on 10/23/2006 6:11:36 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (ˇSalga de los Estados Unidos de América, invasor!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove knoes what everybody else knows. RATS are liars, the MSM are liars, and pollsters are liars.


18 posted on 10/23/2006 6:12:30 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: wellnourished

Thanks for sharing. Now go away.


19 posted on 10/23/2006 6:13:49 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dow 12000
Gas $1.25/gal San Jose
Employment - up

People vote their pocketbooks. Iraq is not on the radar of most Americans. Sure, they may know we're there. But they don't know we have 29,000 troups in South Korea or Troops Still in Germany, Troops in the Balkans, Haiti, and places I've forgotten.

IOW, come election day more people will know who won the World Series and which teams are likely to make the football playoffs.

Foley? Iraq? Wont register.


20 posted on 10/23/2006 6:16:50 PM PDT by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: wellnourished

wellnourished
Since Oct 24, 2006

view home page, enter name:

Joined up today to enlighten us, huh?

21 posted on 10/23/2006 6:20:24 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: wellnourished
But victory at the expense of democratic integrity will be hollow...

You know, that crapolla just might impress your high school teacher.

22 posted on 10/23/2006 6:23:06 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: wellnourished
Couldn't help but notice that, somehow, you signed up ob this forum tomorrow (2006 10/24).

Your terminology gives you away. My "liberal detector" went off the scale on your post.

23 posted on 10/23/2006 6:24:59 PM PDT by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: wellnourished

But victory at the expense of democratic integrity will be hollow.


Are you serious?


24 posted on 10/23/2006 6:26:03 PM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: right-wingin_It
You know, that crapolla just might impress your high school teacher.

She's a big lefty and this creep is hoping he can schtup her.

25 posted on 10/23/2006 6:27:44 PM PDT by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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To: wellnourished

How about telling that to the democrats who have trashed every election from 2000 on?

Tell that to Jimmie Carter rubber stamping the Chavez election.


26 posted on 10/23/2006 6:28:23 PM PDT by listenhillary (Islam = Religion of peace. If you say otherwise, we'll kill you!)
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All I can say is its better to have the archislanderer on our side.

Thanks for dropping in, too bad you couldn't have stayed longer.......

27 posted on 10/23/2006 6:29:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Cure for liberal stupidity: Louisville Slugger, apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: beezdotcom

I think the MSM COUNTS on the legit polls being kept private.

This way they can do all their push stories.


28 posted on 10/23/2006 6:30:07 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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I think your optic nerve got mixed with your rectal nerve and you have a really crappy outlook on democracy. What a dork!


29 posted on 10/23/2006 6:31:27 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Fiddlstix
Joined up today to enlighten us, huh?

Check the date....he signed up TOMORROW (10-24). If he drives a souped up Delorean and got it from this guy, we'll know how it happened.


30 posted on 10/23/2006 6:31:30 PM PDT by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: capt. norm
If he drives a souped up Delorean and got it from this guy,

Thats a real shakey thought.......

31 posted on 10/23/2006 6:35:25 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Cure for liberal stupidity: Louisville Slugger, apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: wolf24

Dont knowwhat happened but my postwas sent to wellnourished but wound p sent to you???


32 posted on 10/23/2006 6:35:34 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: capt. norm
Check the date....he signed up TOMORROW (10-24)....

That's because the server's clock is set for GMT.

33 posted on 10/23/2006 6:38:50 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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No, I think wellnourished may be from the future. None of our posts have been answered, or were they they sent back to yesterday? Oh... this makes my brain hurt...


34 posted on 10/23/2006 6:42:40 PM PDT by gb63
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To: Fiddlstix
That's because the server's clock is set for GMT.

Mystery solved. Well it was fun while it lasted....no...wait a minute...that's what my wife is always saying.

35 posted on 10/23/2006 6:44:13 PM PDT by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Dead Corpse; Darksheare; Irish_Thatcherite; Monkey Face

Well, what do you know?

I was IBTZ!


36 posted on 10/23/2006 6:46:10 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (If you want to make a raccoon, you will first need to get a raccoon kit.)
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... victory at the expense of democratic integrity will be hollow

Hmm, sounds more like it was written to describe the party of election fraud, the Democrats.

37 posted on 10/23/2006 6:47:04 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s...you weren't really there.)
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To: gb63
The reason he didn't reply........


This account has been banned or suspended.
Okay
You Got Banned!
Aww Gee....
Poor Widdle Twoll
Him Got Banned

38 posted on 10/23/2006 6:49:00 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: gb63
Oh... this makes my brain hurt...

Couldn't resist the temptation:

I just sprung for the 14-DVD set of the Monty Python shows.

39 posted on 10/23/2006 6:52:30 PM PDT by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: wolf24

Geeze. The mods pull posts faster than we can ZOT the trolls. What'd the troll say?


40 posted on 10/23/2006 6:53:00 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: geezerwheezer
"Dont knowwhat happened but my postwas sent to wellnourished but wound p sent to you???"

I think you have been blessed with a rare honor. You were sending a message to a Zottee exactly at the time he was being Zotted!

Woo-Hoo!

41 posted on 10/23/2006 6:54:41 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (If you want to make a raccoon, you will first need to get a raccoon kit.)
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To: Cobra64
"What'd the troll say?"

What's it worth to you?

*Whistling*

42 posted on 10/23/2006 6:56:14 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (If you want to make a raccoon, you will first need to get a raccoon kit.)
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To: capt. norm

Thanks a lot for posting my best pic! All I have to say is - - - APES!


43 posted on 10/23/2006 6:58:12 PM PDT by gb63
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To: geezerwheezer

Nope, I think it was sent to the now-zotted troll.


44 posted on 10/23/2006 7:00:36 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: geezerwheezer

"I think your optic nerve got mixed with your rectal nerve and you have a really crappy outlook on democracy. What a dork!"

lol--now I see what you were talking about! I'm glad that you clarified that your sentiments were not intended for me....

:)


45 posted on 10/23/2006 7:03:03 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: NicknamedBob
A smiley face?


46 posted on 10/23/2006 7:03:34 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Karl Rove obviously keeps his portrait in the attic, like Dorian Gray, with deep lines in a furrowed brow and a taut mouth frozen in anger. Those things must be in the attic because they're not in his face.

..scene from "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"

47 posted on 10/23/2006 7:11:44 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Over a lunch of chicken Caesar salad with editors and reporters

Do editors and reporters taste anything like croutons?

48 posted on 10/23/2006 7:17:05 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Cobra64

HI there, ol Cobra buddy. Off to London at 11:20 PM. I will send you a Burka : )


49 posted on 10/23/2006 7:20:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: FreedomNeocon

Democrats leading in the polls is as natural as when the gun-grabbers claim 90% of gun owners favor stricter gun laws.


50 posted on 10/23/2006 7:21:26 PM PDT by Sender ("Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything." -Mark Twain)
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