Skip to comments.How Karl Rove, Inc. wasted conservative donorsí $300 million
Posted on 11/16/2012 1:31:21 PM PST by lward99
Oddly enough, perhaps the biggest loser in last weeks Republican debacle wasnt even on the ballot. He didnt shake a single hand, nuzzle the napes of any newborn babes or promise eager voters pie in the sky or peace on Earth. His name was Karl Rove. And all he actually did was squander a staggering $300 million by backing candidates who turned winnable races into laughable routs, producing tepid ads transforming would-be zealots into couch potatoes and firmly establishing himself as the political worlds pre-eminent empty-suit analyst.
Perhaps even worse, he set himself up as the clearinghouse for wealthy conservative donors, hand-picking which candidates and super PACs to support and which to send away empty-handed. He convinced the GOPs high-dollar donors that he alone was the almighty architect the Rovitect, as it were who could single-handedly end President Obamas reign.
In so doing, he confirmed, as Bernie Madoff proved, that it is easy to con the wealthy 1 percent out of their fortunes if you claim to be an expert and create your own echo chamber.
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Rove was scum 10 years ago. Amazing how many FReepers used to rave about Rove. Then again, they did with Christie, then Rubio...then....
... but... but... “unskewedpolls.com!” “Dick Morris!” “Karl Rove’s Marvelous, Magical White Board!” “MODERATES — !!!” ;)
why Hannity has him on his show is bewildering...
but for all practical purposes, the election was stolen....rigged....so all this hand wringing is just a side attraction....
everyone knows in their heart that Romney won this election, handily....
The “biggest loser” was the American taxpayer. Karl Rove made out like a bandit. Boggles my mind that he raised $300 million - love to see who got the placement commissions for the ads, the contracts to design them, etc., etc. His chubby fingers got something, I have to believe. The article’s analogy to Bernie Madoff is spot on.
” And there is one more thing the Rovitects did all too well: By persuading the candidates he bankrolled to run from conservative principles rather than on them, Mr. Rove thoroughly alienated evangelicals, Tea Party activists, a legion of young Ron Paulists and just about everyone else who might have provided GOP candidates a decisive edge had they been given even the slightest reason to go to the polls.”
If Rove isn’t on the DNC payroll, shame on him!
Yes, remember all that ‘Magnificent Bastard’ talk?
Many of us dropped the ‘magnificent’ part from day one.
And BTW, I know where that “then Rubio..., then...” was headed, and I am in total agreement.
Rove is part of the insider dead wood that the party has to remove if it wants to actually win again, and not simply be a minor opposition party.
He "lead" the country to slaughter, did alright for himself in the process, and now gets paid to comment on the results of his failure.
He epitomizes a Lost party, lead by losers, chasing failure...and catching it. Woohoo...who wants to be a republican???
Now can we have a party that people want to be a part of and fight for or do you still prefer the compromise with a greater evil so they'll like us party?
Have you gotten tired of having your values made fun of and your contributions taken for granted by a party that never liked you nor their most successful candidate?
” Yes, remember all that Magnificent Bastard talk?”
I remember too well. I always posted “Delete Magnificent”
Karl Rove--Dysron, Quack or Mole, and links to other articles with that one. The man is utterly clueless how to actually lead people to a correct understanding of the issues. He only chases after what was in the last poll sampling--absolutely pathetic.
A fool and his money..........
Rove and his ilk want to take the GOP back to the Bob Michel/Bob Dole days.
remember when some FReepers literally fell in love with Scott Brown??
There's the party's problem, in a nutshell.
I totally agree
I want to hear Hannity yodel about “the Architect” again. I dare him.
Instead I poured a drink for the 1st time ever in the morning, and went back to bed. It was grand theft on a scale that now seems irreversible without violence. I truly fear for those of you who live near the takers. To them if you pay for it yourself you're the “wealthy”.
Our problem is that since GHWB, the elitist RINOS have taken over our party, and I see no end to it. Now the RINOS are talking amnesty, and if that happens, we are finished.
I would never want to meet Sean Hannity in person.
” I want to hear Hannity yodel about the Architect again. I dare him.”
Hannity is too busy now pushing amnesty.
The GOP ran a SOCIAL LIBERAL as their candidate for president. What did they expect to happen?
On election day, there was only ONE candidate on the ballot that had actually signed an “assault weapons” ban, and it wasn’t 0bama. I fully realize that 0bama is no better for us on firearms, but to people that vote on that one issue alone, the choice wasn’t a huge motivator to get out and vote. You could go down a list, issue after issue, and it leads to the same result.
My husband and I met him oh, about ten years ago.
He's extremely short.
In the end, Obama's people probably wound up out raising the opposition.
So it doesn't count when liberals take money from the rich and powerful...?
“The Architect” is now “The Archaic”.
Think if even a fraction of that money went to GOTV efforts vs whereever the heck put it what a difference could have been made?
Rove = Maddoff
That's true....the craven little quisling.
Guess what - Rove fleeced these people so bad that next election cycle they might not be willing to donate to anyone.
Rove and Co. have been a plague for the GOP since Day 1. They barely won in 2000 and 2004 and what are we left with?
Like I said, if Rove isn’t being paid millions by the DNC, shame on HIM.
Hanraty is an idiot too, as his recent embrace of illegal amnesty shows.
Fox should throw Rove and Morris under the bus and move on (and I don’t mean dot org).
In English, or the original Spanish?
$300,000,000 divided by 100,000,000 registered Republicans is $3 each, and multiply that by 2 (Romney campaign + Rove SuperPAC) for $6 each. If they had just given that money to the state parties and county party committees around the country for GOTV efforts, we’d be way ahead. In our county, that would be say $50,000. Imagine what a small county party could have done with that kind of money. Instead we raised $5,000 total on our own, and actually had to buy all our own Romney signs and bumper stickers and then hope to sell them and print our own voter lists (because the experts in Washington don’t believe in low-level campaigning).
Don’t get me started - Romney ripped me off. I ordered two yard signs - 2 bumper stickers
Guess what came and what didnt?
No refund nothing.
Never got the yard signs.
Romney was a scam artist like Rove too.
"The Evangelicals will come along where else are they going to go?"
The GOP-e banked everything on that simple, stupid gambit.
Now: they OWN it, and the results thereof.
If only they’d given the $300 mil to Rove to do his area of expertise - GOTV - rather than the ORCA mess...
Broadcast advertising isn’t in his wheelhouse.
You’re kidding...another short person?
Nope. He was a key factor is a whole lot of election wins. He's lived his life in the coldest of meritocracies. Great if you win, if you lose... well this is what it's like.
"You didn't build that business!"
something like "all police are stupid"
"vote,VOTE,VOTE FOR REVENGE!"
Obobo got involved in the Travon Martin legal case...if I had a son, he would look like Travon".
Obobo signed an E.O. in favor of the illegals being allowed to stay and reside legally in USA if they are under 30 years of age! Remember THAT?
All the constant giving the finger to people, like during the debates in 2008.
Obobo said something like" conservatives are idiots that just want to cling to their bibles and guns".
And on and on , I can't even remember them all right now.
There (ABOVE) is your GOTV incentive.
Yep....I’m average height for a woman, perhaps a tad below, and he was on my level.
Palin did great this election, I wonder what she could have done with that money, besides giving us Ted Cruz over Dewhurst in Texas and Deb Fischer, replacing Ben Nelson in Nebraska, and of course the congressional seats.