Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Known As Bush's Brain

Karl Rove is leaving the White House
... goodbye Turd Blossom!!!

Rove converted politics into a blood sport by Joseph L. Galloway http://www.mcclatchydc.com/galloway/story/18991.html What will the historians say of this pudgy, balding fellow who was called Bush's Brain, the man who so skillfully set the ambushes and laid the bouncing betty mines that would kill or maim far better candidates than the one he helped rise to elected office at least six levels above his competence?


Karl Rove in a Corner: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200411/green Karl Rove is at his most formidable when running close races, and his skills would be notable even if he used no extreme methods. But he does use them. His campaign history shows his willingness, when challenged, to employ savage tactics.

The Brains:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1165126,00.html He masterminded George Bush's transformation from boozing brat to national leader, and has been called the most powerful adviser in the White House. Now Karl Rove is in charge of the $150m campaign to re-elect Bush. Who is the man the president calls his 'boy genius'?
Rove's party is over: http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/cliff_schecter/2007/11/roves_party_is_over.html27 November 2007
The Republicans' win-at-all-costs style of political warfare, as designed by Karl Rove, has turned into a national disaster for the party
This month, the Republican party, for the third election cycle in a row, suffered a thumping at the polls that might only seem acceptable when compared with an incumbent president with a lower approval rating than scurvy. Republicans lost the governor's mansion in Kentucky. They lost the state senate in Virginia. And they lost local races from Ohio to New Jersey. The importance of what occurred cannot be overstated. These races were not just about short-term control of Congress or the states. In these very districts moderate and even conservative voters who used to be their bread and butter turned against the GOP, a party that has lost its moorings and is quickly making the Titanic look like a life preserver. While no one person can be blamed for this, or the disastrous 2006 midterm election for Republicans, there is indeed one person who is intimately connected to all that has gone wrong for Republicans lately. He is Newsweek's brightest new political analyst: Karl Rove.
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