Karl Rove on why Romney lost: Obama was 'suppressing the vote'

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  1. NFS4

    NFS4 No Lifer

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    I guess Karl Rove is still a bit in shock. How could his models and the internal pollsters be wrong! This can't be happening!!

    That being said, I'm still trying to get over this election night Ohio meltdown.

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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Electi...hy-Romney-lost-Obama-was-suppressing-the-vote
     
  2. dank69

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    Heh, negative advertising is now "suppressing the vote" to a Republican just like listing the Republican candidate's voting record is now "negative advertising."
     
  3. sigurros81

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    I dig your avatar. Haha.

    SHE GOT A GREEEEAT ASS!
     
  4. Don Vito Corleone

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    In fairness Rove has to say something to placate all the people who gave him hundreds of millions of dollars for his SuperPAC only to find coal in their stockings on Christmas morning.

    I am not sure that if I were Rove I would be making so much of Obama's drop in popular vote, given that Obama still handily stomped Bush's electoral vote totals in either of his elections, and roughly matched Bush's popular vote percentage in his re-election bid. More to the point, Obama managed to be easily re-elected despite a) his relative unpopularity; b) Rove's having coordinated a massive, massively expensive effort to unseat him; and c) Rove's having predicted a Romney victory based on his own purportedly bulletproof methodology. If I were a Republican, the statistic that would make me nervous is that the Republicans have lost the popular vote in 5 of the 6 elections since the end of the Cold War.
     
  5. SheHateMe

    SheHateMe Diamond Member

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    Obama had a campaign against Romney? I thought Romney had a campaign against Romney..
     
  6. finglobes

    finglobes Senior member

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    Romeny suppressed his own vote by trying to win without being strong. His team of consultants were partners from Bush and Gore staffs (who would expect that to work?). Nature abhors a vacuum and Obama's people filled Romney's with trash.

    The GOP was hostile to tea parties and Ron Paul people. They were amped up to stop spending and they led to 2010 blowout

    Then weepy cheeks Boehner refused to stand against the spending limit. He was a sheep in sheep's clothing as Churchill said.

    Talk radio guys like Hannity and Limbaugh were predicting a blowout. The Friday before election Hannity had a guy on who was an "expert" on Ohio. With great fanfare they announced Romeny would take Ohio no problem. Talk about suppressing the vote

    Oh and Jersey Fats did his part giving Obama a political BJ for hooking Springsteen up with brubser on the phone.

    Next time GOP dont get a keynote speaker from a blue state because when the heat goes up they run to RINOville.
     
  7. Charles Kozierok

    Charles Kozierok Elite Member

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    I've heard it before. Unfortunately the two uses of the word are very different.

    Karl "Billion Dollar SuperPACs running Obama Scare Ads" Rove is of course the last one to be making this complaint.
     
  8. NFS4

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    And you've got your head...ALL THE WAY UP IT! When I think of a woman's ass **smug face** somethin' comes out of it :cool:
     
  9. 1prophet

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    You put up a glorified used car salesman for your candidate, a person no one really trusted back in the 2008 primaries and justly so, but somehow putting him in the ring for the 2012 election made him the next best thing to sliced bread.:D
     
  10. NFS4

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    Which Romney? There were at least 5 or 6 of them on the campaign trail :sneaky:
     
  11. MooseNSquirrel

    MooseNSquirrel Platinum Member

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    And Limbaugh thinks its because 3 million Republicans didn't vote.

    If only they had put forth a TRUE CONSERVATIVE (tm) then the Communists would have lost.

    "What would be the reason that three million voters didn't show up? Let's go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number... We've talked to 'em. We've had 'em call. We got 'em, in fact, on hold. A number of Republicans are tired of moderate nominees. They've sent the Republican Party money for years and said, "To hell with it. If you're gonna eschew conservatism, I'm not giving you any money, and I'm not voting for you."

    So the only Moderate Conservative in the race (Obama) won, yet had the party of Plutocrats fielded an even more right wing candidate then that candidate would have won by a landslide.

    Savvy?
     
  12. Gardener

    Gardener Senior member

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    Republican tactic of attacking your opponent where you, yourself are weakest.

    Anyone know how much Rove pocketed during this campaign? He had to be skimming 2-3% on the 100's of millions he raised.
     
  13. tweaker2

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    A trend as inevitable as the rise and fall of the tides. The Repubs are alienating themselves further and further away from mainstream America, as they keep insisting that their view is mainstream America and want to enforce that view via legislative and judicial activism. The world around them is changing and they are refusing to come along for the ride, or at the least, they are begrudedly trailing along kicking and screaming threats of secession, open revolt and "setting things right" with armed insurrection.
     
  14. Incorruptible

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    obama did suppress the vote that pos, he made false claims that romney was waging a war on women and would take away their rights
     
  15. dullard

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    Too bad Romney lost by more than 3 million votes.
     
  16. zinfamous

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    Rove calling foul over the campaign trying to make Romney unlikeable?

    :hmm:

    I suppose he could ask McCain about that from 2000...
     
  17. zinfamous

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    well, it's true.
     
  18. Incorruptible

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    Not its not, they were lies
     
  19. zinfamous

    zinfamous No Lifer

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    actually, the republicans had a campaign against Romney.

    just ask Perry
    or Newt
    or Ricky
     
  20. zinfamous

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    No, it's true.
     
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    No, YOU'RE the stinky poo-poo head! :colbert:
     
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    I used to occasionally point out what I perceived to be your complete idiocy. But now I just kind of feel bad for you. You simply seem to lack the ability to think critically and rationally for yourself. I can't imagine life so devoid of independent thinking.

    If it helps you make a great parrot though. Have a cracker.
     
  24. DaveSimmons

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    If we're going to redefine the English language, I hereby declare that Rove's Super-PAC engaged in "child pornography", "bestiality" and "cromulent Punffinsim". By which I mean negative advertising.

    Newspeak is Goodspeak!
     
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    If you give him a handout he'll become dependent on it and never be able to ween himself off!