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Gayle in MD
11-11-2012, 02:36 AM
This is hilarious.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09...html?ref=topbar (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/karl-roves-election-loss-justifications-video_n_2103880.html?ref=topbar)

Gayle in MD
11-11-2012, 08:40 AM
Quote of the Day: America's Billionaires are Pissed Off at Karl Rove


óBy Kevin Drum

| Wed Nov. 7, 2012 10:30 PM PST



"The billionaire donors I hear are livid," one Republican operative told The Huffington Post. "There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do ... I don't know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing."....Rove was forced to defend his group's expenditures live on Fox News on Tuesday night, and will hold a briefing with top donors on Thursday, according to Politico.



If conservative billionaires are looking for something else to be mad about, I'd recommend the Romney campaign's apparent habit of paying about 50 percent more for TV spots than the Obama campaign. That helped line the pockets of the consultants who both recommended the buys and got the commissions for placing the spots, but it didn't do much to win the election.
In the end, it turned out that one side ran its campaign like a business, while the other side ran its like a local PTA. Ironically, it was the ex-community organizer who did the former and the ex-CEO of Bain Capital who did the latter.

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Soflasnapper
11-11-2012, 10:05 AM
In the end, it turned out that one side ran its campaign like a business, while the other side ran its like a local PTA. Ironically, it was the ex-community organizer who did the former and the ex-CEO of Bain Capital who did the latter.


Quite so. Robme showed no ability to organize his own campaign, or to do an effective GOTV operation. His vaunted business acumen did not include anything of that level of complexity.

By contrast, the old complaint that Obama had never run anything was obviously wrong from the time of the first run, from the primaries through to the election. He re-proved his capabilities against very strong headwinds that could have reasonably been thought to leave him no chance.

So we see John Podheretz's NY Post article in which he offers Obama his fulsome praise as perhaps the best politician in memory, who ran a stunning organizational triumph.

It was an easy call that he would be unable to capture lightning in a bottle one more time, considering the strong winds at his back the first time. Of course, the youth wouldn't turn out, and the rest of his base would be discouraged and turned off, it was thought. He did it the second time without the advantages, by dint of a brilliant political campaign and strategy, against which Myth proved inadequate.

Gayle in MD
11-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Yes, he ran a brilliant campaign, but his policies were the reason he won, and Republican policies were the reason why they failed.

The economy is getting better, and that will continue.

I, for one, am so glad that he was re-elected, and that Republicans won't be able to take over the W.H., or the Senate, and try to lay claim to any of the president's success, for pulling us out of the Bush Recession, and turning the economy around, under unprecedented Republican Obstruction, which was their plan, and Mitt's as well...

As for Rove, he's a joke!

In fact we have a whole list of ridiculous, neanderthal Republicans, both representatives, and Media Pundits, who proved what fools they are, from Trump, to Hannity, to Limpballs, they all look like fools!