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  •  As a political consultant, Rove had one... (7+ / 0-)

    good idea: G.W. Bush should try to appeal to Latinos.  That's it.

    Otherwise, he seems to be a good fundraiser.  But he's a bad pundit and an even worse political operative.  All that cash he's raised has been wasted on expensive ad buys for the same crappy conservative attack ads we've seen for two decades.  If you've seen one, you've seen them all: A few still shots of the candidate with [Clinton/Obama/Pelosi/some other Democrat baggers don't like], a few newspaper quotes about taxes or something, goofy music, a scary voice over....  Only the names change over the years.  Nothing new.

    •  But the ad buys (7+ / 0-)

      keep the conservative memes alive, which is what those behind the conservative movement really want.  They aren't put off by election losses, those just present more opportunities to stand in opposition and yell their ridiculous points.

      These folks, while they want to win, also know how to look beyond elections (which is something that the progressive forces don't do as well).  That's part of the reason they can't be put down, even in election losses they seek the points where they can win ideological battles.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:17:00 AM PDT

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        Bob Johnson, a gilas girl

        Crappy conservative attack ads might be the primary reason we always have to hear candidates drone on about taxes and the level of government spending every two years.  Income taxes aren't high, but at least half the SuperPAC ads I've seen involve some form of pathetic whining about taxes.  Conservative ads always suggest this is a very important issue that should influence your vote while opinion surveys generally indicate the voting public couldn't care less.

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