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  •  Lots of wishful thinking here... (15+ / 0-)

    With all due respect, I don't think Rove is going anywhere. He loves the notoriety, certainly the power, and, as already stated, is now rich beyond his wildest dreams.  I doubt seriously the right would abandon him unless and until they've found a replacement who's as smart as Rove.  His side lost big time, but he's really the only big name Repub who won (not counting congressional races), since he pocketed all that money.  There's not that many really smart people on the right, and they have to have a guru, and Rove is that guy.

    I hope I'm wrong, I think Rove is a large bag of pus on humanity, I'd love to see him vanish, but he's the smartest guy in the room.  I'd love to have a few with his political savvy on our side.

    Think about it -- the Republicans came way too close to winning the presidency without any solid, consisent platform -- none.  The right is in real trouble, since they believe in no government but have to elect people to run "no government."  It's a losing proposition.  Their only campaign tactic is spreading bullshit among the ignorant and keeping Americans talking about the bullshit they spread to distract them from critical thinking about issues.

    Sooner or later, even the dumb ones figure out all the right is offering is obfuscation and distraction, when the Dems are offering solutions to political problems.

    We have to pressure traditional media to start reporting the news and get public campaign finance enacted.  Winning this time is a start, but there's a lot of work ahead.

    A closed mind believes the future and the present will be the same, attempting to counteract an underlying fear that the future will be worse than the present, which inhibits the tendency to question at all. (Paraphrasing "A Course in Miracles.")

    by ceebee7 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:12:31 AM PST

    •  Thank You - N/T (1+ / 0-)
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      "Upward, not Northward" - Flatland, by EA Abbott

      by linkage on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:21:35 AM PST

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    •  The Fox meltdown was epic (4+ / 0-)

      For anyone who missed it, see here.

      Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore

      by Minerva on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 04:34:56 AM PST

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    •  He's in his prime right now (2+ / 0-)
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      Good analysis by ceebee7. The idea that he could get a candidate like Romney who was soundly rejected by his own party 4 years earlier, close to Obama says all it needs to say.

      I recall a random article where one of McCain's advisers said they looked over Romney for VP and saw "12 houses between them" and rejected him. But my bet it was the tax returns since he gave them all of the tax returns.

      Romney is man with wealth and power through connections. So are all the wealthy dicks that threw gazillions at Rove. These guys don't take losing lightly. They aren't crestfallen right now. They are simply asking "what did we do wrong and what do we have to do to fix it?"

      They'll all be back and much wealthier in four years than they are now. If some of them die then their heirs will be back. Effectively taking over the govt will be like a Carnegie getting his name on a Library. They didn't get to where they are today by running the first time or the 10th time they got rejected. They want to own this govt, and they will get what they want.

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