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  •  I disagree. (5+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, kyril, Bob Love, Plu, tsqd

    The leaders of the scum PAC's have a huge credibility problem with donors.  Karl Rove is not a political genius tonight; he's a garden variety confidence man.  His tantrum on Fox had nothing to do with party loyalty; his reputation and influence were the line.  If you were a GOP donor looking for an -effective- organization to enforce your will upon an electorate, who could you trust now?  They all have nothing to show for their investments.  And there's no doubt Karl's been stringing them along with "just trust me."  He has a lot of explaining to do.  He played them, like a Bernie Madoff scheme against the far right.  Rasmussen played them.  Gravis played them all.  Gallup played them.  They are among the biggest losers tonight.

    •  They lost once. (3+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, Bob Love, DeadHead

      When I played high stakes in Vegas I worked with a bank roll that I was willing to lose 2.5% of on any given bet. It all depended on my EV. Losing ten or twenty thousand wasn't fun but it didn't mean I walked away from the game. You weather the losses and press on. You don't walk up, place all your money on "18 black" and spin the wheel once. Not if you're playing to win. They knew damn well they had a fight on their hands going in to this election. They lost, they'll adjust, and they'll be back. And Karl will probably still be there running the show.

      Attention rich bastards, this is real important,
      I thought you might want to know
      That $5,000 suits don't hide your 5¢ souls.

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:06:11 AM PST

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      •  Strangely enough, a few hours after I posted the (0+ / 0-)

        comment, Michael Steele echoed the sentiment on MSNBC.  Recrimination for the Super PAC directors & solicitors.  It's fair to say they'll be back, perhaps even more heavily funded, but this election showed that use of a Super PAC is caveat emptor.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Rove tossed under a bus.  He was bull$hitting donors big time.  

        The money lost is fungible, I get that.  But this exercise illustrated that Super PACs may in fact be impotent.  

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