Karl Rove is scrambling over at the Wall Street Journal to cover his ass and point his pudgy little finger at everyone and everything he can find to pin blame on. Except himself, of course.
The president's team ran a focused, disciplined ground game to identify all Obama supporters from 2008, hold them in line, and turn them out this year. While the president appears to have converted very few supporters of Sen. John McCain, he did get at least 92% of the votes he received in 2008. America's shifting demographics—fewer whites, more young people and minorities—were just enough for the president.Yes, Karl, President Obama did run a focused, disciplined ground game to turn out his supporters. In this modern age, it takes more than sticking a sign on your lawn to get your message out. I suppose when you can't articulate your message, lawn signs are something of a substitute, but still. And, um Karl, young people, minorities and vaginas were more than enough to get our President re-elected.
If that doesn't stick for him, he's got
global warming the supernatural to blame it on.
The president was also lucky. This time, the October surprise was not a dirty trick but an act of God. Hurricane Sandy interrupted Mr. Romney's momentum and allowed Mr. Obama to look presidential and bipartisan.Oh yes, how fortunate. One of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes to hit the United States was just dumb luck for our bumbling President. Never mind the people who died or who were rendered homeless. This act of God was all about the politics and photo-ops for that damned socialist. How dare he look presidential in the aftermath.
And if you can't baffle 'em with your bullshit, Karl, there's always your favorite tactic. Blame your adversary for the very game plan you were running.
While victorious, the president is hardly a colossus. He ran a campaign utterly devoid of a governing vision because he offered little in the way of a prospective agenda. And because his campaign was unprecedented in its negativity and ugliness, it will be doubly hard for him to reach across the aisle. The Chicago Way may have produced a re-election victory, but it will exact costs when it comes to governing.All very nice tries, Turd Blossom. However, I don't think it's going to be enough to convince those Villionaires to trust you on blind faith again. Maybe it's time to consider retirement. At least you will have medicare and social security to fall back on.