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I had predicted, on Facebook, that the President would get 323 electoral votes. (Didn't hit it dead on but was close). I don't have a crystal ball. I simply payed attention to Current TV and MSNBC. I also payed attention to Faux "news" but don't consider that broadcast to have reliable information. As election night evening rolled on, one state after another fell just as had been predicted. They've done the polls sometimes even county by county.

Polling has become a very precise science.

Faux "News", I am certain, is using the same modern science that has become polling and so, had the same numbers. They knew exactly which county was going to go which way, state by state and then nationally.

Romney's campaign had already assembled for the "hell, we've lost, everybody did a fantastic job, see ya later" party. Every single one of those dolts at Faux "News" knew this and already had the numbers and the outcome layed out before them.

There job was to sit there and, as they almost always do, to LIE about each and every single given situation. Karl Rove was absolutely the most deceitful, because he is savy enough himself to know exactly what's going on. And knowing full well that two very miffed Koch brothers would be watching, Rove twisted and turned at every moment, portraying a confidence in Romney's victory even as he knew full well it wasn't to be.

I've never seen such a completely transparent example of the true nature of Faux "News". This tops it.

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  •  Faux night (1+ / 0-)
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    myboo

    When Meygn Kelly was walking down the hall to the number crunchers room, she said something that made me think that Roves drama was faux.  She was walking down the hall and said " When we were rehearsing this earlier my audio disappeared right about here"   So I was thinking the same thing, that Roves routine  was not sincere.

  •  I read Karl Rove's actions a little more (1+ / 0-)
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    skwimmer

    cynically. Putting together the 'minor' software tuneup the Ohio machines received and Karl Rove's intransigence, I have a more sinister scenario in mind.
    I feel whoever was hired to fudge the voting got cold feet when the situation came under the microscope or Obama won by a much larger margin than the designers of the 'fix' believed possible.
    Think a moment on how narrow a margin the President won by and how narrow a margin Romney would have had to win by to make it seem real and not manipulated. That narrow margin would mean at most a 2% push and that's what Rove was counting on.
    I look at Karl's panic coupled with frantic denial and I see someone who was paid a great deal of money to secure Ohio and failed.
    Whether that fear I saw was based solely on the fact President Obama was winning, which seems strange due to what the polls showed, or it was based on a 'guaranteed' win that failed?
    I'm not really a conspiracy theory kind of person, so I may be snarking a small amount, but Karl Rove's behavior was not that of an established political operator. He didn't pull this about other calls that were equally close and the results were breaking the way the unskewed polls predicted. His reaction was way over the top.

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 07:52:16 AM PST

    •  Didn't watch it that carefully (0+ / 0-)

      i was channel surfing. Your explanation seems a very good bet.

      The way Michael Connell ended, if I was Rove, I would be very concerned. Those fuckers are used to getting their way. Bet they are plenty pissed off.

      •  Google it,"Karl Rove argues with Fox" and the (0+ / 0-)

        video is all over.

        "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

        by Cruzankenny on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 08:32:31 AM PST

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        •  watched it (0+ / 0-)

          In my opinion, he seems almost desperate to make the case that Romney is in it. . ."just a little longer, please. . .oh please". He does not want to admit defeat so soon because he has spent so damned much money on this and is accountable to the Pitbulls.

          •  You're probably correct and he is accountable (0+ / 0-)

            He gets paid well, but he has to produce.
            I've never seen him so pathetic.

            "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

            by Cruzankenny on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 06:39:30 PM PST

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