The absurdity of the control we allowed Karl Rove to gain over our nation . . .
It was Rove's casting of G.W. Bush as a victim--in real life--that was, and still is, absurd. Rove victimized Congress as well. Robert Byrd's voice of reason was a voice in the wilderness at that time.
Condemnation of G.W. Bush is clearly the view of a majority of grassroots Democrats, as well as two of our foremost intellectual leaders Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd for whom I have the utmost respect. However, G.W. Bush was as much a victim of Rove as was the Republican Party and the rest of us.
Rove was not just an evil genius, acting alone. He aligned himself with Tom Donohue, Bill Canary, and Dick Addington in 1994, as well as with Boyden Gray, whose primary family loyalty was to the tobacco industry. In early 2000, out of desperation, Rove again aligned himself with Donohue, in his new capacity as head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and gave him a blank check drawn against the treasury of the United States Government.
Rove sold us--Democrats, Republicans and Independents--down the river, to gain control of the Presidency and our government for himself. See: http://www.democraticunderground.com/... on the theft of the 2000 election, http://www.democraticunderground.com/... on the theft of the 2004 election and http://www.democraticunderground.com/... on the theft of the 2010 elections.