The Frogman Cometh

S188-27.jpgFrom the Smirking Chimp:

Karl Rove is typically described as a villain of American politics. I prefer the description of deranged psycho killer when referring to him and the underhanded campaign tactics he popularized.

While villains tend to be handsome, dashing men who wield great power and charisma, psycho killers are generally pathetic and broken down little misfits, usually sexually dysfunctional and shunned by society, only to fester in the shadows while flagellating themselves and masturbating to pictures of their mother.

Is that an apt description of Karl Rove? Who the fuck cares, it’s Karl Rove. When did he ever consider the veracity of his claims? This is the man who helped forward a rumor in 2000 that John McCain’s adopted Indian daughter was really an illegitimate child sired with a woman of African descent, a claim so obviously deranged that it says more about the speaker of the smear than the subject.

Well, it would, if this salacious rumor didn’t have a hand in depriving McCain the republican nomination that year in favor of Mayor McCheese. On Rove’s recent book tour, where he’s hawking Courage and Consequence, a mewling little White House memoir where he canonizes George W. Bush and maligns everyone else for being better than him, he addressed the allegations of his participation in the stunt by insinuating McCain handled the smear inadequately. This is like someone stabbing you in the chest and then making fun of you for screaming in agony.

Rove is notorious for stunts like the above, so much so that a word was coined in his honor describing down and dirty campaign tricks. He argues that for it to be believed that his legendary smear tactics used in so many campaigns actually influence the public, the public at large would have to monumentally stupid. And he says this in all seriousness, as a defense of himself, all the while clandestinely asserting that which he refutes.

Because his tactics do work; while he hasn’t always been successful in selling whomever he hitched his cart to, he has scored some pretty big wins through out his career, using the exact type of tactics that he now tries to distance himself from. But he doesn’t want you to like him, he just wants to be right.

I don’t hold some knee jerk aversion to Rove because he’s a republican or because he will forever be linked to George Bush. I despise him for being a loyal company man. It’s not that he believes wholeheartedly in his silly causes and crusades, because he obviously doesn’t. There is a level of awareness in him missing from most true believers, whether they believe in conservatism or Jesus Christ. Rove partakes in the mudslinging and misleading because it’s highly lucrative and because he enjoys it.

I’m of the opinion that people must earn your respect. Those who fall short of that ideal at least deserve the truth. The truth is a Karl Rove is a soul less and conniving little bastard who would have never made it anywhere in life if not for his lack of morals and weaselly little personality. And he knows it. He revels in it.

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  • ebwolf

    This guy doesn't even care about being right. He subscribes to the Al Davis “just win, baby” school of philosophy. The problem is, this guy is DAMN good at what he does.
    Which means we can expect to see a legion of spin-artists with his playbook clogging up the media for some time to come.
    Love him. Hate him. But dismiss him at your own peril.

  • Anonymous

    He’s a traitor to the country. He outed a CIA agent during a time of war (a hanging offense), and that agent was working on preventing nuclear proliferation relating to Pakistan, as well as terrorist financing in Saudi Arabia. Her entire front company, Brewster Jennings, not just her career, was blown. And frankly, since we never see the unclassified after action report on the matter, we have no way of knowing whether or not this Cheney/Rovian leak cost either agents or intelligence assets their lives, so they could be guilty of murder as well.

    That, combined with Cheney selling centrifuges to the Iranians in violation of U.S. sanctions while he was head of Halliburton during the 90’s should tell you exactly what guys like them are about.

    If terrorists really DO get the bomb, it’ll be because of Cheney and Rove.

  • 5by5

    He's a traitor to the country. He outed a CIA agent during a time of war (a hanging offense), and that agent was working on preventing nuclear proliferation relating to Pakistan, as well as terrorist financing in Saudi Arabia. Her entire front company, Brewster Jennings, not just her career, was blown. And frankly, since we never see the unclassified after action report on the matter, we have no way of knowing whether or not this Cheney/Rovian leak cost either agents or intelligence assets their lives, so they could be guilty of murder as well.

    That, combined with Cheney selling centrifuges to the Iranians in violation of U.S. sanctions while he was head of Halliburton during the 90's should tell you exactly what guys like them are about.

    If terrorists really DO get the bomb, it'll be because of Cheney and Rove.

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