Krazy Karl: He’s Come Undone ‘Karl Rove is not a genius; he has become almost a kind of national village idiot.’
Best selling author, Director of Progress Texas PAC
Posted: 11/09/2012 12:55 pm
Rove manufactures realities like mobile homes and then convinces otherwise intelligent people they are valuable property and great places to live.
His latest scam has been to portray a socialist America run by a secret black Muslim that taxes the wealth and destroys the economy of people like the Koch brothers. Rove convinced countless rich people and their corporations to write him big checks for his Super PAC Crossroads GPS. If only he were properly funded, he insisted, he could prevent the horrible American tragedy that waited like a specter behind a door. Three or four hundred million dollars later he lost and came undone on national television. The numbers cruncher had his reality crunched by numbers. A bonfire of inanities was burning his future.
Karl Rove has almost single-handedly destroyed the GOP. He has chased away almost every constituency other than white males with money and anger issues. There is only a platform left that creates division and patent meanness, which are Rove’s greatest accomplishments.
His legacy will be that he was the mad scientist that developed a rhetorical germ that caused reasonable Americans to grab each other around the throat. Our social fabric of debate, discussion, compromise, and caring has been on the verge of tearing apart and setting us all off on a race among the ruins. Karl may not have shame about what has happened but we ought to at least be embarrassed by the complicity of what the world once thought of as a great nation.
Karl Rove is not a genius; he has become almost a kind of national village idiot. He is humored by some, ignored by others, but has been allowed too often back into the public square trying to tell strangers his odd stories. If he has friends, they need to take him aside and gently get Rove to therapy. Fortunately, our democracy can recover from his ministering and manipulation.
Karl’s future is less certain.
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