What Rove Does

6 comments March 23rd, 2007at 11:26pm Posted by Eli

Digby excerpts a chilling Atlantic piece from the 2004 election, describing how Karl Rove quite literally stole a close election for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice back in 1994. Digby also talks about Rove’s probable intent to use bogus accusations of voter fraud to suppress votes and steal close elections in 2006 (and probably 2008). Now that’s chutzpah.

This is why I want Rove gone so badly. It’s bad enough that he’s reduced politics to its basest, most manipulative form, but he’s not content to just game the voters – he has to game the votes themselves as well. He is a liar and a cheat who has done incalculable damage to our Democratic process, but as long as his skills are valuable, even necessary, to Bush and the GOP, they will pull out all the stops to keep him in the game for 2008. Ignore subpoenas? You bet. Constitutional crisis? Bring it on.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Politics,Republicans,Rove

6 Comments

  • 1. Drano  |  March 24th, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Probably future historians will look on all this as a dangerous experiment in government. It seems as if Bush’s administration has all along been doing something entirely other than governing in the conventional sense, and hence their initial successes: like a new bacterium, it meets low resistance.
    Interestingly, both Bush and Rove were dropouts and weasels from youth onward.

  • 2. PoliShifter  |  March 24th, 2007 at 11:56 am

    But we don’t have to worry cause Tony Snow says Rove will most deffinately tell the truth behind closed doors with no recording devices or transcripts….

    Rove is such a stand-up guy offering a deal like that.

  • 3. Eli  |  March 24th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    It seems as if Bush’s administration has all along been doing something entirely other than governing in the conventional sense, and hence their initial successes: like a new bacterium, it meets low resistance.

    “Seems”? They’ve never made any attempt to govern. They seek only to exploit and pervert the government, not exercise it for any of the functions for which it was intended.

    Rove is such a stand-up guy offering a deal like that.

    Yes, anyone who does not trust Karl implicitly is an America-hating traitor.

  • 4. HopeSpringsATurtle  |  March 24th, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Is there going to be a new circle in hell called ‘Rovia’? There should be…

  • 5. Donna  |  March 25th, 2007 at 10:35 am

    This is what it’s like to be governed by juvenile delinquents. That’s the way I think of it. Almost everything comes down to bullying people into backing off and giving in. It’s all about splitting the spoils between you and your little band of criminals and having fun hurting anyone on the outside of that little band.

  • 6. Eli  |  March 25th, 2007 at 11:46 am

    I think that’s pretty apt. Bush has always looked to me like the head bully, and all his enablers are like his bully sidekicks, egging him on and feeling like vicarious tough guys every time he beats someone up.


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