Do Karl Rove, Reince Priebus, Rupert Murdoch, and the 26 billionaires that brought us "divide and conquer" politicians that cannot keep their facts straight like Romney, Congressman Paul Ryan, and Scott Walker believe that Americans' are just plain stoooopid or do they believe they had our election system rigged to undermine real democracy? Who are the republicans going to blame?
Before we go any further, please let us point out the fact that, in Wisconsin, "divide and conquer" is still winning and Fitzwalkerstan came roaring back -- there is more work to do in the Badger State. But in most of the rest of America, republicans paid a price for their "divide and conquer" politics. Not even the mighty right wing media echo chamber could swindle the public into electing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Even the right wing Washington Times is proclaiming to the world that "Reeling conservatives face ‘recalibration’ at their core: Republicans reassess makeup, tactics, war image (WARNING: WINGNUT SITE).
So now Donald Trump has a sad and from VOICES "You Can't Make This Crap Up" department, he's calling for revolution because Obama was declared the winner.
MEMO TO DONALD TRUMP: History shows that, when there is a successful revolution, it turns out bad for the upper 1 percent.
Other billionaires are mighty pissed too.
Karl Rove, "Bush's Brain", is not that smart after all. Remember, George W. Bush left office even more unpopular than Richard Nixon at the time of his resignation.
Rove's two political groups, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, led the Romney/Ryan march into presidential history oblivion blowing at least $127 million on more than 82,000 television spots and ten of the 12 Senate candidates and four of the nine House candidates they supported also lost. So much for Karl's permanent republican presidency -- at least for now.
Post-election, after Romney's loss, republicans are looking to lay blame and the finger-pointing started before November's votes were even counted.
And from VOICES "You Can't Make This Crap Up" department, the Koch brother's Herman Cain is actually calling for the creation of a third party!
MEMO TO DAVID KOCH & HERMAN CAIN: How did all that teabaggin' work out fer ya?
Soul searching can only happen when people have a soul -- but reportedly, republicans are reflecting on what happened. Perhaps it is more accurate to say the conservative factions in the republican party are fighting for control.
And from VOICES "You Can't Make This Up" department, this war between republican factions stretches all the way across an opposite universe -- teabaggers say Romney was too moderate and was not enough of a radical extremist. Others believe that the people whom brought us "divide and conquer" politics must reach out to minorities.
MEMO TO REPUBLICAN FASCISTS: You can't reach out to minorities and flame your racist base with hate directed against those same minorities.
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sizes it up this way:
“If I hear anybody say it was because Romney wasn’t conservative enough, I’m going to go nuts. We’re not losing 95 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics and voters under 30 because we’re not being hard-ass enough.The unprecedented grand total of $6 billion spent on the 2012 election cycle (campaigns and outside groups in the primary, congressional and presidential races) may have been so excessive that the impact of additional advertisements and promotion became negligent. Perhaps what really made the difference was candidate's own activity.
Did Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have any real core values beyond privilege and entitlement?
Alternet (one of our daily reads) reports 5 unhinged right-wing reactions to Romney’s defeat:
- Melodramatic Social Media Users Declare “America died”
- Fox News Blames the Media Bias
- The National Review Claims Americans Are “Not Equipped” for Liberty
- Viva La Revolution!
- Outright Denial
Only time will tell -- Roger Ailes reach a "teachable moment" -- an epiphany of clarity? Did Fox discovers constant lying isn’t consistently effective electoral strategy? In the end, Murdoch's empire was bad for GOP and its consistently misleading programing and hate-mongering cannot be good for business, Roger Ailes may finally realize that it's bad for business.
So which media pundits are the biggest losers from the 2012 election cycle? There's an awful lot to choose from.
Enjoy the circular firing squad -- the riches billionaires in the world don't take blowing millions and millions of dollars for nothing lightly. Karl Rove engineered the bush train wreck and wasted huge amounts of money this year in massively historic proportions.
But here in Wisconsin, there is more work to do -- Fitzwalkerstan is back.