If I were Karl Rove - and I am beyond thankful I am not - I would not be answering my phone, emails or texts for the next month. Can you imagine the voicemails he must be getting right now? (I am picturing David Koch on the other end just breathing very heavily into the phone with no words.)
Karl, seriously, you are no better than Bernie Madoff, although this time I don't feel bad for the "investors." In short, you collected money based on a reputation you had previously built for yourself, promised outsized and steady returns without any downside, cooked the numbers for your "investors" so they wouldn't catch on, and then went into denial about what was happening on the day of reckoning. And you even tried to legitimize it by having the "big" thinkers in your party peddle your nonsense. We've all seen it before, but this my be the first time we have seen it in the political arena.
There is no doubt I got pleasure watching you squirm and try to use "math" to explain Ohio. You weren't really squirming because your candidate lost, it's because you lost - BIG!!! You knew at that moment your billionaire buddies were getting their servants to hand them their phone so they could ask you WTF!!!!
It was at that moment you knew the ponzi scheme had failed. Your ROI was zero - seriously Karl...zero? The local high school investment club gets more right than you did the other night.
So Karl, I would like to congratulate you on running the first ever full-blown ponzi scheme in american politics. You had all the ingredients to pull it off, but, like most, you forgot one thing: The scheme always fails in the end.
And to David, Charles, Sheldon, and the rest of you idiots, it all could have been avoided if you had used your old bony fingers to just go to this webpage
Just going there every day for the last 3-4 months would have saved you all a lot of heartache and money (well, maybe not heartache, but certainly money, which is all you care about anyway).
And to the "intellectuals" of the party - Brooks, Kristol, Will, Kudlow, Rubin, etc. - maybe, in the words of Bill Maher, it's time for you guys to sit the next one out. Because you guys have been so wrong on so much stuff that it's really hard to believe you still collect a paycheck.
And to Dick Morris...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH...I need a breath...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Next time, Karl, if you still have a job within the party, leave the math up to the professionals. And if your ilk ever ask you how the numbers look, just politely send them to Nate's blog and you can all save yourselves the embarrassment next time. But we know you won't, and that is perfectly fine with us over here in sanity. Watching you stammer, squirm, and get the "oh shit" look on your face when it comes crashing down will never get old.