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The latest wisdoms as spouted by Karl Rove are simply his way of staying in the game. His attack against Hillary Clinton as having possible brain damage due to a fall that sidelined her for several months back in 2012, is ever-so transparent.

After his dreadful performance on the Fox News election night coverage and his equally abysmal record of backing losing candidates in the 2012 election cycle, he is now positioning himself to once again pitch for funds from well-heeled right-wing campaigns and their supporters. If he is not seen by conservatives as someone to be listened to, be given to, or even written about, what becomes of him? He is his own product. This product, that of being a high-priced political consultant and talking head, is damaged, needs a re-boot in order to get clients and re-gain influence in the GOP and the media in general.

If we aren’t talking about him, his cash flow and his reason for being ceases. I guess we are in a sense, playing into his strategy by throwing hissy-fits at his latest bomb-throwing screed. While a lot of people seem to believe whatever this operative has to say, if he has another bad election cycle, he may need to find another line of work. There are still a lot of ticked-off donors who are reticent and rightfully so, to give him their ears, let alone another dime. So, he is now throwing up test balloons to see what might play in the body politic.

The 2014 election season is geared up, with so many would-be clients for him to impart his brilliant expertise and he wants to be in the mix. Going after Hillary is a good way to put himself back on the front burner of public attention and that of fledgling conservative candidates. The business that is Karl Rove, Political Consultant Extraordinaire, has its shingle out. How many will flock to his doorstep?

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  •  I agree but that still doesn't keep him from being (3+ / 0-)
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    Redfire, Hoghead99, Ditch Mitch KY

    a nasty sociopathic s*** head.

    We should start a pool to bet on the date he will call Hillary a lesbian, whore, again, (already been done in the 90's), slut, again, (" " ) or some other extremely and or egregious untrue sexist insult.

    And maybe the age/old-woman insults need their own pool.

  •  rove is reaping (0+ / 0-)

    the skepticism that

    his "real numbers" deserve.

    Sooner or later were going to have to: Trade in those Carbon Footprints ...

    by jamess on Wed May 14, 2014 at 06:13:45 PM PDT

  •  He is very much relevant (1+ / 0-)
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    He's so relevant you were driven to write a diary about him. It was the lead story on many news media outlets. Hey, I won 25 bucks in a poker game last night and I still couldn't get a hello back from my wife when I got home, yet even she mentioned about what Rove said about Hillary Clinton. I don't know about you but I thought relevancy was based on how many people pay attention and notice you.

    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others....Groucho Marx

    by tazz on Wed May 14, 2014 at 06:28:17 PM PDT

    •  Yes -- but now his s**t really stinks! (0+ / 0-)

      Rove has bullied the American media for two decades.
      Finally, the media notices that he is full of s**t.
      And it really stinks.

    •  It's all in how you define it. (0+ / 0-)

      My, my. The "relevancy" that he cares about are clients, media attention, and publicity, the mother's milk of PR guys.  Of course, I noted that we are indeed talking about him, which is he wants.  But, if he screws up like he did in 2012, he won't be the man on top of the political heap.  He has something to prove, needs to make even more noise this time out. The frame is the same, he is trying to make sure we don't forget how he was once very successful.  He might get that way again.  But, the degree of his rampant verbosity indicates that he is not what he once was in the eyes of many political folks - hence, the Hillary comment. The tactic is nothing new, coming from a Lee Atwater disciple.

  •  Ha! Hadn't thought of that... (1+ / 0-)
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    dougiemac in WA

       ... we'd have to give him credit for being a bigger duckhead than the other TGOP duckheads, and the competition there is tough!

    Compost for a greener piles?

    by Hoghead99 on Wed May 14, 2014 at 06:56:52 PM PDT

  •  He just needs to demonstrate (0+ / 0-)

    that he can still come up with talking points that will resonate in the right wing echo chamber.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." - Edward Abbey

    by dougiemac in WA on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:05:39 PM PDT

  •  Karl Rove was the master of projection. (0+ / 0-)

    Whatever was a weakness in your candidate and a strength in your opponent got flipped so it became the opposite.  That worked in a media landscape that was still largely controlled by corporate shill mainstream media gatekeepers -- the networks, the large newspapers and magazines, Huffington Post, etc.  It's no longer 2004, and most people (except for the old right-wingers toothlessly gumming up their Fox "News" on the TeeVee) won't fall for this b.s. anymore.  Karl's glory days are over and his time has passed.

  •  Give Him A Break.....He's On His Third Wife! (0+ / 0-)

    The last two dumped him.  Ole Karl's not getting any younger or prettier.  

    He's desperate.  Hillary could kick his ass even w/ double vision.

  •  I'm much more interested in (0+ / 0-)

    his unchecked hydrocephaly.

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