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Karl Rove: Mitt Romney
Had A ‘Butt Ugly’ GOP
Primary Campaign

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/16/2012 10:23:07 AM

Continuing the post-election Republican streak of using buttocks-related phrases to describe the party’s electoral defeat, GOP strategist and Fox News analyst Karl Rove said Wednesday night that Mitt Romney lost thanks in part to a “butt-ugly” GOP primary campaign that helped paint him in an “unfavorable light” for the actual presidential campaign season. Rove made the case that Romney’s campaign took severe damage at multiple points throughout the 2012 presidential campaign. The brutally long Republican primary campaign had “way too many debates,” Rove said, adding that they tended to focus on social

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Heavy sigh. I originally wanted Rick Perry to get the nomination. Unfortunately, for whatever reason he collapsed under the pressure. So will Rove help lead us to another devastating loss the next time??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 11/16/2012 10:33:23 AM     (No. 9018279)

Why in the world do they agree to so many debates? How many debates did Ronald Reagan have when he ran in 1980? I bet not too many. And there has to be some kind of standard to get into the debates. No more Herman Cain´s please.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/16/2012 10:39:28 AM     (No. 9018300)

Single issue (Repub) voters will continue to kill any hope of a true conservative candidate. This is the reason we had 10 guys running for the nomination, and so many debates.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/16/2012 10:39:58 AM     (No. 9018305)

As usual, Karl is correct - the debates were won by Romney but media claimed their little moron bammy was best. Debates are a useless preview of what a President will do, but somehow I cannot believe that the American people were so stupid as to vote for the black moron.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Feebie, 11/16/2012 10:40:00 AM     (No. 9018306)

What a charming man.... s/

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rosewater, 11/16/2012 10:47:52 AM     (No. 9018325)

I don´t want to hear from Rove anymore. Next!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/16/2012 10:49:18 AM     (No. 9018329)

Poor Romney - it is not about Romney it is about the country. Many votes for Romney were really votes against Obama. Romney trashed his rivals in the primary but would not trash his enemies in the election campaign. This is something that needs to change. I remember Mark Levin experessed concern that these loosing GOP candidates would not be able to unite behind Romney after what he did not them in the primary. Is Rove going to give an unopposed path to the next nomination for an articulate genuine conservative or is he only asking for a clear path for an establishment candidate?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bluehouse, 11/16/2012 10:49:58 AM     (No. 9018333)

Gingrich couldn´t handle his primary campaign finances, Bill Clinton, or his massive baggage - all self inflicted. Cain hadn´t even been elected dog-catcher. Santorum couldn´t win his senate seat. Bachmann barely won her house seat. Perry wasn´t ready. Ron Paul was his usual distraction without a real purpose. You go to war with the army you have - Romney.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: harleynyc, 11/16/2012 10:52:14 AM     (No. 9018345)

Memo to Rove: Not interested. Go away.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chillijilli, 11/16/2012 10:56:31 AM     (No. 9018358)

Pardon me. But I guess that butt ugly is in the eyes of the beholder and my eyes see Rove himself as butt ugly Hes just sore that he made an idiot of himself with his little dry eraser board. And I am SICK of talking heads running off at the mouth about how Romney ran his campaign. Name ONE other candidate who would´ve gotten as far as he did! Others may have said what some wished , but the media would´ve DESTROYED them in the 1st month.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/16/2012 10:57:00 AM     (No. 9018362)

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry did a great job of poisoning the well. None of these guys were even close to ready for Primetime and by attacking the character of Romney rather than his policies and record was particularly toxic. And then there was the Herman Cain sideshow act. Not a good way to develop a winner, especially when up against messiah and his loyal court eunuchs in the media. On the other hand, mitt improved dramatically as a debater thanks to all the chaos of primary season. Romney also shares some of the blame for slipping on the kid gloves during the second and third presidential debates.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chuck koala, 11/16/2012 11:00:04 AM     (No. 9018370)

There´s a lot of "groupthink" these days. 1. My feeling is Rove did an ok job. and 2. Romney´s 47% comments and this one this time about "gifts" were supposed to be private. Inner circle, tight group, and secure. 3. Someone´s a RAT!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MHR, 11/16/2012 11:00:41 AM     (No. 9018375)

Limit campaigns to one yr prior to the election, primaries and all...2 debates and that´s it!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: reilly, 11/16/2012 11:11:57 AM     (No. 9018411)


Rove, in the name of God, go.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: tenncon231, 11/16/2012 11:20:27 AM     (No. 9018423)

Karl--take the next 15 years as a full time job getting "hair plugs"! We know it will take that long for the plugs to take as the "fertilizer" under your chrome dome is nothing but B S.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 11/16/2012 11:26:10 AM     (No. 9018436)

The party elites and their groupies will find their reasons for loss by looking in a mirror.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/16/2012 11:27:52 AM     (No. 9018441)

I´ve had enough Karl Rove to last me quite a while, thanks...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/16/2012 11:31:02 AM     (No. 9018449)

I was right in the thick of things here in Florida, and if Romney had campaigned against Obama the way he did against Gingrich, we would be calling him President-elect Romney today.
Where did Romney´s "fight" go once he got the nomination?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/16/2012 11:38:32 AM     (No. 9018465)

You can bet that Rove will be back. In 2016. With Jeb Bush.

Assuming that we still have a country left by then.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bmoc, 11/16/2012 11:43:42 AM     (No. 9018480)

Also in Florida.... and I agree with #18. Rightly or wrongly, Romney´s campaign waged a scorched earth diatribe against fellow Republicans but I saw none of that against Obama. Curious.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 11/16/2012 11:44:41 AM     (No. 9018482)

Romney´s lies and slanders against fellow Republicans during the primary is what convinced me he was not worth voting for.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 11/16/2012 11:45:58 AM     (No. 9018487)

#18 Romney follows Reagan´s Golden Rule --- except Romney modifies it to "not speak ill of fellow Democrats."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chumley, 11/16/2012 12:06:36 PM     (No. 9018553)

Go away Rove. Experts like you have been forcing "moderate" candidates and failed elections on us for far too long.
Maybe you could retire and write a book nobody will read.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/16/2012 12:25:59 PM     (No. 9018603)

I´m another had more than enough of Rove.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/16/2012 12:27:08 PM     (No. 9018607)

We need more Lee Atwater and less Karl Rove.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 11/16/2012 12:39:31 PM     (No. 9018639)

It took a lot longer than I thought for someone to get around to blaming this on Sarah. Oh, I knew it would happen- just didn´t think it would be here.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Passion, 11/16/2012 12:46:41 PM     (No. 9018655)

Rove, Mitt and his super pacs MADE it butt ugly. They attacked Newt long before Newt ever attacked them. This is all Roves fault, Mitt´s fault, and Mitts super pacs fault.

For any of you Mitt drones too retarded to remember history, go check it out. Facts are stubborn things.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: italianlooks, 11/16/2012 12:52:03 PM     (No. 9018671)

The election was lost during the Primary..Canabilation never works.

There is no "I" in "Team." We preach this to our children from early youth. These folks never got the word. So smart they are dumb!

The individual were willing to lose the election and country rather than bow out gracefully! In the end we all lost!



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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/16/2012 1:03:18 PM     (No. 9018698)

Rove has to blame somebody - and it´s always those pesky conservatives, purists, Sarah, etc.! The slurs flying fast and ugly from the heart of the party establishment. Conservatives fell for this junk for the last time. Expect another loss if his next brilliant idea is a Bush for 2016.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: cym rhondda, 11/16/2012 1:14:18 PM     (No. 9018716)

Hey! Reply 2.Redneck In NY. ´Single issue (Repub) voters will continue to kill any hope of a true conservative candidate...´

Would one of those single issues be the MASSACRE of the unborn?

Abortion on demand is not an ISSUE, it is cold blooded MURDER. A ´true conservative candidate´ would NEVER be a baby killer.

´Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.´

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rmsimms, 11/16/2012 1:57:12 PM     (No. 9018825)

If Newt or Santorum had gotten the nomination, we would have lost the House, too. Newt is the worst sort of hypocrite and Santorum is a fanatic.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/16/2012 2:05:54 PM     (No. 9018845)

I wouldn´t vote for Santorum - he hates free trade and I don´t think I could take four years of gooey treacle over that handicapped kid. Newt or Cain were the ones I liked best - both of them besmirched themselves however, so let´s look for a Newt without the baggage.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/16/2012 6:07:59 PM     (No. 9019343)

According to a minority voter today, it was that 47% comment. My response was about the people that enjoy being poor with perks.

It´s numbers and if you think they outnumber us today, think what it will be in four years after another floodgate opens.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/18/2012 5:18:01 AM     (No. 9021478)

Karl Rove would prefer that the establishment pick be selected by secret ballot and signaled with white smoke. Please go away Mr. sour grapes loser, we told you your establishment RINO guy would lose. The debates were great. Why should Republicans be afraid to have more opportunities to communicate, unless they aren´t really interested in communicating with potential voters? Herman Cain would have made a great candidate, too bad he got railroaded. Ron Paul was fantastic. Gingrich was great. The only ones who bombed were Perry and the assistant Sunday School preacher from Pennsylvania.

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Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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