Sunday, April 27, 2008

Karl's Letter

The "great" Karl Rove has written an editorial for Newsweek Magazine that serves as an open letter to Sen. Obama. My heart (a muscle this bastard is seemingly subsisting without) tells me to automatically reject anything he writes or speaks as conspiratorial and crooked. However, our ability to easily write him off has, I believe, allowed him the space to have his favorite retarded puppet serve as the American President for eight treacherous years.

In the column he writes:

Even liberal commentators who adore you warn you can't win with a McGovern coalition of college students and white-wine sippers from the party's left wing. Saying small-town voters cling to guns, faith and xenophobia because of economic bitterness hurt you; it reinforced the growing sense you don't share Middle America's values. So did asking about the price of arugula in Iowa, dismissing the "true" patriotism of people who wear a flag lapel pin, being "friendly" (as your chief strategist, David Axelrod, put it) with a violent, unrepentant '60s radical and having a close relationship with an angry pastor who expressed anti-American sentiments.

You argue the son of a single working mom can't be an elitist. But it's not where you start in life; it's where you end up. After a prestigious prep school, Columbia and Harvard, you've ended up with the values of Cambridge, San Francisco and Hyde Park. So you're doing badly in Scranton, Youngstown and Erie, where ordinary Americans live.

Sadly, albeit correctly, he makes some important points throughout the piece. The man understands the American electorate, and if we have learned anything this decade, we should understand that he is not to be taken lightly.

Obama needs to work on his pitch to poor, uneducated middle American voters. There is not getting around that.

For years I have felt that the biggest asset that the right has over the left is that the right takes the time to understand the liberal mind, while those on the left simply turn a deaf ear to anything the right has to say.

Know they enemy, or thy enemy will rule you.

The one thing that makes me most uncomfortable about all of this is his motives. Why is he drawing out a logical and effective road map for Obama? Does he think Clinton has a better chance to win in the fall? Does he still harbor disdain for McCain (I know it rhymes) from 2000? Maybe he thinks Obama can win but will govern like Jimmy Carter, who opened the door for the disastrous Ronald Reagan. In other words, he may prefer 4 years of Obama if it helps elect a more radical conservative than the occasionally moderate McCain.

My guess would be the latter, but I don't know. If I understood Rove, I would have helped beat him over the last 8 years...

Either way, here is a classic video of the turd behind the savant:

1 comment:

Bradda said...

Karl Rove. What more can I say?