Karl Rove is Losing it: Accuses Obama Campaign of Suppressing the Vote

Karl Rove’s histrionic appearance on Fox News regarding the Ohio elections numbers highlights what a pickle he’s in, considering the hundreds of millions of dollars he spent, of other people’s money to get Romney in and Obama out. And then Rove blamed Hurricane Sandy. And now, Rove insists that President Obama won reelection by “suppressing the vote,” during an appearance on Fox News Thursday.


Think Progress transcribes the interview:

”I think the Republicans lost in this election because of two things. One is that the Obama campaign was very effective in keeping roughly 92 percent of the people who voted for President Obama before to vote for him again. But they didn’t do a good job of growing the electorate…The Democrats, the the only group that they got more votes this time around than they got four years ago were among Latinos. About 700,000 more Latinos voted Democratic this year than the year before. But the president succeed by suppressing the vote, by saying to people, ‘you may not like who I am and I know you can’t bring yourself to vote for me, but I’m going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who only cares about himself.’

Rove should grasp the meaning of unity and inclusion. Democrats didn’t ‘get’ the Latino vote. We simply don’t threaten to have them ‘self-deport’ and do not ostracize entire groups of people. This is like talking to children and it’s odd that Republicans never suspected that they were becoming insignificant to the populace, each time they ostracized yet another group and/or race of people.

We remember Sonia Sotomayor being questioned as if she was a racist for her ‘wise Latina’ remark.  The ironic part, was that it was U.S. Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III who made these claims — Sessions, a notable racist, who is/was a KKK sympathizer. Then, Rush Limbaugh ran with it. Limbaugh, an outspoken racist. Republicans remained in denial, telling us we were ‘playing the race card.’

If they get rid of the racist bullshit, they just might ‘get’ the Latino vote. One day.  Stop with the Voter ID crap. American voters are privy to what’s behind this tactic. We don’t all watch Fox News. After Republicans tried to literally take away the right to vote from Latinos and African Americans/Blacks, how well did they think they would do, vote wise? Obviously, they weren’t thinking.

  • Karl Rove

    Obama’s tryin’ to keep the white man down.

    • Kal-El

      BWAAAAA HAAAA HAAA! The madness does not end

    • glorrierose

      Yep. That’s why he says, in his acceptance speech, “I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.”

      That’s also why, in a state like Wisconsin, with a population of 88.4% whites, voted 56.6% for Obama. Why, all those white folks want to “keep the white man down.” Must be they all hate themselves, hunh?

  • mannannie

    Hmmm, that is probably why he says, “We pull each other up, we leave no-one behind.”

  • casevier

    Does Rove serve any purpose at all outside of being an obese buffoon?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BOMY2O65B3GFWW25WKIDBF6QD4 Angela

    Is this guy even relevant? He needs to crawl back under his rock. No, we don’t want that trash back.

  • mc1964

    What’s going on is Carl Rove shoring up the defences that reality has so brutally battered (you can make
    your own Hurricane Sandy joke). He’s blaming minorities, women, and all the other windmills that the
    right likes to tilt at. Sadly, too many viewers will believe his line of bull.What all of this shows is that the right
    has learned nothing from this defeat. They still believe in their own infallibility and the loss is the result of
    some vast liberal conspiracy.

  • yeppers

    In campaigns dont all candidates say something about the other candidate rove, isnt the job to differentiete yourself from the other guy??? How is running a campaign successfully suppressing someone elses vote??? its a democracy at the end of the day in ANY election the guy who was more believable WINS. Romney was NOT the least bit believable ESPECIALLY when he goes off the record and says to rich people its not HIS JOB (AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES mind you) TO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY…Chile and then tried to take it back…WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE THAT??