Thursday, May 22, 2014
Just Putting Things Out There: The Perfidy of Karl Rove
And so I think it goes with Karl Rove. I'm not sure but that he's on borrowed air, having courted enough billionaires' cash for his Crossroads venture that didn't pay-off with "the math" in the 2012 election that I still can't fathom why he hasn't become some flavor of spinmeister-jerky in a Nevada desert. But regardless, it still does my dark, grudge-prone heart good to hear that Meghan McCain blasted the bejaysus out of Turdblossom's crapulent hide. She quite properly related his comments about the mental health of former SOS Clinton regarding her fall to those very unfortunate and Rovian calls that took place in SC during the 2000 GOP primary bid.
It reveals something very true about Rove's modus operandi, that, once you've understood it, makes him fairly pathetic. His version of oppo is actually a dumb brute-force technique you could call "putting shit out there". It doesn't have to have the ring of truth essential and simon-pure--it just has to be basically plausible to the mouthbreathers. So some shit gets thrown out there that a darker-skinned member of the McCain household is Sen. McCain's biracial lovechild, when Meghan McCain's sister was adopted by her mother in an act of real love, but why would the truth matter--truth takes time to get out. But you can throw a lie at lightning speed, right? And then it just splashes down and ripples out.
Just like Hillary Clinton's head wound is supposed to splash down and ripple out into suppositions about whether she was wearing head trauma kinds of glasses instead of the kind of glasses middle-aged ladies sometimes wear to read like my mom does. It simply doesn't have to be true--it just gets out there. Like, somehow, maybe, bad "math" about the electability of certain candidates gets out there? You want skewed polls? You want a prince of projectionism, whose oppo also kind of points back at the failings of the kinds of politicians he'd serve, and voila, you have your Rover. He's pathological and he's toxic.He will probably even fuck over the people who hire him or do business with him, because he can just go on FOX News or whatever and make it okay for himself--he thinks.
Does that sound a little harsh? I dunno. I'm just putting it out there.