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Rove: Obama won 'by suppressing the vote'

4:38 pm - 11/08/2012

GOP strategist Karl Rove went on Fox News today to argue that President Barack Obama "succeeded by suppressing the vote" -- an argument that directly contradicts the conventional wisdom that Romney failed to appeal to non-white and female voters.

Rove argued that Obama won with a smaller popular vote and a smaller margin of victory than in the 2008 election against Sen. John McCain. Instead of expanding voters, Rove argued, Obama "suppressed the vote" by demonizing former Gov. Mitt Romney and encouraging people not to vote.

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cyranothe2nd 9th-Nov-2012 06:00 am (UTC)
Its so hilarious watches them spinning their wheels, blaming everyone else and basically not just admitting that they lost because they are fucking racist and sexist.
masakochan 9th-Nov-2012 07:00 am (UTC)
blaming everyone else

This pretty much sums up how my parents have been reacting.

My dad was actually trying to pull some bullshit ~secret/actual reason~ as to why barely anyone voted for Romney in Ohio. He went quiet after I pretty much snapped and said, "There is no secret. Romney lied, scared the shit out of so many workers there, and made people not want to vote for him."
crossfire 9th-Nov-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Romney fucking LIED in Ohio. I mean, he lied everywhere just about, but his lies were egregious enough in Ohio that the entire state side-eyed him.
hinoema 9th-Nov-2012 06:35 am (UTC)
Instead of expanding voters, Rove argued, Obama "suppressed the vote" by demonizing former Gov. Mitt Romney and encouraging people not to vote.

"He said mean things about Romney in an election, that Commie Moozlim Unamerican!!!11!!"

(I switched to firefox and noscript and can c/p again.)
vvalkyri 9th-Nov-2012 06:39 am (UTC)
This is of course the classic GOP tactic of accusing the other side of something they've been trying to do.

SRSLY, suppressing the vote is defined as making your supporters unexcited?
kagehikario 9th-Nov-2012 06:42 am (UTC)
Are they just repeating what people say about them back at us now? Like, the way 5 year olds debate?
homasse 9th-Nov-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
This is the same bizarro-world logic as 'Heckuva Job' Brownie saying Obama did a terrible job after Sandy.

The Republicans are projecting so hard you could use them for a dang PowerPoint presentation.
redstar826 9th-Nov-2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
lol I'm gonna get a lot of use out of this .gif, I can tell

bluelarkspur 9th-Nov-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Rove argued, Obama "suppressed the vote" by demonizing former Gov. Mitt Romney and encouraging people not to vote.

...do you know what voter suppression is, Karl? Sorry, Mittens wasn't exactly talking about what an awesome guy Obama is either. But how dare Obama actually run a campaign and try to win.

Edited at 2012-11-09 05:19 pm (UTC)
sophiaserpentia 9th-Nov-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
No. No, actually the Obama campaign did the exact opposite. I was just reading about how they set up this very sophisticated outreach program which kept a running log of contacts with specific potential voters who supported Democratic views generally but were on the fence about voting for the president. They'd identify the qualms these people had, find ways to address them, and convince them to go out and vote. Then if necessary they'd help them get to the polls on election day. It's a bit of a targeted marketing campaign but it's certainly on the up and up and the exact opposite of the GOP's strategy of (1) trying to get people kicked off of voting registration lists (2) voter ID laws, (3) early voting disparities in Democratic districts, (4) understaffing Democratic voting places so that people would have to wait in line for several hours to vote, and all the other myriad obstacles they tried to put up and which ultimately didn't work.
lolahead 9th-Nov-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Is it me or is Karl Rove fatter and uglier than ever? I love the way his chin/neck (whateverthefuck) wabbles to and fro with his indignant chipmunk chatter.
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