Saturday, January 26, 2008

Karl Rove: Whoring for All that is Wrong with Politics

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More full of Crap than a Republican Congressional Caucus.
Spanish Speeder Sues Family of Teen Boy He Killed...

What Karl Rove did for politics was eliminate any legitimate sense of community.

It isn't to say, he wasn't willing to take advantage of your sense of community, play on you and your people's sense of wanting to belong, wanting the dream of a larger, greater America.

But Karl Rove when in operational mode, has no sense of shame, no sense of community, no sense of being part of something larger. Like Satan. He organizes, splitting groups up and spitting them out. Gays, Christians, white males, soccer moms and NASCAR dads, Blacks, Chicanos, and illegals (and yeah, they're illegals, not undocumented and you must hate America, buddy. Want to make something of it? Here... talk to my friends in Gitmo.)

If you and yours get run over, well... tough.

That's two for him and none for you, and you weren't paying attention.

Some people admire this. Even some Democratic politicians, we hear the pundits say, admire Karl Rove for the results he has delivered for Republicans.

I despise him and everything he stands for. I spit on the ground he walks on and sow it with salt. I say Karl Rove stands for the worst America has ever offered, the worst in American politics, and the worst President this country has ever had. Rove destroys our sense of community. He stands for dirty, irresponsible politics without accountability. He appeals to the worst in our nature, rather than our best. He is willing to routinely settle for 51% and than govern as if he had 80%, rather than get elected with 70% and govern as if he had 70%.

An article from Spain today reminds me deeply of Karl Rove.

Associated Press (Yahoo)

MADRID, Spain - A speeding motorist who killed a teenage cyclist is suing the boy's parents over damage to his luxury car, the government says.

Enaitz Iriondo, 17, died instantly in August 2004 when businessman Tomas Delgado's Audi A8 crashed into him at 100 mph near Haro in northern Spain, an Interior Ministry traffic report said. The speed limit was 55 mph.

Iriondo was not wearing reflective clothing or a helmet, the ministry report said. As the sun had set when he crossed the path of Delgado's car from a side road, a regional court found both parties at fault and closed the case, the report said.

Delgado, whose insurance company paid Iriondo's parents $48,500 in compensation for their son's life, filed a suit in late 2006 to recover $29,400 in damages to his car and car rental costs, the ministry traffic report said.

"It's the only way I have to claim my money back," Delgado was quoted as saying by the newspaper El Pais, which first reported the story on Friday. El Pais said a ruling was expected next week.

"It's the final straw, a stab in the back," Iriondo's mother, Rosa Trinidad said, according to El Pais. "Before the lawsuit we thought the poor guy would find it hard to live the rest of his life with the thought of having caused our son's death.
Let me give you that again: "Before the lawsuit we thought the poor guy would find it hard to live the rest of his life with the thought of having caused our son's death."

Before this administration, I thought any president, any administration, would find it hard to live with the damage they have caused my beloved country.

I was wrong.

With just under a year before a new president is sworn in, the damage done by the Bush administration continues to mount on a daily and weekly basis. Already the damage is so vast and crosses so many domains, the United States will be the rest of my lifetime and much of my children's lifetime, cleaning up the mess, and that assuming future presidents allow room to work, by no means a sure deal.

The U.S. position as world leader may well be destroyed forever, depending on how we get through the coming economic crisis. Karl Rove ran the politics which allowed all this to happen, and authorized the looting of our nation at the same time, the fuck.

But Rove, the President, and the Bush administration continue to act with no shame, and no sense of community. They continue to rip apart over 200 years of nation-building, while the rest of us do what we can to stop them as they kill people, while looting the country.

What is Rove doing now?

Rove is out spinning away in magazines, on television, and writing a book (for which he got a crappy advance), blaming the entire mess on Democrats (liberals), trying to say the Bush administration is winning the war (if only the Generals and troops would get it right), while raking in money as he desperately attempts to revise history so he and Bush (but especially himself) are the people who got it right.

How many more have to die in Iraq for Rove to be proved right doesn't matter, just so long as Rove is proved correct.

Really, no kidding.

This is all about Rove and Bush being right, and everyone else being wrong. It's a big game of "I told you so," we know what we're doing, do it my way.

Rove is no different at heart than the Spanish motorist who killed a teenager and now is extorting money from the family because his fancy car got dinged up when he ran over their child at 100 mph. And displays just as little empathy.


Maybe Karl could hang out at Arlington with a sign that says:
"I helped kill your child by prolonging the war to help the President stay in power. Car needs tune-up. Will give speech on why surge is working, for cash."