06
Mar
08

Rasmussen Reports Refute Rove

I decided to sully my computer screen today by reading Karl Rove’s commentary in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Alive!“, because, like any other red-blooded American, this leftie likes to take a peek into the enemy’s play book now and again. I try not to do it too often, lest I become tinged by the homogeneous, asexual organ that is Conservative analysis, which replicates through osmosis among sheep-like group thinkers dominating the Republican Party – the talk-radio carnies being largely responsible for this unnatural form of procreation.

Mr. Rove had some interesting things today. Some things which surprised me. I quote, “The big development to watch is not the rise of the ‘Obamicans’ — Republicans who are backing the charismatic Illinois senator. The interesting electoral phenomenon is the emergence of the ‘McCainicrats’ — Democrats backing Mr. McCain. It’s not just Sen. Joe Lieberman. In three recent polls, (Fox, LA Times/Bloomberg and Gallup), almost twice as many Democrats support Mr. McCain as Republicans support Mr. Obama. Three times as many Democrats support Mr. McCain as Republicans back Mrs. Clinton.”

Did you read that?!?! Rove is saying more Democrats are heading over to the Republican side than Repubs heading over to the Democrat side! Does that make sense to you? Yes, he smokes the from the same delusional pipe as Bush himself which induces a lack of concern for actual thruth when speaking or writing or thinking.

Fortunately, I also read this piece on The Rasmussen Report by Alan I. Abramowitz, a respected electoral forecaster and author of Voice of the People: Elections and Voting Behavior in the United States.

Abramowitz states, “Turnout in the Democratic presidential primaries this year has greatly exceeded turnout in Republican presidential primaries. Moreover, evidence from exit polls indicates that in states with open primary laws that make it easy for voters to cross party lines, a good many Republicans have been casting ballots in Democratic primaries. Evidence of this can be seen in two states with open primary laws that held their presidential primaries in February: Virginia and Wisconsin.

Based on the overall turnout in the Democratic and Republican primaries in these states and estimates from the exit polls of the size of the crossover vote in each party’s primary, we can calculate that about 16 percent of Republican voters in Virginia and 25 percent of Republican voters in Wisconsin cast their ballots in the Democratic primary. In contrast, only 2 percent of Democratic voters in Virginia and 3 percent of Democratic voters in Wisconsin cast their ballots in the Republican primary.”

McCainicrats my ass!

Rove, in his commentary, goes on to offer strategies for Hillary and McCain to beat Obama – a clear indication of his fear that Obama stands a much better chance of beating McCain than Hillary. And let me just add that I have seen little evidence of Rove’s evil genius since his introduction to the outside world from the diseased underbelly of the Bush administration. Don’t get me wrong, he is evil (isn’t he the one who came up with the idea to ban gay marriage in order to motivate Repub votes in 2004?) – but Genius? Is there such a think as a mediocre genius? No? How bout just mediocre?

Well, Dick Morris – who, in all his bitterness, would likely vote for Hitler over Hillary – gives a Rasmussen Report on strategies Obama should use to beat Hillary – in clear opposition to Rove. He, stop the presses, says it’s time for Obama to go negative against Hillary. He is, after all, the czar of the political attack. I can’t decide if it’s too bad he defected to the Conservative side or not. In any case, I doubt the two Democratic front runners will utilize tactics proposed by two of the biggest Conservative former-strategists-turned-commentators. It’s good to see the Conservatives throwing in opposing lots, however, regarding the Democratic race.

The fun never ends. Especially since I recently rented “Bush’s Brain” – a documentary, unbiased I’m sure, about Karl Rove. I haven’t watched it yet and will probably have to imbibe alcoholic beverages beforehand to numb my resulting outrage. I wonder if it bothers Karl that his last name is practically in Roe v. Wade. You can find irony in the smallest places if you look hard enough…

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3 Responses to “Rasmussen Reports Refute Rove”


  1. 1 Jay
    March 6, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I really think you are misunderestimating Republicans voting in Democrat primaries. It appears to me, to be a raiding party to create chaos–nothing more and nothing less. I doubt they will volunteer those votes again in November.

  2. March 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Right, Jay. I think Democrats are going to see what their party is all about. The blacks are ranked as second class citizens. Obama will not be allowed to be president. This is Hillary’s place. OK, he can be vice president. Then after eight years, OK. The gift will be handed to Obama from Clinton Mount.

  3. 3 Paige
    March 7, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Jay- I think that intelligent, independent thinking Republicans who are tired of the Iraq war and a president and party who completely lost the plot about the war on terror (IT WAS IN AFGHANISTAN…remember?) might very well vote Dem. (Not that that will be of service to the folks of the world…but be that as it may…) In arguing for or against any of these stats I would like to see more of the commentary recorded during the exit polls. I know that some Dems are paranoid about Repb voters staging “raiding parties” as you put it. It also seems to me that embarrassed Repubs would like to characterize hese votes that way in order to save Repub face. I think that with McCain flip-flopping on issues such as torture and the negative influence of the religious right on Repub public discourse and policy, and the uncomfortable, but, public, lovefest that he’s had with the Bushes, he’ll manage to pull the Repubs back into line in time for November.

    And it’s interesting that Mick thinks that the “blacks” are second class citizens in the Dem party. Until B. Clinton came along, Obama was managing to keep race out of it, though of course, no sighted person is colorblind. Rove played the color card pretty boldly in the Carolinas in ’00 re:McCain’s adopted daughter. And of course the South was solidly Democrat until the Voting Rights Act was pushed through by a Democratic Pres. Coincidence? Hmmmmm…

    It’s not that I fully disagree with either of you, but there are other ways to view what you see as fact.


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