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Karl Rove: The George Costanza of politics

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Depending on who you choose to believe, the Republican party is either going to experience a landslide on their way to retaking the Senate from the hands of Harry “the Henchman” Reid, or they will find a way to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory. And in a mid-term election where Obama is experiencing historically low approval ratings, the fact that the G.O.P. is beginning to lean towards the latter is causing a bit of anxiety with Washington insiders.

One of those insiders is the man I like to call the George Costanza of the G.O.P., the one and only, Karl Rove. If you’re a fan of the Seinfeld TV show, you know that George often liked to pretend he was an architect. Karl Rove also likes to pretend to be an architect in the field of politics. George Costanza wasn’t really an architect, and neither is Rove.

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Rove let us in on the fact that he also believes the outcome of the November election remains in doubt. While even a non-architect such as myself can see how the G.O.P. could fail in November, it’s the reason George, oops… I mean Karl, gave for why Harry Reid might keep his job as Senate Majority Leader. And that reason is MONEY! Specifically, the substantial gap between how much Democrats have on hand to spend for television campaign ads versus how much cash is in Republican coffers.

Gee, a Washington insider who thinks they need more money to spend. Never saw that one coming. But could there be other reasons for the doubtful outcome of the November elections?

According to a new Pew Research Center poll, when it comes to four major issues—illegal immigration, gay marriage, federal spending and abortion—Republicans are nowhere near as happy with their party’s performance as Democrats are with theirs. Yet, according to Rove, all the G.O.P. needs is a few million dollars more to win in November.

George Costanza loved pretending to be an architect because he believed that “when you fail at everything… fake it!” His make-believe world was a charade used to gain attention to himself. In reality, he didn’t have a clue how to do such an important and complicated job…

…just like Karl Rove.

 

Posted on The Strident Conservative