Punches The Greatest Conservative Political Genius in the History of Everything in the face.
I hate it when loony mommy and loony daddy fight.
From Michele Malkin:
Rove bashes O’Donnell; O’Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back; NRSC cuts and runsOf course, this particular vintage of bile has been a staple at the Malkin blog for a long while. Her critique of Rove is essentially that, during the Age of Bush, Don Karleone was a pussy for not letting the Right's rabid crapweasels completely off their leashes (as demonstrated here, where Malkin seconds fellow Gorgon Ann Coulter's whining about how Poor Ol' Dubya's unnecessarily slim margin of victor in 2004 deprived her of her beauty sleep):
I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here (second video clip).
Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategist that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.
The truth? It’s much, much closer to Ann Coulter’s analysis last week, which was striking in its candor about Rove’s keep-the-social-conservatives-at-arm’s length strategy:Of course, we could have done it a lot earlier on election night but for “Boy Genius” Karl Rove. It’s absurd that the election was as close as it was. The nation is at war, Bush is a magnificent wartime leader, and the night before the election we didn’t know if a liberal tax-and-spend, Vietnam War-protesting senator from Massachusetts would beat him.
If Rove is “the architect” — as Bush called him in his acceptance speech — then he is the architect of high TV ratings, not a Republican victory. By keeping the race so tight, Rove ensured that a race that should have been a runaway Bush victory would not be over until the wee hours of the morning.
As we now know, the most important issue to voters was not terrorism, but moral values. Marriage amendments won by lopsided majorities in all 11 states where they were on the ballot. Even in Oregon, the state targeted by gay marriage advocates as their best shot of defeating a marriage amendment, the amendment passed by 57 percent — a figure noticeable for being larger than the percentage of votes cast for Bush in Oregon. In the great state of Mississippi, the marriage amendment passed with 88 percent of the vote.
But Rove concluded Bush should stay mum on gay marriage and partial-birth abortion — contravening the politicians’ rule of thumb: Talk about your positions that are wildly popular with voters. “Boy Genius” Rove decided Bush shouldn’t even run radio ads on gay marriage, and at the last minute, Bush started claiming he was in favor of civil unions, just like John Kerry.
Well they're off the leash now and running wild, so I can only assume that Malkin and Coulter are the two happiest strap-chewers in all of wingnut Bedlam.
And I solemnly promise to care a whole lot less about what a deep-fried. moon-howlin' crazy haint like Malkin have to say about anything once the Mainstream Media stops putting her on my fucking teevee machine.
Digby has more exciting, late-breaking-Rove-related Kilkenny cat action
There once were two cats of Kilkenny
Each thought there was one cat too many
So they fought and they fit
And they scratched and they bit
'Til (excepting their nails
And the tips of their tails)
Instead of two cats there weren't any!
as the Right eats itself alive at her place here.