Karl Rove is Gone, But his [Bleep] Will Stink for a Long Time
Ed.–Mark’s comments below on Karl Rove are quite severe. If strong language offends you, stop here.
“If the above headline seems crass, then you don’t know much about Karl Rove. Bush’s nickname for him, “Turd Blossom,” has been described as a flower that grows out of cow dung or, even more grossly, as exploding loose bowels. The President understood Karl well, and that’s why Bush took orders from him–because the President thrives in the shit that Rove produced in abundance.
Karl Rove is most known as the man to whom no dirty trick was too sh-tty. From the Swift Boat Liars to the whispering about McCain’s supposed “black baby”, from forgery to bugging political opponents, from flagrant abuse of power to nasty false rumors….
Lies, Racism, Treason, and Stealing Elections were the “Turd Blossom”‘s stock in trade. Remaking the entire Executive Branch into an institution with unswerving loyalty to a dictatorial President and unprecendent hatred for the Constitution was his ultimate goal. And just as some will praise a dictator’s ruthless destruction of a former democracy, some will praise Rove for the brilliant way he turned millions Americans from once caring about their fellow man to their most basest sadistic instincts, from hope and unity to fearing and hating their fellow Americans.
In the process, Rove transformed a Government from one where the parties could once work together for a common good into a venal grasp for power where nothing was beyond the pale. More than any single person, Karl Rove is responsible for the politicization of policy, the disloyalty to country, the idea that “cheating and lying and breaking the law to obtain power is always the right thing to do and country be damned” that so characterizes the Republican Party today.
While I’m happy the Democrats forced Karl Rove from power, this is no time to let this most evil fish off the hook. He has subpoenas to answer, testimony to give, and when he refuses, he must be held in contempt. Rove belongs in jail for his crimes against America (treason being only one of them), and he should stay there for the several decades it will take for America to wash off the blanket of slime with which he covered us.”