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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:59 AM

Karl Rove (aka "Turdblossom"): "American Crossroads Was 'Worst Volunteer Job I've Had In My Life"

Karl Rove: American Crossroads Was 'Worst Volunteer Job I've Had In My Life'
Posted: 11/30/2012 11:24 am EST Updated: 11/30/2012 12:54 pm EST

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The Republican political operative also sounded unhappy with the experience, although he placed much of the blame on warring candidates.

"I was involved in a group called American Crossroads. It's the worst volunteer job I've had in my life," Rove said. "I was in charge of raising money. We raised $324 million. And I got sick and tired of spending money in races where the moderates and the conservatives had gone at each other and made victory impossible."

He called for Republicans to show more forbearance, saying, "It's got to be something that people are willing to say, 'Fine, I'm looking at politics with a longer frame. You and I may not agree on everything but we agree more often than not, and I'm going to live to fight another day.'"

After a pause, he added, "Easier said than done."

MORE roveshit here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/karl-rove-american-crossroads_n_2218080.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


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Reply Karl Rove (aka "Turdblossom"): "American Crossroads Was 'Worst Volunteer Job I've Had In My Life" (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
AgingAmerican Dec 2012 #1
zbdent Dec 2012 #4
Wounded Bear Dec 2012 #2
EvolveOrConvolve Dec 2012 #3
whistler162 Dec 2012 #8
Skidmore Dec 2012 #5
Tutonic Dec 2012 #7
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #6
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. Only because he lost

 

Had he won, he would be saying the opposite. Volunteer? I suspect it pay$ off in many, many ways.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:22 AM

4. he says "volunteer" so that he can write it off ...

but then, I'm sure he has a few "volunteers" who will move his "compensation" to offshore accounts ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:07 AM

2. So, we're supposed to believe he did that pro bono?

Yeah, right. Got a bridge I can buy there, Karl?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:09 AM

3. Yea

He "volunteered" to get paid a bunch of money to do the "volunteer" work.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:13 PM

8. Mary maybe but not Pro

bono

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. Volunteer, my tush.

It was the worst con job he ran to date. Let's get honest, Karl.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:41 AM

7. This guy is running scared. Of course he bilked the billionaires out of their

illicit gains. And now he tells the Fox news sheeple that he was a "volunteer". That's like interviewing the local hooker for choir director. I said it before and I'll repeat it here--this POS stole millions from the rich-er and now they want it back. Look for KKKarl to have a fatal accident sometime in 2013. He's a dead man walking.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:28 AM

6. Rove Biggest Super-PAC Loser ... (Business Week)

By Julie Bykowicz and Alison Fitzgerald on November 08, 2012

... Rove, through his two political outfits, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, backed unsuccessful Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney with $127 million on more than 82,000 television spots, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG, an ad tracker based in New York. Down the ballot, 10 of the 12 Senate candidates and four of the nine House candidates the Rove groups supported also lost their races.

The results have angered some Republicans who blame Rove for “sidelining conservatives” and diverting money from them.

“Right now there is stunned disbelief that Republicans fared so poorly after all the money they invested,” said Brent Bozell, president of For America, an Alexandria-based nonprofit that advocates for Christian values in politics. “If I had 1/100th of Karl Rove’s money, I would have been more productive than he was.”

Donald Trump posted a message on Twitter saying: “Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money” ...

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-07/rove-biggest-super-pac-loser-trump-says-waste-of-money

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:22 PM

9. One of those billionaires should pull a Rove on Rove...

 

If Michael Connell were still alive he could tell you what "pull a Rove" means.

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