Do Americans Want To Be The Road Kills On Rove’s Crossroads?

The midterm elections are right around the corner, and according to most polls the GOP could make enough gains to have a majority in the House of Representatives while the Senate is likely to remain under the control of Democrats, with possibly a smaller majority. If this situation occurs, it is likely that the Republicans will focus their attention on undoing the health care and financial reform bills. What is to be expected, in this case scenario, is even more gridlock in Congress which would effectively freeze almost all legislative ambitions of the Obama administration. In other words, the do-very-little Congress will become the do-nothing Congress. But, how did we end up in this political predicament, and why would Americans want to put back the crew of the Titanic to run Congress?

American Crossroads: Rove Is The Real Boss Of The GOP And The Puppet Master of The Tea Party

Karl Rove is back as a major player in American politics. The man known as “Bush’s Brain” successfully engineered the move of  George W.Bush’s administration, with some additions, to Fox News. And now, from Sarah Palin to Newt Gingritch, anyone with some political ambitions within the GOP is a political pundit on the “fair and balance” propaganda outlet. Beside Fox, the key of the possible gains by the GOP and their Tea Party bedfellows and foot soldiers is an electoral money machine, which, as a PAC, has raised more money( $30 million from undisclosed sources) than anyone else,  in this election cycle. It  is of course Karl Rove’s creation: American Crossroads.

If you read the “friendly”, and almost inclusive fuzzy  propaganda concocted by Karl Rove for American Crossroads, you will understand that Rove is not only controlling the political message of the right, but also the funding within the GOP. By controlling both the money and the message, Rove has positioned himself as the ultimate king maker within the Republicans. For example, in the case of Tea Party newcomer Christine O’Donnell, Rove has decided that she wasn’t viable and needed (after all who needs two Sarah Palin), and made sure that her campaign was not funded generously. But, what is exactly the hodgepodge agenda of American Crossroads beside being a huge piggy bank for Rove and his allies? This is how Rove’s American Crossroads defines its “mission”. Because it specifically targets Tea Party activists with key words such as liberty etc, I isolated the  trigger words  in bold characters.

“American crossroads is a new kind of non-profit political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense. In 2010, America faces much more than a choice among various candidates for public office. We face a crossroads. A fundamental decision about the future direction of our country that will impact America’s strength and character for years to come. We face a decision between two starkly different visions of America: one where the human creativity and initiative that are unleashed by liberty and free enterprise generate the economic growth this nation needs-and one where an increasingly powerful, all controlling federal government decides how to allocate the economic spoils.”

As one can see, the trick here for Karl Rove was to create a money raising machine for the GOP while capitalizing on the anger, and pseudo libertarian philosophy of the Tea Party movement. Sadly enough, and because a lot Americans are suffering from amnesia, it seems to be working, and American Crossroads has a large following on Facebook with almost 17,000 followers.

If Progressives, Greens And Latinos Turn Out At The Polls The Democrats Can Avoid A Disaster

It is a given that the GOP /Tea Party voters will show up on election day next week. But what is problematic for President Obama and the Democrats is the left, the green and the Latino vote. Will they stay home or show up at the polls and vote for 3rd party candidates, with no chance to win, as a protest vote?

Progressives have plenty to be upset about: despite President Obama’s electoral promises, Guantanamo is still in business, the Patriot Act is still in effect, the war in Iraq is not over, the war in Afghanistan has spread to Pakistan, the health care bill did not go far enough and the Democrats failed to crack down on Wall Street’s banksters.

Greens are not happy either. The climate changed bill was never passed by Congress, the handling of the BP oil spill by the Obama administration was badly blotched, and President Obama has just caved in to the oil company and the “Drill Baby Drill” crowd by lifting the moratorium on offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Latino vote is also compromised by the failure of a Democrat controlled  Congress and President Obama to push through an immigration reform bill giving 12 million illegal immigrants a pass to citizenship, as candidate Obama promised during the 2008 campaign.

So this election cycle could be a repeat of Gore versus Bush, in 2000, when the left gave a stolen victory(compliment of the Supreme Court) to Bush by voting for Ralph Nader or even a replay of Bush versus Kerry in 2004 when too many Americans were too dumb to comprehend that George W. Bush was leading the country to an imminent disaster.

In conclusion, if the progressives, greens and Latinos vote for the Democrats without enthusiasm and even holding up their noses, then the dead end of  Rove’s crossroads to perdition will be avoided. Otherwise, America will joyfully embark a redesigned, re-branded version of the Titanic.


7 Responses to Do Americans Want To Be The Road Kills On Rove’s Crossroads?

  1. Bilgeman October 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Mr. Mercier:
    “In conclusion, if the progressives, greens and Latinos vote for the Democrats without enthusiasm and even holding up their noses, then the dead end of Rove’s crossroads to perdition will be avoided.”

    Nope, I think that however you cut it, you’re going to get your clocks cleaned at the hustings.

    “But, how did we end up in this political predicament…?”

    Easy answer which you’ll likely delete because it’s true:

    You got most of what you wanted for two years, and the majority doesn’t like it one bit, and now you’re going to find out just how much of a minority your political outlook really is.

    “Otherwise, America will joyfully embark a redesigned, re-branded version of the Titanic.”

    Well, you can always go back to France and join the rioters in the streets there.
    That isn’t being offensive, but simply stating a fact…you’re free to leave.
    I’ll be in New Orleans next month, will you need a ride to the airport?
    I’ll happily oblige.

    • Ole Ole Olson October 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Nice parroting of the Fox Propaganda party line there bilgeman, but the truth is progressive legislation never happened thanks to an unprecedented campaign of negativity and obstruction from conservatives. No climate legislation was passed, even the weak cap and trade which polluters themselves designed in the 70s. Health care reform didn’t go nearly far enough. The $300 billion in tax cuts in the ARRA could have been better spent on direct job creation. Wall St. Reform should have had some real teeth. Etc.

      As for your “love it or GTFO” attitude, you sir are welcome to depart for Somalia or Iran anytime you want. There is absolutely no evil government interference in the former, and a happy theocratic enforcement in the other, either of which should be right up your alley.

      • Bilgeman October 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm

        “Nice parroting of the Fox Propaganda party line there bilgeman, but the truth is progressive legislation never happened thanks to an unprecedented campaign of negativity and obstruction from conservatives.”

        Uh-huh..I understand that the Leftest if the Left are all in a huff because you feel that the Alleged Hawaiian and the Congressional soviet haven’t done ENOUGH.

        I get that.

        But you are running hard aground on the reef of reality that “The One” abd his filibuster-proof majority did far too much as it was…and you are now going to pay the price.

        This is what you DON’T seem to get.

        You are not the majority you are told to think that you are.
        You never have been.

        And until you internalize that fact, you are destined to go from failure to car-wreck to catastrophe.

        Frankly, Obama and the Congressional soviet of the past 4 years couldn’t have done a better job recruiting for the conservative cause if they had been created in a secret Halliburton laboratory and programmed by Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney in the bunker below the basement of the RNC headquarters.

    • Gilbert Mercier
      Gilbert Mercier October 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      @Bilgeman No thanks, I will pass on the offer for the ride to the airport. But let me say this: when I complete the time machine that I am working on, I will make sure to offer you a ride back to the 1950’s.

      • Bilgeman October 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

        Mr. Mercier:
        “I will make sure to offer you a ride back to the 1950?s.”

        Mighty nice of you, but could you make it the late 1940’s?

        That way I could put a bullet into Stalin and then put another bullet into Truman and clear the political cover and concealment of all the disloyal Commie rats that infested our government and media and academia?

        Had we not sold Chiang Kai Shek down the river thanks to the likes of John Stewrat Service and Phillip Jaffe and Lauchlin Currie, we would have likely had a mainland China run by the Kuomintang, not Mao’s Reds.

        And THAT would probably have made our conflicts in Korea and Viet Nam totally unnecessary.
        (Not to mention the millions of Chinese lives snuffed out during Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” and his “Cultural Revolution”.

        Much appreciated.

  2. Eagle Driver October 26, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Gilbert, enjoyed reading your perspective. I guess the question to you and your readers is:

    If the Progressive, Green, Latino Democrats have controlled the Congress, I got to ask why then did not the (1) Progressives stop Gitmo, Patriot Act, & Wall Street greedy deplorable bankers (I would have liked them to be put on a leash)? (2) The Greens curtail BP and the likes, especially with the deplorable response (what is it with the past 2 Presidents – they can’t handle a domestic crisis, this is being in charge, give me a break)? (3) The Latinos and immigration reform (got to do something because it is broke and needs fixin’ as they say in Texas)?

    So I don’t get it, they are in charge but “can’t get ‘er done”? As my kids say, “What’s up with that?”


    • Gilbert Mercier
      Gilbert Mercier October 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

      The progressives, greens and Latinos are not running Congress or the White House Corporate Democrats are.

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