Robert Greene has given us another excellent shot of his strategy blog, this time all about our good friend Karl Rove.
The NeoCons have been very quiet for the two previous months. I believe they were saving their energies and preparing for the coming "September surprise" - which will actually be a barrage of events, not a single event - designed to deliver as many Republican votes as possible during the upcoming Congressional elections. You can be sure Rove is at the helm of this effort. The recent TERRAH! stories appearing in the news (and feverishly swallowed whole by the usual neocon echo-chambers) are classic Rovian bullshit, intended to both frighten and distract the 60-odd percent of idiot, xenophobic rednecks who elected Bush a second time. The same drooling morons who still believe that Iraq has or had weapons of mass destruction.
The Democrats, as always, are deer in the headlights. I admire the efforts of the people at MoveOn.org, but they are pissing in the wind. Neither facts nor ideology win elections any more; knee-jerk reactionary jingoism does. And Rove is a master of exploiting people's knee-jerk reactionism. Read the Atlantic Monthly piece that Greene links from his blog entry for a fascinating look at this strategically masterful and tremendously amoral man.
( A post I made over at the TuckerMax.com message board, in case it gets deleted over there.Collapse )