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Karl Rove, the architect of defeat

Karl “The Architect” Rove figured out what went wrong in the Nov. 6 election and laid it all out in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.

It would be amusing reading if only it were seen by everyone as the transparent excuse-making it truly is.

First of all, who was not to blame for the Republican debacle in which the nominee could not overtake a bid for re-election by the most deeply failed president since Jimmy Carter who managed – by hook and by crook – to get 10 million fewer votes than he got in 2008, according to Karl Rove:

Now let’s look at who and what was to blame, according to The Architect:

One thing Republicans need not worry about, Rove wants everyone to know, is that the Republican super PACs, like his, being laughed at by Democrats and the media, for which he gives full credit for the 2010 midterm victories actually led by the tea-party movement, are not going away.

“They’re in it for the long haul and don’t take direction from the left,” writes Rove – even though he repeats many of the post-mortem mantras of the left nearly verbatim.

Rove’s closing words of encouragement?

“The fight goes on, beat ’em next time.”

Now, I’m no self-proclaimed political guru, but I say a surefire recipe for the death of the Republican Party is to continue to listen to this finger-pointing, blame-gaming architect of defeat, discouragement and division among the rank and file of the party.

The honorable thing and the right thing for Rove to do would be to admit his own failure and move on with his life – giving others a chance to steer the ship next time.

Will he do that? Absolutely not.

He will continue to attack and marginalize all those in the Republican Party with whom he disagrees – even to the point of violating Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment and “joking” about murdering them – as he did with Akin.

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