Rove's New Claim: Obama 'Suppressed the Vote'
Argues on Fox News that Obama did so via negative ads
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff | Suggested by T.A.R.D.I.S
Posted Nov 9, 2012 7:57 AM CST
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(Newser) – Karl Rove is not backing down: Though he seems to have accepted the fact that President Obama was, in fact, re-elected, Rove was back on Fox News yesterday to claim that Obama won by "suppressing the vote," the New York Daily News reports. How exactly did the president do that? Not by literally preventing people from voting, but by keeping Americans from voting for Romney ... by airing negative ads.

The ads "effectively denigrated Mitt Romney's character, business acumen, business experience," complained Rove, who quite possibly forgot that his own super PAC spent more than $100 million on anti-Obama attack ads. "The other side says, 'Our strategy is to irradiate the Republican candidate and make him unacceptable, even to the point of knowing that we're going to suppress the vote.' I mean, remember, we had a campaign strategy by the incumbent president of the United States deliberately designed to so turn off people that even if they disagreed with President Obama, they could not bring themselves to vote for the other guy." Megyn Kelly, once again, countered him: "But he won, Karl. He won," she said.

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Nov 11, 2012 6:48 AM CST
How dumber can this guy get ? I guess he's trying to explain on all kinds of excuses on how he lost the millions of $$ he got from the millionaries to beat Obama. Keep trying Rove since you look like a fool..
Nov 10, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Is Rove a stand up comic now?
Nov 10, 2012 1:53 PM CST
Karl has a tactic he uses regularly that is very, very illuminating: He accuses his opponent of what HE is doing. You can actually track the tactics he's using by watching what he's accusing the other side of doing.