November 7, 2012

The Story Behind Karl Rove’s Meltdown

How starting a war with Fox News’ Decision Desk made for great TV.

[Image: Fox News]


June 11, 2012
Karl Rove’s Super PAC’s Rapid Response a Little Too Rapid

When news broke that Commerce Secretary John Bryson was involved in two car crashes just minutes apart this weekend, Karl Rove’s Super PAC American Crossroads clearly felt the news gods were shining upon it. Rove saw his boss, George W. Bush, suffer thanks to the buffoonery of some Bush administration officials, even though their actions weren’t his fault. But American Crossroads’ jumped too soon in hoping President Obama had suffered the same fate. The group tweeted, “How does @CommerceSec have 3 car crashes in 5 minutes and alcohol NOT be involved? #Skills.” Turns out there’s an answer to that question: a seizure.
Read more at The Atlantic Wire. [Image: Twitter]

Karl Rove’s Super PAC’s Rapid Response a Little Too Rapid

When news broke that Commerce Secretary John Bryson was involved in two car crashes just minutes apart this weekend, Karl Rove’s Super PAC American Crossroads clearly felt the news gods were shining upon it. Rove saw his boss, George W. Bush, suffer thanks to the buffoonery of some Bush administration officials, even though their actions weren’t his fault. But American Crossroads’ jumped too soon in hoping President Obama had suffered the same fate. The group tweeted, “How does @CommerceSec have 3 car crashes in 5 minutes and alcohol NOT be involved? #Skills.” Turns out there’s an answer to that question: a seizure.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire. [Image: Twitter]

March 30, 2012

Video of the Day: Karl Rove’s Bond Movie Attack Ad

The Cold War is back: A presidential candidate says Russia is our greatest foe, a Republican from Wisconsin has Democrats flipping out, and James Bond is timely again.

Check out this ad from American Crossroads, a Karl Rove-led super PAC. It’s a play on President Obama’s hot-mic comments to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, in which Obama was overheard saying that he’d have more flexibility after the election and Medvedev replied that he would “transmit this information to Vladimir” Putin, the president-elect.

The dramatic music, quick cuts, and menacing tone are spot on, but plot-wise, it’s a bit confusing. Obama is the Bond character, but he’s also the villain? All is forgiven, though, because of the witty tagline, “You only run twice,” and because the ad uses — or perhaps transmits — that hilarious picture of Vladimir shirtless on a horse.

[Video: American Crossroads]

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