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Stealing the Midterms and the Power of Myth
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Stealing the Midterms and the Power of Myth
“The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim�. Gustave Le Bon;�The Crowd�

Karl Rove is not Harry Houdini. He can’t change the fact that the Democrats could take up to 40 seats in the House and that the Republicans may lose the Senate as well. He can’t change the national polling-data which favors the Democrats by a considerable margin, or the exit polling which is predicted to show substantial Democratic gains too. And, there’s nothing Rove can do to stop the perception that the elections are now expected to be a Democratic landslide extending from sea to shining sea. The only thing that Rove can do to win the midterms is to purge the voting roles in key states and crank up the voting machines to “full-tilt�.

But even that won’t be enough this time.

The problem with that strategy is that it will only increase the suspicion that the elections have been rigged. Given the current projections, any massive voter tampering is likely to trigger a public outcry that will inevitably result in an investigation. That’s not what Rove or any of the Bush team wants.

So what is Rove supposed to do?

One thing is certain; he won’t play by the rules. He’ll have to fabricate story which will explain why, at the very last minute, the majority of Americans switched their vote to Republican and changed the outcome election.

What else can he do?

That proved to be quite easy in 2004 because Rove had the entire corporate media standing behind his cockamamie story that 3 or 4 million fundamentalists, who had never voted before in a general election, suddenly poured down from the mountains to cast their ballot for their champion, George Bush. This absurd narrative was spouted from every media-soapbox in the nation until it was generally accepted as fact. The media then proceeded to quash any investigation of the massive voter fraud which took place across the country (particularly in Ohio) while discrediting critics as conspiracy theorists.

It worked like a charm.

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1 Comment to “Stealing the Midterms and the Power of Myth”

  1. Matt Tierney says:

    I just want to know how much longer the difference between a “critic” and an “enemy combatant” will remain distinct. I have to finish packing.