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Morning Mix: Rove Gets Ready To Mix It Up [VIDEO]

Morning Mix: Rove Gets Ready To Mix It Up [VIDEO]

The general election is pretty much on now, and former Bush “brain” Karl Rove is ready to play.

His conservative super PAC, American Crossroads, already launched a $1.2 million ad buy in several key state across the country, hoping to influence some senate races that could potentially decide which party ends up in control in November.  Hitting Nevada, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and Montana, Rove makes it clear exactly what swing states are going to need a helping hand in order to get a win.

EMILY’s List, who notes that two of the five states are currently served by women senators, won’t let the states go without a fight.  In a fundraising pitch, the group writes, “[A]t the top of [Rove's] list: Nevada, where EMILY’s List candidate Shelley Berkley is looking to unseat a GOP incumbent, and Missouri, where Republicans desperately want to get rid of our own Claire McCaskill. We can’t let that happen. These are must-win races for the GOP, and we cannot let Rove’s vicious attack ads go unanswered!”

And now, Rove is once more coming for President Barack Obama. The group has already spent over $12 million in the general election, and now they have prepared a new prong in their attack. Calling him a “celebrity,” the group has a new video that highlights him as more media icon than leader of the nation.  “Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads is up with a video which strings together clips of President Obama dancing, singing, drinking a beer and “slow-jamming” the news. The tagline: ‘After 4 years of a celebrity president, is your life any better?’”

As First Read notes, we’ve seen this all before — yes, it’s the 2008 race all over again.

So what’s with all the nervousness from Rove?  Apparently, he’s pretty concerned about the GOP prospects for 2012, especially in the presidential race.  “Karl Rove‘s latest electoral vote forecast finds President Obama with 220 votes and another 64 votes which “lean Obama.” Mitt Romney has 93 votes with another 79 which “lean Romney.” The remaining 82 votes are “toss ups.”

And when Obama performs well in a state, the other Democrats on the ticket do well, too.

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2:46AM PDT on May 1, 2012

Did anyone see those despicable, lying, distorted, racist ads from that Nazi Herr Rove? I hope they backfire so badly that he is thrown out of America on his fat Nazi ass. Throw him in jail where he belongs. Where is Seal Team 6?
OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!

2:36AM PDT on May 1, 2012

Just LOVE our "Cool" President Obama -- Man Of the People, By the People, and FOR the People!
OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!

1:06PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

This is what Rove does. he doesn't fight fair….he doesn't even fight. He simply creates doubt. He speaks to his base. Sneaky underhanded crap is the only thing that he creates. Ron B, he would never fight you, thats not his style. he would laugh and joke with you and then go home and write something defaming you.

3:10PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

every body write to Obama through the Whit House website and say:
You are a kool POTUS, don't let us down, and we won't let you down!

3:06PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Loretta R, there is something called 'the fine line' between insanity and genius! He mostly lives in the former, but used the later to get where he got. He met like minded people (destroyers of the world) with money and they paid him for his insane ideas!

1:50PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Oh, so Rove is getting ready to mix it up, eh? I'd like to mix it up with him and flatten that pasty little S.O.B. I may be 65, but being 6 ft. 3 in., 190 lbs. and fit, betcha I could take him. It wouldn't change anything, but damn it would feel good!

1:49PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Thanks Rove for pointing out that the President is one of us. Don't you just love it when Crossroads makes the President look good.

11:57AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

He IS ONE COOL POTUS!!!
Obama- Biden 2012!!

11:54AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Paul B
“He doesn't care about me, or you, or anything other than his own perceived greatness”

It’s not a perception honey, it’s a reality, deal with it. Obama is a great man, he rose from a life of poverty to great success, and now he’s fighting to afford the same opportunities for all that he had access to to lift himself from poverty. and yes, he does care, why do you think the frighties have 'branded’; the Affordable Healthcare act Obama Care.
as we all know (at least those of us who are actually paying attention) there are those with an; "I've got mine, you can go screw yourself." attitude of some on the fright Reich.

Bin Ladin is dead
GM is alive

11:53AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Oh, Rove, I may be wrong, but I think this is going to backfire. And it shows just how out of touch you and the rest of your flunkies are. First you alienated one part of the voters with your "war on women", and, trust me sir, it is a war, as in attack. Now you are vilifying the president for wanting to relate to the nation's young people.
I think no matter what Obama does you and your cronies are going to use it. But be careful, you are treading on unknown territory --- unknown to you, that is.
Yes, the president has proven to be very cool, a lot cooler than George W.

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