Rove threatens Akin - and Obama
The Kansas City Star
One of the big news events today is Karl Rove’s creepy sounding “death threat” against Todd Akin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.
“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” Rove reportedly told high-income GOP donors at a private meeting in Tampa.
Obviously Rove was joking, although Akin and his supporters won’t take it that way, especially given the very real death threats against him plus the calls from Rove and many other top Republicans for Akin to drop out of the Senate race.
However, the really creepy and worrisome part of this fascinating behind-the-scenes article is the behind-the-scenes look at how Rove wants to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to attack President Barack Obama.
I’m sure the Democrats have similar things in mind for Mitt Romney, especially when it comes to funding an attack on the Republican presidential nominee’s record.
As this article makes clear, we’ve gone completely overboard in this country in financing ugly ads about political figures.
No wonder many Americans have tuned out the 2012 elections already.