Karl Rove is one of the biggest losers of 2012 as his Super PAC spent $300 million dollars and only got one Senator elected. He intervened in the primaries and organized the attacks on Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich that made Romney take positions that hurt him in the general election. Then to top it all off he had a meltdown when Fox News called Ohio for Obama. It seems Roger Ailes has had enough of the overrated hack and has taken this clown off the air for now.
The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well. Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network’s brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox in the post-election media environment, freshening story lines — and in some cases, changing the characters. According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now.
For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned with Fox’s anti-Obama campaign — Ailes’s orders mean new rules. Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris. Both pundits made several appearances in the days after the election, but their visibility on the network has dropped markedly. Inside Fox News, Morris’s Romney boosterism and reality-denying predictions became a punch line.
I wish Fox News would take Karl Rove off the air permanently. This man is a vile snake and a political has been. He’s a clown whose only job should be showing up at birthday parties in a clown suit. Karl Rove is the architect of defeat and should be shunned by the Right.
I think Republicans should listen to ex Democratic strategist Pat Caddell. This man warned Republicans that Obama’s tactics were working. He called the election correctly. He understands how Democrats think and has more credibility than that pudgy snake, Rove.