The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who show a staggering lack of self-awareness, who accuse their opponents of engaging in their own worst behaviors. And this may be the most blatant example I’ve ever seen of it. Karl Rove says Obama won reelection by “suppressing the vote.”
GOP strategist Karl Rove went on Fox News today to argue that President Barack Obama “succeeded by suppressing the vote” — an argument that directly contradicts the conventional wisdom that Romney failed to appeal to non-white and female voters.
Rove argued that Obama won with a smaller popular vote and a smaller margin of victory than in the 2008 election against Sen. John McCain. Instead of expanding voters, Rove argued, Obama “suppressed the vote” by demonizing former Gov. Mitt Romney and encouraging people not to vote.
Wow. Seriously, wow. Every single voter suppression effort taken in the last year, from shortening early voting days and hours to making voter registration efforts more difficult to photo ID laws and much more came exclusively from Republicans. The Obama campaign and the DOJ had to go to court over and over again to prevent those efforts, precisely to make it easier for more people to vote. This man is a buffoon.