Skip to comments.Fox News Dumps Dick Morris, Renews Karl Rove
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:42:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Dick Morris is gone from Fox News. Meanwhile, Karl Rove has been given a new multiyear contract. But why?
A Fox News spokesman said only that the network chose not to renew Morris' contract. It's not hard to figure out why. Morris was glaringly wrong on the outcome of the 2012 presidential contest, predicting often and loudly that Mitt Romney would win in a romp. Funny thing is that Karl Rove was conspicuously wrong about the presidential results, too. Rove just wasn't as vociferous as Morris, except on Election Night. Even respected conservative elections analyst and commentator Michael Barone called the presidential sweepstakes for Romney. Barone is a Fox News contributor.
Rove is currently involved in a dust up with conservatives over his new PAC, the oddly named Conservative Victory Project. Oddly named because the project isn't designed to elect more conservatives to the U.S. Senate (the Senate is the focus of the PAC's efforts). Per the New York Times:
"The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races."
Those other organizations would include tea parties and the Club for Growth, among other "far-right" groups.
In a blistering commentary at RedState, Erick Erickson writes about Rove's latest venture:
"It is interesting though. The people who brought us No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the GM bailout, Harriet Miers, etc., etc., etc. are really hacked off that people have been rejecting them. In 2012, about the only successful Republican candidates were the ones who directly rejected the legacy of these people."
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This sentence CRIES OUT for the "Dick Morris Foot in Mouth" graphic! CRIES OUT!
Is Sean Vanity still on?
Glenn Beck's The Blaze also predicted a comfortable Romney win.
LOL, Free Republic is schizophrenic on this issue. Much of its readership blames the loss on running RINOs like Romney. Others like you blame it on demographics. It cannot be both. If the demographics have shifted in favor of a "gimme, gimme" electorate, then a more conservative candidate would have done even worse than Romney.
The media, Fox News included has been redefining the meaning of "conservative" and picking GOP Presidential candidates for years. I stopped watching FNC over 2 years ago. No cable news channel crosses my TV screen these days.
Come to think of it, I stopped watching around that same time
I don’t think the Hurricane made that much of a difference. It basically impacted a few states that probably what have voted blue, NY, NJ, CT, even if had not occurred.
What was truly surprsing to me were states like VA, OH, FL, and CO which I thought Romney would easily carry. I also thought Romney and Ryan would make a breakthrough in the upper Midwest in places like WI and MI where they both have strong ties and IA which sometimes vote GOP and I even thought Illinois too because the Dems bankrupted that state.
Given Mitt’s Northeast background, I also thought we could pick up a few states in that region as well such as NH and ME. Given Mitt’s LDS affiliation, I thought we would do better in some of the Western states including NV, CO, and NM.
Truthfully, I am utterly clueless in this new political environment and don’t even recognize my country anymore, it’s culture or its politics. A complete disconnect. I was as wrong as Morris. So I won’t be too tough on him.
it would not have been worse to energize the conservative base, which Romney would never do
Don’t know the deal with Rove, but I know Morris has been wrong about just about everything he predicted. I’m glad to see him go, I really hate the sideways mouth-shovel he does when he talks.
Never really knew how to take Dick Morris considering his big ties to klintoon before he landed at FNC and sounded almost too GOP.
Will be interesting what his stance will be at CNN. That should clarify the true Dick Morris.
Fox has become a boring network. Kucinich comes on in the am I shut the damn thing off. Juan Williams comes on, it gets shut off. They’ve bent over backwards to accomodate the left, who won’t watch them anyway, that they are losing their base.
Sean is still on...until Obama takes him out with a drone strike.
Any candidate is likely to make a gaffe in the course of a campaign. The problem Republicans have is that the Democrats' gaffes are covered up by the media whereas their gaffes are magnified and endlessly repeated.
Yup. Absolutely no different from MSNBC.
RE: Will be interesting what his stance will be at CNN.
Is CNN considering making Morris an offer?
HA-HA, Hannity’s other buddy Morris.
He predicted there was zero % chance O would be re-elected. ZERO!
Hated Morris. Half the time he was on he was either hawking another book or plugging his website.
I turned the news off on Nov 7th and pick and choose what to read
I agree with you. Turning away from FNC a lot these days since last November. More fun watching Andrew Zimmern eating live bugs on Bizarre Foods, or Anthony Bourdain dispatching a live pig on No Reservations, or Bobo relentlessly squatching on Animal Planet than watching all of the clowns on FNC. BOR is Ted Baxter all over again. Insufferable. He thinks Romney lost because he didn’t appear on the Factor.
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