All the talk about the Democrats winning the House and possibly the Senate doesn't faze Karl Rove,
The man who got George Bush elected Texas Governor twice (1994 & 1998)...The man who got George Bush 'elected' US President twice (2000 & 2004)...The man who presided over the GOP's successful mid-terms (2002)...
...is cocky as anything that all will be well in 2006.
And given his track record - it would be wise to take him seriously.
Lee Atwater's acolyte has had a long winning streak and the last thing he wants is his creation crippled for his last two years in office.
This is NOT a man likely to go out with a whimper.
So what does he have in mind?
"Between now and the election, we will spend $100 million in target House and Senate races in the next 21 days." - Karl Rove. October 18, 2006. Washington Times.
ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.
We have been warned.
Let us make no mistake - Rove has not ceded this election yet.
Rove regards his Bush & GOP machine much as Al Capone saw himself.
Though it was Eliot Ness and his team of treasury agents who the media of the 1930s dubbed "The Untouchables" - Al Capone and his cronies also regarded themselves as "The Untouchables". They brazenly flouted the law and the precepts of society - and defied anyone to challenge the schoolyard bullies. And before Ness and co - nobody did touch them. They WERE The Untouchables.
So it has been with Rove and Bush.
Combat them using strict Marquis of Queensbury rules?
I give you Al Gore, John Kerry and Max Cleland...
In the topsy-turvy, through-the-looking-glass 1984 world we've been living in for the past six years - Karl Rove and George Bush regard themselves and the GOP as the "good guys" - saving America from the corrupt "bad guys" in the Democratic Party.
They regard themselves as a new version of "The Untouchables." And they don't plan to lose this election.
So those who hope to emulate the real "Untouchables" vanquishing these imposter, gangster "Untouchables" - would do well to remember a key scene in David Mamet's script for Brian De Palma's 1987 film "The Untouchables"
The Eliot Ness character (portrayed by Kevin Costner) is given an invaluable life-lesson by the battle-scarred, veteran cop Jim Malone (played by Sean Connery):
Malone: "You said you wanted to get Capone. Do you really wanna get him? You see what I'm saying is, what are you prepared to do?"
Ness: "Anything and everything in my power."
Malone:" And THEN what are you prepared to do? If you open the can on these worms you must be prepared to go all the way because they're not gonna give up the fight until one of you is dead."
Ness: "How do you do it then?"
Malone:"You wanna know how you do it? Here's how, they pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way, and that's how you get Capone! Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that?"
So - Democrats, liberals, progressives, independents, Greens, Libertarians, decent Republicans (in a hijacked party), alienated citizens - and all other patriots...
My question to you is very simple:
Strictly within the law of course - no violence - no law-breaking -WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO?