The “Twofer” – The group that should really be watching Rove work his current magic are the Ted Cruz supporters.
Don’t say you were not warned:
[…] But Rove had and has a plan for Cruz if he needs to use it. Essentially the narrative to plant is to remind the media of Cruz’s “extremism”, and “polarizing” nature – the same thing the media did during the 2013 government shutdown which defined Cruz as a self-serving antagonist.
Using Cruz’s affiliation with Frank Gaffney – HERE and HERE Rove would essentially paint Cruz as “a birther” of sorts. Along with Cruz’s affiliations with anti-gay activist David Lane HERE and then using Ted Cruz’s father Rafael Cruz as a negative –HERE– turning him into a religious fanatic and zealot – HERE.
Karl Rove is the master of using loose information to define a candidate –we know him well – you can easily see how the media would gobble up these narratives; the production scripts almost write themselves.
This will play into the mind of the GOP primary voter who is swayed by the “we-must-have-a-candidate-who-can-win-the-general-election” crowd. Rove only needs to seed to the media what the media already wants to sell.
Karl will probably drop this Cruz meme into the media bloodstream just after New Hampshire [’16], and then keep dripping “extremist/polarizing” chum in the water until after the South Carolina election, leading up to Super Tuesday. It’s what he does best. (link)
Rove is being paid to deliver an outcome.
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