Karl Rove and the End of the Democratic Party

Karl Rove and the End of the Democratic Party

James Moore, Wayne Slater

President George W. Bush dubbed Karl Rove "The Architect" for his ability in developing an extraordinary crusade and fund-raising computing device. yet Rove's goals have continuously been way more sweeping--to construct a right-wing dynasty which may dominate American politics for many years. Rove's grasp plan imagines a political approach so managed via Republicans that it truly is resisted basically by means of symbolic opposition.

In The Architect, James Moore and Wayne Slater, the bestselling authors of Bush's mind, go back with an excellent extra penetrating exam of Rove, his sweeping time table, and the associated fee he can have to pay for his audacity. Drawing on their decades-long research of Rove, they supply a hardly visible view of the politics of absolute strength in Washington--how it's bought, multiplied, and became to startling ends. particularly, they unveil how Rove:

• Used lobbyist Jack Abramoff as a cat's-paw to control unruly legislators

• Energetically led the antigay marriage circulation whereas keeping a family members mystery that made his stance bizarrely cynical

• grew to become Christian church buildings right into a massive vote supply approach, regardless of privately admitting to being a nonbeliever

• again and again leaked details to hurt political rivals, making him the guy investigators such a lot desired to consult once they all started probing the Plame affair

• used to be in detail thinking about a global disinformation scheme to guide the US to war

The Architect is an eye-opening and often surprising document at the maneuverings of an excellent yet morally ambiguous political strategist, and the first-ever in-depth examine a political operative striving to utterly keep watch over the future--even if he hazards wasting everything.

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