Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Hack-tacular Dick Morris Makes A Prediction

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Dick Morris, for those of you who are blissfully unaware of his existence, is a chronic scab on the scrofulous rump of the American body politic. 

Morris got his start in politics, back in the ‘70s working for Bill Clinton’s Arkansas gubernatorial campaign.  He continued to work with the Clintons, in various capacities—campaign consultant, political strategist—and, finally, as campaign manager during Clinton’s 1996 presidential campaign.

That job came to an abrupt end in August, 1996 when the Washington Post reported that Morris was involved with a DC prostitute, Sherry Rowlands.  Seriously?? So what?  But tabloids went further, alleging that Morris was in the habit of impressing Ms Rowlands by allowing her to “listen in” on his conversations with the President.  That news hit during the Democratic Convention and Dick Morris resigned forthwith delivering a grandiose resignation speech during which he credited himself with helping Clinton “come back from being buried in a landslide” and ended with Morris comparing himself to Robert Kennedy.

Almost simultaneously, Morris launched his revenge-fueled Clinton-bashing cottage industry.  Aided by his publisher wife, Eileen McGann of Harper Collins, Morris has been churning out a steady stream of anti-Clinton yellow journalism for close to 20 years now.  He supplements that enterprise by acting as a political consultant to aspiring leaders of banana republics and theatrically delivering political prognostications so absurdly off the mark that his name has become a punchline among the pundit class.  Indeed, blogger Andrew Sullivan has named an annual award after Morris, given for “stunningly wrong political, social and cultural predictions.”

Here is just a sampling of his greatest hits:

Romney Will Win By A Very Large Margin—A Landslide If You Will.

Republicans Will Win 10 Seats In The Senate In 2012

It’s Very Possible That Obama Won’t Run For Re-Election Because His Numbers Are So Bad.

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Posted by Bette Noir on 07/20/14 at 11:10 AM
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