A day after being let go by Fox News, Dick Morris, a man who was outed by prostitutes for paying them to suck “their toes”, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight to defend himself — and his erroneous prediction that Mitt Romney would win November’s election by a “landslide.” Asked by host Piers Morgan how he was doing on Wednesday night’s show, Morris quipped that he was “a little battered and bleeding.”
Morris famously declared before November’s election that the Republican candidate would easily beat President Obama and would carry 325 electoral votes. Romney, of course, lost to Obama (with a finally tally of 332 electoral votes compared to 206 to Romney). On Wednesday, Morris defended his prediction to Morgan. “I absolutely believed it, and so did a lot of people,” he said. “Rasmussen and Gallup both predicted a Romney victory. CNN had a 47-47 tie race in its final poll 48 hours before the polls opened.”
As for why he was let go, Morris replied, “Because I was wrong, and I was wrong at the top of my lungs.” He added, “Maybe I’m being made a poster child for that.”
He added that he had a “wonderful talk” with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes about a week ago. “He said in this business, you’re up, you’re down, nothing is final or fatal,” Morris said, adding that he doesn’t hold any resentment. No reason to hold any resentment. He’s rich beyond means while squandering any real knowledge he could have imparted to its stupid viewers, and actually given them truth, instead he played the fear-gate, the watermelon patch White House emails and jokes. And now the party, once the Grand Ole Party is a joke today, thanks to the very people put in power to build it.
As for why Ailes chose to drop Morris but keep Karl Rove — who allegedly riled insiders when he challenged the network’s own decision desk’s early “call” that Ohio went for Obama during the election — Morris said he didn’t know why he had been “singled out,” in Morgan’s words. He added that he hasn’t made many mistakes, pointing to his prediction of Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996 as well as George W. Bush’s wins in 2000 and 2004.
“I have gotten 30 senators and governors elected, 14 presidents and prime ministers,” he boasted. “The president of the United States twice. And — one and a half, I worked with others in the first go around. So I’m OK on that score.”
And if it isn’t enough good news that two felons; Morris and Oliver North, who threw Ronald Reagan (you know, God), under the bus during the Iran Contra scandal are both gone, and Sarah Palin. Roger Ailes is no dummy, and this fact is frightening to a man who has built one of the most powerful and profitable hate schemes in world history; yes, Fox News, is that Fox is wholly trusted by Republicans, and the least trusted news organization by Independents and Democrats. And whether you like it or not, the Dems are the only growing party, and the Independents are the thinkers, fiscal conservatives, who actually know how to solve problems.
When Republicans foolishly decided to pull a Nazi tactic; tell a lie often enough and people will begin to believe it (in 2008), and prior to that decided that FOX would be the propaganda machine for the party, which is when I got off the bus! They failed to even see that it failed Hitler and the Nazis as well, and they unfortunately still have not learned, they just have gotten more sneaky. And cautious about who they send their racist emails to. Forgetting the old adage, that what goes around comes around, and unfortunately for Lincoln’s party, the dumbing down has cost not only the party a good future, but its followers detrimental futures, which they did not need to have, or really deserve.
The Republican party is where the Black community was in the 1970s, angry and bitter and listening to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Now? The Republicans have not two, but many; Levin, Savage, Limbaugh, Morris, Rove, Palin, Hannity, van Susteren, Coulter, O’Reilly, Beck, and the list goes on. It’s sad. Because, once you hate, and see yourself as a victim, you alone are the only person who can dig yourself out of that depression-like grave.