Skip to comments.Rove Returns, With Team, Planning G.O.P. Push
Posted on 09/26/2010 1:37:29 PM PDT by no dems
In 2004, the Republican master strategist Karl Rove led weekly sessions at his Washington residence where he planned the re-election of President George W. Bush.
In April, Mr. Rove summoned several of the important players behind Mr. Bushs ascendance to his home once again, this time to draw up plans to push a Republican resurgence.
The landscape has changed, with Mr. Rove at times clashing with potent new Tea Party-style activists, some of whom view him as a face of the old party establishment they want to upend.
Already a prominent presence as an analyst on Fox News Channel and a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Rove is also playing a leading role in building what amounts to a shadow Republican Party, a network of donors and operatives that is among the most aggressive in the Republican effort to capture control of the House and the Senate.
He has had a major hand in helping to summon the old coalition of millionaires and billionaires who supported Mr. Bush and have huge financial stakes in regulatory and tax policy, like Harold C. Simmons, a Texas billionaire; Carl H. Lindner Jr., a Cincinnati businessman; and Robert B. Rowling, whose TRT Holdings owns Omni Hotels and Golds Gym.
With $32 million and counting, they are now filling the void created by the diminished condition of the Republican National Committee, which has faced fund-raising difficulties under its embattled chairman, Michael Steele.
A lot of what were doing would normally be done with the R.N.C., said Ms. Cheney, who is part of a group, the Alliance for Americas Future, that is working with the organizations Mr. Rove helped start on encouraging early voting in House races this fall. Theres no money there.
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Tokyo Rove will become a detriment now and in the future...
Too bad RINOs don’t yet understand, but I’m sure they will by 2012...
I’m outraged. I don’t know what I’m outraged about, though. Did Rove call O’Donnell unelectable?
With apologies to the Beastie Boys...
Oh good, he’s going to campaign for O’Donnell, to help make sure we get a majority in the eSeante.
From your lips. This guy is not a master strategist. Far from it.
Rove be gone!
Thank God the calvery is here. What would we ever do without these geniuses to save the day.
He pretty much ranks up there with Carville (who was a master strategist), as a strategist . . . if you don’t think so, then you’re not looking at it rationally.
I think you’re the first to name the original source.
The GOP needs to rid itself of brain-dead Open Borders, Liberal Globalists like Rove.
It is obvious Rove is no conservative....and only a fool would give Rove any credence.
My unstudied opinion is that under both Presidents there are lots of vultures feeding on the crumbling body of the US and consequently making great profits out of our chaos. This is what has to be stopped. Ultimately, the cost may be very high to reestablish the Constitution as our ruling document.
The US has to be reestablished as the preeminent economic power in the World. From this will flow a strong scientific base. The combination of military and scientific strength will lead to a revived US.
All of this has to be combined with a spiritual revival which eliminates the neo-paganism which has subverted this country.
Maybe Michael Steele has had to endure some of this back-room meddling.
The GOP *heavy weights* need to get their act cleaned up or cleaned out.
Tae your RINOs and go to hell Rove!
Exactly. The Rove’s of the world think the key to electoral success is being just a bit to the right of the Democrat and to seem reasonable.
What he doesn’t understand is that he may win a battle but they win the war.
A lotta freepers think Karl’s the only one with fresh rhymes.
You know, to be fair, his mindset was probably valid before the age of the internet when the story by the Leftist press was the only story. Now, in today’s world of the internet and the Tea Party, the Republican Party doesn’t have to seem reasonable to the press in order for the American people to think it’s reasonable.
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