Skip to comments.Rove: Sarah Palin Needs To Show She Can "Unify" Republicans
Posted on 11/26/2010 2:02:46 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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Take it from me Karl, don’t step out of the crosswalk.
I strongly suspect Mr. Rove is attempting to see if he can make Sarah dance to his tune. Whether it’s due to ego or something else remains to be seen, but it does appear that he is speaking that way.
Because its the make-up of the electorate. Only 40% of the electorate is conservative. Democrats outnumber Republicans in many swing states like Pennsylvania and Florida. It’s the independents in those states that have the ability to swing the election to the GOP.
When you look at head to head polls vs Obama, Romney, Huckabee, and Gingrich are in a dead heat. Palin is like 8 points behind meaning she doesnt have independent support that the other guys already have.
Push polls, fake Independents plus a complicit Mouthpiece Media = Romney (because he brought the earliest version of Obamacare to Massachusetts and because he was once Pro "Choice" and can be flipped back to that position again)
He sticks with the D.C. elite Republicans vs. actual conservatives.
Mitt Romney: "I am not a GOP backstabber.
[(hiding, gutless, coward thinks) I just get others like Rove to do it for me.]"
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts. in some polls, days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney
guided by his business partner, George Soros, had
Parker, Frum, and the rest of TeamROMNEY
attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008 to the DNC.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"
"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."
Not in this AZ Indy household....
Glad to hear it.
Yeah? Which of those groups are you in, Karl?
"Yes,of course Mr. Romney!"
RINO man says that like it's a bad thing.
Damn Right! she’s not afraid to shake up the “Good Ole Boys” it doesn’t matter what side they are on! this is a good thing. I think Carl has a little problem with this? LOL!
It's obvious that Rove is on tap to work for someone else in the next election. Since Romney seems to be the favorite of his political circle, I am guessing that is where his loyalties lie. If he was hired by Sarah Palin, he would be singing her praises and knocking Romney.
I guess now he thinks Sarah Palin should abandon Conservative principles to save Conservatism.
Just go away, Rove.
Rove and W's performances are not the type of the "unifying" that we ought to be looking for.
it is united with the exception of the RINOS and elitist bluies.
Mitt Romney (hiding somewhere):
Now that my Romneycare (funded 60% by US taxpayers)
is being pushed by my chosen (RINO) Republicans,
a little self examination is in order.
You may want to ask yourself 'if I had spent my time promoting
RomneyCare and Mitt Romney, could not
I have today garnered more support
of both President Obama and Governor Romney?'. Now listen to my Team attack
and go play with your little bananas.
It's time for Rove to leave the stage and fall silent. He's out of touch with the American people, and is nothing more than a RINO Establishment shill.
thank you, Karl. Don't phone us, we'll phone you.....next?
Once she's on the books as running, if Komrade Karl comes out slandering her like he did Christine O'Donnell, I may just provide him with an object lesson in loyalty and patriotism.
I am going to plagiarize this line, and I will not give any attribution.
Wait, I’m thinkin’ here. Why? Unless the Republicans unify and identify with the REAL political movement in this country......the Conservative movement just put the onus on the moderates (liberals) in the party. Or am I wrong in my thinkin’? I dunno, it’s been a long week. LOL
Your conscience will destroy you. And then, distanced from her hollowed out and distant husband, I'll swoop in on your alienated and lonely wife...
"Uniter" Karl Rove to fellow Republican Tancredo:
[You are] "a traitor to the party" and "a traitor to the president".....never "darken the doorstep of the White House."
IMO, Rove is a GOP party-pestilence who has been a "traitor" to the conservative movement and to the tenets and elements of the Tea Party.
His constant unsolicited elitist criticism of Palin is teetering close to sabotage.
Yes, I think you are right about Rove. I heard a radio interview of Bush 41 last night. Mr. Bush commented he thought Romney was the real deal (my take on what he said). Just imagine Dana Carvey doing an imitation of X41 and you can just hear how X41 said it.
Most all of the nasty comments and slurs against Palin invariably can be traced back to Romney (excluding Dims and libs). One of our FR posters has kept a running log of them.
Hey Karl, shut up. Just stfu.
He and his cabal of statists operatives (like Rove) will do everything they can to undermine Palin's backside under the guise of "analysis"
We simply can NOT allow Romney any breathing room, any traction at all, nor a foot in the door.
Rove has MUCH more to prove to me than Sarah does!
Well bless his little heart.
To Rove “uniting” Republicans = conservatives accepting more government, less freedom
Why dont Romney, Huckabee and Gingrich have the prove the same thing?
Exactly, you hit the nail on the head...
Conservatives unify under common principle not PEOPLE! We saw how ell the Rove approach worked with McCain the "maverick" wacko RINO...
Like any good propagandist Rove seems intent on establishing a "cult of personality" perspective when he speaks about personalities versus principles....
The principles Palin promotes are what unify those that would support her candidacy...
Sorry, I meant that statement to read as being incredulous that so much attention is given to voters who lack convictions.
After all, we’re told towards the end of every election that a large percentage of independents haven’t made up their minds when we’re a week or so out - and that we’ll know more when the great thinkers break for a candidate.
Lo and behold, if they start breaking for the Repub, we can then expect an October surprise that will undoubtedly force them to go back into thinker mode.
Now here we are 2 years out from an election and Rove already knows how independents feel about Sarah?
Unfortunately I can’t prove it, but I have a theory that a percentage of “independents who haven’t made up their minds” is a smokescreen for fraud that may be attempted if everything lines up. :-)
> “Are they going to join with us in restoring the republic or are they going to go down the road to serfdom with the DemocRATS.”
The latter, to be sure.
The elite are Illuminists and globalists. - They have disdain for American Culture (Christian), and sovereignty. They disrespect the masses, and view us as dispensable.
> “Why dont Romney, Huckabee and Gingrich have the prove the same thing?”
Because he already knows that they are dedicated to our destruction, just as he is.
Im a big tent republican.
Heres an analogy to work with. Take a small box and fill it with some rocks. Then add some rice, filling it to the top. Now take all the same stuff, but in a different order. Put in the rice first, then add the rocks. What youll find is that if you put in the big stuff first, the small stuff will fit around it. But if you put in the small stuff first, the big stuff wont have room. The republican tent is the box. The Big issues are the socon issues, to be put in first. The little issues are things that can be accommodated around the bigger stuff. A candidate who tries to focus on the smaller issues first and leave out the bigger issues has no way of getting all of us into the tent. He splits the party. The candidate who gets the big stuff right and as much of the little stuff that will fit, he can fit more into the tent. Were often amazed at how much rice can keep fitting in. Rudy Giuliani flunks some of the big issues, and on some of the little issues it looks to me like anyone elses rice would do just as well. All that remains for us to agree on is which are the bedrock principles and which are not. Why would there be so much invective aimed at rudy from the right? Because there are some bedrock principles that he is leaving out. Bad move. I see rudybot postings all the time saying that they would vote for Hunter, and I see socon postings that say they would not vote for rudy. Thats a BIG indicator of a few bedrock principles that are being left outside the tent in order to let in some rice.
I rather doubt Sarah gives a damn about anything Mr. Blossom has to say...I know I sure as hell don't care.
Oh no!! A problem with Democrats? How can this be? Good that someone has told us, especially someone politicaly astute..
It is very early. I believe Giuliani was the front runner for the GOP nomination in December of 2007.
So a lot can change once the primary gets closer and more and more voters start paying attention. Right now everyone is answering these polls based on name recognition.
It’s going to be a large field. There will be 10-12 candidates. Some are pretenders and will drop quickly. Some will stay in it for awhile. A problem Palin may run into is Ron Paul. If he runs he will unlikely bow out early. If you remember in 2008, Paul stayed in the race for the entire primary process even though McCain already won enough delegates. Paul has the potential to split the Tea Party vote and that could de-rail Palin. Because Ron Paul has some very loyal supporters and many of them are part of the Tea Party.
And you also slept through the 2010 election? What just happened in those many swing states like PA and FL (and NC, OH, IN, WI, MN, MI, ME, etc., etc.)?
Polarizing is exactly what the voters want. Dem vs. Dem-Lite is only selling on the two left coasts.
Karl, you’ve been reading my posts again.
Ok Rove then STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW, Karl, why exactly is the GOP divided in your view? Inquiring minds wanna know...!
Rove’s analysis is attempting to push Palin to appeal to moderates (violate her principles) and thereby lose the support of many conservatives. This shows he doesn’t understand Palin and the tea party movement. The tea party movement includes many undeclared voters and they should continue to skew independents to the right. Gov. Palin may attempt to appeal to independents via social media and TV, but not by accommodating their ideology or lack thereof.
You, on the other hand, Rove - we have seen what YOU are made of - You ‘showed” us - and we don't like ya, you puffed up establishment has been.
And that's your problem, isn't it. Sarah's stealing your thunder. You couldn't even load her caribou rifle.,,literally.
Independents turned on Obama.
Look at the exit polls for independents and compare 2008 to 2010. The GOP turnout was up, but the independents are the voting bloc that moved significantly....especially in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida.
In 2008, 52% of independents voted for Obama. In 2010, only 37% of independents voted for Democrats. That means Obama lost 15% of the independent vote. If the GOP runs a candidate that the independents can’t stand, and that 15% goes back to Obama...we will have trouble beating him. That right there is what Karl Rove is worried about. Palin must try to connect with those independents.
A case of the pot calling the kettle black.
He’s saying: “we” (whoever that is) don’t have to “unify” with you, you have to “unify” with “us” (who ever that is).
If Mr. Rove really wants to help the GOP, he should quit publicly criticizing others in the GOP and stick to criticizing the Dims. Maybe he’s NOT trying to help the GOP?
why’s that KKKCarl... cause you said so?
Rove, you traitorous idiot, conservatives will no longer accept republican candidates approved by democrats!
I would find a you tube video of Sarah Palin giving "Comrade Karl" Rove a wedgie, and then shoving him head first into a toilet, extremely unifying.
According to the only real piece of data that we have, it's Obama that's hated by independents, not Sarah.
Yet you put all the burden of trying to connect with independents on Palin's shoulders and none of the burden on Obama.
You're not right.
The "Polls" also showed Kerry defeating Bush.
Them "Polls" are really something, aren't they?
Uh, killing babies and catering to the packers/munchers?
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