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Former Rep. Walsh forming super-PAC to counter Rove
The Hill ^ | 02/05/13 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 02/06/2013 4:07:54 PM PST by Mozilla

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is starting his own super-PAC to counter a group conservatives fear will protect establishment candidates from primary challenges.

The tweet by Walsh, the outspoken former congressman, is in response to the creation of the Conservative Victory Project, a super-PAC being launched by Karl Rove, formerly a top adviser to President George W. Bush.

The founders of the Rove super-PAC intend to engage in GOP primary races and back the most electable candidate. The group argues that a number of untested conservative candidates made it through 2012 primaries, only to lose in the general election.

The Conservative Victory Project's formation, though, has sparked strong criticism from a number of GOP grassroots and Tea Party organizations.

"They want power, and they will sacrifice principle for power," said Amy Kremer, the head of the Tea Party Express. "We will not sacrifice principle."

Walsh, a Tea Party favorite, lost his bid for reelection in 2012 to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: americancrossroads; amykremer; civilwar; elections; gop; illinois; joewalsh; karlrove; midnightrun; pac; republican; rove; sayno2rinos; saynotoamnestypimps; tammyduckworth; teaparty; teapartyexpress; tokyorove; walsh

1 posted on 02/06/2013 4:08:05 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Paraphrasing the original Ann Coulter:

"Electable" gave us Ford, Dole, Romney.

Supporting the crazy conservative gave us President Reagan.

2 posted on 02/06/2013 4:12:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mozilla; All

Here is a list of Tokyo Rove’s PAC donors:

http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/contrib_all.php?cmte=C00487363&type=A&cycle=2012


3 posted on 02/06/2013 4:14:11 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Mozilla
Their 'electable' candidates can't seem to get elected.

/johnny

4 posted on 02/06/2013 4:15:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123

Aka, government for and by the elites.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The fact that a mere 42 yrs ago Ronald Reagan was re-elected Governor of California tells how far down the tube things have gone in this country.
6 posted on 02/06/2013 4:17:30 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A “conservative” PAC aimed at defeating the “far right”... lolz... and they think we’d be confused by this?


7 posted on 02/06/2013 4:19:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Mozilla
"The founders of the Rove super-PAC intend to engage in GOP primary races and back the most electable candidate. The group argues that a number of untested conservative candidates made it through 2012 primaries, only to lose in the general election."

Unlike the Rove backed and engineered fiasco aka Mitt Romney?

8 posted on 02/06/2013 4:23:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“original Ann Coulter”

What a disappointment she turned into.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 4:30:06 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rather hypocritical of Ann as she was one the early supporters of Romney, plus loves Chris Christie!

What is she smoking to complain about the phrase "electable" bringing us such duds as Ford, Dole and Romney?

What about President McCain, Ann, didn't you complain about his opponents?

The real problem with such talking heads like Ann any many others, is that they spend their time trashing most people running in the Primaries so that all we wind up with are the well-heeled, well-funded moderate RINOs that many conservative voters don't even bother to head to the polls on Election Day!

10 posted on 02/06/2013 4:33:01 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Mozilla

I think this is a PAC to which I would give money, even in this economy. FU Rove.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 4:34:15 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Jim Robinson

“Electable” also gave us both Bushes.

Stay out the Bushes.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 4:37:22 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: zerosix

Oops, I accidentally omitted McCain as one of the ‘electables’ in my paraphrase. Don’t remember exactly when Ann made her statement, but it I believe it was before McCain. Or maybe I just dreamed the whole thing.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 5:00:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mozilla

I love Joe. He’s the real deal. But his district was refigured and he lost to Duckworth who ran a real sleezeball campaign. I thought he had sights on running for IL governor, but I guess he changed his mind. I’m sending him some money instead of to RINO Sen. Kirk.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 5:07:20 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: bushbuddy

I wish Joe walsh the best in his fight against Karl Rove and the establishment. I hope Jim DeMint, Allen West and Sarah Palin can join him in helping defeat The Rovian establishment.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 5:24:38 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Jim Robinson

Electable! I remember when they were saying that about Giuliani and later McCain. I remember when they said it about Specter and Chafee too. I remember when they said it and supported that nice Murkowski lady as a write in against the fairly nominated Joe Miller.

I also remember when they sacrificed senate seats in 2010 rather than see tea party candidates become GOP senators.

Make no mistake. These men are the enemy.... far worse than any democrat.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 5:29:54 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: jimbo123

saving


17 posted on 02/06/2013 5:46:16 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Mozilla

Joe was my congressman and he voted exactly the way we would want/need him to. He is true to his word and definately got under the skin of the likes of Boehner et al.

I am so excited about this pac and plan to get as involved as I can.

He is one of the good guys, smart and strong. He lost in part because a soros funded pac ran by some goof named Susan Crespo, turned out the lies that the lazy voters bought.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 5:57:09 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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Thanks Mozilla.
"They want power, and they will sacrifice principle for power," said Amy Kremer, the head of the Tea Party Express. "We will not sacrifice principle." Walsh, a Tea Party favorite, lost his bid for reelection in 2012 to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

19 posted on 02/06/2013 6:07:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Mozilla

If the choice is between a Democrat and a Democrat-lite type, squishy moderate Republican the voters will choose the Democrat. Why the hell is that so hard for the establishment to understand? They keep giving us a Dole, a McCain, and a Romney moderate type only to get our butts kicked in by a hard core lefty and yet they still don’t get it.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 6:22:19 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: zerosix

She’s angling to become the next Arianna Huffington.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 6:37:14 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Jim Robinson

How about the very experienced Tommy Thompson?


22 posted on 02/06/2013 6:49:54 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Mozilla

The GOP goes left and loses voters. Fox News goes left and loses viewers. You’d think one would learn from the other.


23 posted on 02/06/2013 9:00:14 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: Terry Mross
The GOP goes left and loses voters. Fox News goes left and loses viewers.

True, but I don't think either one really gives a flip about that, anymore.

24 posted on 02/07/2013 8:36:30 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: Jim Robinson
No problem Jim.

I once was kind of a fan of Ann's but began to realize that she wasn't so much conservative as she was about selling her books.

Then when I heard her trashing conservatives, especially snarky comments about pro-lifers, then promoting RINOs, 'cause they are electable, I realized that like so many folk that unfortunately wind up on FOX, especially, they wind up making cozy statements about RINOs or trashing true conservatives.

As Warhol once stated, "everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame."

25 posted on 02/07/2013 9:39:44 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Mozilla

Rove’s unelectable are so much worse. Can anyone remember when Crist was a Republican? There are more that he and his group supported. The electability of the Tea Party backed candidates outweigh his by a large margin.

He can just take a long hike and getting lost is an option.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 4:22:11 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Illinois doesn’t need a new conservative PAC. I’m the vice-chairman of the Illinois Center Right Coalition, a conservative, statewide group that was founded in 2003. We recruit candidates, endorse them, donate to their campaigns, and urge our members to walk precincts for them. Please read our site, www.illinoiscenterright.com. Our next meeting will be held on March 2, in Yorkville.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 1:49:22 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: nascarnation

“The fact that a mere 42 yrs ago Ronald Reagan was re-elected Governor of California tells how far down the tube things have gone in this country. “

It’s also a clue about how dramatically the demographics have changed in California since then. And the Open Borders wing of the GOP want more of the same for the rest of the country.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 7:31:02 PM PST by Pelham (Marco Rubio. for Amnesty, Spanish, and Karl Rove.)
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To: PhilCollins

Thanks for the info, I will look into it.
Of course it takes nothing away from Joe, who I
have respect for.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 7:33:22 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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