Skip to comments.Blowback From the Grass Roots (How Steve King Learned to Love Karl Rove)
Posted on 02/08/2013 6:07:06 PM PST by kristinn
If there is only one grassroots conservative in the country who is happy about the rollout of Karl Roves Conservative Victory Project, its Representative Steve King of Iowa.
Allies of the conservative potential Senate candidate are practically chortling about how the swings taken at King by Steven Law, president of the Conservative Victory Project, are boosting Kings prospective candidacy.
Steve King hadnt done anything to Karl Rove, so they fired the first shot, but I guarantee it wont be the last, vows Chuck Laudner, a former King adviser. The Conservative Victory Project has done nothing but encourage Steve King, and anybody like Steve King across the country.
Indeed, tea-partiers across the country have been galvanized by a New York Times story detailing a new effort by the Rove-run American Crossroads PAC to target purportedly unelectable GOP Senate candidates in primaries. And in an unexpected twist, Roves latest initiative, dubbed the Conservative Victory Project, may be spurring anti-establishment types to put their names on the ballot, instead of discouraging them.
Were concerned about Steve Kings Todd Akin problem, Law told the New York Times.
If Karl Rove wants to get Steve King to run, hes doing a hell of a job, says Ryan Rhodes, an Iowa tea-party coordinator. Its almost like pushing him to run.
Craig Robinson, a former Iowa GOP political director who is now the editor of the Iowa Republican, thinks the Times piece may have had the unintended consequence of discouraging Iowa congressman Tom Latham, who is widely perceived as the candidate preferred by the states establishment Republicans.
It probably did more to rally people around Steve King and to make it more difficult for guys like Tom Latham to explore a run than it did to convince Steve King not to run, Robinson says.
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LOL Rove is a supergenius. /s
” - - - Karl Roves Conservative Victory Project - - - “
Duh, just what does Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove state that his CVP plans to CONSERVE ?
We still have a big Rove Problem....even if Conservative candidates get motivated to run because of Rove’s GOP-Lib PAC
We will be spending too much on primaries, which means the primary winner is not going to have the $$$ for the general election. A Tea Party Conservative is not going to get funds from a Sore Loser Rove PAC for the general election
Need to Kill It With Fire on Rove’s PAC early in the Primaries. Steve King Senate run will be one of the races that we need to put Karl Rove in the dustbin of history
We’ll need to concentrate some national fire on some of the earliest primary races and give ROVEPAC a bloody nose.
When the gawd awful party gets rid of the Rovians, I may come back from my independent streak.
For the full story, you have to listen to today's Mark Levin show. He exposes Rove's history. Rove backed Ford over Reagan in the '76 primaries and G W Bush over Reagan in the '80 primaries. Rove was appointed to the Reagan/Bush Texas Victory campaign as an employee of the the then Texas governor Clements. Rove never worked in the Reagan Administration.
Rove trashed Steve King, lied about him and the whole Akin rape comment. Rove is a joke out there attacking Ashley Judd. Already?
Rove was and is and has been a Bush operative. G HW Bush gave us 2 terms of Bill Clinton. W Bush gave us 2 terms of Obama. What's Jeb Bush going to give us? Jeb is already attacking his opponents as racists. Rove aide Collegio called Bozell a hater. W Bush promoted himself as a "compassionate conservative" implying that conservatives are not compassionate.
The moderate/RINO Republicans always trash and sabotage conservative Republicans. George Romney lead a walk-out of the '64 GOP convention against Goldwater. Recently, the Lugar folks sabotaged Mourdock's efforts in Indiana.
They have no problem backing lefties, big government types and have done nothing to turn our country around. Voting for a RINO/establishment/moderate/electable Republican is a dead end. I'm not doing it again.