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Blowback From the Grass Roots (How Steve King Learned to Love Karl Rove)
National Review ^ | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Katrina Trinko

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 Rove’s Conservative Victory Project, it’s 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 King’s prospective candidacy.

“Steve King hadn’t done anything to Karl Rove, so they fired the first shot, but I guarantee it won’t 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, Rove’s latest initiative, dubbed the Conservative Victory Project, may be spurring anti-establishment types to put their names on the ballot, instead of discouraging them.

We’re concerned about Steve King’s Todd Akin problem,” Law told the New York Times.

“If Karl Rove wants to get Steve King to run, he’s doing a hell of a job,” says Ryan Rhodes, an Iowa tea-party coordinator. “It’s 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 state’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 113th; karlrove; pac; steveking

1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:07:14 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

LOL Rove is a supergenius. /s

3 posted on 02/08/2013 6:17:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“The Architect”

4 posted on 02/08/2013 6:23:19 PM PST by Reddon
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To: kristinn; Herbster; All

” - - - Karl Rove’s Conservative Victory Project - - - “

Duh, just what does Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove state that his CVP plans to CONSERVE ?

5 posted on 02/08/2013 6:28:41 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: kristinn

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

6 posted on 02/08/2013 6:30:57 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

We’ll need to concentrate some national fire on some of the earliest primary races and give ROVEPAC a bloody nose.

7 posted on 02/08/2013 6:46:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

When the gawd awful party gets rid of the Rovians, I may come back from my independent streak.

8 posted on 02/08/2013 7:29:45 PM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: cripplecreek
Have you seen and heard Rove tap-dancing like crazy on Hannity's TV and radio shows? In that is the proof, Rove is desperately trying to prove he's a conservative, even Tea Party guy. He knows where the numbers are. If Rove thought he could win without the "far right wing", he be dismissing all this, but no. He's desperately trying to hang on.

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.

9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:37:53 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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