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GOP rising: The oppo battle is joined
Wash Post ^ | 24 March 2013 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 03/24/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by white trash redneck

Last week former Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades and two young Republican sharpshooters, Tim Miller and Joe Pounder, announced they would set up a new organization, America Rising, devoted to the collection, dissemination and deployment of opposition research against Democrats and a counterpart to the hugely successful American Bridge on the left.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016elections; electioncampaign; oppositionresearch
A day late and a dollar short to stop the Zero, but let's hope the GOP has finally learned that it makes no sense to stick to Queensberry Rules when your opponent is trying to kill you.
1 posted on 03/24/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: white trash redneck

They still won’t use it. This is part of the whole Mormon schtick ~ say nothing you can’t smile about. It’s a lifelong habit with that guy ~ not likely he’s going to change.


2 posted on 03/24/2013 12:42:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: white trash redneck
Failed Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.
3 posted on 03/24/2013 12:44:07 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: white trash redneck

howdy as ‘neck to ‘neck

anyhow, i hope even the stupified GOP finally if slowly is getting a clue that it needs something better than what mitt romney got.


4 posted on 03/24/2013 12:45:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: white trash redneck

http://www.gop.com/news/press-releases/rnc-names-joe-pounder-as-research-director/

Pounder was Director of Rapid Response for Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential primary campaign and later served in the same capacity for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: white trash redneck

Well said. Good post.


6 posted on 03/24/2013 12:47:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: muawiyah

If he’s Mormon, too, then I have grave issues with that. It never did get adequately explained why a ‘church’ with a well publicized set of clean living morals had a high muckety muck who went in so easily for “gay marriage.” I could see a mea culpa on Mitt’s part, but that issue never got delved into. If bishop Mitt could get compromised from the claimed set of Mormon morals that easy, then what Mormon could you trust to not do otherwise? At least not without extensive delving into his or her background?


7 posted on 03/24/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: white trash redneck

http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2012/03/rnc-finalizes-communications-team-16

Miller previously served on Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign as lead spokesman.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 12:48:20 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: white trash redneck

Isn’t Jennifer Rubin the one that was so over-the-top gaga for Mitt Romney, and wrote screeching-banshee type attacks on anyone that dared to criticize him or the GOP beltway establishment?


9 posted on 03/24/2013 12:49:18 PM PDT by greene66
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.......and later served in the same capacity for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Gee, I'd be proud of those "accomplishments". /s

10 posted on 03/24/2013 1:11:06 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: white trash redneck

Count me in. Our database will be at their disposal, and this thing is in some respects as nifty as some CIA tools. The difficult thing is processing the incoming data, we probably have half a million *sites* that need a verification and analysis walkthrough.


11 posted on 03/24/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: greene66

I sure hoppe they don’t go for the “hear no evil, see no evil” stuff with this project. This one has to have fangs, or it’s no use. Maybe someone else will do it for real.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 1:18:20 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: white trash redneck

Where is Lee Atwater now that we need him?


13 posted on 03/24/2013 1:29:46 PM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: white trash redneck

Matt Rhoades, really?

The Romney campaign was full of vultures who cared more about their fees than saving the country from economic catastrophe.

They should be blacklisted from any political campaign above the municipal level.

Instead the elites reward failure.


14 posted on 03/24/2013 1:38:21 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The problem the GOP citizenry and some pols has/had is overly trying to do the right thing (part of the definition of conservative) opposed to the dems willing to do what was necesary to win and retain power.

Note I said “some” as it sure seems many of the GOPe are happy to see conservative grassroots get the mushroom treatment so not boat rocking gain momentum.

Now, do we want to continue doing the right thing and let America fade away or fight back meaner than the dems?


15 posted on 03/24/2013 1:44:06 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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Failed Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades

Dear boy, you have missed a central point of GOP Campaign Strategy. Stick with the losers that you know. It would certainly not do to have a bunch of strangers come in and FU this wonderful free lunch we have managed for ourselves. Our seats are safe, our place at the table is secure, our friends across the aisle will take good care of us; they always have.

Give a Billion to Rove. He's reliable. No surprises.

Another Old-Fashioned please, Leroy.

16 posted on 03/24/2013 1:56:05 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: white trash redneck

Hell, if they had been listening to us they wouldn’t be playing catch up now.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 1:57:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: muawiyah

That can STILL be used. Lolcats. Photo memes. . . .make it funny AND hard-hitting and it works. . .


18 posted on 03/24/2013 2:09:14 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: jimbo123

We are the opposition they will target.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 2:11:08 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Shadow44

Matt Rhoades is a one trick pony. His only claim to fame was that he was once BFF with Matt Drudge, who would run negative stories planted by Rhoades on the Drudge Report.

Rhoades also took time off in the thick of the Romney campaign to get married to a Chris Christie operative! His big wedding was right before the RNC!

He really should refund all the money he took as Romney’s campaign manager for doing such a terrible job.


20 posted on 03/24/2013 2:16:02 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Dead Dog
We are the opposition they will target.

Exactly. Rhoades sabotaged Romney's campaign on behalf of Jeb Bush. And he will sabotage anyone who gets in Jeb's way.
21 posted on 03/24/2013 2:17:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: white trash redneck

Oppo to them is anyone trying to primary a RINO out of office.


22 posted on 03/24/2013 4:08:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

The GOP isn’t called the stupid party for nothing.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 4:09:41 PM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: white trash redneck

America Rising.. been my tagline for quite awhile. My email signature block with crossed AR-15s for a few years.


24 posted on 03/25/2013 3:37:51 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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