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  • GROVER NORQUIST: Here Are The Only 6 Republicans Who Can Win In 2016

    03/10/2014 6:01:57 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 83 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 8 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Grover Norquist, the influential conservative who serves as president of Americans for Tax Reform, thinks there are only six Republicans who can win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. His list, which he told Business Insider in an approximately hour-long interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. "There are only six people who can credibly run start-to-finish, and any of them could conceivably win the presidency," Norquist said....
  • Contributions to Rove groups plummet after taking aim at tea party

    02/02/2014 12:50:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/2/14 | Michael Dorstewitz
    If GOP consultant Karl Rove is trying to figure out why he’s struggling to rally support for his causes, maybe he should remember an old truth: that the Republican Party’s true strength is its conservative base. Donations to Rove’s three political groups have dropped an astounding 98 percent since he waged his war on the tea party. Much of that decrease may be because 2013 was not an election year. But the plunge can also be attributed to donors’ realization that Republican candidates generally win elections only when they act Republican and not “Republican light.” In 2012, Rove-founded groups took...
  • The Real Reason Why Rove Went Into Denial on Election Night (Tried to save face with GOP donors)

    01/22/2014 7:52:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/21/14 | Pema Levy
    On Election Night 2012, Democrats had more than the reelection of President Obama to celebrate. Karl Rove, the mastermind Republican strategist hated and feared by Democrats, had a meltdown live on Fox News. A new documentary, "Mitt," Greg Whiteley's film of Mitt Romney and his family during his 2008 and 2012 presidential bids, released on Netflix on Friday, sheds more light on that bizarre incident. Rove's famous hissy-fit took place when the network called the state of Ohio for Obama, putting the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win reelection. Rove argued that Fox's analysts had acted prematurely.
  • Super PAC, Outside Spending Chiefs Make Big Bucks (American Crossroads, US Chamber of Amnesty)

    01/20/2014 12:03:33 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/14/14 | Eliza Newlin Carney
    Recently released tax forms shed light on the big salaries that an elite corps of political organizers earned during the 2012 elections — and those who made the most often boasted the fewest wins. The new disclosures reveal fresh specifics about the six- and seven-figure salaries reaped by the political consultants, lawyers, fundraisers and media buyers who ran the top super PACs and politically active nonprofits in 2012. -snip- Steven Law, the president of the American Crossroads super PAC and its tax-exempt affiliate, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, made $1.1 million during the election cycle. That includes $602,935 from Crossroads GPS...
  • Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons died Saturday night at 82 (Another Karl Rove donor passes...)

    12/29/2013 11:35:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/29/13 | Robert Wilonsky
    Billionaire Harold Simmons died Saturday night at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, says wife Annette. He was 82. Annette Simmons tells our Alan Peppard that the East Texas native, who currently sits at No. 40 on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, has been “very sick for the last two weeks,” and in Baylor’s intensive care unit for the last eight days. She did not reveal the specific cause of death. “He’s had a hard time,” said Annette of her husband, namesake of the foundation that has dispensed hundreds of millions to local organizations.
  • KARL ROVE, 100+ GOP DONORS SEND LETTER TO REPUBLICANS URGING IMMIGRATION REFORM (Flashback)

    12/26/2013 6:53:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/13 | TONY LEE
    Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill. The letter begins: “We write to urge you to take action to fix our...
  • Conservative group touts McConnell's work with Paul

    12/19/2013 12:22:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A conservative nonprofit is launching a new ad touting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) as partners in the fight against ObamaCare. The ad, from Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, is backed by a $382,000 buy and will run for a week across the state. “For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting ObamaCare isn’t about politics. It’s a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,” the ad says. It adds that the two are “working together to stop ObamaCare.” The spot could give McConnell some cover on his right flank, where he faces a challenge...
  • Actually, Karl Rove’s Group Spent A Lot More On Politics Than It Said (Lied to IRS and his donors)

    11/26/2013 6:36:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/25/13 | Kim Barker
    On its 2012 tax return, GOP strategist Karl Rove’s dark money behemoth Crossroads GPS justified its status as a tax-exempt social welfare group in part by citing its grants of $35 million to other similarly aligned nonprofits. (Here’s the tax return itself, which we detailed last week.) The return, signed under penalty of perjury, specified that the grants would be used for social welfare purposes, “and not for political expenditures, consistent with the organization’s tax-exempt mission.” But that’s not what happened. New tax documents, made public last Tuesday, indicate that at least $11.2 million of the grant money given to...
  • Don’t Buy Karl Rove’s B.S.

    11/24/2013 2:40:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/19/13 | CHQ Staff
    -snip- According to writers Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont, “Groups such as American Crossroads [run by Karl Rove] and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce no longer are willing to risk major investments on hard-line conservatives who embarrassed GOP leaders last fall and rattled the confidence of party donors. Many remain concerned after last month's government shutdown highlighted Republican divisions.” Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for Rove’s Super PAC American Crossroads, told Peoples and Beaumont that the reason is, "Unlike previous cycles, we won't be sending good money after substandard candidates with weak campaigns." This is pure B.S. – the big business-oriented...
  • GOP civil war: The Battle of Virginia

    11/08/2013 5:18:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/7/13 | Conor Higgins
    Democrats all over the country rejoice at the news that Terry McAuliffe defeated Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia governor on Tuesday. To them, this victory is a resounding triumph over the conservative right, and a clear message to all Americans that the radical ideas of the Tea Party have no place at the national or state level. To them, this is a loud and clear message that the Tea Party and their radical agenda are on their way out. What is the real message of the Virginia gubernatorial race? -snip- Do you think it is possible, that...
  • G.O.P. Weighs Limiting Clout of Right Wing (Rove, Priebus to pick our candidates for us...)

    11/07/2013 5:44:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 148 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/6/13 | JEREMY W. PETERS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and advocating changes they say would result in the selection of less extreme contenders. The push comes as the national Republican Party is grappling with vexing divisions over its identity and image, and mainstream leaders complain that more ideologically-driven conservatives are damaging the party with tactics like the government shutdown. The debate intensified on Wednesday after Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the deeply conservative Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, lost a close race...
  • The Morning Plum: Panic sets in among GOP elites

    09/21/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/19/13 | Greg Sargent
    Karl Rove is always worth reading for a glimpse of how GOP elites are thinking, and his latest Op ed suggest real panic setting in over the chaos and division spreading among Congressional Republicans over how to handle this fall’s fiscal fights. Rove confirms an argument that will be familiar to readers of this blog: Public disapproval of Obamacare does not translate into public support for GOP efforts to sabotage the law. -snip- The poll is obviously one commissioned to advance an argument against defunding, but the very fact that Crossroads GPS — whose mission is to win elections —...
  • SESSIONS MOCKS, BLISTERS ROVE, 'FAT CAT' DONORS

    06/22/2013 1:09:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breithbart ^ | June 22, 2013 | By Tony Lee
    On the Senate floor on Friday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) mocked and blistered Karl Rove and his "fat cat" and "country club" pals at American Crossroads for being out of touch with working class Americas on immigration. Sessions, one of the staunchest opponents of the Senate's immigration bill, said Rove "raised a bunch of money for Crossroads to run ads in the last election that was supposed to elect Mr. Romney. Didn't do so well, Karl. Sorry about that. Wish you'd been more effective." American Crossroads wasted more $100 million last year and supported no winning candidates. He suggested Rove...
  • Karl Rove’s idea of electability: GOP elites keep getting it wrong

    02/08/2013 12:15:48 PM PST · by Moseley · 82 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | February 8, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Republican insiders want to force Republican voters to choose more “electable” nominees than examples like Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, so Karl Rove launched the American Crossroads super PAC to counteract the tea party. Undeniably, better candidates are better and worse candidates are worse. Unfortunately, that meaningless platitude illustrates the problem. GOP elites have no idea who is going to win an election, and there are several reasons I say that. First, the establishment wants fiscal conservatives who downplay social issues. But drunken sailors are more restrained with money than establishment Republicans, the tea party complains. The trouble...
  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa): Donate to me to stop Karl Rove

    02/08/2013 8:07:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02/08/2013 | James Hohmann
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says Karl Rove and American Crossroads are out to get him and his supporters should pony up to stop them. Keying off a quote from Crossroads President Steven Law in Sunday’s New York Times, the likely Iowa Senate candidate sent an email to supporters Thursday seeking cash for a potential campaign. “I have not made a decision on this matter, but already Karl Rove and his army have launched a crusade against me,” King writes. Polls show that King would enter the race as the clear frontrunner in the GOP primary, but that he would trail...
  • American Crossroads Vetting Rep. Steve King For Senate Seat

    02/06/2013 4:41:57 PM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Kmeg ^ | Feb 06, 2013 | Heather Leigh, Reporter
    Karl Rove versus Steve King. Rove was one of President Bush's top advisors, but now Iowa's open Senate seat has one of America's top Republican operatives gearing up to fight one of his own, vetting candidates who have a history of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. And, that apparently includes Congressman Steve King. Steven Law, the CEO of American Crossroads, told the New York Times: "We're concerned about Steve King's Todd Akin problem....All of the things he's said are going to be hung around his neck," says Law. Law is apparently referring to comments King made to...
  • Karl Rove’s part of the problem, not the solution

    11/15/2012 8:15:56 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    Riehl World News ^ | 11-15-12 | Dan
    Click the link below to read the rest via rdbrewer at Ace’s. Personally, I think the GOP is in far worse trouble than they seem to think given their post-election actions. At the same time, they seem to be doing well at the state-level.
  • How Karl Rove, Inc. wasted conservative donors’ $300 million

    11/16/2012 1:31:21 PM PST · by lward99 · 57 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/15/12 | Larry Ward & Carter Clews
    Oddly enough, perhaps the biggest loser in last week’s Republican debacle wasn’t even on the ballot. He didn’t shake a single hand, nuzzle the napes of any newborn babes or promise eager voters pie in the sky or peace on Earth. His name was Karl Rove. And all he actually did was squander a staggering $300 million by backing candidates who turned winnable races into laughable routs, producing tepid ads transforming would-be zealots into couch potatoes and firmly establishing himself as the political world’s pre-eminent empty-suit analyst. Perhaps even worse, he set himself up as the clearinghouse for wealthy conservative...
  • Machiavellian Rove 'Kept Santorum Alive Until He Could Kill Rick Perry First... THEN Newt Gingrich'

    11/15/2012 6:34:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 150 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    GO AWAY already It's over dude... As you've most likely already heard, the TEA Party right has declared all-out war on Karl 'Boss Hogg' Rove in the wake of numerous recent (expen$ive) GOP disasters in which 'The Architect' played an inglorious starring role. The final straw was likely his lack of willingness to take responsibility for an almost complete lack of success in the 2012 election cycle, instead pointing fingers and making excuses like an Italian cruise ship captain. Rove's flat-out whiffing in almost every race he backed -on top of improbable Romney defeat- would be enough for any sensible...
  • The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    11/14/2012 6:49:48 AM PST · by LRoggy · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/12/12 | Ralph Benko
    Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge. There was a touchy relationship between President Reagan and his Vice President George H.W. Bush. They were rivals during the primaries. Bush attacked the Reagan economic agenda as “voodoo economics.” Bush served faithfully as VP for eight years but Reagan and Bush never warmed to one another. There...
  • Rove's 'No More Akins' Group Outrages Conservatives (Free Republic Mentioned)

    02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 142 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 2/4/13 | ELSPETH REEVE
    Karl Rove's American Crossroads has started a new group to make sure the 2014 Senate races produce zero Todd Akins. But it turns out some conservatives like Rove less than Akin. -snip- The Senate Conservatives Fund's Matt Hoskins told Politico the Crossroads group was the "Conservative Defeat Project." Free Republic posters mocked "Tokyo Rove." On Breitbart.com, Ben Shapiro called Rove and his cohorts, "The Bush insider team that helped lead to the rise of Barack Obama." RedState editor Erick Erickson said the Conservative Victory Project was sure to pick losers. "I dare say any candidate who gets this group’s support...
  • Fox News Dumps Dick Morris, Renews Karl Rove

    02/06/2013 7:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Dick Morris is gone from Fox News. Meanwhile, Karl Rove has been given a new multiyear contract. But why? A Fox News spokesman said only that the network chose not to renew Morris' contract. It's not hard to figure out why. Morris was glaringly wrong on the outcome of the 2012 presidential contest, predicting often and loudly that Mitt Romney would win in a romp. Funny thing is that Karl Rove was conspicuously wrong about the presidential results, too. Rove just wasn't as vociferous as Morris, except on Election Night. Even respected conservative elections analyst and commentator Michael Barone called...
  • The Demographic that Should Keep Rove Awake at Night

    11/30/2012 9:15:36 PM PST · by filbert00 · 32 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Katherine Stewart
    Imagine a demographic that has doubled its share of the population over the past two decades, is up by 25 percent over the past four years, and now accounts for as many as one in five Americans. Imagine that this demographic votes disproportionately for one political party—to the tune of 70 percent for Obama versus 26 percent for Romney in the 2012 election. Sounds like a demographic that ought to be of interest to politicians, journalists, and activists, right? That demographic consists of people who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic, or religiously unaffiliated—the “nones,” as they’re sometimes called. And it...
  • Why Dick Morris is out at Fox, but Karl Rove survives

    02/06/2013 4:54:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 6, 2013 | By Linda Feldmann, Staff writer
    Dick Morris is out at Fox News, but Karl Rove is in. The future of the republic does not hinge on this development, but the divergence in the conservative commentators’ fates is nevertheless telling. Both, after all, had issued spectacularly wrong predictions on who would win last November’s presidential race. (Mitt Romney in a landslide!) Both were adamant, night after night, that their data were rock solid. On election night, Mr. Rove went so far as to challenge Fox News’ decision to call Ohio for President Obama, which effectively called the election. In the most entertaining bit of TV all...
  • No, Karl Rove, It’s A Leadership Problem

    02/06/2013 4:28:06 PM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    The Missouri senate race was shaped by the inaction and lack of leadership from the state party. Period. I’ve spoken to many party insiders who agree. The establishment didn’t want Akin — those who claim otherwise embarrass themselves with their lack of knowledge about my home state’s politics. The moderate faction of the GOP wanted Akin gone. His rejection of TARP was unconscionable, his bad-mouthing of NCLB intolerable, and he spoke too much about Jesus. snip The problem with this race, as I’ve written infinity-times before, began before the general election. It wasn’t the fault of the candidates, it was...
  • Rove Aide Calls Bozell 'Hater' with 'Weird Axes to Grind'

    02/06/2013 4:03:51 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    When given the opportunity to rebut the sharp criticism leveled Tuesday by Brent Bozell directed at Karl Rove, Jonathan Collegio of Rove's American Crossroads might have made things worse, if not personal. "Bozell is a hater and he also has a long sordid history hating Karl Rove. He has weird personal axes to grind," said the spokesman for Rove's influential Super PAC.
  • Broun to Announce Run for Chambliss Senate Seat (Another Tea Party favorite Rove will try to defeat)

    02/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Tea party favorite Paul Broun, who has served in the House of Representatives since 2007, is expected to announce a run to take Saxby Chambliss’ seat in the U.S. Senate. He is due to make a formal announcement Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Chambliss announced last month that he will not run for a third term, after tea party threats that the group would put up candidates to run against him in a Republican primary. Since getting to Congress, Broun, 66, a general practice physician, has been an outspoken critic of many current federal policies. For example, he...
  • Bozell Column: Karl Rove vs. the 'Far Right'

    02/06/2013 5:44:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    If I were launching a new conservative venture, the last venue I’d choose for the announcement would be the New York Times. Karl Rove has gone to the Times to announce that he has created a new “conservative” entity “to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts.” Rove argues that Republican fortunes have been ruined by “far-right conservatives,” but he’s shamelessly calling this entity the “Conservative Victory Project.” Yes, and I could call myself Ray Lewis, but it doesn’t make it so. Whaddaya know. The liberal Democrats at the Times love...
  • Bozell Pushes Back Hard Against Rove War On Tea Party

    02/06/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative political action committee, is not very pleased with Karl Rove and his plan to campaign against GOP candidates whom he deems "unelectable" due to their tea party connections. Bozell joined me and co-host Brian Wilson on WMAL-FM's "Mornings on the Mall" Tuesday morning to push back against Rove's plan. He was particularly annoyed at Rove and partner Steven Law invoking William F. Buckley's famous rule: "Support the most conservative candidate who is electable." Bozell has a unique perspective on Rove's use of the Buckley Rule considering he is the late conservative icon's nephew....
  • The joint Obama-Rove betrayal destined to unite conservatives

    02/05/2013 2:57:08 PM PST · by old school · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 5, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    "Thank God for Mark Levin, who tells it like it is, depressing as it is."
  • Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative

    02/06/2013 5:37:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Karl Rove -- "The Architect," as President George W. Bush called him -- crafted Bush's two presidential campaigns and served as a key player in Bush's White House. Now, with an assist from The New York Times, Rove is presenting himself as a conservative leader. On Sunday, the Times reported that American Crossroads, the super PAC Rove started, was beginning a new program called "The Conservative Victory Project." This project, as the Times put it, will "recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and tea party enthusiasts." But Rove is no conservative. If you give...
  • Rove Vs. the Tea Party

    02/06/2013 5:07:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment. Brandishing the so-called Buckley Rule with quasi-religious fervor -- the notion that Republicans should run the most conservative candidate who can win -- the establishment GOP proclaimed that the only presidential candidate who could win was Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They suggested that four-term former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was a shoe-in for the Senate. They explained that the Tea Party was responsible for failed Senate...
  • Forget RINO, let's just call people like Rove and Will what they are: Republicans

    02/05/2013 8:53:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Overuse of a word sometimes causes it to lose its meaning. As ugly an insult as being called a “Nazi” once was, in the mind of some Americans who think World War II was fought one hundred years ago, its overuse has caused the word to now connote a “busybody” or a “stickler for rules.” “Soup Nazi” makes this point. As an insult there is no longer any sting in the word “Nazi.” RINO “Republican In Name Only” is an insult whose time has come and gone as well. “RINO” as an insult to Republicans who were not conservatives, or...
  • Karl Rove surprises few in Fla. by picking fight with tea party

    02/05/2013 9:01:59 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 27 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 5, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun, and at the center is none other than one-time political mastermind Karl Rove. For those of us who saw this coming last summer, such a revelation is of little surprise. “On one side is the Tea Party,” Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro wrote in an analysis Sunday. “On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism.” Shapiro’s commentary came in response to a New York Times report that Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, have joined forces...
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/04/2013 10:20:44 AM PST · by yoe · 91 replies
    Coyboy Byte ^ | February 4, 2012 | Staff
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Forget RINO let’s just call people like Rove and Will what they are: Republicans

    02/05/2013 7:31:33 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Overuse of a word sometimes causes it to lose its meaning. As ugly an insult as being called a “Nazi” once was, in the mind of some Americans who think World War II was fought one hundred years ago, its overuse has caused the word to now connote a “busybody” or a “stickler for rules.” “Soup Nazi” makes this point. As an insult there is no longer any sting in the word “Nazi.” RINO “Republican In Name Only” is an insult whose time has come and gone as well. “RINO” as an insult to Republicans who were not conservatives, or...
  • Mark Levin Savages Karl Rove’s ‘Diabolical’ Anti-Tea Party PAC: ‘We’re Being Stabbed In The Back’

    02/05/2013 6:50:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Noah Rothman
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin went after former George W. Bush advisor, Karl Rove, during his radio show on Monday after Rove announced the formation of a new PAC that would aid moderate Republican politicians against tea party challengers in primary races. Levin called Rove’s effort ‘diabolical’ and listed the many GOP officeholders who would not be in power but for the tea party insurgency. “We’re being stabbed in the back,” Levin declared. “Here’s a project funded by crony capitalists, funded by corporatists — who are not conservative — funding a group called the Conservative Victory Project,” Levin began. “This...
  • The Karl Rove Cartel Will Now Pick Your Rhinos

    02/05/2013 3:27:53 AM PST · by yoe · 46 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Feburary 4, 2013 | John DeMayo
    By now all Americans—regardless of their political ideology, especially conservatives—should be fed up with the government failures produced by political operatives and big money’s influence in our elections. Election after election, powerbrokers like the infamous political Republican strategist Karl Rove and his campaign money machine are working to deprive Americans of the fundamental concept of choice in our elections. If Mr. Rove continues to have his way, conservative Americans will only be allowed to vote for candidates of his choosing in the foreseeable future. Super Pac “American Crossroads”—founded in part by Karl Rove—has branched out on a new political influence...
  • Karl Rove’s SuperPAC creating new group aimed at helping establishment candidates in GOP primaries

    02/04/2013 2:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2013 | Allahpundit
    We knew this was coming, no? A month ago, Politico reported that Senate Republicans were planning to intervene more aggressively in GOP primaries in hopes of clearing the field for their preferred candidates. A few days later, Steve LaTourette announced that the Republican Main Street Partnership was dropping “Republican” from its name and would intervene on behalf of centrist candidates from both parties in congressional elections. Now here comes Rove’s group, American Crossroads, pledging untold millions towards electing the most allegedly “electable” candidate in Republican primaries. No more Akins — and maybe no more Marco Rubios, Rand Pauls, and Ted...
  • Karl Rove has declared war* on the Tea Party Movement. Our response? BRING IT!

    02/04/2013 7:30:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Tea Party EMail | 2/4/2012 | Tea Party Staff
    Establishment Republicans like Karl Rove has diluted what is supposed to be the conservative principles and message of the Republican Party. In a misguided attempt to 'appeal to moderates', Rove and his ilk have alienated conservatives within the Republican Party and sent the Democrats a clear message. They have no spine. Rove has some nerve attacking a movement that infused the right with such enthusiasm that it gave the Republican Party its biggest gains in 2010. If he wants to point the finger of blame at anyone, he needs only look in the mirror for it was Rove that was...
  • Karl Rove = Bloated, Parasitic Tumor to Be Removed without Delay

    02/04/2013 4:00:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Discredited political consultant, blathering TV talking head, and big-bux fundraiser/PAC-man Karl Rove was once hailed by George W Bush as 'The Architect' in the wake of the 2004 campaign victory he had engineered. In retrospect, we'd probably have been better off in the long-term letting John Kerry try and deal with the earthshaking real estate collapse his Dems' own affirmative-action housing initiatives were soon to bring us. Instead, Rove -as White House Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief-of-Staff- resided over a Bush 2nd-term popularity dive so steep and so politically damaging to the GOP brand that the United States seems to have shifted...
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Tokyo Rove SuperPac to attack Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 11:18:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/13 | JEFF ZELENY
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. -snip- The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.
  • About That 'Permanent Democratic Majority' (Tokyo Rove Pimps Amnesty...)

    01/30/2013 5:12:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/30/13 | Karl Rove
    Many are arguing these days that President Obama has forged a new majority coalition of women, minorities, young people and upscale cultural liberals so large and durable that he can do what no president has done before—pursue a very liberal agenda without serious opposition or defections from his own party. Demography is destiny, this argument holds, and it is irrevocably on the side of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party. -snip- Republicans have a perception problem with Hispanics, but the GOP earned 44% of Hispanic votes in 2004 and can do so again with the right policies, many more Hispanic...
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/03/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 3, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stands Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • New super PAC hopes to give cover to pro-immigration Republicans (Bush, Romney, Rove RINOS)

    01/29/2013 4:58:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/16/13 | Peter Wallsten
    Prominent Republicans are launching a new super PAC they hope will help begin repairing the political damage left by years of anti-illegal-immigrant rhetoric that has dominated GOP primaries and alienated crucial Hispanic voters. The organization, to be called Republicans for Immigration Reform, aims to undermine what organizers call the “extremists” who have pushed party nominees to stake out far-right positions such as opposing a pathway to legalization for millions of illegal workers, students and children. -snip- Spies said the new PAC will most likely favor whatever immigration plans are backed by House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Marco...
  • Why Far-Right Conservatives Hate Karl Rove

    02/06/2013 6:23:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/6/2013 | Keith Wagstaff
    The Architect's new creation — the Conservative Victory Project — is drawing howls of protests... from conservativesLast night, Karl Rove found himself in the unusual position of defending himself against fellow Republicans on Fox News. The issue? Whether or not his new initiative, the Conservative Victory Project, is taking direct aim at Tea Party candidates in favor of nominating more electable establishment moderates. The uproar started over the weekend when The New York Times painted the Conservative Victory Project as an attempt "to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles." The...
  • Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target?

    02/06/2013 6:17:26 PM PST · by Hoodat · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 6, 2013 | Liz Marlantes
    Karl Rove may be trying to quell conservative concerns that his new political group is really an effort to crush the tea party. But actions will speak louder than words – and already, Mr. Rove's group may have a test case on its hands. Rove's Conservative Victory Project has a stated goal of making sure only electable candidates emerge victorious from GOP primaries. But he told Fox News Tuesday: "This is not tea party versus the establishment." So what is it? The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the seat...
  • Former Rep. Walsh forming super-PAC to counter Rove

    02/06/2013 4:07:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    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...
  • Mitch McConnell Suspects Challenge Will Come From The Right (Will he accept Tokyo Rove's $$$?)

    02/06/2013 5:31:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    WFPL ^ | 2/1/13 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    In an interview with Yahoo News, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell admits he could face a tough primary challenge from the Tea Party in his home state of Kentucky. Since its inception the Tea Party has been critical of McConnell's leadership despite his efforts to make peace with the movement. The strife has increased in recent weeks, with over a dozen Tea Party groups in Kentucky warning that a primary challenger is forthcoming. McConnell says he doesn't have a sense of entitlement to the senate seat, and expects a vigorous campaign.
  • Karl Rove: My new group isn’t out to get the tea party, I swear

    02/06/2013 9:03:14 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-6-2013 | Allahpundit
    From last night’s “Hannity,” here’s the man himself responding to that NYT piece that set conservative media (and grassroots fundraisers) on fire. He’s eager to note how many tea-party candidates he’s supported in the past, both through American Crossroads and his own checkbook, but there’s still no answer to the key question: ...... But then, we’re assuming that Rove’s main goal, and American Crossroads’s goal more broadly, is to boost establishment candidates. Is it? .... Some donors will walk away, but not all. And by backing the most “electable” candidate in every primary, CPV now has a prefab defense to...