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  • Jeb Bush's allies reportedly planned to smear Marco Rubio with an unsubstantiated sex scandal rumor

    11/30/2015 10:55:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/30/15 | Jeva Lange
    No election season is complete without a good scandal, and even those close to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio know that. According to an excerpt from McKay Coppins' forthcoming book The Wilderness, unsubstantiated rumors about Rubio have been swirling around him practically since he entered politics: Jilted mistresses, sordid affairs, secret love children - Rubio's team had heard it all [...] One [rumor] that reporters in Florida had repeatedly tried to run down over the years dealt with a Tallahassee politico who Rubio had supposedly taken on several romantic out-of-state trips and paid for them with the state party's credit card.
  • The Erick Erickson Show:Karl Rove Helping Ben Carson Has Everything to do With Ted Cruz

    11/29/2015 6:43:35 AM PST · by Isara · 106 replies
    Erickon the Radio ^ | November 28, 2015
    The press corps tends to go with the cheap, easy, and spoon-fed narrative. That narrative is that Karl Rove is opening doors and rolodexes for Ben Carson to stop Donald Trump.That’s not it and people in the know, know it.Carson is collapsing and his support is headed to Ted Cruz. In Iowa and elsewhere, Carson voters are toying with Cruz and Rubio. Rove wants an establishment guy. On Bloomberg Politics With All Due Respect earlier this week, Rove listed Bush, Christie and Marco Rubio as the three candidates most likely to knock Trump off when “the other 70 to 75...
  • Ben Carson travels to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/28/2015 | By Tal Kopan
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees Friday, according to his campaign. "Dr Carson and a small group are in Jordan," a campaign aide said. "There was no intention to make this a press event. He is there fact finding, listening, learning and meeting." The goal of the surprise trip is to better understand the refugee crisis stemming from Syria's brutal civil war, his campaign told The New York Times, which was first to report the news -- and the trip comes as he struggles in the race with a renewed focus on foreign...
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: GOP Needs Minorities to Win in 2016

    11/28/2015 8:53:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Republicans are riding high with white voters, but need to win over American minorities if they expect to recapture the White House in next year's presidential election, influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove tells Newsmax TV. "It's not just Latinos. Republicans have to do better among African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans because we're tapped out — we're taking six out of every 10 white voters," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth.
  • Karl Rove moves to bankroll Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 12:56:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | RUDY TAKALA
    Republican strategist Karl Rove may be moving to help bankroll Ben Carson in the presidential race. Reports say Rove helped to set up a meeting between Carson's campaign and billionaire Steve Wynn, but additional details were not immediately clear. Wynn, who owns casinos and hotels across the country, has contributed a combined $30,000 to political action committees associated with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in this election cycle. Ben Carson presently ranks fourth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings. Wynn is munificent when it comes to campaign contributions, and he rarely discriminates between parties. Federal Election Commission filings indicate Wynn...
  • Karl Rove connects Carson to big donors

    11/28/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Republican strategist Karl Rove arranged a meeting between fundraisers for GOP candidate Ben Carson and casino tycoon Steve Wynn, Bloomberg reports. Wynn is a sometimes-business competitor of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whose campaign is viewing the meeting as an attempt by the GOP establishment to help Carson topple his chief rival in the primary race. "Karl Rove is at the center of the GOP establishment — fearful of what real leadership in Washington D.C. will accomplish," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Bloomberg in a statement. "Mr. Trump continues to expose the all-talk, no action politicians propped up their dark...
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: Trump Needs to Quit Calling Foes 'Clowns and Morons'

    11/28/2015 9:03:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 133 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Karl Rove says Donald Trump may very well win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But the influential GOP consultant and policy adviser, in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, adds the billionaire developer's acidic attacks on his fellow candidates could hurt his chances. "He's taken the lead - took the lead in July and held it. He's got a chance to win the nomination," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "His challenge is, he's created a high floor, but a low ceiling. It's sort of hard to grow when you've taken on the habit of excoriating everybody...
  • Karl Rove: Mitch Daniels Would Be Great VP

    11/28/2015 8:42:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 111 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove says former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would be the perfect running mate for whoever wins the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And at the very least, Rove adds in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the GOP's vice presidential pick should be a Midwesterner to maximize the Republican ticket's drawing power. "It would be good to have somebody from the Midwest. I've got an out-of-the-box idea for you, how about the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "[He's] done an exemplary job serving in...
  • Insiders: Trump’s grip on Iowa is tenuous

    11/27/2015 5:03:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 27, 2015 | Steven Shepard
    POLITICO Caucus shows Cruz gaining ground and Clinton pushing Sanders aside in the early voting states. After months of waiting for Donald Trump’s decline, Republican insiders now concede the poll leader could take two of the first four early voting states, though they caution his hold on Iowa is weak. That’s according to the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly poll of the top strategists, operatives and activists in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. For this Thanksgiving holiday week, POLITICO analyzed seven months-worth of responses to our weekly benchmark question: Who would win your state if the voting were today?...
  • GOP Establishment's Plan A to Take Down Trump: Wait. There Is No Plan B

    11/27/2015 6:13:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Washington Post has a fascinating article up about the Republican Party's establishment plans to take down Donald Trump. In short? There is no plan. Well, perhaps that's not entirely fair. Plan A is to wait for the Trump campaign to implode. This view is put into words by Frank VanderSloot, chief executive of a large nutritional-supplement company and a backer of Senator Marco Rubio: "It’s just going to take a little time for people to take a step back and look at his track record, see who he is and how he’s changed his positions and how unprepared he...
  • Karl Rove: Trump's Chances of Winning Nomination Unlikely

    11/25/2015 4:42:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    There are three Republican candidates who can plausibly win the GOP nomination in 2016, former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove said Wednesday, but he doesn't think Donald Trump is one of them. Instead, Rove said he'd pick "[Jeb] Bush, [Chris] Christie, or [Marco] Rubio, in alphabetical order," telling MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program that while he can make the case that "probably six or seven people," including Trump, can make the nomination, he doesn't think it's likely that the New York billionaire will win. Rove said he also sees Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, or Ohio Gov. John Kasich...
  • Trump camp warns GOP on super PAC attacks (Liz Mair and Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 6:26:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | NICK GASS
    The super PACs going after Donald Trump are making a "bad, bad decision," the candidate's special counsel and adviser warned Tuesday morning, saying that if the reports are true, "it changes everything." "Donald Trump wants to be treated fairly. He will demand that the GOP treat them fairly," Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." If the party does treat him fairly, Trump "will honor the pledge because he’s an honorable guy," he said. But, "if they break that agreement with him, as they say, woe be on them," Cohen cautioned, referring to the loyalty agreement Trump signed,...
  • Keystone Cop’s Implosion: Liz Mair Ends Panhandling Hours After Breitbart Bust (Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 5:51:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/15 | DAN RIEHL
    Late Friday evening, Breitbart News published an item highlighting, in part, a Go Fund Me campaign started by Republican establishment political consultant Liz Mair - her goal being to target and take down Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. For some reason, Mair seems to have reconsidered her effort, and the campaign is now nowhere to be found at Go Fund Me. Breitbart News reported: True to form, her online fundraising to take down Trump appears to be losing, too. Exactly how much Mair can accomplish with, at this time, all of $356 to take on Trump, remains to be seen. But...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • Things are bad and getting worse for Jeb Bush. Just look at this chart.

    11/23/2015 7:23:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Since early 2014, The Washington Post and ABC News have been polling on the 2016 Republican presidential race. (Let's save the "it's too early to poll!!" thing for another day, shall we?) At no point in those two years has Jeb Bush ever been in as bad a shape as he is in the new Post-ABC poll released Sunday. Here's Jeb's support in a hypothetical national primary vote over that time. Six percent. Six! That's roughly one-fifth the support enjoyed by Donald Trump, the leader in the new Post-ABC survey. It's also a precipitous fall from Bush's peak in March...
  • Jeb Bush Finds Money Can’t Buy Love... Or Move His Poll Numbers (Jeb falls to 5% in most polls)

    11/22/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/22/15 | streiff (Diary)
    A couple of new national polls have come out over the weekend. They are very similar: Both polls show the race to be between four candidates divided into two distinct tiers. What is most telling, though, is the way that Jeb Bush has found a comfy home at around 5%. Via the RCP average
  • Donald Trump unloaded on Karl Rove, then said he could 'make up' with the GOP establishment

    11/22/2015 10:13:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/15 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Donald Trump didn't hold back on Karl Rove. In the span of 15 minutes, the Republican presidential front-runner referred to Rove as a "total moron" - adding that "you can print that if you want" - and compared him to someone who has worse aim than someone randomly throwing darts. "A guy like Karl Rove, Karl Rove is Republican establishment. He spent last cycle, $US430 million, and lost every single race," Trump said in an interview with Business Insider last week. "And I saw the commercials and the things that he was making, they're the worst I've ever seen. I...
  • Jeb Bush Blows Millions on TV Ads, But Has Little to Show for It

    11/21/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/19/15 | Itay Hod
    Former Florida governor is spending more than twice as much as any other candidate, according to new data With a full year left until the 2016 presidential election it's still unclear who will emerge the winner. But when it comes to millions spent on TV ads, one candidate has already taken the top spot: Jeb Bush. However, other than some gift baskets from local stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Florida governor has little to show for it, with poll numbers stubbornly stuck in the single digits. Bush and his supporters have so far spent an eye-popping $20...
  • A Good Debate, but Not for Trump

    11/11/2015 7:41:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/11/15 | Karl Rove
    He was the night's biggest loser: full of contradiction and without depth. Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate was the best so far. The moderators emphasized substance and the candidates complied, most doing themselves some good-the biggest exception being Donald Trump. -snip- Jeb Bush went in facing the most pressure and came through, reassuring supporters with his best performance so far. He whacked Hillary Clinton for saying that President Obama's economic policies "get an A," declaring that a weak jobs picture, growing poverty and increasing dependency on food stamps "may be the best that Hillary Clinton can do, but it's not...
  • Fox Business Channel Star Maria Bartiromo to GOP Candidates: Grow Up (Rove talking points)

    11/09/2015 5:38:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/9/15 | Lloyd Grove
    Despite all the Republican griping over CNBC's presidential debate, Maria Bartiromo says any question will be ‘fair game’ in Milwaukee on Tuesday. -snip- Bartiromo will share moderating duties with Fox Business and Fox News anchor/executive Neil Cavuto and Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker-will ostensibly focus on the economy, jobs, and business, but will also touch on the news of the day, such as whether or not Dr. Carson has misrepresented aspects of his youth (knife fights? West Point scholarship?) in the stories he likes to tell about his coming of age.
  • For debate, Fox Business aims to be the anti-CNBC (WSJ's foreigner mod Gerard Baker in hiding)

    11/09/2015 5:07:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/15 | HADAS GOLD
    In interviews, moderators Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo vow to stay out of the action. Fox Business Network, the host of Tuesday's GOP debate, has its claws out - not for the candidates, as its moderators vow to stick closely to the issues, but for its more famous competitor CNBC. -snip- At FBN, Bartiromo and Cavuto will be joined as questioners by Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, whom the Journal did not make available for an interview.
  • Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Republican debate (Mod Gerard Baker not a US citizen!)

    11/08/2015 12:44:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/15 | NOAH WEILAND
    When is the next Republican presidential debate? The fourth Republican presidential debate will be Tuesday, November 10th, live from the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. -snip- Who will moderate the debate? There will be three moderators: FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker. Before Cavuto was a Fox News staple (he hosts a show every afternoon at 4 PM), he interned in Jimmy Carter’s White House.
  • Who Is Gerard Baker? The Debate Moderator & WSJ Editor-In-Chief Won't Cater To The Candidates

    11/08/2015 12:22:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Bustle ^ | 11/8/15 | JOSEPHINE B. YURCABA
    Fox News has announced the fourth GOP debate criteria, rules, and who the moderators will be. The debate, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 10, will be moderated by Fox Business Managing Editor Neil Cavuto, Fox News Global Markets editor Maria Bartiromo, and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, according to Politico. Who is moderator Gerard Baker of Wall Street Journal? He has a strong track record as an economics writer, so he will definitely call the candidates out on economic plans that don't add up. Fox News announced that there will be two debates, a main debate and an...
  • JEB BUSH FADES IN NH DESPITE AD BLITZ (Mike Murphy flop alert)

    11/03/2015 6:40:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/15 | MIKE FLYNN
    A new poll of New Hampshire Republicans by Monmouth University confirms the fading fortunes of the Jeb Bush campaign. Despite spending more on TV than all other candidates combined, Jeb has dropped to sixth place in nation's first primary state, a must-win for his Presidential ambitions. In July, Jeb Bush was second in New Hampshire. A great deal of Bush's candidacy was predicated on enjoying an enormous financial edge over his Republican rivals. When he launched his campaign this summer, an allied Super PAC announced it had raised just over $100 million to support Jeb in the primary. This announcement...
  • Veterans group pans Trump’s ‘unserious’ VA plan

    11/01/2015 3:37:05 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A veterans advocacy group is criticizing the plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released by Donald Trump. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) said the plan was “heavy of rhetoric, light on specifics” in a statement on Saturday.
  • Fox Business Network Won’t Give GOP Candidates Opening Statements at Next Debate

    10/30/2015 5:04:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/30/15 | Josh Feldman
    Fox Business Network is hosting the next Republican presidential debate, and today the network sent out information to the candidates about the format. The New York Times obtained the memo, and right off the bat FBN is doing away with opening statements. -snip- FBN will have an undercard debate as well––moderated by Trish Regan, Sandra Smith, and Wall Street Journal Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib––before the big 9 pm primetime debate on November 10th, moderated by Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto, and WSJ Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker.
  • Rove to GOP: 'Don't choose a nominee that reflects populist outrage'

    10/24/2015 12:25:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Longtime political strategist Karl Rove is warning Republicans not to nominate a presidential candidate that reflects the same "populist anger" that gave birth to the rise of Donald Trump. In his latest op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Rove explained the GOP will have two choices when delegates gather in Cleveland, Ohio, next July to determine which remaining Republican hopeful they wish to see challenge Democrats in the general election. "Will the party choose a nominee with a conservative agenda or one reflecting populist anger?" Rove wrote. "The two are hardly the same," he noted. "Conservative principles provide a winning...
  • Cruz-Bush Tensions Magnified as 2016 Race Heats Up

    10/21/2015 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 21, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    When word spread late Monday that George W. Bush had bluntly expressed his dislike for Ted Cruz, it was not exactly a surprise to those familiar with the former president's thinking. Tensions between the Bushes, the most famous family in Texas politics, and Cruz, the freshman senator with his sights set on the White House, are nothing new. And a presidential race in which Cruz has made no secret of how he views GOP foe Jeb Bush and past Bush administrations has done little to settle the rift. "I just don't like the guy," George W. Bush said of...
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walkers failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • A Media Mogul Stands Firmly in Carly Fiorinas Corner (Univision Founder, Karl Rove Sugardaddy...)

    10/08/2015 10:22:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/8/15 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    Carly Fiorina was not even a candidate for president when Jerrold Perenchio, a Los Angeles billionaire, started putting his money behind her this year and urging his wealthy Republican friends to do the same. -snip- Its a big plus for her to have Jerry in her corner, said Karl Rove, a political adviser to former President George W. Bush, who helped found American Crossroads, a conservative group that has also received millions from Mr. Perenchio. He is very generous guy whos in a position to help her capitalize on what she started with her strong performance in the debates, Mr....
  • Report: David Dewhurst will pay campaign debts from senate race (Texas)

    10/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/5/15 | Bobby Blanchard
    Former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has agreed to pay off $800,000 of debt from his failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to a report in The Texas Tribune. According to a September letter obtained by the Tribune, Dewhurst has agreed to pay the debt over the next year but he said that he was not legally obligated to pay the money to his vendors. While there is obviously no legal obligation that I personally pay the vendors invoices, and while a few of you let me down with messaging and media that was counter-productive, plus there were...
  • Bush donors not panicked

    09/29/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben White
    BUSH DONORS PANICKED? Not according to several M.M. talked to this week. Would they like poll numbers higher? Sure. But there are still several months to go before any votes are cast. Said one: Team Bush is not panicked. Trump tried to channel Jeb today on taxes, but he can't get into the weeds. Rubio is expanding the map but has no staff. Cruz is .well, still Mr. Congealiality. Bottom line, Jeb is the only grownup with money, a message and organization. Time is, as the Stones say, on his side. Jeb's fundraising prowess is such a...
  • Trump vs. FoxNews (vanity)

    09/25/2015 4:22:25 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 68 replies
    9/25/2015 | Ge0ffrey
    Trump is a faux conservative. Trump is a faux Republican. Trump is taking on FoxNews because hes really a liberal Democrat, who is anti life and anti property and a massive arrogant narcissist. Hes just like all Democrats who hate FoxNews and bash it daily. Roger Ailes is a Ronald Reagan movement conservative. Trump is not. FoxNews is the only mainstream news organization that doesnt follow the lead of The New York Times. Trumps war on FoxNews makes me distrust him even more.
  • Understanding Karl Roves Operation Hummingbird

    09/23/2015 12:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 22, 2015 | Sundance
    “Operation Hummingbird” an identifier given (by me) to describe a very strategic approach of Karl Rove in getting Jeb Bush the republican nomination. “Hummingbird” describes a very a specific strategy to overcome a hurdle currently blocking Rove’s path, Donald Trump. Often it is easier to use a descriptive term, rather than spend 300 words having to re-explain a strategy as it expands and becomes increasingly visible over time. Candidate Jeb Bush attends Chamber of Commerce dinner with Fox’s Rupert Murdoch and Valerie Jarrett (December 2014) Australian billionaire Rupert Murdoch wants the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal approved. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce...
  • Understanding Karl Roves Operation Hummingbird

    09/22/2015 6:36:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Operation Hummingbird an identifier given (by me) to describe a very strategic approach of Karl Rove in getting Jeb Bush the republican nomination. Hummingbird describes a very a specific strategy to overcome a hurdle currently blocking Roves path, Donald Trump. Often it is easier to use a descriptive term, rather than spend 300 words having to re-explain a strategy as it expands and becomes increasingly visible over time.
  • Karl Rove Created A Twofer

    09/18/2015 6:30:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-18-2015 | sundance
    September 18, 2015 Karl Rove Created A “Twofer”… by sundance Anyone who doesn’t think that Karl Rove is intertwined with the current “Trump-Muslim-Obama-Birther” controversy exploding amid the headlines today doesn’t know Rove.Remember 2010 and Delaware Senate race Christine O’Donnell and the “witch/wiccan” religion controversy? Yeah, Rove was Mike Castle’s campaign guy. After Castle lost, Rove torpedoed O’Donnell -via media- on behalf of the GOPe.Remember 2014 Matt Bevin Kentucky Senate race against Mitch McConnell and the “Chicken fight” speech. Yup, Rovian again. Here’s Rove today feeding the narrative: The “Twofer” – The group that should really be watching Rove work his...
  • The Republican establishment is in DEEP trouble

    09/15/2015 9:43:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/15 | Chris Cillizza
    A majority of Republican registered voters want either Donald Trump or Ben Carson to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee, according to two new national polls from the Washington Post-ABC News and the New York Times-CBS News. Let that sink in for a minute. Neither Trump, who made his name as a real estate mogul and reality star, nor Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, have run for any office prior to their presidential candidacies. Both men have staked the entirety of their campaigns on the idea that they are the furthest thing possible from a traditional politician. And it is...
  • TRUMP ROCKS PACKED DALLAS ARENA Gets Texas Crowd to BOOO Media (Rips George Will and Karl Rove)

    09/15/2015 8:02:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundet ^ | 09/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    TRUMP ROCKED DALLAS TONIGHT TRUMP ROCKS PACKED DALLAS ARENA Gets Texas Crowd to BOOO Media (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Sep 14th, 2015 7:14 pm 63 Comments TRUMP ROCKED DALLAS TONIGHT trump dallas The lines started forming outside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Doors opened at 4 PM today. Donald Trump spoke at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas today. Trump had the audience eating out of his hand. At one point he got the massive crowd of 20,000 to boo the mainstream media!
  • Carson Apologizes for Questioning Trump's Faith

    09/12/2015 5:58:06 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | September 12, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday apologized for questioning fellow primary challenger Donald Trumps spiritual faith, drawing further contrast on how top GOP candidates handle the front-running Trump's calculated and often withering attacks. I think I did slip, and thats why I apologized, Carson said on Fox News On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.
  • Donald Trump Campaign Carrying On. . .

    09/11/2015 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/09/15 | Ed Wood
    Last week, Donald Trump held a news conference in which, if I counted correctly, he responded specifically to 46 direct questions most of which were not very supportive. Frankly, I could not find a single instance in which any other candidate, either Democrat or Republican, had the guts to do that. And I also could not find a single instance in which I took issue with his positions. 1. Mr. Trump is his own man; finances his own campaign; solicits no political contributions and will be obligated to no lobbyist or PAC. How refreshing! 2. He stated the obvious:...
  • The Conservative Anti-Trump Club

    09/09/2015 2:19:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Reason ^ | September 9, 2015 | Matt Welch
    In my post yesterday about the #NROrevolt Twitter rebellion by restrictionist Donald Trump fans against the pro-restrictionism National Review, I mentioned that there was a rich stream of apoplectically anti-Donald Trump commentary emanating from within the conservative media. I thought it might be useful to catalogue some of the vituperative and often entertaining arguments thus far into one place. (For a previous post on Trump's conservative-media supporters, click here.) The following list, encompassing neoconservatives, social cons, and libertarian-leaners, includes Bret Stephens, George Will, Glenn Beck, Michael Gerson, Charles C.W. Cooke, Karl Rove, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, Kevin D. Williamson, Mona...
  • John Kasich sits at second place in new NBC News/Marist New Hampshire poll

    09/06/2015 12:11:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | September 06, 2015 | Henry J. Gomez
    Kasich has built a strong foundation in New Hampshire. A super political action committee, or super PAC, has spent millions of dollars to promote him on television there. And he visits frequently. Kasich held several town hall-style forums there last week and will return Monday for a two-day swing that includes a Labor Day parade and house party hosted by former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. When NBC News/Marist last checked in on New Hampshire, Kasich had climbed to fourth, behind Trump, Bush and Walker. Since then other polls have shown him surpassing Bush, who is about to hit the state's...
  • Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign

    09/04/2015 5:14:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 80 replies
    Neew York Times ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Partys biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump? Republican strategists and donors have assembled focus groups to test negative messages about Mr. Trump. They have amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes. They have even discussed the creation of a super PAC to convince conservatives that Mr. Trump is not one of them. But the mammoth big-money network assembled by Republicans in recent years is torn about how best to defuse...
  • Theres Only One Candidate People Actually Like and Its Not Trump or Clinton (it's Ben Carson)

    09/03/2015 6:00:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 168 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rob Garver
    The only one of the declared presidential candidates that Americans have positive feelings for overall isnt a frontrunner and has never held public office before. According to a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the sole presidential candidate whose favorability rating is higher than his or her unfavorability rating. When asked about Carson, 41 percent of the respondents in the national poll reported that they felt favorably about him, compared to 30 percent who have an unfavorable view. That puts him well ahead of all the other candidates in the field, though 29 percent...
  • Trumps One-Man Third Party

    08/24/2015 5:17:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 25 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 24, 2015 | Editors
    Have you noticed that the only people attacking Donald Trump are the media and professional politicians, mostly in the GOP? In contrast, do you notice how popular he is with the American people, who are suffering under a bi-partisan tyranny? No Opposition to Obama & Co. Since taking over the Democrat Party, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and their Chicago gang have corrupted Washington D.C. to the core. Theyve done this with the help of two powerful accomplices. The first accomplice, which they had well before they took the White House in 2008, is the media. All mainstream media are Obama...
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called experts, claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a ceiling and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the experts, they...
  • GOP insiders to Trump: Enough already

    08/21/2015 9:00:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 101 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    Donald Trump may have the whole Republican field talking about immigration, but early-state insiders wish he would just stop. Seven in 10 Republicans said theyve heard more than enough about Trumps plan, which includes a controversial call to end birthright citizenship, according to this weeks POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, activists and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Trumps plan calls for an end to policy that guarantees citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. Thats one of several controversial provisions under Trumps plan, which is particularly galling to New Hampshire...
  • BREAKING: Trump Likely to be BANNED from Future Republican Debates

    08/20/2015 11:13:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 193 replies
    Political INsider ^ | 21 AUG 2015 | TPIWriter
    This report should make Donald Trump supporters angry! While taxpayers are often funding political debates, the Republican Party has the ultimate say over its own events. And while the GOP is supposed to stand for the principles of the Founding Fathers, it can be manipulated by the political establishment which cant stand Trumps conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trumps threat to run as a 3rd party candidate is it would give them grounds to boot him from future debates. The Republican Party, to protect its interests, is probably willing to boot the front-runner candidate....
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will who knows a thing or two about conservatism makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump a counterfeit Republican and no conservative. And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...