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  • Listening to Karl Rove is like drinking raw eggs

    03/17/2014 9:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Listening to what Karl Rove has to say about elective politics–or most everything else–is about as inviting as swallowing a few raw eggs. He is so consistently wrong that only the consistently wrong GOPe can stand to listen to him. Half-truths and ignoring reality comprise his inexcusable M.O. Almost before the last bit of confetti fluttered to the floor at David Jolly’s victory party last Tuesday night, Rove was leading the GOP establishment’s charge to “caution against thinking he won because of Obamacare.” Despite Democrat Alex Sink’s support of the mess Barack Obama made of our once great healthcare delivery...
  • Cut the Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up (Dems, Rove/GOPe & the NAACP conspire)

    04/18/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    IREHR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Leonard Zeskind, president
    Recently Sen. Charles Schumer made a groundbreaking speech outlining a Democratic Party strategy aimed at the Tea Parties. For the first time, a major figure in the liberal political universe sought to both explain the Tea Parties’ appeal to tens of millions of adult Americas and to project a strategy to break the Tea Party base away from its leaders—at least in the context of election campaigns. Mr. Schumer’s was wrong in his description of the Tea Party movement, however, and his proposed strategy was little more than a campaign statement that would do little damage to the Tea Parties....
  • Georgia on My Mind (Political Tsunami Brewing)

    04/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    About Common Core ^ | April 14, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    In 2 minutes, this video message (linked) explains why Karl Rove, "elite" GOP, the RNC and the RGA, are nervous as chickens in a poultry factory. Common Core outrage is uniting Teachers and Tea Partiers, Progressives and Patriots, Atheists and Believers. ALL parents 1) love their kids 2) hate high stress, robotic testing 3) are revolting over data collection and privacy invasions and 4) once awakened, see that corporate profiteering off students and teachers has taken priority over learning. We are "taking it to the streets", sharing this truth with every non-GOP, non-Conservative, non-traditional primary voter in Georgia. Our outreach...
  • [Tokyo] Rove sees potential support for gay marriage

    03/24/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 3:44 PM EDT
    GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage. The statement from the former adviser to President George W. Bush appears to acknowledge that opposition to gay marriage has waned in some conservative circles. …
  • Whether the Republican establishment likes it or not Obamacare will be the issue in November

    04/13/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When David Jolly beat Alex Sink in a recent special election for a Florida congressional seat, the knee jerk reaction from the GOPe’s pet pollsters was to immediately warn the Republican rank and file that Jolly didn’t win because of Obamacare. “Who are you going to believe, us or your lying eyes?” came to mind. Phonies like Karl Rove pontificated about how winning elections requires more than simply getting on the right side of issues voters care about and hammering that message home. Hey, who knew there was more to winning elections than supporting the things voters want and opposing...
  • Karl Rove Pushes Establishment Republicans in California

    04/09/2014 7:20:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Karl Rove was in Sacramento recently and was speaking to the community's business leaders. The event was a $1000 a plate "Leadership Trust" dinner held by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Rove talked about the upcoming governor's race in California and gave his two cents on the Republican candidates. As to be expected, he suggested that Republican put their support behind the establishment candidate and not the Tea Party favorite. Rove said, "that if the Republicans have to pick someone to lose to Jerry Brown, they'd be stupid to not to pick" Neel Kashkari, who is the establishment choice...
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • Rove to Jeb Bush: Maybe tone it down with the “illegal immigration is an ‘act of love’” bit

    04/08/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    The clip comes from Politico but the translation comes from Mark Krikorian: Karl Rove to Jeb Bush: Wait til _after_ the election to say what you really think http://t.co/Dk3JXnjhmj— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) April 8, 2014 The weirdest thing to me about Jeb’s “act of love” comment is that, as recently as last year, he was positioning himself as some sort of hardliner on the citizenship issue. Remember? No citizenship for illegals, he said; permanent residency is fine but to grant them full citizen privileges would offend the rule of law. Fast-forward a year and now lawbreaking is an act of...
  • So much for the GOP Establishment’s “Electability” Argument in Oregon

    04/08/2014 1:11:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Beltway GOP Establishment has been pushing a liberal, pro-abortion candidate in the U.S. Senate Primary here in Oregon. I talked about how the tired narrative that somehow we have to be more liberal to win elections remains alive and well in DC circles and how the “experts” – including Karl Rove, Saxby Chambliss, Susan Collins, and Richard Burr — do not believe that a conservative pro-life candidate can win in Oregon. They think they know better than those of us fighting here in the trenches. Well, a new Harper poll just...
  • The GOP Establishment Has Picked Its Candidate in North Carolina

    04/08/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Josh Kraushaar and Alex Roarty
    The GOP establishment is piling on in its support of Thom Tillis. Two sources confirm to the National Journal that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will endorse the North Carolina House speaker, the Republican front-runner for his party's Senate nomination who is fighting off an array of opponents in a primary. The endorsement is expected before the state's May 6 primary. One source with knowledge of the situation said the chamber also plans to air TV ads on his behalf, a big boost for a candidate who already holds a sizable fundraising advantage over his intra-party foes. The business group's...
  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years — and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a “hopeful” message, he could avoid “the...
  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

    04/04/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, support a super PAC that is the brainchild of Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school, and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up, not the top down from Washington, then you’re thinking like a New Republican,” Bush says to the camera at...
  • Karl Rove to GOP Candidates: Define Yourselves Before Harry Reid Does

    04/03/2014 2:40:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/03/2014 | Elliot Jagger
    Republican U.S. Senate candidates need to define themselves quickly against their better known opponents, or else Democratic PACs will sully them, GOP strategist Karl Rove wrote in a commentary in The Wall Street Journal. In West Virginia, South Dakota, and Montana — red states where incumbent Democrats retired — Republican candidates have solid leads. By mid-April, Democratic donors may decide to back off rather than squander additional resources. This means West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito, South Dakota's Mike Rounds, and Montana's Steve Daines "are positioned to win if they keep the pressure on," Rove wrote. Incumbent Democratic senators in four...
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • REPORT: GOP CONSULTANT CLASS CONTINUES TO GET FABULOUSLY RICH

    03/17/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday March 17, 2014
    A new report from Politico’s Ken Vogel details how ten major GOP consultant firms who made a combined $1 billion off Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 White House bid are still large and in charge of GOP politics, raking in millions more for the 2014 cycle. According to Vogel’s analysis, the firms and the consultants who work for them have already made—through January 2014, nearly a full year before the midterm elections—more than $19.6 million. “They’ve also cemented relationships with some of the GOP’s rising stars, setting up the firms for even bigger paydays headed into the fall, when costly advertising...
  • 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....
  • [Texas Moderate] Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Fights for Survival in GOP Race

    03/09/2014 4:08:36 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 30 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 5, 2014 | Chris Tomlinson
    Dewhurst is fighting for his political legacy after presiding over the Texas Senate for 11 years. In that role, he has chosen committee leaders, controlled the legislative agenda and maintained the Texas Senate's clubby atmosphere that keeps the wheels of government turning. But after his loss to Ted Cruz in the 2012 GOP primary race for the U.S. Senate, Dewhurst has tacked hard to the right. He has talked more about banning almost all abortions and even appointed Patrick to chair one of the Senate's most power committees, public education. Patrick, meanwhile, focused on passing abortion restrictions and expanding the...
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Sen Cornyn Hails 'Friend for Long Time' Karl Rove

    02/21/2014 6:40:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Dallas Blog ^ | 2/21/14 | Tom McGregor
    Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tx.) loves to heap praise for his buddy, Karl Rove, a GOP Establishment political operative, who is calling for Republicans to play nice with Hillary Clinton. Cornyn has described Rove as "my friend for a long time." The Texas Tribune reports that, "Once the Texas GOP's go-to campaign strategist, Karl Rove has become something of a boogeyman for campaigns on both sides of the ballot in the 2014 election cycle." Rove explained that Sen. Cornyn is a true friend of the liberal elite in Washington D.C. Rove is quoted as saying that, “His colleagues like him a...
  • Why Karl Rove is Protecting Hillary Clinton

    02/20/2014 4:51:47 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 18, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    The man known as ‘Bush’s Brain’ and who Bob Woodward says will just ‘never go away’ is championing the perpetuation of a failed Republican strategy. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Karl Rove actually asserted that if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016, Republicans should not attack her. ... Fighting the corruption of the Clintons and the Obama administration is what conservatives are for. Rove is clueless about this while simultaneously running interference for Hillary.
  • Republicans look to Texas in effort to appeal to Hispanic voters

    02/19/2014 5:35:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/14 | John Roberts
    If the Republican Party is looking to make inroads with Hispanic voters -- it need only to look at Texas. A recent Gallup poll found that in the Lone Star state the Democratic Party’s traditional advantage with Hispanic voters is much narrower than the national average. Nationwide, 30 percent more Hispanics identify as a Democrat than a Republican, compared to just 19 percent in Texas. Part of the reason is that Latino culture has been ingrained in Texas since its founding. Many families can trace their family tree back to when Texas was part of Mexico. But Republican strategist Karl...
  • Rove Engineering Grassroots Destruction (Vanity)

    02/18/2014 10:58:03 PM PST · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    2/19/2014 | Me
    Let it be known! Just as Karl Rove did in 2010 and 2012, this festering wart is working behind the scenes to destroy any hopes of grassroots victory in 2014, even if it means destroying any hopes of GOP victory in 2014. It's a small price to pay for money-grubbing uber-RINO, Karl Marx Rove. There are three races in which the grassroots is energized to win the Republican primary with a fresh face. Kentucky, North Carolina, and Mississippi And aside from that, there are seven other states in which the campaigns have not been managed as well, have been divided,...
  • John Cornyn and the Tiny Elephant in the Room (Rove Comments at Cornyn Rally..)

    02/17/2014 12:09:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/17/12 | David Weigel
    "JOHN CORNYN RALLY," read the LED billboard outside the Maude Cobb convention center. "NEAL MCCOY CONCERT." After 3 p.m., around a thousand local Republican activists started lining up for all of it. For $25, they could watch a local hero country singer perform a full show, collect all the GOP swag they wanted (in Cornyn tote bags), crack open free peanuts and sodas -- oh, yes, and to meet Texas's senior senator. If they parted with four figures, they could talk to Cornyn and Karl Rove at a private reception before the show. -snip- At the Longview rally, Karl Rove...
  • Cornyn: 2014 and beyond about ‘mitigating Obama policies’ (from yesterday's Cornyn-Rove rally)

    02/17/2014 9:18:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    The senior senator from Texas predicted little movement in Congress for the rest of the year on immigration reform, or much of anything, during a campaign stop in Longview Sunday. “I think this is going to be about mitigating the policies of the president,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, noting the GOP needs a net six-seat gain to win control of the Senate. “We’ll be in strategic position to mitigate some of the harm of some of those policies.” Cornyn brushed off a recent, milder push-back on Obamacare to “mend it, don’t end it.” “You can’t actually update the policies...
  • Political rally in Longview features Neal McCoy performance (Cornyn rally with Karl Rove)

    02/17/2014 7:01:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Reese Gordon
    Peanuts were cracking and boots were stomping Sunday at a Longview rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. More than 1,000 people attended the event at Maude Cobb Convention Center — which featured a performance by Longview resident and country music singer Neal McCoy. Karl Rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for President George W. Bush, delivered a short speech to introduce Cornyn. With a large American flag as a backdrop, McCoy led the crowd in a rendition of “the Star-Spangled Banner.” Rick Hulburt, a Hallsville resident, said he and his wife, Mary, decided to attend the event...
  • Republicans warn against 2016 strategy that goes overboard...(SecyState&Bengazi:fair game)

    02/16/2014 3:59:23 PM PST · by INVAR · 112 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Fox News
    Former Bush administration adviser Karl Rove on Sunday cautioned Republicans against a 2016 presidential election strategy that focuses too much on the political history of potential Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • Republicans warn against 2016 strategy that goes overboard on attacking Clintons' political past

    02/16/2014 12:31:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/14 | Fox News
    Former Bush administration adviser Karl Rove on Sunday cautioned Republicans against a 2016 presidential election strategy that focuses too much on the political history of potential Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Rove told “Fox News Sunday” he was uncertain whether revisiting Clinton and husband Bill Clinton’s years in the White House would help Republicans win the presidency. “It may,” said Rove, now a “Fox News” contributor. “But the trouble for Republicans is it’s easier to say what you’re against than what you are for.” Republicans have tried to knock down a Clinton candidacy essentially since she resigned from her post in...
  • Cornyn plans campaign stop in Longview (Cornyn rally with Karl Rove is TODAY Feb 16)

    02/16/2014 6:39:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/8/14 | Glenn Evan
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is returning to Longview for a fundraiser that aims low at the wallet but high on attendance. “What we’re trying to do with this event is something I don’t think, typically, has been done before,” said John Coppedge, a Longview doctor. “We wanted to have an event that was fun and afforded the opportunity for a lot more people to participate in the process.” Political fundraisers, particularly for national office candidates, tend to be those $1,000-a-plate soirées that most people just hear about. Coppedge said the one planned for Feb. 16 is designed to draw as...
  • Cornyn, Rove attend Tyler panel on immigration (2007 Flashback)

    02/14/2014 12:29:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/27/2007 | Houston Chronicle
    Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Tuesday that while failures at the federal level to address immigration issues have left people frustrated, state lawmakers should not be attempting to fix the problem. Cornyn, joined by former White House strategist Karl Rove at the East Texas Immigration Summit, said states passing tougher immigration laws focused only on enforcement and not economic impacts. "Immigration is the federal government's responsibility, under our Constitution," Cornyn said. "Piecemeal approaches at the state level deal with only one aspect of the issue." Cornyn and Rove, the former deputy chief of staff to President Bush, was also...
  • Rally for Cornyn (Sunday with Karl Rove)

    02/14/2014 12:20:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex ^ | 2/14/14 | Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex
    Location: Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014 (All day) Start & End Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm All Day Event: No Texans for Senator John Cornyn, Inc. will host "Rally for Cornyn" a political fundraiser for the re-election campaign of Senator John Cornyn at Maude Cobb Convention Center on Sunday, February 16, 2014. There will be a private reception for Senator John Cornyn at 3:30 p.m., followed by a public rally and concert, featuring Neal McCoy and Band, with a special appearance from Karl Rove, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 each. To purchase tickets and for...
  • Rally not your average campaign stop (Cornyn and Rove to campaign together on Sunday)

    02/13/2014 7:01:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/13/14 | Amy Pearson
    One incumbent U.S. senator has decided to campaign a little differently before the Republican Party primary this year. He’s still shaking hands, making speeches and raising funds, of course, but he’ll also be grooving to the beat of hometown country crooner Neal McCoy at a rally and concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Maude Cobb Convention Center. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, “wanted a fun, affordable opportunity for a lot more people to participate in the election process,” said Longview physician John R. Coppedge, treasurer of the Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee, one group supporting Cornyn’s re-election campaign. Cornyn,...
  • Karl Rove: Why is Rand Paul beating up on Bill Clinton for old sins?

    02/11/2014 2:21:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    He said this during a segment on Fox News in which he also insisted that Chris Christie’s presidential hopes are still very much alive. Because of course he did.I did not realize that a few jabs at the Clenis aimed at parrying the left’s endless “war on women” attacks 32 months out from the next election might matter in deciding the presidency. Now I know better. Way to go, Rand. Karl Rove took a shot at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for attacking Bill Clinton over his “predatory” behavior toward Monica Lewinsky, saying that it’s not good strategy for...
  • Karl Rove hits Rand Paul for Bill Clinton bashing (always protect the democrats!)

    02/11/2014 8:59:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Natalie Villacorta
    Karl Rove took a shot at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for attacking Bill Clinton over his “predatory” behavior toward Monica Lewinsky, saying that it’s not good strategy for running for president. “Frankly, Rand Paul spending a lot of time talking about the mistakes of Bill Clinton does not look like a big agenda for the future of the country,” Rove said on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.” Rove said that candidates for the presidency need to do two things in 2014: make their campaigns about something larger their personal ambitions and strengthen their skills. “I’m not certain, again, that beating...
  • Cornyn backers set benefit with Rove, McCoy

    02/10/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Kilgore News Herald ^ | 2/5/14 | JAMES DRAPER
    Second-term U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s influence as Minority Whip is key for Texas and for the Republican Party, says a longtime friend and fundraiser. Longview’s Dr. John Coppedge has known the former Texas Attorney General for more than two decades and is once again sounding the fundraising call as Cornyn seeks a third term in office in November – partnering with other East Texas politicos, he’s putting together a Feb. 16 rally featuring the Texas senator alongside renowned GOP strategist and political pundit Karl Rove and country music star Neal McCoy.
  • Establishment RINOS losing donation war to conservative PACS

    02/07/2014 9:37:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/7/14 | Doug Book
    If you believe burned up phone lines, overflowing email accounts and a notoriously contentious closed door, Capitol Hill meeting helped kill any shot establishment House Republicans had of passing amnesty this year, you’d be right. But equally compelling for GOP decision makers was the fact that donations which have historically gone to members of the Party establishment are now flowing to conservative candidates and conservative PACS. By March 31st of each year, campaigns must file a report of donations with the Federal Election Commission. According to the numbers, Democrats outperformed Republicans in 2013, collecting some $200 million to $170 million...
  • Davis Email: 'What Rove Said About Wendy,' Doesn't State . . . What Rove Said About Wendy

    02/07/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a proud Texas Democrat--OK, as a proud conservative living in Texas--I am subscribed to the email list for Wendy Davis' campaign for governor. I received the campaign's latest missive this morning, from campaign manager Karin Johanson. The email was entitled "What Karl Rove said about Wendy." Can't fault the fundraising strategy behind the headline. Include the name of the left's favorite Texas bogeyman. Check. Suggest lurid details designed to lure the reader in. Check. There was just one problem: the message never states "what Karl Rove said about Wendy." It claims that Rove is "attacking her," that he's part...
  • Stockman sues Cornyn super PAC for false statements (Rove working for Cornyn)

    02/04/2014 2:18:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/1/14 | Your Houston News
    Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) today filed a libel lawsuit challenging numerous false statements made by a John Cornyn super PAC operating under the name “Texans for a Conservative Majority.” The Cornyn PAC claims Stockman had been “jailed more than once,” was “charged with a felony” and “violated federal ethics laws,” all of which are false statements. The website even falsifies Stockman’s voting record, falsely telling voters Stockman voted against a food stamp reform bill (2013 House Roll Call Vote 476) when Stockman, in fact, voted for it. The group continues to promote that statement online, even though they have been...
  • Tokyo Rove’s anti-TEA party group saw donations drop by 98% 2012 to 2013

    02/03/2014 9:16:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you enjoy seeing an enemy’s nose rubbed in the dirt, you’ll love this story. Remember all of Karl “Tokyo” Rove’s attacks and snide remarks about the TEA party movement? Remember how he worked so hard to defeat TEA party backed candidates, belittling them at every opportunity? Well, all of that vitriol and bile has come back to bite Tokyo in the ass. He collected a massive $325 million war chest in the lead up to the 2012 elections, but misspent almost all of it. Rove, was a man who we could trust; he was a guy who would use...
  • GOP War on Conservatives Backfires

    02/03/2014 8:57:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/14 | Mike Flynn
    On Friday, every political campaign had to file its 2013 year end report with the FEC. The reports delivered two big surprises. The Democrats are dominating the Republicans in fundraising. More surprising, perhaps, though, is that Tea Party and conservative SuperPACs raised around three times as much as GOP establishment SuperPACs. The DC GOP may have started the war against the Tea Party, but it won't finish it. Not long after their stunning losses in 2012, Karl Rove and other establishment Republicans announced a new effort to engage in primaries to ensure the "right" candidates got the party's nomination. Rove...
  • 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...
  • Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party

    02/01/2014 1:12:28 PM PST · by RedMDer · 104 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 1 Feb 2014, 11:59 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    After wasting nearly $325 million during the 2012 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove's three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in 2013. .... Since then, as Breitbart News reported, "Rove’s organization has been so tarnished among the conservative base that candidates fear donors will not contribute to any group associated with him." Aware of this, Rove's Crossroads network has reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them.
  • Rebel Conservatives Lead Way in G.O.P. Fund-Raising

    02/01/2014 7:40:00 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Insurgent conservative organizations raised more money last year than the leading Republican establishment outside groups, whose bulging bank accounts and ties to major donors have been their most potent advantage in the struggle over the G.O.P.'s future, according to interviews with officials and new campaign filings. The shift in fortunes could have an enormous impact in 2014, as warring Republican factions prepare to square off in a series of Senate and House primaries around the country and Republican leaders seek to rein in activists who they believe have fractured and endangered the party with policies that alienate independent-leaning voters. Emboldened...
  • Put Christie under oath

    02/01/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    All the king’s horses and all the king’s men will never put Chris Christie together again if New Jersey’s governor fails to refute the accusation that he knew of the George Washington Bridge lane closures as they were taking place. In that event, Christie’s governorship is over and he should prepare to face a federal criminal probe as a private citizen. Resignation would be a must. Otherwise, impeachment would be a snap. Christie stands on the brink of ruin thanks to David Wildstein, the high school pal who, as his Port Authority enforcer, ordered the closures that plunged Fort Lee...
  • Glenn Beck: Sean Hannity-Mark Levin feud resolved

    01/31/2014 5:39:48 AM PST · by dennisw · 106 replies
    politico. ^ | 1/31/14 | By TAL KOPAN
    Radio and TV personality Glenn Beck says he has buried the hatchet with fellow conservative talk radio powerhouses Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and that they are coming together to activate their “Wonder Twin powers.” Beck spoke about his relationship with the two rival radio show hosts on his show Thursday, saying that they have discovered they were being fed “lies” about each other to diminish their power. “There is a stupid feud, and the three of us, Sean and Mark and I, have talked about it and we know where it came from and we know who was feeding...
  • House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

    01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nation’s immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not...
  • GOP adopts changes to 2016 presidential primary process

    01/24/2014 11:06:55 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/24/2014 | Peter Hamby
    The Republican National Committee gave near-unanimous approval Friday to a package of rules changes that would condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar and help the party avoid the kind of protracted party infighting that dented GOP nominee Mitt Romney's general election appeal in 2012. The changes dovetail with the party's desire to move the convention from late summer to a June window, which would make the next Republican National Convention the earliest convention in either party since 1948. The RNC has announced its support for the June move but will formally vote on the change at a later date. "This...
  • Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The State ^ | 1/22/14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, he mumbled "no" and shook his head. As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he took a few breaths and then made one slightly audible snore before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead...
  • 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...