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  • The End of the LIne? Part I

    05/21/2019 4:29:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-21-19 | MOTUS
    The Wall Street Journal ticks me off quite regularly. The balance of never-Trumpers to rational conservatives is deeply skewed towards the abyss. Much of the non-business content tends towards the trendy which I am decidedly not. But I have been reading the WSJ since grad school when I got a complementary subscription for a semester. It was an education in itself – all the stories about capital building, financing, taxes, accounting, bottom lines, products, marketing – oh my! All the mysteries of the business universe revealed. Of course I didn’t learn how business really worked until much later.Yet due to...
  • Barr exposed tone-deaf Dems in embarrassing Judiciary hearing

    05/07/2019 11:06:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2019 | Karl Rove
    The attempted Democratic takedown of Attorney General William Barr last week during his Senate Judiciary Committee appearance was a thing to behold. The gruff, direct, seemingly unflappable bear of an AG batted away each assault, question after question, hour after hour. But a second impression also emerged: the tone deafness of so many Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats. Some seemed unaware of the full import of their questions and complaints. Take Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. He told Barr, "History will judge you harshly" as "your credibility is undermined" because "you in effect exonerated or cleared the president." To this, Barr...
  • Bernie Sanders is 'a real contender' to beat Trump, GOP strategist Karl Rove says

    04/18/2019 12:14:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 86 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2019 | Bailey Vogt
    Bernie Sanders could defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, GOP political consultant, according to former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove. “When only 37% of Americans in the RealClearPolitics average think the country is going in the right direction while 56.4% think it’s on the wrong track, Mr. Sanders could be perceived as an agent of change,” Mr. Rove wrote about the socialist Vermont senator in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.
  • Move On From Mueller, Mr. President (says Tokyo Rove)

    03/27/2019 7:38:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Karl Rove | March 27, 2019 7:06 p.m. ET
    Only Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017 could have been a sweeter day for the present occupants of the White House than last Sunday. The publication of Attorney General William Barr’s letter summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report lifted an enormous political weight off President Trump and his team. Mr. Mueller found no evidence that “the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Mr. Barr concluded “the evidence developed” during the Mueller investigation “is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.” These findings demolished the principal “resistance” talking points, leaving...
  • Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base

    01/19/2019 3:57:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Former White House political strategist Karl Rove warned Senate Republicans in a meeting this week not to become overly reliant on their conservative base as they head into what could be a tough 2020 presidential election. Rove, who served as former President George W. Bush’s top political strategist, was brought in by Senate GOP leaders to speak to the 22 Republican incumbents up for reelection at an all-day planning session Thursday hosted at Nationals Park in southeast Washington, D.C. GOP lawmakers are getting nervous about next year’s election as polls show President Trump’s approval rating dropping during the 28-day government...
  • Video DUmmie FUnnies: JASON LEOPOLD & The Legend of 24 Business Hours Fitzmas

    01/18/2019 2:48:04 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 18, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO This video gives more of the background on Jason Leopold and why it is so LAUGHABLE that liberals and their mainstream media allies are now placing so much faith in his credibility in their attempt to take down President Donald Trump. I explain how the 24 Business Hours meme was born during the height of "Fitzmas" in which the DUmmies were absolutely sure Karl Rove would be indicted and frog-marched across the White House lawn. Also covered is the extreme gullibility of WILLIAM RIVERS PITT of TruthOut for placing his complete faith in Leopold. Finally we will see that...
  • Stopping the Socialist Resurgence

    11/29/2018 6:37:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 28, 2018 | Karl Rove
    Sen. Bernie Sanders knows what he wants. In a Washington Post op-ed last week, the democratic socialist from Vermont laid out a legislative agenda for the 116th Congress’s first 100 days. Among the dizzying array of proposals Mr. Sanders pushed were his signature “Medicare for All” bill, tuition-free college, student-debt relief, tax increases requiring “wealthy people and large corporations to begin paying their fair share” and a $15 minimum wage indexed to “median wage growth,” not inflation. Others in the Democratic Party’s increasingly influential democratic-socialist wing are pressing for their own major legislation to pass the House, even if it...
  • Karl Rove: As Florida ballot count battle rages, Democrats are recklessly violating state law

    11/10/2018 10:11:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Karl Rove
    Local Democratic officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida are recklessly violating state law in what may be an attempt to overturn the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections for governor and the U.S. Senate in the Sunshine State. This looks like a repeat of the actions in Florida in the 2000 presidential election, when Democratic officials ignored state election laws – and were slapped down by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision. Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda C. Snipes said Tuesday night that 634,000 votes had been cast in the county. But by Thursday night,...
  • Karl Rove Rips Into Trump For Considering DOJ Probe Of Hillary Clinton

    08/31/2018 12:07:32 PM PDT · by detective · 158 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2018 | Nick Givas |
    Republican strategist Karl Rove ripped into President Donald Trump on “America’s Newsroom” Friday for considering a Justice Department investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I think it’s unwise for any president of any party to look like he is demanding that the Justice Department investigate his political opponents,” Rove said. “It is just unseemly. I think a good test of this is turnabout. What if Hillary Clinton had won the election? Would we be excited about Hillary Clinton calling upon her attorney general to investigate Donald Trump over the meeting at the Trump Tower?” Rove said that’s not...
  • Karl Rove: Trump should be lowering expectations ahead of midterms, not talking about 'red wave'

    08/06/2018 10:46:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/06/18 | Michael Burke
    Republican strategist Karl Rove on Monday said President Trump should lower expectations ahead of November’s midterm elections, not predict a "red wave" of GOP victories. Rove, appearing on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” pointed out that the party that holds the White House historically has lost seats in a midterm election. “In all likelihood, Republicans are going to lose seats in the House, they’re going to lose governorships, they’re going to lose state legislative seats,” Rove said. “I think the president would be well-advised to say we face an uphill fight but he feels good about it, rather than set the...
  • Karl Rove: "If you are Innocent President Trump, Act Innocent"

    08/01/2018 12:08:16 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 93 replies
    NeverTrumper RINO Rove is on Trish Reagan's "Intelligence Report" today telling Trump to lay off the tweets on nitwit witch hunter Mueller. He had better get used to the idea of Mueller just being laid off. "If you are innocent President Trump, ACT INNOCENT". He mentions Trey Gowdy as coming up with this stupid quote, who will soon be looking for a job in the mainstream media no doubt. My question is, what is an innocent person supposed to act like? If I was guilty I'd be quiet but if I was innocent I'd be speaking out loudly and getting...
  • Karl Rove on NFL Protests: Trump Will Be ‘Walking Away From This a Loser’

    09/24/2017 9:57:08 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 197 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Sep 2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” network contributor and Republican strategist Karl Rove discussed President Donald Trump criticism of NFL players for taking a knee during the national anthem at games. According to Rove, Trump would be “walking away” from this controversy a “loser.” ... “He could have come away from this the winner,” he continued. “But he is walking away from this a loser in the minds of the American people for exactly the reasons you pointed out. He was against the federal government interfering and telling the Washington Redskins what their name should be. Now he...
  • Senate GOP campaign arm has no plans to endorse Republican nominee in Virginia

    06/13/2018 2:23:06 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordain Carney
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has no plans to endorse Corey Stewart, the party's Senate nominee in Virginia, the group's chairman said Wednesday. "We have a big map, right now we are focused on Florida, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana. I don’t see Virginia in it," Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who leads the Senate GOP campaign arm, told CNN.
  • GOP strategist Karl Rove: Republicans in ‘big trouble,’ could lose House in 2018 (Barf)

    01/07/2018 11:34:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP strategist Karl Rove says Republicans are in danger of losing their majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. Asked how much trouble Republicans are in, Mr. Rove responded, “Big trouble.” “The president’s approval rating is in the high 30s, and the Republicans are 24 seats in the House away from losing their majorities,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Karl Rove: 'Bad idea' for Trump to hold a lot of rallies in 2018

    12/22/2017 10:42:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 22, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said Friday that President Trump would be wise to spend 2018 focusing on his agenda, rather than campaigning leading up to the midterms. In an interview on Fox News, Rove said that Trump has enjoyed a boost in his popularity in recent days because of his focus on tax reform. By putting an emphasis on his policy agenda, Rove argued, Trump could turn around his low approval ratings. "He's not very popular and the way to become more popular is to become less political and more involved in his agenda," said Rove, a former senior aide...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Jeb Bush Staffer Planted Anti-Roy Moore Coverage in Washington Post

    12/08/2017 11:24:38 AM PST · by gubamyster · 126 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 12/08/2017 | Patrick Howley
    Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post, according to text messages obtained by Big League Politics. Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his...
  • A Mass Extinction For Virginia Republicans (blames Trump for VA loss)

    11/09/2017 7:54:34 PM PST · by libh8er · 38 replies
    Rove.com / WSJ ^ | 11.09.2017 | Karl Rove
    ...The president is spurring Democrats to the voting booth while letting his own base drift away. His job approval in the Real Clear Politics average is 38%, 8 points below his share of the vote last November. In other words, 1 out of 6 people who cast ballots for Mr. Trump disapprove of his performance. This showed up in Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley—the commonwealth’s Trump Country. Mr. Gillespie carried these areas by impressive margins, but turnout was either down or simply not up as dramatically as in the anti-Trump suburbs... ..Mr. Gillespie did win independents statewide, 50.5% to...
  • Robart: Student Expelled for Sexual Misconduct Can’t Defend Himself

    02/04/2017 12:41:18 PM PST · by springwater13 · 24 replies
    Remember Amherst College student "John Doe," who was expelled for sexual misconduct, even though he had good reason to believe that his accuser had actually assaulted him? A judge recently blocked Doe's attempt to subpoena his female accuser's text messages on grounds that re-litigating the matter "would impose emotional and psychological trauma" on her. Consider the implications of this decision. According to Seattle District Judge James Robart, a student who believes Amherst violated his due process rights, wrongfully expelled him, and ignored subsequent evidence that his accuser, "Sandra Jones," was the actual violator of the college's sexual misconduct policies, does...
  • Amateur Hour at the White House - Trump mismanaged the travel ban rollout ...

    02/02/2017 4:49:25 PM PST · by CedarDave · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2017 | Karl Rove
    No one should have been surprised when President Trump followed through on his Aug. 15 campaign call for “extreme vetting” of visitors to America from dangerous parts of the globe. But the details of the president’s executive order—as well as the timing and the confusion that accompanied the rollout—are disconcerting. The administration issued its policy Friday afternoon, a time normally used in Washington to bury bad stories. Moreover, it came unaccompanied by briefing papers and talking points, and no officials immediately explained it. It took two hours before reporters received copies of the final order—and another two before White House...
  • Karl Rove: Donald Trump Can’t Win

    11/09/2016 1:30:06 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 10/23/16 | Zach Carter
    In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the Republican strategist said that Donald Trump’s poll numbers are simply too dismal to end in victory on election night. “I don’t see it happening,” Rove told Fox. “If he plays an inside straight, he could get it, but I doubt he’s going to be able to play it.”