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  • 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...
  • Rove: Republicans Supporting Cruz Don't Know What They Really Want

    11/23/2015 6:53:23 AM PST · by VinL · 63 replies
    Dailywire ^ | 11/23/15 | Robert Kravchik
    Joining CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday, Karl Rove suggested that Americans who grade Senator Ted Cruz highly in terms of his presidential readiness are too ignorant to know what they are looking for in an ideal presidential candidate. When Rove was asked to opine on a poll querying Iowa Republican caucus goers' views of the GOP candidates' readiness to be Commander in Chief, he said of these likely voters, "I don't think they know what they want." "I don't think they know what they mean when it comes down to specific candidates," he said of Iowa Republicans. "They want...
  • Trump Smacking Rove around again on Facebook and Twitter

    11/12/2015 10:46:02 AM PST · by usafa92 · 36 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/12/2015 | Donald J Trump
    Karl Rove is a biased dope who wrote falsely about me re China and TPP. This moron wasted $430 million on political campaigns and lost 100%
  • 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...
  • Karl Rove: The Path to a Wild GOP Convention

    11/06/2015 7:48:21 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 7:17 | KARL ROVE
    A few factors have increased the chances of a multi-ballot convention.... 17 candidates entered the race and 15 remain. ...five contenders who today appear to have the message, money, organization and poll numbers to play the long game: neurosurgeon Ben Carson, real-estate magnate Donald Trump, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. What complicates the picture is the GOP’s rule requiring the 28 (states+) that vote before March 15 to award their delegates proportionally. The exception is South Carolina, whose winner-take-all primary was grandfathered in. Add in the eight states voting on or after March...
  • Karl Rove Defends Jeb Bush: Voters "Who Made A Decision Are Not Stuck On Their Decision"

    10/27/2015 4:03:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies ^ | 10/27/15 |
    MARTHA MACCALLUM, FNC: What is the mind-set at this point? When you look at these numbers and you have Carson and Trump trading spots at least according to one national poll for first and second, what we're looking at, but you know these other folks who everybody thought were strong, deep bench of the Republican Party are just mired, they're not getting anywhere at all, Karl? Does anything change that. KARL ROVE: Well, sure there is and you see it in the poll this morning. I agree with what Chris Stirewalt said earlier this is one poll. You shouldn't sort...
  • COOL Things Jeb! Could Be Doing if He Wasn't Forced to Run for President

    10/26/2015 3:38:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Jeb! says that he 'could be doing a lot of cool stuff'  if he wasn't burdened by a hereditary greatness that  demands he serve Bush-Rove Machine donors... Like making guacamole in official ($75) Jeb! Guaca-Bowla Or selling ugly shirts with a pic of himself as a hippy  Smoking weed Selling weed Smuggling coke/heroin Babbling incoherently on Twitter Teaching his spoiled, lazy wife to speak English Boring people to death He could get a lobotomy just for fun Finally do something about that black hand (gangrene?) Maybe sit around saying stupid things... Or just catch-up on quality time with La Familia... [graphics]
  • Grover Norquist's strange alliance with radical Islam (Tokyo Rove touts Muslim vote)

    10/16/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 12, 2001 | Franklin Foer
    ON THE AFTERNOON of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that “the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good.” (SNIP) And he has done so to their mutual political benefit. During the 2000 campaign, Norquist urged Karl Rove to focus on the Muslim vote—pointing to, among other things, the thousands of Muslims in the key state of Michigan. By all appearances, the Bush campaign heeded Norquist’s advice. In an admirable departure from the usual Republican script, Bush frequently integrated mosques into his platitudes...
  • “Cold Anger” ACTION ALERT – RNC/GOPe Changing Delegate Distribution Rules….

    10/12/2015 6:50:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-12-2015 | sundance
    This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party. Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions “Proportional” based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein). The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to garner a “movement”...
  • “Cold Anger” ACTION ALERT – RNC/GOPe Changing Delegate Distribution Rules….

    10/12/2015 5:38:29 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 84 replies
    Consertive Tree House ^ | 10/12/15 | Sundance
    This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party. Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions “Proportional” based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein). GOP primary 2 The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to...
  • Busted ! CNN Uses Jeb Bush Staffer Planted In Audience To Frame Donald Trump Narrative/Hit Job….

    10/13/2015 12:40:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 304 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-13-2015 | sundance
    During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, a female audience member named Lauren Batchelder played the role of a female antagonist toward candidate Donald Trump. ADVERTISEMENT However, Ms. Batchelder is not just an average audience member. She’s a paid political operative of the GOP and a paid staff member of Team Jeb Bush: NH 6 Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours. CNN’s Jeanne Moos was the delivery vehicle for the a hit...
  • MAJOR TRIPWIRE ALERT – New Florida Poll Reveals There Are Only FIVE Currently Viable Candidates…

    09/24/2015 3:09:55 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | 9/24/2015 | Sundance
    The poll shows the absolute importance/benefit of the original GOPe road map. The poll shows there are only FIVE viable candidates for the 99 Winner-Take-ALL primary delegates. (As Previously Outlined) This poll shows EXACTLY what is being discussed inside Florida in every single on-the-ground report, every email, and every political forum for high-information Floridians. Most importantly this poll shows exactly how the GOPe plan to nominate Jeb Bush. When you look at this poll, and you remove Donald Trump from the equation, you can see EXACTLY how confident Team Jeb Bush (and Karl) was to the road map they created...
  • Trump Takedown Day

    09/15/2015 11:53:29 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 120 replies
    My Observant Brain ^ | 9/15/2015 | Uncle Miltie
    Clearly, the GOPe has declared September 15th "Trump Takedown Day". Observe the massing of forces attempting to take out Trump within the last 24 hours, per FR articles: George Will: Walker's internal polls show him ahead of Trump in Iowa-1st choice of 2 time goers Defcon 1: Bill Kristol Threatens Third Party Support If Trump Wins Nom Limbaugh: Fiorina Draws Asignment to Take Down Trump Nate Silver: Trump, Carson Have About 5% Chance Of Winning Gop Nomination Donald Trump, Crony Capitalist NYT/CBS poll: Ben Carson now within four points of Trump, rest of field lags in single digits Wall Street's...
  • Donald Trump Meeting With RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Tomorrow – Possible Pledge Ultimatum From RNC

    09/03/2015 4:34:26 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sundance
    On August 6th, in front of a national audience, Donald Trump refused to pledge support for any GOP candidate, and refused to pledge he would not run an independent campaign. In my opinion, it was the most publicly brave political act witnessed in the last two decades. It takes remarkable courage and commitment to principle to stand on the national stage and be the only person to raise your hand. It would have been easier, more politically favorable, and essentially irrelevant in the long term, for Trump to make the pledge. But he didn’t, he took the path of principle....
  • Karl Rove Bashes Trump: “Summer of Silliness” Will Be Followed by “Fall of Silliness”

    08/31/2015 8:08:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 31,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Karl Rove: “We’ve had a summer of silliness. We may have a fall of silliness. Remember at this point in 2011 the leader in the Republican pack was Rick Perry, the governor of Texas. After that we had Herman Cain and former speaker Newt Gingrich. Both of them jumped to the lead. You can say it’s a summer of silliness. But my sense is we’re likely to see this thing come and go and other faces emerge.“ Needless to say, Karl Rove is not a Trump fan. He continually bashes The Donald with each appearance on FOX News.
  • O'Reilly, Rove: Rick Perry Is The Strongest Candidate On Border Security & Immigration (Video)

    08/02/2015 12:04:02 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 7, 2015 | Perry War Room
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  • Karl Rove: Let's Put Trump's Poll Numbers in 'Perspective'

    07/30/2015 1:56:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 130 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 01:26 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump's poll numbers are good, political analyst Karl Rove conceded Thursday, but he urged viewers to put the numbers into "a little bit of perspective." "He has been in the race for six weeks,"..."He has had a good move up, a good bump up, but we've seen this before. "Look, there will be a lot of movement in this race. It is really still early." And even though Trump is topping the polls as far as Republicans who would support him, his favorability ratings are suffering, Rove said. -snip- However, pointed out Rove, "30 percent of the Republicans say...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 252 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • Brit Hume Speaking Now on Fox: Is there anyone More Up Bush & GOP-E Backside than Brit Hume?

    07/20/2015 7:13:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Vanity ^ | 20 Jul 19 | Xzins
    A 5 minute diatribe against Donald Trump. Totally unbelievable from the mouth of seriously over-exposed Brit Hume. Anyone close to Bush gets the same treatment in an overt or cloaked way. Check it out: Cruz, Walker, Paul, anyone....who isn't Bush... (Bush on the other hand is a genius, etc.) He's so far up Bush that his head is visible in Jeb's mouth when Jeb speaks. Same with Rove. I wouldn't vote for the Bush dynastic continuation if Jeb were the ONLY candidate running on either side. Just the other day he spoke in favor of transgendered troops. Absolute sell-out.
  • In Trump vs. Rove We’re Going With Trump

    07/16/2015 5:37:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    CHQ ^ | 7/16/2015 | George Rasley
    DC’s favorite political “strategist” Karl Rove has taken it upon himself to become the media’s go-to source for anti-Donald Trump comments, and Trump, no shrinking violet, has fired back with a tweet that “@FoxNews should not put @KarlRove on—he has no credibility, a bush plant who called all races wrong.” The latest Rove vs. Trump smackdown has its basis in a Wall Street Journal article in which Rove defended his record against Trump’s criticism with this paragraph: When I raised questions about his seriousness, Mr. Trump tweeted that I had “spent $430 million in the last cycle and didn’t win...
  • Trump Hammers ‘Clown’ Rove

    07/15/2015 1:56:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 81 replies ^ | 7/15/15 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump fired back at long time aide to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, after Rove appeared on Fox News and wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled “Trump and Sanders, the Disrupter Brothers” where Rove bashed Trump’s viability. Politico reports that Rove appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning and downplayed Trump’s gains in the recent political polls – numbers that put Trump above all other GOP candidates including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “The fundamentals matter a lot and Mr. Trump’s fundamentals are not good,” Rove said. He added that he thinks Trump...
  • Analysts: GOP candidates must be prepared for Trump

    07/07/2015 12:14:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    CNN's Ana Navarro and Fox News' Karl Rove, two commentators deeply involved in Republican politics, are convinced that GOP presidential candidates who make it onto the first primary debate stage will have to confront Donald Trump and his controversial comments on immigration. "He won't last long," Navarro said of Trump in an email to the Washington Examiner media desk. "Let's hope he doesn't do lasting damage." Even so, she wrote in a column for on Sunday that Trump is a factor in the race for the White House and it will serve the candidates to rebut controversial comments Trump...
  • Don’t make us pick a side: Ted Cruz and Karl Rove engage in heated war of words

    06/29/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    Ted Cruz didn’t just lament “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history” after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality late last week — he somehow also mustered up the energy to engage in a war of words with political strategist and Fox News contributor Karl Rove. The Tea Party Senator and Republican presidential candidate is out with a new book, titled “A Time for Truth,” in which he reveals a whole host of autobiographical tidbits including claims that his Cuban-born father once tried to join Fidel Castro’s army, that he had a porn-watching session...
  • Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

    06/29/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 6/27/2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/22/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | The Tatler
    Posted By The Tatler On June 22, 2015 @ 2:07 am In Second Amendment | 16 Comments Karl Rove made an appearance on Fox News Sunday and said the only way to stop gun violence is to repeal the Second Amendment and “remove guns from society.”The subject was the tragic shooting at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Church. WALLACE:How do we stop the violence?ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answerWe saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was...
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep...
  • Karl Rove: Only Way To Stop The Violence Is To Repeal Second Amendment(Idea:Repeal Rove instead)

    06/21/2015 4:34:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 102 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/21/15 | c datoc
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday” the only way to stop gun-related violence, like the Wednesday massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston S.C., was to repeal American citizens’ Second Amendment rights. When Chris Wallace asked Rove how we can, “stop the violence,” the long-time gun-rights advocate stated that we have made great strides as a nation in empathizing with the victims of these types of shootings, but the only way to guarantee they will stop is to “remove guns from society.” WALLACE: How do we stop the violence? ROVE: I wish I had an easy...
  • Karl Rove surrenders to ObamaCare

    05/08/2015 7:19:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2015 | By Brent Budowsky
    It is with great pleasure that I rise in praise of Karl Rove, who now largely agrees with me that Republicans should place into the dustbin their bogus proposal to repeal ObamaCare. In my recent column in The Hill, "The 'Clinton Cash' con," I suggested that the new book by Peter Schweizer proves absolutely nothing on the matter of whether Hillary Clinton committed any wrongdoing, and it is a con to suggest or imply otherwise. I add today a discussion of another con game by Republicans, the suggestion that they will repeal ObamaCare, which they know they will not do,...
  • Laura Ingraham makes a fool out of Senator Bob Graham on Larry King Live (read the transcript)

    10/29/2004 9:55:56 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 105 replies · 4,308+ views
    INGRAHAM: I just -- every time I hear someone in a position of power say that the war on terror has been abandoned when we have three quarters of the al Qaeda leadership in our custody, when our men and women in battle have done such an enormously great job all around the world, not just in Afghanistan, not just in Iraq, but our special forces operating in every country from The Philippines to Indonesia, all over this are globe. I think it's an insult to the troops, and I don't think Senator Graham really means it. B. GRAHAM: It's...
  • Report: The SuperPAC running ads against Rand Paul has ties to “Bush World

    04/08/2015 11:49:27 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 24 replies
    Rare Politics ^ | 4-7-2015 | Kevin Boyd
    As Rare and other news outlets have reported, a SuperPAC has been running ads against Rand Paul tying his foreign policy positions to President Obama. A new report reveals who some of the people behind the ads are, and they have ties to one of the major Republican candidates likely to enter the presidential race. Matt Flynn of Breitbart News reports that the consultants who make up Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America have extensive ties to the Bush family. Flynn reports that many of these people also have ties to Karl Rove and other GOP establishment figures. According...
  • Hysteria over Cruz illustrates what we're up against

    03/26/2015 9:03:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Lloyd Marcus
    For crying out loud, Cruz simply trumpeted traditional principles and values that Americans have celebrated since the Republic's founding: American exceptionalism, liberty, freedom, hard work, God, and country.  The problem is that without even realizing it, many have succumbed to the left successfully tainting their thinking, lowering the nation's behavioral bar, and forcing political correctness down our throats.  So when a Ted Cruz comes along, his message sounds edgy to those hearing it for the first time.  And yet I believe that many will be drawn instinctively to it. Why?  Because conservatism connects with our higher self/spirit.  It inspires people...
  • Is Grover Norquist an Islamist?

    03/26/2015 7:17:12 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 23 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | Apr 14, 2005 updated Feb 22, 2015
    Paul Sperry, author of the new book, Infiltration, in an interview calls Grover Norquist "an agent of influence for Islamists in Washington." When asked by why a Republican anti-tax lobbyist should so passionately promote Islamist causes, Sperry implied that Norquist has converted to Islam: "He's marrying a Muslim, and when I asked Norquist if he himself has converted to Islam, he brushed the question off as too 'personal.'" As Lawrence Auster comments on this exchange, "Clearly, if Norquist hadn't converted to Islam, or weren't in the process of doing so, he would simply have answered no." Indeed, Norquist married...
  • Beck Beginning to Unravel Norquist/Rove/Muslim Brotherhood Connections

    03/26/2015 6:28:38 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 13 replies
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 3/26/15 | Glenn Beck
    I'm listening right now 9 AM/3/26. Norquist backed out of Beck's Show. Beck had offered to let Norquist answer Beck's allegations regarding Norquist's ties to Muslim Brotherhood. Beck said that in his research, he's uncovered donations to Norquist's foundation from Rove. Beck said that this investigation reminds him of the early days of his Van Jones investigation.
  • RINO “war room” is pathetic, even by GOP establishment standards

    03/25/2015 3:05:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Mar. 22, 2015
    Matt Rhoades’ vaunted oppo research team was featured on this week’s on Fox News Sunday… (SNIP) To recap, this is fmr. Romney campaign manager and crony capitalist Matt Rhoades… (SNIP) LMFAO @ “And this is the presidential research team…” Literally watching YouTube all day… I know what you’re thinking: "They don’t even look like they’re trying! Matt Rhoades raises millions of dollars! That office looks like it costs twenty grand, tops! What happened to the rest of the money!?" (SNIP) Matt Rhoades and Karl Rove swindle naive, low-information Republicans out of hundreds of millions of dollars under the guise of...
  • VANITY: FoxNews' The Five Attacks Cruz Candidacy

    03/23/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 134 replies
    3/23/2015 | Dr. Thorne
    FoxNews' The Five attacked the newly announced Ted Cruz presidential candidacy on the same day as his announcement. You expect Juan Williams and Dana Perino (a mindless Bushbot) to oppose him. But, Eric Bolling said Cruz is just not ready and Greg "Congenital Idiot" Gutfeld opined that Cruz is only running because of his own self-importance.
  • “You want to rumble Rove?” Glenn pens open letter to Karl Rove

    03/22/2015 11:00:54 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 79 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM EDT | Glenn Beck
    You want to rumble Rove? Come on to my show and let’s have it out. Bring it on. I would love to take you on WITH YOUR RECORD AND THE RECORD OF THE GOP. I could do it with my eyes closed and in a coma. You hung yourself on O’Reilly. By using my words to mock me, the audience heard my words. I would bet a good portion agreed with me. I was right at CPAC in 2011 and never invited back. What a shock!!! If you don’t think that the Republicans are progressive light then you don’t know...
  • Karl Rove: There Is No Frontrunner In The Republican Presidential Primary

    02/14/2015 4:27:28 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    WALLACE: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in an interview with Bret Baier explaining why he's suddenly a hot property in the Republican presidential field. And we are back now with the panel. So, we showed this before, but I want you to look at it from a different aspect. Take a look at this Iowa poll. Just in from the "Des Moines Register" in "Bloomberg News." It shows Governor Scott Walker is now leading in Iowa over Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee and a strong Ben Carson. Karl, Walker got good reviews for his speech, his performance if you will at...
  • SCOTUS: Arizona must issue immigrants driver's licenses( Rove & Roberts back Obamnesty)

    12/20/2014 6:59:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | Nick Gass
    There might soon be thousands more licensed drivers in the Grand Canyon State. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to thousands of young immigrants who entered the United States illegally but were protected from deportation by a presidential order in 2012, The Associated Press reports. In a 6-3 decision, justices denied Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for a stay on a circuit court ruling. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the stay.
  • Republicans First Had to Wrestle With Their Own Poor Discipline (sob)

    11/05/2014 2:57:11 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | November 5, 2014 | By JEREMY W. PETERS and CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — It was late spring, and Republican leaders knew that if they wanted to win the Senate, they needed to crush the enemy: not Democrats, but the rebels within their own party. And Chris McDaniel, a Senate candidate from Mississippi who had a history of making sexist and racially insensitive remarks, was a problem. Candidates like Scott Brown, running for the Senate in New Hampshire, called the National Republican Senatorial Committee to complain that if Mr. McDaniel was not stopped, he could drag the whole party down. Strategists inside the committee’s headquarters on Capitol Hill were envisioning nightmares of...
  • Attack Ad on ‘Immigration Amnesty’ Puts Karl Rove in Unexpected Camp

    10/31/2014 6:00:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 48 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 30, 2014 | Ken McIntyre
    Karl Rove’s support for what many Americans consider amnesty for illegal immigrants has put the Republican political guru at odds with The Heritage Foundation for a decade. That’s why observers of current and past incarnations of “immigration reform” were surprised to learn of Rove’s association with a campaign ad drawing attention in a hot U.S. Senate race. The 30-second ad was paid for by American Crossroads, a political action group largely financed by Rove, best known as chief political aide to President George W. Bush. The ad, which first aired early this month, cites a Heritage Foundation report last year...
  • ObamaCare Returns as Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • Bill O'Reilly Makes Fun Of Karl Rove's Prediction Skills

    10/21/2014 4:39:20 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-20-2014 | Ed Mazza
    Bill O'Reilly had a little fun at Karl Rove's expense on Monday night. While appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor" from Las Vegas, Rove whipped out his whiteboard to drive home some points about the upcoming midterm election. When the political strategist finished, O'Reilly warned him not to bring the whiteboard into the casinos. "I don't gamble," Rove said. "With your prediction record, that's a wise move," O'Reilly cracked. "Y'know that was personal and petty," Rove said. "That was personal and petty." "That's me," said O'Reilly. "P and P."
  • The Biggest Lie [VDH]

    10/21/2014 4:24:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Left would rather forget its old slogan, “Bush lied, thousands died.” The very mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw Republican defensiveness as key to their recovery in 2006. By the time Obama was elected, the issue had been demagogued to death, was no longer of any political utility, and so vanished. So why all of a sudden is the New York Times strangely focused on old WMD stockpiles showing up in...
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson ‘Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California.” “Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove!” “Karl Rove Attacks — We Need Your Help!” Karl Rove’s starring role in the 2010 California attorney general’s race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasn’t actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • Bush Didn’t Lie: But why did his administration sit on the evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/17/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/17/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
  • Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD

    10/16/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Eli Lake
    There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush's most important political adviser. Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to ‘let these sleeping dogs lie.’ The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush...
  • Karl Rove: GOP Will Take Over Senate - Barely (Rove predicts McConnell will lose) !

    10/12/2014 5:56:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies ^ | 10/12/14 | Greg Richter
    GOP strategist Karl Rove is predicting nine states will flip from Democrat to Republican in the November 4 Senate elections, but he's also predicting three will go the other way. If he's right, that would still give Republicans control of the Senate by the slimmest of margins — 51-49. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Rove listed his predictions for Republican pickups — from most- to least-likely — as Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota, Alaska, Louisiana, Arkansas, Iowa, Colorado and North Carolina. His predictions for GOP losses were Kansas, Georgia and Kentucky. Rove predicted a "barn burner" in South Dakota, where...
  • Karl Rove’s group blasts Bruce Braley for agreeing with Karl Rove (on amnesty)

    10/09/2014 2:21:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Steve Benen
  • Karl Rove is Ruining the GOP

    10/08/2014 2:41:59 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 53 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 7, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Karl Rove recently tried to advise Republicans on how the party can more effectively take back the Senate in November. He made two main suggestions. One was that Republican candidates must “make the case for electing someone new who will be a check and balance in the Senate on Mr. Obama and his agenda, rather than returning a Democratic loyalist who toes his line.” Rove’s second suggestion was that the party should “offer a positive, optimistic conservative agenda to make independents who disapprove of Mr. Obama comfortable voting Republican.” Rove is right on both counts, especially about offering a positive...
  • Karl Rove Leaves Illegal Immigration out of GOP Senate Victory Plan

    10/03/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 10/2/14 | Tony Lee
    GOP establishment strategist and talking head Karl Rove conspicuously omitted illegal immigration in his advice to GOP Senate candidates on how to close the sale to voters in this year's midterm elections. In a column in the Wall Street Journal, Rove urges Senate candidates to talk about "pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory relief, spending restraint to reduce the debt, health-care reforms to replace ObamaCare and energy policies like the Keystone XL pipeline" in addition to national defense. Republican Senate candidates like Scott Brown in New Hampshire and Tom Cotton in Arkansas started to surge after they made illegal...