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  • Rove Whines About Ted Cruz Attacking W's SCOTUS Appointments, Levin On Bush Hatred of Cruz

    10/20/2015 2:01:06 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/20/2015
    I thought when Ted Cruz was attacking the Supreme Court appoints of Bush Sr. and Bush Jr., he was making a substantive argument about picking genuine conservatives and fighting for them as opposed to picking those easier to get past the Senate’s nomination process. After all, a lot has happened since Roberts was appointed to the court as he’s turned out to be a disaster and this is definitely something worth pointing out. But apparently to Rove that was almost criminal, especially since Cruz didn’t include Reagan’s appointment in his criticism. This was, by the way, his defense of George...
  • Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target? (Tokyo Rove alert)

    02/07/2013 5:29:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2/7/13 | Liz Marlantes
    Karl Rove may be trying to quell conservative concerns that his new political group is really an effort to crush the tea party. But actions will speak louder than words – and already, Mr. Rove's group may have a test case on its hands. Rove's Conservative Victory Project has a stated goal of making sure only electable candidates emerge victorious from GOP primaries. But he told Fox News Tuesday: "This is not tea party versus the establishment." So what is it? The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the seat...
  • The joint Obama-Rove betrayal destined to unite conservatives

    02/05/2013 2:57:08 PM PST · by old school · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 5, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    "Thank God for Mark Levin, who tells it like it is, depressing as it is."
  • Mark Levin Savages Karl Rove’s ‘Diabolical’ Anti-Tea Party PAC: ‘We’re Being Stabbed In The Back’

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

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

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

    10/31/2011 8:25:28 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/31/11
    Karl Rove said Monday that Herman Cain has failed to properly respond to the POLITICO report that at least two women accused him of inappropriate behavior, saying he needs to say “yes or no.” “He’s not denying, but he ain’t responding and that’s not the best place to be,” Rove said on Fox News. “If these allegations are not true, say they aren’t true and put it behind you. If not, better get everything out sooner rather than later because in a situation like this, if there is something there, that something’s going to come out.” Continue Reading Text Size...
  • Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby ‘Says He Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head

    10/31/2011 4:15:18 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 93 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/31/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Gov. Sarah Palin was deciding whether or not to get into the presidential race, Karl Rove was popping up on Fox News to talk about why her skin was too thin for the job. And when Gov. Rick Perry was thinking about his entrance into the race, Rove was Johnny-on-the-spot with reasons why a Perry candidacy would not be viable either. Now Rove’s moved on to Herman Cain, whose candidacy he’s doing all he can to sink, sidetrack, or On Fox News this past Monday, Rove did his best Mr. Rogers imitation by holding up a small dry-erase board...
  • Clashes between Karl Rove and conservatives becoming more frequent

    10/27/2011 10:22:33 AM PDT · by martosko · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Democrats have long enjoyed bashing Karl Rove, former White House adviser and architect of the campaigns that put President George W. Bush in office. But clashing with the longtime Republican operative and Fox News contributor is now catching on for another group: conservatives, especially those affiliated with the tea party movement. Among the most high profile of these recent attackers are former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and, now, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
  • Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me

    10/24/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | y MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Herman Cain pushed back hard at Karl Rove's recitation of his recent campaign fumbles and miscues - which he presented on a whiteboard on Fox News this morning - and accused the operative of trying to do him intentional damage in a Byron York interview: "It's a good thing the voters are not looking at Karl Rove's little whiteboard," Cain said in a phone conversation from a stop in Chicago Monday afternoon. "I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice. But why not go with the choice that the...
  • Karl Rove: Trump's Got a 'Thin Skin'

    04/22/2011 6:37:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 85 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Republican strategist Karl Rove says President Barack Obama is taking delight in the fact that Donald Trump is pressing so hard for him to produce his birth certificate, “because that’s exactly what Obama wants conservatives to do.” Speaking to Sean Hannity Thursday on his radio show, Rove also questioned Trump’s conservative credentials. Hannity started the interview by asking Rove why he was going after Trump. “Well, I think Trump’s got a thin skin — I don’t think I’m going after Trump,” Rove said. “A guy who says that he doesn’t know what Ronald Reagan is hiding behind his smile, and...
  • Trump: Rove Needs to Retire

    04/22/2011 6:36:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 90 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2011 | NewsMax
    Donald Trump, fresh from a Gallup poll showing him tied with former Gov. Mike Huckabee for the lead in the Republican race for the White House, is firing back at GOP strategist Karl Rove for calling Trump a "joke candidate." Trump, who says that Rove has proven himself to be out of touch with Americans, released the following statement to Newsmax: "Karl Rove is a loser. He is doing the Republican Party a great disservice by trying to stop the discussion about the president not being able to present his birth certificate to the American people – or to assure...
  • Open Question: Will we ever wrest control from the establishment Boehner/Rove/Romney RINO wing?

    04/14/2011 2:57:00 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 26 replies
    Only 59 of the 240+ House Republicans voted against this deal. It seems we have a long way to go. Boehner, whose staff will hang up on you if you call and ask him to take a stand against Obamacare, did get almost 80 democrats to vote for it though. What does that tell you?
  • Rove: Don’t Worry, 2012 GOP Candidates Busy with Strategy.

    03/21/2011 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 21, 2011 | David Steinberg
    The prospective GOP candidates are behaving like Ruling Class. Did they learn anything from 2010? The inestimable Karl Rove (inestimable, in that conservatives either wish to buy him a scotch or label him Ruling Class, dependent on whatever he last said to Bret Baier) published a WSJ op-ed on March 17 claiming “The GOP Race is Underway.” Don’t worry, the piece sums: the failure of anyone to step ahead in the 2012 GOP race is tactical. Mitch “Mitt” Huckaromney is busy analyzing, outreaching, and sweater-testing and any day now he’ll reveal himself as the George Washington you’ve been asking for...
  • Karl Rove to Palin and Huckabee: Stop whining about the Bushes already

    12/03/2010 2:46:32 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Mediaite, yet another clip of 2012 pot-stirring awesomeness from Laura Ingraham. First she had Palin on and pressed her not only on what Barbara Bush said but on Chris Christie’s dig at her on Leno. Then Huckabee came on and she started pushing his buttons about being looked down upon by the squishy egghead city slickers who don’t know the Real America the way he does. Now here’s Rove being nudged to defend the Bushes from the Huck/Palin populist onslaught. She might as well start calling these segments, “You Gonna Take That?” I can’t wait to see what she...
  • Rove: Sarah Palin Needs To Show She Can "Unify" Republicans

    11/26/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Karl Rove discusses Sarah Palin's book tour and a possible presidential run. Palin will be doing three book tour events in Iowa, which Rove calls a "smart move." "She's got a problem with Independents and she has a problem with Democrats," Rove said about Palin's rating with these groups.
  • 'I blame Karl Rove'

    11/04/2010 4:30:30 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 350 replies
    STG News ^ | 11/3/10 | William Way, Jr.
    There is a singular event that shoved the Republican Senate car over the cliff. That event was the primary victory of Christine O'Donnell. This morning she used a phrase that is right on the money. That description is "Republican Cannibalism." I personally hold Karl Rove to blame, followed closely by Senator John Cornyn. Rove is an establishment Progressive Republican of the first order. Following O'Donnell's message of values victory in Delaware, Rove started slinging mud in her direction because he realized she was a woman that couldn't be bought & sold on a D.C. street corner. It was Rove who...
  • Open Thread: Post Election Comments and Observations

    11/03/2010 6:01:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    November 3, 2010 | Me
    Thought I should start an open threat post-election. Some observations: 1: Christie O'Donnell was a disaster. Despite plenty of money she received less votes than the GOP candidate for the Delaware's sole Congressional seat. I knows it pains me to say this but Rove was right. Angel was another huge disappointment. She recevied less votes than the total GOP vote for the Congressional seats in NV. Lets stop running amateurs who provide plenty of material for the likes of SNL and John Stewart.Related to (1). Strong conservative candidates with experience and good backgrounds did very well for example, Rubio, Paul,...
  • FOX Online calls DE for Coons (where is the total live thread?)

    11/02/2010 4:51:02 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 18 replies
    Nov 2, 2010 | Comment
    We need a consolidated live thread - unless there is already one I can't find.
  • Rove's Palin criticism provokes backlash from supporters who label him Biden of the Right

    10/30/2010 10:55:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jon Ward
    Sarah Palin and her allies have not taken kindly to comments by Karl Rove this week that the former Alaska governor is not ready to be president, firing back at the former Bush White House political adviser in a fight that illustrates the simmering tensions within the Republican Party. Palin herself made a crack about Rove Thursday but refrained from making pointed comments. But nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin went after Rove with passion. “I have to say, nice guy aside, this guy needs to get off the stage. He is yesterday’s operative,” Levin said. “There...