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  • 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,...
  • Rove Aide Calls Bozell 'Hater' with 'Weird Axes to Grind'

    02/06/2013 4:03:51 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    When given the opportunity to rebut the sharp criticism leveled Tuesday by Brent Bozell directed at Karl Rove, Jonathan Collegio of Rove's American Crossroads might have made things worse, if not personal. "Bozell is a hater and he also has a long sordid history hating Karl Rove. He has weird personal axes to grind," said the spokesman for Rove's influential Super PAC.
  • The Karl Rove Cartel Will Now Pick Your Rhinos

    02/05/2013 3:27:53 AM PST · by yoe · 46 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Feburary 4, 2013 | John DeMayo
    By now all Americans—regardless of their political ideology, especially conservatives—should be fed up with the government failures produced by political operatives and big money’s influence in our elections. Election after election, powerbrokers like the infamous political Republican strategist Karl Rove and his campaign money machine are working to deprive Americans of the fundamental concept of choice in our elections. If Mr. Rove continues to have his way, conservative Americans will only be allowed to vote for candidates of his choosing in the foreseeable future. Super Pac “American Crossroads”—founded in part by Karl Rove—has branched out on a new political influence...
  • Rove: ‘Mental Illness’ to Think New Candidate Will Emerge

    02/19/2012 2:43:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/19/12 | Daniel Foster
    On Fox News Sunday this morning, Karl Rove threw cold water on the murmurings by unnamed “top Republicans” that a new candidate could emerge should Romney lose Michigan. Host Chris Wallace outlined a scenario in which a new candidate could still get on the ballots of California, New Jersy, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, and possibly Texas, and win enough delegates to contest the convention. But Rove was skeptical, to say the least. “This proves mental illness is transmittable by contact, personal contact. You’ve been talking to all these people and — look, let’s go. . . . Let’s take...
  • Newt's Southern Strategy Won't Work (Tokyo Rove alert)

    02/09/2012 4:12:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/9/12 | Karl Rove
    Newt Gingrich's remarks Saturday night after the Nevada caucuses and on NBC's "Meet the Press" the next morning proved that presidential candidates should talk policy, not process. Proclaiming "We want to get to Georgia, to Alabama, to Tennessee," Mr. Gingrich said primaries in the South would produce "a series of victories" that by the April 4 Texas primary would make him "very, very competitive in the delegate count." Well, the Gingrich Southern strategy faces big obstacles, starting with Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Demanding that these two candidates drop out so he becomes the only conservative alternative to Mitt Romney...
  • Romney says he still expects to be GOP nominee

    02/07/2012 10:39:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Times Herald ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | AP
    Mitt Romney says it's been a good night for Rick Santorum, but that he still expects to become the Republican nominee for president. After losses to Santorum in Missouri's non-binding primary and the Minnesota caucuses -- where he is in third place -- Romney is congratulating the former Pennsylvania senator but continuing to focus on President Barack Obama. Despite Tuesday's setbacks, Romney says he is ready to lead the Republican Party and is happy to compare his record on leadership to Obama's.
  • Open letter to the RNC and RNC Consultants (like Rove)

    01/26/2012 3:00:25 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 25 replies
    Vanity - Veritas2002 | 01-26-12 | Vanity
    Here's what it comes down to: I am a lifelong Republican which means that I have never voted for a Democrat in my life and never will. That means for every single election at every level for 45 years I have pulled the lever for Republicans. This year is my final year voting Republican if Romney gets the nomination. I simply WILL NOT VOTE. I am sick and tired of having my candidates (like McCain) chosen for me by the main stream, Obama-protecting liberal media and the Republican establishment. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY. I cannot see how a...
  • The Romney Con

    01/07/2012 4:42:55 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | InflationUS
    Don't be conned into nominating Mitt Romney.
  • South Carolina Tea Partiers Wish Romney Would Just Go Away

    01/04/2012 4:57:02 PM PST · by TBBT · 28 replies · 1+ views
    npr.org ^ | 1/4/2012 | FRANK JAMES
    Talk with Tea Party leaders here in South Carolina and you quickly realize that the toughest job in the Mitt Romney campaign would be the assignment of doing outreach to these activists. Maybe not a mission impossible, but close. They really want no part of Romney. And there appears to be little he could say or do between now and Jan. 21, the date of the South Carolina primary, to change that. The Massachusetts health law Romney enacted as governor with its individual mandate called Romneycare by critics is just one of several reasons they give for their animus. There...
  • Romney sending John Sununu to attack Newt is a second unexpected Christmas present

    12/07/2011 10:21:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 7, 2011 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    As I noted the other day, Mitt Romney’s new strategy is to send out surrogates to attack Newt. Tomorrow it is former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, a big name in New Hampshire politics but someone whose name is associated with two of the most major conservative failures in the post-Vietnam war history of the Republican Party. As Matt Lewis points out, Sununu holds a grudge against Newt because Newt tried to stop George H.W. Bush from breaking his “no new taxes” pledge: With former Speaker Newt Gingrich surging in the polls, Mitt Romney has finally decided it’s time to...
  • Karl Rove Tries To Sabotage Newt’s Iowa Surge

    12/07/2011 11:24:44 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 60 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 12-6-2011 | Pema Levy
    Karl Rove isn’t officially affiliated with any of the GOP candidates, but if you listen to him, it’s becoming increasingly clear he has a favorite. We’re not the first to notice, but Karl Rove seems firmly in the Mitt Romney camp. What’s more, he’s goes on TV a lot to lob attacks at just about every other candidate. Rove has taken a stab at just about every candidate other than Romney, and on Tuesday it was Newt Gingrich’s turn. With multiple polls showing Newt Gingrich surging in Iowa, Rove took to Fox News, to undermined the former speaker: “If in...
  • Trump: "Lightweight" Karl Rove Is "So Full of Crap" [Sean Hannity Radio program]

    12/06/2011 3:33:43 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 18 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2011 | HotAirPundit
    This feud is heating up. Here is Trump on today's Sean Hannity Radio program. This is after Rove said about Trump (this morning on Fox) "what the heck are Republican candidates doing showing up to a debate with a guy who says 'I may run for president again as an Independent?' Rove has hit Trump on this in just about every interview today, including tonight again on Greta.
  • Trump: ‘Karl Rove basically is a loser’

    12/06/2011 12:01:10 AM PST · by Mozilla · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-6-11 | By Alexis Levinson
    In response to comments from Karl Rove that candidates should skip the debate at the end of December to be moderated by Donald Trump, Trump said that in his opinion Rove was “highly overrated,” and “basically is a loser.” Rove says that a Trump-moderated debate would trivialize the process “I don’t think that Karl Rove is a smart person. I think he’s highly overrated,” said Trump, on a conference call about his new book. “I’ve watched Karl Rove for years. He’s a man who is only after Karl Rove, and he’s part of the problem with the Republican Party. Rove,...
  • Consensus breaking out: Not Newt

    12/04/2011 6:04:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Friday, I suggested that Republicans “could pull a name out of a hat and find a more consistent and personally stable conservative” than Newt Gingrich. Many smart conservatives seem to agree. (VictorDavisHanson points out that with Gingrich as the nominee the GOP would forfeit the “crony capitalism” issue; No one has been a bigger crony than he.) The latest and perhaps brightest warning flare to the right is sent up by GeorgeWill. There are too many delicious lines in his column from which to choose a favorite. (e.g.,“There is almost artistic vulgarity in Gingrich’s unrepented role as a hired...
  • Republican presidential candidate nomination open until Karl Rove decides

    12/03/2011 9:34:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Huliq ^ | December 2, 2011 | Dave Masko
    EUGENE, Ore. – The man known as “Bush’s Brain,” still wields massive power in the Republican Party today -- and is prominently featured on hand-made signs as “the antichrist” by Occupy protesters here in Eugene and nationwide – while it’s no surprise that Karl Rove’s nickname is “the decider” by those who run the GOP inner circle. After serving as President George W. Bush’s “Senior Advisor,” deputy chief of staff, personal secrets keeper and “the president’s right and left hand” in all matters of decision making – state numerous political analysts who’ve watched Rove’s rise to power in America and...
  • Rove Surveys the Volatile GOP Candidate Landscape (Palin endorsement better then "birther" Trump

    12/03/2011 9:31:52 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 18 replies · 1+ views
    On the Record with Greta Van Susteren ^ | December 2, 2011 | video interview
    @ 5:50 min.: Greta: "...If you were running for office, which would you prefer..which would you think would be strategically valuable for you tonight: an endorsement by Donald Trump or an endorsement by Governor Sarah Palin, and why? Rove: "Governor Sarah Palin. Look, Donald Trump is an interesting guy. He could have brought a lot to the Republican presidential sweepstakes had he been a serious candidate, but you're not a serious candidate if the first issue you chose to emphasize is the "birther" issue that Barack Obama is somehow not qualified to be president because he was somehow not born...
  • Rove: Gloria Allred Gives "Credibility" To Cain's Accuser (Establishment pubs help the left)

    11/30/2011 2:00:47 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 8th | Karl Rove (VIDEO)
    Karl Rove defends Sharon Bialek, who is accusing Herman Cain of sexual assault, because her attorney is Gloria Allred. "Credibility matters here. And Gloria Allred, while she is a Democrat and a liberal Democrat and openly so -- nonetheless, has been involved in a number of high profile cases like Tiger Woods and others where the charges have been borne out. "So this gives Ms. Bialek's charges and accusations a little bit of credibility, and that's what we're talking about here -- credibility."
  • "GOP Insiders" Who are they ?

    11/19/2011 4:49:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have referred to Republican insiders who would prefer lesser Conservative, less Tea Party supported candidates. Rush & Sean of course do not say their names all that often, but may refer to having named them before. Who are they? Are they Krauthammer? Rove? Kristol?
  • Hunting With SEALs The valor of America's veterans reminds us why we remain free.

    11/17/2011 4:26:46 AM PST · by Makana · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 17, 2011 | Karl Rove
    My nine hunting companions last weekend in South Texas didn't look particularly special. Ranging from early-30s to mid-40s, they could be mistaken for the young doctor down the street, the general manager of the car dealership, the guy who builds custom motorcycles. But they are extraordinary. Among them, they had a Navy Cross, four Silver Stars, 26 Bronze Stars for valor and four Purple Hearts. These were Navy SEALs with a combined 150 years of service and more than 67 overseas deployments in the war against terror.
  • Romney has clear lead among Republicans

    11/13/2011 5:39:57 AM PST · by Solaia · 123 replies
    Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Twenty-eight percent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of 8 percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in the poll, taken November 10-11.
  • Romney: Cain allegations 'particularly disturbing'

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/8/11 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed. Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined to say whether they are disqualifying. ... Romney .. "These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."
  • Herman Cain’s Top Iowa Organizers: ‘The Story Has Made Some People Angry’

    11/05/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.4.2011 | staff
    URBANDALE, Iowa — Herman Cain’s Iowa state director thumbed through a stack of supporter sign-up forms at the campaign’s headquarters here, telling ABC News that the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the Cain campaign this week have actually been a “catalyst” in this state. Larry Tuel, who runs Cain’s campaign in Iowa, said that the endless stream of news stories on Cain’s alleged misbehavior toward women have attracted new supporters and emboldened existing ones. “The story has made some people angry,” Tuel said in an interview on Thursday. “We think that people want to show their support for Mr....
  • Karl Rove swats Herman Cain for accusing Rick Perry (Romney stooge Rove continues his attacks...)

    11/04/2011 4:45:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Karl Rove said Friday that Herman Cain had no evidence to accuse the Rick Perry campaign of driving negative stories against him, arguing that Cain did "exactly what [he is] accusing the media of doing." Rove said in an appearance on "Fox and Friends" that the "best way" for Cain to survive this week is to get the National Restaurant Association to release new information about the sexual harassment complaints lodged against him in the 1990s.
  • 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...
  • THE BRAINS - KARL ROVE

    10/31/2011 6:35:12 PM PDT · by not2worry · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 8, 2004 | Julian Borger
    By his own account, Rove's sights are set even further into the future than Bush's re-election. He has spoken about strategic shifts of power that happen every so often in American history. The precedent he often refers to was set over a century ago by William McKinley, another Republican with brilliant advisers, who narrowly defeated a populist Democrat (William Jennings Bryan) in 1896 and established a Republican hegemony that lasted more than three decades.
  • Herman Cain Makes Sexual Harassment Taboo Again

    10/31/2011 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 31, 2011 | Editor
    Media Bias: The press is reporting that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was once accused of sexual harassment. OK, and Bill Clinton was elected to the White House not once but twice. So why is this even an issue? Cain admits he was accused in the 1990s while president of the National Restaurant Association. But he says he was "falsely accused" and the charges are "totally baseless." He maintains that "nothing happened." Even if something had happened, we wonder why the media are making such a big deal of this. Didn't the double election of Clinton eliminate sexual impropriety as...
  • The despicable data dump (did Karl Rove orchestrate hit on Cain?)

    10/31/2011 6:15:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Rick Manning
    Racial stereotypes are perhaps the most pernicious of all hidden racism, and the data dump released this weekend on Herman Cain plays to the most vile of human impulses. The headline allegation is that Cain engaged in sexual harassment. The rest of the story is that there is nothing to the charge and Cain is the victim of a racial smear.
  • 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...
  • Perry, Romney campaigns deny involvement in Cain sexual harassment allegations

    10/31/2011 12:42:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/11 | Caroline May
    With questions swirling about whether Politico’s Sunday night article exposing allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in the 1990s was an attack from the left or the right, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s campaign emphasized to The Daily Caller on Monday that the candidate now trailing Cain in the polls had nothing to do with the story.“Not true,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner wrote in an email to TheDC when queried about speculation that the Perry campaign had anything to do with the report which charges that as CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s Cain was...
  • Cain responds to sex harassment allegation

    10/30/2011 7:06:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 206 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2011 | Byron York
    Herman Cain's campaign headquarters has released a response to a story, broken this evening on Politico, that in the 1990s two female employees of the National Restaurant Association "complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain," who at the time was head of the trade group.Calling the story "thinly source allegations," Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said: "Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can."  Gordon did not address any of the specific...
  • Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies
    Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave...
  • Karl Rove finds the non-Romney candidates unacceptable

    10/28/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Rove is very much in a “do I have to do everything myself” mode these days, which is why he’s also running the GOP’s congressional campaign as an independently funded venture. Here he is practically acting as a Romney surrogate on Fox and attacking Herman Cain, because actual Romney surrogates seem unable to.
  • 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.
  • Like Obama, Karl Rove Seems Willing to Subvert the Constitution to Win in 2012

    10/26/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 19 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | October 26, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    First of all, no one should take Karl Rove too seriously. He acts purely out of self-interest. Rove cares little about the Constitution, the rule of law or the country. He is only interested in winning elections because each election he wins increases his power, prestige and the size of his financial portfolio. Rove is part of the Republican establishment, who long ago decided that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be their Presidential candidate in 2012 and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be chosen for the Vice Presidency. Romney has the mega-money backers and a national campaign organization, key...
  • Karl Rove and others circle wagons to (try to) save the GOP

    10/26/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/11 | Jonathan Capehart
    Karl Rove has been rather chatty of late. He’s taken a hammer to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) over the birther nonsense and to Herman Cain for basic unpreparedness. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell thought Rove was “trying to circle the wagons around Mitt Romney as an inevitable nominee.” While I saw where he was coming from, I had a different take. Rove isn’t circling the wagons around Romney. He’s circling the wagons around the Republican Party as a legitimate political party in the United States. Rove is not alone in this endeavor.
  • I KNEW IT !!! (re. Romney)

    10/25/2011 9:40:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Told you this guy was BAD news... The Inevitable One Just popped over to Intrade to check out the latest odds on the GOP primary race, and although the punters are still piling the chips high on Romney, a harsh reality was laid bare... Not this one, people... NEVER! More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Karl Rove Declares That Herman Cain Has ‘Peaked’

    10/25/2011 9:27:48 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 52 replies
    Mediaite, LLC ^ | October 24th, 2011 | by Jon Bershad
    Herman Cain’s reign on top of the 2012 contender list may be coming to an end. That’s the impression Karl Rove gave during an appearance on Fox News this morning as he slammed the candidate as having “created an image of him not being up for this task” through a series of blunders. The conversation began with talk of Cain’s seemingly-confused stance on abortion. However, Rove then continued, pulling out an entire white board filled with missteps Cain had made thus far in the campaign. This all correlated with poll numbers that, according to Rove, show that Cain had already...
  • Herman Cain: Karl Rove’s trying to talk down my campaign

    10/24/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2011 | Allahpundit
    After a week of feeble attempts at damage control, he’s finally hit on a savvier approach. “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 people seem to like?”Cain accused Rove of bias in favor of candidates with big organizations, lots of money, and prior experience in political office — all things Cain doesn’t...
  • 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...
  • Will Karl Rove Tell Us It’s Too Late for Christie Too?

    10/01/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT · by el_texicano · 29 replies
    WordPress.com ^ | 1 October, 2011 | MarkAmerica
    I should be fair. It’s not simply Karl Rove, but the whole GOP establishment class(which George Will says doesn’t exist,) demonstrating this double-standard in media punditry. Despite her impertinence in other respects, at least S.E. Cupp included Christie in her demanding article of Friday, but I’m beginning to wonder if all of the attention on Christie isn’t intended for another purpose. While it’s difficult to stomach the hypocrisy of those who have argued that it’s too late for a Palin entry, saying precious little about a prospective Christie entry in the same context, this could be a media phenomenon with...
  • Confusion [Romney and Perry on Social Security in Debate]

    09/08/2011 3:41:18 AM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 86 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    I realize we're all supposed to be in the tank for Mitt Romney, but when the heck did we suddenly love Social Security? We've got Karl Rove out there denying it is a Ponzi scheme solely because he hates Rick Perry. It's all politics, not principle. Mitt Romney says that millions of Americans being dependent on government for their retirement is the definition of a successful program. And we've got a solid segment of the conservative movement falling in line behind them. It's all so confusing. Are we all so damn scared of Rick Perry that suddenly we're going to...
  • Amateur Hour at the White House, by Karl Rove

    09/07/2011 4:42:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2011 | by Karl Rove
    <p>We can't yet judge President Barack Obama's speech Thursday before a joint session of Congress. But it's not too early to render a judgment on the run-up to the address: It's been amateur hour in the West Wing.</p> <p>Eight days ago, Mr. Obama announced he would address Congress on the same evening that a Republican presidential debate was scheduled. White House press secretary Jay Carney claimed it was merely a "coincidence." But his denial was soon undermined by comments to reporters by unnamed White House aides, who made it clear they intended to have the president drown out the GOP debate.</p>
  • Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    09/01/2011 12:30:00 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 72 replies
    National Journal (via Drudge) ^ | 9/1/11 | Taylor West and Peter Bell
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll.
  • Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    09/01/2011 10:19:26 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll. Many Republican Insiders acknowledged Perry's appeal to conservatives but questioned his ability to win over independent voters. "Perry can fire up the base, but this election will be won in the middle, not on the fringes," said one. Said another, "Having trouble ID-ing a...
  • Karl Rove To Sarah Palin: Get A "Thicker Skin"

    08/25/2011 9:01:23 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 413 replies
    Karl Rove responds to controversy over his speculation if Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin will indeed enter the GOP field. Rove said chances are she will jump in, but was not definitive in his observation. "I'm mystified," Rove said about reaction to his speculation. "Look, she is all upset about this saying how I am trying to sabatouge her in some way. How do I speculate on her future." "Look, if she doesn't want to be speculated about a potential presidential candidate there is an easy way to end the speculation. Simply say 'I'm not running.' Instead, every time she pops...
  • "TOKYO ROVE" STRIKES AGAIN

    08/24/2011 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 73 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Anthony James
    TOKYO ROVE” STRIKES AGAIN© 2011 by Anthony James Sour Grapes Karl Just Can’t Help Himself. As former president Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again, Karl.” On Wednesday evening on Greta Van Susteren’s top-rated FOX TV news and talk show, “On The Record,” former Bush political adviser and the man euphemistically referred to as “The Architect” for his alleged contributions to George W. Bush’s winning campaign strategies in 2000 and 2004, Karl Rove just inexplicably and repeatedly soiled himself in front of the American public again and again. Greta had asked him why he felt it was that the...
  • Karl Rove To Sarah Palin: Get A Thicker Skin (video)

    08/24/2011 7:49:40 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 110 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 24, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Karl Rove responds to controversy over his speculation if Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin will indeed enter the GOP field. Rove said chances are she will jump in, but was not definitive in his observation. "I mystified," Rove said about his speculation. "Look, she is all upset about this saying how I am trying to sabatouge her in some way. How do I speculate on her future." "Look, if she doesn't want to be speculated about a potential presidential candidate there is an easy way to end the speculation. Simply say 'I'm not running.' Instead, every time she pops up in...
  • Why Would I Believe Karl Rove Now?

    08/23/2011 5:35:34 AM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 43 replies
    C4P ^ | August 22 2011 | Marc America
    You know what I think of Karl Rove, and it isn’t pleasant. He doesn’t say anything without some ulterior motive, and he seldom throws air-time away on loose, unfocused talk. He even makes up his own small white-boards for television interviews so he can make his points visually. No, a guy like this never says or does anything without a purpose in mind. Over the last several days, since he made his statements regarding Sarah Palin’s potential official entry into the GOP field, something hasn’t felt right about it. Two things I know about Rove are that he hates to...
  • Still Waiting for Sarah

    08/22/2011 4:05:38 AM PDT · by BfloGuy · 76 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/22/2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    By Tuesday evening, then, I was half-convinced that Palin was stealthily moving toward an announcement. Then on Friday, she released a two-minute online video about her Iowa trip that everyone -- even the wizards who had previously been certain she wasn't running -- agreed looked like an honest-to-goodness campaign ad. The signals seemed clear enough that Karl Rove​ (who is clearly no Palin fanboy) declared she now "looks like a candidate, not a celebrity" and expressed his belief that Palin will get into the race. But if a certified Beltway elitist like Rove is now convinced she's running, wouldn't Palin...
  • Rove: Palin will run

    08/20/2011 5:22:39 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 08/20/2011 | Byron York
    Former Bush advisor Karl Rove says he believes former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will enter the Republican presidential race sometime around Labor Day. Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run.