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  • Karl Rove: Scrap Trump, Cruz And Kasich And Go With A 'Fresh Face'

    04/01/2016 7:05:38 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 182 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/31/2016
    Karl Rove says that instead of nominating Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich “a fresh face might be the thing that could give us a chance to turn this election and win in November against Hillary.” In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Thursday, Rove weighed in on the 2016 election and called on Trump to start “acting in a presidential manner” in order to turn his high unfavorable ratings around. Hewitt asked Rove, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, how do you recover from a 30 percent favorable/63 percent unfavorable, as you note in your column today?” Rove...
  • Karl Rove fears slump in general election turnout with Trump as nominee

    03/17/2016 5:21:50 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 110 replies
    Hill ^ | 3/17/16 | Meg Wilson
    Karl Rove, a critic of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, said late Wednesday that voters could stay home in November if the businessman becomes his party's nominee but doesn’t change his strategy for the general election fight. The GOP operative spoke with Democratic counterpart David Plouffe, who worked on President Obama’s campaigns, at an event held by technology company SAP at the Newseum. For much of the panel, the questions were framed around a hypothetical situation in which front-runners Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton had become the nominees. During a discussion about the role of data in campaigns, Rove said...
  • The Polls Trump Hasn’t Won

    03/10/2016 6:32:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/9/16 | Karl Rove
    -snip- Mr. Trump suggests those numbers will improve when he begins attacking Mrs. Clinton in the general election: “I haven’t even started on her yet.” Then again, neither have Democrats started on him. They will pummel him over his bankruptcies, this summer’s Trump University fraud trial, his crude and misogynistic statements, his nativism while hiring foreign workers, his imperious manner. These things may not matter to Mr. Trump’s die-hard Republican primary supporters; they will matter to swing voters in a general election. The GOP contest will arrive at its most critical moment next week. If Gov. Kasich wins Ohio, Sen....
  • Karl Rove Pans Romney Speech: “Wrong Message From The Wrong Messenger”

    03/10/2016 6:21:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 3/9/16 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “It was the wrong message from the wrong messenger on the wrong day.” Republican strategist Karl Rove panned Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump speech in an interview that aired on Michigan local radio’s Big Show on Tuesday. Romney called Trump a “phony” and a “fraud” in a speech last week. Trump hit back, calling Romney a “failed candidate” who should have won in 2012. “It was the wrong message from the wrong messenger on the wrong day,” said Rove. “This was the day of the debate, so it’s going to get overwhelmed largely by last night. I thought the speech was good...
  • Trump-Effect: Fox News Channel’s Brand Takes 50% Hit Among Republicans

    02/28/2016 8:18:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2016 | by John Nolte
    Just last week, a years-long tradition came to a screeching halt. “You want me to put it on Fox News,” I asked my wife. “No,” she replied. “I’m done with Fox News.” My job is to monitor the mainstream media, which is something that eats up about 14 hours of a day that begins at 6 a.m. when the cable morning shows begin. Lying next to me, my good sport of a wife suffers through about an hour of “Morning Joe,” whatever they call that left-wing garbage fire on CNN, and the rest. Out of habit, before I head to...
  • Rove: Trump Does Not Have 'Lock' on Nomination

    02/25/2016 11:35:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 11:51 AM | Cathy Burke
    Front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't yet have a "lock" on the nomination, but time is running out for another candidate to defeat him, according to political strategist Karl Rove. In a commentary for The Wall Street Journal, the former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff during the George W. Bush administration argues the GOP nomination -- "as long as three or more candidates are splitting delegates" in proportional contests -- may stay "uncertain" until March 15. But he could also seal the deal then "if a fragmented opposition gives him an absolute majority of delegates on that...
  • Trump: Karl Rove's "Hatred" Of Me Is "Like A Boiler Waiting To Explode"

    01/20/2016 8:01:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    RCP ^ | 1/20/16 | RCP
    Donald Trump ripped Karl Rove at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this afternoon that featured former Gov. Sarah Palin. TRUMP: Karl Rove, this guy he predicted -- he thinks Romney won the election. Remember? Romney won. He won. I'm telling you. They had to take him off the air in a basket.
  • Karl Rove: If Trump is nominee, GOP will lose White House and Senate

    01/09/2016 7:30:46 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/08/2016 | By Mark Hensch
    The Republican Party will lose the White House, the Senate and many of its House seats if Donald Trump becomes the party's presidential nominee, according to Karl Rove. “If Mr. Trump is its standard-bearer, the GOP will lose the White House and the Senate, and its majority in the House will fall dramatically,” the Republican wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal Rove, who was a top adviser to former President George W. Bush, said nominating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president could also be dangerous. “If the nominee is Ted Cruz the situation is still dicey,” he...
  • Karl Rove: If Trump is nominee, GOP will lose White House and Senate

    01/08/2016 12:39:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/8/16 | Mark Hensch
    The Republican Party will lose the White House, the Senate and many of its House seats if Donald Trump becomes the party's presidential nominee, according to Karl Rove. "If Mr. Trump is its standard-bearer, the GOP will lose the White House and the Senate, and its majority in the House will fall dramatically," the Republican wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. Rove, who was a top adviser to former President George W. Bush, said nominating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president could also be dangerous. "If the nominee is Ted Cruz the situation is still dicey," he...
  • Rove predicts multi-ballot convention for GOP

    01/07/2016 11:06:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/7/16 | Nick Gass
    For the first time in 68 years, the Republican Party will need more than one ballot to pick its nominee this summer in Cleveland, Karl Rove predicted in his annual list of prognostications. "Delegates will be fractured-with many legally bound, for at least one ballot, to support the winner of their state or district-and at least two ballots will be required," he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. -snip- Should Donald Trump, the current leader in most statewide and national polling, become the party's pick, Rove predicted that the Democrats would maintain control of the White House for another four...
  • Karl Rove catches two illegals while hunting near the border

    01/06/2016 9:31:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/6/16 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    Karl Rove's quail hunting trip to the Texas-Mexico border over the Christmas holiday took an unexpected turn when he ran into two men hiding in the brush. The former adviser to President George W. Bush said he and a couple friends had been hunting near the southern border when they discovered the men lurking in a small grove of trees, according to a Tuesday interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. They immediately called in Border Patrol officials, but attempted to detain the men while they waited for law enforcement. "One of them was in very bad shape. After our truck...
  • Bush doubles down, preps major ad blitz

    12/26/2015 8:06:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/26/15 | CURT MILLS
    Jeb Bush and his super PAC are set to assault New Hampshire airwaves with a series of ads leading up the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. The spending looks like an effort by Bush to empty campaign coffers, filled in a fundraising haul started in late 2014, in a last ditch effort to gain ground in a state famous for anointing the Republican establishment standard-bearer. This strategy includes two ads from Bush's PAC, Right to Rise. Those ads are set to air in New Hampshire during the Super Bowl. The Boston Herald reported that the Bush team has reserved more than $14...
  • Bush to flood airwaves with ads prior to primary

    12/26/2015 5:34:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/26/15 | Chris Cassidy
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his super PAC are set to dominate the TV airwaves between now and the Granite State primary, reserving more than $14 million in commercials on both New Hampshire and Boston stations - including two Super Bowl spots - the Herald has learned. It's a clear sign that Bush operatives, despite criticism over already spending more than $35 million nationally on commercials for just 4 percent in the polls, are doubling down on a strategy of massive TV buys. Bush's forces plan to spend $14.1 million on ads on TV stations in New Hampshire and...
  • Republican Billionaires Just Can’t Seem to Buy This Election (Angry donors unload on Karl Rove)

    12/20/2015 3:09:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/13/15 | Gabriel Sherman
    -snip- To many of the billionaires it felt like a mugging. -snip- Rove's 2012 crash is having profound effects on the 2016 Republican primary. To begin with, George W. Bush's Brain is no longer considered much of a brain. "I gave Rove $500,000. What did I get for it? Nothing!" Langone told me. Two of Rove's most generous 2012 funders, Texas billionaires Bob Perry and Harold Simmons, have since passed away, and their heirs have turned off the cash spigot. "Everyone is still shocked Romney lost," says Simmons's widow, Annette. "I haven't committed at all." So far this year, Crossroads...
  • Trump can't seem to leave Karl Rove alone

    12/11/2015 10:24:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/10/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Donald Trump's incessant criticism of longtime Republican strategist Karl Rove continues, with the leading GOP presidential hopeful now calling Rove an "establishment flunky." In separate tweets Thursday, the brash billionaire accused Rove, a former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, of making "false statements" both in print, as a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and on TV, as a Fox News contributor. The tweets come less than 24 hours after Rove published his latest column, titled "Trump is the Democrats' Dream Nominee," in which he raises questions about the Republican front-runner's electability.
  • Trump Is the Democrats' Dream Nominee

    12/10/2015 8:19:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/9/15 | Karl Rove
    Donald Trump's call on Monday for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" is unlikely to blow up his campaign. No matter how outrageous his statement seems to most Americans, his supporters apparently eat up stuff like that. Forty-six percent of Mr. Trump's backers say that their minds are made up and won't change before the primaries, according to a Dec. 2 Quinnipiac poll. Only 33% of Ted Cruz's supporters, and 23% of Marco Rubio's, say that they are sure of their choice. Apparently no matter what Mr. Trump does, he continues to poll generally in...
  • Karl Rove moves to bankroll Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 12:56:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | RUDY TAKALA
    Republican strategist Karl Rove may be moving to help bankroll Ben Carson in the presidential race. Reports say Rove helped to set up a meeting between Carson's campaign and billionaire Steve Wynn, but additional details were not immediately clear. Wynn, who owns casinos and hotels across the country, has contributed a combined $30,000 to political action committees associated with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in this election cycle. Ben Carson presently ranks fourth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings. Wynn is munificent when it comes to campaign contributions, and he rarely discriminates between parties. Federal Election Commission filings indicate Wynn...
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: Trump Needs to Quit Calling Foes 'Clowns and Morons'

    11/28/2015 9:03:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 133 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Karl Rove says Donald Trump may very well win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But the influential GOP consultant and policy adviser, in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, adds the billionaire developer's acidic attacks on his fellow candidates could hurt his chances. "He's taken the lead - took the lead in July and held it. He's got a chance to win the nomination," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "His challenge is, he's created a high floor, but a low ceiling. It's sort of hard to grow when you've taken on the habit of excoriating everybody...
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: GOP Needs Minorities to Win in 2016

    11/28/2015 8:53:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Republicans are riding high with white voters, but need to win over American minorities if they expect to recapture the White House in next year's presidential election, influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove tells Newsmax TV. "It's not just Latinos. Republicans have to do better among African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans because we're tapped out — we're taking six out of every 10 white voters," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth.
  • Karl Rove: Mitch Daniels Would Be Great VP

    11/28/2015 8:42:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 111 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove says former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would be the perfect running mate for whoever wins the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And at the very least, Rove adds in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the GOP's vice presidential pick should be a Midwesterner to maximize the Republican ticket's drawing power. "It would be good to have somebody from the Midwest. I've got an out-of-the-box idea for you, how about the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "[He's] done an exemplary job serving in...
  • Karl Rove: Trump's Chances of Winning Nomination Unlikely

    11/25/2015 4:42:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    There are three Republican candidates who can plausibly win the GOP nomination in 2016, former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove said Wednesday, but he doesn't think Donald Trump is one of them. Instead, Rove said he'd pick "[Jeb] Bush, [Chris] Christie, or [Marco] Rubio, in alphabetical order," telling MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program that while he can make the case that "probably six or seven people," including Trump, can make the nomination, he doesn't think it's likely that the New York billionaire will win. Rove said he also sees Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, or Ohio Gov. John Kasich...
  • Donald Trump unloaded on Karl Rove, then said he could 'make up' with the GOP establishment

    11/22/2015 10:13:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/15 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Donald Trump didn't hold back on Karl Rove. In the span of 15 minutes, the Republican presidential front-runner referred to Rove as a "total moron" - adding that "you can print that if you want" - and compared him to someone who has worse aim than someone randomly throwing darts. "A guy like Karl Rove, Karl Rove is Republican establishment. He spent last cycle, $US430 million, and lost every single race," Trump said in an interview with Business Insider last week. "And I saw the commercials and the things that he was making, they're the worst I've ever seen. I...
  • Jeb Bush Blows Millions on TV Ads, But Has Little to Show for It

    11/21/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/19/15 | Itay Hod
    Former Florida governor is spending more than twice as much as any other candidate, according to new data With a full year left until the 2016 presidential election it's still unclear who will emerge the winner. But when it comes to millions spent on TV ads, one candidate has already taken the top spot: Jeb Bush. However, other than some gift baskets from local stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Florida governor has little to show for it, with poll numbers stubbornly stuck in the single digits. Bush and his supporters have so far spent an eye-popping $20...
  • 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 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
    Rrealclearpolitics.com ^ | 10/27/15 | Rrealclearpolitics.com
    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...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC might deploy ground staff to states

    10/25/2015 4:33:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    HOUSTON — Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting former Florida governor Jeb Bush's campaign for president, is considering deploying ground staff to key states after focusing most heavily on running television ads so far. It's a notable strategic consideration that comes as Bush's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has struggled to gain traction in early-voting states and as it makes moves to curtail costs in what began as a sprawling operation.
  • Rove to GOP: 'Don't choose a nominee that reflects populist outrage'

    10/24/2015 12:25:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Longtime political strategist Karl Rove is warning Republicans not to nominate a presidential candidate that reflects the same "populist anger" that gave birth to the rise of Donald Trump. In his latest op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Rove explained the GOP will have two choices when delegates gather in Cleveland, Ohio, next July to determine which remaining Republican hopeful they wish to see challenge Democrats in the general election. "Will the party choose a nominee with a conservative agenda or one reflecting populist anger?" Rove wrote. "The two are hardly the same," he noted. "Conservative principles provide a winning...
  • Levin: The Continuously Failing Bush Establishment Wants Paul Ryan for Speaker

    10/20/2015 6:03:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-20-15 | CR Wire
    After George W. Bush attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend, and Karl Rove followed up with attacks today, Conservative Review’s Editor in Chief Mark Levin dedicated the first hour of his program to going through the ways the Bush establishment (Bushtablishment) has repeatedly squandered conservative victories. Levin went through how the Bushtablishment squandered two historic victories by Ronald Reagan by squishing. Levin explained that by embracing liberal policies the Bushtablishment GOP kept losing elections. Listen in as Levin explains how Bushtablishment governance lead to the Republican Party losing the congressional majority in 2006, which gave the nation the Obama years....
  • Report: David Dewhurst will pay campaign debts from senate race (Texas)

    10/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/5/15 | Bobby Blanchard
    Former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has agreed to pay off $800,000 of debt from his failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to a report in The Texas Tribune. According to a September letter obtained by the Tribune, Dewhurst has agreed to pay the debt over the next year but he said that he was not legally obligated to pay the money to his vendors. “While there is obviously no legal obligation that I personally pay the vendors invoices, and while a few of you let me down with messaging and media that was counter-productive, plus there were...
  • 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.
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • Rove reviews: Donald Trump, Rand Paul struggled at debate

    08/07/2015 6:09:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/7/15 | Walbert Castillo
    Top political strategist for George W. Bush, Karl Rove was unimpressed with a couple of debate performances from Thursday night, critiquing the style and tone of Donald Trump and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. -snip- "If you like Trump, that's not going to necessarily turn you off but the issue is that 80% of the people are supporting somebody else," Rove said. "Language like that, attack on Megyn (Kelly, the Fox News debate moderator), his refusal to say I'm a team player -- all of those things create a ceiling on how far he could go, and I think we may...
  • GOP INSIDERS: TRUMP WILL BE OUT BEFORE IOWA

    07/31/2015 2:53:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 31, 2015 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question: “No meteor or political candidate...
  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 189 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • The Daily Beast vs. Donald Trump (This is why Michael Cohen is called Trump's pitbull)

    07/28/2015 6:50:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | Dylan Byers
    Late Monday night, The Daily Beast published a report about Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana and her accusations against her former husband. In a deposition from their divorce, revealed in a book published in 1993, Ivana accused the real estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate of “violent assault" and "rape," though not in the "criminal sense." *snip* "I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,”...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 128 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 261 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 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,...
  • Karl Rove Inks Deal With Simon & Schuster (Hillary's lawyer negotiated the deal)

    07/26/2015 7:36:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Adweek ^ | 7/23/15 | Maryann Yin
    Karl Rove, a former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster. Rove plans to write a book entitled The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters. Priscilla Painton, an executive editor, negotiated the deal with Robert Barnett, a partner at the Williams & Connolly LLP law firm.
  • Democrats work overtime to attack Jeb

    07/10/2015 8:19:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/9/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The Democratic attack machine goes into overdrive as Jeb Bush says workers should ‘work longer hours.’ Jeb Bush’s statement Wednesday that Americans should “work longer hours” thrust the Democratic attack machine into high gear for the first time this cycle, as operatives seized on the opportunity to paint the GOP’s leading 2016 contender with the same devastating brush they used on Mitt Romney four years ago. As Bush’s communications shop urged reporters to note the context and diverted attention by releasing Bush’s aggressive fundraising numbers, Democrats engaged in tweet storms and press calls aimed at establishing a negative narrative around...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned From First Debate

    07/07/2015 7:17:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/15 | Breitbart News
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate. Fox News will host the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 in Cleveland, and the debate will be limited to the top ten candidates “in an average of the five most recent national polls in the run-up” to the debate. Trump, who placed second in Fox News’s most recent national poll after his presidential announcement speech in which he took firm stances against illegal immigration and trade deals that harm American workers, is in line to be one of the 10 candidates on stage....
  • Ted Cruz Sets Record Straight With Karl Rove

    07/06/2015 11:07:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Ted Cruz 2016 ^ | 6/28/15 | Ted Cruz
    Rove Today: “When Mr. Cruz and I talked in 2009, I was not raising money for the Bush Library, nor was former President Bush 43 going to endorse some unnamed Dallas state representative for state attorney general, nor were any library donors “berating” me.” Rove in 2009: “[T]he distress you mention is not mine or 43 — it is the people raising money for the library who are also Branch fans and will not understand why one part of the Bush family is for not-the-guy while they are raising money big bucks for library.” HOUSTON, Texas – The presidential campaign...
  • In new book, Cruz says Karl Rove questioned if George H.W. Bush was too old for sound judgment

    07/06/2015 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    AP US News and World Report ^ | 6/29/15 | WILL WEISSERT
    Though it's not even out yet, tea party firebrand Ted Cruz's new book is already irking at least one member of the Republican establishment: Karl Rove. The veteran GOP strategist is denying Cruz's assertion in his forthcoming book that Rove pressed him not to publicize former President George H.W. Bush 2009 endorsement of Cruz's then-campaign for Texas attorney general. Cruz writes that Rove was then raising money for George W. Bush's presidential library, and top donors were backing another Republican in the attorney general race. Now a senator from Texas seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Cruz also writes that...
  • Are Social Issues Hurting Republicans?

    06/04/2015 8:45:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2015 | Karl Rove
    This is a time when it’s necessary to read beyond the headlines. A May 10 Gallup survey shows that the share of Americans calling themselves social liberals has risen to 31% from 25% in 2009, while the share of self-described social conservatives has fallen to 31% from 42%. It is the first time social conservatives have not outnumbered social liberals since Gallup began asking the question in 1999. As recently as 2010, social conservatives led by 17 points. All this was trumpeted as bad news for Republicans. But what’s driving this shift is largely Democrats lurching further leftward. In 2010,...
  • American Crossroads facing challenges to its political power

    05/24/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Eric Lichtblau and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON >> For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The...
  • Karl Rove on Jeb Bush's Iraq comments: He won't make the mistake again

    05/15/2015 6:27:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NBC Today ^ | 5/15/15 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Jeb Bush will have learned from this week's firestorm over his Iraq War comments, says Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who helped steer his brother to the White House. "He's a very smart guy. He's not a guy who needs the lesson taught to him twice," Rove told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie on Friday. -snip- Rove said he hasn't endorsed Bush — or any of the other Republican candidates who have formally declared their presidential bid. The the strategist said he was months away from making his decision. "I want everybody to get in as a candidate and then start showing...
  • Jeb Bush vs. Karl Rove

    05/12/2015 6:55:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel
    They’ve had plenty of tangles over the years. Now, the two Republicans are rivals in the quest for GOP megabucks. Jeb Bush was running for reelection as Florida’s governor in 2002 and needed the help of his brother, the president. But there was one person standing in his way: Karl Rove. Rove, the storied strategist who helped steer George W. Bush into the White House two years earlier, had laid down a strict rule for candidates seeking presidential assistance: No one — not even Jeb — would have unfettered access to the commander in chief. -snip- Now, at the onset...
  • 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."
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the “boy genius” and the “architect” -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ‘Rove being Rove’ has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...
  • 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 www.nationalreview.com 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.So Why Did His Admin Sit on the Evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/18/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | October 18, 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 500...