Tuesday night, Karl Rove went on Fox News’ Hannity to deliver a mea culpa for a New York Times article which reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” were working with him and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.” Rove led off by directly contravening the Times article.
None of us should want a fight over something like fund-raising on the party´s behalf. We´re so focused on witch-hunting for anyone who is not "pure", that we´re in danger of losing opportunities. Every time we look up, another good conservative has been labeled "RINO" for some obscure reason. If you don´t agree with Rove´s group or their choices, nothing prevents others from raising funds for different candidates. I worry that we are degenerating into a bunch of splinter groups with vastly different goals, none of which will be achieved if we´re not smarter about it. When we get past the primaries, then we have to support the winners, even if they aren´t our first preference.
Rove certainly does NOT want a fight; he wants contributions and consulting fees from Republicans AND Tea Partiers.
The author of the article --- not Rove --- nails it at the end: "What we want is a Republican Party unified behind the best principled candidate. And unity requires respect for the Tea Party and its values – the values of the constitution."
A tactic of the left or anyone without conscience is to hit someone hard then pretend it did not happen when they respond. All a misunderstanding. Rove and his admirers have lost my trust. Suddenly Rovettes want unity. They try to kill off Tea Party sympathizers then say: Kumbayah, can´t we all just get along? Anyone who scorns us grass roots conservatives who have no power or influence and very little money is no better than a Dem. Worse even because of the hypocrisy. Picking a fight then pretending not to do so and then blaming the person you hit is disgusting. That is what happens to us on the right all the time. Blame the Tea people all you want. It tells us more about you than you know. Blame Palin, TP, and all who do not march to the Rino drum beat. But once in a while look in the mirror.
No fight here, just a shut down check book to the RNC until they censor and separate themselves from this BS. No more money, do you understand that! The Tea Party delivered the House majority in 2010 and Rove and his buddies campaigned against others who still might have made it, like Christine O´Donnell - who was still better than the avowed Communist that took Biden´s seat. Don´t forget too that the Missouri problem was a seated Congressman not a nut-job off the street.
Typical of all puffed up cowards when their mouth writes checks their arse cant cash. Well its too late now Chumly, you picked the fight and their seems to be a growing line of people willing to step into the circle with you.
All that´s left to be decided now is who is loyal enough to still be around to take you to the emergency room when its over.
If Rove doesn´t want a fight, he needs to stop joining the democrats to kill off weak GOP candidates. Even if weak, better them than a democrat. Fix it next primary, but Rove doesn not need to add voice to the democrats to defeat them.
I believe that, too, #18, but then I saw all the L-Dotters who enthusiastically killed off an electable Mike Castle in favor of a doomed flake, Christine O´Donnell. Their argument was that there are the right kind of Republicans and the wrong kind and the wrong kind shouldn´t be elected. Yes, it makes no logical sense when we are trying to win the Senate, logic doesn´t always apply to some people.
Crist instead of Rubio Dewhurst instead of Cruz Murkowski instead of Miller.
The Tea Party would do well to recruit more like Rubio and Cruz who can articulate the conservative case on a broad spectrum of issues and avoid candidates who are primarily focused on social issues. Social conservatives are an important to the cause, but need to campaign on the fiscal issues. With smaller government, we can be more effective in the fight on cultural and social issues.
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