With Karl Rove under heavy fire after his group, the Conservative Victory Project, took to the pages of the New York Times to attack the Tea Party, donors are beginning to turn on the Project. Politico reports Friday morning that the Project will “essentially preform oppo research and grade potential candidates on a variety of factors that might affect their ability to win a general election contest.” Some donors are overjoyed at the opportunity, including media honcho Stan Hubbard and Fred Malek of the American Action Network. But others don’t trust Rove and the American Crossroads
Comments: The number of the day: 94.3% = The amount of money Karl Rove and American Crossroads wasted on losing candidates. Most of which are they very same candidates they now propose to be looking for in the next election cycle.
"others don´t trust Rove" - how about I don´t trust ANY of them on EITHER side of the aisle!! They are out for themselves and their futures knowing they can steal from the taxpayer to fund their lifestyle, their power hunt and their futures. I say get them ALL out of office and start with a clean slate.
Looks like Karl needs to get online and fill out his Social Security App. The Conservatives who remember Reagan Landslides are getting tired of hanging chad elections and close losses to radical leftist. Whatever Karl and the political "know it all´s" in the party are selling it ain´t working. Maybe a little unapologetic Conservationism should be tried.
First it´s a movement, then it´s a business. Rove is one of many making the tea party into a business...some of the others are squawking the loudest. It´s time for another tea party visit to Washington.
I think I´ll market a new fitness product and call it the " Rove Machine". It costs a lot of money, guarantees that you´ll be in the best shape possible and you never notice that it´s still stuck in the corner of the room. It will however be useful for drying sweaters.And you´re going to need sweaters.
First point: Karl Rove doesn´t pick winners either. Rove didn´t just think Mitt Romney would win; he thought he did win, and was the second-to-last guy to figure it out on election night. Romney sitting in a hotel room with his acceptance speech watching all the warning signs he´d ignored for weeks becoming reality is sad. Rove actively arguing against reality on live TV is scary. Second point: Where do you think all that opposition research that Rove is funding to pre-qualify our candidates is going to end up? Perhaps the most distasteful aspect of Mitt Romney´s GOP primary campaign was the relentless and dishonest use of opposition research to attack fellow Republicans via the liberal press. Victory by Oppo Drop is an ugly way to win that divides the party and does nothing to prepare the winner to articulate and defend conservative ideas in the general. Karl Rove may not care about that, but I do, and I do not trust his judgement.
A lot of cliches come to mind, like, "Don´t air your dirty laundry." I, for one, am sick andtred of hearing the complaints, small and large, groused about so loudly... seems like a lot of big egos
Then there´s the maxim: "A house divided against itself can not stand." You will note that there is no dissension among the Dem/lefties. They have done a very good Leninist-type job of crushing intra-Party dissent with an "iron fist," eradicating "factionalism."
Unless the Opposition entities --conservatives, TEA Partiers, Repubs et al-- find a way to unite on core principles, instead of flailing about like a herd of cats, the Opposition will flounder and fail.
And with every election, we are further down the precipitous path to the destruction of our Constitutional Republic.
This problem is very serious. Time is running out, 2014 is already here. Remember Franklin´s (pre-)Revolutionary flag with the severed snake: "Unite, or die!"
Let´s be honest, the tea party was cutting into Rove´s money making scam of being a campaign guru. If the tea party paid Rove to choreograph tea party campaigns (and bask in his wisdom) Carl would very quickly change his tune. It´s all about money, most specificaly, Carl´s money.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is getting more brazen in its fight to control the Republican Party, as the primary in Idaho between Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Tea Party challenger Bryan Smith shapes up to be a major front in the war. Beginning Friday, the Associated Press reports, the Chamber will run an ad in Idaho supporting Simpson. "Mike Simpson, conservative, Idaho strong," the ad’s announcer says, according to early copies reviewed by the AP. The ad states that “the nation's free enterprise system is under attack” and shows Nancy Pelosi holding a gavel like one used by the Speaker of the House.
A Republican strategist is reminding his party that President Reagan is dead. Ford O´Connell, who worked on Sen. John McCain´s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign, says if Republicans want to win the White House in 2016, they need to break free of the "obsessive Reagan disorder." Rule #1 of the political analyst´s newly released book, "Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook for Republican Recovery," is: "Ronald Reagan is dead. Accept it." Such a sentiment is sure to be tough to digest for a party insistent on using the 40th president´s legacy as a GOP litmus test to prove conservative credentials. "The Reagan fixation is a drag
For over five years, a consistent media claim has been that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin hurt Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008 and that he would have fared better with anyone else on the ticket besides her. A recent study by political science professors at Bradley University debunks this claim concluding instead that Palin was a net plus for McCain including with independents and moderates. The first serious study on this matter was conducted by University of Central Florida political science professor Jonathan Knuckey and was published in Political Research Quarterly in April 2011: Using data from the American National Election
After the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF) endorsed Matt Bevin, the Tea Party challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), McConnell has reportedly gone on a rampage against SCF allies and the conservative candidates it has endorsed. Most recently, McConnell reportedly directed his anger at Nebraska conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse, whom the SCF has endorsed in the open primary. According to National Review, on November 12, "Sasse walked into Mitch McConnell’s office to clear the air" and let him know he never intended to oppose McConnell´s leadership, but McConnell was having none of it.
All the talk about repealing and replacing Obamacare is now apparently going to be backed up with potentially substantive legislation that will be spearheaded by Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) During an appearance on Fox News’ with Megyn Kelly, Cruz stated that he was going to release a plan to repeal Obamacare, and give Americans more healthcare coverage options. Cruz, as well Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, have been at the forefront of the ‘Repeal Obamacare’ movement, for which they had been excoriated for doing so, by Senate moderate John McCain, and others.
On Monday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said it was disappointing that the Republican establishment is joining Democrats to wage war on conservatives. She also made the point that the same types of establishment politicians and their consultants who shy away from fighting for religious liberty are the same types that do not want to embrace conservatives. Appearing on Mark Levin´s radio show to discuss her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, Palin called out Republicans who would "shy away from any affiliations with the Tea Party," claiming that "says a lot about them." "There certainty is
Virginia´s incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling helped Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in several ways. Not only did Bolling refuse to endorse Cuccinelli, he also transferred $446,674 remaining in his gubernatorial campaign committee to his newly formed political action committee, the Virginia Mainstream Project, which spent no money to support Cuccinelli. Bolling´s new political action committee was ostensibly established to support Republican candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 and the Virginia State Senate in 2015. Its relative inactivity, however, suggests it was more likely a place for Bolling to park his 2013 campaign
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in