With their attacks on tea party conservatives, Karl Rove and his cohorts have fired the first salvo in the Great GOP War of 2013. The strangest aspect of this is that even as Rove denounces conservatism in favor of his unique brand of watered-down compromise, he appears to be looking to capitalize on conservatism itself. While he may call his latest super PAC the “Conservative Victory Project,” Rove most decidedly does not wish for conservative victory. The aim of his group is to push moderate candidates while posturing as the savior of the embattled Republican Party.
Comments: Rather than engaging in a debate, RINO´s and their consultants i.e. Rove & the boys attack conservatives,Tea Party leaders and members.
Rove is a brilliant, hard-working, valuable man (in a specific, limited role). Just understand that his "thing" is matching campaigns to a winning majority of voters. He´s a battle-winner--not a war winner.
OUR thing is the opposite: educating voters to match winning campaigns.
We´re concerned with stopping the majority from voting to destroy their own futures. Rove is concerned with stopping nominations that don´t move voters.
That´s what he knows: moving people to the polls. But America´s desparate challenge now is moving people to the TRUTH.
We do need to have his talents (specifically, his analysis) in our arsenal--just NOT in any leadership role.
(...which is why the media-left will continue to promote him as the face of Conservatism. He´s a ratings two-fer: he agitates both the left & the right)
Rovettes are the vipers in the next. The oily voices that speak to undermine anyone who wants to clean up the mess in DC. Rovettes have proved to like Dem lite more than a reform candidate. I personally do not know what Rovettes believe in except power for ´their´ people. Certainly Rove is not for small government. He is not for defending Christians or the unborn. So what is Rove´s brand? Pure power and influence. Nothing more nothing less. When the Bush´s backed Huchenson over Perry, I knew then that the moderates were not ever going to back a conservative. What is with the name of Rove´s group. What a lie. Moderates: I would rather vote for a Dem over a moderate Repub because the Dem stabs in the front, the moderate stabs in the back. I have voted for my last Rove backed candidate.
I am NOT a Rove fan. However, at least he is organizing SOMETHING. The biggest weakness the Tea Party has is their inability to ORGANIZE, on a national scale---or even on a local scale. They should be focused on 2014, midterms where their major enemy, the MSM, is somewhat stifled. But, no. Without some type of cohesive well-defined plan and a leader or Board, I´m afraid the Tea Party cannot be effective. Times have changed and apparently Conservatives don´t want to learn how to use technology to keep us from being isolated and divided.
Rove is a king maker. Or at least that is how he views himself. He lacks the media charisma to ever be in a real position of responsible authority, so he goes for the next best thing: the power behind the throne. Too bad he failed miserably last election cycle. What was his track record? Three of ten candidates? For a whopping 200 million? That kind of win ratio we can do without. And the name of his PAC? Yeah that insults the intelligence of your average American conservative. Bit of advice for Mr. Rove - go teach poly sci @ Georgetown or American University or some other self-important school, you´ll fit right in
RDS-RINO Derangement Syndrome-Oh,yeah! Or as Artur Davis states it:“The shortest distance in modern politics is the one between a Republican willing to denounce his party for extremism and the set of a cable or Sunday morning talk show.” If the shoe fits...
Why is it that democrats get exactly what they want in elections, while conservative Republicans are expected to hold their noses and vote for a moderate who does not share their core beliefs? First time (McCain) shame on you, the second time (Romney) shame on me. There will be no 3rd time. I did it Rove´s way twice, NOW let´s do it the conservative way.
There is a tendency among some of our valued posters to misidentify the interests of the Republican Party with those of the republic. They are distinct. Karl Rove is a Republican political operative whose agenda is power. The challenge facing the Republican is how to get elected. The challenge facing the republic is how to align power with principle. Based on recent history, I am not convinced Rove is as good at the former as his supporters think, and I´m reasonably sure conservative principles are not first principles for Karl Rove´s project.
You have never used logic in your posts nor written about abiding love for the great experiment and the positive changes it has made on humanity. Please think Rovettes. It is not important to come to power without beliefs and principles.
I really don´t understand Rove, we´ve tried Republicanism for the last two decades and it´s given us liberal lite policy. He seems to be of the mind that liberalism can´t be stopped and reversed but only slowed. I´m sorry but I don´t want to sign up for that. We took a wrong turn Bush 41 and we´ve been going in the wrong direction ever since.
Liberal Republicans, as this thread and 2012 demonstrate, claim credit for what isn´t their´s and blame everyone else for their failures. Recent days have clarified who they are and how they are guided by personalities loyalty and probably patronage in lieu of principles. Their contempt for bitter clingers and those who believe limited government is a social issue has floated up from below the surface. They really do think they are slicker and smarter than the rest of us tubes in the salon.
Rove is a failure. He is another smart person who´s plan doesn´t work. His candidates lose or win marginally and then turn out to be traitors or failures. He turns off the majority base in favor of majority MSM perception. He follows the philosophy the same as that which has us in the mess we are in. He strives for a balance of Rep-Dem on the Dem side of the scale. The Demz are striving for the complete elimination of opposition. It´s just like 9/11. The enemy had declared war on us openly but we weren´t fighting back. We were trying to understand them, they are trying to wipe us out.
It´s an old liberal trick: when you can´t win an argument on the facts, resort to name calling. RDS? Really? Rove can point to only two electoral successes, 2000 and 2004. Those had more to do with the candidate than with Rove. Rove is an opportunist, a would-be power broker. His touted powers of analysis are much overblown. Look at his performance in 2012! Could anybody have been further off the truth? Let him go raise money which seems to be his strongest suit. Let him stay away from strategizing for the Republican party. He is only destroying it.
I think Karl Rove is really acting as a secret agent for the Obama regime? What better way to demoralize and destroy the GOP than to have your agent near the top of the opposition party? It has been done before in history. Karl, join the Justice Roberts Club Of Traitors along with fat boy Christie and "Crying John" Boehner. Remember, I think Obama told us once, "You don´t know what you´re dealing with".
The biggest underreported story out of Washington this year is that the federal budget is shrinking and much more than anyone in either party expected. Consider the numbers: According to the Congressional Budget Office, annual outlays peaked at $3.598 trillion in fiscal 2011. After President Obama´s first two years in office, many in Washington expected that number to hit $4 trillion by 2014. Instead, spending fell to $3.537 trillion in fiscal 2012, and is on pace to fall below $3.45 trillion by the end of this fiscal year (Sept. 30). The $150 billion budget decline of 4%
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon moved Tuesday to ease the pain of mandatory, unpaid furloughs that civilian employees have had to bear for a month because of budgetary pressures, cutting the number of days off from 11 to six. Defense officials said the Pentagon found sufficient savings in the final months of the current fiscal year to lessen the burden on those who have had to take a day off a week without pay since early July. As a result, the final furlough day for most workers will be next week.
It has been a busy few weeks for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In May, the SEC charged two cities—Harrisburg, Pa., and South Miami, Fla.—with securities fraud for allegedly deceiving investors in their municipal bonds. This follows similar fraud charges against states, New Jersey in 2010 and Illinois in March, after SEC investigators uncovered what they called "material omissions" and "false statements" in bond documents related to those state´s pension funds. With Harrisburg, however, the SEC has gone further and charged the city government with "securities fraud
Lois Lerner, the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt groups, took her too-clever-by-half act to Congress yesterday and may have waived her right to claim her Fifth Amendment privilege in the process. Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, she couldn’t resist citing a little history, bragging on her public service, instructing the committee as to the purpose of the Fifth Amendment, and proclaiming her innocence of everything the committee might be interested in — all before asserting her Fifth Amendment privilege. Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) was a bit taken aback.
Earlier this year, the Government launched the clasp for those who had taken part in the air offensive during the Second World War, but stopped short of awarding a medal, as campaigners had been calling for. But figures suggest that barely half of those eligible for the lesser award have so far applied, with veterans snubbing the “pathetic” award. (snip)only a clasp, rather than a medal, as “cheese-paringly” mean, adding: “What did those men do except lay down their lives for their duty? My father would have been raging – I know that to be sure.”
A jury in Pennsylvania has convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell of three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, and several counts of performing illegal late-term abortions at his facility in West Philadelphia. Gosnell is eligible for the death sentence, an end that would be as close to justice as earthly powers can mete out in this episode. The English language does not contain a word sufficient for describing the crimes of Kermit Gosnell; “murder” will do, but only for legal purposes. Gosnell’s human abattoir is the logical endpoint of our morally fraudulent national approach to abortion,
The expanding Internal Revenue Service scandal could hardly be any more Drudgeriffic. Well, maybe if in addition to singling out groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, the agency had purchased a few billions rounds of hollow-point ammo. Maybe then. But even as is, the scandal is looking pretty bad and getting worse. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that the IRS also “scrutinized conservative groups for raising political concerns over government spending, debt and taxes or even for advocating making America a better place to live.” We’ll see where this eventually goes.
Last Christmas Eve, his 18th behind bars, Catholic priest Gordon MacRae offered Mass in his cell at the New Hampshire state penitentiary. A quarter-ounce of unfermented wine and the host had been provided for the occasion, celebrated with the priest´s cellmate in attendance. Sentenced to 33½-67 years following his 1994 conviction for sexual assault against a teenage male, Father MacRae has just turned 60. The path that led inexorably to that conviction would have been familiar to witnesses of the manufactured sex-abuse prosecutions that swept the nation in the 1980s and early 1990s
How low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way? This low: They´ve shamelessly branded an accomplished Ivy League-trained quantitative analyst a "racist" and will stop at nothing to destroy his career as they pave their legislative path to another massive illegal alien benefits bonanza. Jason Richwine works for the conservative Heritage Foundation. He´s a Harvard University Ph.D. who co-authored a study that pegs the cost of the Ted Kennedy Memorial Open Borders Act 2.0 legislation at $6.3 trillion.
Dear college graduates: The next month is going to be thrilling as you cross this major milestone in your education. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance, the congratulations, and the parties. But when it´s all over and you´re ready to go out into the world, you´d probably like to meet me, or others like me—I´m your next potential dream boss. I run a cool, rapidly growing company in the digital field, where the work is interesting and rewarding. But I´ve got to be honest about some unfortunate news: I´m probably not going to hire you.
Next week, the Senate will begin making changes to and, hopefully, improve the immigration-reform legislation I introduced with several colleagues last month. This part of the process is a chance to fix America´s broken immigration system and end today´s de facto amnesty for those who live here illegally. It will also show that Washington can work when leaders listen to the American people and invoke their wisdom in debates and legislative work. In January, I outlined my principles for conservative immigration reform in these pages—principles that guided the drafting of this legislation.
Last summer, in the dead of night, three peace activists penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States. A drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter. They face trial next week on charges that fall under the sabotage section of the U.S. criminal code. And if they had been terrorists armed with explosives, intent on mass destruction? That nightmare scenario underlies the government’s response to the intrusion. This is the story of two competing worldviews, of conscience vs. court, of fantasy vs. reality, of history vs. the future.
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
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
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
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
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
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack,
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the hapless, goalpost-shifting so-called "architect" of Obamacare, told Fox News´ Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that President Barack Obama´s promise "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was absolutely true--with one important caveat: if you like your doctor, "you can pay for it." Wallace grilled Dr. Emanuel, challenging his false claims that California´s enrollment was keeping pace with the percentage of the young population necessary to keep the system afloat, and pointing out that the president´s promise on doctors would collapse once people lost their insurance or their
One definition of a pathological liar is someone who lies where the truth would serve just as well. When President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, the truth — that Obama had stayed with his uncle years earlier for several weeks as a Harvard law student — would have served the president just fine. No potential Obama voter would have held it against him that an uncle he had stayed with two decades earlier was picked up for DUI. Yet the White House went with a lie, claiming that Obama had never met his uncle. Now that
The U.S. isn´t called "America the Beautiful" for nothing. Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country´s majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont´s Ben & Jerry´s Factory and Tennessee´s Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley. From California to New York and everywhere in between, the country is chock-full of incredible attractions that keep luring in visitors. Here are the best tourist attractions in every state.
Although the jobless rate in November fell to its lowest level since he took office, President Obama called on Republican lawmakers Saturday to spend tens of billions on unemployment benefits that are set to expire this month. “It shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address. But he said the “economic lifeline” is in jeopardy. “All because Republicans in this Congress — which is on track to be the most unproductive in history — have so far refused to extend it” Mr. Obama said. If Congress doesn’t act before lawmakers leave on their holiday break, about