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Karl Rove and
the definition of insanity

Daily Caller, by Todd Cefaratti

Original Article

Posted By:tocsin, 2/12/2013 6:27:23 AM

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.

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Rather than engaging in a debate, RINO´s and their consultants i.e. Rove & the boys attack conservatives,Tea Party leaders and members.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/12/2013 6:35:35 AM     (No. 9171439)

Rove is a Fifth Columnist. Unfortunately, with the complicity of the left-wing media, he and his co-conspirators can really hurt the true conservative candidates and movement.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/12/2013 6:55:29 AM     (No. 9171460)

RDS abounds?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 2/12/2013 7:03:58 AM     (No. 9171467)

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)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plumnellie, 2/12/2013 7:06:25 AM     (No. 9171468)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/12/2013 7:10:28 AM     (No. 9171472)

Bingo, #2. Just read these posts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 2/12/2013 7:20:46 AM     (No. 9171487)

I wonder how many times his financial backers will pour money into his ideas. He lost big in 2012. I expect that he will lose again in 2014.

Rove is under the impression that you can just keep running ads and that people will vote for you.

He does not understand that you need a ground game. The ground game is the most important thing.

I am a conservative that tends to vote for the GOP. He needs to understand the difference.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/12/2013 7:38:33 AM     (No. 9171523)

MEMO TO: Torpedoman´s Mate 3rd Class Tokyo Rove and Associates

FROM: The desk of the late Professor Albert Einstein

"INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"..."We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 2/12/2013 7:45:35 AM     (No. 9171536)

#2 ...well, I know SCDS does...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chillijilli, 2/12/2013 7:52:27 AM     (No. 9171544)

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.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: olcap, 2/12/2013 8:10:59 AM     (No. 9171580)

The majority of RINO voters will follow turdblossom. They will follow him right to their destruction, and the destruction of liberty in the U.S.A.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: devnull, 2/12/2013 8:22:14 AM     (No. 9171592)

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

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tocsin, 2/12/2013 8:28:23 AM     (No. 9171596)

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...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/12/2013 8:31:43 AM     (No. 9171603)

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.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/12/2013 8:34:15 AM     (No. 9171607)

"SCDS" = Social Conservative Derangement Syndrome? Santa Claus Derangement Syndrome? Scary Conservative Derangement Syndrome? South Carolina Derangement Syndrome?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/12/2013 8:50:14 AM     (No. 9171645)

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.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/12/2013 8:55:35 AM     (No. 9171656)

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.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 2/12/2013 9:14:19 AM     (No. 9171691)

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.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tisHImself, 2/12/2013 9:16:48 AM     (No. 9171700)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 2/12/2013 9:18:37 AM     (No. 9171703)

#2 / #5 . . . while I don´t find Rove bashing that much fun, consider it reciprocity for all the Palin bashing we were subjected to here.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: toddh, 2/12/2013 9:39:14 AM     (No. 9171750)

The semi-literate press has no idea how creative insane people can be.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/12/2013 9:41:58 AM     (No. 9171760)

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.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/12/2013 10:00:32 AM     (No. 9171819)

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.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/12/2013 10:08:34 AM     (No. 9171849)

RDS? Right -- if you mean Rove Damnation Syndrome.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/12/2013 10:31:24 AM     (No. 9171917)

#22, I would assume those who resort to "Rovette" also fit your description?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/12/2013 11:09:12 AM     (No. 9172000)

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".

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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning


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