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Rove Email Leaks: Ideological
War Opens in GOP

The American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

Original Article

Posted By:mikkins2, 2/13/2013 7:41:37 AM

Karl Rove was not happy. The conservative base of the Republican Party is not happy. The Ford/Bush-Reagan battle of ideology decades past suddenly renews. What’s going on with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell? And yes, to wax Carvillian, it is the ideology, stupid. In fact, it is an ideological war. First, Mr. Rove and a leaked email. The date: September 14, 2010. The place: Sean Hannity’s television show. The occasion: The Delaware U.S. Senate primary, won that night by conservative activist Christine O’Donnell. Won by a more than respectable 6 points, 53%-47%. The news reached Karl Rove while appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News TV show, as seen here.

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Jeffrey Lord absolutely destroys Karl Rove in this article by proving he actively worked against Tea Party candidates before and after they won their primaries and he continues to do so.

This lays to rest any argument from the Republican Establishment fan club of "cant we all just get along".

A must read for anyone still sitting on the fence of the issue.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/13/2013 7:50:43 AM     (No. 9173635)

Nah. Just a lot of wishful thinking on the part of the OP. Soldier on, my friend.

Why should we attempt to "destroy" any individual or group, Karl Rove´s or any others who is working to fund good candidates for our side? If you don´t like this one, send your money to that one. I´m glad to see them all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mikbil, 2/13/2013 8:01:33 AM     (No. 9173651)

Rove was right - O´Donnell was a disaster and by choosing her the Republicans threw away a Senate seat - and his on-the-spot commentary looks even more impressive two years later.

Conservatives - turn your fire on the real enemies lest you find yourself in the woods for decades to come.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/13/2013 8:03:43 AM     (No. 9173654)

Unfortunately for you the article destroys your argument as well as Rove´s. Rove talks a united front but when it comes to the rubber meeting the road, as the article describes, he has completely different story to tell.

In short, he is a bold faced liar as well as a back stabbing chiseler.

I do admire your tenacity though, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DWIM, 2/13/2013 8:04:51 AM     (No. 9173656)

A very revealing read. Me, being a part of the ´senior´ group, would rather see the ´establishments´ be diminished, to make way for others following. IMHO, too long as the establishment engenders inhibition for further change (meaning REAL getting back to minimal gov´t).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/13/2013 8:06:38 AM     (No. 9173657)

~ Why should we attempt to "destroy" any individual or group, Karl Rove´s or any others who is working to fund good candidates for our side? ~

I agree wholeheartedly with the poster.

www.sarahpac.com/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/13/2013 8:07:11 AM     (No. 9173658)

I´m beginning to wonder if Rove hasn´t received some of our taxpayer stash that Barry has so he can become a paid for Barry idiologue.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/13/2013 8:10:01 AM     (No. 9173663)

Money quote FTA
Politically speaking, there is considerable umbrage taken by conservatives at the idea that a GOP Establishment that keeps losing presidential elections (2012, 2008, 1996, 1992, 1976) or wins them by unnecessarily narrow margins (2000 and 2004) — has the chutzpa to blame conservatives for losing elections.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2013 8:10:56 AM     (No. 9173667)

Remember, OP, the enemy has a D behind the name. Rove does not. Save your energy to fight the bad guys, not those working on our behalf and not those who won´t help "destroy" them. And, yes, #5, if that PAC is funding candidates, power to it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Passion, 2/13/2013 8:15:23 AM     (No. 9173680)

What #2 fails to comprehend is that whether or not O´Donnell was a disaster or not is NOT the issue. Mike Castle would have been a disaster in office, just like Jim Jeffords, Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist turned out to be. We never win in the long run by putting Democrats in office with an R by their name. It always comes back to hurt much worse in the long run. Castle was horrific.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rinohunter, 2/13/2013 8:16:25 AM     (No. 9173681)

Rove is a greasy back stabber. To go along with this establishment fathead invites further future loses for the Republicans. C. O´Donnell has nothing to do with this - for better or for worse she was chosen by the PEOPLE of DE to run...not by the establishment republicans. Forget C. O´Donnell, she was something more of an outliar who got my support nonetheless. For all her so called "crazy" ideas or behaviors, it´s better than those stuck on stupid that keep electing the same establishment hacks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/13/2013 8:19:01 AM     (No. 9173683)

So the enemy has D after its name. I´ll remember that the next any poster here complains about McCain, Graham, Collins, etc voting to support a Dem cabinet secretary or bill or agenda.

Fine - Rove is entitled to his opinion of who he likes or dislikes as a candidate but to actively campaign against that person even with the R after his/her name is not necessary.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/13/2013 8:20:06 AM     (No. 9173686)

#8 Those words are meaningless when the actions of Rove and the Republican Establishment prove to be the exact opposite.

The "enemy" are those who refuse to change the way Washington D.C. operates, and those who fight to keep it corrupt and hemorrhaging taxpayer money for personal gain.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 2/13/2013 8:25:23 AM     (No. 9173695)

*snickering over a certain post wagging their finger at us and scolding us like some Victorian governess about how the letter R is our salvation*

Really?! Thats your best argument for supporting Rove?! Would you please explain that to Rove himself whenever he attacks fellow Republican candidates?

Rove, and a whole lotta other people in the RNC need to get the boot...and hard.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/13/2013 8:26:51 AM     (No. 9173699)

Well,the OP is certainly excited about Rove. But, I do not believe that, as she says, Rove is anyone´s "enemy". You don´t like him? Then don´t support his group.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rayscain, 2/13/2013 8:28:19 AM     (No. 9173703)

Take a lesson from the Dems Karl! They support their candidates warts and all.

I stopped donating to the Republican National Committee when Rove and cohorts abandoned Christine O´Donnell. Yes she was kind of kooky but she won the primary! She was not Rove´s kind of candidate so the top brass of the GOP trashed her beyond belief!

There are MANY of us out here who wish Karl Rove would just go away!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: minuteman, 2/13/2013 8:30:44 AM     (No. 9173711)

This article clearly shows Rove´s true character. Those who ignore it have as big a problem with reality as Obama.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 3rdjerseyman, 2/13/2013 8:34:04 AM     (No. 9173720)

1) The 11th Commandment of Ronald Magnus: "Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of a Fellow Republican."

2) Republicans are not Democrats. Democrats don´t care what sort of low life, anti-American, immoral, ignorant creep they elect. So long as they´re pro-abortion, anti-military and able to repeat the PC mantras, they´re in. Yellow dogs and all.

3) Tea Partiers, Libertarians, religious conservatives live in glass houses on this one. They stayed home and gave us another 4 years of the Obama regime. This did terrible damage to our country. We will pay the price of their ideological purity and religious bigotry for a generation.

4) Rove was right: these are unelectable candidates. O´Donnell was all over tv, and she was manifestly a fool. Anybody running for office who isn´t aware that the media belongs to the Democratic left is too stupid to serve effectively. Complaining about it is a waste of time. It´s not changing. The War on Women was a main plank of the Dims- how´d Aiken and Murdock miss that?

WE NEED TO WIN! It´s our duty to get it together and save the country.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Passion, 2/13/2013 8:37:46 AM     (No. 9173728)

17 I hope you feel better after that rant. It´s a pathetic argument though, lumping tea party and libertarian and single issue socons together...not to mention acting as if Karl Rove follows your advice.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 2/13/2013 8:42:33 AM     (No. 9173737)

#17 a little ´friendly´ rebuttal:

Point #1 - PAGING ROVE AND GEORGETTE MOSBACHER...PAGING ROVE AND MOSBACHER....

Point #2 they shore do WANNA BE, tho, don´t they? Key question here: where are their spines?

Point #3 THIS Tea Partier did not stay home...nor did a whole slew of other Tea Partiers who cast their vote for a candidate who was...to quote my favorite RNC witch to flog, "going to be our candidate, so we should just shut up and accept him." You do the research honey. I know for a fact there were LINES and LINES of people voting to support the RNC candidate...and he lost. Glass houses? How dare you! The fact that you are among the ones using a very DEMOCRAT tactic of bullying and then blaming the victim disproves your #2 point. I suggest you rethink those words before you fling them out over the conservatives of Lcom again. We´re still here. We´re not going away.

Point #4 Well we wouldnt have known that despite the fact that the candidates won the primaries...THANK GOODNESS Rove was there to make primary decisions for the rest of us.

Listen, sweetheart, no one likes a brown noser. Our Victorian governess has already wagged their finger at us. Youre just copying. Thats okay. Recess is coming.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: skedaddle, 2/13/2013 8:45:11 AM     (No. 9173742)

Would O´Donnell have seemed "kooky" if she had professional backing and coaching rather than a firing squad? And if we want to take the "support anyone with an R after their name" argument to its logical conclusion, that means we would all vote for 0bama with no hesitation if he only switched party affiliation - sounds pretty stupid, doesn´t it?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/13/2013 8:49:42 AM     (No. 9173754)

Religious conservatives actually voted for Romney in greater numbers than they did for either Bush in 2004 or McCain in 2008 but you go ahead with your meme to the contrary if it makes you feel better to believe it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/13/2013 8:50:14 AM     (No. 9173757)

still amazed some ldotters cant see what has happened to the republican party. they lost to an empty suit 0bama twice!

you republican apologist can say what you want but you cannot change the reality that people are no longer voting for a candidate just because he is a republican

someone please tell me how the repugs are not just as responsible as the dimms for the #16 trillion in debt


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Reply 23 - Posted by: tenncon231, 2/13/2013 8:53:03 AM     (No. 9173763)

Totally agree with the above, the cheap shots at Odonnell came from the robama wannabe "kingmaker"
Karl has achieved the heil obummer status to me, mute or change channel!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/13/2013 8:54:12 AM     (No. 9173767)

#20 O´ Donell should have had the basic smarts to be trained. A Ditz with a capital D was a sure fire way to lose a seat and that´s what she did. We can rail against Rove,but he has been down inthe trenches. O´Donnell, Akins and Mourdoch are prime examples of why we should be thinking with our heads and not our hearts.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 2/13/2013 8:55:24 AM     (No. 9173773)

And yet the Dems elect ditzes every single election. How´s that? Maybe party support?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/13/2013 8:55:46 AM     (No. 9173774)

For those of you want to throw O´Donnell in the Tea Party´s face I remind you that it was Rove´s strategy of handpicking "likeable" moderates instead of principled conservatives that gave the House back to the Democrats.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 2/13/2013 9:01:03 AM     (No. 9173783)

If some Republicans stayed home doesn´t it follow that it was a loss because of the Establishment´s [Rove] tactics. So Rove couldn´t control all the Republicans,so blame them for not following their King.? What is different from Obama? Republicans do not like to be ´ruled´ over by those who use money [donated by Repubicans] to put down those they consider inferior. The R Party loses with Establishment candidates.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/13/2013 9:05:59 AM     (No. 9173801)

Just a footnote, but "New Jersey Fats" also campaigned against Ms. O´Donnell in her epic struggle against Delaware´s left leaning former "Republican" Congressman, Michael Castle.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bearcat, 2/13/2013 9:10:47 AM     (No. 9173809)

I was angry with Rove on primary night, then tried to excuse O´Donnell, then cringed as her kooky became crszy. Rove´s org gave money to many candidates, including O´Donnell. He personally gave to Rubio. And we must stop talking about THE Tea Party. There are many, and they´re not the same. Personally, I back the fiscal tea parties. We really need to get away from social issues. Our views are too divergent. Stick with the constitution and fiscal responsibility.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2013 9:13:53 AM     (No. 9173817)

#13/19-friendly advice: Anyone wanting to accuse others of "bullying" might stop typing so much of her comment in all caps. Also, now we´re supposed to be afraid of Georgette Mossbacher, too? I doubt many outside of Texas even know who she is.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tisHImself, 2/13/2013 9:21:00 AM     (No. 9173836)

Great article and instructive thread that exposes just how myopic and disingenuous the remaining liberal Republicans are. Having spent years trashing other candidates from Paling and Thompson to Gingrich and Brachman and Perry and Cain and asserting that there is no t party and no establishment suddenly the Allen Edmund is on the other foot. Thanks OP.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/13/2013 9:24:23 AM     (No. 9173845)

Those on this thread who are STILL in Rove´s corner need to go back and read this entire article. [Again?]

He is a Lying Snake. Period.
Wise up for your own good.

"No one is untouchable in politics.
No one.
Not the Establishment Republican elite.
Not Senator McConnell.
And not Karl Rove."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/13/2013 9:28:19 AM     (No. 9173857)

What the emails simply show is that Karl Rove is lying, disingenuous, and two-faced. And that started long before Christine O´Donnell.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: simple simon, 2/13/2013 9:28:28 AM     (No. 9173858)

#27, stop making sense. Seems many abused wives here are still in denial and enabling their pathetic husbands to sleep in with another hangover while they phone his boss making excuses while holding an ice pack over their black eye once again. You know, he pays the bills and what would they do - how would they survive - without him?

Bleat!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/13/2013 9:38:11 AM     (No. 9173883)

What? Do we now have a site monitor here??

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 2/13/2013 9:41:36 AM     (No. 9173891)

Awww...Im afraid I tweaked someones nose. I sowwy. I didnt realize you were the expert on conservativism or how to write to make a point about a topic. Why dont you wag your little finger at me again and see what happens? I should just roll over and submit shouldnt I?

It has become patently obvious who likes to go around telling people how to vote or define conservativism. Rove must love you!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: olcap, 2/13/2013 9:50:08 AM     (No. 9173909)

So, let me get this straight - WE shouldn´t speak disparagingly about republicans, but it is FINE for king karl to disparage conservatives, as illustrated in this article?

Guess what? King karl can go jump in a lake. That´s how much THIS conservative will value the words of turdblossom, and those of his ilk.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 2/13/2013 10:08:10 AM     (No. 9173943)

Not to quibble over writing conventions #37, but I think that should be an upper case T, as in the name given to Rove by his own pal, George Bush. Almost forgot about that moniker. Good choice, Mr. Bush.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/13/2013 10:17:33 AM     (No. 9173958)

There is no question that Rove will see any Opposition Research leaked during a primary campaign. Somehow some of the most erroneous got used against conservative candidates when Rove was supporting an establishment Republican. In fact in the presidential primaries, only Romney was spared these opposition research type attacks.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/13/2013 10:24:47 AM     (No. 9173968)

Any self-respecting paranoid would immediately come to the conclusion that Rove is a Democrat mole.

The rest of us (ahem!) can, after reading Jeffrey Lord´s article, understand perhaps why even GWB called Rove "T*** Blossom." (The Website´s Personal Daintiness Police won´t let me type what our previous President called him.) We can also wish for Rove´s permanent retirement from politics, not so much due to his political beliefs, or rather, complete lack of them, but because of his relentless backstabbing of people on his own team.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pete moss, 2/13/2013 10:28:49 AM     (No. 9173975)

O´Donnell seemed to be a bit of a nut case to me. Maybe that was just the way she was painted by the establishment, I don´t know. However, Mike Castle is/was a RINO. Which is worse? I´ll take the conservative, thank you.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: judy, 2/13/2013 10:37:50 AM     (No. 9173990)

Rove do the party a favor & leave.. Rove has tooo much ego. Why Fox keeps him is beyond me.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: msjena, 2/13/2013 10:38:26 AM     (No. 9173991)

From 2002 - 2010, the House, Senate and White House were all Republican. Part of that time, as I recall, the Republicans had a 60 seat majority in the Senate. What good did "the numbers" do? Why weren´t the tax cuts made permanent then? Why wasn´t there entitlement reform? Why wasn´t wasteful government spending cut? Republican majorities are not enough. We need candidates who will run on conservative principles and stick to them. That said, there is no point in demonizing Rove publicly. Is he really that powerful? Surely, a conservative PAC can defend against him by supporting conservative candidates.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/13/2013 10:59:08 AM     (No. 9174030)

Uh, no, #44. In 2010, the White House and senate were in Democratic hands. The house had been in Democratic hands since 2007.

Since when has Christine O´Donnell become the new heroine of the conservative cause? Sarah Palin refused to appear at a rally in Indiana in the summer of 2011 when she found out that O´Donnell was to be a speaker. The rally organizers had to disinvite O´Donnell twice. And everybody here hated O´Donnell.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/13/2013 11:03:51 AM     (No. 9174040)

"Since when has Christine O´Donnell become the new heroine of the conservative cause? "

Who said she has?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Gallo3, 2/13/2013 11:05:13 AM     (No. 9174042)

´The Architect´ ...of unmitigated Socialist Catastrophe.

Gave us -first-Norm Coleman, and that led to the cretin Al Franken being fraudulently ´elected´ Senator in MN.

Thanks, Karl.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/13/2013 11:44:59 AM     (No. 9174115)

Now Rove is responsible for Al Franken? What was wrong with Norm Coleman?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: tomishere, 2/13/2013 11:59:31 AM     (No. 9174145)

Bottom line Rove was right above posters wrong. It´s easy for writers and radio hosts like Levin to scream and spit into the microphone how impure people like Rove are, and how anyone we disagree with is a useless rino. An operator like Rove has to show results he has to win, anyone running campaigns has to be pragmatic. As far as the candidates Rove gave money to who lost, Rove was not involve in the primary process. Could you imagine the posts if Rove didn´t fund those losing candidates, he would have been blamed for all the losses.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: broken01, 2/13/2013 12:05:24 PM     (No. 9174154)

So Ailes fires little Dick Morris but keeps Geraldope, the drunk Beckel, nitwit Juan Williams and the "architect" Karl Rove. Methinks there should have been five firings instead of just one. Rove in general just rubs me the wrong way with his know it all smarminess. That blockhead Hannity does himself no favors by having this jerk on his TV and radio shows. RINOs like him need to be hunted down and flushed out of the party. Because if it doesn´t happen we will never win another presidential election.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: pensom2, 2/13/2013 12:44:17 PM     (No. 9174202)

What about Todd Akin? In the midst of a campaign for one of the 100 seats in the US Senate he exposes himself as a fool, unnecessarily spouting off over some moronic theory that rapes don´t lead to pregnancy. Then, despite pleas from all sides that he step aside, he marches boldly into the firing squad, collapsing in catastrophic failure. Have we no need to police our own?

Yes, the dems support their morons, but unlike the Republican Party, the dem party is thick with low-information welfare voters like those who re-elected Jesse Jackson, Jr. while he sat in the Mayo Clinic mental ward sucking his thumb.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ramona, 2/13/2013 12:59:23 PM     (No. 9174226)

Girl fight on Lucianne!! I love it!

And I am so, so glad that Karl Rove is being exposed and skewered by those who know him for what he is - a Rockefeller feel good make nice Republican establishment mouthpiece. I don´t understand how Texans can claim him. I mean, George Bush is a nice guy and I like him in spite of wishing he had done some things differently. But Rove - what is there to like?

Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 52 - Posted by: beth, 2/13/2013 1:33:03 PM     (No. 9174294)

I will continues to vote for the candidate who I agree with on the issues. I don´t need anyone to tell me who to vote for. Others who feel as I do will ignore those like Rove who feel a need to control voters.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: absalom, 2/13/2013 2:14:17 PM     (No. 9174388)

Lotta heat, little light but very healthy and long overdue. The GOP was born of an enduring principle. What principle(s) does it stand for today? Er....hmmmmm; and that´s what all this sturm und drang is about. A clear majority believe principles are defining while others believe bromides like ´we gotta win´ will carry the day. Sadly, the current R Est is not only unprincipled, its also a loser; a twofer!

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Posted By: mikkins2- 4/16/2014 9:57:44 AM     Post Reply
I love that picture from the Bundy Ranch. You know the one that I’m talking about: I’m talking about all of them. I love the horn-handed Cowboys, with real, honest trail dirt on them; I love the American flags; I love the sagebrush; and I love the rebellion-- as in civil, non-violent disobedience. And the question now is, where does this go? Rebellion typically starts after a period of lassitude and hopelessness in the face of overwhelming power. Populations spend years, even decades muttering under their breath about abuses of power, but feel ineffectual to enact real reform. Then one bright day, a fruit stand

Bundy: Obama´s Jump-the-Shark
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/16/2014 9:42:08 AM     Post Reply
In the movie Ben-Hur, Charlton Heston was wrongly accused by government and sentenced to life in prison/slavery. Soldiers marched chained Heston along with other prisoners through the desert without food or water. Heston collapsed, unable to take another step. Jesus was passing by with a small caravan. He walked over and gave Heston a drink of water, which gave Heston the strength to continue. Note: Heston´s unfair ordeal was not over. He would endure much before his release and ultimate victory at the end of the movie. I view the Obama administration’s BLM retreat from bullying rancher Cliven Bundy and the patriots

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/16/2014 9:32:31 AM     Post Reply
The chairman of the Mississippi GOP, Joe Nosef, reacted angrily to Tea Party groups calling for his resignation this week, accusing one local activist of secretly working to elect Democrats and saying some “fanatical” Tea Party groups could jeopardize the GOP´s hold on a senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the nation, according to emails obtained by Breitbart News. In the emails, Joe Nosef, the chairman of the Mississippi Republican party, told Mississippi Tea Party president Janis Lane that “help[ing] Democrats win...appears to be your goal.” Nosef also emailed to a list of Republicans that the

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Ad Warns Voters Against ´a Boehner
Lasting Longer than 23 Years
Breitbart, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/15/2014 10:05:01 AM     Post Reply
Speaker John Boehner´s primary challenger is going there. In a provocative new video from GOP candidate J.D. Winteregg, an announcer asks if Boehner suffer from "electile dysfunction"? "Sometimes, when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head," the announcer says as clips flash on-screen of John Boehner laughing with President Obama, John Boehner on the golf course with Obama, and John Boehner smiling while giving Obama a glowing "thumbs up" at the State of the Union address. The ad - titled "When the Moment is Right" - is a spoof of Cialis commercials which air during 60 Minutes

Paul and Bush Duke It Out
on Immigration
American Spectator, by Natalie deMacedo    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/15/2014 9:49:46 AM     Post Reply
Presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Jeb Bush got in a slight scuffle over immigration yesterday. Bush called illegal immigration “an act of love” committed by people wanting to support their families, adding that most of them are here illegally because they can’t get in legally. This ignited some Republican rage and Rand Paul got his chance to respond: “You know, I think he might have been more artful, maybe, in the way he presented this,” said Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said on ABC’s This Week. “But I don’t want to say, ‘oh, he’s terrible for saying this.’ If it were

Study finds more immigrants equals more
Democrats -- and more losses for GOP
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/15/2014 9:06:56 AM     Post Reply
Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There´s a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many reformers, will result in more Democrats winning more elections in coming years

GOP Needs to Pledge to Clean
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Townhall, by Carol Platt Liebau    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/15/2014 8:50:53 AM     Post Reply
There is a culture of sleaze in Washington that´s worse than ever. Too-big, all-powerful government not only cripples the freedoms of the regular people who have to live under it, it also creates a whole shadow infrastructure dedicated to working it to the advantage of the elite and the connected. Three recent stories illustrate the point: Matt Continetti´s piece about the divorce of lobbyists Tony and Heather Podesta shows how connected insiders can make out like bandits in Obama´s Washington. The Podestas have offered their vast and wealthy clients little in the way of objective value. Rather, they´ve gotten rich just

Governor Sandoval: Send in the Guard
Canada Free Press, by Doug Hagmann    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 9:04:27 AM     Post Reply
By now most people are familiar with the potentially deadly situation emerging at the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Right now, the back-story is not nearly as important as the immediate necessity to de-escalate this life-and liberty threatening situation, although it does play an important role and must be addressed. The fact that this situation could have been pulled from the script of the 1974 movie Chinatown or any of the Godfather movies is well known and must be exposed, but not before immediate action is taken to assure the preservation of life and liberty. The current critical nature of the crisis cannot

Nevada officials blast feds over
treatment of cattle rancher
Cliven Bundy
Fox News, by Robert Gearty    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:50:09 AM     Post Reply
Two of Nevada’s top elected leaders are riding to the rescue of a rancher whose decades-long range war with the federal government has reached a boiling point in recent days. The federal Bureau of Land Management has surrounded the Clark County ranch of Cliven Bundy with armed officers, helicopters and four-wheel drive vehicles. Last week, they began seizing cattle found grazing on adjacent federal lands in violation of a law meant to protect an endangered desert tortoise. “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
and the Nevada Water Tipping Point
American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his



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