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Karl Rove and Republican Decline
American Thinker, by Steve McCann

Original Article

Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 3/21/2013 9:50:35 AM

Not since 1984 and the landslide victory of Ronald Reagan have the Republicans had a more winnable election than the 2012 presidential election. Yet the Republican Establishment managed to lose to the worst and most vulnerable President in modern history, with historically poor approval ratings, unemployment averaging over 8.7% during his entire first term, a stagnant economy and someone who ran the smallest and most absurd of all possible re-election campaigns.

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Another great piece from Steve McCann which is sure to generate animated "dialogue" from LDotters. As someone commented in the review of the book, the author´s "timing couldn´t be better as pundits such as Pat Caddell, the Fox News Contributor and Democrat pollster, are all over the airwaves exposing the GOP "Racketeering" class of consultants who are enriching themselves while ruining the party."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Passion, 3/21/2013 10:04:21 AM     (No. 9236591)

I saw the book he is talking about at CPAC. Talk about unbelieveable timing!!??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/21/2013 10:10:39 AM     (No. 9236606)

Stop blaming Rove. Plenty of Republicans chose the "love of money" as their sole reason for choosing Romney. They are called the "fiscal only" Republicans. And , Oh yes, the public "got it" and they weren´t persuaded.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nihtwael, 3/21/2013 10:14:43 AM     (No. 9236618)

Maybe after the tea party branches off, the remaining GOP can call themselves the Useless Buffoon Party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 3/21/2013 10:40:46 AM     (No. 9236654)

Since Carl Rove has been such an abject failure of molding the Republican party, maybe he should be replaced by... Sarah Palin! God knows she couldn´t do worse, and her record has been a lot better than his. But, no, the party will probably stick with the pasty little bucket of goo from Texas, and we will end up with Jeb Bush in 2016, and oh, how that will make all the hearts go pitter pat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/21/2013 11:02:17 AM     (No. 9236705)

Not impressed with the conclusions of this article.

Cant quite understand the mindset that the democratic and republican parties, both of which have failed the american people, are somehow a permanent part of our political landscape. It defies logic and history.

The time and effort necessary to dislodge the entrenched politicians by working within the current rigged political system will not come soon enough, if at all, to do what is necessary to save this country from cultural rot and the long-term economic decay caused by a Washington DC centric approach to governing this country.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/21/2013 11:05:11 AM     (No. 9236716)

also, I think it is time for Rush to come clean on his relationship with Rove and the republican establishment.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 3/21/2013 11:29:17 AM     (No. 9236763)

What has the RNC got to loose by doing a complete 180 and going Conservative for a change? Obviously the other way isn´t working. Karl Rove needs to ride off into the Texas sunset.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 3/21/2013 2:19:18 PM     (No. 9237100)

Reading this and another article by Wright:
http://cedmundwright.com/hard-lessons-the-coming-gop-civil-war/
they do a good job of defining the problem, but a weak job of proposing solutions.

FTA: "Mr. Wright accurately points out that there is no time for a third party as the damage inflicted by Barack Obama and his fellow travelers will soon metastasize into an inoperable cancer that will ultimately destroy the country."

This is where I disagree. As we often said when I worked as an engineer:
"There´s never enough time to do it right; but always enough time to do it over."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 3/22/2013 12:39:07 AM     (No. 9237902)

The 900 lb Gorilla in the room that everyone seems to be ignoring is the massive DemocRAT voter fraud that happened in 2012. But as usual, there doesn´t seem to be much if any followup just a few months after the rigged election. The DemocRAT voter considered it an honor to vote twice or multiple times for their guy. Strange busloads of people arriving at out of state polling places were widely reported, but again, no followup. We can start with the Unions and we know that ACORN didn´t just disappear.

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