In 2010, Republicans took the House of Representatives by gaining 63 seats. They also picked up six U.S. senators and 675 state legislators, giving them control of more legislative chambers than any time since 1928. The GOP also won 25 of 40 gubernatorial races in 2009 and 2010. These epic gains happened primarily because independents voted Republican. In 2010, 56% of independents voted for GOP congressional candidates, up from 43% in 2008 and 39% in 2006. Today, independents look more like Republicans than Democrats, especially when it comes to health care. In a new Crossroads GPS health-care policy survey conducted in 10
I don´t know how someone can survive in life with as little courage as Karl Rove apparently has. People have short memories and if the Gov´t shuts down, and that prevents obamacare from going active, in the long run voters will agree. This isn´t an election year. Karl the rino wouldn´t know a good idea if it bit him in the ___.
This guy is a whiz at quoting statistics (no one checks to see if they are accurate) yet he doesn´t seem to connect them to any coherent strategy except "let´s go along to get along". Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz laid out the case for defunding in a logical, clear manner last night because most people in this country don´t want this bad law. Why not use every tool in the kit to get rid of it? Rove has become a charter member of the McCain/Graham cabal.....who pays any attention to them anymore?
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Fiesta del sol, 9/19/2013 8:23:40 AM (No. 9527228)
And of course, Rove just happens to mention HIS firm in the first paragraph!
Has Rove not seen the polls showing Obamacare´s astonishing unpopularity? Sheesh. Seriously, I am tired of acting afraid. Our country is so far gone, if we´re going to go down, we might as well go down fighting. Why not take a chance?
We are supposed to listen to this man because? Remember folks, this is the person that along the MSM Media and the Left slam GW for years with the "Mission Accomplished" photo. He (along with many of us here)knew the banner was placed there by the Navy and referred to the ship´s mission. But his sage advice was not to counter or explain. Seems like he´s working for the wrong side to me.
Yes, #13. But, if some feel Karl Rove has let us down in the past, others feel Cruz is leading us over a cliff now. Of course, Cruz will step aside at the last minute. We die, but he has boosted his image.
We made massive gains in 2010 "in spite" of Karl Rove.
The U.S. wouldn´t be having this discussion if Obama would fulfill his constitutional duty and President and produce a budget.
Rove can play all of the logistic games that he wants to but we are in this fiscal position because Obama and the democrats refuse to produce a budget. And it is Rove and the democrats who would rather blame Republicans than have the courage to face the truth.
So if I´m following Rove´s logic, the Republicans should not bother using their constitutional mechanism and *responsibility* to stop the executive branch from doing something stupid, because the senate democrats will shoot their own face off to spite their nose?
So according to Rove, we should let stupidity determine congressional strategy.
I think the past 8 years have confirmed that doesn´t work.
A few nights ago we watched the movie "McLintock" (not to be confused with our dear Ldot poster). Whenever Agar the Indian Agent (Stother Martin) began to babble about his government authority all the good guys would ignore him and just walk away.
Karl Rove, the Marxists in the White House and congress, and the spineless RINO enablers are all Indian Agent Agar. Scoff and walk away.
The hardy and independent people that made America exeptional did so by not caring what those "in charge" had to say. They did what they believed right for themselves and their families, and buffoon politicians and bureaucrats be damned. Watch "McLintock" again and adopt the attitudes needed to really fight the stupidity and wrongheadedness of the anti-Americans who think they can run our lives.
P.S. Also note how "GW" handled his haridan proto-feminist "Katherine".
Facts and numbers are stubborn things. Rove lives in the real world, not the shabby fantasy fundraising land of Cruz and DeMint. Rove echoed Cruz who actually admitted yesterday that " Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so," Cruz said in a statement. " No doubt ? Of course he will. Reid has always had the votes to strip out defunding from the CR and send it back to the House. And Cruz knew it. Cruz angered a lot of House Republicans yesterday by waving " the white flag of defeat " as Congressman Sean Duffy tweeted. This whole Defund movement was a scam from the beginning because even Cruz knew the majority Democrat Senate and Obama would never defund Obamacare. As Rove points out-" After all, avoiding a shutdown would require, first, at least five Senate Democrats voting to defund ObamaCare. But not a single Senate Democrat says he´ll do that, .." Most importantly if in some fantasy , 5 Senate Democrats voted to defund -to override Obama´s veto of any defunding -it would take 53 House Democrats and 21 Senate Democrats voting with Republicans to override his veto. As Rove writes " No sentient being believes that will happen." Cruz and DeMint ( and Levin and Limbaugh and Hannity ) knew from the beginning that defunding never had a chance because of the 10 seat Democrat majority in the Senate and the need for 66 Senate votes ( Republicans only have 45 Senate seats ) to override Obama´s veto. The ethically challenged Cruz and DeMint just played the base for donations and email addresses and created this giant mess which will only boomerang on Republicans when the government shuts down. Obama and the Democrats are enjoying this Cruz / DeMint engineered debacle.
Good golly Miss Molly I think you are falsely impugning the integrity of Ted Cruz. First you have to believe there is actually a cliff based on reports from the Dems and the MSM. These are the same folks who told you it was silly to resist gun control. And then you have to believe that he will stop as he approaches the edge to see whether its a cliff or a step. I don´t see any reason to suspect that and would also suggest his father would be right behind him to push him if he falters.
Rove is making / has made the Republican party into a permanent minority party. Rove´s positions and those who support his positions--RINOS ALL, are THE problem. We can defeat our Democratic enemies but it is much harder to defeat the enemy within--ie KARL ROVE.
"falsely impugning Ted Cruz"? He´s already stepped back from the edge of the cliff, and as #28 so eloquently describes, Cruz knew the cliff edge was looming and never intended to fight this battle in the Senate. The sad thing is that many admired and cheered the leading they fight Cruz to be heading. It turns out, his admirers have been had. Cruz was cynically seeking personal creds.
Whether or not anyone cares for Karl Rove, I don´t see a flaw in today´s column´s argument.
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