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Donations to Karl Rove´s Groups
Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/1/2014 4:41:42 PM

After wasting nearly $325 million during the 2012 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove´s three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in 2013. Rove runs Crossroads GPS, American Crossroads, and the Conservative Victory Project Super PAC, which was formed this year to wage war against conservatives. Rove´s two groups raised $325 million in 2012 and about $70 million in 2010. As Politico notes, though, "Rove added a third group to the network in 2013, forming the

Awww, poor baby. s/o Will that open their eyes how important those conservatives they love to hate are to the party??? That really is a shocking drop.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reformationmama, 2/1/2014 4:51:35 PM     (No. 9714991)

Rove is finding out the hard way that "fringe conservatives" have backbone. They don´t cotton to giving in on principle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/1/2014 4:54:12 PM     (No. 9714994)

The precipitous drop in contributions won´t be enough to alter a single scrawl on Tokyo Rove´s whiteboard. Long ago I exclaimed, as Gen. Patton said about Rommel, "Karl Rove, you magnificent bast***...," referring to something in which he had no part. I don´t believe that anymore.

Establishment Republicans are only slightly preferable to Democrats. I´ll say it again: the Tea Party should stage a hostile takeover of the Republican Party, the Chamber of Commerce, and any other quasi-conservative organization that claims to speak for sane political action. There´s not much time left to prevent permanent damage to the Nation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jond, 2/1/2014 4:56:34 PM     (No. 9714996)

FTA: "Aware of this, Rove´s Crossroads network has reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them."

3-Card Monte.

Rove just told his donors to go someplace else to trash the Tea Party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/1/2014 4:59:54 PM     (No. 9714999)

Sorry, Charlie.

2012 was an election year and everyone raised lots of money. 2013 was not and nobody raised nearly as much. The figures had little to do with the "Tea Party". But, keep trying, Mr. Lee and OP.

The groups to watch are the Koch groups, who raised more in 2012 than the entire 2000 presidential election cost. That´s pretty amazing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/1/2014 5:27:46 PM     (No. 9715025)

#4 - you pullin´ for Rove? Amazing. Just Amazing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/1/2014 5:43:52 PM     (No. 9715037)

No, not "pullin´ for Rove", just pointing out the obvious.

You thought all L-Dotters subscribed to group think?

We are NOT a chatroom & previous "missing" longtime posters know now that we don't allow political attacks at each other. LCom Staff.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/1/2014 5:59:37 PM     (No. 9715051)

Yeah, probably has nothing to do with the tea party, sure, no doubt, just a coincident, oh look a graveyard./s
I see a different connection. Big dollars vs. populism. The vast majority of the campaign money comes from the 1%ers. So #4´s point, may be right on with respect to the 1%ers, but the article may be missing the point altogether in trying to connect the tea party. Moreover, the timing is an issue. The small funds come in later, this is 1%er time. This should be a worry for the establishment crowd.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tisHimself, 2/1/2014 6:00:27 PM     (No. 9715055)

No, actually, just you and your other five, who have been exposed for exactly what you are. In contrast, most L dotters have an amazing amount of intelligence, tempered by objectivity, intellectual honesty, humility and good humor.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 2/1/2014 6:03:34 PM     (No. 9715061)

Maybe Rove needs to change the name from Conservative Victory Project Super PAC to RINO Victory Project Super PAC?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bear1909, 2/1/2014 6:49:42 PM     (No. 9715120)

S*rew Karl Rove and the jacka$$ he rode into town on.

This is certainly devastating news to Rove--- but can you imagine what this means to the DNC? They were gleeful over the "civil war" in the Republican Party.

Hubris is a female poodle in heat. The mid-terms will behead the Ogina administration as a "team" leaving it as limp as Ogina´s marriage to the First Diet Diva. And the Senate is looking more and more like a ripe tomato getting closer to falling off the vine into our hands.

Never ever give up!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: HPmatt, 2/1/2014 7:10:14 PM     (No. 9715140)

Now if Ailes over at Fox would just get him off every one of their shows I would be able to stop changing the channel over to HGTV.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muguy, 2/1/2014 7:22:47 PM     (No. 9715152)

The "architect" has lost it....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy, 2/1/2014 7:26:18 PM     (No. 9715154)

We need someone who will bring the party together, not divide as Boehner, Ryan, Romney, McCain, Jeb, Cantor,Rove,& McConnell have done. Rove´s advise to Romney was wrong telling him to exclude the TP & Liberterains. There´s room for everyone. Don´t allow the big donors with big $$$ to select the candidate again. The liberal republicans are at Maryland retreat this week-end with Boehner. 10 to one there´s not one TP or liberterian among the libs. The RNC is paying, can we see the list of attendees?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/1/2014 7:48:41 PM     (No. 9715175)

We are Conservatives, hear us roar in numbers too big to ignore...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/1/2014 7:56:36 PM     (No. 9715180)

If only we true conservatives were a 51% or more majority in our beloved USA.....wouldn´t that be something?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/1/2014 8:06:56 PM     (No. 9715190)


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Reply 17 - Posted by: snowcloud, 2/1/2014 8:21:16 PM     (No. 9715201)

Good! I can´t think of anyone more deserving of this fate.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: janylou, 2/1/2014 8:51:52 PM     (No. 9715220)

The other article about the DNC and their money machine yet not expecting to recapture the House shows that it takes more than money (and fraud) to win an election. The republicrats better wake up to that fact. Money can´t buy you love!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/1/2014 9:23:39 PM     (No. 9715249)

I just can´t see getting all worked up and fighting over Rove. Just my humble opinion.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 2/1/2014 9:28:40 PM     (No. 9715253)

Mr. Potato Head goes to school.
I love the fact that the RINOs remain clueless and hand another victory to the communist democrats with dimwit candidates.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: spinpilot, 2/1/2014 9:30:34 PM     (No. 9715256)

Great news. Get these imposters out of our lives!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/1/2014 9:41:54 PM     (No. 9715266)

This article does not report the whole story.
While so far Rove´s PACs have raised less then previously, he has always supported Republican and conservative candidates.
Including many 2010 Tea Party
To label him some kind of traitor is ignorant.
Rove´s PACs and others expect fundraising
to gin up in 2014 ,
as the elections get closer.
What this article fails to report is that the Chamber of Commerce is going to pour 50 million
into the 2014 races.
And the RNC out raised the Democrats in 2013 by 18 million.
80 million to 62 million.
The National Republican Congressional Committee raised 60 million and has 21 million cash on hand.
The 4 Tea Party groups raised 20 million.
It is unknown how much cash they have on hand , but, they are still way behind the Republicans.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/1/2014 11:22:28 PM     (No. 9715346)

I am sick to death of Karl Rove. Defund Karl and send him home.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/1/2014 11:49:47 PM     (No. 9715355)

Once Karl Rove came out and declared war on the TEA Party, I knew he was a snake who couldn´t be trusted. Serves him right for his groups to lose 98% of their funding. As it is now I wouldn´t send one red dime to the RNC no matter how many times they begged me for money. I guess ´The Architect´ forgot that to have a sturdy house, you don´t try to get rid of the foundation.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 2/2/2014 1:34:19 AM     (No. 9715411)

It makes me sick to see Republicans bickering and not helping each other when the country is being destroyed by Socialist policies and a president who acts like a third-world dictator. United we stand. Divided, we got four more years of Obama.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: suedotsue, 2/2/2014 3:16:54 AM     (No. 9715437)

As long as Rupert Murdoch keeps Karl Rove on staff he´ll remain the face of the GOP. The destruction of the GOP via Rove and pals could only have led to the radical left takeover. The left loves him, the NY Times loves him. Murdoch also mans the fort with other failed Bush hacks. Any grassroots successes are sabotaged in due course. Murdoch´s interests are down the line radical left. He told Romney to ignore conservatives because they had nowhere else to go.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/2/2014 5:03:37 AM     (No. 9715455)

What set Rove off were candidates like Christine ODonnell and Sharon Angle in two winnable races and then on top of that throwing Lugar´s seat away.I don´t think he´s anti-conservative,just scared of loony candidates.

After the shutdown blew up,it was all Cruz´s fault like he went around and put guns to people´s heads.Cruz may have lost in the short term but the GOP´s comeback in the polls may be attributed to his stand alone affront on Obamacare.The reason the shutdown failed was poor communications by the rest of the party,or simply hiding under a rock.

Right now the GOP´s best pitch line is we´re the lesser of two evils,that´s not something millions will rally around.

When you see Huck and Romney as the top 2 for 2016,you really do have to wonder what the hell is wrong with people. I think Scott Walker/Susanna Martinez would make a great ticket.They´re young and forward thinking.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/2/2014 6:13:07 AM     (No. 9715490)

Good. Hit the elitist Rove where it hurts.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/2/2014 10:14:15 AM     (No. 9715802)

By helping the liberal Democrats to demonize the Tea Party the Establishment Republicans are setting up a scenario for the November election to where a lot of Republican candidates will end up in the same situation as Rove´s groups thus losing the election. From the looks of it the Establishment Republicans are willing for the Republican Party to assume a permanent minority position in US politics as long as they can maintain business positions that will continue to make them money no matter what happens to the average American.

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

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