Skip to comments.Bozell Pushes Back Hard Against Rove War On Tea Party
Posted on 02/06/2013 5:41:24 AM PST by cotton1706
Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative political action committee, is not very pleased with Karl Rove and his plan to campaign against GOP candidates whom he deems "unelectable" due to their tea party connections.
Bozell joined me and co-host Brian Wilson on WMAL-FM's "Mornings on the Mall" Tuesday morning to push back against Rove's plan. He was particularly annoyed at Rove and partner Steven Law invoking William F. Buckley's famous rule: "Support the most conservative candidate who is electable." Bozell has a unique perspective on Rove's use of the Buckley Rule considering he is the late conservative icon's nephew.
Listen as he hammers Rove and details his belief that the real reason behind recent Republican losses is the attempt to nominate "electable" moderate, non-conservatives:
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Bump to Brent Bozell.
Tokyo Rove’s donors here:
I don’t know how Rove can show his face again after his disastrous election night predictions or how any republican could possibly want to listen to him?
Rove showed us last year how unreliable his opinions are. If he continues to think he is the voice of the republican party then they are in trouble. TEA party people are not going away, but they may be tired of Rove and the establishment.
Oh, look at how much money he's gonna take with him.
Is Karl Rove a Democrat?
Rove is an establishment Republican. His only claim to fame is two presidential victories (and those barely). The push for Amnesty and Harriet Miers have his fingerprints all over them. His efforts split the republican party leading to democrat victories. He is not a democrat but a democrat handmaiden. I’ll leave it to you to decide if there’s a difference.
Pat Toomey, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Deb Fischer, Ron Johnson e.g. are great candidates who happened to be supported by the Tea Party.
Sure, the Tea Party has had some duds, but it’s been a learning process.
The Tea Party and like minded folks lit the fire behind 2010. Rather than demonizing it, why don’t Rove and other GOP elites work to refine it?
Rhetorical question because we all know the answer is because the GOP elites lose control of the party and their condescending attitude is that the fly by folks are idiots.
“Sure, the Tea Party has had some duds,”
Sadly, that is a true statement. But I must take issue with the second part of your post “but its been a learning process” In 2010, we had O’Donnell and Angle, and lost two valuable Senate seats. In 2012 we had Mourdock and Akin, and lost two more winnable seats. So where has the “learning process” been? Understand, I hate Rove ( and his former boss as well), but he has a point when he speaks of “electable conservatives.” We would not be where we are today, if we had taken even half of those four seats.
I’m not that big a fan of Dick Morris, but for FOX to drop him and replace him with Karl Rove? My my!
Mourdock, and to a lesser extent Akin, were better candidates than Angle and O’Donnell, IMO.
Angle and O’Donnell made mistake after mistake during their campaigns. Mourdock and Akin were tripped up, then crucified, by one statement each, albeit particularly egregious statements.
The MO seat could still have been won, had Akin stepped aside.
“The MO seat could still have been won, had Akin stepped aside.”
That’s the best statement of this thread! I am mightily POed because McCaskill was a “gift” to the Republicans. Of the four seats I mentioned, it was the one that was a slam dunk. It has been reported that the McCaskill campaign actually worked actively to get Akin to win the primary. Prior to the primary, the polling was pointing to Silverman. McCaskill evidently wanted to run against Akin, so my guess is that she knew what kind of a “conservative” he was. Some other posters are pointing to Akin’s “rating” with this group or that. I submit that those are “sterile” numbers. They say nothing about the man himself. John McCain probably has similar ratings, but he’s a worthless A$$hole and a turncoat.
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