Skip to comments.There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty
Posted on 11/12/2012 5:10:42 PM PST by Kevmo
Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party's expensive defeat this election cycle.
Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders and Washington political class, who are seen as having put their personal financial interest above winning the election.
As this internecine struggle gathers steam, the first target appears to be Karl Rove, the former Bush campaign mastermind who has dictated much of the GOP's strategy over the past decade.
In the wake of the party's 2012 losses, however, Rove and his well-funded American Crossroads super PAC have become a symbol of misguided Establishment strategy, party cronyism, and Beltway bloat. .... The party's perceived betrayal of Akin confirmed what many grassroots conservative activists had long suspected: That the Republican Establishment was willing to throw the base under the bus to serve the interests of deep-pocketed donors. .... In a post leading the conservative site RedState this weekend, the Romney campaign is accused of being a "con job," in which consultants spun "false data as truth in order to paint a rosy picture of a successful campaign as a form of job security." .... And among Republicans, there is a sense that the Establishment is getting what it deserves. In an email to Business Insider, one GOP strategist summed it up:
"A party who won't paint in bold colors, who puts out flawed messengers, who doesn't focus on fundamentals, who pisses off the young and the libertarian, well, that party just got what was coming to it."
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/karl-rove-gop-money-civil-war-republicans-2012-11#ixzz2C3muQ2J7
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Rove should be plank walked in blood filled, shark infested water.
If Rove goes down there is indeed hope for the GOP
I’ll get Rove a farewell card.
There’s gonna be a civil war alright...but in ain’t gonna be in the GOP.
The Democratic Party is the about Free Stuff.
The Republican Party is about Liberty, and the responsible use of that Liberty.
Karl Rove is a disgrace.
He hates our TEA PARTY so to he// with Rove!
Good. Leave room on the wall for more RINO heads...
We need a list of all the political pros who worked for "W" McCain Romney and a number of establishment Senators and Representatives.
They need to be prohibited in whatever manner we can do legally ~ no kneecapping, but I certainly can't control everybody.
The election was stolen; why were there not Republican lawyers in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
Rove can be blamed for a lot of things, but he didn’t force Akin to be an idiot!!!
Best news I’ve heard all day!!!
Gee, that's too bad. < /s>
Time for CONSERVATIVES to vote for winners who want to save our country not republicans who want to save their own bank accounts at the sake of ours!
Oh yes indeed! I think people need to tease out that story of Boehner’s two affairs. Couldn’t that compromise him? Couldn’t he be blackmailed? We need to know the truth...
Give him a chance - place him on a tightrope and make him walk across the shark tank....the same kind of tightrope he’s had the GOP walking for years with his Dem-lite BS.
I wanna be there when they pull down his statue.
At election tie free stuff wins.
Okay so Rove and the establishment republicans are out. So now what happens? Do we all leave the republican party? Do we create another party? Do we pressure “the establishment” to throw out the establishment leaders? Do we.... what? Any hints?
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