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Karl Rove’s SuperPAC creating new group aimed at helping establishment candidates in GOP primaries
Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/04/2013 2:04:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

We knew this was coming, no? A month ago, Politico reported that Senate Republicans were planning to intervene more aggressively in GOP primaries in hopes of clearing the field for their preferred candidates. A few days later, Steve LaTourette announced that the Republican Main Street Partnership was dropping “Republican” from its name and would intervene on behalf of centrist candidates from both parties in congressional elections. Now here comes Rove’s group, American Crossroads, pledging untold millions towards electing the most allegedly “electable” candidate in Republican primaries. No more Akins — and maybe no more Marco Rubios, Rand Pauls, and Ted Cruzes too?

The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races.

“There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” said Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, the “super PAC” creating the new project. “We don’t view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win.”…

The group’s plans, which were outlined for the first time last week in an interview with Mr. Law, call for hard-edge campaign tactics, including television advertising, against candidates whom party leaders see as unelectable and a drag on the efforts to win the Senate...

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: americancrossroads; gop; karlrove; republicans; rinos; teaparty
Of course.
1 posted on 02/04/2013 2:04:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They will lose the House if they keep it up.

/johnny

2 posted on 02/04/2013 2:07:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party needs to send conservative nominees to some type of media boot camp so they don’t get tripped up in these obvious “gotcha” situations.

Run by somebody like Dana Loesch.

Even amateurs like myself realized the “war on women” theme after watching the first R primary debate with Journ O List Stephanopolous.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 2:08:53 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove’s plan will work out about as well as the 2012 election.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 2:11:53 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The war against the Tea Party rages on.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 2:12:42 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And half of FR will line up behind those candidates, telling conservatives that we have to ‘vote for the R’.

Which means that in the end, Rove will win and the Grand Old Plantation will resume apace.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 2:14:05 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Rove’s PAC waste hundreds of millions of dollars on weak candidates, while Palin was giving us Cruz and Fischer?


7 posted on 02/04/2013 2:14:39 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

@realDonaldTrump

If Karl Rove & @GOP Establishment continue to attack the Tea Party, who delivered in 2010, then there will be a 3rd Party in 2016.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 2:15:42 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh goodie, let’s have more Bend Over Boehners in DC.... /s

The republican logo will now become a rooster holding a lollipop.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 2:16:48 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove needs to channel his karma into investigating massive voter fraud instead of the queen of the senior prom.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 2:18:51 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected"

Yes; Romney the RINO being the number one on THAT list, plus all the Incumbent RINO's. They're shuffling the deck chairs on the GOP-e Titanic, as we speak.

Conservative Candidates scare the beejeezus out of BOTH parties and the Talking Points are now out for the State-Run-Media to use the code word "Centrist" now, to identify the Big Government Progressives, like Rove, who want to thumb their noses at the Constitution, and continue the assault on Liberties for those who are Christian-based, Moral, Constitution supporters.

11 posted on 02/04/2013 2:24:27 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not like we did not know that the Ruling Class Oligarchs had joined the MarxoFascists in going to war on Conservatives.

Some are enslaved mind, body and soul to the party plantation - but the fact is - the GOP are now the Judenrat for the MarxofFascist’s execution of their ‘final solution’ to all political opposition.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 2:24:56 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

seriously folks, can you blame them or us? we had TWO candidates for congress who destroyed themselves without the help of anyone.

If anything, we just need to taget this group with effective, articulate, AND INTELLIGENT conservative candidates.

and idiot is an idiot whether rino or coservative.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 2:27:02 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The RNC, Rove & his Elite Republicans gave us two losers in MeCain & Romney.

And now they want more of the same.

It only take a good outspoken conservative like Ted Cruz to get the party to rally around Conservatism.

Ted Cruz already acts like the Senior Senator from Texas, and that's a very good thing. ...John Cornyn has taken notice, and that's good thing too!

14 posted on 02/04/2013 2:53:18 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: longtermmemmory

Akin, at the minimum, could have recovered without the panicked GOP elites throwing him under the bus and calling him a loon.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 2:59:39 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove needs to try and repair his reputation after his disaster. He’s blaming others since it can’t be the fault of what my friend (An establishment Republican County Chair) called the Wile E Coyote Super Genius.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 3:21:30 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove is the embodiment of the democrat’s republican stereotype - fat, white, rich, southern. And he has the gall to lecture us about changing the image of the party.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 3:29:01 PM PST by DManA
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To: Darren McCarty

The GOP is already in a coma.

I want to know exactly what Rove thinks he will accomplish by pinching the GOP feeding tube as the democrats happily goose step into full on fascism.

Shouldn’t he be more worried about moderating the party that actually needs it?


18 posted on 02/04/2013 3:34:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TexasCajun

The sooner Ted Cruz BECOMES the senior Senator from Texas the better. Cornyn poured RSCC $$$ into Lisa Murkowski in an attempt to thwart Bob Miller in the Alaska nomination race. Then Murkowski was encouraged to run third party and won with GOP-E support. After all, she will gladly see babies killed, marriage undermined and Muffie’s trust fund protected as her (and the GOP-E’s) top priorities.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 3:55:16 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: longtermmemmory

You are correct but that doesnt matter to some.

We have candidates that are easily trapped by the media and others.

We need to face facts and get candidates media trained.....

Todd Akins proved that point. NOw Rove and others can and will persuade others it was “their” fault.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 4:17:54 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: cripplecreek
Rove and the rest of the GOPee elite RINO establishment do not want to win anything any more. Because . . . leadership is hard! They want to rule Americans jointly with the socialist/Marxists. They believe the Donkeys will permit them power and perks if they become the willing lapdogs of the Donkeys. Think: Bob Michael (R-IL) when he was Minority Leader of the House. Michael didn't care about being in a minority as long as he got his invites to golf, parties, a good press in the MSM, and his perks. Typical RINO prostitute that would roll over to the Donkeys on cue.
21 posted on 02/04/2013 4:38:14 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A shameful waste of money - spend the funds instead on providing training to candidates in media performance and handling the questions they know the MSM are going to throw at them - like abortions and rape - and the party will be ‘way ahead...’.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 4:48:42 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rule of thumb: If Rove and his group are for a particular candidate, that candidate should be avoided like the plague.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 4:49:04 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: CaptainK

Let’s just dump Rove and his ilk.....Romney really worked out well for them.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 5:12:41 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Carl Rove and his ilk should not be telling Republicans/Conservatives how to run their elections....he was so very wrong on most accounts in the last one. In the words of RR ""We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan

I really don't want Mr. Rove telling me anything and I REALLY don't want O'Reilly, another who helped sink the GOP, telling me "everyone knows Hillary will run for president....she is the most poplar woman in America" All these know-it-all moderates will lose us the House by their arrogant and moderate pronouncements.

25 posted on 02/05/2013 7:39:07 AM PST by yoe
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To: rrrod; All

folks there ARE candidate schools. These are usually one to two day weekend courses that cover almost everything you would want to know about managing and running for office.

They even have a magazine. “campaigns and elections” or some such name.

As many conservatives as possible should attend. DO NOT be squeemish about attending a course sponsored by the league of women voters. The information is valuable either way.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 10:19:16 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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