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Karl Rove: My new group isnít out to get the tea party, I swear
Hot Air ^ | 2-6-2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/06/2013 9:03:14 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

From last night’s “Hannity,” here’s the man himself responding to that NYT piece that set conservative media (and grassroots fundraisers) on fire. He’s eager to note how many tea-party candidates he’s supported in the past, both through American Crossroads and his own checkbook, but there’s still no answer to the key question: ......

But then, we’re assuming that Rove’s main goal, and American Crossroads’s goal more broadly, is to boost establishment candidates. Is it? ....

Some donors will walk away, but not all. And by backing the most “electable” candidate in every primary, CPV now has a prefab defense to future losses: They can’t be accused of mismanaging their contributors’ money because they’re betting on the horse with the best odds of winning in each race. It’s like a hedge fund switching to a more risk-averse investment strategy after major losses, even though a lot of Republicans who went bust last year were establishment favorites who weren’t so risky on paper. “Electability” is really just Crossroads’s way of reassuring its funders that next time will be different — with the punchline being that they’ll likely be pressured into backing a few tea-party longshots anyway, just to keep grassroots conservatives from making the CPV endorsement a badge of contempt in the movement that candidates grow reluctant to embrace.

Exit question: Isn’t all of this just a variation on the old debate of whether it’s better to back strong conservatives in every race and risk ending up with a very principled congressional minority or better to support RINOs strategically in some states where conservatives are less likely to win and maybe achieve a squishier majority?

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KEYWORDS: americancrossroads; gop; karlrove; rinos; rove; teaparty
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Give me a reason to 'trust' Rove.
1 posted on 02/06/2013 9:03:21 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

The “Barf-itect” is a POS.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 9:06:22 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove, you lie.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 9:07:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And if you read Rove’s piece, that was not what he wrote.

To me, he made it clear it is an open warfare against the Tea Party (even thought it is not a political party) candidates.

Because we are rubes, not fit to lead, and should trust our betters.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 9:09:24 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

a blossom on a turd doesn’t make it stink any less


5 posted on 02/06/2013 9:10:42 AM PST by bigbob
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To: laweeks

I’ll admit I liked Rove(r) when he got W elected.. again...and thought he was a magnificent bastard...but since then he’s been SUCH a disappointment.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 9:10:48 AM PST by jag.drafting
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To: Sir Napsalot
FU Karl!!

Maybe Hannity will cut you some slack but I never will you lying bastard.

7 posted on 02/06/2013 9:12:12 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sir Napsalot
Karl, I don't care what your ideology is.

You're a loser.

Even if you were a rock-ribbed conservative, you'd be a rock-ribbed conservative who is a loser.

For that reason I have no interest in what you have to say about winning elections.

Because loser.

8 posted on 02/06/2013 9:40:53 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: jag.drafting

Sorry you ever fell for it Jag...you should have been reading, well, ME:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/the_architect_has_no_clothes.html


9 posted on 02/06/2013 9:45:43 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Sir Napsalot

What happened to all the “Rove you magnificent bastard” posts all over FR?

To many on the far right there exist only two peoplein the whole country worthy of consideration for anything.

Palin/West


10 posted on 02/06/2013 9:59:31 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
There is no reason to trust Rove. He is slime from the git-go.

Such arrogance that the Almighty Rove will select the most electable.

How much money did Rove's group pocket in 2012?

.

Sure was not based on any meaningful performance goals.

11 posted on 02/06/2013 10:06:11 AM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Have no fear. Palin will clean Rove’s plow every time she chooses to go head-to-head with him or his pack.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 10:28:10 AM PST by Saltmeat
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To: Sir Napsalot

Have no fear. Palin will clean Rove’s plow every time she chooses to go head-to-head with him or his Pac.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 10:28:40 AM PST by Saltmeat
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rove... you hate TEA PARTY CANDIDATES, so get lost!!!


14 posted on 02/06/2013 10:29:29 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Shut up Karl.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 10:31:15 AM PST by DManA (0 ye)
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To: Saltmeat
But is Sarah planning anything?

I hope she has spent the last few years learning the role so she can clean house once she gets in

Ignore the media, don't even bother to have a “white house press room”, and just cut spending across the board 10%.

Then chop any agency that is duplicating services or not actually producing any results (like the department of energy, that has not produced one bit of energy- ever)

I will not only vote for her, I will actively campaign door-to-door with my 3 children nigthtly until November

16 posted on 02/06/2013 10:32:02 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Rove's loyalty is to keeping his status since he was exposed to be not that good.

Exit question: Isn’t all of this just a variation on the old debate of whether it’s better to back strong conservatives in every race and risk ending up with a very principled congressional minority or better to support RINOs strategically in some states where conservatives are less likely to win and maybe achieve a squishier majority?

Ideology is only one factor in winning or losing races. The most electable candidate is somethings the more conservative candidate. Sometimes it isn't. Is the candidate competent? Is he a loose cannon. Does he have a good campaign work ethic. Is the campaign organized?

17 posted on 02/06/2013 10:34:13 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Mr. K
I will not only vote for her
imho; I'd say, She's collecting (political) IOU's...
amassing a war-chest of 'em...that said, I'll help.

18 posted on 02/06/2013 10:38:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Too late Fatboy. You started this war long ago. We’ll finish it.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 10:39:09 AM PST by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: Darren McCarty

He’s only a toe or two better than Dick Morris in my book


20 posted on 02/06/2013 10:39:38 AM PST by orlop9
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