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Fmr Bush Chief Strategist Compares Conservatives to the Flinstones, Sarah Palin to the Kardashians
The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2013 | Mytheos Holt

Posted on 03/17/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign, apparently doesn’t have much of a soft spot for CPAC or for Sarah Palin.

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Dowd likened CPAC to no less than two prehistoric children’s cartoons, and not so subtly compared former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to Kim Kardashian. National Review captured the one-minute statement from Dowd:

“Matt, you’re just shaking your head. The whole thing, it makes you nervous, what do you say?” ABC host Martha Raddatz asked.

“To me, imagery and who’s there [at CPAC] and what you say is important, and I don’t think divisions are a bad thing,” Dowd said. “I actually think that a conservative message that is built for the 21st century would be a good thing. CPAC to me reminds me of, you know, ‘Land Before Time,’ and it’s like going to a Flintstones episode in my opinion.”

Raddatz asked if Dowd meant CPAC attendees were dinosaurs. Dowd nodded.

“It’s like a bunch of dinosaurs, most of them are like throwbacks in times, it’s like who’s running for Grand Poohbah of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes is what it looks like to me,” he said. “When you have Sarah Palin, who it’s an amazing situation to me, between her and the Kardashians....

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bush; cpac; elites; gop; matthewdowd; palin; republicans; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 03/17/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is the man. Love her. So happy those snarky establishment are whining.


2 posted on 03/17/2013 6:41:44 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No more Bush’s, no more McCain’s.

Go away. Be gone. Your day in the sun is over.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 6:42:25 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mathew Dowd should be ashamed of himself, for comparing Sarah Palin with a piece of slime like Kardashian.

He is no Gentleman, and he marks himself as an idiot.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares what Maureen Dowd’s little sister thinks?


5 posted on 03/17/2013 6:43:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
feh...

6 posted on 03/17/2013 6:43:45 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I know is that Bush I gave us Clinton and Bush II gave us something much worse.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 6:44:08 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awwwww - The establishment, political class republicans don’t like the unsavory grass-roots conservatives. Cry me a river.

The GOPe should run McCain/Boehner in 2016 and see how well *that* ticket does.

Or Romney/Boehner 2016 - they are both still young enough. That ticket would show this clown who the dinosaurs are...


8 posted on 03/17/2013 6:46:06 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am SO GLAD that I am vindicated. There was a time on here that if you said ANYTHING bad about G W Bush...you would get flamed. You couldn't point out his RINO policies...or that he picked the wrong fight in the war on Terror (Iran instead of Iraq)....

So either most of the Bush-Bots had fled FR...or people have come to their senses. Either way...I'm glad the truth is out there.

9 posted on 03/17/2013 6:47:48 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FOAD


10 posted on 03/17/2013 6:49:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 353FMG

It would seem that the sole purpose of the GOP is to ensure that any office currently held by them is filled with a democrat as soon as possible.

And they are right on course except for two of them.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 6:51:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Triple

They’re trying to foist Scott Romney on us for Carl Levin’s seat here in Michigan.


12 posted on 03/17/2013 6:52:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Venturer

I’d venture to guess he has some sort of terminal prostate problem ~ leaves him frustrated.


13 posted on 03/17/2013 6:53:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: libbylu

These RINOs have declared WAR on the conservatives— It is CLEAR now. We have McAmnesty and Limpy Gramnesty wrongfully ridiculing our wonderful Senator Paul who had the GUTS to stand for the constitution. And fat faced Karl Rove and now this —”nobody ever heard of you” criticizes conservatives! These are the same people that said “there are WMD in Iraq” which was a massive intentional lie and cost 150,000 Iraqis lives and 4700 American men. 38000 American wounded and 1.7 trillion dollars for WHAT? Nothing— The Iraq “government is nothing!! The oil we NEEDED is now sold the China!! Sunnis still blow up the Shiites every day!!. Get a grip. Are we this stupid as to not run these People out of OUR party?


14 posted on 03/17/2013 6:55:08 PM PDT by willardwx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Notice a theme, its BUSH ass kissers doing the trash talking..its these Clowns that gave us Obama and they have the nerve to trash US


15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:05:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: willardwx

We let the Rinos get away with murder (of the US constitution with the Patriot Act and the US economic system via corporate and bankster bailouts, expanding medicare spending, reforming NOTHING) when Bush was president.

So they are full of their nasty selves. They will take the ride down on their sinking ship while thumbing their snotty noses at the country.

I guess they showed us Americans how it’s done! Oh, my.


16 posted on 03/17/2013 7:05:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he the manager of the George P. Bush for Land Commissioner campaign? Apparently, no on has yet announced he will oppose the new generational Bush, not even a Democrat.


17 posted on 03/17/2013 7:07:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: hadaclueonce; libbylu; 2ndDivisionVet
Right on, The Old Guard Republican's time is over!

Now if them and their shrill cheerleaders get out of the way we could hold back this leftist tide!


18 posted on 03/17/2013 7:09:46 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SaraJohnson
We let the Rinos get away with murder (of the US constitution with the Patriot Act and the US economic system via corporate and bankster bailouts, expanding medicare spending, reforming NOTHING) when Bush was president.

As part of the Rand Paul filibuster, Ted Cruz gave a great speech about standing up for what's right even if it means opposing your own party. He fought Bush in court over Bush trying to force Texas to defer to international pressure.
19 posted on 03/17/2013 7:12:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorta makes you wonder whose side they are REALLY on, doesn't it?


20 posted on 03/17/2013 7:24:47 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign,...

Who Let The Dogs Out?

21 posted on 03/17/2013 7:26:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just another fossil from the dead and extinct Bush regime. He and Rove should have the decency to drag themselves off to the elephants graveyard where they belong.
22 posted on 03/17/2013 7:30:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: KC_Lion

I said during the GOP convention that this would be the perfect theme music for the GOPe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkzRNyygfk


23 posted on 03/17/2013 7:34:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing, finally seeing all these “behind the curtain” types who called the shots for the GOP establishment the past decade or so, and the obvious hatred they have for conservatism and mid-American values. All these scurrying creeps... Schmidt, Madden, Mehlman, Wallace. A bunch of condescending, liberal, elitist maggots who represent a whole “fifth column” of backstabbing saboteurs.

It’s astonishing how rife the GOP is with them, populating the whole corrupt beltway class, and in such positions of power, calling the shots. Just look at Rove, and his PAC designed to obliterate any opposition to his “ruling class” buddies. Never remotely thought that the Party I’ve exclusively supported and voted for my entire life would one day instill such revulsion as it does now. But it all started when I saw the backstabbing treatment given Palin. No longer have any faith or trust in the GOP whatsoever.


24 posted on 03/17/2013 7:36:39 PM PDT by greene66
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To: cripplecreek
Lols, that is because you and radiohead have class cripple.

Mine would be that clip of Penn Jillette doing what he does best.

25 posted on 03/17/2013 7:39:31 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: NELSON111
I am SO GLAD that I am vindicated. There was a time on here that if you said ANYTHING bad about G W Bush...you would get flamed. You couldn't point out his RINO policies...or that he picked the wrong fight in the war on Terror (Iran instead of Iraq)....

Then the elites pushed Romney. Again they had it won on both. Then there is Boner. Do any here think he is not the problem?. He is all part of this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel". It won't matter in 2016. The elites will have both corrupt party nominees fighting it out for prez & again further erode the middle class to extinction. There is, if any, one way out of this to save us & that is all-out revolution. That ain't happening because we still will have a TV & a six-pack.

26 posted on 03/17/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Theodore R.

I won’t vote for George P. Bush for anything. Bush’s are all liberal and try to hide it. Not honest.


27 posted on 03/17/2013 7:41:31 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: 353FMG
The republicans need to rid themselves of the Bush family and all the rino scumbags connected to them. That family has played a big part in bringing our country to where it is today. They hate Palin because she threatens the power they hold over the republican party. I'm not a big fan of Palin but she's far better then the Saudi puppets.
28 posted on 03/17/2013 7:41:31 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: greene66
December 2012 Rush Limbaugh.

The Republican Party is trying to do something in this primary that is unprecedented. They're trying to split the conservative vote and win the primary with a moderate, with Romney. It's the other way around. You consolidate your base and then you move to the center in the general. The Republican establishment has decided they don't want any part of conservatism. And this is really not new. People are surprised to hear this, but the Republican Party formative event with conservatism is Goldwater's landslide defeat. That's what they think of when they think conservative. They don't think Reagan. They think Goldwater.

They believe what the inside-the-Beltway philosophy is about conservatives. They're racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, Southern hayseed hicks. They're pro-lifers. They're embarrassing to have to go to the convention with them. And they're just embarrassed to have those kind of people in the party. They're dumb. They're not erudite. They're not educated in Ivy League schools. We'll take their votes on election day, but we really don't want to hang around with them. We don't want anybody in Washington thinking that we're really that close to them and aligned with them. So in the process -- you know, it's a very sophisticated electorate. The Republican primary voter can sense that the Republican Party really doesn't like them, really doesn't want them, thinks that they are the route to defeat. That's the problem in a nutshell. The Republican establishment thinks that a conservative nominee is the route to defeat because they think Goldwater landslides are going to happen because they believe what the popular misconception the left has created of conservatives -- they think everybody thinks that.


Rush Goes On the Record with Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren
29 posted on 03/17/2013 7:43:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: KC_Lion

There’s always the Karl Rove theme song.

Liar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxrd_jZJxkg


30 posted on 03/17/2013 7:47:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

throwbacks? i’m guessing he’s happy with the ‘progress’ the federal govt has made.

personally, i couldn’t be more against what the fedgov has done in the last 4+ years


31 posted on 03/17/2013 8:02:42 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have come to a realization about the Bush family. I think GWB’s entire presidency was a vendetta to rectify what happened to his Dad in 92. He went after SADDAM because he wanted to kill GHWB and he was continually criticized for not taking him out durng the Gulf War. His drastic turn to the left in his second term did unbelievable damage to our country and party and assured a Dem win. He did absolutely nothing to help the party during his 8 years and governed like a Dem and did nothing about the illegals. He restored food stamps for legal immigrants which created more of a magnet for the third world. I will never support another Bush.


32 posted on 03/17/2013 8:06:49 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the invasion of the (GOP) body-snatchers.


33 posted on 03/17/2013 8:19:12 PM PDT by Nomedeplume
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To: hadaclueonce

We need one of our quick draw artists to modify a Weed-B-Gon package to say RINO-B-Gon with the appropriate ball-less Rino image.


34 posted on 03/17/2013 8:49:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: muawiyah

Yet another stupid comment.


35 posted on 03/17/2013 9:59:25 PM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fmr Bush Chief Strategist Compares Conservatives to the Flinstones, Sarah Palin to the Kardashians.

Mathew who?

36 posted on 03/17/2013 11:16:46 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Venturer

Oh some on now. They are both top heavy and both have a big caboose to even things out. Other than that totally opposite.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 12:21:23 AM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: Plumberman27

A worthless target attracts no fire.


38 posted on 03/18/2013 12:54:44 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains = 50% of FL is Safe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another addition to my Bucket List, beating the crap out of Matthew Dowd just for the sheer joy of it.

What a little man he is and a Traitor to boot. I love that he is billed as a Republican Strategist. He is a snarky Rat, through and through.


39 posted on 03/18/2013 1:02:17 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did you notice - Dowd's comment was full of colorful words and phrases, like "dinosaurs," "Flintstones." "Land Before Time," etc?

But there was absolutely no substance to anything he said.

40 posted on 03/18/2013 1:32:57 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Matthew is a GAY SNARKY DEMOCRAT POSING as a Republican!!


41 posted on 03/18/2013 4:19:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Venturer

I got that Palin = Kardashian meant that she was just in politics for the publicity and liked having her picture taken.
If that’s what he meant, I would disagree.

But there are many, many others about whom that claim is true.


42 posted on 03/18/2013 4:39:18 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Venturer

I got that Palin = Kardashian meant that she was just in politics for the publicity and liked having her picture taken.
If that’s what he meant, I would disagree.

But there are many, many others about whom that claim is true.


43 posted on 03/18/2013 4:39:18 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These Establishment types are really afraid for their jobs.


44 posted on 03/18/2013 4:59:31 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that’s a surprise. I thought this would be another Karl Rove thread.

No matter, they’re all alike.


45 posted on 03/18/2013 5:04:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Venturer

And he’s a willing tool for the lib media...he needs to collect unemployment.


46 posted on 03/18/2013 6:56:39 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Matthew, the GOPe is over. You’re fired.


47 posted on 03/18/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Ann Archy
The Mat here is one of the guys the public voted against in 2006 when we lost the House!

I don't mind if those guys donate money but the public just doesn't vote for Republicans as long as they get the impression the party is overrun with gays. We have to keep them out of party organizations, candidacies, etc. If they want more they can go to the Democrats where they will be met with.........

Actually, the Democrats tolerate a couple of gays but that's it. Otherwise they're all mouth.

48 posted on 03/18/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pat Caddell, a DemocRAT, let the cat out of the bag in his speech at CPAC about scum like Karl Rove and Matthew Dowd.

Rove and Dowd are getting rich to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. One of the ways it works is this: For every dollar spent on advertising there's a 15% sales commission that the advertising agency gets.

In this case, the scam is that the consultant is the ad agency.

So if the consultant decides to spend a hundred million dollars on advertising, he's writing a check to himself for $15 million. It doesn't matter whether the candidate wins or loses, and it doesn't matter whether the ads are any good.

Caddell goes on to point out that this practice borders on RICO violations.

Here's a youtube video of Rush Limbaugh 'splaining what Caddell said....

Rush Limbaugh Details Pat Caddell's Hammering GOP Consultant Class at CPAC

49 posted on 03/18/2013 7:15:47 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dowd is the kind of guy that I really despise. What did HE accomplish of any significance. Actually, it is Dowd who can be compared to the Kardashians, b/c he is a nobody w/o progressive money supporting him. Bob


50 posted on 03/18/2013 9:51:42 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("You've found your faith, but lost your soul." Al Stewart from "Here in Angola")
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