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Rove predicts GOP unity and Senate win in 2014
The Daily Caller ^ | December 26, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House correspondent

Posted on 12/27/2013 1:16:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove, the voice of the Republican donor class, is predicting that tea party-backed primary candidates will lose nearly all their primary fights against business-backed GOP politicians during 2014.

“Every Republican senator and virtually every representative challenged in a primary as insufficiently conservative will win,” Rove wrote in a Dec. 26 blog post, an excerpt of which appeared in The Wall Street Journal. The op-ed listed his predictions about American politics in 2014.

Rove’s business vs. tea party prediction is somewhat self-serving — he’s positioned himself as a leader of the GOP-affiliated donors and businesses who are facing criticism from the tea party’s populist advocates of small government.

Rove, however, leaves himself wiggle room to claim victory next December even if his business donors fail to gain a glorious victory over the GOP’s small-government voters.

His careful language doesn’t predict that all GOP business-backed incumbents will survive the populist wave, and doesn’t promise that GOP primary voters will always pick business-favored candidates instead of tea party candidates.

So if a few GOP House members are dethroned by the tea party, and if few or most business guys strike out in Senate primaries, or if the GOP leadership ignores business priorities, Rove still gets to declare next December that his 2014 predictions were correct.

But Rove’s 2014 predictions are an important guide to the short-term priorities of the establishment GOP.

Judging by his article, the GOP establishment will focus on Obamacare — and avoid divisive issues like immigration — in a determined effort to win a majority in the Senate....

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


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014predictions; gop; karlrove; predictionsfor2014; teaparty

1 posted on 12/27/2013 1:16:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And when all the Donor based candidates win, the tea party will opt out of the general election. Way to go Karl Rove.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 1:32:46 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rove predicts GOP unity and Senate win in 2014”
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So what? Today’s Republicans are nothing more then Dimocrap lite. Tea Party Republicans are the only ones that can save America, but they are largely restricted to the outfield.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 1:54:32 AM PST by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Gawd! Please shut up Karl!

Next it’ll be Dick Morris predicting landslides.


4 posted on 12/27/2013 1:57:40 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove predicts........enoungh to scare you away


5 posted on 12/27/2013 2:12:07 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What? Is Rove planning to retire?


6 posted on 12/27/2013 2:14:30 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Karl Rove, the voice of the Republican donor class, is predicting that tea party-backed primary candidates will lose nearly all their primary fights against business-backed GOP politicians during 2014.

“Every Republican senator and virtually every representative challenged in a primary as insufficiently conservative will win,”

I loathe this man

7 posted on 12/27/2013 2:20:15 AM PST by stormhill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clinton vs Christie in the Presidential election? Nothing but the best and the brightest for the US! /sssssss


8 posted on 12/27/2013 2:20:42 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove thinks like all the Vichy Republicans...Conservatives will vote for a Republican who calls them whacko birds and helps Democrats ...not so sure that will happen.


9 posted on 12/27/2013 2:28:42 AM PST by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

not supporting nor voting for any more damned RINO garbage


10 posted on 12/27/2013 2:40:38 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the GOP continues to be run by those who imposed
RomneyCARE and gay marriage and treason, then
the GOP is the enemy of all conservative Americans.


11 posted on 12/27/2013 2:52:05 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove predicts GOP unity >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Buahahahahahaha! Rove predicts that the GOP presidential candidate will be another loser like John McCain or Mitt Romney. Does Rove think that Jeb Bush, or Fatboy Christie
can beat Hillary Clinton? Buahahahahahahahahaha!

Conservatives wll never again vote for and Rove RINO drone candidate, and we will have Ted Cruz or his ilk, or nothing.

The GOP needs to run Rove out on a cedar rail and put the tar and feathers to him. Rove is the biggest reason we have a fascist sitting in the White Hut right now!

No GOP unity, ever, until the GOP becomes a Constitution Restoration Movement! Rove is out to lunch, a Nero fiddling while Rome burns.


12 posted on 12/27/2013 2:58:34 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rove, shut up. The tea party will win and show you RINOs that you are a has been.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 3:35:01 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (MerryChristmasAll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anything Rove says is not worth a comment. Well damn I meant to ignore this.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 4:11:45 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: AlexW
Tea Party Republicans are the only ones that can save America, but they are largely restricted to the outfield.

And why is this? Because Tea Party rebubs will not put up the kind of fight which is necessary to win.

Unless repubs start cloning Ted Cruz' they will be remain on the back burner.

15 posted on 12/27/2013 4:20:59 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth

Until the Rhino’s and the Tea Party can come together and get along, you can kiss any possibility of taking back the senate and/or the house. It ain’t gonna happen”.


16 posted on 12/27/2013 4:29:56 AM PST by Progov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Every Republican senator and virtually every representative challenged in a primary as insufficiently conservative will win,” Rove wrote in a Dec. 26 blog post, an excerpt of which appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

linda grammy will not win.

17 posted on 12/27/2013 4:40:20 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Progov
Until the Rhino’s and the Tea Party can come together and get along,

What kind of nonsensical B.S. is this? Conservatives need to form their own party or take over the wretched rino party, there will be no, "coming together." The rino repub party is the loser party and always will be unless conservatives take it over.

18 posted on 12/27/2013 4:45:46 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I will not support any more progressive Republicans! Amnesty is my new litmus test. Catch phrases like immigration reform as a sure indication of a liberal/progressive. No money will be sent to the Republican party I will only donate to individuals that show true conservatism.
19 posted on 12/27/2013 4:48:17 AM PST by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rove predicts....” Well that’s a problem only after the first two words.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 5:19:57 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Kommie Kweer Karl going to cost the House to the Dems...and help Dems with more Senate seats.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 5:22:30 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Bump.

Doubling down on stupid is a classic GOP-E campaign tactic. And nobody can do that like Karl Rove.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 5:27:37 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”

— Mark 8:36


23 posted on 12/27/2013 5:28:30 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will stand with NO candidate thats weak on Amnesty.....NOT ONE!


24 posted on 12/27/2013 5:34:16 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s sadly mistaken. There is nothing more than I’d like to see is my two Georgia RINO Senators thrown out of office like the liars they are.


25 posted on 12/27/2013 5:53:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Cowboy Bob

First, someone has to find out what his salary and perks are for the GOPAC he’s running. Then we can use actuarial tables for criminals to compute what the value of his ‘retirement’ is, and guess at when the payout becomes enough.


26 posted on 12/27/2013 5:55:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: southernerwithanattitude

I will not support any more progressive Republicans! Amnesty is my new litmus test. Catch phrases like immigration reform as a sure indication of a liberal/progressive. No money will be sent to the Republican party I will only donate to individuals that show true conservatism.

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Well said! And ditto for me.


27 posted on 12/27/2013 6:28:48 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Cowboy Bob

+1.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 6:32:49 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From a guy who is predicted to spend....is it 50 million....to tear apart his own party.

Rove has become as serious a threat to our country as obumbler.


29 posted on 12/27/2013 6:43:25 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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Newsmax
Chamber of Commerce Promises $50 Million in Fight Against Tea Party
Thursday, December 26, 2013 06:54 PM

By: Cathy Burke

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to take on the tea party in 2014 Senate primaries and elections with a deep-pocketed boost of establishment and business Republican candidates.

“Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates,” Chamber strategist Scott Reed told The Wall Street Journal. “That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/chamber-commerce-tea-party/2013/12/26/id/543957


30 posted on 12/27/2013 6:43:56 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

The fool was still insisting Romney would win after it was apparent Obama was re-elected.


31 posted on 12/27/2013 7:06:07 AM PST by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP are losers ... like Tokyo Rove.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 8:49:07 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone needs to retire Rove and send him back to selling Tupperware or Amway.


33 posted on 12/27/2013 1:19:52 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The architect!


34 posted on 12/29/2013 7:50:43 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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