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Rove bashes O’Donnell; O’Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back; NRSC cuts and runs;
Michelle Malkin .com ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/15/2010 6:56:17 AM PDT by Hojczyk

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About Contact Archives RSS Columns Photos Michelle Malkin Rove bashes O’Donnell; O’Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back; NRSC cuts and runs; Update: Soros Republican Castle won’t back O’Donnell By Michelle Malkin • September 14, 2010 10:43 PM Scroll for updates…

I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here (second video clip).

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategist that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down. (Hot Air has the Rove/Hannity video.)

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1 posted on 09/15/2010 6:56:18 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I have been calling Cornyn all morning. Shocking! you have to leave a message. Washington number is 1-202-224-2934 his North Texas number is 972-239-1310. Please let him know what you think.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 6:58:12 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Hojczyk
Make no mistake, O'Donnell will receive the money she needs to run a campaign. If the NRSC and RNC choose to bail on O'Donnell, the money that she gets from conservatives will come at the expense of donations to the Republican party.
3 posted on 09/15/2010 6:58:57 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: GoCards

Here’s my lates email to the RNC...

As a lifelong Republican I am dismayed and disgusted by the comments coming out of RNC and NRSC staffers. You obviously don’t have a clue as to the level of anger in the heartland about moderate, ‘go-along’ policies the GOP has been pursuing for years.

We are in a fight for the soul of America, a fight you seem unprepared to fight. To that end I will be contributing directly to conservative candidates and not the party until you join the fight. The Washington elite’s reaction to the O’Donnell win last night was shameful, yet revealing. It seems you are all about holding on to personal power and not principles.

We are not kooks or fringe thinkers. We are people who love our country and respect the Constitution; we are successful business people, community leaders, productive tax payers. Perhaps it is time you got out your of your limousines and private planes and spend some time among real Americans. There is a tsunami coming and you can either grab a surf board and ride it or drown with all of the others


4 posted on 09/15/2010 6:59:38 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: Blue Jays
Get with the new program, Karl Rove.
Times are changin' and we want our beloved Constitution back.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 6:59:55 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Hojczyk

the GOP circular firing squad needs to stop- TODAY

I suggest O’Donnell prove her maturity and statesmanship ala Sarah Palin, and focus her ammunition on democrats, not whining RINOs


6 posted on 09/15/2010 6:59:58 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Hojczyk

Karl Rove + George $oro$ = Rove’s Meltdown


7 posted on 09/15/2010 7:00:31 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: GoCards

I say screw him........Sharon Angle, Christine O’Donnell , John Raese 25 $ X 1,000,000= 75 million and screw the RINOS


8 posted on 09/15/2010 7:00:33 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

September, 15, 2010 - the date the Whigification Process of the Republican Party began in earnest.


9 posted on 09/15/2010 7:00:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GoCards

I have been sending him nonstop messages.

he will not be reelected as US Senator for Texas


10 posted on 09/15/2010 7:01:11 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: Hojczyk

Rove had a hissy-fit on Hannity last night over O’Donnell’s win, exposing himself as a RINO adviser....conduct very unbecoming!!!


11 posted on 09/15/2010 7:01:39 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: GoCards

Thank you... Before we can take our country back, we need to take our Party back.

Please call and/or Email the GOP of Delaware to request they support O’Donnell. Even if you favored Castle, O’Donnell is our canidate and crucial for a Senate Majority.

National GOP:
info@gop.com
202.863.8500

Delaware GOP:
info@delawaregop.com
302.668.1954


12 posted on 09/15/2010 7:01:40 AM PDT by facedodge
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To: The_Victor
If the NRSC and RNC choose to bail on O'Donnell, the money that she gets from conservatives will come at the expense of donations to the Republican party.
Not in my case. I stopped giving to the RNC and started giving to individual candidates so long ago I can't even remember why I started doing it, or exactly when.

But it doesn't matter.

Our motto should be:

Millions for Conservative Candidates! Not one penny for the RNC!

...

(Let them go out and get real jobs.)

13 posted on 09/15/2010 7:02:16 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Hojczyk

The country club conservatives are being weeded out day by day.


14 posted on 09/15/2010 7:02:56 AM PDT by jetson
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To: silverleaf

O’Donnell firing back at Rove IMMEDIATELY is what she should be doing. Or should she pull a BushRove and let herself continued to be smeared in order to appease the RINODEMS?


15 posted on 09/15/2010 7:03:09 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: PaForBush
We are in a fight for the soul of America, a fight you seem unprepared to fight.

Don't underestimate them. Maybe they consider YOU to be the enemy.

16 posted on 09/15/2010 7:04:52 AM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: GoCards
No, don't tell him what you think of him.

Be polite, instead. When's he up for reelection?

17 posted on 09/15/2010 7:05:27 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Hojczyk

O’Donnell should run with the anti-establishment theme and emphasize that she will work for the voters in Delaware and not be beholden to Obama, or the Republican establishment.


18 posted on 09/15/2010 7:06:34 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Hojczyk
It appears the battle lines are drawn.

On one side, are Democrats and Republicans.

On the other side, is the Tea Party -- the American people.

19 posted on 09/15/2010 7:06:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: facedodge

“Thank you... Before we can take our country back, we need to take our Party back.”

I agree with that entirely. The idea, constantly propagated by the MSM, that the left is ‘moderate’ and the right extreme is outrageously inaccurate. The left has been progressively becoming more and more radically liberal, to the point at which they now have a communist/socialist as President, and have multiple Senators and Congressman who think Hugo Chavez is a good guy. Any Republican who sides with the left is not a moderate.


20 posted on 09/15/2010 7:06:55 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: PaForBush

That’s a respectful, but ‘get-the-point-across’ missive. Kudos. :-)


21 posted on 09/15/2010 7:08:02 AM PDT by WVRockDJ (Mountaineer by birth; USMC by choice; Christian by Grace.)
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To: silverleaf

The argument is being framed wrong. The question shouldn’t be “can a Tea Party candidate win without Republican establishment support?” Rather, “can the Republican establishment survive without Tea Party support?”


22 posted on 09/15/2010 7:08:39 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Hojczyk; All

Karl Rove has gone into hiding...

http://twitter.com/karlrove


23 posted on 09/15/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Lazamataz

yeaaaaa!


24 posted on 09/15/2010 7:10:33 AM PDT by kcat
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To: GoCards

The NRSC web site has slowed to a crawl.


25 posted on 09/15/2010 7:10:50 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: facedodge

Please call and/or Email the GOP of Delaware to request they support O’Donnell. Even if you favored Castle, O’Donnell is our canidate and crucial for a Senate Majority.

National GOP:
info@gop.com
202.863.8500

Delaware GOP:
info@delawaregop.com
302.668.1954

(repeating facedodge’s post)


26 posted on 09/15/2010 7:11:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Hojczyk

Rove, revealing himself as a ranking member of the ruling class. He doesn’t want that to change, which it will if the Tea Party continues to increase in power.


27 posted on 09/15/2010 7:11:59 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: Hojczyk

I sent Mr. Rove an e-mail last night after the hannity show, here is his response to me:

If we attack President Obama for putting people who can’t pay their taxes into his Administration, how can we defend a Republican candidate who doesn’t pay her taxes, her college bills, or her mortgage; has had no visible means of support; and sued a reputable conservative organization claiming she was the victim of sex discrimination? She didn’t win the lawsuit: her employer said she was fired for trying to run her own pr consulting firm out of their offices while on their clock. We conservatives want conservative candidates, but we do our cause little good by nominating people with serious questions about their fitness and character


28 posted on 09/15/2010 7:15:14 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: Hojczyk

I just watched the video. She’s very, very good.


29 posted on 09/15/2010 7:15:16 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PaForBush

You go, PaForBush.
I couldn’t have said that better myself.
I forwarded your message to the RNC big whig that I know.


30 posted on 09/15/2010 7:17:40 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/Bachmann 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

Fairest thing I can say is politicians in general are jackasses, or worse. We are seeing the pettiness and arrogance of certain republicans.

Karl Rove acted like an absolute 2 year old, bashing the winning candidate.


31 posted on 09/15/2010 7:18:15 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Hojczyk

Let’s see, wasn’t it the “Architect” and Bush that started this gawdawful spending spree. What an architect!


32 posted on 09/15/2010 7:18:24 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: samtheman

I have been calling all morning..all reps busy helping others, and voice mail full.


33 posted on 09/15/2010 7:18:43 AM PDT by kacres
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To: TexasM1A

Looks like Karl is just repeating George Soros’ talking point$.


34 posted on 09/15/2010 7:19:11 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: silverleaf
the GOP circular firing squad needs to stop- TODAY I suggest O’Donnell prove her maturity and statesmanship ala Sarah Palin, and focus her ammunition on democrats, not whining RINOs

Good advice to her. I'm curious to see though, whether the RINO establishment going to stop trying to sabotage her campaign? If she gets elected without their help are they going to try to punish her by making her ineffective as a Senator?

35 posted on 09/15/2010 7:20:56 AM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: TexasM1A

Funny how college dropout Karl bashes O’Donnell about her college bills.


36 posted on 09/15/2010 7:21:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Hojczyk
Our message to establishment GOP:

We don't wuv you anymore and we want a divorce.

37 posted on 09/15/2010 7:22:04 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: Hojczyk

meanwhile is anyone watching the Democrat primaries?

are incumbants out there?

The plan so far,

first we vote out the RINOs in the primaries.

Second we vote out the Rats in the general elections.

so far so good...


38 posted on 09/15/2010 7:22:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: JayAr36

Rove is paid. He is earning his fees.


39 posted on 09/15/2010 7:23:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hojczyk
Just when I thought I'd seen and heard just about everything, Karl Rove, someone I've admired for years, brutally attacked winning candidate Christine O'Donnell on Fox last night. Rove completely unraveled right before our eyes. If the accusations previously made against Ms. O'Donnell had any merit, then why didn't Mr. Rove say so and show us the proof? Or it this just more of the politics of personal destruction, a la Saul Alinsky?
40 posted on 09/15/2010 7:23:58 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: gitmogrunt
Two things at work here...

1. Establishment Republican leadership has established that they either do not understand or are not serious about addressing the underlying dynamics that have caused the current US problems and
2. there are new "King Makers" in the Republican Party and the old guard isn't the least bit happy about it.

41 posted on 09/15/2010 7:26:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Hojczyk

In one night... Rove went from “magnificent bastard” to just “bastard”.


42 posted on 09/15/2010 7:28:23 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: TexasM1A

No visible means of support? Most of the Washington elite like Rove have no visible means of support unless pontificating is their definition of it. I’ll take a true conservative with a few bumps on her resume over a limp wristed Republican any day.


43 posted on 09/15/2010 7:29:13 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: Blue Jays

I wrote Mr Rove on his web sit and he was considerate enough to respond personally and I thank him for that. From bottom to top below is the transcript:

Mr Rove
Thank you for your considered response. Being a veteran and having served two tours in Viet Nam I think some of my dues are paid up.

I am sure if fitness and character were the only question the current president would not occupy the office and most of congress would be empty. To me it is the matter of the greater sin. To have some personal baggage is the lesser sin when contrasted to the statist left in both parties betraying the constitution and the people of this great country.

Mike Castle was a traitor to the principles of limited government and free markets, something you pretend to support.

As to having tax problems, the current tax system is one of the greatest tools of government oppression there is and it doesn’t seem to disqualify one from being the Secretary of the Treasury.

Being retired, I dont have $50M dollars but I do support conservative candidates wherever I find them.

I do believe you are a strong and faithful Republican, however I do not accept your assertion that you are a conservative. Just my opinion.

Having said that I do enjoy your visits to Fox News

God bless you and thank you for your service to this country and to President Bush.

Regards
name withheld

On Sep 14, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Karl Rove wrote:

I’m helping raise $50 million to elect Republicans like Rubio, Toomey, Portman, Blunt, Buck and Angle, so you’ll excuse me if I laugh when you say should change parties. What you doing to pull your weight?

If we attack President Obama for putting people who can’t pay their taxes into his Administration, how can we defend a Republican candidate who doesn’t pay her taxes, her college bills, or her mortgage; has had no visible means of support; and sued a reputable conservative organization claiming she was the victim of sex discrimination? She didn’t win the lawsuit: her employer said she was fired for trying to run her own pr consulting firm out of their offices while on their clock.

We conservatives want conservative candidates, but we do our cause little good by nominating people with serious questions about their fitness and character.

On Sep 14, 2010, at 11:34 PM, ___________ wrote:

SUBJECT: Support the Candidate or

MESSAGE:
******************

Mr Rove, for the guy that brought us the greatest expansion of government under a republican since Nixon, attempted amnesty for lawbreaking aliens, and a completely flawed Iraq war strategy and defense you have a lot of chutzpa badmouthing the now republican senate candidate for Delaware.
Your wing of the republican party would lie down with the devil and be just fine with that as long as he was “our devil”. Pathetic. If I wanted liberals ruling the country I would vote for the democrats whom are at least more honest about themselves than the liberal RINOS.

If your going to work against the conservatives then at least have the grace to change parties.

Regards
name witheld


44 posted on 09/15/2010 7:29:32 AM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Hojczyk

Email from DeMint——

Last night, conservative Christine O’Donnell won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Delaware. This is a major upset and I wanted to thank each of you who stepped up to help her in the final days of this campaign.

As you know, Christine believes deeply in balanced budgets, constitutional limits, and individual liberty. These are the principles of freedom that are the backbone of our great country, and we desperately need to restore them by electing new leaders to the Senate like Christine.

We have won a great victory in Delaware but the fight has just begun.

You see, the establishment in Washington is so upset by Christine’s victory, they are throwing one of the biggest political temper tantrums we’ve seen in a very long time.

Everywhere you turn, some know-it-all Beltway insider is throwing in the towel, saying they won’t do anything to help Christine defeat the Democrat in November. These phony Republicans apparently prefer to elect a liberal Democrat to fill the seat over a principled conservative.

Click Here to Support Christine O’Donnell

In fact, media reports indicate that national Republicans have decided not to invest money to help Christine win in November. They believe that because she is conservative, she cannot win the general election. This is not true. Americans living in Delaware love their country and they’re not stupid. They know our nation is teetering on bankruptcy and economic disaster. Now they have a clear choice between a Democrat who will continue the the failed Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda and Christine O’Donnell who will help us save our country.

This is very disappointing but it’s not all that surprising. The establishment said Pat Toomey was too conservative when we backed him over Arlen Specter. They were wrong. Toomey now leads in the polls. They said the same thing about Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, and Joe Miller. Yet they were wrong about them too. They are all positioned for victory in November.

If there is one thing we have learned this year, it’s that we cannot count on the leadership in Washington to elect the kind of leaders our nation needs. We’re going to have to engage the process and do it ourselves.


45 posted on 09/15/2010 7:29:44 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: TexasM1A

Sounds like this came directly from Rove, TexasMIA.
Can you share his email address?
I want to tell him that the book he signed for me is “in the mail” and he can regift it to some other RINO he knows.


46 posted on 09/15/2010 7:30:07 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/Bachmann 2012)
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To: Lazamataz

Bump!


47 posted on 09/15/2010 7:30:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: PaForBush
We are not kooks or fringe thinkers.

Ya gotta realize - to establishment Republicans, the notion that a candidate is actually SERIOUS about shrinking the size and power of the federal government is kook, fringe thinking. They want the power back not to reign in the federal government, but to regain control of it for their own ends such as going back to getting 60 percent of the earmarks.

48 posted on 09/15/2010 7:34:17 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Mountain Mary

karl@rove.com


49 posted on 09/15/2010 7:34:42 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: Breto

Like Harry “S” Truman(my favorite dem) said “I tell the truth and “they” think it’s hell”!


50 posted on 09/15/2010 7:38:58 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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