For social conservatives, the treason began long before election day, when Rove led the party’s tar-and-feathering of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, after Akin’s now infamous “legitimate rape” comments. The GOP’s perceived betrayal of Akin confirmed what many grassroots conservative activists had long suspected: That the Republican Establishment was willing to throw the base under the bus to serve the interests of deep-pocketed donors.
Chief among Rove’s critics is David Lane, a powerful evangelical kingmaker and conservative operative who organizes briefings between pastors and politicians. In an email obtained by Business Insider, Lane lays out his criticism of Rove and sets the stage clearly for the coming war between the GOP Establishment and the party base.
Ive posted this a number of times and do so again inasmuch as THIS is a constantly recurring problem and some may not grasp how widespread it is.
If you want to know why Ive cautioned my many friends to NOT SEND THE RNC A NICKLE, READ ON.
Over the years when, to steal a line from Billy Joel, I wore a younger mans clothes I was involved with several pretty solid conservative candidates for Congress. One was a Democrat (Lawrence Patton McDonald) because that was the only way he could win in that district. Those old-timers who know Larrys record will tell you that he was a solid an anti-communist America Firster and more Republican than the Pubbies in nearby districts at the time. (His mothers cousin was General George Patton from whom he got the middle name and his incredible resolve and love of this country.) How ironic that he, like General Patton, was also assassinated by the communists they both despised.
Those other candidates ran as Republicans. Because I was a rabid Bircher back then (still am philosophically!), those candidates had to pass my rigid litmus test or I went looking for someone who did. For that reason, I hooked up with what the TRADITIONAL country club Pubbie establishment types believed were too radical for their refined tastes.
As those campaigns began to unfold and it became clear to the country clubbers that these guys 1) had a shot and 2) were pretty independent thinkers who would be hard to keep on the reservation once they got sworn in, the local Pubbies communicated that information to the Republican National HQ types who rather quickly sent in campaign professionals ostensibly to lock up the impending victory.
Instead, in nearly every case to which I was privy, these professionals proceeded to TORPEDO our guys campaign in subtle but effective ways.
From that experience I can tell you that the Pubbies at the HQ in D.C. would rather have a Democrat win a given district than have a pubbie up there who would embarrass them by refusing to follow the party line.
If YOU become involved in campaigns for solidly conservative, America and Constitution loving, hard-nosed, independent thinking candidates in 2012 and beyond and I pray many of you do — please DO NOT trust any of those folks from GOP HQ in Washington. If they want to send you no-strings cash for your campaign, take it. If, however, they suggest sending in one of their professionals, tell them to fuggetaboutit.
They ARE WHO GOT US INTO THIS MESS AND THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS!!!!
“The common and continual mischief of the spirit of Party is
sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to
discourage and restrain it.” G. Washington
(BTW, My genealogical research informs me that my 5th great-grandfather, one John Carpenter, was one of George Washingtons Virginia neighbors and fought with GW in the French and Indian War and the Revolution. Prior to that, John travelled with GW during his survey of the Northwest Territories.)
Article is a spin off on Rove’s fall from grace with Fox News. It expands on Rove’s strategy to eliminate Newt, Perry, Santorum and ensure a Romney victory.
Are we rattling the establishment’s cage? there is a war brewing for control of the republican party. Tea Party activists are not done yet.
Rove could possibly serve as a tactician, but his ego won’t let him do that. He needs to go fishing.
The usual circular firing squad bs and search for a scapegoat.
Truth is the NATION itself has moved significantly to the Left——we are now a nation of takers, not producers.
Mitt Romney spent most of his campaign promising to help business and create new jobs. The electorate wanted none of it. The Marxist Community Agitator promised more free stuff.
You vote for Obama you get higher taxes.
You vote for Obama you get more spending.
You vote for Obama you get bigger deficits.
You vote for Obama you get Obamacare.
You vote for Obama you get much bigger government.
Elections matter. Obama was no mystery in 2012-—he had a track record we could all judge.
The American people voted for crap. Now the crap is coming. Elections matter.
Screw Rove! I’m at war with darn near the whole Republican Party!
Both of my Senators are in my sights for getting primaried. Chambliss is up in 2014, and I’ve been reading about Herman Cain’s name coming up to run against him. If so, then he’s my man. Otherwise, whoever else runs against Chambliss is my guy (or gal). Even Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Chambliss couldn’t convince me to vote for him.
Add Gov John Sununu NH to the list, big mouth, no balls.
If Bonehead B*llless Boehner is Ldr of the Louses next election, the repulsicans can expect no donations from me.
Looks like Fox has finally deep sixed Tokyo as well as Dick Morris.
I will never vote for any Democrat and I will never again vote for a Republican Presidential Candidate.
I can only hope others are doing the same.
Rove is struggling for relevance when he doesn’t have any.
Better late than never I suppose.