We don’t need Karl Rove when he opposes grass roots conservatism.
Mr. Rove is doing a bit of “revisionist history” on the 2012 Senate races. He’ll focus on Akin (who was funded in the primaries by some of McCaskill’s Democrat donors) and Mourdock (which had crybaby Lugar badmouthing him and telling his groups NOT to vote for Mourdock in the general) but he surprisingly won’t tell you about the other races that were won or lost.
Let me give you folks the the 411 on the stupidity of the GOP (2010/2012 Senate races)
ODonnell: According to party affiliation and exit polls, there was no way a Republican was gonna win Delaware 2010. Even Castle had no shot. Castle can bitch and cry all he wants but you got to win the primary first (details, details).
Angle: Harry Reid owns the states political machines, the funding and his seniority (or is it senility). GOP had no shot.
Lugar: after his primary defeat, went into the background and trash-talked Mourdock at every opportunity with local Indiana GOP groups. If Indiana didnt have sore loser law, that jerk would of run as a third candidate.
ND: Berg: Simply saying Im the GOP candidate, vote for me isnt enough against an inspired (and highly organized/motivated DNC candidate). Berg lost by less than 3,000 votes. Bergs campaign was described by local insiders as sloppy, undisciplined, and reeking of GOPe (aka: taking the base for granted). This race was begging for an upset and the DNC brought in the big guns/money to pull it off. Heitkamp struck with perfect timing at the end to squeeze out a few thousand votes at the end.
Akin: foot in mouth? yes....but you did know he was propped up by Mccaskills cronies in the primary by the tune of over one million dollars. Why? He was the weakest of the three GOP candidates.
ME: GOP in disarray and against a popular former governor.
MA: Brown flipped the bird to the TP, went all RINO and was up against a powerful candidate. Burned bridges. GOPe
VA: George Allen, three time loser, mr. ma-ca-ca, uninspired campaigner, slow, methodical, dull. GOPe.
FL: Connie Mack, three-time-loser, uninspired race. GOPe. lost in space
OH: Josh Mandel. Deer in the headlights against the hunter. In the big leagues Josh, they play for keeps NOT for Chuck-E-Cheese tokens. OUT OF HIS LEAGUE.
MT: Three way race and the Libertarian candidate spoils the show Tester 236,123-Rehberg 218,051-Cox 31,892. DNC plowed a lot of money for their favorite goon Tester. GOPe
WI: Tommy Thomson. Uninspired campaign. Thought that by simply announcing he would win by default. Believed his past terms as governor was all the PR he ever needed. Burned a lot of bridges in the primary. GOPe
HI: Lingle......Liberal RINO, LOST
CT: McMahon....Liberal RINO, LOST
NE Deb Fischer, CONSERVATIVE....Endorsed by Palin and a great ground game. Defeated the GOPe back candidate in the primary. WINNER
AZ Jeff Flake, CONSERVATIVE....Endorsed by Palin and a great ground game. Did not run away from conservatism. WINNER
TX Ted Cruz, CONSERVATIVE....Endorsed by Palin and a great ground game. Defeated the GOPe candidate in the primary. WINNER
The Senate was ripe for the picking for the GOP. If the candidates played it smart, practiced Media 101 skills (may I suggest the Breitbart school of journalism) and just learned to avoid the traps (Akin, Mourdock), we could of picked up 4-7 seats.
I dont know if 2014 will get us to 50+ and it might take a few cycles to get the Senate back....but only if the GOP learns its lessons and stops pointing its fingers at the base. Future conservative/TP candidates will have to realize that its a BLOOD SPORT. Mistakes that might of been survivable in the bush-leagues are game killers in the big leagues.
It’s not just about politics for Rove, IT’S ABOUT THE MONNEY. His little scam on advising candidates and ad buys gives him a nice commission.
It’s a nice little racket which would make Al Capone envious.
I have been a registered Republican for over 52 years..
I will be changing my registration very soon.
To support the Tea Party, I guess I will have to register as Independant.
What good are grass roots conservatives if they lose?