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Conservative Groups Mock Crossroads’ Initiative
Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 02:24 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 02/03/2013 8:46:35 PM PST by Olog-hai

Two powerful conservative groups say a new American Crossroads’ initiative, formed to work against Republican candidates it deems unelectable, is just another attempt to muzzle the GOP’s true base.

American Crossroads, a super PAC founded by a group led by former Bush White House advisor Karl Rove, was the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle. The idea behind the PAC’s latest effort is to intensely vet prospective contenders for Congressional races to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections, The New York Times reported Sunday.

The new organization, the Conservative Victory Project, was formed because “there is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” American Crossroads President Steven Law told Politico.

Law and others want to avoid what has become known as the “Todd Akin problem” in some GOP circles. Republicans lost two high-profile Senate battles last year in which their candidate had expressed controversial views on social issues. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crossroadsinitiative; rino; rove; toddakin

1 posted on 02/03/2013 8:46:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It was not a controversial position on a social issue, it was the awkward words they choose to describe the position.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 8:51:01 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Olog-hai

No time like the present to mock Rove. ‘Conservative Defeat Project’. I like that. That’s exactly what it is.


3 posted on 02/03/2013 8:53:18 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Because Rove has had such a brilliant track record lately!


4 posted on 02/03/2013 8:53:50 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove wants to avoid the "Todd Akin Problem" by clinging to the "Mitt Romney Problem". The only problem Todd Akin had was having his "republican allies" turn their backs on him and help the democrats sink him. The only problem Mitt Romney had was spending his entire political career acting like a liberal and still expecting support from conservatives. Rove is on the wrong side of this issue. I wouldn't shed a tear if this mistake ends his career.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 8:56:43 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Mastador1

I remember when FR considered him a Magnificent Bastard.

Now he’s just a bastard.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 8:58:28 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Olog-hai

To hell with Rove and the rest of the RINOS. He is the cause of all of this and helped in the failure of the Bush presidency. I’m SICK of the ‘big tent’ mentality to try to appease to the frikkin’ MSM. ENOUGH!

If you notice......people were on FIRE when the ‘pugs in the Primary talked TOUGH (and then they damned well better act on it).

That’s where we are as a society, today, I’m afraid. It’s about ‘trash talkin’’.....not playing “Mr. Squish”. These are HARD times and people are suffering.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 8:59:14 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Olog-hai

karl rove cost Akin the election. Lying sumbitch.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 8:59:27 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove has gone full bore big-government, open-borders, pro-homogenized-culture-of-death RINO (guess he always was).


9 posted on 02/03/2013 9:00:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Viennacon

more like ‘preserve the establishment republicans’.

and they think because they’re republican other republicans will give them cover. and they will because there are people here even, that will say don’t criticize them, they’re our side.


10 posted on 02/03/2013 9:02:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

I agree that elections were lost because the “wrong” candidate were chosen. One of them was Romney.

Here’s a suggestion for Rove. Why not join us. It’s idiots like you, Rove, who lost the elections by speaking out against those you deemed to be the wrong candidates. What makes you think you have the right to tell me how to vote? I’m not a liberal.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 9:07:14 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove’s moderates stand for nothing and they lose elections.

We’re not voting for unprincipled, squishy moderates, promoted and funded by Rove.

Take Rove’s advice and do the exact opposite.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 9:07:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: icwhatudo

No. It was kinda controversial in that Akin said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

The rape victim’s body “has ways to try to shut that whole thing down?!?” Um...yeah...

That said, I think we do need to be a bit more careful who we pick to represent us. Our candidates need to be better prepared for the intense media scrutiny that’s solely reserved for Republicans. We want conservatives, but they better be prepared to wisely articulate their positions in a hostile environment.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 9:14:00 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Olog-hai

It was 100% because these gutless TRAITORS betrayed them and attacked them and did NOT vote for them. Had THEY aka Karl Rove not attacked Sharon Angle, Joe Miller, Todd Akin, et al, they ALL would have WON.

This PAC is nothing but Socialists in GOP clothing.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 9:15:40 PM PST by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: Olog-hai
"whipsawing" again..another 0'Blowfly GOP/e ploy...

15 posted on 02/03/2013 9:30:56 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: CitizenUSA

Admittedly, hoof and mouth disease is not a plus, in a political climate of slick and shiny oratory.

Akin untangled his brain from his tongue, and reconstructed the statement and the theory behind it, but it was too late for him, as Republicans devour their own. Democrats rehabilitate their criminals and then the media drives it home for them.


16 posted on 02/03/2013 9:32:56 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Olog-hai

Steven J. Law, former chief counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce. Served on a presidential commission for (series) “e-government.” Lawyer apparatchik.
The odor isn’t just the GOP-e. It’s me ventilating my backside.

No momma, no papa, no Uncle Sam—no party...... Just FR.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 9:33:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

They are just smarter than the rest of us /sarc


18 posted on 02/03/2013 9:54:07 PM PST by bigbob
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To: CitizenUSA

Our candidates need two things to win, they are first to be conservative on the issues, and second they must be intelligent. If our candidates come short on one of these two tests, they will lose. We also have to be honest with ourselves when looking back at some of the losing candidates we have put up. In same way we want to avoid RINO’s, we must also avoid DUMMIES. Two great candidates that won in the last two cycles are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Both are great on the issues, but just as importantly they are articulate and intelligent. Their intelligence is apparent when they speak. I say more like Ted Cruz, less like Christine O’Donnell. If we ignore the intelligence factor in our candidates, we are destined to lose.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 10:00:55 PM PST by gusty
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To: Jim Robinson

The dirty secret is out in the open now.

Rove, the Bushes and most of the Republican people we elect are not what they say they are.

The big money wants big government, open borders and world government.

Its easier for these big companies to do business when the laws are the same everywhere.

Follow the big money that comes into the politicians and PAC’s.

That money wants more liberal policies than the rest of us out here in the real world want.


20 posted on 02/03/2013 11:27:04 PM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: Jim Robinson

The dirty secret is out in the open now.

Rove, the Bushes and most of the Republican people we elect are not what they say they are.

The big money wants big government, open borders and world government.

Its easier for these big companies to do business when the laws are the same everywhere.

Follow the big money that comes into the politicians and PAC’s.

That money wants more liberal policies than the rest of us out here in the real world want.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 11:27:09 PM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: gusty
Well that certainly makes it clear that conservatives are held to a higher standard because no one could call Biden or that moron Hank Johnson, to name only two out of many candidates on the left, rocket scientists. The left has constituencies which will vote for a candidate because he is stupid, just to show the right that they can. I wish I could say it only hurts them, but unfortunately these fools represent all of us to one degree or another.
22 posted on 02/04/2013 1:19:35 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Olog-hai

Just wonder how deep Rove is in with George Soros? Sounds like Rove has been hooking up w Soros


23 posted on 02/04/2013 2:44:14 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Olog-hai

No problem. We’ll just stay home instead.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 2:50:42 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Waywardson

The two faces of the oligarchy revealed Karl Rove and Harry Reid. Both with a common enemy .... conservatives. Still think the GOP is not just the flip side of the same coin? Rat/GOPe same thing.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 4:08:05 AM PST by jpsb
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To: icwhatudo

Correcto. Ive often been critical of some of my “social issue” friend’s methods. Awkward wording and falling for traps set by RATS and RINOs and following scum like the Huckster have always hurt the cause.

I dont know whats wrong with plain statements from candidates.


26 posted on 02/04/2013 4:45:55 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Olog-hai

We need a list of who contributes to this thing and make sure that it is known out here as an Anti-American organization and anyone contributing to it will be outed as a liberal in drag.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 5:15:41 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: rrrod

Rove is in it for the cash, like every other powerful person in the beltway. Liberal ideology is nothing more than a crime syndicate who uses liberalism as a front while they loot the treasury.

The worshippers are easily manipulated with the promise of a better life which never materializes. Meantime’ the admintration hands out vouchers to their buddies to collect on their way to Switzerland.

Want to see where we are headed? Look at Al Capones Chicago.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 5:21:42 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Viennacon

Exactly. Anyone who gives money to Rove after the sorry performance he put in in 2012 has to be an idiot. Rove is almost as bad as Morris.


29 posted on 02/04/2013 5:49:23 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

Rove represents the fascist wing of the Republican party.

Welcome illegals as cheap labor for his big business buddies. Check.

More federal regulations to suppress competition for his big business buddies. Check.

Seize private property and give it to his big business buddies. Check.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 6:32:02 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: MestaMachine
karl rove cost Akin the election. Lying sumbitch.

In the primary, Rove's bunch pushed Brunner, while McCaskill ran ads that helped Akin, against the Palin endorsed candidate, Sarah Steelman.

I believe Steelman would have won, even with Rove pulling for McCaskill.

31 posted on 02/04/2013 6:43:42 AM PST by meadsjn
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