Skip to comments.Rove's 'No More Akins' Group Outrages Conservatives (Free Republic Mentioned)
Posted on 02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST by jimbo123
Karl Rove's American Crossroads has started a new group to make sure the 2014 Senate races produce zero Todd Akins. But it turns out some conservatives like Rove less than Akin.
The Senate Conservatives Fund's Matt Hoskins told Politico the Crossroads group was the "Conservative Defeat Project." Free Republic posters mocked "Tokyo Rove." On Breitbart.com, Ben Shapiro called Rove and his cohorts, "The Bush insider team that helped lead to the rise of Barack Obama." RedState editor Erick Erickson said the Conservative Victory Project was sure to pick losers. "I dare say any candidate who gets this groups support should be targeted for destruction by the conservative movement." Erickson wrote. "Theyve made it really easy not to figure out who the terrible candidates will be in 2014." In another post at RedState, Daniel Horowitz warned of an enemy within under the headline "The Snakes in the GOP Grass":
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Guys like Akin wouldn’t be a problem without guys like Rove running to the sound of fire to start shooting at them.
The media will continue to do it because they know moderates will react like Pavlov’s dogs.
Akin was Michelle Bachmann’s baby, not the tea party, and Rove should have backed Palin’s female candidate, and we would have won the seat.
Poor Karl - as much as he hates on Akin, the MSM still won’t invite him to hang out with the cool kids in their Che t -hirts and listen to Springsteen albums.
Tokyo Rove recklessly squandered almost $200 million of his PAC donors hard-earned dollars on a campaign that only benefited the media owners who pocketed the advertising money. His PAC donors should be outraged at his gross incompetence.
Well, I won’t go as far as Rove, but I do think we conservatives need to do a better job vetting our candidates. Akin, Angle, Christine O’Donnell - these were all first-class political train wrecks. I absolutely believe conservatives can win general elections, but we need to look long and hard at what they’re about and whether or not they are ready for the spotlight.
Now Onyx, Really...
Anything positive having to do with Palin must be mocked, derided and such. You don’t want the mental giants of Free Republic’s PDS wing to become upset do you? ;)
I am amazed that any of that breed still wanders the wilds of Asgard...and lately it seems they are multiplying like the (democ)Rats they are.
I don’t remember Bachmann pushing Akin. She may have, but I remember Huckabee vocally backing Akin in the primary. You are correct that Palin had backed a great candidate with Steeleman, and people like rove should have rallied behind her.
Akin was a product of his own overinflated ego and was supported by people who have no clue about how to gain and exercise political power. This was not a battle of political ideology, but one of the realities of electoral politics. Akin was a decent guy who was dumb as a box of rocks when it came to political savvy and his supporters, many of whom were Freepers, were even worse. He will forever be the poster child for why the Republicans do not control the Senate.
Mister Akin however, is a proud fool. With Akin's nonsensical and embarrassingly-below-ignorance-level command of simple biology, and his blissful insouciance about streaking his painful stupidity over the airways... this "special" human had no business running for anything, and no business staying in a race he could never win. He was (and still is) a sitting duck for attack from lefty "news" peeps, and sadly, their attacks would be legitimate.
The vacuous Mister Akin (and his supporters) chose to gift a precious senate seat to a committed lefty, and Rove at least saw this one happening.
Again, I believe that Rove is more of a centrist than a conservative; however he was right about (ugh) Akin, and is right that we can't afford another just like him. This much I yield to Rove.
Typical RINO whining.
Crossroads/Rove funneled that money to the MSM by buying ads
LOVE THAT, thanks for posting.
Tokyo Rove is all about scamming consulting fees from PAC donors and recklessly wasting their hard-earned money on failed advertising and dinosaur-era political strategies.
Rove may be right about Akin, but why do you “yield” to him about that. Almost everybody but Akin was right about Akin. It’s not like it took a brain surgeon to figure that out.
Akin makes a one sentence statement that should not have been said—the Repub’s then throw away the race. With a little support, Akin might have won and moved the R party forward in the US Senate.
Every day, some Dem makes a public statement of far greater horror and one that will harm a big swath of Americans. The Dem party doesn’t even blink an eye and so we have the Pelosi’s, Bidens, Feinsteins, not only winning elections but sitting is positions of prominence. Is this screwed up or what?
We are in total agreement, my FRiend.
Hmmm, what if I replaced "yield" to "agree with"?
You Akin Kool Aiders are showing yourselves for fools, and gimme a break, 99% of the anti Akin people are also anti Rove. Comparing him to Palin is breathtakinly out of kilter.
Rove is almost always wrong, but Akin was an arrogant stupid fool who beat two good conservatives in the primary on the strength of liberal votes who knew he was too pathetic to beat McCaskill. Akin is a six term congressman, and anyone who falls for his big “outsider” kick is just foolish.
Fair enough, and anyone with Churchill in their tag line is showing tremendous panache.
You might like this, speaking of Rove’s idiocy:
Ah, the Atlantic Wire just had to plug gay marriage at the end there. Pathetic. Any primary dandidate who takes money from the Conservative Defeat Project should targeted for total annihilation. Rove should be a plague, best avoided.
You are obviously not familiar with the sitaution at all. There are MANY MANY MANY reasons besides that one statement. Pay a tad more attention.
Funny thing is, Trump can be brilliant one minute, but is a Democrat suck up semi liberal the next - but doggone it, he nailed it on this issue about Rove.
I justed edited a section on Trumps spring 2011 assaults on Obama tonight for my book in fact.....
You know what they call Conservatives who lose elections? They call them LOSERS. They call conservatives who win elections SENATOR and CONGRESSMAN. There is a big difference.
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Probably the most gettable pickup in the 2012 senate race & Akin got diarrhea of the mouth.
Everyone makes mistakes, including "misstatements".
What Mister Akin said, however was what he really believed. There is no coming back from saying that women who are victims of "legitimate" rape rarely get pregnant.
This was not a gaffe, it was a window into the alleged thinking and the absolute stupidity and ignorance (they are different, of course) and unelectability that is one Mister Akin.
Some one-sentence statements are so damnably illuminating that you just cannot walk them back.
So it was a wise move to get rid of a man with a 90+% conservative voting record and replace him with a liberal democrat because Karl and the RINOs thought it was a good idea.
That there is some rock solid logic.
A 90+% conservative voting record. I repeat...a 90+% conservative voting record.
Now when someone explains in detail why replacing this guy with a libDem over an asinine statement is conductive to furthering conservative philosophy and governance, ping me.
Until then, good luck getting anyone with more than two functioning brain cells to buy that bullshit.
We are in agreement, my FRiend.
Akin was also more of a centrist than a conservative. I looked it up. Earmarks as far as they eye could see.
Akin had no message discipline. Anyone running at the statewide level needs message discipline. Anything a GOP politician says can be twisted into something that he never meant. There is no room for ad libbing. Akin made the GOP look mentally retarded with his statement about rape victims not becoming pregnant. I hate to say it, but I think Akin and Mourdock ultimately helped Romney and a number of other high profile GOP pols lose their races.
I believe Karl Rove is being funded by George Soros
Why the push for Liberal candidates when they have gone 0 for 2 in last 2 Presidential elections?
Rove is a Dem Liberal front. He is going to force GOP candidates to spend more money in primaries, so they will have less in the General election, thus aiding the DNC
Conservatives will not vote for Rove-Soros candidates....in primaries or general election...no matter what Sean Hannity or Fox News says
Akin was Michelle Bachmanns baby, not the tea party, and Rove should have backed Palins female candidate, and we would have won the seat.
Akin won the primary by double digits over Sarah Steelman...who got 29% of the primary vote. Steelman also had a lot of the GOP insider backing...not the social conservative base that Akin had
If PhonyCon Liberals had not got so worked up over a comment Akin repeatedly apologized for....he would have won. The 3d place in the primary would have not...
The reason Rove stepped all over Akin was because of the risk of the party getting tarred with Akin's image (of mental retardation). As it turns out, it looks like the party did end up getting tarred with the Akin brush. The Freeper vote is only a few percent of the electorate and an even smaller percentage of the blue state vote. Statements like Akin's lose a lot of middle-of-the-road voters who are vital to GOP victories.
You think?.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs23CjIWMgA
You are presenting a straw argument - you are missing more than half of a lot of things, including this story. I didn’t vote McCaskill and if I had lived in Missouri, I would have voted for Akin - but right after he won a GOP primary with Dem votes, MANY CONSERVATIVES LIKE LEVIN AND RUSH AND HANNIT YWERE TELLING HIM TO DROP THE HELL OUT BECAUSE HE IS AN INCOMPETENT IDIOT AND GREEDY AND PAID HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WITH DONORS MONEY AND LIED HIS ASS OFF ABOUT WHAT AN OUTISDER HE WAS — AND DAMNED IF HE DIDN’T FOOOOOOOOOL A LOT OF FOOLS.
Rove is wrong, McCaskill sucks, I would have voted Akin, but he’s an arrogatn retarded ass.
Straw argument, just like childish liberals make.....the choice was not Rove or Akin....it was Bruner or maybe Steelman, or any number of other choices.
BTW, I agree with you about Rove, but I am astounded how many people have couched this as Rove V Akin. There were MANY MANY MANY good conservatives against Akin. Some certain conservatives bring the charge of stupid on themselves by supporing every stupid person who happens to be right on a few social issues...as if that’s so damned rare.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Akin was a sham, greedy, stupid, embarrassing, and a six term friggin incumbent trying to run as some outsider.
“Akin was a sham, greedy, stupid, embarrassing, ...”
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One of these things is not like the other,
One of these things just doesn’t belong!
You must have flunked logic. You did here.
Someone can be stupid, arrogant, greedy, and vote for conservative legislation at the same time.
Someone can also be anti Rove and anti Akin at the same time.
Someone can despise Akin, and yet hope that somehow he beats McCaskill at the same time.
You just got your ass handed to you. Sing along.....
Maybe not tarred. The Democrats were already generating their war on women attack. Akin just gave them a convenient example. Republicans AND Rove should have seen the attack and prepared every candidate.