Skip to comments.Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no
Posted on 02/08/2013 1:09:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
February 8, 2013
The war of words between conservatives and former Bush advisor Karl Rove has gone nuclear, this time over Rove's claim that he worked for Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and on a Reagan advisory board.
The bottom line: While Rove told The O'Reilly Factor Thursday that he worked for the Gipper, Reagan's acclaimed biographer Craig Shirley says there's no evidence to back Rove up.
Worse: In an email Shirley is sending to conservative leaders, he reveals that Rove backed former President Ford in 1976 and in 1980 worked for former Texas governor Clements who didn't back Reagan until after he was nominated.
Shirley penned the book about Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign, Rendezvous with Destiny, and today said he confirmed his research about Rove with several former Reagan campaign aides...
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Rove’s opinion is now worthless, as all he knows how to do is to keep on picking left-wing republicans to endorse.
Maybe Rove will even to try to get Socialist Romney to run again?
Frickin dinosaur looking relevancy ....
Problem is that Rove spends his resources and time attacking those who fight the leftwing enemies and supporting those who collaborate with that enemy and its agenda.
So not only does Rove stick us with "crap RINO candidates" like those losers McCain & Romney, but also proven turncoat candidates like Arlen Spector & Charlie Crist.
Shirley you jest. Stop acting so Gonzo and quit monkeying around....
That’s good to hear, thanks for posting!
So the anti-conservative crusader is now outed as a liar who padded his resume?
Rove is not the real enemy. The real enemies are Obama-Reid-Pelosi-Clintons.
because Rove is going to be spending millions, tens of millions, maybe hundreds of millions to fight against conservatives with his new organization. THAT makes him a real enemy.
Good, then Rove will be free to put a knife in your back while Obama-Reid-Pelosi-Clinton put 'em in your front.
This is an awesome find smooth!!!
Yep. He’ll try and milk the PAC and FOX as long as he can, but he’s a walking dead man politically.
Nope. My bad impression of DeForest Kelly in text. My Leonard Nimoy is probably worse.
Thank You Mod
Thank you sir, for sharing your astute observations with us here. Can we have more of your wisdom? Without you, I would have noticed that Rove and the Bushes has done more damage to conservatism than Pelosi, Obama, Reid or Clinton ever did or could have. Without you, I would have thought that Kinder and Gentler meant Reagan was unkind, that Compassionate Conservatism implied that regular conservatism was uncaring, that it was good to destroy the conservative ascendancy in the political arena and open the door for a plurality to elect Clinton, and for a bare majority to elect a bonehead Halfrican. Karl Rove was the architect of all that while the Bushes occupied the building he constructed. Thank you for astutely determining that the real enemy was the honest barbarian who entered the city and slaughtered its citizens, and not the dishonest collaborator who opened the city gate for them.
I already said I do not like Karl Rove. So we are on the same plane. It does not bother me if Rove is pushing Rino’s. It is his money. This is a free country (at least yet). It would bother me a great deal if he is openly criticizing conservatives who can win. Please name a few conservative candidates he has attacked who have demonstrable wining attributes. So I can get a better perspective on Rove.
To me the most important criteria in sending campaign cash to any candidate is...is he or she politically astute and can push back liberal media effectively. I made the mistake of sending cash to Christine O’Donell before finding out her history could be easily attacked and exploited. Never again.
#1 Sarah Palin