Skip to comments.Upstart Groups Challenge Rove for G.O.P. Cash
Posted on 12/24/2013 7:00:53 AM PST by mac_truck
A quiet but intense struggle over money and influence is roiling the Republican Party just as the 2014 election season is getting underway.
At least a dozen super PACs are setting up to back individual Republican candidates for the United States Senate, challenging the strategic and financial dominance that Karl Rove and the group he co-founded, American Crossroads, have enjoyed ever since the Supreme Courts Citizens United decision in 2010 cleared the way for unlimited independent spending.
In wooing donors, the new groups in states like Texas, Iowa, West Virginia and Louisiana are exploiting Crossroads poor showing in 2012, when $300 million spent by the super PAC and a sister nonprofit group yielded few victories. Some are suggesting that Crossroads deep ties to the Republican establishment and recent clashes with conservative activists are a potential liability for Republican incumbents facing Tea Party challengers.
In response, Steven J. Law, the president of Crossroads, and others have urged donors and other supporters to commit to Crossroads, according to Republicans involved in the discussions, emphasizing that the group will move more aggressively in this election cycle to establish local footprints in the states with big Senate races. The profusion of super PACs, they have argued, risks wasting advertising dollars and endangering Republican efforts to win control of the Senate.
The conflicts echo broader unease within Republican circles, as establishment figures like Mr. Rove seek to reassert their authority and expand the partys appeal amid a searing internal assault from Tea Party-inspired conservatives.
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Why would anyone donate to Rove given his losing track record?
And Rinse Prebus too
“Crossroads”? More like “Crossed Over”.
Tokyo Rove is the millennium’s buggy whip maker. Stick a fork in the fat azz.
In other words, “We know better than you who can win because we’re smarter than you bunch of hayseed tea partiers.”
Makes you wonder who he's actually working for, doesn't it?
Nothing from me for the GOP.
Tea Party - OK.
It's only taken 5 years for the info to start getting out.
Wait 'til the "glitches" with payment issues.
Wait 'til the identity thief stories.
Wait 'til the denied coverage stories..
Merry Christmas all.
Yeah so posting to the wrong thread... I think that’s my first time with that.
was supposed to go here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3104949/posts
>>And Rinse Prebus too>>
Dump Prebus, he gave us Romney the last time around.
No apology necessary, it’s always good to read that wherever it’s put.
Yeah for 15 years I’ve wondered just how anyone could do something so silly as to post to the wrong thread.... he he he
Well there you have it.
I ain't holding my nose for none of you RINOs anymore.
Rove is nothing but a conduit for corporate campaign funds to finance establishment Republicans in their campaign of “managed decline”.
I hope people simply donate to the good candidates instead
Crossroads? More like Crossed Over.
or Crossed Out
Hey Karl: Let’s you and them other GOP-Es fight! Make it as bitter as can be while the Tea Party stays united.
Not one single dime for the insidious wing of the Republican party.
Note: I just tore up the GOP material delivered in today's mail.
Re the use of the word “some” to describe the new conservative groups challenging the loser Karl Rove and his American Crossroads flop, I would offer a better and more realistic word to describe the new groups. Try “a shitload” of them are tired of Rove and his failures.
Only fools back a horse with a broken leg (a good analogy for the Democrat’s ASS, but given Rove’s weight lately...).
Time for that “new blood” to fertilize the tree of Revolution, which translates into “Bye, Bye Karl”. If you think that you are the tree of the conservatives, well I’ve got news for you. You will be treated like a tree, by a dog, pissed on everyday and then cut down to make an outhouse for RINOS.
Remember Karl, about the Tea Party and the old Lipton’s tea commercial (slightly modified), regarding your status, “Take tea and pee, better for you”. Ah yes, the old “trickle down theory”. Those at the top trickle down on those below and you are way down at the bottom in terms of being a winner or loser. Better bring an umbrella.
2014 is going to be an very interesting year and its’ slogan is going to be “Time to clean out the House, and the Senate and the White House of Democrats and RINOS”.
Locked and loaded. Time to go D’RATS and RINO hunting.
The competition of Capitalism is good — right, Karl???
What I'd really like is for Palin to endorse and/or fund raise for some tea party challengers to incumbent GOP-e Senators, especially in places like Kentucky and South Carolina. It would be a big boost to conservative challengers there if she got involved.
They are right, but Rove IS the problem.
Only donate to individual campaigns or groups that actually know what they are doing, not groups that say they know what they are doing.
I second that motion. From KY. Merry Christmas!
Ditch the egg. He’s as much an architect as Art Vandelay.
It’s time shove Karl Rove aside. He isn’t selling what I want to buy.
Rinos are slaves, always thinking inside the rotten box of chocolate democrats give them, trying to get good points for fixing the box, just like an abused wife trying to cover up for the violence of her man when guests appear.
I mailed mine back to them with the message "your values no longer coincide with mine".
If you lived in TX, would you be for Cornball and George P.?
I believe Palin is for Graham, McC, and Cornball. Do you?