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Elitist Rove Suffers After Tea Party Jihad
http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Dr. Kevin "Coach" Collins

Posted on 02/04/2014 1:16:05 PM PST by NKP_Vet

If you enjoy seeing an enemy’s nose rubbed in the dirt, you’ll love this story. Remember all of Karl “Tokyo” Rove’s attacks and snide remarks about the TEA party movement? Remember how he worked so hard to defeat TEA party-backed candidates, belittling them at every opportunity? Well, all of that vitriol and bile has come back to bite Tokyo in the ass.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; gope; rino; rove; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
As long as Faux News is on the air Porky Pig the RINO will have a platform.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 1:16:05 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

More of a Rovian GOPe Jihad on the TEA Party.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 1:17:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: F15Eagle

As I pointed out to a congressman,”Madame Guillotine sees only the nape of the neck, not anything else.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 1:28:15 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: F15Eagle

Rove is running Mitch McConnell’s campaign now, too.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 1:50:34 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: NKP_Vet
In a year to year (2012 to 2013) comparison, his Crossroads groups have experienced a message-sending 98% decrease in donations. His take has fallen to just $6.1 million.

I wouldn't make too much of this. 2012 was a Presidential year and 2013 had no elections. A huge dropoff is normal.

6 posted on 02/04/2014 1:53:47 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: NKP_Vet

Rove is an open borders guy because his old boss George Bush was an open borders guy. It was a NAU idea popular in the 90’s to about 2005 among the elites when the EU was seen as brash and beautiful —rather than the doleful crushing yoke that its seen as today.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 1:59:56 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: NKP_Vet

Glenn Beck had a section about this yesterday - he already has renamed his organization and has it up and running in Kentucky. I think it was something like Citizens for Responsible Candidates.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 2:04:34 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Hannity Loves Rove!


9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:05:21 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Karl “Tokyo” Rove ping ....

Well, all of that vitriol and bile has come back to bite Tokyo in the ass.

10 posted on 02/04/2014 2:21:25 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Roll over Rover!”
“Woof Woof!”


11 posted on 02/04/2014 2:21:44 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NKP_Vet

That’s what happens.

Openly announcing a war on the tea party was stupid...now proven to be the case.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 2:47:36 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Openly announcing a war on the tea party was stupid...now proven to be the case
= = = = = = = = = =
Well it is understandable because he thought the TEA Party would ‘fold like a cheap suit’ when he didn’t/wouldn’t give backing to R’s he PERSONALLY didn’t like..

JUST LIKE THE GOPe DOES IN THE FACE OF THE DEMS.

Rove basically backed the D’s in DE, CT, NV and VA (amongst others) by NOT backing the R.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 2:56:23 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: NKP_Vet
Read up on Rove's life.

If he's an "elitist," who isn't?

Nothing against great conservative leaders like Taft, Goldwater, and Reagan, but two of them were born well off and all three of them weren't lowlier than Rove at this point in their careers.

Please stop using "elitist" to mean people who disagree with you.

14 posted on 02/04/2014 3:07:46 PM PST by x
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To: tennmountainman

I don’t think it’s ever dawned on Hannity that Rove hates the Tea Party and vise versa….


15 posted on 02/04/2014 3:18:34 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: x

you are making a huge mistake here….Rove is a big time elitist. Elitism is not a matter of wealth only or wealth necessarily.

I’m not sure at all where you think you are headed with this.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 3:20:25 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: NKP_Vet
I resemble that remark!!


17 posted on 02/04/2014 3:21:20 PM PST by McBuff
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To: NKP_Vet

So far I have yet to see the Tea Party’s ‘magnificent bastard’ who understands electoral politics county by county and who clearly articulates the numbers required to command regional victories and gain political majority. If we are opposed to Rove and his branch of the party, then it seems to me it is necessary to defeat him by studying and somehow replicating his past electoral successes, even though lately the dynamics on which he based his prior assessments have dramatically changed. I too wish he would just go away. But he’s still chasing big $$. Until the conservative arm wrestles away those $$ and coordinates it’s electoral efforts, in a similar manor to Rove, the majority will perpetually elude us. IMHO.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 3:23:24 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable. Buy more ammo. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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To: ckilmer

Hell

That view dominated here too

U challenged it then at your peril


19 posted on 02/04/2014 3:28:02 PM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Glenn Beck loves Rand Paul and Rand Paul is endorsing RINO Mitch McConnell for the senate.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 3:31:49 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: ri4dc

The main reasons Rove isn’t generating any contributions is his attack on conservatives but more importantly his wholesale asskicking he took and the millions he wasted on 12!


21 posted on 02/04/2014 3:32:31 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: ri4dc

Rove was just as wrong with his predictions of a Romney win as was Dick Morris. Faux News fired Morris, but kept Rove on the payrole. They should tell you something about Faux News’ politics. They are for the Washington elite and no one else.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 3:34:45 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: NKP_Vet

When I speak of Rove’s prior successes, I of course do not refer to the Romney debacle. I refer of course to the two Bush victories, for which he had a significant hand in delivering because he clearly understood the complex electoral landscape of the time. Clearly that landscape has shifted, and the DEMs have upped their game in response to those shifts. The CONs seem not to have command of the math needed to make a concerted effort to get grass roots excited and focused on key races to win nationally. We need a team, headed by a Conservative ‘Rove’, who can study the national electoral math and help keep the focus on the ball, which is gaining seats for the conservative arm. Of course getting a conservative ‘Rove’ face time on the boob tube in another challenge.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 4:15:23 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable. Buy more ammo. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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To: wardaddy

I don’t think the NAU idea is as popular among elites now as then. However, the same old coalition of deep pocketed elite republicans teamed up with elite democrats remains. the former wants cheap labor. the latter wants cheap votes. And screw the country.

that amnesty thingy that the republican leadership put out looks like a reflection of the terrible tension the republican leadership feels between those who pay the bills and those who render the vote. It looks like their thinking is that if they do nothing they alienate their bankers. If they do something they alienate their voters. So they chose to do a will of the wisp. A {} that is neither something or nothing. A would’ve could’ve should’ve.

The typical strategy is to wait till after primaries and then pull a fast one. But the base is on to the leadership this time. I don’t think that will work. And the leadership already knows it.

Soon enough the dems will figure it out. But they won’t do anything until after the election. The most dangerous time will come between what looks to be a blow out election and January when the new congressional class comes in. After January the pubbies will have a fairly united front on capital hill. And if things keep going the way they are with mcconnel—that mild mannered man will not get to be the next majority leader.

Now the fight for at least the next year and maybe the next three years —will be over constraining the presidents abuse of executive privilege.

Because he will certainly try to just f-ck you illegal aliens are citizens. And democrats to boot.

This will be a tougher more ambiguous fight. But every man will have to be on the ramparts.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 4:27:42 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Years ago, when this whole "elite" thing started, there were rich liberal Republicans with names like Rockefeller, Scranton, Lodge, Chaffee, Percy, Romney. Those who aren't dead now usually vote Democrat (okay, with the possible exception of Romney).

Nowadays, the people who get called "elite" aren't all that rich (in comparison to other people in politics or showbiz) or all that liberal. Maybe Rove is pompous or condescending or smug, I don't know. But if Karl Rove is an elitist, it must not be much of an elite. Ditto for Boehner. Whatever's wrong with him he's no Rockefeller.

I guess the idea is that there is some great conservative populist wave that will sweep out incumbents and replace them with more conservative challengers. As recent races in Indiana, Missouri, and Delaware showed, that doesn't always happen. And challengers who do win are only a few years away from disappointing you just as the old incumbents did.

25 posted on 02/04/2014 4:29:36 PM PST by x
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To: x; Servant of the Cross; Lakeshark; Colonel_Flagg

You have no talent for understanding context. Rove is elite in the terms of “governing elite” - but I’m not sure you really understand what I mean.

As for your bringing Missouri into this, it demonstrates your abject ignorance of what, what Todd Akin was and how he won the primary. Then again, that ignorance is why you support the establishment.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 4:38:28 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Rove got lucky. He backed the horse that won the race. A lot of these guys you call the "governing elite" are in the same position. They dropped out of college to work on political campaigns and their candidate got in. They may be horrible people, but, as elites go, they aren't much of an elite.

What you call "context" is something easily manipulated, or at least in flux. Ann Coulter is an enemy of the "GOP elite" until she puts one foot wrong and then overnight she's one of its leaders and a sworn enemy. That's reason enough to be wary of your "context."

27 posted on 02/04/2014 5:15:03 PM PST by x
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To: x

My context is totally a sound notion…..and yes, you’re right about Coulter, and also William Kristol, and Newt, and some others who are at times one of the shining lights against the governing elites…and at others part of that same cabal. I can handle it intellectually, and I’m sorry if I’m over your head here.

None of that changes the fact that Rove is 100% part of the governing elite camp. Period.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 5:26:03 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: x

Did the Romans have a word for those who facilitated the Bread and Circus? Someone had to arrange to provide them: collect the money from the rich and pass it on to the bakers, deliverers and the impresarios of the gladiators.

It would sure come in handy...


29 posted on 02/04/2014 5:31:20 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Rue Scrove.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 7:24:25 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Talk of "elites" conjures up visions of Fifth Avenue millionaires and Wall Street banks deaf to the cries of starving farmers in the Dust Bowl. That's part of the "context" of the word as well, and that emotional impact is why people like to toss the word "elite" around.

But this fight isn't any great epic battle. Say Rove is defeated and deposed, what happens next? A younger, fresher campaign consultant or spin doctor or guru steps up, talks a conservative game, gets used to Washington, gets drawn into making compromises, and gets rejected as part of the governing elite. It's not any earth-shaking battle of haves and have-nots, just a reshuffle of chairs. Circle of political life.

I can take or leave Karl or Ann or Newt or Bill. The model here is somebody like Phil Gramm, the sometime populist who was personally and unashamedly profiting from illegal immigrant labor on a large scale. After him, it's difficult for me to credit all the populist rhetoric about elitist Rove or Boehner or Coulter. You learn to expect less from people in politics and not to make differences in tactics into differences of principle.

If you have substantive differences with these people present them and I may agree with you. But all the indignant talk of elites is a little hard to take. Today's insurgent is tomorrow's governing elitist. Sometimes you don't even have to wait that long. And politics, if you expect too much from it, will cause you a lot of pain.

31 posted on 02/06/2014 2:32:50 PM PST by x
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To: x

There are different kinds of elites, and yes, Fifth Ave an Wall Street are one type, but there are academic elites and political elites also.


32 posted on 02/07/2014 2:16:01 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Openly announcing a war on the tea party was stupid...now proven to be the case.

Yeah, way better to do it your way.

Post on a Conservative Tea Party supporting website and stab the Tea Party in the back with snarky comments with no backup.

Typical leftist (dem and republican) tactic, post false damaging information and then hightail it out of there.

33 posted on 02/09/2014 2:53:46 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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