Skip to comments.Karl Rove (and other e-Repubs) butt in California gubernatorial race, too
Posted on 05/27/2014 4:34:07 PM PDT by cotton1706
In a bizarre attempt to maintain control of the Republican Party in California, Karl Roves hubris is beginning to take on almost paranoid features as he insists that if the Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly wins the gubernatorial primary, it will tarnish all Republicans everywhere:
Karl Rove, the prominent Republican strategist, said Friday that Tim Donnelly will be a liability for Republicans nationwide if the tea party favorite finishes second in the gubernatorial primary election and advances to a November runoff against Gov. Jerry Brown.
If the California Republican Party has as the leading candidate, the leading statewide candidate on the ballot this year somebody who has said the outrageous things that hes said and prone to the outrageous behavior that he routinely engages in, it will be used to tarnish not only the California Republican Party, but theyll throw it at everybody else on the ballot, and everybody else will, across the country, disavow the guy, Rove told the conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt on his show.
This paranoia is reaching scary proportions as Rove, Condoleeza Rice and Mitt Romney all came out to support the only guy Neel Kashkari who is competing against Donnelly in the primary. In my view, Kashkaris record could only qualify him as a DIRC Democrat in Republican Clothing:
Theyve lined up behind millionaire former Goldman Sachs vice president Neel Kashkari. The 40-year-old, first-time candidate ran the federal bank bailout known as TARP the Troubled Asset Relief Program as a Treasury official, favors abortion access and same-sex marriage rights, and even admits to voting for Barack Obama in 2008.
Why is this guy even pretending to be a Republican and why is the establishment so concerned about stopping Donnelly and supporting a man who is worse than a squish on every issue? In addition to being socially liberal, Kashkari actually voted for Obama in 2008 and has never run for public office.
My point in this article is not to try to push a Donnelly win although I think he will easily defeat Kashkari as he has all the grassroots and tea party support in California while Kashkaris campaign is failing to gain traction. Pulling off a win in November against Jerry Brown would take a few miracles and is not likely to happen, but at least Donnelly will give Brown a bit of a fight.
But the bigger issue is just how obsessed the establishment elite have become in thinking establishment knows best. Their arrogance is getting repugnant.
They will do absolutely ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to prevent a conservative from getting a nomination, or, short of that, denying him or her a victory in November.
Because to a moderate republican, in a race between a conservative and a democrat, the democrat is the lesser of two evils.
I've spent the past year demonstrating this time and time again. And a lot more are catching on!
GO DONNELLY !
4 votes in my household for Tim Donnelly. Screw Karl Rove and the GOPe.
Karl Rove destroyed the California Republican Party when they inserted their RINO idiot to run it, after refusing to give any money to support Bill Simon against Gray Davis, and then when the conservatives recalled Davis, pushing Arnold into the gap.
Bill Simon was not all that popular here, but he was a good man (falsely accused by a corrupt judge at election time) who only lost by a small margin—with NO money given to support him by either the state or the national party chairs.
Needless to say, Arnie finished the job of wrecking the party.
California is going to hell in a hand basket, never in my life have I spent so much money on Gas as I did when I was there last year, and the bills in California are only going much, much higher.
Karl Rove is probably right about how the Democrats will uses this man to run against all the rest of us everywhere else. But frankly I couldn’t live with a vote for his only opposition, so I can’t ask any California Republican to do either.
Thanks Karl. I did not know how to vote in the California primary until Rove popped off. If Donnelly wants to be the sacrificial lamb thats ok with me. I hope he puts up a fight.
I got a few people to vote Donnelly by exposing this POS Rove coming out for Kashkari... Go Tea Party!
Simon’s campaign in 2002 was plain odd. After knocking out the execrable and senile leftist Tricky Dick Riordan in the primary, he just totally went to sleep when he should’ve kept on running and running hard. Had Simon taken Davis to the cleaners, he very well could’ve been the Presidential standard bearer in 2008. That Ah-nold ended up as Governor was the biggest disaster to befall California absent Jerry Brown (and frankly, he made it possible for Brown’s return). Ah-nold buried what was left of the CA GOP.
Boss, while you are at it, could throw a few of those at super RINO David Dewhurst here in Texas. In 4 minutes we conservative are about to rid our state of this career political enabler, and have THROWN THIS BUM OUT!!!!!!
It’s California. If a Republican wins, they just get blamed for everything.
A republican candidate in CA has about as much chance of winning an election as I have of winning the Nobel Prize in Womyns Studies. It’s not even worth thinking about, vote for any R you want, maybe try for some downticket R’s for school district or assessor. CA is utterly cooked.
Certainly. FUDD (FReepU DD)!!
I believe we have heard that tune before, sure hope we don't dance to it again.
Like it’s going to matter.
Karl Marx = today’s Karl Rove...
Simon beat Riordan by a 2-1 margin in the primary. That infuriated Rove, who moved in and replace the party bosses in the state with a jerk whose name I forget.
The story was that Simon didn’t run as hard as he could, but that was at least partly a manufactured story. He had no campaign funds from the GOP, the new state chair discouraged the usual donors from giving to him, and of course the press bad-mouthed him non-stop. And that crooked judge made the chief story as the election approached that Simon was a dirty, crooked capitalist. Rove agreed, and Bush refused to support Simon. Without sufficient funds, he had no way to get the word out and contradict all the lies.
Yet, even with all that, he only lost by about 2%. Given even lukewarm support from the party, he would have won.
I'll answer Kanned Hamm