Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

'I blame Karl Rove'
STG News ^ | 11/3/10 | William Way, Jr.

Posted on 11/04/2010 4:30:30 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta

There is a singular event that shoved the Republican Senate car over the cliff.

That event was the primary victory of Christine O'Donnell. This morning she used a phrase that is right on the money. That description is "Republican Cannibalism."

I personally hold Karl Rove to blame, followed closely by Senator John Cornyn. Rove is an establishment Progressive Republican of the first order.

Following O'Donnell's message of values victory in Delaware, Rove started slinging mud in her direction because he realized she was a woman that couldn't be bought & sold on a D.C. street corner.

It was Rove who almost exclusively undermined an untested Republican. When challenged, he became entrenched, making it a media story.

Coming out of a surprise primary victory, everyone would obviously be questioning O’Donnell’s candidacy.

It's the "Man Bites Dog" story. Rove turned an opportunity to help create an up-and-coming political star into much less.

The bottom feeder Rove chose for his personal aggrandizement to put blood in the water. The sharks had a feeding frenzy.

The result was that yet another "Traditional Values Candidate" was beaten by her own political party, & the momentum of several other races was slowed.

It gave Reid & others the chance to further paint traditional values candidates as kooks. The Republican cannibalism resulted in the Senate leadership failure to get behind Republican nominees.

The cannibalism by a self-professed REPUBLICAN strategist, wrapped up is his own glory led to lost momentum by MIller, Fiorina (albeit her real defeat was the unfortunate infection), Buck, Angle & Rossi.

His poor choices contributed to a decay of no less than 15 percent-point in Delaware. Had Delaware been advocated by Rove, rather than diminished, today we would be looking at a three-seat Senate majority, & a Republican Governor in CA.

(Excerpt) Read more at stgnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberrove; benedictrove; brutusrove; canttrustrove; cornyn; rds; rinodirtytrick; romney; rove; rove4dnc; rove4obama; rove4romney; spoilerrove; stenchofromney; stenchofrove; tokyorove
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 351 next last
To: A.Hun
I disagree that there is much difference between grass roots or pundits trashing Repub candidates.

That's not the point here...it's where "the pundit" showed his a$$...on TV...trashing somebody who had just been elected in a GOP primary.

Rove would probably be happy if voters got out of the way and let him select all candidates!

I have no respect for him...and I don't trust him behind the scenes.

201 posted on 11/04/2010 9:34:52 AM PDT by lonestar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 173 | View Replies]

To: exPBRrat

Rush stated on election night that if O’Donnell loses, it will be because of “people on our side” (read: Rove.)

I can almost guarantee that Rove will NEVER sub for Rush. Never, never, never again.


202 posted on 11/04/2010 9:35:51 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("Words that will live in infamy: 'This is not a time for ideological purity.'" - Michelle Malkin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: RangerM

The team needs people like that....


203 posted on 11/04/2010 9:35:56 AM PDT by major-pelham
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: catnipman
People can whine all they want about Rove, but Rove did not cause a single loss by a candidate,

Agree. wasn't that long ago that liberals were blaming all their troubles and woes on Rove. He was their poster boy for everything they despise. Funny how the tables have turned. All he has to do is show up on FNC for a 5-min. segment and question the creds of one or two conservative candidates and he's evil incarnate. The guy is paid to be an analyst, not a cheeleader.

Oh, and libs still hate his guts.

204 posted on 11/04/2010 9:35:56 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 160 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Indeed.

Rove could have endorsed O’Donnell and spent every minute of his life in Delaware campaigning for her, and the NRSC could have sent her a billion dollars, and O’Donnell still would have lost by 10+ points.

People who think that Karl Rove controls the universe sound like DUers, frankly.


205 posted on 11/04/2010 9:37:36 AM PDT by Strategerist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 189 | View Replies]

To: A.Hun

He can state his objective opinions or he can actually promote the GOP. He cannot do both intelligently and productively. True objective opinions publicly stated inevitably will betray his allegiance and promotion of the Party.


206 posted on 11/04/2010 9:40:40 AM PDT by MBB1984
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 184 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks

karl Rove is smart enough to realize the tea party isn’t trying to put him back in the white house.


207 posted on 11/04/2010 9:43:46 AM PDT by jd777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist
Rove could have endorsed O’Donnell and spent every minute of his life in Delaware campaigning for her, and the NRSC could have sent her a billion dollars, and O’Donnell still would have lost by 10+ points.

Since O'Donnell would have lost either way, what would have been better for the Republican Party? Rove saying "O'Donnell is the Republican candidate and she has my support", or Rove bad-mouthing her while she is conducting a campaign?

208 posted on 11/04/2010 9:45:22 AM PDT by stripes1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 205 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist
Very few think Rove controls the universe or is the primary cause for O'Donnell’s defeat.

Most all true Conservatives, however, know that Rove is not of their tribe and is a narcissistic self promoter.

209 posted on 11/04/2010 9:48:41 AM PDT by MBB1984
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 205 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist
His endorsement, or not, of COD is not what is important. His behavior was totally out of line...he went beserk...on TV.

If Obama or any lib had behaved the way Rove did, we would have been laughing and talking about their "crazy" behavior.

I watched Rove's rant thinking, "I'm not believing this! He's as 'Kooky' as he's claiming she is."

210 posted on 11/04/2010 9:51:31 AM PDT by lonestar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 205 | View Replies]

To: Darkwolf377

Now wait just a minute!
Wasn’t COD the Senate nominee of delaware Republicans in 2008?
How did she become so unqualified?
Castle wouldn’t have won even if the nominee.
If he had we Reps still wouldn’t have won Senate control.
Rep running for House in Del also lost.

Why are you siding with MSM in trashing TEAparty?

HELLO??


211 posted on 11/04/2010 9:59:55 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012; Dr. Scarpetta

“...O’Donnell wasn’t a good candidate. Simple as that...”

It’s not that simple; what IS simple is this:

“ONE TEAM, ONE FIGHT”.

Rove forgot that or ignored it.

You get behind your people and you push them forward; you don’t get in front of them and trash them and aid/abet the enemy.

That’s what’s simple.

Would she still have lost? Maybe; but at least it would have been been WITHOUT being backstabbed by “our” own side, and we would have shown a unified front against the Left.

The message Rove publically sent was “She’s a LOSER!” He wanted the RINO and showed his true colors with his little public temper tantrum, and who the Hell KNOWS what kind of damage and sabotage he was doing to her campaign behind the scenes.

We hang together, or the Left will gladly hang us seperately, given the chance.

To my mind, Rove gave them that Senate seat.


212 posted on 11/04/2010 10:07:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: aumrl
Now wait just a minute! Wasn’t COD the Senate nominee of delaware Republicans in 2008? How did she become so unqualified? Castle wouldn’t have won even if the nominee. If he had we Reps still wouldn’t have won Senate control. Rep running for House in Del also lost. Why are you siding with MSM in trashing TEAparty? HELLO??

D-U and you silly attempt to smear me as bashing the Tea Party just because I have a different opinion.

I've posted endlessly about O'Donnell's complete lack of qualifications. Go search my posts, I'm not going to defend myself against someone so uninformed.

If you think her losing two previous elections by double digits (and exit polls showed Castle losing by ONE point--margin of error), suing for "gender discrimination," being investigated for not paying her campaign staff, being investigated for improper use of campaign funds, lying about her past, and having NO qualifications for the senate means she's qualified, you must think Obama is qualified.

GOODBYE.

213 posted on 11/04/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 211 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Thanks for the ping. We are in agreement.


214 posted on 11/04/2010 10:09:48 AM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A.Hun

And how many of your rinos voted for them?


215 posted on 11/04/2010 10:11:51 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 191 | View Replies]

To: RangerM
What secures Rove's etrenched positin on the Republican party are his ties to big money.Thise big money folks ned to be convonced that they should be supporting candidates like O'Donnel, thats called "the end run."Then we can sequester the Roves to the dust bin of history where they belong.

Rove and his cohorts have by their conduct clearly defined themselves as enemies of the coservative movement. That is O'Donnels victory even though she did not win the election. Now we hit theoir money suppiers and undermine Rove et,al.Thats the point.

216 posted on 11/04/2010 10:14:44 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Darkwolf377

u dont determine qualifications.
The Constitution and the voters do

good by???? MEOW.


217 posted on 11/04/2010 10:16:04 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 213 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

“His poor choices contributed to a decay of no less than 15 percent-point in Delaware. Had Delaware been advocated by Rove, rather than diminished, today we would be looking at a three-seat Senate majority, & a Republican Governor in CA.”

I think Rove, et al had an impact. I’m not sure if they had *that* much of an impact - especially in freaky deep blue KalifornIyea...


218 posted on 11/04/2010 10:18:00 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (We voted - NOW we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

I laugh at the hypocrisy.

On the dozens upon dozens of anti-NRA posts on FR prior to the election, all the NRA opponents (who claimed dozens of times to relinquish their life memberships) claimed that the only thing that was important was who they would have voted for for Majority Leader/Speaker.

Now, some are saying that they were glad we had COD, even if she lost, because she put an end to Mike Castle. Karl Rove was right. Guess what? By the same logic, Mike Castle would have voted for a Republican Majority Leader (in retrospect, it wouldn’t have mattered, but who’s to say what would have played out in that circumstance).


219 posted on 11/04/2010 10:21:35 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NFHale

If you don’t believe someone is a good candidate, why lie and say they are?


220 posted on 11/04/2010 10:27:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 212 | View Replies]

To: A.Hun

That’s a non-sequitur. My point, which I had hoped would be obvious, is that nominating a competent Supreme Court justice didn’t require any heroic effort. Yet, the first inclination by the Bush Administration was to nominate someone on the basis not of competency, judicial temperament, or even ideology, but of loyalty.


221 posted on 11/04/2010 10:28:18 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 191 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Rovian philosophy is likely responsible for Republican victories in 2000, 2002, and 2004. However, Rovian philosophy is almost certainly responsible for Republican defeats in 2006 and 2008. Republican victories in 2010 can be attributed to a rejection of Rovian philosophy.

There are many take-home lessons, but one important one is it does’t pay to assume the position of progressive-lite. The progressives don’t appreciate it, and they won’t reward you for it, and the conservatives who put you in office really won’t appreciate it.


222 posted on 11/04/2010 10:32:42 AM PDT by skookum55 ("We can give up on America or we can give up on this president ...." D. D'Souza)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B Knotts
Yet, the first inclination by the Bush Administration was to nominate someone on the basis not of competency, judicial temperament, or even ideology, but of loyalty.

I liked Harriet. She was just as qualified as the two loons Obama put on the court. I would have preferred a working lawyer as opposed to another ivory tower egghead, although I am pleased with ALito.

I believe he nominated her because he knew she would never embarrass him like his father's nominee did. Loyalty is a good thing BTW.

223 posted on 11/04/2010 10:32:42 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

So Christine O’Donnell’s loss has nothing to do with her own actions and campaign and her being a tough sell for a blue state like Delaware?

Let’s stop this circular firing squad.

Rove only expressed a belief that she was a weak candidate who couldn’t win. Maybe, just maybe, he was right.

United we stand, divided we fall.


224 posted on 11/04/2010 10:32:48 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aumrl
u dont determine qualifications. The Constitution and the voters do

And they decided she wasn't qualified. Three times.

And it's spelled "goodbye." No surprise you're an O'Donnell fan.

225 posted on 11/04/2010 10:33:26 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 217 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

Why go on national TV and throw a temper tantrum?

He can believe what he wants privately; you don’t trash your own people, especially after THE PEOPLE OF DELAWARE chose her for the election run.

He didn’t have to lie; all he had to do was take the high road and just shut his pie hole. He chose to act like a moron and trash one of our people publically, and it helped the enemy.

The enemy in front of you is a lot easier to deal with than when you have a supposed ally opening a hole in the perimeter BEHIND you.

One team, One Fight. It’s a real simple concept.


226 posted on 11/04/2010 10:39:34 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 220 | View Replies]

To: RangerM
He believed that O’Donnell couldn’t/wouldn’t win. I would have voted for her, but I also agreed with him.

Voting for O’Donnell in the primary may have won a battle, but it lost a war. (in a metaphorical sense)

When you don't win an election, you have a result such as what happened in 2008.

I don't understand how some can lose this point ... An election is all about winning ...

227 posted on 11/04/2010 10:41:59 AM PDT by 08bil98z24 (Say NO to the WOD ------>>> NObama ------>>> Equal Opportunity Politician Basher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RangerM
He believed that O’Donnell couldn’t/wouldn’t win. I would have voted for her, but I also agreed with him.

Voting for O’Donnell in the primary may have won a battle, but it lost a war. (in a metaphorical sense)

When you don't win an election, you have a result such as what happened in 2008.

I don't understand how some can lose this point ... An election is all about winning ...

228 posted on 11/04/2010 10:42:08 AM PDT by 08bil98z24 (Say NO to the WOD ------>>> NObama ------>>> Equal Opportunity Politician Basher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: True Republican Patriot

[snip garbage filled post]


229 posted on 11/04/2010 10:44:49 AM PDT by 08bil98z24 (Say NO to the WOD ------>>> NObama ------>>> Equal Opportunity Politician Basher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta
Rove is an establishment Progressive Republican of the first order.

He's a small 'r' republican and part of the reason the GOP lost its reputation for fiscal responsibility leading to the loss of Congress and the White House.

The TEA party is responsible for giving the GOP a second chance and the Republic what might be its last best hope.

Go away, Karl. You've done more than your share of damage.

230 posted on 11/04/2010 10:48:06 AM PDT by GBA (Not on our watch!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 08bil98z24

Thank you! This is obviously a compliment considering
the source! Thank you greatly!


231 posted on 11/04/2010 11:01:08 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 229 | View Replies]

To: Darkwolf377

I don’t care what she said, I care what Rove said.

So she was a loon. The GOP in that state made her THEIR loon. Rove should have kept his mouth shut until after the election. When she lost, the voters in that state would have no one to blame but themselves.

Rove should have listened to Reagan and not ate his own.


232 posted on 11/04/2010 11:13:44 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom
I don’t care what she said

LOL

No wonder she's such a loser if that's the attitude of her cheerleaders!

233 posted on 11/04/2010 11:16:03 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 232 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Go away, Christine. You didn’t address your baggage in a credible way. You had your chance and blew it. Its no one’s fault but your own. Repeat: go away.


234 posted on 11/04/2010 11:20:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NFHale

Then I guess you need to fight for more qualified people. Truthfully, I would not have wanted to vote for her. After all that witch stuff, she came off like a nut. I don’t like witches and I didn’t know anyone in high school who messed with witchcraft. The GOP needs to nominate people who can win. That’s all I’m saying. And how many people do you think didn’t vote for her because of what Rove said?


235 posted on 11/04/2010 11:21:57 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 226 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Blame Rove for the massive spending Dubya did during his terms in office... Rove is the architect of all the bloated spending...That is why the GOP was beheaded in 2006.

Obama is merely Bush on steroids...


236 posted on 11/04/2010 11:22:12 AM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Darkwolf377

You are a 100% correct. It is baffling to me that the same people who complained about Obama’s lack of experience can attach themselves to someone like O’Donnell. Rove had nothing to do with the lose of the seat; it was the inexperienced, unqualified, empty suit with a pretty face that was the problem.

What is scary to me is that so many people can either turn a blind eye to something like this, or can’t realize how hypocritical they are. God help us if people like O’Donnell are the best we have to offer.

People need to take of the blinders every once in a while. Whenever I think I am going overboard on something I just ask myself, what would I think of this person or a persons actions if they had a “D” behind their name instead of a “R”.


237 posted on 11/04/2010 11:33:41 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Darkwolf377

You are a 100% correct. It is baffling to me that the same people who complained about Obama’s lack of experience can attach themselves to someone like O’Donnell. Rove had nothing to do with the lose of the seat; it was the inexperienced, unqualified, empty suit with a pretty face that was the problem.

What is scary to me is that so many people can either turn a blind eye to something like this, or can’t realize how hypocritical they are. God help us if people like O’Donnell are the best we have to offer.

People need to take of the blinders every once in a while. Whenever I think I am going overboard on something I just ask myself, what would I think of this person or a persons actions if they had a “D” behind their name instead of a “R”.


238 posted on 11/04/2010 11:33:51 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: A Texan

Great post.

Fortunately, once the heat and competition and emotion of the election passes, people will eventually, without admitting it to anyone, think, “Why was I defending this person?” and that’ll be the end of it.


239 posted on 11/04/2010 11:40:46 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 238 | View Replies]

To: Darkwolf377

>>No wonder she’s such a loser if that’s the attitude of her cheerleaders! <<

Why do you assume I supported her?
First, I’m in MI
Second, taking the Senate, IMO, may not have been the best for us.

Now, let’s go back to Rove eating his own. How many people here say NO Rinos, no more? I do. So what makes anyone assume that a vote for this chick would have been a vote for the Rino? Or that the Rino could have gotten more?

No matter what, ROVE should have kept his mouth shut once the GOP voted this woman to be their candidate. AND should in the future. She wasn’t picked out of the air, the GOP there voted her to be the candidate.


240 posted on 11/04/2010 11:45:38 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 233 | View Replies]

To: A Texan

>>Rove had nothing to do with the lose of the seat; it was the inexperienced, unqualified, empty suit with a pretty face that was the problem.<<

Which tea party candidate did Rove support?


241 posted on 11/04/2010 11:47:14 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 238 | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom

>>>Which tea party candidate did Rove support?

For that matter, what support has Tokyo Karl given to ANY conservative?


242 posted on 11/04/2010 11:48:59 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 241 | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom
So what makes anyone assume that a vote for this chick would have been a vote for the Rino? Or that the Rino could have gotten more?

What the heck are you talking about? When did I say any such thing?

Why not learn the facts about the millions Rove got for this election, the dozens of seats that were won in part due to his help, instead of the name-calling about someone who, while I agree he shouldn't have told the truth about her when he did, did more good this election than anyone badmouthing him here?

If people are turncoats for telling the TRUTH (so much for us moral conservatives) about a wretched, idiotic candidate, we're no better than the democrats.

She's now a three-time loser, including one election where she got FOUR PERCENT...but it's Rove's fault she lost by double digits.

243 posted on 11/04/2010 11:52:40 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 240 | View Replies]

To: A.Hun
Don't hold your breath. "Conservatives" gave the Dems control in 2006

Dude...you just outed yourself as a RINO...lol If you guys really believe that a Senate full of Chafees, Stowes, McCains, and the like are good for the US of A then you are all crazy. If that becomes the case, surely this experiment will be over. All it will do is delay it's final demise as if the Dems were in full control.

244 posted on 11/04/2010 11:55:32 AM PDT by Getsmart64
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 169 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

“..And how many people do you think didn’t vote for her because of what Rove said?..”

Evidently, enough fence-sitters to cause her to lose. Like it or not, his word carries weight with people. Hopefully, a LOT less weight now.

For the record - Jim DeMint agrees with what I said.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2621425/posts

RE Witch Stuff: People do dumb things when they’re teenagers. ALL of us do. If we held everybody accountable for stupid crap we did as teens, NO ONE is qualified.

No intelligent person should take her “witch” stuff seriously. If she were some liberal hollywood douchebag slut making a statement like that on a half-assed comedian’s TV show, they’d have been crowing about how avant-garde and enlightened she is for throwing off the “oppressive shackles of Christianity” or some other such bullsh*t.

And besides: I’d rather vote for a person who admits their past mistakes and momentary lapses of good judgement than some Marxist/socialist assclown (Dem OR RINO) who wants to use the coercive power of the State to steal from me what I worked hard for all my life to give some lowlife permanent victim class.

We either fight for our people or we don’t. I won’t vote for RINOs. Ever. Voting for McCain was necessary at the time, but the more I see how things turned out, the more I believe God has it under control - allowing the Dems to get into control, have their mask ripped off and letting them expose themselves for what they really are.

If McCain would have gotten elected, with a Dem congress in control and him doing his “maverick” act, the Republicans would have been blamed for three generations and we WOULD have had a Democrat century.

Tuesday was TaKe Out The Trash Day in America. Instead of winning a million dollars, we won 900,000. That’s a HUGE start. Every little victory for us is a stunning defeat to them. And this was a HUGE bitch slap to the Dems.

It is what it is, and we move on from here - and fight to prevent the “Blue Blood Good Ol’ Boy” network in the GOP don’t Eff it up by “reaching across the aisle” and compromising with the enemy.


245 posted on 11/04/2010 12:01:34 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 235 | View Replies]

To: Keith in Iowa; netmilsmom

You and netmilsmom said:

>>>Which tea party candidate did Rove support?

>>>>>>For that matter, what support has Tokyo Karl given to ANY conservative?

In answer, quite a few. His American Crossroads PAC spent a lot of money just in September on behalf of tea party and conservative candidates:

For Ken Buck (tea party candidate CO) $1,786,519
For Rand Paul (tea party candidate KY) $478,771
For Sharon Angle (tea party candidate NV) $678,485
Rob Portman (OH ACU 89) $820,000
Marco Rubio (tea party, FL) $246,675
Roy Blunt (MO, lifetime ACU 96, received 2 100’s) $721,964
Kelly Ayotte (NH, endorsed by Sarah Palin) $658,329

http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/com_supopp/2009_C00487363

Also Rove’s American Crossroads GPS spent at least $1,300,000 on behalf of Pat Toomey.

http://www.seattlepi.com/politico/428343_politico43527.html


246 posted on 11/04/2010 12:33:08 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 242 | View Replies]

To: Average Al

I haven’t read this entire thread, so please forgive me if someone brought this up. But I’m convinced that O’Donnell wouldn’t have been so “flawed,” had she not been viciously attacked upon her primary win by one of her “own.” Rove did untold damage here and he needs to pay for it.


247 posted on 11/04/2010 12:38:41 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Look up "fat, unfunny, strident hag" in the dictionary and see a picture of Joy Behar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012; Dr. Scarpetta
You don’t think people can look at a candidate and make up their own minds? O’Donnell wasn’t a good candidate. Simple as that.

my FRiend, it is your thought process that is as simple as that. Karl Rove cost the Republicans the Senate. I.E., the same Republicans who made this self-professed idiot savant a millionaire, were betrayed.

Instead of fighting alongside the winner of a Republican Primary, Karl Rove gave tacit approval to the MSM to savage O'Donnell. Worse still, he then JOINED them in their attacks. With Rove on her side, the savagery itself would have been an asset.

What if your company hired an ad agency who ran an ad telling the world how terrible your products were? This man is paid to be a servant of the GOP, not its master. I hope the RNC and various candidates' campaigns cut him off. He is a charlatan who has NEVER delivered value for the money. Bigger fools? The GOP/RNC Establishment that supports him.

248 posted on 11/04/2010 12:49:08 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Show Picture ID. Pay a Poll Tax, Pass a Literacy and Citizenship Test in English. Then vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kenny Bunk

What if the products really were terrible? I believe a better candidate would have been elected. Do you think Rove has more influence than Palin?


249 posted on 11/04/2010 12:51:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 248 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Rove is a private person and what can be done to him is limited, but Senator John Cornyn could be kicked out of office.


250 posted on 11/04/2010 12:58:51 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 351 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson