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  • Rove: Don’t Worry, 2012 GOP Candidates Busy with Strategy.

    03/21/2011 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 21, 2011 | David Steinberg
    The prospective GOP candidates are behaving like Ruling Class. Did they learn anything from 2010? The inestimable Karl Rove (inestimable, in that conservatives either wish to buy him a scotch or label him Ruling Class, dependent on whatever he last said to Bret Baier) published a WSJ op-ed on March 17 claiming “The GOP Race is Underway.” Don’t worry, the piece sums: the failure of anyone to step ahead in the 2012 GOP race is tactical. Mitch “Mitt” Huckaromney is busy analyzing, outreaching, and sweater-testing and any day now he’ll reveal himself as the George Washington you’ve been asking for...
  • Mike Castle Illegally Used Campaign Fund for Personal Expenses -- not Christine O'Donnell

    03/06/2011 5:53:31 AM PST · by Moseley · 58 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | March 6, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    Violations of campaign finance laws were committed NOT by Christine O'Donnell, but apparently instead by former Congressman Mike Castle, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware, as revealed in his Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports. Unlike O'Donnell who was clearly a candidate for office in January 2009, Mike Castle did not file a Statement of Candidacy until October 19, 2009. As a result, none of Mike Castle's expenses from January 2009 through October 2009 would qualify as legitimate campaign expenses -- at least if we apply the Delaware Republican Party's own standards from their attacks on Christine O'Donnell. Castle's...
  • Rove: Why couldn't U.S. president be LDS?

    02/04/2011 2:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | February 3, 2011 | Bryon Saxton
    LAYTON -- A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can become president of the United States of America, says Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush. "Absolutely," said Rove, who was in Layton on Thursday night for a stop-over to address a room full of fellow Republicans at the Davis Conference Center. While he was at it, Rove, who served as the keynote speaker for the Davis County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, autographed copies of his book. More than 400 people attended the event at a cost of $50 per person, which...
  • Did Karl Rove Accidentally Reveal That He Expects Obama to Win in 2012?

    01/01/2011 8:10:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 23, 2010 | Dan Amira
    On Fox News last night, Republican political operative extraordinaire Karl Rove discussed the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. "I suspect she will be a candidate. I suspect she is going to think about being a candidate in 2016, and we'll know by about 2014. If she leaves the [Obama] Administration in 2014 or 2015, in order to give herself a chance to write a book about her experiences and reconnect with the grassroots, then she might entertain it." And what would be the clue to Clinton's intentions if there is no Obama administration in 2014? Rove...
  • Happy Birthday, Karl Rove

    12/24/2010 10:25:04 PM PST · by libh8er · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Wish you a happy, turdy blossomy 60th B'day -- from all your 'fans' at FR :)
  • Rove: From Post-Partisan to Most Partisan-Obama has energized his opponents by demonizing them

    12/15/2010 5:44:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 15, 2010 | Karl Rove
    'I'm itching for a fight on a whole range of issues." President Barack Obama made that threat last week as Congress moved to pass his bipartisan tax-cut compromise. Why was Mr. Obama so pugilistic? It was partly to reassure unhappy Democratic liberals, especially bitter Democratic congressmen. Many are from gerrymandered districts where little news about the midterm elections has apparently penetrated. But a scorched-earth policy doesn't make sense for the Obama White House. Independents voted Republican last month by a 59% to 38% margin not because they thought Mr. Obama too civil, his course too centrist, and his bipartisanship too...
  • Karl Rove On "Blue Bloods" Comment: "That Was Unnecessary"

    12/04/2010 7:35:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 181 replies · 5+ views
    Ingraham: "Is anyone going to run as a Bush Republican in 2012 and if so who?" Rove: "Every one of them is going to run as a Bush Republican by saying 'I want to continue to fight the war on terror' -- with maybe one or two exceptions -- and, 'I want to continue the Bush tax cuts Video at link.
  • GOP Insiders In Delaware Violated GOP Rules And Caused Republican Losses In Nov. Elections

    11/28/2010 12:09:24 PM PST · by Moseley · 61 replies · 1+ views
    RED STATE ^ | November 27, 2010 | Jon Moseley
    Delaware’s Republican Party both violated its own Bylaws and caused the Delaware Republican Party’s losses in the November 2, 2010, general election, a new analysis reveals. The Bylaws of Delaware’s Republican Party require in Article X, Section 1 that: “These rules of the Republican Party of the State of Delaware shall be in compliance and consistent with the Rules of the National Republican Party….” However, Rule No. 11 of the Rules of the National Republican Party states: “(a) The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from...
  • Rove: Palin tour in Iowa 'smart,' but she has to reach outside GOP ranks

    11/27/2010 4:00:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    GOP strategist Karl Rove doesn't think Sarah Palin's reality show will earn her any points for a presidential run, but said Friday that putting three of her 16 book tour stops in Iowa is "a smart thing to do." Palin is hitting the road, including in the early presidential state, to promote her new book "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag." "It gives her an excuse to be there as something other than a candidate, which is really important," Rove said on Fox News. "That's a pretty smart move if you're thinking about running for president," he...
  • The Faux Reaganites and Sarah Palin

    11/11/2010 2:19:38 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 139 replies
    Vanity | 11/11/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    Whenever Sarah Palin's name is mentioned in the same sentence as Ronald Reagan's, there is a screech of indignation, which generally comes from people who only glommed themselves onto Reagan AFTER he became President. These people used Reagan to advance their own careers, but now set themselves up as experts on all things Reagan and arbiters of who can, and who cannot, be fairly compared to the Gipper. [For example, you never hear such criticisms voiced by those who actually campaigned for Reagan in 1976 like Mark Levin or the "St. Paul of the Conservative Movement", Rush Limbaugh who came...
  • After gains, Cornyn likely to stay on as head of NRSC

    11/09/2010 3:42:42 PM PST · by Qbert · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/2010 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John Cornyn is likely to sign up for another election cycle as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, say GOP sources. Cornyn has won plaudits from colleagues for his fundraising and the gain of six Republican Senate seats on Election Day. NRSC spokesman said Cornyn won’t make a final decision for another few days, but Senate GOP aides widely expect him to take the helm in 2012. Aides say he wants to help Republicans win control of the Senate, a realistic prospect in an election cycle when 21 Democrats — and two independents allied with the Democrats —...
  • DUNN: Hell hath no fury like a Palin scorned

    11/08/2010 9:01:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2010 | Charles W. Dunn
    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The Republican establishment would do well to learn from William Congreve's famous line in "The Mourning Bride" (1697) and even more from the accurate reading of his line: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." "Stop Sarah Palin" is the battle cry of establishment Republicans, according to Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei in Politico: "Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as...
  • 'I blame Karl Rove'

    11/04/2010 4:30:30 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 350 replies
    STG News ^ | 11/3/10 | William Way, Jr.
    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...
  • (Vanity) A Closer Look at the Tea Party Losses

    11/03/2010 3:27:13 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 38 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-03-2010 | grey_whiskers
    In a piece earlier this morning An Insomniac's Recap of the Elections, I wrote a brief analysis of the Nov. 2010 elections. During the ensuing discussion, freeper LS came up with a *very* important point which has been lost in the Palin-Rove pissing match by proxy. The relevant quote is:Some good points. I think in DE, CA, AK, and possibly CA, the races were NOT sufficiently nationalized. The feeling was to take it local, so O'Donnell kept talking about DE. Well, the House races for the most part were nationalized. And it showed. So the first rule of successful waves...
  • Open Thread: Post Election Comments and Observations

    11/03/2010 6:01:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    November 3, 2010 | Me
    Thought I should start an open threat post-election. Some observations: 1: Christie O'Donnell was a disaster. Despite plenty of money she received less votes than the GOP candidate for the Delaware's sole Congressional seat. I knows it pains me to say this but Rove was right. Angel was another huge disappointment. She recevied less votes than the total GOP vote for the Congressional seats in NV. Lets stop running amateurs who provide plenty of material for the likes of SNL and John Stewart.Related to (1). Strong conservative candidates with experience and good backgrounds did very well for example, Rubio, Paul,...
  • Outrage!… O’Donnell Wins Independents But Not Enough Republicans to Win Delaware

    11/02/2010 6:41:34 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 196 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | Tuesday November 2, 2010
    Thanks Karl Rove. Thanks Mike Castle. Thanks GOP elites. Conservative Christine O’Donnell carried the tea party voters. She bested the bearded Marxist with independents. But, she did not carry enough REPUBLICANS to win in Delaware tonight. What an absolute shame.
  • Fox: Chris Coons has beaten Christine O’Donnell in DE Senate Seat

    11/02/2010 5:14:30 PM PDT · by jern · 307 replies
  • Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin

    10/31/2010 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Bratch · 189 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/31/10 | MIKE ALLEN & JIM VANDEHEI
    Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin. Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns. There is rising expectation among GOP elites that Palin will probably run for president in 2012 and could win the...
  • Why is Karl Rove taking shots at Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell?

    10/28/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 125 replies · 1+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/28/2010 | David Scott
    Karl Rove, Republican political strategist and the general behind George Bush's presidential victories, has been taking pot shots at some conservative favorites. His latest target, former Alaska governor and Tea Party darling, Sara Palin. Palin, Mr. Rove told Britain's The Daily Telegraph, lacked the "gravitas" to be president in 2012. He dissed her new Alaska reality series as a bad political move. “With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” Rove told the...
  • Rove: Huckabee apologized

    10/28/2010 1:03:12 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 43 replies
    Rove: Huckabee apologized Ben Smith October 28, 2010 Karl Rove told a New York audience today that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee e-mailed him to apologize for a public shot at the former White House adviser. Huckabee, in the course of denouncing "elitism" in the Republican Establishment, told WABC's Aaron Klein that he was "disappointed" in Karl Rove's dismissal of Christine O'Donnell. Speaking to the Heritage Foundation in New York today, Rove was asked about the comment. Per The Nation's Neima Jahromi, whose outlet asked the question, Rove said Huckabee had apologized for the jab. Rove has become a target...