Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,831
89%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 89%!! Less than $9.2k to go!! Less than $400 to the yellow!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: karlrove

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign

    09/04/2015 5:14:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Neew York Times ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump? Republican strategists and donors have assembled focus groups to test negative messages about Mr. Trump. They have amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes. They have even discussed the creation of a “super PAC” to convince conservatives that Mr. Trump is not one of them. But the mammoth big-money network assembled by Republicans in recent years is torn about how best to defuse...
  • There’s Only One Candidate People Actually Like – and It’s Not Trump or Clinton (it's Ben Carson)

    09/03/2015 6:00:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 168 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rob Garver
    The only one of the declared presidential candidates that Americans have positive feelings for overall isn’t a frontrunner and has never held public office before. According to a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the sole presidential candidate whose favorability rating is higher than his or her unfavorability rating. When asked about Carson, 41 percent of the respondents in the national poll reported that they felt favorably about him, compared to 30 percent who have an unfavorable view. That puts him well ahead of all the other candidates in the field, though 29 percent...
  • Trump’s One-Man Third Party

    08/24/2015 5:17:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 25 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 24, 2015 | Editors
    Have you noticed that the only people attacking Donald Trump are the media and professional politicians, mostly in the GOP? In contrast, do you notice how popular he is with the American people, who are suffering under a bi-partisan tyranny? No Opposition to Obama & Co. Since taking over the Democrat Party, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and their Chicago gang have corrupted Washington D.C. to the core. They’ve done this with the help of two powerful accomplices. The first accomplice, which they had well before they took the White House in 2008, is the media. All mainstream media are Obama...
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • GOP insiders to Trump: Enough already

    08/21/2015 9:00:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 101 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    Donald Trump may have the whole Republican field talking about immigration, but early-state insiders wish he would just stop. Seven in 10 Republicans said they’ve heard more than enough about Trump’s plan, which includes a controversial call to end birthright citizenship, according to this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, activists and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Trump’s plan calls for an end to policy that guarantees citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. That’s one of several controversial provisions under Trump’s plan, which is particularly galling to New Hampshire...
  • BREAKING: Trump Likely to be BANNED from Future Republican Debates

    08/20/2015 11:13:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 193 replies
    Political INsider ^ | 21 AUG 2015 | TPIWriter
    This report should make Donald Trump supporters angry! While taxpayers are often funding political debates, the Republican Party has the ultimate say over its own events. And while the GOP is supposed to stand for the principles of the Founding Fathers, it can be manipulated by the political establishment which can’t stand Trump’s conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trump’s threat to run as a 3rd party candidate is it would give them grounds to boot him from future debates. The Republican Party, to protect its interests, is probably willing to boot the front-runner candidate....
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states (Panic time for Mike Murphy)

    08/16/2015 7:00:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/16 | Tribune Wire Reports
    The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination. Officials with Right to Rise USA say they will buy time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina TV markets and on cable television in the three states. Ads are scheduled to begin in Iowa and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, in South Carolina a week later and then run continuously through the end of...
  • Reality Check: Can GOP Actually Ban Donald Trump From Future Debates?

    08/14/2015 1:24:54 PM PDT · by ballearthout · 94 replies
    youtube ^ | ballearthout
    Republican party floating the idea of banning Trump from future debates. I can think of something else that floats. https://youtu.be/tiH_NQ0PfRg
  • Michael Gerson: Trump, Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ ‘European Right Wing’

    08/12/2015 8:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals. Gerson, who has been a harsh critic of Trump, argued that the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters have a “resentment of outside, of Mexico, of China, and immigrants. That's more like a European right wing part, a UKIP, or a National Front in France.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Washington Post columnist maintained that Trump’s candidacy was a “serious issue here” and “not all fun and games for the Republican Party” and...
  • Transparently Predictable Political Tripwires: Tonight, Carly Fiorina

    08/10/2015 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 8/10/15 | Sundance
    Transparently Predictable Political “Tripwires”.. August 10, 2015 First the good news ! Many people are beginning to have the awakening, the fundamental paradigm shift needed to understand the rather complex construct of the GOPe machine. At the request of many people who are only recently accepting the scope of the ruse, that is the 2016 GOP primary, we are going to begin identifying the “tripwires” before they are crossed, and then highlighting the tripwire WHEN it is crossed. Yesterday we told you of a specific “tripwire” to look for. Today, we share what it looks like moments before it is...
  • Luntz On Trump’s Debate Performance: ‘I Saw The Destruction Of A Presidential Campaign'

    08/09/2015 3:12:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    CBS Washington DC ^ | 8/7/15 | CBS Washington DC
    Republican strategist Frank Luntz came down hard on Donald Trump’s Republican presidential debate performance, calling it a “destruction of a candidacy.” The CBS News contributor explained to “CBS This Morning” why Trump did not do well with the post-debate focus group he conducted. “What do you say when you won’t guarantee to support the Republican nominee, when you call women some pretty horrific names, when you insult the moderator of the debate, when you don’t answer questions specifically, when you can’t even explain why you even went bankrupt. I have to tell you, this was an amazing debate performance. Not...
  • Carly Fiorina Attacks Cruz: 'No Honor' In Fight To Defund Obamacare

    08/09/2015 2:44:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/13 | Tony Lee
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Northern California Republican who ran as a conservative to get the Republican Senate nomination in 2010, attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wednesday, saying there was “no honor” in his fight to defund Obamacare. Fiorina made her remarks just days after she joined the American Conservative Union, an establishment organization on the right that supports comprehensive immigration reform. In an appearance on CNN’s The Lead, Fiorina blamed the government shutdown on Cruz and implied that Republicans would have been better off waiving the white flag from the beginning on eliminating Obamacare. -snip- Fiorina said she...
  • Kelly Focus Group (Not Luntz)Video: Carly Fiorina comes out of GOP Debate with momentum (Must See)

    08/08/2015 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 118 replies
    Megyn Kelly Focus Group: Carly Fiorina Comes Out Of GOP Debate With Fresh Momentum – This is a "WOW" Video.
  • Is Jeb Bush Turning Into Michael Dukakis?

    08/04/2015 5:27:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL J. MCGRAW
    Wonkish and mealy-mouthed, Jeb needs to start riling up his supporters—before Donald Trump wins them all over. To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he’s right where he wants to be, the “joyful tortoise” in the race who doesn’t want to say “outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” At the Koch Brothers’ GOP donor convocation in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend, Bush waxed confident about the campaign strategy he’s following, including the $120 million war chest he’s spent six months amassing. “I mean, this is a long haul,” Bush said. But many GOP voters don’t seem...
  • 'Cuckservative:' Trump's Code Word Is A Study In Racism, Misogyny (Featuring Joan Walsh!)

    08/03/2015 10:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Crooks & Liars ^ | August 3, 2015 | Karoli Kuns
    Joan Walsh breaks down the origins of the new hot word to describe milder-mannered but no less evil conservatives than Donald Trump: Then “cuckservative” started showing up in my Twitter mentions last week, after I suggested Donald Trump supporters might not be the brightest bulbs. As I clicked around, I came to a shocking conclusion: I’ve been uncharacteristically downplaying the amount of racism and misogyny powering the right today. The spread of the epithet “cuckservative” is a sign that the crudest psycho-sexual insecurity animates the far right. “Cuckservative,” you see, is short for a cuckolded conservative. It’s not about a...
  • Trump companies sought to bring in 1,100 foreign workers: report

    08/01/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Companies owned by Donald Trump have reportedly tried to import at least 1,100 foreign workers since 2000. A Reuters review [link at URL] of Labor Department data found that Trump Enterprises have requested temporary work visas for over a thousand foreign workers. ... The desired workers include waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, as well as positions as assistant golf-course superintendent, assistant hotel manager and banquet manager. ... Reuters found that most of the visa requests were granted, as Trump has vowed to create and protect jobs for American workers. ... The Labor Department data did not specify the nationality of the...
  • GOP Insiders: Trump Will Be Out Before Iowa

    07/31/2015 3:35:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question:
  • GOP INSIDERS: TRUMP WILL BE OUT BEFORE IOWA

    07/31/2015 2:53:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 31, 2015 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question: “No meteor or political candidate...
  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 189 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • The Daily Beast vs. Donald Trump (This is why Michael Cohen is called Trump's pitbull)

    07/28/2015 6:50:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | Dylan Byers
    Late Monday night, The Daily Beast published a report about Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana and her accusations against her former husband. In a deposition from their divorce, revealed in a book published in 1993, Ivana accused the real estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate of “violent assault" and "rape," though not in the "criminal sense." *snip* "I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,”...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 128 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 252 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • Donald Trump Is Channeling Richard Nixon - Coincidence that a top Trump adviser has a Nixon tattoo?

    07/24/2015 10:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | July 24, 2015 | David Corn, Washington bureau chief
    Donald Trump is certainly unlike most Republican presidential candidates of recent years. But as he has come to dominate the GOP's 2016 contest, there's been a touch of Richard Nixon in the tirade-friendly tycoon. At least, Nixonian rhetoric. In the past few weeks, Trump has deployed some of Tricky Dick's most memorable flourishes. Is this a mere coincidence? One of Trump's top political strategists is Roger Stone, a veteran political operative and unapologetic dirty trickster who is an ardent fan of the scandal-ridden but politically savvy Nixon. (On his website Stone, who has a tattoo of Nixon on his back,...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Donald Trump Tells Fox News to Stop Booking ‘Clown’ Karl Rove

    07/17/2015 4:26:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/16/15 | Jordan Charlton
    Donald Trump doesn’t just want to appear on Fox News — he’d like to program the network too. The presidential candidate and active Twitter user fired off some tweets Thursday to criticize FNC for its use of political analyst Karl Rove. “.@FoxNews You shouldn’t have @KarlRove on the air — he’s a clown with zero credibility — a Bushy!” Trump tweeted. “.@KarlRove wasted $400 million and didn’t win one race — a total loser. @FoxNews.” The $400 million number cited by Trump represents the amount of money Rove’s Super Pac, American Crossroads, raised in a failed attempt to defeat President...
  • Rove v. Cruz [Damning Expose on Rove]

    07/14/2015 12:31:54 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 14th, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    Karl Rove, the erstwhile Bushie coordinator of elections, has a starring role in Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) new book, A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America.  And contrary to his endless efforts to be the center of attention on Fox News, Rove doesn’t seem to dig Cruz’s spotlight.In 2009, Cruz sought some advice but also received a little donation from the patriarch of the Bush family, former president George H.W. Bush.Reacting to the news of the donation, Rove told Cruz that he did not believe that the Senior Bush had the capacity to make his own decisions about...
  • Democrats work overtime to attack Jeb

    07/10/2015 8:19:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/9/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The Democratic attack machine goes into overdrive as Jeb Bush says workers should ‘work longer hours.’ Jeb Bush’s statement Wednesday that Americans should “work longer hours” thrust the Democratic attack machine into high gear for the first time this cycle, as operatives seized on the opportunity to paint the GOP’s leading 2016 contender with the same devastating brush they used on Mitt Romney four years ago. As Bush’s communications shop urged reporters to note the context and diverted attention by releasing Bush’s aggressive fundraising numbers, Democrats engaged in tweet storms and press calls aimed at establishing a negative narrative around...
  • Analysts: GOP candidates must be prepared for Trump

    07/07/2015 12:14:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    CNN's Ana Navarro and Fox News' Karl Rove, two commentators deeply involved in Republican politics, are convinced that GOP presidential candidates who make it onto the first primary debate stage will have to confront Donald Trump and his controversial comments on immigration. "He won't last long," Navarro said of Trump in an email to the Washington Examiner media desk. "Let's hope he doesn't do lasting damage." Even so, she wrote in a column for CNN.com on Sunday that Trump is a factor in the race for the White House and it will serve the candidates to rebut controversial comments Trump...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned From First Debate

    07/07/2015 7:17:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/15 | Breitbart News
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate. Fox News will host the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 in Cleveland, and the debate will be limited to the top ten candidates “in an average of the five most recent national polls in the run-up” to the debate. Trump, who placed second in Fox News’s most recent national poll after his presidential announcement speech in which he took firm stances against illegal immigration and trade deals that harm American workers, is in line to be one of the 10 candidates on stage....
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Cruz: "I Thought That Popularity Was the Holy Grail"

    06/29/2015 5:47:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | June 29, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    NEW YORK CITY – By his own telling, it’s been a lifelong struggle for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to rein in his self-described “cocky” nature. In adolescence, young adulthood, and now as a junior senator running for the presidency, he has rubbed people the wrong way – and he is self-aware about it. “When I was in junior high and a geek, I thought that popularity was the Holy Grail,” Cruz said in a New York City interview with The Texas Tribune about his new memoir, A Time for Truth. “And in high school, where I achieved some modicum of...
  • Don’t make us pick a side: Ted Cruz and Karl Rove engage in heated war of words

    06/29/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    Ted Cruz didn’t just lament “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history” after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality late last week — he somehow also mustered up the energy to engage in a war of words with political strategist and Fox News contributor Karl Rove. The Tea Party Senator and Republican presidential candidate is out with a new book, titled “A Time for Truth,” in which he reveals a whole host of autobiographical tidbits including claims that his Cuban-born father once tried to join Fidel Castro’s army, that he had a porn-watching session...
  • Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

    06/29/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
  • Ted Cruz Sets Record Straight with Karl Rove

    06/29/2015 6:21:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/28/15
    A Time For Truth Isn’t Just The Name Of Sen. Cruz’s New BookRove Today: “When Mr. Cruz and I talked in 2009, I was not raising money for the Bush Library, nor was former President Bush 43 going to endorse some unnamed Dallas state representative for state attorney general, nor were any library donors “berating” me.”Rove in 2009: “[T]he distress you mention is not mine or 43 — it is the people raising money for the library who are also Branch fans and will not understand why one part of the Bush family is for not-the-guy while they are raising...
  • Ted Cruz and Karl Rove spar over a passage in Cruz’s book

    06/28/2015 8:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 28, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Karl Rove are at odds -- over a description of what happened when former president George H.W. Bush donated to Cruz's campaign for attorney general of Texas in 2009. Rove is lashing out against assertions Cruz makes in his book, "A Time for Truth." Cruz writes that he went to see Bush in Maine and the meeting went well -- so well that Bush let Cruz borrow clothes and a belt buckle that said "President of the United States," and handed him a campaign donation check for $1,000. Cruz was invited to Maine by the...
  • Exclusive — Cruz’s New Book: Rove Thought Bush ’41 ‘Too Old to Have Good Judgment’

    06/27/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    An exclusive excerpt from a new book by 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), obtained by Breitbart News, shows that Cruz detailed how GOP establishment operative Karl Rove told him he thought former President George H.W. Bush was “too old” to have good enough judgment to make endorsements on his own. Cruz’s new book, A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, goes on sale this coming Tuesday, June 30. In it, according to a summary document also obtained by Breitbart News, Cruz doesn’t disappoint—breaking tons of news and walking through his backstory and how he got...
  • Homebrew: Station manager pulls plug on Tancredo, hosts quit

    06/27/2015 5:14:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | June 25, 2015
    Three conservative talk-radio hosts at KLZ 560 AM jumped ship in protest of higher ups’ freeze on Tom Tancredo as a guest, reported Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post. Station manager Don Crawford Jr. said he wanted to get a read on Tancredo’s role in the state GOP coup before putting him on air
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep...
  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/22/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | The Tatler
    Posted By The Tatler On June 22, 2015 @ 2:07 am In Second Amendment | 16 Comments Karl Rove made an appearance on Fox News Sunday and said the only way to stop gun violence is to repeal the Second Amendment and “remove guns from society.”The subject was the tragic shooting at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Church. WALLACE:How do we stop the violence?ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answerWe saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was...
  • Trump: Rove 'Doesn't Have a Clue' Still Thinks Romney Won

    06/21/2015 8:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 21, 2015 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump didn't take kindly to Republican operative Karl Rove saying on "Fox News Sunday" that people should ignore Trump as a serious candidate. As he often does with his critics, Trump took to Twitter Sunday to denounce Rove: Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump .@KarlRove still thinks Romney won! He doesn't have a clue! @FoxNews 7:54 PM - 21 Jun 2015 Trump specifically addressed Rove's criticism that even though he announced his run on Tuesday, he still had not filed a one-page declaration of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission. Rove said Trump will put that off...
  • Karl Rove: Only Way To Stop The Violence Is To Repeal Second Amendment(Idea:Repeal Rove instead)

    06/21/2015 4:34:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 102 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/21/15 | c datoc
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday” the only way to stop gun-related violence, like the Wednesday massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston S.C., was to repeal American citizens’ Second Amendment rights. When Chris Wallace asked Rove how we can, “stop the violence,” the long-time gun-rights advocate stated that we have made great strides as a nation in empathizing with the victims of these types of shootings, but the only way to guarantee they will stop is to “remove guns from society.” WALLACE: How do we stop the violence? ROVE: I wish I had an easy...
  • The Promise And Problem Of A Big GOP Field(PROJECTILE VOMIT ALERT)

    06/11/2015 6:06:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tokyo Karl Rove
    Republican voters like having plenty of options but could quickly sour on negative campaigns. The Republican presidential primary is a jumbled mass of competitors, with new ones joining the jostling for support seemingly every week. Meanwhile, the Democrats have more a coronation than a contest, with one figure ignoring the rabble en route to the nomination. So why did a May 18 Pew Research Center poll find that 57% of Republicans have an excellent or good impression of their party’s candidates, while 54% of Democrats have an excellent or good impression of theirs? Bigger fields and active contests sometimes generate...
  • Are Social Issues Hurting Republicans?

    06/04/2015 8:45:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2015 | Karl Rove
    This is a time when it’s necessary to read beyond the headlines. A May 10 Gallup survey shows that the share of Americans calling themselves social liberals has risen to 31% from 25% in 2009, while the share of self-described social conservatives has fallen to 31% from 42%. It is the first time social conservatives have not outnumbered social liberals since Gallup began asking the question in 1999. As recently as 2010, social conservatives led by 17 points. All this was trumpeted as bad news for Republicans. But what’s driving this shift is largely Democrats lurching further leftward. In 2010,...
  • Elizabeth Warren calls Cruz, Walker 'scary,' says Dems blew 2014 elections

    05/31/2015 7:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Popular Sen. Elizabeth Warren, still being urged to run for president, is calling Republican White House hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz and front-runner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "scary," two potential presidents that could undo a decade of Democratic policies. "Just the thought of a possible President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker is scary," she warned in an email to supporters. "But here's something even scarier: A President Ted Cruz or President Scott Walker with a Republican-controlled Senate – confirming extremist judges, repealing health care and financial reform, and rigging the system even further for the rich and the powerful," she...
  • Dennis Hastert Paid to Hide Sexual Misconduct With Student: Official

    05/29/2015 1:33:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/29/15 | PETE WILLIAMS, ERIN MCCLAM and TRACY CONNOR
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Tribune newspapers reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct. Hastert was indicted Thursday on charges that he structured bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements and later lied about it to the FBI. The indictment said that Hastert was paying an unidentified...
  • Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC Is No Longer G.O.P.’s ‘Big Dog’

    05/22/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The nonprofit arm...
  • Republican Party doesn't control conservative politics (Rove reviled, Cruz way past $60M dollars)

    05/09/2015 1:31:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Lebanon Daily News ^ | May 9, 2015 | Jerry Shenk
    Establishment Republicans know I'm a reliable conservative but a lousy party guy. Where we live, most local offices are held by Republicans. If conservative — any — voters here wish to influence who will hold the local offices that most immediately affect them, it's a logical decision to register Republican to vote in primary elections. There's no way to control — or know — how voters will cast general election ballots for statewide or national offices. That logic helps to explain a common national media misconception about conservatives and Republican party politics. National Review's Kevin Williamson wrote: "What a great...
  • Karl Rove surrenders to ObamaCare

    05/08/2015 7:19:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2015 | By Brent Budowsky
    It is with great pleasure that I rise in praise of Karl Rove, who now largely agrees with me that Republicans should place into the dustbin their bogus proposal to repeal ObamaCare. In my recent column in The Hill, "The 'Clinton Cash' con," I suggested that the new book by Peter Schweizer proves absolutely nothing on the matter of whether Hillary Clinton committed any wrongdoing, and it is a con to suggest or imply otherwise. I add today a discussion of another con game by Republicans, the suggestion that they will repeal ObamaCare, which they know they will not do,...