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  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...
  • Conservatives call for more assertive Syria policy

    02/21/2012 10:58:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/12 | BYRON TAU
    A group of prominent intellectuals, commentators and policymakers are calling on President Obama to act more assertively in Syria to help end the violence there and remove President Bashar al-Assad from power. SNIP The letter was organized by the neoconservative groups Foreign Policy Initiative and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and signed by 56 mostly conservative foreign policy experts and commentators, including Liz Cheney, Karl Rove, Randy Scheunemann, former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer, Commentary editor John Podhoretz, Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol and ex-New Republic editor Martin Peretz. Full letter text and signatories after the jump.
  • Fox News 'course correction' rankles some

    02/16/2012 4:16:14 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 34 replies
    PoliticObama ^ | February 14th | KEACH HAGEY
    As a white, male, middle-aged conservative talk radio host from Virginia, John Fredericks is something close to the Platonic ideal of a Fox News fan. And until last year, he was one. But then Fox’s treatment of the Republican primary race — the presentation of Karl Rove as a political analyst despite his having “thrown in for Romney” and Sean Hannity’s clear ties to the Republican establishment — began to grate on him. So he changed the channel.
  • Is Santorum ready for the fire to come his way?

    02/08/2012 1:44:57 PM PST · by VinL · 59 replies
    Rick Santorum is about to see the kitchen sink up-close. So far he hasn’t been a threat, so he hasn’t faced much harsh scrutiny, much less the attacks that are about to come his way. His candidacy is for real, and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney both know it. While Gingrich thought he could isolate Romney and become his lone real competitor, yesterday’s results, combined with a deflating Gingrich campaign, have allowed Santorum to leapfrog Gingrich as the more viable Romney alternative today. It’s not in Gingrich’s nature to give up. Attacking Romney hasn’t gotten him to where he thought...
  • Romney, Gingrich and the Power of Ideas

    02/02/2012 6:16:34 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 19 replies
    Rove ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | Rove
    Newt Gingrich had a bad night Tuesday: After framing the Florida primary as the "tea party versus the cocktail party," he lost among tea party supporters, according to the exit polls that cable and broadcast networks sponsor as a consortium. On the other hand, Mitt Romney had a great evening, rising from a nine-point deficit in the Rasmussen poll just nine days ago to a 14-point victory, sweeping virtually every demographic and picking up all 50 Florida delegates. This was an important inflection point, but the contest won't end until one candidate starts consistently winning. . . . Mr. Romney's...
  • Karl Rove fingerprints all over Newt hatchet job ?

    01/30/2012 10:02:34 AM PST · by libh8er · 20 replies
    Vanity | 1.30.2012 | Me
    It occurred to me that in the Karl Rove playbook you go after an opponent's strengths, not weaknesses. Rove has used this tactic throughout his political career to destroy opponents.. most recently in the swiftboating of John Kerry. Kerry's biggest selling point during the war on terror, the Dems thought, was going to be his service in Vietnam. The American people would see that Kerry had actually served vs Bush who supposedly dodged. Then he got swiftboated and his candidacy ended. Now here we have Newt whose popularity among conservatives stems from his association with Ronald Reagan and promoting Reaganism....
  • On Newt Gingrich S.C. primary win, Karl Rove says thank John King

    01/21/2012 5:14:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 87 replies
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2012 | MJ LEE
    After Newt Gingrich was declared the winner of the South Carolina primary Saturday night, Karl Rove suggested that the candidate has CNN’s John King to thank for his victory in the Palmetto State. “Taking on the media is always good in a Republican primary,” Rove said on Fox News. “John King couldn’t have set up the question in a more positive way for Gingrich to just nail it and haul it right out of the park.”
  • Ed Rollins: Gingrich The "Conservative Alternative" To Romney

    01/21/2012 5:36:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | January 21,2012
    Ed Rollins says the establishment will come down on Gingrich and call him unelectable. "You will see a Republican establishment will say he cannot win and drag down the house and they will go to war on him," Rollins told FOX News. Rollins on Romney: "He never was a conservative til he was running for the presidency four years ago. He never governed as a -- when he ran against Kennedy he wasn't a conservative, when he won the governorship he wasn't a conservative. He's trying to convince people now and it's just not sellable to conservatives."
  • Romney concedes 'uphill climb' in South Carolina

    01/12/2012 11:16:08 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | KASIE HUNT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday he has "an uphill climb" to win South Carolina's presidential primary but is ready to defend himself from the "underbelly" of politics in a state known for bare-knuckled tactics. [Snip] "I hope no one associated with any of my effort, whether it's my own campaign or anyone else that's supporting me, I hope none of them do anything that departs from the truth," he said.
  • Iowa GOP: Romney wins caucuses [Romney 30,015, Santorum 30,007]

    01/04/2012 12:09:20 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 182 replies · 4+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/4/12
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat former Sen. Rick Santorum by a margin of just 8 votes in the Iowa GOP caucuses, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party announced early Wednesday.
  • Romney Wins Iowa Caucus

    01/03/2012 11:27:04 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 64 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    According to Karl Rove, now speaking on Fox News, a high-ranking official in the Republican party has declared that Mitt Romney has won the Iowa Caucus by exactly 14 votes. Update- Fox News has confirmed that a second source has verified this report and that Mitt Romney has indeed won.
  • Circus: GOP primary (Ironic)

    01/01/2012 7:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | January 1, 2012 | The Editor
    We remember when many U.S. Republican leaders were genuine conservatives, devoting themselves to reasonable compromises to save taxpayer money and improve government effectiveness. But today's GOP scene, laced with erratic tea party extremism, seems like an odd carnival. Karl Rove, the clever strategist who enticed millions of white evangelicals into the Republican Party, says the current campaign for the GOP presidential nomination is the most "downright inexplicable primary race I've ever witnessed." He's right. A bizarre quality marks the ongoing tussle. Herman Cain, who said God told him to run, was forced out of the race by sex accusations --...
  • Gingrich Divorce Papers Magically Appear In Media Hands (Sealed records)

    12/27/2011 9:06:53 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 150 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 27, 2011 | John Hayward
    To this day, Barack Hussein Obama remains a man of mystery. Copious amounts of documentation from his early life and academic career have never been released. It took years of pressure, plus Donald Trump as the ringmaster of a media circus, just to see his birth certificate. When the L.A. Times obtained a potentially embarrassing videotape of Obama laughing it up at a party for Arafat minion Rashid Khalidi, the paper pursed its lips and fastidiously hid the tape from public view. Their newspaper account of the part didn’t even mention that domestic terrorist Friends of Obama Bill Ayers and...
  • VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules Last Month

    12/26/2011 10:23:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/26/11 | Publius
    There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. Any candidate who submitted at least 10,000 raw signatures was put on...
  • UPDATE (Big Government): VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules LAST MONTH!!!

    12/26/2011 1:12:20 PM PST · by ak267 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12-26-2011 | Publius
    There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. But what has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. Any candidate who submitted at least 10,000 raw signatures was put on...
  • Karl Rove piles on, tells Republicans to cut bait in tax standoff

    12/22/2011 7:33:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-12-22 | Corbett B. Daly
    You know it's bad for Republicans when Karl Rove says it's time to cave and move on. The former political adviser to President George W. Bush said Wednesday that the famously conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page was right when it said House Republicans should cut their losses and agree with a bipartisan Senate plan to extend for just two months the payroll tax cut enacted last year. Republicans "have lost the optics on it," Rove told Fox News, "the question now is how do the Republicans get out of it."
  • Karl Rove Tries To Sabotage Newt’s Iowa Surge

    12/07/2011 11:24:44 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 60 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 12-6-2011 | Pema Levy
    Karl Rove isn’t officially affiliated with any of the GOP candidates, but if you listen to him, it’s becoming increasingly clear he has a favorite. We’re not the first to notice, but Karl Rove seems firmly in the Mitt Romney camp. What’s more, he’s goes on TV a lot to lob attacks at just about every other candidate. Rove has taken a stab at just about every candidate other than Romney, and on Tuesday it was Newt Gingrich’s turn. With multiple polls showing Newt Gingrich surging in Iowa, Rove took to Fox News, to undermined the former speaker: “If in...
  • Karl Rove deserves his nickname

    12/14/2011 9:21:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/14/2011 | Jim Lewis
    by James Lewis, staff writer George W used to call Karl Rove a nickname that always puzzled me. Let’s say — it’s a fresh flower growing in a Texas cowpat. It seemed a little bit rough even by Texas standards. Now I think I get it. Karl Rove is a smart policy guy, and unlike the Obama Democrats who never met an anti-American Marxist or a radical Muslim they didn’t like, he is not an ideological throwback to 1848. Unlike Obama, Rove would not agitate to overthrow every Arab regime in the Middle East — along with the Israelis, who...
  • Norman Lear Attacks Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove and GOP Presidential Candidates

    12/13/2011 4:48:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Norman Lear Attacks Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove and GOP Presidential Candidates By Noel Sheppard Created 12/13/2011 - 6:51pm Television's Norman Lear, in a speech celebrating the 30th anniversary of his far-left organization People for the American Way, called James Dobson, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Karl Rove hate-mongers. In his December 5 address published at the Huffington Post Tuesday, he also accused the Republican candidates for president of having a "holier-than-thou sanctity" (video follows with transcript and commentary): NORMAN LEAR: I want to suggest we lefties start laying claim to what we see as "sacred" -- and serve...
  • Karl Rove: Romney’s Attacks ‘Flailing,’Long GOP Primary Hurts Obama (Tokyo Rove abandoning Romney?)

    12/10/2011 3:16:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/11 | George Stephanopoulos
    Karl Rove thinks Mitt Romney probably should have begun attacks on Newt Gingrich much earlier in the presidential campaign, he told me on Good Morning America. But Rove is not convinced that a drawn out primary will hurt Republicans and he said a fight for their nomination could create a better nominee to face President Obama. Rove said he is not very impressed with the attacks that Romney has launched so far. Today he described them as “flailing” so far.