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  • Romney Campaigns to Win: Refuses to Repudiate Supporters; Holds Surprise Photo-Op at Solyndra

    05/31/2012 5:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is CNN: "Mitt Romney made a surprise campaign stop today at the shuttered headquarters of Solyndra." Romney went and stood in front of the Solyndra sign for a photo-op. Solyndra, "the failed energy company that he talks about a lot as a symbol of Obama's misuse of taxpayer dollars." Now, folks, this is well-played. I have to tell you, at the beginning of the program I told you I really like the fact that Romney is ignoring all these Democrat calls to repudiate his supporters. "Distance yourself from Trump. He's a birther! How dare you? Distance...
  • Cheney tells inside story of how he bucked administration on 2nd Amendment

    08/28/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 26 August, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s autobiographical book offers new information about a rare instance of Cheney breaking with his own administration’s official policy on a Second Amendment appeals court ruling, angering a top aide to then-President George W. Bush. A source provided The Daily Caller with the passage in Cheney’s soon-to-be released book, “In My Time,” where the former vice president reveals that he and Bush never spoke about his bucking of the administration over the issue — an appeals court ruling that the District of Columbia’s handgun ban is unconstitutional. “The president never said a word to me about...
  • Dick Cheney praises Hilary Clinton

    09/04/2011 7:54:52 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 4, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney had some kind words for one of his former rivals — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace asked Cheney, who was on the show promoting his new book “In My Time: A Person and Political Memoir,” if Clinton would have been a better president than President Obama. While Cheney didn’t outright say so, he suggested that Clinton might have been easier to work with.
  • Want career success? Don’t cry at work

    09/04/2011 9:08:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Want career success? Don’t cry at work By Michelle Goodman -- ABC News 11:22 AM 09/02/2011 Thanks to Dick Cheney’s new memoir, crying in the workplace is back in the news. In it, Cheney snidely describes former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as “tearfully” conceding he’d been right about not needing to apologize for the now-infamous line in Bush’s 2003 State of the Union about Iraq’s alleged quest for uranium in Niger. But you don’t have to be a high-ranking official for on-the-job tears to tarnish your reputation. Among rank-and-filers, crying at work is often met with the same negative...
  • Cheney: Clinton Could Work Better With Republicans Than Obama in White House

    09/04/2011 8:22:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/2011 | fox news
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Hillary Clinton might have been better at building bridges with Republicans if she were in the White House than the current president, as he gently egged on the secretary of state to challenge President Obama for his party's 2012 nomination. Cheney, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," would not go so far as to say Clinton would have made a better president. But, citing a litany of complaints about Obama's approach to the economy, the former vice president said "she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the...
  • Karl Rove's Flameout

    10/22/2010 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 87 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/10 | Matt Latimer
    In primaries this year, Republican voters in Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Nevada, and Utah, have rejected—en masse—the candidates preferred by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which Rove is said to informally advise. The Conservative Party candidate Tom Tancredo—a known enemy of Rove—is trouncing the GOP-backed candidate in the race for governor of Colorado.
  • Rovian immigration fallacy: There is no upside to amnesty for illegal aliens

    08/18/2010 3:24:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/17/2010 | Tom Garcia
    Throughout his partnership with President George W. Bush, Karl Rove argued that a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens would be a political winner for the Republican Party... But on what premise is this theory based? First, it assumes that all U.S. citizens of Hispanic descent favor a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, whether those aliens come from Malaysia, Ireland, Kosovo, Somalia or Russia. While it obviously is true that the leftist, top-down, unelected leadership of the ethnocentric advocacy organizations La Raza, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the League of United Latin American Citizens, as well...
  • Prosecutor, Rove end session on fired US attorneys

    05/15/2009 11:39:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/15/9 | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House aide Karl Rove and a special prosecutor have ended their interview about the firing of U.S. attorneys during the Bush administration. Rove left his lawyer's office about a half-hour after prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who is weighing whether to bring criminal charges in the politically charged dismissals. The former presidential adviser declined comment as he left the interview, but a spokeswoman for his lawyer said Rove cooperated and tried to answer the prosecutor's questions. Dannehy's inquiry follows an earlier Justice Department inquiry in which Rove and other Republican officials refused to cooperate. That investigation concluded...
  • Cheney: US Must Threaten to Bomb Iran

    05/15/2009 7:40:02 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 25 replies · 1,404+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/14/09 gmt | By: Rick Pedraza
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the only way for President Barack Obama’s diplomacy with Iran to work is if Obama threatens to bomb the country. "We fail to recognize the fact that we're alone out there in terms of trying to achieve the objective of forcing the Iranians to give up their nuclear weapons," Politico quotes Cheney as saying, referring to the efforts of European nations to “restrain the U.S.” from military action. “Everybody’s in a giant conspiracy to achieve a different objective than the one we want to achieve,” Cheney said, adding that negotiations to halt Iran’s nuclear...
  • Karl Rove using secret NASA info to help McCain win

    09/01/2008 8:16:12 PM PDT · by PhiloBedo · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Enterprise Mission ^ | September 1, 2008 | Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara
    .........While, we know that NASA is operating -- as it has been for fifty years -- on a carefully calculated, “timed release aspirin,” national security model -- dictated (in part) by the paranoid excuses framed by "the Brookings Report." Augmented -- this unique year -- by Karl Rove's converging campaign calculations .... So as to bring maximum political advantage, regarding this extraordinary new Reality, to ... John McCain.
  • The Latest Proof that the Karl Rove Playbook Has Become the MSM's Bible

    04/22/2008 1:49:18 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 49 replies · 98+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Arianna Huffington
    One of the main themes of my new book, Right Is Wrong, is the role the media have played in allowing the lunatic fringe now in control of the Republican Party -- the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- to hijack our democracy. I document how the real problem comes not from Fox News or the likes of Limbaugh and O'Reilly, but from a mainstream media that has so internalized the Right's framing and messages they have now become a part of its DNA. And the media seem intent on confirming this point again and...
  • FLASH: Karl Rove will join FOXNEWS as contributor; likely used throughout Super Tuesday coverage...

    01/31/2008 8:12:53 PM PST · by BreezyDog · 43 replies · 154+ views
    Drudge ^ | 1/31/08 | Drudge?
    FLASH: Karl Rove will join FOXNEWS as contributor; likely used throughout Super Tuesday coverage...
  • Karl Rove's advice for fuming bloggers [Free Republic mention]

    11/09/2007 1:18:48 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 142 replies · 205+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2007 | Jon Ward, White House correspondent
    Karl Rove teed off this afternoon on the liberal netroots, the coalition of far-left blogs and advocacy groups who are a new power bloc in the Democratic party. "The Web has given angry and vitriolic people more of a voice in public discourse," said Mr. Rove, who served as one of President Bush's top strategists until he resigned this past summer, and is a noted technology nut. "People in the past who have been on the nutty fringe of political life, who were more or less voiceless, have now been given an inexpensive and easily accessible soapbox, a blog," Mr....
  • Rove chokes up on final day at White House

    08/31/2007 11:34:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 1,003+ views ^ | August 31, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Karl Rove was nearly overcome with emotion Friday as colleagues privately paid tribute to the political adviser as he leaves the White House, senior officials say. At the closed-door senior staff meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Roosevelt Room, Rove was surprised with a slide show of photos chronicling his nearly seven years at President Bush's side, through good times and bad. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told CNN that Rove was so touched by the tribute that he didn't have any final words for his colleagues. "He was pretty choked up," Snow said. Although he...
  • Karl Rove to quit

    08/13/2007 2:08:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies · 9,043+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/13/2007
    Karl Rove, a political adviser to President George W. Bush and a lightning rod for anger among Democrats, will leave the White House at the end of this month, Rove told the Wall Street Journal. "I just think it's time," Rove said in an interview with the newspaper published on Monday. "There's always something that can keep you here, and as much as I'd like to be here, I've got to do this for the sake of my family."
  • Rove May Leave Within Weeks

    11/17/2006 12:00:02 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 422 replies · 15,410+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 17, 2006
    The rumors that chief White House political architect Karl Rove will leave sometime next year are being bolstered with new insider reports that his partisan style is a hurdle to President Bush's new push for bipartisanship. A key Bush advisor tells the US News Political Bulletin, "Karl represents the old style and he's got to go if the Democrats are going to believe Bush's talk of getting along." The advisor said a departure might come in "weeks, not months." A Rove ally, however, noted that he has a record of out-witting his critics.
  • Will It Rain on the Democrats' Parade?

    11/07/2006 2:59:53 PM PST · by proud_yank · 48 replies · 2,177+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov 7, 2006 | MARCUS BARAM
    Nov. 7, 2006— Will it rain on the Democrats' parade? Although most experts predict heavy voter turnout in today's midterm elections, some of the most hotly contested races in Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New Jersey could be affected by bad weather. And some experts say that, based on history, Republicans should pray for rain. Brad Gomez, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, examined weather data and its impact on elections in a study titled "The Effect of Bad Weather on Voter Turnout and Partisan Vote Share in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1948-2000." Gomez concluded that when it rains,...
  • 'Known Al Qaeda Terrorist' Nabbed in Khost(Nah can't be.... or could it?)

    11/06/2006 2:50:36 PM PST · by Dog · 265 replies · 18,301+ views ^ | Nov 6 2006 | Matt?
    US Forces captured a 'known Al Qaeda terrorist' along with five other men, including Saudi and Pakistani nationals, according to a statement released by the Coalition today. The identities of those seized in the Khost City raid have been withheld pending the sensitive nature of the operationThe raid took place at a compound in Khost City. The statement indicated no shots were fired and no one was injured during the operation. Several women and children were present in the compound and a cache of military supplies was uncovered. The stash included armor piercing ammunition, grenades, AK-47 assault rifles and camera...
  • GOP maestro Rove orchestrates a doozy of a strategy

    10/31/2006 6:43:38 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 30 replies · 1,577+ views
    The L.A. Times via the Miami Herald ^ | October 31, 2006 | Tom Hamburger & Peter Wallsten
    <p>With polls showing GOP candidates flagging in key congressional races, White House strategist Karl Rove is glad-handing in tight districts and exerting political influence to help Republicans maintain control of Congress.</p> <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. - During a whirlwind, five-hour trip to bolster an endangered GOP congressman's reelection prospects, White House political guru Karl Rove last week delivered a fiery speech to 500 party activists, then shook every available hand and posed for snapshots like a rock star. He toured suburbs recently trashed by a snowstorm. He also found time to huddle with local strategists.</p>
  • Heard This Commercial on Air Amerika

    11/03/2006 9:11:01 PM PST · by RedFred In A Blue State · 29 replies · 946+ views
    11/03/06 | RedFred In A Blue State
    Because I think it's important to know what they're saying, I was listening to Air Amerika tonight and one of the young Kennedy's was doing a commercial urging a Democratic Vote. He was railing on the Diebolds and how they were sure to skew the votes in favor of the Republicans. He then said that the votes were tampered in the 2000 elections, the 2004 elections, the 2006 elections and we must be sure they don't do it in the 2008 elections. He said the 2006 votes were tampered with and we haven't even gone to the polls! Sounds like...

    11/03/2006 10:53:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 656 replies · 13,372+ views
    11/03/2006 | By Lazamataz
    I would like to announce the ROVE, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD ping list. In it, we will ping you to news items that show that Karl Rove has -- once again -- outwitted the hapless Democrats. Has there ever been such a political giant as Karl Rove? He outwaters Atwater, he outsnakes Carville... he's one of a kind.Come see his shenanigans, as he outfoxes the liberals yet again! I don't know yet what sort of volume it will be, but please -- I encourage you to post here and let me know if you wish to sign up! I would like...
  • Shocker: New York Times Confirms Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Program

    11/02/2006 8:09:04 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 401 replies · 21,177+ views
    NRO ^ | Jim Geraghty
    When I saw the headline on Drudge earlier tonight, that the New York Times had a big story coming out tomorrow that had something to do with Iraq and WMDs, I was ready for an October November Surprise. Well, Drudge is giving us the scoop. And if it's meant to be a slam-Bush story, I think the Times team may have overthunk this: U.S. POSTING OF IRAQ NUKE DOCS ON WEB COULD HAVE HELPED IRAN... NYT REPORTING FRIDAY, SOURCES SAY: Federal government set up Web site — Operation Iraqi Freedom Document Portal — to make public a vast archive of Iraqi...
  • Rove: Insulting Military Is a Kerry 'Habit'

    11/01/2006 2:13:18 PM PST · by Dane · 159 replies · 7,454+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 1, 2006 | Ann Compton
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2006 — Karl Rove, President Bush's top advisor, talked to ABC News' Ann Compton about the remarks Sen. John Kerry says were a botched joke about the president, and about Bush's future. Here is a transcript of the conversation: COMPTON: Senator John Kerry has made a statement about Iraq. Do you take him at his word that he was talking about the president and not the troops? ROVE: I take him at his word when he insulted America's fighting forces. This is a habit that he's had over the years. He did it when he came back...
  • Karl Rove Calls NPR Anchor Biased While Questioning The Host's Math Skills (Republican Wheaties)

    10/25/2006 7:56:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 2,998+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/25/2006 | Noel Sheppard
    Those who are familiar with my economic analyses know that I have maintained for some time that the left and their media minions exercise a peculiar brand of arithmetic whereby one plus one sometimes equals one, two, or three depending upon the result required to fit the agenda of the person in question. Well, White House advisor Karl Rove was Robert Siegel’s guest on NPR Tuesday, and a rather lively discussion ensued over polling data and how to read such statistics culminating in Rove making a similar point about fuzzy liberal math (audio available here). The exchange in question was...
  • The Republicans' Egg-Scrambler (Rove Still Confident)

    10/23/2006 5:38:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,260+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2006 | Suzanne Fields
    Karl Rove obviously keeps his portrait in the attic, like Dorian Gray, with deep lines in a furrowed brow and a taut mouth frozen in anger. Those things must be in the attic because they're not in his face. The White House political strategist, now 55, is demonized with every category of epithet, but it doesn't show in his demeanor, either. The balding, graying adviser to the president, who has been called "evil genius," hypocritical manipulator of policy, puppeteer pulling the president's strings, looks younger and trimmer up close and personal in the most trying weeks of his life than...
  • AP Exclusive: Reid got $1M in land sale

    10/11/2006 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Prost1 · 600 replies · 16,214+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 11, 2006 | By JOHN SOLOMON and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press Writers
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show. ADVERTISEMENT In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews. The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in...

    10/05/2006 11:50:13 AM PDT · by kcvl · 3,160 replies · 100,219+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/5/07 | Drudge
    <p>According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.</p>
  • Declassified Key Judgements from the April 2006 NIE

    09/26/2006 2:08:22 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 500 replies · 16,374+ views
    <p>United States-led counterterrorism efforts have seriously damaged the leadership of al-Qa’ida and disrupted its operations; however, we judge that al-Qa’ida will continue to pose the greatest threat to the Homeland and US interests abroad by a single terrorist organization. We also assess that the global jihadist movement—which includes al- Qa’ida, affiliated and independent terrorist groups, and emerging networks and cells—is spreading and adapting to counterterrorism efforts.</p>
  • Karl Rove Promises October Surprise

    09/20/2006 8:25:23 PM PDT · by prophetic · 260 replies · 7,465+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sept. 21, 2006 | Ronald Kessler
    WASHINGTON -- In the past week, Karl Rove has been promising Republican insiders an "October surprise" to help win the November congressional elections. President Bush's political strategist is also saying that the final two weeks before the elections will see a blitz of advertising, and the Republican National Committee is deploying an army of volunteers to key locations to help the grass-roots effort and monitor the elections. The RNC is offering to fly in volunteers and cover their expenses. Rove is not saying what the October surprise will be. Asked if he would elaborate and give his thinking about the...