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  • GOP strategist Karl Rove: Republicans in ‘big trouble,’ could lose House in 2018 (Barf)

    01/07/2018 11:34:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP strategist Karl Rove says Republicans are in danger of losing their majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. Asked how much trouble Republicans are in, Mr. Rove responded, “Big trouble.” “The president’s approval rating is in the high 30s, and the Republicans are 24 seats in the House away from losing their majorities,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Karl Rove on NFL Protests: Trump Will Be ‘Walking Away From This a Loser’

    09/24/2017 9:57:08 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 197 replies ^ | 24 Sep 2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” network contributor and Republican strategist Karl Rove discussed President Donald Trump criticism of NFL players for taking a knee during the national anthem at games. According to Rove, Trump would be “walking away” from this controversy a “loser.” ... “He could have come away from this the winner,” he continued. “But he is walking away from this a loser in the minds of the American people for exactly the reasons you pointed out. He was against the federal government interfering and telling the Washington Redskins what their name should be. Now he...
  • 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...