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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 Defends Jeb Bush: Voters "Who Made A Decision Are Not Stuck On Their Decision"

    10/27/2015 4:03:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies ^ | 10/27/15 |
    MARTHA MACCALLUM, FNC: What is the mind-set at this point? When you look at these numbers and you have Carson and Trump trading spots at least according to one national poll for first and second, what we're looking at, but you know these other folks who everybody thought were strong, deep bench of the Republican Party are just mired, they're not getting anywhere at all, Karl? Does anything change that. KARL ROVE: Well, sure there is and you see it in the poll this morning. I agree with what Chris Stirewalt said earlier this is one poll. You shouldn't sort...
  • Bush Didn’t Lie: But why did his administration sit on the evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/17/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/17/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
  • Karl Rove ‘flat-out lying’ about Hillary’s health: Clinton camp

    05/13/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/13/13 | Carl Campanile
    GOP activist Karl Rove is being accused of gutter politics in a response by Hillary Clinton’s reps after remarks last week, reported by Page Six, that the former secretary of state may have brain damage from a blood clot she suffered in 2012. “From the moment this happened 17 months ago, the right has politicized her health,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. “First they accused her of faking it. Now they’ve resorted to the other extreme — and are flat-out lying … All he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and he’s...
  • Karl Rove denies he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage

    05/13/2014 10:34:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/13/14 | LESLIE LARSON
    Karl Rove denied Tuesday that he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage. "I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode," he told FOX News, suggesting that her hospitalization in January 2013 for a blood clot could thwart her presidential ambitions.
  • Karl Rove flip-flops on Nate Silver

    04/30/2014 6:06:57 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-30-2014 | Dylan Byers
    And yet just when the news is getting good, Rove is calling Silver's whole methodology into doubt. On Wednesday, he tweeted a link to a National Journal column titled "Why I Don't Agree With Nate Silver: Number-crunching Senate prediction models are fun to follow but are not very useful." "Smart piece: may disagree w/ some specifics, but major point is correct," Rove wrote. The major point is that the methodology behind Silver's projections is flawed: "Unlike baseball, where the sample size runs in the thousands of at-bats or innings pitched, these models overemphasize a handful of early polls at the...
  • Cornyn plans campaign stop in Longview (Cornyn rally with Karl Rove is TODAY Feb 16)

    02/16/2014 6:39:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/8/14 | Glenn Evan
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is returning to Longview for a fundraiser that aims low at the wallet but high on attendance. “What we’re trying to do with this event is something I don’t think, typically, has been done before,” said John Coppedge, a Longview doctor. “We wanted to have an event that was fun and afforded the opportunity for a lot more people to participate in the process.” Political fundraisers, particularly for national office candidates, tend to be those $1,000-a-plate soirées that most people just hear about. Coppedge said the one planned for Feb. 16 is designed to draw as...
  • Karl Rove: Why is Rand Paul beating up on Bill Clinton for old sins?

    02/11/2014 2:21:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    He said this during a segment on Fox News in which he also insisted that Chris Christie’s presidential hopes are still very much alive. Because of course he did.I did not realize that a few jabs at the Clenis aimed at parrying the left’s endless “war on women” attacks 32 months out from the next election might matter in deciding the presidency. Now I know better. Way to go, Rand. Karl Rove took a shot at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday for attacking Bill Clinton over his “predatory” behavior toward Monica Lewinsky, saying that it’s not good strategy for...
  • Karl Rove: Here Are the 2 Tactical Fails That Cost Romney the Election

    06/27/2013 4:10:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 6/27/13 | GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA
    The GOP strategist says he tried to signal to the Romney campaign that it should change course, but they didn't follow his lead. A lot has been said about why Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, from his failure to turn out more white working-class voters to his failure to win more of the Latino voters who did turn out. Republican strategist Karl Rove offered the latest take Thursday in remarks detailing how he tried, from his perch at an outside group forbidden by law from coordinating with the campaign, to signal to Romney's team that they should make changes...
  • Rove Fires Back after Palin’s Blistering CPAC Speech

    03/17/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 109 replies ^ | March 17, 2013 | Kenneth Hanne
    Karl Rove sought to turn the tables Sunday on Sarah Palin, jabbing her for stepping down early as Alaska governor, a day after she blistered the GOP consultant in a speech at CPAC. Palin launched a broadside against the GOP establishment on Saturday at the gathering of conservatives, but directed her sharpest aim at Rove, reports Huffington Post. “If these experts who keep losing elections and keep getting rehired and getting millions — if they feel that strong about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck-up or stay in the truck,” Palin told CPAC Saturday, according...
  • Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative

    02/06/2013 5:37:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 6, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Karl Rove -- "The Architect," as President George W. Bush called him -- crafted Bush's two presidential campaigns and served as a key player in Bush's White House. Now, with an assist from The New York Times, Rove is presenting himself as a conservative leader. On Sunday, the Times reported that American Crossroads, the super PAC Rove started, was beginning a new program called "The Conservative Victory Project." This project, as the Times put it, will "recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and tea party enthusiasts." But Rove is no conservative. If you give...
  • Karl Rove: I wasn’t George Bush’s brain; strategist defends ex-president’s intellect

    03/06/2010 3:44:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1,646+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 5, 2010 | Mike Celizic
    Most people would probably find it flattering to be called the brains behind the president of the United States. But not Karl Rove, the former senior adviser to President George W. Bush who has been called “Bush’s brain.” The nickname, bestowed on Rove by Bush critics, isn’t a compliment to him but rather an insult to his former boss, Rove told TODAY’s Matt Lauer during an extensive interview he granted in conjunction with the publication of his book, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.”“I’ve known him for almost four decades. He is a really smart...

    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...
  • James Moore and Wayne Slater's 'The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power'

    09/02/2006 6:36:09 PM PDT · by Dane · 21 replies · 1,158+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 2, 2006 | James Heston
    James Moore and Wayne Slater's 'The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power' By James Henson SPECIAL TO THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN Saturday, September 02, 2006 "There is no more compelling subject in contemporary American politics, and perhaps in our country's electoral history, than Karl Christian Rove," James Moore and Wayne Slater write on the first page of their new book. Though such hyperbole is unnecessary, it doesn't detract fatally from "The Architect." Moore, an Austin-based journalist, and Slater, senior political writer for The Dallas Morning News, paint a sharp portrait of an intelligent, ruthless and deeply cynical man....
  • Rove Secretly Runs The New York Times

    07/15/2006 6:48:04 AM PDT · by V.Foster · 39 replies · 1,477+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 14, 2006 | Bill Smith
    According to well-placed insiders on the Times' Board of Directors, a shaken Sulzberger made that announcement in a hastily convened meeting of the Board of the Times' parent company, The New York Times Corp. Sulzberger reportedly told the board that the discovery was made last week. "During an internal investigation, we reached the regrettable conclusion that Karl Rove has been running this newspaper since at least August, 2002," Sulzberger reportedly stated. "His intention is clear - to ruin the reputation of the newspaper and the party that our editorial policy supports." Sulzberger reportedly continued: "I ordered an investigation to determine...
  • Happy Birthday Karl Christian Rove!!! (born December 25, 1950)

    12/25/2005 3:01:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies · 4,363+ views
    12/25/05 | lowbridge
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARL CHRISTIAN ROVE!!! Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American political consultant, and (as of 2005) U.S. President George W. Bush's senior advisor, chief political strategist, and Deputy White House Chief of Staff in charge of policy.
  • 'Genius' or 'nerd,' Rove was key to the GOP win

    11/07/2004 1:22:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies · 2,823+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | David L. Greene
    WASHINGTON - On a blustery night in the New Mexico desert, President Bush was giving the next-to-last stump speech of a grueling campaign. The next morning, voters would decide his fate. As he spoke, a man with nearly as much at stake was standing off to the side: Karl Rove. ... Bundled up in a "W '04 Road Crew" jacket, Rove was regaling a flock of reporters. As his boss cracked a joke on stage, the balding, bespectacled adviser was performing his walking political calculator routine. He spewed numbers - how many volunteers are in Florida, how much money was...