Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:01 AM
xchrom (108,903 posts)
There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty
Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party's expensive defeat this election cycle.
Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders and Washington political class, who are seen as having put their personal financial interest above winning the election.
As this internecine struggle gathers steam, the first target appears to be Karl Rove, the former Bush campaign mastermind who has dictated much of the GOP's strategy over the past decade.
In the wake of the party's 2012 losses, however, Rove and his well-funded American Crossroads super PAC have become a symbol of misguided Establishment strategy, party cronyism, and Beltway bloat. The fall from grace is perhaps unsurprising, given his group's disastrous performance this cycle. According to a new report, American Crossroads got a mere 1% return on its $104 million investment in 2012 races.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/karl-rove-gop-money-civil-war-republicans-2012-11#ixzz2Bv1KYto4
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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:46 AM
HereSince1628 (35,519 posts)
11. It does seem likely that the teahadists will double down on their beliefs
thtt move probably would require bigger plans to destroy social programs and federal influence.