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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:01 AM

There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty

http://www.businessinsider.com/karl-rove-gop-money-civil-war-republicans-2012-11



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.


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Reply There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty (Original post)
xchrom Nov 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #1
xchrom Nov 2012 #3
Hugin Nov 2012 #2
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #4
Paladin Nov 2012 #5
Scuba Nov 2012 #6
CabCurious Nov 2012 #7
tabasco Nov 2012 #8
Squinch Nov 2012 #9
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #11
sammytko Nov 2012 #10
SDjack Nov 2012 #12
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #13

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:05 AM

1. Am I wrong? Is that Petraeus with Karl covering his 6 o'clock?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:05 AM

3. looks like it. nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:05 AM

2. "dictated"!

I approve of their choice of wording.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:22 AM

4. Maybe they can convince

Satan to take Rove's place.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:27 AM

5. Suits me. (nt)

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:33 AM

6. "Grassroots Republican" is an oxymoron.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:35 AM

7. Casualty? Republicans rise from the dead as Fox News Zombies

Sarah Palin.

Still mumbling about eating brains.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:37 AM

8. They will be back in two years with a better plan to destroy this country.

With the assistance of the corporate whore media.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:41 AM

9. Probably true. But if we are really lucky, they will decide that they need to go more conservative.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:46 AM

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.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:42 AM

10. He probably knows too much so is going nowhere

Besides he has a new wife to support.

I can't believe this guy has been married three times!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:09 AM

12. I don't think that Karl cares. GOP has pushed him into the 1%. That's

ultimately what is important to gopers.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:10 AM

13. And the downside to this is ?

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