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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:46 PM

Tea Party and GOP are in full battle mode!

Dont you love it when the snakes the GOP coddled grew up and cost the GOP at the polls? And now there is more reason to rejoice...Here is an article I found on

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/03/Rove-declares-war-Tea-Party

The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.”
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But it is American Crossroads and its ilk that have run the GOP into the ground. Spending millions of dollars on useless 30,000-ft. advertising campaigns during the last election cycle, training candidates to soften conservatism in order to appeal to “moderates,” blowing up the federal budget under George W. Bush as a bipartisan tactic – all of those strategies led the party to a disastrous defeat in 2012.
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Grover Norquist correctly points out that the Rove mission is nonsense. “People are imagining a problem that doesn’t exist,” said Norquist. “We’ve had people challenge the establishment guy and do swimmingly.” In truth, conservatism wins elections so long as the messenger doesn’t implode. Rove’s view, however, is that conservatism takes a back seat to the best quasi-conservative messenger.

But victory for conservatives isn’t Rove’s goal. He’s a political insider par excellence, and he’s playing for his political life in the aftermath of 2012. If that means declaring war on the Tea Party, so be it.


Ya! so be it!!! Bring 'em on!! I dont know about you but this infighting over there just makes my day!! Hope you have a big grin as well!!

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:55 PM

1. Anyone taking advice from Sharpiro deserves what they get...gotta love the line " providing they

don't implode" ...like so many do.

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:55 PM

2. I actually do love it, ha ha

What is the best part of it is the republicans are making the small tent even smaller.

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:57 PM

3. Rove got his ass kicked last cycle ...

He made promises ... received tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars (hundreds?), and had very little to show his masters on November 7th ....

His goose has been cooked .... He is trying to spring back by 'making changes' .... WHO the fuck is going to give him money without 'changes' ? ....

This is delightful .... I am loving the internecine warfare ...

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Response to Trajan (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:05 PM

11. Karl doesn't see it as a loss

... as you stated, people gave him 10's of millions of dollars .... You think he's giving refunds? That money is gone baby gone to Karl's & pals' little hidey hole in the Cayman's ...

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:05 PM

4. Both sides are losers

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:10 PM

5. Well, the important thing is that

America is damaged by them, so not all their efforts are in vain.

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:56 PM

6. I don't know why?

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:24 PM

7. Did you know that the only reason Lincoln won in 1860 was a split Democratic Party?

May the split in the Republican Party be wide and long ....

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:37 PM

8. Let's hope for MAD...

mutual assured destruction

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:51 PM

9. Are we going to underestimate the GOP? Let's hope not. n/t

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:52 PM

10. The only battle within the Teapublican party is how best to spin their image...

The GOP owners are concerned about one thing and one thing only. Gaining control.
The traditional republican franchise needs to repackage tired old warhorses such as McCain and Romney in some way that they might be more acceptable to the new demography. They are sure that all it will take is good hair, a pressed suit and possibly a few courses in Spanish.
The somewhat more radical Tea Party franchise still needs the corporate friendly attitudes of the Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan type of front man. Once their spin masters find a less distressing way to say virginal probe they will have it made.

No need to change the content. Make the message more attractive.....

Plymouth is for lovers. Meep Meep.
Not you're father's Republican party/Oldsmobile.
Pork, the other white meat.

Anyone else remember those ad campaigns?

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:17 PM

12. Bwah ha ha ha ha ha! I love it! N/M

 

Dude! N/M means no message! What are you doing here?

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:36 PM

13. So I guess Breibart.com is throwing in with the teabaggers

Hell is other people in the GOP.

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:39 PM

14. is it okay, in this situation, to "root for injuries" like in the football games

where you don't like either team?

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:46 PM

15. Biggest donors have joined Karl Rove? Does that mean the Kochs have abandoned the Tea Party?

They bankrolled the supposedly grassroots Tea Party from the beginning. Without their money, what has the Tea Party got?

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Response to Vietnameravet (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:24 AM

16. let's all chip in and get them bigger clubs to beat each other with...

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