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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:17 AM

Rove’s Move Into Republican Primaries Enrages Tea Party

Source: Bloomberg.com

Leaders of the anti-tax Tea Party are fuming about plans by some Republican strategists, including Karl Rove, to tap the party’s wealthy donors and raise money to help “electable” candidates win primary races.

Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for Conservative Victory Project, said in an e-mail yesterday that Republicans lost some Senate races last year and in 2010 because of “undisciplined candidates running bad campaigns.” The new group “seeks to help elect the most conservative candidates in Republican primaries who can win in general elections.”

Leaders of the Tea Party and other Republican groups that oppose abortion and gay rights responded by calling Texas-based political strategist Rove, a founder of the victory project, a “fake conservative” who had “declared war” on the Tea Party.

The victory project also was attacked as “Orwellian” by Matt Kibbe, the head of the Washington-based FreedomWorks, which identifies itself as a “grassroots” Tea Party booster.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-04/rove-s-move-into-republican-primaries-enrages-tea-party.html



The conservative right wing vs. the ultra conservative right wing. Hoping neither side wins and they both implode.

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Reply Rove’s Move Into Republican Primaries Enrages Tea Party (Original post)
NeoConsSuck Feb 2013 OP
silverweb Feb 2013 #1
K8-EEE Feb 2013 #6
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #2
calimary Feb 2013 #3
graham4anything Feb 2013 #8
Hekate Feb 2013 #4
cosmicone Feb 2013 #13
xxqqqzme Feb 2013 #5
K8-EEE Feb 2013 #7
Berlum Feb 2013 #9
wildeyed Feb 2013 #10
tanyev Feb 2013 #11
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #12
iandhr Feb 2013 #14
bemildred Feb 2013 #15
cbrer Feb 2013 #16
NCcoast Feb 2013 #17
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #18
LongTomH Feb 2013 #19

Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:20 AM

1. ...



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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:26 AM

6. +1 nt

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:24 AM

2. Oh I don't know.

If I was in the Tea Party, I'd sure be mad at Rove and those establishment types.

I'd show them, and teach them a lesson, by staying home in 2014.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:39 AM

3. You could be correct. Besides, it's not the presidential round so who cares that much?

I hope they squander a shitload of money on BOTH sides, fighting each other until they're so battered and bloodied that they can't stand in Hillary's way in 2016 (she said, hopefully).

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:24 AM

8. I too hope for Hillary45 & that they have their own Nader problem in 2016.

 

Rove is about Jeb Bush and the Senate and stocking all positions bottom up besides.

But having a republican Nader doing the garbage Nader did in 2000 would be the nicest irony on the way to a major sweep by Hillary45 in 2016.

I think Hillary45 will win Texas, KT, Arizona and five other red states.

And having a civil war in the republican party can lead to Texas being blue quicker.
And the house turning easier in 2014 or if not 14, very easy in 2016.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:40 AM

4. Maybe they'll devour Rove like parasitic insect larvae devouring their host

Yummy! Turdblossom!

Nice thought, anyway......

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:47 AM

13. And they'll all die

of malignant diarrhea.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:51 AM

5. Weren't

the 'party's wealthy donors' the ones funding the tea baggers from the beginning? I thought it was the koch heads who were Freedom works.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:29 AM

7. yep they created Frankenstein but

The monster is now taking over the whole joint and trashing it. SUCH A SHAME!!!

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:21 AM

9. Live by Degenerate Republican "Family Values"

Die by degenerate Republican "Family Values."

D'oh.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:30 AM

10. Let the Republican civil war begin.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:21 AM

11. The War Between the Base

Hmm, I think I need a mint julep to go with my popcorn.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:28 AM

12. Always listen to Sarah Palin. Chances are you’ll have better results.

During the primary season, Sarah was batting 1000 until Missouri, when her candidate, Sarah Steelman, who was polling the strongest against democrat Claire McCaskill, and was an almost sure winner, lost to Todd Akin after some shenanigans by democrats. Akin almost immediately lost the election by saying incredibly stupid things, allowing one of the very worst of the worst to be re-elected.

Lesson?

Always listen to Sarah Palin. Chances are you’ll have better results. A couple of other candidates lost their primaries, but for the most part, if Sarah Palin endorsed you in the primary, you won.

That brings us to the general election. Sarah outperformed the Republican Party by a bunch. Out of the eight candidates she endorsed, six of them won:


If you can stomach it, more at: http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/endorsement-power-sarah-palin-75-success-karl-rove-100s-of-millions-spent-only-1-success/

Conclusion: If they are listening to Rove about who is electable, they are probably listening to the wrong guy. The Tea Party (the monster Dick Armey created) might very well be able to outperform mainstream Republicans in many areas of the country if it breaks free and becomes its own party.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:21 AM

14. They are eating themselfs this is great

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:28 AM

15. Ha ha ha ha. Did they think Karl was going to go away quietly?

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Give up the power without a fight? Ha ha ha ha.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:37 AM

16. WTF is an "electable Republican"?

 

Satan?

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:31 PM

17. Like Napolean said...

Never Interfere With an Enemy While He’s in the Process of Destroying Himself

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:33 PM

18. I love it when these bastards eat each other.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:33 PM

19. This is going to be fun!



OK, who's bringing the beer?

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