After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates. 

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama's "job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican... each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt."

After declaring war on conservatives and the Tea Party last year, Rove now realizes that the very voters the establishment trashed are not donating to more moderate and establishment Senate candidates in states like North Carolina and Colorado. Rove says that "Republican candidates and groups must step up" to reduce the fundraising gap with Democrats. He said "Republicans must reach a certain sufficiency of advertising in the next six weeks" to "tip the needle in the GOP's direction."

Rove said "that will only happen if Republicans open their wallets to candidates whom they may have never met, and, if they live in a battleground state, they clear their calendars to volunteer to identify and get out the vote." 

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It will be a cold day in hell before I give another dime to the republican party.


Will never happen again!


I'd be more than happy to tell ?Krunk", to his face, exactly "why" WE ARE NOT supporting him OR his "chosen ones".  Every time I get a "gimme" letter from the RNC, I send it back (sans $$) with a note explaining I will NOT support them, because of "rover" AND their own stupidity.  I send any $$ to my "candidate of choice".

Carl Rove is a proven looser, he needs to wake up and listen to the American people. He and his cronies are all from a different era in politics. Things have changed in a big way and he hasn't kept up. I think Old Carl is in for a big unpleasant surprise come November. Time for the Dinosaur to go.

though I don't always agree with Mr. Rove, I do respect him - he is quite good at his job (so) I think it unwise to not see him as the gifted political mover he is; and pay attention.  the man has maneuvered whole movements into completely different concepts without anyone even knowing what he was really up to, until it was too late!

@Katherine Hovey,

I know that is not a popular position on this site as Rove has long been in the dog house but I agree with you 100%.  We don't have to like someone to learn from them.  In fact, I often learned the most from the teachers I liked the least.

I have been warning people of the divide and conquer effect that Conservatives keep boxing themselves into.  For all the underhanded activities of the Demon Crap Party, you have to hand it to them for maintaining a unified front, something we would do well to learn from.

You're a smart woman!  There is no sin in learning lessons and being able to counter effectively - even when those lessons are being learned from someone not agreed with. The man is a genius at what he does; and I wouldn't discount his ability.

Carolan, with all due respect, I must strongly disagree with you.

We have learned from our mistakes of the past, plus there is this... if we on the right did maintain a unified front we would have to act like Democrats, but most of us have more dignity and good sense to NOT lean Left to win elections. When we do, we always get shafted!

Alright, my three very fine friends.  It is time for me to write to you three and to others.  As a former teacher of 42 and well-liked/appreciated/respected/feared/whatever (!), it is true that I have had former students say that I was so very strict but that the strictness is what actually made them learn and that they learned well and still remember my major points and it has helped them in their lives.  That being said, teachers also learn from students.  Sometimes we learn we are too strict and sometimes we learn we are too soft.  You three are absolutely correct.  Karl Rove has been excellent.  But the world has changed and Karl Rove has been found with his feet in wet cement that is now setting up and if he does not move with lightening speed, he will be cemented for life.  I hate no person.  I would love to hate, but my Christian beliefs prevent me.  But that belief does not stop me from hating what someone continually tries to accomplish.  He actually thinks he is doing right.  So did I when sometimes I was strict.  Sometimes, I should have been a little less strict.  Rove needs to realize that primaries are not the time to bind with old friends.  Old friends have made their own beds.  They need to lie in that bed without KR.  That is graphic, but so is KV in what he does.  Perhaps, someone should explain it to him that way and go further by saying, "and Republicans do not appreciate homosexuality, so get out of that bed NOW!"  Point made?  It is so good to read your writings!  God's best for each!




Romney Handed Shock
Defeat By Own State’s GOP

Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

What do you think?


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