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!



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GOP Activist Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Lost Emails
Found Dead — Apparent Suicide By Black Plastic Bag Republican activist Peter Smith was found dead in his hotel room in May 2017 in Rochester, Minnesota.

The hotel staff found Smith with a black plastic bag on his head. He was trying to obtain Hillary Clinton’s lost emails.

UPDATE: Mueller and Congressional investigators have interviewed Smith’s acquaintances several times. Our sources say there is much more to this story.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Peter W. Smith, a Republican political activist and financier from Chicago who mounted an effort to obtain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, died on May 14 after asphyxiating himself in a hotel room in Rochester, Minn., according to local authorities. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Smith’s body was found by a hotel clerk in the Aspen Suites hotel, located across the street from the Mayo Clinic, according to a Rochester Police Department report. An associate of Mr. Smith said that he had recently visited the clinic. A representative for the facility wouldn’t confirm if Mr. Smith was a patient.

Mr. Smith died about 10 days after an interview with The Wall Street Journal in which he recounted his attempts to acquire what he believed were thousands of emails stolen from Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. He implied that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then serving as the senior national security adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, was aware of his efforts…

…The police report said Mr. Smith was found by a hotel clerk with a plastic bag around his head attached tightly with black rubber bands. Mr. Smith “left documentation on why he committed suicide, medical records, his written obituary, and life insurance” on a table in his room, the report said.


Massachusetts Man Arrested After Trying To Hire
A Hit Man On Twitter To Kill ICE Agents For $500

A 33-year-old lefty from Cambridge, Massachusetts named Brandon Ziobrowski was arrested Thursday after offering anyone on Twitter $500 to kill ICE agents.

Ziobrowski also expressed his desire to slit John McCain’s throat in several tweets.

FOX News reported:

A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and sharing his desire to slit the throat of Sen. John McCain, federal officials said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year.

Federal officials said Ziobrowski tweeted a murder for hire solicitation to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for $500, and repeatedly tweeted his desire to slit the throat of McCain, R-Ariz.

“The agents and officers out there enforcing federal laws are doing their job, plain and simple,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a news conference. “There is a difference between public debate and putting others in fear of their lives.”

Federal officials said Ziobrowski in March started tweeting threatening messages against federal agents that work for ICE.

On July 2, the 33-year-old allegedly tweeted: “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this lets make this work.”

The Justice Department released a statement on the arrest of Ziobrowski:

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