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."
It will be a cold day in hell before I give another dime to the republican party.
KARL ROVE SHOULD BE WHITE WATERBOARDED. CATASTROPHE MAN PREDICTED OBAMA WOULD LOSE. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spiritofamericapartybook/2014/09/20/no...
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!
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!