Monday, February 04, 2013
Karl Rove Launches Effort To Become GOP Gatekeeper And Oust Tea Party Candidates
Some interesting news, as self-appointed GOP Guru Karl Rove announced that his American Crossroads PAC was starting a new project called Conservative Victory to weed out 'unacceptable candidates'. By whom, of course, Rove means anyone associated with the Tea Party/populist wing of the GOP.
This is really just an extension of the GOP establishment's war on candidates and office holders they deem too conservative and not willing to go along with the flow of our elite political class.
This would be fascinating stuff if it had a real basis. But of course, it doesn't.
Aside from spending millions backing Mitt Romney,much of which was misspent or poorly allocated, Rove's two political outfits, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies spent megabucks backing the wrong horses consistently in congressional elections. 10 of the 12 Senate candidates and four of the nine House candidates the Rove groups supported lost their races.
Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner are probably on board as well. Both face likely primary challenges and both would very much like to be able to have enough RINO's on board to continue their leadership positions. But for Rove, the real game isn't 2012, but 2016.
Rove's ultimate idea here is to get into position to foist Jeb Bush or another RINO if Jeb isn't running on the GOP as the party's candidate in the next presidential race. When once again, rather than any concern about principles or even who wins, the chief objective for Rove is his share of those millions of dollars spent that ultimately ends up in the hands of the consultant class.
If this nonsense continues, we will almost certainly see a new party arise. The peons are not in the mood to just settle any more. Watch what happens