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


B.Poster said...

Would anyone seriously consider Jeb Bush for ANY public office? Former President George W. Bush left office as the most universially despised man in Americn history. If the Democrats or anyone wanted to, they could try him for any thing they wanted and have him executed or any thing else done to him they wanted done to him. His political opponents have not done so because it serves them better for advancement not to do so.

Is he actually guilty of any crimes? It does not really matter!! He's universially despised. The American people would happily support any thing that might be done to him.

As such, why would anyone nomiate to the Presidency anyone with the last name Bush? This would be political suicide and nobody would pay someone to come up with something that stupid.

The best approach for the Republican leadership would be to work constructively with the so called tea party and try to find common ground. In war, a good approach is the "enemy of my enemy is my friend." It seems as though the Democrats have declared war on the Repubilcan party and the tea party. It would make much more sense for these groups to work together. The tea party has already made massive sacrifices to try and forge a costructive relationship. Its time for main line Republicans to do the same or they can face extinction.

At least the tea party has some workable ideas. Less so for main line Republicans. As such, they are much more likely to face total extinction without the tea party than the tea party is without them.

A third party is an interesting idea. What do you suppose it would like like? For it to survive, I estimate it would need to pick off at least 25% of Republicans. This should not be a problem per say. The problem comes in how to pick off enough Democrats to make the party viable. Since Democrats are extrodinarily unifed, how would this be done?

Essentially the name "Bush" alone would be enough to repel most Americans. A Bush who is related to former president Geore W. Bush would serve to repel Americans even more. I can't believe anyone would seriously consider nominating him.

Anonymous said...

If the Repubicans select Jeb or fatass Christie, I might just vote for Hillary, even though I hate her.

Rob said...

If those are the choices, I can almost guarantee you there will be another one, anonymous.

Politics, like Nature abhors a vacuum.

dig your own grave and save said...

So you're actually rooting for more Todd Akins and Richard Mourdocks?