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December 15, 2011 by B. Daniel Blatt
(H/t Jim Geraghty)
Richard Bell says
December 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm - December 15, 2011
Carl Rove is not someone I want to follow. I’m sick of Carl Rove. Now that I think about it, I don’t even respect, Carl Rove.
B. Daniel Blatt says
December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm - December 15, 2011
So, Richard, should we attack other conservatives who are trying to raise money to defeat the big-spending president or should we focus our efforts and raising money and building organizations capable of ousting that incumbent?
December 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm - December 15, 2011
Daniel, I wasn’t one of those who thought we needed a teachable moment for the republicans in 06 by having the democrats win the congress. I didn’t support the idea of sabotaging tea party candidates in 2010 because it was better for those seats to go to democrats. Being the creature of habit I am I also don’t support the republican establishment politics of personal destruction we see in this primary. Unlike the establishment, I have faith in the primary voters to choose the candidate we need to lead the party against the democrats in 2012. I have given republicans (Here in NY I have a Conservative party too.) check after check. As recently as the night before last I attended an event here on this little island with Liz and Dick Cheney (BTW, I would go all out if Liz decided to jump into this primary.) and wrote out a check to the republicans. I just don’t like, Carl Rove and his brand of politics.
I’m tired of working my posterior off for republicans and yet continue to be ruled by democrats.
December 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm - December 15, 2011
That’s a powerful ad with great graphics even the ADHD crowd can understand (and I mean the short attention span Americans). Even if you hate Rove, this should get you motivated to do SOMETHING, anything, to make sure Obama is defeated.
December 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm - December 15, 2011
Unfortunately, someone – possibly the Republican establishment – has, by destroying successive Tea Party candidates, narrowed the likely Republican down to the two establishment-rated, Big Government candidates: namely Romney and Gingrich.
Heads they win, tails they win. But Reagan, they ain’t. Small-government, they ain’t. I’ll have to hold my nose, just to vote for either of them.
December 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm - December 15, 2011
I agree 100pc with the message… just don’t like the messenger.
Does Karl (and for that matter, does W) ever give any thought to the idea that he helped elect Barry?
Could it be that McCain may well have lost because of the Obama money machine but he also ran an awful campaign – pandering to the left while giving the finger to conservatives (OK – I’ll build the damn fence)?
December 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm - December 15, 2011
And we’re supposed to take the advice of this slug… WHY???? He is as much to blame for the rise of Obama as Soros or Axelrod. By poisoning the Republican brand with his toxic combination of theocracy run amok and Big Government fiscal policies that only seem to show restraint when compared to the current Madman in the White House, he handed the nomination to McCain and the general election to Obama. My God, that he can say all this with a straight face… granted his points are true… but with no self awareness of his role in all this. And he compounds this by slamming true conservatives like the Tea Party and Sarah Palin and now that Gingrich is showing strength, Rove is trying to sabotage him as well…. for what?? So Obama gets a second term and the next Bush prince, Jeb is ready to run in 2016.
JustShootMeNow, I motivated just fine by the efforts of Tea Party and the speeches by Sarah Palin that hit the bulls eye about how great this Nation can be again. Rove got the ball rolling on bringing us to our knees and no matter how on target he might be with his sound bytes, I can’t listen to what he has to say or trust a single one of his actions.