Karl Rove under-cover assassin of conservatism
The Rogue Helping Obama Steal America
By Judi McLeod
Friday, May 10, 2013
The deadly, almost under-cover assassin of conservatism in America is not the Fundamental Transformation of America-pushing Barack Obama and the Democrats but Karl Rove and his big-money financiers.
Conservatism is the dead man walking in the politics of America today, and there’s no way to revive the corpse as long as Karl Rove is still at the GOP helm.
From the Truth-is-stranger-than-Fiction department: A brilliant May 8 piece in the New York Times by Thomas B. Edsall draws back the curtain on the forces battling for GOP control between the well-heeled establishment and passionately conservative forces, and it’s less than a pretty picture.
It’s the movie of our lifetime depicting what is happening in the underskirts of the body politic in a declining America.
But the May 1 revelation by the Republican National Committee that it had awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for data management and collection services to Liberty Works, a firm run by Richard Boyce, an associate of Rove, could inadvertently lead to the way out of the labyrinth that is steadily undermining the Republican Party faithful, and therefore some day stop disenfranchising millions of conservative voters.
“The extensive involvement of Rove, not only with Liberty Works, but also with all aspects of Republican efforts to build a technologically advanced, integrated voter list, has provoked new charges that Rove is acquiring unprecedented control over the Republican electioneering machine: over the aggregation of tactically valuable data and sharing it; over fund-raising; over candidate selection; over voter mobilization; and finally over issue prioritization,” Edsall writes. (New York Times, May 8, 2013)
“Rove and Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, have angered the right wing of the Republican Party, which views them as focused on marginalizing the Tea Party movement. Centrist Republicans like Rove and Priebus see the hard right as having cost the party five Senate seats over the past two elections. They are determined to put an end to the dominant role of the Tea Party and its supporters in primary contests”.
No one discreetly gloats more about the destruction to true conservatism by the Rove-Priebus mission than the David Axelrod-run Obama Team, who know by experience the power of astro-turfing.
The always-in-campaign-mode Obama Team know more than anyone else that as long as the Rove-Priebus team is in play, there is zero hope for a Republican comeback 2016 and beyond.
The all-passion, shoestring-budget crimped Tea Party groups trying to elect candidates are no match for moneyed Rove ally, Richard Boyce, who is a partner in TPG Capital, a private equity firm based in Forth Worth and San Francisco. A major Republican donor, Boyce, during the 2011-2012 election cycle, contributed $300,000 to Mitt Romney’s ”Super PAC”, Restore Our Future, and another $100,000 to Rove’s Super PAC, American Crossroads.
“According to both his own aides and the R.N.C., Rove does not have a financial stake in Liberty Works”. (Edsall).
Rove’s association with Boyce underlines the vulnerability of the striving Tea Party, in getting the message out that the Republican Party houses both warring factions: establishment candidates—and conservative ones.
For the Tea Party even getting candidates over the finish line means first having to get get past Rove and the establishment.
Among the slings and arrows coming the Tea Party’s way, it is sometimes easy to miss that Rove and his cohorts are as effective in ‘Red-Necking’ Tea Party candidates up for election as “bible thumpers”, “racists” and “wannabe terrorists” as is the always-in-overdrive Obama regime.
In order for David Axelrod et al to turn the tide against the Tea Party they need Karl Rove, and most frustratingly for those who seek to rescue America from fast growing collectivism, they got Karl Rove.
“Rove’s fingerprints are all over the Liberty Works voter list project, which is estimated to cost $20 million,” writes Edsall. “A company created by the R.N.C., Data Trust will exercise control of the list. Mike Duncan, who was the chairman of the R.N.C. at the end of George W. Bush’s second term, will be the trust’s chairman. Duncan is now the chairman of Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads.
“Throughout the presidency of George W. Bush, liberals and progressives saw Rove as the incarnation of evil. Now many on the conservative right describe him in similar terms.”
Commenters at the conservative Web site Free Republic continue to expose Rove as the Big Enemy of conservatism that he is, and Edsall gives them a shout-out in his Time’s piece.
The theory that the left-right paradigm is dead in America has never had it so good and without significant change is destined to take its toll on the next election.
In surviving the Fundamental Transformation of America, which is costing Americans freedoms and individual rights on a now daily basis, America is at the crossroads.
Incredibly, in a political world where conservatism is being strangled by the party that masquerades as the Party of Conservatives, Karl Rove is being given legitimacy by Fox News—who made it to Number One in Cable Television as the Conservative television network.
That Fox News continues to give Rove legitimacy after election night, November 6, 2012 is mind boggling, when proof exists showing how Rove argued with his home network about whether Obama won Ohio.
Described by Huffpost, “Fox News had what can only be described as an insane argument with itself over whether or not President Obama had won Ohio, and the presidency”.
This was the embarrassing scene millions of Fox viewers were subjected to here courtesy of Rove on last election night.
“The network seemed quite confident in its projections at first, but suddenly, pundit Karl Rove—who, as leader of a huge conservative Super PAC has something of an interest in the outcome of the race—began to pour cold water on the call.
“Fox News’ Chris Wallace then said that Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign is contesting the network’s decision to call President Obama’s re-election.
“‘Well I have great respect for our decision desk, and I can see that they’re very happy in Chicago, but I have to tell you that the Romney camp has real doubts by the call that has been made by us and by other networks. They do not believe that Ohio in in the Obama camp. I just got an email from a top Romney person. I asked, ‘Do you agree with our call?‘ He said ‘Not Really. It’s less than 20 percent of the vote still out in GOP areas.’”
”Rove said it was “premature” and “early” to make any real decisions.
“So, maybe not so fast, folks!” Wallace said. There was a pained silence.
“Uh, thank you!” Bret Baier said. “That’s awkward,” Megyn Kelly added.
“Baier then said that he would get someone from the network’s election desk to explain why it had made the call. Kelly walked across the office, cameras trailing her, to speak with the number-crunchers.
“The number-crunchers calmly repudiated Rove.
“We’re actually quite comfortable with the call in Ohio, one of them said. Another said he was “99.9 percent” certain that the president had been re-elected.
“There just aren’t enough Republican votes left for Mitt Romney to get there,” a fellow desk member added.
“Rove continued to contest the call. “They know the science!” Kelly responded, exasperatedly. It turned out that nobody was on Rove’s side.
“They’re not listening to Karl,” Kelly said with some finality, as she went to a break.
“The world reacted with stammering befuddlement.”
Rove, who embarrassed Fox News personalities who knew better, and who should have been fired, is still to this day a regular Fox political analyst.
But the truth is while he only embarrassed Fox colleagues and viewers, he is destroying the only faint hope Americans have of taking America back: The Tea Party who must get past Karl Rove before they can take on Obama.
Meanwhile Thomas B. Edsall’s article In Data We Trust should be the political Bible of the Conservative Tea Party—the only real conservatives in the Karl Rove Republican Party.
Statistics: Posted by yoda — Fri May 10, 2013 11:48 am
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All the actions by the Fed since the financial crisis which started in 2008 (and really long before that) have basically amounted to a giant safety net for big business. Small business and savers have been left in the cold.
The Fed has kept interest rates below anything close to what the market wants for fear that higher rates might trigger a down leg in the ongoing recession/depression. Meanwhile savers, the core of what used to be the American economy in many ways, get nothing on their money unless they go much farther out in terms of risk than they should.
Higher rates probably would spur a move down in the economy, but in the wake of the flood we would likely see a new and much more “real” feeling economy. But Citibank can’t have that, and Washington DC with all of its debt absolutely can’t have that.
(From Real Clear Markets)
The Fed has constructed a safety net for government and big business. The upside is that hard calls implied by the financial crisis – to cut government spending, to reinvent an industry – don’t have to be made because the status quo can continue fueled by easy credit. The downside is that we now live in an economy where it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between real economic growth and symptoms of another bubble. This is at the heart of what CEOs mean when they blame Washington for creating “uncertainty.”
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The hedge funds and the big banks have done better than anyone under the Fed’s printing regime.
When the Fed prints the guys that do the best are the guys who have a direct line to Bernanke and Co. Where do you think all the new money goes? I haven’t seen any checks show up in my mail box.
The big banks and the hedge funds have done amazingly well over the past 3 years or so. Never forget that the quarter after Goldman Sachs was bailed out was the most “profitable” in the history of the bank.
Goldman Sachs was dead in the Fall of 2008, but the Fed not only saved the recklessly leveraged investment bank but gave it so much money that bonuses in 2009 were the largest Goldman had ever handed out. Many a Maseratti was bought in the depths of the recession with money that flowed from the Fed.
So when Bernanke and the President wax about how increased easing is going to “save the American economy” take it with a greain of salt.
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Statistics: Posted by yoda — Thu May 31, 2012 9:30 am
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