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Did Karl Rove Really Surrender to the Tea Party or is He Just Posturing? Last Monday Tea Party Patriots blasted Rove with a press Release that stated:
Rove’s Republicanism a Failure;
Waste of Donors’ Money
Top Down, Insider Party Planning is Antithetical to Conservatism
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, blasted Karl Rove’s attempt to control local and state primaries with his new elitist, Washington insider group that suggests it will pick the winning and losing candidates in local races.
“Karl Rove blew hundreds of millions on losing candidates in 2012 and now he’s hitting up donors to give to a new entity that presumes to pick winners and losers in local Republican races,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.
“Instead of returning to conservative principles, Rove and the consultant class are pouring millions into picking off conservative leaders. Watering down conservative ideas is not a winning strategy.
“It was Karl Rove’s ‘big government’ policies in the Bush Administration that led to the skyrocketing government spending and the economic disaster the country now finds itself in. Now, he expects top donors to invest in his project. Now, he presumes to tell Americans who they should vote for in primaries, when his own track record is not one of success.
“The Tea Party and the conservative movement stand on principles based on the founder’s vision of limited government. The consultant class has been on the wrong side of history and it is time for conservatives to wake-up and stop funding their sabotage of conservatism.”
Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.
And today we have the following Article from Tea Party Nation that echos the same sentiments:
Karl Rove Surrenders
Karl Rove surrenders
Karl Rove’s war against the Tea Party is over. At least for the moment. Rove made headlines by announcing a new group to vet Republican candidates for office and presumably try to kill Tea Party challengers to the GOP establishment.
Suddenly, Rove surrendered.
He saw the power of the Tea Party movement.
On February 2nd, the New York Times reported that Rove was working with big Republican donors to stop “Far right and Tea Party candidates” from being nominated.
The Tea Party already views Rove as a poster child for the Republican Establishment and one of the people who deserves the most blame for the rise of Barack Obama.
Rove’s comments were like adding gasoline to fire.
The Tea Party immediately went to war with Rove. My article on Rove was quoted in a number of news outlets. Other major conservative sites such as Breitbart and WND went after Rove as well.
There are many things you can say about Karl Rove, but he is not a fool.
He saw the Tea Party was rising against him and his position was indefensible.
So Rove went on Sean Hannity’s show last night and surrendered.
Rove said, “I don’t want a fight,” and proceeded to show the Tea Party candidates he allegedly supported in 2010 and 2012.
Rove has backed down and now this issue will fade away.
But does anyone believe Rove really wants Tea Party candidates to win?
Not a chance.
Like I said, Rove is no fool. Sun Tzu advised the wise man knows when to fight and when not to fight. Rove knew this was not the time to fight. It was a fight he would not win.
Rove will choose his battlefield and his battlefield is not in the bright light of public opinion. Rove works behind the scenes. This is why I do not trust him.
I said a couple of days ago that Rove is the poster child for the crony consultants that plague the GOP.
The Republican Party must change because if it does not change, all it will offer us is Jeb Bush in 2016 and the Republicans will keep their losing streak alive. Rove will be in the thick of things pushing Jeb Bush or one of the other RINOs.
Given his track record in 2012, no one with any sense at all should give him a dime.
The greater issue for 2014 and 2016 is not opposing Rove. One of the things I have learned is if you spend a lot of time opposing someone or something, you cannot win.
We need a Tea Party version of Crossroads GPS. We need a major donor base that can work with Tea Parties across the nation to help get conservatives elected. The beauty of working with Tea Party groups is that we know how to be very efficient with money. This is a skill born of necessity.
Rove spent over $300 million last year on the election and did not even make an impact. If a fraction of that money had gone to Tea Party groups, we could have made a huge difference. Remember, a shift of 400,000 votes in four states would have meant that today the media would be in mourning that Barack Obama was now in retirement in Hawaii.
This is one of our tasks for 2014 and 2016. We cannot ignore the role money plays in helping elect good candidates and we cannot pretend we are so pure that we should not use money. You don’t show up to a gunfight with a knife and in politics you need money to win.
As for Rove, maybe he should consider routing some of his money through Tea Party groups.
It would certainly improve his winning percentage.
Read the story and comments at: http://www.teapartynation.com/forum/topics/karl-rove-surrenders
Ann Coulter used to be one of the shinning voices of the Conservative movement. She could be counted on to verbally joust and destroy liberal opponents.
Suddenly she isn’t doing this.
Suddenly she is saying we should give in to Obama.
What has happened to Ann Coulter?
I must confess, I have been a fan of Ann Coulter for a long time. I admire her writing and her writing has been something of an inspiration to me.
Yet I have to wonder what is going on.
Last year she came out for Mitt Romney in the primaries against a slew of other good and real conservatives. She has spoken admiringly of that gelatinous blob and Al Gore certified source of hot air and global warming, Chris Christie.
Now, she has come out and said we should just give into Obama on taxes.
Ann Coulter was on Hannity last night and she said that Republicans should agree to raise taxes on the rich because if we don’t and Obama pushes us off the fiscal cliff, the Republicans would be blamed.
She reminded Sean Hannity that Republicans lost the election. So, in her mind, Obama is going to beat us on this issue so it is just better to surrender.
Ann, that is so John Boehner of you!
Let’s set a few records straight. The Republicans did not lose the race. Mitt Romney lost the race. The Republican establishment, which gave us their hand picked candidate, lost the race.
Conservatives did not lose. We did not have a horse in the race. The election was an extreme liberal against a not as liberal Republican. Coulter is right. Obama and the drive-by media will blame Republicans no matter what. They will blame Republicans for cracks in the sidewalk and a cloudy day.
Coulter is right that our messaging is worse than terrible.
But that is not a reason to surrender. It is a reason for us to improve our messaging. It is also a reason for us to change leaders and get rid of the RINOs who have done nothing but lead us to defeat after defeat.
A friend of mine posted a blog today in which he talked about the famous Revolutionary War hero, Admiral John Paul Jones. Jones fought the enemy. When his ship was on fire and sinking, a British Captain demanded his surrender.
Jones’ words became legend.
“I have not yet begun to fight.”
For America, for freedom and liberty we fight. And we conservatives have not yet begun to fight.
Perhaps someone should remind Ann Coulter of the words of a great leader and hero of freedom: Sir Winston Churchill.
“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
We shall fight on against Obama and the rest of his liberal cronies in the name of freedom. Ann Coulter may surrender if she wishes. We shall never surrender in our fight against socialism lest the lamp of liberty be extinguished in this God-blessed nation and we be forced to live the words of Ronald Reagan who warned of a day where we would tell our children and our grandchildren what it was like to grow up in a free America.
We shall never surrender.
See entire post at: http://www.teapartynation.com/forum/categories/tea-party-nation-forum/listForCategory
by Bratton | August 25, 2012
Sarah Palin said Saturday a third party option is not beyond the realm of possibility.
Palin, a former Alaska governor and the GOP 2008 vice presidential nominee, on “America’s News Headquarters” thanked President Obama for his service, but said now it’s time go. She says Gov. Mitt Romney deserves a chance.
“If you don’t know who you dislike or like more, (Obama or Romney), go ahead and give Romney a shot. We don’t want to repeat the failed policies of Obama. President Obama doesn’t get free market or American Exceptionalism,” she said.
Despite helping Republicans win control of the House in 2010, the Tea Party has taken a more low-key approach this election cycle.
Gov. Palin, who now is widely considered a “Tea Party Activist,” says don’t count the movement out. She says the patriots are hard at work around the country.
“The Tea Party is a grassroot of independent Americans. They know that they are taxed enough already. They want to shrink government and make it smarter and make it as less relevant to us in our lives as possible,” Palin added.
When asked if she would consider creating a third party if neither Gov. Romney nor President Obama would budge from their current positions on a variety of issues, Palin left open the door.
“Look what happened in the mid 1800’s. The Whig party went away and the Republican Party surfaced. Because the electorate got sick and tired of the party fighting for power and not doing the will of the people.”
Palin went on to say history could repeat itself.
“If history is an indication it is a possibility,” she said. “If the Republicans don’t remember what the planks in the platform represent … that is opportunity to prosper and thrive in the most exceptional nation in the world. We do that through a free market. If the Republicans become like the liberal left and democrats, I wouldn’t be surprised if history didn’t repeat itself.”
By Regina Bratton
Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, Mass Tea Party’s Keynote Speaker at our April 15th Patriot Courage Rally, minced no words with Fox Business’s Liz MacDonald. He charged that the Obama “Administration’s Immigration Policy [is] Adding to [our national] Crime Rate.” As we all understand by now, the Obama Administration is more concerned with garnering votes than they are with keeping illegal immigrant Level I, II and III felonious murderers, rapist and kidnappers in prison. After all, they need another term to complete their disintegration of America and our institutions.
W observed the same behavior in our state during Obama- lite, Deval Patrick’s scheme to delay and sabotage the ability of cities and town’s to implement the Federal Secure Communities program. A program, that at virtually no cost to the state, cities or towns would have identified the same felonious criminals and would have subjected them to deportation after serving time for their crimes. We must hold this administration morally and criminally responsible for every inhabitant of our country that is brutalized by these felons.
Just when the bruises from a tough primary were beginning to heal, and some conservatives were starting to give Mitt Romney a second look in the aftermath of yesterday’s five-state primary sweep, comes word the moderate former Massachusetts Governor has the same policy as President Obama does on federally subsidized student loan interest rates.
House Republicans have said the estimated $6 billion annual cost of extending low-interest rates for student loans isn’t affordable without offsetting cuts, but that they are still deciding whether to support a temporary extension. Obama has started pushing Congress for the extension and planned a three-state tour this week to warn students of the potential financial catastrophe they will face if Congress fails to act.
Apparently Romney’s strategy for the fall campaign will be, “if you can’t out bid Obama, at least join him.”
Romney’s announcement that he supports an extension of the cheap interest rate on federal student loans pulls the rug out from under conservatives in the House who have been trying with little success to reduce spending and balance the budget – even if it takes 30 years via the Ryan Plan.
We have a bit of sympathy for young people who were sold a bill of goods by an education industry that convinced them there is actually a job market for degrees in folklore and performance art and who are now stuck with student loans that run to six figures.
However, Romney’s attempt to out-Obama Obama on student loans is a perfect illustration of how Greece got where it is, and why we are headed in the same direction.
In Greece, until the meltdown, practically everybody got a subsidy or a paycheck for something from the government. The politics were such that the trend was ever upward – once the subsidies started they could never be reduced or even slowed due to political pressure.
We have the same problem here in the U.S. and at some point soon some principled patriots will have to make the case to their fellow Americans that it has to stop. Having offsetting cuts doesn’t end or slow the student loan subsidy, but at least it doesn’t allow it to increase our ruinous deficit and debt.
No doubt Romney and his establishment Republican advisors think of this as “moving to the center” for the fall election. We call it stiffing the conservatives in Congress and pandering on the road to fiscal perdition – as well as a perfect illustration of why conservatives should remain deeply skeptical of the Romney candidacy.
“We want to grow our numbers, not exclude people,’’ Christine Morabito, president of the Greater Boston Tea Party, said in Worcester Sunday.
Bridget Fay, an organizer of the rally on the Common, said the Greater Boston group is wrong to completely separate social and fiscal issues.
“Often, social liberalism is quite expensive,’’ Fay said.
She described the coalition’s approach to activism as “more of an all-of-the-above’’ strategy welcoming social and fiscal conservatives. Fay hedged when asked if she thought the coalition could work with the Greater Boston group to pursue shared political goals.
“It depends on whether or not they want to,’’ she said”.
The speakers at the Boston rally did touch on social issues, but they also addressed such hot-button policy items as the national health overhaul passed in 2010 that is currently the subject of a landmark US Supreme Court case.
Texas congressman Louie Gohmert, the keynote speaker in Boston, decried the law during his remarks.
“Obamacare means the government has the right to control everything,’’ he told the crowd, which included many participants who carried signs with slogans such as “Freedom Not Socialism.’’
The above Quotes excerpted from the Boston Globe Dual rallies highlight fracture in Mass. Tea Party
The Occupoopers attempted to disrupt, intimidate and halt all of the speakers from expressing their 1st Amendment Right of “..freedom of speech” They trampled all over our rights and even brazenly cut off our power through an unguarded door to the Bandstand. This is what happens when a political establishment kowtows to anarchists because of a political agenda. Even though we had a legal permit and were assured beforehand by Boston Police administrators that our area could not be penetrated, a sole police sergeant on duty allowed the Occupoopers onto our Permitted Area thereby allowing them to attempt to perpetrate their mayhem. However, our speakers exemplified the theme of this year’s Patriot Day Rally, “Patriot Courage” and carried on unabashed, troopers that they are.
Now lsten to the debate between Rich Howell representing the Tea Party Coalition and Christine
Morabito representing the Boston Tea Party on the Jeff Katz Show. You decide whose principles,
values, and tacticts represent the those of our Founding Fathers’ vision, our Constitution and
our Capitalist economic system! Click here to liste: Jeff Katz Show Apriil 16th
One Of Our Feature Speakers!!
4-Term Texas Republican Congressman and former District Judge Louie Gohmert will articulate his position on our economy at the Mass Tea Party Coalition’s Tax Day
Patriot Day Rally on Boston Common
Sunday April 15th 2012 1Pm to 4Pm
During these trying economic times, Rep. Gohmert has been developing innovative solutions to jumpstart our economy and offering practical alternatives to the government’s bailout frenzy. His “Federal Income Tax Holiday” gained widespread national support from the grassroots level to national leaders, allowing taxpayers to decide how best to spend their hard-earned money. Louie has repeatedly called for an end to the socialization of our economy and decried the notion that Washington Bureaucrats know better than American taxpayers.
Saugus MA– Carlos Hernandez, The Massachusetts Tea Party Patriots State Coordinator announces that the Mass Tea Party Coalition will hold a Patriot Day Rally on Sunday April 15th at the Boston Common Bandstand. Further details will follow as event plans are finalized. The Theme of the Rally is “patriot Courage”
The Mass Tea Party is a grassroots coalition of more than 40 locally affiliated chapters Throughout Massachusetts. The groups are non-profit, non-partisan organizations dedicated to promoting & Defending The Constitution of the Constitution of the United state of America.
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