Karl Rove: Count Me Out

Posted Posted in American Crossroads, Karl Rove


Karl Rove, you can count me out, as well.

Erick Erickson over at Red State has this to say about Rove’s latest attempt to sideline and marginalize Tea Party conservatives.

American Crossroads is creating a new Super PAC to crush conservatives, destroy the tea party, and put a bunch of squishes in Republican leadership positions. Thank God they are behind this. In 2012, they spent hundreds of millions of rich donors’ money and had jack to show for it.

It is interesting though. The people who brought us No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the GM bailout, Harriet Miers, etc., etc., etc. are really hacked off that people have been rejecting them. In 2012, about the only successful Republican candidates were the ones who directly rejected the legacy of these people.

So now they will up their game. They don’t like being shut out. They blame the tea party and conservatives for their failure to win primaries. They’ll now try to match conservatives and, in the process, call themselves conservatives.

And, Michelle Malkin finishes Rove off with this missive.

This is war.

But of course, for Beltway establishment strategist and GOP control freak Karl Rove, it has been war on grass-roots conservatives for years now. The New York Times reported this weekend that Rove and the deep-pocketed donors whose coffers he drained futilely this past year are doubling down on stupid. Rove, Inc. will re-commit to a new group that will “protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.”

Who needs Obama and his Team Chicago to destroy the Tea Party when you’ve got Rove and his big government band of elites?

So, Karl, count me out.

As a grassroots type conservative, I have seen first hand over the years, how your big government Republicans have subverted conservative principles AND lost elections to far too liberal Democrats.

All Tea Party conservatives know that you form these consulting gigs to make mountains of cash for yourself and cronies, while peddling government solutions to your rich clients.

Sounds like Obama and his crony capitalism crew – there is NO difference.

So, Karl, don’t count on my support, or my vote.

American Crossroads Channels Bill Clinton in Ads Against President Obama

Posted Posted in American Crossroads, Barack Obama

American Crossroads: “Don’t”

The ads are running in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania and Florida.

From the press release:

American Crossroads today announced it is releasing a TV ad in Pennsylvania and Florida as part of a continuing campaign to aggressively counter President Obama’s efforts to sell his second stimulus plan at state and local events.

American Crossroads released its ad, “Don’t”, last night in the Pittsburgh and Orlando designated market areas, to provide a message to counter the president as he visits there on Tuesday. The ad, which features former President Bill Clinton decrying new tax increases in his own words, went up in Orlando and Pittsburgh on Monday night, and will run Monday night, all day Tuesday and Wednesday on local network stations and cable news. The $70k total buy is the second local bracketing effort by Crossroads in the paid media since Obama launched his campaign for his second round of stimulus.

Interesting how the President is traveling to key battleground states which he needs to win in the Electoral College to deliver his “JOBS” message. Maybe Obama should remain in Washington to convince Democrat members of the Senate to pass his legislative program.

In any case, Obama can campaign all he wants, but this plan is DEAD in the GOP controlled House. But, of course, Obama knew this before he proposed it – he simply wanted a foil upon which to run for re-election = a Do-Nothing Congress.