Karl Rove

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About the Freedom Caucus

What President Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that when establishment Republicans talk about “governing” and “legislating” what they really mean is growing government at a slightly slower pace or to benefit a different set of cronies than the Democrats would if they were in power.

New Role For Conservatives: Operate As A Fourth Force

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On tax reform, economic growth, reducing the size and scope of government and many other areas President Trump has indicated he wants to pass a bold conservative agenda. Let’s make it our job to be the “fourth force” that pushes him to the right and convinces him that to pass that agenda he must explicitly and actively move right and align himself with conservatives.

Karl Rove: 'Fresh face' might be best GOP nominee

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Karl Rove, a man many view as the physical embodiment of the establishment, has poured gallons of fuel on the Republican fire. Appearing on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Thursday evening, Rove said a "fresh face" chosen at the convention might turn the GOP's fortunes around and win in November.

Karl Rove got Planned Parenthood its money back, wants you to fund it, too

Erick Erickson, RedState

During the 90’s, Republicans shut down the government and got a balanced budget out of the deal. Ever since they’ve been listening to Karl Rove, they’ve gone down to 12% popularity and gotten exactly hemorrhoids in their dealings with the Democrats. How’s that permanent Republican majority working out for Rove anyway?

Rove Tells Trump Not to Lecture Romney on ‘Choking’

Evan McMurry, Mediaite

“I love Mitt Romney being lectured by Donald Trump on choking,” Karl Rove said. “Trump is the guy who constantly chokes on becoming a candidate. He says he’s gonna run & then goes out & gives a lousy speech & ultimately decides his TV show is more important.”

Please Lord, No More Bushes For President

A Jeb Bush nomination for president would ensure that the Republican establishment stays in power for at least another decade, and it would also ensure that, no matter if Jeb or the Democrat wins, Big Government will prevail.

Spinning Election as Repudiation of Tea Party

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

“And if the Tea Party shows up in enough strength for the Republicans to win in a wave, it's gonna be because the Tea Party is doing whatever it can to stop Obama, which is what this election is about.  It's not about stopping the Tea Party, for crying out loud!”

Rove Lied, Republican Brand Died

C. Edmund Wright, Breitbart

Perhaps this astonishing lesson in moral and political failure will finally wake up donors & decision makers for the GOP to the fact that Rove & his tactics aren't the way to win elections. It's time for conservatives to do for the truth what the liberal media and the Dems do for the lie, which is to repeat it over & over again.

If GOP Blows Election, Blame Its Anti-Conservative Strategy

Brent Bozell, Fox News

The Republican Party needed only to choose any one of a number of national issues and campaign on them, offering the voters a clear conservative alternative. But the tepid GOP leadership has not chosen not to do so, fearing any debate over their party’s own policies.

Rove’s Crossroads Unlikely to Play in 2016 Primaries

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Karl Rove’s Crossroads group spent $450 million on the 2012 election cycle – with no wins. After recalibrating to attack conservatives in 2014 primaries, donations dried up soon after. Now, the group announced it will likely stay out of the 2016 presidential primaries.

Rove Burning Money on Worthless Ads in Key States

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

In state after state, Rove-aligned groups and others perhaps taking their lead from them are spending large volumes of ad dollars that may please big corporate donors, but will most likely not resonate with voters.

Karl Rove is Ruining The GOP

Brent Bozell, Politico

Conservatives have had enough. Our days of playing second fiddle to moderates are over. We should always be open to good and helpful advice — but with the hindsight and history of knowing that none of it will ever come from Karl Rove.

Does Rove Want the GOP to Win the Senate or Help a Bush in '16?

Robert W. Patterson, Breitbart

Why isn’t Rove telling GOP Sen. candidates to stand tough for immigration control & border security? A big anti-amnesty-fueled victory coupled w/ a Tea Party surge would preclude Jeb Bush, another fan of open borders, from gaining the GOP nom. in '16.

Rove Omits Immigration From GOP Senate Victory Plan

Tony Lee, Breitbart

GOP estab. strategist and talking head Karl Rove conspicuously omitted illegal immigration in his advice to GOP Senate candidates on how to close the sale to voters in this year's midterm elections. 

Why Does Anyone Listen To Karl Rove’s Empty Advice?

Karl Rove says Republican Senate candidates face something like a $20 million deficit verses their Democratic opponents.The problem closing the deal with voters that Republicans are having in 2014 isn’t a lack of money. It is a lack of message.

Rove Blasts Tea Party, Then Begs For Money

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After declaring war on the Tea Party & showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Repubs. to record gains in '10, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate in '14 because of the lack of enthusiasm for his estab.-approved candidates. 

John Feehery: Worst GOP Estab. Consultant Ever?

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

John Feehery is a GOP-E consultant whose instincts are utterly tone deaf and as such is a serial loser in the game. The GOP Consultant Class are staggeringly ignorant of the country and voter base they proclaim to understand like no one else. 

Rove Is Worried About O's Legacy

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Karl Rove states, "The president should discard his threats of unconstitutional executive action. When he circumvents Congress, he inflames tensions...makes it easier to undo his policies..." It's clear: when the GOP want amnesty, they want to ensure it’s permanent. 

Ed Gillespie: A Campaign As Empty As A Dry Creek Bed

Why is it that as political odds makers calculate which Senate seats the GOP will likely recapture to achieve a majority, Ed Gillespie, the establishment Republican selected candidate for Senate in Virginia is not to be found on any of the "likely GOP pick-up" lists?

Proof The Tea Party Is Alive And Well

Floyd Brown, Western Journalism

Brown says the people who think the Tea Party is toast don't know their history. The crony capitalists may have won a round or two, but the future belongs to the unmatched energy and passion of the Tea Party and its young candidates like Chris McDaniel.