It’s Time to Declare War on Karl Rove and his ‘Conservative Defeat Project’

The New York Times is reporting “that the ‘biggest donors in the Republican Party’ have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project.”

The Conservative Victory Project is a direct attack on the Tea Party and its conservative agenda to bring the GOP back to fiscal conservatism and a renewed moral culture that includes opposition to State-sanctioned abortion and State-promoted homosexual marriage, to name just two important social issues

The Times article states that “dedicate itself to ‘recruit seasoned candidates and 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.’”

People like Rove were content to have Richard Lugar of Indiana win re-election. He was one of his guys.

Karl Rove has been a disaster for conservatives ever since the door was opened to him to orchestrate the direction of the Republican Party. As you probably know, there are two main factions in the GOP: social conservatives and fiscal conservatives. But there’s another group that does not have a name yet and I’m not clever enough to come up with one. Corporate Welfarists might suffice until someone can come up with a better moniker.

They are Republicans who like the flow of free money just as much as Democrats do. They just like it directed at their kind of people. They’re not against stimulus money as long as it’s simulating their fat-cat donors.

So called fiscal conservatives are fiscally conservative when it comes to welfare spending, but not when it comes to some of their pet corporate clients who are the beneficiaries.

We should be against all welfare. This would mean voting against the Farm Bill, a favorite pork barrel project of Democrats and Republicans.

There shouldn’t be any special set asides for oil companies.

Ronald Reagan was wrong to approve of tariffs on foreign made motorcycles in order to help Harley-Davidson, the only American company to manufacture motorcycles since 1948. A study of the history of Harley-Davidson will show that foreign competition wasn’t the company’s only problem. Keep in mind that the tariffs on foreign-made motorcycles hurt American businesses that were selling Hondas, Suzukis, and Kawasakis. Honda and Kawasaki had American-based manufacturing plants.

Rove and his big-name donors have created more losers than the Tea Party has. Remember that it was Rove who predicted a big win for Romney in 2012 — 51 to 48 percent. Ben Shapiro’s comments are important to put Rove’s so-called successes into perspective:

“But it is American Crossroads and its ilk that have run the GOP into the ground. Spending millions of dollars on useless 30,000-ft. advertising campaigns during the last election cycle, training candidates to soften conservatism in order to appeal to ‘moderates,’ blowing up the federal budget under George W. Bush as a bipartisan tactic — all of those strategies led the party to a disastrous defeat in 2012. The Tea Party, which may nominate losers from time to time, also brought the Republicans their historic 2010 Congressional victory. If Tea Party candidates lose, it’s because they weren’t good candidates; if GOP establishment candidates lose, it’s because they weren’t good conservatives. The choice for actual conservatives should be easy.”

With Rove setting the agenda for 2014 and 2018, the GOP will lose further ground. It’s time to dump Rove. Actually, Rove should have been dumped a long time ago. Don’t donate to any of his appeals that come from his so-called Conservative Victory Project which in reality is the Conservative Defeat Project.








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Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • The Brigadier

    Clear Evidence of Voting Fraud in the Last National Election

    In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia area, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. This is such a highly statistical improbability that the only conclusion is voter fraud.

    In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio where GOP polling inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations, Obama received 100% of the votes, and not even one single vote was recorded for Romney. This is yet another highly statistical improbability that clearly indicated voter fraud on a massive scale.

    In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters. Another indicator that Ohio, a major swing state was engaged in massive voter fraud and the perpetrator (s) was too stupid or arrogant to try and hide the voting fix.

    In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast. That is a 141% voter turnout. This is one more egregious bit of clear evidence that Democrats engaged in massive voting fraud in another key swing state.

    The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout. St. Lucie County, FL is in the 18th Congressional District which former Republican Congressman Allen West lost. Just a coincidence right? West was leading in every poll and he was fraudulently denied his office. Not only was the fix was in for Obama, but the fix was clearly in against West.

    Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout. Another 141% just like St.Lucie County. Something is definitely rotten in Florida. When are people going to be arrested, charged and convicted for corrupting the voting process in Florida?

    Another telling statistical red flag that fraud occurred is that Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.

    Reports in El Paso, TX, one of two Democrat controlled counties in Texas with top twenty cities, that Diebold voting machines were switching votes. One voter called over a precinct captain and it took three times to get her vote recorded correctly. Every time she entered it twice her vote for her Congressman flipped to the winner, before her final third attempt was recorded. This was reported in the El Paso Times the day after the election. The precinct captain appeared unconcerned and said, “At least you finally got it to record your vote accurately.” She walked off without another word to the voter.

    Similar problems with Diebold voting machines were reported all over Florida, Ohio, Nevada and in select counties in another 14 states including Texas and Virginia. This was the third election with reported fraudulent problems with Diebold machines and yet no has one suggested replacing them with fraud proof machines after any of the three elections.

    A finding hearing was held in December in Ohio where a Florida programmer testified that a Florida Democrat County Chairman came to his company where he worked and requested the company write a program to switch votes in Diebold machines. He testified that his boss gave him the job and he wrote the program.The man testified to being a paid accomplice to voting fraud. Why isn’t he and his boss both not in jail? When asked by one the Ohio county judges how a Diebold machine could be checked for this kind of fraud, the programmer said only with a paper backup. Without it, it would be impossible to know if a similar program was entered into the machines. Apparently the same or similar programs were entered into Diebold voting machines in all the swing states in Democrat controlled counties.

    All of these occurrences clearly show that massive voting fraud occurred in the last national election and the perpetrators didn’t bother to make it even plausible. If this can occur here, then we are no better than North Korea or Iran who also both engage in massive election fixing.

    You are all hereby noticed that fraud occurred and where it was the most blatant.
    Considering the fact our President won by only a little over one percent and in swing states that were so statistically close between Romney and Obama to call, Obama won by improbable margins in all the swing states giving him a commanding win in the electoral college. I call on the Federal Election Commission to do a rapid investigation and not wait over three years to release their report like the last election.

    I also call on the Federal Election Commission to decertify Diebold voting machines for federal elections and to request that the Congress set strict standards for replacement machines.

    Their last report said that Acorn was responsible for as much as three percent of the
    vote and the report said that since there was clear evidence of their widespread fraud, this was problematic. I wonder what the FEC considers problematic with the widespread fraud in yet a second election regarding Obama. Waiting three years and quietly releasing the report after the 2008 elections was problematic for many of us who have problems with the FECs very belated honesty.

    The fix was in and it appears Obama would have lost if the various Democrat County
    Chairmen didn’t act in concert in the swing states. That indicates a massive conspiracy to defraud the nation that is unprecedented in our nation. What is the penalty for such a conspiracy? Life imprison, or even execution for treason? It’s time the FEC and the FBI get involved. I call on the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader to immediately hold hearings to find out who was responsible for the coordinated conspiracy to defraud the nation of our most sacred national right.

    If Eric Holder refuses to allow the FBI to investigate then I call on the Speaker of the House to arrest the Attorney General and hold him in the Capitol Building cell until he can be formally charged for treason. I also call on the Speaker of the House to name a special prosecutor and give him or her sufficient resources to investigate this before the evidence is destroyed. The silence of our press regarding this is deafening. Major investigations will force them do their jobs investigating this corruption as well. – The Brigadier

  • The Brigadier

    A Bigger Tent for Republicans is Needed to Win

    As long as Karl Rove and the other powerful PACS continue to ignore the Heartland Republicans represented by Christian Social Republicans, the Patriot Movement, and the Tea Party, and not just the metro fiscal conservatives we will continue to get trounced in the Presidential and Senatorial elections. Obama won this one by only a little more than one percent in the popular vote. Massive voter fraud was responsible for his win and yet I hear little about it from Karl and Company.

    First that fraud needs to be addressed on a national scale and Diebold machines need to be retired from their fraudulent service. Next the Republicans better pitch their big tent again and include everyone or we can have the Insane Party try and rule us for another eight years. It’s more than just ideas as Jindal pontificates. When massive fraud can occur that’s as bad as anything in Iran or North Korea and three and a half million Republicans stayed home and didn’t vote because they were dissatisfied with Rove’s pick, it’s time for someone else to pick.

    Karl Rove has a place in the big tent, but so do three and half million more. Until that time we can rail and make self-abusive statements like the ones from Bobby Jindal about stupidity and the need for big ideas. Jindal appears to be as clueless as the super-Pacs who are holding the reins right now.

    My question for Karl Rove and the other leaders of the Pacs. Do you simply want to retain your limited power or do you want the real power and win the Presidency and the Senate also? If you do not become more inclusive and embrace all members of our party, the tribes of the Insane Party will come together in madness yet again and beat us. We can win in 2016. – The Brigadier

  • irishamrep

    I want the Party to get back to true conservatism as much as anyone. But getting obama and Thugs out of office is much more important! All of you know we had a couple of stupid self righous people that cost us House and Senate seats. At this rate they will destroy us before we ever have a chance to address our values. Cut the cancer out, then use the RIGHT TREATMENT!

  • rowleya

    Independents are more Right of center than Republicans

  • mhammo

    Amen Gary, your article hits the nail on the head dead center. Rove’s RINO’s are different from the Dems and liberal lefts in what they want to spend the money on. Both are about spending and reducing our Constitutional rights and freedoms.

    Only true conservative get my vote and my money.

  • DEfromDC

    Karl Rove is a has been. He is a RINO that needs to be minimized. the Super-Pac is probably funded by Soros and Dems.

  • fedupwithnobels

    I’ll be happy to tell Rove’s minions that I have no intention of donating to their death march.

  • seresmary

    I understand that Fox canned Palin and Dick Morse, and brought Karl Rove back?
    I have no respect for Karl Rove,he’s an “Useful Idiot” in the Republican Party and why Bush had him on his team is beyond me. As long as Rove is back on Fox I really have no love for watching Fox. I get better news and quicker news watching The Blaze, and other internet news sites. Fox was so far behind on the Benghazi issue, the Blaze was almost a week ahead of them and the reasons as well. Maybe someday the Senate or House will ask the probative questions needed on that debacle. Rove is a total waste of time, and I hate his little White tablet too… Mary711

  • PISSED OFF PATRIOT

    they should drop this dynosaur back at the LaBrea tar pits thats where he belongs. ok Rove had his day but thats history, hes not very effective now. as a matter of fact its bad enough we have to deal with Obama now one third of the GOP is trying to take over ( in their words ) I think not. if the GOP ever wants to win another election ever they better modernize.and get rid of these old farts.

  • Sunrise2

    Rove is doing so well at it that the Republicans lost 2 important elections so far. They pushed McCain and Romney, neither who are conservative. The Tea Pary is right. We need a REAL change in Washington, to the point we need to chit can the whole group and start over. We need to get rid of Obamacare, and all the “too many” rules and regulations against businesses and make a clean start. This administration is corrupt towards American values and replacing it with their own “values,” or lack of. The Republicans seem to be in bed with the same for the sake of the dollar bill, with no concern for the common man.
    …………….. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Rights of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, lying its foundation on such principles and organizing its power in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence.
    What say you?

  • ves

    Also tired of these idiots with Foreign Born Spouces and really really young wives!!!
    I don’t have a lot of faith in their ability to face reality 9r to work for Legal US CITIZENS Benefit!
    Rove has been out of touch for a few decades!!
    Anyone that cannot understand that the constant INCREASE in Immigrants and Work Visas-Greencards-Permits and Illegal Aliens is Destroying Legal US Citizens chances at US JOBS is an IDIOT!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Whitfield/100002738915761 Billy Whitfield

    Two people I never trusted and could not stand, in the Bush administration, was Rove and Rumsfield! Both were bad decisions and should never have been let close to politics again.

  • a1walter2

    Rove damn-near riuned “W” presidency.

  • Tom L

    Karl Rove is a jerk

  • http://www.facebook.com/FreedomWriter1 Tom Ballantyne

    Frankly I couldn’t care less what the GOP does with Karl Rove, as the GOP itself has become irrelevant. Yes, it is because of people like Rove who preach the gospel of compromise (since, they say, we can’t really follow the Constitution and traditional American values – still held by the majority of Americans), that the GOP has become soulless, but it is a fet acompli. I live in AZ, allegedly one of the most conservative states in the nation, and yet we have a “veto-proof” Republican legislature (and Governess) which wouldn’t even assign two eligibility bills (in the House and the Senate) to committee. And what did they say in effect? That any candidate for any office at any level be required to prove his eligibility/citizenship. Can one even begin to imagine what sort of person could vote against such an obvious, commonsense requirement? Can anyone even imagine that such a requirement wasn’t already explicitly understood by EVERY law-abiding citizen and elected official? And yet I was told, when confronting two of the most “conservative” member of our legislature that they could not support this bill “because it had no chance of passing.” Excuse me, but what country is this…more pointedly, what party is this? Short answer: Not one that I can ever again trust or support. Salt which has lost its savor is “good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under [the] foot of man!”
    Tom Ballantyne – Author of Oh Really, O’Reilly! and Uncommon Sense…Apparently!

  • http://www.facebook.com/skip.classon Skip Classon

    HE is truelly a card carrying progressive communist,he is a purple robe chineese unick,we must as the majority in OUR UNITED STATES ARE THE POWER FROM GOD,now is the time to do what needs to be done,start getting our true americans elected in city,state,federal,and HOLD THEIR FEET TO OUR FIRE
    rove,crystol,and the rest of the bums we must turn away from who ever puts them on to spill their communist bantor

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Staggs/1588311502 Diane Staggs

    Back off, Karl. You have made a very big mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/Medicinewoman80 Ginger Shows

    I don’t include the New York Times as a reputable source of news, they are included in the same category as MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, etc. If not for widespread voter fraud and those magical voting machines that read OBAMA no matter who you voted for, Rove may have seen his prediction come true. How did certain cities where Republicans were seen on TV going to vote get results such as 108% voting for Obama? Something is rotten in Chicago and Philly and especially in Washington. What I want from the GOP is a prolife candidate who will reach out to immigrants and put an end to the leftist communist assault on our Constitution. I don’t care if he or she comes from the Tea Party, Rove,or from the moon.

  • Tim Newton

    We have a name for this idiot rove which fits him perfectly.DOCTOR SINISTER