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.