Some Karl Rove Bashing

Karl Rove has been making the news some recently. Here is a sample.

Howard Fineman says “Karl Rove is Done.”

Deep-dyed conservatives have a right to ask the Roves of the world what the establishment GOPers have done to erase the debt, limit the reach of the federal government or enhance a libertarian view of the world. The answer, to the Rand Pauls of the world, is simple: nothing.

Trump says “Karl Rove is a total loser.”

Donald Trump has tweeted his way into the war between the tea party and Karl Rove, taking aim at the former adviser to President George W. Bush.

Trump bashed the veteran Republican consultant in a series of messages Thursday, calling him a “total loser” and encouraging people not to donate to Rove-controlled groups.

Steve Deace on “How to beat Karl Rove at his own game.”

They’re (“Rove and his ilk”) always willing to do things to those of us in the grassroots they’d never do to Democrats, because in the end these people want to pillage and plunder the public trough every bit as much as the Democrats do. They just want the check from the U.S. Treasury made out to their cronies instead. The leadership of the Democratic Party wants to run a country. The leadership of the Republican Party wants to run a party. They would rather lose elections than lose control of the party to us.

Did Rove fib about working for Reagan?

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7 thoughts on “Some Karl Rove Bashing

  1. Weaver

    Rove’s strategy: Appeal to minorities even if elections are lost. Campaign for mass immigration, even if the new immigrants mostly vote Democratic.

    The Southern Strategy (appeal to whites) might have won elections, but it’s racist. So instead, Rove appeals to nonwhites.

  2. JDP

    it’s not about whether the Southern strategy was racist or not, it’s about the fact that Republicans currently have to win a certain minority percentage of nonwhites to stay viable nationally, even without amnesty.

    i suppose maybe not if the GOP cranked their white voting percentage up to stratospheric levels, but it’s not like that’s just gonna happen. certain states Romney lost (Midwest) could be won without appealing more to nonwhites. others not so much. though i guess they could concede Florida and Colorado (? on that last one, just remember Hispanics being mentioned post-election) and try to make up the difference in whiter lean-blue states they’re always hoping for.

    anyway obviously the GOP “pass amnesty = Hispanics love us!” formulation is wrong. but after select Tea Party Senate candidates fragged themselves over the last two cycles, and in a way that fed the Democratic narrative, it’s not particularly surprising that someone would take notice and try and prevent it from happening again. annoys the anti-establishment tribalists who lump even conservatives with tactical differences in with actual RINOs, but it is what it is.

  3. Weaver

    In the near future, they’ll have to appeal to minorities but only because they refused to counter immigration.

    Romney would have won with the Southerner strategy even with today’s demographics.

    CIS: Don’t Get Panicked About The Hispanic Vote

    Trend Notes Key Fact: White Turnout Was Low

    The Real Reason Romney Lost (right side of page scroll way down but it’s there still – good article)

    Also from my stash, though I doubt you want to read more than above if that: Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans

    Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

    I have more if these interest you – all worthy articles.

  4. Weaver

    After the election, there was a lot of secession talk, haha, even from some I didn’t expect it.

    Eventually this anti-normal white people bloc will crumble, but I dunno how long that’ll take. Alaska, which perhaps has the best chance at secession and a tolerable post-secession life, is hardly a majority white anymore, which means you can expect wealth-redistribution and inefficient social services – not to say I’m an ideological capitalist but clearly that’d lower the quality of living.

  5. Richard Channing

    JDP – You need to look at the numbers a little closer. The white vote doesn’t need to be cranked up to strospheric levels. Romney could have won if he got Bush’s share of the white vote and Bush won two squeakers.

    Part of the problem was the GOP ran a candidate from a fringe cult and a MA liberal, which depressed it’s share of the white vote.

    Every dollar they waste trying to recruit minority voters is a dollar they fail to spend getting people who actually may vote for them out to the polls.

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