Want to know why the Repubs are sometimes referred to as the Stupid party?
For those not familiar, The New York Times wrote an article which reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” were working with him and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts.
As one can imagine, this didn’t sit well with many conservatives, the base of the party. The backlash was immediate. I didn’t say much on this because I wanted to see how it would play out. Rove went on Hannity Tuesday night to deliver the requisite mea culpa.
Here’s the quote of the night….. “This is not Tea Party versus establishment,” Rove stated. “I don’t want a fight.”
No, he doesn’t want a fight, he wants people to bend over and take his failed ideas for another election cycle. Breitbart reports…..
Rove then pulled out his signature whiteboard to show American Crossroads’ expenditures on Tea Party candidates. “Crossroads is second to none in our support of Tea Party candidates,” said Rove, showing a list of Tea Party candidates including Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Ken Buck, Pat Toomey, Richard Mourdock, and Todd Akin who had all received American Crossroads support in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.
But, Breibart makes an important point……
This was a different argument than the one presented by Rove and American Crossroads in the New York Times article. Hannity questioned Rove about that – and Rove responded by stating, “It was written by the New York Times!,” implying that the Times had skewed the reporting. That, of course, does not answer why American Crossroads or Rove went to the New York Times to leak the story in the first place.
Rove went to the Times and started running his head. Why? I’ve no idea. In the world I live in, people should look at performance to gauge whether or not the person is effective. What’s Rove’s track record? Did Repards run some idiot candidates? Yes. Did the Dims equally do so? Yep. But, that’s the kicker. Rove pulled out his stupid white board to brag that he initially supported the likes of Akins and Mourdock. But, then blames other people for running them. Now Rove want’s to make sure we run effective candidates?
Message to Rove—-Don’t blame conservatives for your poor picks and the quasi-cons you ran to water down the message. Your performance says you’re a loser. Go home and get out of the way.