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The Article In Which The Tea Party Accepts Karl Rove's Challenge To A Duel

Troglodite Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:20 PM
I am indebted to our colleague, Dobermite, for having pointed me toward Angelo Codevilla's essay on America's Ruling Class. Read it and learn, folks! Rove is one of those "establishment Republicans" who prefers to run squishes who will not upset the status quo rather than to run people who, although they may have a better chance to win, will upset that status quo. After all, if the status quo means that the GOP will never be more than the junior partner in government, at least it means (so these people think) that it will not be exlcuded altogether.
manzana Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 2:28 PM
We should also recall that one of Boehner's first acts of the new congress was to kick all the tea party people off the committees.

When Karl Rove, the de facto Capo of the Republican establishment intelligentsia, took aim at the grassroots activists (the Tea Party), offering them up like Issac for sacrifice to the mainstream media and independent voters, he surely doesn't expect them to prostrate themselves at the Altar of Rove.

The Tea Party is ready to do battle. But before we count off our paces, perhaps Mr. Rove would like to rethink his challenge to a duel.

Rove's thesis - that the GOP has been held hostage by the Tea Party, which picks candidates that can't win, thereby sabotaging and embarrassing Republicans -...