Republicans are baffled at how to tear down the powerhouse known as Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN Wednesday.
"If I ran for office and won, I would serve out my term, and I wouldn't leave office midterm."
Is the GOP going the way of the Whigs? And, if so, can a new enthusiastic determination to defend our Constitutional rights save it?
Karl Rove has declared war on grassroots conservatives and Tea Parties. Rove, who had the richest super PAC in 2012 (American Crossroads, which reportedly spent $300 million in the 2012 election cycle), has started a new fund called Conservative Victory Project to spend big bucks in the 2014 Republican primaries to defeat Republican candidates not approved by the Establishment.
Much has been said and written regarding Karl Rove and the Republican Party establishment's latest plan to go harder after conservatives than they ever would Democrats. And I’ve had much to say about it myself.
Former Bush adviser addresses critics of his new group, which aims to elect moderate Republicans
It seems the Republican Party news is getting worse. This past fall, we suffered the defeat of our nominee for president.
Suspicions about establishment Republicans are well-founded, but Rove has a point, as well. Purely as a tactical matter, why not weed out inept -- or insane -- candidates before they start spouting off about a woman's organic ability to prevent pregnancy when raped?
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.
During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment.
If I were launching a new conservative venture, the last venue I'd choose for the announcement would be the New York Times. Karl Rove has gone to the Times to announce that he has created a new "conservative" entity "to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts."