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5 Republican Candidates Karl Rove Should Target

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5 Republican Candidates Karl Rove Should Target


Less than a week after supporting Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s assertion that the Republican Party needs to stop being the “stupid party,” Karl Rove is now taking stronger action against the right-wing fringe. Rove and his Conservative Victory Project now plan to back candidates in future primary elections who they believe best represent the traditional Republican ideology — and actually have a chance to win statewide elections.

Rove has already spoken out against Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock as examples of failed right-wing campaigns, Here are a few potential candidates that Rove and the Conservative Victory Project should target in the future. (Photo by Carol H. Feeley/Flickr)


  1. nobsartist February 5, 2013

    Maybe rove can drag bush out of the hole he is hiding in.

    See, bush did learn something from saddam. He learned how to live comfortably in a hole while evading capture for war crimes.

  2. Eleanore Whitaker February 5, 2013

    Karl Rove is a control freak. The subtle, behind the scenes kind of guy who pulls strings like a puppet master. If he is waging a battle against the Tea Party GOP, the only reason can be that the “Architect” in Rove is upset at losing big time moolah. Rove and his money shall never be parted.

  3. Tom Tatum February 5, 2013

    One more: Phil Gingrey, who supported Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” comment. While Gingrey’s gerrymandered district is strongly Republican, there’s a growing dissatisfaction with Gingrey and his sympatico anti-woman comments are likely to be just enough to make him unelectable.

  4. mikeinwaco February 5, 2013

    Karl Rove is reaping the seeds he helped sow. When George W. Bush was running for President back in 2000, guess whose idea it was to make a concerted effort to enlist the right-wing evangelicals for support? It’s that element that makes up a large part of the of anti-women faction within the the party today.

  5. ANN February 5, 2013

    I would like Tom Harkin to explain scientifically how and when does the sperm and the egg know to run away from each other during rape or incest. Just wondered.

  6. Vernon Sukumu February 5, 2013

    Carl Rove had the whole U S at his disposal, when he looked for a candidate to run for President, he chose “W”

  7. jakenhyde February 5, 2013

    So Broun thinks that federal employees should get “real jobs”, yet he wants to become a federal employee. That’s spot on for republican thinking. It defies logic of any kind.

  8. Andrew February 5, 2013

    With Karl Rove establishing the anti-Bagger PAC and the Baggers responding in kind with an anti-Con PAC, the first two “shots across the bough” have been discharged in the GOP Civil War. While the Left and Lefty-Leaners are going to sit back with bottles of soda and tubs of popcorn to enjoy the show, the GOP moderates have another opportunity to take back the party (they blew it last year during the elections by voting for Cons and Baggers instead of the true GOP moderates of today, the Democrats). Here’s what will probably happen: the Cons and Baggers will hurt each other so badly that the moderates won’t vote for any of them. In fact, the 2014 midterms could be the exact opposite of the 2010 midterms, where Democrats stayed home and allowed the Baggers to get 55 seats in the US House and another 5 in the US Senate, not to mention the hundreds of seats in state legislatures. Last year, millions of GOP moderates stayed home because of the idiocy and lunacy of the GOP and the long lines at the polls. Pushing the GOP further Wrong is not the way to go, but that’s the plan of the Cons and Baggers…remember the 9 Tenets of the Republican Party: bigotry, hypocrisy, elitism, fascism, greed, corruption, incompetence, arrogance and insanity. Watch the Cons and Baggers continue to prove all nine correct.

  9. Bill Jackstat February 5, 2013

    I beg to differ with this article. We all should encourage these jerks to run because they are truly gifts that will keep on giving.

  10. dslocum February 5, 2013

    Hopefully, Rove is capable of recognizing that none of the five: Harkin, Broun, Walsh, Miller,
    or Geraldo is fit for public service. The first four are ignorant and biased, and Geraldo is too controversial. Miller lost to a write in candidate in Alaska. However, Rove wasn’t very swift in the 2012 election and clearly didn’t “get it” right up to election day. His lack of prowess was unbeleivable!!!!!!!! He has contributed mightily to the demise of the Republican Party.

    1. jointerjohn February 6, 2013

      I think you and ANN from above may have gotten the wrong idea about who Tom Harkin is. Harkin is the retiring Iowa Senator, democrat, and has consistently been slightly to the left of President Obama on many issues. He’s a very good, pro-labor Senator and I hate to see him retire.

  11. Jim Myers February 5, 2013

    Has anyone confirmed that Karl Rove actually did send the checks back to the heavy hitters who fed him so much money through his Super-PACS?

    I, for one, would like to know if he “GREW A PAIR”, and actually did the right thing.

    If not, are they DUMB ENOUGH to spend money on him again?

  12. browninghipower February 5, 2013

    Why in the world would any Progressive want these clowns NOT to run? Why give reasonable advice to the GOP? Really…..let them flush themselves into the sewer of political oblivion.

  13. Daniel Jones February 5, 2013

    Paul.. dude.. we are omnivorous.

  14. Daniel Jones February 5, 2013

    Well, at least he’ll work to shut down Rivera.. if only because voting for the other guy smacks of compromise..

  15. fidel February 5, 2013

    One More Stupid Orangutan,trying to Robe the elections to The American People,Now The Real American People Know Very Well for who The GOP Right-center -left Reilly Work,The Corporations not for the Middle Class.They never going to control The W H and the Senate again,Maybe for 2052.

  16. dslocum February 6, 2013

    My apology, John. I was responding based on the issue at hand.


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