"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Karl Rove is no Friend of Rick Perry or Conservatives

Cannot believe I am posting something from The Daily Beast but in this case, he is saying what I have been saying for some time about Rove and Bush 41 attacking Rick Perry and conservatives in general.  In 2006 when Republicans lost the election Rove didn't seem to mind yet he was the one put in charge of keeping the Congress in that election?  Then Bush 43 seemed almost glad the Democrats took over Congress so he could get immigration reform passed.

The attacks on Perry really started getting nasty when they decided to take him out with Kay Bailey in the primary of 2010 which was orchestrated by Rove, Karen Hughes, and Bush 41 with Bush 43 sitting on the sidelines.  Rove even got Romney to endorse Kay Bailey and she has endorsed Romney.  Cong Pete Sessions who runs the NRCC has been a long time supporter of Gov Perry and replaced the Bush person at NRCC.  Hughes and Rove almost cost Bush the 2000 election with hiding the fact of the DUI which came out almost at the last minute and then Hughes inserts herself to go speak for Bush.  That was bad.

Rove's, Crossroads, was started IMHO to help fund Romney's campaign in 2012 after he spent so much of his own money in 2008 on his failed campaign.  Said yesterday on here that I believed that Karl Rove is planting these negative articles against Perry with his buddies in the media.  Now this morning I get this in my email as one of many emails I get every day with updates from both sides.  I am even on the NY Times Breaking News and get other articles so I look at both the right and left for articles.  This one made my jaw drop about Rove and how he is going after Perry only because it says what I have been telling people behind the scenes for a long time after doing the research.  Said during the Texas primary it was Rove and Bush 41 going after Perry to take him out of any chance of running for President.  They failed then and will fail this time.

Today will go one step further to say it is my belief based on what I know that Rove took took out George Allen in 2006 because he 2004 he came to the rescue of Tom Coburn in his race for OK Senator.  Rove and company had shut off all inside the beltway fundraising to Dr. Coburn but George Allen, Dick Cheney, and Club for Growth came to the rescue.  Dr. Coburn was the last person that Rove and Bush wanted in the Senate because he would stand up to some of their economic policies along with their wasting of taxpayer dollars.  Who planted all the negative stories on Allen to defeat him with a Bush 41 person?  My money is on Rove.  In fact, I would bet on it.

Now Rove and Bush people are attempting to get Ryan or Christie in the race but neither are biting.  In fact both should think long and hard about getting involved with Rove as the friend today is the enemy tomorrow if you cross him.

This article says it all and along with others believe it is totally factual when it comes to how desperate Bush 41 and Rove are to keep the status quo of the elites being in charge who come from the Ivy League.  They always considered Reagan a hick as well.

Those negative stories you are seeing in the conservative libertarian media like the Washington Examiner not to mention some of the liberal media come right out of the Rove playbook for Bush 41 who sees Romney threatened along with the elitist threatened by a Rick Perry candidacy.  In fact, Rove is NO friend to conservatives period -- it is about time they got through their heads he favors the elitist of both parties over conservatives and the grassroots movement.  Reading this article had me going -- the truth is finally getting out in the open.  Taken long enough.

What I don't agree with is the outcome.  Perry has been on the opposite side of Rove and Bush 41 for sometime starting with his taking on John Sharp for Lt Governor in 1998 and winning in spite of Rove working against him.  Fortunately he didn't follow his advice and listened to his own people.  Bush 41 and Rove consider Perry a dumb West Texas hick since he has no Ivy League education.  Perry knows how dirty they play and so do his staff and supporters.  IMHO this is a last gasp by the Bush 41 group going back to when Nixon was President.  Check out the links and you find the same people keep appearing in and out of Government as part of the Bush 41 cabal.

Bush 41 tried to undermine President Reagan every step of the way and now the race in 1988 makes more sense since the Reagan loyalists had little to do with that campaign.  Then in 1992, Bush passed the mantel of being a President from the Ivy League to Bill Clinton with Bush running a horrible campaign and then to his son and now Obama -- Yale, Yale, Yale/Harvard, Harvard.  Hillary would have been another Yale grad.

The deal on Libby and outing a CIA agent never smelled quite right and somehow we wondered if it was Rove getting back at Cheney through Libby for Coburn.  Someday the truth will come out.  We know that Dick Cheney may have been in the Bush inner circle but he was always his own person not afraid to say what he thought which many times went against Bush 41.  Only member of the main Bush 41 cabinet that didn't buy into trusting the Russians.

Parts of this article we do not agree with and will add our comments in parenthesis:

Perry’s War With the Bushies
Karl Rove and his operatives appear to have launched a campaign to derail Rick Perry’s 2012 bid, beginning with criticisms that he is 'unpresidential.' Matt Latimer on a decade-old feud over power and money. 
Just because Karl Rove is behind a plot doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work. That we’re still talking about the former Bush aide at all is a testament to his singular tenacity. (Perry's team and supporters know what he was getting into and how dirty Rove can play the game)

How has he done it? The man helped elect the Pelosi Congress—it was Rove who in 2006 was in charge of holding on to GOP majorities in the House and Senate. He helped elect Barack Obama—insisting that John McCain was the only “electable” Republican in 2008 and bad-mouthing most of the others running. His indispensable support of his boss' overspending and government bailouts even helped create the Tea Party, which has bedeviled Rove and other GOP establishment figures ever since. 
And yet billionaire donors to the Republican Party seem oblivious to the record, handing Rove big, fat checks to fund his activities further. (Reported that a lot of those donors will drop Rove's Crossroads to go to Perry) Perhaps this is because he is charming and witty, has a statistic for every occasion, never stops calling people until he gets what he wants, says all the right things about battling “them liberals,” and wallpapers himself across The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages and Fox News Channel, where his words are rarely challenged. To his everlasting credit, Rove has truly lived up to his Bush-conferred nickname, “Turdblossom.” He can make any mess he's involved in still smell sweet. 
His brazen and transparent attacks on a leader of his own party, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, may be the greatest test yet of Rove’s remarkable resilience. Some, in fact, are starting to question if we have at last reached “the moment.” Years from now, will we look back at the 2012 primary season as the time when Rove put on his Fonzie jacket, flashed a thumbs-up sign, and then—finally—jumped the shark
Yes, at long last, the 2012 race is actually starting to get interesting.
For years, Rove has made it a hobby of sorts to deflate conservatives more popular with the base than he is. Like any good bully, he has tended to focus on easy targets, such as Sarah Palin and Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, piling on them as if he were hoping for a time slot next to Al Sharpton on MSNBC. So far he has (mostly) gotten away with this. 
Now he and his henchmen are undertaking their most serious gamble. Rick Perry managed to shine in Texas without Rove's permission, and now threatens to become the current Republican frontrunner without Rove’s blessing. This, Rove has decreed, must be stopped, even if his party is destroyed in the process. 
The origins of the Rove grudge against Perry really matter only to a handful of people. Suffice it to say it stems from some decade-old feud over power and money. And Rove has lassoed the entire Bush family in on it. The former presidents Bush have made it a great point not to comment on the actions of their successors—Clinton and Obama, respectively. They think there is a nobility to staying out of the fray and not making things more difficult for the next commander in chief. 
Yet the Bushes have shown no compunction about doing just that to a fellow Republican and fellow Texan (though Perry is the only one of them actually born in the state). 
While in the White House, Bush 2 and his aides regularly scoffed at Perry for reasons that were never fully clear, making fun of his syntax and intellectual prowess without any sense of irony. In 2010 the Bush family, along with Rove and Karen Hughes, undertook an unprecedented effort to kick him out of the governor’s chair, handing a crowbar to Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, whom they judged more "electable." Perry walloped her in the GOP primary, then went on to win a historic third term in the general election by a double-digit margin. So much for electability.
A Perry victory would end whatever chokehold the Bushes still have on the GOP establishment. (My bold and red)
But Rove is nothing if not persistent. Now he and his operatives seem to have something close to a war room against Perry, scrutinizing his every statement in an attempt to cut his young candidacy short. After Rove called Perry “unpresidential,” former Bush press secretary Tony “Ralph Malph” Fratto joined in—calling Perry, you guessed it, “unpresidential.” This was followed in quick succession by similar sentiments from a former Rove aide, Pete “Potsie” Wehner. Meanwhile, two “unnamed” Bush aides (wonder who they could be?) issued the following warning to The New York Times: “If you’re really trying to be the nominee and want to go the distance, you just don’t want the former president of the United States and his people working against you.” (Then again, that’s what the Bushes told Kay Bailey Hutchison.) 
Whatever the rationale, this is truly a bizarre thing for the Bushies to do. Openly attacking a legitimate Republican contender used to be considered bad form, especially in the noblesse oblige world of Greenwich and Kennebunkport from which the Bushes actually hail. And it may finally sever the already tenuous link between the Bush era and the conservative base of the GOP. 
The Bushes are usually more cautious than this, which means they must feel they have no other choice. A Perry victory would end whatever chokehold the Bushes still have on the GOP establishment. It would cut off many donors to Rove, Inc. Worse yet, Karl Rove and his compatriots simply cannot fathom the idea of having to sit on Fox News for four years defending the policies of the man who dared to cross them. 
Perry’s response to all this has been clever and obvious: total silence. He has nothing to gain by stoking an intraparty war. And he need not worry about a bunch of operatives who took the last presidency they managed to a 13 percent approval rating. The former governor may also remember what happened to the Fonz after he jumped that shark. Though the show lingered on for a few more years, it was never quite the same. 
Source:  Matt Latimer
Our money is on Perry and his advisers -- Rove hasn't been looked at like the guru except by the Wall Street Journal and Fox News for sometime.  Now even some big donors are waking up that Rove is about maintaining the status quo with the elitist and would destroy the Republican Party if needed to in order to get his way.  Grassroots conservatives whether they are part of the Tea Party or not are not going to allow that to happen and you can take to the bank.  Our big donors from oil and gas have been encouraging Perry to get in the race.  Veterans for Perry PAC has sprung up because they know Rick Perry is a true veteran who flew C-130's on missions around the globe and has been a huge supporter of theirs as Texas Governor.

There are many of us who supported Bush 43 who are disappointed in what we are seeing out of Rove and the Bush Family against Rick Perry starting with the 2010 Texas Governor's primary.  We stand firmly with Governor Perry and if this puts an end to the Bush 41/Rove trying to run the Republican Party and pick our candidates, that will be an extra added benefit.

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