Tag Archives: Karl Rove

GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

As the hardworking staff recently noted, for reasons unknown we’ve been plunged lately into a Republican fundraising emailstrom. Representative samples include this missive from Karl Rove (subject line: TIGHT AS A TICK): Friend, President Obama’s approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows … Continue reading

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PAC-on-PAC Action in U.S. Senate Races!

It’s the Clash of the Titans (Political Fundraising Division) in swing-state U.S. Senate races these days. The latest thing is Super PACs attacking the opponent’s Super PAC in TV spots. Start with the Senate Majority PAC whacking Arkansas GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton … Continue reading

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Markey/Lynch People’s Pledge Gives Special Interests More Clout

Among any number of things former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown regrets about his loss to Elizabeth Warren last fall, quite possibly the biggest is taking the People’s Pledge – an agreement between the two candidates to discourage outside advertising by … Continue reading

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Karl Rove Doesn’t Have A Clue

Former House of Bush consigliere Karl Rove submits a beauty in his Wall Street Journal column this week. My 2012 Mistakes and Fearless 2013 Forecast The implementation of ObamaCare will be ragged and ugly. A year ago, I offered political … Continue reading

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Let The Fiscal Cliff Rumpus Begin! (Ann Coulter White Flag Edition)

The Fiscal Cliff Bakeoff is officially underway, with TV spots flying from every quarter. Over here, this ad from House of Bush consigliere Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS:   Over there, this ad from the AFSCME, SEIU, and NEA unions:   … Continue reading

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Campaign (2012) Outsider Wrap-Up: Scott Brown Hates The People’s Pledge; GOP Hates Mitt Romney

The hardworking staff has two thoughts for you splendid readers in the wake of the 2012 election. Scott Brown Will Forever Regret the People’s Pledge The Brown campaign thought it was so clever orchestrating the agreement with Elizabeth Warren to … Continue reading

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Brown/Warren Senate Race: We’re Number Ugliest! (II)

First, as the hardworking staff duly noted the other day, it was the Daily Beast and MSNBC’s First Read. Now it’s BuzzFeed: The Ugliest Campaign In America A plan to keep it civil has backfired badly in Massachusetts. Scott Brown … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar Rumpus Begin! (Super ValPAC Edition)

The post-Labor Day political ad blitz is now officially underway, with Super PACs and political party groups taking the lead (but with the presidential candidates not far behind). A sampling from the current crop: • Gary Bauer: Obama Agenda Is … Continue reading

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Grease Anatomy: Forget Politicians’ Body Men – These Handlers Are Their Body PARTS

First there was Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s brain. Next, Eric Fehrnstrom (via GQ): “If Karl Rove was Bush’s brain, then Fehrnstrom is [Mitt] Romney’s balls.” Now comes FOB Valerie Jarrett (via the New York Times): If Karl Rove was … Continue reading

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Karl Rove’s Acid Flashback

There’s a new Super PAC in town: Crossroads Generation, which is “drawing upon $750,000 in seed money from GOP organizations like the College Republicans, the Young Republicans, the Republican State Leadership Committee and American Crossroads – itself a super PAC … Continue reading

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