Sunday, February 3, 2013

Eric Dolan — Karl Rove launches initiative to keep tea party candidates out of elections


Karl Rove launches initiative to keep tea party candidates out of elections (via Raw Story )
The organizers of American Crossroads hope to bring electoral victory to the Republican Party by defeating unelectable tea party candidates in GOP primary races. The new super PAC, called the Conservative Victory Project, will be run by American Crossroads president Steven Law and is supported by former…



3 comments:

Matt Franko said...

They might not be Tea Party people but they will still be fiscal morons...

Tom Hickey said...

Matt, I think that the Tea Party people are sell-meaning but misguided. The Establishment is the perpetrator of neoliberalism in order order to privilege the elite. But I think that the TP folks are the actual morons. The Establishment would not shoot itself in the foot if in power. They are smarter than that.

Anyway, this is the first evidence of a very public implosion of the big tent. The GOP coalition is cracking. It was already fraying badly after the election when the wheels came off, but now the knives are coming out.

Similar thing happening with Rubio backing immigration. The diehards are resisting strongly.

The reality is that while the GOP controls the House, the leadership doesn't control the caucus. This has to be rattling the Establishment, too, in addition to losing the presidential when it was theirs to lose, and failing to take back the Senate when the odds were in their favor given the seats up for grabs.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but I can't see how it can be good for the economy in the near term. Looks like the sequester is very much in play.

dave said...

who woulda thunk that our very own government would cause the economy to crash, fucking assholes! and all those preppers preparing for the crash probably voted for the tea party morons that are now causing the crash, simply amazing, it would be funny if it didnt fuck the rest of us as well.