Rubio: Let’s not rush to judgment on Rove’s new “Conservative Victory Project”

posted at 2:41 pm on February 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Some people are grumbling about this in Headlines but I don’t know what you want the guy to say. He’s not going to tell Rove and his giant donor base to kiss his ass, no matter how much you wish he would; if he ends up running in 2016, he’ll need those people to win. I doubt even Rand Paul would go much further than Rubio in criticizing Rove for the same reason. In case there really is a GOP civil war between the establishment and tea party, any prospective nominee will be forced to ingratiate himself with both, especially since more centrist Republican groups are coming online every day. That’s why Paul’s been quick to forgive and forget the fact that Mitch McConnell endorsed his primary opponent in 2010. (Paul’s actually got a tougher job than Rubio insofar as he needs to appeal to mainstream conservatives, tea partiers, and the Ron Paul supporters who view him as maybe not quite enough of a chip off the ol’ anti-establishment block.) So here’s Rubio demonstrating a lesson from day one of Politics 101: Don’t alienate anyone unless you’re forced to, especially if the people you’re alienating can command hundreds of millions of dollars in political fundraising. He’s also demonstrating a lesson from day two of Politics 101: Try to say as little as possible when cornered with a thorny question. This answer goes on for two minutes but all it boils down to, really, is (1) both sides have their virtues and (2) let’s see what happens. Remember, just as it was with Captain Hopenchange at the 2004 convention, inclusiveness is key to Rubio’s brand. (E.g., “Despite our differences, I know that both Republicans and Democrats love America.”) If you want a Republican who’ll play a bit rougher, you’re really more of a Christie voter. Just understand that it’s usually other Republicans with whom he’ll be playing rough.

Exit question: Will donations from Rove’s group end up backfiring on establishment candidates? Nate Silver makes the case that, yep, it’s quite possible. Simply put, while establishment Republicans reliably outraise tea-party challengers, they don’t reliably defeat them. Those challengers get a lot of earned media from Fox News and conservative talk radio and they’re bound to get a lot more if/when the Rove imprimatur on a candidate makes him/her a target of grassroots contempt. Click the image to watch.

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Did you all see Donald Trump’s tweets on this? He just excoriated Rove, calling him a loser, and telling the donors they are stupid losers if they donate to the loser!!!! He rapid fired many tweets out on this. I laughed out loud.

karenhasfreedom on February 13, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Good for Trump! He was just on Levin’s radio show for the first time and said the same thing.

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Rove is W’s boy. Rubio is Jeb’s boy. What do you expect?

KMav on February 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Trump stands up for Sarah http://www.mediaite.com/online/howard-stern-pushes-trump-to-admit-hes-pro-abortion-pro-gay-marriage-and-thinks-palins-an-idiot/

renalin on February 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Rove is a mercenary.

He works to get his employer elected regardless any of that integrity or loyalty crap!

viking01 on February 13, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Why are nearly all the Palin fanatics here nothing but embarrassing, sheep-like Mark Levin parrots?

The only sensible ones I’ve seen are Kim Roy and the commenter from last year named ProudPalinFan. The rest are completely insufferable and idiotic. The kind of hate they throw at Rubio and, really, any Repulican not named Palin is too much. I have pretty much had it with them.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

drink the water of love rubio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erg4DPUMyIU
There’s a trucon, up in a tree sitting up high
Waiting for me to die
If I don’t get some water soon
I’ll be dead and gone in the afternoon

renalin on February 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM

That is awesome!! I haven’t decided on Rubio…..yet.

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Rubio: “If you want a Republican who’ll play a bit rougher, you’re really more of a Christie voter.”

Is Rubio serious? Christie a rough playing conservative?

Christie is a Northeastern liberal Republican, the very essence of what Conservatives are fighting against. Sure Christie is tough talking with reporters, but he purrs like a kitten for Obama!

RJL on February 13, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Karl Rove and the pathetic gop Ruling Classers are the Ring Wraiths of the Dark Lord Sauron (embodied by progressives like Rockefeller, Ford, Romney and the Bushes.

And Marco Rubio is nothing more than a younger clone of Jeb Bush.

No more Bushes, no more Roves!

PappyD61 on February 13, 2013 at 7:20 PM

…….and sorry Marco Rubio is just about as exciting to listen too as paint drying.

And Levin and Rush can have him on their shows everyday and it doesn’t matter. Rubio is Jeb, plain and simple………and they both know it.

PappyD61 on February 13, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Some people are grumbling about this in Headlines but I don’t know what you want the guy to say. He’s not going to tell Rove and his giant donor base to kiss his ass,

Well played Allahpundit..:)

Dire Straits on February 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Marco Rubio gave a great answer..Very well played Marco..:)

Dire Straits on February 13, 2013 at 7:37 PM

The major challenge to the US is an economic challenge. CorporatePiggy on February 13, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I don’t see it this way. The economy was and is just corollary damage of the rise of Leftist ideology. It is one more symptom. Jawboning the economy as if it were a discrete issue in a kind of ideologically sterilized time-warp context — as in a Ford vs. Carter election — as Romney did, was one of the reasons he lost. The bare truth is that Romney was terrified of discussing ideology, of contending with the deeper causes of our national illness, out of which the economic remedy can really become comprehensible and a treatment logically inevitable. Reagan didn’t just run against Jimmy Carter, he ran against a failed and foolish liberalism. But Romney emasculated himself with his “nice guy in over his head” remark. It didn’t matter that the observation about Obama was false, rather that it made the deeper argument about leftist hegemony impossible, and the logic of economic failure and restoration into a series of pieces rather than a coherent whole.

The other major theme, or challenge to the Republic, that Romney never grasped was the corruption of the media. It is hard to imagine any possibility of renewed conservatism, common-sense, social comity, material recovery or any good-faith national “conversation” taking place under the poisonous dominion of the media. The media remains the biggest, fattest and slowest-moving target in our entire culture, and Romney failed even to try to shoot at it.

If you can’t tackle the Left and the media, you’ll never tackle the economy.

rrpjr on February 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM

“We’re all on the same team. We’re all working for the same goal.”

I think I actually believed that two years ago. Now? Not so much.

Aitch748 on February 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Trump stands up for Sarah http://www.mediaite.com/online/howard-stern-pushes-trump-to-admit-hes-pro-abortion-pro-gay-marriage-and-thinks-palins-an-idiot/

renalin on February 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Stern tried his best to have Trump diss Sarah, but didn’t succeed.
Glad Trump stood up for Sarah. Wonder what they talked about yesterday..hmmmm.

Thanks renalin!

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

It is rather interesting that the excuse is always the same when any so-called conservative offers up a RINO sandwich-well, what did you expect,he needs them to win.So what you are saying is the GOP needs the Hispanics so we must embrace amnesty.We need the Beltway establishment Rove and his pals so we embrace an effort to prevent tea Party candidates,and we need the independents so lets cave on-well you name it.When is somebody going to say we need the conservative base so we better stand our ground and adhere to conservative principles?Maybe when conservative morons stop letting these pseudo-conservative RINOS walk all over us!Rubio is very quickly becoming establishment.

redware on February 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I don’t see it this way. The economy was and is just corollary damage of the rise of Leftist ideology. It is one more symptom. Jawboning the economy as if it were a discrete issue in a kind of ideologically sterilized time-warp context — as in a Ford vs. Carter election — as Romney did, was one of the reasons he lost. The bare truth is that Romney was terrified of discussing ideology, of contending with the deeper causes of our national illness, out of which the economic remedy can really become comprehensible and a treatment logically inevitable.

To be sure there is a huge ideological battle to be waged. No argument there. The old cliche is fix the cause not the symptoms, but if you cannot even get the patient to acknowledge the symptoms you have a serious problem. And I would contend that Romney, again – not my guy – made a good case for the symptoms. And he failed.

Reagan didn’t just run against Jimmy Carter, he ran against a failed and foolish liberalism.

Agreed. And he did it in a time that is literally unrecognizable from our own.

But Romney emasculated himself with his “nice guy in over his head” remark.

Indeed. Barky isn’t a nice guy. None of them are. But this was a mis-step. No matter, it was not critical. No one wants to be told they are an a-hole for making a bad choice in life – try telling your best friend going through a nasty divorce that you KNEW she was a bitch. Doesn’t work.

The other major theme, or challenge to the Republic, that Romney never grasped was the corruption of the media. It is hard to imagine any possibility of renewed conservatism, common-sense, social comity, material recovery or any good-faith national “conversation” taking place under the poisonous dominion of the media. The media remains the biggest, fattest and slowest-moving target in our entire culture, and Romney failed even to try to shoot at it.

Yes. But to be fair, he (and every single national candidate) is facing overwhelming firepower from an elevated position. As things stand it is not a cakewalk for anyone on the right.

If you can’t tackle the Left and the media, you’ll never tackle the economy.

Indeed.

rrpjr on February 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM

CorporatePiggy on February 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I don’t get it. The Left fields a Marxist anti-American, and wins by making him cool and “mainstream”, all the while well throwing red meat to their base, nor do any Liberals runaway from Obama’s insidious flaws.

The GOPe on the other hand – Doesn’t even attempt to serve its base. Its solution, lets try to become more “moderate” rather than more rapidly supportive of one who actually might fix things…

Go figure…

Sharr on February 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Why are nearly all the Palin fanatics here nothing but embarrassing, sheep-like Mark Levin parrots?

The only sensible ones I’ve seen are Kim Roy and the commenter from last year named ProudPalinFan. The rest are completely insufferable and idiotic. The kind of hate they throw at Rubio and, really, any Repulican not named Palin is too much. I have pretty much had it with them.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

So I’m not sensible, huh? I’m just another Palin fanatic who hates all non-Palin Republicans, huh?

I really don’t have a problem with Rubio outside of the fact that in the Republican field, there’s nothing remarkable about him. He’ll disappoint the base just like Romney did, just like Eric Cantor did, and just like every other Republican ever will.

But Gryph! Sarah Palin is a Republican!

True-and-enough. And at one point I had hoped she would run for federal office. If the fact that she decided not to run is the biggest disappointment she ever hands me, she’ll still stand head-and-shoulders above the rest of the field in integrity and intelligence.

And Bluegill? Kindly GFY.

gryphon202 on February 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Stop helping Rubio.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM

And the solution isn’t just to win – to win, ala Rove with whomever is currently “most electable”. Doing so is empty and only makes the problem worse, because you end up sending “winners” to DC who just further the status quo.

Why bother? There’s more value in “losing” with someone actually committed to fix things than with “winning” with someone who will just go and be a Liberal lite.

Sharr on February 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

If you can’t tackle the Left and the media, you’ll never tackle the economy.

rrpjr on February 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM

The wisest thing the GOP can do is escalate the war with the media – get it out in the open to increase public awareness. What more can the media do?

bw222 on February 13, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Am I missing something here? When did real Republicans willingly choose to consider a candidate that favors Imigration Reform? When did we downgrade illegal to without papers? (WOP)? I’m Sicilian so I can say that. I often refer to myself as the Dago too. Big Deal! Just words. Isn’t one of our main tenets to call Illegal just that and punish instead of rewarding it. So would someone please tell me when we began thinking of squishes as potential leaders of our party? I had hopes for Rand Paul but now he’s embrasing amnesty too……What the hell happened and when? How can we win anything without reverting back to our basic beliefs? The general public has no real choices unless we give them one. Democrat or Democrat-lite is not a choice and that is what we are becoming…..Rove is at the head of this parade but there are others. Rubio is pro-amnesty, so is Paul, many in the Senate speak as though this is a done deal. I don’t know what Dr. Nelson’s view is but I’m hoping for a breath of fresh air from him. Anybody want to weigh in on this topic?

MONACO1121 on February 13, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Notwithstanding all of the above.

The U.S.A. is $16 trillion in debt.
No way to pay.
The commie knonw nothing CO2 Killer Bees of the Democrat Party want to tax more and spend more, not new is it.

But here all of U.S. are talking of anything else but the real problems.

Not enough jobs.
To many people unemployed and not even on the books any longer except for the dole rolls.

To many mindless rules that keep jobs from being created by industry, farms, stores, Intel, Microsoft, etal.

Misdirection and a con being run by grifters with not one thing under any shell they move around in front of U.S..

Its a con, we are the marks but we do not have to be.

Change the subject to facts and keep it there solid.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Change the subject to facts and keep it there solid.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Good luck with that. It’s a noble goal, but we may even be too far gone in that regard.

gryphon202 on February 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM

The two party evil money cult in washington d.c. have spent the U.S.A. into bankruptcy in plain view of all of U.S..

Now they are in fear of their policital lives and possible the real deal.

So they go for more tax payers and these illegals are ripe for the picking.

They can be fooled, they can be under paid, they can be a vote block for the commie Democrats and wage slaves for the greed of the Kark Roves etal.

Just vote no, lots of U.S. all of U.S. there is no time left, action is all we have now.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 8:31 PM

The spinning top set in motion by the likes of FDR,LBJ, Carter, Gore, Kerry, Clinton has lost all its fake power now and wabbles aimlessly as it is about to file energy bankruptcy.

The fact all Obama and the commie crew aka msm can do is lie it the evidence they have no solution, want no solution and will not solve any thing ever.
Crime is all they are, as of now if we the people do not take responsibility to solve this problem, it is our problem after all, so we must act, talk is cheap, posting here is finger easy, now is the time for action.

2014 is the date our fate will be known.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Rove donated to Rubio’s campaign early on in the primary and then Rove’s PAC helped Rubio win in the general.

Rubio’s stance is understandable. He is simply following the old maxim of “you dance with the one that brought you to the party.”

If people want to elect a Republican as President, then sure … Rubio would probably be okay.

However if people want to elect a common sense constitutional conservative as President under the Republican banner, someone who will fight for common sense constitutional conservative solutions, while working to clean out the corrupt cesspool known as Washington, D.C., as opposed to protecting the permanent political class, Rubio is not that person.

As to Karl Rove, people should be under no mistake of who Rove is, how he operates and what he stands for:

Rove Email Leaks: Ideological War Opens in GOP
http://spectator.org/archives/2013/02/12/rove-email-leaks-ideological-w

Buckley Rule — According to Bill, not Karl
What supporting “the rightwardmost viable candidate” meant in WFB’s lexicon
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340485/buckley-rule-according-bill-not-karl-neal-b-freeman

john.frank on February 13, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Why are nearly all the Palin fanatics here nothing but embarrassing, sheep-like Mark Levin parrots?

The only sensible ones I’ve seen are Kim Roy and the commenter from last year named ProudPalinFan. The rest are completely insufferable and idiotic. The kind of hate they throw at Rubio and, really, any Repulican not named Palin is too much. I have pretty much had it with them.
bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya..

melle1228 on February 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Rubio: Let’s not rush to judgment on Rove’s new “Conservative Victory Project”

But he gives awesome leg-tingling speeches, so we should vote for him no matter what.

Sounds familiar…

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Palin FTW or death.

Doesn’t have to be Palin. Any reasonably charismatic pol who isn’t an obvious RNC/GOPe anointed mannequin will do.

That doesn’t make you some kind of hero, and it doesn’t mean you’ve taught The Man a Lesson.

At best it means you’re doing improv on a neo 1970s blaxploitation flick.

CorporatePiggy on February 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Not a hero, not a lesson-teacher. Just someone who’s not going along with the farce anymore.

ddrintn on February 13, 2013 at 9:14 PM

*clink!*

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Rubio’s march toward typical repub politician continues unabated. At the end of this journey, he will be practically translucent with as much substance as he is tossing overboard.

Panther on February 13, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Disagree re: goals

Joey24007 on February 13, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Rubio was on Levin and gave a goood interview.Levin likes Rubio..:)

Dire Straits on February 13, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Sorry folks, but Rubio has always been Jeb’s Boy! He has the Stench of Neo-Con all over him. The fact that he can be so disingenuous, just makes him Untrustworthy.
Pretty tired of hearing how a rino is better than a Dem. No They Are NOT! It sounds good in principle until you find out they have no principles & their votes can be easily be bought. Which, of course, Gives Cover for the Dems. That Bull Shiite Story went out the window with the rino from, The Peoples Republic of Massachusetts, Brown voting for Cloture & Allowing the Dems the Ability to Ram ObamaTAXcare down our throats! So explain to me how it helps to have a rino give cover for Dems, rather than Dems taking all the Blame for their Failures!?!?

God Bless America!

paratisi on February 13, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I didn’t hear tonight’s intervew on Levin’s show, but Rubio typically keeps talking so that he will only have to answer a minimal numbr of questions. But, previously Limbaugh and Levin have given Rubio “Steve Kroft” interviews, refusing to ask him questions on the financial ost of amnesty as well as the danger it presents to the country, the consrvative movement and the GOP.

bw222 on February 13, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Am I missing something here? When did real Republicans willingly choose to consider a candidate that favors Imigration Reform?
MONACO1121 on February 13, 2013 at 8:21 PM

A couple of weeks after the election when the statistics came out.

rjl1999 on February 13, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Rubio was on Levin and gave a goood interview.Levin likes Rubio..:)

Dire Straits on February 13, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Good to read. I’ve been worried about him lately. Not Rubio, Levin.

Marcus on February 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM

We’re all on the same team.

hahahahaha!

james23 on February 13, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Marcus on February 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I hear you..It was a very good interview conducted by Levin..He and Rubio both did a nice job..Hopefully the Right Scoop with have it posted soon..:)

Dire Straits on February 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

A couple of weeks after the election when the statistics came out.

rjl1999 on February 13, 2013 at 10:03 PM

You mean the ones that proved that Romney lost because the white rust belt voters stayed home? I guess that doesn’t fit the narrative though.

TxAnn56 on February 13, 2013 at 10:30 PM

No, we are not all on the same team and we do not all want the same thing. I will not vote for anyone willing to kiss Rove’s ass. Unless the tea party becomes the Tea Party, with its own candidate for the presidency in 2016, I’m not voting at all. The hell with them all.

blackgriffin on February 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Yes let’s do rush to judgment on Karl Marx Rove’s new money raising scheme.

bgibbs1000 on February 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM

The BEST! Pitch-PERFECT!!

Sarah Palin · 3,500,668 like this
11 hours ago ·
‎#SOTUGottaBKiddingMe

If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you didn’t miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses.

We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wouldn’t “increase our deficit by a single dime.”

Of course, he glossed over the inconvenient facts. He boasted about job creation, but didn’t mention that real unemployment is higher today than when he took office. He touted all those still undiscovered “clean energy” jobs without mentioning the tens of thousands of real jobs the Keystone Pipeline will create if he would simply allow it to be built. He sang of new energy development, but didn’t mention that new offshore leases for oil and natural gas drilling have declined a decimating 61% under his administration.

He talked about “helping” to build “a thriving middle class,” but didn’t address how the middle class is actually faring under his economic stewardship. This is important – his deception must be addressed: under his leadership, middle class families have seen the average price per gallon of gas increase 96%, the average cost of family health care premiums rise 24%, the annual cost per household from federal regulations rise to over $15,000, and real median household income decline $4,520. If this is what happens when he “helps” the middle class, then please, Mr. President, we implore you to stop “helping” us.

He talked about a “balanced approach to deficit reduction” without mentioning that $5.9 trillion has already been added to the debt since he took office. We’re $16.5 trillion in debt and he keeps digging the hole deeper! He didn’t mention his record trillion dollar deficits or the fact that his last proposed budget would add $9.2 trillion to the debt through 2022. His Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in four years. That’s obviously not “responsible” or “balanced.” He said, “We can’t cut our way to prosperity.” Well, we definitely can’t get there by borrowing and spending money we don’t have on his “investments” that don’t work. If indiscriminately borrowing and spending money led to prosperity, then bankruptcy would be a sign of economic strength. But it isn’t.

A State of the Union address should give us a true picture of the direction in which we are headed. But we didn’t get the truth last night. And it WAS Orwellian.

What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I’ll speak the truth here. We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power than in preserving the constitutional republic that so many have fought and died for (including our brave men and women in uniform who were barely mentioned last night).

We are a country with an economy being stifled under the weight of a bankrupt and voracious federal machine demanding more taxes and burdensome regulations. Job creators are the ones stuck with the bill when Obama calls for “new revenue.” Their businesses bear the brunt of the nearly 87 million paperwork hours imposed by federal regulations in 2012 – annually costing them $1.75 trillion. And I haven’t even mentioned Obamacare yet, which looms like the dark cloud it is over our private sector. Is it any wonder why our economy is stagnant or why job growth is so anemic? President Obama’s “solution” to these problems is to make the federal government more intrusive, bankrupt, and controlling.

If we continue down the path Barack Obama has us on, the long-term forecast of the state of our union is not a pretty picture. Yet he merrily rolls along it, deceiving too many Americans into thinking that these are intelligent, economic, and ethical proposals.

Our President wasn’t candid with Americans about our forecast, but, interestingly, in a Q&A session last week, Paul Krugman, one of President Obama’s economic cheerleaders at the New York Times, was remarkably candid about where we’re headed.

When asked about our federal debt, he admitted that “eventually we do have a problem” especially because “the population is getting older” and “health care costs are rising.” So, what does he see as the solution to pay for all this? He admits that your taxes will rise. And worse:

“Surely in the end it will require some middle class taxes as well. We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes, not a huge one, but some increase in taxes on the middle class, maybe a value added tax. And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care – not pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. So, the snarky version I use, which I shouldn’t even say because it gets me in trouble, is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.” (But wait, I thought there’d be no such thing as “death panels,” liberal liars?)

Mr. Krugman tried to portray this brave new world in the gentlest possible light, but it’s going to take quite a lot of “sales taxes” to meet the payments on the ever-increasing multi-trillion dollar debt we’re burying our kids and grandkids under. And with health care costs rising under Obamacare, obviously a lot of care will be rationed and even flat out denied by panels of faceless bureaucrats making life and death decisions for you and your loved ones. This is the long-term forecast for the state of America under Obama’s failed policies: middle class taxes and death panels.

Does that sound good to you? It doesn’t to me. So, we better get motivated to do something about it. We’d better get out of our post-election funk and wake up to the radicals’ reality being created as America gets “fundamentally transformed.”

Here’s the good news: President Obama is in many ways a lame duck president. None of his ridiculous ideas will come to pass via the legislative process. Of course, he may try to force them down America’s throat by imposing them through other means. But they can be undone if the right people are in position to undo them. He is very bold right now – some would say cocky – because of his November win, but there is another election around the corner, and we can check his boldness at the ballot box by electing constitutional conservatives. We must continue to affirm the fact that growing our bankrupt federal government is NOT the solution. Most of what the federal government does could be handled better on the individual, local, and state levels.

Our country didn’t weather a Revolution, two World Wars, a Civil War, a Great Depression, and countless other political and economic storms, just to be sunk by the dangerous policies of this current administration. We’re stronger than this. As President Reagan said, “I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.”

So, do something. 2014 is just around the corner. Get motivated! Get organized. America, don’t retreat. In the words of yet another White House program, “Let’s move.”

- Sarah Palin

williamg on February 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM

The only option for change, at this point – is going to be Violence.

Brutal, ruthless, merciless, relentless violence.

williamg on February 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM

williamg on February 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Really? OK… Now put your pants back on please.

lexhamfox on February 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM

lexhamfox on February 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on February 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Isn’t it nice to know that even though Rubio has caved into the special interests of the GOP Elitists [Washington destroys everyone working there] there is NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! Be honest for a second. No matter how much he makes you mad today, or how much the elitists in the GOP piss you off for saddling us with the Creator of 0bamaScare in the last election for POTUS, what can you do? NOTHING!

Stewing in your own juices is EXACTLY what the dear leaders of the Republican Party wish for you to do. How does it feel? Does it make you proud to call yourself a republican today? Would you be surprised to discover this makes the Democrats pleased as well? Isn’t IRRELEVANCY FUN!

For the few that have decided that the time to stop working feverishly as bench warmers has arrived, you could start here. Then, IF you agree with Brent Bozell’s summation, you might want to start looking for the closest TEA Party group to your location and go to one of their meetings. If not you, who?

It is real easy to get involved today. It wasn’t so easy when I searched out my local chapter of the GOP over a decade ago, but I had realized that if I weren’t willing to get involved then I deserved the worst the corrupt-o-crats could deliver. That is why I am AGAIN going to the MIGOP Convention as THE elected delegate from my township [for the fourth time], which is being held later this month. I can promise you that the politicians there will be made to sweat when I confront them and there will be absolutely no doubt in their minds as to whose ass they will have to kiss [as Allahpundit so colorfully puts it].

NEVER FORGET! America ALWAYS gets the government it DESERVES, and whiners win nothing!

DannoJyd on February 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

The GOPe on the other hand – Doesn’t even attempt to serve its base.

Sharr on February 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

^THIS^ ^THIS^ ^THIS^ ^THIS^ ^THIS^

Kent18 on February 14, 2013 at 2:15 AM

- Sarah Palin

williamg on February 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM

The only option for change, at this point – is going to be Violence.

Brutal, ruthless, merciless, relentless violence.

williamg on February 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM

williamg on February 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Really? OK… Now put your pants back on please.

lexhamfox on February 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Wow, who didn’t need that visual. Oh, it doesn’t surprise me, but who needed it.

Marcus on February 14, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Let’s not rush to judgement that Rubio has always been Jeb Bush’s client.

Let’s not rush to judgement that the corrupt Bush crime family hoodwinked Floridians and used the TEA party once they ran the numbers and knew that Orange Charlie was a dead man walking for posing with Dumb-Ø.

Let’s not rush to judgement that George the third, Jeb’s little brat endorsed Rubio immediately.

Let’s not rush to judgement that the Florida GOP attacked Allen West and Rick Scott during the primary election but never attacked Jeb’s little wonderboy.

Let’s not rush to judgement that Tokyo Rove gave his own money to Jeb Bush’s little pet.

Let’s not rush to judgement that Bush mafia don, corrupt Al Cardenas who was going to make a fortune on High Speed Rail and Dumb-Øcare is one of Rubio’s biggest backers and introduced Wonderboy to Jebbie.

Let’s not rush to judgement that Bush mafia mouthpieces talk radio, Roger Ailes Faux News, and so called conservative blogs have united once again to shove the Bush crime family propaganda of all Wonderboy all the time down our throats just like they did with Etch-a-sketch.

Let’s not rush to judgement that when a self avowed communist like Van Jones says he’s worried about Rubio we know that is BS. They already have the dope on him and their game plan. Like Rush says they only attack who they fear.

Let’s not rush to judgement that we know that amnesty is not Rubio’s plan it Jeb Bush’s.

Let’s not rush to judgement that Rubio is now shoving school vouchers down our throats when this should not be at the federal level but the states and that the REAL TEA party patriot would be advocating getting rid of the Dept. of Education.

Let’s not rush to judgement that Marco baby is a corrupt little POS career opportunist who doesn’t give a damn about anybody or anything but Marco Rubio.

Let’s not rush to judgement that Rubio is just as bad as Obama a 1 term senator who can talk with NO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE who will be indebted to his crony capitalist backers and a legend in his own mind.

Let’s not rush to judgement that if you are stupid enough to fall for the corrupt gopE’s propaganda again you are a brain dead idiot who is just as wacked out as the cultists who fawn over Dumb-Ø.

GET REAL!

Jayrae on February 14, 2013 at 6:44 AM

There are more “centrist” groups forming in the republican party?

Who are they?

How many labels are there for republican “groups”?

We have “right wing”, “not so right wing”, “center right wing”,
kinda, sorta right wing”, “way to the right wing” and my old time
favorite, “to the right of Attila the Hun”. Who else?

And then we have “centrist”.

Can’t wait to see how this plays out.

Amjean on February 14, 2013 at 8:22 AM

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Trump stands up for Sarah http://www.mediaite.com/online/howard-stern-pushes-trump-to-admit-hes-pro-abortion-pro-gay-marriage-and-thinks-palins-an-idiot/

renalin on February 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Stern tried his best to have Trump diss Sarah, but didn’t succeed.
Glad Trump stood up for Sarah. Wonder what they talked about yesterday..hmmmm.

Thanks renalin!

bluefox on February 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Howard Stern bashing Sarah Palin’s intellect? That is too funny.
I have never thought of Stern as an intellectual heavyweight.

Amjean on February 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM

“Rubio’s is the only electable Republican because he appeals to independents and minorities. He’s the only one who can beat [_____]. If you don’t agree, shut up, you’re a bigot.”

The 2016 GOPe narrative.

rrpjr on February 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Rush tried to polish this turd. Some turds are just turds.

Mr. Arrogant on February 14, 2013 at 11:37 AM

NEVER FORGET! Lethargic America ALWAYS gets the government it DESERVES, and whiners win nothing!

DannoJyd on February 14, 2013 at 12:18 PM

An endorsement from Karl Rove’s pacs during the primary, will be akin to the Kiss of Death for this voter.

dmart81 on February 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Gosh! after being royally f*cked by Romney less than 4 months ago, BLUEGILL IS SALIVATING FOR THE PROSPECT OF BEING ROYALLY F*CKED BY RINO-IN-TP-CLOTHING RUBIO IN 2016.

RINO whores never stop whoring!

TheAlamos on February 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Gosh! after being royally f*cked by Romney less than 4 months ago, BLUEGILL IS SALIVATING FOR THE PROSPECT OF BEING ROYALLY F*CKED BY RINO-IN-TP-CLOTHING RUBIO IN 2016.

RINO whores never stop whoring!

TheAlamos on February 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Um …and what have YOU been doing to stop all of this fornication?

My opinion remins that the people who whine the louest do the least to correct the problems. I’m waiting to see someone [ANYONE!] prove me wrong.

DannoJyd on February 16, 2013 at 3:28 AM

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