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Karl Rove Attacks TEA Party: Donald Trump Suggests New Party

Karl Rove Attacks TEA Party: Donald Trump Suggests New Party

COMMENTARY | Karl Rove has attacked the TEA Party by forming a new Super PAC called the Conservative Victory Project. Many conservatives feel this Super PAC is conservative in name only.

Ever since the humbling defeat to the Democratic Party in the 2012 elections the Republican Party has been looking at some restructuring. A clash of ideals has led to some in-fighting that might indicate the need for another conservative party separate from the Republicans. Some TEA Party backed conservatives have won seats in Congress, but others lost their races due to public speaking gaffes. This has led Karl Rove to create the Conservative Victory Project to combat the rise of TEA Party candidates in the 2014 primary elections.

According to the Washington Post, L.Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative Media Research Center, says that “these fake conservatives” like Karl Rove “need to go away before they do more damage.” According to the Huffington Post, Matt Hoskins of the Senate Conservatives Fund says that the RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Karl rove in the Republican political establishment are behind this effort:

“The Conservative Defeat Project is yet another example of the Republican establishment’s hostility toward its conservative base. Rather than listening to the grassroots and working to advance their principles, the establishment has chosen to declare war on the party’s most loyal supporters. If they keep this up, the party will remain in the wilderness for decades to come.””

As we all know, the Democratic party is socially progressive and fiscally they’re all about more taxes and bigger government. The Republicans are generally social conservative and talk big about small government, but in practice the size of the government grew by quite a bit under Bush, albeit at a much slower pace when compared to when Democrats nabbed control of Congress in 2007. When Republicans had the Presidency and both parts of Congress we still saw the deficit and debt growing, which is quite a change from the Republican Party of the 1990’s which oversaw an attempt at balancing the budget.

Donald Trump has suggested via Twitter that perhaps a third party needs to be created:

I could see how another party could fill in the political gap. The Libertarians are fiscally very conservative, and would enjoy shrinking the size of the government and military dramatically, while at the same time they tend to be socially progressive. A fourth party based upon the ideals of the TEA Party would be both socially and fiscally conservative.

What do you think about Karl Rove attacking the TEA Party? Do you agree with Donald Trump’s suggestion to create a new conservative party?

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2 Responses to “Karl Rove Attacks TEA Party: Donald Trump Suggests New Party”

  1. Dennis McHale

    Obviously Karl Rove saw what has been coming for ten years now. Conservatives knew that Bush wasn't a true Conservative, but 'Compassionate Conservative'. It all boils down to whether the Governors of fifty states are going to be able to call the shots in their own states, or take orders from an all encompassing Central Government in Washington. If the Republicans are running the show, there can be some sort of Moderation here. However, once the Democrats have control of the "Centralized Power" they were going to become reckless with reach for additional power, leaving the Governors as nothing more than figureheads, and a country where individual freedoms would take a backseat to the wishes of the STATE.

    Rove, along with the Bush Clan (which includes all the current names being pushed forward for the 2016 nomination) believe that the Conservative Movement will only thwart their chances to retake the White House. He believes all the present true Conservatives have been marginalized outside 'winability' in the POTUS general. We really are talking about Sarah Palin. Regardless of what you think about her personally, her influence to bring Conservatives to victory in the Primaries have reached worrisome levels among those that call the shots in the Republican Party. They are never going to admit that it is they that has seriously hurt the Republican Brand, so for the past four years Palin has been their scapegoat. Palin hasn't threatened to walk away and start a 3rd Party. Just the opposite, she has tried to widen the influence of Conservatives with the Party. However, she will be put under tremendous pressure to "go Rogue" and go after Democrats from outside the smothering influence of the GOP.

    Rove wants to stop her in her tracks and join the LEFT as they have for four years now, and continue to diminish her in the eyes of All Americans, thus have Conservatives simply give up on her as their voice. Some have tried to replace her, with the help of FoxNews, but Palin appears to be the only current Conservative who carries the "Good House Keeping Seal of Approval" around with her. Palin at present, if she chose to go 3rd Party, could possibly bring larger numbers that Ross Perot. That would seal the defeat of Republicans. In the past a problem child such as Palin (and that is how the GOP leadership sees her) would be given a role in the Administration to satisfy her ambitions. Unfortunately the GOP has not been in a position to find a suitable position for Palin, and has spent enormous hours concerning itself how the LEFT has wrapped Palin around their necks. Palin could care less, because her motives are pure. Bring the Republican Party back to what it stood for under Reagan or Gingrich's 'Contract with America".

  2. Anonymous

    "The party's most conservative base" is a minority. In fact, the repugnican party – due to their constant disenfranchisement of everyone – is in danger of becoming a minority. How do they handle this knowledge? With threats of armed insurgency. The truth is, these so-called conservatives don't belong in a truly democratic society. There is no place for thugs here.