More Reactions to Karl Rove’s Conservative Defeat Project

Bloomberg has the round-up of conservative reactions to Karl Rove’s new Conservative Defeat Project.

The victory project also was attacked as “Orwellian” by Matt Kibbe, the head of the Washington-based FreedomWorks, which identifies itself as a “grassroots” Tea Party booster.
Rove’s group “is created with the sole operating mission of blocking the efforts of fiscally conservative activists across the country,” Kibbe said, according to the FreedomWorks blog. [...]

“Their idea of the most electable presidential candidate was Mitt Romney, and before him John McCain and before him Bob Dole,” said Brent Bozell, the leader of For America, a social media group (MLSMG) that identifies its goals as promoting limited government, a strong national defense and Judeo-Christian values.

“These fake conservatives need to go away before they do more damage,” he said in an e-mail and blog post yesterday, referring to those behind the victory project. [...]

The Tea Party Express, a political action committee based in California, said in a statement that Rove is making a “big mistake” that won’t lead to victories in 2014.

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots Inc., based in Georgia, issued a statement calling Rove part of “the consultant class” that “has been on the wrong side of history.”

Martin said it is “time for conservatives to wake-up and stop funding their sabotage of conservatism.” [...]

Erick Erickson, editor of the website Redstate.com, wrote yesterday that Rove’s venture would “crush conservatives, destroy the Tea Party, and put a bunch of squishes in Republican leadership positions.”

This just keeps getting better and better.

We’re at the point now where the new line is that Karl Rove is “on the wrong side of history.” And they say this without a shred of self-awareness, because if they had any, they would realize that they are the ones who made Mitt Romney and John McCain un-electable, that they are the ones who are sabotaging conservatism, and that they’re also the reason their next candidate will be un-electable.

Karl Rove and his rich donors gave birth to Frankenstein’s Tea Party, and now they will have to live with the consequences for at least a generation.

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  • GrafZeppelin127

    “Their idea of the most electable presidential candidate was Mitt Romney, and before him John McCain and before him Bob Dole,” said Brent Bozell[.]

    Uhhh…. Brent, aren’t you forgetting someone?

    Are you saying that the person you neglected to mention was a “real” conservative? You know, the guy who deliberately busted a balanced budget, turned a surplus into a ten-figure deficit, created the largest new federal bureaucracy and the most expensive new federal entitlement program since the New Deal, and enacted the most sweeping curtailment of individual liberties since the Alien and Sedition Acts? That guy? Or are you saying that he was not “[t]heir idea ["they" being Karl Rove et al.] of an electable presidential candidate”? Whose idea was he, then?

    Tell us, Brent, where does that person you neglected to mention fit into all this “real conservative” and “electable presidential candidate” stuff? Hmmm?

    • Username1016

      Seems like the Dems are the new conservatives. As in, wanting to conserve what we already have (Social Security, national parks, PBS, …). Whatever the Republicans are now, it ain’t “conservative” — I could call it “wild-eyed extremist,” but maybe there’s a better term?

  • Chachizel

    “they are the ones who are sabotaging conservatism, and that they’re also the reason their next candidate will be un-electable.”….NAILED IT. Gotta admit though, I’m not mad at it. 2016 primaries are going to be even more comedy than the 2012 primaries were. Pass the popcorn

    • JMAshby

      I’m not looking forward to it quite as much, because I’m afraid the Dem primaries will be nasty.

  • D_C_Wilson

    “Erick Erickson, editor of the website Redstate.com, wrote yesterday that
    Rove’s venture would “crush conservatives, destroy the Tea Party, and
    put a bunch of squishes in Republican leadership positions.”

    Here’s all you need to know about what kind of person Erickson is:

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/05/assault-a-child-fox-contributor-feels-you-deserve-a-medal-video/