Tag Archives: Karl Rove

What’s That Again About the So-Called IRS Scandal?

This is completely awesome. The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new guidelines to govern political spending by dark money groups, the tax-exempt entities that have grown and spread over the past few election cycles. The proposed guidance issued by the … Continue reading
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Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS May Have Lied to the IRS

Whoops! New tax documents, made public last Tuesday, indicate that at least $11.2 million of the grant money given to the group Americans for Tax Reform was spent on political activities expressly advocating for or against candidates. This means Crossroads … Continue reading
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Money Well Spent

Not that he’ll be held accountable for anything, but it looks like Karl Rove wasted even more money in 2012 than previously reported. ProPublica on Monday documented how the Karl Rove-linked dark money group Crossroads GPS spent about $11 million … Continue reading
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Friendly Fire

Ted Cruz is so insufferable and awful, even his fellow Republicans are dishing opposition research on him according to Fox’s own Chris Wallace. “This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington,” Wallace said. “As soon … Continue reading
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Rove Lied About IRS on ‘This Week’

Rove flagrantly lied on television yesterday when he said that only conservative groups had been scrutinized by the IRS: Plouffe is right, there were absolutely liberal groups who were rightfully examined to be sure they weren’t violating 501(c)4 status. Bloomberg … Continue reading
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What’s This Really All About?

If you want to know what Benghazimania is really all about — here’s your answer courtesy of The New York Times. American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-led super PAC, has released the first attack ad of the 2016 campaign, accusing Hillary … Continue reading
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Stab-You-in-the-Back Super PAC

Here’s Colbert on the GOP civil war and the “unlanced boil” Karl Rove. Karl and I have always had some good times. I mean, we buried that hooker. Continue reading
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The GOP Civil War Widens

Haley Barbour has cast his lot with Karl Rove. via TPM Republican stalwart Haley Barbour irked the right-wing Club For Growth after telling National Review that conservative donors should stop giving to them and other groups that spend money attacking … Continue reading
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Suicide PAC

Everyone is standing on Karl Rove’s lawn. via TPM Roger Stone, the veteran political operative who worked on both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan’s campaigns, said Thursday that Karl Rove’s new group, the Conservative Victory Project, will divide the Republican … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

If the Republicans are allowed to pull off this bit of trompe d’oeil, nothing about American politics will improve. They will be encouraged, as they have been for 40 years, to surround their retrograde policy ideas with misdirection and distraction, … Continue reading
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Keep Going, You’re Doing Great!

As movement conservatives declare open war on Karl Rove, Representative Steve King (R-Batshit), who was singled out by Rove as a blight on the party’s reputation, says he will not be bullied by Rove and his “war chest.” Rep. Steve … Continue reading
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Keep Going, You’re Doing Great!

As movement conservatives declare open war on Karl Rove, Representative Steve King (R-Batshit), who was singled out by Rove as a blight on the party’s reputation, says he will not be bullied by Rove and his “war chest.” Rep. Steve … Continue reading
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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. … Continue reading
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Let’s Give Karl Rove More Money So He Can Waste It

According to The New York Times, the Republican party’s biggest donors are banding together to fund the Conservative Victory Project, which is aimed at electing better candidates. And while that is a noble goal, they’ve already made their first mistake … Continue reading

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Rove and Dick Morris Off Fox News. For Now.

Even though it’s only temporary, America will be that much better off. According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. … Continue reading

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Math You Do As a Republican to Make Yourself Feel Better

You will absolutely lose your shit watching clips of last night’s Daily Show What follows is comedy gold.

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How Much Money Did They Waste?

How much money did the Right Wing waste on this election? According to the best estimates that are currently available: Billionaire Casino Mogul spent roughly $53 million during the Republican primary season and the general election. The Koch Brothers spent … Continue reading

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Karl Rove Loses Shpadoinkle, Challenges Fox News

In case you missed it last night, shortly after Fox News called Ohio and the election for the president, Karl Rove engaged in a math jihad against the network insisting that it called the election too soon. What ensued was … Continue reading

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Should Have Opted for a Costume

Artist – David Fitzimmons In other news, analysis from ThinkProgress shows that the Koch Brothers spent approximately $95 million on ads between April and October of this year. Karl Rove’s Crossroads has also spent roughly $95 million. Also — here’s … Continue reading

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Romney Fever! Catch It!

Evidently George W. Bush is “skeptical” of Romney’s chances for victory. According to a report in New York Magazine, the former president has his doubts. The piece claims, “He gets a regular drip feed of political news from Karl Rove … Continue reading

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