Karl Rove = Liar!

Blame anyone but me! *pout pout*

Blame anyone but me! *pout pout*

Karl Rove, the GOP Operative who has joined together with several rich GOP donors & declared war on the Tea Party, is busted lying about his involvement in Reagan’s campaign. He was actually actively working against Ronald Reagan in 1980.

This comes on the heels of his gaffe – repeatedly calling Sarah Steelman “Deb Steelman”, and his spouting off about the MO Senate race with little inside knowledge of said race. Read Dana Loesch’s blog for some inside insight to the MO race – essentially, the party in MO had crowned it’s favorite, and when the people did NOT agree, the GOP took it’s money and went home, refusing to help Akin at all, despite the fact that he was heavily favored to win prior to opening his mouth and inserting his foot all the way to his kneecap – something that could have been avoided if the GOP had helped him prep for some of the stupidity headed his way.

Personally, I think Rove is a pathetic little man who is upset that he can’t control the Tea Party. He’s mad that his man lost, again, and instead of looking to see what he did wrong, he’s going to pin the blame on the media’s favorite goat, the Tea Party.

Smells like DeDe

Breaking from the T&A, oh, I mean, TSA coverage, for some local political news…. It seems that George Allen of the “macaca” fame is trying to pull a fast one on the Republicans in Virginia.

Bearing Drift broke the story here. What it boils down to, is that all of the sudden, out of nowhere, Georgie-boy and his pals want to change how the process is done here in VA.

In Virginia the parties can select their nominees through the primary election process or through a convention. When choosing a state-wide nominee, the establishment generally prefers a primary as it favors establishment candidates with more name recognition and more money while conservatives prefer the convention.

via George Allen and The Virginia Republicans, I Don’t Believe They Get It! « Disrupt the Narrative.

See, George wants the nomination process for Senate in 2012 to be done by primary.  Normally this would be discussed and the vote would be held sometime next year around March.  But he wants the RPV (Republican Party of Virginia) to vote on it, and he wants that vote right now! /footstomp

Thing is, I actually prefer a primary.  I disagree with those who think that a primary gives more advantage to the party-backed favorite.  To those people I say, get off your duff and do something for the guy you want to win! Donate, either cash or time. Walk the streets, talk to the people, phone bank, etc.  Don’t whine and cry about how unfair the system is, or how much money it takes.  Go do something about it.

As Virginia Virtucon points out:

For those who believe that deciding on a separate primary early works best to George Allen’s advantage, I would caution that all it does is give potential opponents like Corey Stewart and Bob Marshall more time to raise their profiles statewide and fundraise.

I think Virginians, especially those of us in the Tea Party Movement need to realize that change has come, and not all change is bad. This could wind up being a good thing in the long run.

However. I do not like the feel of this hurry-up, backroom, vote-now-before-anyone-realizes-we’re-doing-this move.  This looks too much like an attempt to influence voters and crown George Allen, a proven loser, as nominee 2 years in advance.  Smells a little too much like Dede Scozzafava to me.

Memo to the RPV – the silent majority has been awakened, and ya’ll aren’t safe just because you have an “R” by your name.

Dirty Politicking by Dems in NJ? Color me not surprised.

Tea Party groups in New Jersey are outraged over ads that have mysteriously surfaced in support of a supposed Tea Party candidate. The sponsored ads on Google are being served up all over the web, in places like BlogTalkRadio, in support of one Peter DeStefano, and direct viewers to the website of njteapartycoalition.org.

The problem is, the NJ Tea Party Coalition, the owners of that website, did not purchase any such ads.

via Big Journalism.

Not surprising.  Actually, there is a whole lot of this kind of stuff surfacing this election cycle.  I’m not sure if it’s because the Silent Majority has become Citizen Journalists, or because the Dems are getting extremely sloppy with BigO in charge.

WTG St. Louis Tea Party!

The St. Louis Tea Party had an all-hands-on-deck response to the NAACP’s plan to denounce the nationwide network of activists at its annual convention across the state in Kansas City. The NAACP as early as Tuesday could take up language to “repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties” and stand against the movement’s attempt to “push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

In a matter of hours, the St. Louis group drafted and fired off to the NAACP a resolution demanding the organization withdraw its “bigoted, false and inflammatory” statement. The missive accused the NAACP of resorting to political tactics and urged the IRS to reconsider whether it can continue to qualify for tax-exempt status.  (source)

You can read the St Louis Tea Party’s response to the NAACP here.

Keep in mind that the same NAACP that is claiming Tea Partiers are racist is the same NAACP that refuses to stand up for Kenneth Gladney, and is in fact backing the men who attacked him.

I can not speak for my local tea party, but I stand in solidarity with the St Louis Tea Party on this matter.

You can’t ask questions, you’re a lowly citizen.

Found
via Dana Loesch.

I love the condescension in the moderator’s voice Oh, you’re just a citizen? Not a reporter?

His question about the president’s backroom deal with big pharma is viral-worthy.

He also notes that afterwards, the rep from Pfizer agreed that HB 3200 would effectively eliminate any hope of private insurance.