It seems that the establishment GOP, personified by Karl Rove, is declaring war on the Tea Party. While we have know this ever since the Tea Party’s inception, it seems that the mask is coming off the RINO/Whig division of the party. Breitbart has more…
The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.” The group points to candidates like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Richard Mourdock in Indiana as examples of Tea Party primary picks going sideways in major Senatorial battles.
The thing that jumps out more to me is that Rove and the regressive republicans are using the “Conservative” label. That has angered me for some time now. In my development as a politically aware person, I developed into a Conservative once I found that what I was taught in college and grad school did not at all translate into the real world. In the last decade, especially after 2006, I finally put words to the sick sensation in my gut-that most “conservative” republicans were not Conservative at all. They would talk a good game on the campaign trail, but govern like big government liberals when in office.
Did you notice that I referred to Rove and his ilk as Whigs? If you don’t get the reference, look it up.