As so many people, including myself, have been pointing out, it seems that the establishment GOP is busily waging war against their own base. The Tea Party movement had activated the Conservative base of the party in ways hadn’t been seen since the election of Ronald Reagan. As such, the party establishment decided that the base must be “put in their place,” so they could return to voting for a “softer form of socialism.” Karl Rove, know as the “evil emperor,” for his handling of the Bush presidency, was appointed to, or decided to, attack Tea Party oriented candidates all over the country. He apparently saw the need to take the base of the party, and punish them for their disloyalty.
So now that it has been a full year since Karl Rove declared war on the Tea Party how are his three Super PACs doing? According to this article, not so well for since that time he has seen donations to his pet projects drop by 98%.
As Politico notes, though, “Rove added a third group to the network in 2013, forming the Conservative Victory Project to counterbalance the influence of Tea Party and conservative grassroots forces in GOP primaries.”
Since then, as Breitbart News reported, “Rove’s organization has been so tarnished among the conservative base that candidates fear donors will not contribute to any group associated with him.”
This is great news indeed for it signals to us the possibility that the average Republican voter is finally waking up to the fact that all the establishment Republicans care about is staying in power and are no longer willing to simply vote for the lesser of two evils.
Absolutely! Indeed, 2010 happened because Conservatives were no longer willing to vote for “demicans, or republicrats.” We were, and still are, tired of candidates that talk conservative on the campaign trail, and then act like regressive Democrats once in office. However, establishment GOP guys like Rove apparently think that the GOP can run candidates without voters. They are frankly just p***ing on us, and we’re paying attention to that. I’ve never seen the GOP having more contempt for actual Republicans.
Do they wonder why we call them the “stupid party?”