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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/01/Donations-to-Karl-Rove-s-Groups-Decline-98-After-Declaring-War-on-Tea-Party

 by Tony Lee 1 Feb 2014, 11:59 AM PDT

After wasting nearly $325 million during the 2012 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove's three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in 2013.

Rove runs Crossroads GPS, American Crossroads, and the Conservative Victory Project Super PAC, which was formed this year to wage war against conservatives. Rove's two groups raised $325 million in 2012 and about $70 million in 2010. 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." Aware of this, Rove's Crossroads network has reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them.

All three of the groups "are permitted to accept unlimited corporate and individual contributions," and donations to Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit, are even tax deductible.

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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 06:36:00 PM »
 :silly: :silly: :silly: :thumbsup2: :eatdrink:

It didn't help that HIS candidates lost big the last two election cycles while the TP-supported candidates did not.
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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 06:53:12 PM »
I doubt if he figured it out. He'll blame it on Obama and the bad economy. LOL!

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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 06:59:36 PM »
I doubt if he figured it out. He'll blame it on Obama and the bad economy. LOL!

More likely he'll blame it on the Tea Party.
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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 07:02:35 PM »
More likely he'll blame it on the Tea Party.

Let him.
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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 07:05:44 PM »
http://www.redstate.com/2013/1/

Democrats now the biggest backers of republican PACS:

The Republican Main Street Partnership is all about selecting “moderate” Republicans to run against conservatives. Their goal is not increasing a GOP majority in Congress but rather burning down conservatives even if it results in a Democrat being elected. In this way, his group is remarkably similar to Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS.

If you want to know who is funding these moderate Republicans this year the answer is in. It is the Democrats.

The Republican Main Street Partnership has emerged as an outspoken, deep-pocketed player in pro-business GOP plans to beat back tea-party challengers next year. But the group’s new super PAC has an unexpected source for its seed money: labor unions.

The super PAC, called Defending Main Street, has not yet submitted a major donor disclosure to the Federal Election Commission. But documents filed by other groups show that two labor organizations, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers’ International Union of North America, directed a combined $400,000 to the Republican group in September and October.

For those who don’t know it, the oddly named Republican Main Street Partnership is composed of Democrats who through dishonesty or lack of courage continue to call themselves Republican. Their stock in trade is cozying up to the moneyed interests for the same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks and denigrating anyone who fights for conservative principles, be they social or fiscal.

It is hardly a coincidence that LaTourette’s other job is running the lobbying firm of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies. Where his wife is vice president and Chris Barron, of GOProud — another group interested in sandbagging conservatives– is a consultant. This relationship was previously discussed on RedState:


Upon closer inspection, LaTourette’s effort is not really about bringing centrist ways to govern, but about setting up a sophisticated get rich scheme through multiple avenues. By using Main Street Advocacy to replace true limited-government congressmen with big-government members, he can help his lobbying clients profit from government growth.

Certainly, any member who got elected with LaTourette’s help would be in a position to grant a political favor to their benefactor. Big business, frustrated over Tea Party-backed efforts to cut spending, would be natural allies and clients for both of LaTourette’s organizations. As a big backer of infrastructure spending, LaTourette could also get support from the unions that previously donated to his reelection campaigns.

When taken in context of the Republican Study Committee firing their conservative executive director, Paul Teller, and Speaker Boehner attacking everyone who disagrees with Paul Ryan’s ill-conceived budget compromise, it is obvious that the GOP has decided that conservatives, not the Democrats, are the real enemy. LaTourette’s close relationship with Speaker Boehner is a damned good hint that his Democrat funded super-PAC is not a rogue operation.

This coming election cycle you will see crypto-Democrat and Democrat-funded groups like the Defending Main Street PAC collaborating with the likeminded Crossroads GPS, led by Karl Rove, and members of the #VichyCaucus to ride the hard work of conservatives to electoral success in November.

Given the way the GOP establishment abandoned Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia Governor’s race this is a fact that conservative candidates will have to take into consideration in 2014. They are not only running against the Democrats, they are also running against Democrat funded super-PACs who are pretending to be Republican and they are running against the GOP power structure that would rather enjoy their life-style of bilking the unwary than try to move this nation onto the right path.
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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 07:14:16 PM »
In other words, today's republicans, for the most part, are the old democrats.

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Re: Donations to Karl Rove's Groups Drop 98% after Targeting Tea Party
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 07:16:29 PM »
In other words, today's republicans, for the most part, are the old democrats.


It seems so..... unions and all.
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