The Columbus Dispatch reports with little appreciation of the significance of what they’re reporting:
This prompted American Crossroads to issue an “Are you kidding?” reply. The organization’s law firm said that all photos and video of Portman used in the commercial came from “public domain sources,” such as the Internet and YouTube. “Absolutely no material used in the ad was obtained from the Portman campaign web site or in any other way from the Portman campaign.”
So let me get this straight. Karl Rove’s American Crossroads defense is because they got the materials from Rob Portman Senate campaign’s […]Full Story... →
According to Real Clear Politics, the Ohio Democratic Party is going to file a complaint with the FEC alleging that American Crossroads, Karl Rove’s organization which is presently running pro-Rob Portman’s ads right now violated FEC regulations regarding illegal coordination with campaigns in making that ad.
The 527 committee’s ad showcases three photographs that originated from Portman’s campaign Web site and jobs plan document, and FEC rules state that using such photos constitutes an in-kind contribution that exceeds the legal limits.
An exception to the regulation allows outside groups to incorporate a candidate’s campaign material “that advocates […]Full Story... →
Here’s Karl Rove in today’s Wall Street Journal:
In Ohio, for example, the RGA spent $2.8 million to blunt a $3 million Democratic effort to trash former Ohio Congressman John Kasich. Mr. Kasich now leads Democrat incumbent Ted Strickland by eight points.
Here’s Rasmussen today:
Republican John Kasich’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date as he challenges Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in Ohio’s gubernatorial race.
Oops! Kasich’s lead instead collapsed and now even Rasmussen, the only poll left showing Kasich–and not Strickland–with the lead, shows it’s tied instead.
Of course, the eight-point […]Full Story... →
Please respect Karl Rove’s right to publicly rant about family values while privately destroying it. Twice.
Famed Republican strategist Karl Rove got divorced last week, Politico reports.
Spokeswoman Dana Perino said, “Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week. The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment and the family requests that its privacy be respected.”
Karl married Darby Hickson in 1986. They have one son, Andrew. Rove’s previous marriage to a Houston socialite ended after a […]Full Story... →
This is great. Karl Rove, the much heralded genius of political strategy and electoral politics is absolutely punch drunk from the latest roundhouse that McCain took over his many houses. His spin? Barack is attacking Cindy!
Note: Rove is forced to call Cindy and John “are wealthy”. NOT elitist. Just wealthy. LOL.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to answer questions about the dismissals of several federal prosecutors as its Senate counterpart explored punishments for an array of alleged Bush administration misdeeds.
Send this traitorous un-American wingnut asshat to jail! It’ll never happen, but one can wish.Full Story... →
Completely and totally agree:
“Mr. McCain is running the absolute most pathetic campaign I have ever seen in my whole life,” Stein said in his unmistakable monotone delivery. “His campaign is just heartbreakingly pathetic. He is a very impressive guy. He is a brave guy, but he is running the most lackluster campaign I have ever seen in my entire life. I would have thought Bob Dole’s campaign would have set a record for poor campaigns, but this one is even worse. I mean it is shocking.”
Completely and totally disagree:
“I don’t discount the possibility that some really smart […]Full Story... →
This article by Rick Perlstein perfectly underlines what a bunch of sissies we’ve been over the entire Ahmadinejad visit. I’ve made this comparison elsewhere – why can’t be behave like we did when Nikita “We will bury you” Khrushchev visited during the height of the Cold War in 1959?
Nikita Khrushchev disembarked from his plane at Andrews Air Force Base to a 21-gun salute and a receiving line of 63 officials and bureaucrats, ending with President Eisenhower. He rode 13 miles with Ike in an open limousine to his guest quarters across from the White House. Then he met […]Full Story... →
I meet Paul Giamatti in [the New York neighborhood] SoHo on the hottest day of the summer?He says he?d like his character to be based on Karl Rove ? a seemingly bookish guy who exercises power behind the scenes. I like it. His character turns out to be way more flamboyant than Rove ? but I like how our free-flowing conversation started making the character better than what is on the page.
HT: Think Progress. Here’s the trailer for the movie (I can’t wait to see it – I’m a huge fan of all three leads).
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Frank Rich often leaves me thinking after I read his columns, and today is no exception. I do some work with a group focused on youth civic engagement, so I was interested in Rich?s reference to a new NYT/CBS poll showing that the percentage of young people (ages 17-29) who self-ID as Republicans has fallen to 25 percent (from a high of 37 percent in the 1980s).
Sounds good to me, but I wanted to know about the flip side: what percentage of young people self-ID as Dems in this new poll? After much searching, I couldn?t find the […]Full Story... →
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