The Rovian National Committee’s seek and destroy mission

Karl Rove is taking over the RNC information systems as well as plotting to keep conservatives off primary ballots and creating front groups with names similar to existing conservative groups.

It is a game of control that will ruin Republican chances in 2014.

For five years now, conservatives have been sounding the alarms about one man. A top-down far-left authoritarian in our White House, who will change this nation from a Republic to something akin to a fascist state. We have witnessed the devastation of business and industry, hobbled by regulation and over-reaching controls by a behemoth federal government that was never supposed to be this far-reaching. The one goal of this federal government is to minimize individual autonomy.

How is that any different from the RNC handing so much control to Karl Rove?

From Thomas Edsall’s, “In Data We Trust,”

The extensive involvement of Rove, not only with Liberty Works, but also with all aspects of Republican efforts to build a technologically advanced, integrated voter list, has provoked new charges that Rove is acquiring unprecedented control over the Republican electioneering machine: over the aggregation of tactically valuable data and sharing it; over fund-raising; over candidate selection; over voter mobilization; and finally over issue prioritization.

Please read the whole article, it is so very revealing.

Oh, they’ll deny that Rove has so much control, or that he really has no financial stake, yada yada, but let’s cut the crap. Rove is going to completely destroy the Republican Party, and he relishes it. He figures all he has to do is get the winnables on the ticket and kick off those who receive local support, because in the end, Rove is convinced that the people really aren’t as smart as he is.

Priebus must be convinced as well, but then, he’s still the chair after losing the most winnable Presidential race ever, with 8% unemployment and an unprecedented takeover of the nations health systems.

Taking control of things and ruining them is hobby to these people.

Rove and Priebus know that there are plenty of grassroots members who will push back against the inevitable RINO Rovebot candidates, but they are blatantly sticking their finger in the eye of the people.

Just like Obama.

You cannot have a free country, where all men are created equal, when one man wants some men and women caged and disallowed to compete in the arena of ideas, simply because they are interested in speaking the truth. You cannot have a party, whose supposed platform is for local control, when every jackbooted operative is getting their marching orders from one guy at the top, and you won’t have a party left, when Rove’s brand of political hate-speak is turned on traditional Americans in your home town.

Priebus might not know it yet, but he isn’t the chair anymore. The overspending, underperforming loser from Texas is, and he’s about to take down the party.

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Grassroots success in Medicaid Expansion in Michigan! Stay vigilant!

Joan Fabiano of Grassroots in Michigan writes:

*BREAKING* UPDATE on ObamaCare Vote!

I just just spoke with the Senate Appropriations Committee clerk when checking on whether a Supplemental appropriations bill[1] number was assigned for the 30.9 million dollar (Level One Federal grant) for the implementation of an Exchange here in Michigan.

Good News and Congratulations!

 

Through the combined efforts of grassroots across Michigan the members of theSenate Appropriations Committee are “not comfortable with proceeding with a supplemental bill (appropriating the 30.9 million) at this time”

The members of the Senate Committee, particularly with its members facing reelection in 2014 have responded to your phones, emails and faxes.

However, this is NOT over…Take tuned and check back for further updates!
Thank you for all you do, YOU are the heart and soul of a free Michigan

Joan Fabiano
Founder
Grassroots in Michigan

 

[1] Provides for unanticipated expenses in the current fiscal year along with other special appropriations.

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The GOP must reject Karl Rove and his divisive tactics.

Current power brokers in the GOP are clinging to the idea that they will be able to control their grassroots, and in doing so, they are killing the party.

It was not enough, I suppose, to orchestrate the primary timetable for their preferred candidate, influence State party committees through congressional aides, threaten grassroots with ostracism for going against their preferred candidate, use falsehoods to smear the opposing teams, change rulings in State committees to favor their preferred candidate, change the rules at convention to lock in top-down rule, lose, and then blame the power-stripped grassroots.

Not that some grassroots aren’t all for it, it just depends on whether or not party trumps principle. In today’s GOP, however, principle is languishing in that one perfect policy, for that one perfect candidate, who is perfectly without ideology.

What the GOP has, is a grassroots problem, say those in DC, and tea-party backed candidates are said to be losers on policy and vote against leadership, so the election system must be controlled. Even more. More control. That’ll teach ’em.

So much for the party of local control.

So amidst cries of “Akin!” “O’Donnell!” “Angle!” the Rovian profiteers set up shop to mimic grassroots rhetoric in order to steal the hearts and minds of the voting public. Changing the meaning of the Buckley rule as well as the meaning of the word, ‘conservative’, will work on those whom already vote with the establishment, and it will expose even further, the political bastards who lie as a matter of course.

How can a party who seeks the truth in contests against its rival with each issue, continue to pander to that rival, rejecting the principles that the party stands upon? And how can they continue to expect voter ignorance in the age of information?

Is the Republican party still operating under the notion, after two major losses nationally, that its grassroots conservatives will in the end, vote for whoever they put up? Using the grassroots sense of principle and love of country, to force them into voting for what they do not want? Are they sure that if a conservative candidate made it past the aforementioned obstacles, that people like Karl Rove and Dick Lugar would not publicly gather support against voting for that candidate, or worse, voting for a Democrat? Why, that has already happened!

“We just want to win,” is a mantra repeated by political operatives, who then tell us what is needed to win. But they lose. It is time enough to look at results and reasons for those losses, and mostly, it is because the truth is secondary to political expedience.

In fact, it is the grassroots conservative that is more likely to search news stories and disseminate them via social networks, not the moderate party team player. It is the tea party conservatives that organize and reach out in their communities, not the moderate party team player. It is, in fact, the grassroots constitutional conservative that teaches and spreads the word on the valuable and magnificent founding of this nation.

In all, the grassroots conservative does more for the Republican party’s core principles than the moderate party team player, who despises the conservative because they aren’t coming to the same conclusions. The reason for the divide is the dissemination of the truth.

The truth is, Karl Rove is not a winner precisely because he takes the opposite tack of what worked in 2010. His Bush Mandarin status is in opposition to Reagan principles, and his quest for control proves he is a poor representative of a party founded upon liberty.

The GOP made great strides toward conservative principle in 2010, getting many House Republicans elected as a result. In only two years, Karl Rove has surmised that grassroots conservatives are failures and he needs to take over. This man is a power-hungry menace to the party, and stands ready to kill it.

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Republican Rules Change Is Outrageous Attempt To Silence The Grassroots

At every step of the way, Washington DC operatives and a host of weasels within the Republican party, try to silence and push back against the Republican grassroots. They want our bodies, not our minds. This is enough to boil your blood.

Mark Levin called attention last night to rules changes to be voted upon today in Tampa, that would give the nominee the power to accept or reject grassroots delegates after the primaries took place.

Below is a letter by Morton Blackwell, and beneath that, a letter from a Romney delegate from Georgia, arguing strenuously against this power grab.


A Letter from Morton Blackwell to RNC Delegates
By Dave Nalle – August 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Filed under gallery , Party elections

Dear Fellow Delegate,
On Tuesday of this week, as Republican National Convention delegates, you and I will be voting on rules changes that could fundamentally change our Republican Party — and not for the better.
Over the years, I’ve served on the Louisiana and Virginia GOP Rules Committees. I currently serve on both the Republican National Committee’s Standing Committee on Rules and on the National Convention’s Committee on Rules and Order of Business.
I was Barry Goldwater’s youngest elected delegate in 1964, I was honored to serve on President Ronald Reagan’s White House Staff from 1981-1984, and I have attended every Republican National Convention Rules Committee meeting since 1972. My wife and I have contributed major donations to the Romney-Ryan campaign.
These rule changes are the most awful I’ve ever seen come before any National Convention.
I’m writing you today to urge you to join the growing effort to stop the worst-ever changes in this Rules Committee’s Report and to vote in favor of amendments to Rules 12 and 15. The Minority Reports will restore important rights and protections which state parties and grassroots Republicans would lose under the Rules Committee Report as written.
These amendments to Rules 12 and 15 are contained in Minority Reports supported by at least 25% of the members of this convention’s Committee on Rules and Order of Business.
It’s rare for Minority Reports to come before our national convention, but the issues involved here are vital to the future of our party.
I must tell you there is tremendous arm-twisting now to peel signers off of the Minority Reports.
Finally, whether on Minority Reports or on voting down the Rules, it will require at least six states’ delegations to insist upon a roll call vote.
I will not pretend that the deck is not stacked against us.
But many state leaders, liberty-minded activists, and grass-roots conservatives are up-in-arms as word of this power grab spreads.
Our convention will make this important decision Tuesday as some of our first work. Many folks skip these procedural sessions thinking nothing of importance occurs.
This year, that is far from the truth.
If the Rules Committee Report were to pass without adoption of the Minority Reports, it would amount to a power grab by Washington, D.C. party insiders and consultants designed to silence the voice of state party activists and Republican grassroots by:
*** Handing national party officials the power to change national party rules adopted by state and grassroots leaders at the Republican National Convention. For generations, the prohibition of manipulated changes in the national Rules of the Republican Party between national conventions has served as one of the crown jewels of our party. It’s a power grab which opens the door to many future power grabs.
*** Stripping state parties in all states with binding primaries of the power of choosing who will represent their states as national delegates and alternate delegates.
This outrageous change would empower presidential campaigns to disapprove and remove delegates and alternate delegates selected by rules adopted by state Republican parties. Rather than grassroots activists who won delegate and alternate delegate slots by following state party rules, a large majority of positions would be handed to top donors of the winning campaign.
*** Gutting the great and successful reform adopted in the current election cycle to stop the dangerous trend to front-load the selection of national convention delegates. Our party would move again toward a national primary which would deny grassroots Republicans the opportunity to vet presidential candidates in a nomination contest of reasonable length. This reform must not be abandoned.
Like most of us delegates to this convention, I’ve spent years gladly battling in the trenches for our Republican Party.
And as the President of the Leadership Institute — which specializes in training thousands of conservative activists, students, and leaders to fight for our country’s future –I can’t tell you how disheartened I am to see these rules changes even considered.
These rule changes would give good folks like you less of a say over our Republican Party in favor of insiders and consultants in Washington, D.C.
At a time when Tea Party activists have re-invigorated our Republican Party — leading to massive gains in the U.S. House, the Senate, and many state legislatures in the 2010 elections — why would we want to discourage activism?
Thanks to their efforts, you and I have a new generation of exciting conservative leaders in Washington, D.C., who — in many instances –were elected despite the opposition of establishment-backed opponents.
Certainly this is not to say GOP leaders are always wrong.
But history shows that our Republican Party grows when we welcome newly active participants and treat them fairly.
Our Republican Party is strongest when we listen to the wishes of grassroots conservatives.
Instead of strengthening our party, these insider power grabs will weaken it.
For these reasons, I urge you to join the growing effort to adopt the Minority Reports when the Rules Committee Report comes up for consideration by the convention.
Morton Blackwell
P.S. Some of the most important work of the convention will take place on Tuesday where you and I will be voting on rules that could fundamentally change our Republican Party for the worse.
New rules will be voted on that have been designed to silence state Republican parties and Republican grassroots in favor of party insiders and Washington, D.C.-based consultants.
The vote will take place at Tuesday’s convention session, and I’m counting on you join the growing effort to defeat these new rules.
Please vote to adopt the Minority Reports on Rules and urge your delegation to call for a roll call vote on all Rules-related votes.
This fight is too important for us not to make a stand.

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

By: Julianne Thompson – National Delegate, Georgia

Chairman Reince Preibus, members of the Rules Committee, and the entire voting delegation of the 2012 Republican National Convention:

As a National Delegate to the 2012 RNC, I am extremely disappointed that a rule would be passed through committee that essentially strips the grassroots of all of it’s representative power by ridding State Parties of their ability to choose whom they will send as delegates and alternates to represent their State to the Republican National Convention. The rules change would allow the Presidential nominee sweeping new power to override that process and choose their own National Delegates. The rule also allows the RNC (with only a 3/4 vote) the power to amend the party’s rules without a vote by the full Republican National Convention.

The GOP is the political Party of the grassroots. Our national delegates are the boots-on-the-ground that get Republicans elected. We are there for County meetings, State Conventions, National Conventions, and most importantly we spend our time and money canvassing our neighborhoods, going door to door, making phone calls, writing personal endorsement letters, and getting-out-the-vote for Republicans. We are the worker bees, and we are the heart and soul of the Republican Party.

We have always believed that our Party is the one who best represents what it means to be an American…freedom! With your current attempt at this rules change, you are essentially striking the first blow that chips away at that freedom, and you disenfranchise the very people that turned the tide for the GOP in 2010 by returning power in the U.S. House of Representatives to Republicans.

I would like to hope that our nominee is unaware of the skullduggery that occurred with regard to this attempt at shutting out the people that have unified to help him win in November. The audacity of creating a firestorm when there is an opportunity for unity and peace that is needed to win back the Senate and take back the White House is irresponsible and I seriously question the motives of those behind this attempt.

Why the change in rules? That is the million-dollar question, and it is fairly easy to answer. There are still those in place in the GOP and on campaigns that would like to use the delegate and alternate seats as rewards for donating large checks to campaigns and the RNC.

If your desire is to win elections, then I strongly suggest that you engage the grassroots and show respect to those who help put you in power.

During a time that should ring of unity, you have put the GOP at a crossroads. Do you want to win this election and future elections? Now is your opportunity to prove it. Either take it to the floor and let us vote it down, and better yet, pull this insulting attempt to disenfranchise the heart and soul of our Republican Party!

Sincerely,

Julianne Thompson, National Delegate for Mitt Romney – Georgia

*** ATTENTION NATIONAL DELEGATES: A minority report was put together, so this change could be brought to the floor and voted-on by the entire delegation. Despite attempts to pressure rules committee members into not signing-on to the report, signatures are still being actively sought, so this report can be brought forward.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR RULES COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY AND TELL THEM TO OPPOSE THIS CHANGE AND SIGN THE MINORITY REPORT.

Republicans reach rules change deal to avert floor fight

Michelle Malkin has the best information out there pertaining to this fight

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Will Republicans in Michigan Listen to the Grassroots?

Since the teaparty so effectively installed Republicans in legislative offices in Lansing last November, the time has now come to find out if those legislators will take a first bold step to increase freedom in the State.

The Michigan Freedom To Work movement has spread across the state, with many proponents rallying and asking individual county Republican Parties to adopt resolutions in support of the movement.  My local county party has, and many have, indicating a grassroots push for freedom to work.  Many proponents felt it has been an uphill battle, even though the freedom to work without belonging to a union seems like a no-brainer for those in the Republican Party.  Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder has said numerous times that it was not part of his agenda, but will sign such legislation if it reaches his desk.

That posturing has made some movement conservatives very leery of the Governor’s commitment to Republicanism, many labeling him a RINO.  Democrats have suggested that if the Freedom To Work legislation pending is pushed through and signed, that they will not work with the Governor on his big, signature, big government push for a second International Bridge.  That’s not bad news for conservatism, it is however, bad news for the Gov.

Despite massive conservative outcry, the federally and Canadian funded Detroit River International Crossing bridge (DRIC), now renamed the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), remains a signature, epic battle for the Governor.  Continually reiterating the the DRIC will not cost a dime to taxpayers, while at the same time, securing their money to build it, has puzzled many grassroots Republicans.   There is already a bridge in use, owned by a private businessman, and the DRIC battle was began by the ultra-leftist, Canadian-born, former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm.  Snyder has the help of his Senate Majority Leader, who has been arguing in favor of the bridge, as if it will increase jobs in Michigan, as a much-needed infrastructure improvement that will produce 10,ooo jobs, if you add in the additional funding from the feds for road construction.  That amount of jobs would be bought by the government, much like they have bought about 10,000 green jobs in Michigan.

The simple argument here is one of philosophy.  Do we, as Republicans believe that government should displace private sector business?  Ask any Republican, minus the liberals in Lansing, the Governor, and the Senate Majority leader, and the answer would be a resounding Hell No.

So the Republican Governor of the now Republican state of Michigan, with a majority in the Michigan House of Representatives, and a super-majority in the Michigan Senate, should not have a fight on their hands.  If the Governor  listened to the Republican grassroots, the DRIC fight should be lost and Freedom to Work should be passed and signed by him.

But will he listen?

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