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Rove and Gillespie …start the Republican ball rolling for 2012…….

Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie and other top Republican operatives have modeled a massive political machine off Democrats' successes.

[ Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie and other top Republican operatives have modeled a massive political machine off Democrats’ successes. ]

Seeking to duplicate the rise to the White House and Congress that the Democrats pulled of….

The two handlers are busy at work..making money, setting up the brand and getting their ducks in a row for the 2012 national elections….

My question?

Will they let the GOP right hijack the party?

The operating assumption of Rove, Gillespie and the other organizers is that despite the historical dominance of Republican fundraising and organizing, the GOP has been outmaneuvered by Democrats and their allies in recent years, and it is time to strike back.

“Where they have a chess piece on the board, we need a chess piece on the board,” said Gillespie, who is involved in all five groups in roles ranging from chairman to informal adviser. “Where they have a queen, we shouldn’t have three pawns.”

The network, which doesn’t have a name, attempts to replicate the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella group — founded in 2005 and funded by George Soros and other billionaires — and to borrow tactics from liberal groups established to help Democrats regain power after eight years of the Bush administration.

Two organizers of the Republican groups even made pilgrimages earlier this year to pick the brain of John Podesta, the former Clinton White House chief of staff who, in 2003, founded the Center for American Progress and was a major proponent of Democrats developing the kind of infrastructure pioneered by Republicans.

Rove, currently on a book tour, has provided “a laying-on of hands” for the groups — as one organizer put it — by encouraging major Republican donors to support them as part of the GOP’s path to revival. “Karl has always said: People call us a vast right-wing conspiracy, but we’re really a half-assed right-wing conspiracy,” he said. “Now, he wants to get more serious.”

While separate, the five entities are so closely related that three share an 11th-floor office near the White House. The groups are:

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May 6, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates, Women | , ,

18 Comments »

  1. Rove … bought out by the Obama machine after he was shown the door

    Ed.. dont have that much enough

    what ever happened to Ken Mehlman??

    and Newt Gingrich while a thorn on many issues( DRUG WAR) does have his hands on the issues

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. This is also about ego’s and bragging rights …..

    And most important access..the GOP where to win…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. I wish Rove was a right-winger then the LIBERTARIAN party could shine

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. hey…you get what you get……

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. ego and bragging rights
    ——————-
    where are the females in all this??

    I love me a strong field hockey leader personality

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. Sarah Palin, maybe?

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  7. hey…you get what you get…
    —————

    sadly.. YES.. a Nationalistic socialistic heavy govt interference reign

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  8. Sarah Palin, maybe?
    ————

    I am kinda smitten with Sarah but she is TOO much of a hawk

    so I give the thumbs down

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  9. that will be here aslong as there is a American…..

    live with it….

    you’ll get your social security one day…

    stop bitching…

    He, he, he

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  10. you liked here in the running suit picture…… didn’t you?

    She’s a grandmother!

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  11. another disappointment is visiting Libertarian candidates websites that are HAWKISH on immigration

    wtf is this all about

    a CORE libertarian principal is the right to travel without govt interference

    the Libertarian party has been infiltrated by ANTI-HISPANICS

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  12. you’ll get your social security one day…
    ———–

    I hope I pass on before 62, 65,70 or whatever it is by then

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  13. you liked here in the running suit picture…… didn’t you?
    ———–

    actually I liked her in the Katie Couric interview

    where she gave inklings she was for personal freedoms

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  14. you’re into her mind…good for you!

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  15. you’re into her mind…good for you!
    ————

    well that is what political voting is about

    sometimes SADLY a peace symbol get pulled though

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 6, 2010 | Reply

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  17. James B, the likely GOP 2012 contenders are going to be Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Barbour and maybe Jeb Bush and that’s it.

    Palin is DEAD politically and Perry (my governor) is staying put in Austin for 4 more years.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  18. Let me repeat….

    I do not rule Plain out!!!!

    Romney is now the clear front runner…..

    I don’t know what the right in the GOP is going to do with that……

    Huckabee doesn’t seem like he wants to take the pay cut……

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply


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