Brent Bozell: Karl Rove ‘Never Cared About Conservatism’

Brent Bozell: Karl Rove ‘Never Cared About Conservatism’

Karl Rove is what’s wrong with the Republican Party. He represents the Me Too-Slow Motion Democratsthe GOP establishment has become.

 

NewsMax reports Karl Rove is a moderate “who never cared about conservatism and has spent his entire career opposing any Republican who might be successful in promoting or implementing a conservative agenda,” Media Research Center Former President George W. Bush Hosts Economic Conference At Bush Centerpresident and conservative activist Brent Bozell writes in Politico.

In a biting opinion piece, Bozell accuses Rove and his fellow moderates of helping defeat Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater in 1964, of trying to keep Ronald Reagan out of the White House in 1976, and of making things difficult for him again in 1980.

“They said Reagan would be a disaster for the party and even the country,” according to Bozell.

Rove’s tradition of fighting true conservatives has transferred to tea party candidates, who Rove “kneecapped” in 2010, Bozell writes.

“He called Rick Perry’s policy prescriptions, many which have had great success in Texas, ‘toxic,'” he writes. “Rove said Sarah Palin lacked ‘gravitas.’ He has said Rand Paul ’causes GOP squeamishness.'”

Offering a historical perspective, Bozell notes that Rove and his supporters “have opposed every significant conservative leader who has ever dared to challenge liberal or moderate Republican orthodoxy. A history lesson: Moderates wanted Gerald Ford and then George H.W. Bush over Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980. Similarly, Karl Rove and his friends wanted Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in 2010. They wanted Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in 2010. They wanted David Dewhurst over Ted Cruz in 2012.”

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Rove came under fire early last year after creating the Conservative Victory Project, intended to help “rebuild the Republican Party and win control of the Senate,” The New York Times reported at the time.

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Originally posted at The Last Tradition

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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