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Karl Rove leads GOP plot to regain power

By POLITICO
May 6, 2010

GOP strategist Karl Rove

The Republican Party’s best-connected political operatives have quietly built a massive fundraising, organizing and advertising machine based on the model assembled by Democrats early in the decade, and with the same ambitious goal — to recapture Congress and the White House.

The new groups could give Republicans and their allies a powerful campaign apparatus separate from the Republican National Committee. Karl Rove, political architect of the Bush presidency, and Ed Gillespie, former Republican Party chairman, are the most prominent forces behind what is, in effect, a network of five overlapping groups, three of which were started in the past few months.

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.”

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7 Responses to Karl Rove leads GOP plot to regain power

  1. Jim

    May 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Rove and Gillespie? What about Bush again? Or the Republicans could even run McCain again. Talk about sticking with the “old guard”, this is it.

  2. Keith

    May 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    As I’ve often said, the Republicans and Democrats are simply two factions of the same “Country Club”.

    To vote the Republicans back in office would be simply exchanging one set of horrifically corrupt crooks for another.

    We need REAL political reform in this country! Simply pushing this incestuous “revolving door” around one more time isn’t going to do it.

    • Jim

      May 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      Keith, it is not “the same “Country Club”. It is the same bordello, the biggest whore house in the world—THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES–They will go to bed with anyone with a dollar. And the “pip”, Republican or Democrat sits in the Whitehouse or should I say the “madam”?

  3. bmclellan

    May 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Chess board indeed, a better representation would be an outhouse with door flung wide with all the crimpols fighting for position over the hole they crawled out of.. Hack

  4. Bogofree

    May 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Plot? What they hell do they have to plot? Current administration and party in power are just handing them the ball. Then the process is repeated.

  5. Almandine

    May 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Sounds like a conspiracy to me…

    • Carl Nemo

      May 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      : )) …!

      Nemo **==