How would losing, in the mind of the public, Karl Rove, one of the most unlovely and unloved faces of the end of President Bush's second term, be any loss to the new Republican Party that is growing before our very eyes under the tutelage of Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party?
Short answer-it wouldn't.
In fact it can only be a gain for the go forward team on the new right to be totally disassociated from Rove and, in my opinion, John Bolton too-in fact anyone who was part of the reason why the GOP lost the house and senate and the presidency in a space of a few years. Clearly the public was unhappy with the Republican leadership.
If Rove and co. are so associated with failure, old politics, economic disaster, and a war started in error, then what possible advantage can there be to have their support? Rove and his ilk are not even of value to bring in whatever support they have behind the democratically chosen candidate for senate in Delaware-in that case he and they are simply a negative, and are frankly doing the work of the Dem's for them.
What Rove doesn't understand is that there is no going back-the public doesn't want the Dem's and it sure doesn't want the Republicans who represent the old politics.The GOP establishment still doesn't get it-we would rather wait to get representatives in congress who are genuine Republicans than part time Republicans who are part of the old cliques and who don't have party loyalty. Jim DeMint expressed it absolutely clearly, as they need it spelled out for them in big block letters, "I don't want the majority back if we don't believe in anything"
GOP Sen. Jim DeMint said his party is on track to become stronger ideologically with O'Donnell's win over Castle.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who endorsed Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, said he's content with the GOP staying in the minority if the party doesn't stand for any principles.
DeMint's party argued before O'Donnell's victory that she could not win a general election in Delaware, and polls suggest Democrat candidate Chris Coons will defeat O'Donnell in November.
But DeMint, the leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said the GOP was on track to being a stronger party ideologically with her victory.
I don’t want the majority back if we don’t believe anything," DeMint said on Fox News. "So I think if we want the numbers, if we want the majority, then we’re going to have to stand on some principles that the American people believe in.”
The quicker Fox drops Rove the better.
"Voting FemaleSpeaks" C/-Texas4Palin says things perhaps a bit more pugnaciously-but in the same concept !