This is great — I’m glad to see that finally more people are waking up to the Karl Rove problem. Below is an audio clip from Mark Levin. After that is an email from the Senate Conservatives Fund. Click here to read Michelle Malkin on the subject: “GOP control freak Karl Rove launches new effort to snuff out Tea Party.”
Karl Rove and his allies took to the New York Times over the weekend to announce their new fundraising group designed for the express purpose of defeating conservatives in Republican primary elections all over the country. These are the same people who brought us No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, the Wall Street bailout, pork-barrel earmarks, and debt as far as the eye can see.
The comically-named “Conservative Victory Project” is run by Steven Law, head of American Crossroads and former Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It’s yet another example of the Republican establishment’s hostility toward its conservative base.
Rather than listening to the grassroots and working to advance their principles, what should be called the “Conservative Defeat Project” has chosen to declare war on its party’s most loyal supporters.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen recently rebuked party bosses for these heavy handed tactics in a nationally-syndicated column. Rasmussen said, ” The Republican establishment has two choices. They can act as mature party leaders of a national political party, or they can protect their own self-interest. Mature party leaders would spend a lot more time listening to Republican voters rather than further insulating themselves from those voters.”
Upon hearing the news of the establishment’s latest attack on conservatives, SCF immediately fired back in the press to expose the new PAC for what it is — a sham designed to prevent conservatives from ever being elected. We quickly took this message to Politico, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, Roll Call, and numerous other outlets.
We’re not afraid to confront the Beltway crowd and we’ll always defend our members when they’re attacked.
The establishment still can’t admit they’re responsible for losing races up and down the ticket in 2012 because of their support for moderate candidates. They’ve created this new super PAC to trick people into giving them more money so they can lose more races.
As you may remember, in 2012, there were 27 Republican Senate challengers yet only three were elected. All three winners were SCF-backed, anti-establishment conservatives. The other 24 Republican challengers were defeated. A few of these candidates were conservatives, but most of the losers were moderates. All told, the Republican establishment has cost the party at least 10 Senate seats in the past two elections.
The Senate Conservatives Fund was created to help conservatives overcome the Republican establishment’s bias against them.
In the past two elections, SCF has raised over $25 million and helped elect eight outstanding leaders to the U.S. Senate, including standouts such as Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ted Cruz (R-TX). If the establishment had its way, these leaders would not be in office today.
SCF is both principled and pragmatic in its approach. Of the 11 candidates SCF helped nominate in GOP primary elections, seven went on to become U.S. Senators. It’s a strong record and a testament to the power of the grassroots, especially given the long odds our candidates faced.
Thank you for your continued support. Without you, none of this would have been possible. And, if the establishment gets their way, it will never be possible again.
Senate Conservatives Fund