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Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, March 4, 2016.

ROVE-STUPID: GOP-E Rigged Nominating Process is Exploding Cigar 

The fumbling bumbling incompetent and witheringly tone deaf Reince Priebus just can’t get out of his own way. The RNC and GOP establishment is much like big government itself in this way, trying to operate outside the constraints of human nature and cause and effect in an attempt to manipulate that which they cannot really ever control from headquarters.

Jeb Bush reacts as he announces the suspension of his presidential campaign at an election night party at the Hilton Columbia Center in Columbia, SC on February 20, 2016. Donald Trump won decisively in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary, the 'first in the south.' (Photo by

ROVE-STUPID: Only the Establishment Ever Thought Jeb 2016 Was a Good Idea

Karl Rove is no doubt stunned. Oh maybe not recently stunned – as it was widely believed that South Carolina would end it for Jeb most of this past week. But for many months prior, the establishment had assumed Jeb would eventually rise to the top. He was their inevitable one. All of this Trump and Cruz stuff was just a distraction until people got serious.

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Rove-Stupid: Rove and GWB’s New Tone Set the Stage for Trump’s 9-11 Attacks

Rove Stupid: Now it makes absolutely no sense on the surface that going Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan would score points in a Republican primary fight. I mean it’s one thing when Cindy Sheehan goes Cindy Sheehan – but when a Republican Presidential candidate does it? WTF as some might say. And yet it seems to have worked, or at least not backfired.

Republican political consultant Karl Rove attends the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The Bush library, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and …

Rove-Stupid: Failure Is Finally Catching up to Republican Establishment-Run Super PACs

The establishment got their “electable” man nominated in 2008 and 2012, and both McCain and Romney got clobbered. Meanwhile, Washington Republicans have still not managed to figure out the historic, back-to-back midterm victories of 2010 and 2014 – wins that elevated them to heights of power and majorities not seen in many decades.

Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, walks on the floor before the start of the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first …

Rove-Stupid: Karl Rove, Mike Murphy Under Fire for Epic Super PAC Failures

This has to do not only with the electoral disaster – which was obvious – but also with the arrogance with which Rove and the other sorcerers of Crossroads raised and spent money, how they insisted on controlling the messaging, and all but guaranteed a win as a result.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves a news briefing with members of the House GOP leadership following the weekly Republican Conference meeting at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill December 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House is preparing to vote on legislation that would deny …

ROVE-STUPID: Budget Deal the Result of Typical Establishment Psychosis

The establishment’s fear of getting into a budget battle that might lead to a shutdown is just as contrived – and yet just as paralyzing. The media and the Democrats will enter into these budget negotiations by sprinkling a little red paint of assumed Republican blame on the floor, and the simple minded Republican establishment falls for it just like Danby.

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Rove-Stupid: Establishment Maximizes Obama Damage While Miminizing Obama Blame

There has been no group of people more responsible for Barack Obama’s breath taking damage to the country – nor his total lack of being held account for that damage- than the Republican establishment. Oh sure, the Jurassic media and Big Hollywood and Big Education and Big Wall Street have all played their roles, but the main enabler is the GOP-e. Make no mistake about that.

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ROVE-STUPID: The GOP Establishment Launched Jihad Denial with Religion of Peace Narrative

Jihad denial did not first manifest in a big way on the left. No, the entire premise of Jihad denial was thrust into the national conversation when President George W. Bush called Islam “a religion of peace” just days after 9-11. True, Bush and his (Rove led) administration was not what many would call really conservative, but they are somewhat distinct from the hard core left.

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Scott Walker’s Crash Landing Highlights the Most Important Primary

The crashing and burning of the once promising Scott Walker for President campaign is very illustrative of a major media dynamic in conservative politics. Regardless of who you might support currently, I think you’ll recognize it. The most important primary isn’t an official state primary at all.

Fox News moderators from left, Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier speak to the camera before Republican presidential candidates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz, …

Fox News Thinks Little of the Top 2 Breitbart Primary Candidates

So much for what Fox News thinks of the two leaders in the Breitbart Primary. It’s pretty clear that Fox has an agenda, and that is to destroy Donald Trump while ignoring Ted Cruz. On the first count, they failed miserably — while they certainly managed to pull off the second one. For now.

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Wright: Trump’s Doing Great Work — But Does He Understand the 2008 Economic Crash?

Yet Mr. Trump made some comments on MSNBC and in Iowa in the past few days that indicate he is perhaps unclear about the causes of the 2008 economic crash. However you want to reconstruct the meltdown, the economic problems were clearly set in motion by several decades of liberal policies on lending, housing, mortgages, energy exploration and refining, and more recently, crony and esoteric derivatives on Wall Street.

Weekend Sweep of SEC Doesn’t Make ACC the Better Conference

Weekend Sweep of SEC Doesn’t Make ACC the Better Conference

For the first time since 2000, the Atlantic Coast Conference swept all of the intrastate rivalries against the SEC on the last weekend of the regular season. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Louisville defeated Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and

Deconstructing Richard Sherman’s Absurd Parody Rant

Deconstructing Richard Sherman’s Absurd Parody Rant

There is a widely held convention that the quotable Richard Sherman is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent of NFL players. Yes, he talks trash. But he backs it up on the field. Moreover, he does not speak ebonics

Weapon of Mass Delusion: Rove Lied, Republican Brand Died

Weapon of Mass Delusion: Rove Lied, Republican Brand Died

Many people were startled when the New York Times broke an eight part story a few days ago about a Karl Rove-led cover-up of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq — and then The Daily Beast followed up with a report entitled “Insiders Blame

Goodell, NFL Go Tone Deaf on Vontaze Burfict Ruling

Goodell, NFL Go Tone Deaf on Vontaze Burfict Ruling

In light of the Ray Rice episode, it’s hard to imagine that the NFL would once again undershoot on a player punishment–and yet that’s exactly what has happened in the Vontaze Burfict “ankle gate” case. Amidst a consensus among sports

The Real Reason ESPN Suspended Goodell Critic Bill Simmons

The Real Reason ESPN Suspended Goodell Critic Bill Simmons

If you have any interest in the NFL, and the Ray Rice/what-did-Roger-Goodell-know-and-when-did-he-know-it case, then you have probably heard ESPN contributor Bill Simmons’s f-bomb-laced rant on the topic. Simmons, who edits the sports and entertainment website Grantland and comments on the

ESPN Insults Viewers with Infantile Anti-Redskins Crusade

ESPN Insults Viewers with Infantile Anti-Redskins Crusade

In light of polling data confirming what we already knew–that the vast majority of NFL fans, players, and Americans want the Washington Redskins to keep their name–ESPN is doubling and tripling down on the network’s thinly-veiled political crusade to force owner