Murray proceeded to talk about comedy writer Jim Downey, who's been called the "Karl Rove of SNL," and why that label is unfair. "He's saying: ?No, I just think the way the Democrats handle things is poor where they...
Plenty of politicos write novels; but not many write eviscerating self-satires. It was as though Karl Rove had taken the knife to his and George W. Bush’s America in, say, 2005. Surkov, however, wasn’t, and isn’t, simply a Rove. The documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis calls him “a hero of our time” (in praise and opprobrium) […]
Sen. Durbin was a leader of a group of Democratic officeholders engaging in suppression of political opposition to the Democratic Party.
James Hohmann: “Try to picture Barack Obama declaring that David Axelrod had ‘lost his mind,’ George W. Bush saying that Karl Rove ‘is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look,’ or Bill Clinton’s lawyers sending James [...
Republican strategist Karl Rove, who is widely credited with orchestrating the successful election campaigns of former President George W. Bush, thinks the Republican Party would be insane to encourage President Donald Trump to campaign for them. In an op-ed published Thursday on his own website...
Karl Rove told Fox News that Steve Bannon showed up in Alabama looking like “a scruffy out-of-work homeless guy” while “ranting and raving about the so-called establishment in Washington.” Said Rove: “Not a winning message.”
The Breitbart editor apparently considers Rove his main competition. It had been reported all week that President Trump wasn't going to comment personally on the underage dating and sexual assault scandal whirling around Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore because he knew it would raise the issue of his own sordid history. Show More Summary
Good to know political reporters are hanging at the Breitbart townhouse. That's helpful. https://t.co/exjkmWPhnK pic.twitter.com/u1A6X0dflp — Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) November 15, 2017 As in “the guy who’s about to have a major meltdown, live and on camera”? Somebody has it out for the man, because one doesn’t bring in professional assassin Olivia Nuzzi for just […]
Susan B. Glasser on the struggle between the political consultants Karl Rove and Stephen Bannon to shape the future of the Republican Party.
PITTENGER IN CROSS HAIRS AS ROVE/BANNON FEUD GETS NASTY: On Thursday morning, GOP strategist Karl Rove lambasted Steve Bannon in the Wall Street Journal for his involvement in Republican primaries. By Thursday afternoon, Bannon’s allies were already plotting their revenge: mobilization against North Carolina Republican Rep. Show More Summary
Bannon expands his target list into North Carolina WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, GOP strategist Karl Rove lambasted Steve Bannon in The Wall Street Journal for his involvement in Republican primaries. By Thursday afternoon, Bannon’s allies were already plotting their revenge: mobilization...
On Thursday morning, GOP strategist Karl Rove lambasted Steve Bannon in the Wall Street Journal for his involvement in Republican primaries. By Thursday afternoon, Bannon’s allies were already plotting their … Click to Continue »
There is a tendency on the left to overestimate the abilities of conservative campaign gurus and spinmeisters after a bitter defeat. In the 2000s Karl Rove was seen as the Svengali mastermind of Republican politics, a nefarious force smarter and more cunning than all the left’s braintrust put together. It turned out not to be... Read more »
Karl Rove and Steve Bannon each masterminded winning presidential campaigns, served in the upper reaches of the White House, and instilled both fear and adoration within their own party. Now, … Click to Continue »
Brother Jerry Williamson has the low-down: Pittenger's seat had already been targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and it looks as though solar energy financier and Marine veteran Dan McCready is the DCCC...Show More Summary
Karl Rove: “Passing tax reform has now become an existential imperative. The electoral disaster that might visit Republicans if they can’t get tax reform done ought to galvanize leaders at each end of Pennsylvania Avenue and reinforce a bit of [...]
Suppose one candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from a red state has the backing of Karl Rove and traditional Republican Party officials. He is for all the key stuff – Second Amendment, anti-abortion, anti-regulation, low taxes. But he is no radical, he’s “low-energy,” in the parlance of President Trump, and he’s had a messy […]
The National: “Fuck you, Karl”
"Walk It Back," the third track on the National's great new album Sleep Well Beast, features a long spoken-word passage that may or may not be a Karl Rove quote. Here it is:…
I never expected to use Karl Rove and The National in the same sentence. But 2017 is full of strange pop culture pairings. Taylor Swift and Right Said Fred? Sure, she interpolates “I’m Too Sexy” on her latest hit. Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher? Yeah, why not. The ex-nemeses have...