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02-19-2013, 08:51 PM
Those lovable folks from the Tea Party have finally jumped the shark.A fundraising email on Tuesday from the Tea Party Patriots features the image of the Republican uber-strategist, Karl Rove.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tea-party-emails-shot-rove-ss-uniform-article-1.1267903#ixzz2LOr40aXU

S.V. Airlie
02-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Darn, Harry Reid stole Rove's uniform.

02-19-2013, 08:59 PM
"Wipe the Smirk Off Karl Rove's Face," the fundraising email said.

They're eating their own now . . . Stock up on popcorn.

02-19-2013, 10:45 PM
Apparently Karl Rove's efforts to keep the right fringe loonies off the ballot has not been particularly popular with the right fringe loonies. What a surprise.

02-19-2013, 11:57 PM
Entertaining. Watch the show.

02-20-2013, 04:53 AM
I could be wrong, but I think the Nazis were much worse than Karl Rove. I don't want to question the Tea Party's judgement though.

Tom Montgomery
02-20-2013, 08:22 AM
Awww shucks…. the Rove pic is just another tea party inside joke.

Those Wild and Crazy tea partiers! What a bunch of jokesters!

An internal investigation (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/dick-armey-freedomworks-hostile-takeover-memo) of FreedomWorks—the prominent conservative advocacy group and super-PAC—has focused on president Matt Kibbe's (http://www.freedomworks.org/matt-kibbe)management of the organization, his use of its resources, and a controversial book deal he signed (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/dick-armey-freedomworks-kibbe-book-contract-smoking-gun), according to former FreedomWorks officials who have met with the private lawyers conducting the probe. One potential topic for the inquiry is a promotional video produced last year under the supervision of Adam Brandon (http://www.freedomworks.org/adam-brandon), executive vice president of the group and a Kibbe loyalist. The video included a scene in which a female intern wearing a panda suit simulates performing oral sex on Hillary Clinton.

Some FreedomWorks staffers worried last year about a promotional video created ahead of FreePAC, a FreedomWorks conference held on July 26, 2012, where thousands of conservative grassroots activists nearly filled (http://ow.ly/i/NJ2l) the American Airlines Center in Dallas to hear from tea party favorites, including Glenn Beck and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). The short film hailing FreedomWorks was intended to play on the large video screens inside the arena.

In one segment of the film, according to a former official who saw it, Brandon is seen waking from a nap at his desk. In what appears to be a dream or a nightmare, he wanders down a hallway and spots a giant panda on its knees with its head in the lap of a seated Hillary Clinton and apparently performing oral sex on the then-secretary of state. Two female interns at FreedomWorks were recruited to play the panda and Clinton. One intern wore a Hillary Clinton mask. The other wore a giant panda suit that FreedomWorks had used at protests to denounce progressives as panderers. (See here (http://www.freedomworks.org/images/panda-monium-from-freedomworks-north-carolina-4), here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdYFC-mkhEk), and here (http://www.redstate.com/tabithahale/2011/02/23/union-thuggery-descends-on-freedomworks/).) Placing the panda in the video, a former FreedomWorks staffer says, was "an inside joke."

Another FreedomWorks staffer who worked there at the time confirms that "Yes, this video was created."

Days before the FreePAC event, the video was screened for staff. "My mouth was wide open," a former official recalls. "'What the hell is this?'" Several FreedomWorks staffers were outraged and stunned that Brandon, the group's second-in-command after Kibbe, had overseen the video's production, appeared in it, and intended to show this film at the conference, which would be attended by many social-conservative activists. They raised objections to the film.

"How was that not some form of sexual harassment?" a former FreedomWorks official asks, noting that two female interns had been requested to act out a pretend sex scene. "And there were going to be thousands of Christian conservatives at this thing. This was a terrible lack of judgment."

Brandon, a former FreedomWorks official says, defended the film, insisting it was creative and funny. But eventually a decision was made not to show the video at FreePAC.

[Dick] Armey says he didn't became aware of the film until months later: "I heard they had made an obscene video mocking Hillary Clinton." He says he was told the video showed Clinton having sex with an intern. "I asked another [FreedomWorks] guy if he had seen it," Armey recalls. "He said, 'I heard about it. I was traveling at the time. It was shown around the office.'" Armey adds, "There was a concern that this kind of behavior could land you in court. I was shocked at the ugly and bad taste."

Former FreedomWorks officials who have been interviewed by Regnery and Martin say they do not know if the Clinton-panda video is under scrutiny by the investigators. But they say the episode was symptomatic of problems within the group.


02-20-2013, 08:38 AM
The Newt is not happy with Karl's efforts:

"I am unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states," Gingrich writes. "This is the opposite of the Republican tradition of freedom and grassroots small town conservatism. ... It should be repugnant to every conservative and every Republican."

It's all part and parcel of the escalating blood bath on the right. It should be a great show.


Nicholas Scheuer
02-20-2013, 08:45 AM
Well, now the uniform appears to be on your side SV Ailrie. Enjoy!