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Justin Amash fires back at Karl Rove - More to come too...

Did you see Karl Rove attacking me?

He said this to a crowd in Aspen, Colorado: “The most liberal Republican is Justin Amash of Michigan. [He is] far more liberal than any other Republican.”

That’s probably news to you. And it’s news to the many Congress-watchers who pay attention to my votes and rank my performance in Congress.

Take, for example, my lifetime scores with the following organizations:

The Club for Growth: 100%

The Cato Institute: 100%

FreedomWorks: 100%

(In case Rove still doesn’t believe my score from FreedomWorks, he can check out the picture of the “2012 FreedomFighter Award” that they gave me on Tuesday.)

You’ve got to hand it to Karl Rove, though. It takes some guts for the guy who dreamed up No Child Left Behind and eight straight years of massive federal deficits to accuse me of being “liberal.”

(Maybe he meant it as a compliment? After all, Rove was yukking it up with his elite liberal buddies in Aspen when he made the comment.)

For the record, Karl, I am the Republican who votes least often with Nancy Pelosi. Check the record before you hit the lecture circuit next time.

Rove and others in the Washington political class go out of their way to criticize me. Why? Because they’re threatened by my principled, conservative record. The way I vote in Congress—and the fact that I explain every vote publicly, on Facebook—exposes the cozy relationship between the Democratic and Republican establishment.

Karl’s D.C.-based groups spent up to $390 million in the last election. For what? I certainly haven’t noticed an uptick in conservative leadership this term.

Karl and his Aspen clique are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to elect a particular type of Republican: the type that blindly follows the establishment’s agenda, whether or not that agenda encourages personal responsibility or defends individual liberty. It’s time for Karl to go back to the drawing board (or whiteboard?) and rethink his criticism of real conservative leadership.

I’ve come up with a plan to respond to Karl Rove. I think you’ll like it, but I need your help to make it happen.

I want to show Karl Rove that his outlandish comments backfired. I want to show him that after spending hundreds of millions of dollars and getting wiped out in the last election, he’s the one who has been marginalized, not principled leaders like me.

Between now and Monday, I’m going to hold a fundraising drive. After the fundraising drive is over, I’m going to write a personal e-mail to Karl Rove telling him how much we’ve raised. If you donate between now and Monday, I'll bcc you on my e-mail to Karl Rove. It will be an e-mail that you won’t want to miss.

Do me a favor and forward this e-mail to five of your friends. And while you’re sharing this e-mail, would you make a contribution to my campaign? You can see from Rove’s comments that both the Democrats and the establishment Republicans are after me, and they have the funding to make my re-election difficult.

Let’s show Karl Rove that he doesn’t speak for us. Donate now, and I’ll include you on the personal e-mail I’ll send to Karl next week.

Thanks again for your continued support.

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Justin is the man

Justin is the man

donated $25

To shut Rove up. Feels really good. First time I have contributed since the good Dr's money bomb. Gotta say this one feels just as good.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin

Karl Rove (aka. Joseph

Karl Rove (aka. Joseph Goebbels Jr.)

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan


for donations!!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul



"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

Donate at least 5 dollars

Or if you can more, donate something at least http://amashforcongress.com/

I did..

for the next few months. You can donate a small amount over a few months. It took me about 5 minutes.

I really like Amash.. and you can tell he is pissed!! Rove attacked him precisely because of his award this week. It is a typical Rove tactic.

Regardless, Rove wont ever have the power he once had. He is no longer a king maker. Romney lost.

Who is going to replace him? The modern, Liberty loving.. Lee Atwater?

Here is to you Rove:

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Will we ever be rid of Turd

Will we ever be rid of Turd Blossom?


hell yeah

link, please

Karl Rove is a pedophile.

Karl Rove is a pedophile.

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where's the link to donate ?

I don't need much persuading to donate to Justin - especially when its related to sticking it to Karl .......anyone got the link?

I think it should be in the post as well - for others



Poor Karl

has short man syndrome after promising a bunch of millionaires and billionaires a Romney victory for their money. Karl also helped Bush get two terms and we all remember how conservative he was. Ya know, Afghanistan, Iraq, no bid Halliburton contracts, trillion dollar deficits, and financial ruin. Karl is part of the reason his brand of "conservative" is failing miserably.

I hate Rove and his brand of the GOP. This week on CSPAN...

...Rove called Ron Paul supporters anti-Semites.

He was refereing to all the Ron Paul people he had met in Dr. Paul's last 2 campaigns.

The Neo-Con, war-monger, fat pig Karl(SS)Rove is one of the worst.

Him and Cheney would have been two of Hitler's top brass in Nazi Germany.

By the way, I would wear Rove's comments about you as a badge of honor because remember...

"Truth is treason in the empire of lies" and every word out of that bastard's mouth is a lie.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

That was a lashing!

I had to edit my comment about 10 times before I posted it. You eloquently laid out my exact feelings. Those bastards screwed Ron Paul every single step of the way. They broke the rules and bones. They silenced us...

and then they expected us to vote for Romney!!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul



I loveee Justin Amash! 2020

I loveee Justin Amash! 2020 couldn't come sooner! Also, DPers support a 2014 Amash 4 Senate campaign!! Honestly this is the closest to Ron Paul you're going to get in the next decade.



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I Am The Republican Who Votes Least Often With Nancy Pelosi

His next campaign slogan, perhaps?

How could Rove not even check the record before opening his mouth like that?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

It's simple...Karl Rove is not interested in spreading truth!

All he wants to do is spread the poison of misinformation to those who blindly believe anything they are told to by their "Grand Poopah" Karl. These are people who are not interested in the truth themselves...they rarely look into the facts for themselves. And, when they do, and then find that the facts don't fit with what the Karl Rove Universe has told them, they automatically dismiss them, even at the risk of looking absolutely stupid for arguing against them. This way, they can protect their shallow, little egos, which seem so hinged to the "follower gene" that they all tend to possess. IMO, He really needed to have his ass kicked quite a bit more in grade school before the arrogant sucker got the power to surround himself with "yes men" and authoritative body guard drones, who, without an ounce of common sense or independent thought, will without question, protect him at all costs for a paycheck!

These are the "minions" of Karl Rove and he is the "Despicable One"!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"



I think this is important.. but I also think that it needs to be said, that those who have committee seats and offices, need to get off the floor and into those upper circles of the state GOP parties.

So if you are a state delegate.. getting into the upper suites will cost you a minimum of $2,500 (in CA).. and in the BIG picture.. it's how we can take the GOP by storm.

Flooding the floor is great at conventions.. it's really important for grassroots.. but we need to grow into a liberty tree and that means getting more folks into the upper circles where we face Rove and the like, and this is what will help Amash and those seeking higher offices even more than Amash getting grassroots funds.

Those funds are really important.. to Rove, money talks.. and that is why Amash is taking the challenge and reaching out for support..

So all I'm saying is that, support is not just giving money to Amash or other candidates.. it's also getting seats and chairs into those upper circles.

When I went to the CA convention, DP community contributions helped me afford that opportunity.. and I met Rove.. and when I mentioned Rand, he was stunned that one of the folks from the floor was up in his circle challenging him. He told me that he gave Rand $2.9 million. I told him, "That's not enough compared what you gave to Rubio who is going to lose." He smirked at me.. I could tell he was thinking.. "Who the hell let her up here?" (and he probably had other security thoughts)

But what became clear to me was that I could not be the only one up in the circle.. if there was a group of MI 12 for example, that was in the Michegan circle.. that kind of POWER, freaks them out, backs them down, shuts them up and THAT is what would give Amash the PUSH he wants..

But it seems to be an old boys club.. only the rich or invited make it to the circle.. we need to get people into the circles.

If you are on a MI committee and have only so much.. start thinking how you can get yourself in there.. $2,500.00 is a lot.. some folks are paying way more.. $2,500.00 is the bottom of the circle.. but it's still IN the circle.

You hit the nail on the head.

You hit the nail on the head. I may well be one to inform you that this WILL happen in Michigan in a few more cycles. Trust me.

But we do need all the help we can get. The more we grow in numbers, the more alarmed and pushing back the establishment gets.

That's why I advocate EVERY liberty minded person become a PRECINCT DELEGATE. Even if you hate politics and refuse to participate, you can show up for county conventions about 2 times a year and cast a ballot for a liberty county delegate. If anyone is unsure of this process and is nervous, they can P.M. me. Its easy, and pain free.

Just that little bit is another step towards taking the party back for people like Justin Amash.

If you interested in gaining perspective on the liberty side of the GoP in Michigan, look no further than this article.


Maybe carl rove meant Amash was most like a "Classical"

liberal. You know the liberals that were actually anti-state and far more conservative then what Rove seems to think conservatism is.

I hope to see a President

I hope to see a President Amash one day.

Proud to say I canvassed for him

On the wall of his campaign HQ was a framed picture of Hayek.

That made me smile, ignoring

That made me smile, ignoring the fact its a politician asking for donations, even if its someone i like.....still, i like the spirit and "new age-y" feeling of it, hope he's able to show something for it




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