A new 527 group conceived by veteran GOP hands Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie and launched this year with predictions that it would raise $52
million to support Republican candidates has thus far failed to live up to the fundraising hype.
The group, American Crossroads, raised only $200 last month, according to a report it filed Monday with the Internal Revenue Service, bringing its
total raised since launching in March to a little more than $1.25 million. It spent $76,000 in May, primarily on legal fees and salaries, bringing its
total spending to $140,000.
The operatives running the group have boasted that it has received pledges for more than $30 million in contributions from big donors. But so far,
that has yet to materialize, and, in fact, the big names and gaudy proclamations behind the group may have produced more tangible results for
Democrats, who continue to cite it as a threat in fundraising appeals.
“Karl Rove's American Crossroads group just announced on Friday that it is turning the full force of its fundraising machine against no fewer than
eleven Democratic candidates,” warned a Sunday fundraising email from J.B. Poersch, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee. “The DSCC is counting on every one of our grassroots supporters to defeat Republicans and defend President Obama in November. We can't
win without your help.”
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It looks like Rove's time for crooked politics is over, at least we would hope. Unfortunately, his brand of politics has set a new standard that is
more ugly and manipulating than our country has ever seen, making Roves legacy one that will haunt us for some time to come. I could only imagine the
trickery and deceit that this 527 would employ, which is exactly what this country doesn't need right now.
Rove was famous for using every dirty tactic in the book to take the focus off of what really matters. He was famous for manipulating the public and
exploiting manufactured fears to shove policies down our throat that were contradictory to our best interests. Trickery, deceit, manipulation and
lies, were all fair game for the guy who appears to have some level of down-syndrome. You see, this was all part of Rove's brilliance, pushing the
envelope of what politicians could get away with and how much BS the American people could possibly take before they start to care. After seeing how
far the envelope could go, it was pretty scary how subdued and ignorant the public, as a whole, turned out to be, thus letting the politicians drive
us to the mess that we now find ourselves in.
Anyway, I'm glad to see that this 527 has not yet grown legs because we can rest assured that the agenda won't be good for America.
[edit on 22-6-2010 by airspoon]