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Rove if you want to

Karl Rove was in Kansas over the weekend for a pair of rallies endorsing Todd Tiahrt for U.S. Senate, which drew a rebuke from the Moran campaign.

“It’s no secret that Karl Rove would come to support Todd Tiahrt. Karl doesn’t like Jerry Moran because Jerry stood up to him. Karl’s job was to line up votes to pass the President’s agenda and while Jerry agreed with much of the Bush agenda, he put his foot down against major increases in spending and government bureaucracy, like opposing No Child Left Behind,” said Moran communications Director Dan Conston. “If you didn’t do what Karl Rove wanted you to do 100 percent of the time, you were punished for it. Well, that’s not a democracy and Jerry Moran is nobody’s lapdog. He wouldn’t be bullied. We have great respect for Karl Rove, but Karl Rove doesn’t live in Kansas, he doesn’t know Kansas like Jerry Moran does, and like Todd Tiahrt, he’s been in Washington a long time.”

To which the Tiahrt campaign responded:

“Jerry Moran has been in Washington longer than Karl Rove. Mr. Rove arrived in 2001 with President Bush, whom Congressman Moran said was harder to work with than President Obama,” said Michelle Schroeder, spokesperson for the Tiahrt campaign. “Mr. Rove understands the importance of electing a true conservative champion to the Senate who is willing to fight for Kansas and the country. The truth, which Congressman Moran cannot refute, is that he has voted to increase sales, income and property taxes throughout his career, he voted with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats against the $726 Billion 2003 Bush Tax Cuts package, and he praised Obama and the Pelosi takeover of the House.”

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9 thoughts on “Rove if you want to

  1. Except Moran has been in Washington longer than Rove…

    Where’s the article showing the Tiahrt side of this AWESOME announcement?

    Posted by Caleb | June 14, 2010, 4:54 pm
  2. It’s underneath the Moran side Caleb.

    Posted by Sean Wardwell | June 14, 2010, 4:59 pm
  3. LOL, was that there before? I feel like an idiot.

    Posted by Caleb | June 14, 2010, 5:01 pm
  4. I hit publish accidentally before putting the Tiahrt response in, so yes and no.

    Posted by Sean Wardwell | June 14, 2010, 5:04 pm
  5. I must’ve read and commented in the fifteen-second interlude.

    Posted by Caleb | June 14, 2010, 5:06 pm
  6. For those of us in the Tea Party, I have to point out that Rove was part of the Republican agenda of spending that we ARE NOT happy with!!! They helped put us in this awful mess!

    It is significant that Jerry Moran voted against big spending bills and therefore was not as much a part of the problem as Todd Tiahrt who didn’t seem to care about spending if that’s what the “party” wanted to do.

    Posted by kansas4ever | June 14, 2010, 6:32 pm
  7. And Todd has been there longer than both of them!

    Posted by renmccormick | June 15, 2010, 3:09 am
  8. almost exactly 1.75 years longer than Jerry, yes.

    But who had a room on C Street with a bunch of lobbyist buddies? Oh right, Jerry Moran.
    Who was so intent on staying in power, he fundraised in KS-02 before he was supposed to? JM.
    Who refuses to come to SEK for much of anything besides fundraisers? JM.
    Who finds Obama “easier to work with”? JM.

    Who places family Kansas jobs first, fighting against illegal EU subsidies? Todd Tiahrt.
    Who has never voted for a tax increase during his time in Washington? Todd Tiahrt.
    Who has placed a high importance on Kansas’ youth, attending CR event after event? Todd Tiahrt.
    Who was endorsed by Kansas for Life for his untiring work to protect the unborn? Todd Tiahrt.
    Who was named the “Most Conservative” in the entire Kansas delegation? Todd Tiahrt

    As you can see, it’s not so much how long you’ve been in Washington, but how much Washington is in you.

    Posted by Caleb | June 15, 2010, 3:19 am
  9. I’m saying nothing ill on Tiahrt, I think he is a very wonderful guy. You need to chill and quit getting so defensive. I was pointing out a fact. You need to relax on all this rhetoric that gets spread around. Facts are one thing, I’m all for facts. But this other stuff needs to stop, you guys are polarizing the party. Thats not good, cause the goal is to take down Obama. If we isolate our party members we hurt our chances.

    Posted by renmccormick | June 15, 2010, 1:19 pm

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