Extreme Takeover: Tea Party Edition - The Tea Party vs. Karl Rove

  • Aired:  10/22/13
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A decade-long strategy to engage the most rigid and ideological pockets of the Republican party backfires on Karl Rove. (5:55)

[LAUGHTER]OF COURSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S

OFBRAIN, IT'S ARCHITECT -- ELY'SBLOSSOM DEL TURDO

HAS A PLAN TO FIX ALL THIS.

AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW HIS PLANINVOLVES SENDING MONEY CARE

OF EL BLOSSOM DEL TURDO.

>> KARL HAS HELPED LAUNCHCONSERVATIVE VICTORY PROJECT

THAT MADE THE TEA PARTY ANDTHOSE WHO SUPPORT THAT PART OF

THE PARTY VERY UPSET.

>> OUR OBJECT IS TO AVOID HAVINGSTUPID CANDIDATES WHO CAN'T WIN

GENERAL ELECTIONS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: OH, AND TO MAKE THIS

COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE FOR THECITIZENS.

NO IT'S ACTUALLY THE ELECTIONSTHING.

THE GOAL OF MR. ROVE'SCONSERVATIVE VICTORY PROJECT IS

TO IDENTIFY CANDIDATES WITH BONATFIDE CONSERVATIVE CREDENTIALSNA

WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING FROMTHE CONSERVATIVE BASE

SO THEY ARE CONTROLLABLE.

BECAUSE ROVE KNOWS THE CRAZYTALK IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SAID

OUT LOUD.

>> THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SEEMS TOHAVE HURT ITSELF.

THAT'S WHAT THE POLLS SAY.

AND YOU SAY?

>> THAT'S ACCURATE.

LOOK, WE -- REPUBLICANSAND CONSERVATIVES ANGRY

OVER THE VICTORY OF PRESIDENTOBAMA WANTED SOMEBODY

TO STAND UP AND FIGHT.

THE DEFUND STRATEGYWAS NEVER GOING TO WORK.

>> Jon: THANK YOU COMMANDERHINDSIGHT.

LISTEN, BILL, I TOLD THEM ITWASN'T GOING TO WORK.

I CALLED A GUY AND SAID A LONERANGER MOVIE IN 2013.

AND THEN I SAID TO STEVE JOBS,NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE PICTURES

WITH THEIR PHONES, I MEAN.

CANCEL THAT WHAT I SAID TO STEVEJOBS WAS SURE WISH I COULD FIT

ALL MY PHONES IN MY POCKET.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT THE SHUTDOWN, IT'S TOO

UNCOMPROMISING, FOCUSED TOO MUCHON STOKING THE ANGER OF THE

REPUBLICAN BASE OVER OBAMACAREWITHOUT AN EXIT STRATEGY.

IT'S AS THOUGH THE ENTIREMISGUIDED SHUTDOWN AFFAIR WAS A

CULMINATION OF A DECADE LONGSTRATEGY TO ENGAGE THE MOST

RIGID AND IDEOLOGICAL POCKETS OFREPUBLICAN PARTY WHICH IS WHY

KARL ROVE HAS NO RIGHT TOCOMPLAIN ABOUT THE RADICALS

RUINING HIS PARTY BECAUSE HE ISTHE ONE WHO INVITED THEM.

I GIVE YOU BUILDING RED AMERICABY TOMMY EDSALL.

DURING THE 2004 ELECTION OLDCAPTAIN RETROSPECTIVELY OBVIOUS

SET OUT THE G.O.P. STRATEGYOF -- QUOTE -- "ACTIVATING

CONSERVATIVES ANGER POINTSRATHER THAN REACHING OUT TO

MODERATES." ANGER POINTS LIKEFREE HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS AND SAME-SEXMARRIAGE.

LEADING TO SCENES LIKE THIS ASENATOR FROM ROVE'S HOME STATE

SHARING A STAGE AT ARALLY WITH THIS GENTLEMAN.

>> WE'RE RULED, QUOTE UNQUOTE,BY A PRESIDENT.

>> IMPERIALIST PRESIDENT.

>> WHO BOWS DOWN TO ALLAH.

I CALL UPON ALL OF TO YOU WAGE AI SECOND AMERICAN NON VIOLENTE A

REVOLUTION, TO USEDISOBEDIENCE AND DEMAND

THAT THIS PRESIDENT LEAVE TOWN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]TO PUT THE -- TO PUT THE KORAN

DOWN, TO GET UP OFF HIS KNEESAND TO FIGURATIVELY COME UP WITH

HIS HANDS OUT.

>> Jon: THERE ARE SO MANYTHINGS WRONG WITH THAT,

FACTUALLY, IDEOLOGICALLY,GRAMMATICALLY --

[LAUGHTER]-- MEANWHILE --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY BEHIND HIM

IS LIKE SHUT THE (bleep) UP SOWE CAN BID ON THOSE STORAGE

CONTAINERS.

OLD TURD BLOSSOM HERE HAS TOCREATE A SUPER PAC TO ATTEMPT TO

BATTLE THE STUPID HE HIMSELFUNLEASHED SO NO SIMPATICO FOR A

GUY WHO STARTED A FIRE THAT NOWRAGES OUT OF CONTROL.

[ APPLAUSE ]PERHAPS THE SINGLE LEAST SELF

EXAMINING CRAZY ENABLER IS THEINCREASINGLY SENIOR SENATOR FROM

ARIZONA WHO HAS THIS TO SAYABOUT HIS COLLEAGUE'S

UNCOMPROMISINGSHUTDOWN STRATEGY.

>> WE'RE SEEING THE END OF THISAGONIZING ODYSSEY.

IT'S ONE OF THE MORE SHAMEFULCHAPTERS I'VE SEEN IN THE YEARS

I'VE BEEN IN THE SENATE.

>> SENATOR McCAIN CALLING SOMEOF HIS COLLEAGUES WACKO BIRDS.

>> Jon: YOU DON'T GET TOCOMPLAIN AT ALL BECAUSE IF I

REMEMBER CORRECTLY NOMATTER HOW

COOKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS YOURCOLLEAGUES ARE THEY DON'T COME

CLOSE TO YOUR HATCHLING.

>> GOVERNOR PALIN FROM THE GREATSTATE OF ALASKA.

>> Jon: YOU OPENED PANDORA'SBOX.

BYOU WERE THE GUY THAT GAVE THEMOGWAI

A POST MIDNIGHT ALL YOU CAN EATBUFFET.

YOU DON'T GET TO COMPLAIN THATTHE PARTY IS OVERRUN WITH

GREMLINS.

WHAT'S HAPPENING? I DON'T KNOWWHAT'S HAPPENING?

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