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Fox Civil War: Huckabee Attacks Rove For "Absolutely Repulsive" Anti-Tea Party Group (AUDIO)

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Fox News contributor Karl Rove recently formed a group that will, in the words of The New York Times, work "to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts."

That doesn't sit well with Rove's Fox News colleague Mike Huckabee, who called Rove's Conservative Victory Project "absolutely repulsive" and suggested that people like Rove are spending millions "to destroy a Republican that you don't think is up to your country club level" during a February 8 interview.

Listen to Huckabee's comments from Cumulus Radio Networks' Geraldo:

RIVERA: Karl Rove says the Republican Party has to go through a metamorphosis, has to change. You know Bill Kristol says wait a second, the Tea Party's not so bad. Where do you stand?

HUCKABEE: I think Karl needs to go through a metamorphosis. You know this idea that somehow a handful of Republicans are going to attack Republicans that the handful doesn't like? I find that repulsive. I find it absolutely repulsive. This is not how you build a strong Republican Party, is by going after the people in your party who are different than you are. This is fratricide. And if the Republican Party wants to render itself utterly, utterly irrelevant, the best way to do it is to become several little parties within the party, which is apparently what some folks seem to think we ought to do. When you marginalize the Tea Party, marginalize the pro-life and pro-family part of the party, you lose every election coming up in the future. You lose every election. There may be a few local elections that you might win in some places outside the base of the party, but you're not going to win a national election again.

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HUCKABEE: If you're going to spend millions of dollars, spend it to build up your Republican, the one you like, not millions to destroy a Republican that you don't think is up to your country club level. I find that just horrendous. [Cumulus Radio Networks, Geraldo, 2/8/13]

Despite both working for Fox, Huckabee and Rove have had several fights over the past few years related to the direction of the Republican Party.

Huckabee joins numerous other conservative pundits, including Fox News contributors, who have bashed Rove's project for favoring the Republican establishment over conservative principles.

by Anonymousreply 1502/09/2013

And what exactly does Huckabee think that the Tea Party has been doing?

by Anonymousreply 102/08/2013

Ahhhhh

by Anonymousreply 202/08/2013

I love that Huckabee still believes that pandering to the Tea Party, the pro-life supporters, and pro family crowd will win the Republican Party national elections. Good thinking, Mike, good thinking. Hold that thought, Mike, hold that thought like your life depends on it and never ever change.

by Anonymousreply 302/08/2013

Well, if anyone knows fron repulsive, it's Huckabee.

by Anonymousreply 402/08/2013

Like most fundies, Huckabee is a hypocritical lying piece of shit. He's upset that "[italic]a handful of Republicans are going to attack Republicans that the handful doesn't like.[/italic]" You mean like the tea partiers have been doing to moderate Republicans for years?

by Anonymousreply 502/08/2013

Ha. They really are eating their own

by Anonymousreply 602/08/2013

It is fun watching the Republican civil war, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2013

Delicious.

by Anonymousreply 802/08/2013

[quote]When you marginalize the Tea Party, marginalize the pro-life and pro-family part of the party, you lose every election coming up in the future.

Those are all the same people. If they let them control the party, the GOP loses every election in the future.

Sweet.

by Anonymousreply 902/08/2013

They're losing elections now. Well hello there, two-term President Obama.

If they shitcan the baggers they'll lose by an even wider margin in the future. Those freaks are the most reliable, active voters and worker bees they have in the Party.

Rock/Hard place - serves them right, the swine.

by Anonymousreply 1002/08/2013

I want the two factions to fucking obliterate each other. I want to see blood and guts spilled.

by Anonymousreply 1102/08/2013

This is great news for the Democrats. They're cannibalizing one another. I hope the Republican party splits in two eventually over all this.

by Anonymousreply 1202/08/2013

[quote]I want the two factions to fucking obliterate each other. I want to see blood and guts spilled.

MARY!

by Anonymousreply 1302/08/2013

I think that is exactly what is happening r12. They are so egotistical that neither side will give up until the other side dies. They will damage each other before any uniting happens.

They have no real leader to rally around and this is what is hurting them.

by Anonymousreply 1402/09/2013

"wants to render itself utterly, utterly irrelevant" ? It already is, utterly, utterly. And ghastly, just ghastly.

by Anonymousreply 1502/09/2013
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