Friday, May 05, 2006
The K Street Gang – College Republicans and Young Fascists
When Nixon became President he made future convicted felon H.R. ‘Bob’ Haldeman White House Chief of Staff. Haldeman hired future felons Charles ‘Chuck’ Colson, Dwight Chapin, and Donald Segretti to the White House Staff. Politics in America was changed forever. From day one as President, Nixon’s mind was on November 7, 1972, the next Presidential Election Day. Nixon’s paranoia was the defining characteristic of his four year reelection campaign. All decisions were based on it. Early in 1969 covert operations were set up to destroy the electoral process. Nixon would be reelected by crook or crook.
Colson and Chapin were placed in charge; Segretti became one of their main conspirators. Segretti recognized the need to reinvigorate the GOP with a youth movement; to this end he began recruiting operatives from the College Republicans organization. Karl Rove was one of the first recruited. He was sent to Illinois for the 1970 Senatorial campaign where he began his continuing campaign of lies and deception against Democracy and the American people. In the late 1990’s Rove would say this about his work in 1970,"It was a youthful prank at the age of 19 and I regret it.
He calls it a prank that he tried to subvert a Federal election(s). Freedom loving Americans must call it treason, for winning elections by lying, cheating, stealing, intimidation, and blackmail have from that time on become not only the modus operendi of Karl Rove but the Republican Party in general.
Though the FBI had evidence of Rove illegalities in the 1972 election for whatever reason they chose not to pursue the matter. In their defense they probably had their hands full with much bigger fish like their boss; John Mitchell, Attorney General; John Ehrlichman, Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs; H.R. Haldeman, White House Chief of Staff; and Richard Nixon, President of the United States. This is not to mention their entirely separate criminal investigation of Nixon’s Vice-President, Spiro Agnew, for accepting bribes and falsifying federal tax returns.
In 1973 with the help of Lee Atwater and George H.W. Bush, Rove honed his duplicitous techniques by stealing the election for National Chairman of the College Republicans. Rove and Atwater ran such an underhanded and dirty campaign that the final decision had to be decided by the Republican National Committee Chairman, one George H.W. Bush. It must have seemed like old times in 2000 when another stolen election was sent to the United States Supreme Court for a final decree.
From that time on the College Republicans became a cesspool and breeding ground for anti-democratic forces. Some of the more nefarious alumni include; Karl Rove National Chairman and future ‘brain’ of George W. Bush; Lee Atwater, Executive Director, future Republican National Committee Chairman, and campaign manager for George H.W. Bush; Jack Abramoff National Chairman, Tom DeLay sycophant, and future felon; Grover Norquist Executive Director and bosom buddy of Jack Abramoff;
and Ralph Reed Executive Director, Pat Robertson protégée, and crony of Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist. Rick Santorum future Senator from Pennsylvania was also a member. One name is conspicuous in its absence, Tom DeLay. One can only surmise that at the time the College Republicans were not reactionary and anti-democratic enough for DeLay’s taste.
K Street Part 1
K Street Part 2
K Street Part 3
K Street Part 5
K Street Part Last
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