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Karl Rove’s rapid fall from relevance

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A decade ago, Karl Rove was President George W. Bush’s right-hand man and one of the most powerful political figures in America. And even after his fortunes briefly dipped at the end of the Bush era, Rove roared to life again, tapping into and fueling the Tea Party movement through his massive super PAC, American Crossroads.

But today, with a GOP civil war raging between establishment types and upstart conservatives in the mold of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), Rove’s once-strong influence has begun to wane. An embodiment of the Bush-era Republicans who have fallen out of favor of late, Rove, too, has begun to come under fire from the populist right.

In the latest sign of Rove’s diminished standing, a dozen super PACs are challenging his American Crossroads in the GOP money game, and aiming to promote their own preferred candidates in races across the country, according to the New York Times.

“Certainly I think there’s a level of frustration with the state of things in D.C.,” Randy Cubriel, a Texas lobbyist, told the Times. See if you can read between the lines here: “I think a group like ours, coming from the state, is probably a little more effective than some of the national groups.”

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  1. Anonymous

    December 27th, 2013

    Turd blossom

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  2. Czar of Defenestration

    December 27th, 2013

    This is less about Rove and more about the fading GOP.

    Until THEY change, they are rapidly committing suicide.

    Lightbulb. Meet psychiatrist.

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  3. Bob

    December 27th, 2013

    Too bad that Lee Atwater died and this guy ended up taking his place

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  4. OpenTheDoor

    December 27th, 2013

    Rove and ilk are not getting the message.
    You cannot claim conservatism all the while spending just like the Progs.
    Tea Party scares them, and the Progs, to death.
    You cannot claim to be for the middle class and support amnesty.
    You cannot claim to be for the 99% and tax us to death.

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  5. hanoverfist

    December 27th, 2013

    You’ve got enough money Karl.
    Go fishing or something.

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  6. old_oaks

    December 27th, 2013

    It’s not just Rove. It’s the overall fagging of conservative principle by douchebag RINOs, even FNC is looking more and more like MSLSD every time I turn it on.

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  7. WiscoDave

    December 27th, 2013

    Karl Rove is an elitist prick.

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  8. Stirrin the BS

    December 27th, 2013

    Rove and his fellow RINOs have watched and admired how democrats have been able to say that they support the middle class and the war on poverty, and then enact laws that destroy the middle class and keep people impoverished. And then marvel how the dems continue to get re-elected.

    Rove figured he wants in on that gig, but the Tea Party has put a big road block in his way. Thank God, conservatives still think independently.

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  9. StrangernFiction

    December 27th, 2013

    Democrat In All But Label Only

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  10. FreeMan & Sarah riding with Phil

    December 27th, 2013

    I know BFH hates this but,

    W H O !

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  11. J Frank Parnell

    December 27th, 2013

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall (with his condescending clipboard),
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
    All the king’s RINOs and all the RINOs’ bread
    Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

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  12. FreeMan & Sarah riding with Phil

    December 27th, 2013

    Rover

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  13. ben

    December 27th, 2013

    make sure now, don;t just get our hopes up

    there’s a whole herd of RINOs that need to get “Trotskyited” from the party – well, the same thing the RINOs have been trying to do to the TeaPartyConstitutionalists…

    [[ hmm, can karl see lynch mobs from his house ? ]]

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  14. Tim

    December 27th, 2013

    Fleecing the taxpayers is why the Republicrats enjoy the back seat. They steal just like the socialists but continue to point at them and make catcalls.

    Ron Paul is an exemplar. Talks a big load of shit while taking the pork. No principles. No morals.

    He ain’t the only one.

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  15. Bob M.

    December 27th, 2013

    He can go pick his nose…

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  16. FreeMan & Sarah riding with Phil

    December 27th, 2013

    Social Farter

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  17. Doc

    December 27th, 2013

    I always thought he was the voice for HOMER SIMPSON! Or maybe he was Homer’s Body Double!

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  18. joe6pak

    December 27th, 2013

    StrangernFiction, DIABLO? Maybe you have coined a new label.

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  19. BigSlurpy

    December 27th, 2013

    We need to stop the Mediots™ from picking out our candidates.

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