Rove at center of GOP family feud
February 5th, 2013
04:43 PM ET
7 years ago

Rove at center of GOP family feud

Washington (CNN) - Some Republicans see Karl Rove as a political genius, masterminding winning campaigns at every level on the ballot, including the White House. Others call him a "fake conservative" and a symbol of what's wrong with the party.

A Rove-affiliated super PAC's efforts to push what it believes will be more electable congressional candidates - and the backlash it has created - is symbolic of the battle for the soul of the GOP.


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  1. Anthony in California

    But but but..... I thought it was Obama that was the great Divider... seems like these Republicans might want to get their house in order, quit inciting fear, and quit obstructing grown folk business to help the country recover.

    February 5, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Squigman

    Why is this cretin walking free among good hard working, upstanding, moral American people? Of all people that should be caged, here's the one.

    February 5, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    WTH is wrong with his forehead?!
    It looks like a tumor harboring an alien.
    He's scaring the children for God's sakes!

    February 5, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Save it, save the " big foreheads are considered a sign of above-average intelligence". I've seen THOSE foreheads. This boy's forehead is just not right!
    This is what I think about when I think of Karl Rove. This is what he has devolved naturally into: a JOKE. Those that continue to follow his advice are JOKERS and losers.
    Buy a hairpiece Karl and cover up that landing field of yours!

    February 5, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. James Trainor

    He masterminded the War in Iraq along with Bush, Cheney, Rommney, Wolfie and Condie. Over 200,000 innocent Iraqi babies, old men, women and men killed for not reason at all and based on lies. NO WMD, NO ties to OBL or 911!!

    Send them all of the Hague for their war crimes.

    February 5, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  6. DENNA

    After his election night behavior, he should be looking for somewhere to hid his face. He is a large part of why the GOP got their butts kicked in the election. From Mitt Romney, to Tod Akins and everyone in between, the GOP could not have fielded a worst bunch. Oh, wait, I forget about McCain/Palin. I guess this is the new normal for the Republican Party. 🙂

    February 5, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. wgf

    "symbolic of the battle for the soul of the GOP."

    They might as well be battling for the soul of my lawn mower.

    February 5, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    The evil genius has outsmarted himself. Intra-party warfare is looming because it allowed fringe right wing elements to take control of the party. Rove's winning strategy will come back to haunt the party. Even Ronald Reagan and Willam Buckley would be branded RINOs by Tea Party and right wing extremists.

    February 5, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Aaaaaw, they built themselves an astroturf Frankenstein monster in the Teatrolls in order to cover their diaspora to the radicalized faaaaaar right and it turned on them just like the real Frankenstein monster did, so now they has a sad :*(

    Poor, poor GOP. Would you guys like some tissues?


    February 5, 2013 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  10. g

    all-ready seen what karl and company can do to america –still paying for it –but off shore banking did all-right

    February 5, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  11. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Gop, keep beting on rove and keep losing , romney says thanks for nothing Carl!!!!

    February 5, 2013 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  12. nothing new here

    This is nothing more than the same ol' song and dance...nominate the most conservative candidate that will be electable. Blah blah. Wasn't that the same gameplan for Romney and the rest of bunch? You know, the ones that didn't get elected in 2012? Blah, blah and more blah.
    Lame, get a grip.

    February 5, 2013 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    GOP eating their own.....nothing better

    February 5, 2013 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  14. Gonzoinhouston

    The GOP is trying to put the TP genie back into the bottle, and it ain't going! Hopefully, informed voters will replace a few more of them in 2014.

    February 5, 2013 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Is it true Karl Rove is playing Elmer J. Fudd in the Broadway Way Musical ," Egghead Rides Again (1937)

    Karl's performance in " A-Lad-In Bagdad (1938)" was outstandingly theatrical.

    Only the GOP can mimic the cartoon of reality with caricatures that play the part.

    February 5, 2013 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    My question is what does Rove believe is immoral? It seems that anything to further his his policy goals is fair game. That is a problem because his goals don't really makes sense or help the country.

    February 5, 2013 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |