Tea Partiers Apologize to Rove Over Nazi Image
Fundraising email 'wrong,' says official
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Karl Rove in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

(Newser) – One of the bigger Tea Party groups apologized to Karl Rove today after a fundraising email went out depicting him as a Nazi, reports USA Today. The co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots called the image "inappropriate" and said it got sent without the approval of the group's leaders. It had been attached to an email with the subject line, "Wipe the Smirk Off Karl Rove's Face," notes CNN.

Rove has angered the Tea Party movement by vowing to help defeat "undisciplined" candidates who tend to win primaries but lose general elections. "They see people like you and me as a serious nuisance, and they will do everything they can to crush us," said the anti-Rove email in its request for money. Click to read why Nate Silver thinks Rove's strategy will backfire.

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savdavis
Feb 20, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Ole George W.'s Brain....It has proved its worth...I rest my case.
Twiny
Feb 20, 2013 12:08 PM CST
I love it! The infighting in the GOP is getting nasty! The self-destruction of the GOP continues apace. I don't know why the Teabaggers are so worried about Rove. He was remarkably ineffective in this last election, blowing over $300 million bucks for a pitiful return.
Winston_Smith
Feb 20, 2013 10:45 AM CST
His strategy might backfire on the people he is "helping", but he himself will come out fine. Karl Rove is for Karl Rove.