Skip to comments.Tea Party Group Apologizes To Karl Rove
Posted on 02/21/2013 7:23:18 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
Tea Party Patriots said that a fundraising email sent out Tuesday showing a manipulated photo of GOP operative Karl Rove wearing an S.S. uniform was a mistake that the organization "did not know about or approve."
"We apologize to Mr. Rove. While we may have strong disagreements with Mr. Rove on the future of conservatism, we want to be clear this imagery is absolutely unacceptable and are working to ensure this type of mistake doesnt happen again," read the statement.
Active Engagement, L.L.C., which sent the email, claimed responsibility for accidentally including the image. Read their explanation:
An email that was sent earlier today under the banner of Tea Party Patriots included an offensive image of Karl Rove. The image was obviously a photo shopped image of Mr. Rove, a well-known political figure. The image was selected in error from an extensive group of images available publicly online and was adjacent to the image that Tea Party Patriots approved for use. The email that included the image was not approved by Tea Party Patriots. Active Engagement, L.L.C. takes full responsibility for this error and is attempting to contact everyone who received the image to explain the error. More importantly, Active Engagement, L.L.C. apologizes to Mr. Rove for this mistake. Active Engagement, L.L.C. does not believe there is any place in political discourse for images such as these.
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Screw Kapo Karl.
I wouldn’t apologize to that filthy ba$tard until he apologizes to conservative voters everywhere. He’s dirt.
Just stop it Tea Party. For crying out loud.
It is demeaning and wrong to apologize. Avoid getting into that situation, at all costs.
Sounds like I have a new photoshop project to work on in the morning.
Don’t apologize to fat douchebag Karl Rove. He needs to go away.
I am sick to death of conservatives apologizing for every damn thing that comes down the pick.
Rove is SS, Stupid S#it, why apologize.
This should be the other way round.
This should be the other way round.
This is why I refuse to belong to any organized group of tea partiers.
No leaders to be pressured into acting stupidly.
Change the moniker, improve on messaging, increase the spirit,
"Mein Herren, müssen Sie entschuldigen!"
I allways thought he was KGB.
How about not apologizing for something you did not do??.
“I am really sorry to say this, but the “tea party” is filled with a bunch of populists, without conservative leadership. The movement was great, but unfortunately ( maybe not so bad ) a learning experience to the ways of our enemies. “The TEA Party” is tainted, not by their actions, but their inactions against the media.
Change the moniker, improve on messaging, increase the spirit,”
The TP was effective in 2010 because the left was surprised, and hadn’t figured out to combat it. But with time, they learned to find the most extreme example from the TP, and use those to label Republicans in general.
The TP provided examples, since it is decentralized and not policed.
Without thinking it through, while the GOP does infighting like over Rove, the left gathers the material.
>....the organization “did not know about or approve.”<
Then why apologize?
It’s a shame this tea party group thinks they have to lie. All they had to do was admit somebody got overzealous and went overboard. Express regrets and then promise, “Future e-mailings will be more closely monitored to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
Overzealous hell. Karl is one of the kapo republicans pinching the feeding tube of the already comatose GOP while the democrats happily goose step to full on open fascism.
He’s more interested in crushing conservative opposition to beltway power than he is in fighting the democrats. I really have to wonder about him.
Yea Party is a multi headed ill defined group. This as a manufactured lie to pose as real conservatives. Karl Rove is finished with conservatives. He actually urged the invasion of Iraq based on “WMD” He is a liar and a one world LIBERAL!!
I agree with you completely. Rove is slowly but surely being marginalized, and he is becoming persona non grata to genuine conservatives. His agenda of squishy “Rockefeller Republicanism” has been obvious to us here at FR for over a decade, ever since he promoted Gerry Parsky to turn over California to the Democrats.
They should have finished with, “Don’t get me wrong; you’re still a dick.”
Fifteen is his limit on schnitzengruben.
Well, cripple. I want to thank you.
I just could not bring myself to officially join a T-Party group, and I wasn’t quite sure why.
You hit the nail on the head..
Of course Rove wasn’t a Nazi, but the same groups of people that make up the GOPe today, supported the Nazis and the Russian communist revolution.
I agree. The apology was bassackward. Maybe they can correct it on the next mistaken mailing.
Organizing for large events is fine. The tea party express for the most part has been great for pulling in crowds and speakers for large events but organization above the county level has been a bad thing.
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