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Tea Party Group Apologizes To Karl Rove
TPM ^ | 4:28 PM EST, Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Igor Bobic

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 doesn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: karlrove; teaparty

1 posted on 02/21/2013 7:23:29 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Screw Kapo Karl.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 7:28:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I wouldn’t apologize to that filthy ba$tard until he apologizes to conservative voters everywhere. He’s dirt.


3 posted on 02/21/2013 7:29:23 PM PST by laweeks
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Just stop it Tea Party. For crying out loud.

It is demeaning and wrong to apologize. Avoid getting into that situation, at all costs.

Period.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 7:30:12 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: laweeks

Sounds like I have a new photoshop project to work on in the morning.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 7:31:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Don’t apologize to fat douchebag Karl Rove. He needs to go away.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 7:33:39 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 7:36:01 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

This should be the other way round.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 7:36:15 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

This should be the other way round.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 7:36:42 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: svcw

This is why I refuse to belong to any organized group of tea partiers.

No leaders to be pressured into acting stupidly.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 7:41:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
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,

11 posted on 02/21/2013 7:44:43 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

"Mein Herren, müssen Sie entschuldigen!"

12 posted on 02/21/2013 7:48:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I allways thought he was KGB.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 7:51:01 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

How about not apologizing for something you did not do??.


14 posted on 02/21/2013 7:52:49 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“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.


15 posted on 02/21/2013 7:56:55 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

>....the organization “did not know about or approve.”<

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Then why apologize?


16 posted on 02/21/2013 7:58:39 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.”


17 posted on 02/21/2013 8:03:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


18 posted on 02/21/2013 8:12:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Astronaut

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!!


19 posted on 02/21/2013 8:16:52 PM PST by willardwx
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To: cripplecreek

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.


20 posted on 02/21/2013 8:21:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

They should have finished with, “Don’t get me wrong; you’re still a dick.”


21 posted on 02/21/2013 8:22:11 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: cripplecreek

Fifteen is his limit on schnitzengruben.


22 posted on 02/21/2013 8:25:08 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: cripplecreek

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..


23 posted on 02/21/2013 8:47:55 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.


24 posted on 02/21/2013 8:49:46 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Republican1795.

I agree. The apology was bassackward. Maybe they can correct it on the next mistaken mailing.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 11:30:57 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: svcw

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.


26 posted on 02/22/2013 4:20:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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