Does Anyone Know What Karl Rove Is Talking About In This Tweet?

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In a positively baffling tweet on Wednesday, Karl Rove said that Democratic voters are “hyperventilating” over an election result that many tea partiers have blamed on Democratic voters.

Many conservatives reacted angrily to Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) runoff victory on Tuesday, but Rove seems to believe it’s nothing compared to the reaction currently consuming Democrats.

Cochran was criticized by several tea party figures for actively courting Democratic voters during his contentious runoff against Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R).

After Cochran was declared the winner on Tuesday night, McDaniel said “there is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats.”

Sarah Palin suggested on Wednesday that foul play was at work and called for an investigation of the runoff.

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