Conservative Grandee: Karl Rove Is ‘Ruining The GOP’

Karl Rove blasted both the Obama administration for fundraising off impeachment talk and Republicans for raising the possibility in the first place.
October 8, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Karl Rove never loved Reagan enough, and for this he cannot be trusted, according to Tea Party activist and columnist L. Brent Bozell III.

In a scathing piece for Politico, Bozell accused Rove of historically opposing every truly conservative leader in the GOP, siding instead with “liberal” and “moderate” factions of the party.

“Rove has never cared about conservatism and has spent his entire career opposing any Republican who might be successful in promoting or implementing a conservative agenda,” Bozell wrote.

He rattled off a list of favorable rightwing candidates that Rove has stood against, including Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, and Rand Paul.

In what may be the most devastating barb, Bozell added that Rove has been designated a sensible conservative by a liberal watchdog.

“This is the same man Media Matters has dubbed the Republican ‘voice of reason,'” he wrote.

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