Diabolical first former guy Donald Trump lashed out at Republican master-strategist Karl Rove in a 3,000-character “tweet” sent from Mar-a-Lago by email to the Save America scam PAC list, seeking to cancel the Republican party’s leading fundraiser.
The main impetus behind the suspected felon’s public attack on Rove is that the former Bush White House political director committed the gravest sin a Republican can commit: telling the truth about people’s vote. The punishment? Cancellation.
But long before Trump’s buried lede calls for Rove to be de-platformed at the end of the piece, the ex-president turned opinion columnist unleashed a rage-filled screed about the Fox contributor’s premature congratulations on election night only minutes before his network accurately called Arizona for Joe Biden. Save America PAC wrote:
“Karl Rove’s voice on Fox is always negative for those who know how to win. He certainly hasn’t helped Fox in the ratings department, has he?
He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda. If the Republican party wants to be successfull they’re going to have to stop dealing with the likes of Karl Rove and let him float away or retire…”
The lengthy missive went on to bitterly complain about every Republican who has told the truth about literally anything in the last four years, no matter how dutifully they supported Trump’s agenda of causing American carnage.
Rove was one of Trump’s election advisors last year, which gave all the more reason for the former pathological-liar-in-chief to lash out rather than blame himself for getting trounced at the polls by people who wanted President Biden to restore sanity to our government.
The entire situation came to a head in the wake of last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where the biggest loser in last November 2020’s election gave his first speech since leaving the White House in shame.
As Karl Rove later pointed out, Trump only had a very modest finish in the CPAC presidential straw poll with just over 55% of the vote, which possibly hints at his waning influence inside the GOP.
“This is the truest Trump believers. And for him to only get 55 percent says, as I said in my column, he is losing strength because he’s not introducing something new,” Rove told Fox News’ John Roberts. “He’s losing strength whether he recognizes it. And I think if I were them, I’d take that as a cautionary note he needs to refresh his act, he needs to change, and he needs to offer a vision for the future.”
The long-winded opinion column in the style of Trump’s now deleted, incendiary tweets was also far more revealing than 280 character blasts about just how much he and all Republicans know about the grifts that each of them is pursuing with each other.
It started by hitting Rove for being a paid lobbyist seeking to land the American military’s 5G broadband cell phone communications channel in private hands while he advised the re-election campaign. The GOP’s icon of authoritarianism wrapped up his rant by complaining that Rove is “all talk, no action,” as opposed to his action to try and overthrow the government, and “Fox should get rid of Karl Rove and his rediculous ‘whiteboard’ as soon as possible.”
It’s an especially ironic beef for him to bring against the Republican known as “Bush’s Brain,” who was a national laughingstock for offering up “math Republicans do to make themselves feel better” while trying to cope with Obama’s 2012 victory over Mitt Romney.
Rove’s failed attempt at manipulating media coverage to buy time for election results to somehow change by magic is what really set the stage for the Republican Party’s current descent into an insurrection cabal with a man who took that idea to its logical extreme.
Trump’s prior attacks against Senate minority leader “Moscow” Mitch McConnell (R-KY) resulted in a rapid capitulation when he said he’d support him in 2024 if he’s the nominee. In contrast, this frontal attack on Karl Rove has the real potential to divide the GOP’s fundraising into anti-Trump and pro-Trump camps.
Here’s the madman’s letter:
INBOX: A statement from the former president of the United States about Karl Rove: pic.twitter.com/9D7pG0JLj7— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) March 5, 2021
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition