Shameless name-dropping: Karl Rove and I once did battle of sorts, and I won

Forty-four years ago, when I was a callow youth and the now-infamous Karl Rove was an even callower youth (I was 28, and he was 19), we were paid campaigners on opposite sides of the battle for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. I was working for Democratic challenger Adlai E. Stevenson III (above), and Rove was working for Republican incumbent Ralph Tyler Smith, who had been appointed to the Senate when Everett Dirksen died. Rove and I both resorted to dirty campaign tricks, but mine, I dare say, were more effective. Rove’s most...

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Karl Rove warns Republicans that opposition to Obamacare may not suffice in November

The political architect of two presidential-election victories by George W. Bush is  TELLING his fellow Republicans that they shouldn’t get too giddy about their prospects in this year’s midterm congressional elections: One day after Republicans captured a win in Florida’s 13th district special election, GOP strategist Karl Rove warned his party to not get too excited. In a Wednesday op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Rove stressed that Republican David Jolly’s victory over Democrat Alex Sink was about more than just...

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Karl Rove gets a little blowback for smearing Hillary Clinton

This video, which counters a recent TV ad sponsored by American Crossroads, a Karl Rove outfit, was produced by a liberal organization calling itself the Bridge Project. [youtube]http://youtu.be/1_4tG1lOSI8[/youtube]  

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Dispatch from front lines of GOP civil war: Tea Party group portrays Karl Rove as a Nazi

Vicious infighting among Republicans these days has increasingly become grist for our liberal mill here at Applesauce — as evidenced, for example by THIS ENTRY  from yesterday. And now there’s THIS: A top tea party group is taking its clash with Karl Rove to a new level, sending out a fundraising email Tuesday featuring a photoshopped image [above} of the GOP operative in an SS uniform. “Wipe the Smirk Off Karl Rove’s Face,” reads the subject line of the email, from Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea...

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Karl Rove doesn’t like it when Fox News declares that Obama has won Ohio

This little drama fits nicely with my frequent assertions that the polls commissioned by Fox News generally are reliable and accurate — even if the talking heads on that network usually are full of crap. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQLV7nqD3CA[/youtube]  

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