Tea Party Group Pictures Karl Rove In Nazi Uniform

Nazi comparisons seem to be fundraising stalwarts, especially for Tea Party groups. First President Obama, now Karl Rove, thanks to a Tea Party Patriots fundraising email sent out over the weekend.

Not that I entirely disagree, you understand, but the whole "so and so is a Nazi" thing is overdone and minimizes the actual horrors Hitler brought down on the world. Karl Rove is an evil, evil man, but that evil is almost eclipsed when they portray him as a Nazi.

According to Politico, TPP co-founder and national coordinator JennyBeth Martin is now embarrassed and denies any knowledge of the email that went out under her name:

“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 Party Patriots.

The email features a photo illustration in which Rove’s face is grafted onto a photo of a uniformed officer in the Reichsführer-SS, an elite class of soldier in the German Schutzstaffel during Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich. The lower left-hand corner of the photo features the inscriptions “Reichsführer-SS” and “K. Rove,” and appears to match a photo of SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler.

Jameson Cunningham, a spokesman for Tea Party Patriots, told POLITICO “the image was a mistake which was never approved by TPP.”

Cunningham provided a Microsoft Word document with what he said was the fundraising email as approved. It featured a link to a photo of an image of Rove appearing to thumb his nose. The next image in a slideshow on the linked page is the photo illustration of Rove in the SS uniform.

The text of the fundraising email is almost comically hypocritical.

Over just that last few weeks "Republicans" like Rove have called Tea Party members "racists","bigots," "paranoid" and even political "underbrush."

And now they've proved him right. Way to go, JennyBeth. Can't wait for your appearance on Hannity's show to smooth things over.

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