Last modified on September 16, 2023, at 19:23

Karl Rove

Karl Rove
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Former Senior Advisor to the President
(George W. Bush)

From: January 20, 2001 – August 31, 2007
Predecessor Sidney Blumenthal
Successor Barry Jackson
Party RINO
Spouse(s) Valerie Mather Wainwright (div.)
Darby Tara Hickson (div.)
Karen Johnson

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950, age 72) is a RINO Backer known for losing the Congress to a Democrat takeover in 2006 and pursuing policies that resulted in the Republican Party to suffer landslide defeats in the 2008 elections. Rove has enriched himself while interfering, sometimes in unfair or liberal ways, with conservatives who try to help the country.

Defeated by Ken Paxton when he won the primary and general election for Texas Attorney General, Karl Rove was apparently part of the cabal behind an ambush sham impeachment of Paxton merely a few days before the end of the legislative session in May 2023. Rove immediately published a one-sided article in the Wall Street Journal praising this (sham) impeachment, and including details not widely known. But conservatives rallied behind Paxton and he won acquittal by a landslide in the Texas Senate on September 16, 2023, in a repudiation of the power and credibility of Karl Rove and his group.

Perhaps to cater to socially liberal donors to his Super PAC, in August 2012 Rove made vicious remarks against conservative Todd Akin in an unsuccessful attempt to force him to give up his nomination for the U.S. Senate. Furthering Rove's downward spiral, less than 2% of candidates backed by Rove's Super PACs succeeded in the 2012 General Election.[1] Since leaving the White House in 2007, Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. Rove is part of the Establishment as a crony of George W. Bush.

In March 2022, Rove pathetically criticized a charismatic, conservative populist freshman congressman, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), for Cawthorn's criticism of the regime in Ukraine.[2] Cawthorn seemed unfazed by Rove's attack, but globalists (and perhaps Rove) engineered a primary defeat of Cawthorn.

Rove was outspokenly critical of a pro-life law in Texas.[3] Rove sided with Planned Parenthood when Komen for the Cure temporarily stopped funding it, according to Karen Handel, who was an executive at Komen for the Cure at the time.[4]

Conservative columnist Robert Novak famously observed that Rove had become "part of the problem" as he was hurting the Republican Party towards the end of the George W. Bush Administration.

By 2012, Rove had reinvented himself with funding by Las Vegas casino billionaires for Rove's Super PAC, American Crossroads and its sister Super PAC, "American Crossroads GPS". Rove married for the third time and was flown on his honeymoon in a private jet owned by a Las Vegas casino mogul. This resulted in his being satirized by Stephen Colbert as "Ham Rove" the political consultant to the Colbert SuperPAC.[5]

Liberal Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Fox News promote Rove heavily, although it is unclear his political advice and the ads run by his American Crossroads had any positive effect. In the 2012 presidential election cycle, American Crossroads "spent $325 million on a disappointing 2012 presidential election."[6]


A frequent critic of Donald Trump, Rove described the White House in April 2017 as "unhealthy" and having "three tribes":[7]

“There is a group around Jared Kushner and his supporters and allies. There is one around Steve Bannon and a sort of alt-right in the White House. And one sort of around Reince Priebus and everybody else,” Rove remarked. “And while I think there is a tendency to exaggerate a little bit in the press, I think there’s a lot behind this that’s real.”

According to a report in May 2020, Rove was advising Trump's re-election campaign.[8] Following this, the left-wing Salon was none too quick to attack Rove, calling him “Turd Blossom”.[9]


Rove was the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Bush administration. Rove's longtime partnership with George W. Bush dates back to Bush's terms as governor of Texas. Rove ran all of Bush's campaigns for governor and for president. Rove was credited as the "architect" of these elections.

Rove started his political career early, attending the University of Utah but dropping out in July 1971 to work in the College Republican National Committee. Often called "the brains behind Bush" or "the Architect," Rove is credited as the chief architect of the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns.


On August 13, 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with Rove in which he announced that he would be resigning from his position of deputy Chief of Staff at the end of the month.[10] Rove explained the move as motivated by his dedication to his family.


  5. The Colbert Report (December 13, 2012). Retrieved on January 8, 2015.
  8. Report: Karl Rove Advising Trump’s Reelection Campaign
  9. Turd Blossom's big comeback: Is GOP legend Karl Rove riding to Donald Trump's rescue?