As the former Bush White House political operator, Rove was the preeminent D.C. hatchet man, using the office of the president to build, in his own words, "a permanent Republican majority."
Now that his dreams of a conservative utopia have been shattered and Rove has been reduced to a windbag on Fox News, he sees his own worst behavior in the actions of his predecessors.
Now that the Democrats have criticized radio blabber Rush Limbaugh (poor ole Rush; his feelings got hurt!), Rove sees conspiracy everywhere. Here are some classic Rove quotes, revealing once and for all Rove's inability to tell his butt from a hole in the ground:
It's petty and it's small on the part of the White House. I mean, didn't President Obama come to Washington saying, I'm going to change the tone? And here he has unleashed his attack dog in Rahm Emanuel, and he's got Carville and Begala out there beating up on Rush Limbaugh, and for what purpose? I mean, you know, what's to be served by that?Hey Karl, look in the frickin' mirror. You have a long and nasty history as the master of attack dog politics, and now you're whining about this? Gimme a break!
And it's clear that this is -- that this is the same old style politics that we grew to really dislike in the 1990s, when the White House thought everything through from a political perspective, road-tested it by running polls and focus groups and did everything with a very keen eye towards the politics of the matter, not what was in the best interests of the country.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Karl Rove.