E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > Political Talk

Political Talk
You may discuss anything regarding politics in this forum ONLY. If you cannot respect others opinions, your access to this forum will be removed.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
phrozen06
Registered User
 
phrozen06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: 39°27'33"N 77°58'04"W
Posts: 7,537
My Ride: E46, E92 M3, R32 VW
Send a message via Yahoo to phrozen06
Tea party group pictures Rove in Nazi Uniform

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...orm-87793.html

Quote:
By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 2/19/13 1:04 PM EST Updated: 2/19/13 6:23 PM EST
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 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 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 rank during Adolf 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.

Tuesday afternoon, more than five hours after the fundraising email went out, Tea Party Patriots issued a public apology to Rove.

“We apologize to Mr. Rove,” Martin said in the statement. “While we may have strong disagreements with Mr. Rove on the future of conservatism, we want to be clear this imagery is absolutely unacceptable and are working to ensure this type of mistake doesn’t happen again.”

Rove issued a statement saying all is well. “Apology accepted,” Rove said. “Now let’s all get back to work building conservative Republican majorities and stop President Obama’s agenda.”

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

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 tea party drew scathing criticism when a relatively small number of activists used racist rhetoric and Hitler comparisons in their criticism of President Barack Obama. Tea party leaders quickly denounced the rhetoric as unrepresentative of the small government movement, and pointed out that liberals protesting the Iraq war had compared former President George W. Bush to Nazis.

In fact, the Tea Party Patriots’ email lambastes “’Republicans’ like Rove” for calling “Tea Party members ‘racists’, ’bigots,’ ‘paranoid’ and even political ‘underbrush’” over “just that last few weeks.”

The fundraising pitch asks supporters to help the group raise $1 million by the end of the month, which it says will be used to oppose efforts by a new Rove-fronted outfit that intends to boost establishment candidates in 2014 GOP primaries.
Tea party groups have cried foul over Rove’s effort, which they say is an attempt to purge the GOP of their influence. The Tuesday email asserts “Karl Rove believes he can raise hundreds of millions of dollars, crush the Tea Party movement and protect the big-government status quo in Washington from millions of freedom loving Americans. Well, he’s wrong.”

After this story originally posted, Cunningham, who works for the public relations firm Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, provided a statement from Martin and TPP Deputy Executive Director Kevin Mooneyhan.
“We did not know about or approve a manufactured image added to a recent email from the Tea Party Patriots,” the statement read. “It was added by an outside vendor. The image was inappropriate and we have ordered the vendor to immediately cease further use of the image.”
Cunningham said the vendor was Active Engagement, which describes itself as “a cutting edge, digital multimedia political fundraising firm founded by Richard Norman in 2009.”

Tea Party Patriots paid $1.5 million for fundraising to “The Richard Norman Company,” which shares the same Lansdowne, Va., address as Active Engagement, from June 2010 through May 2011, according to the group’s tax filings.
J.D. Norman, a partner at Active Engagement, said his company took full responsibility for including the image.
“It was a mistake that we made. It was not a mistake that went through Tea Party Patriots,” he told POLITICO. His firm handles “tens of millions of emails over the course of a month or so for each independent client,” he said. “We’re trying to look into how it happened to prevent it in the future.”
Norman said the firm’s employees “typically try to find public domain images” that match a given fundraising email. Of the Nazi image, he said, “Obviously, it was the worst picture that could have been mistakenly put in that email. Beyond that it’s just a human error.”
Active Engagement has reached out to Rove but has not heard back, Norman said.
And the battle for control of the GOP has begun. He who has the gold makes the rules right?
__________________


phrozen06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
MDydinanM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: East Coast
Posts: 754
My Ride: is a ///M
more squabble, infighting, and dissent in the ranks. what else is new?

At least we know what to expect in 2016
MDydinanM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
Big Rick
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: 12 acres on the river
Posts: 1,523
My Ride: 325Xi
Looks like the uniform fits him well.
__________________
NWS and Advertising Removed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by choxor View Post
You don't outgrow stupid.
Big Rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
3coupe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 305
My Ride: 330Ci
The comments on that article are worth reading for a good laugh. When people call Nazi's socialists
3coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
phrozen06
Registered User
 
phrozen06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: 39°27'33"N 77°58'04"W
Posts: 7,537
My Ride: E46, E92 M3, R32 VW
Send a message via Yahoo to phrozen06
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDydinanM View Post
more squabble, infighting, and dissent in the ranks. what else is new?

At least we know what to expect in 2016
evil has a way of turning on itself
__________________


phrozen06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,625
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
Conservatives are evil? No wonder compromise is impossible. Write off one side as evil and I can see why you wouldn't want to talk.
__________________
NOVAbimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
casino is no lie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: CDT
Posts: 76
My Ride: M54B30
I feel sorry for stand-up members of the GOP who have to put up with this bullshit on a weekly basis.
__________________
casino is no lie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
Rhumb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 108
My Ride: 2001 M3 Coupe
It seems the GOP circular firing squad is drawing in tighter.
Rhumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 10:34 AM   #9
phrozen06
Registered User
 
phrozen06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: 39°27'33"N 77°58'04"W
Posts: 7,537
My Ride: E46, E92 M3, R32 VW
Send a message via Yahoo to phrozen06
Quote:
Originally Posted by phrozen06 View Post
evil has a way of turning on itself
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer View Post
Conservatives are evil? No wonder compromise is impossible. Write off one side as evil and I can see why you wouldn't want to talk.
The tea party is calling Rove Evil by putting him in a hitler uniform. They can't even compromise with themselves.
__________________


phrozen06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,625
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
You quite distinctly called the tea party evil. Maybe I took your post out of context.
__________________
NOVAbimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 05:18 PM   #11
Act of God
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 334
My Ride: Beach Cruiser
Send a message via AIM to Act of God
Quote:
Originally Posted by casino is no lie View Post
I feel sorry for stand-up members of the GOP who have to put up with this bullshit on a weekly basis.
now Rove is a stand-up member of the GOP? lol you guys are so inconsistent you should be ashamed of yourself.
__________________
“They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.” - Saul Alinsky, quoting Lenin

"You don’t burn books because they’re irrelevant. You burn books because you’re terrified that they’re not. You don’t muzzle people who have no audience. You muzzle people only when their voices are amplified far beyond your liking."
Act of God is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
evolved
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 825
My Ride: 2011 BMW 135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Act of God View Post
now Rove is a stand-up member of the GOP? lol you guys are so inconsistent you should be ashamed of yourself.
I don't think he was implying Rove to be a stand up member of the GOP, lol
__________________

Present
2011 BMW 135i - BSM
Past
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 GT, 2000 BMW 323ci, 2003 Evolution VIII, 1995 Nissan 240sx w/ SR20DET

E46Sig
evolved is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
Act of God
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 334
My Ride: Beach Cruiser
Send a message via AIM to Act of God
Quote:
Originally Posted by evolved View Post
I don't think he was implying Rove to be a stand up member of the GOP, lol
Would seem so, given the context of this thread
__________________
“They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.” - Saul Alinsky, quoting Lenin

"You don’t burn books because they’re irrelevant. You burn books because you’re terrified that they’re not. You don’t muzzle people who have no audience. You muzzle people only when their voices are amplified far beyond your liking."
Act of God is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 05:34 PM   #14
evolved
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 825
My Ride: 2011 BMW 135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Act of God View Post
Would seem so, given the context of this thread
I read it as stand up members of the GOP having to deal with the side show antics between Rove and this fringe TP group.
__________________

Present
2011 BMW 135i - BSM
Past
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 GT, 2000 BMW 323ci, 2003 Evolution VIII, 1995 Nissan 240sx w/ SR20DET

E46Sig
evolved is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use