Karl Christian Rove: December 25, 1950 in Denver, Colorado.

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Highlighting the split between big-business Republicans and their more socially conservative brethren, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Friday mocked Karl Rove and his allies at the super PAC American Crossroads as a bunch of out-of-touch "fat cats" who spend their time sipping drinks at country clubs.

It is somewhat ironic—but perhaps poetically just—that the money monster of American politics may have turned on Karl Rove; after all, Rove, more than anyone in America, was its Dr. Frankenstein. Thanks partly to the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision, which opened the floodgates to huge amounts of loosely regulated political giving, Rove had personally overseen an astonishing influx of big money into the 2012 campaign, much of it in the form of massive, undisclosed checks from major donors. For a brief period, Rove had appeared to form a sort of shadow Republican Party all on his own, sustained by this new flood of cash.

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  • President George W. Bush's senior adviser Karl Rove makes a signal to a White House media member as he stands in the wings of the Rose Garden Oct. 5, 2001, in Washington.

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  • "RIP Karl Rove," wrote Mark Nikolewski.

    "Now, my friend Karl Rove, from the Center for American Progress or something like that," Sessions said in a mistaken reference to the liberal think tank, "raised a bunch of money for Crossroads to run ads in the last election that was supposed to elect Mr. Romney. Didn't do so well, Karl. Sorry about that. Wish you'd been more effective."

    Karl Rove, the much-despised (by the Left) former senior advisor to President Bush, has an interesting analysis of current White House tactics. I encourage you to . Our new president is not the smiling, accommodating guy his imagemakers want us to see.