Conservative MSNBC host S.E. Cupp did not greet the news that American Crossroads chief and Fox News Channel contributor Karl Rove is getting back into the business of raising money to elect mainstream Republican candidates to office. Cupp found it audacious that Rove could presume he should again be trusted by America’s conservative donor class when his organization delivered such meager results in the last electoral cycle.
“I know that there are a lot of donors, because I’ve spoken to them, who are very disappointed in what happened over the past year with American Crossroads, and they’re looking for other places to put their money,” Cupp said of Rove’s plan to raise money for moderate Republicans.
“If you remember back to that moment on Fox News on election night when Karl Rove refused to cede Ohio – that was emblematic, I think, of Karl Rove, American Crossroads, and the establishment’s problem over the last four years: refusal to recognize reality,” Cupp continued. “Absolute refusal.”
“What bothers me is that people like Karl Rove think they deserve another shot at this,” she concluded. “Didn’t even ask, but presumed they he’ll get one. Well, I don’t think he’s going to be as lucky as he was.”
Watch the clip below via MSNBC: