Spoiled Children of Divorce


Bad Children of Divorce – Karl Rove

I regret having starting this category called “Bad Children of Divorce.”  I sound like somebody’s Step-Mother already.  The word “Bad” should be replaced with something like “Notorious” or “Misinformed.”  Once you read what these people go through from their families it’s really difficult to call them “Bad.”  Well, Rove seems to have been born a right-winger which is not necessarily good, but still.

I’m writing this to compare with the next blog entry about Barack Obama’s Advisor who is also a Child of Divorce.  They are comparable in their understandings of how to work the systems, how to manipulate, depth of understanding of human nature, and also in a really creepy way, their actual stories.  (Pay attention to Age 19 for both men.)

Ex-Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Karl Rove is a Child of Divorce. He was a Child of a Really Crazy unhappy Divorce too.  Most of Bush’s political successes and failures are attributed to Rove’s strategic planning. His opinions are abnormally right wing and considering the family he grew up in this doesn’t make sense.

According to Wikipedia and other internet sources Karl Rove’s biological Father left his Mother when Rove was still very young. I’m still working on trying to find out what age. At the time Rove had one older brother. The Father was a Geologist.

Rove’s Mother married a second time to another Geologist. Rove grew up thinking this man was his Biological Father which wasn’t really that abnormal for that generation. It was certainly a stressful game for the parents to have to play, though, and the shame resulting from such games and the shock on the child when he/she finds out later is a good reason for keeping Divorce up and running in society.  Best to make it safe for people to admit what they’ve done and move on.

The family had 3 more children; I believe two girls and another boy.

At Age 9 Rove was beaten up by a girl for defending Richard Nixon. In High School he says that he was a totally uncool nerd.

Karl Rove’s adopted Step-Father left his Mother and his family on Dec. 24, 1969 because he was Gay. This would have been the day before Rove’s 19th Birthday.

According to the website “The Carpet Bagger Report” Rove’s Mother took off shortly after and left Rove to fend for himself in College. She contacted him later on when he was in his mid-20’s when she needed money. In 1981 she committed suicide by gassing herself in her car in Reno, NV. If the following link is legitimate you can read Karl Rove’s emotional description of having to deal with this: http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/8531.html. It’s pretty sad. Basically he was abandoned and rejected by both of his real parents.

Meanwhile, at some point between the ages of 19 and 21, an Aunt and Uncle had told Karl that his adopted step-father was not his Biological Father. One account I read said that he met his biological father while in his 40s.

Karl Rove did not graduate from College.

Rove’s adopted step-father died in Palm Springs around 2004 from Lung Cancer. It is said they had a loving relationship although Rove is extremely anti-Gay.

Rove married his first wife in 1977. This marriage lasted only until 1979.

He has been married to his 2d wife since 1986. They have one son, Andrew, in 1989.


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You lose me when you smear Rove with your liberal bias.

Without your liberal bias, it would have been a good article.

And, who do you think divorces more – – Republican or Democrats?

Answer – Democrats.

Republicans, at least TODAY, think of family values, which are, Not Getting Divorced When You Have Children. Especially When You Have Children.

Comment by Anonymous

I grew up in a Republican family and it definitely weren’t exactly a loaf of Wonder Bread to grow up in so I don’t know what you’re talking about.

TODAY Republicans seem to be sending Babes to fight useless War, tanking the Economy, and not dealing with Global Warming. Not really building a future for the children, are they? Good old Republican parenting style.

I suspect that the Military is full of Republicans and I believe that those people have a very high divorce rate.

Where do you get your “statistics” from?

Thanks for liking the rest of the article.

Comment by toothless

And your point is what?

Comment by Why?

Great article!

Thanks for saying that when divorce is necessary move on.

Keep speaking your truth no matter what distracters may say to you.

Comment by fearlessfaith

Why is it that the name of Karl Rove’s biological father is never published? If I am wrong, then please provide his name.

Comment by Michael

I don’t know what his name is Michael. Maybe somebody else reading this will, though. I’d guess that it would be in one of his biographies.

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