“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,” reads the latest email from the Tea Party Patriots – which features a picture of Karl Rove in a Nazi S.S. uniform. “Well, he’s wrong.”

According to a statement from Tea Party Patriots, the organization asked that the email use a link to a Bing Image of Karl Rove thumbing his nose – but the email vendor used the next image in what appeared to be a slideshow – the Karl Rove Nazi photo.

“We did not know about or approve a manufactured image added to a recent email from the Tea Party Patriots.  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," explained the Tea Party Patriots' co-founder Jenny Beth Martin in a statement.