The outrage over Rove's remarks has taugh us one thing. Democrats* (see note below) can dish it, but they damn sure won't take it. Two weeks ago Howard Dean get's diarrhea of the mouth and calls conservatives "stupid" "lazy" and (gasp!) white! I'll tell you that shocked the hell out of my buddy Tony who is smart, works two jobs and is (gasp!) black and a republican.
For three years there has been a steady list of insults from Democrats*. In fact 2004 wasn't that long ago. Remember the insults, accusations, made against President Bush and the GOP by people like Al Gore, Senator (hic!) Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and others of the "don't you dare call us on our shit" party"?
What Rove simply gave them was a mirror. He held it up and showed them who they were and what they stand for. They are outraged not because of what he said, but because of what they saw - in the mirror, and they didn't like what they saw.
*Note: By Democrat I mean liberals, progressives, ultra-left, and and those who just visit the MoveOn.org website because they are "curious". Happy Hillary?