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The election may be over, but Karl Rove’s dark money group isn’t going away.

Crossroads GPS, the 501(c)(4) “social welfare” spinoff of Rove’s Super PAC, has released a new ad attacking President Obama’s efforts to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

“The time for politics has ended,” the campaign-style attack ad ironically declares one month after election day. “We need bipartisan ideas we can all support.”

President Obama and the White House are unlikely to lose much sleep over Crossroads’ new ad campaign; after all, in the 2012 campaign, Rove’s groups spent $175,420,435 on 33 general election campaigns — but ultimately did not support a single winning candidate.

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