How Naive Is Reihan On Rove?

My dear friend actually wrote:

Karl Rove never imagined that opposition to same-sex marriage would cement a permanent Republican majority. It was a distraction that I'm sure he found distasteful.

Chris Orr recommends he read Josh Green's deeply researched piece for the Atlantic. Me too. If you can read that and conclude that Rove finds gay-baiting distasteful, then I give up.