Sarah Palin & Karl Rove Want Birthers to Shut Up

Either the U.S. Constitution is the highest law of the land, or it isn’t. And if Americans still hold the Constitution to be the highest law of the land, then its integrity must be safe-guarded, respected, and protected.
So what is it with the elites of the Republican Party? Why are they so hellbent on not just avoiding, but denying and suppressing the Obama eligibility issue, which pertains to nothing less than the very integrity of the Constitution?
One after another, GOP and so-called conservative elites refuse to address this matter. New Speaker of the House John Boehner won’t. FoxNews’ Bill O’Reilly wasted a perfect opportunity to confront Obama about it. His fellow firebrand talking head Glenn Beck not just avoids it but went out of his way to mock “birthers.”
Among conservative national talk radio hosts, only Rush Limbaugh and to a lesser extent Sean Hannity talk about it, which is most strange because, as WorldNetDaily publisher Joseph Farah points out, the Obama eligibility issue is not just all-important, it is a winning issue.
The latest GOP elites to dodge this issue are Karl Rove and none other than Her Preciousness, Sarah Palin.

Bush & Rove


Yesterday, in an interview with O’Reilly, Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s former consigliere, urged conservatives to focus on “real issues” and said Republicans should speak out against those in the party who question whether Obama is a citizen of the United States. Rove said whatever percentage of Republicans are so-called “birthers,” it “ought to be less.”

Alas, her kiss is not for "birthers" 'cause Sarah finds you "annoying"


On Thursday, in a rare public appearance in Woodbury, NY, in which reporters were allowed, Sarah Palin had the appalling arrogance as to chide some of her supporters for sustaining the “annoying” claims that Obama is foreign-born and Muslim.
As reported by Beth Fouhy and Frank Eltman of the Associated Press, February 17, 2011, when asked whether she intends to run for the presidency in 2012, Palin touted herself by saying “No one is more qualified, really, to multitasking and the things you need to do as president, than a woman, a mom.” She then “distance[d] herself from the so-called birthers, who believe Obama was not born in the United States, and others who contend he is not Christian, as he insists, but Muslim. She said she does not question the president’s faith or citizenship and added, ‘It’s distracting. It gets annoying. Let’s stick with what really matters.'”
GOP elites are hellbent on avoiding, suppressing, and mocking the issue, but ordinary rank-and-file Republicans aren’t. Like the little boy who cried out “The Emperor has no clothes!” because he had not yet been corrupted and intimidated by his “elders” and so, spoke the truth that everyone could see but were afraid to say, a recent poll found that “birthers” make up a majority of those voters who say they’re likely to participate in a Republican primary next year. They are not just a majority; “birthers” are a majority that is increasing!
Tom Jensen of the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) reports on Feb 15, 2011 that:

51% say they don’t think Barack Obama was born in the United States to just 28% who firmly believe that he was and 21% who are unsure. The GOP birther majority is a new development. The last time PPP tested this question nationally, in August of 2009, only 44% of Republicans said they thought Obama was born outside the country while 36% said that he definitely was born in the United States. If anything birtherism is on the rise.

More than rank-and-file Republicans, the legislatures of eleven of America’s constituent states have introduced or are considering eligibility bills — legislation that would plug the hole in federal election procedures that in 2008 allowed Barack Obama to be nominated, elected and inaugurated without providing proof of his qualifications under the U.S. Constitution. They are Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and the most recent one, Tennessee.
So when GOP elites such as Karl Rove and Sarah Palin deride eligibility as “not a real issue” and “birthers” as “annoying,” they are mocking their fellow Republicans in at least 11 state legislatures as well as a majority of thsoe who will be voting in 2012’s GOP primary elections. What a winning formula! – Not.
H/t Fellowship co-founder Steve.
~Eowyn

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Zorro
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Zorro

Every time Karl Rove and Sara Palin open their pie holes, they show a disconnect with true Conservatives. Obama is a Muslim plant, financed by the Arabs and Soros, to lay the foundation for a New World Order.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Everyone knows Obama doesn’t have U.S. or American citizen birth certificate, including all the GOP’s mentioned. The problem is that the Supreme court won’t do anything about it. That’s why they have given up talking about it. In other words, we are all screwed.

Nativevoice
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Nativevoice

First of Eowyn, you do not listen to the governor very much and it is clear from other articles you have written that you are supporting someone else. To place Gov. Palin with the elites is wrong, she has never been apart of that class. Why you being snarky, because she is making money? Isn’t that suppose to be the American dream? Or are you against capitalism? At the Long Island Business Assoc., she did not dismiss the people that do not believe Obama is a citizen. Like I said if you knew her, listen to her speeches or read… Read more »

hrmfc
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hrmfc

I believe that Mr. Soetero is still an Indonesian citizen. I believe he was adopted by Lolo Soetero and that he attended Occidental college as a foreign exchange student. Regardless of where he was born he is ineligible due to his dual citizenship. He is ineligible because of his father’s citizenship and his adoption. I believe he was born in Kenya and use Abercombie, Tim Adams, his grandmother and the Kenyan embasssy as proof. Though the Supreme court will now conference on the Hollister case due to a clerical error I am not holding out hope they will decide to… Read more »

tina
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this little tiny snippet about “The Fraud” being ineligible to hold the “Highest Office of the Land” IS HUGE! Along with all of the other crimes he has and is currently comitting. The more they dismiss,the bigger it gets. THIS WILL COME BACK TO BITE THEM-“HARD”

joshpainter
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joshpainter

There’s a simple reason the birther line of attack against Obama is misguided: most voters either don’t believe it, or they don’t care, and too many judges are Clinton appointees. This is not the way to get the Socialist Democrat out of office. The top issues on Americans’ minds are all economic ones – jobs, the national debt, federal spending, energy and food prices – things that hit them in their wallets and pocketbooks. To paraphrase the famous sign in the Clinton war room, “It’s still the economy, stupid.”
– JP

josephbc69
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All three of you have covered the essential issues, so I will add my support to your thoughts. It would be truly grand if we had a Supreme Court that would at least clearly rule on the well-reported fact of the Fraud’s birth in Kenya, and we see the Obamamama removed before his end of term. This would send a strong message to the fascist elite that they will not get away with that deceit a second time. Unfortunately, this will allow VP Biden, another too-long-in-office sloat, a life-time opportunity to display his incompetence to the fullest, so the nation… Read more »

BKeyser
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BKeyser

I don’t know where he was born, but I do know that the issue has been heard in the courts. Fortunately or unfortunately, we have to let the legal process take place and eventually accept the results. Thus far, they’ve not been good for so-called “birthers”. What I personally can’t do is become a one-issue voter. I won’t not support SP or any other candidate who retains a majority of my positions for the sake of this one. And while I understand the passion people have for it- it is, in fact, a losing position. Even if (and it won’t)… Read more »

Jim Satnan
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Jim Satnan

I want to see proof of eligibility because what had been provided was a short-form computer generated birth certificate that proved nothing and two very different affidavits from Nancy Pelosi, one that went to Hawaii and the other 49 to the remaining states, or is that 56 remaining states as Obama remembered it? There are numerous other discrepancies that I need not go into now. Palin, O’Reilly and Beck apparently do not care that Obama is likely an imposter as well as the fact that an innocent man, LTC Terry Lakin is serving prison time over this issue. Why are… Read more »

Tom in NC
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Tom in NC

I personally like Sarah Palin but like other Conservatives I believe she has been overexposed in the media and her records in politics has been less than stellar. As far as the other critics of us “Birthers”, well when the truth does finally come out, I plan to overnight them a box of wet naps to clean the egg from their face.
We “Birthers” know the truth will eventually come out, we don’t care how long it takes, we will be vindicated in the end

Jim Satnan
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Jim Satnan

It is comforting knowing that we are not alone. I never before gave the name “birthers” much thought. It may have started as an opprobrious description of those viewed negatively (or feared) questioning Obama’s eligibility, but I must say I have grown accustomed to the word and am proud what it truly represents and that is a person who is not influenced by others and can think and reason with logic for him or herself and, as Glenn Beck would say, question with boldness. I will not shut up about Obama’s eligibility. NEVER! I will get as many as I… Read more »

Thomas Morato
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Thomas Morato

Somewhat off topic, but is why I do NOT believe anything the propaganda talking heads, particularly Carl Rove, spout off in the media… Persecute me for what I believe, its no bother to me… The truth cannot be disputed. On September 11th, I was glued (like many) to the news all day. In my mind I questioned the total destruction of the twin towers, but when I saw building seven systematically demolished in seconds (from a small fire) into a pile of rubble…. well, I now questioned the actions of our own government. More questions have been generated than answered… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

All I can say is GO HERMANATOR!
🙂
-Dave

Candance Moore
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Candance Moore

Just to offer a little bit of defense for Sarah… that quote the AP included was pretty vague, and we’re supposed to take their word for it she meant it toward the “birther” movement. Knowing how the AP operates, she was probably telling the reporters to stop asking her about it, and they gleefully turned it into her criticizing conservatives.
But Karl Rove, no defense for him, he’s just a RINO.

Johnny B. O'Brien
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Johnny B. O'Brien

Until Karl and Sarah can answer why Obama is using a Conneticut SS number that once belonged to someone born in 1890. Until Karl and Sarah can answer why Obama filled out a SELECTIVE SERVICE registration on a 1990’s form and backdated to 1980, their opinion doesn’t mean a hill of beans. Personally I have lost respect for both of them for trying to lead us down a path of lies along with the rest of the liberals on this issue.

Jim Satnan
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Jim Satnan

Johnny, very good points that I too have brought up in the past with fellow conservatives. There is a long list of discrepancies concerning Obama’s question of eligibility and I have explored those in detail which is why I am so frustrated with others like egocentrists like Karl Rove, Bill O’Reilly who are publicly blindly taking Obama’s word as gospel. The war with Obama’s agenda is on many fronts, not just a select few like our valatile economy, but his eligibility I believe is very high, if not the highest, on the list. I will never blindly assume he is… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

When Obama fails to run because he can’t produce his long form birth certificate, America must ensure all “those in the know” are both prosecuted and go to prison.
The Injustice to Lt Col Lakin demands it.

MikeNZ
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MikeNZ

As an aside, sadly Sarah Palin is fast proving she is all puff with no substance, the constitution trumps everything. full stop. this is the basic of democracy in the USA.
The states are to be pre-eminant and the federal govt serves the states, NOT the other way round.
All leaders who do not believe or live to that should be sacked and never voted for again no matter their party affiliation.

Candance Moore
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Candance Moore

I sympathize with both sides of this. Eowyn and Steve are right, it’s disheartening when the so-called leaders refuse to help you fight on an important issue. And it’s particularly disheartening when so many voters fall for the “wedge issue” argument. Just last week Boehner and Cantor refused to take the lead on defunding Planned Parenthood because they said it would distract from the budget debate. Thank God Mike Pence kept it going. But OMO, the marginal tax rate on capital gains is something the entire country has to discuss whether we own stock or not. Call me cynical/selfish, but… Read more »

Ted
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Ted

Assume the president is not the leader of our ruling class but the top executive of an important corporation, whose credentials are now being widely questioned. Let’s say a claim of not having a valid Bachelors degree is in the news, which if true, means our executive has a history of lying about who he is (fraudulent resume, application, lied during interviews), what he has accomplished (opens up a lot of territory) and what he believes (we know nothing except the person is a shameless self-promoter, huge ego and no conscience). Rotten apples are discarded because they really do spoil… Read more »

Mark v
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Mark v

“the “annoying” claims that Obama is foreign-born and Muslim.” Whoa! Hold the phone there! These are TWO. SEPARATE. ISSUES. Conflating them destroys the credibility of the birth certificate issue. Any reasonable person, looking at only the publicly avialable facts about Obama’s birth, will see there is legitimate reason for concern, and that the matter deserves a fair hearing. This IS a winning issue. The Muslim thing? This is, in truth, just what Rove is saying about the birth issue – a sure recipe for losing credibility. There is ZERO evidence that Obama considers himself a Muslim, and there is a… Read more »

yogiman
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yogiman

Mark v,
When you hear Obama in an interview with George Stephanopoulis mention his religion as Muslim are we to assume he didn’t know what he was talking about?
And, oh yeah, he corrected it when George corrected him.

Mark
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Mark

“There will be states demanding proof. ” I think those state requirements will go to the SCOTUS, who will rule that states cannot impose any “new” requirements, based on the U.S. Term Limits, Inc. vs. Thornton case. Following that reasoning, they will decide that federal elections are a federal matter, and that states cannot impose any restrictions that are not already in the Constitution. Remember that John Roberts is known to be “a slave to precedent”. The Thornton case was a 5-4 decision. Of the current justices, only Scalia & Thomas were on the right side of Thornton. We’ll have… Read more »

Mark v
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Mark v

“show some proof birthers” Um, I think you’re confused. We are the ones asking for proof. It is up to Obama to supply it. All we’re asking for is a simple birth certificate of the kind issued by hospitals in Hawaii, for births in hospital (as is claimed for Obama), signed and dated according to Hawaiian law. That would be wha’ts commonly called the “long form” certificate. We’re really not interested in the “short form” version that has been presented, because, even if it’s genuine, it doesn’t prove that he was born in Hawaii. Why? Well, because no proof is… Read more »