Like Obama, Karl Rove Seems Willing to Subvert the Constitution to Win in 2012


by Lawrence Sellin, ©2011

Karl Rove was born on Christmas Day, 1950 and served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Pres. George W. Bush

(Oct. 26, 2011) — First of all, no one should take Karl Rove too seriously. He acts purely out of self-interest.

Rove cares little about the Constitution, the rule of law or the country. He is only interested in winning elections because each election he wins increases his power, prestige and the size of his financial portfolio.

Rove is part of the Republican establishment, who long ago decided that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be their Presidential candidate in 2012 and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be chosen for the Vice Presidency.

Romney has the mega-money backers and a national campaign organization, key factors in winning any presidential race.

Rubio brings considerable benefits to the ticket because of his strength in the critical state of Florida, by his perceived conservatism and by his ability to swing Hispanic votes to the Republican Party.

So, it is understandable that Rove does not want the American people to know that Marco Rubio is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, is not eligible for the office of Vice President or President.

To that end, Rove has begun to use the same method, “Rules for Radicals” Rule 5 – “ridicule is man’s most potent weapon,” that Barack Obama acquired from radical socialist and community organizer Saul Alinsky.

On Fox News recently, Rove, in an apparent leap of desperation, attacked Texas Governor Rick Perry for responding innocuously to questions regarding Barack Obama’s Constitutional ineligibility for the Presidency. Rove said:

“You associate yourself with a nutty view like that, and you damage yourself,” Rove said. “And I know he went and he’s trying to cultivate — as all of them are — Donald Trump, in order to get his endorsement, but this is not the way to go about doing it, because it starts to marginalize you in the minds of some of the people whom you need in order to get the election.”

“There’s a simple answer,” Rove continued. “Yes, he was born in the United States, yes, he is eligible to serve, and don’t associate yourself with sort of this nutty fringe group.”

Rove did that for two reasons; to undermine Perry’s campaign and to protect Rubio.

He is also trying to destroy Herman Cain’s candidacy because Cain is an outsider, not a member of the Republican establishment and is a potential challenger to Rubio as a candidate for Vice President.

Like Obama, Rove is now apparently mounting his own disinformation effort regarding the Constitutional requirements for the office of President and Vice President.

In response to a viewer’s criticism regarding his Fox News comments, Rove mimics the tactics of Obama supporters by deliberately obscuring the difference between “citizen” and “natural born citizen” and intentionally misinterpreting the binding Supreme Court precedent of Minor vs. Happersett (1875).

Rove wrote:

“No court has ever held that someone born on US soil to a US mother is anything other than a US citizen. The case you cite (Minor) dealt with the question of whether a woman was entitled to the right to vote, not whether she was a “natural born citizen.” However, the court did (in a over dictum) hold “At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.”

Mario Apuzzo, Esq. competently explains the misleading tactics used by Obama defenders and ostensibly now also being used by Herr Rove.

“They must and do attack the Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875) decision on two fronts. First, they argue that the definition of a ‘natural-born citizen’ given by the Court is dicta and therefore not binding precedent. But they are wrong. In Minor, the U.S. Supreme Court had to decide whether Virginia Minor, a woman, was a ‘citizen’ in order to determine whether as a ‘citizen’ she enjoyed a constitutional right to vote under the privileges and immunities clause of Article IV. So the Court reasoned that once she was shown to be a ‘citizen,’ it did not matter that she was a woman, unless Missouri could still disqualify a woman from voting because being a ‘citizen’ did not guarantee any person the right to vote. It does not matter whether the Court chose to say that Minor was a ‘natural born Citizen’ or just a ‘citizen.’ Either way, Virginia Minor would advance to the next step in the analysis which was whether as a ‘citizen’ she had the right to vote which Missouri could not abrogate. The Court chose the ‘natural-born citizen’ path. It thoroughly analyzed and considered what a ‘natural-born citizen’ was and after saying that it is a child born in the country to citizen parents, found that Virginia Minor was a ‘natural-born citizen’ and therefore also a ‘citizen’…”

Rove is not only wrong, but disingenuous. There is no ambiguity. Neither Barack Obama nor Marco Rubio is a natural born citizen and, therefore, they are ineligible for the Presidency or Vice Presidency, respectively.

Like the Democrats, Karl Rove and the Republican establishment don’t want the American People to know the truth about the Obama scam because it would expose the endemic corruption of both parties.

We know that Obama is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, has never been eligible for the office of President.

We know Obama has forged his birth documents and Selective Service registration and uses a Social Security number not issued to him.

We know that the Republicans know all of that too. Yet they remain silent while the greatest fraud in our history is still being perpetrated on the American People.

Ultimately, our vote remains our trump card.

We will not vote for any Republican who refuses to support and defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law by not speaking out against Obama’s ineligibility and crimes.

It is time for the American People to take back our government from the corrupt political elite and defend our Constitution against scoundrels like Obama and Rove.


Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He receives hate mail at

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8 Responses to Like Obama, Karl Rove Seems Willing to Subvert the Constitution to Win in 2012

  1. davidfarrar

    Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    I have spent the last two days pouring over the life and times of Miles Park Romney: Mitt Romney’s great-grandfather (paternal), Helamen Pratt: Mitt Romney’s great-grandfather (maternal), Gaskell Romney: Mitt Romney’s grandfather (paternal), George W. Romney: Mitt Romney’s father.

    I have found overwhelming prima facie evidence, including a copy of Mexican Naturalization papers for Helamen Pratt, that suggests Mitt Romney’s father, was not a US citizen at the time of Mitt’s birth, making Mitt Romney a 14th Amendment Citizen and not a natural born Citizen.

    George Romney was born in Mexico to expatriated Mormon parents. That made him a citizen of Mexico at birth and not a US citizen “natural born” or otherwise.

    Please believe me when I say this issue has nothing whatsoever to do with politics. It is just upholding the provisions of the Constitution, and nothing more.

    I call upon Mitt Romney now to either post Gaskell Romney’s US naturaliztion documents (or repatriated record) or George Romney’s US naturaliztion documents he would have filled out and signed when he was 21 years of age, or withdraw from the presidential race as Constitutionally unqualified to take the oath of office of the presidency of the United States.

    So both of Karl Rove’s clients for the Republican Party establishment presidential ticket are not natural born Citizens. But to Sen Rubio’s credit, he has thus far wisely refused to play Rove’s game — good for him. But Romney is a much different story. He knows the score, and yet he continues to be willing to sell out anybody and anything, including our Constitution, to be president. The man is no better that Obama.pull the same

    ex animo

  2. RacerJim

    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Wait just a second Mr. Rove….neither Mitt Romney or Marco Rubio is eligible to be POTUS or V-POTUS for the same reason Obama isn’t — a non-U.S. citizen father at the time of their birth.

  3. Georgiaboy61

    Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Thomas Moreto, re: “Am I the only American that thinks that Carl Rove is a CIA propaganda puppet?” There have been some reports that Obama was a CIA contractor as a courier into Pakistan in the early 1980s, under a program started by Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. According to this theory, one reason why Obama’s past has been so impenetrable is that it is still protected by national security statutes.
    It has been further speculated that Obama attended Occidental College registered as a Muslim student with Indonesian citizenship. Finally, some theories hold that Obama has several aliases, and has a criminal record on at least one of them, for drug use or other offenses. Obama, make no mistake, is a smooth operator and very adept at gaming the system, as a real Chicago-style grifter would be. He is not to be underestimated… like many narcissists, he is very skilled in manipulating people to his own ends. These skills would aid in any organized conspiracy or deception.

  4. phrowt

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Wait just a second Mr. Sellin. ‘…and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be chosen for the Vice Presidency’ I imagine you are saying the establishment Republicans are going to do what the Dems did? Put up a unconstitutional candidate even as Vice President that could evolve to the Presidency? We the People also know Marco Rubio is not a ‘Natural Born Citizen’. If the Republicans want to lose the election that is all they need to do. I doubt any patriot will vote for another Undocumented Alien let alone a Naturalized Citizen. I think IMHO that the candidate that pushes Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of our Constitution WILL become the Presidential candidate in 2012.

    Semper Fi

  5. Bob_Porrazzo

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    You’re not alone in this.

  6. Victoria

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Fantastic article by Dr. Sellin, thank you. Keep writing, I enjoy your work.

  7. Thomas Morato

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Am I the only American that thinks that Carl Rove is a CIA propaganda puppet?

  8. Georgiaboy61

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Brilliant column, Col. Sellin, and a timely reminder that the members of the Republican Party and their media cohorts are just as capable of perfidity and dishonesty as their leftist counterparts. As a constitutional conservative, it gives me no pleasure to write that, but it is – unfortunately – true.

    Based in part on your suggestion, I plan to vote against all imcubents in the 2012 election, and may abstain from the presidential vote or vote third-party, so deep is my disgust for the both mainstream parties at present. While I am of course unhappy that the Democrats are so lawless and corrupt, the real disappointment is with the Republicans, of whom I expected so much more. Instead, they’ve been – with very few exceptions – a bunch of lapdogs for Obama, or actively engaged in the “biggest fraud” (as you put it quite accurately) ever perpetrated against the American people.

    The sell-outs in the GOP and their criminal Democratic counterparts apparently haven’t studied up on history too much, for if they had – they might have a better grasp of just how hot the fire of revolution with which they are playing can get. They are playing a very dangerous game.

    It isn’t too late for Rove and his insider buddies to wake up, and do the right thing — but the clock is ticking. They better have a change of heart, and soon.

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