April 15th, 2011
06:00 AM ET

Obama takes another jab at 'birthers' at fundraiser

CHICAGO (CNN) - President Obama touts his record and takes a jab at "birthers" during a Democratic National Committee event in Chicago Thursday night.


Topics: Birth Certificate • Campaign • Chicago • fundraiser • President Obama • The News

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  1. Bill in STL

    Birther – not Birther ... its all for show on either side ... the politics are crazy .... the problems with this country are not central to this... .The problems with this country are simply the fact that Democrats and Republicans are playground rivals ... nothing more, nothing less.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • Bill in STL

      That includes the POTUS

      April 15, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • Howard

      SAVE AMERICA – RESTORE OUR ECONOMY
      DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

      Obama has spent more American tax money in the first two years of his Presidency, than all the Presidents before him, COMBINED !!! ... and, he still is pushing to spend TRILLIONS more !!!

      Here are just a few examples of how Obama is ruining our economy:

      2009 GAS $1.83 per gallon TODAY $4.00 + per gallon
      2009 SOYBEANS $9.66 TODAY $13.75
      2009 SUGAR $$13.37 TODAY $35.39
      2009 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BLACKS 12.6% TODAY 15.8%
      2009 NUMBER OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED 2,600,000 TODAY 6,400,000
      2009 PEOPLE IN POVERTY IN U.S. 39,800,000 TODAY 43,600,000
      2009 NATIONAL DEBT IN TRILLIONS $10,627 TODAY $14,052
      Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH! This is a disaster!
      Sources:
      (1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury

      SAVE AMERICA – RESTORE OUR ECONOMY
      DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

      April 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
      • Cyrus

        Howard is absolutely right! Our economy is a total disaster.

        Look at the economy since Obama took office.

        GDP Growth: 2008-2009 (-6.8%) and 2010-2011 (3.1% and rising)
        GDP – Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): 2008 ($46,000) and in 2010 ($47,132)
        Consumer Price Index: 2008 (3.8), and 2010 (1.6) (For those who don't know, a low CPI is better)
        U.S. Trade Deficit: 2008 ($667.1 BILLION), and in 2010 ($40.6 Billion) (FYI: a lower trade deficit is better for our economy. We are exporting more than we are importing.)

        (Sources: World Bank, U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. International Trade Commission)

        Yes, Obama is destroying the economy, Howard. Off with his head. (I am being sarcastic, in case you missed the point)

        Now, to debunk your data sets:

        1. If you aware of the volatility in the energy industry, you would know that the ongoing crisis in several oil producing countries have spiked the price sharply. To add insult to the injury, our own energy speculators are bidding against the price and adding about $2/gallon in crude oil. That means, our energy traders bet several hundred billion hoping that oil prices will top $5 by summer. That speculative trade pushes the price. Ask any energy trader, and they will verify this.

        2. U.S. is one of the leading exporters of corn, soybeans, and wheat. The unrests in Haiti, Egypt, and several other countries who import these items from us have caused massive spike in prices in those countries. However, the demand for soybean is not matched by the prices. We have excess supply and the price is going up and down along the supply curve. Added to that price hike is the energy crisis (farmers need oil to produce, process, package and ship commodities)

        3. Sugar (see above)

        4. Unemployment rate: Between 01/2008 and 01/2009, the unemployment rate increased from 5.5 to 9.9 and kept increasing until the end of 2009. If I recall correctly, the RECESSION started in 2007 with the slow collapse of the housing market and exacerbated by the financial industry collapse in 2007. In your world, Obama was still the president in 2007! A recession does not disappear overnight. Look at the GDP growth data above and then please rethink your statements.

        Your following comments about poverty, and national debt all relate to the same data I presented above. Whether you vote for Obama, Romney, Palin or a banana tree, doesn't make any difference for me. You are entitled to your opinions, but you are not entitled to your facts.

        April 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
      • Lisa Brennan

        Your numbers are scewered by your blind ignorance of the entropy of ecoomics. Obama is still putting out Bush fires. Do your homework, buffoon.

        April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am |
      • w.g.

        Man I thought palestinians were good at passing the buck , but you take the cake !
        All that stuff is because of the republicans . Your blaming commodities on Obama ??
        Get REAL ! Bush was such a bad president that it´ll be years before we´re out from under his t_rds .
        Republicans are for the rich and the rich only !

        April 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
      • Shawn

        The money was spent to bail out the deregulated coprorations that ruined our economy. The question who you should be asking, or answering is, who deregulated these companies? (Hint: The answer is NOT Obama.)

        April 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  2. Jay in NC

    Why not just show the original long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate? If he went to work for the CIA do you think they would accept a newly printed short form? No, they would dig deep to find out any unanswered questions.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
    • Cyrus

      Jay, some folks wouldn't believe Obama is an American even he somehow managed to re-create the miracle of birth, and his mother gives birth in front of the national monument in D.C. But that's besides the point.

      The "Long-Form" certificate that you are trying to see is not a regular procedure. Many states, including Hawaii, do not issue the long-form birth certificate. As a matter of fact, if you were born in Hawaii, even you cannot just walk into the birth register's office and demand your own long-form certificate. For Obama to release that form, Hawaii's law need to be changed.

      Hawaii's own governor, who happens to be a conservative Republican, verifies Obama's birth, birth certificate, and corresponding announcements. Not sure how else one can prove it.

      Lastly, when any presidential candidate, from any party, registers to run for election, NSA, CIA, FBI and several other government agencies, including the Department of Justice, run background checks – from the moment of birth to first nanny, to first kiss in junior high to dates, life in college, jobs, houses one lived in, bank records, former phone numbers, PLUS the background of parents/grandparents, siblings and close relatives. Any information provided by the candidates that are factually wrong and could potentially disqualify a candidate from running is submitted to the Federal Election Commission. So, that process is already done and it was done in 2008, when Pres. Bush was in office.

      April 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
      • kenneth

        They woudnt beleve it they were standing in the operating room with the doctor there.Donald Trump had on line what he says is his real birth certificate.I will show him what a real birth certificate looks like and its not even close to the one he put on line.Mine has my mothers thumb prints on and also my foot prints on it.To all those birthers out there does your birth certificates look like what say mine looks like if not then you dont have a real birth certificate and neither does donald trump.Nancy even if the birthers were standing in the delivivery room with the doctor because they have this 1.A=acquired 2.I= intelligence 3.D= deficiency 4.S=syndrome which means they have not acquired any intelligencey since child birth.

        April 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
      • Brian

        You are waaaaay to trusting. and actually hawaii does issue long forms, if you weren't so naive you could easily have looked up several people born on or around his b-day that have posted their long form online, so why doesn't he?

        April 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
    • Tina in NC

      Since I also live in NC and am a genealogy buff who's done research in nearly every state, I challenge you to go down to your Register Of Deeds office and ask for an " original long form". Let's see how far you get.

      April 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        To get my pass port I did exactly that, requested a copy of my original birth certificate. The state sent me an authorized copy, it includes the hospital name, doctor name, witness, mother's signature, and my foot print.

        April 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
    • Alan Saint LOUIS

      Looks like the reuthilicanse are suffering memory problems or the trying to rewite history LMAO. Now rethuglicans dont even try to use real facts or make logical points now its justs make up facts and spew it over and over. Rethuglicans you had BUSH wich destroyed the economy and dumped it on obama. And so far he had done outstanding job tofix it. Rome was not built in a day but it was destroyed in a day. Also they foget to realize if one of your parents are americans it make you american. Obama mother was born in the heart land of Kansas. OMG Kansas was not part of the union at the time lol. aother thing rethuglicans will not acknowledge is that the FBI checks and government agencies will verfy all qualfication of a AMERICAN when they try to run for senate or POTUS. SO his real birth certiface already been seen. rethuglicans are so dumb i want you all to prove you are americans and can legaly vote i want all republicans to post there birth certifacate and SSN card on the publiic site lol. And when you do i will say they are fake. And when goverment officials say they are valid i will still say they are fake and you are paying them off. LETS DO AWAY WITH IGNORANCE AND FEAR vote DEMOCRAT

      April 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Barbara

      Catch the YouTube video of George Stepanopolous showing Michele Bachmann a notarized certificate of Obama's birth WITH THE SEAL, and hard as she tried to slip out of it, had to admit that it was evidence and yes she believed it. I am now waiting for to continue her lies anyway, as Palin always does. And yes the governor of Hawaii showed pictures he personally had of Obama as a baby n Hawaii and said he met him as a baby and saw him numerous times growing up (knew his parents). I guess you don't live in New York, but I thought it was rather obvious to everyone what a smarmy character Trump is.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • krenz

      GIVE IT UP FOR CHRIST SAKE!

      April 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  3. Nancy

    Just show the lunatics the certificate so they shut up once and for all.

    April 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
    • Barbara

      Nancy, et al,

      Don't you get it? They don't want to look at the documentation. That's the whole point–just to keep repeating the lie until more people believe it. It's that old saw that if you repeat a lie enough, people believe it. You see, at this point, some people are becoming unsure about this inane debate. It might be best to just discredit these horrible people rather than defensively keep showing the proof.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • Brian

      Exactly, but why won't he? doesn't that raise a red flag to you? and wouldn't you feel stupid if it turns out he wasn't born here? hmmm, think about it.

      April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  4. Peggy from Michigan

    Republicans are making fools of themselves and so is Donald Trump ... trying to make an issue out of Obama being born inside or outside of the United States. Just quit it already! I lost respect for Donald Trump as he is just like the rest of these morons. I thought Mr. Trump had to be a smart guy to get where he is today but now I know it wasn't his smarts that got him there. lol

    April 16, 2011 at 1:40 am |
    • Barbara

      Peggy, I see you're not from New York so I guess it's taken a bit longer to see what a scumbag the Donald is. He praises himself to the fullest, and believe me, no one else would unless there’s an ulterior motive. He has declared bankruptcy multiple times in order to avoid paying off creditor. He has led people into believing a “deal” was good and so they sunk their money into it, and were sunk. He owns nothing that he doesn’t put a huge vulgar sign on. His womanizing makes Clinton look like a real homebody, and none of Trump’s three wives exactly fit even a loosely defined idea of First Lady. This obnoxious character is distrusted and hated by everyone who has to deal with him, and if he were President (heaven forbid), it would be a greater disaster than anything I can think of (unless it were Palin in office). They’re a pair, two narcissists seeking the limelight and eschewing responsibility and ethical behavior.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I think it's gravely sad and is also a national embarrassment for the UNITED STATES, in the face of the whole world that these bigots continue on with this 'birther mess'! Two and a half years in, you still hold on to this stupid hopes that OBAMA will be found not to have been born in AMERICA; thereby, making him an illegitimate president and would be forced to step down. You will stop at nothing to get that black man out of the WHITEHOUSE! You can stop the birther stuff though! He was born in AMERICA! OK?

    April 16, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    This is the only time birthing questions have ever been blown up, calling for more controversy against this president, than ever before! Never before aainst any of our previous PRESIDENTS! Once they turned in their applications and qualifying paperwork to the campaign vetting board, that was the end of that! If it passed the board inspection, that was it! How obviously biased this is! It's shameful really; and the REPUBLICANS want even shut this conversation down! They're glad this stupidity is out here.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I don't know if the PRESIDENT has his original birth certificate or not; nor if he ever even had a hospital generated birth certificate in his own possession. If he doesn't have one, it could be because his mother or grandmother may have lost it, with all of the moves they were making back and forth! If that is the case, all they could get would be a certificate of live birth! Witnesses were found to say he was born in Hawaii?!? There are SO many reasons one may only possess a certificate of live birth!

    April 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    TRUMP stood up there lying through his rooster looking face, saying the a person couldn't even get a drivers license or a marriage licence with a 'Certificate of Live Birth'! I guess next you all will be asking PRESIDENT and FIRST LADY OBAMA to produce their marriage licence; and for Barack Obama to produce his drivers licence to the world! You're a bunch of evil, sick folks! You need to leave that man alone! Many elderly AMERICANS only have 'certificates of live birth' since many of them were born at home!

    April 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Oscar Camacho

      Wow Liz are you a Democrat? Blame it all on Bush. What has this president accomplished for any of us? Stop blaming others step up do the job and solve some problems. I am tired of people playing the Democrat or Replublican card do the right thing for the people. Stop playing politics this is serious.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
  9. maine liberal

    Birthers meet the constitution

    Article IV – The States
    Section 1 – Each State to Honor all others

    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records,
    and judicial Proceedings of every other State.
    And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts,
    Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

    Birthers meet Hawaii Official document of birth

    The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands accepts both Certificates of Live Birth
    (original birth certificate) and Certifications of Live Birth
    because they are official government records documenting an individual’s birth.
    The Certificate of Live Birth generally has more information which is useful for
    genealogical purposes as compared to the Certification of Live Birth
    which is a computer-generated printout that provides specific details of a person’s birth.
    Although original birth certificates (Certificates of Live Birth) are preferred
    for their greater detail, the State Department of Health (DOH) no longer issues
    Certificates of Live Birth. When a request is made for a copy of a birth certificate,
    the DOH issues a Certification of Live Birth.

    Birthers meet the Republican Governor

    Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health,
    says she has personally viewed the president's original vital records and verified
    that he was born in Hawaii.

    Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, a Republican, has been quoted as saying,
    "I had my health director, who is a physician by background, go personally
    view the birth certificate in the birth records at the Department of Health.
    We issued a news release at the time saying the president was, in fact,
    born at Kapi'olani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. And that is just a fact."

    Birthers meet why Obama cant show his birth certificate

    He has its called certificate of live birth the state hold the original

    April 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  10. ObamaSux1

    Exactly the same kind of speech Clinton gave when he said "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" and in the background the same cheering idiots, that just like with Slick Willie believing every single lie coming out of Obamas mouth.

    April 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  11. California Conservative

    Obama Obviously wants to continue to take jabs at the other side because division is a key part of his agenda.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  12. Howard

    SAVE AMERICA – RESTORE OUR ECONOMY
    VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2012 !!!

    Obama has spent more American tax money in the first two years of his Presidency, than all the Presidents before him, COMBINED !!! ... and, he still is pushing to spend TRILLIONS more !!!

    Here are just a few examples of how Obama is ruining our economy:

    2009 GAS $1.83 per gallon TODAY $4.00 + per gallon
    2009 SOYBEANS $9.66 TODAY $13.75
    2009 SUGAR $$13.37 TODAY $35.39
    2009 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BLACKS 12.6% TODAY 15.8%
    2009 NUMBER OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED 2,600,000 TODAY 6,400,000
    2009 PEOPLE IN POVERTY IN U.S. 39,800,000 TODAY 43,600,000
    2009 NATIONAL DEBT IN TRILLIONS $10,627 TODAY $14,052
    Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH! This is a disaster!
    Sources:
    (1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury

    SAVE AMERICA – RESTORE OUR ECONOMY
    VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2012 !!!

    April 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • notazealot

      Are you going to copy and paste these false and misleading stats over and over and over?

      April 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
    • Joh

      I feel sorry for you Howard ! You are retard. Stop being a couch potato and blaming everything.

      April 19, 2011 at 12:05 am |
    • dee

      Obama did,nt crash the economy "Stupid" You,ve got your facts all mixed up? Shallow people like you,keep racism alive,and vote for "Stone Cold " facist! What an Idiot? Go to school,man?

      April 20, 2011 at 8:15 am |
    • Itsa

      Poor Howard. You go around copying and pasting the same tired ole tea party post on every forum you can find. Never mind if the lies in it are making you look ridiculous while doing it. Never mind that the majority of Americans know better. That obsessiveness of yours is reaching clinical levels now. You might ought to get it checked out.

      Every economist – regardless of political persuasion – will tell you that 1) Gas prices are directly tied to market speculation (they oil industry is charging what the market will pay – they are in it for the profits) and 2) Increasing demand of emerging markets (China, India, Brazil, etc. ). 3) Increase in the other commodities you mentioned are explained the same way – With the growth of these emerging markets, NEW middle classes have been generated. They are buying more imported grains to support their agriculture industries and general demand for consumption.

      Expand yourself beyond a few Glenn Beck talking points, Howard. We all know what is going on here, but you.

      April 21, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  13. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Do you really equate OBAMAS' speech with that of WILLIAM JEFERSON CLINTONS' when he was in trouble for getting his fancy on? How pitiful! If there were any truth in that, it would be the best example you have ever devised! However, I don't see it that way one bit! Redfaced Bill was on the 'hot seat' right up there in front of his wife, having to come up with something profound to keep from lying to the feds! BTW, the biggest liar we were tricked to believe since Clinton, was George W Bush and his Gang, OK?!

    April 17, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
  14. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Thanks goes out to the 'maine liberal'! Shut this bogus conspiracy on down!

    April 18, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  15. willard bullock

    IT FALSE THAT OBAMA HAS SPENT 2.000.000 IN LEGAL FEES TO HIDE THE RELEASE OF HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    INFORMATION PLEASE STOP RELHASINING THIS NONSENSE BIRTHER

    April 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  16. willard bullock

    LET ME CLEAR SO SOMEONE WAS BEST FRIEND OBAMA AT HAWAII WHY HIS FRIEND WAS USED WHORE PROSTUION AT FREIND BUT I BELIVED THAT ACORN PROSTUTION
    WAS CHEAT VOTE FOR OBAMA PRESDIENT OBAMA

    April 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
  17. willard bullock

    2008 CAMPAGIN

    April 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  18. pplgetagrip

    Okay so people really we believe that FBI, CIA and who ever vetts the presidental canidates along with the then Republican Gov. who backed john macain but had stated on record that he was born in hawaii; along with her whole adminstration are lying...they are all in this cover-up and after 2 1/2 years no one has come out and said okay it was a big conspiracy. Come on ppl are we really believe that one man can convince all these people lie...so nobody has any intergrity but the birthers. Everyone can be convince to lie for this "one man" makes me sick.

    April 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  19. willard bullock

    I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY DEMS CHARGE AGAINST OBAMA CAUSE OBAMA HAVE PROBLEMS JOB BIRTHER AND MIDEAST CAUSE HE WAS TOO BAD POLLS 41 PERCENT

    April 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  20. RONCOMATIC

    All right all you liberals who say Obama was born in Hawaii, I, a very conservative white male, agree!!! The fact of the matter is that his birth certificate notes his race as WHITE!!! This is the reason he will not show his real birth certificate. He is not the first black President, he is Bi-Racial. His dad was not at his birth, he has a white mother, go figure! So much for the myth of him being the first black President, what a joke. He is a joke, his socialist policies are a joke, he is way in over his bowing to the enemies head! Anyone but Obama in 2012!!!!! And no I am not a raciest. I just hate seeing Obama lie and our country being destroyed by his liberal/socialist agenda.

    April 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
    • dee

      You need to study, and get your GED? Its really kind of "Easy" I,ve heard? ( To some people,it will be difficult) Good Luck? lol

      April 20, 2011 at 8:05 am |
    • shanty

      Most black are multiracial, its the US gov that deemed us black if we had any african decent because of slavary and not wanting white masters having to ligitimize the babies they were making through slave sex. Making it against the law to call that bi racial anything but black. Most black people know they are multiracial and its the common bond of that melting pot that encludes Obama amongst blacks. My great grand pop was white my grandma is indian my grandfather is black (multi races with african decent) I am black ie a melting pot of races with african decent. Our country took our right to remain one people dont try and fix it now that we have black president.

      April 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  21. Tina in NC

    Just a little FYI for all the nuts who continue to say that because his bc says Certificate Of Live Birth it's not as legit, it says that because Hawaii issues certificates for stillborn births. Many other states do this as well.

    April 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  22. bob oh

    I guess if the Goverment was slick enough to do what the 911 Truthers say it did then there would be no problem with providing a false birth certificate of live birth.

    Not that I believe either but some people do. I think it was Aliens from the planet Mars.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  23. Sparky Miller

    President Obama sure has a lot of nerve to even quote words from the Constitution of the former United States. One would think that President Obama should be quoting from the “12 planks of communist manifesto”. Lastly; why isn’t George Soros or the head of the T.S.A. John Pistole on stage with you?

    April 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • Allen

      You disrespect the Constitution because you refuse to honor the Office of the President of the United States. I took liberals to task for the same disrespect to President Bush. In addition, I doubt you understand the economic system called communism, or that you know what a socialist state really means! I swore to uphold and defend the Constitution as a member of the U.S. Military, and I will defend it to the last against people like you who throw the word Constitution around without understanding what it means. I always find it interesting how the GOP/Te Party claims to support the Constitution, yet is interested in taking away the rights of our very own citizens...

      April 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
    • dale

      To Sparky, Scientist have known for decades, that thousands of years ago humans came down from the trees,and walked Upright. You can climb down now, and try to keep up with evolution Please?

      April 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  24. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Howard, you are a pessimisitic crazy man! You really want to place blame on OBAMA for everything; and I promse, IT WON'T WORK!

    April 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
  25. James Joy

    I don't know why you are trying to have a intelligent conversation with individuals who are still convinced that Obama was not born in the US. As noted above this would have all been verified prior to his being able to run for President. We have had numerous new organizations, two Governors of Hawaii, newspapers citing his birth etc. ad infinitum and still 40% of Republicans don't believe he was born in America. The information given by Howard above also confirms their lack of ability to deal with facts. Howard go back and look at what the debt was prior to Bush taking office. By the time Obama came into office he inherited a 1.3 trillion dollar debt his first year and we were looking at a depression not a recession. The country was shedding 800,000 jobs a month. The recession is now over and the unemployment numbers are coming down. But the major problem is that we have been cutting taxes so much that we now are taking in the least amount of taxes percentage wise than we have since 1950, while trying to fight two wars, and battle a recession.

    April 19, 2011 at 1:09 am |
  26. Liz Carter in Georgia

    That's right Lisa! They all act just like it never happened. They throw out all of these numbers against Obama, as if Bush has NO responsibility, NO accountabiliy, NO fault or NO blame in anything that Obama is being confronted with today! They need to look back at those same figures after Clinton left and Bush came in! Those may be a lot of the Bush fires, which are drenched with smudgies, over-writes, write-ins and lies that Obama is trying to put out. Bush went in in the BLACK! Obama went in in the RED!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:35 am |
    • dee

      Liz, You can,t reason with stupid?

      April 20, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  27. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @RONCOMATIC; Give us a break with the OBAMA race lie, will ya? All honest AMERICANS, black or white knows that this man is the seed of his father. If he wasn't the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES, you wouldn't have even mentioned nor identified him as white, because his mother was white! He'd just be another black man! If he was a common laborer or crackhead criminal, he'd just be another black man! Don't go trying to change the rules now. The man is African American; more purer AFRICAN than most of us are!

    April 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  28. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @notazealot, yep and he has been placing this propaganda on several threads. I guess he thinks if people have to read that stuff over and over, some of the not-so-informed will sign on to it! There's power in repitition for some; especially when they don't research, study, and have discernment and some wisdom to be able to read the 'fine print'! OR SEE THROUGH THE SMOKE AND FIRE!

    April 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  29. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You're right James Joy. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    April 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  30. Josie in DC

    Jack, Does Donald Trump realize that the polls that put in at 70% chance of winning the Republican election and presidency can be a poll of 100 people. Is he that dumb?

    April 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
    • lee ann

      YOU are a moron!!!! Trump will Trump BARBARIK INSANE OSAMA!!!!

      April 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • dee

      YES!!!!! He is! A Swindler and con artist to! Shady Man!!!

      April 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  31. emmy skadittle

    there birther or clan member whats the difference

    April 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  32. lee ann

    I would vote for Mickey Mouse if he had a (R) next to his name on ballot. ANYBODY will be better than A SOCALIST MUSLIM FROM KENYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT were you thinking AMERICA ??? WAKE UP!

    April 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • dee

      Your nothing but a "Common Racist" Are you Klan by chance?

      April 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • Fed Up

      Very typical........ someone who doesnt agree with Obama gets called a racists. You would much rather just throw mud and call names than look at things for what they are.

      April 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
      • dale

        Fed Up--- I don,t here any sensible agenda coming from your right wing agenda,except alot of racism? Birther,sara failen,Trump, bobby jindal from louisiana, where is his birth cert. He looks foriegn to me? Its racism , Believe me!!!

        April 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  33. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Yes I am a Democrat! I am a proud Democrat and have the right in AMERICA to voice my thoughts and opinions on this blog just like you and everyone else on here! Yes, I believe BUSH has to accept a lot of the responsibility for us being here. Had not been for all of his faulty decisions, OBAMA wouldn't be having to do any of this revamping and trying to put AMERICA back together, period! What do you mean he hadn't done anything for us? He saved the nation from falling off the cliff!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  34. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Oh yes. If you want to think that I'm playing politics, that's your own perogative, and that's fine with me Mr Camacho! I'm not playing politics; I leave all that to the GOP, THE TEA PARTY, THE BIRTHERS, BACHMAN and TRUMP, OK? I will continue to remind you 'American Patriots' who have short memories, of how, why and by whom we got into this fix in the first place! As long as you all keep blaming OBAMA for everything and holding his feet to the fire with all he's trying to do to fix it, you'll hear from me!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
    • Tim Martin

      As with any problem in Life, there is usually no one person to blame. I will concede that George W Bush holds some of the blame for the mess we are in now, if you concede that Barack Obama also holds some of the blame (He was a sitting member of Congress during part of Bush's 8 yrs). With those concessions made, I haven't seen any of the change that was promised during the election. The changes I'm speaking of are the cultural changes that were promised in Washington. Politics will always be 'nasty business' and most people realize campaign promises are truly empty.

      April 21, 2011 at 9:02 am |
  35. DBB

    You people are SICK! GO FIGURE!

    April 20, 2011 at 9:32 am |
  36. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @dee, Thanks for the hint and the reminder. I do know that's true; but I continue to try, because I feel that my reasoning may somehow open some eyes to the possibility of maybe they should be watching the political scene from a more positive viewpoint, and to give that one man, BARACK H OBAMA a fair and hopeful chance, FOR ONCE, to fix this mess, without all of the haters' pessimism, undermining, negative critiquing, picking-apart and the dousing of continous hate-filled hope, 24/7/365 that he fails.

    April 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  37. shanty

    So what your saying is a white woman from the USA got pregnant, married a kenyan and went to school all in the USA . Decided right before having her American baby to fly a plane to a poor african country to very likely have her baby in a dirt built hut or poor hospital forfeit her insurance coverage risk the baby’s health with people she didnt know just so she can get rid of her right to have a natrual born baby in the USA

    April 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  38. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hey Shanty, You got that right girl! I told'em the same thing months ago, when they decided to start trying to dismiss his blackness. Your family sounds like mine! When they made those babies by our slave mama ancestors, that's all it was. Just black! We had to love and accept that little half-white brother or sister as just a 'high yellow' n-word! Bi-racial? I realize some are trying to embrace all of their heritage these days, but OBAMA is black! They told us one drop of black blood made that difference!

    April 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  39. Ronda

    Instead of African-Americans worrying about the birther issue you would think they would be confronting this African-American President as to why he's holding $35,000 per plate fundraisers in the great city of Chicago while the UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AMONG CHICAGO AFRICA herAMERICANS IS 21.4% AND THE KIDS COUNT DATABOOK REPORTS THAT 39.2% OF BLACK CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS LIVE IN POVERTY. But instead of holding Obama accountable for the Unemployment Rates and Poverty Rates among African-Americans in a city where he is holding fundraisers where people are paying more to eat with President Obama then African-Americans make in a year in Chicago they are upset that

    April 22, 2011 at 12:11 am |
  40. Ronda

    Where this man was gorn doesn't mean a dam thing. Our country is going through the hardest times that most of us have ever seen but it is estimated that these idiots running for President will spend over $8 Billion Dollars on this election. Who are these people that are donating to these campaigns? While the Food Banks and other organizations who work to support the needy are begging for donations, whose shelves are empty and are having to turn away struggling Americans these idiots are donating millions and millions of dollars to the campaigns of these people who care for the poor.
    How do these people look in the mirror? Maybe CNN can look into this.

    April 22, 2011 at 12:21 am |
    • shanty

      Hmmm unfortunately this has been in practice before Obama became president but I guess now that we got a black president we American-Africans are suppose to stop this. He can do it because of equal rights. Crazy how Obama is getting called out for what other presidents have done for years and then some yet they didnt get half the flack this president gets attacked for. You want change something then change it but dnt single out one person or group of people as if they created this system. This system is this way because of greed money and power and we average Americans dnt come together and change things. We all blaming everything and everyone else but i say our congress look just like a reflection of we the people; too DIVIDED SELF CENTERED and ABSORBED to come together and get anything done. I say they not gonna change much til we the people truely want change and change!

      April 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  41. shanty

    I would be totally willing to come together with all parties and races to get our leaders to come down off their high horse and do things better. Matter fact i voted for Obama i liked the guy but I also understood he was so nice and i didnt want a free for all so I voted for my republican congressmen. Boy I regret that now after Bush had so much control I thought it would be better if no one group had full controll. Funny thing I also votef for Bush but now a days im looking at things differently its not our leaders thats the lazy goffers its us we the people.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  42. shanty

    And embarassed to say I voted for Bush but Im a put myself out there if it will make a difference.

    April 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm |