Oprah asks Obama about birth certificate
April 27th, 2011
05:55 PM ET

Oprah asks Obama about birth certificate

(CNN)- President Obama chatted with friend and supporter Oprah Winfrey about today’s big revelation, that he is indeed a U.S. citizen.

Obama said he requested and released his long-form birth certificate to “see if we can put this to rest” and turn the conversation back to serious issues, not "carnival barkers who are going around trying to get attention instead of actually solving the problems."

The president and first lady Michelle Obama took a seat on Oprah Winfrey's couch at Harpo Studios in Chicago just hours after the White House released the original birth certificate and Obama declared, "We do not have time for this kind of silliness."

Oprah asked Obama about releasing his birth certificate at the beginning of the interview, which lasted about an hour and included four commercial breaks. The entire interview will air on Monday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

In clips released in advance by Oprah's production company, the president made light of the rumors that have been plaguing him now for two and a half years.

"Can I just say? I was there, so I knew...I knew I had been born. I remembered it," said President Obama, tongue-in-cheek.

Obama stuck to lines he gave during his initial statement on the matter in Washington, but his growing frustration over the story overshadowing the White House message was evident.

"We are living in a very serious time. And America has huge potential and opportunity to seize the 21st century. We're only gonna get there, though, if we have a serious conversation about the things that matter to people," said Obama.


soundoff (1,059 Responses)
  1. Trump Bet Red

    and it came up Black.

    Boycott NBC, boycott Celebrity Apprentice.

    Hey Donald, big men know when to apologize. What's your excuse?

    April 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  2. Debby

    The 3 Stooges. Its funny Obama still has time to go on Oprah after he ranted today about how he can't get down to real business because of this birther issue. This is what I don't like about the man, he wants to be a celebrity more than a President. Actually he is no better than Trump.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
    • Thomas

      Three self-made, successful and the most influential African Americans this country has ever seen rate as "Three Stooges" to you? Was the sheet still on your head as you wrote that, or do you take it off when you come inside?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
    • Luis

      Debby,
      You're a sad little troll and worse yet, a dope. How you wear a white robe with a white pointy cone as a hat? A sad excuse of a human being (troll) you are Debby.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • Russ

      Who are you to personally attack on the President of the United States? Before you get your back up and get all irritated with me, think about it, why be so disrespectful of three people you don't know? Is that an "American Family Value" you want passed on?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • Darrell Burks

      Debby – The President is communicateing to the American public -duh – 14 million people watches Oprah

      April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
      • David

        Huh? Really? Cant he just have a State of the union Address where he just buts in on all TV programing? Debbie is right and you are part of the Kool-aid drinking Obama followers.

        May 2, 2011 at 12:22 am |
    • Dobby

      Debby, you are an idiot. Barack Obama works harder than any president in recent memory for our country. He understands we are a technologically advanced society that secures news from different outlets. His interniew with Oprah or with others is necessary as we do not get our information from a singular source (unlike when FDR did fireside chats). Obama has been getting down to business since day one. His actions today were to get other people wasting their energy on bs issue back into the discussion about what is important.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
    • Matt

      Part of his job is to communicate to the public on what his agenda is and the issues he's trying to tackle. He needs to garner support. Oprah is a huge platform for achieving that objective. I recommend you reserve judgment as to whether he's being a celebrity until you see the content of the show.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
    • Corey

      That's fine and it's your opinion. But he's better than being a drunk dictator that was hated by the world and didn't give a damn about anyone except his flawed agendas for eight years, leaving his mess for others to clean up. You may not like President Obama, but he's doing a better job than you, I or anyone else who wants to step up to the plate ... and it's a huge plate I wouldn't want to touch if they paid me. He's leading the free world during strife of the highest order and doing it as transparently as possible unlike the predecessor who had liars and cheat teams. Nobody is qualified to run this country and world another four years. He's the only one currently with the experience during middle east upheaval and americas worst crisis. You Don't. I don't. Not even past presidents. And as for showing up on Oprah, it's about showing confidence to America that we're going to be alright. You'd probably want him at Camp David every weekend like Bush was.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
    • T

      Debbie you are like Trump with the name calling and all. This President has been about business from day 1, cleaning up someone else shit. Yes he is better than Trump and you know it , but don't want to admit it........ If you think about it this President has done more in 2 years than Bush did in 8 years. So lets get real and think for yourself.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
    • Sara

      Oh Debby, poor, poor Debby.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
      • john

        she actually made a good point.
        if he doesn't have time for real work, why is he chattin' up oprah?

        April 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
      • Scott

        Sorry Sara

        She is right on it!

        April 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
      • Dave

        Debbie, please – turn off the Faux News. The anti-America/anti-Obama propaganda is distorting your sensibilities.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
      • paul charrr

        BROTHERS AND SISTERS STOP PLAYING THE RACISM TICKET. OBAMA HAS TO GO TO OPRAH, SHE DONATED LOTS OF $$$$$ TO HIS CAMPAIGN. HE HAS TO KISS HER ?SS. HE IS NOT A GOOD PRESIDENT, BUT A GOOD ACTOR(FAKE) AMERICA WILL GET CHANGE NEXT ELECTION

        April 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
      • nanse

        Debbie is right on !!!!!!!!!!

        April 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
      • terrell

        no matter what.. theres always going to be somebody somewhere you just can't make happy no matter how hard he tries to so to him.. they dont matter... most of america understands the long term goals of this president.. you ppl want obame to shi# out golden eggs and piss liquid gold...

        April 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
      • Steve

        Debby couldn't be dumber. The job of the President requires tremendous skills in multi-tasking and one of the things the President has to do is communicate with and relate to the people. I have no problem with him going on Oprah and I have no problem with any President taking a reasonable amount of vacation time. They work their ass off and I see nothing wrong with allowing Presidents to have a bit of a break every so often.

        April 28, 2011 at 2:15 am |
      • Edwin

        Right off. An hour or two out of his time is a big deal? Do you work 24 hour shifts ignoramus?

        April 28, 2011 at 6:54 am |
      • Peri

        Funny how Debby accuses our President of wanting to be a celebrity, but doesn't seem angry at Trump for his antics. Is it "Opposite Day" for you Debby?

        April 28, 2011 at 7:41 am |
      • Amber

        Oh Sara, poor poor Sara. What another foolish person in the dwindling population of America who still thinks Obama walks on water. Had he done this 2.5 yrs. ago he wouldn't be facing it now! This man's leadership skills (lack of) are leading us done the brink of POVERTY! But LIBS are so blind and such party followers that they CAN'T even see the destruction ahead of us. We have extremely serious issues right now and Obama is addressing them in a fashion that will bring this country DOWN. THAT'S WHAT LIBERALS DO! Would you like ketchup on your bugs and cardboard???

        April 28, 2011 at 8:40 am |
      • Mike

        Debbie is right he is a complete joke. He makes a statement that we should concentrate on something important and not silly, He states it has plagued him for almost years. Ok, if you had produced it 3 years ago it wouldn't have plagued you. I think you were born in the US I don't care that you are black, but I would like you to be honest with me and upfront. After everything about only dealing with important topics you go straight to Oprah's show. Duhhh not a good call. Worst president in the history of this country. God help us.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:44 am |
      • john

        Edwin, was that 24 hour shift before or after golf? Or campaigning? or easter egg hunts, or vacations, or (need I go on)?

        April 28, 2011 at 8:52 am |
      • Citizen

        Isn't it sad, Sara? There are many others like Debby.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:54 am |
      • Mike

        Steve, Its to bad he has no skills. We wouild have been better off for four years with no president. I actually agree with you that it takes skills and talent to multi task and do all the things that the president needs to do. The bad part is that I don't think Obama can wipe his butt and chew gum at the same time. What a joke of a president. So glad we work on four year terms could you imagine him there for more than that.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:54 am |
      • The Truth

        If you guys have a problem with Obama's presidency, grow a pair of you know what and put a your bid in for presidency... Let the man do his thing... At least he shows his human side by focusing on his family when he takes his vacations... He definitely has my vote for 2012...

        April 28, 2011 at 9:20 am |
      • Joshua

        Criticizing the Easter egg roll? Seriously? It's a hundred year old tradition that, like two hours with Oprah, helps the President get a message out to a broader segment of the American people. I can't fathom that anyone would really view an Easter egg roll with children as a waste of the President's time. The critique seems to be a cover for just a general dislike of the President that can't be articulated since it may be unreasonable or it is a sign that you just enjoy complaining for its own sake.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:28 am |
      • nygirl

        Seriously? Bush took more vacations than any standing president. Easter egg hunt? That's a tradition at the White House, NOT an Obama family event. At least he's tackling issues head on and not hiding out at his ranch clueless to all issues. This starts to echo race as I've never seen any other president be scrutinized as much as this man.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:45 am |
    • tdaniel

      Debby, Debby ,Debby awwwww you must be a birther, You sound like Sarah Palin.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
    • Sandy

      This is why i know my job is secure when i hear comments like yours when people wanted the truth even though they got it years ago.As a psych nurse, i know there are alot of folks who need some haldol.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • Chach

      Thank you for posting this Debby! It is amazing that he has time to chat with a friend about the nations issues, but doesn't have time to really do anything! He is better than Trump, but not by much!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • Ellie

      Back off Diana...Shame on you!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • debbieisapoorunfortunatesoul

      Bless your heart Debby

      April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • Ron

      Debbbbbby... please wake up and smell the roses

      April 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
    • Val

      Ay some point you would think that all of you would be honest with yourself and admit that the problem you have with the President of The United States is the color of his skin. It is small minded individuals like you that continues to stir racism and bigotry in our country. Now go find something else to talk about. Or maybe pick up a book and read so you can get educated because its obvious you are lacking knowledge.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • Ran

      Oh Debby...to your point, as far as I can tell, he seems to be the only one who is trying to get any real business done. The republicans have proven time and again who they are fighting for-the wealthy 1% and big corporations.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • Playermom

      My name is Debby – and you are embarrasing us all. Please quit typing.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • pab8585

      Ha, Riiiight, because Presidents never make public appearances. They should all be locked in the oval office 24/7

      April 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • john

      did you take your medication today debby?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
      • Scott

        Sorry John
        Debby obviously sees things in a clearer light than you

        April 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
      • T

        She took to much of her meds

        April 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
      • dew

        @John and Sara, is the best you can do is attack someone personally and talk condescendingly? If you can't speak intelligently you'd do better to keep your mouth shut.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
      • Weaver

        Why do the Democrats keep ruining this country?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
      • CJ

        Debbie. The man tried to put off common questions. If he was up to answer every BS question, he'd never get anything done. But this question got out of hand, for no reason. Secret service checked his status before he was eligible to be elected. They are some of the most thorough, and amazing, people in US service. This should have never been up for debate. Secret Service are more than amazing... It's just not required to judge them. Wake up, the vetting process is not taken lightly...

        April 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
      • anon

        I bet you would be screaming your head off if Bush was doing the exact same thing. Obama has played more golf in 2 years than Bush did in 8; guess he really is doing his job.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:42 am |
      • Amber

        Obviously not!!! LOL!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 8:41 am |
      • john

        I didn't, now I agree with you...

        April 28, 2011 at 8:49 am |
      • shades

        Debby is right, Obama just got finished saying its time to quit wasting time on silliness then he goes on Oprah and acts silly.
        Come on "12", cant wait to get this ass clown out of office

        April 28, 2011 at 8:56 am |
    • kennyg

      You hit the nail on the head. Good aim...

      April 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • Sandy

      R U kidding? You need to really listen to what he said. You must be one of those people that unless you get the answer YOU want, you won't believe anything this man says or does. Get over the fact that this man is president. Vote against him at the next election. Period. Go volunteer for the person running against him. But get your facts straight and actually LISTEN to people when they speak.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
    • Jason

      Man, nothing ever satisfies people like you.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
    • Ann

      How right you are! He has ruined us financially and he never ever helps any of our situations we are in now. Actually I don't think he even understands them! He should NEVER have been president. And please noone bring up the BLACK issue because we've had this minority crap shoved down our throats enough. Everyone is so done with that.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
      • Laura

        Lets see; the stock market is at a 3 year high. Unemployment is down. Yep, Obama is ruining the country.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
      • ShuddupAlready

        oh snap... He's Black again. Become President...you're biracial. Commit a felony...you're Black again. go figure.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
      • BradGa

        Stocks are up. Unemployment is falling. Chevrolet (major recipient of bail out money) has accomplished nearly all that Obama asked of them, AND they are close to being the world's top automobile maker again (that's just 1 example). But, yes, you are right! He hasn't accomplished anything (sarcasm). Why don't you people just admit you'll dislike the guy regardless of what he does?

        April 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        Republican economic policies – that old "tinkle-down economics" that its author, David Stockwell, has denounced as nonsense – is what brought our country to the brink of economic ruin. President Obama's economic policies kept us from going into a Great Depression and are slowly turning things around.

        If you can' get that, then you're hopeless.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
      • Dover

        You are a racist plain and simple.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
      • wow, really?

        Hmmm, okay punkin, let's break down that statement: "Ruined us financially", well yes, that would explain the slow CLIMB in the economy since he took office – the NASDAQ hitting a 10 year HIGH as well; and I do love how you right wingnuts like to divert your bigotry towards our President by playing the "race card" card. Not very effective when you all repeat the same mantra like little lemmings, but it is a creative way to camoflage your hate.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
      • Brad

        The fact that you've brought the issue up (in all caps, no less) makes it fair game. after all, you are posting your comments on an internet forum that invites scrutiny, disagreement, and even argument. I have my own negative issues about the President, but the fact is that he IS a black man and there IS a racist/lunatic fringe to deal with, to say nothing of the closet racists who comprise the largest part of the problem of racism.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
      • kwade

        How has Obama ruined us financially????????????Where were you during the Bush Administration? People like you wants Obama to fix what Bush messed up in 2 terms and get it done in 1 come on let's be serious.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
      • Tom

        Poor Ann misses the days of Bush-inomics, when the economy was so much better and the country was focused on how to make the lives of ALL Americans better. Oh wait, that's when two UNFUNDED WARS and an UNFUNDED PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM ballooned our national debt more than any administration in history. Oh yeah, and when Bush and his jailbird buddy Tom Delay let their banking and investment buddies sell a bunch of worthless investments and mortgages to the American people, causing our entire economy to collapse. Ann, you and your soundbite-spouting types are the real problem in our country. Do your homework or keep your unfounded opinions to yourself.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
      • Adrian

        Anne,

        Piece of advice. As soon as you plead with people to not bring up the black issue, you lost the argument already. Good day.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
      • vickchick

        Lady, where have you been for the last 8 years. President Obama inherited this mess.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
      • Louise

        Now I have to wonder if you either forgot to take your medication or were perhaps in a coma for the duration of Bush's presidency. Everyone wants a miracle and for President Obama to somehow snap his fingers and fix something that took the better part of 8 years to make happen. I don't 100% agree with everthing that President Obama has done, but come on people, he started out with an economy that was already deep in the hole. It took 8 years to get the country into that situation, you can't honeslty expect for President Obama to be able to fix it in a year or two. Lets take a healthy dose of reality here. He promised us big things, has he delivered on all of it or even most of it? No he hasn't but the point is that he is trying and at every turn the Republicans and Tea Partiers find something to block his progress. Just a few weeks ago, he was trying to prevent a government shutdown, which would have been catastrophic to this country, but all the republicans could do was try to push their anit- abortion agenda and somehow work that into the deal.

        Everyone always want to point the finger at the President for the state of our economy, but they fail to remember that one of the reasons Bush's approval ratings were so low at the end of his term, was mainly because he was spending so much money on the middle eastern wars. President Obama hasn't even been given a decent chance to try to do good things for this country. Everything that happens, no matter what it is, is always blamed on him. Perhaps people should take a look at the things that the Republicans and Tea Partiers have done and continue to do to block any attempts at progress. The bottom line is that Obama wants to help the lower to middle class Americans and the Republicans are afraid that someday, there won't be such a wide gap between the upper and lower classes.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
      • carmen

        you have all express your love for this country, but your hatred for president obama is more than your love for the country, you would undermine everything he does to make sure he does not achieve his goal which is to treat everyone as equal, and maybe by working hard,experience some of the american dream.Love will conquer hate. God Bless Our President.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
      • bored

        He's not totally responsible to the crisis we are having today. The republicans are just to blamed. He walked in shit when he took office. All presidents walk in previous shit when they first start. Even if he gets a second term, he can't clear it up himself with the stupid asses in congress. Everyone one wants to blame him. It ain't just him. You need to really look at how politics works before you start blaming.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
      • vmprophet

        let me get this stright, you are actually blaming obama for the financial mess that happened before he came into office? You are a joke, simple as that. And who the hell brought up the black issue? lol. get over your self. Its called FACTS. Fact 1: Economy took a tumble in summer 2008, 5-6 months before Obama was in office. Fact 2: 2 wars were started in 2001 and 2003, 6 years before Obama took office and have cost a lot of money. Fact 3: you are a brainwashed individual who cant look past your hate and will probably cut off your nose to spite your face if facts get in the way. Use your brain, its not that hard

        April 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
      • Damien

        I'm curious Ann, how did he ruin us financally? The stock market is back over where it was at it's height when GB was in office. Housing markets are beginning to stabilize. Jobs are slowly coming back. Money leant to the bans is bing repaid qicker than anticipated. I have a suggestion, go get yourself educated, learn to love people for their character, not hate them based upon their color. Your comments above are nothing more than a thinly veiled racist rant and judging be your spelling and grammer you are smarter than that so grow up, stop listening to hype. He is a darn good president and a fine American. What have you done for your country?????

        April 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
      • Nelson

        You are just racist.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
      • Tommy

        I agree with dover. Racist. If not name one other president put through this birth certificate crap. And what makes Obama the exception?

        April 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
      • tati

        Dover, aren't you tired of the race card yet? Anything said against Obama by anybody other then black is racist?

        April 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
      • Dave

        Obama took over during a recession, record deficits, and two (unnecessary) wars, all courtesy of Bush and the Republican party. Now, we're gaining jobs, corporate earnings up, big3 automakers rebounding – a solid recovery. It took him 2 years to clean up the Republican mess, but Obama is doing the job. I am proud of this president, and I couldn't say that about the King of War & Torture, GW Bush.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
      • dale

        Spoken like a true racist. If you had any understanding of racism at all, that comment would have never been made.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
      • glad im not white

        what are you talking about ignorant lady?? No one brought up a race card but You!! I happen to be african american and believe your ignorant statement is why are country was not respected when you had Bush in office along with the rest of those cowboys in office. The jokes on you! Now marinate on that!!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
      • Katie

        Really?? HE ruined us financilly? WOW! Ok, because the last I knew, Clinton left us in a SURPLUS. And then we had 8 years and how many trillions of dollars in DEBT and not to mention a war that never should have started. But, Ok. Let's just blame all of the problems on Obama. Good idea.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
      • mack daddy mike

        Oh Ann, did YOU take your medications today? so Obama has ruined this country huh? If you so sure about that why don't you got to 1600 Pennsylvania and tell him that. Obama ruined our country? priceless. soooooooooo Bernie madoff didn't have a hand in 'ruining' this country? Tim Geitner, George bush sr, jr, ronald reagan, bill clinton, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Barney Frank, John Ensign, Chris Dodd, Orin Hatch, Nancy pelosi, john rangel , jesse jackson jr., etc...the list goes on and on, not to mention advisors and staff? So 1 man, Barack Obama effed this country up? Please!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
      • paul charrr

        DOVER, SHE IS NOT A RACIST. IF BOTHERS AND SISTERS DO NOT GET YOUR WAY OR DOES NOT AGREE WITH YOU, YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS CRY RACISM. CUT THE CRAP, OR OUR WHITE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL CRY RACISM TOO

        April 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
      • Brains

        Ann,

        It is individuals like you that simply cannot extrapolate and organize the facts, that continue to bring us down. As many have told you, if you think President Obama does not understand the current problems and was the cause of our problems. You must be a fool!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
      • NeilsInSeattle

        You're keeping in mind that the majority of our national debt (9 trillion dollars of it) was run up by the presidents Bush, right?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
      • thisisold

        Ann you are flat out an idiot. There is no point in a discussion with you, because you are too stupid to understand simple facts.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
      • trayla

        the coutry was already in financial ruins. please shut up.....

        April 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
      • Mike

        Man, I hope you really don't think the nonsense you are asserting. He ruined us financially? Dont bring up the "black thing"? I guess you know nothing of finance and economics; we were in a slump since the tailend of the Bush administration. The wars, which have cost about a trillion now, were both started by Bush (the Afgan war I agreed with). And there are still discrimination / racism problems facing this country, especially the Arabs, blacks, and Latinos.

        I would think that you would know at least that much. You sound like an ignorant Republican, which sux because I am a conservative Republican. Things like what you say conservatives look bad, assss backwards, and ignorant. I am not an Obama supporter, but I am smart enough to know that the finances sucked before he even won the election and he is trying to make things better, although I disagree with 70% of his moves.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • Doug

        Ann you are a racist plain and simple. Don't you dare be dismissive of the Black struggle and everything that African Americans have had to go through and endure for 400 years. You obviously aren't Black so you have NO IDEA what it takes for someone to overcome deep rooted racial predjudice and succeed. The ruthlessness and extreme cruelty of slavery and racisim was and still is the most horrible and terrible time of human existence. For you to dismiss it as if it was nothing proves that you are one of the most unintelligent, uninformed and morally unjust people in the country. Until your grandparents and your great-grandparents and your ancestors were enslaved, beaten, tortured, persecuted and lynched...don't you DARE come out of your mouth and dismiss what Blacks have gone through. Just keep your big mouth shut!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
      • MrBo

        You're the one who brought up race.

        And if I remember correctly, the financial crisis didn't start in 2009, when Obama took office...

        April 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
      • Len Smith

        You make a comment that he has ruin us financially. What did he do? It seems to me the last 6 trillion plus of debt was built up during the last administration and so far President Obama has lead us out of a recession and the start of a better economy, we have recovered nearly all the Bush TARP money, so where do you live in never, neverland????

        April 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
      • Sylvia

        No, Ann we have not had enough of the fact that the republican/tea bagger party is racist to the core. You people are so racist that you are willing to hurt your own country rather than accept that we have a black President. Really, really, sad.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
      • Patcee

        I wish someone would tell me just how Obama ruined anyone financially. Spell it out in easy terms so we can all get it. He has been working for his first two years to dig us out of the hole Bush left this country – and it was a big hole! Come on. Tell us.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
      • Matt

        You do realize that it was a REPUBLICAN president who drug us into this mess...it was Bush who nearly ruined us and Obama who was stuck with rebuilding

        April 27, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
      • peepsBstupid

        Sorry Ann, but they're right. It was 8 years of trickle down economics, deregulation, and un-financed wars that put us in the situation we are in. Don't blame Obama. He's actually done a decent job of pulling us out of a nosedive, even though I might have done some things differently. And You were the one who brought up "the black thing". Just sayin'....

        April 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
      • Erica

        You know Ann, I think I'm done with you...and your kind. Ever considered another planet?

        April 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
      • KC

        Have you taken your meds today??? Racism will stop being shoved down your throat when you stop being a racist. There is no way this "birther" crap would still be going on if this man was, here we go ...... WHITE!!! And guess what, I am white and know this is some racist crap. Deal with the fact that there are so many of you who cannot believe this Black man won and is the president, the head MAN in AMERICA!! Deal with it because it is TRUE! He won fair and square and without a recount!

        April 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
      • anita

        How about maybe GW Bush left us with all of those problems...oh stop whining will you? Bunch of bigots..

        April 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
      • island_girl

        Ann, i suggest you go educate yourself on the issues or go read a book

        April 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
      • Jason

        Actually Bush Ruined us financially. Or do you have a short term memory?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
      • Damien

        If you folks remember the financial ruin came at the hands of George W. employment is slowly rising as is the stockmarket, how quickly everyone forgets when Bush was heading out of office people were losing their houses left right and center.

        I used to drive thru my town and every 3rd house was for sale fast and cheap. Nothing will ever be perfect and no one has a magic wand that will take us from financial ruins to riches in 2.5 seconds flat. Its so easy to rule out all the positive steps in light of quick answers.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
      • Unimportant

        My dear Ann,

        ‎"The sting of any rebuke is The Truth." Ben Franklin.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
      • Texas Vet

        Okay Ann, you can be done with the BLACK ISSUE but the rest of us who live in the REAL WORLD will continue to deal with it. It IS the real reason you don't like him.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
      • Darnell

        First of all Ann and whomever is against the current president, the country was F up when he walked into the White House. I guess you forgot about Bush mess. You people are blaming this man for the country F up that started 10-12 yrs ago or longer. No one wants to help this man get this country back on track. However, you people want to point the finger at him. THIS COUNTRY IS A MESS JUST GET IT CLEAN UP. When you work for a corporation its all about team work to get things done. Stop pointing the finger a__ hole.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
      • Abby

        Please before posting, do a spell check, "noone" really? I really believe there is substance to what you are saying?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
      • Joe

        Do people really think this attack had nothing to do with race? Really. I can't remember any president in recent history who's birth place was questioned or had been accused of being Muslim like Obama has. I like to think about what goes on in the minds of these people trying to turn the general population against a man who is clearly trying to help them. I bet it goes something like this.... Lets see... It's wrong to talk about a Black man in America so we will just call him a Muslim. Oh wait that doesn't work anymore.. What next.... Oh Obama wasn't born in America you say? Oh crap, the birth record has been released. What? Obama was a poor student is school? You don't say.........

        April 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
      • H

        you repugs sure do like to whine about stuff being shoved down your throats

        makes me wonder what kind of women are joining that political party...

        April 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
      • Shannon

        @Ann: Yes we know you don't want anymore "minority crap" shoved down your throat but yes, you're a dumb ignorant racist. Stop whining and get on that boat to Costa Rica with Fat Limburger. Have a nice day.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
      • tlc

        What BLACK issue?

        April 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
      • CJ

        Do you research. What was the DOW when GW was replaced... WE were in a downward spriral from 6800 when Bush was relieved. You are clearly jaded with no apparent understanding of what has happened since. GW made foreign leaders unhappy and disrespectful of the US. So far, Obama has brought our market back to respectful as well as make other countries take us seriously. What was GW doing that made you feel we were good to go? WAKE UP! Obama has done nothing but put us back on the map. If you feel otherwise, it's because you're listening to the ellite republicans, like Rush or Beck, who are the sheep herders that are complaining they aren't making money...

        April 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
      • American

        Uh, Bush was President when the financial collapse happened, remember?

        April 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
      • Nick San Diego

        Dear God Ann, where were you when Bush was President. He's the one that left us this mess and Obama has been slowly getting us out of it for the past couple of years.
        Geeze get with it. The War left us this trillion $$$ debt. Remember that?

        April 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
      • Chelsea

        @ Patcee. You want to know how he has ruined anyone financially? Yes, the economy is dismal, but last year my town was torn up by EF3-EF4 tornadoes. Our Police/Fire/EMS administration building was leveled, as was our high school. He promised our governor FEMA assistance, then turned around and turned it down. This was last June. There is still debris everywhere, thanks to the no-help from the federal government. Now that's just locally. I won't even begin on the vast majority of mistakes he made with the BP Oil Spill. My mother worked in Big Oil for years and spent months trying to get local officials and federal officials to pay attention down there. He said a lot of big words, but not much came through. In the end, he let BP run the entire show, and they screwed over the entire gulf coast. So how has he messed up? That's just the tip of the iceberg.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
      • adagio

        >"And please noone bring up the BLACK issue because we've had this minority crap shoved down our throats enough. Everyone is so done with that."<

        You just did. The BLACK issue? Minority crap? You people are too stupid.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
      • Gretchen

        We had elections and he won. Get over and relax, you will feel better ...

        April 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
      • Jamey

        Trump won... right now Trump is leading 1-0 on this... Trump may have been right, but when the question was first asked Obama shouldeve released the certificate, so he could focus on more important issues.. Now Obama is a good steward of America, but a poor leader.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:02 am |
      • ArtInChicago

        Ann, would you date a brotha?

        April 28, 2011 at 12:11 am |
      • Ann's mom

        R u stupid. Bush put us in this mess.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:16 am |
      • mama panda

        Everybody but you - and who else?

        April 28, 2011 at 1:13 am |
      • SnoqualmiePhil

        Seems Ann forgot about the 8 years before Obama. We certainly have a way to go but to say it all falls on Obama is just ignorant. Obama is not saint and I dont agree with everything he does but too many people go blind if their party candidate loses and suddenly everything is the other guys fault. Hummmm.....blaming others and a false sense of entitlement...I think this plays more to our issues in this country than anything else.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:13 am |
      • Name*Beandon

        Are u dumb. Your GOP news station FOX keeps bringing IT UP! My family is doing very well after Obama has been president we bought foreclosed house ( thanks to Bushes era of causing the market crash when HR was president) , I got a $8000 dollar first time home buyer credit, bought hybrid car got a $4000 tax credit, got a new job while he was in office, and got huge tax credits while I got my bachelors degree! This guy is the best thing that had happened to me and many family's. The family that is suffering should be blaming the Bush era for forcing war and lies about war down our throat and blaming sudam for 911 and wasting billions of dollars on a war and we still can't get bin laden. Are u people blind! Get a hybrid get a job and stop being lazy!

        April 28, 2011 at 1:23 am |
      • JDS

        How obama ruined us financialy i dont think you morons would really understand . Probably because you are worthless welfare, food stamp collecting POS who live in government housing and expect everyone else to pay for you to live. Obama has enabled laziness. We will give you free food , free house, and now free health care. Quit school you can have the freee American dream no need to work. We will make a few work really hard take their money because we deem them successful and think they make to much and call them greedy when they want to keep their money. Everyone has the same fkn chance. If half these morons chose to use their efforts into doing something productive then hustling and going for easy money and spending 4 x the value of the car in rims and a system there would be no issue. Obama is a moron and he is from chicago enough said the most correct politicians are there. He probably took so long to provide a birth certificate so it could be forged.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:33 am |
      • America

        actually you guys are very wrong, you blame bush for our economic woes but the simple facts are that the financial crisis was caused by democrats not bush these are the facts....but how you say....very simple the libs thought it would be a good idea to give those less privileged access to variable rate loans that they could not afford...as a result we saw an astronomical increase in these types of loans which had been rated AAA due to lack of diligence or stupidity...take your pick, as a result many loans defaulted and long story short America found itself in a liquidity crisis. these are the facts according to the U.S government and federal reserve do the research if want to learn about the stuff I left out...
        As for Obama he doesn't care as much as you think, hes just trying to secure a larger voter block...like when he said we should legalize all illegal immigrants under his term, gee i wonder who they would vote for.
        btw with interest Obama will have spent more than Bush, you just dont know it because his healthcare plan assumes businesses will take some of the costs but that wont happen...and his plans to raise taxes on the rich...that does nothing the rich just spend more money on lawyers to find more loop-holes...instead appreciate the fact that 48% of people dont pay federal income tax, why should some people pay 40% and others pay 0%...you should have to pay some federal income tax even if its 1% to be able to vote...otherwise we have people that ask for all the benefits while contributing nothing

        April 28, 2011 at 1:38 am |
      • Louis in Los Angeles

        Not only are you opinionated you also suffer from accute memory loss ala Ronald Reagan. Obama inherited an outright economic catastrophie created by all those Bush era tax rebates, tax loopholes for the rich, Big Oil corporations, and serious deregulation which gave Wall Street the power to set us all to ruin all in the name of greed. All this and two wars. By taking action to stabilize the banking industry and the auto industry he literally saved us from going into a complete great depression that would have led to an all out economic collapse. It will take some time to repair the reckless policies of the Bush years. America is not about everyman for himself. This country is better than that. To say he has financially ruined us makes as much sense as blaming the first officer on the Titanic. I hope this reinvigorates your memory. Have a nice election.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:45 am |
      • P

        So, Ann, things were great when President Obama took office? – And why do YOU bring up race?

        April 28, 2011 at 1:51 am |
      • NICOLETA

        Obviously , you are a very stupid woman!!
        Obama is trying to do something for everybody in this country, but you are unable to understand that!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 1:54 am |
      • ObamaisyourDaddy

        Ann.. you must be Aunty Dory from the movie finding Nemo who has short term memory lost.. Obama is trying to save our country from what Bush did the country for 8 years.. BUT.. Obama never blamed on anyone as a very gentleman.. how can one possibly be clean up the 8 years of the whole mess in 2 and half years.. Hurricane Katrina went into the Louisiana for just 3 days but we are still dealing with the aftermath! please take some meds if you have more issue about it!

        April 28, 2011 at 4:03 am |
      • that Dude

        You brought up the BLACK thing! DUH!

        April 28, 2011 at 4:30 am |
      • captdcb

        My how fast you are to divert blame from the real idiot that got us in this mess. By the way is Trump really Palin in men`s clothes or vice versa?

        April 28, 2011 at 5:04 am |
      • tonie

        how can 1 man ruin an economy that WAS already messed up. most people can even balance a checking account.
        you can turn a ship on a dime. it took several wrong turns from past president to get us to this point and 1 person can't come in aturn this around immediately.

        April 28, 2011 at 5:57 am |
      • Chris

        How did the president ruin us financially?!?!?! Really? He inherited this mess from the previous 8 years! Where was this anger then? You have to spend to get out of this mess unfortunately.

        April 28, 2011 at 6:11 am |
      • cm

        GET A LIFE ALREADY!

        April 28, 2011 at 6:36 am |
      • katdaddy17

        ruined this country financially where the hell were you Ann when your Daddy Bush was in office starting two Wars. One that should never have been started in the first place (Iraq)? What having a Black President have done for Americans is show how prejudice the People of the Republican Party and Tea Party are! Where were the Tea Partiers when the economy was going bad under Bush and where the hell was Trump when Obama was first running for President. Why wast'n he asking for Obama's birth cert. then. When you don't vote you don't care and Trump did'nt care!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 6:36 am |
      • fbysea

        Wrong!!! Your favorite president, W, is the one who ruined this country with lies and pointless wars.

        April 28, 2011 at 6:39 am |
      • Mike

        think again-obama did not save us from anything- you must be retarded- you certainly have no clue about economics

        April 28, 2011 at 6:39 am |
      • cathy

        Ann, you are correct.

        April 28, 2011 at 6:51 am |
      • "Oprah 'questions' the Obama's" LOL!!!!

        Standard Obama double-speak. Let's get back to the people's business - the importnat issues......nevermind that I need to get on my Air Force One and burn $300,000 to see my friend Oprah. What a farce this entire Presidency has been.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:54 am |
      • MissyW

        @Ann Honey, yourself and others who criticized President Obama are so confused. You believe this president caused the issues that the nation forced to deal with, at this time. How soon we forget about the real reason these matters exist. He was given the nation with all of these issues already in place. To blame this president for those issues is ridiculous and does warrant the question of racism. To mock him, and his family is ignorant and very disrespectful. Never in the history of presidents has there ever been so much controversy and blame placed upon an individual and where race has been such an issue. Why the witchhunt? Why is he at fault for everything including tornados, oil spills from companies, "the sky falling" etc? Read the response from @NeilsInSeattle to see what has truly been done by this president, ask yourself what you and your fellow constituents have done...then keep it moving. Ask yourself, in the time of trouble, would you be there to defend your president if needed. If your answer is no, truly ask yourself why. It truly can't be about things he has not done, because he has done a lot, and met a lot of his campaign promises in his time in office. So there has to be another reason.....could it possibly be...umm racism?

        April 28, 2011 at 8:18 am |
      • Donna

        Excuse me did you forget the massive bailouts and where our economy was during the Bush era. People want to blame someone then blame the right people not just one man. I am so sick of America's stupidity, do your homework.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:23 am |
      • Ricky

        Ann, you just proved stupid is as stupid writes. Pres. Obama is NOT responsible for the economic downfall of this great nation! You can thank your king george bush for that. While we were in a very serious recession ppl were believing his lies about us being in an economic "slow down". He started the stimulous packages. He started wars that we couldn't afford nor get out of. phuqqtards like you need to have your brains evaluated and stop blaming Mr. Obama for everything, when what's wrong with this nation started with phuqqtards glorifying and idolizing king george and his minions. Do yourself and this nation a favor and go buy a case of K~Y to lube yourself up to pull that head out of your bung hole

        April 28, 2011 at 8:36 am |
      • Brandon from VA

        Ann,
        Are you serious? Did you forget what occurred BEFORE Obama took office? Here do this...stand at the bottom of a hill and have you friend put your car in neutral and push it down the hill. Now this is very important Ann....You need to stop the car immediately using nothing but your hands...

        Please go try this so we can rid America of one scared, fearful lemming.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:39 am |
      • JD

        HE ruined us financially??? You must have missed all the news when Bush was president.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:39 am |
      • birth

        Ann you are such a moron. What is your problem the fact that Obama is half black ? It was Ok when Bush ruined our economy, they was no talk about he should never have been president but once Obama gets in and he is black there is the debate of he isnt qualified blah blah. You have time off right ? You take a vacation? and you arent perfect you make mistakes also I am sure.. so please give the man a break. He was born in the US just like you and I and he is very much qualified to be our president. SO HUSH IT!

        April 28, 2011 at 8:43 am |
      • Stuck with Idiots

        The Republicans are only pissed because everyone now sees the mess they caused for the past 8 years. The US had a surplus of money and job until Bush ans Bozo's got in office. He just cares about the oil for his buddies in Texas. It is going to take 16 years to clean up their mess. Like the saying goes, "No one was killed when Clinton lied !"

        April 28, 2011 at 8:49 am |
      • shades

        no nealinseattle we dont know that, why dont you explain to us which of Bushs actions exactly had to do with running up the deficit?

        April 28, 2011 at 8:58 am |
      • Leann

        Ann....and yet the economy is starting to turn around, unemployment (while still on the high side) is starting to decline, the Dow and the NASD are at the highest levels they have been in over 3 years – but yes this man has totally ruined us financially. Give me a break! This man was NEVER given a chance. Do people honestly think that this one single person could turn the entire US around in a year or even 3 or 4 for that matter?

        I'm not saying that Obama hasn't made some crappy decisions along the way, but everyone needs to keep in mind the decisions that come out of the White House are not from him soley. Yes, he may sign a bill; however, the bill can then turn around and be vetoed. Our Senate and House Reps are the reason everything being so dang messy. Both parties! Their personal agendas, deals and who knows who is what is causing this country to tank.

        Furthermore, it is an embarrassement to see our entire government party bashing each other and bashing our president. Everyone in the world sees this disaster and shakes their head at how segregated our country has become and I'm not talking race – that is an issue that I will not bring up on here.

        I am proud of Obama for what he has done so far and frustrated at some of these things as well, but no one is perfect and it is high time that people in our country stop expecting this man to perfect and please everyone! IT IS NOT HIS JOB TO PLEASE EVERYONE!

        That is why we have elected officials to fight and pull for us, yet all these officials can do is fight, argue, bash and treat each other with the most disrespect I have ever seen.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:00 am |
      • David

        Patcee:
        1) Why was the GM Bankruptcy handled in a nonstandard way. The general shareholders lost all value, but when stock was issued in the new company, large amount were provided to the unions. Thus transferring the value on GM from one group of people to another. This was a transfer on value not previously seen. There are many retirees in the country very upset about this situation.
        2) Gas prices are rising primarily because the US has not had a sinlge new oil well start production in the past two years. We are giving out leases but getting an actual permit to start production has not happened. The slow down in production drives up prices, which are based on future supply. These policies also conform to long held believes that higher prices will decrease demand. All of that aside, the poor are hit hardest be higher fuel (and food prices). The response of the President to "go buy a more effiecient car or insulate your home" does not help the poorest americans. Low cost fuel helps them.

        There are two ways recent policy decision have hurt people.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:02 am |
      • Mbiggenson

        Ann, your comment is EXACTLY the kind of comment that makes some American's appear uneducated. It's as if, to you and your ilk, the USofA was created in 2008, the day Obama was voted in. Unfortunately Wikipedia and other sources indicate that indeed the UsofA was created long ago and in the previous 8 years leading up to Obama's inauguration, a certain George W. Bush was president. His policies and his fabricated war lead to the financial quandry America is in at the moment. Obama IS trying to do things for the country but is c-blocked every step of the way by the GOP, who then complains that he isn't doing anything. That's like the local bully tripping you and then saying you can't walk properly.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:06 am |
      • Kamal Mohamed

        Ann, since you know the right answer or what's good for our country why don't you run for president? It's easy to talk crap on CNN but what are you doing?

        April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am |
      • george

        You are soooooooo right! I'm so sick of all the black terms, race card, racism, etc. everytime the blacks or democrats don't like something! Cry babies!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:29 am |
      • bsitz

        How soon we forget that Bush started the bailouts.....

        April 28, 2011 at 9:32 am |
      • JeeJee

        It is voters that are ignorant like you that have brought our country down. How can you blame Obama for our debt! If you educated yourself, you would know that our country has always been in debt and it was Bush's rein that put placed us in HUGE debt with his blank check for a war.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:32 am |
      • perkstoy

        Ann Please shut up, do you hear how stupid you sound. Go back to the year 2000 and relive the end of the Bush era and then get back on here and make a real argument about Politics.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:34 am |
      • JeeJee

        Also, you only bring up the race card because you are white and CLUELESS about race issues. I am not black, but know very well from MANY people in our society (like you) that prefer to keep their head in the sand about our racist our society is.

        Comments like your IS an embarrassment to our country, it only advertises how uneducated people like you are.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:35 am |
      • Johnsonj3

        Ann, Bush put us in the mess not President Obama, How do everyone forget so fast that he was left with this mess tie with a bow and now the world wants this fixed in a day. Get a life what are you doing to help"? nothing so shut up.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:35 am |
      • Mrs C.

        Ruined us financially? Ann, you have a short memory. This financial mess started with George Bush! Let's give credit where credit is due!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:41 am |
      • Causeimdeancasey

        You people are so wrong. Must I remind you that Obama inherited this crap from our worse president ever. We all know it takes two terms for any president to make a difference. You people are wrong.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:44 am |
      • sadstateusa

        Ann, obviously you not done with the race issue. Come one, be brave and tell us you are "afraid" of "minorities". And the financial mess we are in was caused by your Bush boy...W.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • diane Knaus

        Woa, slow down you ninnys, President Obama was handicapped at the onset because Past President Bush couldn't get anything right. He and V.P handed the financial crisies over to Obama as soon as he took office. I distinctly remember all of them on the steps of the white house telling the nation that we were at a financial cliff. Wall street greed put us in the financial dog house. Direct some of your anger where it really belongs. Try getting gasoline now somewhere under $3.00. The oil companies are still raking it in and the middle and lower income peple are taking it on thier backs as they work everyday. The oil comany executive are laughing all the way to their next mansion purchase.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • Donna

        The Bush administration left us in this mess. The mess was not created by O'bama. Stop buying the hype. It was left in his lap. No matter what the outcome, at least he has tried to tackle more internal US issues than the previous president. If McCain had been elected, the US would be neglected but by God we would still ass deep in WAR!!!!
        The system is broken. We can't have a government that puts itself above the people. Folks get elected to congress and then get addicted to the power.They make sure to save their own butts before they do anything for the country. The country is falling apart and they still are so worried about what is going on with a woman's body they can' do anything else. But hey, that is okay cause their family is taken care of no matter what and the rest of us schlubs they could care less about.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • Frenchy

        Really, Ann? Obama ruined us financially? In what alternate reality?

        April 28, 2011 at 9:49 am |
      • Vficial

        Ann what are you talking about are financial situation has been messed up and George Bush had alot to do with it. Yeah he might not understand he might not understand how Bush messed everything up and got elected twice. He trying to clean it up. But I guess he left his bag of magic in his other suit to make all the problems we have go away as fast as you want them to go. So i hope you are doing your part to get the financial situation together. If not stop trying to put everything on one man whos trying to his best to please and to get thing right for billions of people where some support and some bash him. Have you ever been i a situation where billions of people are counting on you to fix a million different situations i bet not. So cut him some slack and do your part before you point the finger at someone whos in the mix of thing trying to sort thing out. He probably never will but he trying. So calm down til you are in office.

        April 28, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • Ann Rudolph

        Ann,
        Your comment "this minority crap" exposes you for the bigot and racist that you really are. I feel sorry for you, because hatred is taught to young children by their parents, and their parent's parents. How sad for you and your children.
        Ann

        April 28, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • Lili

        Pleeez! Get over it!! Pres. Obama and the beautiful intelligent FLOTUS represents the country very well and thanks to Pres. Bush, quiet a mess to clean up for Pres. Obama! And where were you when Bush/Cheney was driving the country into the Grand Canyon???

        OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

        April 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Dan

      All he has done is campaigning, and it started at Opra and continues at Opra, a carnival participant himself and a non-problem-solver!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
      • Emma

        RIGHT ON!!! This racial shit needs to STOP now!! Right away thats what black people start claiming as if they can do no wrong (meanwhile they are the cause of most crimes and welfare...go figure) just question other races though then it won't be racism..I guess they will NEVER EVER end with this racial B***SH*** Right away blame racism with them they ARE NOT supposed to justify anything or else guess what...IT'S RACISM ...their one and only excuse ALWAYS!!

        April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
      • mcds

        opraH – sorry it bothers me when someone tries to make a point but can't spell – and I don't watch OpraH but I know how to spell her name. As to your point – can you say 4 more years?? Yea!!!

        April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
      • clwyd

        Dan, he's been trying to be a problem solver, but the Party of No keeps creating more problems and blocking everything the man has been trying to do to solve matters. Oh, did you see that the Stock Market reached 12,720 points today at one point. That is the highest it has been since bush and the 7,900 level he gave us. Oh, talking about problem solving please give me the name of one piece of legislation the republicans have passed dealing with JOBS. Remember, that is the issue they ran on solving in 2010.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
      • kk

        It's OPRAH! Not Opra.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
      • GH

        clwyd –

        There was a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate, and Democratic President in charge for TWO years, TWO YEARS! And they did nothing except drive this country off a cliff. Are we better off, are YOU better off, than you were 2 years ago? Good grief. Problem solve that!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
      • NeilsInSeattle

        In his first two years, in addition to health care reform, President Obama:

        Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected

        Passed credit card reform

        Passed a tax cut for 95% of working Americans (as part of the stimulus bill)

        Passed FDA reform that finally gave them recall powers

        Passed repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell legislation, putting the military in charge of if/when the policy would actually end

        Passed tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage

        Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans and protect student borrowers

        Expanded hate crime law in the US to include sexual orientation through the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

        Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

        Appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in US history

        Saved the US auto industry

        Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years

        Promoted social responsibility through creation of serve.gov, a national database of volunteer opportunities

        Reversed the 'global gag rule', allowing US aid to go to organizations regardless of whether they provide abortions

        Ended major military operations in Iraq

        Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time

        Signed New START Treaty – nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia

        Deported more illegal aliens in 2009 than any previous administration had in any previous year

        Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016

        Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers

        Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB

        Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers to Dover Air Force Base

        Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse

        Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids - 4 million of whom were previously uninsured

        Issued executive order to repeal Bush era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

        Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis

        Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system

        April 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
      • trayla

        learn to spell dear its Oprah not Opra...

        April 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
      • Brian

        Nielson... THAT'S IT? THAT'S ALL HE HAS DONE IN 2.5 YEARS? What a joke

        April 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
      • Brian

        Nielson... half of the things you posted are WRONG! Created more private sector jobs than Bush? So far he's at -2.9 Million

        April 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
      • Ohsnap

        It's Oprah, NOT Opra.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
      • KC

        @Neilsinseattle, well said!!! But no matter what he does, it will NEVER be enough for some. Go figure!

        April 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
      • island_girl

        Dan, if you're going to rant, go somewhere else. You sound just like Trump,the birther hero.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
      • AP

        Learn how to spell first loser

        April 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
      • Nah

        neil: "In his first two years, in addition to health care reform, President Obama: ... Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected ... Passed credit card reform"

        You do realize that citing the titles of legislation is meaningless, right? It says nothing about the substance of the law or any merits it may have or lack.

        You may as well laud Bush for passing "No Child Left Behind". I mean, after all, it's such a great name isn't it?

        Please come back when you have a brain.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
      • Nah

        neils: "In his first two years, in addition to health care reform, President Obama: ... Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected ... Passed credit card reform"

        You do realize that citing the titles of legislation is meaningless, right? It says nothing about the substance of the law or any merits it may have or lack.

        You may as well laud Bush for passing "No Child Left Behind". I mean, after all, it's such a great name isn't it?

        Please come back when you have a brain.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
      • Nah

        neils: "In his first two years, in addition to health care reform, President Obama: ... Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected ... Passed credit card reform"

        You do realize that citing the titles of legislation is meaningless, right? It says nothing about the substance of the law or any merits it may have or lack. You may as well laud Bush for passing "No Child Left Behind". I mean, after all, it's such a great name isn't it?

        Please come back when you have a brain.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
      • Nah

        neils: "In his first two years, in addition to health care reform, President Obama: ... Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected ... Passed credit card reform"

        You do realize that citing the titles of legislation is meaningless, right? It says nothing about the substance of the law or any merits it may have or lack.

        You may as well laud Bush for passing "No Child Left Behind". I mean, after all, it's such a great name isn't it?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
      • Larry Cohen

        Note to self: NEVER MOVE TO SEATTLE!!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
      • H

        If you didn't have the words to describe what happened:

        Neilisinseattle just pwned you. you have been pwned. noob.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
      • CJ

        all he has done? Really? Dow in Feb 2009+ 6800 Dow Now= 12500. Really? Who has screwed up? GET REAL!!!

        April 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
      • CalvinJ

        Nels: Bless you for putting it down: what Obama has done since becoming president. This idiots spout the Party (GOP) line that Obama has not done anything, but the facts stand for themselves. Thank you!

        April 28, 2011 at 1:32 am |
      • NICOLETA

        You stupid Republican!!

        April 28, 2011 at 1:56 am |
      • John

        OK genius, so no other president started campaigning midway through their first terms??? You are definitely in denial about being a racist simple and plain... I say this because I know you will deny it...

        April 28, 2011 at 2:01 am |
      • John

        Hey Dan, go burn a cross...

        April 28, 2011 at 2:04 am |
      • luck

        clwyd and NeilsInSeattle, there have never been so many people in the world look down on America today, and so do the Chinese people since Obama became your president (I am Chinese). You owe us more and more money and your US$ bill is becoming like a piece of toilet paper, because he buy out auto industry, banks, stimulus plan, health reform etc...(they should all die if they have lost the market competition). All my friends in China now are talking about the end of America era. We will be very happy to see your president to apologize more for America whenever he goes overseas. (democratic president never make America strong, that is why you need Lincoln,Reagon and Bush)

        Obama was elected to WH for over 2 years and he is still complaining his previous administration. If complaining, why he asked for the job??? By the way, how many Americans feel the economy is recovering?? Canada, Germany, UK Japan, South Korea, China, India (actually whole Asia), are doing much better than America. You are still shaking ! Sorry, Obama gets no credits at all for the past over 2 years !

        April 28, 2011 at 5:29 am |
      • Mike

        neils 3/4 of the things you are bragging about are bad for the country and couter productive

        April 28, 2011 at 6:38 am |
      • SoWhat

        Neils,

        Yes, he and his administration did pass those, but against the wishes of the majority of the USA. He also managed to add $4 Trillion to the national debt in TWO years, and is now asking congress to raise the debt ceiling so he can spend more and not default on our massive loans.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:17 am |
      • shades

        nealinseattle, you have got to change the channel.
        obama has done nothing to get us on the right track, your list is ridiculous.

        heres the real list

        crammed another welfare program agaisnt the peoples will down our throats

        Cap and trade and a littinay of reulatory BS that has got business both large and small alike scared to death to hire or expand

        done more to widen the gap of civility between the two partys than any president certainly in my time with his constant wise ass digs.

        gas prices are as high as ever and he has no clue why

        gitmo is still open

        afghanistan is a disaster

        now we are doing who know what in Lybia, his criteria for Libyan involvemnet certainly means we are goinginot Syria, and eventually Iran if he stands by his convictions that is

        he is a disaster, he is saying this country needs to get to work to fix itself, uh, excuse me, you are 2 1/2 years in so I suppose your 12 campaign slogan will be I need more time

        April 28, 2011 at 9:06 am |
      • Isaiah55

        Obama doesn't have the answer to this country and neither does any other politician. The same ones (republicans & democrats) that got us in the mess this country is in, are the ONES saying they have the answers to get us out. We've tries both parties and they have both been duds. Where are their answers? The people just keep on believing that their party has what we need. As long as they (the politicians) can get big salaries and keep on promising the country what they cannot deliver and we the people keep on believing them we are all being fooled. The answer? To me the answer is prayer and turning back to Jesus Christ in this country. Meantime, Obama and the rest can talk, but that is about all it will amount to.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:16 am |
      • shades

        let me dissect this disaster one at a time for you

        "Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected"

        than who expected? you?

        "Passed credit card reform"
        not really, my card still has an outrageous rate, and cards are harder to get now too. ask one of the "downtrodden" how thier luck has panned out getting credit these days

        "Passed a tax cut for 95% of working Americans (as part of the stimulus bill)"
        you mean extended the Bush tax cuts? thanks though

        "Passed FDA reform that finally gave them recall powers"
        ewwwwee, biggie

        "Passed repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell legislation, putting the military in charge of if/when the policy would actually end
        "
        dont ask dont tell worked just fine, and was a lot more civil than openly declaring and parading it around

        "Passed tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage"
        youve got to be kidding on this one..thats just a lie

        "Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans and protect student borrowers"
        whatever that means

        "Expanded hate crime law in the US to include sexual orientation through the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act"
        was that really necessary? sounds like common sense

        "Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees"
        you dont see the corruption coming on that one? another scam

        "Appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in US history"
        keep trying kid

        "Saved the US auto industry"
        again, you're kidding right?

        "Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years"
        thats a lie, if you count jobs lost, whats the net outcome? JOBLESSNESS ya goof

        "Promoted social responsibility through creation of serve.gov, a national database of volunteer opportunities"
        now thats funny

        "Reversed the 'global gag rule', allowing US aid to go to organizations regardless of whether they provide abortions"
        you want to pay for abortions? put a little box on the tax form and donate to the cause

        "Ended major military operations in Iraq"
        really? you are funny, did I say that already?

        "Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time"
        hip hip horray, how so by the way, regulate the maufacturing, marketing and sale of? how exactly. whatever you googled to get your list didnt explain much did it

        "Signed New START Treaty – nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia"
        lopsided and weakens the USA, nothing more, nothing less

        "Deported more illegal aliens in 2009 than any previous administration had in any previous year"
        thats just not true either, and I hope you know that, why would he deport votes?

        "Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016"
        ask the auto industyry how that helps create jobs.. it DOESNT, the opposite actually

        "Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers"
        Lilly ledbetter huh? do you hug trees too?

        "Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB"
        If thats true, bravo

        "Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers to Dover Air Force Base"
        so its the sensationalism of seeing a casket that makes you tick?

        "Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse"
        thats another lie, nothing but a lie

        "Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids – 4 million of whom were previously uninsured"
        no, another part of his welfare Obamacare, this country treats more uninsured children than anywhere in the world its called medicaid..., but you dont promote the possibility, give these people affordable health care and a job and they wont need a handout, its called responsibility, like the rest of us, or me, dont mean to speak for you, you sound silver spoony

        I"ssued executive order to repeal Bush era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research"
        again, you want to mess with embyos, "life" to some of us as part of science, privately fund it, dont go there

        "Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis"
        how so?

        "Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system"

        yuk yuk yuk, let me know how that one works out for you

        I know you're delussional, but try and pay attention in "12"

        April 28, 2011 at 9:43 am |
      • RtypeI

        NeilsInSeattle...thank you! I'm tired of people saying that Obama has not done anything while in office. Unfortunately, people are so narrow minded because all they can see is their wallet being emptied by the gas pump...and nothing else matters. Support your PRESIDENT, Americans!

        April 28, 2011 at 10:41 am |
      • ptown

        oh dan! let me help you. her name is OPRAH. Thats how you spell it. I know you tea party racist cant spell so, i just helped you out a lil. Now you can go outside and shoot your guns and burn your crosses dan..

        April 28, 2011 at 11:18 am |
    • Donna

      Did AF One fly them to Chicago? Wonder where he'll fly to on Thursday?Friday? He may not be a very good president but he certainly is a good social butterfly although not good enough to go to the Wedding.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
    • REG in AZ

      Give it up and get serious. It is time to realize that who you hurt is yourself and others like you, all of us, with the ridiculous defense of your bias. Drop the biases, the prejudices, the emotions and the dogmatic, stubborn and idiotic defense of them. There are people out there who are trying desperately to use and exploit those narrow minded positions and it costs everyone except the very few when they are successful (reference Bush-Cheney). You don't even have to like the Obamas or ever become a Democrat but in your own best interests, recognize that to be against them and favor the Republicans is self-defeating as the Republicans (Tea Party incl.) are literally just 'puppets' for Special Interests and the influential, powerful and extremely wealthy few who strongly support them and 'pull their strings'. You may not like that but to ignore it, to deny it, is to reject reality and to play into the hands of those aggressively trying to con, manipulate and use and abuse you. It is well past the time to 'wake up and smell the roses', for your own good.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
      • ObjectiveGuy

        REG, sounds like, in your mind, one is only prejudiced if they disagree with you. Sounds like you have many prejudices of your own!

        April 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
      • socialchronic

        AMEN BROTHER! you nipped it right on the bud....

        April 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
      • blake

        don't let your bias effect you. you are a true idiot.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
      • Ben Sisko

        Right on! Well Said!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
      • Unimportant

        Finally! Someone with sense!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
      • Jimmyjam

        Great voice of reason Reg. Unfortunately,you can't reason with fools.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
      • Sanity

        Could not have said it better myself. So true and well stated!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:33 am |
      • lazers

        Thumbs up on this comment.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:57 am |
    • Nina

      He couldv'e put this issue to rest 21/2 yrs ago. If he had time for vacation, golf, drafts etc.., he couldve easily ended this issue a long time ago. I think he did not do it sooner only so the party can say " oh look at those racist birther right wing blah blah" so in my opinion, it was a political stunt.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
    • Kelsey

      The 3 Stooges are Trump, Palin and Bachmann. No one loves the media more than them. Does overscrutinizing our President because he's Black make you feel better about yourself?

      April 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
    • BradGa

      Stocks are up. Unemployment falling. Birth Certificate has been released.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
    • Diane L.

      Please.... He can't win with you people. People have been yelling for him to "address the issue of the birth certificate" when he finally does and talks about it, you STILL criticize him.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • ThinkAgain

      Just because GW Bush couldn't watch TV and eat a pretzel without choking doesn't mean President Obama can't do an hour interview and still attend to the business of our nation.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
      • Ash

        hahahaha

        April 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
      • kk

        Here, here!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
      • Kelly in Iowa

        You are so right, thank you for making me LOL. I'm proud to live in the state that made this campaign start. Neither DEM or REP just wanting a PRES to listen and act.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
      • GH

        What a moronic thing to say. The country is at war, in crisis mode in every way and he's sitting on day time TV w/ Oprah. The Chinese, the entire middle east, the world, must think we've become the stupidist country on the planet.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
      • Chris

        Dispelling this ridiculous libel IS the business of our nation. Trump made it the business of our nation when he escalated it from stupid rumor to daily headline.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
      • manning

        LMAO!!!! Sorry but that's just plain funny!!

        April 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
      • Amused

        This was the funniest (and truest) comment I've read all day!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
      • penny lane

        hahahah I love it . thank you

        April 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm |
      • CJ

        Obama can't take a crap and be more efficient than that tool we had before....

        April 27, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
      • adagio

        I do think that he's probably able to multi-task fairly well. I don't see how taking time out to do an interview on Oprah and connect with a large audience hurts the country

        April 27, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
      • OBAMANAUGHT

        Obama as president is like Sylvester Stallone taking a dump with 3 sea shells. He doesn't know what he's doing!

        April 28, 2011 at 3:50 am |
      • DQ

        CJ your republican aren't you. In my opinion your short sighted and lacking of any forethought of what is going on around you. Other then hearing their voice and ignoring what the needs of the people are republicans think of nothing more than how it is going to benefit them or their rich friends. Hence these are the thoughts of republicans in Washington. My opinion of course

        April 28, 2011 at 9:54 am |
      • Library3540

        HILARIOUS!!!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • JohnRJ08

      Some people are so filled with hatred that they are incapable of uttering a single objective word. Debby falls into that category. She and people like her are a symptom of why this country can't seem to get anything done. There is so much mindless contentiousness and paranoia, that there's no mutual trust.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
      • Scott

        Ummm Actually John, nothing gets done because the presidents on Oprah!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
      • Dawn

        Very well said!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
    • DAC

      Debby does dumb

      April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
    • geraldo

      Very good Debby. You're done great.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • Linda

      Thank you Debby! I agree with you

      April 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
    • dew

      Debby is absolutely right. He says they don't have time for the birth certificate issue when it probably took a whole 5 minutes to write the letter requesting the birth certificate, and here he is spending time (and over $100,000 just to fly Air Force One) just to be the Oprah show. He could have dispelled with all the questioning about the birth certificate a long time ago if he had just gone ahead and produced it.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • clwyd

      Yes, and Debby isn't the only one. I see a poll after the announcement still has 37% questioning his birth. What a sad comment on America, Americans and their stupidity!

      April 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
      • ObjectiveGuy

        As far as I can tell, the biggest comment on America's stupidity is that we put this bozo in office in the first place. When you're all finished discussing how everyone who doesn't fall on the floor worshiping Obama is a narrow-minded, ignorant racist, maybe you should open your own eyes long enough to realize that he is a completely awful president! His biggest accomplishment was getting elected, and now he's working on his second biggest accomplishment of getting re-elected. Perhaps if he were able to focus more on the needs of this country and less on stoking his massive ego, he could actually be effective. But then the drones who hang on every pearl of wisdom that comes out of his mouth wouldn't be able to watch him on Oprah, since he'd actually be working instead of working on getting re-elected!

        April 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
      • myway8

        It is now 38% and growing, who are they kidding? I am not white, not a repub, but I am a voter. The word "african" in the birth certificate is major big time screw up as to authencity, the attending doctor is conveniently dead. The HI governor, Lingle, at time of controversy, is a Repub but first and foremost a messiah follower – messiah followers financed Obama's presidency and is still financing his reelection. Messiah followers own the Federal Reserve who in turns own America, Obama is the weakest of all 3 messiah followers puppet – Clinton, Bush and Obama.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
      • dennis

        It is not 38% of americans, it is 51% of republicans are birthers and only 31% of americans are registered as a republican. Do the real math. And your bigoted stupid americans comment needs to stay at the BBC where it belongs.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
      • adagio

        I think that most people knew that it wouldn't matter how much information he produced about this, there is an element that simply will never accept him because of who he is. And that drives those people nuts.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        myway8: You know who else is dead? President Obama's mother, father, maternal grandmother and maternal grandfather – all the people who were in Hawaii at his birth. You know how disgusting it is that the GOP has pursued this nonsense, smearing the good name of four people who are not in a position to defend themselves – because they are dead?

        Regarding "African" as the "Race of Father," that is correct; just as "Race of Mother" is "Caucasian." Did you notice that for Barack Sr., under "Place of Birth (Island, State or Foreign Country," it states, "Kenya, East Africa."

        I don't see ANYTHING wrong with this birth certificate. YOU, myway8, need to GET A LIFE!

        April 28, 2011 at 12:15 am |
      • an American

        " Americans and there stupidty" Lucky your hiding behind a computer!

        April 28, 2011 at 7:08 am |
      • GodlikeproductionsDOTcom

        The correct term is Black, not African. In the 1960's, American BC used Negro. Your comment on Brrack's father is irrelevant because African BC are not the same as American ones. I want to here the SHILLS on this one! HAHA

        April 28, 2011 at 9:43 am |
      • Hoho

        Really? African is your problem with the authenticity of this?

        This was 1961... Were you expecting "Negroid" on there?

        April 28, 2011 at 9:45 am |
      • shades

        some of us, actually up over 50% now think voting in an inexperienced jr senator that never voted on anything and only other experience being a community organizer to the presidency already covered how "stupid" America has gotten.
        proof is in the pudding

        April 28, 2011 at 9:50 am |
    • Don

      Obama is probably the finest president that has led our country in my entire lifetime. Much of the anger here is not explicitly racist but it certainly is explicitly ignorant. Obama became president in a time of great crisis. Although he has been far from perfect, he has done a very credible and professional job.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
      • ObjectiveGuy

        Don, if you are two years old or younger, then you are correct.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
      • Really?

        Really? When were you born, 1997?

        April 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
      • MapRouter

        You- without a clue.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
      • Mark

        So well said. thank you.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
      • paul charrr

        BROTHER WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING AND WAKE UP TO REALITY. HE IS THE WORST COMMANDER IN CHIEF AMERICA HAD. LET GET SOMEONE FOR THE STREET AND VOTE FOR HIM OR HER AND MAYBE, MAYBE THERE WILL NBE CHANGE.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
      • Chris

        I wonder if there's a correlation between being a Birther and being a creationist. Heck, some people still aren't on board on that whole Earth-goes-around-the-Sun thing.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
      • GoodGuy

        If President Obama is the best in your lifetime, may I assume you are 3 years old and just gifted enough to use a computer?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
      • Amused

        How old are you Don, two?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
      • Bill

        So you are 2 then?

        April 27, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
      • Really?

        Can I have some of what your smoking? You must live in lala land with the rest of the libtards on this site.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
      • Not really

        don: "Obama is probably the finest president that has led our country in my entire lifetime. Much of the anger here is not explicitly racist but it certainly is explicitly ignorant. Obama became president in a time of great crisis."

        You should put down the koolaid. Seriously.

        Identify how and why Obama is a great president, and do so without using Google to find information to try to justify your beliefs. If you can't justify them as of reading this, then you have no basis for your beliefs, and you're a moron.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
      • Tabitha

        Here here! I completely agree!

        April 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
      • Justin

        Don, If he was the finest president since you have been alive, I'm guessing you didn't live through the Regan years??

        April 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm |
      • AS

        Congratulations, you must be under 4 years old..

        April 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
      • adagio

        I knew when I voted for him, that there'd be times when he'd make me mad, and that I wouldn't agree with him on a number of things, but overall, I"m impressed and glad that I voted as I did. There is certainly nobody on the Republican side that could get my vote.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
      • JT

        @Don, Very respectable viewpoint. Well said.
        @Justin, You think Reagan was a better president, yet you can't spell his name right..... Just sayin'.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:17 am |
      • ThinkAgain

        Justin, Reagan was horrible – he ushered in this nonsensical, voodoo "tinkle-down" economics thing that its author, David Stockwell, has denounced as an utter failure. I will give Reagan credit, though, for raising taxes (a total of 9 times) when he saw that his policy of increasing expenditures (mostly military build-up) while cutting taxes on the wealthy resulted in a deficit explosion.

        Too bad GW Bush didn't learn from history and/or didn't have the stones to address the problems HE created ...

        April 28, 2011 at 12:18 am |
      • P

        Justin, it was Reagan (check your spelling) that blew up the deficit in the first place.
        Read a history book.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:54 am |
      • NICOLETA

        Yes Don, I completly agree wit your statement.

        April 28, 2011 at 2:01 am |
      • captdcb

        Right on Don. What happened to Bush`s military records that disappeared? Nobody questioned that or they would have been outed by Cheney. Sounds like Tricky Dicky Nixon revisited.

        April 28, 2011 at 5:10 am |
      • militia1776

        Wow Don i'm impressed you can write so well for just being two years old.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:44 am |
      • Brandon from VA

        @Think Again...

        Thank you so much for that comment. I was about to respond with the exact same thing...
        Funny how a white republican can raise taxes but a democratic African American gets crucified. How primal we are as an civilization...

        April 28, 2011 at 8:46 am |
      • a little sad

        Don-

        Since you can't even spell "Reagan" I can only guess you are parroting what you heard from some other teabagger.

        Funny part is, the teabaggers would have challenged Reagan in the primary.

        April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Tom

      Like her friend Ann, Debbie misses the days of Bush-onomics, when the economy was so much better and the country was focused on how to make the lives of ALL Americans better. Oh wait, that's when two UNFUNDED WARS and an UNFUNDED PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM ballooned our national debt more than any administration in history. Oh yeah, and when Bush and his jailbird buddy Tom Delay let their banking and investment buddies sell a bunch of worthless investments and mortgages to the American people, causing our entire economy to collapse. You and your soundbite-spouting buddies are the real problem in our country. Do your homework or keep your unfounded opinions to yourself.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
    • vickchick

      This is messed up. Even the President gets time off. Not necessarily as much as previous presidents. Even though you are not an Obama supporter, he still deserves a 1 hour break, at the very least.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
    • Betty

      Poor Debby, please do not fall for another "joke from Obama", he knows he is not telling the truth here, he caN NOT TELL THE TRUTH IF IT JUMPED UP AND BIT HIM IN THE AZZ.!!!!Why? because Obama is not a leader, he is out to destroy our great nation. I could give a big RATZ ASS about the BC, we know it is a lie! we want information about his edcucation, where he got it and why it must be paid to be held "SECRET". Was Obama that big of an AZZ in school. Is he ashamed of his wife? why no wedding pictures. I will do everything I can to help insure Obama is a one termer and he should thank his lucky starts he got one. If my prayers are answered he will not finish out the one term. OBAMA HAS TO BE REMOVED AND REMOVED now!!!!!! Betty Phillips

      April 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
      • Louise

        Did you live under a rock during Bush's term? I mean seriously, you have absolutely no basis for your claims other than your own ignorance. Perhaps it would be better for you and the rest of this country if you just went back under that rock. 🙂 Have a good day!

        April 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
      • moon627

        Betty – you are seriously delusional. Please take your meds and put your strait jacket back on ! Looney Tunes ...

        April 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
      • Karen

        Betty, please please please, take your meds. You've lost your mind.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
      • K3Citizen

        It's someone's time of the month, right Betty?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
      • paa

        no wonder trump sara palin has made fool of you and world is laughing becuase of some foolish americans like you.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
      • Ash

        Betty is a perfect depiction of the unintelligent and uneducated Americans that the right-wing has successfully fooled.

        They have convinced her that these non-issues are more important than the real ones, and I'd be willing to bet that the real reason Betty (and all of the other Betty's of the world) can only speak of these particular 'issues' is because she has no knowledge of.... anything...at all.

        She doesn't do actual research before forming opinions and she takes what it is sold to her by others as fact without investigating or even attempting to gain actual understanding of politics or international relations. Because she doesn't know anything, all she can do is repeat/recite and bark and cry foul about the most trivial of topics.

        I'd actually love to know more about Betty's financial/economic life story, as I think it would be interesting to see which of Obama's attempted/successful policies have actually helped her or would have worked in her favor, if the party of no had allowed him to do his job as he had intended. Unfortunately, Betty would probably be too busy sitting around getting worked up about all the things the less-intelligent American gets worked up about to actually pay attention to how Obama's policies have benefitted her.

        Betty, your post was ridiculous. YOU are what's wrong with our country.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
      • Jerry

        Sounds like you could use a black man in your life...are you mad about not being able to marry your cousin...maybe you're not suited for a black man...oh well, any man.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • trayla

        Betty Phillips I will pray for u because the hate u have is sicking..... God bless u...

        April 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • Monti

        Betty:
        You sound like the racist you seem to be. What former president released their college transcripts? Better yet, when has anyone one in recent memory been asked to do so? Is so hard to belive that an African American can be articulate and educated? Now that the world realize that the 'Birthers' are a pack of wolves looking to pounce on anything, is the CROW that hard to swallow? Does it BURN going down? The more obsurd the request the more desparate the Tea Party members, Donald "This is my Real Hair" Trump and the GOP looks. Who would've thought in 2011 America would have such a multitude of hate filled racisit still roaming this country. You call yourselves AMERICAN, then support OUR PRESIDENT just like the rest of did when that idiot GW Bush ran us in the ground!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • MadGOPer

        Betty, Oh Betty, First the Secret Service should pay you a visit since you just threatened the President's life... 2. Please do not take my religion and spew your hate with it.... Jesus needs to back-hand you all the way to Hell because apparently you haven't learned and lived Jesus's Word. To pray for someone's demise is SICK and an admonition to GOD.
        By the way, the President's education record is none of our business as long as he completed his coursework as required to earn his degrees. In addition, if anyone's education record should have been challenged, it should have been George W. Bush's.... The very incarnation of Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine.. ( What? Me worry?) He should have been impeached on a dozen different charges... And if you insist on Mr. Obama showing his record you should do the same.....

        April 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
      • Kelly

        Betty, you and people like you are the reason people in other countries, like here in Canada are laughing at you. You can't fathom for a single moment that your President (and yes he's yours whether you like it or not) has done a world of good for the United States of America. You're so blinded by hatred and you're so distracted by nonsense that you can't face facts. First you deny he's a citizen. Now you demand his education records. Are you so intent on proving him a phony that you can't see how real he is? Do you think he got his education from an Internet correspondence course? Does it even say anywhere in your Constitution that he has to prove a single thing to you besides his citizenship, which he proved years ago. He's almost an entire order of magnitude smarter than the last person you kept in office for not one but two terms yet you have the audacity to question his education and even his marriage? He's done nothing but work tirelessly on saving your country yet you reject out of hand anything he tries to accomplish, then have the gall to claim he's accomplish nothing. From where I sit here in the Great White North (can you find it on a map, Betty?) President Obama isn't a threat to America. You are. Next time you want to enjoy the freedom of speech you so gloriously proclaim is your right, I suggest you start by wiping your head of the ignorance its filled with now. Maybe then your country can move forward with the leader who's never stopped trying to bring America back from the brink of destruction. It won't happen until you and your kind stop running your foolish yaps with bigotry and nonsense.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
      • virgil leonard

        there is no way to make someone like you understand facts so I won't even try. My wish is that your internet could get turned off to save us all from your ignorant rants

        April 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • Patcee

        OMG! Now they're after wedding pictures!

        April 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
      • Troy

        I feel for you Betty, try reading Ebony and Jet. They have pretty pictures for you to view of the Obama's. And as a resident of Illinois, and somebody who did not support the president but was aware of him from his early days as a community organizer. I will do my best to make sure he is re-elected. He has done a far better job than I could have ever imagined considering what he has had to deal with. It really doesn't matter what good he does, people like you wouldn't like him anyway. I was hoping to see a jobs bill from the new republicans that just came on board, yet all they want to do is cut taxes again. Hell it didn't work the first time, but I am sure they will get a pass by you. What a joke some of you people are.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
      • sancheezie

        You my friend.... are an idiot.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
      • Ian

        @ Betty, Ignorance, racicism, and bigotry will never get you far in life. Keep filling you SUV with $5 a gallon gas on your way to praise Jesus for the world he has supposedly created. Obama has taken us from the brink of ruin to the edge of prosperity. Deal with it. The next few years will see an energy transition that will save our country from fighting wars we should have left a long time ago. Be patient.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
      • MtheK

        Betty, I never before believed that negative IQs existed. Now that I've read your post, I have been proven wrong.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
      • Reed Flocks

        Betty: please spare us your ignorance.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
      • Ohsnap

        Where have you been...under a rock? Or just a trailer? There are pictures of Obama's wedding picture on the Internet and information/pictures about his time in Harvard is there too. Racist much? Did you ask for McCain's birth certificate, wedding pictures (probably won't get those...I understand he dumped his previous wife for his present one), Education credits? The dumbing down of America is typified by you. Very Very sad.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
      • Tom

        Christ, Betty, you are a moron.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
      • KG

        I don't have anything to do with American Politics but by reading your comments, I think I am beginning to understand why US is in it current state. It is not your current or past Leaders but collectively everyone who fail to be constructive and loo at things objectively. Your comment is a fine example to that.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
      • ksoze

        Seriously? You want wedding pictures now? I, for one, thank MY lucky 'starts' that you aren't in a position of power.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
      • island_girl

        You can't reason with these idiots, it's unprecedented.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
      • John

        Dear Beatty you are a total tool.....your problem is when you said "if your prayers are answered" How do you know that Obama was not sent as a prayer to help fix the ills of the world? How do you know that I did not pray for him?

        You are a racist plain and simple....95% of the people I meet that say they dislike Obama never mention anything about policy......its all about race.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
      • dan

        he has no Wedding pictures?...ever heard of Google?? they are all over the internet, betty!! ...but maybe you'll just look at it and say they were photo shopped or planted by some communist anti-american agents..poof!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
      • Nellie Bly

        You need to watch something other than Fox news. I've seen pictures of the Obamas wedding. I believe Mr. Obama was in a tux with tails. And what's that other thing? WTH does that matter?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
      • iminim

        There is no reasoning with some people. Prove they were wrong & they immediately turn to other accusations. Do you really think he is not married? (Marriage is not a qualification to be President, by the way.) Perhaps he lied about his education? Do you really think someone as famous as Obama could fake being at Harvard without someon spilling the beans about where he really was? Want to know his grades? (Good grades are not a qualification to be President.) Makes you wonder what they will want next. His first grade teacher's hair color? His favorite ice cream flavor?

        Now that this "birther" thing is behind us someone better come up with another bogus distraction fast. Otherwise we might be expected to have real ideas about the very real problems our country faces. We might not be able to waste time playing the blame game. We might have to accept that this is where our country is now and start trying to figure out what each of us can do to help our country out of this situation. We might have to consider some personal sacrifices in the name of the common good. EEEEK!!!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
      • iminim

        There is no reasoning with some people. Prove they were wrong & they immediately turn to other insinuations. Do you really think he is not married? (Marriage is not a qualification to be President, by the way.) Perhaps he lied about his education? Do you really think someone as famous as Obama could fake being at Harvard without someone spilling the beans about where he really was? Want to know his grades? (Good grades are not a qualification to be President.) Makes you wonder what they will want next. His first grade teacher's hair color? His favorite ice cream flavor?

        Now that this "birther" thing is behind us someone better come up with another meaningless distraction fast. Otherwise we might be expected to have real ideas about the very real problems our country faces. We might not be able to waste time playing the blame game. We might have to accept that this is where our country is now and start trying to figure out what each of us can do to help our country out of this situation. We might have to consider some personal sacrifices in the name of the common good. EEEEK!!!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
      • Shannon

        Go take your Lithium and crawl back inside of a gin bottle, Betty Phillips. You'll be one less punch drunk to read.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
      • Osa

        Betty Phillips what ever your name is you are a disgrace to America and human race. Just read what you wrote and I wonder how your husband marry a dumb azzzzzzzz like you. Now you want their wedding pictures pls can I see yourr fatherrrrrrrrrrrrr wedding pictures. The President has done nothing but to make sure this country come out of depression and you have the nerve to ask for a wedding picture you mf. People like you that have nothing to say should pls close your mouth and if you need to open it just eat some Rat because people like you that is what you need stupid.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
      • RITA

        Betty
        Was that a threat towards the President? Sometimes its good to go back and read what you wrote, before hitting the send button. You may find that it doesn't make any sense..

        April 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
      • Marty rogers

        Betty cannot be for real. I think this is made up to make the birthers look even more stupid. Common "Betty" if that is even your name, tell us who you really are! nobody can be this stupid!

        April 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
      • PoliTix

        I have never thought to spend one minute to blog, comment or respond to anything on the Internet.... I think Ever. I don't understand where people find the time. However, I just couldn't resist this one. Betty, I honestly feel bad for you. Although you may not think so, you come across as a truly unhappy and miserable person. The sad thing is, you most likely don't see anything wrong with your thought process. I don't even want to comment on politics, just that you may need to see someone for your anger issues. You should tone it down little, or you might have a stroke. It's kinda like the guy, who yells at a professional ball player to do a better job.... Take your caps lock off, grab another beer and pipe down. You think you could do any better cleaning up the mess in the White House. Maybe you should run in 2012. If you’re thinking about responding with some witty rebuttal, don’t bother. Your first message was more than enough, to realize what kind of person you are. Nothing you could type, would affect me, and "Yes" I have had fun typing this just for you. I don’t agree with everything our president does, but it is what it is. Obama is president, he's doing the best he can with the cards he was dealt. Deal with it, and stand behind America.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:10 am |
      • adagio

        >"!!Why? because Obama is not a leader, he is out to destroy our great nation.""I could give a big RATZ ASS about the BC,""we know it is a lie!""we want information about his edcucation, where he got it and why it must be paid to be held "SECRET""<

        The birth certificate related to his eligability to hold office. What does his education information have to do with his elibability? He went to Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard. If you want information on that, then show me Sarah Palins diplomas first. He went to school on students loans as did his wife. The were able to pay off those loans with the earnings of two best selling books. Most kids go to college on student loans, scholorships and Pell grants. I did.

        You're an example of an irrational fool that simply knows HATE. You're driven by it. You should dump it. It's really bad for your health.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:13 am |
      • ThinkAgain

        Betty: "If my prayers are answered he will not finish out the one term. OBAMA HAS TO BE REMOVED AND REMOVED now!!!!!! Betty Phillips"

        Sounds like you're advocating assassinating the President, Betty. I hope CNN traces your IP address and turns you over to the Secret Service/FBI for questioning.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:19 am |
      • Marty rogers

        you are right ThinkAgain. In fact her IP address can be traced by CNN. should notify them.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:23 am |
      • NICOLETA

        I think that you need to be removed, so this country will be cleaned from stupid people like you!!

        April 28, 2011 at 2:06 am |
      • huh who me myself & i

        betty likes to have relations with black fellers

        April 28, 2011 at 7:01 am |
      • Grim Yeaper

        Betty, I am watching you.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:13 am |
      • LanaHere

        CNN should look into Betty's comment about "REMOVING" the President.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:42 am |
      • Maggie

        Betty, your prayer will not be answered because you are an evil person with a murderer mentality...you are a narcissistic person, just like your twin brother Trump! Perhaps, you ought to pray for a loving heart because the one that you have now doesn't portray one of a person who prays at all! The secret service needs to come after you! CNN please do something about that!

        April 28, 2011 at 7:59 am |
      • TakenoCrap

        Debbie and Bettty, you all are about to be the dumbest, racist so-called human beings speaking on here. If anybody needs to be removed, it is you. Bush destroyed the economy, not Obama so get over it. He is doing a good job turning this country around and he will definitely have my vote next election!

        April 28, 2011 at 8:34 am |
      • StoopidIzAzStoopidDuz

        Wow, Betty...... I just don't have words to describe how dumb people like you make yourselves look......

        April 28, 2011 at 9:00 am |
      • juskishi

        wow betty, you are officially the dumbest person on the planet. you probably look up to people like Palin thinking they are really smart. please do the rest of this country a favor and go jump off a bridge. oh, a bridge is....you know what, just forget it.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:07 am |
      • Anne

        ->OBAMA HAS TO BE REMOVED AND REMOVED now!!!!!!<-Whoa thats some pretty big talk there, considering the government keeps their eyes on these kind of comments. And btw if you are going to make such a stupid statement, why don't you learn to spell? Obama has kept his word on the things he promised, to the best of his ability. There seems to be just one azz* here (as you so ridiculously spelled it) Also I caution anyone to make statements like the one above, because you never know who is where at any given time and what kind of a 'list' you may be put on. Like him or don't like him, that is your right. But please remember he is our president. Maybe we should try to keep our comments respectful, at the very least.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:24 am |
      • Magc

        Betty, you are illustrating unstable thoughts. If you are so incredibly interested in President Obama's education (which is obviously some form of denial becuase he has proven his citizenship) maybe you should check out how our previous president George W. Bush received his. If you are going to continue to have these dillusional posts, maybe you should head on over to FoxNews with the rest of the crazies.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:36 am |
      • bsitz

        This is the reason there needs to be some kind of test so that you can vote. Idiots and racists have no place voting for our elected officials...

        April 28, 2011 at 9:37 am |
      • perkstoy

        Please people do not respond to such igorance, this Betty person is obviously a joke herself. Wedding pics really, its obvious his wife and his children are right there with him, who gives a dang about a wedding picture. I wonder if the brillant Betty was concerned about the Iraq war that has cost thousands of American lives, or the fact that our former President spent billions bailing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with 148 billion dollars that they have never paid back. So please Betty either learn some facts before you get on here and make stupid comments.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • lazers

        Betty is debby with a different sn. Lol let's just all assume.

        April 28, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • sadstateusa

        Betty...please tell us you are kidding. You CANNOT be seroius in your comments. You need help...please go and see your doctor...NOW! Call 911 to get you to the hospital...NOW! Betty, you are sad and lonely.

        April 28, 2011 at 10:08 am |
      • Beverly-NYC

        Poor Betty it's easier to admit you're a birther than the other B word, Bigot. Obviously you have opposing thumbs and can use the internet so you should be able to find wedding pictures.

        Since you're obviously a sheet waering authority, what can a person of color do to be considered an American?
        The President has conducted an exemplary life. Yes to people like you he till ins't good enough.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
      • Sheree

        Dam Betty u r a sick woman. U r the one that need to be stopped, and real soon

        April 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
      • a little sad

        Betty

        ....I will do everything I can to help insure Obama is a one termer...Betty Phillips

        Luckily, based on your rambling incoherent post, I would say that "everything you can do" is pretty much....

        nothing.

        April 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
      • Brandon from VA

        @Betty I really wish you weren't an American. What is your highest level of education?

        April 29, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • lagunalad

      Really Debbie? There's only one thing you don't like about the President.........hard to beleive considering the tone of your remarks.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
    • John B

      All the idiots like you were doing for the past 2 1/2 years is acuse President Obama of not being born here....you wouldn't shut up about it. He proved it once and for all...for the one millionth time...and now you same idiots are giving him crap for doing it.

      He's eligible, he's always been eligible, he's YOUR President...suck it and deal.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
    • TruthBTold

      Obama is in a very unique position as both a black man and the President of the United States; he and very few others, like Oprah, have a forum to debunk these racist chumps. Otherwise, he'd be effectively removed as President of the United States without any other recourse; like so many other not-so fortunate minority Americans and others who are subject to white Americans who, ultimately, serve as accuser, judge, jury, and executioner without any reference to a matter of fact. I have seen it all too often. Those who can't compete, otherwise, resort to cheating, including one lie after another.

      Aside from already obtaining the presidency, Obama would have faced far greater retaliation and removal from office based, simply, on the unfounded allegation alone as white Americans just do not know the difference between a lie and a literal fact when it comes to minorities and, certainly, do not care to as that would not serve their need to cheat.

      You know who you are! Moreover, the record speaks for itself. Those who need injustice, will justify anything; those who don't, simply, would not be caught excusing those who do.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
    • Nelson

      What the &*#@ are you talking about? He's not the first president to be on a talk show. You're just an idiot.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
    • John Trice

      "Dow, S & P Hit 3 year highs"...... I, personally, think President Obama is doing a great job. Keep up the good work Mr. President.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
    • new direction

      Regardless of all this nonsense, Obama is NOT a good leader. PERIOD!

      Donald Trump should be the next president. If the left would use a portion of their closed minds and LISTEN to what he is proposing for the US they would jump on his side.

      25% tax on all foreign goods coming from China until they stop manipulating their currency.
      Revision of the foreign trade tax with US and SK
      Remove all US troops from SK unless they PAY us... Why are we spending our money to protect SK when we are bankrupt??
      Build a road in afghanistan and a school, the Taliban blows it up.. How about we start building roads and schools in the US?

      Trump for president!

      April 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
    • Amy D

      Yes, I agree- why would he drag this out so long if he didn't want the attention. It is like he is passive agressive. This could have been long behind him if he only presented it sooner- but he didn't want it to be over SO soon.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • Is this guy a d-bag or what?

      Can you believe these people? Obama doesn't belong in the White House. Funny how our Black Presient is half white! Just too funny.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
    • YOUR THE STOOGE

      "Congress" is out of session until may 2nd. who's there to business with? he just reappointed three new positions today "that's buisness" SHUUUT UP!

      April 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • GetReal

      What a bunch of lies. That is not even the original!!

      April 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • paa

      LOL Just say you got paid by trump. it sad he made some you hate and cant get over it. He has made many fools and the world look and laugh.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
    • usualone

      Debbie: Whenever a President travels, the White House goes with him. His few moments with Oprah reach out to millions of people who watch her show. He wants to settle this distraction (birther nonsense) once and for all. I hope he never brings it up again as he definitely has more important issues facing him and the USA citizens.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
    • Mary

      Debby – you are spot on. He complains and slanders those who question him and then complains about how silly it is. Guess what – if it was that silly then why didn't he put it to rest two years ago. And, this nation's business hasn't been the focus since he stepped into the spotlight of the White House. Now, he is in full campaign mode and guess what – we don't need any sales people – we need a president who can lead – and he IS NOT THE ONE.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
      • Brains

        Mary, Mary, quite contrary, when shall your brain grow!

        If you never knew you were simple minded and sub-illiterate, you have confirmed it here. Maybe if you actually read a decent book and listen to NPR you would have some opportunity for intellectual advancement!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
      • Independent

        Mary, he shouldnt have to put it up. Besides the way the media (especially FOX News) does background checks on presidential candidates, if he wasnt an american citizen, everyone would have known before he was elected.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
      • @home

        Wow Mary.. Obama complains and slanders? That has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard! What has the republicans being doing to him since day one? How about the Tea party? I'm sorry but your comment is beyond narrow minded and ignorant.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
      • Stacy

        Totally agree with you. The left will defend Odumbo NO MATTER what he does. That is what is frightening, it's like a cult.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
      • Ohsnap

        Why should he have to prove anything? Did McCain? ALL of you should apologize for calling the President of the United States a liar regarding his birth and for making this country look like it's full of ignorant dweebs.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
      • Ivan Bial

        Marry have your doctor adjust your medication..Perhaps then you could admit you can't stand the fact a Balck Man is President and mucj smarter then you and your friends.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
      • cristo

        Mary – don't you find it ironic that you question why Obama didn't 'clear this up" instead of questioning why the republican party didn't at the time of the election? Do you not think that the leaders of the republican party wouldn't have been ALL over thisto stop him from even taking office before the election if there had been even a hint of truth to it? It's because the evidence of his birth was already there and they had nothing to legitimately attack. I am an independent and am not a fan of any political party at the moment but this nonsence has taken up wayyyy too much of the political discussion in the last few years. Focus on real issues and not crazy conspiracy theories that will accomplish absolutely nothing.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
      • iminim

        News flash Mary, Obama is "the one", at least for now. He is the legally elected President of the US. You don't have to like it. You can campaign against him. But like it or not, the people voted & he won. It's time for the Republicans to learn the hard lesson that the Democrats learned during Bush 2's years. Sometimes your candidate loses. You can't go back in time & change that. Nothing anyone does now can keep us from entering a war with Iraq or stop the GM bailout. They happened. All the whining in the world won't change reality.

        Whining about the unchangeable past does nothing to improve the future. Ideas, plans, and action change the future. Maybe we will have some time to discuss real issues before the next intentionally planted distraction sidetacks us from the real issues.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
      • Ryan

        Alll of these people that are saying, why wasn't McCain questioned, McCain's mom and dad were not of foriegn origin. If Obama's father was from Russia instead of Africa, we would probably still be having the same issues. Just because people ask to see a birth certificate does not make them racist, it makes them curious. I voted for Obama and wanted to see it. If there is nothing to hide then why not just show it. The reason why this has dragged on for so long is because Obama is a master politician, he revealed the birth certificate at the right moment to squash the tea party. On the flip side, I am pretty impressed that Donald Trump was able to bully the president into bringing out the birth certificate. If any republican really has a shot at being president I would pick Mitt Romney, he is a businessman and politican. It will be interesting to see election 2012.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
      • Marty rogers

        These people call themselves christians! there is even a woman here praying Obama cant even finish his term. Wrong wrong wrong–these are not christians–these are devils who are going to have a rude awakening when they realize their behavior is inspired by hatred and racism and that will not be acceptable to any God.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:10 am |
      • adagio

        >" He complains and slanders those who question him and then complains about how silly it is."" Guess what – if it was that silly then why didn't he put it to rest two years ago.""And, this nation's business hasn't been the focus since he stepped into the spotlight of the White House. Now, he is in full campaign mode and guess what – we don't need any sales people – we need a president who can lead – and he IS NOT THE ONE."<

        Hard to focus on the Nations Business when people just like you do everything in your power to keep that from happening by presenting the most frivolous nonsense into the discussion via a willing TV network and radio carnival barkers. BTW...Where's the Jobs Bill we were promised?? Maybe you could get Boehner and some of those TeaBaggers to make that happen. We've been waiting on that. You people ran on that remember?

        April 28, 2011 at 12:25 am |
      • AnotherThing

        "Papers, please..." What a commentary on America. Is it time for us to start forcing Jews to wear stars?

        April 28, 2011 at 2:04 am |
      • elephant>donkey

        oh snap...are you kidding? He should have to prove he is legal. How can you be president and "not have to prove anything"? When you get pulled over by a cop, you have to prove that you have a drivers license. Obama supporters are the most ignorant, biased, and racist people I have met

        April 28, 2011 at 3:16 am |
      • Grim Yeaper

        Mary, I'm watching you along with Betty.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:15 am |
      • StoopidIzAzStoopidDuz

        I'm sick of moronic comments like these. Just accept the fact that he was FAIRLY ELECTED (note how much more of the POPULAR vote he recieved that Bush II), he is the President, and he DID PUT THIS TO REST WHEN HE ISSUED THE ACCEPTED LEGAL DOCUMENTATION (NOTE THE LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS NOT THE LEGALLY ACCEPTED FORM, ONLY THE CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH IS BECAUSE IT HAS THE GOVERNER'S SEAL ON IT!!!!) 2 YEARS AGO!!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:03 am |
      • DQ

        My opinion is I think Mary and Betty are sisters. Maybe Fred is their father and they have a church.

        April 28, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • Vficial

        Mary- Since no one else will stoop to your childish ways I will. Nah nah nah nah nah black man is the president!!!!. Wedding pictures? Your reaching lady. Just stop now and they will renew your bingo membership lol.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:00 am |
      • Vficial

        That was meant for mary and betty

        April 28, 2011 at 11:06 am |
      • David

        He did put it to rest 2 years ago when he released his official certificate of live birth. That is what the State of Hawaii recognizes as a valid legal document, and what anyone born in Hawaii gets when you request a copy of a birth certificate. It's just that you didn't believe it.

        April 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • Mike

      I'm not sure he even knows what real business is. We are in the middle of a budget crisis and he fires up Air Force One to go on Oprah. What a waste of the taxpayers money. I would like for Obama to go on national TV and justify this expense to the nation. Absolutely no fiscal responsibility.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • Rob

      Debbie, stop listening to hannity and crew and start doing so real learning. Once you really do that you will see that they are all the same, both sides dem and rep. Please educated yourself and not of the filth that comes out of CNN or FOX.

      You really have no idea!

      April 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • Scott

      LOL I found it hilarious to the president goes on TV asking that we refocus on the "serious" issues and then does Oprah. WOW nice to see the campaigning has started already!

      April 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • LiberalNN

      Agreed. Keep campaigning Mr. President, while Rome burns.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
      • P

        A GOP candidate would be running now, too – if there was one.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:56 am |
      • David Streep

        Republicans started the fire, or were you under your Rock when that happen.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:57 am |
    • thisisold

      Debbie, he wouldn't have to appear on a show like Oprah. If it wasn't for the idiots who cling to the hope that our Black President isn't legitimate, but hey your ridiculous post sounds good. If you don't think about it much.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Lee

      Not really. He is actually trying to be quite efficient and put this idiotic argument to bed so the nation is not distracted by it. I am surprised at the people carrying on about it still. Donald T was probably not that serious of a candidate to begin with but this whole ugliness pretty much makes him look like a carnival barker.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • Loren Jenks

      Wrong. Obama has a real job, which he won by his own efforts. Some silly people just can't accept that. Wonder why?

      April 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • Cynthia

      Maybe, we ought to see what the President says on Oprah first before we start criticizing the man. He just may do something or say something different than all of the other politicians whom have appeared on talk shows before him ...Dah! I wonder why this president is expected to have even higher standards? I can figure that one out because its nothing new for people of color. I agree that there are other things more important for the recovery of this fine country besides the color of ones skin.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
    • Mike

      Right on Debbie, he is so worried about the budget but he spent our money to talk on Oprah. Looks like he was working hard today lowering gas prices. I wonder how much the fuel the jets used today.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
    • Lpais

      What?Are u one of Donald's stooges? At least he did not spend 2 weeks making an ass of himself as Trump did.
      Trump has proved beyond all shadow of a doubt that he is a total idiot.He should stick to organizing beauty pageants.

      April 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
    • Patcee

      Then by all means back Trump – all Democrats are hoping against hope the man wins the Republican nomination. Nothing would be better.

      April 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
      • Eperor

        If there was a like button on what you said Patcee I'd press it right now!

        April 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
      • Ben Sisko

        Well, actually it could. PALIN could win! HA HA HA

        April 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
      • adagio

        I would love to see Trump win the nomination. It would probably guarentee another LBJ type of landslide for Obama. America is not some TV Reality show.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:28 am |
      • shades

        carefull what you wish for, Patcee

        April 28, 2011 at 9:52 am |
    • miklan

      you think that's different from any other politician? Altruism always takes a back seat to self promotion, or else they'd never get elected.

      April 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
    • Debby's Teacher

      Debby failed kindergarten. Twice

      April 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm |
    • irene

      More hatred spewing from a GOP Birther. Get over it Debbie – we have a Black president!

      April 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
    • Silliness Indeed

      "We do not have time for this kind of silliness." – but we have time for Oprah. Funny.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
    • simonsays349

      Debby: You go girl!

      April 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Sassyone

      Poor Deb you must be one of the teabaggers

      April 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
    • Geeezus

      You nutjobs will never run out of enough time to be racist, morons, or just plain stupid, huh Debbie?

      April 27, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
    • Geeezus

      You nutjobs will never run out of enough time to be morons, or just plain stupid, huh Debbie?

      April 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
    • Dre

      Debby you are retarded!!!!!!!!!!! Go read what Neilsln from seattle said about our president!!! Thanks

      April 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
    • Amused

      Debby you are one of the stupid, check-collecting ignorants who make trailer park dwellers look classy. You guys need to go back to middle school and finish up that education. Your gene pool is ruining our country.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
    • Mike from MN

      @Debby

      The instant Obama won the election, his enemies have been attacking him non-stop with dumb distractions like the BIRTHER issue. Obama did nothing to counter the attacks for over a year! Obama is forced to be in campaign mode because the Republicans FEAR him! The BIRTHER issue nothing else but white people trying to remind the general public that Obama is BLACK without calling him the N-word. The fact of the matter is this: Obama provided the only LEGAL document necessary to prove his birth: the CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH. A BIRTH CERTIFICATE is not even a LEGAL DOCUMENT. You need a WAIVER to obtain your BIRTH CERTIFICATE. If Obama was not President, he might not have even been granted this waiver.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
      • Kathy B in California

        If it is your "own" birth certificate you are requesting.....you would not need a "waiver" Every State has an agency the handles "vital" records.......a child can request both birth and death records of a parent if said child can adequately prover his or her own identity and relationship to the person of interest.......(maybe California is different) but as for a person's own records.....a request and a fee is generally the only thing imposed.......(if he wasn't President he would never have gotten a waiver????) how ridiculous!!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
      • adagio

        Yeah...but you're supplying facts. They don't want facts. It messes with the side show.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:32 am |
      • Mike

        I don't dislike him because he's black I dislike him because his economic policies are absurd

        April 28, 2011 at 6:30 am |
      • Mike

        and, umm, I think most people are aware that he is black

        April 28, 2011 at 6:31 am |
      • kp in mi

        This whole issue is stupid. I laugh when I listen to Donald Trump talk, he is such an idiot. In his interview with Anderson Cooper he never gave direct answers, refused to acknowledge facts and ignored basic questions about his "investigators" in Hawaii (which probably never existed). Now he is taking credit for Obama releasing the long-form birth certificate. FYI people it's called a Certificate of Live Birth, as opposed to the Certification of Live Birth that he released years ago. The 'Birthers' will never be happy and just like Obama said, there are important issues that are affecting people that need to be addressed.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:45 am |
      • ringleader

        Mike – that's the part I can't wait for – to hear Faux News decrying the "special treatment" that President Obama got from the Hawaii Department of Health to even get the long form document released. You nailed it when you said that if he wasn't the President, they might not have granted the waiver. Can't wait to see the loony ultra-right wing fringe jump on that point.

        April 28, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • Amused

      I just love jealous crackers!

      April 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
    • James

      Debby, what brand of Stupid Juice do you and your followers drink?

      April 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
    • Fred

      Debby you are truly a dummy!!!!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
    • Leon

      Your right Debby he could have solved this when the Clinton's first brought it up but it didn't suit his purposes. Remember it's all about his favorite word in all his speeches "I" the rest of us are just a bunch of dumb "clingers.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      He couldn't wear Trump shoes. It tookTrump a little over thirty days to get out of Stupid what we the rest of the country has wanted for two years now. There is still plently of unanswered questions about this man. Why people don't know him in Colombia iuniversity or any othe other colleges he supposedly attended. And if he changed his name why is Barack Hussein Obama listed and not Barry Soetoro the named he was born with. Why does he have a birth number on his cetfificate that is a smaller number of two twins who came in before he did and were born on the same day. HUH? CAN YOU ANSWER THAT ONE? How did someone like him whose IQ was very, very low make it into Harvard without big money being exchanged. Then after he spposedely graduated from that college no one has seen any records of his elementary school through Harvard. There is a lot of mystery of this often called drug mule from the Middle East to the United States and his homosexual partner. LET US HAVE THE REAL BARRY SOETORO STAND UP.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        OMG, you are off-the-charts paranoid AND stupid! I've got better things to do than rebut all your nonsense. You are a class-A jerk!

        April 28, 2011 at 12:22 am |
      • GeminiGirl

        You are one scary whack-job! The president had excellent marks when attending Harvard and Columbia! You must have been listening to another whack-job, Trump, who made it up! He said he "heard that the president was a terrible student." It is obvious he made it up! Please, this world doesn't need another conspiracy theorist. Come on out of the basement, huh!?

        April 28, 2011 at 12:56 am |
      • Dre

        Another person with no knowledge!! Hill Harper commented on Obama going to Harvard because he too went to Harvard. If elementary school is something you are putting into your debate about a man who was born in 61 you have issues!! How many people went to Harvard based on money?? EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have to pay to get into school sir!!! get your life together!

        April 28, 2011 at 1:03 am |
      • Jack Robinson

        Everyone has a righ to be wrong, including the birthers. However to remain wrong in the face of facts and figures incomprehensible, it is very whacky. It begs the question – is there there is a motive to moving to another controverial question soon after the birther issue was laid to rest......why did he attend Harvard, what are his grades, why is he so intelligent an smart, why did he graduate cum laude ? .....gimme a break. IS there a hidden subliminal motive to this unending frivolities? Or there is a deep seated and burning bias? How come Dubya faced less retarded questions?

        April 28, 2011 at 2:04 am |
      • AnotherThing

        How sad for you, Gaylon. I have seen photos of our President as an elementary sgtudent in the exact building I work in now. Get a life, quit listening to the crap on FOX, and spend some time outside in the sun instead of online all day and night!

        April 28, 2011 at 2:07 am |
      • guest

        GAYLON BARROW ...now at least we have an idea why you are so damaged. To go through life with that name. Gee Gay ...your name spelled backwards is NOLYAG WORRAB..... sounds MUSLIM TO ME.

        April 28, 2011 at 2:19 am |
      • huh who me myself & i

        what are trump shoes?

        April 28, 2011 at 6:49 am |
      • Jay

        It looks like another village is missing its idiot....

        April 28, 2011 at 7:40 am |
      • Peri

        Gaylon, is the hospital aware that you have left the padded room? Now put your bib back on stop playing with the computer at the nurses station.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:56 am |
      • Locode

        Someone should tell the well known author whose name you're using that you're making him look like an idiot by your moronic comments.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:48 am |
      • kp in mi

        wow! it's really scary to think these people walk amoung us!
        Really we are talking about his elementary schooling?? What are we concerned that he ate glue in kindergarten or was picked last on the playground. I could care less. The man went to TWO elite universities, Columbia and Harvard. He was elected by his classmated to the Legal Review (I assume you need a brain in your head for this to occur). Ever heard of Student Loans. He and Michelle have said they didn't finish paying off their loans until just before he ran for president. I for one and happy to have such a well rounded President represent the U.S. He can relate to the everyday man or woman from his life experiences and I look forward to voting him into his second term in 2010!!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:52 am |
      • kp in mi

        wow! it's really scary to think these people walk amoung us!
        Really we are talking about his elementary schooling?? What, are we concerned that he ate glue in kindergarten or was picked last on the playground for kick ball. I could care less. The man went to TWO elite universities, Columbia and Harvard. He was elected by his classmates to the Legal Review (I assume you need a brain in your head for this to occur). Ever heard of Student Loans. He and Michelle have said they didn't finish paying off their loans until just before he ran for president. I for one am happy to have such a well rounded President represent the U.S. He can relate to the everyday man or woman from his life experiences and I look forward to voting him into a second term in 2012!!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:54 am |
      • ringleader

        The Presidents BIRTH FATHER is Barack Obama Sr. His mother married Lolo Soetoro in 1965. What makes you think the Presidents name at birth would have been Barry Soetoro? You really need to stop listening to Rush L. and Glenn B. and join the rest of us in the real world.

        Think about what you are saying to just 2 seconds. You're claiming that the President has a very, very low IQ (I'd like to know your source for that, by the way), but yet somehow, if everything else you say is true, he's been smart enough to put together this entire conspiracy and fool millions of people for years now. How exactly do those two ideas make sense?

        April 28, 2011 at 10:30 am |
      • adagio

        Congratulations. Your post made it as the single most paranoid Birther nonsense I"ve ever seen. In fact it's so incredibly stupid that I posted it to my Facebook wall as an example of the kind of idiots that we have running loose in the country. I put it up with a lot of fanfare, so you should be thrilled with all the amazing responses that it's getting.
        Yes GAYLON ( who would name a kid Gaylon?...do your friends call you GAY? ) theres even a picture of those yokels from Deliverance with the caption...Birther in Action!. With any luck it'll go viral and you'll be famous.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • Wzrd1

      Strange, that was the same criticism that FDR got over his fireside chats on the radio.
      The funny thing is, the vast majority of the populace enjoyed those chats, they reassured a nation suffering from the great depression and after, WWII.
      It's called communication. Rather than sit in the White House and never be seen, Obama goes on television, has weekly addresses to the citizens of this nation on the White House webpage and tries is level best to COMMUNICATE.
      I guess that YOU would prefer he dictate?

      April 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
      • Haliwood1

        Thank you! I can't believe it's taken this long for someone to bring up FDR and the Fireside Chats. It's those very chats that enabled the President to talk directly to the populous, to make them understand what he was trying to do to fix the situation that the prior administration left us in (Gotta love those deregulate everything politicians so that business can run amok, and create the monetary problems that lead us into recessions and depressions), allowed the people to feel confident enough to reinvest their money into the banking system, and thus, pull us out of the depression. But, God forbid our President tries to talk to the people. If he does, he's blamed for diverting his attention away from the country's problems. If he doesn't, then he's blamed for being too aloof, for not reaching out to the people. That's exactly what those who want to keep weak-minded individuals afraid of everything so they just listen to the loudest, most ignorant voice and follow along like sheep want to keep perpetuating. Let's keep talking about the President's past, so we don't have to think about why Oil companies are still receiving a tax break when they're making money when they drill, making money when they refine, and making money at the sale of oil and oil byproducts. The refining jobs aren't going to go anywhere...our dependency on oil means we still have to bring it in. So, what jobs are we threatening by removing tax breaks that were established long ago when Texas oil went barren, and oil companies were having a difficult time surviving? And why are Republicans the ones who claimed Obama was in the Oil Companies' pocket when the Gulf Oil Spill occurred, but are the ones that say we can't take away their tax breaks, even when they are making profits not seen before in their industry?

        April 28, 2011 at 5:11 am |
      • andyd

        FANTASTIC!!! Your comment is spot-on!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:53 am |
      • adagio

        Well....they hate anything that reminds them of FDR. I do prefer a president that actually gets out and talks to the people. Makes him more accessable. It's a good thing. Communication is always a positive attribute.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • maxwell

      what kinds of drugs are you on Debby?

      April 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
    • Dan

      He would not be on television if he did not have a bunch of uneducated people questioning his place of birth. Did any of you question John McCain's birthplace. No! He was not born in the United States. He was born on U.S. territory, but how many of you birther morons know the laws of citizenship involving birth other than the 50 states. You do not have to be born in the United States you jackwad birthers to even be a U.S. citizen. Maybe you can get some more citizenship advice from someone who has bankrupted plenty of times in a company name, Donald Trump, to avoid his own personal bankruptcy! Learn citizenship before you give us lip!

      April 28, 2011 at 12:00 am |
    • Phil

      Ah Debbie
      -
      Are you a dedicated right-wing extremist racist like the Birthers?
      -
      The Birthers seem to have volunteered for the "class fool" position in American classrooms.
      -
      What is next for the Birthers and Tea Party dunces? How about stumping for Bushy and Dickys face being carved on Mt. Rushmore?

      April 28, 2011 at 12:25 am |
    • Xris

      Yeah, that whooooooooooooole hour it took for him to do that interview (in D.C., mind you.) would create millions of jobs, solve the budget crisis, and most of all - would have STILL had time to watch the REAL 3 stooges 😉 People will never be satisfied, will they?

      Good job, Deb! Tell me... What's your master plan?

      I bet you want to vote for Trump, too... Geez...

      Bottom line.... Someone, somewhere, will ALWAYS find something to dislike about ANY president. Doesn't mean they're not doing their job the best they can. I wish I could just ask each and every American - just exactly what is it that the current president hasn't done, that YOU would like to see accomplished? Truth is, everyone would have a different answer. No one will ever be 100% satisfied with any president we have. Just seems like this one is catching more hell than even our friend from 2000-2008. Last I checked, that man did some SERIOUS damage to our nations financial situation. The sad part is, it gets worse before it gets better. Everyone wants to "microwave" all of our economic troubles. Nations don't fix themselves overnight. Let's get real, people... Do some research. Find where your tax dollars go. Stop griping, form an educated opinion of your own and stop gathering opinions of your friends and favorite radio hosts. Anyone can be that guy behind the bully shouting "YEAH, WHAT HE SAID!"

      April 28, 2011 at 12:27 am |
      • Xris

        I meant to correct that "D.C. comment with Chicago, just a few hundred miles away", my apology there.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:28 am |
    • Why?

      So when Bush, and Palin go on Oprah it's ok, but when Obama goes on Oprah it's not. Wow you guys are really mad that a black man is in office aren't you? I mean it must really burn your butts that he's there.

      He gets criticized for not sending aid to Libya and when he does you guys call it Obama's war? He did not need congressional approval as noted by the Supreme Court in order to maintain the element of surprise. He doesn't release his long term birth certificate he gets criticized, and when he does he gets criticized for taking too long? Really? Can anyone make an atcual logical argument against Obama in accordance to the American economy? I mean a problem that he actually started? For you right wing extremist I'm talking about a problem that was not started by the Bush administration. If you look at issues that were not started by the Bush administration but the Obama administration you will find very little. I have seen this under the table racism brewing for years now, the exciting thing is though is that other people are starting to see it as well.

      April 28, 2011 at 12:53 am |
    • Tina

      The supposed "birth certificate" the White House presented today is a FAKE!!!.... Where is the state seal?

      April 28, 2011 at 1:27 am |
    • CalvinJ

      Debby: Please get a life. You people who rag on this guy are either insane or just out for attention. Your rail about what a bad president he is, you go on about all kinds of things, with out taking into account the situation he inherited. The debt was not his making: George W. did that. Yet, none of that seems to matter. He goes on a show with someone who will respect him and all you can carp about is that he is doing it all. I love my country and you have every right to your opinion, but you really do need a life.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:28 am |
    • Dejavu65

      Debby stop being bitter, hate will only kill you from the inside!!

      April 28, 2011 at 1:30 am |
    • guest

      Gee Debby...(it is so cute ....mommy and daddy liked their little girl so much they infantlized her name ) is that what upsets you. Well, not to worry, just go back to your favorite movie ( Sex and the City 2) and afterward, hang in the mall, with your girlfriends quoting Star Magazine.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:12 am |
    • Independent

      It's funny to see how republicans are getting desperate and try anything to undermine Obama's credentials,instead of focusing on the real issues. If you want to watch a circus w/o substance watch fox news. It's sad they don't have a strong canditate who can run against Obama in 2012.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:16 am |
    • Sherri

      I agree with you Debby.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:22 am |
    • guest

      @GAYLON BARROW ...now at least we have an idea why you are so damaged. To go through life with that name. Gee Gay ...your name spelled backwards is NOLYAG WORRAB..... sounds MUSLIM TO ME.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:23 am |
    • Tommy Mack

      I KNOW!!! Right? During two wars he started he should be clearing brush in Texas on a ranch he uses for photo-ops and will sell immediately as he's not president!

      Heck, when he's told "America's under attack", he should look stunned like a deer for 7 minutes while readin' "My Pet Goat" instead of saying, "Kids, I've got stuff to do, sorry".

      April 28, 2011 at 2:43 am |
    • Cynthia

      I dislike Obama. That being said, this issue is insane. He was born in Hawaii; it was announced in the paper...let's move on. I still dislike him, and think he's not a strong president..where are the jobs? What about the housing market? Let's move on and let's hope he has some solid, concrete answers to these problems. If he can do these things then I don't care if he's from Timbuctu....

      April 28, 2011 at 3:26 am |
    • wjeri

      Debby you are correct. Obama needs to quit the "silliness" on Oprah and get back to work!

      April 28, 2011 at 3:32 am |
    • WKNDTHG

      Get your head out of the ground...

      April 28, 2011 at 5:36 am |
    • Ken

      Obama and Oprah are both sickening. All the moron in chief had to do was release his birth certificate many moons ago an none of this would have ever went this far. If he is too stupid to have realized that how can he possibly think he can run a country or solve any serious problem? This clown can attend fundraisers and private concerts at the White House but can't seem to find time to visit any of the places devistated by all of these storms "in this country" the last several weeks. Change we can believe in he says. What's scares me even more than that are all you idiots that voted for and worship him. No doubt the third world status for our country that he seeks will soon be upon us. When you trade your lexus in for your camel maybe you libs can do some reflection as to how you can educate an idiot and then all you have is an educated idiot. Five year olds can bring forth a birth certificate to play baseball, but it took your god two years to "get serious".

      April 28, 2011 at 6:03 am |
    • Apricot

      Debby is right. He flew to Chicago to record for OPRAH and had to do a day of prep, so was there for at least 2 days. Meanwhile ...... Stock market is crashing again, LIBYA?!, unemployment rate is increasing.... wow what the hell is he doing? Being on OPRAH is not pro-active for the benefit of the citizens of this country.

      April 28, 2011 at 6:10 am |
    • Mike

      I think that a lot of people who the left accusses of racism do not dislike Oobama because he is black. They dislike him because he forwards socialistic policies that show a very fundamental lack of knowledge regarding basic economics. If you think that taxes on anybody are good for the country you do not understand economics. If you believe that the government has any ability to help the economy (aside from getting out of the way of it), you do not understand economics. If you think that the wealthy are evil because they take from the poor, you are very naive. Wealth is not finite. Wealthy people create wealth and increase the wealth of all around them. If you think that the price of the dow has anything to do with bush or obama, you are way off- that would be like blaming the tide of the ocean on the captain of a small boat. If you think that most people who are poor have anyone to blame but themselves, you are very naive.

      April 28, 2011 at 6:23 am |
      • Mike

        to those of you who think that birthers are inherantly racist- that type of thinking is exactly what is wrong with this country- people using any excuse- from racism to the economy- to justify their own failings.

        April 28, 2011 at 6:29 am |
    • cathy

      You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT DEB....he has always been a poor excuse for a Chicago politician and a wannabe celeb.

      April 28, 2011 at 6:47 am |
    • jiju

      Unfortunately mass appeal is required for the president else youll have warren buffet or bill running your country. This man has both so consider urself lucky

      April 28, 2011 at 7:39 am |
    • Reality

      Obamas is a turd and Trump is a douche. Take your pic

      April 28, 2011 at 7:43 am |
    • martin

      You know there is a process to pass bills. it starts in the House of Reresentatives, it goes to the Senate and then the President Signs or Vetos. He can not by law make up and sign his own Bill into law. Our Government 101.

      April 28, 2011 at 7:46 am |
    • "Oprah 'questions' the Obama's" LOL!!!!

      Yeah, I'm sure those questions were real probing!! HA!! Guess this is the "important" business that Obama was referring to in his birth certificate speech. "Now, let's get back to the important business...." HA!!!! How much did this little trip to see his friend Oprah cost the taxpayers????????? What a loser for a President.

      April 28, 2011 at 7:51 am |
    • Cheaspeake Bay Jenn

      So Sarah Palin's reality TV show is what...? (Blank stare) Fall back ; until your more informed.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:09 am |
    • DoSomethingEvenIfYou'reWrong

      This 'story' would have been better named : "Oprah tosses out softball questions for her idol"

      April 28, 2011 at 8:15 am |
    • don.kiraly@gmx.de

      I've got bad news for you, Debby. You are the stooge here. This would not be a bad thing in itself - there has to be room in this world for stooges, too. But there are so many of you out there apparently. Or you are a very vociferous minority (please feel free to look up any 5th grade vocabulary items you don't know, Deb). How did so many of you hatch? Is it poor schooling, a loss of values, the dumming-down of modern civilization as a result of the glut of cruddy mass media offerings? I am sure you will not have an answer for me, Debby. I just hope that the rest of us sensible folks can prevent the Debbie-Trump disease from becoming a horrific plague.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:16 am |
    • JOSEPH

      HORRAY OBAMA, CONSIDERING WHAT BUSH AND CHENEY DID TO OUR COUNTRY!OBAMA HAS A THANLESS TASK TO GET US OUT OF BUSHES WARS. HALIBURTON, OIL COMPANYS SHAME ON YOU. TAX THE RICH, ITS ABOUT TIME AS THEY HAVE RAN AWAY, FROM THEIR DUTIES FOR A LONG TIME.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:25 am |
    • quiet1

      Deb I guess you have upset some obama lovers, lucky they did not call you a racist.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:27 am |
      • adagio

        Upset isn't the right word. The complaints from "Deb" and all the rest are so lame that they need to be pointed out. Telling Obama to not go on Oprah and get back to work is a lame attempt at grandstanding. In fact because of her enormous popularity you know that it affords him a huge audience to communicate with. You certainly don't like that. You can't control the message. I would imagine that it's quite likely that after the visit with Oprah, in which he gets to talk to the people in a relaxed and informal setting, he followed that with the kind of work that you can't even conceive of. It's not like he's on vacation. What you're doing is simply looking for anything to throw darts at. It cheapens your argument because it's childish.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:14 am |
    • Moron Alert

      Debby, you are a hopeless nimrod.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:31 am |
    • Chris

      Debby,

      Were you loudly voicing the same sentiment when Palin was on SNL? McCain on Leno? If you're going to condemn one person let's go ahead and add in everybody. kthxbai

      April 28, 2011 at 8:32 am |
    • Locode

      Debby did Dallas so often that she's suffering from semen poisoning.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:44 am |
    • Dolce21

      That is so true, I use to like Oprah until she endorsed the obama's then she fell off the charts as far as I am concerned, she swayed the pendulum way over to his side, because there are too many sheeple who believe in her. And she is just as bad. Can't stand her now. Have no trust in her and her words.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:48 am |
      • Vficial

        Are you serious know you dont like Oprah because of a choice she made. So basically sounds to me you think Oprah was a good house negro til she decided to back the Obama's. She has no loyalty huh. I dont no if your a man or a women but either way you are pathetic.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:24 am |
      • vickchick

        Oprah, just like you, has the right to support any one she wants to. Obviously, she did not support who you wanted her to so you don't like her now. Ignorance does not discriminate. This is so elementary. Go take your meds.

        April 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
      • Dre

        @Vficial U are so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! exactly She was a house Negro then she bit the hand that fed her!!!! lol lol now people want to whip her for making her decision!!! She is a person who has a talk show and by the way IS THE RICHEST BLACK WOMAN IN THE NATION!!!!! You people are just so dumb it is sickening to my stomache to know I live in the same country as you.

        April 29, 2011 at 11:31 am |
    • john

      The country doesn't have time for this non-sense – oh wait, that was other non-sense.
      Don't pay any mind to the haters Debbie – hate is all they have at this point. The certainly can't look at policy.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:48 am |
    • john

      Right on Debbie. The hate mongers are out in force once again today. When they can't stand on policy they can only hate..

      April 28, 2011 at 8:54 am |
      • Shay

        Your head has obviously been in the sand! Hate mongers? They go by the name of REPUBLICAN!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:08 am |
    • Scout

      So sad to be you, Debby. Really, really sad.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:58 am |
    • barnez

      Debby, Trump is an edcuated fool, and was born that way(In America)ha ha , and Obama does not have sense that God promise a knat. He would be a better President if he just worked 8 weeks out of a year. And to add something to the Birther Deal, Hawaii was not even a State when he was born and that makes it more illegal. Think about it, was he born in the UNITED STATES IN 1961, NO, NO NO NO NO NO. barnez

      April 28, 2011 at 8:59 am |
      • adagio

        Uhh...you do know that Hawaii became a state in 1960 right? LOL...Where'd you go to school?

        April 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
      • adagio

        Somebody tell me that this guy is joking. Please. After all this time over all this nonsense, there is still somebody out there that doesn't know that Hawaii became a state in 1960. This goes to the heart of the problem. We are dealing with some of the most deranged imbeciles on the planet. 8% of the Republicans in North Carolina don't even know that Hawaii is a state. It's as if ignorance is something to be proud of.

        April 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
    • Wikkidtwisted

      Barry possesses a US passport. As I read the Hyscience researchers' discovery, when Lolo Soetoro adopted Barry, his name was changed to Barry Soetoro.

      Second, in order for Barry to attend the private schools in Indonesia, he was required to produce his name. From earlier reports, his Indonesian teachers referred to him as Barry and not Barack. Also, he was required to register at those schools as a Muslim.

      In seems evident that in Indonesia, Barry Soetoro was (is) his name.

      When his mother left Indonesia, with Barry, she may have returned to the USA with Barry, identified as Barack Obama by his old US passport. It is conceivable that his mother hid the Barry Soetoro identity and registered Barry in Hawaii schools with the name identified on his US passport.

      The questions becomes, did Barry's mother ever clear up the name Barry was given on his adoption papers, identifying him as Barry Soetoro. I think not!

      Furthermore, Barry has continued to renew his US passport with the name Barack Obama. I doubt that any request for a name change has ever been submitted.

      Accordingly, legally, Barack Obama is Barry Soetoro ... until he officially changes his name to Barack Obama. He could change that name when he applies for naturalization as a US citizen.

      Note: Recall the Imprimis post where Prof. Erler distinguishes between birthright and jurisdiction. Though Barry was born in the USA to at least one parent under the jurisdiction of the USA, that parent's willingness to allow Barry's adoption by a foreign national, in a foreign country that bars dual nationality, may have overridden his jurisdiction qualification. This is particularly true, if Barry held an Indonesian (ROI) passport. Consequently, Barry would be required to surrender to US jurisdiction in order to re-acquire US citizenship.

      Has Barry done that?

      It seems, from what has been uncovered thus far, that Barry has only renewed his US passport and overlooked (suprressed) his Indonesian citizenship.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:04 am |
    • Shay

      Debby, open up your mind! You sound like Sarah Palin!! Hey, did you ever complain about George W. Bush? I'll bet you didn't.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:06 am |
    • Regina

      Thank You Dawn! I agree with you totally.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:10 am |
    • Katz

      Debbie, I agree 100% He could of released the birth certificate 2 years ago when the Clinton's asked for it. Then he says there is not time for this silliness but has time to show up on the Oprah show. Which by the way the taxpayers paid for that trip. All he has to do is some sort of work to justify that we pay for it. What did he do? He went to give Mayor Daley the Blueprints of Chicago! Get this clown out in 2012!

      April 28, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • Mike S.

      Poor delusional right wing whack job Debby. Watch much Fox News do you? There's Dumb, then there's Dumber, then there's Debby.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:16 am |
    • imurphit

      Obamo "YOU'RE FIRED!"

      April 28, 2011 at 9:20 am |
    • emperorobama

      Debbie, my fellow comrade, cut a brotha a break. You have no idea how hard my job is. Circumventing the constitution and congress, ignoring the will of my fellow comrades, dragging us into more wars that we absolutely cannot afford, playing tit for tat with the ever growing budget. And on top of all this, finding time to fit in my golf outings and vacations. Man you guys just don't get it.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:22 am |
    • Debbose

      President Obama is better than Trump

      April 28, 2011 at 9:26 am |
    • perkstoy

      Debbie, as he said before the media doesn't give him the opportunity to speak to the American public like he would like too, the best way to get his word out is to go on talk shows etc, so real people can hear what he has to say without judgement. Most of the American people tune into Oprah, Ellen, Jay Leno...this is a great way to be able to speak to all of us. Since the media feels a need to sensor what he says or adds a delay so other can insert bull, he can get the truth out and his words out this way without prejudice. Beside the Republicans are blocking everything he try to do as President, I guess he has more time in his day then most Presidents.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:31 am |
    • iownccc

      You know it Debbie! My first question to him would be "Why are you so un-american?"

      April 28, 2011 at 9:32 am |
    • jamison

      Hey Dufus. Did you ever complain when Bush was at his ranch clearing brush all the time. At least Obama has a brain.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:38 am |
    • sadstateusa

      Debby, it is obvious don't like the President. Please stop the hate talk and move on. People like you question question and question and when he responds you cry shut up shut up shup! Debby, do you support anything about this country or are you just a complainer with no meaningful input into how to solve this nations problems. Just so you know, the laws are created by the legislative branch of government; not the executive branch. So, if you got a bone to pick, contract your state representatives. Oh, have a great day Debby.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:43 am |
    • andyd

      GREAT JOB MR. PRESIDENT YOU'RE ONE OF A KIND!!!

      April 28, 2011 at 9:51 am |
    • Brandon

      Debbie...........You are an idiot!!!

      April 28, 2011 at 10:37 am |
    • Che-3

      Idiot, you have NEVER liked him from Day #1. If you goes to the corner store to get ice cream on Sat. you stupidity complain why is Obama not in Church on Sat. If Obama goes to Church on Sunday with his daughters to counsel with the Lord again; you will primitively complain why is Obama not working on Sunday than going to Church? GOP Midget nothing that this Pres. does meets your backward trailer park Racist criteria. You have the brain of a Taliban Caveman. There’s no difference between you and Al Qaeda. In the words of Great Black Atty. Johnny Cochran; you’re the 2-twins of evil dwelling amongst men of good will.

      April 28, 2011 at 10:49 am |
      • Dolce21

        From what I see this has nothing to do with RACE!, its his incompetence.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:24 am |
    • john

      Right on... this guy is good for very little but self promotion and building his ego as are most politicians. But he takes it to a new level of self only! Be a leader! Why did he fool with this issue so long! He had the ability years ago to deal with this. Why does he not make a difference rather than keep saying "look what I took over...it is Bush's fault"? He took the job knowing the issues and promised to unit us and make change. The only change is we are more divided as a nation now than just about ever! Why in this time of turmoil does he run to Oprah's show to gloat instead of deal with this issues we middle class and most of society need help with. I hope he becomes unemployed like many of my friends very soon!

      April 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
    • Weezie

      You Know Debby, you are just like all those otherfake a$$es. As long as you get what you want it's ok, but the minute someone takes a slight break, you criticize. I don't blame the President from taking a SHORT break from all the bull that's not helping our country. Donald Trump is running around wasting time BEING A SO-CALLED BIRTHER,

      April 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Debbie

      Debby that is the dumbest thing that I read all day. You're no better than Trump.

      April 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • Vivek Chaudhary

      Right on Debby. People can't handle the truth.

      May 24, 2011 at 2:58 am |
    • Owen

      Successful people are stooges. Who are you?

      May 25, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  3. Michae l J.

    Morons, all of them

    April 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
  4. Darrell Burks

    We have one the greatest Presidents in our lifetime – and we are spending time on birthers? Our country is in a sad state – We are so fornuate to have President Obams and First Lady Michelle Obama – They are leading us throught the most troubled times in our history – lets get back to the important issures

    April 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  5. Joke

    He has real problems to solve...but has time to visit Oprah

    April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  6. OldieTampaBay

    You, Debby, are CLUELESS! You and the rest of the wingnuts wouldn't be happy no matter WHAT he did.The man is simply trying to do his job .. and the idiots won't leave him alone long enough to do it.
    OBAMA 2012!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
    • Vivek Chaudhary

      did you say job? Unemployment is 9.8%, Gas prices are touching $5, medical insurance costs are still going up and out of reach for most Americans, drug costs are double than what you pay in Canada. This guy just likes to behave as if he is a Hollywood actor. Dare not say anything to him otherwise you will be called a racist.

      May 24, 2011 at 3:03 am |
  7. Lola

    I'm not a big fan of the prez (fan of the 1st Lady :)) but I am so glad he finally produced his birth certificate. I think the whole thing was a non-issue to begin with but unfortunately, conspiracy theorists will always exist. But I blame the media as I believe they played a greater role in allowing the birther issue to go on this long....

    April 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
  8. Diana

    Sorry Debby . . . HE IS BETTER THAN TRUMP.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
    • Sandy

      You got that one right! Right on!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • Kelly

      How is he better than Trump? Trump is a very wealthy, powerful, respected individual who has risen from bankruptcy more than once. The public is familiar with his past, good and bad, and yet he has a very strong and loyal following. The fact that Trump delivers what he promises is truly refreshing and something this country needs. I plan to vote for Trump in the election, if he runs. I know many people actually who would. I feel that we need someone that is business savvy and is not about politics or their popularity polls [even though Trump is an attention addict, he has built an empire that is successful and has had no downfall in this economy].

      April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • john

      that's not sayin' much.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • Scoutmagazine

      Not Trump is about making america better Obama is about butter fly nets. Stop selling out America Obama

      April 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • Rae

      I'm no fan of Obama but even I know he is TONS better than Trump!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • Istvan

      UH....You are wrong! Probably...as usual

      April 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
    • CaEd

      That is not a very high standard.

      How about we find someone that understands economics and world affairs rather than Social Engineering, golf and failed international initiatives.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
    • Ann

      Really, LOL. Obama does NOTHING about the gas prices even though we hel[ped the middle East in their wars and they OWE us. He should be on the phone with them NOW. He does nothing about China doing all our manufacturing instead this dufus gives them a state dinner. Obama is one thing, NUTS.one more thing, evil. His whole agenda is evil

      April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
      • Nina

        @Diana, please tell me why you are so enamored by him? I am just curious because his policies are driving this country into the gutter so I want to get your take on his performance.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
      • Truth prevails

        if you truly knew about the gas problem, you would recognize that there is nothing Obama, nor could Bush do about a global gas problem short term. Even digging locally would take so long, we would not see results for upwards of 4 years.

        Grow up... One excuse after excuse for President Obama haters. Birthers now will go to gas, if they do research and find out it has NOTHING to do with him, they will go to slandering his Christianity. No new news for the haters, just more hate and ignorance. Study the materials before posting irrelalvent and ruthless lies about the President of our nation. Look in the mirror, repent and tell the truth. BTW- they are still taking applications if you and others would like to move to Europe. Obama 2012 (Done deal)

        April 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
      • lyndachele

        Just what is it you expect Obama to do? This country is a republic based upon capitalism with a free-market economy. The oil companies, using the excuse of the instability in the Middle East, are jacking up the prices at the pumps. So if you want to complain, complain about the oil companies TO the oil companies.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
      • T

        Ann come on now, I can believe you said a foolish thing. Big Business Ann................

        April 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
      • Mtnjim

        Gas prices are much higher than oil prices justify, it's all for gas companies' profits. Would you have him nationalize private companies like communist countries? As far as China doing our manufacturing, it was private companies looking to increase the CEO's bonuses by getting rid of middle class workers and sending the jobs to countries where peasants work for pennies a day.

        The war on the poor and soon-to-be-poor (middle class) continues...

        April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
      • JohnRJ08

        This is a perfect example of how ignorance shapes an opinion. What does Ann think that ANY president could do about high gasoline prices? We're dealing with multi-national corporations and commodity speculators which have been largely protected by the Republican Party for the last 40 years. Even if Obama nationalized the oil companies it would have zero effect. In fact, it would probably make things much worse.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
      • JMG

        wait...so did you post this same crap when gas prices stayed high during Bush's term or are you just bashing Obama because the things he is trying to accomplish are being stopped by spiteful republicans?? This problem was created by Bush too keep his gas baron friends happy and one term isnt going to solve it. so give us all a break and go back under the rock you came out of.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
      • Shawn

        Ann,

        Do us all a favor and purchase yourself an education. You could get one on loan still, but hurry, as the Republicans are out to take this opportunity away from you.

        Peace

        April 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
      • The Voice of Reason

        Um.. Ann? Are you aware of how much we owe China? I'll fill you in. As of July 2010, the US owed the Peoples Republic of China 846.7 BILLION US dollars. I think coughing up a state dinner is a small price to pay for 846 billion dollars in loans, lol. We wouldn't owe anywhere near that much if the damn Bush administration hadn't gotten us mired in wars no one understands that can't be won.

        You think Obama is responsible for rising gas prices? Oh.. you are so naive. Do you think he can pick up a hotline to the middle east and demand lower prices because "they owe us"? That's just ridiculous. Oil prices fluctuate based on market speculation – something Obama has NO CONTROL OVER. It costs the oil companys about $35 a barrel for oil, and that includes refining and processing. Their price to the consumer is sitting pretty at about $125 a barrel... that's a tidy little profit isn't it?

        Honey, if it's US Jobs and cheaper gas prices you want, you are barking up the wrong tree. Today's Republican party (not my party.. I was a Reagan Republican) will NEVER do anything to regulate the oil trade and they are more than happy to continue sending US jobs overseas so that corporations can increase their profit margin by hiring 10 year old Chinese kids to do the work.

        Maybe instead of being a sock-puppet for Republican blow-hards like Glen Beck, you could do a little research.

        Oh and by the way – I don't know how it is where you come from, but where I come from you only OWE someone if you ASKED for their help to begin with. The people of Libya might have asked, but Iraq and Afghanistan sure as hell didn't and most of the rest of the Middle East wasn't thrilled with our actions either.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
      • stejo

        Donald said he'd look the Saudis in the eye and tell them the game is over. Yeah, that would settle it.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
      • TruthBTold

        I can understand how everyone would expect Obama to correct all the neglect, corruption, and other abuses left behind by his predecessors considering he's NOW – the President of the United States and, clearly – in a position to do something; though he hasn't accomplished much.

        What I don't understand is why his white predecessors have not been called to accountability. In fact, you'd think Obama was President all along; for the past 10 or more years, starting this war of wars and creating the economical difficulties we all seem to abhor in hindsight, though we (apparently) had none prior to this historical election.

        In hindsight, corruption is a candle that burns on both ends; eventually, it gets just as hot for those caught in the middle and does not stop burning until either someone puts it out (completely) or it destroys the whole bowl of wax. The fact is, Obama had nothing to do with lighting either end and now that the heat has made it a bit hot for those in the middle, you'd like him – the lone ranger – to put it out. In the meantime, the prophets came, i.e., Jesus, Martin Luther King, and so many others and were all consumed by hatred; the very same kind I've read time and time on this board, ergo, it's only a matter of time before the remnants follow.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
      • T3chsupport

        How about you go back to the 4th grade, and come back when you know what the President does.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
      • Chris

        How would you know WHAT Obama has done about gas prices? All that makes the news is this birther c-rap. And what would you have him do? Demand that oil companies lower their prices? Fix prices? Nationalize the oil industry? Anything else unconstitutional you would like him to do? I can just hear the tea baggers screaming about it if he did any of those things.

        It seems to me that what he IS doing is targeting the sources of problems, not their high-profile symptoms. His foreign policy is much more conducive to a stable economy than his predecessor's was. And he's TRYING to lead us away from oil, but there seem to be quite a few folks - and noisy ones, at that - who wouldn't let him lead them to a soccer match. Funny, these are the same folks who, just a few short years ago were shouting, "My president, right or wrong!"

        April 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
      • Mike

        My god Ann,a re you really that not intelligent? Maybe you are just trying to get people excited by your comments.
        Its funny how you say "do something about China and the manufacturing issue" or thaat the "Middle East OWES" because of the wars (that we instigated). And what would you have Obama do with manufacturing jobs going overseas? Tell GM 'you cant go to China to manufacture your goods because the labor is much cheaper over there'?
        And to the Middle East, 'u have to keep the price of oil cheap because you owe us, because we are fighting 2 wars over there and are about to get involved with a third one, so you owe us'? Really Ann? I am giving you the benefit of the doubt that you are not THAT damn ignorant and that you want to just create controversey and debate among everyone.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
      • IQ above 100

        Are you as stupid as you sound? Get on the phone??? Our manufacturing jobs went to China when a republican congress decided that wherever and however American companies could increase their profits was just fine with them. What an idiot... try reading a little before you write such tripe.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
      • Ian

        Dubya did nothing about the gas prices in '08. He left it for the Dems. Short term memory loss, maybe?

        April 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
      • John

        Again Ann you are an idiot! How can Obama change the gas prices? Its not the middle east thats the problem! Its the OIL AND GAS SPECULATORS!!!! YOU ARE A FARGIN IDIOT!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
      • dan

        So...because the US wages wars/or 'helps' the middle east, you need free oil?
        which Century do you think we are in? Colonialism is long over and gone!
        that what Trump says too...'Go into Libya and take their oil ' .. is US the world bully, now?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
      • Mike from MN

        LMAO! Now the right-wing nuts wants Obama to do something about gas (oil) prices? Isn't that communism? LMAO!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
      • Texas Vet

        And then there's the BLACK thing, right?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
      • Jimmyjam

        Ann don't you even read the news? Obama HAS been addressing high gas prices as gas prices are much higher than they should be based upon the price of oil.
        Please, at least make n informed criticism. Funny how folks like you try to call the President names like odumbo yet, it obvious that he is more educated than you, has served as a state senator and a US senator and your credentials are what? The SAME as all the other tin foil hat wearing racists out there. Your only credentials are that you are usually first in line at Ryans buffet on catfish night.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
      • HenryN

        I am sure the Middle Countries are more worried about the gas prices in the US than all the uprising and the protest in their own country. (I am being sarcastic here if you are smart enough to catch my drift)

        April 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
      • Abe

        Ann, your nuanced understanding of geopolitics is truly astounding. You should go on the lecture circuit. Hey, it worked for your hero Sarah Palin, she got rich for sounding like a dumba$$, maybe you could too.

        With entertainment like the freaking crazy comments on here why pay for cable?

        April 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
      • The Blk King

        Ann, you refer to President Obama as "NUTS". Is it because you have desire those chocolate truffles?

        April 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
      • Wzrd1

        Ann, the President of the United States of America CAN NOT dictate gasoline prices. At all. He can NOT nationalize the oil industry, that is stealing. It is warrantless seizure of private property and is forbidden by the fourth amendment.
        He can ask, he can beg, he can cajole, but he cannot tell a business what prices to set. Well, he can tell them, they can ignore him legally.
        If you want to live in a dictatorship, I have a long list of such nations you can pick a new home in.
        But here in the USA, we refuse to accept a dictatorship.
        And as much as you complain, Europe STILL pays double of what WE are paying. Go to Wall street and yell at the speculators who drove the prices up over "uncertainty in the oil market".
        Now, kindly enroll in a decent class on American citizenship and US history, the education system has obviously failed you badly.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
      • Osa

        Debby, I have been reading with you and your supporters are writing and all I can think off is Racist and that is just the plain truth and if I may ask where are you from, let digg into your past and see what you hiding too. I will like to know, are you married, where were you born, who is your Daddy if you know because you talk like you where not raised by sensible people because they have destroyed you but you do not know yet. Well why am I wasting my time on people like you because I should be doing something like drinking beer which will be more productive and pls stop this racism and if you like this, what are you teaching your kids.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        Ann: Were you this upset when gas prices under GW Bush hit over $5 a gallon? Afterall, if the POTUS can control gas prices, then why didn't GW do something about it? Why didn't he just call up all his friends in Saudi Arabia (not only good family friends of the Bushes, but someone he feels enough affection for to HOLD HANDS WITH) and tell them to lower the price?

        Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

        April 28, 2011 at 12:24 am |
      • Phil

        Whoops Anny
        -
        Did you just reveal that you are age 8 with an IQ to match?
        -
        Do you have Bushy and Dicky's posters on your bedroom wall?
        -
        Have you taken down the Palin for President poster?

        April 28, 2011 at 12:30 am |
      • Ella

        The president announced last week that he wants to investigate the oil industry for fraud. "With gas prices rising nationwide, the Obama administration said it will investigate the energy markets for any evidence of manipulation of oil and gas prices." From an article posted on CNN, I'm guessing you would have seen it if you had time to put down your meth pipe and read rather than spew BS in the comments section.

        April 28, 2011 at 3:43 am |
      • that Dude

        The issues you are mentioning have been true for more than a decade. Get a grip! What have you done to help? Well.......like I thought nothing, shut the h*ll up unless you are helping the problem!

        April 28, 2011 at 4:33 am |
      • Haliwood1

        OMG! Can we please stop talking about things we know nothing about, Ann? You are ignorant about the gas price issue. If you think that the gas price issues is something that we should be taking the Middle East countries to task, since, we've done all of this good there...why weren't you begging President Bush to do just that when we "won the war"...you remember, that day he landed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier? Let me bring to your attention just a little bit of fact...I know, I know, you're going to ignore it, because the Glenn Becks of the world tell you to ignore facts, and just embrace fears that have no substance, except they say they do...but...let's just "pretend" for a moment that you were not living in fear, and we could have a discussion, looking at the facts, before you proclaim me to be a traitor to America because I don't live in fear like you...the fact is...on January 22nd, 2001, when G.W. was taking office...the price of gas was $1.456. And this is the U.S. Regular Conventional Retail Gasoline Prices, using an average of all of the states. By the time it finally reached $2 a gallon (Actually $2.039/gal) it was March 14th, 2005. Now, that's almost 2 years after G.W.'s "Mission Accomplished" speech. So...he should have been on the phones, using your logic, to get the Iraqies to pay down our debt and get gas prices back to $1.45, right? I don't remember everyone being up in arms that he kept the troops in Iraq, and yet our gas prices kept increasing? September 5th, 2005, it it's $3.037, the first time it had reached $3/gal. That's only months after it had just hit $2. Where was Bush? Where was your criticism of your President for failing to make the Middle East pay for our incursion there? Throughout 2006 it stays right at the $3 mark, fluctuating a little lower, cresting a little higher. When Obama is elected President in November of 2008, The price is dropping to the $2 mark. Remember, OPEC tried lowering their price per barrel, to help us with the political ruin that your President Bush was leaving us with. And by the time he took office in January, the price was at $1.813 (on January 26th). And while it fluctuates, it stays within the upper $2 range throughout the first two years of his office. It's only been since December 27th, 2010 that the price increased to the $3/gal ($3.15 to be exact) mark...right around the time the Tea Party starts taking their seats in Congress. And it's only increased ever since. But...it's only now that you decry our President for not making the Middle East pay for our debts in lowering oil prices? I think, rather than that, perhaps you should look at that multi-billion dollar tax exemption that we offer all oil companies, no matter their size, for drilling for oil, when they're the ones that are pocketing all of those profits coming from the increase gas prices. Maybe...just maybe...we should take a look at how they can increase the price by 10 cents/gal overnight (or more) when there is any bad news that might affect the oil companies, but those prices don't suddenly drop in near similar amounts if the news is good. Oh, no...we can't look at that. I'll leave you to go back and wait for the Hate-Mongers (who are in the pockets of big business) tell you what really is important to be fearful of. Not gas prices, and the manipulation of those prices...but..a birth certificate.

        April 28, 2011 at 5:46 am |
      • militia1776

        You are so right, these were the same people who were bashing Bush what a double standard.

        I will I agree with one thing Obama is a great President the only issue is he is in the wrong country the socialist countries are east of the US.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:53 am |
      • don.kiraly@gmx.de

        How long have you been crazed and frothing at the mouth, Ann? Your words are gushing with hatred and ignorance. There is no sense, no evidence, no meaning behind what you say but sheer, unadulterated animosity. I would just love to know what you personally have done in your life that comes close to what Obama does for us each day. Actually, I know the answer already: NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:20 am |
      • sadstateusa

        Ann, please do yourself a huge favor...take some classes in poli-sci, international relations, foreign trade and communism...it'll help you to have a better knowledge-base of how the world really works and learn more about "US Interests on a globle scale. Classes on intelligence will come later, maybe your senior year.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:55 am |
      • Mark Johnson

        Ann-
        These people have not idea how an oil company is run. The US government makes more money off of a gallon of gas than oil companies do. How is it that when GW was in office he was heavily criticized for the gas price being so high, but the all mighty one gets a free pass?

        April 28, 2011 at 9:55 am |
    • Dan

      Got it, Oprah is the show and Obama is the side show... I guess this is what he meant!
      The presidency is a version of Alice in Wonderland and the country needs talks and talks and talks so they have someone incapable of the walk!

      April 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
      • Brains

        You mean Trump is the side show, and its first-in line barker and clown!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • Chris

        Sort of like your critical thinking skills, huh?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
      • Sassyone

        Dan what planet are You from Biogtry?

        April 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
      • Wzrd1

        The President of the United States of America can't get a decent debate going on ANY issue of great significance and our nation is failing before our eyes, the reason? Birthers and their idiocy distracting from any topic, from the budget to the deficit.
        The State of Hawaii's Health Department's resources were stretched to the breaking point, why? Birthers demanding what the privacy act of 1974 prohibits being released without direct, personal permission of the party whose records are being requested.
        Yeah, he is SO wrong for trying to shut this circus down. It's FAR, FAR, FAR better for our nation to go bankrupt, have no budget, shut down the government and if we're REALLY good at it, leave our military in the middle of a shooting war without resupply and fuel.
        Stop being a dullard and learn to distinguish the FACTS of the current situation in this country. I deployed for nearly 5 years to this war, I return home to see the nation nearly to the point of a civil war.
        Don't keep such idiocy going and force me to come out of retirement to treat my fellow citizen like I treated our nation's enemies. Because, I WILL do so, without qualms. Because, my oath was to protect this nation and my oath does not EVER have an expiration date.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:01 am |
      • ThinkAgain

        Wzrd: The GOP keeps these nonsensical red-meat issues alive because they are trying to distract folks from the FACT that all the Republican economic, military and foreign policies are PROVEN FAILURES.

        The GOP also wants President Obama – and our country – to fail.

        Why anyone can be a Republican and consider themselves patriotic is beyond me.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:27 am |
    • Emma

      Better my A**...HE SUCKS, almost 3 years in office and he made this country BEYOND PITHETIC WORSE! Perhaps Obama and his wife should stop vacationing and making a fashion statement with whatever the F*** designer MRS. LISP wears and donate their F***kin money to the war instead of making this country more BANKRUPT!!! Better yet END THE DAM WAR ALREADY!!! ANYONE AND I MEAN ANYONE at this point will be better than this IDIOT making the worst decisions EVER some HARVARD graduate " yes lets continue to put this country into a deeper hole, yes that is the answer!" Just as long as welfare and ghettos are good

      April 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
    • Lpais

      I agree with u Diana. Donald Trump could not even polish Barack Obama's shoes.
      The Donald is just a loud quack.Maybe he should have tried out to be the Aflack Duck.

      April 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
    • john

      Such high standards – when do we stop grading this guy with a learning curve? It would be a difficult choice, but I would have to hold my nose and go with the guy with 3 comb-overs.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:57 am |
  9. Divide-the-country

    No we all know what you dont like about the man its hes a black man in the white house

    April 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  10. Kelly

    –"We are living in a very serious time. And America has huge potential and opportunity to seize the 21st century. We're only gonna get there, though, if we have a serious conversation about the things that matter to people," said Obama.–

    Maybe this is a serious conversation that matters to people. If Obama is serious about having "serious conversations" then why wasn't he involved more with the FY11 budget AND FY12! According to all the media and congressmen/women Obama took a step back and did not negotiate as much as previous presidents. It blows my mind that he speaks of "change" and yet does not implement the things he preaches. I am not naive to the fact that what a president does to help the country does not happen overnight, however, creating a stress on the economy and causing the infrastructure/defense of our country to collapse is NOT the "change" we were looking for. Taking the troops out of Iraq/Afghanistan is NOT wise. We cannot go to a country (that I agree we should not have gone to in the first place) and destroy their communities and families, then just turn around and leave...it's barbaric and unethical. We've gotten ourselves into this mess, we need to correct the mess we have now made...not just leave it and hope for the best.

    I doubt [hope] Obama does not get re-elected. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue anymore, this is an AMERICAN issue that needs to be faced. We need someone who is not geared towards the sole purpose of votes, but for the American people and their safety. Obama also needs to do something about the lazy people we have in the U.S. Why is it that we have so many people living off unemployment/disability/welfare/etc. when I work 9 hour days (sometimes more) and half my pay check goes to taxes [which essentially pay those people to do nothing but sit at home and think of more ways to milk the government for money]. It is just very frustrating when nothing is being done, yet the government is aware of the issue at hand.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  11. JS

    You seem to disregard that many people, including the President, have a calendar of events planned prior to other things that may come up, I know I sure as heck do! And besides the fact that he spent an hour of his time doing the interview and was probably working during his travel to and from Chicago... Because Lord know he probably doesn't know how to multi-task! Give me a break! No matter what this man does or does not do he will never win with some people! I feel sorry for any person that chooses to want to lead this country because they're damned if they do and damned if they don't! I can admit that I gave Pres. Bush A LOT of flack during his 8 years... A lot because I was young, dumb and immature and didn't really grasp the pressure that he was under, but I can look back now and realize that a lot of what I said about the man was uncalled for and rude... Can you say that about yourself?

    April 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  12. Carol

    LOL, you must be one of the goal post movers. Our President is doing business every min. he is awake. This is what I like about this man; he's not mean-spirited, he's educated and it shows, he has a sense of humor, he has good ideas and plans that help all of America, not just his party. Never measure people up and compare their size, Trump has good points, too, but he just isn't showing them right now.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  13. Debby

    it is wonderful to see 3 of the most powerful people in the united states showing unity against all of the racist in this country that continued to deny the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP...he is a president that is trying to straighten 8 years of destruction from the worst president and i am here to help!...please excuse my comment before

    April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  14. Assault on Reason

    Can we please just stop this merry go round? Now Trump is after his educational record. Make it stop!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  15. deb

    Debby – give me a break! Trump is a complete jackass, right up there with Palin, Hannity, Bachmann and all the other lying teaparty idiots. This has been a NON-issue for so long it's just pathetic. I'm sure the rest of the world wonders what happened to our country. The birthers and other ignoramusses just need to shut up and quit embarrassing our country with crap. So far they haven't come up with one actual solution to our problems caused by the Bush administration. Nothing but lies, blame, racism and hate. Sad...

    April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • Burt

      Debby- – -Apparently, you have been led astray by reading the wrong books!! Obama is nothing but trouble- – this BS should have been squashed 2 years ago !!!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • john

      yeah, let's get back to the important stuff, like watching barry play some hoops.
      woohoo! he's got game, and he's so cool.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • CaEd

      Deb.
      OK, this birth certificate thing has been an ongoing issues since the Clinton's brought it up.
      Is it a big thing? NO!

      However, Obama and his staff have been avoiding any comment, mention or resolution about his birth certificate, and academic record, for over 2 1/2 years.
      It is this that has been the root cause of any silliness; a public persons records are fair game for the people to know about and should be released.

      If its such a non-issue why the games for so long?

      To me its the height of hypocrisy to avoid these yapping people for so long and then say that "We do not have time for this kind of silliness" especially so when he, Obama, was in control of the situation all along. If Obama thought it has been silliness for the 2 1/2 years then resolve this silliness by releasing the document.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • Scott

      Deb, they HAVE come up with plans to solve Obama's deathly spending spree.
      WHY DIDN'T OBAMA PRODUCE the certificate years ago. HE is the one that created the issue.
      And as far as embarrassing our country, what is he doing on an afternoon women's talk show when this country is engaged in two wars?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • Abe

      you are a sick liberal, full of lies! If Obama had originally shown this to begin with, the controversy would not have lasted this long! Trump got obama to finally release this, no one else was ever able to!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
    • Scott

      Your statement "Nothing but lies, blame......" YOU are the one saying the problems are from Bush. Obama needs to be a man and solve his own mess.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
    • Nina

      oh yes off course, anyone who questions Obama is a racist, yup.. absolutely

      April 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
    • Ian

      Kudos!

      April 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      It is you stupid people who are being taken for a ride. A ride over the cliff with Obama as Pied Piper. He is probably the worlds greatest fraud. His BC is no more real than is a BARACK HUSEIN OBAMA. No peperwork of a name change. His number of his BC is fraud as Hades. How could two twins born on the same day he was who came into the hospital supposedly Barry did and Barry whind up with a lower birth number. The is on his Birth Certificate it states one Barack Hussein Obama was born on that date and the numbert is lower than the number for the twins born before him. He has led us to believe he changed his name from Barry Soetoro. So his BC would have read Barry Soetoro and not Barack Hussein Obama. If he had it changed then there would be an ammednment so saying. BARACK HAS MESSED IN HIS BRITCHES. At the time he was going to school in Coulumbia he also was in the middles EAST BEING A DRUG MULE FOR SAUDIA ARABIA AND IRAN CARRYING DRUGS BACK AND FORTH TO THE UNITED STATES. THEREFORE IS THE REASON NO ONE REMEMBERS HIM IN COLUMBIA University OR OBAMA WILL NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS DAYS AT THAT UNIVERSITY. HIS GRADES THAT HAVE NEVER LOOKED GOOD SHOWS A BOY WITH A VERY LOW IQ. SO HOW COULD ONE WITH SUCH AN IQ GET INTO HARVARD. A LOT OF QUESTIONS STILL UNASWERED.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
      • John Dvoravic

        IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 12:27 am |
      • Name*brad

        Gaylon, you are the one with low IQ because everyone knows using all capitals is considered rude. You are clearly a racist and not capable of intelligent thought. Please dont breed, and do the world a favor.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:55 am |
      • P

        I think the POTUS is hiding his SAT scores.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:58 am |
      • kp in mi

        how does someone with such a low IQ know how to operate a computer? You are nuts!

        April 28, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • adagio

        This poor fellow is simply a hard core racist. Take a guess at what party he's with and the clowns that he supports.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
      • adagio

        >"SO HOW COULD ONE WITH SUCH AN IQ GET INTO HARVARD. A LOT OF QUESTIONS STILL UNASWERED."<

        Bush got into Yale with D's and F's while he was at Andover. You don't get into Yale with those kind of grades. He received a "gentlemans C" at Yale. He then got into Harvard Business School. Again, you don't get into Harvard grad school with a C average. You don't question any of that. But now, you assume that he didn't qualify to get into Columbia or Harvard. He graduated Harvard Magna, and was elected president of the Harvard Law Review. And now, because of your insane hatred, you want to try to "swiftboat him" regarding his qualifications for getting into a great school? First you demand that he show you his papers, now you demand an accounting of his school records? NO. Sorry, but you've had your indulgence. Time for you people to take a hike.

        April 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
    • Wzrd1

      Yes, Gaylon, you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! TWO Hawaiian governors LIED. THREE Directors of Health for the state of Hawaii LIED. Witnesses to his birth LIED.
      It's all part of the grand conspiracy of the space aliens or something.
      Now, here is a homework assignment for you. Explain how someone can pass an SSBI with false birth information.
      I'll give you a small hint, he can't. He also was cleared for Yankee White, which goes to birth as well.
      Now, kindly have yourself sterilized. You are far too stupid to be permitted to breed!

      April 28, 2011 at 12:05 am |
    • don.kiraly@gmx.de

      Thanks for that comment, deb. You have hit the nail on the head!

      April 28, 2011 at 8:24 am |
  16. Steve

    Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  17. Desmond, in Canada

    The fact that individuals like Failin' Palin, Joker Trump, the Newt and the bunch of current presidential pretenders can have such an influence shows that the Repub. Party is very full of very unintelligent people. So very sad. And I'm not even a US citizen. And in case you think I'm black, I'm not.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  18. Ran

    Go Obama!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  19. Dee

    For the first time in history we have forced a President to produce a secondary birth certificate. President Obama is the first president born AFTER the short form was introduced. His parents would NOT have been provided with the long-form at his birth. The only way for him to obtain it was by specifically requesting the long-form from his state of birth. The "short-form" certificate has been used since the 1950s when people finally wised up and did not print out Unknown in the spot for the father's name. The short-form is all that is provided at birth to the parents. It is what is provided when you request a birth certificate copy. It is valid to obtain a passport etc. You have to specifically request your long-form birth certificate and the reason why it is needed. It gives parents names as well as attending physician. I can bet any of you born after 1956 or so have a short-form. A "hospital certificate" that may be pretty and embellished with the hospital name etc is NOT valid to obtain a passport or for formal identification. If you try to obtain a passport with your very nice hospital form you will be told you need the official raised seal form. You will have to request it from the state or municipality of your birth. What you will receive is the short-form. Long forms are most often used for genealogy these days. Or perhaps for by someone who doesn't know one or both of his parents. Do I think we would have gone on ad nauseum on this subject if the President did not have a black father? Never would have happened. Do I think this will put the issue to bed? Nope!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  20. Debby shut up

    Right because no other president has ever gone on any talk show during a time when the country was facing some huge issue. Right because no other president has never taken a vacation from his job, you know the single most difficult and stressful job there is period. Right because the office of the POTUS doesn't AUTOMATICALLY make you the biggest fucking celebrity in the WORLD. Right. You're so right Debby. Thank goodness you shed some light on this matter. That's definitely a valid reason not to like the guy. Definitely debby. Definitely.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  21. amarjit

    People of America want jobs not birth certificates. President Obama obliged Trump & Palin to display his Birth Certificate on CNN born in 1961 in Hawaii. It is amazing a birth to question of President by responsible citizens seeking election to President without prior verification of records. Millions of people supported George Washington to be President of USA & be great founder of its Democratic Constitution of USA in written form never found in history of world. No body questioned his birth or ancestor legality as all Americans are well known to have entered America earlier through pilgrimage. It will very nice of Trump & Palin to put up their initial immigration to America legal document of their ancestors to great land of America. I had to produce my Birth Certificate of 1935 when I did not see my father & mother was illiterate & under foreign rule in India. It will be correct that Gov. of all countries & local bodies issue Birth & Death Certificates on Fireproof & Waterproof papers so that it remains in better form to resist wear & tear of decades & even centuries. It is just irrational to challenge people of America who voted in substantial form a President & later questioned just by two people who are just self-responsible & exploited their ignorance & self-lack of confidence when more important issues of Unemployment, security, Deficit are pending. None of these aspirants has come out with any strategic solution to solve national problems however had methods only to confuse American people for political objectives. Asians started coming to America to provide support services from Agriculture, business, enterprise, skilled & semi-skilled & high tech to support both White & Black immigrants as there is no discrimination in Asian countries on color base which is natural. Africans were brought in America to work for White population. Work is not bad for any employer. It is an art & technology of organizing for meaningful production which they continue. White deserves the respect & regard for their inputs in organizational development & high tech tools & application.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
    • Scoutmagazine

      Why did it take over 2 years to do that? He is a control freak. This should have been done on day one to get past the sillyness. He is a carpetbagger all smoke and mirrors

      April 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • rob

      What the hell did you just say ?????

      April 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
      • kica

        He said if Obama wasn"t Black, his birth certificate would not have been questioned.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
      • Finch

        Thank you. I thought it was jsut me.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
      • Marcus

        Oh man! Rob! Dude, he's not from here and obviously english isn't his primary language. He has a point with what he was trying to express in his second language.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
      • ReaI Issues

        Rob! That was HILARIOUS!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 12:23 am |
    • Scott

      Oh Amarjit
      200 years ago is NOT today....don't compare George Washington to Barack Obama.
      If Obama is so upset that the issue is taking up time why didn't he produce it TWO YEARS ago when HILLARY CLINTON first brought up the issue?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • Drinker

      The next round is on me! That is the most impressive string of words that make no sense that I have ever read!

      April 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
    • Ian

      Aren't birth certificates an app on the iphone?

      April 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
    • Ohsnap

      Whaaaaat?

      April 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • Amused

      spoken like a corn-fed hill-dwelling birther! back to the trailer park, daggit! back!

      April 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • rascistbirther

      hey what the hell did you just say?? ? what is all these silly talks? what do you know about American history?? There was slavery before immigration of other race in America. get it straight , there is as much racism in Asian countries as in America. I presume you are from India according to what you wrote. there is a big discrimination against black Indians who are from the southern part of the country. the BIRTHER ISSUE IS JUST THAT OBAMA IS BLACK!! IT IS ALL RACISM BUT THEY CAN'T BE BOLD TO SAY IT. BIGOTS, IGNORANTS AND RACIST politicians stick to the birther issue to please their racist base! IF obama WAS CALLED STEVEN HARVEY and he was white who on earth will challenge his legitimacy to be president even if he was born in PORTUGAL? INDIA got discrimination system right from the caste system. so why are complaining??

      April 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      The Constitution wasn't even written yet, stupid.

      April 28, 2011 at 12:00 am |
    • Wzrd1

      Nobody questioned George Washington's nation of birth because he was NOT born in the United States of America.
      That nation did not exist when he was born.
      Now, here is a newslfash for you, the President cannot create jobs. Congress cannot create jobs.
      That is the function of BUSINESS.

      April 28, 2011 at 12:07 am |
      • militia1776

        Your right and businesses cant create jobs because they're being taxed to death.

        I always thought that Jimmy Carter was a jackass but he has now been toppped

        April 28, 2011 at 7:58 am |
    • LanaHere

      Read up on US History and American Government. I think you got your information all mixed up.

      April 28, 2011 at 7:50 am |
  22. Just Sayin'

    No matter what President Obama does or doesn't do, or how he says it or doesn't say it there will always be naysayers. Get back to the important issues we face and let the "carnival barkers" choke on their own words.

    This birther issue and now the diverse directions the naysayers are going in are just more distraction and is a game being played to subvert any progress being made by this administration.

    Everyone needs to pay attention to the needs of the country and offer positive suggestions for the betterment of the country instead of using up so much energy by being negative.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  23. Debby

    Debby you are so pathetically stupid

    April 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  24. rob

    One question, if it was so silly why didn't he release it when the issue first came up?

    Remember everyone, it was Hillary Clinton's campaign who first brought this up back in 2008 and its been the media who has been hounding every Republican to denounce the issue in every interview since Trump started his idiotic ranting.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • Scoutmagazine

      Bingo, He is smoke and Mirros all con man. Look here why I rip you off with the other hand...This is a smoke and mirror job to cover somthing else up. Fact

      April 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • john

      have you always existed in an alternate reality?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
      • Scott

        John YOU are the one in the other reality

        April 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
      • rob

        Thats a good one. Seriously though John, I thought the issue was idiotic from the start like most people but why did he release it now, whats the benefit?

        April 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
      • Dan

        What is not real in Rob's message. It is all real and has nothing to do with the birth certificate but a lot to do with the media.

        April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • Hey Rob

      One question, if someone accused you of say being born from a family of aliens from the planet Blarnak 7, would you just ignore them because it was ludicrous or would you go to extreme lengths to prove those idiots wrong? Omg guyz I can haz proof I'm not an alienz!

      That's what this situation is. Obama showed his birth certificate to the people who needed to see it to validate his citizenship to run for office. Those are the only people he is legally bound to prove it to. Not you. Not me. Not his campaign opponents. Just the vetting committee.

      It's so funny people think their own personal validation is more legit than that of the people whose job it actually is to do the background checks and validation of people running for public office.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • kennyg

      I'd like to know too. Good point.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
    • Jeepgirl

      He did release a copy of the birth certificate...one that Hawaii typically provides when requested; what he just released is the long version. This stupid issue has been going on because people did/do not want to accept the original documentation that was provided. It's insane that this issue has been going on for so long. What's the difference between this president and other presidents in the past....the color of his skin. Would people have still made this an issue if the president was John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, etc? I seriously doubt it.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
    • Dawn Ada, Ohio

      Why should he have to? No other President did? A better question is why did people insist that he release another document when the one he produced was legal? The answer is the Republicans or Hillary supporters or both threw that little "rumor" out there to scare the portion of our population that are ignorant enough to be SCARED of a person because their skin color is not white. Another really good question is: Why has the GOP allowed this question to keep coming up? Well the answer to that is: If they continue to scare the ignorant and distract them from what they are doing(ending medicare and eventually ending SS) they might actually get away with it. And you may ask why would they want to do that? It would only hurt the middle and lower class. Well the answer to that is: The republican party does not care about the middle and lower class. When Medicare and SS are privatized, who will make out? THE INSURANCE COMAPNIES!!! Who quite frankly are a little pived with the GOP for allowing the Health Care Reform Act for actually getting passed. Seriously folks, look at some of the lies they have told and look who keeps making out: They said that President Obama would take away your 2nd Amendment Rights..........he didn't, but that's OK because Smith and Wesson made billions of dollars off the ignorant who actually believed all of those stupid chain emails. Now we have 100,000's of people trying to sell the stock pile of weapons on e bay so they can afford to pay their water bill. I could go on and on all night, but quite frankly most of the republicans that believed that President Obama was not a citizen are so stupid and so brain washed that even if Jesus, himself, came down and told them that the GOP has no concern for the Average American.......they would call him a liar.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
      • rob

        I repeat....What the hell did you just say ?????

        April 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
      • Nina

        @Dawn, ok i did not read your entire rant, just the first few nonsense. So every Presidental candidate must show a birth certificate... so just stop right there

        April 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
      • Henry

        @Rob – Knock off this "What the hell did you just say?" nonsense. You know what people are saying. Perhaps you do not have the attention to read people's comments. Little one-liners are stupid.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
      • kwade

        Dawn I have to agree with you. Why all of sudden an AFRICAN AMERICAN president and now everyone questions his citizenship no other president had to do it. If that's the case GW Bush should've taken a literacy test to prove that he could do the job.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
      • Kelly in Iowa

        HIGH FIVE DAWN...what you said:)

        April 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
      • @home

        Right on Dawn.. your comment about guns could not have been said better. The republicans really pulled a fast one by scaring everyone.. look at the sales on guns..

        April 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
      • Troy

        @Dawn_ I just love your comment. Sad thing is you are so correct, nothing and nobody can change the mind of some of these people.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
      • Jimmyjam

        ROTFLMAO!
        Dawn, please make a note. When you make a logical point that is filled with obvious facts. The ignorant and bigoted will reply with"What did you just say?
        The truth simply cannot sink into their heads as they have truth allergies.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
      • Wzrd1

        Dawn, calm down a bit. You're PARTIALLY right, but overall went off at a tangent and got lost.
        It is NOT ONLY insurance companies. Consider this: WHO paid over 6 BILLION DOLLARS for the last congressional campaigns? OBVIOUSLY not the populace, especially during a depression! Wealthy corporate special interest groups. Nice folks like big oil, big industry, insurance, etc. Without campaign finance reform, we'll ALWAYS have politicians loyal to those who paid to get them into office. And here is the fun part, BOTH PARTIES campaigns are paid for by the same groups. Wouldn't YOU hedge your bet?

        As for that second amendment bit, I was a republican back then. I changed parties during the last campaign out of pure, distilled disgust. I ignored that nonsense, as Obama's record was the reverse of being against the second amendment. Time proved me right, otherwise, I'd have smuggled an M240 and M4 home before I retired.
        OK, I wouldn't have, too much aggravation and I couldn't afford the ammunition for them... 😉
        The difference is, *I* learn the facts first, THEN make a decision. If I didn't learn facts before deciding things, I and my men would be long dead. So, I stick with what is tried and true.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:15 am |
      • Gaylon Barrow

        Look Dawn of Hades or Idagho whereever – you're not really that dumb are you? Of course every President candidate has to show it. What Obama showed was a Certificate of Live Birth that no one questioned him on it until all the questions started showing up on the man's legitimacy. Which he has none. There is far more at stake here than his BC. It is AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS COLOR AS YOU PEOPLE SO DESIRE. THIS MAN HAS BEEN INTO EVERY THING FROM HOMOSEXUALITY, TO PROSTITUTION, TO DRUG SMUGGLING and you name it. It is all going to hit him in the face soon enough. He will have plenty of explaining to do. You would expect it out of whichever ethnic group he was in. At the time that he was supposed to be attending Columbia he supposedly was a drug mule for the Miiddle East. It's funny that a man can go to three colleges and no one can testify that they know him. So if he was born Barry Soetoro how does his Birth Certificate now show Barack Husein Obama as the man born in Hawaii. Shouldn't there be a name change somewhere there. If so it should be attached as an admendment to the original Birth Certificate. OR WAS THE MAN SIMPLY ADOPTED AND NO ONE KNOWS WHO HIS PARENTS ARE. SO MANY QUESTIONS. SO COMEDIANS HAVE FUN ANSWWERING ALL THIS FRAUD CRAP.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:19 am |
      • search for sanity

        Gaylon is obiviously of his Meds so his Rebulican representitive will be calling soon to try and shout him up!

        April 28, 2011 at 2:09 am |
      • What the...

        Drug mule for the Middle East? Are you serious? I dont know where this stuff is coming from. They do background checks for entry level government jobs. Im sure the President of the U.S., who is trusted with the utmost top secret information, is also given some type of background check.... just a hunch.

        These rumors you hear people spouting are just rediculous. Maybe I should start one to see how many right wingers start trying to spout it off as fact. I heard Obama was from Mars. No wonder it took so long to find his Birth Certificate. It had to travel between planets.

        April 28, 2011 at 8:23 am |
      • john

        Like you are all knowing? what a nut!

        April 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Kenneth

      He released what was required, the same document he used for a drivers license, voters registration, passport and any other document that required him to show his citizenship. Most logical human beings accepted it as legitimate because we don't tend to look for conspiracy's. However there are those who choose not to accept the man for the content of his character but instead continue to attempt to find ways to discredit him due to the nature of his birth. Now that he has released the long form the same people refuse to accept it then refuse to accept it now so what's the difference?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • Louis

      Rob,

      In order to run for President, or any other office he had to submit the proper paper work. Funny how he provided the same information the other candidates did and we are still talking about it now. Yes Clinton brought it up in 2008 but the members of the GOP and the Birther and Tea Party wing continue to make it an issue. The GOP could have killed this issue a long time ago but instead they decide to blame the "Liberal Media", who in fact actually investigated the issue, reported the findings which I thought was their job. The GOP first said focus on jobs...so the Dem's put a Job's bill together...GOP does a bunch of name calling but offers up nothing until pushed...then the Dems pull their ideas into the bill and they STILL don't support it...same with Healthcare, Stimulus, Jobs, now the Budget. Same stuff over and over. The only thing the GOP has supported so far in two years is the troop increase in Afganistan. McCain was in Lybia praising Gadaffi and touting investment..now look what is happening..typical GOP...long on talk..short on common sense solutions

      April 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
    • JohnRJ08

      It's doubtful that you'll listen to any rational answer, but the likely explanation is that the Certificate of Birth that Obama provided back in 2007 is considered to be valid proof of place of birth in ANY court of law in the land. Furthermore, Obama no doubt felt that people like Orly Tate were just fringe lunatics who were looking for anything to discredit him. Why should he jump just because a few idiot racists were making a stink over a non-issue. I think, when Trump got into the act, Obama decided that it had escalated to a new level since it had actually catapulted Trump to the top of GOP polls. The issue was sucking all the air out of the political debate.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • cristo

        Exactly. I feel like this is him being exasperated that such an idiotic topic has dominated so many discussions when the proof has been out there for any reasonable person to see. I would have done the same thing in his place... would have initially felt no need to, once again, validate his legitimacy as candidate/president to a small group of people on the fringe, but once silliness reaches a certain point it needs to be stopped.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
      • AS

        I actually think Obama kept this controversy going for so long because it really did make the Republicans look crazy. By proving it now (while in campaign mode) he is trying to look like the victor to his constituents.

        Maybe if he had accomplished a little more instead of spending his time making public appearances? I'll give it the man, he is a great speaker and insights enthusiasm with his words. But after 4 years we are no better off than where we were at the end of the Bush term. Hope everyone likes giving more of their hard earned money to the government who will turn around and give it to lazy fat people sitting on their couch eating Cheetos all day. Perpetuating the poverty cycle is NOT hope and change. People (black and white) need to take some pride in themselves and their country and go out and EARN a living. Stop asking for handouts.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
      • Wzrd1

        AS, I'm SURE that Obama got plenty of good political mileage over the idiocy of the propeller hat crowd.
        Indeed, some even now insist that his birth certificate is false, they'll continue to discredit the GOP, thank heavens.
        But don't forget what Obama has dealt with since he took office, THE PARTY OF NO. Filibusters. Block NAY. Languishing bills in committees. Now that they have the majority in the house, they begin stealing social security and medicare, an INSURANCE PAID FOR BY THE FICA TAX.
        They cut poor children's healthc care plan (CHIP).
        They cut education funding.
        Not to save money in the budget, they didn't get 1% off of the budget with that nonsense, but they WILL get a greater level of ignorance in the populace, which makes the populace easier to control. The well educated are nearly impossible to control, the ignorant, easy. Just look at the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan for conclusive proof of that! Look at Egypt and see the massive number of well educated people who removed the tyrant from power.
        Three Muslim nations, Sunni Muslim nations at that. Two sides of one coin.
        GO read nineteen eighty four, the GOP has been using it as an instruction manual, rather than as a warning.

        April 28, 2011 at 12:23 am |
    • Amused

      So, Rob, do you walk to work or do you take your lunch?

      April 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
    • GeminiGirl

      Rob, dear,
      today Anderson Cooper said it was absolutely not true that Hillary had requested the birth certificate! What is it with you people, first Debbie, now you? Please, don't multiply!!

      April 28, 2011 at 1:01 am |
      • Wikkidtwisted

        Then Anderson Cooper Lied. You Democrats will say anything is the Truth won't you!

        During the Democratic primaries, supporters of the Hillary Clinton campaign pointed out that there were issues with the validity of Barack Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate, claiming that it was a fake and that Obama was therefore ineligible to run for the presidency. [1] After initially refusing to produce a birth certificate in response to these rumors, the Obama campaign eventually endorsed a document posted on the Daily Kos as authentic.[2] The response is split regarding the birth certificate. Some commentators, such as those at the National Review, are satisfied with the document;[3] however, other analysts claim that the birth certificate is a fake.[4]

        April 28, 2011 at 8:49 am |
      • adagio

        I'm having to reply to his nut case through you because he won't allow a repsonse.

        Anderson Cooper did NOT lie as you claim. Heres your own statement:

        Wikkidtwisted

        Then Anderson Cooper Lied. You Democrats will say anything is the Truth won't you!

        >"During the Democratic primaries, supporters of the Hillary Clinton campaign pointed out that there were issues with the validity of Barack Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate, claiming that it was a fake and that Obama was therefore ineligible to run for the presidency."<

        As you have just pointed out it was "supporters of Hillary's campaign. NOT Hillary. Those people were also fired for having done tht. Ok? Got it now, So instead of accusing Anderson Cooper of Lying maybe you should point that accusation at yoursefl for spreading a lie.

        April 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • P

      The official version of the BC of every Hawaiian citizen (according the the state of HI) is the SHORT FORM, which has been public for years.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:02 am |
    • Vficial

      Rob lets be real even if he did bring it out back then people always got something to say. They would have said glad to see he is focusing on the silly issue of a birth certificate than health care. Understand he is the president of the UNITED STATES. He can answer the less important stuff when he wants to. He has bigger fish to fry. Than proving something Im sure was taken care of before he took his oath. And even if he not whos job is it to make sure all that info is correct before he takes that oath. That s who should be in question. Not to make it racial but you know they wouldn't let a black man become president if all the basis weren't covered just so he couldn't become president. So maybe if it is true and he wasn't born in this country who pulled the strings for him to get in and for what reason. Could it be to see him fail at the country expense. Or is there a bigger motive behind letting him in as president and getting everything doctored up for some unknown parties to take advantage in some way. The government is very tricky behind the scenes.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • adagio

      >"One question, if it was so silly why didn't he release it when the issue first came up?""Remember everyone, it was Hillary Clinton's campaign who first brought this up back in 2008 and its been the media who has been hounding every Republican to denounce the issue in every interview since Trump started his idiotic ranting."<

      It wasn't Hillary that did all of this. It was a person associated with her campaign. That person was canned. Since then it's been ALL Republican, all day long. It isn't the media, except for Fox. They bring it up all the time. It's people like Oily Titz, and The Donald. They make news by making these dumbass statements, and the media reports what they say. Then you blame the media for reporting what these people say to create a stirr? Tje medea has every right to ask what these Republicans think about what their own people are saying. Do they agree or disagree. We'd like to know how far out the wingnuts actually are. We have a pretty good idea now.

      April 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  25. intruth23

    Sorry Debby, Obama TRUMPED all of you right wing rethugs today!!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
  26. Scoutmagazine

    Thanks for killing America. When my kids are my age there will be a 100% Tax on everything to suport the Libral elite in so calle fairness. It is the new serfdom of The American State.

    Quit the Blame game and do the job we hired you for, Stop jobs from going over seas. Stop money from going over seas. Rebuild our industrial complex!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  27. Warren

    The 3 Stooges indeed Palin, Trump, and Bachmann and let's not forget the 4th Beck...

    April 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  28. Deb

    The president is much better than most of people who wants that job. A bright guy.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
  29. JoAnn

    Next thing these Teapublicans will be clammering for is a constitutional amendment declaring that the earth is flat.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  30. twiddly

    oh Debby, you ignorant s**t

    April 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
    • Susan

      lol

      April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • Scott

      Deb is right on

      April 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • KC

      Like!

      April 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  31. Definitely Not Debby

    Debby – Why don't you call them what you really want to call them? What are you doing home during the day that you have time to watch Oprah – collecting WellFare? If you don't like the President, his wife, and Oprah why did you watch? Or are you just spouting out of your racist pie hole for the fun of it?

    April 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  32. dew

    if you say anything about obama, you will be call every name in the book, this is how the dems work there bullies, im a dem and i will never vote for this anti- american so call pres.and yes he wants to be a star so bad its killing him, and to go on oprah he wants it bad

    April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • Molly

      Before you can be taken seriously, you must use proper grammar!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
    • Jo Jo

      You have it backward, our president and the first family has been called every thing in the book but a child of God by the race-baiting bigots and rednecks out there. This is the first time he has addressed any of the too many to number name calling he and his family has been put through. So, just like the other misinformed people out there, please get your facts straight before you decide to blog more lies!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
    • Jimmyjam

      No, it's not the criticism of the President that is racist, bigoted, meansprited and hatefjilled, it's the IRRATTIONAL criticisms that are based upon lies and half truths that make you look so foolish.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  33. zestisgood

    We don't have time for this kind of silliness... maybe. But we do have time for silly oprah interviews, glad to see the president's priorities are in order!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • Matt in NYC

      Good point. Doesn't Obomba have wars to fight? He has become such a NEOCON. If he does not voluntarily surrender his Noble Peace Prize then it should be stripped away from him. He has fired more missiles than all other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
    • Donna

      This has gone on so long with obama refusing to answer questions, re his birth certificate, college and all the other things that can't be checke out that I don't believe anything he tells us or shows us. He has power backing who can do what they want. Just because it says it is his birth certificate and has a few numbers and signatures doesn't prove anything anymore. He is just manipulating the poor dumb Americans, probably.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
    • anotherGDlefty

      If you want to reach as many people as possible with your message, you go on a show with tens of millions of viewers and make your case.

      If you want your message to reach 1 million people, you go on Hannity or Beck or O'Reilly.

      Did you complain this much about GW clearing brush in Texas? Clearing brush sure got the message out didn't it?

      April 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
    • moon627

      i'm pretty sure that nothing The President says or does will be good enough for you if this is the best you can come up with

      April 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • Nellie Bly

      i seem to recall President Bush looking for Osama Bin Laden on the golf course he was playing on.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  34. Mukudi

    Even though President Obama is sophisticated and courteous enough not to bring into the debate the issue of racism, the fact he is the only president and presidential candidate whose birth right has been question reeks of racism. If you have ever been on the receiving end of racism, only you can understand it, however "polite" it is couched! A friend once told me that as an African, you had to work twice as hard to be rated half as good as the Whiteman. I believe it to be true. It is racism. And it seems many have not gotten past its legacy.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  35. Ryan

    Real or not, if it was such a distraction, why did it take so long to put this baby to bed? If it was so silly, why not come out right away and say "hey this is dumb...here it is...lets move on". He had to know that people weren't going to give it up. Why not shut them up 2 years ago so we could move on then instead of waiting until a re-election campaign was launched and people had gotten so worked up about it they couldn't see straight. It pulled people even farther apart for no reason and I thought there was going to be change that we could ALL believe in, not the same ol' song and dance...you know the one like 5th grade, where boys and girls were on the opposite sides of the room. Thats what our elected officials are...5th graders in a gym too afraid to walk across and say "would you like to dance" because their friends might give them the proverbial wedgie. But alas, I could honestly care less about this. It all just reaffirms my complete and utter lack of faith in any politician to tell the truth and act in a timely fashion. I'm sure China enjoys every minute of this crap while they slowly overtake us.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  36. Mike

    lol you gotta love the President Obama haters. He did something 43 other Presidents before never had to do. He wants to be a celebrity lol you must of forgot America made an old shiveled up bad actor President with his Reganomics or trickle down effect which never trickled down..lol. BTW who is running against the President NO ONE election is next year and not one Republican has stepped up. I wonder why hmmmm don't be scared republicans step up and really address the issues, because until you really put you name in the hat your party is just a bunch of BSer.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
  37. Chicagowoman

    Im just so stunned that these people actually think that our massive government is capable of some huge 50-year old conspiracy that schemed and plotted to have a particular baby's records be doctored in the event that this baby (Obama) grew up to be president. What?!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  38. kennyg

    Why didn't Obama just release it two years ago? It seems by releasing it now he moves the onus from himself to the GOP members trying to get that information, making them look foolish. Good time to change the subject at hand. Timing, timing...

    April 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  39. Peter

    People seem to forget that he did produce the standard, legal and totally legitimate record of birth when the issue was raised a couple years ago. It was the same record that every other person born in Hawaii would get from the state if they asked for it. So what's next for the most ignorant of Americans like Trump? His education, his religion or maybe his shoe size? How about spending time trying to solve a few of the countries problems instead of wasting everybodies time with witch hunts like this.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  40. AndyG

    The only reason this is an issue at all is because 28% of the country has been driven out of their minds by us having a black President. It is primal racism mixed in with the primal tribal loyalties that are required of Republicans these days. You can only be A True Republican if you are birther, a climate change denier, an opponent of evolution and you want the Affordable Care Act repealed.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
  41. Kenneth

    Anti-Obama people will ALWAYS find fault with anything the President does. Staying connected with people should be considered a good thing. Being able to sit down and express himself in a "comfortable" environment such as the Oprah show indicates that the man IS for the people. His demeanor and poise speak volumes, unlike that of the previous President or the current contenders. All the hoopla and rhetoric that has been thrown at him has been graciously deflected, the economy IS growing (regardless of what pundits are spouting), and jobs are returning. All of this says a lot considering the negative environment OUR President has faced from day one! Keep doing you President Obama and when all is said and done you will be appreciated by your supporters, the nay-sayers can only admit that you did a good job, and those who can't acknowledge you for the man you are will still be looking at a tainted mirror and wondering how a man of African dissent rose above the hatred and led the country back to superiority! WELL DONE MR PRESIDENT!!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  42. DAFFNEY

    "21st century CURE!" "and it's my job to steal and rob, GRAAAAAAAVESSSS" "so why care for these petty obsessions your designer heart still beats with common blood"

    I think a few of you may not understand why I am posting lyrics from Repo! The Genetic Opera, but I think it is a bit useful if you really think about what is being said on many levels of those lyrics. Every new person running for the office believes they are the cure for our economy, which they aren't. Robbing the graves is more like a lot of politics robbing good people of things they need when they should have prevented this economy crisis before it happened. People still worry about what they wear and how much money they can make to spend on expensive things. Spending money you don't technically have is a very bad thing. Exactly what ended us up in this mess. Obama is the one in office at this point in time, his time is ending in office. Grow up and let him finish, like Clinton got to finish his term. We just need better nominees than what is out there.

    –Daff

    April 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  43. shame on you

    look, its the racist famliy and who is missing, the biggest racist of them all, whoppie the race queen.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  44. jovandingo

    it's amazing how racist some of these repugs are. john mccain was born in panama and therefore was not a natural born citizen according to the birthers. there has been no mention or question about his eligibility to be president of the united states. these racist morons though, would've never questioned john mccain, or any white candidate about their legal status.
    now, donald chump questions the president being accepted by Harvard. I bet there's going to be another conspiracy on the repugs part. john mccain graduated almost at the bottom of his class, george bush had to have paid for his degree and donald chump is just like the last name a chump and a racist chump that's using these theories to hide his obvious racism. he said he had a good relationship with blacks. i don't know which blacks but he must be talking about uncle tom steele, uncle tom thomas and the other republican uncle toms

    April 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  45. Bentley

    Seriously....enough with the birth certificate and enough of Trump. It's not going to make any difference to Obama haters no matter what he does there will always be something he is doing wrong. If he waved a magic wand and erased all the damage that was done to this country during the 8 years of Bush and reversed all the trouble and heartache that so many people have felt through this recession they would be mad he used a magic wand!!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  46. rhumba

    For those who criticize President Obama going on the Oprah show, do you also criticize Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman for going on the Glenn Beck Show? At least Oprah has a brain and is not always looking under rocks for the next conspiracy theory.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  47. ProperVillain

    Real business apparently = an interview on Oprah. I'm assuming it was more of a promotional piece than an actual serious interview, god forbid Obama comes off in a negative light. Too bad the interview wasn't done with a real reporter, it would have been far more interesting.
    More PR from the Obama administration, just like the PR from the Bush administration. Great to see that change he was talking about in action.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
    • that Dude

      Maybe he should be kicking it at a Texas ranch, that would be OK right? Silliness!

      April 28, 2011 at 4:38 am |
  48. Jester

    Has it even occured to anyone that he was using Oprah to help get his message out there? Most Americans do not watch his speeches from the White House. How many Americans watch Oprah? I think it was a pretty savey move.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  49. Tom

    Im eating a bowl of Coco Pebbles right now. mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    April 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  50. vikingslost

    Now, hopefully, all the "birthers" can line up to run the gauntlet, where we can kick them all in the knuttz, then we can all call it a day.

    Born in the U.S.A!

    God Bless America

    April 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
    • Donna

      really. Was he?

      April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
    • Scott

      What are you talking about.
      Obama created the whole issue by holding on to his certificate for two years. The he goes on OPRAH? What the hell is he doing on Oprah? !!!!!!!! The country is at war!!!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  51. Debby

    Twiddly dee, Twiddly DUMB on your response.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
    • Scott

      Right on Debbie !!!

      April 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
    • Ryan

      come on...you can be funnier than that.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
    • DEBBY's does TV

      Twiddly dee Twiddly DUMB, The 3 Stooges, ARE YOU 12 or getting your material from reto TV showings. mind of a pea wee! or maybe reads of the TRUMP.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
    • Jimmyjam

      Impressive Debbie. What's next Little Jack Horner?
      Thank you for your comment, it explains a lot.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
    • David Streep

      Which Twit are you?

      April 28, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  52. richp73

    Article II of the Constitution states you must be a natural born citizen of the United States. Meaning both parents must be US citizens at the time of birth. Obama's father was Kenyan/British citizen. It doesn't matter if he was born in Hawaii or not, he still doesn't qualify according to our Constitution.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
  53. john2397

    No, President did not take the right move in providing the original birth certificate at the wrong time to the wrong people. As usual, Obama has shown his timidity in providing a copy of the original birth certificate to his political racist enemies who were crying wolf day and nights about the birth place info of the President. Obama was wrong because he should have filed that document 2 years ago when several others were demanding from him this document but he remained silent. Now when he is a President and he has not to succumbed to undue pressure of few hard core right wing goons who have no other business but to smear President. If he was more wise and real politician, he would have waited another 6 months or a year; and if when Republican candidate would have raised this issue, he should have thrown it on his face winning the election on this point. Now, he has closed the bogey trap very easily for his enemies who will be free to demand his school and college score cards and many many more including his POOR OR VERY POOR performance of following BUSH'S FAILED POLICIES.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
    • mtrought

      BOZO-IN-CHIEF: I hope you have a stomach ache during the whole second terms. I will not stand for trolls who constantly question the best President america has ever had.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  54. John McCain

    You gotta admit, those some nice legs

    April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  55. smdahl

    The banksters are using these idiotic issues to divide us. Banks are controlling our nation and banks DO NOT JOIN POLITICAL PARTIES: they just give money to BOTH PARTIES! C'mon people, let's stop getting screwed. Just read these comments if you want "silliness" defined. Obama knows that unfair racial attacks from his opponents are GOOD for his campaign. The only thing he has going for him right now is that most Democratic party voters in America haven't realized that BOTH parties have always been racist.
    Obviously, CNN readers need to look at some non-corporate news.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  56. Ryan

    i'm surprised the birth certificate was released at all. the white house had taken the position of not humoring crackpots that founded their accusations in a mix of racism, paranoia, and political sour grapes. i suppose obama didn't think it would last this long. though the release of the document makes trump look like an idiot. taking the position that he made this all come to fruition indicates that trump is delusional and someone democrats really hope win the republican nomination.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  57. Jack

    Doesn't the law and standards matter any more? I don't know how this got this far either. It should've been settled in 2008. Doesn't a candidate have to submit information that he qualifies? The Constitution states "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States." So for the one person who asked about George Washington, he is covered under the Citizen of the US at the time of Adoption line since they were all new US citizens. (read carefully) But Barrack Obama has some problems with this. First it proves that his father was born in Kenya. (which we all knew) Why is this a problem? Cause in order to be a "Natural Born Citizen" both parents have to have been born and resided in the US. Just being born here doesn't do it. The founders did not want a person that could possibly be under the influence of a foreign power. John McCain may also have not been a "Natural Born Citizen" because he was born in Panama on a US military base. Notice too that the President has to have been residing in the US for 14 years even if he was a "Natural Born Citizen". Everyone says this is all funny and silly but it's important to follow the Constitution. Something both Nixon and Clinton found out.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
    • Jack

      Also notice that this "Certificate of Live Birth" is not a form from Hawaii. If you look on the left side, it's been copied from somewhere else and has no indented stamp. When my parents both passed away I had to get both their birth and death certificates. It was stipulated that I had to give each entity that required it an official document. If I had made a copy and photoshopped it onto a paper with green lines as this one is, it would have been rejected. Just go pay the $10 or whatever and get an official document. WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? Why copy and paste stuff and keep this going on? Are they so inept or lazy that they can't do that?

      April 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  58. Matt in NYC

    Doesn't Obomba have wars to fight? He has become such a NEOCON. If he does not voluntarily surrender his Noble Peace Prize then it should be stripped away from him. He has fired more missiles than all other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  59. CaEd

    Says a lot about Obama when someone with Trump's credentials and power can 'force' the release of this golden document from the most powerful man in the world.

    What a load of {Obama/Trump}.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  60. johnnyb52

    Too many Oprah-side chats.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  61. Matthew

    Are we seriously still talking about this shit? what part of OBAMA WAS BORN IN HAWAII; HAWAII IS A STATE; THEREFORE, OBAMA IS A US CITIZEN don't you dummies get?! If I were him, I would'nt even waste my time on that nonsense; just people trying to distract from the more important stuff.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  62. Dee

    Yeah, apparently he has enough free time to fly to Chicago and chat with his buddy Oprah. How much did that little trip cost the US taxpayers? Doubt he resolved any of our issues while vacationing in Chicago for the day. NO-BAMA 2012, we cannot afford it.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  63. joe

    hummmmm, being onOprah twice in two years or going to camp david "487 Times".........which is worst??

    April 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  64. Scott

    John2397
    Bush is gone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Obama is now president. Will he ever be a strong enough president to overcome these 'Bush" issues? EVERY president inherits something from the previous administration and the economic climate. But this is the first time in history I have experienced a president so weak he has come out and continually, over and over, brings up the previous president. He is just amplifying his inability to be an effective leader.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  65. American Public

    I can't wait for this bozo's show to finally end!!!!!! Thanks biotch for unleashing this one term germ on America!!!! Now retire to your Hawaiian Island and please don't ever come back to the mainland.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
    • T

      American Public, you sound like a American fool. You are the bozo............you need to go back to Europe.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
    • Truth prevails

      taking donations "for ignorance for dummies" to help plan your exit to Europe. Your President is over you, like it or not. He is the boss, you like the rest of us have our "Commander and Chief" in the White House, while you sit in the dark in your house and mind. Take your rage and pray it away or read your own propaganda and go for citizenship in any lovely European countries. The virus in our country is small minded, unsettled bloggers that get off on eating TV dinners, watching NASCAR and making up fairy tales about the leader of the free world. Deal with it... and yes, I am praying for your blindness to be healed.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
    • aTeaClown

      Poor little American Tea Baggie birther loser

      April 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
    • LaughingLiberal

      HAHAHAHAHA good luck with that, loser. 2012 is going to be rough on you, I suggest moving to a cave in Arizona with the rest of your ilk until it blows over.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
    • mtrought

      BOZO-IN-CHIEF: I hope you have a stomach ache during the whole second term. I will not stand for trolls who constantly question the best President america has ever had.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
    • P

      2016.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:04 am |
    • Shay

      I'll bet you think Sarah Palin is smart! If you do, maybe you should go live in Alaska!

      April 28, 2011 at 9:11 am |
  66. joe

    spoken like a true klansman (amer pub)

    April 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  67. Paul John Ladd

    I am a democrat, yet I am not supporting Obama. Debby, the top comment, was spot on with her statement. He complained today about this issue getting in the way and him not having time to focus on "big issues" and we have many issues. Yet he takes, say probably at least half his day to fly to Oprahs studio, prepare for the show, and then be a guest on the show, before returning to DC. IF we have such big issues, he should be focusing his time solely on those issues instead of appearing on a talk show. None of you can argue with that unless you are up his butt, defending his every move.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  68. Linda

    My thanks to Trump for forcing obama to do what should have done months ago, show his birth certificate. I wonder why obama wanted to drag this out? What was he really hiding under the radar of the birth certificate issue? obama let this drag on longer than necessary. Besides, for the right price, anyone can buy a birth certificate. I would rather a more qualified candidate be President[who?], but I'll take Trump over obama. I used to kinda like The big "O"until she showed her ass, er, ignorance with this holy savior obama crap

    April 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  69. rejina

    okay, so ... is donald-skunkyhair-trump going be satisfied now? ... i think he is now wanting the presidents school score cards ... is he going to finally talk about opec, which is the only thing he CAN talk about? ... first of all ... CNN ... are you going to ask the president questions about the problems and country? ... wow, that's the only thing both the president and this circus owner agree on ... CNN, you are the answer !!!

    April 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
  70. scottbourne

    I'm sorry but I can't take anyone seriously who keeps talking about this birther stuff. In fact, I would start to think anyone still doing must have some racist tendency.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
    • Chase in Cali

      Scottbourne.....you're a dumbass!

      April 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • Truth prevails

      Well said Scotty...

      April 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • moon627

      EXACTLY !

      April 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • Tabitha

      I read an article in Psychology Today (or another magazine at my dentist's office) some years ago that said people who were conspiracy theorists were at higher risk for having personality disorders and mental illness. They got way into conspiracy theories and being that involved in all that stuff (they would do crazy amounts of research and focus on it obsessively) filled a huge emotional void in them.

      Birthers/Racists: Please seek professional help and counseling. There are people out there who are trained to not only treat your illness, but help you develop coping skills.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
      • GeminiGirl

        You are so right, Tabitha!
        Look at Palin, look at Bachmann, look at Sharron Angle, Trump, etc. Sigh...all Republicans, who woulda thunk it?? LOL

        April 28, 2011 at 12:02 am |
  71. Ron

    "We don't have time for this silliness" ... but there's plenty of time to spend an hour on the Oprah Show. I never believed the "birther" nonsense (nor the Left's "truther" nonsense) but I am increasingly worried about a president who seems to value image over substance, talk over action.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  72. Christopher

    I just have three words to say: MICHELLE OBAMA'S LEGS. My my my. **fans self**

    April 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  73. Charles B

    The boy has more excues for not doing the job, now that we have a divide house let's see if that fool can back door the people again like with his Obamacare

    April 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  74. Kate

    More importantly ... how fabulous are the First Lady's shoes?!?! Yes, yes, yes!!

    April 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  75. That'sMYPresident

    A. President Obama is on Oprah because LOTS of people skip the televised political addresses, but MILLIONS watch Oprah. He needed to talk to MILLIONS.
    B. If the policy to "ignore the BS, it will go away" isn't working (because we Americans get fixated on LOTS of BS) you have to put an end to it. He did that.
    C. The First Lady looks AWESOME. AND she's smart. AND she doesn't want my kids to suffer a lifetime of obesity. I LOVE HER. And her OCCASIONAL cheeseburger.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  76. Truth prevails

    Even with the freedom of speech,there has NEVER been this type of outright hate of a President based on emotional bias. The vast complaints about Obama's plans have no merit, so many opportunist (Tea party, much of the GOP, Donald – I only marry exotic women from other countries and am Baby daddy to various children- that's real Judea Christian conservative thinking) are taking advantage of our countries continued tired and sad hate dialogue about race. it is about race – plain and simple. Slice it, dance around it, make excuses, it doesn't change the truth. This awesome nation will realize that the sins of our forefathers still exist today, it is just dressed up in continued silly rhetoric.

    It is appalling to read some of these blogs, but nothing different. Thankfully, truth prevails... Way to go Obama.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  77. God

    H..E.Y ..... I NOT'S THATS SMARTER...... WHY PERSONS SAY ALOT MEDICARE ENDING?

    WHO WANT THAT?

    IS THAT GOOD FOR MY 85 YEAR OLD MAMA. MY DAD WIT ALZIMER?

    WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

    April 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  78. Myra

    The impression I'm getting from a lot of the folks who have posted here is total sour grapes. Isn't it obvious that they are angry that he did produce a birth certificate. Don't you just know how badly they wanted Trump's investigators to prove he wasn't born in the USA. Trump and all you birthers out there definitely have egg on your faces.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  79. Donald Trump;)

    Oh yeah?!?! What about your brain surgery scars, Obama? Can you show the American public your medical doctor's certificate stating that it never happened?

    April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  80. Mary

    Donald Thrump is a racist and forgets that his relatives came in the Mayflower to a land which belong to the native Americans not to trash like him.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  81. ThinkAgain

    This whole birther nonsense – along with the "Muslim sleeper cell" nonsense – are all distractions from the FACT that all of the Republican economic, military and foreign policies are PROVEN FAILURES!

    April 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  82. lyndachele

    People who want to find fault with Obama will continue to do so, no matter what. They will insist they know his intentions, as if they were omniscient Gods. They can make such accusations in the court of public opinion where they do not have to provide evidence but their accusations would be shot down in a court of law because there is no evidence to substantiate them.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  83. Nina

    your comment is awaiting moderation hmmm

    April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  84. ThinkAgain

    The birther nonense was further encouraged by the Republicans because it's also the only way the GOP – after 8 years of telling us that to criticize the President (GW Bush) is anti-God, anti-country and aiding our enemies – can grant permission to its sheep (I mean, party members) to criticize President Obama without their heads exploding. It's OK to trash the Prez, because he's not really American and his whole presidency is illegitimate!

    Karl Rove must have fainted from delirium when he came up with that one! How ironic that Karl is now trying to reign in all the lunatics (teabaggers, et al) who've taken over the asylum (GOP).

    April 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  85. YeahYeahYeah

    Congratulations Obama...I can not wait to for your second term to begin. Congratulations. As for everyone else who wonder why he didn't do this at first, please can someone show me the birth certificate of all the candidates that are running for President or exploring the option. Please someone put that out there. I think that Arizona Gov veto that bill because it will be her counterparts that will fall into this law. REAP what you SOW.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  86. Albert

    Obama made fools of all the Birthers. They are as foolish as the lies which they teach, claiming to come from the Bible (Easter, Christmas, Trinity, hell, etc.)

    April 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  87. RacistPig

    Fake!!! the paper is fake, the signatures are fake, Hawaii is fake (we only have 49 states people!!!) I think Obama is also fake, he was created by the media and not a real person, I think he's an ALIEN!!!!!! I need my white robe dry cleaned people...

    April 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  88. Mark

    Now that the birth certificate issue is cleared up, the radicals on the right are immediately jumping on his academic record. How did he get into Columbia? Was it affirmative action? What were his grades? Why doesn't anyone remember him from there? The guy was awarded Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School...something tells me he is a little smarter then the last guy we had in there. I am not a fan of a lot of Obama's politics and don't think he's done everything right, but how can we have a serious discourse about the issues if we're slinging this type of mud. This reflects very poorly on anyone attempting to argue the serious issues with Obama...it discredits everything we're trying to change in Washington.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  89. Robert

    It is really interesting and somewhat problematic, that bigoted white people have the ignorance to say , that they have had enough of the "minority crap". are you serious. You racist pigs have committed atrocities all over the world and continue to do so at every juncture. You cannot escape your criminal past or your current injustices, that are inflicted on people everyday. Your racism, is just a little more subtle and systematic

    April 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  90. Kkaty

    Obama doesn't have time for this??? There he is sitting on Oprah's couch in Chicago and from there he jetted to Ny to fund raise. All on the People's dime, I might add! How about working on gas prices or the non-war he started??

    April 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  91. Linda

    Since no other candidate or president has been asked to show their long form birth certificate, why do you suppose Obama has been? He didn't need to provide it at all as the short form is the legal document not only in Hawaii but in many other states.

    This "birther" issue is just another tactic to divide us, pit American against American, put down a President, keep us all distracted and at each others throats so big business and Wall Street can continue their rape of the middle class. We need to quit fighting each other and fight the real enemy; corporations who outsource jobs, pay no taxes, pollute our air and water and watch our wages drop as their CEO bonuses escalate beyond anything reasonable.

    Obama is not a dictator, can't wave a magic wand to solve problems, inherited a huge financial mess and an opposition party who stated publically that they wanted to see him fail. While we play these stupid birther conspiracy games, and the media wastes our time and attention on the Trump ego-maniacs of the world, we don't find ways to talk to each other and find real solutions to the problems that affect us all.

    Let's forget our party affiliations for a while and become Americans first and foremost and find solutions.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  92. tj

    The circumstance we are in is a result of being sold a house that was not sound. The White House. Once President Obama bought the White House, he was left with all of the problems that went with it. The foundation including finances, education, war, reputation, Human rights. were rotten. We, nor The President, were aware of all of the problems we inherited from the previous occupant and his bullies! Thank your god that it isn't continuing to disintegrate as would be the case with a right winger. Just take a look at the new Repubs at the state level!

    April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  93. SweetStuff

    Is anyone asking what Donald Trump is so enraged about? Maybe Obama talking about the rich paying their part has his panties in a wad??? Just sayin'

    April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  94. Brandi

    Whoever mentioned gas/oil prices...if I am not mistaken...the mighty Bush family held stock in oil. Why don't you call them and ask them what the hell is going on?

    April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  95. steven

    Oprah had to join the rest of the media. Would have been better just to say this is a stupid, silly topic and we are not going to justify this nonsense by discussing it.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  96. Enrique

    When I listen to republicans trash Obama, I can hear how misinformed they are and it's sad. I partly blame the media. People believe that the President is god and can do anything he wants. They don't get that there is a senate and a house to say "no" to everything.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  97. Ken

    it's a shame..we used to be such a proud nation..

    April 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm |
  98. bodie1

    I do wish inanities like Ann and Debbie et al would post at World Net Daily. That's really more their audience.
    Leave the serious conversations to the sentient, please.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  99. Mrs. M

    Next, we'll see Obama on "Dancing with the Stars."

    April 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  100. blackDynamite

    Trump said "I'm HEARING (From his "Cabinet") the birth certificate doesn't exist......"
    Two days later, we're dreaming Trump didn't exist
    BD

    April 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  101. kwade

    All I can say is if Obama isnt re-elected that's fine but as an African American I can say that for the first time this can't be taken away from African Americans because he made history. So everybody can cry and holler about this and that not getting done and he's doing this and he's not doing that. PLAIN AND SIMPLE IF YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN DO A BETTER JOB THEN RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  102. Jason

    Wow, Obama's wife is a pretty big chick, huh? She needs to stop wearing sleeves dresses, blouses, etc, etc, 'cause she makes Obama look like a wimp. And it would be good if she followed her own advice and started eating healthier and less, I know, I know some think big woman are attractive, but let's face it, she ain't that attractive. Now, this birth certificate thing, is totally screwy. We all know that if you have an American parent, s/he can register the kid as American also, even if s/he was born in a foreign country, so what is the big deal? I just don't like the Prez dragging this matter around for years just to cover up his dumb policies, which means I won't be voting for him again. He's proven to me that he does not have the know how to govern and he's more interested in being popular. Yo, Prez, I voted you to the White House, not GQ. You got enough money now to retire happy and rich, u can thank me for that, now take a hike.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
  103. ECKOAIR

    I WHAT TO SAY OBAMA IS DOING A GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD JOB JUST WIN IN 2012 YES YES

    April 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  104. LILA K

    AND AFTER ALL THE BICKERING, RACIAL COMMENTS, HATE AND IGNORANCE HE IS STILL AND WILL FOREVER BE THE FIRST WHITE/BLACK SMARTEST, HANDSOME, FUNNY, CHARISMATIC 44 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR NOT YOU WILL STILL BE PAYING FOR HIS BENEFITS AFTER HE LEAVES WHITE HOUSE AFTER 8 YEARS, DID YOU ALL HEAR THAT 8 YEARS MARK MY PREDICTION!!!!!!!! I don't think most idiots realize that Obama is actuall BLACK and WHITE so to all haters which part of him do you discriminate against?

    April 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  105. LILA K

    We blame presidents for everything but we don't WANT government to control anything. Government can do little about gas prices stupid ,because they don't have control like in other smart countries, gov try to control healthcare you all freak out, It is important to realize that everything in this country is built with a deck of card designed to go up and fall down at some point unfortunately the deck of card is coming down in OBAMA'S term. All I can say Don't worry Obama they didn't keep you from getting elected the first time destiny over power is –

    April 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  106. moam

    DEBBY & ANN, you are both idiots. My guess is the both of you were bush supporters. That, of course, would put you both solidly on bush's intellectual level...low to 0. Consequently, you can neither understand an intellectual or identify with a man who is trying to help a nation that has been ruined by the bushes, big business and cronies, while being supported by the likes of you. Both of you need to try to read a book or get some therapy. In fact, try both, though I doubt you can hold two thoughts in your head at once.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  107. John Dough

    people speak of Obama as being a terrible president. what they dont stop to hypothetically speaking think is how better off would we have been had McCain won. Thousands of people have solutions, I really hate these " i have all the right answer to our problems " candidates... Obamas biggest mistake was ever running for president thinking he could help this country, I feel sorry for the guy now with all the bad PR people give him. Shit is it that hard to figure out that more than a million things come into play regarding what goes wrong in a system.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  108. GH

    3 wars – one that HE started – , unemployment, gas prices thru the friggin ceiling, food prices next, a Congress in shambles, China, Mexico, Syria which he hasn't got a clue what to do about... and he tells us the "silliness" has to stop about some certificate while on his way to day-time TV w/ Oprah!

    Guess that makes me a racist! Good grief.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  109. Casy

    Obama talks about no time for silliness and serious problems yet soon after making these statements he goes on Oprah? The fact that the "carnival barker" was able to get the president to do something that NO one else was able to do really says a hell of a lot about the "carnival barker" and I don't think Obama realizes it but he just gave credence to the "conspiracy theory" movement. For those of you who are saying that the "conspiracy theorist" have egg on their face, I think you should wait a while to see how things pan out. Never underestimate the determination of your opponent. Many ppl are still doubting that the document is legit and there are some compelling evidence on the internet. Don't know if it's true or not BUT the important thing is once a seed of doubt is planted in someone, the doubt will continue to grow if the "seed planters" continue to make compelling arguments. Showing a document 2 yrs later is very questionable. Releasing this document may have done more harm than good but time will tell. Not a birther, just a realist

    April 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  110. Dynan3

    Simply...the best President EVER! Even surpasses Clinton for stellar performances. He has well-considered responses to the situations facing him in a brutally pressured job. Even as rabid faux pundits are attacking every move Barrack or Michelle make. Yet he persevers. What heart! What intelligence! What balance (never seen in the previous 8 yrs of h*ll)!

    Tea Partiers and Republican jackboots don't know how to act when someone actually LIVES what they purport in phony sound bites. When someone 'turns the other cheek' and doesn't jump into the quagmire, the say indecisive. When the President acts, they cry "Power hungry!'

    Spineless, hypocritical acts that exemplifiy their true selfishness. No wonder Newt is a conservative stalwart and a paragon of the righteousness he spews. Trump?...his greatness speak for itself...just ask him. Palin?...nevermind...I want no karma from a point blank shot on a helpless soul...Santorum?..He hass vays of changink your mind since you are so disagreeable. Mitt?...I have had enough of exclusive religions, thank you.

    Some Republican candidates (Paul, Huckabee) still have an outside chance of saving the Republicans from these Keystone cops.

    And always remember that I love you too.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  111. K3Citizen

    People will now start beating the dead horse again by calling him Muslim.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  112. Garrett Abare

    Well Excuse me if I may quote you Mr. Obama, "carnival barkers who are going around trying to get attention instead of actually solving the problems." I agree with that 100%. My only dispute is.. your contradicting yourself, sir. You SAY that you want to actually start solving the real problems and stop with the games, but your on Oprah, making a scene about it anyways. Whether your not your trying to "spread" the knowledge of your birth certificate being authenticate. Your still being a carnival barker by going on Oprah about it. You confuse me Mr. Obama.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  113. John Forrest

    I disagree with all of you. At this point in my life 50 ish and having survived (temporarily, lung transplant) a terminal illness, I don't trust Obama, Bush or anyone in Washington. I was in HS during Watergate, became a Democrat. Lived in NY and saw the evil of liberals and that, went Republican. Now I'm just disgusted with all of them. They are all bought and paid for, don't kind yourself.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  114. Matt

    I love Obama,look like the Gov will find another story such as ....whether Obama was missed any days at Preschool...
    21st century and keep on digging.
    I will vote to Obama again 2012
    Absolutely.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  115. Mary Ann Jess

    I am a Democrat, caucasion, live in middle America and am totally disgusted with the birthers, the Muslim accusers and the racists, yes racists, who attack Obama. I don't think he is the greatest American president ever, but neither is he the worst. Come on America, disagree with his policies but don't accuse him of being anti-American. All you white honkies (as George Jefferson use to call you) need to really examine why you hate him so. My Republicans friends forward me all sorts of garbage that can't be verified, but because they read it on the Internet, it must be so. Wake up and evaluate what you read.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  116. Brains

    You have been given the list of his numerous accomplishments, despite numerous efforts to derail him. Why do you continue to be so disingenuous and dishonest. Is you racist attitude so ingrained in your simpleton mind?

    April 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  117. Erick

    President Obama silenced Donald Trump. He has my vote for his second terms in 2012. Way to go, Obama!

    April 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  118. dan j d

    But he has time for talk show theatrics? This O-Hole is all about media, celebrity, and pretending to know what he's doing. The idiots who voted for him based solely on appearance don't have enough intelligence to research his lack of leadership skills or his shady background and associates. Those are the same people who see Oprah as their source of news. ... In the words of Reverend Martin Luther King, don't judge a man by the color of skin but rather by the strength of his character, ...soooooo, this shady sorry excuse for a leader should NEVER had been president to begin with, he was chosen by his appearance.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  119. GH

    Wow. I bet your grandkids will be so glad he did all this amazing work when theyre buried in eternal debt that this man put us in in just 2 years. Again, 3 wars, UNemployment, gas prices, China, Mexico, Syria.... impress me by signing SOMETHING ANYTHING to fix this.... if not, dont dazzle me w/ "save the penguins" crap that all this amounts to when our country is dying by the day.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  120. bking

    A. He didn't supply the birth certificate at first because: why should he have to? Obviously when he was running for President he supplied his credentials to the appropriate officials. Anyone whose a citizen would consider it silly for other people to question it. If I walked up to you and asked for your birth certificate would you feel the need to show it to me? Exactly. It makes no sense.
    B. Everyone's tripping about his being on Oprah. So no other politicians give interviews? Does everyone work every hour of the day? Really people make a big issue out of EVERYTHING he does. Next time I see any politician doing an interview I'm going to protest. This is so bogus.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  121. CBR

    This conversation with Oprah Winfrey is just an example of how politicians think their friendship or positive relationship with a celebrity can bring them more support. In this case, the President should have remained in Washington. He needs to find a ways to meet the GOP leaders and convince them to join him, the Democrats and others to move the country forward.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
    • Lee

      It's broken. I lean repub but I have to admit th erepubs pretty mch are simply anti-democrat. If dems wanted to gut welfare tomorrow, the repubs would be trying to pass bills to increase the welfare budget. They've turned themselves into a mudslinging empty shell of a politcal movement. It is sad. They have money and potential, sad to see it all go to waste and see the freaks who might represent the GOP in the next election. Reagan wasn't the god they make him out to be but at least he was a regular person who could get things done, work with the opposition and tried to always shoot for postivie territory.

      The GOP message for 2012 - "we're not dems, we're the opposite, whatever that is!"

      April 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
      • MadGOPer

        That's why its becoming increasing difficult for me and several of my friends who have been Republicans since we could vote to stay with the Party. Teddy and Abe are doing some serious spinning in their graves as to what the Party has become.. The Party used to stand for the People, now it seems they are trying to do the People in....

        April 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
      • virgil leonard

        truer words have never been spoken.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
    • justagirlsd

      "he needs to find a ways to meet the GOP leaders and convince them to join him" are you serious? The NO party hasn't made one once of effort to help our country. Don't you get it??? Why am I bothering....

      April 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
    • dottie

      Congress has been on two weeks of Easter Break. They return back to Wash-DC on Monday. Now's a good time for the President to travel around the country campaigning while everyone else is out of town on recess. I'm sure the President and Congress will discuss the country's business when everyone is back in DC.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  122. Agree and disagree

    I agree with the President of the United States on some social issues, but I disagree with the on going wasteful spending on overseas wars with no apparent end. We won the war in Iraq and we defeated the Taliban. How will we define victory? At what point can we leave? I am so tired of seeing our debt rise, future tax dollars assigned, and our soldiers needlessly put into harm's way for an mirky mission. Do we try to control the people overseas? Can we realistically change their culture or prop up fledgling political structures indefinitely?

    At least President Obama talks to us like adults and people who can understand nuance. Republican's like George H W Bush, Eisenhower, and William Buckley used to treat the American people like we could understand a philosophy beyond black and white, good and evil, etc. I hope the Republican party can break away from minority groups within Christianity that have a legalistic worldview and return back to the party with philosophical substance. That substance can include many religions, and differing views of what should and should not be regulated, or the extent of regulations. Bring back Eisenhower type Republicans that had the foresight to vote for the civil rights act of 1964 ending Jim Crow.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  123. justagirlsd

    The reason President Obama didn't pander to those who have questioned his nationality is because he is bigger than them.
    He has shown nothing less than grace and honor throughout the BS that the T.P.r's have thrown at him. Uhg please go back to your caves and let the man do his job.....

    April 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  124. dave

    2 reason gas prices are high. One. United states of amaerica suiedf B P britsh pettolumer the oli company that supplies most of the out of countrys oil. So us the tax payers are paying for the law suite put againt them. 2. has anyone done a store of what the obams are wearing to the royal weddind. Do a store on why the obams are not invited to thge royal wedding. B/p. Is friends with all oik companys that are now all against the us but not the people. Its not good that our allies don't think of us as friends any more. Gee if pres obma can remeber being born in hawii then he should remeber geowing up in kena with his sister and all his frends. Funny I put on last night that birth certificate.he had the seal from the hospital said 1959. And it had his birthdate a1961 truely it was a forgery. And ramrod last we herd was in japan. When did she stop in japan to get the long form. Dose the long form have the doctors name and a witness on it. I just think its funny when I found the seasl 1959 on his other fraud certiate. He would all of a sudden show something he could not show in 2008 if you are a united states ciytizen you socal seutity number issued. Day yiur born so let's see when brack hussain obma only want to see the date issued not the numnber. Doose the long form has his dads and moms signture in it and the doctor name and a witness

    April 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  125. Shaking My Head SMH

    Debby, Ann and anybody else who argues about what Pres. Obama hasnt done about our wars... There is a God that sits above and looks down low at the comments of hatred you make in response to what he hasnt done. You all continue to blame him for the war(s) that was started in 2001 until this present day. You blame him for the country going bankrupt which started in 2007-2008 until this present.

    It took us 10 to 15 years to get into this and you REALLY dont expect him to get us out of it in 4 years if you have half a brain as you think you do....

    OUR PRESIDENT COULD NOT PLEASE THE REPUBLICANS AND RACIST OF THIS COUNTRY if he fixed everything which is actually impossible to do within a 4 year period.

    The only way for this country to get back on its feet will be ALL Americans...white, black, latino, hispanic, indian, rich, poor and middle class suffer through some of the hardest times of our lives by accepting policies and raised taxes and unemployment and sacrificing to get our country back on track for our children. God Help Us.. and pray for these unnecessary hatred that entangles the minds of the american people because we have an intelligent African American president that honestly cares about this country.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  126. monicme

    Donald Trump is a repulsive individual. Michelle looks great! NeilsInSeattle, your list should be copied and shown everywhere because people seem unaware of what the President has accomplished during his term so far, and that's an impressive list.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  127. Kara

    The president of the united states was forced to come out and take an extraordinary citizenship test at his own expense to please a bunch of hard right bigots and sore losers today.
    America has lost face in the worst possible way, but more to the point the right wing have shown that they don't believe any one other than a white christian is a real american.
    Even now, there are cries of forgery and attempts to make it somehow HIS fault that the colour of his skin has driven them mad.
    And all this while Ryan's big insurance clients are trying to run off with their medicare.
    You're all fools, and you deserve what you get.
    Maybe it is time for america to seccede. Let's see how Trump's america fares against Obama's.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • Garrett Abare

      I laughed at your response.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
    • Janet

      The day we have Trump's America is the day I pack my bags & leave the country. The only person trying to fix this mess has been Obama. Everyone else has been more concerned with thier own specials interests. As far as I'm concerned, he has my vote again in 2012 !!!

      April 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
    • GiveMeABreak

      I'll repeat ... GIVE ME A BREAK!
      This is racial only to those who prefer to make it racial!
      For those not living in Reality, Obama is HALF white.
      He's multi-racial ... like millions of other folks!

      April 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  128. Chris

    This whole birther controversy rates right up there with those several years we wasted investigating whether Clinton got head in the Oval Office. Worse, in fact. At least Clinton did something wrong, however irrelevant it may have been to anyone except Hillary, Chelsea, and Monica. If the GOP (or the TP) had any good ideas, we'd be hearing THEM instead of this smoke screen nonsense.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  129. yolanda

    leave obama along and stick to serious matters stop knocking everything or solution its not about the rich only its about the american people

    April 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  130. Junior

    Shame on Mr. Obama!! Shame , Shame on President Obama, for making fun of the American People! Its's a sad day in American History!

    April 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  131. Steve

    Oh nice more celebrity press for obama and friends. How long will this 'show' keep on coming. Where is the next obama channel for 2012? Let me guess, the oprah channel no doubt along with all the other morons trying to sell him.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  132. Shaz

    I've just gotta say... Michelle is rockin those orange pumps.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  133. w l jones

    I alone with the president remember when I were born this white country Doctor with a midwife said this is a cau .ba. I said look again Doc.light but not white and he said you fool me... this is the problem in our country. Bless.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  134. GiveMeABreak

    IF he had made this release 2 to 2.5 years ago, when it just wouldn't go away, the entire issue would be history! I've not thought it was a problem, but I can certainly see how it BECAME a problem when he refused to acknowledge it. It looked like total avoidance, and that is not how the American public wants our President to operate. He promised transparency and has delivered nothing! Its not a partisan or racial issue... its a Presidential issue! A Republican would have been tarred and feathered long before this...

    April 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  135. DAS

    It simply never ceases to amaze me the level of pure stupidity that spews from some of us in America. Why do some of you keep asking "Why didn't Obama show his birth certificate over 2 years ago to put this to rest?" Really? Are you that dumb? Let's get something straight. To even ask that question is completely racist. Please tell me people, when and which president(s) can ANYONE name for me that have ever had to prove their citizenship for 2 years, after they have already been elected as POTUS? Please someone name me ONE?

    The fact that someone has the audacity to even ask that question, completely shows that you really have a different standard for Obama than you have for any other elected POTUS. When Obama ran for POTUS, he showed the exact same birth certificate that JFK, Nixon, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush 1&2, Clinton have shown. The fact that some of you think that what Obama did originally is not "good enough" shows your complete bias.

    I wouldn't have shown my long birth certificate either. Because it's completely idiotic to think you can appease racist idiots! To even suggest that this would've all went away if he would've just shown his birth certificate is the equivalent of when a black person was told in the 50 or 60's in Alabama, "well, if he would've just got up out of his seat and went to the back of the bus, then he would'nt have been arrested."

    Hello, you ignorant racists, he has a right to sit in that seat on the bus. And President Obama has a right to be POTUS, because he went through the same verification procss that EVERY other POTUS had to go through. You're only doing this because you can't see a black man achieve such a high level of accomplishment in your miniscule mind. Thanks for truly showing the rest of the world how far America STILL has to go to address race relations.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  136. Jus too sane for this

    Has anyone even read the list of accomplishments that NeilsInSeattle wrote of Pres. Obama. All this other rhetoric is unnecessary after reading it considering its only a partial list.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  137. Janet Edmondson

    OMG...I'm sure our service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq are proud to put their lives on the line so that you people can continue to make these ignorant, racist comments. We have a black President, get over it! He's doing all HE can to clean up the mess left by Bush, in addition to the other disasters that have occurred. Why not give him a break? Appearing on Oprah was an opportunity for him to speak to millions without all the political drama. Oh, that's right...Oprah's black too! Wow, two powerful black people.....more that you can handle?

    April 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  138. Carl's Bad

    The Holy Grail of the Tea Party turns out to be a holey cup that holds no water. Good job, birthers.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  139. Why?

    Any "transparent" or logical President would have avoided this "silliness" loooong ago, by doing a year ago what he did today.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  140. dave

    2 reason gas prices are high. One. United states of amaerica suiedf B P britsh pettolumer the oli company that supplies most of the out of countrys oil. So us the tax payers are paying for the law suite put againt them. 2. has anyone done a store of what the obams are wearing to the royal weddind. Do a store on why the obams are not invited to thge royal wedding. B/p. Is friends with all oik companys that are now all against the us but not the people. Its not good that our allies don't think of us as friends any more. Gee if pres obma can remeber being born in hawii then he should remeber geowing up in kena with his sister and all his frends. Funny I put on last night that birth certificate.he had the seal from the hospital said 1959. And it had his birthdate a1961 truely it was a forgery. And ramrod last we herd was in japan. When did she stop in japan to get the long form. Dose the long form have the doctors name and a witness on it. I just think its funny when I found the seasl 1959 on his other fraud certiate. He would all of a sudden show something he could not show in 2008 if you are a united states ciytizen you socal seutity number issued. Day yiur born so let's see when brack hussain obma only want to see the date issued not the numnber. Doose the long form has his dads and moms signture in it and the doctor name and a witness sorry for poor spelling I do not finger type very good on my black berry

    April 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  141. Adam C Johnson

    Debby is one hundred percent correct! There is no REAL president. Say hello to George Soros, David Rockefeller, etc.
    These are the real controllers. The crackpots of yesterday cannot be labelled as such anymore with the advent of communication technologies such as the internet – although this is being controlled in some manner as well. We have no freedoms anymore; this is a world wide phenomenon. Obama is a joke. It is so obvious to me that Bush was used as an instrument to get Obama elected. Bush presented himself so incompetent that Obama was easily a landslide election. Of course who even knows thats the real reason -are the votes counted even the real stats? Can you trust any government that repeats a lie so many times hoping it will become truth just for its very nature of being spoken aloud so often?? I am talking about the WMDs. There is obviously never enough room in one if these posts to bring all the pertinent information to people's attention – those who want to be led like sheep I don't bother with – you can go to the slaughter. The ones who are asking questions and waking up need to expedite their research and learn all the lies that we live in today at this moment.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  142. Adam C Johnson

    Debby is one hundred percent correct! There is no REAL president. Say hello to George Soros, David Rockefeller, etc.
    These are the real controllers. The crackpots of yesterday cannot be labelled as such anymore with the advent of communication technologies such as the internet – although this is being controlled in some manner as well. We have no freedoms anymore; this is a world wide phenomenon. Obama is a joke. It is so obvious to me that Bush was used as an instrument to get Obama elected. Bush presented himself so incompetent that Obama was easily a landslide election. Of course who even knows thats the real reason -are the votes counted even the real stats? Can you trust any government that repeats a lie so many times hoping it will become truth just for its very nature of being spoken aloud so often?? I am talking about the WMDs. There is obviously never enough room in one if these posts to bring all the pertinent information to people's attention – those who want to be led like sheep I don't bother with – you can go to the slaughter. The ones who are asking questions and waking up need to expedite their research and learn all the lies that we live in today at this moment. Oh, CNN detects something they do not like in my message...as every time I try to post this it is denied.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  143. Brenda J. Wamble

    The President realizes that a large population of people need professional help in order for them
    to accept diversity. That is why he had to display his original birth certificate even though he already
    displayed the certificate of live birth on the internet.

    The President of the United States has already qualified for the position. It was not a close race, nor a disputed one. All “Presidents” and their families have to go through a lot of criticism and consider sources and ranges of intellect.

    Unfortunately for some reason, the “beautiful rich ranges of chocolate skin colors” we love, make a large population of people subconsciously react and continue to display the worst side of their character instead of the best. Professional help will always be available for adults and children who need help in dealing with diversity.

    Brenda J. Wamble

    April 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  144. Adam C Johnson

    There, that worked. Oh and now I am posting comments too quickly. What am I a lab rat? Either let people post or just acknowledge that we don't have any freedom of speech left. CBC in Canada isn't this foolish at least with their moderating.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  145. Caleb

    Oh dear God, someone up there in the previous comments thinks that the President controls our gas prices. do people even KNOW what the president has jurisdiction over? because quite a few people think he controls gas prices, local school funding, writes bills, and puts your cat up a talk tree. no wonder the rest of the world views us as idiots

    April 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  146. Manhattan

    The Donald is now saying that he did the American's a great favor. Yeah, right. He did so by making an ass out of himself when the truth was finally brought to light.

    So now, just to cover his butt, he can go on national television and say he did us a favor? He's an ass-hole that we all can do without! The audactiy of this jerk trying to take credit for something that most of us already knew was true.

    Go back to where you came from Donald. You don't belong in politics. If you want to play dirt, play it with guys like you who know nothing but playing dirty.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  147. Jason

    Obama proved his birth time to let it go. move on to something important.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  148. ralk

    Piggy...dorky and orca...

    April 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
  149. HoosierDiva

    he doesn't have time for 'silliness' but he has time for Oprah? why didn't he provide this document 2.5 years ago when this whole debacle began? or since then? WHY did he allow this 'silliness' continue?

    April 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  150. Mark

    Oprah questioning Obama in any serious fashion is like Michael Moore questioning Ronald McDonald about his McNuggets.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  151. GozieBoy

    If Bush was sitting there, the question would have been: "Did you know that 9 Americans were killed in Afghanistan today? Do you care? Will you be meeting with the families? Why are we still there, and what is your plan for success and getting our people home quickly?"

    But, no, just another softball game by the suck up hypocritical Hollywood crowd.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
    • Audcor

      Bush would've been on vacation.

      April 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • Tabitha

      Oh please. President Obama has answered that question clearly many times. Bush was cognitively challenged and so reporters just let him off the hook. Bush was our remedial president. He didn't understand difficult questions, so he would heehaw his way through them. "Putting food on their families," indeed.

      President Obama is the real deal. He's a brilliant man, he is calm and collected, he is courageous, he is patient with the feeble-minded birthers and Republicans, and he has true integrity. If you don't like who your fellow countrymen voted in as president, then maybe you don't belong in the USA.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
      • Vficial

        Tabitha Im still laughin at that HEEHAW through every question line that was funny. Im in tears on that one. LMAO!!!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  152. APS

    The Founding Fathers must be rolling in their graves looking at the state of American politics today. The highly effective, even beautiful, system of government they created is slowly crumbling apart, dominated by special interests and politicians who want power for the sake of power rather than power for the sake of doing common good. It seems the US is as far as it's ever been from having a government of the people, for the people and by the people. The US is a once mighty empire going through a death rattle – and it's an ugly and unbecoming sight for what was, and in some ways still is, one of the greatest countries in history. Of all the problems the US is facing, which are many and great, the Republicans choose to focus their attention on the birther issue. It's embarrassing.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
  153. nazario a. gonzales

    Releasing the birth certificate didn't hurt. Why didn't he do this 2 years ago so he could deal with major issues. Perhaps the birther distraction helped him avoid the real problems he faces. Better to fight windmills (think alternate energy) than face the real dragons facing him in the real world.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  154. blessedgeek

    Hillary planted Dronald Trump. At the obama knights of the round table, a question was put forth on whom to use as a decoy to embarrass and split the Republican vote. Incidentally, Trump gave Clinton a call with a suggestion and Hillary responded, "That's a great idea!"

    April 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  155. DEEZ

    WOW 50% are totally screwed up and you should have your head checked OPEN YOUR EYES look what he has done to this country in such a short amount of time We are as a country border line melt down. We as a country cant afford another 30 sec of his political banter that a select few think is the greatest thing they have ever heard. Get the country straight then worry about your stupid tv appearence. we need change alright pray 2012 WE CHANGE WHO RUNS THIS COUNTRY

    April 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  156. Dee

    Donald Trump needs to declare his birth certificate. As far as I know he might not be US Citizen. He might have migrated from Canada

    April 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  157. nru

    Guess ti just shows that the idiots have the controls of parts of our media. I have never seen any other president's birth certificate, and now a bunch of carny geeks (sorry to defame the carnival workers) have been driving the cycle – go back to your hole you bunch of bigots, this is not the time to be concerned with non-issues. And to all the birther idiots out there, I would expect apologies galore, but then again that would require a bit of dignity and sophistication.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  158. wow

    He's at the highest level of power cia has 1000's of unclaimed birth cert. In each state for reasons like this of fake identities but there 100% real you can never tell it took him 2 years to come out with it right there tells you something right now I ashamed at the USA my home this is prob the biggest f@ck up that's have ever happen if he did win election all you black people wopuld have went crazy and everybody knows it and he not black black people you voted for a Muslim

    April 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm |
  159. Adrian

    I have a feeling that much of the comments made hating on presisent Obama are from ignorant republicans and racist bigots. He wouldnt even have to have an interview if this issue died already. If you honestly believe that Obama was not born in the United States you are ignorant (in harsher words, a complete moron) because the presedent obviously had to go through background checks to get there. Also i think the president has done an acceptable job and for the ignorant, he has done more in 2 years than Bush did in 8. Finally consider Palin and Trump complete jokes. I dont believe they have come up with any solutions To our problems but continue to run their mouths. The republican party is just an anti-democrat mud-slinging party who by the way, doesent care at all about the middle or lower class.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  160. joenyc

    Can't this thing just go away already? I'm not a fan of this president, by any stretch, but I do know that he was born on American soil.

    Get over it losers. Find something relevant to whine about.... Like his lack of sound fiscal policy.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  161. Alex

    I am no fan of Obama, nor the repugs either...but have to give credit for the reference to Trump as a carnival barker – best and most accurate description of the walking hairpiece I've ever heard.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  162. Bstelllllll1

    Debbie and rob are spot on. Obama put the birth certificate out to the public because Trump is the only person with
    Enough celebrity status to cause the president embarassment. Since the president considers himself more of a celebrity than a leader it was a threat to his ego. pretty simple logic I think. I don't want Trump for president but the choices are pretty limited right now.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  163. Dee

    Just because MOST of you can't walk and chew gum at the same time, doesn't mean that Obama can't....why don't you all just give up? YOU FAILED MISERABLY...I guess now you will want to see the placenta from his birth so you can prove he is a human being....at some point you MUST know how stupid you sound...

    I am glad he waited to show what us sane people already knew...he let the racist bigots and idiots keep going until they were foaming at the mouth and looking like children...then DADDY had to come shut you up....CLASSIC!!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  164. AJ

    The President and his wife were scheduled to visit Oprah for all the dummies that think he just appeared on their just because.
    He was smart to release the long form. End the conversation. He is trying to take care of a lot of business daily. Trump needs to shut up and let him do his job. Please understand that Trump is the Replublican distraction to get the President away from the business at hand.

    To all the haters it seems like all are older white people with no real view point other than how much you hate Obama. Your opinions are empty and don't bare any point. You should actually come up with real arguments like the person that listed all his accomplishments since he has been in office.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  165. Audcor

    @ Gozieboy

    Bush would've been on vacation.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
  166. Ohsnap

    Now that 'the birthers' have not leg to stand on, let's see what else they come up with.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
    • daliya robson

      The birthers have already come up with checking on his his school grades. Soon they will want his hair smaples to see if his dna really has any white in it . After that they will accuse him of being an a llien or havng the same dna as mohammed . Or even osama ben laden . It willl take the uneducted white trash a long time to find something really good to check out. Now they have the loud mouthed carnival clown with soooo much money to help them with his experts to do the research.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
    • P

      SAT scores. He's hiding them.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:06 am |
  167. L A New

    If he didnt want everyone questioning it why didnt he just release it earlier? tHIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED GOVERMENT WASTE ALL THE TIME THE STAFF USED TRYING NOT TO RELEASE IT. If he thought it were silly then he shouldnt have played the game, he was a player.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  168. Sandra

    4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS! GO OBAMA!

    April 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  169. Kathy B in California

    Funny...............I don't remember "being" born.....???? What a weird statement.......and.....we don't have time for "silliness" like this......but we DO have time for a staged show immediately after the release of the "document".....what was the big deal to begin with??? Really???? Or is it just another stunt.....it's already being picked apart pretty good.........I find it funny that ANY public servant.......should want to demand "privacy" while suggesting "transparency".......and at such a ridiculous cost???? At whose expense really????? Guess that is another one for the "X-Files" !!! We will never REALLY know!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  170. Sam Sixpack

    Just checking to see if the line below, "Comments are not pre-screened before they post." is still a lie.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm |
  171. Julius Raynor

    President Obama What A Blessing.........God Sent.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
    • Larry Cohen

      Absolutely. You sound like a well thought out woman who is expecting a fully juiced "card" on the first of the month compliments of the Good Reverend Obama and his staff of Rob'in Hoods! Good for you.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
    • angel eyes

      Sweet..........

      April 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
    • Patricia

      Please don't lie on God.

      April 28, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  172. YouBeCrazy

    Wow. Crazy thread. There be crazy people in this here thread.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  173. realityhurts

    Obama is a genius. He is fulfilling Pres Bush 3rd term and only a few wise ones can see it. He sold out the constituency that elected him and capitulated on every principle of the progressive movement. Now that its election time he is back trying to deceive the people once again. President Bush was once quoted as saying " full me once....etc... " you know the rest. The interesting thing is that Obama may succeed in fooling us once again.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  174. Dontbow

    Liberals whining about race again. More of the same stupidity and hipocracy we have heard since bush was in office. All liberals really have is their love for self and hatred for anyone else with a different political view. Sad for America indeed to listen to their rambling babble.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
    • ksoze

      You reallly don't understand that this whole 'birther' thing was/is about race? No other President has ever been questioned to this extent regarding his place of birth. To what Bush-era hypocrisy are you referring?

      April 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
      • Jimmyjam

        Dobruja understands very clearly That this is a race issue. He's just using more smoke and mirrors.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
      • oprah mooo

        no other president had a father that was not a US citizen, and went to grammar school in Indonesia.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
      • BigDeer

        Correction... The Birther Issue was about Nationality.

        April 28, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • whining liberal

      It is sad that America has to listen to rambling babble. The fact that the GOP has been pushing this bs down obama's throat since the campaign is evident that they have know real plan to fix this country. They just want to win by making Obama look like a terrorist, socialist subhuman. It is so insane it does make you question whether it's all about not wanting a black president in office. It HAS to. No other president has ever faced this kind of scrutiny. Rhetoric only warrants more rhetoric. If Republicans can call Obama a foreigner, Democrats can call these hate-mongers racist, b/c thats exactly what they are,

      April 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
    • juskishi

      dontbow

      well this is the ultimate irony. a conservative claiming that liberals only care about themselves and disagree with anyone of a different political viewpoint. LOL....omg, do you even know what the definition of liberal is? get a clue. now go back to playing with your coloring book and try to stay inside the lines this time. m...o...r...o...n.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:25 am |
  175. Destiny

    Actually his birth certificate has been on the website since he became president. My husband worked for the campaign. He showed me the page online about a year and a half ago. I personally dont care i just want all this bullshit thats going on between the republicans and democrats to stop. Its childish. But why can i do? Im only one person. Nobody gives a shit anymore. . .

    April 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  176. michael woods

    That just goes to show the work what kind of person Donald Trump and his Tea Party are and what lengths they will go to destroy this country and the respect of the office of the president NBC should cancel his show and expose how much Mr Trump payed in taxes

    April 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  177. anna ellis

    Politics are a very emotional subject for Americans, and rightly so- we each have an agenda to push and a lifestyle to support. What concerns me, and I've never heard anyone make note of this, which initself makes me shake my head, why does no one seem to care that those in public service, running for the highest office in the United States, and who wish to govern federal laws, trumping state's constitution do not even know the rules those very costitutions uphold? the government of Hawaii does not practice releasing birth certificates of its citizens to the general public- plain and simple- to do so would be in violation of their states law- Palin says she can see Russia from her back yard and is torn apart as an idiot for making an alliteration, but people seem to take misinformation from Clinton and McCain as gospel truth leading to gross conspiracy theories- i may not vote for obama next election, but neither will i support someone who does not know state law- this isnt a Holiday Inn commercial-

    April 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  178. maria

    oh Good i cant wait for the final judgement all this people they are so saaaad wt all problems that is around the world in our home in our street in our kids is everyone blind ? please start reading the Bible and the last chapter you will see what is happen. the only thing that i am pray please Lord forgive us bc we dont know what we doing

    April 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  179. simonsays349

    In response to his birth certificate challenge, Obama says that he has more important things to do and then he immediately appears on Oprah. Talk about silliness!

    April 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  180. bector

    Obama needs to go! GOODBYE

    April 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  181. Chris

    I wonder if it was a Caucasian president would we be questioning his/her citizenship. With all that is going in the world the main topic of discussion is geared towards discrediting our own President. This sends a terrible message to the rest of the world. It shows that Americans are not sure of themselves (remember we elected this president). How can any nation have respect for us if we don’t respect our own president? He may have made mistakes but at least he is consciously making an effort to resolve them. The situation that we are in was not a result of this presidency but an accumulation of bad policies and corporate irresponsibility from previous terms.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  182. Kaci

    And this is why this country will implode. The deafening screams of the eternally stupid continue to drag this country down into the pit. And while you idiots are trying to "take your country back" this country will look nothing like the proud America my daddy fought for in WW2 for because the hate and vitriol that rains down daily will be the catalyst for America's destruction. Forget about the terrorist destroying this country – you idiots are doing a bangup job as it is.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  183. Gary

    WOW, I am amazed that there are people in first place who were questioning his birth and now that he has shown it, those same people are saying why he showed it now. And then there are people who just can't see beyond his color and dont compare the simple facts about how economy works, what triggers economy and that many times there are bigger economic and finanical factors at play beyond a presidents control and even if the president implements initiatives to improve economy, it takes a long time. It is not like turning the gun and start shooting now in other direction.
    I used to hear a saying from my elders "If someone is going to argue irrationally without using common sense, he/she is going to make up any crap to argue and try to win the argument".
    Best thing is to just ignore all this crap cuz morons will be morons.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  184. Ian

    Obama got dealt a five deuce off suit when he got elected and he is still in the game awaiting the river card. I think he will hit trips.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  185. Chris

    If it's such a non issue then why did he spend $2M of his own money trying to not let his birth certificate come to light. I'm not making that up. He spent $2M trying to keep it hidden. It sounds a little curious to me...

    April 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  186. growupamerica

    OK GUYS, WE SHOWED YOU OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.....NOW SHOW US SARAH PALIN'S HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!

    April 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  187. Josh

    I voted for Obama. I'm not really thrilled with his performance as president, but this birth certificate issue is absolutely retarded. Soldiers are dying as I write this. That comes first before the economy or anything else. I really liked Trump's response too. What a moron. What scares me is that he has a lot of money and that alone can win an election. What does this guy know about foreign policy? Nothing. He has no business in politics at all. Bottom line let's keep our eye on the ball

    April 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  188. daliya robson

    Silly people need silly programs. If the people where not so much inclined to listen to idoits on tv the president would not need to waste time on this. As most of the people do nothng more than watch tv he has to make appearances. Now he has to show his school grades and show if as a kindergardener he could make a circle in the air. What a lot of garbage we people in usa get involved in. We deserve what we get .

    April 27, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  189. myway8

    Obama is the weakest puppet among the 3 – Clinton, Bush, Obama, all puppets of the messiah followers who owns Federal Reserve and who in turn owns America. The word "african" in the birth certificate is a clue, the attending doctor is conveniently dead. The HI governor during the citizenship controversy, Lingle, is a Repub, but first and foremost a messiah follower – messiah followers financed and still finance Obama's presidency and reelection.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
    • Shannon

      The word "Antarctican" can appear on the birth certificate, but the birth location says "Hawaii." That's still the USA, you moron.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
    • iminim

      "The attending doctor is conveniently dead." I'm sure that it wasn't so convenient for the doctor.

      The average lifespan in the US is in the late 70s. To be generous, we'll say it's 79 years. Obama is about 50 years old.
      79-50= 29. So if the doctor that delivered Obama lived an average lifespan he/she would has to have been 29 years old or less when Obama was born or he/she would have to have exceeded the average lifespan to still be alive today. Since most doctors are in their late 20s or early 30s when they finish their medical & specialty training, the vast majority of practicing doctors are over the age of 30. I guess if you want your child to have a chance to grow up to be President you had better make sure the doctor who delivers them is really young and has a healthy lifestyle so they won't be "conveniently dead" when your child's birth info is questioned in the future.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
    • arduck

      @myway8....u r delusional.. don't let facts get in the myway8 of seeing things. Shame. Pity.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
    • Jeff

      Myway 8 ................ total jerk. You don't even know what you're talkin' about.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:41 am |
    • Brandon from VA

      @myway,

      And 9/11 was an inside job. Oh wait if we say that we are anit-America but you can perform some Glen Beck logic to come up with this...

      You are an American that I would like to see deported.

      April 28, 2011 at 8:51 am |
  190. Mary C. Brown

    It only took him two years to come up with a fake birth certificate. Oblama will go down as the worse president in history.....just wait and see.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  191. Larry Cohen

    I can't wait until tomorrow when he does the Wendy Williams show and Friday he is scheduled for an appearance on TYRA before he takes in quick dinner in London with Gail King. This guy is a fantastic, capable leader whose wife is supremely frugal when it comes to using OUR airplanes and expense accounts. By the way, I can already tell that a large majority of you are racists..... the rest of you live in California where no one has any WTF is going on! Al Sharpton 2016!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  192. Josh

    Oh come on guys. Let's keep our eye on the ball here please. There are much more important things to worry about.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  193. Dre

    Why is it that we question Obama Citizenship?? Did we question any other president?? why can't ya'll just say you are racist?? You don't want a black man in the office just say it, stop hiding behind his birth cert, and wedding pics, and other crap!! Grow up realize that he was voted in the office!!!! Respect his office and shut up!!!!!!!!! He will never be replaced and is the first black man to enter the office and won't be the last!!!! How about we stop being emotional racists and face the facts THERE IS A EDUCATED BLACK MAN IN THE OFFICE WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!!!!!!!! He isn't cheating on his wife in the office, he isn't out to help nothing but rich people. He wants all people to have a chance in the race based world! He is a great man who needs to get his respect. The only thing he is guilty of is being nice and not going off on you racist people!!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  194. Jim

    Adios Obama.....Adios Oprah.....you'll all be gone, come the next election

    Garbage in, garbage out.

    Go back to Chicago or Honolulu.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
    • Dre

      Don't be upset when Obama wins again and you have 4 more years to be racist.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
    • arduck

      @jim....takes garbage to "know" garbage. Not! Go back to the rock you crawled up from under.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
    • Jeff Daniels

      JIM, YOU ARE INDEED A TRASHY REDNECK ..... AND YES ! OBAMA CAN GO TO CHICAGO OR TO SUNNY HAWAII AND ENJOY LIFE, BUT THAT'S GOING TO BE AFTER HIS 2ND. TERM.
      I KNOW TRUMP, AIN'T GONNA CUT IT LOL !!

      OBAMA FOR 2012 .............. NO DOUBT.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:56 am |
    • Jkorg

      Did you right that on the furniture in your front yard? dumb redneck

      April 28, 2011 at 2:07 am |
      • Jkorg

        Write*

        April 28, 2011 at 2:09 am |
  195. michaelle

    Wow! after reading some of your comments I want to die and not exist in a world filled with so many ignorant losers. See ya'll in hell.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  196. Darkie

    Look. The people are against him because he is black. Case close.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  197. angel eyes

    Unbelieveable...that this is still an issue. I noticed that this President is constantly being attacked for this kind of stupid things..is this the only thing the right wingers and dumbazz tea baggers can come up with? Now they have that big mouth media whore, Trump jumping on the bandwagon shooting his ugly mouth for higher rating of his reality show. No wonder the rest of the world is watching the US going down the toilet....I think it actually is a hoot if you reallly believe the President wasn't born in America and he outsmarted all you uneducated idiots and he was able to get the most powerful position in the country? I mean, come on, if he can fool so many people, what do you think he can do against the 'real' enemy????

    April 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  198. Nashid Ali

    i think the most disturbing thing is the lack of fact and intellectual flexibility in these posts, some of you need to realize the possibility of your fallability, understand it's okay to be misinformed as long as you seek the truth, and then open your eyes and ears to empirical data, not just raw emotions. we're falling behind china because we fight ourselves, instead of mobilizing toward a common future. we are all Americans, we should support our president and troops, and on election day, everyone 18+ will have the opportunity to voice their agreement or dissension with their elected officials. 'til then, gain knowledge and perspective, take care everyone 😉

    April 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
  199. independent

    Donald Trump says he is so proud of himself, and has rendered America a great service.
    He stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said, "What a big boy am I."
    This guy is like Palladino, but with more hubris.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
    • arduck

      true dat.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  200. sugarbowl17

    JIM STOP BEING A BIGOT!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  201. GeminiGirl

    It's a sad day for the country today that it had to come to this. We all should feel ashamed and embarrassed about the fact that a sitting president had to "produce his papers." And then Trump has the audicity and arrogance to take credit for this sorry state of affairs. Well, I hope that everyone boycotts his dumb TV show, and let's not support his "businesses," and let's hope he goes bankrupt for the fifth and final time – for good. It's kind of ironic – Trump is bankrupt of character and decency and integrity – and has gone financially bankrupt numerous times as well. He will NEVER run for President because he doesn't want people to see his financial papers. He is only doing this to bring attention to his bloated pompous ego. He is a real low-life. If what happened today doesn't tear at your heart and make you feel ashamed as an American, then you are hard of heart and I feel bad for you.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
    • Jimmyjam

      Good point Gemini. It is a very sad day.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
    • Dre

      I LOVE U GEMINI!!!!!!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
    • iab

      Well said Giminigirl. I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat, to think this great man has had to put u with so much hatred. Trump and people like him make me ashamed, makes America the laughing stock of the world. the ppl who buy this kind of garbage seems to be the less educated one in America. That is one reason Pres. Obama is trying to improve education, provide a way for higher education thru grants and assistance.

      One thing for sure everyone should read Psalm 27. The haters will get their just reward. The God I serve does not love ugly.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:39 am |
    • Obama12

      Ever think that Obama just gave a backhanded help up in the polls to the candidate he knows he can defeat easily?

      April 28, 2011 at 6:52 am |
    • Lili

      Agree! And I believe TRUMP is a front for the Republican candidates. Have you noticed none of them are coming out against the hate trump is spewing over the airwaves? Shameful!! A TRUMP boycott is in order.....

      April 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  202. elGiblet

    Oprah wants to know if she can have your pork chop if you're not going to finish it.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  203. sugarbowl17

    DONALD TRUMP IS MAKING A FOOL OF ALL AMERICANS!!

    April 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  204. James

    The ones who all ways down somebody thats trying to make a change and better things make u think if they are smart enough to do a better job

    April 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
  205. Eugenia Victoria Butler

    What a bunch of trash. Three big piles of it.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
  206. dora barbour

    I am going to ask President Obama to paint himself white tomorrow. That sould satisfy all the haters. Leo

    April 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  207. iminim

    Trump's next "great service" to the country could be to support tax reform that results in his paying his fair share of taxes without loopholes, foreign accounts & business write-offs. When he is willing to put his money where his mouth is the voters might perk up & listen. As long as he promotes nonissues he is just going to be background noise.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
    • Lili

      Trump is doing the dirty racist work for Romney or who ever the republican candidates will be....

      April 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  208. annib

    Why doesn't the President tell us why our sons and daughters are being slaughtered in the Middle East? Why doesn't he even mention it? Why does the President have time to chitty chat with Oprah but he has no time to call the grieving mothers of fallen soldiers? Bring our soldiers home NOW.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  209. oprah mooo

    your the president of the USA, why are you on Opera once a month ? Bring some jobs home, get gas back where us working people can afford it, and then you can chuck and jive with Opera.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
  210. word of mouth

    stop the hating!!! you just made cause a black educated man is a president...smarted than all the other presidents(education vise) why do u fear black people so damn much?(thats the real question) when g.bush and his damn son screw up,nobody says anything...why cause their white...if ur life messed up,that is because u made poor choices for your own self..

    April 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
  211. xavier

    the Republicans have no one worthy to put in the whitehouse to pertect the american peoples interest . That why Obama is president and he will be president on the next election.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm |
  212. lisalisa

    PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A WONDERFUL PRESIDENT AND IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
  213. john

    Obama is actually half white and was raised by his white grandparents. His father was a drunk and a loser

    April 27, 2011 at 11:44 pm |
  214. Dreidcs2

    "carnival barkers who are going around trying to get attention instead of actually solving the problems."
    I have not seen any problems solved by Obama, so, what is his point?

    April 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  215. GeminiGirl

    Thank you, Jimmyjam and Dre, for your kinds words.
    If you know of any web-site where we can support that is ANTI-Trump, please let us know. Let's all "Boycott Anything Trump." ("BAT") I just made that up 🙂
    To everybody else, please watch Rachel Maddow – the smartest person on cable TV. You'll learn alot and a very good break away from Faux-News. Thank u!

    April 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  216. MacTownGA

    Why can't you people address our President as "PRESIDENT OBAMA" instead of Obama...Put the handle where it goes; "PRESIDENT" and stop being so disrespectful. I hope your momma's raised you better than that! Why is it a problem where he was born, WE THE PEOPLE ELECTED, if you wanted to know where he was born, that should been address when he first announced that he was going to be in the running for President. Why wasn't it address when he was a senator? So it doesn't matter. So now the legal document is here so drop it and focus on how we can get the U.S. back on track. "PRESIDENT OBAMA" , is doing and excellent job in running this nation and getting the United States back on track. You should know that getting this ecomony back on track wasn't going to be fixed over night. In his statements during his campagin he told us that it wasn't going to be a quick are easy fix. It was easy for us to overspend and not and balance the budget. The question we should ask ourself is this what did the last adminstration do, did they know that the ecomony was falling? The budget just didn't go into a negative over night, it took several years and not days. Now it's going to take several years and not days for U.S. to gain a positive. You just can't expect any President to walk in the White House and make changes without going through the right channels. Everything takes time; so come on disrespectful people wake up, and drop the book sense and use some common sense. LET YOUR COMMON SENSE over power your BOOK SENSE from time too time, especially you Debbi. Educate yourself and stop listening to negative people. Read between the lines and understand there statements. Always listen carefully.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  217. Kym

    Ok so we seen Barack Hussein Obama's birth certificate but now can se we Barry Soetro's birth certificate?

    April 28, 2011 at 12:01 am |
  218. Sooo...

    Ok so you say Obama wants to be a star? Helloooo he's the president. Which means by default he is the most famous person in the country n most of the world. And he is the first black prez. Which means he will remain the most famous. But it u want to talk about pop culture. The Palins, McCains, n Trumps are famous in the fame desperate world of reality tv. A place where has-beens n the pathetic attention hungry live. Please move on...

    April 28, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  219. BigPicture

    I knew that people in America were probably stupid but, after reading comments about PRESIDENT Obama causing economic problems (which he inherited), China manufacturing issues (WTF! This ish started back in the early 90's, I think before that), Tax issues (Ya'll just mad because the rich has to actually pay, what they weigh now) & a Messiah follower? Dude, where do you get your information? I am CONVINCED that majority of the people who despise PRESIDENT Obama, are "Right-Wing-I-Watch-Fox News-Idiots". Meaning, you only go by what the media perpetuates instead of OMG....READING!!!! These are the same people that watch "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader" to learn new ish every week. You should do us all a favor and educate yourself before you articulate yourself. And if you believe that Regan was the greatest ever, please take a long walk on a short bridge! Regan believed in one thing and one thing only...CAPITALISM! Republicans do the same song and dance when a Democrat is in office. They talk about issues that people want to talk about but, once in office...it's back to business as usual! TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH!!! It is NEVER about the pertinent issues for the people, they are only concerned with the issues for the RICH PEOPLE. Trump can kick rocks!! And if you were wondering, I am young. I am BLACK and more importantly...I AM AWARE!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  220. Marty rogers

    is it my imagination or are the worst haters in the republican party women? look at these boards! look at Palin, Bachmann, Angle, the blondes in Fox...what's up with that? surely not all intelligent women are democrats, right?

    April 28, 2011 at 12:16 am |
  221. norma wilkinson Long Beach Cal.

    When I think of the future of our country, it's not what the president is doing so much as it is the brainless thinking of so many of our citizens. Read these comments and see how many obviously have never read a book or newspaper, even a magazine that tells what is going on. Many of you are parrots, You just repeat what you've heard somewhere and don't take your life seriously enough to care whether what you've heard is right,wrong or makes no sense at all..SOME of you are real thinkers,you seem to know how important it is to keep aware of the political picture...it's your future and you care.....but some of these people are downright scary and they are also voters, which is really scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:16 am |
    • Vficial

      Morma you are so right some are commenting on thing they heard at the diner or on smoke break or what them and they're buddies talk about white hunting with a big glob of chewing tobacco in they'er lower lip. And some of the time they repeat the wrong thing. What they are repaeating isn't even want the person they heard it from was talking about. They will something wrong like: (President Obama is hawaiin is what im hearing and him and his wife Oprah is gonna be on a talk show next week) LMAO. Just get stuff all twisted

      April 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • Vficial

        sorry ment to put Norma and meant while hunting not white hunting LMAO

        April 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  222. mike

    its hard for me to believe that we have become so decisive in our words with no attempt for reconcilation. its not even an attempt to inform one another or an effort to persuade. i am thirty three and i believed in my heart that once my generation came to age that we would be so far from this confusion. i dont think that we have the courage to say the truth. the dems and repubs both have agendas that are hard to deal with and often suspect. and as big as the problems of the american negro are for themselves and for those who are uncomfortable around them. when we should be discussing a return to seperate but equal or volunterary reservations for non assimilated american negros, we have taken what was supposed to be an historic presidency and reduced it to comments of friction and frustation. we have tried this social experiment long enough and to have the leader of the free world show his freedom papers proves its just not working!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  223. Marty rogers

    ok Mr. Trump; show us your birth certificate, tax records, all bankruptcy filings, high school and college transcripts, and the serial number of that horrible wig in your head. What an ugly man, inside and out!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:20 am |
    • elephant>donkey

      Obama should have released his birth certificate long ago. Its a requirement to be a natural born citizen, why was it hidden for so long. It has nothing to do with race, which so many of you seem to think. Obama is pompous and nothing more than a smooth talker.

      As far as trump goes...He may not be the best candidate but he has been rich, bankrupt, rich, bankrupt, and rich again...If there is anyone that can help start digging us out it is him...

      What changes has obama made for you

      April 28, 2011 at 3:02 am |
  224. Name*brad

    Trump should change his name to chump. Because anyone who believes anything he says is one. The man is morally and finanically bankrupt. Those who think our president is bad, just wait to see how bad things will be if the donald gets elected. And what about mccain? He wasnt even born in this country.

    April 28, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  225. sandra

    I believe Trumps wife is a post opp tranny. Can he prove otherwise?

    April 28, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  226. noemi

    America what has become of us?we listen to a thing (trump)allow it to talk down disrespect our prezans people let it (trump) do this.Is this who we want running our country?you all blame Prez Obama when in all reality u know it was that bush person that but our country were it is today.We had plenty surplus until he decided to play hero and broke us.and who gets the blame? Now that romney guy wants to run for prez now thers a bigger joke. You people don't like Mr. Obama cause he's black and u say he muslim.that romney is mormon they wear ther holy under wear under there clothes but, I guess that's ok because he's white.And can afford to pay to have his mormon commercials on tv.But he's white and its ok.people you better pray cause our country well decline 50 yrs.

    April 28, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  227. norma wilkinson Long Beach Cal.

    P.S I CERTAINLY AGREE ON WATCHING RACHEL FOR REAL SOLID INFO....ONLY PROBLEM IS ,THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE TOO{{ WHAT SHALL I SAY,}}.,,CHALLENGED ,TO UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE'S SAYING. !!!RIGHT ON RACHEL!!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:25 am |
  228. noemi

    If u allow this trump or romney to become prez. Sorry about this last sentence.....

    April 28, 2011 at 12:26 am |
  229. Bob

    He's got some explaining to do:
    http://danieldybowski.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=124282959

    April 28, 2011 at 12:35 am |
  230. ekc

    First of all, President Obama should have never had to show his birth certificate in the first place. That information should be strictly confidential! He is our president! I really used to like Trump, now I see how arrogant and disrespectul he truly is. Leave Obama alone and let him run the serious issues in this country. If President Bush can go skydiving in a crisis, why can't President Obama do an interview on Oprah? Seems like Obama has a lot of haters out there!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:45 am |
  231. tommy

    thank you for a womderful service for our country donal trump, now leave the country before ou make an ass of yourself again

    April 28, 2011 at 12:45 am |
  232. K. Patrick

    A reader on another story on this raises an interesting point...
    To my knowledge, I've only seen people of a certain color or race ask to see the birth certificate...
    Very interesting, isn't it.

    April 28, 2011 at 12:45 am |
  233. truth

    Wow I've read all these comments and lmao wow ppl r either racist,stupid,or just brainwashed ths is ridiculous thw US was already going into depression mode before obama, gas prices really do u know how hard it is to get thngs done for a president when republicans control the house yeah dem's controls the senate and we have one for a president but u simple minded ppl think he can jst say what's gana happen and it automaticly changes sry the world doesn't work tht way there's greed involved and ppl tht just want power and nothing else if yall r so worried bout what he needs ta fix stop asking him to waist time on ur stupid wants its about every1not just you who cares where he was born honestly foreign ppl are better americans than sum of u up here they come here for freedom and racial and religious acceptence and then yall sit there and can say all this about obama just cse yall dnt know him um sry to tell you this u dnt know ny of the presidents just cse they've been on the tv longer and ran for stuff nd ur ust to seeing them dnt mean u kno them obama's president and he's tryin his best the only thng I'd say he's doing wrong is tht he's to nice yall think he wants fame tsk he wants ur trust and to show tht he cares enough to oblige u and give u what ur asking for yall r so blind with hate and unrealistic selfish opinions tht u cnt even see that yall r children whining when u dnt get ur way suck it up and help him then u want all ths stuff fixed u figure out a way and tryta help him out to help America who cares if he's a dem or rep or a independent just stop being ignorant nd help get stuff done and fixed instead of makn everythng worse and stalling progress with stupid stuff grow up and take responsibility evry1is involved with what's going on so take ur part in th blame and stop with selfishness already

    April 28, 2011 at 12:50 am |
  234. Justsaying

    Well all I can say is, It's about time why did it take this long to show everyone. This could have ended when THE PEOPLE first ask to see his papers.
    He did say he could get us out of debt, But he made it worse. Lets admit the only reason he made it was because people wanted to see history. He will never make it again............no way we need someone else. History was made already lets move on send him home...........bye bye.

    April 28, 2011 at 12:54 am |
  235. Republican 4Life

    Obama = Epic Fail

    April 28, 2011 at 12:54 am |
  236. Dre

    So let me ask this question: When you get a job as a post office worker do you have random people who don't work for the post office ask you for your birth Certificate?? Do you think that person should be forced to give their BC to random people?? We live in a dumb society!!!!! How can you insist this man show is BC?? WHO ARE U??? AND WHO IS DONALD TRUMP??? Non-important people thats who!! Ya'll must be dumb if you think he was appointed the highest office in our nation and no one bothered to check is BC!! Stop trying to find things to discredit the man! He is there and that wont ever change!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 12:56 am |
    • Sherri

      Postal workers dont have to be born in the US. Your point is moot.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:24 am |
    • shades

      hes the president Dr Dre,
      I would hope that would be a small thing to ask of him, to be a born American and be able to prove it

      April 28, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  237. AverageJoe

    I hope this Birthers Bull$hi@ is finally put to rest, so Obama can continue to focus on the unemployment rate, gas prices, and our depressed housing market! Donald Trump isn't running for office! He's merely a distraction. Instead of communicating what he can do as President, he decides to waste public airtime to play private investigator. He's super rich, bored, and could care less about the issues that are affecting this country. I think it's ridiculous that media outlets have entertained this outrageous story. The previous 43 Presidents never faced this type of scrutiny, as if Obama didn't go through a rigorous background security check? But I'm sure none of this official citizen crap has anything to do with Obama being black? Why of course not...we have come so far as a country that we couldn't possibly have a problem with Obama's race and his position of power? Hmmmm..but then again 1968 wasn't that long ago.....

    April 28, 2011 at 12:57 am |
  238. Get Real

    Do you really think they would let a black man run for president if his birth certificate was even slighty a question. Get Real and move on the real issues.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:04 am |
  239. Daniel Americano

    Gaylon Barrow, you must be either on some heavy drug or your'e plain uneducated. Because you don't seem to get the picture in vivid color.

    Honestly, if you think Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and his religion is muslim. Then we have the most clever person ever to be elected as a president in this country. Reason 1. Why would someone claim they were born in the US if they were born in another country? esp. Obama's newspaper ad from 1961 says it all, that's more proof than his BC,
    I don't think Obama's parents predicted that he would one day become a president, and had his name on the state run newspaper ..... c'mon give me a break.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:14 am |
  240. ashes

    obama is not a leader. He wasnt and isnt prepared to handle any of the major events that has happened or will happen. he tells everyone want he thinks we want to hear so we think he is accomplishing things for us. Most of the time when he speaks and you actually LISTEN he really has no idea what do he just kinda makes stuff up that sounds legit.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:22 am |
  241. Dest18

    This is dumb. I cant do anything about what is happening to this country what makes people think you can change anything by talking crap? Its just a waste of time. The people who are in office now have nothing better to do i guess. . .

    April 28, 2011 at 1:45 am |
  242. Eat the Peanuts from my Shorts, Charlie Brown

    I hope some of you folks get help, soon. A lot of haters, bigots, racists, and downright stupid people out there. It makes me mad that my tax dollars are wasted on public education that is so ineffective.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:58 am |
  243. Jkorg

    Honestly people that are tea party supporters and GOP supporters are so close minded. They talk about china and why we buy everything from there. hello, we're in debt and guess who has been loaning us money? china. and then they talk about birth certificates. here's one!!!! You asked for it and now that you have it you won't believe it. and then they talk about donald trump who isn't only a cocky sucky business man, but he's also one who filed bankruptcy and had alot of money inherited to him. And then they wonder why Obama can't pass any legislatures to lighten the recession. there's a simple explanation,the republicans don't want to agree on something that works so they can look good when nothing productive gets passed. Thank you republicans, you are all idiotic.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:59 am |
  244. Ghetn Pohr

    I thought Scary Barry was a mulatto. Why does he identify as just a black man intsead of a mulatto, biracial or being mixed? People who are mixed and identify with just 1 of their ethnicities concern me. Sounds like emotional turmoil.

    Why wait all this time to release the birth certificate? He wasn't worried about the silliness of it before today? I think golf is a silly game, he wastes alot of time on that, I think Oprah is a silly tv show, he flew right over (on our dime) to chat it up.

    For those who scream at all the 'racists' who can't stand having a 'black' president, you seem equally focused on his race, "our Black President", "a Black man who is much smarter than all of you", etc.

    On that as well, if the Bamster is so super smart, why doesn't he release his school records so we can all sit back in awe of his massive IQ and rest easy in the warm glow of his manic multitasking abilities?

    I remember the "Change we can all believe in". We better believe in it, it's all that is left in our wallets.
    It cost me 43 bucks today to fill up my Honda Civic....yep a Honda Civic.

    It all seems kind of silly doesn't it?

    April 28, 2011 at 2:02 am |
  245. lisa thompson

    Its funny how know one ask to see the white man BC but now that obama in office everyone have so much to say but people forget bush fucked up things not obama people look for him to repair bush shit over night because he black what people must remember whites are not the only people who attend colllege leave obama the fuck alone worry about where the hell you were born and donald need worrie about where the hell he can get some human hair

    April 28, 2011 at 2:08 am |
  246. Babak from LA

    What do you know... we have a pretty hot first lady!

    April 28, 2011 at 2:11 am |
  247. Sherri

    Hoooorah for Donald Trump! Finally somebody bulldogged Obama into doing what he should have done at the beginning. Typical of Obama though... takig too long getting around to doing what needed to be done.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:23 am |
  248. Karen King

    I can not believe that the Birth certificate is still an issue...not only that people wanting to see his wedding pictures and..people claiming Obama is the reason we are in so much debt...OMG ..people believing rumor mongers and sensationalist BS.
    I tell you what I voted for him and he has not disappointed me one bit. He has accomplished so much so far and I believe in him...he cares about this country and he cares more about the people of the US..not big business not all the other garbage. I will vote for him again..and I wish the guy could have a third term..but that is not going to happen.
    I know this unless the republicans do some major changing of their stripes they will not see my vote ever again.
    We need a president for the good of the people ..and he is so I do not care what all you people say..I have faith in him and I know he will do all that he can to make this country great again.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:48 am |
  249. Dj

    hmmmm, Race as the real problem? Um no, gonna have to come up with a better excuse then that this time. there is nothing owed to Any one! us, as Us Citizens have every right to know who is leading r Country Nothing towards Obama but he should not have no problem proving who he really is. Just hope his B cirt. is legit.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:06 am |
  250. Julia

    Wow. So much hate here. I DO NOT support Obama. I have not seen him do a damn thing since he took office. If he is so great, then why the hell was he in the Middle East, ON HIS KNEES, bowing to the President of Iraq or something? That's saying that we submit to them. I am not racist (and those of you who say I am are jackasses), it's just that I don't think he is right for the job. And he is not black, he is bi-racial. One more thing before I go, America is based on free-speech, all of you are getting bent out of shape just because someone expresses an opinion about our President. If you ask me, it's a sad day when we are attacked because someone doesn't like the President.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:28 am |
  251. Philip Jay Baguet

    I know I'm jumping on this bandwagon late in the game. I'm speaking as an older American who is more than tired of the childish goings-on both in our government and in the media. We've created an environment where even the most basic functions of government (i.e.: the budget) cannot be accomplished. Enough already! Media and partisans alike, realize that in a two party system, one party or the other will have the upper hand for a while. Accept that and work together as best you can to do the business of the nation without rancor. I'm totally in favor of a "vote the bums out" movement to remove from office any pols indulging in extreme partisanship. As far as the media is concerned, how about a boycott of the products of the advertisers of the most extreme offenders.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:33 am |
  252. JHaas

    No yesterday's big revelation was that he was an American civil servant after all, and not a European royal who can dismiss the serfs at will.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:37 am |
  253. Tony

    WORST PRESIDENT EVER! What has he done since he has been in office besides shove a health care bill that we can't afford down our throats? Oh yeah he did go on a trip to South America. What about his campaign promises? Guito is still open. We r still in Iraq. And why am I still paying $4.00 a gallon for gas? I don't care what race he is. HE IS USELESS. The only thing worse is if we elected Donald Trump President.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:42 am |
  254. Justsaying

    So is ok to VOTE for someone to lead and represent you and your country but you don't have the right to know about his BC............ Come on now you need to wake up we do live in a screw up world. We need to check everything. Nobody is try to discredit the man........Just looking for answers. And it will change cause he won't make again. Like I said history is done time to move on.

    April 28, 2011 at 3:45 am |
  255. tony

    LETS TALK ABOUT SOMTHING ELSE !

    April 28, 2011 at 3:52 am |
  256. Mina

    Most of the demos cool-aid drinkers here appear to have the mental reach of a dying goldfish...

    April 28, 2011 at 4:12 am |
  257. DA

    Boy the Saltines just can grasp the fact that a Black man is President of the United States!!! LOL....That is why you hear the constant buzz word of "We need to take back our Country" that is code for we need to get that black man out of the Office!!! LOL...Well they need to get over it because the next person hopefully, will be someone else of color!!! LOL...Your nightmare has only just begun!!! LOL Run in fear Saltine, Run in fear!!! LOL

    April 28, 2011 at 4:39 am |
  258. atc1

    Wow, the First Lady looks flawless.

    April 28, 2011 at 4:49 am |
  259. Abbey

    Donald Trump should produce is tax certifcate

    April 28, 2011 at 5:14 am |
  260. LNRIII

    Oh, my good people. I am an American living in Brazil, and it's very early in the morning, and I don't have time now to read everyone's comments, so I'm sorry if this has been said . It is really lamentable to see everyone arguing so vehemently for or against this President. Don't any of you on either side have ANYTHING, any issue, to mitigate your position? There are bigger fish to fry in all of the dire problems facing the U.S. these days. Look first to the Council on Foreign Relations. Look second to Ben Bernanke and the insane policies of the Fed: neither Barack nor the Congress have the power to stop the impending economic doom unless the power to print money is put back into the hands of the American people. Quantitative Easing WILL kill the Dollar. Look to the horrifying Executive Orders on Martial Law which have been adopted since the Nixon days. Look to FEMA coffins. Look to HAARP, and figure out why birds are dropping from the sky, and fish are washing up on shores around the world. Look to the amount of YOUR money that is being spent by the DOD, which now says that it`s too big even to be audited! Time is short, and if you all don`t start looking at these items, instead of arguing about the sitting President`s birth certificate, it will run out.
    Dear Dre – non-impoertant people are the ones who pay his salary. The American Citizen – you and all the others – are THE most important people in this equation. Barack Obama himself is NOT important; he, or any other figure occupying the seat, should be working for YOU, and should readliy answer ANY question you may pose. Don`t sell yourself so short ,American Citizen!
    Peace and prayers to all my peeps!

    April 28, 2011 at 5:30 am |
  261. pray

    I prefer you do no more damage to our world esteem, the economy, the private sector, the employment, just sit in the white house, or go on Oprah and do nothing damaging. We will be tossing your butt to the curb in less than 18 months.

    April 28, 2011 at 5:33 am |
  262. s q

    I love how the liberals act like they are just fine and dandy with the ridiculous, highest price gas prices this country has ever seen and tell conservatives that its not a big deal and just deal with it because "Barry" Obama has better things to do. That is hysterical. i guarantee, and yes im smarter than 99.4 percent of liberals, that when they are home in he privacy of their own family, they are, indeed, complaining that they don't have enough money to buy gas at these crazy prices and still feed the family. Come on now, you people CANNOT fool us. We have you figured out.

    April 28, 2011 at 5:38 am |
  263. frozen

    Just another form of racism in this sick &perverted country we live in. Truth be told our President is working hard on alot of our major problems but he cant bring these hyprocrytes on board cause there busy bickering about who will get the credit dems or replubicans. Im a indepentent so i side with need party. I just want our economy problem to be fixed, i want jobs, lower gas prices, good health insurance for every one. We got fruitcakes questioning where was he born? I dont care if he was born in a rat's hole if he can straighten out our problems then that should be his and our focus! Bush didnt show up 4 days when Katrina hit and nobody question where was.two Wars created by the Bushes, and countless lives lost and maybe a 3rd war brewing in Libya. Look at all the wasted money we have spent on them! America wake up! Lets move on to bigger and better things to make our country a great nation again cause right now we are a laughing stock. Anybody see that new Chineese commerical where the mock the U.S.A. .

    April 28, 2011 at 6:01 am |
  264. Jackie

    "We do not have time for this kind of silliness." - What? Campaigning on the Oprah Show? Shouldn't he be playing a fiddle?

    April 28, 2011 at 6:05 am |
  265. Charlie

    Obama can't get down to business, and he'll be damned if anyone else gets down to business either.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:13 am |
    • oneshytte

      SPOT on correct!!!

      April 28, 2011 at 8:59 am |
  266. julie

    President shouldn't have showed the crap. His record was already provided when it first became an issue. It should have been a dead issue.

    What's funny is they expect President Ob ama to fix in less than 4 years what it took former President Bush 8 years to mess up. That's funny and ridiculous at the same time.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:20 am |
  267. erica

    Why are so many opinions on here so single sided. yes, SOME of u ppl know the facts, however, its a crying shame u preach about those facts without knowing all or as many as possible b4 u speak. id go into detail, but unfortunately, its entirely too much for me to talk about on a thread in which no one will much pay attention too anyway. how i hope and pray a legitimate candidate shows up for election. it will be a sad day to have this man in office for another term

    April 28, 2011 at 6:22 am |
  268. gogo dodo

    trump is bussines man, he is looking after HIS pocket not the OTHERS. bussines is bussiness man , he is not leader.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  269. Nareender

    No wonder America is in such a bad fiscal slump right now. Time will be better spent on productive things, instead of the birthing issue.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:29 am |
  270. EddyL

    Can is be possible that Trump is even stupider than Palin?

    April 28, 2011 at 6:30 am |
  271. huh who me myself & i

    the saddest thing is, everyone who is criticizing obama & thinks he will be out 2013 are going to be genuinely surprised when they have to watch in horror as he is re elected. The group of candidates they are trying to throw up to "challenge" him are nothing more than a gang of ignorant racist retard right wing evangelical tea bagging pig f*#kers who don't even understand why none of them stand a chance. obama may not have fixed all of bush's mistakes yet, but what do you expect? it took bush 8 yrs to completely America completely into the ground, who could expect it to be repaired in a little over 2 yrs? & maybe if those pol-smokers on the right didn't oppose every single thing he's tried to do & be part of the solution instead of the problem purely for political reasons, there might even be some different results. There are still right wingers to this day that inist that both bushes, reagan & even nixon were good presidents. now, how do you even argue with somebody who's that inept & out of touch? answer: you can't. good night everyone, i'm here all week.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:48 am |
  272. Giancarlo

    Lets stop beating around the bush. The is all about race, the RepubliKKKans can't stand the fact that the American people elected a Black man as President. Plain and simple. This country called America, the so called greatest country in the world is a racist country. Shame on you white folk who are still living in the past. Blacks, gays, women are here to stay so get over it, or move to some other country if you don't like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 6:49 am |
  273. brand

    That really was an insult. any issues like that should have been brought up and addressed before he took office. So not cool. So many other issues to deal with then this. cause if he wasnt he is already coming to the end of his term. and i will vote for him again

    April 28, 2011 at 6:55 am |
  274. huh who me myself & i

    WHERE ARE MY COMMENTS CNN? this site & it's moderators are L A M E, lame

    April 28, 2011 at 6:57 am |
  275. whodat

    really wish everyone would just get along in the USA gov. parties.....tired of seeing such hate in the world everywhere!!...our society failed because we stopped using our hearts for good and man kind....media caused the evil big companies to fall/wall street and bring focus to our eyes...yet the government bailed them out and let people that worked for thier money loose it all and supported greedy scum to bounce back!....Just a reminder to yourself today (thank your mom and dad for your actions before you think!...maybe, just maybe they did a good job?

    April 28, 2011 at 7:03 am |
  276. eat my shorts

    betty likes to have relations with black fellers

    April 28, 2011 at 7:04 am |
  277. Dawn Ada, Ohio

    Ok Gaylord or Gaylon or what ever...............you totally missed the point didn't you? I realize you get distracted by shiny things but try and pay attention: The President gave what was asked from him for the Federal Government to get the job he got. He gave a legal document....his certificate of live birth..........it was the morons like you that demanded more than what the DMV, Social Security Office, or schools demand to get a license, a SS Card or to enroll in school. Drug mule? Really? You really have to start deleting those stupid emails. Do you realize that people like you make our Country look like it is filled with a bunch of moronic, idiots? People in Britain can't believe that 1 in 5 people believe that our President was born in another place other than the United States. But while you are distracted with shiny things or with Trumps comb over, the Republican Party is giving billions to the rich and trying to take away medicare and Social Security from the middle class. Wake up!!

    April 28, 2011 at 7:07 am |
    • Mike

      Uhhhhh he gave us what is rewuired three years later. The idoit actually said that we shouldn't be taking time to cover such silly trivial things. Thats the first thing I agree with him on and had he just produced it three years ago we coulad have moved on. Oh no he is in charge now and the MAN owes him so I will make you wait until I am ready but then get mad because we focus on trivial things. He is waste of air. Next time you are pulled over by a cop and they ask for drivers liscense and registraion just tell them that you promise you have it and will be happy to proivde an electronic copy in about three years. then drive off see what happens. Call me next year when this no good waste of a president is putting together a resume to try and find a job.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:05 am |
  278. Steff

    Stop blaming Obama, where were yall when Bush raped our country to secure his oil fields. Trump where were you to question Bush about his school and military records? Where was Trump when Bush and his records came into question? Where was Trump when Bush rigged the elections? He violated our freakin rights as citizens. Obama is cleaning Bush shit storm up, Why aren't you guys questioning Bush? He started a war, drained our economy and left. For eight years he fucked our counrty up and nobody came out to say shit!

    April 28, 2011 at 7:18 am |
  279. Steff

    My theory which I am entitled to is that Trump is trying to sEcure his oil fields and other investments that's why he wants to run for president

    April 28, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  280. Bunmi

    Sometimes I have to wonder at Americans. In case it slipped their notice, the whole world is in a financial crisis. Instead of working with their President to solve their problems, the best their opposition politicians and some truly dumb people can do is to question if the man is a citizen?? He is the first black President in America's history, don't you think he would have be vetted six ways to Sunday before he got cleared for election? Focus people...focus!

    April 28, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  281. WWRRD

    Talk about a soft ball interview. This is ridiculous. Anyway. The man proved he is a citizen beyond what any reasonable person would accept. People that continue to perpetuate this myth siply have some axe to grind. They can't intellectually debate The President on the issues, so they jab with some other personal means of tearing him down. I disagree with many policies, but he is my President and he deserves our respect because of the office that he holds. I said the same thing when Dem loonies blamed GW Bush for the 9/11 attacks and called him all types of terrible things. Let it drop.

    April 28, 2011 at 7:37 am |
  282. kevin

    When they start messing with what we drink and eat thats when Americans will wake up.

    April 28, 2011 at 7:38 am |
  283. Jonsie

    I am sick and tired of being labeled a racist if you don't happen to agree wtih Obama's policies! This country has become such "mampy pampy" cry babies – that is really disgusting! When did it happen that in American you can't disagree with someone that is not the same race without being called names? Totally Amazing!!

    April 28, 2011 at 7:42 am |
  284. Dave

    BIG SURPRISE OBAMA'S ARE ON T.V. AGAIN. If its not t.v. he's on vacation somewhere. If his birth certificate was in question to begin with we should have never let him run in the first place. Americans are losing their jobs, families are losing their home's, and he just travels and appears on t.v. every chance he gets. He is a joke. What does he care, he has his millions. Maybe we should elect a president that was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

    April 28, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  285. martin

    This is one of the most inteligent Presidents Since Bill Clinton and no one will even look past the stupid rumors of his faith and where he was Born. This President is Good for the Country.

    April 28, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  286. ed galbraith

    Trump isn't stupid. He's a baggy pants clown who's inhaled too much of his own hot air and about 25% of people in this country (all Republicans by the way) regularly go to the pig sty for their intellectual nourishment.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  287. ed galbraith

    ...and can't seem to get enough.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:01 am |
  288. Just me!

    Sigh...

    April 28, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  289. Dennis

    Am really shocked about the argument surrounding the nationality of Mr OBAMA by the American people.I would have understood if it was coming from a third world country.Firstly,how can America vote for a person who was never born there?Secondly,every hospital even in poor nations have birth records unless otherwise,1961 is not such a long time to have no witness to the birth of a child.Am convinced racism shall never be conquered if such hate continue.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  290. Johnny 5

    By 2016 China is predicted to be the leader of the worlds economy. We need a president with or without a birth certificate that can help prevent this from happening to our nation. I'm sure Obama means well but he just doesn't have what it takes given the scale of our country's problems.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:15 am |
  291. Jim

    Just a few days ago, we were bashing Oprah for her lack of religious conviction. Now she has made the news again, asking two people who do not matter questions that do not matter for her pre-staged results that do not matter. The real question is who cares? Oprah was instrumental in getting Obama elected. The Obama's are Oprah's toys to run the country. Really, folks, are you so stupid you cannot see the connection? I mean, I know by reading posts that most of you are too dumb to tie your own shoes, but really, this is news?

    April 28, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  292. Nick

    Debbie, I agree. He complains about all the distractions and he has so much to do but he is never doing anything but appearances. And yes Bush did hand him a $9trillion debt but it wasn't all from Bush. Obama on the other hand has run up $5 trillion in 2 years ALONE and is trying to run up more. This country will be better off in 2012 when this clown gets out of the WH. You all think he has been working so hard and deserves a vacation every 2 weeks? What tough decisions has he made? He has handed everything to congress to work out and then if he doesn't like it he threatens to VETO it or bullies congressmen with taking away financial backing for their district so his way goes. I also love how people immediately accuse the obvious republicans on here of being racist because they see the truth of what Obama is doing.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:18 am |
  293. canadian observer

    From a Canadian perspective, we are amazed how so many of you Americans continue on with this birther nonsense, especially now even after you got what you wanted, THE birth certificate. It would be funny except for the comments here that are so filled with hate, anger and distrust. There are definitely some scary people on here and I think many ,like Gaylon, are getting their news from the National Enquirer. I am not happy with our Prime Minister here either but I would never speak of him in such hateful terms, like Betty, whether I agree with him or not. School records, wedding photos?? What a joke.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  294. urnuts

    GW Bush was thee single worst President the US ever had! He has the nerve to crack jokes on live TV about a man that lost his leg in Iraq yet was riding a bicycle behind him keeping right up with him, he seems to forget it was his greed of oil that cost this man his leg. The oil and finishing what his father could not is the only thing that took our brave men and women over there. Obama has a catastrophic mess to clean up upon taking office. Is he perfect? NO, but he has assisted this country to bring our heads above water and kept us all from another GREAT DEPRESSION. American people need to stop and think about how truly bad things could have gotten and yet didn't because we had a President that did what needed to be done even if it was unpopular. He does not give a fat baby's bottom about being popular but will speak his mind in a NY minute....good for him! the rest of the world needs to grow some nads and do the hard stuff in the hard times before they talk trash....sounds to me Debby was born with a big silver spoon in her mouth...hope she chokes on it!

    April 28, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  295. FedUp

    I thought Oprah didn't allow presidential candidates on her show.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • Brandon from VA

      I thought that had to be some sort of truth to journalism...

      April 28, 2011 at 8:47 am |
    • sisi

      Only if he is black.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:34 am |
    • shades

      unless they're black, theres a footnote

      April 28, 2011 at 9:56 am |
    • sadstateusa

      FedUp...please push "FF" on your VCR. He IS the President. I know, don't let this fact shock your system or you may lose some body fluids. Get over yourself and support this country by supporting your elected President. People like you are the ones making this country a n intolerable place to live. All you know is Hate Hate Hate. Did you get beat up as kid and was never exposed to anyone of color? If so, blame you parents.

      April 28, 2011 at 10:04 am |
    • Lili

      OPHRAH's show so she invites who ever she wants and it was so wonderful to see the President and the beautiful and intelligent First Lady on yesterday!

      Obama/Biden 2012

      April 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  296. Ft Myers sounds off

    Can anyone here who's posting negative comments do a better job as President? Then hush your mouths and run for the presidential office. Whining and complaining is the cowardice's way out. Be bold and courageous and see how much better YOU can do it!! You're all just simply amazing. Good grief...

    At least the man is trying. Not much to say for many of you who've taken a back seat, crossed your legs, folded your arms and spout off careless words.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  297. Tanya

    People are so pathetic. You are the same red necks that have stickers saying "support your president" when no brains was in office and yet when Obama wins by one of the biggest landslides you b**ch. So i say to you, "Support OUR President" and maybe he won't have to waste anytime dealing with you stupid people. OBAMA 2012! He has my vote!

    April 28, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  298. Alina77

    No President in the history of USA had to show the documents to prove his birth place. The black person is a USA President and the black guy as if this is 1899 (had to show the papers), back then black people had to carry papers with them the all time. People like Trump and COWERD on the Republican side delegitimize the BLACK person that won the election (by landslide).
    People of America on both sides, Bush in 2004 delegitimize Kerry a (war veteran with three purple harts)"as a cowered" (we remember those ads dont we?) and that he didn't deserve those medals. The man that CREATED wars but never being at one, was able to delegitimize John Kerry that actually "IS" a war hero. Be careful "THEY" think that its easy to manipulate you, and its true we are easy to swallow the BS with pleasure, (sadly) that's just who we are, and there is no end to it, or is it? So far Republicans spent on eds over 800.000 dollars (more to come).

    April 28, 2011 at 8:48 am |
  299. Travis

    Everyone here is talking about how Obama and Bush have put us into an economic downfall. Does anyone understand they are not the ones, who cause these problems. I do not like either one of them, but Congress and the House are the ones who put into place how to spend the governments money and how much to spend. All the President is a person to represent our country, so learn the facts before you rant and rave on here about how horrible they both are.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:53 am |
  300. JimTX

    Isn't President Obama going thru all this mainly he is BLACK? It is sad that many in our country are racially biased. President Obama has led the nation sincerely and courageously and is trying to get us out of the mess that was created by 8 years of President Bush. Yes, I voted for President Bush!!! I am sad to see that GOP is leading the country to ruins...

    April 28, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  301. oneshytte

    The problem about O's birth certificate is being brought to light mainly because he is not doing his job and things are NOT happening for the better since Bush. Bush was the consummate disaster and Obama just does not muster all of what he claimed he could have done UP until NOW!!! He really has done NOTHING except foster more trouble that this country is putting up with, hence folks will do anything to see him out of office prior to the end of his tour of duty...IE. check out his birth certificate to see if that will get him out of office!

    April 28, 2011 at 8:57 am |
  302. Steff

    @fedup: from what I have seen thru the years people didn't have half as much balls and guts to talk so much negativity when Bush was president. He was taking a vacay every other week. Did yall forget his dumb ass look when they told him the towers were hit. The truth is out there people do your research take everything they give you with a grain of salt.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  303. Mike

    I think Obama is the worst joke of a president this country has ever had to endure. If that makes me a racist fine. I know in my heart it has nothing to do with his race so up yours. He is a joke. He is worthless. I look forward to a massive defeat in 2012 that will leave him setting on the curb thinking wow I must have really been bad. He will lose so big I will find a hrad time laughing at it. and America will have won. Not because we got a Black man out of office. Not because we got a muslim out of office. Just because we got Obama out of office. I hope he never has anything to do with poiltics again the rest of his misrable life

    April 28, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  304. DB

    Ann, your comment floored me. I cannot believe you said Obama ruined us financially...you are either listening to biased reports or have flatly forgotten the state of financial affairs when he was elected. There is no perfect President but to say HE ruined us financially is utterly ignorant of fact.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:03 am |
  305. nycl

    Fact is folks, Obama is a failure of epic proportions. These phony, paid, pro-Obama posts are not seen anywhere else other than CNN and MSNBC. This has been the most divisive and destructive president in our history, he has managed to apologize to every petty dictator out there. Trickle up economics has failed. Obama ran on the premise that his administration would be transparent and only now do we see him release his personal information. Then lets talk about the budget battle a few weeks ago, when the GOP wanted to reduce the debt by a mere 60 billion all of a sudden the calls about how the GOP was going to starve old ladies was all over the papers. Then a week later Obama had the nerve to tell us about how running a high debt was a threat to our national security. Are you kidding me or what?? Do you people get your news from Maddow or what?? When GWB was in office unemployment was at 4.5 percent. Its been upwards of 10 something percent since Obama took office. The last election should have been a wake up call to the democrats but I guess not. What I want to know is how much lower do we have to sink before you Obama fans realize this idiot has no clue what he is doing. Oh' and I also love the fact that people here are mentioning the DOW when clearly most of you have no idea what this means. At the end of the day, all that matters is this: Are we really better off today then we were 4 years ago?? I think not. We have become the laughing stock of the world. Oprah and Obama are now our countries representatives?? Thanks America!!!! A good man once said, if you're 20 and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you're 40 and not a conservative, you have no brain.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:04 am |
  306. Steff

    The Bush and his peers gave gas companies owned by political officials in his cabinet amnesty from the EPA. They are poisoning us and our ecosystem thru fracturing. People are sick, finding out they have cancer because of this... Where is Trump?

    April 28, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  307. NYC REPUB

    When the President showed his birth certificate yesterday, I shed a tear for America as a citizen, and one more as a colored man who was deeply offended.
    God Bless America!! Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 9:16 am |
    • Mike

      HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL really... You think he even has a chance. You shed a tear. So did I. I shed a tear because our president is so dumb that he actually stated that the whole birth certificate issue is taking him away from real issues. Duhhhhhhh if he had provided threee years ago when required and ask for it would have been over. Cry some more as the man is a joke and represents you. He does not represent me I will not stand behind anything he is trying to do. to do so would make me as bigf of a joke as him. Not happening

      April 28, 2011 at 9:21 am |
    • george

      You people need to get over yourselves!

      April 28, 2011 at 9:30 am |
      • nowholdon

        Which people?

        April 28, 2011 at 9:46 am |
      • Dave

        @George. I'm white and I agree completely with that statement. This is totally about race! How you people can not see that just shows you are an ignorant racist. Obama 2012!!!

        April 28, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • Phoebs

        "We people" are not the ones who need to get over ourselves....its egomanics such as yourself and Chump who needs to get over the fact that a black man is running the highest office in the country. Something neither one of you are probably qualified to do.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
      • adagio

        >"You people need to get over yourselves!"<

        You people?? The problem with a lot of "you people" is that you're so dumb you don't even realize your own racism. You can't figure it out can you? All the rest of us have to endure you're stupidity. What a drag you are.

        April 29, 2011 at 2:43 am |
    • shades

      well cry me a river, hes the President, its required he be a born American, and prove it BEYOND a doubt.
      I'm sure he didnt want us to know his mom bedded an older black man when she was 17, and that he left her to raise him on her own. true dat

      April 28, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • shades

        and whats with all this racism toward a black man stuff, hes half white.
        I'm tired of you people picking on him just because hes white, hows that?

        April 28, 2011 at 10:00 am |
    • Marty rogers

      no George. Over people like you is more likely. To pretend that this issues is not about the president's race is absolutely ridiculous and if you dont acknowledge that you are either stupid or a liar

      April 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      You call your self, NYC REPUB, if you are a republican please name one policy of Barry's that would persuade Republicans to vote for him

      April 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
      • adagio

        It's really easy to figure out Jay. George would rather not align himself with a bunch of racist bigots. No matter what your policies are, he knows your motivations are always exclusive. They exclude him because of who he is. Why would he cast a vote for people who would do everything in their power to exclude him from participating in this country economically or socially? Just because you're stupid, do you actually assume that he is? He can see right through you.

        April 29, 2011 at 2:49 am |
  308. really????

    Let me guess Debby, you are a divorced middle aged white women of the lower middle class living pay check to pay check who has no college education blaming everyone but yourself for your life’s circumstances.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  309. kathy

    Nice photo..the most powerful man in the WORLD and his wife....and the most powerful woman in the world...OPRAH....this
    picture will give Donald Trump a stroke.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  310. juskishi

    Ann,

    You like the other Obama bashers on here have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. I'm willing to bet if Obama stepped in and tried to federalize the fuel industry you'd be calling him a communist much like when he was working on health care reform. You right wink hypocrites are the reason this country is in the position it's in in the first place. You can thank your brainless leader GW for most of what Obama inherited. Maybe if the republicans when stop fighting every single thing he's trying to do we'd actually get more accomplished. But I guess when you listen to morons like Rush and Beck, I really shouldn't expect anything more from you. Oh and btw, Trump, your new best friend, is actually a Democrat.....

    April 28, 2011 at 9:20 am |
  311. jevon

    Its sad how everyone blame everyone else in my America, its all of us… White America can't stand by to see President Obama fix our lazy American issues without dragging his name through the mud with this birther issue, just get off it you never wanted change, you are so stuck on White is right and never gave the man a chance to fix the mess 40 White men created before him. Everything he try everyone attacked him for like health care, I have several Medical places in my area and not all the people using the free services sign into law are Black people more are White kids and old White ladies & men getting the healthcare they need that was not given before a Black man made a change. Now these same White men are confussing the issues so that they can crush the Working Unions and stop Medicad for our elderly who worked hard all there life. So White America keep blaming President Obama and watch you end up with nothing by letting these racist confuss you, President fighting to keep Unions and Medicad for the elderly.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:22 am |
  312. Katz

    This is an excellent example of just why this country is in the mess that it's in, both economically and culturally.
    * The inner-city layabouts vote for Democrats and get generous welfare benefits in return – paid for by the taxpayer.
    * The unions vote for Democrats and get generous salary and benefit packages in return – paid for by the taxpayer.
    * Illegal immigrants vote for Democrats and get the border enforcement reduced and a free medical "reform" package – paid for by the taxpayers.
    * Wall Street fatcats vote for Democrats and get bailouts in return – paid for by the taxpayer. Now they can once again enjoy their $100,000+ bonuses every year.
    The Democratic party has become nothing but a party of whores who will sell legislation to any group willing to pay for it. And all this time the taxpayers have seen their jobs disappear, their income reduced, their retirements disappear.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:23 am |
  313. Xris

    What an ignorant, self-centered people we are. Americans will never realize, that WE are the reason why our nation is failing... WE are... But we are the nation of "What about ME?!" America will never be a collective culture, forever individualistic... We don't care about each other, and that's why we have failed and landed where we are today...

    Waaaaaaaah! No one has solutions... Everyone just whines about the way things are, but has no real solutions. We will NEVER get better, because we are also a REACTIVE nation. No one cries "Fix the gas prices!!!" until they're sky high, then they want to dive into the nations oil reserve. Why?! It happens EVERY YEAR, these gas prices. They've progressively increased EVERY YEAR since gas prices existed. Until the value of the dollar can keep up, this is reality for America. No one made the economy an issue until it went COMPLETELY to the toilet. We had no debt just before the 2000 election... Low and behold, we tanked between 2000-2008 - because OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT FOR THOSE 8 YEARS, RIGHT?! SAY IT WITH ME??!!! FOOLS! Congressional figures need a scapegoat, and now they have him. They've managed to rally the rest of America to believe it's ALL his (Obama's) fault (Or even Bush). I'm sorry, but one president doesn't ruin the nation in two years. If that's even remotely possible, then we as a nation have MUCH bigger problems than our crap economy. Our entire history as a nation is to blame for where we are now. No one sees the timeline of events that lead us to where we are. All they see is a face of the current nation and say, "It's all YOUR FAULT!!!"

    Well, sadly, that's only partly true. We put representatives in office who keep important decisions from being made and get fixated on STUPID matters instead of doing what's best for US (the people who voted for them) - they're more worried about what's best for the Republican/Democratic party and the companies who slip them a few bucks under the table. What's going to keep THEM in power... "What can we do to make the Dems look like idiots, since they did such a good job and making us look bad last election?" It's all a STUPID GAME! These GROWN MEN AND WOMEN are down there playing games, instead of fixing the nation. They make it look like it's all Obama. I think we all took government/history classes in jr. high and high school - college for those of us who decided to further our education. The president doesn't have ALL the power. A lot of what happens is dictated more by these sorry people who call themselves representing the PEOPLE. I could go on forever, but... I've got a job (that I'm lucky to have) to get to.

    Have a good day. Best wishes to all.

    Love, Work, and Taxes...

    April 28, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  314. emperorobama

    Cut a brotha a break. You have no idea how hard my job is. Circumventing the constitution and congress, ignoring the will of my fellow comrades, dragging us into more wars that we absolutely cannot afford, playing tit for tat with the ever growing budget. And on top of all this, finding time to fit in my golf outings and vacations. Man you guys just don't get it.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • Brandon from VA

      Are you talking about Bush Jr?

      April 29, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  315. Amazing

    Republicans preach free market and smaller government. But now that gas prices are high they want to government intervention. You can not have it both ways!

    April 28, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  316. sisi

    Who cares where the clown was born. He is a disgrace to this nation!

    April 28, 2011 at 9:33 am |
  317. Jim

    Mr Obama's birth certificate has just been a diversion. While people were trying to figure out if he was American, his Government has been printing money as fast as the presses would run. Everyone believes that the price of gas and everything else is the result of price gouging. Flooding the world with worthless paper has devalued the dollar, things don't cost more, the dollar is worth less. Mr Obama has now embroiled us in another war that costs a half BBBBBillion dollars a day. To support it we will have to raise the debt ceiling and print more money. Check out German history just prior to the establishment of the Third Reicht.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  318. Jason

    Sorry but the facts are that Barney Frank and his henchman created an environment in the housing market which directly led to it's collapse. The idea that owning a house is a right for everyone and not a priviledge proved to be a costly failure in judgement. Clearly a lot of people have no business owning a house due to simply not being able to afford it. Once the housing market crashed, it took the economy with it in late 2008.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  319. De

    poor poor poor Debby, am so so sorry that u feel this way about OUR PRESIDENT of the USA, Im amazed at the this counrty how they are still living n the 17 n 18 century...I sure u would love to have Palin n the White House with her DUMB self making everything worse then what it is and I know u would love to have Trump n office so he could tell u that ure FIRED..now neither one of them can do a better job then Obama..he is the one who is getting us out of this jaked up mess we are in that both BUSH'S put us in...So I think you should be glad that he is done what he did...KEEP DOING A GREAT JOB PREZ O, u have my vote for a 2nd term.......

    April 28, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  320. nowholdon

    How many times do we have to prove how stupid we are to the other countries?

    April 28, 2011 at 9:41 am |
  321. j byrd

    Cannot allow a person that was born in different country be president. treason benedict arnold etc. watch a documentry called collapse. you morons might understand whats going on. right now all i see is blind sheep

    April 28, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  322. Johnsonj3

    This is the only President in history who has been so disrespected as a Commander-in-Chief. We know that he is not liked because of his color and he should not be in the White house. All of the Presidents we have had have done what President Obama has been doing and yet it a not good enough. What is the problem? if you need a job get off your lazy behinds and get one. "What ever you need go get it. stop complaining.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:44 am |
  323. GerryCT

    I always say pointing fingers and finder who caused the problem don't get you anywhere. There is a problem the only thing that can be done is find a solution, and in the process of finding the solution isolate the incompetents so they don't cause more issues. Everyone wanted a birth certificate, so he showed the world is a US citizen, did that fix our nation issues?? What I would like to see from Mr. President is plan to get us out of this sh.. hole we are in. No one see that he is trying to uncover the gas empire that controls their own prices at will. I'm not defending Mr. President has has done few things right for the country, but he needs to do a lot more . Let focus on what matters to make this nation "The Great Nation".

    April 28, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  324. Dave

    We need to turn our attention to more serious matters. Like Trumps freaking hair!

    April 28, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  325. shaney711

    How about this concerning our anti-American, terrorist loving, clueless, rotten, lying, socialistic president...

    If any other of our presidents had doubled the National debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year - would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hothead?

    If any other of our presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow Illegal Immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder whose side he was on?

    If any other of our presidents had pronounced the Marine Corps like Marine Corpse, would you think him an idiot?

    If any other of our presidents had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

    If any other of our presidents had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

    If any other of our presidents had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

    If any other of our presidents had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take his First Lady to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had reduced your retirement plan holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had given PM Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had given the Queen of England an IPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought it a proud moment for America?

    If any other of our presidents had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had apologized for American actions (when the Greatest Generation literally saved the rest of the world from the Axis murderers during World War II), would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

    If any other of our presidents had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, wouldn't you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

    If any other of our presidents would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in his home town, would you not have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk?

    If any other of our presidents had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

    If any other of our presidents' administrations had ok’d Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

    If any other of our presidents had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

    If any other of our presidents had created the position of 32 “Czars” who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have ever approved?

    If any other of our presidents had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no Constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

    So, tell me again, what is it about this worthless clown Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?

    Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 24 months – so you have that much time to come up with an answer.

    The man is a bumbling idiot puppet and our national liberal media is supporting him, making him look messianic. Liberals, progressive mindless products of public education, are eating it up and spewing it out like it was perfectly all right. The fool WILL be voted out in 2012 by clear-headed Americans on all sides of the fence (Democrats, Republicans, and Independents) because we are NOT as stupid as this leader of miscreants believes us to be.

    Oh yeh, you libs can thank him for the upcoming $6 gallon gas that we will see this summer...its already over $4.50 in my area.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:49 am |
    • David

      Now come on we all know it's Bush's fault, or thats what he keeps telling us and as good sheep do ,we beleive every word he say's... that is except you and me.

      April 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  326. Diana

    Let's not forget to give credit to Bill Clinton for signing NAFTA and the start of losing jobs to Mexico and China, that was really the beginning of our downfall. Obama should have just been the bigger man stepped up to the plate and produced the BC the second the issue was brought up if he really is worried about Americas problems. Having a president that is not a politian and will speak and keep other countries from taking advantage of the US is what we need the other wimps are to worried about what's politically correct.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  327. ola

    why don't we all get along.I think Oprah has the right to allow anyone or anybody she wants on her show,because it is her show.I think as an American we need to speak the truth. Who got us here in the first place. what was situation was like when president Clinton left office.we were in better shape with jobs all over the place. But, oh no ,W.Bush had to go to war to kill a man who almost kill his father.that what got us in this mess.Everything that Obama say is NO..NO..NO.Obama have never said anything to please capitol hill. than you expect to run the country, gave me abreak.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  328. Wynter

    I can't stand all three of them and it has nothing to do with *race* considering I couldn't be more BLACK myself. This document should have been made public as soon as it became an issue. The people in this country have a right to full disclosure on the part of public servants. And the fact that it all of a sudden materializes does indeed seem suspicious.
    I have always disliked Oprah for the way she enjoys mocking the American public with her race-fueled agenda. And she's a fat, mouthy bee-otch who can't leave the airwaves fast enough. Just my opinion of course.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  329. MommaM

    NYC REPUB I am a white female I felt the same way – I am proud to say I support Pres. Obama and all he has done. He's trying his best and willing to compromise. All this nonsense about his birth and educational background is taking us away for the topics we should be be discussing – I agree with the President – we should be focused on the issues. God Bless America!! Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  330. chris

    If he was serious about putting this issue behind him and taking on the important issues he would have done it two years ago. The attention and distraction thus was caused by himself. I don't care if he was born here or not, I do care that his message to the youth is if you succeed in America, make lots of money I will come after you like a hound to take as much of it away from you and give it to others.

    April 28, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  331. Laverne

    It's sad that this country, where many things have changed, but nothing has really changed at all can say we have no race problem in America. President Obama did not start this, he simply according to the constitution ran for president of the US as a 35 year old or older, US BORN CITIZEN liviing in the US for more than 14 years. I guess our forefathers did not specify race because no one ever thought a black man, let alone a 1/2 black man would ever become president. Oh accept Obama's parents must have know way back in 1961 all this would unfold and that why they went through great lengths to conceal his birth certificate and all the other foollish mess the birthers are talking about.

    April 28, 2011 at 10:53 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Talk about conspiracy theories. That's a loo loo Laverne. Do you think there are other reasons they wanted him to be a US citizen? You obviously have not be paying attention or are trying to make the other side sound crazy. Well, you have only managed to show your ignorance to the world.

      April 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • adagio

      They have to do everything they can to de-legitimize him. " He's a muslim', he's not an American, he's not one of US. He has no right to be president. He has no right to assume that he could be president. They will NEVER accept him because of who he is. Show us your papers. Prove that you're who you say you are. Nobody has ever questioned the legitimacy of a president in our history until Barack Obama ran and got elected. And he's the only one that isn't White. What a profound coincidence. A nation with a history of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, and one that required an Act of Congress to bring about full citizenship to his race, now has a segment of the population that has an issue of legitimacy with this man. And the most absurd arguments are made by these crackers, and we're supposed to believe that there are no racial motives involved?

      April 29, 2011 at 2:58 am |
  332. v

    God Bless America!! Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  333. EMERSE

    Bush screwed us finacialy, not Obama. Obama has been cleaning up Bushes mess! Not that I care to have Obama as president or anything. I do think its kind of odd that he is not Muslim but he has a Muslim name which is the names of the two people all americans hate the most. Strange.

    April 28, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  334. Wes

    Amasing that people get upset when the President leaves the *bubble* to conduct interviews raise funds for his re-election and etc. Last time I checked Bush was out of *bubble"so often that congress thought of moving the WH and both houses to Texas and near a golf course. Idiots who continue to harp on this issue prove how out of touch they are with reality.

    April 28, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Yes, more and ore Barry acts like President Bush, golf, GITMO, Afghanistan. One difference is that President Bush was not such a cry baby.

      April 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  335. Tee

    Oh Dan!! Good Grief please learn how 2 spell before u start making comments about people, all u haters out their down on the Obamas because they are "BLACK" yea, yea u coward u, by the way dan u spell OPRAH not oprh u dip stick!!

    April 28, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  336. Jess

    One wh*re asking the son of a wh*re a question: Why didn't you release the birth certificate sooner?

    April 28, 2011 at 11:47 am |
    • Dre

      WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Jess just say you're a racist!!! how can you take it that far?? has Obama ever called your mom a Ho!! Or has Oprah?? I hate when people take things to far because they think its cool. Lets grow up before we write anything next time!!!

      April 29, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  337. CTL

    ok. 1: this birther non-issue is just pointless. These people have nothing better to do than question the legitimacy of our president. It only hurts them, showing that they have no real solutions to our problems today. 2: it took the president two years to answer this and end the whole ridiculous, pointless debate. If he actually cared about getting things done, he would have shut this down on day one. 3: both sides spend so much time slinging mud, they've neglected to act in the real issues, which ate economy, education, and public safety. I find it sad that out of the 500 something leaders of our country, not one has actually brought forth a strong, indisputable solution to any of our problems. 4: this is just a disclaimer, but I think it should be mentioned. I belong to neither the dems or repubs, I affiliate with an independent party. Now, 5: why don't you people stop trying to put everyone else down and make yourselves the best and claim that you are the only one here who is right, and why don't we start actually having a proper, intelligent debate on the issues at hand? If this is too hard for you to comprehend, then I feel sorry for you. Regardless of what side your on, if you don't want to actuqlly come up with working ideas then you are ignorant. And I say that as an objective fact, not a personal opinion. It is hard for anyone to respect you when you just throw mud back and forth like monkeys. Finally 6: president Obama really needs to get his act together and stop playing politics, after all releasing his BC in the midst of all sides preparing for elections just shows that he let this non-issue rage on for purely political reasons. Just like the supposed "government shutdown" a few weeks ago. All this amounts to is political opposition when we need unity. All this makes our country's government look like a wrestling cage match, as opposed to a forum for intelligent debate and problem solving. 7: this last one is a side note, out of curiosity. Is debbie the same person as dbootsdiva on youtube? I love watching your videos and laughing at your crackpot conspiracy theories. Makes my day every time, especially the one about the water sprinkler making a rainbow. Classic! If there are any errors, sorry I'm using someone elses phone to type this

    April 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  338. Jon

    At least we don't have to hear that bark about "hope" in the 2012 elections.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  339. I wish I wish

    Oh how I wish Mr. Obama's mom had not succumbed to cancer; oh how I wish his grandparents were still alive. They would surely have put these idiots in their place. Yes, idiots. The birther thing is the most idiotic thing ever. If Obama's "white" parents were alive, wonder what the punks would be saying to their own. I'm sure his mom and grandparents would have checked the idiots. Yes, every birther and anyone who gives credence that Obama is not an American is an idiot. PERIOD!

    April 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
  340. GPOP824

    The whole damn world knows who he is, He needs to stay at the White House and do the work, he was elected to do. Right now that is to find a solution to the Debt, and Unemployment. He does not need to go out campaigning and raising funds. All the idiots who gave the last time, (Unions, left wing socialist, GE, Goldman Sach's) will provide his bankroll.

    Piss poor leadership, but he never was a leader. never created anything, never served in the military. Has no concept of what he is doing, except impose more regulations, spend the taxpayers and put the country on the verge of bankruptcy. Get you ass of the couch and golf course and do your job. But, he has to go on Oprah, it's all about him..

    April 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • Brandon from VA

      GPOP, what would you like him to accomplish? He doesn't have a magic wand and last I checked there are 3 branches to our government... Below is a list of some of the things he has done...what did our other presidents do before him?

      n his first two years, in addition to health care reform, President Obama:

      Passed stronger Wall Street reform than expected

      Passed credit card reform

      Passed a tax cut for 95% of working Americans (as part of the stimulus bill)

      Passed FDA reform that finally gave them recall powers

      Passed repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell legislation, putting the military in charge of if/when the policy would actually end

      Passed tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage

      Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans and protect student borrowers

      Expanded hate crime law in the US to include sexual orientation through the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

      Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

      Appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in US history

      Saved the US auto industry

      Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years

      Promoted social responsibility through creation of serve.gov, a national database of volunteer opportunities

      Reversed the 'global gag rule', allowing US aid to go to organizations regardless of whether they provide abortions

      Ended major military operations in Iraq

      Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time

      Signed New START Treaty – nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia

      Deported more illegal aliens in 2009 than any previous administration had in any previous year

      Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016

      Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers

      ...goes on...

      April 29, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  341. Joseph E. Basura Sr.

    If president Obama is illegally in the United States of America and illegally president the facts are the facts don't be fooled
    by the economy being in trouble it will be taken care of and the United States of America will stay strong. But if we keep
    ignoring the facts then we as Americans are the fools to let someone get by with playing us as fools is wrong.He is breaking two laws not being a nationalized citizen and lying about being born in the United States of America to become
    president.He can be deported if not a nationlized citizen of the United States of America. Keep on digging Donald.

    April 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  342. learnurf'nfacts

    I wished that storm could have wiped some of you hateful behinds off the face of this planet!!! I hope they elect some one else for president, so they can clean up the mess that Bush made/left...heck, If were OBAMA I wouldn't even want to run for this pitiful country again, that way every racist, hateful person can shut the f**k up & CAN KICK ROCKS!!!!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  343. pedro

    All together now, bow to America's queen, Queen Oprha

    April 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  344. b-hulk

    Just rememeber bush was there for eight years,amd felt the impact from his years as president.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
  345. Stop the Madness

    These birthers or bigots whatever you called them nowdays, are a pathetic bunch of old broke, govt dependent, bitter, no prospects, no hope, no dreams, no truth. The world that protected them for so long is slipping away. They are afraid...and they should be.
    The New Americans, new as in generation, are tired of this junk from you old Fools. We are not spending our lives being colors. (MJ) We realize that our destiny is tied to the same cable tow and we will redefine our existence so we will survive as a nation. In about 30 years you old fools may be on an asphalt laying crew in hell complaining about the heat. But we will have peace in America and the world. What America is today is the result of your actions or inaction so shut up go home with your hate all ain't mine mentality. You are afraid! Get back on the porch and watch the world pass you by! Pathetic old gray clowns.

    April 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
  346. sarah

    QUESTION:George Bush sniffed c****ne in college, did anyone go dig up the pipe he used? Debby, u and Trump

    April 29, 2011 at 12:28 am |
  347. sarah

    QUESTION:George Bush sniffed c****ne in college, did anyone go dig up the pipe he used? Debby, u and Trump are just a few of the racist republicans who'd rather focus on the ignorance of a rumor instead of actually giving our president credit for all he has accomplished in these 3 long years. OMG, Like Obama is Like not a U.S. citizen LOL, but Debbie I bet u had front row seats in front of the television when Oprah came on. We allllllllll know what the real issue is. Obama is black. Period. Let's think about it for a second, Bush got a shoe thrown at his face people,,,,wake up

    April 29, 2011 at 12:37 am |
  348. sarah

    Let's not forget,,,,Trumps wig is not American either, it was made in China

    April 29, 2011 at 12:39 am |
  349. b.r.

    it is sad to read what those people comment about Obama. We should pray and ask God to help Obama to be strong and lift America back on feet before his last term. you all people shows have no faith in everything it is the evil poking fork to the people who is hater, start stirring trouble, lies, negativity. I feel sorry for you all people

    April 29, 2011 at 12:58 am |
  350. learnurf'nfacts

    @Betty, I hate to bust your freaking bubble, but GOD don't answer prayers like that...so be careful what you pray for, you better hope you can wake up the next morning...

    April 29, 2011 at 1:13 am |
  351. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @FedUp; You get an 'A'! You thought right! Oprah did say she wouldn't have presidential candidates on her show, however, she never said she wouldn't have the PRESIDENT on her show! She had the PRESIDENT on her show, not the candidate. Oh BTW, you hadn't heard by now she and he both are 'multitaskers', you hateful, begrudging idiot? Example: That means they can chew gum, ride bicycles and buy trailer parks at the same time! I'm fed up with all of you Obama haters sarcastic, racist BS! FedUp?? Then ShutUp!!

    April 29, 2011 at 4:55 am |
  352. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Beautiful; @Che-3, Wes, Beverly-NYC, Marty rogers, ptown, NYC REP, Jee Jee, Laverne, Dawn Ada, Ohio, Steve, Edwin, Phil, Dre, ThinkAgain, and to many, many more soldiers, thankyou for posting such honest intelligent, humane views of our President and the times we are re-living. There are many unbiased, fair & balanced people, Democrats and Republicans who only watch the media and READ the blogs, that they may find validation, strength, support and more understanding of the righteous views they already hold.

    April 29, 2011 at 6:37 am |
  353. Dre

    Bush was Dummy and not once did people say lets go look up his schooling or trip because the only reason he got in there was because of his dad!! No one tripped talking about his school records. OMG give up your stupid hate and realize OBAMA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Dre, you are young, have a short memory, or are intentionality distorting the truth. Yes they question President Bush's school records and accused him of only being able to attend Harvard because of his father and grandfather. The real question is why would you want to post such a blatant lie when any one in the world can look up and see the truth. The only people you may persuade are those unwilling in the first place to think for them selfs. History will look back at these post, they will laugh at the Liberal bloggers lack of knowledge of current events. Maybe they will even conclude that Liberals did not know how to use Google.

      April 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  354. Dre

    Is it just me or does it sound like people are mad because Obama is Educated, Clean, sharp, smooth, and better then Bush?? Don't be mad because he took his time with showing his BC, Now that it is out lets how many people find something else to critique him on. Its a waste of energy!!! How about you racist go Jump off of something so the rest of us can live in peace and try to fix this broken country!!!!

    April 29, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  355. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Dre, No it's not just you! I will not accuse blanketly, but I do know that from personal experience. I don't dare try to claim to have successfully matriculated as well educationally as the OBAMAS; no where near it! However, I have experienced hateful dispositions of jealousy; even anger; coldness and sly looks from a certain group of people, for the little I do have. The 'not-so-well-read' have always resented and had problems with well-read, especially successful African Americans! Those are 'ELITISTS'!

    April 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Well-read, do you mean like The Song of Solomon?

      April 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  356. burt in FLO - rida

    are we serious... really, the presidency or any public office is a publicity stunt. Do you really think for once that politics is about the people? its about money and power folks. Wake the hell up and smell the smoke.

    April 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  357. David

    I can not believe how many of you have drank the Obama/Oprah cool-aid , you are all sheep with blinders on. If he is telling the truth then why didn't he just disclose everything when he started to Campaign for President? What is he really hiding? He holds the highest position in our countries government and it is our "RIGHT" to know everything about him, so why are all you brainwashed sheep so up-set that the American People want some answers and not just a bunch of giggleing and mocking the people of this country because we want to know. It has "NOTHING" to do with race so take your racist comments about the people who want answers and stick them up your A**'S's..... Now bring on the comments and have a nice day.

    April 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
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