Overheard on CNN.com: Readers respond to birth certificate
President Barack Obama says the country does not "have time for this kind of silliness."
April 27th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Readers respond to birth certificate

Comment of the morning: "(President Barack) Obama just pulled out his Trump card." - Cavemullah

Obama releases original long-form birth certificate

Doubters that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, led recently by possible Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, got their answer Wednesday when the White House released Obama's original birth certificate. "Birthers" have insisted that Obama was born overseas - possibly in his father's home country of Kenya - and therefore may be constitutionally ineligible to serve as president. Obama said Wednesday that he released his original birth certificate because the country does not "have time for this kind of silliness."

Many CNN.com readers expressed frustration that the president was put in the position of having to show his birth certificate at all.

CrunkSwaggaG said, "I think Donald Trump and about half of the Republican Party owe President Obama a sincere apology." flatbushfred said, "Obama shouldn't have had to do this. It's blatant racism." LPLove said, "No president in history has ever been treated this way. The birthers are nothing more than racists wrapping themselves in the flag. Disgusting." harryball said, "I feel bad for this guy. When was the last time a president was forced to show his birth certificate two years into his presidency? Oh that's right, never. Even as president, black people are still being treated as second-class citizens."

Watch an iReporter's response

About Trump’s role in the controversy, CNN.com readers had plenty to say:

icecold12 said, "Now Trump has to live up to his end of the deal and deliver his income tax information and net worth. Obama called his bluff and I bet he folds." BobSacamano said, "I'd like to know how much debt Trump has discharged throughout his life by claiming bankruptcy. How many millions has he stiffed his investors and creditors for?"

USAlegend said, OBAMA: "On Your Face Sucker, Here is my Birth Certificate.’ TRUMP: "Well......huh.....hmmmm....But this doesn't prove that you are not a Muslim."

And now that the original certificate has been released, many CNN.com readers said it still won’t be enough for birthers.

W2ATL said, "This really won't matter. These clowns will have some new madness to cry about in three hours." livingston1 responded, “Really, do you think it will take that long? That kind of hate blinds them to any sense of reason.” Nagaina said, “Countdown to someone claiming the long form birth certificate is an 'obvious forgery'...3...2...1.” BubbaSponge said, “Now hopefully the birthers will give it a rest once and for all!!” TikiGawd said, “Nah, they'll start a movement saying Hawaii isn't really part of the United States because it's 'overseas.' " iroshi said, “It's a shame the ‘birthers’ can't focus on an issue that is actually important. For instance, the national debt, unemployment, taxes, etc. What an incredible waste of time and money this has been.”

Do you feel your views align with these commenters' thoughts? Post a comment below or sound off on video. 

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

soundoff (1,022 Responses)
  1. beachrat

    Great that he did it, however there is nothing the President or anyone else can say or do that would satisfy these nut jobs.
    Peace

    April 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • FED UP WITH THIS BS

      Yes, they will now say that the BC is not legitimate. If you listen closely to Trump the ugly, he started talking about his college transcript, because that will be the next thing these birthers will talk about. Trump the ugly has the nerve to say we have to investigate to see if this BC is legit. Who the hell is he to say if a BC is authentic. I don't see him working in the Dept of Health to qualify him to determine anything. I am sick and tired of these people, Trump the ugly will never be President his only interest is money for him and no one else!

      April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nah

      beach: "Great that he did it, however there is nothing the President or anyone else can say or do that would satisfy these nut jobs. ... Peace"

      You're assuming that "birthers" are going to call this a conspiracy, why? They set the ground rules for proving to them that Obama was born here: an original birth certificate.

      If they deny it's genuine, or come up with a theory for why it's not, then disparage them all you want. Until then, be honest enough to realize that liberals fanned the flames by claiming a reissued birth certificate was "conclusive proof" that Obama was born in Hawaii.

      Both sides have been absolute morons on this issue.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      Beach, by what twisted logic can "liberals" be blamed for any of this. Your guys lost this round before the fight started. Obama, mercifully for them, put the final nail in the birther coffin. I, for one, don't think he should have since that would let the birthers flap their jaws more and look even more ridiculous.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      Sorry, my prior comment was directed to Nah. Sorry, Beach. 🙂

      April 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • A J K

      I don't understand why it is wrong to be objective or critical about our president. Why is it wrong to question him on his birth certificate? Why is it wrong to want to know how he did in school? Why is it wrong to question his policies or his economic plans? I think to question is to be American. We as the American public deserve to know anything about him we wish. He is doing a very important job and we need to know how well suited he is for it. I say, " Yes, Trump ask and question. " I say, "Yes, America ask and question." I say, " Yes, CNN begin to ask and question. That is journalism. Try it."

      April 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      "...Until then, be honest enough to realize that liberals fanned the flames by claiming a reissued birth certificate was "conclusive proof" that Obama was born in Hawaii."

      The problem is that a reproduced 'certificate of live birth' *is* conclusive proof of someone's birth. This is all you need to prove citizenship in order to get a passport, driver's license, etc. Their "ground rules" were arbitrary and ridiculous. I mean, the governor of Hawaii came out and said she reviewed the records herself. Federal courts ruled that these claims were frivolous and Obama had proved his citizenship status adequately. Anyone who had a legitimate concern about this had long since been convinced that there was no issue.

      The actual long-form 'birth certificate' from the hospital is generally not accepted as legal proof, because it's not an official form issued by the government. And state agencies generally don't give out the original forms, because - shockingly - they want to keep them on file as a backup.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lumun Ato

      While most of us never doubted President Obama's birth place, I am afraid it still won’t be enough for birthers. Why? For the simple reason that 'birthers' are nothing more than ignorant clowns who live beyond the reach of reason; they are racists who continue to wrap themselves in the flag of patriotism; individuals who enjoy fanning the fires of hatred. Let's not forget: it is that kind of hate that blinds them to any sense of reason.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • SFguy

      Agree - you would think people would be smart enough to know the FBI, Secret Service, and Justice Department checked him out in detail before he assumed office.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • sdc

      I'm not sure I can be on Obama's side with this. Why didn't he just show this before – even in 2008. Why such a mystery. Other presidents were able to produce their birth certificates. Maybe Obama just needed more time to have a birth certificate "created?' Obama brought all this on himself and it's about time he produced this – hopefully it's authentic.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      "Why is it wrong to question him on his birth certificate?"

      It's not, but it seems misguided to ask him and then refuse to believe the answer. Demanding a hard-to-acquire piece of paper *that has no legal standing* is stupid and just a waste of time and money. If you don't believe the governor of Hawaii, why are you going to believe the piece of paper her office provided?

      "Why is it wrong to want to know how he did in school?"

      This is generally not a matter of public record. (Asking to confirm that he actually got the degrees he said he did is one thing; asking for detailed records about his time in school is another.) It's unrealistic to expect public officials to divulge every detail about their private lives, especially things that happened a long time ago and are not really relevant.

      "Why is it wrong to question his policies or his economic plans?"

      It's not. But stick to the issues and not his personal life.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean Russell

      Nobody should be held hostage by a fringe grp. He shouldn't have released anything- just let the nutjobs stew. And, by the way, the new conspiracy theories about why this one can't be legit are already starting.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      President Obama shouldn't have to release it because under state law, it can't be used for official purposes and we now know why....it looks like an application for a certification of live birth requiring state approval. Donald Trump only cares about Donald Trump, if he were president...he would purposely bankrupt the country if it got him money and power. He is not qualified to be president since he doesn't know how to negotiate...he is power hungry, and lacks respect for the people. He show needs to be cancelled or better yet, fire him and replace him for the show.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • rick

      We are forgetting the spirit of the position of the President of the Unite States. The position was to represent the people, appointed by the people and ANSWER to the people. This is true democracy. The President had a moral, professional and personal responsibility to the people when he was questioned about his birth. Government officials must answer to the people. This country has shifted from that view to the government knows what's best for us. America must wake up and see the future of this country is in jeopardy. Look around and see the staus of this country. I wrote this without any party influence. Democrats and Rebulicans are both dangerous, when are we going to live up to true representation of the people in our government.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • intune

      Obama could and should have done this 2 years ago. What a hoot that Donald Trump was the one to get Obama to jump through the hoop.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leeman

      How are birthers racist? What does asking to see a man's brith cirtificate have to do with the color of his skin? Lets not forget that it was Hilary Clinton during the election that first brought up the issue of Obama's birth cirtificate. She asked to see it then. I guess Hilary's a birther....oh, and I guess a racists by default.

      April 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThinkAgain

      Nah: "Until then, be honest enough to realize that liberals fanned the flames by claiming a reissued birth certificate was "conclusive proof" that Obama was born in Hawaii."

      The "reissued birth certificate" IS conclusive proof that the President was born in Hawaii, you dolt! The flame-fanning was caused by the idiot birthers' insistence that the whole world conspired to defraud the American public. What you're not used to is Democrats standing up – finally – to the looney rightwing nutjob fringe of the GOP.

      And guess what? WE WILL KEEP CALLING THEM OUT ON THEIR BS!

      April 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tod Palin

      Birthers spent about 2 years of their lives arguing Obama was not born in Hawaii, thus not a US citizen. LOL. Thats a long time to waste. Just give birthers another project to dwell on, Like maybe we could tell them the moon may not be real. Maybe they will try to seek the moons birth certificate for the next two years.

      April 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Laura Meyer

    OK, Trump, now show us the money.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • StatementFromDemocrat

      The LAW states that ALL candidates running for the office of president are required to prove they are American citizens by birth by producing their original birth certificates.

      No president has ever needed to do this two years into a presidency because they all did it during their campaigns. President Obama has FINALLY complied with the law., even if he is two years late doing it.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Exactly... He FINALLY proved it.. This wouldnt have been an issue if they had done this from day one, like EVERY OTHER person running for president has done. What were they hiding? HMMMMMMMM...

      April 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Where in the law is that?? If you are going to cite the law, please provide a citation, otherwise you are just telling me words.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • ECS

      @ StatementFromDemocrat

      That statement shows that you have no idea what the law is. Leave the law to the lawyers if you're going to make ignorant statements like that.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Saying something is a law doesn't make it so. Just because you can't understand legal jargon doesn't give you the liberty to change/simplify it to suit your purposes.

      You, sir, are a moron.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • CW

      No candidate has ever produced his birth certificate. Get your facts straight.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean Russell

      What law are you referring to? There have been 7 presidents elected during my lifetime and this releasing a birth cert thing has never come up.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • marty

      morons.. He complied with the law when he released his certified official copy of his birth certificate....IN 2008! get a brain, a life, an education, and if we are lucky, a new address in another part of the world.

      April 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    everyone knows at cnn all the articles are fill in the blanks...

    and everyone know I'm STOOPID!!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      @fakenutt lol.. forest gump said 'stupid is as stupid does'

      April 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TJMP0056

    Dear Mr. Trump,

    YOU'RE FIRED !!!

    April 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • FED UP WITH THIS BS

      LMAO!!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stop the madness

      The ratings for The Celebrity Apprentice has been dropping since Cosby slammed Trump and also because of the statements he made regarding President Obama. Boycott Celebrity Apprentice and show Trump he’s not as great as he think he is. This man does not respect our President so let’s show him just how important he’s not.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tod Palin

      Is Donald going to fire his employees that were in Hawaii investigating. Stating "They cannot believe what they are finding" was the Trump phrase he used on network interviews. Either Trump hires incompitent people to investigate for him or there were never any investigators.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Melissa

    It won't matter a damned bit because these nutbags don't care whether its real or not.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Renea

      Are you referring to the Clinton's because Hillary Clinton was the first person to ask for the birth certificate. Get your facts correct.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quinton

      Maybe she did, but as you can see she accepted the post of Secretary of State, so she knows he is a citizen, but "others" have been harping on this for over two years. So yeah, she may have started it, but "others" are the ones that have used it to spread their message of hatred in an ongoing fashion.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MSEMH

    So this was the surprise that Trump was talking about. HE REALLY WAS BORN IN HAWAII.
    Now he want his college transcripts? Next he will ask for his fourth grade science project and what musical instrument he played in sixth grade.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • DP44022

      Yep, next thing you know they'll want all his kindergarten artwork, and the refrigerator it was taped to...

      April 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iluvhitchens

      MSEMH–very funny.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muggsy3

      to MSEMH. Zeo, BamBam and others: this issue isNOT about race, it is focused on the stonealling by BHO about his past: his BC, his academic records etc.

      He SEALED everything as soon as he took office. NO OTHER PRESIDENT has done that. Therefore, it begs the question, what is he hiding? and why? call me names as much as you like, "sticks and stones" ya know.

      the fact remains, it took over TWO years to release the "Live BC" - which still isn't the hospital issued long form BTW but a beaurocratic synopsis of it - and there was NO logical reason to delay. unless it was political to deflect attention from other, "important issues" like the budget, middle east, nat'l debt, healthcare, etc. hmmm? and it worked too.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldenchic

      Muggsey-Obama sealed nothing. Private information on all citizens is not available to the public.It is called privacy and protects us all.

      April 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. characterproject

    wow, it only took, what, an hour?

    April 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. natalie

    Glad he trumped the Trump....but....why did it take him two years to produce it? That's a long time for this kind of "silliness". Just sayin.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      He did release it, in 2008. The problem is, racists in this country didn't accept that as a real birth certificate, and now the President has had to ask Hawaii for a special exemption to get his "long form" birth certificate. He didn't release the "long form" before because the state does not release those.

      The issue is not "why did he wait so long?" but rather "why did anyone not immediately accept the first certificate as legitimate?"

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/27/president-obamas-long-form-birth-certificate

      April 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • angeleyes

      Get over the race issue. If you only want the truth he's only half black, the other half is white. Grow up and stop using race as a crutch, it is reallly getting old.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • TR

      @angeleyes
      If you don't believe that President Obama’s race plays a role in this controversy, you're not paying attention. A lot of people were upset when Clinton won, and they set about to prove that he was a bad president because he was not faithful to his wife, but no one ever suggested that he had no right to be president in the first place. When the birthers claim Obama isn’t American, what they really mean is he isn’t the kind of person THEY consider to be American – and that has everything to do with the color of his skin.

      April 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • krenz

      Angeleyes: Telling people to 'get over' the race issue, is akin to blaming discrimination on blacks....If only you weren;t black in this white mans country.. there would be no problem heh? And no one disputes he is alf black and half white, its the black half you people can't stand.

      April 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MarkinFL

    I'd like to see evidence that Trump is anything more than a successful con man.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      LIKE!!!!!!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • NM

      also like! *thumbs up*

      April 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldenchic

      Hey, he has a great comb over!

      April 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TCS

    LOLOLOL...it was just proven a FAKE.....Hate to bring this up, but I just checked the official web site for Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital and according to the information there, the name of the hospital at the time of his birth should have been Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital. According to the web site the name didn’t change to Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital merged with Kapi‘olani Maternity Home in 1978. So how could his official long form birth certificate that was generated in 1961 have the name of the hospital that wasn’t created until 1978? HAHAHAHAHAH! OBAMA CAUGHT IN A LIE AGAIN!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldenchic

      You see? Nothing will satsify the La La Land birthers because it is so much more fun to be in their own world. Reality s-cks for them. Have fun nut bags.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ellid

      Wrong from beginning to end. Shame on you.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCS

      Oh really? Why don't you DEBUNK IT??? You stupid fools are following Obama right off a cliff...which is exactly where America is heading...I actually could careless about his BC because MUCH BIGGER things are at stake...but this poor excuse for a BC is just hilarious and really only gives "birthers" more credit.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • annie s

      Gee, what a surprise. You're so blinded by hate that you can't read. Sorry, but you got it backward. In 1978 the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital and the Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital merged to become Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Therefore – and read slowly, because I know your comprehension isn't very good, in 1961 when the President was born, it was named Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, just as his birth certificate states. Now, who 's LOLLOL?

      April 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bambam

      Get a life, hater. He is OUR President. No other President has had to jump through hoops like this once elected.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • ellid

      Why do I need to debunk an obvious lie? The birthers have been wrong from the get-go, as anyone with a brain can clearly see.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      I don't even really like Obama all that much and I still think that you and your ilk are racist idiots, of all the things to focus on politically you choose a topic that doesn't even matter.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldenchic

      TCS LaLa Land is FUN!!!! Reality s-cks. Enjoy your delusions!

      April 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • p

      The joke's on you.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Len

      Hey Genius, babies are not delivered at a Children's Hospital! They are born in the Women's Hospital. After birth, if they are sick, they are transferred to the Children's Hospital. Thanks for your enlightenment.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCS

      ANNIE,

      WTH ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??? Its is YOU that have it backwards...just look it up on wikipedia..QUOTE: "Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital opened in 1909"..." THAT WAS THE ONLY NAME UNTIL IT WAS CHANGED IN THE 70s

      April 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • annie s

      TCS, in reply to your reply to me, you really can't read, can you? Look it up again – and then look at the birth certificate and see the name of the hospital. Read it slowly – maybe you can even ask someone smarter than you to explain. Now, I'm done responding to you because you're really not bright enough to take up any more of my time.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCS

      Not to mention...it was done in PHOTOSHOP!! it has freakin layers!! if you know anything about photoshop, you know what I'm talking about. Check out the link below or try it for yourself! WOO HOOO I LOVE pi$$ing retarded obamanots.

      http://wireupdate.com/video/2011/04/president-obamas-birth-certificate-pdf-has-layers/

      April 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCS

      I've used Photoshop for years and can tell you that the supposed long-form birth certificate is not only fake, but it's a highly-amateurish fake.

      I could write a five page essay pointing out the digital artifacts proving forgery on this form. Even more could be said about the multiple respects in which this forgery deviates from the actual 1961 long-form b.c.

      This fake is so bad that about the only conclusion you can draw is that the elites want the public to know it's a fake to perpetuate the controversy.

      And just to rub our noses in it–the "Signature of Local Registrar" reads "U K L Lee"...ukelele.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamnotfooled

      @annies-thanks for clearing that up. As we all know birthers can't read or spell that's why they cannot comprehend.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damori

      Wow, TCF referenced Wikipedia...

      April 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCS

      Iamnotfooled- Nice run on sentence!. By the way, none of this really matters. I hate republicans alike because BOTH sides have sent this country down the crapper. After it all hits the fan (shortly) does it REALLY matter how you voted in 2008...2004...etc? NO! We will have MUCH more to deal with. I don't even hate Obama because he is NOTHING more than a puppet on a string like every president before him. If anything, the Federal Reserve should have our attention. Funny this BC issue comes out the DAY the FED makes their first statement in 97 years. Intriguing. Keep your eyes on the dollar...it's losing more value everyday.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldenchic

      TCS Photoshop? Really??? Now you just sound desperate. But thanks for the laugh! Hurry though, it's time for your meds and nap...

      April 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      TCS lies. When you call him out, he has a new lie. Don't bother with him. He is lost or just trolling. Either way, he lives a sad and lonely life.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • windrider

      Wow, you can't even read a wikipedia entry and now you're an expert in PhotoShop? You're a moron. Where is your birth certificate? And your school transcripts. You need to prove that you exist and that you're smart enough to be on the internet. Otherwise, STFU

      April 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damori

      @TCS The image produced was in JPG format. If you know anything about Photoshop, you know that JPG's are NOT layered images. I am convinced you are just as propagandistic as Trump.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ddd

      @ tcs What about this ?
      http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=105347

      April 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • i2h

      mouth froth rargagaraghhhh!!!!

      April 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • tl123

      This birth certificate means absolutely nothing. In HI, the Certificate of Live Birth is the "prima facia of fact of birth". By denying Obama's American citizenship you are, in fact, denying all HI citizens American citizenship.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamnotfooled

      www. wnd.com/?pageId=105347 Shows birth certificates of twins born when President Obama was. The name of the hospital is the same on their birth certificate as it is on his.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • krenz

      I wish I could afford to live in a pertpetual la la land, but I have to live in the real world with the real facts, and the fact is, Mr. Obama is our American President, elected by the rest of us who are wide awake.

      April 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. annie s

    Do you have permission to walk the streets unattended?

    April 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ethan

    You are an idiot.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dustin

    [citation needed]

    April 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. IKHAN

    I sure hope we move onto real issues and those assorted idiots & misguided souls who started this smear campaign crawl back into their respective holes.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Goldenchic

    It's actually a brilliant move on Obama's part. Obama knew that Trump would claim victory about this. It is to Obama's benefit for Trump to take so much air time away from the serious Republican candidates. Hey Romney is ahead of Obama in the polls, but who knew that? Yet Trump does not think Obama was qualified to go to Harvard? Obama is looking pretty smart to me, not to mention he graduated from Harvard with Honors..

    April 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • cdm

      Goldenchic.........President Obama is brillant. Isn't he?

      April 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muggsy3

      @kevin "Where is the raised seal on the birth certificate if this is the original." good question

      @Goldenchic – " not to mention he graduated from Harvard with Honors.." how would you know that since BHO sealed all his records as soon as he took office?

      @DP44022 – re hospital name .. you neglected to finish the story !!!! so I’ll help you out:
      1890 –Queen Kapiolani founded Kapilani Maternity Home.
      1909 – Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital opened.
      1978 – Kauikeolani Children’s hospital merged with Kapiolani Maternity Home to become (ta-dah) Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
      All the above is in wiikipedia! and indeed begs the question of a 1961 BC showing a name not in existence until 1978!!!

      And several ppl made a very valid observation – BHO is mixed race (or mulatto as it used to be called just for historical accuracy), half-white, half-black. Of course it was politically astute to focus solely on his father’s race to get the votes was’t it?

      April 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldenchic

      @ Muggys. Obama did not "seal" his college records. That is a myth. I can not get your college transcripts,nor should I be able to.All college transcripts are "sealed' if you want to call it that. It's is called privacy-protects us from ID theft. As for Obama graduating with Honors, that info IS in the public domain and can be researched.

      April 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
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