Gotta Watch: Born in the USA
President Obama releases his long-form birth certificate to quiet rumors about his citizenship.
April 27th, 2011
11:48 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Born in the USA

After years of speculation and several major media outlets debunking claims, President Obama moved to put rumors about his birth certificate to bed by releasing the long-form document. While this may quiet some of the noise from some so-called "birther" conspiracy theorists, it may not be enough for others. In today's gotta watch we take a look at some of the most vocal "birthers" and their years-long quest to see Obama's birth certificate. And if you're still not sure what all the stink is all about, we've got a cheat sheet here.

The born conspiracy? – "Birther" movement leader Orly Taitz has been very vocal about her doubts concerning the president's birth place. She even took the issue to a California court. She said her goal was to find out if Obama was U.S. citizen and to hold a special presidential election if he wasn't.

"Birther" solider refuses deployment – One soldier adamantly refused his deployment orders, saying Barack Obama wasn't born in America and therefore ineligible to be president and give military orders. The soldier claimed there was "significant evidence" Obama wasn't born in Hawaii.

"Birther" outburst – Here, a "birther" only dubbed as "The Interrupter" cries out during the congressional reading of the constitution, earning her a place on the Ridiculist.

What's the next issue for "birthers"? – You guessed it, President Obama's grades. Anderson Cooper digs in with info about the president's education, but we're guessing the next documents to be unearthed will be his report cards.

soundoff (588 Responses)
  1. Robert Paulson

    Why are we now going to judge him on his grades? Not like we ever did any better in school. Without a doubt his grades are better than Bush's grades. Most of the GOP didn't even go to college. Quit finding errors in other people and start looking at doing something about your own problems. Maybe you should other places to shop other than Wal*Mart if you’re upset jobs going to China or another bank if your bank took bailout money. !

    April 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Dude

    People can print their own money at home with the computers they have today. Why couldn't he Photoshop one?

    Something is wrong here!

    April 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    ncmum, why don't you go out and prove that you're indeed a mother, since you wish to employ that monicker. DNA tests can easily establish that these days. When you're done with that, prove that you have some association with NC. Your employment records, please. Finally, prove that you're worth my time toying with. An IQ test would suffice.

    What are you waiting for?

    April 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Glades2

    I voted for John McCain, but even I'll say enough is enough – the President was born in Hawaii – it's time for those concerned about this to let it go and move forward. There are many more important issues for he and us to be concerned about at this moment...

    April 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Melinda

    Remember the "I'm with stupid" t-shirts that were a big hit.
    Time for a new generation of t-shirts to be worn by birthers.
    "I am stupid".

    April 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sxray04

    Now that this Obama birth certificates conspiracy is over, maybe the Birthers can go back to the one about the moon landing was all in a Hollywood studio. Better luck next time Dr. Orly (Cornball) Taitz.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. IFUCANCMEICANCU

    OMG- that one drop of black blood really does it!!! LOL I wouldn't mind if his politics were questioned because after all, we all know about Chicago politics but his birth????!!!!!! Ya gotta love it.....

    April 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jennifer

    Make me sick how disrespectful Trump was to our President, even after birthcertificate was released.... Shame on Trump, I think we should boycott the show and the network NBC for supporting that jerk...

    April 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KatR

    Several posters here respond to someone named Vera.....but I can't find her post. Guess CNN decided it was too racist to show here. Typical of all birthers. Hope their stupidity has been exposed finally.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Marvin

    Ok so what birthers???? He is Black, he is our presidend and he will be our next president come 2012.. Stupid Donald Trum and others deal with it..If President Obama was white, no one would have questioned his nationality..this is not about Obama's nationality.. it simply RACISM..this birther issue makes me sick to my stomach. i hope Trum and other will shupt the hell up now with the birth certificate out . I really wish the President would have waited a bit longer to release it to make the republican more stupid and ignorant.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Albert

    Hollywood needs to produce a movie with a Kenyan-born kid who's parents fake an American birth certificate, pulls himself through higher education, gets elected to the Senate, then spends 2 years campaigning to finally get elected as President.. all of which only to funnel trillions of TARP dollars money back to tribes in his homeland Kenya.

    Maybe this way the birthers will get this whole thing out of their system..

    April 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DT

    Yeah Bob you imb@cile!
    The 'Madrassa' kid appears to be a great president.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. longtimeviewer

    I love these posts. Rock on.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. knew it

    the certificate is fake. Obama is really a space alien planted here by time travelers from a parallel galaxy. Birthers know what is going on in this world and the next, don't be late. Protect USA and the world from their invasion, wake up before they take over. Fight them now.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tripp

    Isnt it a little bit lat for these "birthers" arguments? I meant the guys 4 years is almost up.

    April 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
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