Thank you Me4Obama 😉

ThinkProgress: In July 2008, a researcher “looking to dig up dirt on Obama” instead came across a birth announcement from 1961 in the Honolulu Advertiser documenting the birth of then presidential candidate Barack Obama in the state. For many, the announcement, together with Obama’s birth certificate, conclusively proved that Obama was born in the United States and is eligible to run for president.

Rumored presidential hopeful Donald Trump isn’t convinced. On CNN’s State of the Union he claimed that Obama’s grandparents planted the announcement to obtain welfare benefits:

TRUMP: The grandparents put that [birth announcement] in [the newspaper] because obviously they want him to be a United States citizen because in those days, people were much more proud than they are today unfortunately for being a United States citizen…. So they wanted him to be a citizen of the United States, for that purpose, and also for hospitalization, for welfare….

…the birth information printed in the Honolulu Advertiser always came directly from the state health department (via the local hospital), not Obama’s grandparents or relatives.

It’s also worth noting that since Obama’s mother was a U.S. citizen, he was automatically conferred citizenship and all of its “assets” no matter where he was born, thus making him eligible anyway for the benefits Trump claims his family committed fraud to obtain. Unless his grandparents somehow knew that baby Obama would one day want to run for president, there wouldn’t really be a reason for his family to fabricate a convoluted lie regarding his birthplace.

45 Responses to “nice”

  1. 1 northanger
    April 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Don’t know if I should barf or larf. I know… I’ll blarf! 🙂

  2. 2 Sonjia Duncan
    April 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    OMG that is so crazy. Boy, the Donald is really looking old like one of those clowns in the “Clown Horror Movie.” Is he doing all this to just boost a tv show. Does anyone really watch those shows about getting fired when so many have been fired. Doesn’t make sense to me.

  3. 3 Shirley
    April 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm


  4. 4 Pragmaticaduly
    April 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Bozo the clown lol

  5. 6 Me4obama
    April 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Bwahahahahahah. …….bwahahahahahah……..chipsticks u r simply the best. Bwahahahahahah.

  6. 8 Betty's Girl
    April 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    It is so funny that they only have to color in his nose and his mouth! The rest of his face already fits a clown.

    • April 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      😆 Magnificent Betty’s Girl!!!! 😆

    • 10 Betty's Girl
      April 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      Ok I just read the report. I don’t know why he is pissing me off so but someone has to do something about the venom he is spitting not just at the President but his family as well. His mom and grandparents are deceased and deserve respect. Then again it just shows Chump’s level of maturity. I really hope he is ruined professionally by all this!

  7. 11 Ceb
    April 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    This sh@@head needs to shut the f@@k up! What a sorry excuse for a human being; and the same for all of the amoral media fools who abet him.

    Ugh ,

  8. 12 Me4obama
    April 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Betty’s Girl, u really hope he is ruined professionally by all this, well if that picture doesn’t make u realize how a laughing Stock he is becoming then I don’t know what else. He is a clown but a really ugly hearted clown. Imagine sitting in a boardroom and all your employees just saw you on the front page of a newspaper. How about his investors thinking they’re investing in a clown.

    • 13 LunarSea
      April 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      I take comfort in the thought of his investors catching a glimpse of that. Thanks Me4obama. I bet he thought this stunt would lift him up in stature.

      Ahh, priceless!

    • 14 Betty's Girl
      April 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      I really love your points. He has to looked like a fool and yes I hope it destroys professionally. That’s what he is doing to the President. It has now become personal for him. What he is doing is not something to take lightly. He is basically saying the President knowling spent millions to defraud the US government which is punishable by law. A very serious crime.

  9. 15 majii
    April 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    You know it’s bad when one of your own state’s major newspapers prints issues with you in KKKlown face!

  10. 16 obamalia
    April 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    The Clown’s rationale is getting more and more twisted.
    As President Clinton said of the birthers: “Keep shooting yourselves in the foot.”

  11. 17 lisa
    April 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn Rachel Maddow!!!!!!!! The unmitigated gall of that bitch!!!!!!!I hate her!!!! I hate her so much!!!!! It’s like that fat turd Keith Olberman has taken over her shit for brains. She’s on t.v spewing absolute shite about the president, comparing the budget deal with the repugs to her being a push over for her whiny dog. you should hear her. She’s like: PBO doesn’t know how to negotiate with repugs cause he always winds up giving them more than they asked for and how he trained the repugs to demand unthinkable things. God!!!! She’s really gone too far!!!!! She’s so dumb, what a turd. I hope her ratings sink faster than her lard ass in a kiddie swimming pool and GE fires her dumb butt. She’s really gone beyond the pale. I don’t even hate Jon Friggin Stewart half as much as I hate that pinko-commie bitch! If I write her an e-mail, I’m afraid that it will be perceived as a threatening letter and trouble with the law is something I don’t need right now. Stupid fink. I swear, this is no over-exaggeration, if you have the stomach and the blood pressure to deal with her shit, then look it up for yourselves. She’s pushed the envelope quite a few times, but this time that skank went over the g**damn edge. Did I mention how much I hate that swine?

    • 18 anniebella
      April 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      lisa, send Rachel the email, she need to hear from those who support this President. She will be hearing from me right now. I was listening to her, but I had enough of it so I turn the channel.

    • 20 lisa
      April 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      Pardon me, I was so infuriated that I misspelled Olbermann, and sorry, I didn’t mean to call her swine, I meant SOW!!!!

      • 21 LunarSea
        April 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

        Okay, why don’t you tell us how you REALLY feel.

        • 22 Anonymous
          April 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

          Hey LunarSea, I honestly feel better now that I’ve gotten that off my chest. I’ve decided that after Lawrence, I’ll just change the channel and watch something else. But sorry for just spewing like that, I was just so mad at her and myself for giving her another chance. Well, you know what Bush said: “fool me once…. well, ah, well…shame on me, fool me twice… well that can’t happen again, you can’t fool me twice….ah.” 😉

        • 23 Lisa
          April 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

          Sorry all,I was just so frustrated with her and myself that I had to unwind. I’ll just watch something else.

          • 24 LunarSea
            April 11, 2011 at 10:38 pm

            I didn’t mind at all. My response was pure snark. I totally understand and that is why I stopped watching all these show for like over a year now. I had to because I would end up feeling like a cartoon character. You know when a cartoon character gets all angry and the red rises up their bodies. That was the effect on me. I could feel the red rising.

            I also vividly remember the swiftboating of Kerry and it is more intense now. A lot of people can take the likes of Rachel and Co, and I am grateful for them (and you just now) for keeping me informed, but I know my limits.

            So now I will be ninja! ha ha ha. Went to the Maddow hash on twitter. There were a lot of people tsk tsking her, (myself included) a couple tried to stand up for her, but they were too dumb to engage.

            And I feel better for it. Consider it my vicarious gift to you. ::-):

      • 26 LunarSea
        April 11, 2011 at 10:41 pm

        PS I think it’s cute that even in your anger, you want to get the spelling correct.

    • 28 Kelly
      April 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Typical twunty PL behavior is all, no surprise. Let her and the rest of her PL ilk wallow in their false claims. Facts are on the American people’s side and we are not buying their lies.

    • 29 Sue in Minnesota
      April 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      Rachel is only concerned with far left positions…..in her function as observer, she has the luxury of not having to actually contend with the counter-forces that confront, and have to be negotiated, by PBO. Seems clear, Rachel leaves no room for negotiation or compromise.

      She seems adamant President Obama be someone he is not, conducting himself in a manner incongruent with his nature. That’s like telling Rachel to adapt a different sexual identity… unrealistic, and really misdirectd. She’s very smart, I don’t get how she can dismiss the context of reality in her analysis.

      Rachel should run for the office if she is so sure she knows best, and knows how to get it done.

  12. 30 dotster
    April 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    He seems to have become unhinged. Have you seen the stories—Wonkette and Gawker—-about how he’s sending pieces written about him back to the writers—Vanity Fair and NYTimes etc.—with derisive scribblings all over them—like he was a 3rd grader? He’s lost it! He’s without substance and is so vulgar and vindictive. There’s nothing he won’t do to call attention to himself, even if it means appealing to the hateful, racist birthers, and even if it means trying to damage the President of the United States and this country.

  13. 32 anniebella
    April 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Donald “the Clown” Trump. Never looked better.

  14. 33 bjw2
    April 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Heads up everyone, tomorrow the president’s sister will be on CNN.

    Obama’s sister call’s Trump’s birther rant “a shame”
    President Barack Obama’s sister Maya Soetero-Ng sat down with Piers Morgan this afternoon for an interview that will air tomorrow night.

    In her first prime time interview, Maya voices her opinion about the way Donald Trump has handled the Obama birthplace rant. “Well, I think it’s a shame,” she says. “And I think that my brother should definitely be president for a second term.”
    “I think that it is time for people to put that to bed, to put it to rest completely.” She says there is a tremendous amount of proof Obama was born in Hawaii.

    To see the interview in full tune in to CNN Tuesday night at 9pm ET/PT


    • 34 Betty's Girl
      April 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you! I will not miss it. Her children book is out soon. A book about their mom “A Singular Woman” is due out next month. Can’t wait for both!

    • 35 Me4obama
      April 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      She must have asked the president if she can sit down for the interview. I love Maya so much she has the most beautiful Deep voice I have ever heard. She is also very beautiful inside and out. I will be watching thanks for letting us know bjw2.

    • 36 Kelly
      April 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Well This I will not be able to wait for clips to watch. For the first time in years I will watch a CNN show. God bless Maya I know she hates having to do this. This whole despicable birther meme is such a disrespect to her and POTU’sS Mom and Grandparents, I can’t even….. The interviewer better not be nasty or condescending to this good woman.

    • 37 Audrey
      April 12, 2011 at 5:23 am

      I hate that she has to give that SOB Piers Morgan a ratings boost! Piers has been part of the crap pack and I can only hope his show fizzles out soon! Bastards the whole lot of them!

  15. 38 LunarSea
    April 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Ohh I love her. Thanks for the head’s up.

  16. April 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Chump boy, can’t get a gambling license in Vegas, ha, ha, ha, Chump boy declares bankruptcy over and over. ha, ha, ha.. Chump boy screws around on every wife, hah, ha. ha.. Does this chump think he can really be president…

  17. 40 meta
    April 11, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Anybody who would not only go after our President with this cheap and vile BS but disparage his deceased grandparents with vicious and disgusting and absolutely BASELESS assumptions is very, very sick. I do not care whatsoever what his motives are. He has crossed the line time and time again. It makes me furious that Maya has to be confronted with this phony inquiry and deal with this crass moron. ENOUGH.

  18. 41 jaleh
    April 12, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Letterman on tonight on his show: “Trump is having a problem coming up with his own birth certificate since he is half jack, half ass”…

  19. 42 Proud of Obama
    April 12, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Still up doing some writing so I thought I’d pose this: should we go after Chump’s sponsors? For the Celebrity Apprentice they are 7-Up, Onstar, Camping World, ACN (?) Omaha steaks and Farouk Hair systems. I’ll try to get more info.

    The only thing that will stop this looser is his loosing money.

  20. 44 Titti
    April 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

    How long can this vile man continue to make an azz of himself. Hope his investors/family tell him that he is looking like an azz right now; but knowing how big his ego is, that wouldn’t bother him, he has sold his soul to the devil.
    Don’t rate Piers M as an interviewer at all, Lord only know how he got that gig. Will wait for the clips of Maya’s interview – CNN is on my banned list.

    • 45 lisa
      April 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

      he spends his time trying to get people to turn against PBO i.e: Clooney who saw right through him; Oprah who told him to basically suck it and Matt Damon who fell for Morgan’s guff(sorry, Repug talking points.)

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