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BLITZER’S BLOG: New details on Obama’s Hawaii birth
President Barack Obama gives a news conference in Hawaii on November 13.
June 18th, 2012
02:38 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: New details on Obama’s Hawaii birth

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - For some of the so-called birthers out there, there’s probably nothing that will convince them that President Obama was actually born in Hawaii.

But for those who might still have even a little bit of an open mind, they should read David Maraniss’ new book on the president, “Barack Obama: The Story.” Maraniss provides new details of Obama’s birth, including a contemporaneous letter referring to the birth of a baby to a Caucasian mother and an African father.

Maraniss reports that the future president was born August 4, 1961, at 7:24 p.m. at the Kapi`olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu. Dr. David A. Sinclair delivered the baby.

Sinclair’s colleague Dr. Rodney T. West remembers hearing from Sinclair that “Stanley had a baby,” a reference to the mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama.

He also provides some Hawaii color of that summer.

“In Hawaiian lore,” Maraniss writes, “the volcano goddess, Pele, is said to reside inside Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, located on the southeastern side of the Big Island. When Kilauea erupts, according to local oral tradition, Pele is telling them something. For seven days in July 1961, Pele erupted and again for three days that September.”

Barack Hussein Obama II was born between those two eruptions.

Maraniss writes that from day one, no one called him by that formal name. He was either Barry or Bar, pronounced Bear.

David Maraniss, author of “Barack Obama: The Story,” will join Wolf Blitzer for an interview Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

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  1. ellenhancock

    Sheriff Joe's press conference is over, and guess what. He did not prove that Obama was born in a foreign country or not born in Hawaii. He did not even try to prove either point. He made claims about the birth certificate being forged, but nobody believes him. The officials in Hawaii have stated that they sent a birth certificate to Obama and that the facts on the birth certificate that Obama has published are identical to the facts on the document in the files.

    July 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  2. Griff

    "Birther??? We still don't know, Wolfe!!! You know nothing about Obama except what his Ghost Writer's say! Nothing!! He was a Ghost teh years ago, and he's still a ghost today! You can gamble you country on his/their word, but I never will! What happened between ' Jan 1964 and Jan 2004?"

    July 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • ellenhancock

      You certainly have the right to vote against Obama if you feel that there is insufficient information about him. Others may vote against Mitt Romney if they feel that there is insufficient information about him.

      However, the discussion was about the question of where Obama was born, and the answer to that question is HAWAII, as his birth certificate, and the confirmations of the officials of both parties in Hawaii, and the Index Data, and the notices in the Hawaii newspapers (In the Health Bureau Statistics section of the papers, which as the name shows were only sent to the papers by the DOH of Hawaii, and only for births IN Hawaii)--all show.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:14 am |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        WRONG! The discussion is whether Obama is a natural born citizen, NOT where he was born. It doesn't matter if he WAS born in Hawaii, he is still not eligible because his father was never a citizen, therefore he could not pass down natural born citizenship!

        July 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        HOWEVER, the fact that Obama was born in Hawaii is critical to his Natural Born Citizen status because the meaning of Natural Born Citizen refers to the PLACE of birth, not to the parents. The Wong Kim Ark US Supreme Court decision has stated that the meaning of Natural Born comes from the common law and that every child born in the USA except for the children of foreign diplomats is a Natural Born Citizen.

        Obama, JIndal and Rubio were all born in the USA, and hence they are all Natural Born Citizens.

        July 17, 2012 at 4:59 am |
  3. David

    It really is not going to make a bit of difference how much evidence is presented to people determined to live in an alternate reality, a reality that is not based on factual data, but rather an ideological bubble supported by fictional information. In other words, you can bang them on the head with facts but they will still insist on their version. However, I will say this: Wolf is doing what many other reporters fail to do, which is confront those that manufacture this crap and force them to respond. He did this with Trump. Now he needs to do the same thing with a host of other purveyors of misinformation – climate change deniers, deniers of evolution, etc. That is what the press is supposed to do, not sit by meekly out of fear of upsetting their sponsors but instead research issues and confront public figures.

    July 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  4. Griff

    "They call that programming, I'm betting I know who you think is guilty, and not Zimmerman!"

    June 21, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  5. johninlongmont

    I would rephrase that opening line with "For the lame-stream-media, there is nothing that will convince them to look into the NATURAL BORN CITIZEN STATUS of b. hussein obama, but checking out his Conn. SSN or asking why he has a writer's biography edited 17 times all saying he was "BORN IN KENYA" would be a good start."

    June 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Ellen

      The guy who wrote his bio made a mistake. People do, you know. Apparently he read that Obama's FATHER was born in Kenya, which is true, and he got that confused with Obama himself, who was born in Hawaii.The bio was wrong. It is loony to think that Obama was really born in Kenya.

      The notion of Obama’s mother, late in pregnancy, traveling alone (WND has shown that Obama senior was in Hawaii on August 4, 1961) from Hawaii where there are good hospitals, to Kenya, where there was Yellow Fever and bad hospitals, and doing so without any INS record of her leaving the USA or any record of her arriving in Kenya—is absurd. And the fact that there is a birth certificate showing that she gave birth in Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu makes it even more absurd.

      Yes, there is a birth certificate for Obama in Hawaii, and the fact that it exists is confirmed not merely by three Republican and two Democrat officials in Hawaii in repeated confirmations, but by the birth notices in the Hawaii newspapers in 1961—which at the time were sent to the papers only by the DOH of Hawaii, and only for births in Hawaii–and by the public “Index Data” volumes which have been available for years and which show a birth certificate file created for Obama in 1961.

      Re Social Security:

      Millions of people have errors in their Social Security numbers, and millions more have multiple social security numbers, caused mainly by data entry errors:

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/38678753/How_Many_Social_Security_Numbers_Do_You_Have

      http://www.securityworldnews.com/2010/08/12/20-million-americans-have-multiple-social-security-numbers-associated-with-their-name/

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20013733-501465.html

      You might well ask why, if there is evidence that Obama has multiple SS numbers and that one of them came from Connecticut that NO committee in Congress wants to investigate? Why not?

      Because it is not illegal to have mistakes in your SS files, and lots of people do. And there is no evidence that this is other than a mistake, or a lot of mistakes. Republicans would be GLAD to hold a hearing to show that there was a crime involved with Obama's SS number. But they KNOW that there is no evidence, and if they looked into their own files (I did to mine), they are likely to find multiple numbers in them.

      June 29, 2012 at 5:54 am |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "The founders wrote they had 5 copies of Vattel's Law of Nations..."

        Yes. But you know, they actually did read other books besides Vattel. In particular they read Blackstone, who was far more popular than Vattel among lawyers (who were most of the writers), and Blackstone said that Natural Born referred to the place of birth. The key to whether the writers of the Constitution followed Vattel or Blackstone is whether any of them used the term Natural Born the Vattel way or the Blackstone way, and there are lots of examples of the Blackstone way, and none of the Vattel way.

        Here is an example from shortly after the Constitution went into effect:

        "Prior to the adoption of the constitution, the people inhabiting the different states might be divided into two classes: natural born citizens, or those born within the state, and aliens, or such as were born out of it. The first, by their birth-right, became entitled to all the privileges of citizens; the second, were entitled to none, but such as were held out and given by the laws of the respective states prior to their emigration. ...St. George Tucker, BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES: WITH NOTES OF REFERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. (1803)

        As you can see that refers only to the place of birth, not to the parents. Natural Born Citizens were "those born within the state." And here is an example from 1829:

        "Therefore every person born within the United States, its territories or districts, whether the parents are citizens or aliens, is a natural born citizen in the sense of the Constitution, and entitled to all the rights and privileges appertaining to that capacity."-William Rawle, A VIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 2d ed. (1829)

        There are NO articles or letters saying "Let's do it the Vattel way," or "Instead of the common law definition, let us use two citizen parents." The bottom line is that if the writers of the Constitution had meant to use Natural Born in some other way than the common way that it was being used, the way that Tucker and Rawle used it, and the way that they used it in their legal articles, then they would have told us that there was a change. But they didn't.

        July 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • bobby99

        Nothing out of order with Barack Obama and one Harrison J. Bounel living at the Chicago mansion and using the same SSN # 042-68-4425??

        July 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • SiliconDoc

        Republicans won't touch the issue, including SS fraud, in fact the Congress has had members standing on the floors reporting SS fraud is available in all the large cities for a mere $200, so there is no reason to go on about something that has zero chance of ever being resolved NOR mattering a single bit since the fraud has already been committed and the fraudster is already in office.
        Any admission of Obama's fraud, any attack on it now, only INVALIDATES the political system and the entire government structure, and anyone with a drop of sense knows this.
        Therefore, the overall demand from all those elected and in power is to cover it up, thus upgrading their own status and power, and " vailidity".
        This is the reason it will NEVER be officially admitted.
        No matter how much smoking gun evidence is covered up, lied about, and emerges, it will NEVER be admitted.
        It's admission invalidates EVERY politician below the Presidency, that is to say, ALL of them.
        If the top dog can be a fraud, so can every one of them follows the political thinking – thus is WILL NEVER be admitted.

        August 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  6. old1

    How stupid do they think We The People are? They have to be really stupid to think America is that stupid.
    If your daddy was a Kenyan Brit, for the office of POTUS you;ll never be fit. No birth certificate necessary, place of birth unimportant. Natural Born takes both parents to be American citizens at your birth and that birth has to be on American soil. If you are just a citizen you can't be President. You have to be a Natural Born American! Google Vattel's Law of Nations.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • ellenhancock

      The meaning of Natural Born Citizen comes from the common law and refers to the place of birth, not the parents.

      “Under the longstanding English common-law principle of jus soli, persons born within the territory of the sovereign (other than children of enemy aliens or foreign diplomats) are citizens from birth. Thus, those persons born within the United States are “natural born citizens” and eligible to be President. Much less certain, however, is whether children born abroad of United States citizens are “natural born citizens” eligible to serve as President …”—- Edwin Meese, et al, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION (2005) [Edwin Meese was Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, and the Heritage Foundation is a well-known Conservative organization.]

      June 29, 2012 at 5:56 am |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        No it doesn't. It comes from Natural Law and the Founders used Vattel's Law of Nations when writing the Constitution and the Law of Nations defines a NBC as one born to two US citizens!

        June 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        There is no evidence that the writers of the Constitution used the term Natural Born Citizen any differently than it was used under the common law that they were familiar with. If they had wanted to change the meaning from "born in the country" to "two citizen parents," they would have told us. Instead, every time that a use of the term Natural Born by Adams or Hamilton or Franklin or any of the writers can be found, it is always used in the sense of jus soli (law of the soil) and never used in the sense of parents. Moreover, Vattel is not even mentioned once in the Federalist Papers, while the common law is mentioned about twenty times.

        Here is an actual example of how it was used in 1803, shortly after the Constitution went into effect:

        "Prior to the adoption of the constitution, the people inhabiting the different states might be divided into two classes: natural born citizens, or those born within the state, and aliens, or such as were born out of it. The first, by their birth-right, became entitled to all the privileges of citizens; the second, were entitled to none, but such as were held out and given by the laws of the respective states prior to their emigration. ...St. George Tucker, BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES: WITH NOTES OF REFERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. (1803)

        As you can see, that refers ONLY to the place of birth. Parents are not mentioned. Natural Born Citizens are simply "those born within a state." And, as I said, there are examples of Franklin, Adams, etc using the term Natural Born in the same way, and no examples of them ever using it to refer to parents. No cases of them using it to refer to parents at all.

        June 30, 2012 at 8:59 am |
      • old1

        The founders wrote they had 5 copies of Vattel's Law of Nations (Go to Wicipedia if you doubt this) while they wrote the Constitution. Law of Nations is very plain that the parents (with "s" = both) must be American citizens at their child's birth and that birth has to be on American soil. Jus Sanguinis, Jus Soli. Natural born is used NO WHERE but as a Qualification for President and later VP be a Constitutional amendment! Anytime it is mentioned outside of a qualification for President it is used in error. You have to understand the words to understand their meaning. Under British Common Law the only thing used to determine if one is a natural born Brit is the fact the father is a British Subject at the time of the child's birth. BHO AKA BS is a natural born British subject, no doubt, written in British Common Law and the British Nationality Act of 1948. Why do you Obots continue to try to spin this lie that he is eligible? There is no prof he is and a library of prof he is not! My God he released a FAKE birth certificate!!! That's a crime! That alone should get him arrested! Aren't you tired of the lies? What does he offer "you" that makes "you" willing to put up with these out right lies? You just hate America that badly? You want to destroy it that much? Capitalism you enemy? Communism your salvation? What is it? old1

        July 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
      • Mike

        Released a FAKE certificate? Say's you and all those who KNOW the earth is FLAT!

        July 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • SiliconDoc

        Obama has two foreign citizenship under his belt, so he will never be a valid potus.

        August 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  7. joshua

    He's probably born in Hawaii. But why is his social security number fake and his draft registration card forged? Regardless of him being the president, those two felonies need to be explained.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • ellenhancock

      THE explanation is very very simple. It is that MILLIONS of people have errors in their Social Security files caused mainly by data entry errors by Social Security staff over the years. If there was a shred of evidence that Obama's SS number were forged or stolen, the Republicans in Congress would be all over it. They know that the most logical and common explanation is that errors in SS numbers and multiple SS numbers in a file are caused by mistakes. Have you ever looked into your own SS file? I did, and there were errors and multiple numbers in it.

      June 30, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Re the founders had five copies of Vattel, shown above.

        Yes, they did read Vattel, but guess what--they read a lot of other things too. In particular, they read Blackstone, who was even more popular than Vattel, and Blackstone defines Natural Born to refer to the place of birth. And that is the way that the term was actually USED by the Americans at the time, and there are no examples of them using it the Vattel way.

        July 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        hahaha You mean like you JUST SAID, there is no evidence that the Founders used Vattel? But when I show you that there IS evidence, you move the goal post and say "Well, they used others also".DOH

        So I guess now I have to show you an example, because you are TOO LAZY to do any research yourself. You just take lies from the left and repeat them, without doing any research whatsoever. That make you look like a FOOL!

        Here's your example:

        The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 (1814) Chief Justice Marshall:
        “The whole system of decisions applicable to this subject, rests on the law of nations as its base. It is, therefore, of some importance to enquire how far the 24 writers on that law consider the subjects of one power residing within the territory of another, as retaining their original character, or partaking of the character of the nation in which they reside. “Vattel, who, though not very full to this point, is more explicit and more satisfactory on it than any other whose work has fallen into my hands, says, 'the citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or indigenes, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. Society not being able to subsist and to perpetuate itself but by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights."

        July 4, 2012 at 12:36 am |
      • bobby99

        Did you read about the skip tracer following Obama's SSN and found Obama and one Harrison J. Bounel , both living at address of Obama's Chicago mansion and using the same SSN.? The Obama house according to property tax is owned by 3 groups of people , none named Obama.

        July 7, 2012 at 1:55 am |
      • ellenhancock

        Re Social Security number:

        Millions of people have errors in their social security numbers and millions have multiple social security numbers, caused mainly by data entry errors:

        http://www.cnbc.com/id/38678753/How_Many_Social_Security_Numbers_Do_You_Have

        http://www.securityworldnews.com/2010/08/12/20-million-americans-have-multiple-social-security-numbers-associated-with-their-name/

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20013733-501465.html

        You might well ask why, if there is evidence that Obama has multiple SS numbers and that one of them came from Connecticut that NO committee in Congress wants to investigate? Why not?

        Because it is not illegal to have mistakes in your SS files, and lots of people do. And there is no evidence that this is other than a mistake, or a lot of mistakes. Republicans would be GLAD to hold a hearing to show that there was a crime involved with Obama's SS number. But they KNOW that there is no evidence, and if they looked into their own files (I did to mine), they are likely to find multiple numbers in them.

        July 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "Helen, you have."

        No Helen has posted, which shows how carefully birthers read and obseve.

        If you are referring to me. I do not worship anyone. I post only the facts, and the facts show overwhelmingly that Obama was born in Hawaii, and there is no evidence of Social Security fraud-but that errors in Social Security numbers are very common.

        July 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  8. Griff

    "All you know, Wolfe, is that some guy from Kenya claims to be his father, you know nothing else. Why 1961??
    Why this woman say's she's his mother, when you can't find the father?? I was in Kenya in 1961, so you'd think I'de knopw a little more than some; just on speculation Muslim Arab's were murdered in 1963 if they didn't get out beforehand. CNN know nothing, and this writer only knows what Obama's cover up has told him!"

    June 19, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  9. 0rangeW3dge

    "...not natural born..."

    REALLY? After all this, you can twist it so that he wasn't a natural born citizen, even though he was born to an American woman, in an American State, in an American hospital where the physicians actually knew the family.
    According to the Laws of the United States of America, that makes him a "natural born" American, and that's why he was approved to run for the office of President.
    What else you got...?

    June 19, 2012 at 4:48 am |
    • joshua

      the truth is starting to come out. stories like this are nothing more than cover for obama. this one in particular has already circulated once except the name of the doctor was different.

      June 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • Tabitha

      The physician's did not know the family and you need to learn what a NBC is. It would not matter if Obama was born in the White House in George Washington's bed. He is still not eligible to be President as he is a dual citizen having inherited it from parents of different countries. He may be a citizen (if the facts of his birth certificate are actually true) but he still does not meet the eligibility test. Furthermore he knows it and ran for office anyway with conscience disregard for the laws of the country. Why people continue to defend someone who has been caught in numerous lies and behaves like a dictator is beyond reason.

      June 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        There have been at least three presidents who were dual citizens at one time or another.

        Jefferson and Madison were dual citizens of the US and France because France made them full voting citizens during the French Revolution. Woodrow Wilson was a dual citizen of the US and Britain when he was born because his mother never relinquished British citizenship when she married his farther. She became a US citizen automatically when she married his father (though that is not the same thing as being naturalized in which you swear an oath and relinquish your foreign citizenship). Since she did not relinquish her British citizenship she was still a citizen, and hence Woodrow Wilson was a dual citizen at birth. Some say that Eisenhower was also a dual citizen at birth due to old German laws that made the grandchildren of its citizens German citizens. For the same reason, grandparents, Santorum would have been a dual citizen of the US and Italy.

        June 29, 2012 at 6:00 am |
    • texasvetgal

      Obamao is a fabrication, a fraud, you libs in the media are all guilty of sedition and are complicit in this conspiracy.
      The entire country is awake now, you in the libstream media will be tossed under the bus soon enough.

      June 23, 2012 at 6:20 am |
  10. Joe Warren

    Maraniss, Wolf, Obama and others swear he was born in Hawaii although there is no credible evidence to support their claim. Actually there is more evidence that he was not born in Hawaii than that he was. He's claimed nativity at both hospitals at different times but neither Kapiolani or Queens has any record of his birth or of his mother as a patient.

    But I've been thinking, if he is legitimate as he claims why would Obama, in April of last year, post a proven forgery as a birth certificate on WhiteHouse.gov ? The only thing I can think of is he doesn't have a real one and neither does the Hawaii Dept of Health. Otherwise he would've released it. Why post a fake?

    June 19, 2012 at 3:27 am |
    • Mike

      Proven by whom? Cite your reference!

      June 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
      • Tabitha

        Forensic document specialists hired by the Maricopa Sheriff's office and many others with an abundance of years of experience in dealing with documents. The more important question is that there has not been one certified forensic document specialist to declare it is an authentic document.

        June 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Re the claim that there is no forensic specialist who says that Obama's birth certificate is authentic.

        These experts say that there is nothing wrong with Obama's birth certificate:

        http://gratewire.com/topic/tea-party-conservative-refutes-claims-of-obama-birth-certificate-forgery

        And:

        Dr. Neil Krawetz, an imaging software analysis author and experienced examiner of questioned images, said: “The PDF released by the White House shows no sign of digital manipulation or alterations. I see nothing that appears to be suspicious.”

        Nathan Goulding with The National Review: “We have received several e-mails today calling into question the validity of the PDF that the White House released, namely that there are embedded layers in the document. There are now several other people on the case. We looked into it and dismissed it. … I’ve confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.”

        John Woodman, independent computer professional, said in a series of videos that the claims of fakery that he examined were unfounded.

        Ivan Zatkovich, who has testified in court as a technology expert, and consultant to WorldNetDaily: "All of the modifications to the PDF document that can be identified are consistent with someone enhancing the legibility of the document."

        In fact, no real expert has called Obama's birth certificate a forgery.

        Although I know only about some of the "experts" that have claimed that there is something wrong with Obama's birth certificate, their background is worth mentioning. One claims to have found the original altar of Abraham (want to see the citation?) and another has said that Obama did not attend Columbia (despite the fact that Columbia says that he did).

        In short, you can continue to dream about Obama's birth certificate being forged, but there are no facts to back up the allegation. The MAIN reason that Obama's birth certificate is not forged, of course, is that there is no reason to do so, since he was born in Hawaii.

        The idea that he was born in some place other than Hawaii, despite the birth certificate and the confirmation of it by the officials of both parties and the notices in the Hawaii newspapers (which were sent to the papers by the Hawaii DOH, and only for births in Hawaii) is laughable. That and the Kenyan grandmother saying in the taped interview that he was born IN HAWAII (and in another interview saying that the first that Obama's family had heard of Obama's birth was in a letter from Hawaii). And there is the Index Data:

        http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2011/04/in_hawaii_its_easy_to_get_birt.html

        June 29, 2012 at 6:09 am |
  11. little tin god

    If it were possible to transport birthers back to when Obama was born and they could witness the birth in Hawaii, they still wouldn't believe that he is a US citizen.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  12. Elaxra

    Is it tru willard was born in Mexico but his father the Michigan Governor had his birth certificate recreated to show Willard was born in Michigan!!!!

    June 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
  13. Cynthia

    You know, as I sit here and read the comments posted by these birthers. I'm totally convinced Obama has got to be the smartest and most powerful MAN to ever walk the face of the earth based on what the birthers claim Obama did BEFORE he became President of the United States. Because this controversy started when he was candidate Obama. Think about it! The credit that they give this man when it comes down to covering up the fact that he was born in Kenya, amazes me. Only a powerfully man can pull off what they are claiming Obama pulled off. Let's face it, the more credit they give Obama the stupider the birthers look.

    June 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
    • KJ

      The man can commit identity theft, Social Security fraud, perjury, and tell you in writing himself that he was born in Kenya, yet you're still drinking his koolaid, calling logical discerning people stupid. MY GOD!

      June 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  14. Marv Farmer

    Doesn't matter. I wouldn't vote for a Mormon if he was running against Hitler.

    June 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • lh2011

      That's funny because he basically is running against Hitler.

      June 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
      • Mike Vroom

        Woah now. Woah. That is just out of line. Hitler was responsible for the deaths of well over 5 million people, as well as a policy of genocide, intolerance, and global domination through the exploitation of a vast military. Comparing Obama to Hitler is not just going too far, it's an insult to anyone who went through WW2's effects, its aftermath, and who lost family or loved ones to him. Obama's no Hitler, neither was GWB, nor anyone before them in our line of presidents.

        Not cool, man. Way out of line.

        July 11, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  15. The Film Professor

    I like the group in Arizona that has filed a petition with the Secretary of State asking Mitt Romney to either prove he is not a unicorn, or be removed from the ballot

    June 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  16. Herewegoagain

    Surprisingly, birthers, who eagerly swallow anything negative about President Obama, never examine anyone else's original birth certificate. And this article is so provocative that I would need to examine the writer's own birth certificate before rendering any judgement...

    June 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
    • old1

      Wrong! McCain was not natural born, he was not born on American soil. Jindal and Rubio are not natural born, both had parents that were not American citizens when Bobby and Marco were born. And, if Mitts daddy George was a citizen of Mexico the day Mitt was born Mitt is not natural born. The Constitution applies to everyone!

      July 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        You MAY be right about McCain, although a US Naval Base would seem to be US soil, But you certainly are wrong about Rubio and Jindal because they were both born on US SOIL, and the meaning of Natural Born Citizen refers to the place of birth. The term comes from the common law (not from Vattel), and it means that every child born in the USA, except for the children of foreign diplomats, is a Natural Born US Citizen.

        “Under the longstanding English common-law principle of jus soli, persons born within the territory of the sovereign (other than children of enemy aliens or foreign diplomats) are citizens from birth. Thus, those persons born within the United States are "natural born citizens" and eligible to be President. Much less certain, however, is whether children born abroad of United States citizens are "natural born citizens" eligible to serve as President ..."-- Edwin Meese, et al, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION (2005) [Edwin Meese was Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, and the Heritage Foundation is a well-known Conservative organization.]

        July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        Then you should have no problem citing the law that backs up your claims. Let's see it!

        July 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Oh, I forgot Mitt.

        IF MItt Romney were actually born on US soil, and he has only shown a short-form birth certificate without the name of the hospital or the name of the doctor, then he too would be a Natural Born Citizen. Why doesn't Romney show the long-form? Why doesn't he get the officials in Michigan to confirm his birth certificate? Why doesn't he show Index Data proving that his birth certificate is indeed on file?

        But, as I said, IF Romney really was born in Michigan, as his birth certificate seems to indicate, then he too is a Natural Born Citizen because the meaning of Natural Born Citizen refers to the place of birth and not to the citizenship of the parents of a US-born citizen.

        July 3, 2012 at 7:56 am |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "Then you should have no problem citing the law that backs up your claims. Let's see it!"

        The law is the US Constitution, Article II, which refers to a Natural Born Citizen.

        The law is the US Supreme Court interpretation of that section, which was in the Wong Kim Ark decision (six to two, one not voting), and it said:

        "It thus clearly appears that, by the law of England for the last three centuries, beginning before the settlement of this country and continuing to the present day, aliens, while residing in the dominions possessed by the Crown of England, were within the allegiance, the obedience, the faith or loyalty, the protection, the power, the jurisdiction of the English Sovereign, and therefore every child born in England of alien parents was a natural-born subject unless the child of an ambassador or other diplomatic agent of a foreign State or of an alien enemy in hostile occupation of the place where the child was born.

        III. The same rule was in force in all the English Colonies upon this continent down to the time of the Declaration of Independence, and in the United States afterwards, and continued to prevail under the Constitution as originally established."'

        That quiet clearly says that the meaning of Natural Born comes from the common law (not Vattel), and that it refers to the place of birth (not parents), and it says that every child born in the USA except for the children of foreign diplomats is Natural Born. That is clearly the law, as five state courts and one federal court have recognized, and as Meese and Black's Law Dictionary and dozens of other scholars and the US Electoral College (which did not change a single vote from the general election despite the urgings of birthers) have all recognized.

        The law, as cited above, is the Wong Kim Ark ruling. I have cited the law.

        July 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        Sorry, but Art 2, Sec 8, does NOT define a natural born citizen. I want the law that proves being born here, makes you a ntural born citizen. If you can say being born here makes you natural born, then there must be a law to back up your claims!

        And NO, Wong Kim Ark did NOT say that Wong was a natural born citizen, they said he was a citizen! That case did not have to do with natural born citizenship, it had to do with citizenship and the Ankeny v. Governor case PROVES THAT in footnote 14, on page 17 of the opinion as you can see here: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/11120903.ebb.pdf
        It clearly says:
        "We note the fact that the Court in Wong Kim Ark did not actually pronounce the plaintiff a “natural born Citizen” using the Constitution‟s Article II language is immaterial. For all but forty-four people in our nation‟s history (the forty-four Presidents), the dichotomy between who is a natural born citizen and who is a naturalized citizen under the Fourteenth Amendment is irrelevant. The issue addressed in Wong Kim Ark was whether Mr. Wong Kim Ark was a citizen of the United States on the basis that he was born in the United States. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. at 705, 18 S. Ct. at 478."

        I suggest you research before you post!

        July 4, 2012 at 1:20 am |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        Also, the Declaration and Constitution was written on Natural Law as proven in the first line of the Declaration of Indepenence as shown here:

        "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the LAWS OF NATURE" and of Nature's God entitle them,"

        Which comes from Vattel's "The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law" and that is proven by Ben Franklin's letter to Dumas, which clearly says:
        "I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. Itcame to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessaryfrequently to consult the law of nations. Accordingly that copy, which I kept, (afterdepositing one in our own public library here, and sending the other to the College of Massachusetts Bay, as you directed,) has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting, who are much pleased with your notes and preface, and haveentertained a high and just esteem for their author.
        "
        SOURCE: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=DelVol02.xml&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=459&division=div1

        FYI: READING IN FUNDAMENTAL

        July 4, 2012 at 1:56 am |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "I want the law that proves being born here, makes you a ntural born citizen. If you can say being born here makes you natural born, then there must be a law to back up your claims!"

        What you want is irrelevant, and stupid. When the US Constitution says that a Natural Born Citizen is required to be president, and the US Supreme Court defines the meaning of Natural Born Citizen as having come from the common law and referring to the place of birth, then the law is that the meaning of Natural Born Citizen came from the common law and refers to the place of birth.

        Congress does not have to pass such a law. It is already accepted universally by the courts. So far, five state courts and one federal court have ruled that way on Obama alone–and none, not one, has ruled the way that the birthers think. It is, quite simply, the law.

        July 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "Also, the Declaration and Constitution was written on Natural Law as proven in the first line of the Declaration of Indepenence as shown here:"

        Yes, but what part of Natural Law says that a Natural Born Citizen requires two citizen parents? If there really were a part, wouldn't the writers have said? Wouldn't they have said: "We are following the two-parent rule of 'Natural Law', and not the jus soli rule of the common law?" But they didn't.

        Here is what the Declaration said: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

        That means, that-unless there is specific evidence to the contrary (and there isn't any, not any at all)–that the writers of the US Constitution considered the US-born children of foreigners to be equal to the US-born children of US citizens. IF they had really believed that the US-born children of foreigners were a risk to the security of the country, or less worthy to be president than the US-born children of US citizens, they would have told us.

        July 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • kenyanbornobamacorn1967

        When McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, it was US territory. It was under US control until Jimmy Carter gave it back!

        Mitt's father George was born to two US citizens which makes him a US citizen, he was never a Mexican Citizen!

        You should check your facts before posting!

        July 5, 2012 at 10:33 am |
      • old1

        People, the reason Jon Jay asked George Washington to make is Constitutionally mandatory that the Commander in chief be natural born is Allegiance not place of birth or parents citizenship! The Commander in Chief should have no allegiance to any other country or group. Now with that said can you honestly say BHO Jr. AKA BS has no Allegiance to any other country or countries, group or groups? John Jay would not allow this man to hold office! He was born a British Subject and grew up among Communists and foreign Muslims. Do you disagree with these facts? The man is not American in his heart! He does not believe in American ideals. He is not even a Capitalist. Spread the wealth around is not a Capitalistic ideal. obama tax is not American! Why do some of you support this usurper?

        July 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "When McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, it was US territory. It was under US control until Jimmy Carter gave it back!"

        I agree with you. But (1) where is the proof that he was born in the Panama Canal Zone? and (2) There are some who disagree that a foreign territory temporarily controlled by the USA but not owned (it was a LEASE) is US territory for the NBC clause. IF McCain was born in the Canal Zone on the naval base, I agree with you that he is a NBC–but, as I said, some disagree.

        Re: Romney. The fact that both of his parents were US citizens might make him a US citizen. But does it really make him a Natural Born Citizen? Birthers say that you need both US parents AND birth in the USA, and such constitutional experts as Edwin Meese hold that ONLY birth in the USA counts, and that the parents are irrelevant.

        It sure looks like Romney was born in Detroit. But he has not shown anywhere near the evidence for it that Obama has shown to prove that he was born in Hawaii. Obama showed his official short form birth certificate, and the long form birth certificate, and he showed both the images of the certificates AND the actual physical copies to the press, and the facts on the certificates were confirmed by the officials of both parties in Hawaii and by the Index Data and by the birth notices in the Health Bureau Statistics section of two newspapers. In contrast, Romney has shown only an image of the black-and-white photocopy of his short-form birth certificate. The image does not show the official seal, or the color and detail of the security paper, and the short-form birth certificate does not show the hospital or the doctor who delivered Romney, and the facts on that birth certificate have not been confirmed by officials, or by Index Data or by birth notices in the newspapers.

        July 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Re: "He was born a British Subject and grew up among Communists and foreign Muslims. "

        So, vote against him. But the fact that he was a dual citizen at birth does not make Obama not eligible. In fact, Woodrow Wilson was a dual citizen at birth because his mother, although she became a US citizen when she married Wilson's father, never gave up her British citizenship, and hence young Woodrow had dual citizenship. There are some reports that Eisenhower was a dual citizen at birth due to old German laws that made the grandchildren of its citizens German citizens.

        July 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  17. Luke Brown

    The Donald knows all. NOT.

    It is interesting to me that the birthers had no problem voting for John McCain, who actually was born outside the US.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  18. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    I always thought this birth certificate stuff was just a pain in the back anyway! What we should discuss is his background experience and ability to be sitting in the Oval Office! A junior Senator who was a community organizer is the President of the United States of America. A man who NEVER served in the military is the Commander in Chief! We should ALL be ashamed of ourselves for allowing Mr "yes we can" to bilk the public. Nuff said....I don't care WHERE he was born! I DO care WHAT he does!

    June 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • little tin god

      I don't think Romney has served his country in the military, nor do I believe he is any more qualified to POTUS than Obama was when he took office.

      June 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  19. This is an issue?

    Why is CNN continuing to report this crap? The "birther" issue was put to rest a long time ago. Sure, there's still 5 people who don't believe Obama was born in the US, but there are far more who think we never landed a man on the moon. Where's that story?

    June 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  20. Ghandi

    If he was born at this Hospital why haven't they came forward and stated such.Obama sent them a leter about this to be posted on the wall somewhere and they filed away not posting it anywhere to be seen. When asked on the record they refused to answer the question of whether Obama was born there. Further review was found that his mother was NEVER a patient at that hospital. So I am not convinced he was born in HI. plus he is not a Natural Born Citizen no matter what Blitzer or anyone else says.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  21. Marcus in MN

    Question: why aren't we arguing about Mitt Romney's birth certificate? I haven't seen it. Has anyone? A long one, with footprints, handprints, and fingerprints. And verifiable signatures of witnesses attesting that the birth took place in America. Plus, proof that his father was American and not Mexican. Why are we not going over Romney's documents with a microscope and digital forensics? Sure, there are probably birth announcements, but they are easily faked as the Obamas proved when they formed their conspiracy to make their infant become president. Sarcasm aside, birthers embarrass our country.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • fightfortruth

      It has been done. WND has thoroughly vetted Romney's eligiblity even though other news sources chose to ignore it. Corsi, Farah, and others would be fighting like tigers if Romney was not eligible. I don't particularly like Romney, but that is not an issue you can successfully use against him.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:37 am |
  22. Darrell

    Nice try Wolf .

    "Great story, huh? The only problem is that it's not true. From the Pearl Harbor Survivors Project: Rodney West, M. D.:

    ...after practicing on the Big Island of Hawaii for a year, he returned to Honolulu and joined the Obstetrics and Gynecological department of the Straub Clinic. In December of l956, after delivering at least 5,OOO babies - and other things, he retired from the practice of medicine.

    Dr. West retired 5 years before the Immaculate Deception, and the Buffalo News has long since scrubbed the account. It's not even in the WayBackMachine.com, but this guy has a copy."

    from theobamafile.com

    McAllen, Texas

    June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
    • Dan5404

      It's all about racism. There is a small group of radicals dedicated to end the term of a "black" man whom they despise simply because he is black and not a militant rich guy.

      June 19, 2012 at 12:07 am |
    • ellenhancock

      Dr. West retired in 1977, sixteen years after Obama was born, and the story is still on the newspaper's site.

      June 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Here is the story:

        http://www.buffalonews.com/incoming/article137495.ece

        June 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  23. SK

    The crazy thing is that it does not matter where he was born. His mother was born and raised in Kansas. Surely there isn't anyone that would say she was not a citizen?
    US Constitution, Article II, Section
    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.

    What is a "natural born citizen"
    Title 8 of the U.S. Code
    Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year

    June 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • Joe Warren

      Wrong. Takes 2 citizen parents. Supreme Court Minor v Happersett, Opinion by Justice Waite for the unanimous decision. For those of you who find this inconvenient amend the Constitution. In the meantime, Obama's father was never a US citizen; Obama is not constitutionally eligible for the office he holds.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:59 am |
  24. SK

    The crazy thing is that it does not matter where he was born. His mother was born and raised in Kansas. Surely there isn't anyone that would say she was not a citizen?
    US Constitution, Article II, Section
    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.

    What is a "natural born citizen"
    Title 8 of the U.S. Code
    Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year

    June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • old1

      Show me the words "natural born" anywhere in 8

      July 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  25. Griff

    "Well I didn't get to hear any of your show today. The connection was too week, so never really hooked on??"

    June 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  26. Mensaman

    Was there a star in the East as well Wolf?
    I couldn't care less where he was born. I want to know his retirement date and the sooner the better.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • B.marry

      I like what you posted, man!

      August 13, 2012 at 2:16 am |
  27. JiminNM

    Watch the video Season of Treason. Read the History link on the Illinois Attorney General web site. The United States is no longer a country but a corporation for which the U.S. Constitution does not apply except when the corporation wants it to apply to abuse the people. Obama is the anointed head of the Corporation. The election process is a sham, a part of the Corporation's game to make the people believe their vote counts when it doesn't.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  28. USCGIRL

    How about we all take a moment and become "grown ups" about this whole issue? Let's call this matter what it really is– thinly guised racism! I have not been able to recall another candidate- for any office- who has ever had his birth status called into question, let alone with such visceral hatred. Obama is as American as any of us- and he happens to be black, so what?

    June 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • fightfortruth

      You obviously haven't followed both sides of the issue. McCain is white and absolutely did have his eligibility challenged because of having been born in Panama. The democrats said he wasn't eligible, and it is with them that the term birther started. Congress ruled that he was eligible because both his parents were citizens in active duty military service. The Term Natural born has always referred to TWO citizen parents, and Obama does not have that, regardless of the location of his birth–unless his real father is Frank Marshall Davis. Furthermore, if Obama is so innocent, why doesn't he just put the issue to rest himself and release all of the documents that he has sealed to prevent people from finding the truth. Indeed, there are none so blind as those who will not see.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:26 am |
      • akrnc

        Your hatred of President Obama has made you blind to the truth and unwilling to accept factual evidence as proof of his birth here in the United States. Your lies are ignored by intelligent people who are able to see the situation for what it truly is, racial bias against the President. No other President has been subjected to such hatred and demonization of his family nor been accused of having a different father than the one listed on his birth certificate. There is no low to which birthers won't stoop. You're despicable.

        June 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  29. Dustin Goldsen

    Actually it doesn't matter where he was born. His mother was born in Kansas. That makes her a citizen. The child of a citizen is also a citizen. For example, John McCain was born in Panama but no one questions his citizenship because his parents were Americans.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • fightfortruth

      You are wrong. The Democrats not only put John McCain through the wringer on whether he was eligible, they also tried to keep him off the ballot because of having been born in Panama. McCain turned in every imaginable piece of paper from school records, medical records and his birth certificate. McCain has TWO citizen parents who were active duty military, which is why they were outside the country at the time of his birth. Congress ruled that McCain was eligible. Since Obama only has one acknowledged citizen parent, and since his American citizenship had to be given up in order for him to be a citizen of Indonesian–which he was according to his Indonesian school records–when and where did he take back his American citizenship? You people are so blind and so gullible. Obama could sell you ocean front property in Arizona.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:34 am |
      • akrnc

        You are dead wrong. John McCain never showed anyone a birth certificate nor did the DNC put him through the wringer as you put it. Can't any of you speak the truth?

        June 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  30. JoJo

    Whether there's any truth to this birther stuff or not (and there isn't), I think it's morally repugnant to hear these people trying to destroy a person's professional career on the basis of the most feeble of technicalities over which Obama had no control. Were they equally outraged about McCain running for President given he openly acknowledges he was born in Panama?

    June 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • fightfortruth

      All those who would deny the truth forget one little thing. The term "birther" was started by the Democrats who first believed McCain wasn't eligible because he was born of parents in the military on a military post outside the country. He had to turn in every kind of paper you can imagine–and he did without complaint. Congress ruled that he was eligible. But when Obama is asked to provide the same kind of proof, everyone goes silent. And Obama spends about 2 million bucks to help keep everyone silent. Now you explain why.

      June 19, 2012 at 7:21 am |
  31. Mitch

    Obama himself is the one who started the "born in Kenya" issue, by claiming foreign birth to make himself seem exotic. Maybe it was to sell books, or to get girls, but if you ride on false information, you have an obligation to prove it isn't true. Obama likely was born in Hawaii, but he should be required to produce an original birth certificate (not a digital copy) to undo his own fabrications.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-obamas-1991-literary-agency-described-him-as-born-in-kenya-and-raised-in-indonesia-and-hawaii/

    June 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • fightfortruth

      Obama himself claimed Kenyan birth for 16 years. He only changed it when he decided to run for President, and then he had to correct the name of the hospital. Yah, he wouldn't remember which hospital he was born in since he was only a baby, and of course it wouldn't occur to him to look at his birth certificate himself and double check–unless, of course he doesn't have one. But if was born in Kenya, he is lying now. And if he was born in Hawaii–which I seriously doubt–he lied for 16 years. But then, he has lied about lots of things. Do people really want a psychopathic liar in the whitehouse?

      June 19, 2012 at 7:29 am |
      • Amused

        He didn't, but don't let that stand in the way of a good lie.

        June 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  32. humtake

    The entire birther movement is the fault of Obama and no one else. In a country in which the sale of media is ruled by what scandals are going on, it takes VERY little common sense to understand that if the leader of the richest free nation withholds information regarding his status as a citizen for any amount of time, the nutjobs are going to come out. This is politics 101. That is why I lost respect for Obama over this issue. If you are running for President, you are meant to be an idol of patriotism above all others. If you are running for President and the people ask to see your birth certificate...not only should you display it as soon as you can but you should display it in a way that lets everyone know you are American and you are dang proud of it. Hold it in your hands above your head. Get pictures taken with it. Go all out. This country needs that kind of enthusiasm. Instead, we get another scandal that people have to see in the news because the President figured he was above that kind of inquisition.

    Had Obama done that a few days after the entire thing started, the birther movement never would have started. And nobody better say anything about him not having it. If you are running for President, the LEAST you can do is make sure you have all necessary documentation in order. If you have a problem organizing your life enough to keep a document handy, how can you EVER expect to be a good leader?

    June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • akrnc

      President Obama presented a COLB that was issued by the State of Hawaii in 2007. The very same COLB he presented has been accepted by the military, by the SSA and is considered a legal form of identification by which you can receive a passport. He did not need anything else in order to identify himself as being a natural born citizen, born in the state of Hawaii on August 4, 1961.

      However, the goalposts were moved for this President because of the lack of integrity shown by those who oppose his administration. PBO is the only President who has had to jump through hoops to prove who he is and it's going to have severe repercussions in the future when it comes to the RNC for not backing him up fully against these wingnuts who attack him and his family.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  33. John

    I'm voting for him and if it comes out that he was born on the moon, in china, indonesia, a raft in the pacific, I will still vote for him. Bush was born here and look what a complete waste of space he is and what a mess he made of this country. sorry, obama might not be perfect but he's a hell of a lot better than the republican alternatives.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • old1

      Bush is ancient history! Get over it! At least he was American, and natural born at that.

      July 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  34. Atul Chaudhary

    CNN / Wolfe are trying to change the focus of people. They know that Pres Obama cannot stand on his record period. So let us use misdirection technique. That way, people will be busy talking about something that is not so important right now (as he has already one term [almost]). For us it is more important that he has a forwarded address in Jan 2012 for his new abode. His left wing agenda is going over the roof. People are still suffering in this economic crisis.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  35. w l jones

    Why we all be earnest with ourself any person were born on planet (Earth) were born in Africa. Enough said.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  36. Dan

    You really have to be an jerk to be a birther. Just think of how many people you are offending with this opinion. Yes, you have every right to have the opinion, but you shouldn't be oblivious to who you're offending. (Very similar to the 911 conspiracy theorists, in my opinion.

    1) You're offending the State of Hawaii. Hawaii recognizes the birth certificate issued as authoritative and legitimate.
    2) You're offending Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mitt Romney, etc..., and their expert campaign staff. I can't think of an easier way to win an election than to get the other person disqualified. If you don't think Hillary didn't have people investigating this????? Arguably, no one WANTED to be president more than Hillary in 2008.
    3) You're offending the Obama's family, not his immediate, but his mother and grandparents. (I suppose you could care less about this though.)

    Go ahead, if you like being a jerk like your idol Donald Trump, go ahead and keep bringing this up.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  37. Martin

    I never doubted that Obama was born a U.S. citizen, in Hawaii, etc. But this kind of article only keeps the issue alive and comes off as if it were necessary to prove Obama's citizenship at birth because there is reason to question it. There is no reason to question it.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  38. common tater

    You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. He did NOT say he was born in Kenya and his birth certificate has been shown to the entire world.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • old1

      For 16 years he said he was born in Kenya on a pamphlet handed out by his publisher, and everybody has seen that fake birth certificate. You know facts are facts even if you don't like the truth.

      July 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        The fact that a publicity writer got it wrong, and has admitted it, does not make Obama born in Kenya.

        The notion of Obama’s mother, late in pregnancy, traveling alone (WND has shown that Obama senior was in Hawaii on August 4, 1961) from Hawaii where there are good hospitals, to Kenya, where there was Yellow Fever and bad hospitals, and doing so without any INS record of her leaving the USA or any record of her arriving in Kenya—is absurd. And the fact that there is a birth certificate showing that she gave birth in Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu makes it even more absurd.

        July 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  39. JohnRJohnson

    Why is this article being posted? As it states at the outset, the Birthers aren't interested in facts. Everything is a conspiracy. Just ask Donald Trump. This article is a waste of pixels.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  40. crownme

    Doesnt he have a CT social security number????

    June 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
    • B.marry

      Yes, it's being investigated.

      August 13, 2012 at 2:31 am |
  41. Jason

    sounds to me like these people are making this up as they go along. Is this guy trying to tell me that he remembers sombody telling him about a particular birth over 50 years ago? Remember that he didn't even deliver Obama. I am not saying Obama was or wasn't born in Hawaii. I am just saying this guy is a liar. I don't believe for a second he would remember a collegue telling him he delivered a particular baby over 50 years ago. Of the thousands of babies that both of these guys delivered why would one guy say to another guy, hey, I delivered Barak H. Obama today, you really need to remember this in 50 years. That is a bunch of made up B.S. Also the birth certificate that has been provided to the press is clearly a fake. It is missing the appropriate signatures, seal and markings on the bottom of the page that all other birth certificates of the time have. Once again, I am not saying he as or wasn't born in Hawaii. Just what has been provided as proof is not proof at all and only brings up more questions than it answers.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  42. rational200

    I suppose the next birther argument will be that Hawii isn't really a state....

    June 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • LukeVentura

      Obama's move on immigration is an unconstitutional, disaster for the unemployed.
      If you against any kind of Amnesty, go to this website and register.
      Google this: NUMBERSUSA . Once you are registered, go to the "action board"
      to send free faxes to your state representative.
      They are all typed up and ready to go, you just need to click your mouse to send.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
    • dexcomb

      You would be suprised how many people in the mainland don't know Hawai'i is a state. When I first moved here, I was ask which country is Hawai'i in and can they see my passport.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Jim

      Trump's already said that he has no view one way or the other about whether Hawaii is really a state. And his running mate, Mitt, says he didn't know that Muslims could be born in Hawaii.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • playinpossum

      that we still have this discourse over Obama's birthplace is testimony to the desperation - and bigotry - of the largely illiterate right wing.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Me

      And that the moon landing was faked. In fact, the moon is fake, a vast government conspiracy.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • phil_177

      not when he was born it wasn't ... !!! territory, not state.

      threre were only 48 states when he appeared in the world ...

      so, territory not state, how does that make it possible for him to be PoUS ... ???

      June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
      • Amused

        Hawaii became a state in 1959, President Obama was born in 1961. Get it? Beside, Goldwater was born in Arizona TERRITORY and he was eligible to be president.

        June 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  43. fantum

    Well... If Wolf Blitzer says so it must be true... NOT!

    WOLF BLITZER WOULDN'T MAKE A PMPL ON A REAL REPORTER'S SS!

    Repeating the same old crp ain't gonna work!

    This should be a no-brainer, produce the brth certificate so that document experts can examine it and end of story. Unfortunately it is not the end. The Obama Administration claims to have put his brth certificate on the Internet for examination by all. What they posted was a document that had obviously been photo-shopped, and not a very good job at that. ALL AMERICANS SHOULD BE INTERESTED, is this man, who is enacting huge changes to our society, actually eligible to be president.

    Obama is in charge of the most powerful military force in the world. OBAMA HAS THE POWER TO START A NUCLEAR WAR with the push of a bttn, WITHOUT CONSULTING ANYONE. It would seem prudent to check him out.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • JohnRJohnson

      HOWEVER, I do NOT agree with your point-of-view about the birth certificate. The issue is over, assuming it ever was an issue. Obama was born in Hawaii. Period. End of story. Anything anybody says to the contrary is motivated by racism or pure stupidity.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
    • Martin

      No president's birth has ever been as thoroughly vetted, not even close. Give it up already!

      June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • SE

      The funny part about all this nonsense it that IT DOESN'T LEGALLY MATTER. Obama's mom was American so Barack could be born on the moon and still be a citizen who can run for Prez, just like McCain (born in the Panama Canal Zone) and Romney's father who ran (born in Mexico to American parents).

      Thousands of kids are born overseas to American parents every year, and so THEY ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS.

      End of discussion.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • kartman42

      And your idea of a real reporter would be who, Rush Limbaugh?

      Since the economy is the central theme of this election, I'm more interested in learning about Mitt Romney's financial dealings over the last number of years, but he won't release his tax returns except for 2011...

      June 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • JWR

      Where were you born?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • radioactive

      People like you Fantum have so much hate for Obama it matters not if he was born in Hawaii or not. You will NEVER belibe he was born in Hawaii. You and the other birther idiots use this for your own agenda. That is we all hate Obama. Period. And you will say or do anything to bring him down. Period. If some so-called billionaire like Donald Trump CANNOT find any EVIDENCE that Obama was NOT born in Hawaii after almost 4 years of being the POTUS or that idiot sheriff who sent a deputy to Hawaii to look at the ACTUAL birth certificate and reported back that Obama was indeed an american citizen then why do you continue your call for his true birth certificate?????????? Laughable....OBAMA 2012

      June 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • JoJo

      I assume you were even more outraged about John McCain, of Panamanian birth, running for President?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
    • Steve

      Okay, I am a republican/conservative, but really ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! They have provided evidence and you and your kind run around screaming "its a lie". Sheesh! Please spend your time more wisely, like re-lining your ceiling with foil or keeping an eye out for the black helicopters. Basically be a kook without dragging the rest of us in.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • Obama Mama

      If you would have read the article it is written by Maraniss not Blitzer. Maybe you have not heard they did produce it many times and a military officer took it to court to see it, never heard from him again. I guess when you have been proven wrong millions of times you get the gist that maybe the birth certificate is real. Even your buddy McCain said it is. Get a clue.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • Nick Bulka

      This should be a no-brainer: Show proof that Obama WAS NOT born in Hawaii. If you doubt established and verified facts, the onus is on YOU to supply proof that supports your claims. 'I don't believe it" does not qualify.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • SkiSki

      Oh my goodness...give it up! Really, no one back in 1961 developed a plan to have some baby become president of the United States of America in 2008!!! Stop smoking whatever it is you are smoking and stop watching Fox News and learn some Critical Thinking Skills will ya!

      You come off as a paranoid racist mean spirited freak! GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      People really are born in Hawaii!!!! Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they aren't Americans!!!!!!! Take your meds and hush up! The rest of us are tired of hear/reading your crap.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • enzokay

      Fantum, your name says it all!!!

      June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • John Mahoney

      The birth certificate HAS been displayed, published, studied, and analyzed. MOVE ON!

      June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • AZ Wildcat

      Way, way too much Fox News.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • TennisFan

      Genius,
      Blitzer isn't saying anything. They have recapping an excerpt from David Maraniss in his new book about the president in which he researched his life. Reading comprehension is apparently on the decline in the U.S. education system.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • DinaLee

      You are right on one thing, it absolutely IS a no-brainer. Those of us with brains can't figure out why, in spite of the birth certificate being produced over and over again, the classified ad run in the Honolulu newspaper announcing Barack Obama's birth in August of 1961, and the word of everyone who knows anything about the issue, the birthers continue to live in an alternative universe and insist over and over that the duly elected President was born in Kenya. Get over it, already! This boat has floated, people!

      June 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  44. DB

    I am far less concerned about when and where he was born as I am with ensuring he has a new address come January...

    June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • workhorse86

      Amen to that & Amen again...

      June 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • Diana R

      I agree. The problem is: if he has a new address, the fella who replaces him is likely to be just as unsatisfactory. Different, and unsatisfactory in different ways, but still - nothing to cheer about.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • Alice

      ditto. Can't change the past, let's just move him out

      June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  45. government cheese

    Wolf doesn't believe Obama was born in Hawaii. LOL Looking back, it was Hillary that started the Birther Movement. Maybe some liberals still need some convincing.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • lsgyrl

      So what if she did. It didn't work out for her and she's not the one who keeps the ignorance going now.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • HRPuckinfutz

      Read the story again. Wolf Blitzer believes Obama was born in Hawaii. The story is directed at those conservative bigots who still need extensive therapy to deal with their hatred of a black POTUS.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
  46. Bunkie Moon

    Obama is the greatest president . He has done many wonderful and wise things for our country . I like his economic policy , and am proud of the many jobs he has created . It doesnt matter whear people think he was born , he was born in Hawaii . Vote Obama 2012 !

    June 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
    • crownme

      must be latino...

      June 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • Steve

      Yeah, he hasnt created any jobs, he has lost them. Unemployment is up 4.5% since he took office....

      June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • Joe B

      Bunkie Moon. What Planet are you living on. Maybe your names says it all.
      What Jobs has he created?? Didn't you read on CNN today about all the small business owners that have not taken salaries so that there workers can be paid.
      Obama is the most incompetent Pres. since Jim Carter.
      So many of us had hope when he was elected. But we learned he only know how to beg for money, not make it.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • HRPuckinfutz

      I am an Obama supporter, but I would never say he is the best president ever. But one thing I am sure of, Mitt Romney would be one of the worst ever, especially for the poor and receeding middle class.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  47. xdanews

    It's one thing to argue his birth, but to imply volcanos erupting at the time of his birth means Obama is God sent is another. The way the media speaks of this man makes me believe he is the Anti Christ, not the millions of youtube videos saying he is. Something not right about this man.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • Jim

      How did Mitt Romney's father, George, run for president in the 1960s when he was born in Mexico?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • Obama Mama

      Yeah, he is honest unlike the republicans. Rare in politics. Something we have not seen in a long time in government, maybe that is why you just don't get it.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
    • Me

      It's interesting that only on fox news do we see the claims of Obama being godlike.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
    • anon

      I despise Obama and his policies, but you have to admit, the whole goddess of the volcano thing was a neat story.

      It doesn't matter if he wasn't born in this country. It doesn't matter at this point, and ANY attention given to it is a total waste of time. Even if a video tape were produced showing his mother dropping him right there in Kenya, it wouldn't make a bit of difference. The dems would fight tooth and toenail to stall any efforts of dethroning him. Even if they didn't stall, he wouldn't be kicked out immediately: the beauracratic process would last well past November. If Romney wins, then it would be a moot point. Any focus on his birth locale is energy taken away from the upcoming election and current campaign, and we can't afford any of that.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  48. royalblue

    Mr. Blitzer with your credentials I am surprised you have lowered yourself to this level. And there is also evidence the mother s attending a lecture at the Washington university that same day. Never heard of a person being in two places at the same time.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • Obama Mama

      What evidence? Republicans always say bologna and never back it up.Prove it. I guess he was born in Washington?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • lsgyrl

      And for some reason you chose to believe this "evidence" over a birth certificate. LOL Surely they couldn't be lying about her being at the lecture. LOL

      June 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • HRPuckinfutz

      Please post a link to your "evidence" of his mother being in Washington state at the same time.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
      • HRPuckinfutz

        Washington University, that is.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  49. Bunkie Moon

    If you repeat a lie often enough , it becomes the truth .
    There is no such thng as truth , just opinion and propaganda .
    What people want or dont want does not exist .

    June 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • TD

      Right and these birther nuts keep repeating this same old lie over and over again like it's the truth...even Faux News isn't buying into this one and you can bet everything you've ever owned if there were one pube hair of truth to this...they'd be all over it. Obama was born on American soil to an American mother and he's just as American as every other president we've had.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • aMom

      Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life". So you see, Bunkie, there is Truth to be found.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  50. Suzan, SLC

    Obama won the election fair and square, as he'll do again this November. He's a good man, trying to do the right thing for all of us, and doesn't deserve any of the crap he's taken. Sad he had to bring out the ugly side of so many – to those I say – get over it already!

    June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • Diana R

      On the contrary, Susan: he deserves much of the crap he's taken. He promised to close Guantanamo, and didn't. He promised to get us out of Iraq in a year, and didn't. He accepted a Nobel Peace Prize and almost immediately thereafter dramatically increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. He promised to have a transparent process with legislation, but had his pals in Congress pass the health care reform act via secret meetings, closed doors, and hurry-up voting before anyone, even the legislators, had a chance to read the thing. He promised to fix the economy in four years and didn't. As I see it, he did two things: ordered the murder of Osama Bin Laden (which was wonderful), and pushed the health care law through Congress. A health care law that is at profound risk of being found unconstitutional, might I add.

      If you call tha a terrific record, then I'm puzzled.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  51. Tom

    Willbur Romney is a pitiful waste of time.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
    • Peggy Munro

      I agree totally.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • Martin

      His first name is Willard.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
      • Stop the Tealiban!

        His first name is Willard. Just like the rat.

        June 19, 2012 at 12:17 am |
  52. marty in MA

    Stop articles on this subject and it will go away. You just give attention/credibility to the nutjobs.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • TD

      Actually, I hope they keep repeating it over and over and over...it marginalizes the right wing.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  53. ObammySucks

    Dear Wolf – All 57 States breathed out a sigh of relief when you put this issue to rest.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  54. xdanews

    It's one thing to argue his birth, but to imply volcanos erupting at the time of his birth means Obama is God sent is another. The way the media speaks of this man makes me believe he is the Anti Christ, not the millions of youtube videos saying he is.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  55. Debby

    Who cares where he was born I will not be voting for him.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • winky

      But I will be voting for him and so will my friends!

      June 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
      • DAL

        I will too, Winky.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
      • aMom

        But I WON'T be voting for him and neither will my pro-life kids who are all old enough to vote now.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • Stop the Tealiban!

        First, there is no way you will get him removed from the ballot. Second, you must have very little faith in your candidate, Mr. Romney, if you have to resort to dirty tricks to defeat Obama in November. Third, loosen the tinfoil hat. It is causing brain damage.

        June 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
      • Stop the Tealiban!

        I will be voting for him and so will most of the military members I work with in Afghanistan. They have had enough of war and see Romney are far more likely to start another war, either with Iran, Syria, or both. Romney does not mind sacrificing the children of the poor and middle class. His mission is to protect the rich. The rest of us are nothing more than fodder for their wallets.

        June 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
    • David

      I want someone to be honest and admit that there was a black market for birth cerificates in Hawaii right after it acheived Statehood. I have heard from many that after Hawaii achieved Stataehood that it was common knowledge that birth certificates could be bought. Why wont anyone confirm that fact?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
      • AmericanSam

        How many logical backflips did you have to do to reach your conclusions? There were fake birth certificates around in Hawaii, therefore Obama was DEFINITELY born in Kenya and his parents had enough foresight to know he would run for President and therefore purchased one of these fake birth certificates... Geez man.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
      • dj1951

        That may be true, but whose to say President Obama's is black market. Most believe whatever makes them happy. OBAMA2012!!!

        June 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
      • Marcus in MN

        No.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • SkiSki

        I want someone to be honest that the only reason they wont vote for him is because he is half black and not because of this made up birther crap!

        But we both know that wont happen

        June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
      • Zepher

        Maybe Cause it's Doesen't Hold any Fact to the Matter.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
      • tim1t

        There are definitely ways to get fake birth certificates in Hawaii - and in any other state. It's an easy document to fake. It's also true that you can find wack-job conspiracy theorists in every state. Conspiracy theory types are a dime a dozen, there are several on this comment thread.

        The thing that is surprising to me though is why these folks invest so much of their time and credibility into believing this crap. You spend five minutes talking to one of these folks about it all and you hear nothing but half truth and muddy logic. If you find someone who believes in this doo-doo at your office or in your personal life, you realize that the person is equally mushy in the rest of their lives.

        It's almost like these folks have a neon sign on their heads that warns you not to engage with them in serious conversation.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
      • HRPuckinfutz

        Nobody will confirm it because it is not a fact.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
      • Cynthia

        How funny! If you can't find anyone to confirm a "fact," then it likely was not a fact to begin with! Where did you hear this? If you did not or cannot come across it in a reputable source, then it was most likely just made up. Why can't I find anyone to confirm the fact that monkeys can fly? I heard this before...

        June 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • TD

        I want to be honest, that can be said about any state...it's just another tactic by the far right to disqualify him. HE WAS BORN TO AN AMERICAN MOTHER ON AMERICAN SOIL. His dad was African we all know that, but every source has confirmed he was born in the USA.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
    • mcmasehere

      AMEN to that!! I will not be voting for him!!

      June 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • E

        How many birthers have a college education? Just wondering.....

        June 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Eric

      Who cares who you vote for. Romney will lose when people see his lack of intelligence and integrity. Romney is a kiss-up, empty suit, dishonest, empty headed candidate. He shuns the media because he is so timid and lacks anything legitimate regarding policy. He has hired Bush entire economic and foreign policy staff and is afraid to offer any solutions. His policy, do the opposite of Obama. What has this mentality resulted in? Opposition to the Auto bailout (He loss, Obama won) and opposition to seek Bin Laden with the intent to kill him (Romney loss, Obama won). He is Sarah Paliin with testosterones.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  56. ???

    At this point, I couldn't care less. He's President, we'll never see a birth certificate, ummmmm.. that's the end of it. However, how is THIS evidence? Does this island literally have THAT FEW births that this doctor remembers every single one (even 50% I'd be shocked) but what do I know.

    Bottom line, whatever... this story ranks right up there with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. I don't care anymore and the fact that there are people out there that still do amazes me and down right puzzles me that they don't have something else, ANYTHING ELSE, to think/worry/complain about.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • AmericanSam

      Err he released his birth certificate. Lordy lordy.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  57. Lopaka

    Funny I remember the '59 and '60 erputions but I don't recall '61

    June 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  58. Scott

    Obama said he was born in Kenya - so now we are suppose to believe he wasn't ?

    In court of law the lawyers would have picked him apart for that. "So Mr. Obama we are suppose to believe you are telling the truth now ?"

    He isn't my President plain and simple.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • winky

      So you must be Canadian!

      June 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
      • Peggy Munro

        No Winky, he would be something else.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
      • DAL

        Good one.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
    • MaxNatoma

      You simply cannot be ill-informed enough to believe that Obama said he was born in Kenya. You really can't and still actually be able to type words into a keyboard.

      If you are a US citizen, then, like it or not buddy, he is your President.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
    • crownme

      I don't claim him either.. And hopefully, come november, Neither will 51% of the population. 🙂

      June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • AmericanSam

      Nope he never said that.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • Leah DiMarco

      President Obama has NEVER said he was born in Kenya. President Obama HAS released his Certificate of Birth. God is watching YOU.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
    • neogeo

      He is the democratically elected president of the United Stats. Elected by a clear majority of the voters. In what way isn't he your President? Do you not belive in democracy?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
    • dj1951

      You are obviously not a US Citizen. He is the President for all Americans.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • Michael Vacanti

      I'll bet George W. was / is your president. Attitudes like yours are what divide this country.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • HRPuckinfutz

      Obama did not say he was born in Kenya. A publisher said Obama said he was born in Kenya. That makes it hearsay and not admissable in court. Besides, the publisher said it was their mistake, that Obama did not say he was born in Kenya. But I am sure you see a conspiracy there as well.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • Cynthia

      If Obama is not your president, then I guess you're not an American citizen. Or if you'd like me to think you are a citizen, please post your birth certificate to prove it, although I already know it will be fake, so don't bother.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
    • Shemp

      SCOTT :

      Then please move away. Only people that LOVE our country are allowed anymore. You need a 'time out ' Scotty !

      June 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  59. wtdp

    You do know that there is a difference between being native born and natural born, and that he must be natural born?

    June 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • Joe America

      So a ceasarian section birth doesn't count??

      June 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • HRPuckinfutz

      Please enlighten us. What is the difference?

      June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
      • Amused

        He can't, there isn't. There are two types of citizen, natural born and naturalized. Natural born citizens are citizens at birth like President Obama, naturalized citizens were born citizens of of other countries who become US citizens through the process of naturalization, like my mother. Having three kinds of citizens is wishful thinking by sore losers.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  60. WDinDallas

    and eruptions from the mountains take place....this is really getting good! Deeper and deeper. Defending your Messiah with volcanoes.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  61. tortured soul

    Witnesses huh...I can go on-line right now and find 100's of people who claim to have been hoisted up in a spaceship and had their private parts probed...does that make them trust-worthy eye-witnesses to prove my theory that aliens walk among us...get it, ALIENS.

    June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  62. OPEN400

    I am resigned to the realization that we as a nation are not going to solve our real problems if this is the issue still being debated.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Mike

      You got that right! But the birthers have no answers to any problems..they just don't like the other party being in the White House.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • Yaggi

      ....you sure got that right....

      June 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • Shemp

      Birthers need to 'get a life ' !

      June 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  63. TomNPitt

    If it's not a newsfilm shown on Fox, there'll be no changing anybody's mind from the Birther group.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • WDinDallas

      The heavens parted and eruptions from the mountains take place....this is really getting good! Deeper and deeper. Defending your Messiah with volcanoes.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • marjee123

      You got that right. The Fox believers won't believe that the sky is blue if fox told em it was green.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  64. Ernie

    Doesn't really matter since he will gone after the november elections!

    June 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • Janice Stockbauer

      Ignorance is true bliss, for sure....

      June 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
    • lsgyrl

      Keep fantasizing. LOL

      June 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  65. Robert

    Nothing will convince us he asserts? Maybe he should try us. A valid birth certificate complete with footprints and a doctor's signature and seal might help. So far all they've given us is something other, because if they had a valid birth certificate, they would have produced it four years ago. The record stands, though they've tried to cloud it with a ton of blame-shifting smoke. OBAMA, PUT UP (i.e., a genuine birth certificate, OR SHUT UP.)

    June 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • Honolulu Wahine Kanani

      If you find a Hawaii birth certificate with "footprints", you let me know... because none of my 4 very Hawaiian keiki got one with "footprints".

      June 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • For Real?

      I was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1972 and my birth certificate does not have foot prints, so does that make it invalid to you?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • Fred

      And here you are, proving the author's point.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • GaryB

      I was born in that same era. There are no footprints on the birth certificates or handprints. Maybe that's something they do now or they do in other states (my kids birth certificates have nothing of the sort), but nothing like that in Hawaii existed during that time frame. The birth certficate is basically typed black on white paper, and when they print it out, they print a copy on colored security paper (just like what Obama showed). Anyone who claims they have a birth certificate with the Doctor's original signature is also either misinformed or lying, as state only release copies of birth certificates, NEVER the original. Otherwise, they would not have a record of the birth. Get better informed and better educated, and you'll feel less paranoid.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
      • For Real?

        So very well said.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • ellid

      Like so many birthers, you seem unable to distinguish between the hospital souvenir (which may or may not include footprints – mine from Pennsylvania in 1960 certainly didn't) and the official, certified copy issued by a state Division of Vital Statistics. The President has produced the latter repeatedly over the last four years. That YOU cannot accept this says much, much, much more about you than it does about him.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • Mike

      Robert, do you bielve the earth is flat too? The state of Hawaii did not put a footprint on any birth certificates then. And, you could not produce your own original certificate no matter what you want us to believe. I think the birthers should put up or shut up. I propose that each offer to produce their own birth certificate to be inspected by Fox News. And receive $100 when Fox certifies it as THE original, as opposed to a copy certified by some bureaucrat. As for all those who don't supply an original, they must make a $100 donation to the National Democratic Party.
      I am a Republican, but it's time for the party to start looking for ways to govern better. All you guys do is make a bunch of noise.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
    • Peggy Munro

      Enough already

      June 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
    • patty

      Foot prints on a certificate are given to parents at the hospital.. This is not the official birth certificate that the stae issues.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
    • HRPuckinfutz

      The scary part is that Robert will be allowed to vote in November. I am sure he will be marking an X and placing his footprint next to his name on the voting roster.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
    • Cynthia

      Um, I was born in the 1960s and don't have any foot prints on my b/c, nor do my kids'. They just do the foot print thing on the keepsake card.
      Regardless, you must sure think the Hawaiian health dept administrators are a bunch of conspirators as well as the parents if you won't take their word for this.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
    • TD

      I was born in Evansville, Indiana (RED STATE) in September 1968 a few years back I needed to get a copy of my original birth certificate for a job. I called the hospital I was born at and they told me they no longer keep that info and that I need to contact the county registrar's office. I did and paid $10 for my birth certificate. It DID NOT have my footprints or anything special on it other than my name, my parents name, time of birth, place of birth...that was the OFFICIAL birth certificate. Judging by these nutjobs standards, I probably have a fake birth certificate and I wouldn't be able to proof otherwise as the OFFICIALS in my hometown provided me with a "fake" one...let's get real about this...it's not about his birth certificate or where he was born...you just don't like him cause he doesn't "look" like you...right?

      June 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  66. Tom

    This still isn't good enough for Donald Trump: he wants to see the after birth for DNA testing!

    BTW: Can we test Donald's hair and see if it was "made in the USA"?

    I'm hoping President Obama loses this Fall, just to get Donald out of the media....

    June 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • kamanakapu

      Trump might become Romney's vice president, or secretary of something-or-other!

      June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  67. Greg

    I never believed he was born outside of Hawaii, but he did say he was born in Kenya for some financial assistance purposes as a college student, and that is what I call into question. Is it ethical to say you were born in Kenya to get financial assitance not available to American-born students?

    June 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • Robert

      Speaking of Obama and ethics is like speaking of Al Capone and a monestary.

      June 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
      • royalblue

        You are so right.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
      • Michael Vacanti

        President Obama is the most ethical president we've seen in the last 50 years. Get real.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
    • yeahalright

      I don't know, is it ethical for Greg to murder 3 people?

      See how easy it is to make up random stuff?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
      • DAL

        Good one!

        June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
    • peteykins

      "but he did say he was born in Kenya for some financial assistance purposes as a college student"

      Oh really? What's the source for that spurious sounding tidbit?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
      • Dc

        Havard Law Review

        June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
      • Sick of Obama

        In a bio written by the great one himself for the Harvard Law Review.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • Exactly

      This is exactly the issue. I know that there are a vocal few who believe he was not born in the United States, but the majority of people realize he was and think that even if he wasn't that issue is moot. However, he himself let people believe he was born outside of the U.S. when it suited him. Then, when that was no longer helpful, he switched back to being born in the U.S. It's just difficult to trust him.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Honolulu Wahine Kanani

      I've never heard that wild rumor.
      People!! Grow up. He was born in Hawaii and he has a valid Hawaiian birth certificate. Get over it!

      June 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • Fred

      No, he didn't say that at all. A publishing marketer said that, and admitted she made a mistake.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
    • ellid

      No, he didn't. That's yet another birther myth.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • lsgyrl

      You have no way of knowing what he said or did not say.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  68. Sagebrush Shorty

    Enough already!

    June 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • Cynthia, NJ

      Amen. Give it up Birthers.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  69. Kathleen Brennan

    Wolf Blitzer,

    Your interview with Arthus Davis was so weak. You did not mention that the republican party traditionally votes again st voting rights and civil rights and that now the party is controlled by the rich and the tea party which are far right. Why did you not question him about this shift from center to
    far right? It was a very light-weight interview. I'm disappointed.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • vbscript2

      You do realize that it was the Democratic Party that opposed the civil rights and voting rights legislation during the civil rights era, right? The Republican Party was started as an anti-slavery party and Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
      • ellid

        And this has what to do with 2012? The political parties have almost completely switched positions on this issue since the 1960s. FAIL.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
      • Dugb

        another right wing myth. Yes, there were Democrats that were against civil rights, etc. They were ALL southern Democrats and switched to being GOP right after Civil Rights passed. Hence the birth of Nixons Southern Strategy and the reason the GOP has been the party of racists ever since. I wish you birthers and TeaBaggers had bothered showing up for history

        June 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
      • kamanakapu

        As a young man Abraham Lincoln was an zealous pro-slaver who worked closely with those people who eventually assassisnated him for switching to the anti-slavery side.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
      • HRPuckinfutz

        Your statement only emphasis how sad the Republican party has become. They started out as an anti-slavery party and now they would be happy to have slaves working in their factories so they could increase their profits.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
    • Greg

      You have your history backwards. Google the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act and you will see Republicans voted in a greater % than the Democrats.

      Civil Rights Act: Democrats: Senate: 69%, House 63%. Republicans: Senate: 94%, House 82%

      Voting Rights Act: Democrats: Senate: 73%, House 78%. Republicans: Senate: 82%, House 80%

      June 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  70. Birther

    A new book ? I'm sold ! I now feel stupid for wanting to see microfilm or something other that a fourth party reference.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  71. Richard

    I never doubted that he was born in Hawaii. But this volcano business is a bit disturbing...

    June 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • Honolulu Wahine Kanani

      Unless you understand Hawaiian culture, you wouldn't understand about Pele & Kilauea either. That's not a put down– it's just fact that you need to be familiar with the ancient Hawaiian culture to fully understand that particular issue.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • Allen

      It doesn't mean a thing...

      June 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  72. Jim Thomas

    Who cares it is old news/Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  73. eroteme

    They both must have been closely associated with Mrs Obama to call her Stanley. And then they say that Stanley had a baby? Wonder why it was not said Stanldy had her baby instead of a baby. And then sandwich it in with comments about the two volcano eruptions, with Stanley's baby born between the two which would add verificatiion. Rather odd.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Dugb

      in what possible world are you from that that's odd? Talk about making a stretch, sheesh

      June 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  74. liz

    check Artur's bank account before and after his decision to change to republican party!

    June 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  75. Quentin Roman

    I think that the republican's need to find something better to do with their time. Like stop acting like you can fix the economy and show the American people a better plan. In other words don't talk about it be about it!!!! The reason the economy is struggling is because idiots like ya'll can't get pass a birth certificate, how could you possibly fix the economy. There is way more issues that America needs to fix. So how about giving solutions to the problem We face and stop making ridiculous accusations.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Peggy Munro

      Truthfully and painfully,they have nothing. Imagine, right after the inauguration of President Obama, they started planning to make him a one term President at enormous cost to all. Even with a bad economy, they are having problems.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • Stop the Tealiban!

      So you admit that Romney has no chance of winning in November, and you will try to circumvent the national election by trying to have Obama's name removed from the ballots. Your desperation is showing. You must really have very little faith in your candidate.

      June 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  76. ted

    If the US could not determine whether a presidential candidate was not born in the US before he is elected, we are in worse shape than we thought. Case closed.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  77. joesmith

    and the pope is italian..

    June 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  78. neverland911

    What a load this story is. LOL.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  79. C Oliver

    President Obama was actually born in Hawaii, end of story, I think Hawaii is still 50th state in the USA.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  80. Hunter

    Pele and the gods knew a great leader was being born! And they were right!

    June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • vbscript2

      More like the Earth was having indigestion.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  81. bt man

    so what you're saying is that he was born in a volcano in kenya, riiiiiight?

    June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • Lynn

      It wouldn't be the first time the dumb GOP-pers said anything idiotic, would it?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • Stop the Tealiban!

      What we are saying is that the Republican Party has so little faith in Romney that they will try every dirty trick in the book to try to discredit Obama in any way possible. They know that Romney has no real chance in November. He is far too disconnected from reality to be a viable presidential candidate. I think that the Republicans are going to be VERY surprised just how badly Romney loses in November.

      June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  82. Dave

    The continued presence of this story shows the strong embrace of Republicans to their preferred lies, and the inability of the media to call them out for lying.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • Stop the Tealiban!

      Totally embarrassed like your family is of you?

      June 19, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  83. Sue

    The birthers will remain forever blinkered to the truth, much as creationists try to explain away fossils. Closed minds, but (unfortunately) open mouths. Pitiful.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • Stop the Tealiban!

      Yes it does. If you are born within the borders of the United States, you are a natural born citizen regardless of your parents citizenship. Here is the definition of a natural born citizen:

      The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth,” either by being born “in” the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth.”

      June 19, 2012 at 12:26 am |
  84. CJ

    Blitzer acts like the birthers are a bunch of nuts but by him even bringing this up and writing about it is giving the idiotic birthers legitimacy.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  85. realitycheck

    The right wingnuts media attacks to make Obama somehow less than anyother president with their, rude treatement, constant review of his birth, amongst a thousand other lies is just so wrong. How can any sane person side with this extreme agenda?

    June 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • Stop the Tealiban!

      The key word in your statement is "sane". Unfortunately, there are not many sane people left in the world.

      June 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  86. Deni

    Only in certain parts of 'Merica is this an issue. As a tax-paying law abiding citizen that has paid back all 6 years of student loan debt and never once filed for government assistance, I'd like to thank the media for wasting so much energy, time, and other resources by "feeding the rage" of the idiots and miscreants of this country who hide their prejudices, dishonesty, and absence of patriotism behind their "Proud 2B A Birther" badge. It is because of these very people that waste and a dishonest use of federal and state resources continues to plague our nation. Birthers only purpose in life is to provide an example of what not to be.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  87. C in California

    I do not doubt that the president was born in Hawaii. Im more interested in the fact that in other forums prior to his running for public office he did not disillusion the idea that he was born outside this country. I believe it shows him an opportunist and a liar, even if he is an American citizen by birth.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Marcus in MN

      Do you have an example? Something other than vague innuendo?

      June 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  88. Doug Ericson

    What is a famous soccer player doing inside of a Volcano?

    June 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  89. Tom

    Wolf, I wish you ad all of the Barack Obama supporters would give this "Birther" issue a rest. It's just an attempt to distract the nation from the Presidents failure to get the economy moving. One non-issue after another from the Democratic campaign and the media. Like a good Defense Attorney, it's all designed to distract and confuse the less intelligent voter from the real issues that should decide the election. To borrow a phrase from President Clinton, "It's the economy stupid."

    June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • JP

      Presidents do not get an economy moving. Congress does. The same congress where each side is terrified that the other side will be seen as having fixed something and thus might earn points with the public. Therefore, each side is doing nothing but trying to stop the other side from succeeding at anything. Each side proposes laws that they know will go nowhere in order that the other side look obstructionist. Each side points fingers and plays the blame game far more often than they sit down and try to work out actual solutions.

      If you think that will change by electing someone else to be President then you're delusional. American politics is no longer about solving problems. As far as our politicians are concerned the only problem that needs to be solved is getting re-elected. Fixing the economy, our world reputation, social and medical issues are only on their radar as campaign issues.

      The divisiveness is what's breaking our economy. Pretending that one millionaire will understand what the rest of America needs more than some other millionaire is kinda silly. What we need is compromise, thoughtfulness and patience. What we don't need is more blame and complaining.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
  90. Gloria

    I doubt if it will ever happen, but I sure wish the "birthers" would give up their non-sensical hogwash! It's ridiculous!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • TH

      It will happen when Obama leaves the White House after his second term.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  91. annette

    does not matter how much proof is shown that the president was born in hawaii, these "birthers" will not let it go.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Lynn

      Can you say, "stupid, stubborn and full of hate" describes them adequately?

      June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  92. ThatGuiThere

    Funny how this story is based on the fake Obama birth certificate. All the information lines up with the fake birth certificate. I have both the real(Coast Province General Hospital... Mombasa British Protectorate of Kenya) and fake one (Certificate of Live Birth presented by the White House). If only CNN would allow me to post both....

    June 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • lsgyrl

      I made one for myself on that fake Kenyan birth certificate site also.LOL You have recycling paper.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  93. Michael Andrew David du Frane

    Send me a scanned copy of Baracks long form Birth Certificate to finally shut up Donald Trump about this matter!

    M

    -30-

    June 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • kamanakapu

      Trump already has all the copies of documents attesting to 'bama's legitimacy. He just wants to get in on Romney's inside should Romney win the presidency.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
  94. BirthdayGirl55

    The real issue for "birthers" is that the President is black. No one denies that his mother was a US citizen, no matter where he was born, he would be an American. The fact that there were two birth announcement in the paper should be enough to prove that he was born in HI, is it just plian silly to believe that the "conspiracy" began at his birth.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • Exactly

      If that's what you believe then you are naive. You should actually listen to people's opinions before jumping to the race issue. You might learn something. The birther issue didn't start with the Republicans and Obama. Democrats have also played the birther card when it suited them. The Constitution specifically requires that the president be a natural born citizen, if there is a question about whether he is, he should have to prove it. It's not "silly" to obey the laws. While I believe that the birthers are blind, there are also people who believe that Elvis is still alive. Just because you believe the unbelievable doesn't make you a racist.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • ellid

        He's proved it over and over and over again. sorry.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
      • Fred

        "Natural born" means not an immigrant. If one's mother is a U.S. citizen, then her baby is a "natural born" U.S. citizen as long as she registers the birth with the U.S. embassy in the country in which the baby is born. This is in contrast to someone born a citizen of another country who immigrates to the U.S. and becomes a citizen–that person would not be eligible to be President.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • Greg

        Fred, a 16 year old mother cannot confer her citizenship to her child if the child's father is an adult alien resident. The 14th Amendment includes the words "and subject to the jurisdiction". By law, a child born to a minor mother would be subject to the jurisdiction of the father's country.

        June 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
    • Thughunter

      Not exactly true. For children born outside the US during this period in history, to parents where the mother is a US citizen and the father is not, there were residency requirements for the mom. She had to reside physically in the US for four years AFTER the age of 14. In this case, she did not as she was 17 when he was born. She had only resided 3+ years in the US (Hawaii) after the age of 14 and could not transmit US citizenship to her child. Immigration law applies at "the time of your birth", not what it may be later.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
      • Foo

        Stanley Ann Dunham was born November 29, 1942
        Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961.

        Stanley Ann Dunham was 18 years 8.2 months old at time of birth. Greater than 4 years after age 14.

        So whats the next arguement?

        June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
      • ghislaine

        Your info is interesting about his mother only being there 3 years in Hawaii when he was born. But he's a US citizen without needing his mother's citizenship: he was born in Hawaii, a US state, and is therefore automatically a natural-born US citizen!

        June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  95. Myviewis

    If I have to believe a New book written confirming Obama's birth in Hawaii than I must believe the other books also written to convince me of the opposite. Both Democrats and Republicans will write what they want the voter to believe. Bottom line, only Stanley Ann Dunham Obama's passport of entry and exiting Hawaii to Kenya when pregnant can prove of dis-prove all these theories. I can see that Stanley would have travelled to Kenya to meet her in-laws and visit her husband's hometown, any bride would have done so. Maybe she stayed longer than she had planned and gave birth in Kenya. It happens to many women when they travel pregnant. Even illegal immigrants in the USA are able to obtain a driver's license and even attend college. Birth certificates can be issued to babies born at home so if she claimed he was born at home the hospital might have given her a birth certificate. Maybe she felt better to say born at home in Hawaii than Kenya being that in those days Americans were not exactly crazy about Africa and it would complicate Stanley when traveling with Obama to the USA to visit family and friends. I can see that story happening.
    Bottom line, he's president, our economy is in trouble, elections are coming.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • ellenhancock

      Officials in Kenya say that there is no evidence that Obama's mother was ever there.

      According to INS records there were a total of 63 people who went to Kenya from the USA in 1961 and only 21 who came from Kenya to the USA. Obama's Kenyan grandmother never said that Obama was born in Kenya. She said repeatedly that he was born in Hawaii, and in another interview she said that the first that her family had heard of Obama's birth was in a letter from Hawaii.

      The notion of Obama’s mother, late in pregnancy, traveling alone (WND has shown that Obama senior was in Hawaii on August 4, 1961) from Hawaii where there are good hospitals, to Kenya, where there was Yellow Fever and bad hospitals, and doing so without any INS record of her leaving the USA or any record of her arriving in Kenya—is absurd. And the fact that there is a birth certificate showing that she gave birth in Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu makes it even more absurd.

      June 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  96. Pat in IL

    "Birthers" are just a handfull of people who want the attention of starting a fight.....low intelligence and nothing better to do with their time.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Darrell

      Never happened. Dr. Rodney T. West retired in 1956.

      June 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Dr West retired in 1977, sixteen years after Obama was born.

        June 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  97. Griff

    "And to tell the truth, I really don't care anymore where this guy was born, only two more days for my own Bid for Fame!"

    June 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  98. lance franklin

    Wolf, I am tired of hearing about President Obama's birth being raise everytime someone feels like it.
    It has been proven that he was born in Hawaii. and I am going to Honolulu to just give it more credance.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  99. Lionel

    I am amazed that Americans still think that Obama was not born in the USA. What does this guy have to do to. Donald Trump and his troops have spread such lies that they should be held accountable. Thank you Mr. Blitzer for calling him out on your show.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    June 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • TH

      It's actually Republicans who keep saying he wasn't born here. I'm surprised none of them has said "yup, he was born in Hawaii, but before it became a state, so he therefore wasn't born in America".

      June 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
      • old1

        If he is actually 4 years older than he says he is today that is true and correct! In 2009 his MySpace post said he was 52. Do the math!

        July 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
      • ellenhancock

        Obama was born on August 4, 1961 as his birth certificate and the repeated confirmation of it by the officials in Hawaii shows. And the fact that he was born in August of 1961 is further confirmed by the birth notices in the Hawaii newspapers.

        July 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  100. Kris Craig

    It doesn't matter if you show them a video of Obama's mom giving birth to him next to a window with Mt. Kilauea in the background. Because his skin is dark, he couldn't *possibly* have been born in this country, and no amount of facts is going to change Mr. Trump's mind.

    June 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • TH

      Actually, it's more a matter of his political affiliation rather than the color of his skin. If he were Republican, there would be no argument ...

      June 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
      • jbcal

        Actually, if he were Republican he never would have won the Republican primary.

        June 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
      • Jay

        I was born in 1961 in North Carolina. I remember that the only birth certificate that my Mother got of my birth was a handwritten copy of my birth certificate. My younger siblings had a printed birth certificate. Both were legitimate certificates that could be used to get license, and for any reason that required a birth certificate. I have tried to research birth certificates for my grand parents and other relatives and it is like going on a wild adventure to find African American historical documents in Washington County NC. It is funny how African Americans have to prove their right to vote by answering questions during the sixties under Jim Crow Laws in the South and now that an African American is president now he is thought of a person who faked his birth for the specific reason of one day becoming president. I am so tired of the double standards. Accept the fact that he is president. Dont make up bogus arguments. African Americans even had to fight for the right to die for their country. Come on people!

        June 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
    • Stop the Tealiban!

      Really, you are quoting a source written in 1814? I knew you were living on another planet, but apparently you are living two hundred years in the past as well.

      June 19, 2012 at 12:35 am |
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