August 5th, 2010
08:33 AM ET
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    So McCain was born in Panama and Palin was born in Canada, what's the big deal?

    August 5, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  2. John

    A sad, sad group of fear-mongering, uneducated, ignorant people that threatens progress for Americans going into the future.

    August 5, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  3. Publius13

    Forty-one percent of Republicans either believe that President Obama was born outside of the the U.S. or may have been. How does this correlate with the percentages of Republicans who believe tax cuts increase or may increase tax revenue? Both beliefs are based on fairy tales propagated by the Republican spin machines. Neither is based in reality.

    August 5, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  4. jim

    Why is CNN trying to make a news story out of this when there isn,t one.?Could it be they are trying to help their pal Obama by portraying people that don't like his policies as a bunch of nuts and using this story(non-story) as an example.?

    August 5, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  5. anagram_kid

    It is so sad that we have so many angry and simple people in our country. It never seemed to bother many of these same people that GWB trashed our economy with unfunded wars and Medicare Part D, tortured and spied on US citizens. Now they take up this as their cause. Where are our priorities and why does the right continue to pander to this issue? Do they want to move us forward or just get elected to have power and money? What an embarrassing time in our history.

    August 5, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. Moderate

    They will believe anything in hopes of getting rid of President Obama. Anything except vote when the day came. You lost, get over it. The sky didn't fall, the seas didn't rise, we've had no terrorist attacks on US soil unlike bush/chenney. The economy is slowly coming back, we are leaving a 3 trillion dollar mess in Iraq, life is looking up.

    August 5, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  7. Mark

    Does this only show how ignorant some in the GOP are, or, they are simply doing this to "harm" our President. I think the GOP would do anything they could to harm Obama. At any cost. True, there are problems on both sides, we can all see that, but if you can't see what the GOP is doing, you are part of the problem. America would be MUCH better off without Republicans or Democrats – we need to abolish both parties. They are doing more harm than good.

    August 5, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  8. once upon a horse

    I think if nothing else this just continues to show the "dumbing down of America" that the Republican party offers. Palin, Bachmann, Limbaugh, Beck not a bright light in ANY of them yet look at the cult like following that they have. And THIS is what the American people want to see back in power? If that is case then we are indeed a very troubled nation.

    August 5, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  9. Rachael

    These are Republicans that refuse to believe Obama was born in America.....these are the same Republicans that have stonewalled, fillabustered everything the president trys to do........they are not willing to accept the truth, they are not willing to accept this President and if that doesn't look like, smell like a Racist Party I don't know what does....they will not take the Facts that have been presented to them (live Birth Certificate) and accept what will these kind of men and women be like as Congress men and women or President of this country.......Not believing in the FACTS that are presented to them? Just like Bush the Facts were presented to him and Cheney that there were NO Weapons of Mass Destruction but they took this country to WAR anyway......Wake up America this Party of NO has no intention of doing the Will of the People or the Willing of this Country only the Will of their Party.....

    August 5, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. David Cassidy

    Why should this surprise anyone? Republicans routinely ignore facts and reality for a living. Close to 40% of Republicans support Sarah Palin for President. Most don't believe in global warming. And almost all the Repugs in Congress opposed Obama's sensible (and desperately-needed) overhaul of our health-care system. Please keep the country moving forward by electing Democrats to Congress in the fall! Do you really want to go back to the Bush/Cheney policies? Waterboarding for everyone!

    August 5, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  11. w l jones

    The birther has a precepting problem just because our president father came from west Africa do not mean he were born there...but the first people who happen to live in all America including North America came here from West Africa over one hundred thousand years.Bless our country we are a fine people just talk to much at time!

    August 5, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  12. Ruty

    The republicans will do anything to disagree with the sane people. Bushie turned me against the repub party. I was a repub for 60 years. In my golden years I finally know who is for the working man. It is definately not the repubs. They only give tax breaks to rich, old white men. Obama was born in the USA. What do you ignorant rednecks not understand about that?

    August 5, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  13. sloop

    They also believe that the world is flat and dinosaurs are 6,000 yrs old. And they listen to Glenn Beck as their Messiah. What a bunch of morons.

    August 5, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Are the two of five Republicans the same ones who believe in UFOs and the tooth fairy?

    August 5, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  15. Bubba

    Wasn't McCain actually born offbase in the Panama Canal Zone? Sure, his parents were Americans, but he wasn't born in this country or on a base.

    August 5, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  16. pc

    america has never been this stupid. the republican leadership or may i say the lack of leadership has dumbed down america to the point of embarrassment. fox news, sarah palin, anf glen beck have destroyed any form of inteligence in the good ole white boys club. it is frustrating to watch this ignorance grow like a blite on america simply due to the bigots/ racists uninformed other than what the nay sayers listed above are preaching out there on an on like a broken record. all because the palins, hannity's becks can not accept that we the people voted for a black president. sarah palin has never stopped running for 2008, spitting an spewing hate for obama as if she is the one intitled to his postion. i am sick of the lack of leadership in our nation and i pray the republicans will go down in a blaze of fire. america needs new fresh leaders that are smart,professional, energetic and don't know the words hate and partisan.american voters need to get smarter an actually investigate each candidate for themselves and stop depending on the lies and distortions told by the loons on the right. the minority fringe are making all americans look stupid. just read an study for yourselves an make your own conclusions people!!

    August 5, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  17. Al-NY,NY

    Good. Keep the loons out front. It only cements the idea that the GOP is made up of a bunch of zealots who don't care but will continue to further this idiotic cause

    August 5, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  18. BobH

    Not a problem– a symptom. It's a group that thinks fear, suspicions and shadows are real, and that evidence and logic are "tricks."

    August 5, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  19. shadysider

    The fear of losing their base is keeping Republicans from gaining new voters...and old voters who see a party that has not only gone too far right, but espouses crazy and irrational thoughts and uses the same innuendo that Fox and talk radio people do.

    August 5, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  20. Joe

    Is anyone really surprised that people who are stupid enough to vote Republican are stupid enough to believe anything Fox News tells them?

    August 5, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  21. Jayne

    The "birthers" are pitiful and need medical help for sure.

    August 5, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  22. Gerald

    Just imagine is he were a Republican, what the media would have put him through.

    August 5, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  23. Rushs unseen, unheard, staff are the people he has callin to his show

    Its a denial problem,the same as a drunk claims hes sober and ok to drive.They just dont like him and want to justify their feelings with anything they can.Hate and evil cant change,just be replaced with love.

    August 5, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  24. shadysider

    Erickson calling the kettle black. "Of course he's from our country...but he's also a socialist commie who cares more about Muslims than Americans and is looking to systematically dismantle our Constitution and enact Sharia Law. But yes, he is from AMerica.'

    August 5, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  25. Doraine Gordon

    Does anyone with good sense honestly believe that the Republicans would have stood aside and let a non U.S. citizen run for President? You are just plain stupid if you do. The fact of the matter is that you all hate Obama because he is a Black Democrat. You need to get over it. This man is our President for the duration. If you intend to change Presidents in 2012 then you had better find someone to run besides the tired old group you brought out the last time. People are sick of those losers!!

    August 5, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
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