'Side show' over Obama's legitimacy continues for some
April 28th, 2011
03:38 PM ET
7 years ago

'Side show' over Obama's legitimacy continues for some

Washington (CNN) - The "side show" will go on.

One day after President Obama released his long-form birth certificate - to end what he called a distraction of "side shows" and "carnival barkers" - some still question his eligibility to serve in the White House.


Filed under: Birthers • President Obama
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  1. Ins1te

    No matter what this president does is always going to be criticized. His problem is that he's president while black. Has any other president in history been hounded to produce their birth certificate? These are sad times.

    April 28, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Kim

    C'mon, the bigots and haters will never yield to the facts and reality. They're just seething in their own miserable souls that a black man is more intelligent and successful than they could ever dream of being. They're losers, and their directing their self loathing and resentment at the president instead of looking in the mirror.

    April 28, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. Nick

    These are the "jobs" the GOP has produced: Whack jobs.
    Birthers never did, and never would, vote for Obama. So let them rant and rave all the way to Nov. 12. The more they make fools of themselves, the more level-headed and mature Obama looks to voters.
    Four more years!

    April 28, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Hehe...he released the birth certificate yesterday so these unmbskulls could take it from ludicrous to plaid and thereby further marginalize themselves. I hope every single one of them is runnign around like Beaker when Dr. Bunsen Honeydew gave him coffee (google it) and is so angry and disenfranchised by the whole thing and so angry at the GOP for not supporting them that it does serious damage to the entire religio-fascist subconscious-bigotry-fueled conservative movement. Screw you extramist prigs. Seriously.

    And CNN, grow a pair...stop giving them a platform for disseminating their filthy nonsense. Don't even report on it and help them get their word out. Ignore it. It doesn't even deserve a response anymore.

    April 28, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. Name king

    Obama you was doing well not to play in these hate mungerers game, now you've given them clout, next thing they're going to want to know every thing about your personal life, you should have never open the door for the bate, now their going to be all in you personal space to try and ruin you. They really can't attach your policies since they don't have one, and if they did, such as Paul ryans crap, the people won't accept it, so they have no choice but to attack you personal, and attack they will, playing to their lunatic base.

    April 28, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. diana

    You go Mr.President, "Your class and wisdom is a comfort to the country right now. You have seen the Ugly face of racism in this country just like all our Black Americans have. We as Americans are starting to see the "Uprising of this Primitive "Atrocity" in the extreme and moderate right wing Partys. Your second term now sir,is a definate Reality now!! Our future is looking Promising,as long as you stay in office. Obama2012

    April 28, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Brenda

    I am a 20+ year Republican, and I am angered – but more importantly saddened for our country over recent remarks by Donald Trump. As a nation, we have significant problems. Problems not created by this administration, but from years and years of misguidance. Sure, many of us have benefited from it. But to think that as a nation are going to allow a businessman – a billionaire – someone who has no clue what the masses are dealing with – to judge – air an opinion worthy of listening to is beyond me. Mr. Trump represents what was wrong with Wall St. He didn't invest in America, he barley hired in America. And now he is judging a President – our President – on issues that make no sense. Why is anyone listening to this.

    I've been amused with him from a business perspective and have enjoyed his show. But Mr. Trump – you have stepped over the line – wrongly so. Get a grip on the BS your dishing out. Case in point – how disrespectful you were to your own employee when going to the poles. If you were so interested – committed to what happens in government – perhaps you should have known where the pole was yourself. Or....is that beyond you?

    April 28, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  8. once upon a horse

    well to make all stupidity even there are still some on the left that think President Bush knew about 9/11 . So no this is not going to die because there are folks that want to keep it going. Besides there are folks that went to their graves thinking the moon landing was a fake. I'm sure there will be some that do the same here too.

    April 28, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. James

    Now that its been proven its all about race!!!!

    April 28, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. Howard

    Now that Obama got away with avoiding transparency, or accountability, by simply insulting, shaming, and ridiculing anybody who has the audacity to question him, he can get away with anything ... and, everybody had better rubber stamp whatever he does, or says, with a smile of approval on their face ... or, Obama ... and his blogging / media 'Brown Shirts" ... will turn them into pariahs. This pompus, arrogant President thinks of himself as above reproach. He and his worshipers simply have to act indignant, or scream Racist, in order to neutralize any and all opposition.

    April 28, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Just words. Just words. They are just vying on Trump's coattails for their own 15 minutes of fame.

    April 28, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  12. Brenda

    Just listened to the interview with Anderson Cooper. Trump is an idiot

    April 28, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    I saw video today of the "Mother of All Birthers" being thrown off the air by Lawrence O'Donnell. The woman called Obama an "animal" and that is when poor Lawrence just totally lost it.

    Somehow I think this presidency will do more to increase awareness of racism. Society as whole will begin to realize that it racism is something that should be treated with zero tolerance. Of course, it will never go away. White America is beginning to get a glimpse of what life is like for middle class black America. This is what the POTUS must go through.

    Can you imagine what the average black man or woman must put up with? Anyone ever heard of the book, "Black Like Me"? Read it and get a glimpse as to what it is like to be a black American.

    April 28, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I guess it is asking too much of our President to exhibit some of the transparency he is always spouting off about. The MSM never vetted him in 2008 because they endorsed him and sold him to the American people. Why is this guy being so secretive about everything? Just let out all the information and let the American people decide what is worth discussing and what is not.

    April 28, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. sassie

    Obama produced his legit birth certificate. Uh Duh. So now lets have The Donald produce a litter certificate for the animal posing on his head as a comb over. What a big old blow hole!

    April 28, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  16. MS

    Well of course no birth certificate can change the fact that he's black, which seems to be the biggest problem for most birthers.

    April 28, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. Thank God I am a Democrat

    I knew releasing that long form BC was a mistake. Once he gave into one thing then these dumbnut birthers were going to come back harder for more. He was better off not pandering to these people like he was doing.

    April 28, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. Marie MD

    So now they move to his grades at Columbia and Harvard. No, of course it's not blatant racism. Why is it so hard for the teabagging crowd to believe that a black (and white) man can be 100, no, 1000 times smarter than they?
    For those of you who say that the black vote helped win him the election wake up!!! I know of a lot of white folks who believed and still believe in him if it wasn't for the party of hell no and the weeper of the house getting in the way.
    Maybe all the racists can move to the middle east.

    April 28, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. anthony

    "Im unemployed and the economy needs fixin' but Obama is or isnt a citizen, and although he's trying to fix things, let's just waste his time by making him produce a birth certificate, all the while, we'll bad mouth him for not fixing things fast enough..."

    Some Americans are just plain S-T-U-P-I-D.
    If some of you people were drowning, you'd probably refuse help from "Lifeguard Obama", despite his lifesaver and rescue skills because you dont know if he's a "citizen" or not.


    April 28, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  20. Lou

    Typical republican terrorists, tea partiers and birthers; If you'd hang them all with a new rope they'd still kick!

    April 28, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Edward

    And people wonder why African Americans vote 95% democrat year after year even though many are very religious and opposed to gay marriage. You can stop wondering now.

    April 28, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Looney Toons

    I want details about how Obama was delivered! Per the Constitution he must be a "Natural born citizen". Was his birth a natural birth, or was he delivered by C-Section? If he was delivered by C-Section then it wasn't a natural birth, therefore Obama is not a citizen and therefore he is not qualified to be the President! I want to see the medical records!

    April 28, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  23. alice

    You Know these people need to just quit all of this nonsense and don't they know that we know why they don't want the presiident in the( White) house

    April 28, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  24. Kara

    His parent's marriage and divorce certfificates?
    Who the HELL do these people think they are? he's the president, not their houseboy!
    And shouldn't the press be vetting the new republican candidates instead of the guy who they vetted 2 years ago?

    April 28, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  25. Edward

    Obama graduated magna cum laude. An achievement granted to those that have had academic performance greater than 90% of those in the graduating class.

    April 28, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
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