Hawaii governor vows to end Obama 'birther' controversy
December 27th, 2010
02:18 PM ET
12 years ago

Hawaii governor vows to end Obama 'birther' controversy

HONOLULU, Hawaii (CNN) - Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie vowed to end the "birther" controversy surrounding President Obama's nationality once and for all.

Abercrombie, a newly-elected Democrat, told CNN that he will do whatever it takes to prove once and for all that Obama was born in Hawaii.


Filed under: Birthers • Hawaii • Neil Abercrombie • President Obama
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Marcus

    Save your breath Mr. Governor. Even if the POTUS went to each and every single birther's home, met him or her in person and showed the original document... they would not believe in him.
    It's quite convenient to think that he his not an American citizen for those guys & gals.
    It hides their bad loseritis and racistus gravus very well. And provides them a way to make a fool of themselves over and over and over again!
    Too bad that, in some cases, it also means a waste of tax payers' money in frivolous and ridiculous lawsuits.

    December 27, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. Eric

    Why even pander to the nutjobs? You could dangle a long-form birth certificate and a jar of placenta in front of them and they'll still believe whatever insanity they want. That's what makes them nutjobs.

    December 27, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Me

    Good luck overcoming the willful ignorance of The Tea Party. Maybe if you went on FOX, they might believe you.

    December 27, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. plafayette

    Let's call it what it is... Veiled racism. Some can't stand having a black man being the Nation's leader. I guess in no way should anyone who is non white and has a middle name like the current President should sit in the White House. Americans has come a long way, but still have so far to go.

    December 27, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. Sorensen

    Just leave this stupid question alone, and let the sad psychos think what they want. Nobody takes them seriously anyway.

    December 27, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. Mikey

    Waste of time. The morons will just keep screaming socialist, muslim, facist, etc. There is a portion (larger than, as an American, I would like to admit) of our society that is completely impervious to facts, truth, logic, or rationality. Many of them come with funny hats that have teabags hanging down bouncing off their faces. Why do you think Bush's popularity had a floor of 23%? How do Rush or Back have audiences? How does Palin make best seller lists?

    December 27, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  7. terry, va

    All it takes is the official certified birth certificate that ALL people born in Hawaii receives, not the certificate that he has produced as proof. What's the problem? The question has been blocked by the Supreme Court without getting to the issue. What is going on? When you dodge questions, the questions just fester.

    December 27, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |

    The nutjobs have seen his birth certificate. Delusional people want and need Fox Lies to hang onto. The Tates woman for example.

    December 27, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. Squigman

    All of this BS. can be attributed to the mis-information doled out by FOX. The really sad part is the American peoples ability to eat it up with a spoon. How embarressing can this country become before waking up.

    December 27, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. Howard

    Abercrombie, a newly-elected Democrat, told CNN that he will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to prove once and for all that Obama was born in Hawaii. Whatever it takes, uh huh, whatever that means.

    December 27, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Cathy Lukasko

    GO FOR IT! That's all AMERICA wants!

    December 27, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  12. GonzoinHouston

    He's wasting his time. The birthers are the far-gone crazies of the right. Any proof given will be decried as an obvious forgery and further proof of the great conspiracy. These folks don't want to be convinced; they've made up their minds and closed them to stay.

    December 27, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Name

    Like forge papers.

    December 27, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Good. I'm no fan of Obama, but the whole birther thing is kinda bizzarre.

    December 27, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. konservative logik

    Of course, McCain wasn't born in the US either, but who cares? That would make Joe Biden president, I'm sure the birthers would breathe a huge sigh of relief...

    From the same people who brought you balancing a budget 101:

    Tax Revenue: 500 billion
    Military Spending: 1.2trillion
    Roads,Schools,Regulation,Administration,Welfare,Unemployment: 300billion
    Total: 1.5trillion

    From that, we can deduce that the budget could be balanced by cutting out the pork, aka: schools, roads, regulating our food supply, etc... While at the same time, allowing us to give tax cuts to the rich. Because, after all, nothing makes a rich person happier than seeing his/her yearly take home pay go from $500k/yr to $600k/yr, the typical rich person will respond to this by immediately going out and hiring 100 people for no reason....

    December 27, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  16. BJ

    He's a democrat. How is he going to convince the people? Much like Oblunder's administration, with smoke and mirrors.

    December 27, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. Grondahl

    It's telling that the former governor, a Republican, also denounced the birthers, even setting up a provision whereby state employees could trash any requests they got for the birth certificate. So both Democrats and Republican (most of them) are denouncing the loons. Bipartisanship in action!

    December 27, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  18. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    CNN sure panders to the crazies. How about some more Sarah Palin while you are at it? She hasn't had her daily megatonnage of media attention yet.

    December 27, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  19. Charlie in Maine

    I almost wish Obama was more wrong on the issues so he could be attacked for his positions. There was so much to complain about during the Bush Error one could not be bothered with making up lies the truth was enough.

    December 27, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |