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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation’s leaders won’t be able to solve big problems if they’re distracted by what he calls “sideshows and carnival barkers.”

He says that’s why he made the decision to release a detailed Hawaii birth certificate — hoping to quiet the continuing questions about whether he was, in fact, born there rather than in Kenya.

The certificate says Obama was born to an American mother and Kenyan father in Hawaii, which makes him eligible to hold the office of president.

In criticizing those who are keeping the issue alive, Obama and the White House didn’t mention Donald Trump by name — though he’s been among the most prominent supporters of the “birther” movement in recent weeks.

Trump, a potential GOP presidential candidate, today took credit for getting Obama to release the certificate, and said Obama should have done so “a long time ago.”

He said he’d want to make sure the certificate is real.

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2015 years 10 months ago

but the difference between the democratic presidents and Obama is that Obama is black.. The orignial poster is right..other countries are looking at the US and shaking their heads..has any other countries asked their president or leader to PROVE their citizenship? NOPE!! as of right now, you birthers are looking like racial communists who try to find everything wrong with President Obama except admitting your true feelings and that is because he is black and you CAN NOT DEAL WITH IT!! I hope Donald Trump run for President..as James Carville said, if the republicans think their best hope is in Donald Trump who has filed for bankruptcy and is currently being sued by investors in Florida, then hell yeah, let him be the republicans choice..because if and and I stressed IF he gets elected, you really think a man who cant even handle his own financial situations can turn this country’s financial debt around?

2015 years 10 months ago

That’s good to know but it’s a safe bet there’s still a bunch of birthers out there and now the new term for them is “after-birthers”.

2015 years 10 months ago

Commonsense,I agree with your commonsense, that Obama is out to re-create America, but first, he intends to dismantle it, by extracting one great FREEDOM, at a time, and it will be no Utopia or Fantasty land.

…A JOKE, again, the race card being called. Some may take the lead from the likes of whoppie goldberg and some are just into that ‘set in stone’ mindset. I strongly believe there is evidence that those days of the fuzzy logic with most peoples attempts to ‘guilt’ white people into accepting a racist tag are OVER.

Fuzzy logic. And…so old and WORN OUT!!
For those who like the racist argument, Obama was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia. Dark skinned people live in both places. Obama does NOT relate to aspursions of ‘racism’ at all. Read and LEARN all about what makes him tick.

Common, I’M with you on the Red Comrad color of Obama. BUT, maybe we have TO BE SENSITIVE to thie Diversity and “open the dialog” and speak freely (while we still have time)about being “RED”.

HAVE we ever had “Czars” in the United States? We do now!

Czars!!! I can see the abject intoxicated poverty…literally sitting on the curbside now. Utopia was in our past, not our future unless we oust Obama in ’12.

2015 years 10 months ago

Look where we will be in 10 years, just based on the INTEREST on the U.S. govt’s. 42 billion debt.

It is unlikely that America can recover, but certain not to recover under this regime’

A simple case of “It’s the Economy Stupid”.

Enjoying gas prices? That is NOTHING! See U-Tube link below.

Open your mind to a change in the White House. Your kids are depending on you to make the RIGHT choice! Start seeing BOTH sides, then, you will be able to see the fiscally conservative side.


2015 years 10 months ago

I… keyword “I” stated that color does not matter. I’m only pointing out the obvious reactions of others. Yes, it is about race. Don’t act like you don’t know what’s REALLY going on here. You’re smart right? Where were you.. or the “teabaggers” for that matter when GWB was dragging this country further into debt?? Where were those marches/protests back then??? WHERE THE H**L WERE YOU????


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