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Earlier this month, we were excited to learn that President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama would be guests on the May 2nd episode of Oprah!

Now, the day is coming, and we've already got some excerpts from the Obama/Oprah interview, regarding our President's birth certificate.

Here's Obama on the subject:

"Can I just say I was there, so I knew. I knew I had been born. I remembered it."

"I said to my team, look, even though this is not usually what the state of Hawaii does, even though the Republican governor of Hawaii, the Democratic governors of Hawaii, all the various officials had confirmed that I was born here, let's ask them for a special dispensation where they will go ahead and provide us with the original to see if we can put this to rest."

"I know that there is going to be a segment of people for which no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest, but I am speaking for the vast majority of the American people as well as for the press. We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve."

Couldn't agree with you more, Obama!

What do U think about all of this? Does the President make valid points?

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70 comments to “Obama Talks Birth Certificate On Oprah



  1. 1

    Pretty sure no one can remember when they were born….



  2. 2

    But he has time to do the Oprah show? So, Donald was paid to distract us with this crap, right? You can't trust anybody, huh? It was a publicity run for Obama, pretty slick, however, I'm watching, and I see that you signed tax cuts for the rich, health care cuts for the poor, school cuts, and oh, yeah, spent money bombing other countries and launching space shuttles! Hmmm… What about the TCDD in the water and in all DOW products that cause Cancer, Auto Immune Deficiency Disorder, Diabetes, Birth Defects, ADHD? What about that? What about the Particle Matter above St. Louis that existed well before the recent airport tornado? What about that? The EPA knew about that a year ago, and all of those people will die of cancer, and it's still there… Hmmm… But you have time to go on Oprah!? Guys, wake up, our country is killing us!



  3. 3

    Obama inherited a huge mess, and is now being blamed for it. It seems that we have forgotten how democracy is supposed to work. The majority decides who is elected and then both sides are supposed to accept the decision of the majority and work together to make the country better. What happens now is that the loosing side does not accept the decision of the majority and does everything they can to undermine and sabotage any progress - this stupid birther thing is just one example of that. This ridiculous lack of respect for the true spirit of democracy has sent America into a nose dive that even the very best leader would not be able to stop.



  4. 4

    POST MY COMMENT! Perez Hilton is a coward, and his ignorance is helping kill millions of people! You make me sick you sheep!



  5. 5

    I call bullshit! This president (lower case intended) has time to fly all over the country getting money (I won't call this fundraising) and appearing on talk shows, but he has no time to show up in the South to help out the victims of the tornadoes???? They gave George Bush shit for Katrina but this guy gets a walk????? Why isn't he running the country instead of dodging his background. I call bullshit!



  6. 6

    Just the fact that he said I remember it [being born] proves he is either a liar or thinks he's superbeing. No one remembers their birth, that part of the brain has not developed yet and you are no exception

  7. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: rosebud99 – spoken like a true conservative, i'm proud of you



  8. 8

    Re: TaylorTea – It was a joke, get a sense of humor!



  9. 9

    Obama has a lot of nerve calling anyone silly when he thinks going on OPRAH is NOT SILLY!? A daytime talk show when our country is going to hell? What a pathetic excuse for our leader. Gas prices out of control, economy in shambles - and he's on Oprah, busy campaigning to further ruin our country for 4 years. Who watches that stupid show? Oh yes, the losers who leach off the govt, don't work at the working people's expense! If you vote for this Bozo again, you are an idiot.



  10. 10

    donald trump was just doing his part in their huge republican organized scheme in order to diverge public attention while they finish destroying medicare!



  11. 11

    Better stuff … like going on Oprah to talk about, what he said he doesn't have time to talk about, like that??



  12. 12

    He tries too hard.



  13. 13

    Re: rosebud99 – You mean like the Dems did the entire time a Republican president is in office? Yeah, keep it up. This kind of BS has been happening since the beginning, and always will as long as the broken two-party system remains. One side always blames the other, and neither admit they do the same.



  14. 14

    He means he remember living in hawaii dumb ass the fact that he has to contantly prove he is american citizen he out of control. He prove it 2 years ago it is time to move on and worry more about important issues. And I find it funny how no one rememeber that Bush fuck up the country for 8 years Obama is no wizard he is trying and he can only do so much if the republican does not want to work with him. All the republican cares about are the rich not the working classes and maybe if the republican were not trying to kill medicare how about people talk about that the real issues. Not Obama birth and his college credits



  15. 15

    Re: TaylorTea – I think he is more commenting on the fact that he is living now so obviously he was born and he finds it ridiculous that people keep wanting more proof.



  16. 16

    Rosebud99 - let us not forget the mess that Obama is making while in office, hell the list is becoming endless, your right his stupidity is to blame and be the cause of all this birthism, most transparent administration my ass, hope and change not even close, and his total lack of respect for the true spirit of democracy shows daily with it's nose dive, this man is a joke, is not qualified for the office and the only thing actual is that he is the son of a bitch or bastard….you may chose one. Good thing he is doing the things he needs to do as he mentioned yesterday…Oprah (give me a break) 3 fund raisers (barf) oh my God weather distruction….time for a phony photo op….there's your sign



  17. 17

    so he doesnt have time for all this sillyness but he has time to go on oprah instead of doing what he is supposed to be doing. ugh, why did you people ever vote for this fool?



  18. 18

    I honestly was never sure how I felt about whether or not he was born in Hawaii or if he was born elsewhere. I kinda believed that such a huge event wouldn't have been called out when he was running for president. I also couldn't help but wonder why he just didn't put it to rest a long time ago. I understand maybe his feelings about not even wanting to prove that he was, its irrelevant now three years later. He is the president why some people still fighting it. But damn, if i was ever accused of something like that, i'd prove it to them in a heartbeat just because i wanted to be RIGHT not because i felt like i had to show i wasn't lying. It's a little weird and I guess he was 100% born in America, so what though, hes still doing an awful job leading this country. It just seems like unneeded distractions among so many things going on.



  19. 19

    I love he blames the republicans for all this…uuuhhh if you would have just showed the damn thing 2yrs ago to shut everyone up this wouldn't have been an issue…I have to show my kids birth certificate to get them in school…no big deal I show it…instead he played a game with the republicans so he can try to look like the good guy…he is just at fault over the whole issue…it's like saying oh I won a $1000 dollars…well if i say let me see and you don't want to show me I am going to think you are lying and you didn't win shit..same thing let me see your birth certificate…he is a Liar just like the rest of them Republican, Democrates..they all lie..



  20. 20

    Do you know it costs 80,000 dollars per hour to fly air force one. Obama has put more miles on air force one than any other president in history. Why the fuck is he flying to chicago to be on oprah? Oh yeah he wants to be a celebrity. He doesn't have time for silliness, yet he has time to fly and spend hundreds of thousand to be on a fucking talk show again. He is the true fucking sideshow.



  21. 21

    Seriously, it's like this…..if you don't have anything to bring forward as proof that he was not born in Hawaii, then shut the fuch up about it already. Stop behaving like a bunch of stupid Americans, and get behind supporting your country and your fellow Americans, the majority of which want Obama in charge. Every time you slam the President, you are also slamming the "majority" of your fellow Americans that voted him into power. Maybe if Americans stopped being so selfish and self-serving, your country might make some positive advancements.



  22. 22

    ohthatj ~ making time to do Oprah allows him to reach a very large audience in a short amount of time. And he can be sure that his words will be broadcast, not the twisted inuendos reported by your American (laugh) journalists.



  23. 23

    rosebud99 ~ well said !



  24. 24

    ohthatj ~ seems as though you jumped to conclusions, as there is a delay lag in posting comments. But wow, you sure are an angry little mouse.



  25. 25

    OBAMA is MY HERO AND MENTOR!! HE is the only man to achieve so much, like becoming President and recieveing a nobel peace prize for doing NOTHING!!!!!!!! So Awesome!!. You dumb asses. Trump is working for OBAMA. This distracts the media from the real guys who want to run against him.



  26. 26

    Irvinegirl ~ the Presidents schedule is very tight, and set far in advance. He has to sign contracts that have to be upheld. He can't drop everything and personally attend every crisis that happens in every city. When Bush was criticized for not showing up at Katrina, that was a very different story, because several days had gone by without the appointed people in the government emergency program doing their jobs. You are just one of those people who is not going to accept the President as appointed by the majority of your countrymen, and it has made you ugly and bitter. Grow up.



  27. 27

    SERIOUSLY PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS CRAP ? INSTEAD OF MORE SERIOUS MATTER LIKE THE VICTIMS FROM ALL THE BAD WEATHER THAT IS GOING ON HE HAS TIME TO GO ON OPRAH BUT NO TIME TO VISIT OR HELP OR TRY TO DO ANYTHING..I KNEW WHEN THIS IDIOT WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT MANY PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY VOTED FOR HIM WOULD REGRET IT..ITS ANOTHER BUSH RUNNING OUR COUNTRY..OH WELL HOPEFULLY HE WOULD BE RE-ELECTED.. PLEASE PEOPLE LET NOT CHOOSE SOMEONE BECAUSE ITS SOMETHING NEW NO MATTER WHAT COLOR OR RACE THEY ARE LETS BASE IT ON WHAT THEY COULD ACTUALLY BRING TO THE TABLE TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY BETTER…



  28. 28

    glad he's got the time to do oprah. he's as big an egomaniacal douchebag as trump.



  29. 29

    thinkermel ~ you should get that chip on your shouder removed. First of all, Oprah has one of the largest television audiences in the country. Secondly, Obama did not put the u.s.a. into the mess it is, so blame the ones who did. Calling the majority of your fellow americans "bozos", because of their choice of election candidate, is disrespecting the very fiber of your country, which is supposed to be freedom. I'm guessing that "freedom" would include to mean "freedom without being criticized by those who choose differently". You, finger.smell, are the idiot.



  30. 30

    John McCain had released his birth certificate in 2008 when the NYT challenged his eligibility. He didn't whine about it, like Obama. What a president we have.

    Plus, let's remember it was the Democrats (Clinton people) who started the whole birther thing when Clinton ran against Obama in 2008. Hell, even some people who voted for Obama and like him believe he was born in Kenya.

  31. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: disk_eyes – the problem is this guy is a complete total disaster and we are supporting our country by making sure he doesn't do anything more to further pull this country down.



  32. 32

    WONT*



  33. 33

    Re: ohthatj
    Moron, wake up. You live in a fantasy world.



  34. 34

    Re: TaylorTea – Moron, it was a joke. *sigh*



  35. 35

    Re: LBCTURTLE – He HAS shown his birth certificate months and months ago!



  36. 36

    Why didn't you all bitch and sqwak about John McCain. He was not born in the u.s.a. Dumbasses. Republicans are stupid, stupid Christians, who will only vote for another Christian, no matter how stupid they are, including George Bush, Sarah Palin and John McCain. These three people are not even true Christians, because if they were truly God-fearing people, they would not commit adultery and other blashphemous behaviours. But, they do know one thing…..that the Republican voters are a large possee of Christians, who can be easily manipulated by anyone who claims to support that same religion.

    ******Anyway, politicians should not even be allowed to publically state their religious beliefs, because they are supposed to be hired for their qualifications and ability to do the job effectively. Keep your religion in your home and in your church, and keep it out of the public.



  37. 37

    Oprah doen't hide her political aganda any more
    .
    wonder, one her show is over, if she is going to get a position in the administration -like US ambassador to whichever country she wants as a thank you for getting millions to vote for a basically unknown inexperienced Senator for President



  38. 38

    Re: disk_eyes
    so does a publicized press conference and a radio address
    at a press conference they may not be as "friendly" as Oprah will be
    no way will she ask him any real hardball controversial questions since she helpe to put hm in office -she knows it–he knows it! and you know it!!

  39. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: disk_eyes – i'm sure you don't realize how stupid you sound



  40. 40

    "We have got big problems to solve." But I won't let that stop me from wasting time talking to Oprah???? What a hypocrite!!



  41. 41

    He such an idiot - "Can I just say I was there, so I knew. I knew I had been born. I remembered it." He only has time to fly up Oprah's ass. Can't wait for his departure.



  42. 42

    Re: othefan21 – then why did he pay 2 million dollars to cover it up. the facts are out there ..your tool.



  43. 43

    Re: disk_eyes – what are you like 13 years old? your post is hilarious. how dumb you are. sadly you will soon get to vote



  44. 44

    OBAMA is my hereo and has set the bar high for furute presidents!! You do not have to ever run a city, a state, a business. Your friends can be anti american and racists. You can be the attorney for ACORN a corrupt organization. You could not even qualify to be your own security guards, with your associations, but still become president.You can have concerts after concert, play golf after golf, go on oprah and ther shows over and over, and never respond to real problems in the worls and know one calls you out on it. Oh, lets dont forget the Nobel Peace Prize he got too, for doing nothing. THIS GUY IS THE MAN!!

  45. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: disk_eyes – and by the way, Obama and his democratic buddies did put the USA in this mess. Their policies crushed the banking system and housing markets and the Bush tax cuts were what saved us for so long. Then, when i became obvious the democrats were going to win the White House the finanial system and stock markets were slammed. Remember the markets are very forward thinking and will react to upcoming events ( like Obama and his policies in the oval office ). We again are seeing and end to his presidency in a short 2 years and once again the markets are responding.



  46. 46

    I couldn't agree less. Let's create a lot more distractions for him so he can be kept away from fucking up the country even more.



  47. 47

    OH BARACK, WHAT A "SILLY" GUY THINKING WE ALL ARE FALLING FOR THIS SHI*. THE SPIN DOCTORS ARE HARD AT WORK. MEDIA MANIPULATION. WHICH EXPLAINS THE TIMING OF HIS OPRAH INTERVIEW.

    JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT MAKE THEM A CITIZEN. BARACK OR HIS MOTHER. THERE IS A REASON THEY DID NOT PRESENT THIS BEFORE LIKE THEY'VE DONE NOW. HIS MOTHER WAS STILL ALIVE AND COULD BE QUESTIONED. A "CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH" ONLY PROVES THAT HE WAS APPARENTLY PHYSCIALLY BORN IN HAWAII. IF IT'S TO BE BELIEVED. IT DOES NOT PROVE CITIZENSHIP. THE PARENT HAS TO BECOME A CITIZEN BY FORMAL MEANS OR BY RESIDING ON US SOIL FOR TEN (10) CONSECUTIVE YEARS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH TO BECOME A CITIZEN BY DEFAULT. I THINK WHAT ALOT OF PEOPLE QUESTION IS IF (HIS MOTHER) WAS A "VALID" CITIZEN.

    THE "BIRTHERS" EVEN MENTION HOW HIS MOTHER PASSED AWAY OF A HEART ATTACK RIGHT AFTER THE ELECTION WHEN SHE WAS IN GOOD HEALTH. VERY CONVIENENT. NO MOTHER NO QUESTIONS.



  48. 48

    He always has time for Oprah. Let's see if Oprah has the next president on!!!!



  49. 49

    Re: TaylorTea – Obviously YOUR brain is not very developed if you are incapable of recognizing when someone is being facetious. Sorry, let me dumb that word down for you: He was making a joke MORON!



  50. 50

    CHECK THE FACTS PEOPLE. BEING FROM A MILITARY BACK GROUND I CAN TELL YOU, IF MY WIFE AND I ARE BOTH US CITIZENS AND WE HAVE OUR SON IN JAPAN WHERE WE ARE STATIONED AND NOT ON BASE BUT AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL, WOULD THAT MAKE MY SON A CITIZEN OF JAPAN? NO.

    THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO KNOW THE ACTUAL TRUTH AND IT WILL FOR FACT EVENTUALLY COME OUT AND HE KNOWS THIS. BARACK AND OPRAH ARE INSULTING THE INTELLIGENCE OF AMERICA.

    I THINK AS MOST PEOPLE ARE SAYING, "PRETTY SURE NO ONE CAN REMEMBER BIRTH."



  51. 51

    PEREZ YOU LITTLE SHI**. WHY DON'T YOU POST MY COMMENTS.

    AFAID OF THE TRUTH LIKE EVERYONE ELSE?



  52. 52

    Re: disk_eyes – But its ok to criticize Bush and therefore all the people who voted for him? Your argument needs to work both ways or you look like a fool.



  53. 53

    Re: LBCTURTLE – Brush up on Hawaii's birth certificate policy before you make your ignorant posts.



  54. 54

    Re: Lincoln1 – How can you say Obama's "stupidity is to blame and be the cause of all this birthism."? He is the FIRST American president EVER to have to make his birth certificate public. NO other President has EVER been under this kind of scrutiny. Don't you know he had to provide proof of his citizenship a LONG TIME AGO? Not to you dumbass… but to the people that actually count. And did you get the big 'AHA moment' you were waiting for when you finally saw the Long Form?

    Funny how nobody ever gave McCain a hard time, when he was born in Guam… BEFORE is was made an US territory in 1952. So I guess the only difference with Obama is his Muslim-sounding name and the color of his skin.

    You and all the other so-called birthers are so transparent and disgusting with your veiled racism.



  55. 55

    Re: rosebud99 – So your saying America is a Democracy?? Well maybe you need to do your research or just listen to the pledge of allegiance, AMERICA IS A REPUBLIC, we are just under a Democratic president. If your gonna make a comment, at least be educated before you speak!!



  56. 56

    Right after his comment about not having time for this "silliness" and having "big problems to solve," he flew off to appear on the Oprah show! I guess the "big problems" could wait.
    I never doubted he was born in the U.S., but I still don't know why he did not releas the birth certificate a long time ago. That would have reduced the time spent on this "silliness" by a long shot.



  57. 57

    "Can I just say I was there, so I knew. I knew I had been born. I remembered it."
    1. First of all, as has been mention before, no one can remember their birth.
    2. "I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve." Agreed. He has better stuff to do, but he should have just released it from the beginning as per every other president before him and then it would have never become a big deal. Just because other Hawaiin officials have not been required to release proof of their U.S. citizenship, doesn't exempt him. He's running for President of the United States, not of PETA.
    3. Wanting him to prove his citizenship does not make me a racist or bigot or hater, whatever the term I'm not that. He has circumstances in regards to his family that would make his birthplace seem questionable. His father is a citizen of Africa and currently resides in Africa and upon first question did not want to show his birth certificate. This made an unclear situation seem shady.
    4. I want the best person for the job, it may not have been Bush, but I don't think it's Obama either. Honestly, I want to bring back Reagan. or Lincoln.



  58. 58

    Trump is just doing what the main stream media should have done 3 -4 years ago-it is called vetting a potential presidential candidate. McCain had to prove he was born in the U.S.. We also knew McCain's grades at Annapolis. How else did we find out that he graduated in the bottom of his class.The press aggressively pursued Bush's civil service records as well as college transcripts. I guess the main stream media minions only vet Republican candidates and it is forbidden to vet Democratic candidates. By the way I am not a racist.



  59. 59

    Re: yumba1 – mccain wasnt born in the fucking US



  60. 60

    obama could of taken care of this YEARS AGO when the Clintons FIRST brought up the subject but obama refused now obama claims that it only took him (was it) two weeks from the time he requested it till the time he had it in his hand it took someone powerful as TRUMP to twist obamas arm is the manchild afraid of TRUMP I believe so also obams likes to talk down to the AMERICAN people and the AMERICAN PEOPLE are tired of it



  61. 61

    Re: rosebud99 – yeah and he made it worse….so fn wake up



  62. 62

    Re: David Grooms – yeah and he was born on a amercian base..so what is ur point…



  63. 63

    Coming from sweden and having lived in the u.s for a year, this doesn't surprise me at all. The Americans are overall sadly undereducated which reflects in their fascination for media spectacles and gossip. That something like this can be so grossly blown out of proportion is for me incomprehendable.
    So what if he is actually born in kenya? He has been an american citizen for all of his life so i would find it very hard to believe that he isn't patriotic enough.
    But you americans take the word patriotic to a whole new level. I like my country, and I am proud of it but it doesn't mean i can't see it's flaws. As much as the americans have failed to run their country, maybe the best thing for everyone would be if someone else stepped in and did the job?
    Someone who has actually seen a bit of the world. Because, i do repeat, Americans are sadly undereducated but somehow believed that they know everything just because their passport says American citizen. I mean, my university professor even told me we had euros in sweden, which is completely wrong. That's how arrogant you are.
    Obama is one of the few Americans that show the slightest hint of being humble. You should treasure him. Take the advice, sometimes it's easier for an outsider to see the truth.



  64. 64

    Re: adelle86 – shut up you fuckign moron and worry about your own damn country. so what if was born in kenya??? you seriously asked that question and yet in the next breath have the balls to call us undereducated? fuck you! would you want a citizen of ANOTHER country who becomes a citizen run for president and WINS and actually runs your country into the ground? so how about instead of spending time on am american, undereducated website, you pick up a book and EDUCATE YOURSELF. America is run by AMERICANS. stupid ass.



  65. 65

    It still sucks that President Obama felt he had to show his birth certificate.
    Unfortunately this will NOT shut-up the lunatic fringe & the racists in America!



  66. 66

    Re: adelle86 – Screw you, Adelle. Living in the US for a measly year makes you no expert on MY country. I'm sick of people insulting me simply for being an American, and thinking they know who I am just because of my nationality. It's people like you who are actually uneducated, because you make generalisations. Your comment does not apply to all 300 million Americans. Yes, of course there are some idiots living there, but not all of us are undereducated.
    Again… screw you!



  67. 67

    Re: disk_eyes – Thank god someone has a brain!



  68. 68

    Re: buck – I usually try to respect people's opinions and not comment but you are a MORON.



  69. 69

    Re: atchm005 – Bush didn't even win a fair election. He was such a mistake.



  70. 70

    Re: TaylorTea – You're stupid beyond belief !!!!