Obama Releases His Birth Certificate

By Art Gallagher

President Barack Obama released copies of his “long form” birth certificate to the media this morning.  In his remarks to the press the President said the was “amused” over the last two years that questions over the country of his birth persisted.  He said that he was putting the issue to rest now because over the last two weeks while he as dealing with the fundamental differences between the House Republicans budget and his own, that the issue of his birth was dominating the news cycles.

In an apparent swipe at Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, TV star and potential candidate for the GOP nomination for President, Obama said the country can not afford to be distracted by “side shows and carnival barkers.”

Donald Trump, speaking in New Hampshire, said that he was honored and proud of himself for his role in “hopefully” putting the issue of Obama’s eligibility to serve as President to rest.  Trump said Obama should have put the issue to rest “a long time ago.”  He said he hopes the certificate is authentic and that he country can move on to other issues.

Obama’s long form birth certificate can be viewed here.

Posted: April 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Obama Releases His Birth Certificate”

  1. James Hogan said at 10:21 am on April 27th, 2011:

    Maybe now Trump can jump up and down and scream and yell about the US being involved in not one, not two, but (at least) three foreign wars or he can talk about how despite all of the non-sense that Obama says, we still have record unemployment rates and the overall health of the economy is still terrible and how we’re still borrowing beyond our means and entirely dependent on foreign oil, and foreign labor, despite having massive reserves of our own and massive unemployed labor. Or maybe Trump should go for another easy non-sense target, like why it’s Obama’s fault that the US didn’t get the next Olympic games, and continue to pat himself on the back when the same Certificate of Live Birth that the birthers refused to acknowledge as a birth certificate years ago is re-released.


  2. TR said at 10:42 am on April 27th, 2011:

    I hope that these idiot birthers will not shut up so we can focus on real problems.
    Unfortunatly I don’t think I will get what I hope for and they will go on about how this is all part of a cover up.


  3. Sancho Panza said at 5:40 pm on April 27th, 2011:

    Pretty strange that it’s on the same paper used for the two-year-old short form.

    Especially when contemporaneous certificates appear on different stock.

  4. The fact remains said at 7:47 am on April 28th, 2011:

    that the media has been enabling, excusing, and otherwise not vetting this guy, anywhere near as much as they probe, harass, gossip about, and defame Republicans and their families, from day one.. if not for these unconventional/Conservative types of media, we’d never have even a slim chance to fine out truth and stop the ruination of this country.. more than the birth certifcate, which I suppose could or could not be fabricated/patched together, we’ll never really know, I have always wondered what happened to all his school records, why his and her highness’ law licenses are not current, and why no one from his past has come forward to remember anything about the guy, especially in those “lost” years, wandering around the schools he got into for free,and in NYC, etc.. the fact is, anyone who asks even a minor question that other public figures get pounded about, is deemed a racist, and most are too afraid to push forward at all, and he always gets a pass..any thinking American knows in their gut there is something very rotten in DC, and it is this entire cabal of Marxists, who are systematically, deliberately,wrecking the US every waking day, and either we get someone smart, articulate, and very brave to take them on, or it is over,period!..

  5. Jgirl said at 12:58 pm on April 28th, 2011:

    The birther thing was plain moronic. I’m glad that Trump challenges the media’s treatment of President Obama though. If Trump is serious about running (and I hope he is), he should start throwing bombs exclusively at Obama’s disastrous job killing policies, economic failures and the hot military mess he’s gotten us into and leave the college records to asshats like Hannity.

  6. TeaPartyDem said at 2:15 pm on April 30th, 2011:

    Am I reading the birth certificate properly? Is it showing BHO’s father as African and not an American citizen? Is the ballgame now over and BHO to be removed from office?

  7. Sancho Panza said at 3:24 pm on April 30th, 2011:

    You asked about BHO I. Here is some up-to-date news on that subject:

    Obama’s father forced out at Harvard
    By: Associated Press
    April 29, 2011 08:58 PM EDT

    BOSTON — President Barack Obama’s father was forced to leave Harvard University before completing his Ph.D. in economics because the school was concerned about his personal life and finances, according to newly public immigration records.

    Harvard had asked the Immigration and Naturalization Service to delay a request by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. to extend his stay in the U.S., “until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him,” immigration official M.F. McKeon wrote in a June 1964 memo.

    Harvard administrators, the memo stated, “were having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had.”

    An earlier INS memo from McKeon said that while the elder Obama had passed his exams and was entitled on academic grounds to stay and complete his thesis, the school was going to try and “cook something up to ease him out.”

    “They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money, and that he had better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home,” the memo stated.

    In May 1964, David D. Henry, director of Harvard’s international office, wrote to Obama to say that, while he had completed his formal course work, the economics department and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences didn’t have the money to support him.

    “We have, therefore, come to the conclusion that you should terminate your stay in the United States and return to Kenya to carry on your research and the writing of your thesis,” Henry’s letter stated.

    Obama’s request for an extended stay was denied by the INS. He left Harvard and – divorced from president’s mother – returned to his native Kenya in July 1964. He did not complete his Ph.D.

    The immigration memos, contained in the elder Obama’s Immigration and Naturalization file, were given to a Boston Globe reporter in 2009 through a Freedom of Information request. The papers were first made public Wednesday by The Arizona Independent, a weekly newspaper. The Associated Press obtained copies of them on Friday.

    Harvard issued a statement Friday saying that it could not find in its own records anything to support the accounts given in the INS memos.

    “While we cannot verify accounts of conversations that occurred nearly 50 years ago, a review of our existing files did not find any support for either the language or the implied intent described by the U.S. government official in the government documents,” the statement read.

    When Obama was attending Harvard, the school faced serious constraints in financing research by international graduate students, the university also said.

    Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler declined to comment Friday, saying the department does not comment on specific immigration cases.

    Concerns about Obama’s personal life while he had been studying in the U.S. had been raised previously, according to the INS documents.

    In 1961, while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Hawaii, the school’s foreign student adviser called an immigration official and said Obama had recently married StanleyAnn Dunham – the president’s mother – despite already having a wife in Kenya.

    According to a memo written by an INS official in Honolulu, the adviser said Obama had been “running around with several girls since he first arrived here and last summer she cautioned him about his playboy ways.”

    Obama told the adviser that he had divorced his wife in Kenya.

    He told the president’s mother the same thing, though she would later learn it was a lie.

    Obama worked for an oil company and as a government economist after returning to Africa, but his personal and professional life would later deteriorate. He died in a car crash in 1982, when the future president was 21 and a student at Columbia University.