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Obama’s birther joke

Speaking at a fundraising event in Boston this week, President Obama said:

I think there’s nothing — there’s no weakness in us trying to reach out and seeing if we can find common ground. Now, there are going to be times where we can’t. I was born in Hawaii, what can I say? I mean, I just… I can’t change those facts.

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13 Responses to Obama’s birther joke

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    Slartibartfast March 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I find myself disappointed in the quality of this birther ‘joke’ – President Obama (or his speechwriters) could have done much better…

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    bob March 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Yeah…not that funny in print; maybe better live.

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    sfjeff March 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Hmmmm I found it flat too.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Slow news day.

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    gorefan March 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Slow news day.

    This was also on CNN’s PoliticalTicker. CNN seem to be paying alot of attention to the birthers. And not in a good way, if you are a birther.

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    misha March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Obama was born on Krypton, and is a Galactic Federation dual citizen.

    Now can we go back to the economy?

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    Stanislaw March 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    Slartibartfast:
    I find myself disappointed in the quality of this birther joke’ – President Obama (or his speechwriters) could have done much better…

    In his defense, it’s hard to top the joke that is the birther movement itself.

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    G March 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Stanislaw: In his defense, it’s hard to top the joke that is the birther movement itself.

    Well…the PUMA movement is up there…but many of them became birthers…so same thing, I guess.

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    Eglenn harcsar March 11, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    I think there’s nothing — there’s no weakness in us trying to reach out and seeing if we can find common ground. Now, there are going to be times where we can’t. I was born in Hawaii, what can I say? I mean, I just… I can’t change those facts. And I’d like to prove it to you, but even as I speak I, ve ordered the use of harp technology to create a tidal wave that will destroy all of those records once and for all. As for our west coast I,m told by my scientists that the effects are less certain–so heads up occidental, I had acorn map the gps coordinates of your admissions office a year before the last census , and a drone missle just might be headed your way.

    as I write this joke, please join me in prayer for all— including family that I have yet to be to able to contact

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    Slartibartfast March 11, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Eglenn harcsar: as I write this joke, please join me in prayer for all— including family that I have yet to be to able to contact

    Your joke was in poor taste. I hope you reach your family soon and they are well.

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    Black Lion March 11, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Slartibartfast: Your joke was in poor taste. I hope you reach your family soon and they are well.

    Agreed…Very poor taste…But I wouldnt’ be surprised to see some birther reference this natural disaster as some sort of Obama conspiracy to destroy records in HI….

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    Obsolete March 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Sometimes in desperate situations all you CAN do is joke and make light of things.

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    misha March 11, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Obsolete: Sometimes in desperate situations all you CAN do is joke and make light of things.

    I walked into a hotel lobby, and looked around.

    I had reservations, but stayed there anyway.