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Obama tells his own birther joke

The Hill reports that Barack Obama, traveling in Florida, told his own birther joke yesterday in the wake of Mitt Romney’s birther joke that went over like a lead balloon a few weeks before.

The president made a stop at a local sports bar, Gator Dockside, where he made the rounds, speaking to patrons, according to a White House pool report.

At one table, Obama was told by an adult that a young boy at the table was “born in Hawaii.”

 

“You were born in Hawaii? You have a birth certificate?” the president asked, as the table broke into laughter.

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20 Responses to Obama tells his own birther joke

  1. avatar
    Dave B. September 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    There’s another reason not to vote for Mr. Romney. Can you imagine how painful the White House Correspondents’ Dinner would be?

  2. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    The republicans won’t get the joke, as the seat he was addressing was filled.

  3. avatar
    Majority Will September 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Dave B.:
    There’s another reason not to vote for Mr. Romney.Can you imagine how painful the White House Correspondents’ Dinner would be?

    Don’t get Don Rickles excited.

  4. avatar
    aarrgghh September 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    and birfers are still not amused. in fact, they sound quite morose.

    “Obama is smart enough to know that the media will ALWAYS have his back. He can get away with anything, including murder and the media will defend him. He knows he has absolutely nothing to worry about..he runs the press like a puppet master”
    by Sarah Barracuda

    “Obama knows that he has America by the b*lls because Congress doesn’t have any.”
    by 353FMG

    “The fact that the usurper has never been confronted by anyone in the media or opposition party for an explanation of just where the information for the born-in Kenya bio could possibly have come from other than him tells me everything I need to know about the issue. Obama is a total fraud and the entire political system is corrupt to the core. “
    by Menehune56

    “We now know what the soviet Russian citizens endured.”
    by PA-RIVER

    they’re barely able to muster the effort to declare this more good news for john mccain:

    “Very revealing. Obama is always thinking about the BC issue. He has reason to fear it.”
    by kabar

  5. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy September 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    The story made the NBC TV News with a video clip. I’ll try to find it. In the mean time, birthers are all over The Hill and the article I linked above.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Majority Will: Don’t get Don Rickles excited.

    I did that once…barely escaped with my life…
    So much blood…
    So…much…blood!

  7. avatar
    Majority Will September 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: I did that once…barely escaped with my life…
    So much blood…
    So…much…blood!

    😀

  8. avatar
    Lupin September 10, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    aarrgghh: “We now know what the soviet Russian citizens endured.”
    by PA-RIVER

    This is UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLY crazy!!! And I speak as some one who traveled to the old USSR in the 80s.

  9. avatar
    aarrgghh September 10, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Lupin: This is UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLY crazy!!! And I speak as some one who traveled to the old USSR in the 80s.

    i remember, as a child, after standing several hours in a bread line in siberia, my mother telling me: “stop your crying. this is nothing. if stalin’s plans come to pass in just a few decades, no remaining american patriot will be able to stand even to hear a joke from our kenyan usurper.”

    #birferSuffering

  10. avatar
    niko September 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    It is interesting to check the differences between obama’s and romney sponsors… if you check, obama is pretty much sponsored by important universities, while romney is sponsored by dark companies..

    check obama’s http://clnk.me/1wOvE.
    ,and romney’s http://clnk.me/1wEaE ,, contributors..

    and then see the differenceI know obama will not be the best… but… at least there are no dark interest behind him and he promotes national products

  11. avatar
    Horus September 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Do you think Adelson will ever admit that he wasted over 100 Million dollars trying to buy this election?

    http://www.scissorsheldon.com

    Sarah Silverman is hilarious!

  12. avatar
    G September 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    When all is said & done, he will have wasted a whole lot more than that. The $100 M figure I’m hearing is what he’s still pledging to add to this campaign.

    So, that doesn’t take into account the multiple millions he’s spent so far, since the primaries began. Remember, he dropped quite a bit on Newt and some others in the primaries. He also spent quite a bit on that little fundraising trip for Romney in Israel. I suspect that he’s been quite busy contributing lots of “unlisted” money to the various RW Super-PACs and similar organizations. …And that doesn’t even include other races he’s probably throwing money at as well.

    By the time the election is over and all is said and done, I suspect the true extent of money he’ll have pissed away will greatly exceed what anyone is aware of and talking about.

    Horus: Do you think Adelson will ever admit that he wasted over 100 Million dollars trying to buy this election?http://www.scissorsheldon.comSarah Silverman is hilarious!

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    sponson September 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I thought the President’s joke was astute; he remains the only person born in Hawaii whose birth certificate is demanded everywhere he goes.

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    LMK September 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I think Obama’s joke was brilliant! The more he makes fun of the birfers, the more the general public makes fun of them. Obama demonstrates that they are a group that has no impact on him.

    Well played, Mr. President!

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    Thomas Brown September 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    sponson:
    I thought the President’s joke was astute; he remains the only person born in Hawaii whose birth certificate is demanded everywhere he goes.

    Only by morons.

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    G September 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Agreed. Well played, Mr. President. Well played!

    LMK: I think Obama’s joke was brilliant! The more he makes fun of the birfers, the more the general public makes fun of them. Obama demonstrates that they are a group that has no impact on him.Well played, Mr. President!

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    Jim September 11, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I can’t believe that the pubs are soooooo small as to try and trash this guys business just because he supports the President!

    http://gma.yahoo.com/pizza-man-bear-hugs-obama-starts-yelp-troll-210726672–abc-news-politics.html

    These folks would destroy America for their hatred of the President…they aren’t true Americans.

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    MattR September 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Horus: Do you think Adelson will ever admit that he wasted over 100 Million dollars trying to buy this election?
    http://www.scissorsheldon.com
    Sarah Silverman is hilarious!

    I just saw a report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund that found Adelson could personally save $2 billion in taxes over the next 4 years if Romney were to win and was able to institute his tax policies. Seems like $100 million (or even $200 million) is not a terrible investment to make that happen.

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    G September 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Shameful and sad. These folks are full of nothing but irrational, bitter hate for EVERYONE who does not act and think exactly as they do…

    Jim: I can’t believe that the pubs are soooooo small as to try and trash this guys business just because he supports the President!http://gma.yahoo.com/pizza-man-bear-hugs-obama-starts-yelp-troll-210726672–abc-news-politics.htmlThese folks would destroy America for their hatred of the President…they aren’t true Americans.

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    G September 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Wow…just…stunning…

    MattR: I just saw a report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund that found Adelson could personally save $2 billion in taxes over the next 4 years if Romney were to win and was able to institute his tax policies. Seems like $100 million (or even $200 million) is not a terrible investment to make that happen.