Help Obama, win a trip to see where he was born

August 31, 2009

Have a hankering to visit a hospital in Hawaii?

USA-ELECTION/You could win a trip to tour the hospital where President Barack Obama was born. All you have to do is to submit the winning idea on how people can help Obama change the country for the better.

Progress Now, a liberal grass roots group, launched a new program to urge people across the country to help Obama pass healthcare reform and enact his other core campaign promises.

According to a press release, this campaign is the first part of the national launch of the ’50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America’ — a book by ProgressNow founder Michael Huttner.

“The campaign and book are designed to inspire more people to help — at a time when progressive values are under attack in Washington and across the nation,” Huttner said.

ProgressNow and its state partners are seeking entries on how to help Obama change America. You can enter the contest by clicking here.

The grand prize will be a trip for two to Honolulu for a private tour of the hospital where Obama was born, followed by a chance to take part in a community service project there on Jan 18.

The contest comes as Obama struggles to win enough support in Congress to pass a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system amid mounting public skepticism and unified Republican opposition.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Hugh Gentry (Obama supporter at campaign party after November election)


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Wow a trip to Kenya

Posted by Joe | Report as abusive

Develope good, clear, simple and honest talking points for Dems to use to convince those who want to spread hate and fear to change sides.

You will need a test group to find out which points stick with these disgrunted individuals.

Posted by Kelly | Report as abusive

Will I need my passport?

Posted by jolia | Report as abusive

Intesting, so which hospital will the winner be touring? Maybe the media could also find out the name of the Doctor that birthed Obama. I was going to make a charitable donation to the Kapiolani Childrens ward in the name of the doctor that birthed Obama, certainly there is historical significane in that. So I wrote the WH and email. Funny thing is there has been no response. Something as simple as the name of the doctor that birthed Obama as recorded on his official long version BC shouldn’t be kept a secret, right, I mean what harm does releasing that name do?

Posted by Tom | Report as abusive

Wow, still with the comments about Obama being born in Kenya? You people don’t when to quit do you. So Obamas parents were so excited to have a son that they placed a birth announcement half way around the world in a newspaper in Hawaii? Is that what you people are saying?

Posted by Eric H | Report as abusive

No Eric H, that’s not what we are saying. We are saying that the birth announcement was altered as there were a set of twins born the same day and their names were removed from the announcement to squeeze Obama’s name there. There was never an announcement documenting Obama’s birth. This is an after the fact announcement which was fixed and put out there to further perpetrate the fraud.

Posted by Ladyhawkke | Report as abusive

Win a trip to see where he was born? Sheesh…How much of a push is that? What a load of manure! Stinks as much as the prospect of getting a staph infection in Kenya where his Grandmother says she witnessed the birth of Barack Hussein Obama a.k.a. Soetoro!

Posted by bmw61 | Report as abusive

Have they finally settled on a hospital? With two in Hawaii and one in Kenya in the running, I would kind of like to know where the free trip would take me. As an alternative, how about a free trip to Seattle since his mother was registered in school there just a couple weeks after his reported birth in Hawaii. Barry got it wrong in “his” book when he stated he left Hawaii when his daddy went to Harvard. Tere are documented records from the university. I’m sure Barry simply forgot–kind of like he forgot that he knew Weatherunderground Bill Ayers until the facts showed otherwise. Barry is quite forgetful about his past.

Posted by RJE | Report as abusive

50 ways I can help Obama to “Change America”. Why is it so important to change America? I like it just the way it is.
Just to help out….
1) Stop trying to change America
2) Reduce unemployment (oh yeah, he already said he would)
3) Fix the ecomony (ditto)
4) Transparent government (another lie)
5) Reduce the deficit (tax increases are on the way)
6) No lobbyists in his administration (lie)
7) Stop with the Czars already(get the picture yet?)

Posted by Paul | Report as abusive

Well, I think we needs a stronger message to fight the repugs. We should get all our ACORN bros together and go house to house – you know, to get donations to help keep kids out of gangs. And to help people from getting their houses messed wit. As long as we can keep buyin off our reps, its fat city.

Posted by levonne | Report as abusive

Awesome! I hear Vancouver is pretty decent this time of year.

Posted by lee | Report as abusive

There is, RIGHT NOW, a law on the books that when announced IMMEDIATELY Improves YOUR LIFE!

The best way to help us out of this is to annouce this.


1. Restores Constitutional Law in America as of NESARA’s public announcement.

2. Removes US administration officials and all members of the US Congress from their positions due to their continuous unconstitutional actions. Bush, Cheney, Cabinet members, and all members of Congress are immediately removed from office by NESARA’s public announcement; specific law enforcement personnel shall physically remove Bush government officials from their offices. These removals allow a fresh start at the national level. Using the Constitutional Line of Succession, NESARA installs Constitutionally acceptable NESARA President and Vice President Designates until new federal elections can take place within six months after NESARA’s announcement.

3. Because NESARA abolishes unconstitutional states of emergency,NESARAs public announcement declares “peace”. US military in Iraq and Afghanistan are immediately recalled to the USA.

4. As partial remedy for 90 years of government and banking fraud, NESARA requires zeroing out of credit card balances and bank debt relief be given to Americans.

5. Initiates the US Treasury Bank System with new U.S. Treasury currency backed by gold. The Federal Reserve is abolished; Federal Reserve facilities and most personnel are absorbed into the US Treasury Bank System.

6. Abolishes Income Taxes in US and creates a national sales tax on new, non-essential items as revenue for government. Essential items such as food and medicine, and used items, are exempt from the sales tax.


Posted by mr rheades | Report as abusive

I’d love to take the hospital tour. I’m assuming the long form birth certificate will be available for viewing as well. Looking forward to that.

Posted by Kent H | Report as abusive

I am not bothered either way,but he could end this inquiry by just releasing his birth certificate,and quash all this time wasting.I don,t think the law firm that he has appointed to legally restrict any access to his birth certificate are that desperate for work.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive

Almost 80 precent of the references or facts that Obama claims in his autobiography “Dreams of My Father” cannot be proven or verified because he will not release his scholastic transcripts, thesis papers or relevant personal data. Why? What’s he hiding?

Obama has spent $1.3 million in legal fees denying access to the above records. If it were John McCain, would such a blatant act of deception or cover-up be allowed by the American media, or would there be wailing 24/7 and calls for an immediate Congressional investigation?

If there actually was an investigative American media, instead of a compliant fifth column composed of partisian apparatchiks more concerned about advancing an Eglitarian Euro-Socialist agenda than the discernable truth, this myth in the White House and his Chicago “machine” would have been exposed for the frauds that they truely are.

Sadly, as the American media self-implodes beacuse it has forgotten that the truth will not stand idly by and allow itself to be mocked, it wonders why a used car salesman in Tijuana attains a higher standard of credibility than it does.

Posted by Lightning Jack | Report as abusive

Which hospital is listed on the Long Form Birth Certificate?

Of course, we’d need to SEE the Long Form Birth Certificate, first.

Because that’s the only place the hospital is listed.

Posted by BarryBarack | Report as abusive

It doesn’t matter where he was born….Hawaii, Kansas, Seattle, Vancouver, Kenya, the front steps of the White House. He is still not eligible to hold the Office of President. He was born as a British Subject. In 1963, he became a citizen of Kenya. He later became a citizen of Indonesia upon his adoption.

The Constitution clearly states that anyone subject to any other “jurisdiction” is not a Natural Born Citizen.
He should be removed from office immediately.

Posted by Briab | Report as abusive

The way to make this prize interesting is to include a look at the real birth certificate. Of course we all know there is no such thing in Hawaii. How about a trip to the hospital in Kenya where his grandmother was with him when he was born.

Posted by Ron Sarson | Report as abusive