Skip to comments.Obama's Refusal to divulge Columbia Records
Posted on 10/11/2012 8:17:11 AM PDT by Perseverando
More lies, deceit and cover-up from the most secretive president in US history. Legitimate media actually believes Obama might sign a release ........ what are they smoking?
Obamas Columbia Records
Editorial of The New York Sun | October 10, 2012
It looks like President Obama will go to the polls for the last time with the voters still in the dark in respect of his years at Columbia University. The question mark over that period of his life has always rankled us. The New York Times in 2007 assigned one of its finest reporters, in Janny Scott, to scour the university for clues in respect of the president. No doubt she came up against the same stone wall that our Ross Goldberg came up against namely the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which Columbia has cited to excuse its refusal to divulge any of the information it holds on the president it supports for re-election. Click Image to Enlarge
The New York Sun
GIFT TO HISTORY: A draft waiver, authored by The New York Sun, under which President Obama could enable Columbia University to release whatever information it holds on him.
When we inquired, which was in 2008, Columbia couldnt have been more tightlipped if it were holding details of war-time troop movements. Reported Mr. Goldberg: A spokesman for the university, Brian Connolly, confirmed that Mr. Obama spent two years at Columbia College and graduated in 1983 with a major in political science. He did not receive honors, Mr. Connolly said, though specific information on his grades is sealed. That is really about limit of what the voters will know from the Columbia administration about the future presidents years there, unless he signs some sort of waiver to authorize the rapid
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“Obama’s Refusal to divulge Columbia Records”
I don’t see why, Sinatra did some of his best recordings for them.
This is the 21st century. iTunes, dude.
Columbia couldn’t have been more tight lipped if they held the secret of the war time troop movement. You got to be kidding. That’s the first thing this group of commies would most likely release to our enemies. They won’t release anything on THE FOREIGNER because LIKE KIND STICK TOGETHER.
The snark is inappropriate.
As I understand it, this law requires Columbia to not release the records unless a waiver is signed. No exceptions in the law for politicians, or because the media wants the info.
Actually, the snark may be appropriate for Obama, but not for Columbia.
NO honors? He must have aced the LSATs to have gotten in to Harvard Law.(EXTREME sarcasm)
The media lets zero get away with holding back these records, but Romney’s tax returns are hammered until released.
And Bushs TANG records.
That brought back some memories.
The geniuses in the media are to stupid to figure that one out. sigh.....
I remember buying a ton of CDs about 15 years, I probably still haven’t even unwrapped half of them.
Look around. Too many lines have been crossed, too much corruption has gone too far for a "time out" to make this go away and stay away. It has gotten away from us.
We've misplaced our sense of self preservation, that something is bigger than we are. We've got to stop encouraging ourselves to take this road. This isn't the first time, it's just in our time.
And now it's time for understanding and memorable consequences, not more getting away with it.
If we do go down the path to the dark side, with all of our technology, money and power, the things we'll do would make the nazis' time look like a girl scout jamboree.
We must stop.
They are not stupid, they are on board with the Myth of Barry.
To not receive honors, even ‘cum laude’, in 1983 was really a dismal record. Let alone that his schedule was undoubtedly packed with leftist, activist, gut classes.
No way this guy would have sniffed HLS without affirmative action and, apparently, even insider pull on top of that.
One wonders what Obama is hiding or afraid for us to find. I’m willing to bet it’s the names of the Professors and the courses studied because it will lead us to find out the names of other students that can be interviewed which might lead us to finding out details of who his gay boyfriends were and the radical curriculum studied in addition to other snafus. Probably also that he had poor grades and is not the genius he claims to be.
We know that he had poor grades there—not even the lowest level of honors.
But I think you’re right, it’s both the radical nature of his courses and probably fear of stirring up any more memories of his gay Muslim associations.
So that means if Øbama didn’t graduate with honors (summa, magna or cum laude) then he could have at best graduated with a 2.99 GPA. That won’t get into most elite grad schools let alone HLS. Yeah, he’s the smartest president we ever had! /s
He had AA going for him and the fact he was a legacy admit too. With a Saudi prince or Bill Ayers’ dad waving cash in front of their feces (typo intended) didn’t hurt either.
from the NewYorker
wearing his ring
Yes, extremely unlikely for a member of the Choom Gang. Perhaps there were lower standards for foreign students with Saudi financial backing.
My favorite political fantasy is seeing 0bama in an orange jump suit with ankle and hand cuffs being frog marched out of the White House by US Marshals into a van and being driven to his deportation hearing.
I'm definitely not trying to defend Barry, but there is another possible explanation. The article also said that he went to Columbia for two years. Is there a minimum number of hours necessary to receive honors, regardless of GPA? You can graduate from some schools with an honors level GPA, and not graduate 'with honors' because you did not take your last x number of hours at that school. I know from personal experience.
My brother's adopted son attended a University of Wisconsin branch extension. He called to inquire as to how his son was doing and they blew him off, saying that students had a right to privacy. He went ballistic, saying "you seem to find the checks I write for tuition acceptable." They didn't budge an inch.
Turns out the kid was out "clubbing" every night and bombed out with failing grades. His "counselor" was covering for him and they wound up moving to Florida together. My brother was left holding the bag.
It’s not surprising that the guy who racked up all those unpaid parking tickets in Cambridge got all those eight tracks for a penny and never bought the monthly selections.
I notice at some schools if you've taken under 18 courses there (or so) you won't be eligible to graduate with honors. So a transfer student who took the miniumum 4 courses a term for four terms, wouldn't be eligible.
More ambitious students try five a term and would be. Other schools it looks like the limit is 14 or 15 and that less ambitious transfer student would be eligible.
I guess Obama's record at Columbia might have been stronger than some people think, but, still, he definitely wasn't an academic star there -- he wasn't pushing any boundaries or exceeding any limits in a positive way.
Usually, at the Ivies (and other elite schools) you have to complete at least the last 60 hours ‘in residence’ to get a degree from there. So Øbama should have qualified for honors.
Apparently at Columbia no transfer student can be an honors student, tranfers aren’t allowed to live in University housing.
I am sure these have been posted but interesting none the less
I am sure these have been posted but interesting none the less
The sites, if they're accurate, clear up a lot of speculation.
Not surprising people didn't know or remember him at Columbia.
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