Skip to comments."Obama had zero qualifications to be president of Harvard Law Review"
Posted on 09/10/2008 1:49:18 PM PDT by pabianice
Now on The Jay Severin Show on Boston's WTKK-FM...
Severin says he has seen Obama's Harvard Law School record and says he had "zero qualifications" to become president of the Law Review "based upon his achievements and academic credentials." This is the second time I've heard that Obama was the first affirmative action president of the Law Review. Just before he was elected, the qualifications for being president were changed from smarts and academic excellence to 'helping right the wrongs of a facist society.'
As with Obama's Columbia records, all are sealed by purse-lipped Liberals who WILL NOT ALLOW any of Obama's records to see the light of day. If the simpering trust-baby losers at The Boston Globe had even a shred of integrity they would be screaming for Obama's Secret Records to be released. Why not? They have a team in Alaska just to try and discredit Palin.
And why is Obama’s IL law license “no longer in effect”?
“And why is Obamas IL law license no longer in effect?”
Does Illinois have a moral turpitude clause for its bar?
“And why is Obamas IL law license no longer in effect?”
He’s been so busy campaigning these last two years that he forgot to pay his bar dues?
Obama never published anything in the review while he was president. This is usually a part of being president.
Columbia U.: inheritor of The Frankfurt School’s Marxist-socialist agenda, leader of the NEA’s leftist journey, pollutor of once-great American universities.
Well, he was a "clean black man."
That's good enough for his VP!
Bumper sticker idea:
OBAMA FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Now we know why 0be is also known as Zer0bama.
Barack says he didn’t put his race on his application. So, Harvard probably saw the name “Hussein” on it and figured he was a....wait for it........MUSLIM!
Best to find that out before trying to make an issue of this. If he did fine, his prior qualifications are sorta moot.
I would go to the Board of Bar Overseers in IL and look up his name. They will have the answer posted.
"community organizer" = communist operative
I’ve heard the story that he was, so to speak, the dark horse candidate who won as a compromise alternative to two other candidates.
Actual facts, though, are thin on the ground when it comes to any actual, concrete credential which might reflect on Obama objectively.
Obama had one article published anonymously during his tenure at the review. It was on abortion. This has been confirmed.
As for his credentials, there were ~18 people seeking the editorship, there was an impasse and somehow he brokered support as a peacemaker, and then of course threwe everyone under the bus.
His edition of the Harvard Law Review is the LEAST CITED by a wide margin of all reviews of at least the last 20 years.
His LSAT scores have been requested and he has refused to release them.
He *still* isn’t qualified, based on the most basic of mistakes he’s made publicly, in his Constitutional knowledge, over the last year and a half.
First female pres of the review: Susan Estrich. ‘Nuf said
Now there’s a thought. Does the Board put such things on line?
AFAIK, becoming president of law review isn't based on achievement or academic credentials. It's an elected position where the members of law review vote one of their own into the position.
Obama became an associate member of law review after his first year in law school by either grading on or through the writing competition, if his grades were not good enough. I have no idea if affirmative action played any part in his initially making it onto the journal.
He would have then spent his second year in law school working on the journal. At the end of the year, the members of law review voted in their new board.
The only qualification he would have needed would have been winning that election.
Doesn't pass the smell test to me. Why not copy it for all the world to see? Ever heard of cell phone cameras?
If he had been disbarred, we would know about it. He probably just went inactive as he is not actively practicing law in Illinois. He may not have time to meet the continuing legal education requirements. He could pretty easily reactivate his license if he ever needed to.
How did he pay for his Harvard Education? Scholarship? Loans? He was not earning very much as a community organizer...heck who paid for his undergraduate education? Did he have loans to pay off? Where did Obama get his support?
I think Obama’s American grandparents made sure he had the finances to attend the prestigious schools. They apparently had good combined incomes and made sure he had a quality education even in private prep school.
He probably wrote his way on, and the topic of his essay was, “Put me on the Review, you racist Honkeys!”
Up until the 70’s, selection of the editor was based SOLELY on academic performance. In the 70’s, Harvard removed that SPECIFICALLY to increase ‘diversity’ of editors.
“His LSAT scores have been requested and he has refused to release them.”
That’s really interesting. Is there a handy source for that? But then, I guess we are still waiting for Kerry to release his military records!
I bet Ann Coulter, who I believe was president of the University of Michigan Law Review, would release her LSAT scores if she were running for President.
Maybe we could get a debate of law review presidents, Ann vs The One. I’d watch that on pay-per-view!
Two editors from each of first-year class's seven sections (fourteen in all) are selected half by their first year grades and half by their scores on the writing competition. Another twenty are selected solely on their scores on the writing competition. The other seven to nine are selected by a discretionary committee, either to fulfill the review's race-based affirmative action program, to select students who just missed the cut by either of the other two processes, or by some other criteria as the committee sees fit.
We will probably never know which of these three categories Obama fell into.
I recall having personally applied to Harvard Law School years ago. You have to submit a photograph of yourself so the idea that he didn’t list his race on the application is immaterial. Schools like Harvard Law go out of their way to diversify their racial mix of students.
Obama and his wife are both Triple A's (Affirmative Action Clymers). They are higher on the AAA food chain than Chief Moose and his wife, but both couples are working the race racket, as are Gov. and Mrs. Deval Patrick and his wife in MA.
Hubby gets the plum. Wifey gets the well paid,often no-show sinecure for big bucks. Michelle is reputed to (a) never show up and (b) never talk to a white person unless absolutely necessary in public. For over $300,000/year plus perks. If you want to know how Obama would run the country, check out the antics of Governor Deval Patrick in MA. What a maroon!
Give Chief Moose and his wife credit; they have added an unusual trick to the race racket. He always gets fired after a year or so on the job, because it is clear to all by then that he really is a dangerous idiot. He collects a big chunk of change to leave quietly: $500 large in one town. Then his wife quits her sinecure, and sues for racial discrimination. It's been an excellent scam for them. $300-400 Thousand at a pop for her, plus Chief Moose's bundle. I am exaggerating. They have only done this what, 3-4 times? Typically, this sort of black race racket scam artist is recruited by an AAA recruiting firm, and they move the incompetents around quite lucratively. Board of Ed President? No Problem! Got a friend of Obama's who is leaving, as it so happens, a job in Maine and is available to screw your whitebread little town right now!
I would bet my house on this one:
The other seven to nine are selected by a discretionary committee, either to fulfill the review's race-based affirmative action program
No comment :-)
Like they didn't figure it out during his in-person interview? It's amazing how many media morons have repeated his ridiculous claim.
I would have it checked. I’ll bet he received financial aid, his grandmother was the bread winner of the two, grandfather was a furniture salesman...in Hawaii. Who paid for his Harvard Education?
“And why is Obamas IL law license no longer in effect?
Shouldn’t the question be why did Obama LOSE his law license?
His Law School Expenses were underwritten by Black Muslim activist Mansour, a friend of Bill Ayers.
I honestly believe that Obama has to be the least intelligent man ever put forward for President by a major political party.
Although the college is rather small (about 2,000 undergrads) not one of my brother's alumni contacts was in the same class with Obama, remembers seeing him working in the cafeteria, or the library, or crossing his path in any way when their attendence overlapped.
If Severin had seen Obama's HLS record, he would be able to provide details concerning Obama's grades, etc.
Apparently Obama did graduate magna cum laude which means that his grades were somewhere near the top 10% of his class. This would seem to mean that he certainly did not have "zero qualifications" to be president of the Law Review.
Illinois does have a moral turpitude clause for bar admission. Obama may have decided not to maintain his Illinois bar membership.
Related is the lack of admission to the Illinois Bar of Obama-friend Bernardine Rae Dohrn, wife of Willam Ayres and adjunct professor of law at Northwestern, because she has a criminal record. See the “Legal Career” section of the Wikipedia entry and its footnotes on Dohrn.
It has the oh-so European flavor of a line through a depicted act to state the act is prohibited. Also, it is the way some of us write the number zero to distinguish the number from the letter O.
Assuming his grades were consistent throughout law school (which is probably the case) we might be wrong in our conclusion yesterday about how the Messiah got onto law review. Top 10% practically makes you a shoe-in for law review in most law schools.
Perhaps. But wouldn’t he be eager to release his grades if they were that good? What is the source for the information that he was magna cum laude?
Magna Cum Laude usually requires a GPA 3.6 or better
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