Skip to comments.Who Paid for Obama's College Education?
Posted on 10/06/2008 8:49:03 AM PDT by Candybar
Obama went to some very, very expensive colleges. Columbia, Harvard. His family had little, if any money. We are led to believe that his family paid for his high school education at the expensive Punahoe school in Hawaii.
But, but, but, a father who was a furniture salesman and a mother who worked at a local bank didn't have that kind of money to send him to Columbia and Harvard, two of the most expensive colleges in America!!!
The question is: Who paid Obama's costs at Columbia and Harvard??? Yes, who paid for tuition, books, room and board, and incidentals??? and travel, in these very expensive cities, New York and Boston???
Yes, we've all wondered about this. Let's hear from you Freepers and others who have done the research and let's have the American people know what the facts are.
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“Who Paid for Obama’s College Education?”
Typical white people
Who knows. He always talks about having just paid off his student loans.
America will pay for it if Obama gets elected.
Talk about electile dysfunction.
How about “Typical Americans” asking questions before they vote?
RICH AMERICAN MUSLIM MAY HAVE HELPED OBAMA INTO HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
CHatham Republican Town Committee ^ | 10/4/08 | staff
Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2008 3:40:57 PM by pissant
When Barack Obama was seeking to get into Harvard Law School (he entered in the fall of 1988) he had the assistance of Khalid Al-Mansour, a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist who was a mentor to the founders of the Black Panther party at the time the party was founded in the early 1960s.
There is some suggestion that Mansour had provided financial assistance to Obama for Harvard Law School, though the Obama campaign denies this.
Obama has refused all requests that Harvard and Columbia open up his records for examination, as he has refused requests to have the official birth records of the State of Hawaii opened to resolve questions that have been raised about his place of birth. [Nonetheless Columbia confrmed Obama graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science, but without honors.]
white people deserve — and want — to have their ears and noses cut off, and that Muslims shouldn’t worry, “because God wants you to do it
More on this story. “Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age,” by Kenneth R. Timmerman for NewMax, September 3 (thanks to JM):
New evidence has emerged that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers.
In a videotaped interview this year on New Yorks all news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American businessman and political figure made the curious disclosures about Obama. (See Video Clip Below)
Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan off-handedly revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama.
I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him, Sutton told NY1 city hall reporter Dominic Carter.
The friends name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas, Sutton said. He is the principal adviser to one of the worlds richest men. He told me about Obama.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax from his home in San Antonio, Texas, al-Mansour said he would not comment specifically on the statement by Percy Sutton because he was afraid anything he said would get distorted.
I was determined I was never going to be in that situation, he said. Bloggers are saying this is the new Rev. Wright in drag! and he is a nationalist, racist, and worse than Rev. Wright. So any statement that I made would only further this activity which is not in the interest of Barack.
But in the lengthy interview, al-Mansour confirmed that he frequently spoke on university campuses, including Columbia, where Percy Sutton suggested he met Obama in the late 1980s, and confirmed his close relationship with Prince Alwaleed.
This is a non-starter. Fancy schools don’t charge everyone rack-rate. If you’ve got good enough grades and are ‘interesting enough’, the fancy school pays most of the bill themselves.
My daughter went to Mount Holyoke College, which has a rack rate comparable to the Ivys, and we paid about as much as it would have cost to send her to the local state U. She had a heap of college credit earned during HS, a high GPA, and came from a ‘big square state’.
Obama, with a Kenyan father, sojourn in Indonesia, and so forth would have gotten Columbia to pay most of the cost of his attendance out of income on their endowment; Harvard Law probably threw a fat financial aid package his way, as well.
Yes, I think he probably got school loans like a lot of other people get. Plus, he went to expensive schools before they were SO expensive, probably. Michelle complained bitterly a short time before or at the end of his campaign that she shouldn’t have to pay her loans back. IIRC, her whining didn’t go over well, so they paid back the loans. It made me wonder at the time how they got the mortgage for their very expensive home. Most people can’t get any mortgage with outstanding school loans. Maybe theirs weren’t in arrears and they were just griping about monthly payments. Not sure.
I’m guessing that his race was a postive factor in his obtaining scholarships.
The NFL teams scout college players early on to identify prospects for their future teams and then draft the ones they know can fit and lead them to championships.
Is it possible Ayers and his other radical lefty cohorts have done the same. They identified a bright socialist star early on and then funded his education and guided his path to take over America??
There are lots of poor families out there who manage to pay for an education for their child. They may work several jobs and it certainly is not easy but...I DO think it is possible to do and HAS been done. Why is it a big concern? Is everyone wondering if it was paid for by someone else?
If you are the right kind of black or native American, you can write your own ticket. He got to Columbia the same way that Michelle got to Princeton—on a free ride, all expenses paid.
I know. I was once on a graduate admissions committee. One year we had a black applicant with high SAT scores—actually one of the best applicants that year. We offered him a full scholarship, but Harvard outbid us with three years of guaranteed full scholarships and expenses.
Obama could have had middling grades and still gotten his expenses paid, probably.
He says he got a scholarship to go to Punahou and won additional scholarships at Occidental and Columbia and Harvard, in addition to student loans. I have no way of verifying this.
I have wondered the same thing, but those universities receive huge endowments and often make it very affordable for “desirable” students (as defined by the school) to attend.
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