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Obama’s College Transcripts
NRO ^ | 08/02/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson

Posted on 08/02/2010 11:46:37 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

Count me among those who’d really like to get a good long look at Barack Obama’s college transcripts — not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse, but simply because I want to know what the man studied and what his grades were.

For instance, I’d like to know whether he took any economics and how he did in those classes. I’m also curious about what his literary studies were: especially, I’d like to know whether the man who wrote two self-important memoirs before he’d done much of anything interesting with his life is sufficiently conversant with the concept of hubris that he might take a moment for self-examination — because, as the economy slows and the government debt stacks up, the hubris is not the only thing around here looking Greek and tragic.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
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Fred Swartz adds this, as well.

Obama has admitted he wasn't a very good student, which probably means he was a HORRIBLE student. And, I think the question about what economics classes he took is a good one. I'd bet the farm he didn't take any math, accounting or economics classes.

1 posted on 08/02/2010 11:46:44 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Obama — The Peter Principle in action. (Too polite to say afirmative action symbol.)


2 posted on 08/02/2010 11:48:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Goodness me. Studying and showing quality work are for LITTLE PEOPLE...kind of like paying taxes.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 11:50:46 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m pretty sure I heard somewhere that Obama was the smartest president ever.


4 posted on 08/02/2010 11:51:47 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: OldDeckHand

I don’t think it really matters. Stupid, misguided people graduate college every day. I doubt his grades were terrible IF he was in Harvard Law Review. I don’t think he’s dumb. I just think he’s socialist.

ODH, you are a lawyer. I’m sure you’ve met plenty of losers that have graduated law school.


5 posted on 08/02/2010 11:51:47 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: OldDeckHand

College transcripts should be the very first thing we look at whenever a person runs for president.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 11:51:52 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: OldDeckHand

Community organizing 101, 102, 103....
Das Kapital.....turning pie into mud.....
The Communist Manifesto - I too can controle YOUR wealth....


7 posted on 08/02/2010 11:52:14 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: OldDeckHand
Count me among those who’d really like to get a good long look at Barack Obama’s college transcripts — not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse, but simply because I want to know what the man studied and what his grades were.

A bit irritating. He wants to see the transcripts, but he wants everyone to know he's not crazy like me. My reasons for wanting to see them are crazy, sure, but not his.

Whatever. The point is, the guy isn't going to release them and you can be sure he has a very good reason for not releasing them.

8 posted on 08/02/2010 11:52:36 AM PDT by marron
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To: trumandogz

No. Birth certificates should be.


9 posted on 08/02/2010 11:53:23 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: OldDeckHand
Over the past couple of years there have been a couple of guys who got into real trouble for claiming military awards they didn't earn; what's the difference between them and obama?

He claims to have been a lawyer...a law professor? You don't get a law degree by majoring in Community Organizer 101...then, there's the bar exam.

Everyone has secrets, but everyone doesn't run for President...which should require disclosure and compliance with the Constitution...it used to, anyway.
10 posted on 08/02/2010 11:53:23 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: OldDeckHand

I believe we would find very mediocre grades. This is not the reason they have not been released. The reason is simply because he was enrolled as a foreign exchange student.


11 posted on 08/02/2010 11:55:49 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: OldDeckHand

Sometimes people who don’t make good grades, know how to surround themselves with people who have a lot of smarts. This time, it appears he didn’t do this either.


12 posted on 08/02/2010 11:58:22 AM PDT by rovenstinez (,)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m sure Obama got very good grades. And I’d be willing to bet that Obama’s grades were awarded to him based on the same criteria the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to him.


13 posted on 08/02/2010 11:58:57 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: OldDeckHand

He excelled in “Bush Blaming 101”.


14 posted on 08/02/2010 12:00:16 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: goseminoles
"I’m sure you’ve met plenty of losers that have graduated law school."

True that.

But, I do think it matters if for no other reason than the principle of transparency. No, the Founding Fathers didn't demand that "transcripts" be released when running for President. But, they didn't demand that tax return and copious financial statements be released either, as is now required by law.

Lastly, there is a LONG record in the modern era of the media demanding that presidential aspirants release their government records, like the military record. Obama was the least vetted candidate to hold that office in the modern age, and the media should be shamed for allowing it.

15 posted on 08/02/2010 12:00:23 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

“..., as the economy slows and the government debt stacks up, the hubris is not the only thing around here looking Greek and tragic.”


16 posted on 08/02/2010 12:01:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Well, he really was, culturally and educationally, a foreigner and only technically an American by birth, at best.


17 posted on 08/02/2010 12:02:17 PM PDT by Savonarola
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To: goseminoles
He didn't get on the Law Review because of his grades, he got on it because of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.
18 posted on 08/02/2010 12:03:44 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: OldDeckHand

I agree with what you are saying but I don’t know if I was ever concerned with the last 4 president’s grades.

I have 3 degrees, and my grades were mediocre. That said, I would make a much better president than Obozo. His acqaintences and extra-curriculars are much more telling.


19 posted on 08/02/2010 12:04:37 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

See. I can’t even spell. LOL..


20 posted on 08/02/2010 12:06:40 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I agree with you. What matters is what he’s doing—and damaging—now.


21 posted on 08/02/2010 12:08:11 PM PDT by twigs
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To: OldDeckHand

Here where I live, you need to pass a test to be a licensed manicurist. Bet he didn’t even qualify at THAT level!!


22 posted on 08/02/2010 12:09:32 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: twigs

To me, character matters. And Obama has none.


23 posted on 08/02/2010 12:09:32 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: OldDeckHand

Bah. Where’s the fun in rational inquiry?


24 posted on 08/02/2010 12:10:49 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: OldDeckHand

We can only imagine what his grades were based on the Cracker Jack job he has done as a President so far! ;-)


25 posted on 08/02/2010 12:11:07 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: All

I wish Palin would push the issue of full obama disclosure as a matter of defending attacks on her resume/intelligence...


26 posted on 08/02/2010 12:15:35 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: goseminoles

I worked for a lot of lawyers. We (the underlings) had a joke - “how hard can law school be”? There were some real idiots who apparently made it through law school and passed the bar, though I can’t imagine how.


27 posted on 08/02/2010 12:16:10 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: OldDeckHand

How come grades, SAT scores, police records for any Republican are always available but nothing for Obama? I know silly question. You never heard that Gore flunked out of law school and had worse grades than Bush until after the election.


28 posted on 08/02/2010 12:20:33 PM PDT by motherof 3
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To: ilovesarah2012

I just broke up with a woman “earning” a phd. Dumb as hell.
She can do research and teach, but can’t handle her daily affairs.
I guess my point is that I’m not even sure Reagan went to college and I honestly don’t care. Book smarts doesn’t equal someone that believes in freedom for americans.


29 posted on 08/02/2010 12:20:44 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: OldDeckHand

***...not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse,...***

If he has nothing to hide, then why did he hide it? If he’s a natural born American, then why doesn’t he SHOW US THE LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE?


30 posted on 08/02/2010 12:29:52 PM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: goseminoles
"I guess my point is that I’m not even sure Reagan went to college "

Reagan has a degree (BS) in Economics from Eureka College. He was a better than average student.

31 posted on 08/02/2010 12:30:57 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: ilovesarah2012
"There were some real idiots who apparently made it through law school and passed the bar, though I can’t imagine how."

Memorization. Passing the bar is almost entirely about memorization. And, just because you've passed the bar, doesn't mean you'll be a capable lawyer. Far from it.

Actually practicing law successfully, tests entirely different skill-sets. This is why you'll have people who passed the bar on their first try actually end up washing out of the profession, and you'll have people who had to sit for the bar multiple times, actually end up being competent attorneys.

I would add that to a certain degree, the exact same thing can be said about any professional licensure. My daughter just completed her medical boards, and from what I gather, it too was all about memorization.

32 posted on 08/02/2010 12:36:31 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: kitkat
'If he has nothing to hide, then why did he hide it?"

The better question is, "Why wouldn't he hide it?" No one but his most fervent political enemies care about this. Why should he - or any politician - do something to placate their ravenous opposition. Until such a time that the broader electorate, or media wants to see something - anything - from any politician, it's not coming out.

33 posted on 08/02/2010 12:40:39 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: ilovesarah2012
I know some lawyers that are idiots. I know some physicians that are idiots too.

I know plenty of Master's degree folks that are idiots also.......

And advanced degree doesn't mean you have any sense.........

34 posted on 08/02/2010 12:41:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: OldDeckHand

“the media should be ashamed for allowing it”

I agree but some branch of the government should be responsible for seeing that a candidate meets requirements of the constitution before being sworn in as President. Maybe, just maybe this clown wouldn’t be in office now.


35 posted on 08/02/2010 12:52:20 PM PDT by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: Vendome

People will really have to hurt before things ever change, in some ways the worse it gets means the better chance of revolution, and i mean a real revolution such as the one in 1776


36 posted on 08/02/2010 12:54:56 PM PDT by mel
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To: motherof 3
How come grades, SAT scores, police records for any Republican are always available but nothing for Obama? I know silly question. You never heard that Gore flunked out of law school and had worse grades than Bush until after the election.

Nothing on Gore's record before the election but we did find out that Bush had a DUI conviction.........right before the election.
37 posted on 08/02/2010 1:02:40 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think that Obama’s college records matter because he was sold to the American public as being a really smart guy as opposed to the alleged (by the MSM) stupid Bush.

If Obama is so smart then let’s see some documentation of his intelligence. His college records would be a good start.


38 posted on 08/02/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Congratulations to your daughter. You must be very proud.


39 posted on 08/02/2010 1:10:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well he did go to Harvard and everybody there gets A’s and B’s anyway don’t they?


40 posted on 08/02/2010 1:17:15 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: OldDeckHand

I bet he excelled at underwater basket weaving.


41 posted on 08/02/2010 1:20:32 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: gthog61

I almost went to Harvard, but as I approached the parking lot, I changed my mind.


42 posted on 08/02/2010 1:41:02 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ticonderoga34

Personally, I would settle for some good COMMON SENSE! As my late Father often used to say about Politcs and Political people—All too often, the biggest Fool is an Educated Fool! My Dad was a farmer with an 8th grade education, but he had more Common Sense than anybody I know. My mother who was a College Grad. and schoolteacher for 46 years was smart, but not to the degree he was. When we broke ranks with our Democrat family and both Voted for Ronald Reagan, he made me promise to NOT tell Mama or we’d never hear the end of it!


43 posted on 08/02/2010 1:58:30 PM PDT by Patsygirl
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To: OldDeckHand

“not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse”

As a dinosaur, the idiot has to place these qualifying remarks in place, lest he be de-pressed.

Another parallel to the race card - extremist, right-wing fanatic, birther, fringe, crazy conspiracy, hate speech, homophobic all designed with lame hopes to discredit and cause us to bunker or crawl into a hole afraid to peep out.


44 posted on 08/02/2010 2:00:35 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: OldDeckHand

“not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse”

As a dinosaur, the idiot has to place these qualifying remarks in place, lest he be de-pressed.

Another parallel to the race card - extremist, right-wing fanatic, birther, fringe, crazy conspiracy, hate speech, homophobic all designed with lame hopes to discredit and cause us to bunker or crawl into a hole afraid to peep out.


45 posted on 08/02/2010 2:01:08 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: OldDeckHand
Not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse ...

No cojones. Just as expected from a member of the Eunuch class.


46 posted on 08/02/2010 2:15:42 PM PDT by bvw
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To: OldDeckHand
   In contrast here's a man with real cojones.

   LTC Terrence Lakin

   What does the Eunuch Williamson have to say about this man?

47 posted on 08/02/2010 2:36:06 PM PDT by bvw
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To: goseminoles

“That said, I would make a much better president than Obozo.”
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A cinder block would make a better president than Obozo.


48 posted on 08/02/2010 2:55:28 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: goseminoles

“She can do research and teach, but can’t handle her daily affairs.”
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Heaven help us, I have a 35 year old stepson who has a genius level IQ and had had a computer science degree for four years. He still can’t find a job so he works on a computer here and there and does a web site for someone when he can. He couldn’t manage his own life if he had a job with a six figure income, he would still depend on his mother to handle his affairs for him. For all practical purposes he may as well be retarded, in fact he would have been better off to be retarded, he wouldn’t have the mountain of debt he racked up to get that degree that does him no good whatsoever.


49 posted on 08/02/2010 3:13:41 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer

LOL!! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day!!!


50 posted on 08/02/2010 3:15:33 PM PDT by goseminoles
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