Skip to comments.OBAMA’S COLLEGE CLASSMATE: ‘THE OBAMA SCANDAL IS AT COLUMBIA’
Posted on 08/07/2012 6:03:56 PM PDT by rdb3
I am President Obamas classmate at Columbia University, Class of 83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. Its his college records. Call it gut instinct but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and its a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how Ive made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.
Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best its ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract Americas voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. Its the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesnt exist. Then ask followers like Senator Harry Reid to chase the lead. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader appears to now be making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. Its a cynical, brilliant, and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he cant attack the real Obama scandal.
This is classic Axelrod. Obama has won several elections in his career by slandering his opponents and leaking sealed documents. Not only do these insinuations and leaks ruin the credibility and reputation of Obamas opponents, they keep them on the defensive and off Obamas trail of sealed documents.
By attacking Romneys tax records, Obamas socialist cabal creates a problem that doesnt exist. Is the U.S. Senate Majority Leader making up stories out of thin air? You decide. But the reason for this baseless attack is clear- make Romney defend, so not only is he off message but it helps the media ignore the real Obama scandal.
My answer for Romney? Call Obamas bluff.
Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago that you are afraid to let Americas voters see? If its THAT bad, maybe its something the voters ought to see. Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.
My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is youll never hear about Mitts tax returns ever again.
Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer.
If anyone should have questions about Obamas record at Columbia University, its me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of 83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought Id heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia have ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.
But dont take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News randomly called 400 of our Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama.
Now all of this mystery could be easily and instantly dismissed if Obama released his Columbia transcripts to the media. But even after serving as President for 3 1/2 years he refuses to unseal his college records. Shouldnt the media be as relentless in pursuit of Obamas records as Romneys? Shouldnt they be digging into Obamas pastbeyond what he has written about himselfwith the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitts?
The first question Id ask is, if you had great grades, why would you seal your records? So lets assume Obama got poor grades. Why not release the records? Hes president of the free world, for gosh sakes. Hes commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Whod care about some poor grades from three decades ago, right? So then whats the problem? Doesnt that make the media suspicious? Something doesnt add up.
Secondly, if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? And if his grades at Columbia were awful, howd he ever get into Harvard Law School? So again those grades must have been great, right? So why spend millions to keep them sealed?
Third, how did Obama pay for all these fancy schools without coming from a wealthy background? If he had student loans or scholarships, would he not have to maintain good grades?
I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.
Heres my gut belief: Obama got a leg up by being admitted to both Occidental and Columbia as a foreign exchange student. He was raised as a young boy in Indonesia. But did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? When he returned to live with his grandparents in Hawaii or as he neared college-age preparing to apply to schools, did he ever change his citizenship back? Im betting not.
If you could unseal Obamas Columbia University records I believe youd find that:
A) He rarely ever attended class.
B) His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
C) He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
D) He paid little for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreign students like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.
If you think Im fishing then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?
If its okay for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to go on a fishing expedition about Romneys taxes (even though he knows absolutely nothing about them nor will release his own), then I think I can do the same thing. But as Obamas Columbia Class of 83 classmate, at least I have more standing to make educated guesses.
Its time for Mitt to go on the attack and call Obamas bluff.
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and the author of The Conscience of a Libertarian. Read more at his website: www.ROOTforAmerica.com
I do love gut instincts. To quote Clint Eastwood..... “Hey Axelrod you feel lucky?”
I read this article on the blaze yesterday. Why is it not on there today?
Root is on Hannity Fox show right now.
The article is quite interesting and makes sense...
The main #1 issue with Obama is his Birth Certificate. Unfortunately, too many of these types of articles turn out to be ruses to take away conservatives attention from the main Obama Eligibility question: Where is the Birth Certificate?
I am so tired of seeing people refuse to address the Birth Certificate issue. The Liberal Media has really influenced a lot of non-liberal people
It's actually posted at DrudgeReport with link to The Blaze but it gonna be categorized as conspiracy theory even by so called conservative pepz, talk radio hosts, etc., i.e., Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, etc...
Romney should get Reid to agree to resign from the senate immediately if Romney’s tax returns state he paid taxes for the last ten years. Would Reid take the deal?
Face it..... we have got the most evil man in the world as our pres__ent. I believe he is the Anti-Christ, or at least the precursor & forerunner to the Anti-Christ. May God judge & condemn 0dumb0's evil soul (and his fat ass butt ass ugly wife, mabelle michelle.
SeminoleCounty, I agree. I’m sick of people not taking seriously the burning issue of 0bama’s BC.
However, if we can get some traction with this, it will bolster the arguments to challenge the whole bogus BC.
I have talked to a good many people in recent days about this very solution...challenge 0bama...release Columbia University records, complete, and Romney releases another year of tax returns.
Release the whole Occidental record set, including the financial records, and Romney releases another year of tax returns.
Release the Law school records, complete with financials, and Romney releases another year of tax returns.
If there is nothing there...fine! If there is an issue, it will come out.
Either way, 0bama is put on the defensive, and he’s the one dancing on razor blades for a change.
Kind of unusual seeing a Mormon attack a Mormon.
I don’t think that Romney should release his tax records, period. If Obama released his records, I have no confidence that they wouldn’t be fabricated to show whatever he wanted people to see. If Romney tried to make a trade, he would play by the rules and lose. Obama would cheat and be made the hero. That’s just the way the left works in this country.
I agree it is an interesting story, but that the Birth Certificate was/is too...so following how the Obama W.H. dealt with the birth certificate issue...by quite likely forging the certificate - what kind of guarantee would Romney have that if he put his cards on the deck, that Obama would not respond by giving up some cards he’d been warming in the seat of his pants?
Either Obama won’t release his college transcripts(And college thesis, let’s not forget about that) because it shows that he received foreign aid, or he wrote a thesis about how he hates America, whitey, Jews, and Capitalism. If it was simply “Bad grades” he would have released the transcripts a long time ago, but this is something much more serious
Kind of unusual seeing a Mormon attack a Mormon.
**Guess liberal trumps Mormon? Reid is evil..
I found a recording of Rush talking about this:
Enough Talk. Get a resourceful guy or gal in there with tradecraft skills who knows what what they are doing, into the records department at this and other schools, and get that Obama/Marxist/Sluff-off/Foreign Student Scholarship^Citizenship/Current National Security Risk stuff out of there ASAP. Work overtime to get it done if necessary. It will be a blow for freedom. I am sure there are plenty of people who can go in and do the job in the school archives, and also “every (administrator) has his price” as they say. Enticements could be offered. They could be paid to leak it, leak this stuff which is purposely been cemented over, like a dead body in the wall of a newly constructed home, to get to the truth of one Barry H. Soetero. Particularly if such a would-be patriot/inside cooperator were a) near retirement, b) anti-Obama, and c) feel this is needed for the sake of the nation and its future. Pentagon Paper’s boys Berrigan Brothers were moral guys in what THEY did, right? Just thinking out of the box. One thing is for sure, Obama-ites will NOT release anything that is damaging to the Messiah in a big name...and we all know that it is out there, has been for four years and longer.
This whole tax return thing can bite Obama in the a$$ big time in addition to addressing the BC issue as well. Ask for his tax returns for the years in college. If he was on a foreign exchange status, he would not have filed any.
This is answering the question of whether or not Obama was at Columbia, not whether or not he represented himself as a foreign exchange student. It’s entirely plausible that he misrepresented his status in order to obtain more funding and admittance. In fact it’s entirely possible he really believed that to be the case given his convoluted history of multiple non-American, non-Christian fathers, and childhood spent in Indonesia. It may have been a convenient oversight.