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OBAMA’S COLLEGE CLASSMATE: ‘THE OBAMA SCANDAL IS AT COLUMBIA’
The Blaze ^ | 6 AUGUST 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root

Posted on 08/07/2012 6:03:56 PM PDT by rdb3

I am President Obama’s 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. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.

Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best it’s ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s 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 doesn’t 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. It’s a cynical, brilliant, and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t 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 Obama’s opponents, they keep them on the defensive and off Obama’s trail of sealed documents.

By attacking Romney’s tax records, Obama’s socialist cabal creates a problem that doesn’t 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 Obama’s 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 America’s voters see? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s 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 you’ll never hear about Mitt’s 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 Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s 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 I’d 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 don’t 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. Shouldn’t the media be as relentless in pursuit of Obama’s records as Romney’s? Shouldn’t they be digging into Obama’s past–beyond what he has written about himself–with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s?

The first question I’d ask is, if you had great grades, why would you seal your records? So let’s assume Obama got poor grades. Why not release the records? He’s president of the free world, for gosh sakes. He’s commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Who’d care about some poor grades from three decades ago, right? So then what’s the problem? Doesn’t that make the media suspicious? Something doesn’t 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, how’d 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.

Here’s 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? I’m betting not.

If you could unseal Obama’s Columbia University records I believe you’d 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 I’m “fishing” then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?

If it’s okay for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to go on a fishing expedition about Romney’s 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 Obama’s Columbia Class of ’83 classmate, at least I have more standing to make educated guesses.

It’s time for Mitt to go on the attack and call Obama’s 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 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0; columbia; obama; scandal
Alrighty then!


1 posted on 08/07/2012 6:04:05 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: rdb3

I do love gut instincts. To quote Clint Eastwood..... “Hey Axelrod you feel lucky?”


2 posted on 08/07/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: rdb3

I read this article on the blaze yesterday. Why is it not on there today?


3 posted on 08/07/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: rdb3

Root is on Hannity Fox show right now.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 6:17:01 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rdb3

The article is quite interesting and makes sense...

However...

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


5 posted on 08/07/2012 6:17:37 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: barmag25
It's still there. Here's the address:

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama%E2%80%99s-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia/

6 posted on 08/07/2012 6:21:27 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: barmag25
I read this article on the blaze yesterday. Why is it not on there today?

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...

7 posted on 08/07/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: rdb3

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?


8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: rdb3
Neither Mitt Romney, nor the RNC, GOP-e have one iota of balls or courage to do such a thing. As much as I hate the RAT bastard commie, muslim pig 0dumb0, the one thing he does better than the entire weenie crop of GOP politicians, is to play hardball politics in the most evil, demented way possible. Neither 0dumb0 nor the demoRATs nor the media have any interest in Mitt's returns, other than to create false scandals. Unfortunately Mitt & the GOP-e are scared to death of 0dumb0 and will never issue this type of challenge for 0dumb0 to release his college transcripts, or demand answers regarding his false social security number from Conneticutt, or any of the other 50 or more scandals or illegalities from 0dumb0. Even if they were to demand and get the grade transcripts, by now they would be fraudulantly doctored over just like his bogus birth certificate.

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.

9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:24:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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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.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Kind of unusual seeing a Mormon attack a Mormon.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 6:27:29 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: rdb3

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.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:28:29 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: SeminoleCounty

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?


13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by Heuristic Hiker
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To: rdb3

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


14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:37:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rovenstinez

Kind of unusual seeing a Mormon attack a Mormon.

**Guess liberal trumps Mormon? Reid is evil..


15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:37:35 PM PDT by rainee
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To: rdb3

I found a recording of Rush talking about this:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/UUAOPWPJGvE


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: rdb3
http://www.factcheck.org/2010/02/obama-at-columbia-university/
17 posted on 08/07/2012 6:49:58 PM PDT by fso301
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To: rdb3

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.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: PubliusMM; All

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.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: fso301

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.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: reardensteel
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.

Understood but the thread article insinuates obama didn't attend Columbia.

Furthermore, Occidental, Columbia and Harvard are all private schools. I'm not sure why an official transcript would be expected to indicate if the student was an American citizen or foreign citizen.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 7:16:27 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SeminoleCounty

My view is that Obama may have been born in Hawaii, but when his mother married an Indonesian , he adopted Barry and alienated him. But he was able to reacquire American citizenship because he was young and the state “clothed” him with enough official documents that he was able to pass while he was in Hawaii. Anyone who knows anything about state bureaucracies knows they are as sloppy as heck. THEN, when he was applying for Occidental, he put back on his indonesian identity and used it to get through school.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 7:22:12 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: mazda77

Root is going to have to carry the ball. If the Establishment had wanted to take out Obama, they would have done it back in 2008. But for some reason they let it pass, probably because he was this “clean, articulate” black person right out of central casting. The same thoughts probably inhibited the Clintons. Maybe that is why Bill was so furious when they played the race card on HIM, of all people. He may know the rest of the story, but it is not coming out soon.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 7:28:46 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: fso301

His file may have already been purged.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: rcrngroup

“. . . the one thing he does better than the entire weenie crop of GOP politicians, is to play hardball politics in the most evil, demented way possible.”

The last Republican who played hardball politics was Richard M. Nixon. Since then, the Republicans have known their place.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The problem is what happens to a soul brave enough to bow the whistle.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 7:41:59 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: All

The interesting thing from the interview was that Wayne got a phone call from a Breitbart reporter who was in Indonesia and claims he has documentary proof that Obama was an Indonesian citizen.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 7:50:00 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

When Obama applied/registered for classes at Columbia he may have been using a different SSN than the one he is using today. Having multiple SSN’s is illegal.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: rovenstinez

Seems logical that it was another Mormon who knew something about Mitt’s taxes who blew the whistle. You’d think the Mormon mafia would take action against a fellow believer like Dingy Harry nailing a brother.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 8:05:17 PM PDT by pankot
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To: rdb3

Stupid zero comment number 55467:

“Hey don’t call my bluff.”

Do comments get much more idiotic than that one?

Whatta tool.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 8:07:30 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: rdb3

An Obama supporter at the college would destroy the records before they ever saw the light of day. Scandal over for Obama. No joy for us. Who’s gonna DISprove that the records didn’t get destroyed by “accident”.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 8:10:04 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: basil

Ping to read tomorrow......


32 posted on 08/07/2012 8:10:22 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

Ping to read tomorrow......


33 posted on 08/07/2012 8:10:22 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

Ping to read tomorrow......


34 posted on 08/07/2012 8:10:22 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: RobbyS
"Root is going to have to carry the ball."

I predict that Root is going to get "THE Message" very soon -- if he hasn't already.

Either he will quickly fade from view -- or, if he persists, will do a "Breitbart" or "Foster"...

35 posted on 08/07/2012 8:40:19 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: RobbyS

Obama has been groomed as a Manchurian Candidate by the Soviets and other Anti-American forces since a young age. All pertinent records have been purged, all damaging witnesses neutralized in one way or another.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 8:51:44 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

That’s what isolated island states in the Pacific without extradition agreements with the USA are for.


37 posted on 08/08/2012 12:37:08 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: rovenstinez

You’ve obviously never heard of the Mountain Meadows Massacre or the Salamander Letter bombings.


38 posted on 08/08/2012 1:35:00 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I haven’t. And I certainly hope there’s no serious backstory to those oddly endearing titles.


39 posted on 08/08/2012 1:39:02 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Serious backstory?

That almost qualifies as classic British understatement.


40 posted on 08/08/2012 1:46:23 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: barmag25

Perhaps b/c it was moved here: http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama%E2%80%99s-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia/


41 posted on 10/01/2012 4:43:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: rdb3; shaggy eel
Proof has been *out there* for some time...


42 posted on 10/01/2012 4:51:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: dagogo redux

“Obama has been groomed as a Manchurian Candidate by the Soviets and other Anti-American forces since a young age.”

Enemies frequently groom “sleepers” to infiltrate a nation; this is most likely one of those instances.


43 posted on 10/01/2012 4:56:57 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: rdb3

There are no records of Obama to hide at Columbia because he never went there. He went to Occidental and Harvard Law School but I dont think Obama has a Bachelors degree from anywhere.


44 posted on 10/01/2012 5:00:19 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Manchurian BUMP
45 posted on 10/01/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: central_va
Who to believe? The Blaze about the Blaze? :)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/5-facts-we-know-about-obamas-college-years/

46 posted on 10/01/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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