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Was Barack Obama A Foreign Exchange Student?
IBD Editorials ^ | August 9, 2012

Posted on 08/09/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by raptor22

Transparency: A former classmate has added a tantalizing question to the mysteries surrounding Barack Obama's college years. Perhaps the GOP nominee, whose tax records are demanded, should call the president's bluff.

Not many students whose grades supposedly were good enough to get into Harvard Law School can say that 400 of their classmates taken randomly don't remember a single thing about him or his even being there. But Barack Obama, Columbia University class of '83, can.

Student Obama spent two years at Columbia after transferring there from Occidental College in Los Angeles. And for all the impression he made on his classmates, he might as well have been in the witness protection program.

The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News called that random group of 400 Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama.

Like most transfer students, Obama lived off-campus, a factoid defenders use to explain his apparent lack of human contact during his Columbia years. Obama himself does not speak much about his years at Columbia and Harvard Law, other than he attended both and was elected president of the Harvard Law Review.

Interestingly, Obama contributed not one signed word to the Harvard Law Review or any other legal publication. As Matthew Franck has pointed out in National Review Online, "A search of the HeinOnline database of law journals turns up exactly nothing credited to Obama in any law review anywhere at anytime." A curious factoid for an alleged scholar.

In October 2007, the New York Times ran a piece titled "Obama's Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say," which would have won the Pulitzer Prize for understatements if there was one.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barrysoetoro; columbia; foreignstudent; ibd; lyingtraitor; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamabio; pos
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Barry Soetoro, class clown
1 posted on 08/09/2012 5:39:05 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Can we exchange him back for a refund?


2 posted on 08/09/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: raptor22

The Canadian left would probably love to swap him for Harper. I’d make that deal and eat Obama’s salary too.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: raptor22

Was Barack Obama A Foreign Exchange Student?
No.
But Barry Soetoro was.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: raptor22

Can any student ask that his/her records not be released to anyone? If not, what gives these schools the authority to not release Obama’s?


5 posted on 08/09/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMeDmV0ufU)
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To: raptor22

Harry Reid: “The word is out...”


6 posted on 08/09/2012 5:51:06 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: raptor22

We’ll never know because barry & co. spent millions to keep that a secret. That’s a lot of money to spend to keep skeletons in the closet.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: raptor22

We’ll never know because barry & co. spent millions to keep that a secret. That’s a lot of money to spend to keep skeletons in the closet.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 5:51:45 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: RC2
If not, what gives these schools the authority to not release Obama’s?The law.
9 posted on 08/09/2012 5:53:59 PM PDT by fso301
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

We already know he’s foreign; the sexchange is mythical, probably results from his habit of savoring other men; and, he was a student in a madrassa or two, and maybe in some US public schools. No one remembers him at Columbia because he never went there. Thanks raptor22.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 5:55:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: raptor22
IMO Barry Soetoro flunked out of Occidental due to excessive pot smoking. Not wanting his classmates to know, he told them he was “transferring” to Columbia (that's impressive) but never got into Columbia because he never applied. He may have “audited” some classes(read, sat in on large lecture classes where he wouldn't be known or recognized or remembered) and then had some of his commie professors write recommendations to Harvard to admit the foreign exchange student Barack Obama. This is affirmative action on steroids.
11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:01:09 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: raptor22
Don't know why this is what it is, but Obama has CIA written all over him. Disinformation is how the CIA operates and there is a sh_t load of disinformation covering up Obama’s past.
12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: raptor22

Geeze.
It’s only taken 5 years to fan the flames of journalistic curiosity.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:10:17 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: raptor22
Since Occidental College only has about 2,000 students it may be easier to find someone from his years there that remembers him.
14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:12:19 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Barry Soetoro - class clown


15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:18:19 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Barry Soetoro - class clown


16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:19:01 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22; All

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If only America knew...

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(By our own Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few pages of ‘The Obama File’:

http://theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

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17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:19:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; null and void; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ...

ping to the POS-


18 posted on 08/09/2012 6:23:56 PM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: raptor22

Good to see in IBD. This is a credible publication. I hear Brietbart Drip Drip Drip. Can you say October surprise coming.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:29:09 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: RC2
"Can any student ask that his/her records not be released to anyone? If not, what gives these schools the authority to not release Obama’s?"

One's records can ONLY be released if the student signs a release. The only reason Republican's grades (if not flattering) come out is that University Records Offices are pretty much over-run with College bureaucratic hangers-on, who, as a class, tend to be highly unethical when it serves some leftist purpose.

20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:29:09 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: iontheball
Don't know why this is what it is, but Obama has CIA written all over him. Disinformation is how the CIA operates and there is a sh_t load of disinformation covering up Obama’s past.

Sure would explain a lot about young Stanley Ann Dunham. Not to mention the fact that the CIA seems to have a lot of Lefties working there, which you would not expect.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:21 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: iontheball

Maybe this is why....

“A 1977 New York Times article mentioned Business International as one of the lesser known of 22 news organizations found to have employed journalists who were also working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).[6] Elliott Haynes “said his father, Eldridge Haynes, had provided cover for four C.I.A. employees in various countries between 1955 and 1960.”[6]... via Wikapedia

Now, why would this company hire someone who had NO, N*O schooling for finance?

In the late summer of 1983, future United States President Barack Obama interviewed for a job at Business International Corporation. He worked there for “little more than year.”[3] As a research associate in its financial services division, he edited Financing Foreign Operations, a global reference service, and wrote for Business International Money Report, a weekly financial newsletter.[4] His responsibilities included “interviewing business experts, researching trends in foreign exchange, following market developments. . . . He wrote about currency swaps and leverage leases. . . . Obama also helped write financial reports on Mexico and Brazil.[5]


22 posted on 08/09/2012 6:44:25 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: raptor22
Not many students whose grades supposedly were good enough to get into Harvard Law School can say that 400 of their classmates taken randomly don't remember a single thing about him or his even being there. But Barack Obama, Columbia University class of '83, can.

That's just not true. There are plenty of people, especially at a relatively large, urban, school like Columbia, who quietly get good grades while not being noticed. Especially as a transfer student, it's not really surprising that Obama didn't stand out at Columbia.

23 posted on 08/09/2012 6:46:55 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 6:51:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced - you put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: raptor22
We have a copy of Mitt Romney's high school report card, which was deemed by the Boston Globe important enough to reveal to the world, but President Obama's Columbia transcripts remain a mystery.

Who wants to bet the Boston Globe has an excuse why Romney's high school grades were important and Obama's mysterious college records aren't... We know journalists believe their own excuses - as do all the other liberal media outlets... something about a dog eating some important papers...

25 posted on 08/09/2012 6:57:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced - you put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Actually your assertion is what’s simply not true. I don’t care how “low profile” or incognito you try to make yourself, if you attend a college or university, even a big monster like UCLA where they go through like cattle, somebody will notice you. In fact they may notice you precisely by your peculiar “low profile” non-interaction, but they will notice you. It’s a sea of faces, thousands of eyes, millions of glances, passing in cooridors, classrooms, cafeterias, registrar’s office, book stores, parking lots etc. The only way you can go completely 100% unnoticed by anyone is if you were never there, and your “recollection” of being there is a fabrication. Period.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 7:03:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

who quietly get good grades while not being noticed.
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true. but seriously?
“King” Obama,
quietly getting good grades while not being noticed ?
this is contrary to ALL we know about him,
and contrary to his OWN autobiography.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 7:05:25 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bossmechanic
It’s only taken 5 years to fan the flames of journalistic curiosity.

Well in 08 the MSM had serious stuff to investigate, like the status of Joe the Plumber's trade license and the DNA of Palin's Down Syndrome child.

28 posted on 08/09/2012 7:07:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: RC2
Can any student ask that his/her records not be released to anyone? If not, what gives these schools the authority to not release Obama’s?

If this request had been about a Republican the information would have been 'leaked' before the last election. But since Obama's a democrat - and colleges are run by liberal elites - they'll protect him. Along with papers like the New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe. The Liberal Elite Establishment is powerful, biased and corrupt. They also stand together.

29 posted on 08/09/2012 7:08:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced - you put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: raptor22

“Was Barack Obama A Foreign Exchange Student?”
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“Barack Obama WAS A Foreign Exchange Student” The Left states things this way all the time...who needs proof these days?


30 posted on 08/09/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Elendur
... true. but seriously? “King” Obama, quietly getting good grades while not being noticed ?

You're right - there's absolutely NOTHING about Obama that says 'shrinking violet'. His demeanor is 'alpha' and that's not going to go unnoticed... something doesn't add up here.

31 posted on 08/09/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced - you put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Bryan24
Re: “His responsibilities included “interviewing business experts, researching trends in foreign exchange, following market developments - He wrote about currency swaps and leverage leases - Obama also helped write financial reports on Mexico and Brazil.”

This is hard to believe.

The guy majored in political science.

Then, straight out of college, he lands a job in Financial Journalism?

This is complicated stuff.

But a guy with no experience and no academic background in Finance gets the job?

32 posted on 08/09/2012 8:51:08 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: bitt
Slowly some of his criminal offenses are becoming viral.
But who is going to force the L/MSM to finally acknowledge the fact this guy at best is a criminal on a number of accounts. How many voters even watch Fox News for instance where the right set of people could take up all the stuff so many at FR for instance take for granted at this point in time, and would be willing to go after the criminal in the WH. I think out loud.
33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:56:38 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: iontheball

Obama is not CIA....he is a radical commie agitator.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 9:17:17 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: raptor22

If Romney announced that he had sealed his tax records, would The Media admit that Obama had sealed School and other sealed records too?


35 posted on 08/09/2012 9:20:17 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: raptor22

Obama’s College Classmate Speaks Out: The Scandal At Columbia That Ends The Obama Presidency

http://personalliberty.com/2012/08/09/obamas-college-classmate-speaks-out-the-scandal-at-columbia-that-ends-the-obama-presidency/?eiid=

August 9, 2012 by  


Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And have I got a story for you. I am President Obama’s college classmate from Columbia University, Class of ’83. And I’ve got a hunch on the scandal that ends Obama’s hopes for a second term. No, it’s not his birth certificate. The scandal that takes down Obama’s Presidency happened 30 years ago at Columbia University. This is the smoking gun.

This also ties into Harry Reid’s hunch about Mitt Romney’s tax records. You see Senator Reid opened up Pandora’s box. He made it OK for any of us to play a guessing game. If Harry can guess about Romney’s taxes, without a shred of evidence… then a citizen and taxpayer and former college classmate of Obama has the standing to do a little educated guessing of my own.

You see my background is one of a kind. I’m one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators ever. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars – one of 60 legends in the history of Vegas to be honored with a 180 pound granite star in the sidewalk on Las Vegas Blvd. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia. My gut is almost always right. I became a self-made millionaire based on my gut instincts. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. And it’s hidden in his college records at Columbia.

But first let’s examine the game being played to distract us from the real scandal. It’s a diversion… subterfuge. I call Obama’s scheme “Weapons of mass distraction.” Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play dirty political hardball, the best its ever been played. They learned on the vicious, dirty streets of Chicago, where the mob appears downright nice compared to the politicians. 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 your lapdog Senator Harry Reid to chase the Frisbee. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader is now making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows absolutely nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t go on offense and attack the real Obama scandal.

This is classic Axelrod. Obama has won multiple elections in his career by slandering his opponents and leaking sealed court 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. And Obama spends millions to armies of lawyers to keep them sealed.

By attacking Romney’s tax records, Obama’s team of Chicago hit men creates a problem that doesn’t exist. And they even have the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in their pocket… leading the charge… thereby assuring that the media will cover it and put Romney on the Defensive. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader joins a scheme to defame a squeaky clean opponent with the record of a choir boy. Romney is the guy you want to marry your daughter. Religious. Brilliant. Family man. Never cheated in his life. Harvard Law and Harvard Business. Donates millions to charity. So you get Harry Reid to make up stories out of thin air to frame an innocent man… and you get the biased liberal media to go along with the execution of an innocent man. But the reason for this baseless attack is what is so interesting… such brilliant but disgusting cynical strategy it could only come from Chicago… the point of this deception and distraction is to make Romney defend, so he can’t go on the offensive… to dirty his perfect reputation up… and to give the media something to talk about… something other than the real scandal they should be investigating.

But I have the answer for Romney. A challenge that shuts up Obama forever.

It’s time to 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 30 years ago, that you are afraid to let America’s voters see it? 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, never… EVER. Because they contain information that could destroy his political career. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again. End of story.

But 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. Can you imagine…the President of the United States had a different name 30 years ago. How bizarre is that? You think you know him? You don’t even know his name.

But here’s where the mystery gets really strange. I knew everyone in the political science department. But I never met Obama in my life. Never saw him in my life. Never even heard of him in my entire four years at Columbia. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia has ever met him, saw him or heard of him either.

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 for Obama’s dirt with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s? Doesn’t something smell rotten here?

So let’s down and dirty to figure out the scandal. 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, all of Obama’s old classmates and buddies at Occidental say he was a poor student there…spending lots of time smoking pot and attending radical meetings. His grades were awful they say. Again, we can’t prove it because Obama’s records are sealed. So if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? Do you know how hard it is to transfer into an Ivy League university – it’s almost impossible. 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 a poor kid pay for all these fancy schools? If he had student loans or scholarships, don’t American students need good grades to maintain student loans?

I can only think of one answer that explains all of these mysteries…

So here’s my gut. I believe 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. That’s a fact. His mother made him an Indonesian citizen. But… did his mother ever bother to change him back to a U.S. citizen? I’m betting not. He was abandoned by his mother and sent back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. No one was paying much attention to young Obama, so his citizenship was never changed back. But suddenly as he nears college-age and starts thinking of how to get into college with lousy grades and no money… Obama learns that foreign students have a much easier path being admitted to U.S. universities. And even more amazingly, they get loads of aid and scholarships to attend college for free – something unavailable to U.S. citizens. It’s a completely different path – a path so easy that even a kid with no father… no mother to be found… no money… and lousy grades can get admitted to the best colleges… as a poor foreigner with an exotic background.

So a plan is hatched. Obama uses his Indonesian passport and citizenship to get into college. Suddenly even Ivy League Columbia University is a possibility for a foreign student from Indonesia. And it’s all paid for by the taxpayers.

That would explain how a poor student who rarely attended class and got mediocre grades, and with no money, was able to get accepted and pay for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard Law. The door magically opened for a foreign student. Every college needs one or two bright exotic foreigners to create “diversity.”

Now the sad reality is there is some U.S. student — a Valedictorian of his or her school — who never got to go to Columbia or Harvard Law because Obama fraudulently took their place.

That would also explain the great mystery of how in the summer of 1981 Barry Soetoro was able to travel to Pakistan when no U.S. citizen was allowed to travel there. An American couldn’t make that trip…but no problem if you’re an Indonesian citizen using an Indonesian passport?

Of course, here’s the wrinkle…a foreign student isn’t qualified to serve as President of the United States. So that secret had to be sealed and covered up for the rest of all time. In 2007 everything happened so fast no one could even ask questions…ask Hillary! She never imagined Obama could beat her and never did any serious digging. Next thing you know, Obama is President. But with a massive secret threatening his legacy every second of every day. That explains why a sitting President of the United States would spend millions of dollars in legal fees to keep his past sealed.

If you could unseal Obama’s Columbia University records I believe you’d find that:

  • He rarely ever attended class.
  • His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
  • He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
  • He never paid for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreigner like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.

Lastly, why do his classmates at Columbia not remember Obama? Was he a ghost? Did he never show up at class? My educated guess is that he was too busy smoking pot, attending Marxist meetings, and plotting the destruction of the U.S. economy and the overthrow of capitalism. Don’t laugh. It’s working.

If you think I’m “fishing,” then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of? Cat got your tongue? If all we’ll find is a few C’s and D’s… then show us the records. If it’s OK 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), 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. Oh and one more thing, Mitt. Tell Harry Reid you’ll release all of your tax returns when Harry Reid releases all of his. Inquiring minds want to know how Harry Reid entered the U.S. Senate with no assets and became one of the wealthiest United States Senators, now worth millions, and living at the Washington, D.C. Ritz Carlton? I’m not saying he did anything wrong, but just like Mitt’s tax returns… shouldn’t Harry have to prove he did nothing wrong? We all want to see Senator Reid’s tax returns to solve the second biggest mystery in Washington DC… behind only Obama’s scandal at Columbia.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week, same time, same place. God Bless America.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 9:34:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 08/09/2012 9:46:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Salvation

Romney would have to make a very substantial and plausible statement as to his own financial status before issuing such a challenge to Obama. However, I feel certain that there is a scenario by which Romney would very well change and control the discussion.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 9:59:11 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: raptor22

Rhetorical .....


39 posted on 08/09/2012 11:51:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SunkenCiv
he was a student in a madrassa or two

No, he wasn't. Those Jakarta schools are still there; they're public schools, not the privately-run, Saudi-financed madrassas that have been the proper focus of so much obloquy because of their intimate links to Salafism and terror.

40 posted on 08/10/2012 12:39:26 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: immadashell
He may have “audited” some classes(read, sat in on large lecture classes where he wouldn't be known or recognized or remembered) and then had some of his commie professors write recommendations to Harvard .....

That's too much of a stretch, to think he could have impetrated recommendations to Harvard Law from professors whose classes he had ditched, and from whose university he had never taken a degree nor, in your telling of it, even matriculated in the first place.

Tall order, FRiend. You might want to take that one back to the shop for more work.

Independent of Obama's having been there or not, Occidental College did have, and still has, a special "conveyor belt" relationship for Lefty students who want careers in the public sphere to transfer to Columbia University so they can claim the more prestigious degree, n/w/s that Occidental is not exactly a slouch academically.

41 posted on 08/10/2012 12:54:00 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Salvation
Lastly, why do his classmates at Columbia not remember Obama? Was he a ghost? Did he never show up at class? My educated guess is that he was too busy smoking pot, attending Marxist meetings, and plotting the destruction of the U.S. economy and the overthrow of capitalism

Good guess. Communist professors (who have abounded at Columbia since the 1930's) tend to set up "cell" classes that are somewhat sealed off from the "G-pop" (to lapse into wardenspeak), so that indoctrination can proceed with somewhat enhanced security and more candor in the classroom. This became part of the public record when Houston-area media looked into the granting of tenure to a bonafide Marxist-Leninist professor who had a "cell class" that he was leading in an atmosphere of cultic navel-gazing.

Remember, Columbia is where Barky met Bill Ayers. If their class entertained jolly stories of pipe-bombings and murder from the Good Old Days in candid exchanges of comradely gemuetlichkeit, then that group will not exactly have been meeting with open classroom doors. In short, whoever was running that part of the syllabus, whoever was on Obama's committee, was running a Communist student cell.

That's why Obama was so low-profile at Columbia, IMHO.

42 posted on 08/10/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
More to my last:

The episode with the dubious tenure grant occurred at a small college named College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas (an exurb of Houston and Galveston on Galveston Bay). Several Texas FReepers FReeped the tenure grant, sending e-mails to the dean of the college and to local media and political leaders (Republican congressmen and state legislators). The tenure grant went forward anyway.

43 posted on 08/10/2012 1:09:09 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: zeestephen

I would say this....if this company hired him straight out of college to write financial reports on Mexico and Brazil....then he was totally unqualified, and it makes one wonder if the reports were intended to be all fictional in the first place. It’d be like asking Chris Christie to write mechanical reports on John Deere tractors, or asking Harry Reid to write reports on tourism in Hong Kong.

It sounds like to me that these financial report institutions were all bogus. They could have hired the Octo-mom from California to write for them and gotten the same results.


44 posted on 08/10/2012 2:52:55 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: RC2
If not, what gives these schools the authority to not release Obama’s?

If you're Baraq al-Husseini, you can have anything sealed/released that you want. Hide your school transcripts, but get the sealed divorce records of your political opponent published far and wide...anybody remember that?

45 posted on 08/10/2012 3:51:53 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Madrassas are just Islamic schools, they are not all Saudi-funded or Salafist. Public schools in Indonesia are in fact madrassas.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 3:58:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ms Mable
"who needs proof these days?"

Dan Rather?

47 posted on 08/10/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: raptor22
Suggestion to Mitt Romney:

I have another suggestion that may have merit.

Romney agrees to release his tax returns if President Obama releases all of the subpeoned Fast and Furious records to Congress.

48 posted on 08/10/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: Elendur

I can honestly say, that I don’t remember ANY of my fellow students at Furman (I do remember some particularly impressive teachers...).
I didn’t live on campus, and didn’t really associate with them. Of course, I was 24, and, other than the girls, wasn’t much interested in them (and the girls weren’t interested me...).
My group was a bunch folks a game store, Hawk’s Keep.


49 posted on 08/10/2012 6:55:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: RC2

Unfortunately, yes. When our son was in college, the college could not even inform us that he had been suspended for disciplinary reasons because he was over 18. The records belonged to him and there were privacy issues. Even though WE were paying his tuition.


50 posted on 08/10/2012 6:56:44 AM PDT by matchgirl (OMG! Obama Must Go !!!!)
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