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Obama's Missing Thesis
Weekly Standard ^ | 7/25/08 | Jamie Sneider

Posted on 07/25/2008 8:21:04 AM PDT by pissant

The latest report on Obama's missing thesis comes from MSNBC. Written his senior year at Columbia University, Obama's thesis was about Soviet nuclear disarmament. It's only natural to wonder what the budding socialist turned presidential candidate thought of nuclear proliferation in the early 1980s.

The Obama campaign, proving every bit as secretive as the Office of the Vice President, has been less than forthcoming with details. "Spokesman Ben LaBolt wouldn’t even say whether Sen. Obama threw out his copy or lost it." At an earlier date, an aide actually told the New Republic the junior senator couldn't recall what he had written about, but as that editor notes, "who doesn't remember their senior thesis?" To get the inside scoop, MSNBC contacted the former professor who taught Obama's senior seminar and who recalls the content of the paper better than Obama himself.

His former professor, Michael Baron, recalled in an interview with NBC News that Obama easily aced the year-long class. Baron described the paper as a “thesis” or “senior thesis” in several interviews, and said that Obama spent a year working on it. Baron recalls that the topic was nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

“My recollection is that the paper was an analysis of the evolution of the arms reduction negotiations between the Soviet Union and the United States,” Baron said in an e-mail. “At that time, a hot topic in foreign policy circles was finding a way in which each country could safely reduce the large arsenal of nuclear weapons pointed at the other … For U.S. policy makers in both political parties, the aim was not disarmament, but achieving deep reductions in the Soviet nuclear arsenal and keeping a substantial and permanent American advantage. As I remember it, the paper was about those negotiations, their tactics and chances for success. Barack got an A.”

What MSNBC doesn't report is that Baron, or at least a Michael Baron who also happens to run an electronics company in Florida, has given $1,250 to Obama. Maybe if the Obama campaign would release the thesis and Obama's college transcript like a normal presidential campaign, we could all decide for ourselves whether Obama deserves an A.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: columbiau; larrysinclairslover; missing; nucleardisarmament; obama; thesis; whokilleddonaldyoung
I'll bet good money his thesis, if ever found, will make Michelle Obama's appear rational and well researched by comparison.
1 posted on 07/25/2008 8:21:05 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
From the website of S.C. Sen Kevin Byrant.
2 posted on 07/25/2008 8:22:45 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: pissant; Stephanie32

Awfully suspicious as to why something important like that would disappear.
Reminiscent of all of those Clinton documents that disappeared.


3 posted on 07/25/2008 8:26:37 AM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: pissant

Paper trail? I’m Barack Obama, I don’t need no stinkin paper trail..


4 posted on 07/25/2008 8:27:29 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: pissant
Why wouldn't Columbia have it?

My guess is, that somehow, no one will be able to find it precisely because his views back then, although aceptable to liberal professors and academia, would be viewed as unfit for Presidential aspirations today, and may turn out to be unbelievable outragous in their final recommendations.

Particularly in light of history today and what Reagan accomplished.

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THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

5 posted on 07/25/2008 8:27:58 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: pissant
Forget about his college-boy misadventures. Why was his entire record (files, notes, meeting notes, schedule, appointments) purged from his Illinois office as State Senator?!?!?! Ooops! I'm asking a rhetorical question again, sorry!
6 posted on 07/25/2008 8:28:09 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: pissant

Obviously what ever the thesis contains is not something that Obama wants the world to know about. Sort of like Hillary’s Marxist paper.


7 posted on 07/25/2008 8:39:38 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: ASA Vet
Q: What do Obama and Osama have in common?

A: They both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.

8 posted on 07/25/2008 8:43:54 AM PDT by eureka! (McCain....I guess.)
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To: pissant

I am still waiting for his missing Birth Certificate. That issue seems to have died down, but needs to be revived.


9 posted on 07/25/2008 8:51:53 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: pissant

His thesis is missing, his birth certificate is missing, and his baptismal certificate is missing. Is this person a total fraud?


10 posted on 07/25/2008 8:52:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: pissant
Last night, the AP inadvertently stated Obama's current thesis. They changed it pretty quick:


11 posted on 07/25/2008 8:53:44 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: pissant

My bet: It will shed light on his “no I wouldn’t support the surge now” comment.

Reagan achieved the Soviet dismantling through “strength”. Obama would continue to be beholding to a political ideology that calls for “diplomacy”.


12 posted on 07/25/2008 8:55:10 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Stephanie32
This really doesn't bother me at all- I don't have my thesis anymore either. It's not uncommon to get rid of them. Some friends of mine were joking about everything we had ditched after college. Papers, books, pictures etc... we didn't keep anything. It's just clutter the minute you graduate.
13 posted on 07/25/2008 9:00:54 AM PDT by bigred41 (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: bigred41; Stephanie32

No way !!!!


14 posted on 07/25/2008 9:05:07 AM PDT by Stephanie32
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Frankfurt School and Columbia University links, FYI.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Frankfurt+School%22+%22Columbia+University%22&btnG=Google+Search


15 posted on 07/25/2008 9:22:31 AM PDT by polymuser (Taxpayers voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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To: ASA Vet

Brilliant.


16 posted on 07/25/2008 9:30:42 AM PDT by karnage
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To: bigred41

Sorry, but the Big 0 (as in null, zilch,zero) has plenty of self-esteem to save a copy somewhere. After all, he was going to become the President one day.

Kerry even remembered to bring a camera and a helmet to SVN to be filmed “fighting” there for his future campaign ads after all. (Did I mention Kerry served in VN?)

Where did BO serve? The south side of Chicago where bad,bad Leroy Brown is from.....


17 posted on 07/25/2008 9:33:02 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: pissant
said that Obama spent a year working on it. Baron recalls that the topic was nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

All year long... and no copy found of his work of art.

18 posted on 07/25/2008 9:54:25 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: pissant

If Obama were a Republican, his thesis would be ‘found’ by a couple dozen reporters within the next 15 minutes.


19 posted on 07/25/2008 9:57:59 AM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: Stephanie32

We have seen neither transcripts nor SAT scores.


20 posted on 07/25/2008 10:08:18 AM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: Notasoccermom; Stephanie32

I know, and when would any Republican get away with that?


21 posted on 07/25/2008 10:25:52 AM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: afraidfortherepublic
His thesis is missing, his birth certificate is missing, and his baptismal certificate is missing. Is this person a total fraud?

There is no real person called Barack Obama. He's the first virtual, completely computer-generated candidate, invented by the media because they're tired of people not voting the way they tell 'em to.

22 posted on 07/25/2008 2:52:53 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: LucyT; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ..

Thanks!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2051185/posts?page=8#8


23 posted on 07/25/2008 7:19:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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