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Who Paid for Obama's College Education?

Posted on 10/06/2008 8:49:03 AM PDT by Candybar

Obama went to some very, very expensive colleges. Columbia, Harvard. His family had little, if any money. We are led to believe that his family paid for his high school education at the expensive Punahoe school in Hawaii.

But, but, but, a father who was a furniture salesman and a mother who worked at a local bank didn't have that kind of money to send him to Columbia and Harvard, two of the most expensive colleges in America!!!

The question is: Who paid Obama's costs at Columbia and Harvard??? Yes, who paid for tuition, books, room and board, and incidentals??? and travel, in these very expensive cities, New York and Boston???

Yes, we've all wondered about this. Let's hear from you Freepers and others who have done the research and let's have the American people know what the facts are.

Happy hunting!

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: college; education; khalidalmansour; mansour; obama; pay

1 posted on 10/06/2008 8:49:04 AM PDT by Candybar
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To: Candybar

a terrorist benefactor

2 posted on 10/06/2008 8:49:59 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: Candybar

“Who Paid for Obama’s College Education?”

Typical white people

3 posted on 10/06/2008 8:50:24 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: Candybar

Who knows. He always talks about having just paid off his student loans.

4 posted on 10/06/2008 8:51:04 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Candybar

America will pay for it if Obama gets elected.

Talk about electile dysfunction.

5 posted on 10/06/2008 8:51:38 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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How about “Typical Americans” asking questions before they vote?

6 posted on 10/06/2008 8:52:38 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Candybar

Affirmative action

7 posted on 10/06/2008 8:54:30 AM PDT by Henderson (if not 2008, Palin 2012)
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To: Candybar

CHatham Republican Town Committee ^ | 10/4/08 | staff

Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2008 3:40:57 PM by pissant

When Barack Obama was seeking to get into Harvard Law School (he entered in the fall of 1988) he had the assistance of Khalid Al-Mansour, a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist who was a “mentor” to the founders of the Black Panther party at the time the party was founded in the early 1960s.

There is some suggestion that Mansour had provided financial assistance to Obama for Harvard Law School, though the Obama campaign denies this.

Obama has refused all requests that Harvard and Columbia open up his records for examination, as he has refused requests to have the official birth records of the State of Hawaii opened to resolve questions that have been raised about his place of birth. [Nonetheless Columbia confrmed Obama graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science, but without honors.]

8 posted on 10/06/2008 8:57:40 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: Candybar

white people deserve — and want — to have their ears and noses cut off, and that Muslims shouldn’t worry, “because God wants you to do it

More on this story. “Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age,” by Kenneth R. Timmerman for NewMax, September 3 (thanks to JM):

New evidence has emerged that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers.

In a videotaped interview this year on New York’s all news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American businessman and political figure made the curious disclosures about Obama. (See Video Clip Below)

Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan off-handedly revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama.

“I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him,” Sutton told NY1 city hall reporter Dominic Carter.

“The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas,” Sutton said. “He is the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama.”

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax from his home in San Antonio, Texas, al-Mansour said he would not comment specifically on the statement by Percy Sutton because he was afraid anything he said would get “distorted.”

“I was determined I was never going to be in that situation,” he said. “Bloggers are saying this is the new Rev. Wright — in drag! — and he is a nationalist, racist, and worse than Rev. Wright. So any statement that I made would only further this activity which is not in the interest of Barack.”

But in the lengthy interview, al-Mansour confirmed that he frequently spoke on university campuses, including Columbia, where Percy Sutton suggested he met Obama in the late 1980s, and confirmed his close relationship with Prince Alwaleed.

9 posted on 10/06/2008 8:58:15 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! I'm praying for Sarah Palin - Keep the vultures away from her.)
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To: wilco200
Are we drinking the koolaid or will we fight to the end!
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10 posted on 10/06/2008 9:00:39 AM PDT by ncfool ("Obama been lying. "Get it? Sounds Like "Osama bin Laden"?)
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To: Candybar
According to The Obama Nation written by Jerome R. Corsi, PhD., his tuition at Punahou was paid by his white grandparents:

"His white Midwestern grandparents loved him enough to provide him room and board in their home, modest as it may have been, and to pay a tuition his mother most likely could not afford, and which his father showed no interest in paying, even if he had the means".

11 posted on 10/06/2008 9:01:00 AM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: Candybar

This is a non-starter. Fancy schools don’t charge everyone rack-rate. If you’ve got good enough grades and are ‘interesting enough’, the fancy school pays most of the bill themselves.

My daughter went to Mount Holyoke College, which has a rack rate comparable to the Ivys, and we paid about as much as it would have cost to send her to the local state U. She had a heap of college credit earned during HS, a high GPA, and came from a ‘big square state’.

Obama, with a Kenyan father, sojourn in Indonesia, and so forth would have gotten Columbia to pay most of the cost of his attendance out of income on their endowment; Harvard Law probably threw a fat financial aid package his way, as well.

12 posted on 10/06/2008 9:04:27 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (For real change stop electing lawyers: Fighter-Pilot/Hockey-Mom '08.)
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To: jersey117

Yes, I think he probably got school loans like a lot of other people get. Plus, he went to expensive schools before they were SO expensive, probably. Michelle complained bitterly a short time before or at the end of his campaign that she shouldn’t have to pay her loans back. IIRC, her whining didn’t go over well, so they paid back the loans. It made me wonder at the time how they got the mortgage for their very expensive home. Most people can’t get any mortgage with outstanding school loans. Maybe theirs weren’t in arrears and they were just griping about monthly payments. Not sure.

13 posted on 10/06/2008 9:05:54 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Candybar

I’m guessing that his race was a postive factor in his obtaining scholarships.

14 posted on 10/06/2008 9:06:34 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Help fight the left's anointed candidate, contribute and work for McCain/Palin..)
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To: wilco200

The NFL teams scout college players early on to identify prospects for their future teams and then draft the ones they know can fit and lead them to championships.

Is it possible Ayers and his other radical lefty cohorts have done the same. They identified a bright socialist star early on and then funded his education and guided his path to take over America??

15 posted on 10/06/2008 9:07:05 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: jersey117

There are lots of poor families out there who manage to pay for an education for their child. They may work several jobs and it certainly is not easy but...I DO think it is possible to do and HAS been done. Why is it a big concern? Is everyone wondering if it was paid for by someone else?

16 posted on 10/06/2008 9:08:43 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Candybar

If you are the right kind of black or native American, you can write your own ticket. He got to Columbia the same way that Michelle got to Princeton—on a free ride, all expenses paid.

I know. I was once on a graduate admissions committee. One year we had a black applicant with high SAT scores—actually one of the best applicants that year. We offered him a full scholarship, but Harvard outbid us with three years of guaranteed full scholarships and expenses.

Obama could have had middling grades and still gotten his expenses paid, probably.

17 posted on 10/06/2008 9:10:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Candybar

He says he got a scholarship to go to Punahou and won additional scholarships at Occidental and Columbia and Harvard, in addition to student loans. I have no way of verifying this.

18 posted on 10/06/2008 9:11:52 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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I have wondered the same thing, but those universities receive huge endowments and often make it very affordable for “desirable” students (as defined by the school) to attend.

19 posted on 10/06/2008 9:13:45 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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There is some indication—two trips to Pakistan—that Obama financed himself at Columbia by dealing in drugs. We know—because he told us in his book—that he USED during college. At the time Obama was in college,Pakistan was an important source of heroin destined for Europe and the USA.
Pakistan is a long ways away. One had to go through London. Do you know any young Americans who traveled TWICE to Pakistan while in college? Obama could have paid in another way, of course. But since he won't tell us, Pakistan/heroin is a good possibility.
20 posted on 10/06/2008 9:13:46 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: cubreporter

then he should be forthcoming about who paid for his college.

It’s not just tuition, remember. A kid’s got to live somewhere and eat and buy clothes and books and go to a movie once in a while etc.

21 posted on 10/06/2008 9:14:41 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Alter Kaker

There’s some discussion that Errs’ father helped 0be get into Harvard. Possible funding from the Texas based, black muslim, adviser to Saudi Arabia.

22 posted on 10/06/2008 9:15:54 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: Candybar
Interesting article on Obama benefactor....

23 posted on 10/06/2008 9:20:09 AM PDT by topfile
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To: cubreporter

I think there are rumors that some shady character paid for it. Since the MSM isn’t doing its job, I guess it’s up to the people to investigate all of these leads.

24 posted on 10/06/2008 9:21:22 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Candybar

He got in under AA, even though he is not of slave blood, was raised by a white family in a white neighborhood and went to a private rich kids all-white school. He had every advantage, yet took the AA route.

In other words, he stole someone else’s slot. Some African-American’s slot.

25 posted on 10/06/2008 9:22:43 AM PDT by cookcounty (The only difference between Bill Ayers and Tim McVeigh is competence.)
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To: Candybar
But, but, but, a father who was a furniture salesman and a mother who worked at a local bank didn't have that kind of money to send him to Columbia and Harvard, two of the most expensive colleges in America!!!

His grandmother wasnt exactly a bank teller. By the time he was a teenager she had worked her way up to vice president.

26 posted on 10/06/2008 9:29:44 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: cookcounty

We have a kid who ran for School Committee right out of High School. He’s Jewish but his father is a recent immigrant from Eritrea. He put African-American on a job application at City Hall. This kid’s whiter than snow.

27 posted on 10/06/2008 9:37:04 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: freespirited
His grandmother wasnt exactly a bank teller. By the time he was a teenager she had worked her way up to vice president.

As the attention to the Illinois Senator becomes a national debate, swipes have already been taken to associate his name with nefarious characters. Senator Ted Kennedy, Bill O’Reily Fox News, to likes of Rush Limbaugh have all quipped the Obama – Osama intentional slight of tongue Freudian slip. Limbaugh uses Barack’s full name in his broadcast, branding and engraining the association if only in name, but with intent.

SOMETHING FOR THE HOOD!!! Who dare tell them???

BARACK HUSSEIN (MOHAMED?) OBAMA, OSAMA BIN LADEN, are NOT typically African names, but they are ARAB’S names, linking BHO to be an ARAB-American, NOT an African-American according to unpublish article by Keneth E. Lamb/Richard Cohen

The author has written and researched for the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Jewish Information Network, among others…………

(NOTE: This IS NOT a rehash of the discredited discussion of either his education in Islamic schools, or any other ties to Islam. His religion, and education, outside of citing his Harvard attendance, play no role whatsoever in this article. THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS NEW, PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED documentation concerning his ethnic identity claims. It is based upon original research that the author openly invites for further inquiry and academic verification in his preface to Mr. Cohen.)

Documentation of his actual ethnic background demonstrates Mr. Obama is not an “African-American” as defined in United States law. This research was initiated by a request from a daily news publication of international reputation in New York City.

The story then moves to documenting his father’s genealogy. This study indicates Sen. Obama is actually Arab-American. The significance of this is that “the soul and substance of Mr. Obama’s claim to fame” rest entirely on his being “the first” African-American to achieve whatever it is that Mr. Obama is claiming at the time. If Mr. Obama is not legally an African-American, then his claims collapse. While there may still be historic firsts, for example, being the first Arab-American to be the president of the Harvard Law Review, those claims are not the star-appeal of his entire political life, and the basis of his current celebrity star status. If he is not African-American, then he is not what has propelled him up the political ladder; he is not, as described by one journalist riding Mr. Obama’s campaign plane, what is currently capturing America’s “cult” attention.

The author includes a section that notes the double-standard Oprah Winfrey applied in her handling of Mr. Obama’s autobiographical fabrications vis a vis her reaction to much less in a book by another author she promoted. It calls upon her to explain her double-standards, and asks, reasonably under the circumstances, if her double-standards are racist.

If what Mr. Cohen writes are truths, then what Mr. Obama wrote are lies. It's just as simple as that.

Yet there is not one word from the "Last Bastions of Accuracy" that comprise our first-tier information enterprises about the complete lack of integrity Sen. Obama shows with his fictional life history. He lies, but his lies are swept under the rug by a groupthink mentality that is so desperate to regain leadership positions - as opposed to actual leadership programs to earn those leadership positions - that it ignores the truth that Sen. Obama lies - about himself, about his life, about his actions - and even about his racial composition.

I researched what follows for a NY daily of international reputation. It wasn't what I thought I'd find. I documented it, presented it to the Washington Bureau Chief, but was hardly surprised that it never saw ink. As you'll see for yourself, this is the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb.

I must pause very briefly to note usage of the word Negro in what follows: In all academic studies of race, the proper scientific word for the ethnic composition I discuss is Negro. For any who scream racist at its mention, I say take it up with the scientific community. It's not my word, it's theirs. I am using it in its proper scientific context.

Why is the fact that Mr. Obama is only 6.25% African Negro not reported?

Because to acknowledge it is to report this devastating truth about him: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, America's first African-American president.

Federal law requires that to claim a minority status, you must be at least 1/8 of the descriptor, but for the sake of this article, I've converted it to a decimal fraction for easier comprehension. You must be at least 12.5% of the racial component you claim for minority status. Mr. Obama, claiming to be African-American, is half the legal threshold.

Again, to let it sink in: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, America's first African-American president.

Yet claiming to be African-American is the soul and substance of his claim to fame. It is what he has used throughout his adult life to distinguish himself from other competitors. It is the ethnic identity he proclaims, and it is the ethnic identity he craves. Without it, he is just another mixed race Caucasian Arab with an African influence playing on his skin’s pigmentation.

But no matter what he craves, no matter what he has used to propel himself through life, no matter the racist presumption of seeing his skin and without question calling him black, the hard, cold, genetically inarguable reality remains: he is not an African-American.

Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming "America's first African-American president" ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative ethnically African Negro - a maternal great-grandparent (Sen. Obama's great-great grandparent, thus the 6.25% ethnic contribution to the senator's ethnic composition.).

That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side. He is 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.

Put another way, his father could honestly claim African-American ethnic classification. He was the last generation able to do so.

Sen. Obama could honestly say, "My father was African-American." Racist presumptions led an Ivy League admissions committee, and lazy "newspapers of record" factcheckers, to presume that if his father is African-American, then Sen. Obama must be African-American also.

But it doesn't work that way. Racist presumptions coupled with sloppy vetting don't turn a lie into the truth.

Sen. Obama is one generation too far removed from the ethnic African Negro input to make the same claim as his father, Harvard's Admission's stamp of approval notwithstanding.

As you can see for yourself, Sen. Obama's African-American ethnic claim, when properly researched and documented, is a lie.

The question no one wants to answer - particularly Mr. Obama and his supporters, is, "Why do you think he has an Arabic name? Why does his father have an Arabic name? Why does every ancestor on his father's side have an Arabic name?"

The answer is obvious: They have Arabic names because his father's side of the family tree is Arabic.

Need proof? Research the Kenyan records for yourself. You will find that his father was officially classified as "Arab African" by the Kenyan government.

But in America's current political climate, that truth is heresy; that truth is "an inconvenient truth." It is the political equivalent in our time to what Galileo's scientific pronouncements were in his time: it is true, but nobody wants to know the truth because the lie is so much more comforting.

That is why detractors of this truth will do everything to denounce it, except submit to the discipline of actually researching it.

There's a reason for that: it proves he is not sufficiently Negro to earn classification under American law as an African-American.

For Sen. Obama, telling the truth means he will give up all the accolades about being the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, an accolade that relies on a sleight-of-hand in job titling that changed the name of the top job from Editor to President.

28 posted on 10/06/2008 9:39:55 AM PDT by danamco
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To: jersey117

Oh, ok thanks!!

29 posted on 10/06/2008 6:56:40 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Candybar

He probably took out student loans.

30 posted on 10/06/2008 6:58:13 PM PDT by Silly (
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To: squarebarb

Well I agree about those things regarding food and sleep and all of that but again...there are LOTS of kids who work their way with the help of their familiy as well. Why should he be obligated to tell us who paid for his education? I think that is personal isn’t it? That’s like asking someone how much $$$ they have or don’t have in the bank. Just my opinion. I’m more interested in the issues myself.

31 posted on 10/06/2008 6:58:48 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: wilco200

you have to ask yourself, “who, or what, stands to gain the most when America falls??” obama is simply the puppet - the puppet master could be any number of people, or oranizations...

32 posted on 04/05/2011 1:08:23 PM PDT by Pasadena
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