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Obama classmate: There is a reason Obama refuses to release his college records
Examiner ^ | 08/07/2012 | Robert Moon

Posted on 08/07/2012 8:43:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

An Obama classmate from Columbia University called him out this week for stirring up a bogus smear campaign against Romney over his taxes, insisting that Obama's motive is not only to distract voters from the worst economic recovery in post-WWII history, but also to avoid a far more scandalous and devastating skeleton Obama has hiding in his own closet...buried deep inside those college records he still refuses to unseal (and has paid millions to keep under lock and key).

From Wayne Allyn Root (via The Blaze):

"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."

In other words, Obama is going to great lengths to prevent the release of his records from a school that no one remembers him attending (which means he either completely lied about graduating there or failed a lot of classes, which would prevent him from getting financial aid) and that he had no means of paying for at the time.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collegerecord; columbia; columbiauniversity; enemedia; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamahistory; obamessiah; university; vettingobama; wayneallynroot
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That is the truth! Once the university (read: ‘graduation factory’) gets their hands on your tuition, they could care less if you attend or pass your classes. PERIOD

I graduated a state university in 1982 with an engineering degree. My professors kept role, for the most part. What they did with those attendance records I do not know. We were required to attend lectures. I think that my liberal arts classmates skipped classes all the time.

61 posted on 08/07/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: RC2

...........................Someday, some how, someone will come forward......that is if they are smart. Otherwise they will look like fools and lose all credibility......or, end up in jail for a coverup............................

If they are smart they won’t be having a picnic in Ft. Marcy Park!

62 posted on 08/07/2012 9:34:33 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: henkster

Then you have a poor memory for a lawyer. I remember people from grade school, high school and college.

63 posted on 08/07/2012 9:35:29 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: TigersEye
Is there any evidence that he was ever actually enrolled at Columbia?

Nope. No friends or girlfriends coming forward, either. How can his past be so invisible when he's always been an extreme, loud mouthed, homosexual, race baiting activist?

EVERYTHING is sealed. What he's hiding must be really, really bad. He's spent hundreds of millions of dollars keeping it hidden.

Screw Romney's tax records. They're boring. I wanna see THIS stuff!!!!

64 posted on 08/07/2012 9:35:41 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: F.J. Mitchell
And where are all the elected members of our entire federal government on all this crap? Are they all part of a vast conspiracy? Being black mailed? Or just plain don't give a damn?

I think--as Bill Clinton showed during Lewinskygate--that prosecution of a sitting President becomes a political act. One in which the court of public opinion ultimately decides whether or not that President is guilty. It has become very difficult to "shame" a President out of office, a la Nixon.

Someone in Congress would need irrefutable evidence to bring down Obama, and even if they did, they would be subject to the utmost scrutiny. This person would be fighting against nearly all forms of media, and their reputations--if not impeccable--would be dragged through the mud while making their case.

Let's face it--what "evidence" would you show to indicate Obama wasn't a citizen, or was in college under a specific status? Any record, particularly an older, non-electronic one can be photoshopped or manipulated. "Witnesses" such as Obama's former roommate can be bullied, discredited, and otherwise tarnished to a point where they have little credibility.

I think that anyone in Congress would use proxies to come forth with any claims, and see if anything sticks. Unfortunately, the Obama boot-lickers will support him no matter what, offering any excuse in the world to not question their savior.

65 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:03 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Tallguy

As I remember, professors would factor attendance into your grade calculation.

If your grade was borderline, say B and A, good attendance would work in your favor.

In my entire college experience, I missed maybe 2 classes.

66 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: henkster
So my point is that it’s been a long time since undergrad, and unless you made close friends that you kept in touch with, you aren’t going to be remembered 30 years later. Other than Keane and Stephanie, I don’t remember any of the other poli sci or German majors, and I doubt any of the others now remember me.

I tend to agree with this when I think back to my college days. OTOH, if one of my college acquaintances suddenly became president? I think my inclination would be to wrack my brains to see if I could remember anything about a president who attended my school/college with the same graduation year.

67 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: SeekAndFind


68 posted on 08/07/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Please everybody don’t start jumping up and down. This is NOT new news. Mr. Root has been saying similar things since at least 2009. Check this Snopes entry:

Of course the Snopes writer goes on to poo-poo Mr. Root’s claims but Snopes is a left wing web site so that’s to be expected.

Fox news contacting a bunch of nobama’s classmates and having none of them remember nobama is pretty damning. This will all come out in the wash eventually. Hopefully while nobama is sitting in prison for treasonous law breaking.

69 posted on 08/07/2012 9:40:20 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is more than likely true and prolly the reason the Occidental records are sealed.

70 posted on 08/07/2012 9:40:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I have always thought that this was the reason for the Obama people telling Reid to talk about Romney.

The Romney campaign can not stay on the defensive against the Obama thugs. They have to demand that Obama unseal his records. They have to take the offensive.

This campaign will be dirty and vicious. There is nothing the Republicans can do about this. They have to resolve to stand strong and remain forceful and aggressive against the thug tactics of the Obama Administration and the MSM.

71 posted on 08/07/2012 9:41:09 AM PDT by detective
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To: henkster

funny I can remember mine class mates or even look at the photo’s, hell no one can remember bozo, no has a photo of him, no one even a professor knows of him, weird hey.

Also when I hear the dopey Dems say obama is smart I always ask in what way.
They have no clue how to answer, they can;t give me his grades, his records nothing, they just go on the lies the liebral biased media puts out.

Austrian a language, ARF,57 states should have sunk him but th ebiased media did their job of covering for him just like when they covered for him not saluting the flag and saying it;s a sigh of oppression to some and that is why he did it, corpse not corps three times in a speech.

The list is endless with his dopey comments and that is why he reads from a screen .

72 posted on 08/07/2012 9:41:34 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: concerned about politics

Here’s something from the website: for your reference...


Q: Is it true that nobody remembers Obama attending Columbia University?

A: At least one of his classmates remembers him well, and the university proudly claims Obama.


Can you check this out and see if it is true?

Thank you!

I have always wondered why NO ONE ever came forward from Obama’s past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc. NO ONE, not one person has ever come forward from his past. VERY VERY STRANGE.

This should really be a cause for great concern.


We’re not sure why, but this false claim has been forwarded widely in recent days, judging by the number of queries we’ve received.

Barack Obama was a transfer student from California’s Occidental College when he came to Columbia University in 1981 as a 20-year-old junior. More than 20,000 students currently attend Columbia. The enrollment in the early ’80s might have been lower, but not everybody would have met or remembered Obama. And it’s absolutely untrue that “not one person has ever come forward” from his years there, or that he is “the man who wasn’t there.”

Columbia University proudly claims Obama as a 1983 graduate. The university magazine Columbia College Today profiled him as far back as 2005, after he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Last year, the New York Times wrote about Phil Boerner, who roomed with the future president during his first year at Columbia. The article included excerpts from the Columbia student directory, showing Obama living during his junior year at 142 West 109th Street near Columbia’s campus in New York City, and during his senior year at 339 East 94th Street. Boerner recalled that Obama sometimes wrapped himself in a sleeping bag to keep warm in the chilly apartment they shared, and that some nights he would cook chicken curry for dinner.

In an article published in Columbia College Today, Boerner also wrote:

Boerner: I remember often eating breakfast with Barack at Tom’s Restaurant on Broadway. Occasionally we went to The West End for beers. We enjoyed exploring museums such as the Guggenheim, the Met and the American Museum of Natural History, and browsing in bookstores such as the Strand and the Barnes & Noble opposite Columbia. We both liked taking long walks down Broadway on a Sunday afternoon, and listening to the silence of Central Park after a big snow. I also remember jogging the loop around Central Park with Barack.

Obama even published an article in a school magazine called the Sundial. A reporter for the conservative Human Events magazine recently called it “a wholesale endorsement of all sorts of leftist claptrap fashionable at the time.” The full article is available on the Web site of It was published in the issue dated March 10, 1983.

The e-mail incorrectly claims that ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos was a classmate of Obama. They were both students at Columbia for about one academic year, but Stephanopoulos was a year ahead. Obama received his degree in 1983, while Stephanopoulos received his a year earlier, according to a university press release. Neither of them were “class of 1984,” as the message incorrectly claims.

The message recycles — and exaggerates to the point of falsification — some attacks that were raised in the heat of the 2008 presidential campaign. The claim that Fox News could not find any classmates who remembered Obama, for example, was published in a Sept. 11, 2008, Wall Street Journal editorial, which attacked then-candidate Obama for not releasing more information about his two years at the university. The message also makes much of Wayne Allyn Root’s statement in an interview that he didn’t know anybody who remembered Obama at Columbia. That appeared Sept. 5, 2008, in Reason magazine. What the message fails to mention is that Root was at the time a candidate for vice president on the Libertarian ticket. Root was stating that “[a] vote for Obama is four years of Karl Marx,” but even Root stopped short of claiming that Obama was not actually a student at Columbia.

–Brooks Jackson

Update, Feb. 23: After we published this item, we received an e-mail from a woman who says she knew Obama when he was at Columbia. You can read her recollection of playing soccer with Obama on campus in our FactCheck Mailbag.

Correction, March 16: We originally used a quote from Phil Boerner, Obama’s roommate at Columbia, that referred to their time together at Occidental College. We have changed that quote to another of Boerner’s recollections about their time at Columbia.

“Barack Obama ’83 Becomes First College Alumnus To Win Presidency.” Columbia University. 5 Nov 2008.

Boss-Bicak, Shira. “Barack Obama ’93: Is He the New Face of The Democratic Party?” Columbia College Today. Jan 2005.

Cowan, Allison Leigh. “Recollections of Obama’s Ex-Roommate.” New York Times “City Room” Blog. 20 Jan 2009, accessed 14 Feb 2010.

Boerner, Phil. “Barack Obama ’83, My Columbia College Roommate.” Columbia College Today. Jan/Feb 2009.

“Obama’s Lost Years.” Editorial. Wall Street Journal. 11 Sep 2008.

Welch, Matt. “Wayne Allyn Root’s Million-Dollar Challenge.” Reason Magazine. 5 Sep 2008.

73 posted on 08/07/2012 9:41:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: haircutter

first time I heard Hannity in a long time and this weekend on the radio and he said that he respects obama for giving the order.

HUH it would have been cowardly not to have given the order.

Why is it our so called side always like this?

74 posted on 08/07/2012 9:43:39 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

A chronic liar, an Identity fraud ... Barry Soetoro is the perfect democrat!

75 posted on 08/07/2012 9:45:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Tallguy; Erik Latranyi; TigersEye

Well, at least we DO HAVE a Video of Obama at Harvard speaking in favor of a protesting professor ( Professor Derrick Bell ) whom some branded a radical and others a fighter for racial equality.


76 posted on 08/07/2012 9:45:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Rennes Templar
“Taitz is something of a loose cannon, but that is an interesting artifact that she has uncovered.”

Thank you for not calling her a kook. She is the number one pain in Obama’s A$$. She has filed more lawsuits, uncovered more information including documents than ANYONE else, by a mile. She's unconventional. She's passionate. She will never give up or give in. She can't be bought or scared off. She is a true patriot. God bless Orly Taitz.

77 posted on 08/07/2012 9:47:06 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: SeekAndFind
I hope this guy has a bulletproof head.

The man referenced in the link below did not. Evidently having Obama’s Social Security records caused a bullet to be put in his head by a shooter still at large.

78 posted on 08/07/2012 9:47:41 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: kabumpo
my thoughts too, who the hell doesn't remember the only or a couple of black guys in their class who then becomes President.

I remember some people from aged 9 who I went to school with, still remember their names but no one remembers obama, no photo's no records, strange and then we have someone telling us it isn;t strange, mmmmmmm.

No wonder his records are sealed, the only President where the media have not done a documentary about a sitting President and his past.

79 posted on 08/07/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: alloysteel

What you wrote is a better version of what I’ve been saying. Thank you.

80 posted on 08/07/2012 9:49:16 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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