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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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To: henkster

“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.”

But you did not become president. Usually you have people coming out of the woodwork saying they went to school with you or were your friend once you are that prominent.


51 posted on 08/07/2012 9:25:13 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Lou L

From the Obamafile:

Could a pep talk from the first African-American President “do some good” for minority students as the WSJ editors argue? Back in September of last year Steve Gilbert of Sweetness and Light pondered over our first African-American president’s prior academic performance:

“By his own admission, Obama spent his final two years in high school skipping classes, playing basketball, doing cocaine and getting drunk.”

After high school, Gilbert notes the following about Obama:

“Similarly, his admission to Harvard Law School is highly questionable. Where are his LSAT scores? And how does one graduate from Columbia without honors and yet get accepted at Harvard Law? Lastly, his ascendency to the Presidency of the Harvard Law school would appear to have also been a case of blatant affirmative action, since the student Obama had only written one legal paper — and that was quite short and remarkably undistinguished. So where are his grade transcripts?”

Many of us had to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for our learning because our gender and skin color actively worked against us on college admissions panels. There were others however who could get drunk, do cocaine, skip class and still make it to the Ivy League. Why?


52 posted on 08/07/2012 9:26:12 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: haircutter

A set of wore out knee pads that Chris Matthews wore each time he serviced him.


53 posted on 08/07/2012 9:27:02 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there any evidence that he was ever actually enrolled at Columbia?


54 posted on 08/07/2012 9:28:10 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I am sure Harvard would extend the same courtesy to Romney.......

Officially perhaps. But the transcripts would leak. We've seen Dem functionaries pry this type of privileged information from supposedly secure databases before. Divorce records, tax returns, college transcripts... none of these things can remain an absolute secret if there's an "R" after your name.

55 posted on 08/07/2012 9:30:00 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: concerned about politics

Again, I don’t doubt that 0bama does not want any of his “activities” at Columbia to be exposed. They would not cast him in a favorable light. And there were people who knew him back then. But think about why nobody has come forward: they were, and still are, all communists like he is. I had my group of friends at IU, too. I wouldn’t want them to come forward and “tell all” about my college days. I sure as hell would not get elected President if everyone knew.

My point is that outside of that group, which was probably pretty small, nobody is going to now remember 0bama. There were rabble-rousers in the IU poli-sci department, but they didn’t interest me because I had a different political outlook and there was beer to drink. I don’t remember them today. Inside 0bama’s group, nobody is going to talk. And of course, the press won’t push the issue because they are in the tank.


56 posted on 08/07/2012 9:30:26 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Williams
It is the concept of foreign exchange student that troubles me most. I have never heard of a foreign exchange student at the college level. Have heard of plenty of foreign exchange high school students. If a college-level person goes to school in a foreign land, he is simply a foreign student. I don't know who would actually exchange a college-level student.

Why is the distinction important? Because the concept of a
foreign exchange student at the college level would be an easy way to discredit a researcher into Obama's past, especially if some operative planted the phrase.

"Yeah, yeah. Those stupid Republicans don't even know that foreign exchange students are high school students."
57 posted on 08/07/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Williams

The author opines that Obama never switched back to being an American citizen. I’m not sure how that would work. He was the child of an American parent who then lived abroad, I don’t think that made him an Indonesian.”””

Sranley Ann married Lolo Soetoro & went to Indonesia.

Indonesia DOES NOT recognise dual citizenship-—not then—not now.

Stanley Ann made Barry an Indonesian citizen so he could attend school there.

Prior grade (elementary) school records from Indonesia show Barry as being an Indonesian citizen, with MUSLIM as being his stated religion.

Apparently, Barry could influence the officials in Hawaii into whatever he wanted hidden there, but he could not supress the records in Indonesia.

I say he got his college admission as a Foreign Aid Student-—which would NEVER apply if he was an American citizen instead. Foreign Aid students pay about 10% of normal tuition rates.

The lies surrounding Barry Hussain Obama are going to be fodder for authors & nooks for YEARS to come.

However, since we are so close to Civil War in the USA over Barry’s policies & destruction of the American businesses & families, it might be 30 years or more before publishing of books resumes.


58 posted on 08/07/2012 9:33:16 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Lou L

RE: Are there really colleges that track attendance?

YES. I know of two.

My daughter attends Grove City College in PA and you better not be absent more than 10% of the time from classes or you’re dropped.

My nephew attends Hillsdale College in Michigan and the policy is the same.


59 posted on 08/07/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Williams

The author opines that Obama never switched back to being an American citizen. I’m not sure how that would work. He was the child of an American parent who then lived abroad, I don’t think that made him an Indonesian.”””

Sranley Ann married Lolo Soetoro & went to Indonesia.

Indonesia DOES NOT recognise dual citizenship-—not then—not now.

Stanley Ann made Barry an Indonesian citizen so he could attend school there.

Prior grade (elementary) school records from Indonesia show Barry as being an Indonesian citizen, with MUSLIM as being his stated religion.

Apparently, Barry could influence the officials in Hawaii into whatever he wanted hidden there, but he could not supress the records in Indonesia.

I say he got his college admission as a Foreign Aid Student-—which would NEVER apply if he was an American citizen instead. Foreign Aid students pay about 10% of normal tuition rates.

The lies surrounding Barry Hussain Obama are going to be fodder for authors & books for YEARS to come.

However, since we are so close to Civil War in the USA over Barry’s policies & destruction of the American businesses & families, it might be 30 years or more before publishing of books resumes.


60 posted on 08/07/2012 9:33:54 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SMARTY
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

Bump


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:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/columbia.asp

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: factcheck.org for your reference...

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/02/obama-at-columbia-university/

__________________________

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.

FULL QUESTION

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.

FULL ANSWER

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 Politico.com. 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.

Sources
“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.

SEE HERE:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73793.html


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.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/apr/19/key-witness-in-passport-fraud-case-fatally-shot/

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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To: kabumpo

Snarky personal comment aside, I do remember a lot of people from grade school, high school, college, law school, and my professional life. But I had to have a connection of some enduring sort with them. If 0bama did not make personal connections, then nobody will remember him.

And as for now discovering that he is president, sure, people are going to wonder if they knew him in college back then. But if he wasn’t notable then, they won’t remember him now.

I think he was a cypher; an empty suit that at the time people would have recognized, but don’t remember today. That is telling that he made so little impact on his colleagues. I also believe the official records at Columbia show a lot more than he wants to know, but the average student at Columbia at the time would have been completely unaware of the contents of those records. And it’s those records we should concentrate on. The fact that he wasn’t memorable to his classmates should not lead us to read into it more than what’s there, and isn’t what’s really the issue.


81 posted on 08/07/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: SeekAndFind

only one way to prove it as Reid and the loons have said.

“Show the records to prove it”


82 posted on 08/07/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kjo

Ever hear of the rule of 5? It’s a business rule of thumb for creating presentations.

“If you put more than 5 bullet points on a presentation it confuses the viewer causing their eyes to glaze over and results in the viewer not comprehending ANY of the bullet points.”

And 5 is pushing it—the upper limit. Three or less bullet points is optimal.

We can take a lesson from the Democrats here. Instead of throwing out a long-list, the pick one item to focus on and pound away at it till they pound the point home.


83 posted on 08/07/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Wayne is white, that makes him a racist according to lib logic. If he’s black, that makes him a Tom.


84 posted on 08/07/2012 9:53:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind
This all begs another question: if Barry schlepped his way through college, then who was it that made this happen? At this time in his life, he was still a nobody - so why would Columbia allow him to graduate? Were the professors told to give him certain grades to make this happen? Or did any of the professors even see him in a classroom at all and somebody in the administration simply created a record for him out of thin air?

Now matter what the answers are to these questions, there's only one reason that stuff like this gets done: money. I did a quick check....look at this:

From this report, I found the following:

"[George] Soros gives money to a variety of other schools specifically to promote his left-wing causes. In addition to heavily funding Central European University and Bard College, Soros funded programs and classes at universities around the world promote his radical ideology. Soros’s Open Society Foundations granted more than $400 million in gifts and commitments to higher education since the year 2000.

Every one of the Ivy League colleges and universities received funding from Soros. More than $15 million was granted since 2000 to promote specific programs that line up with the Soros ideology. Columbia and Harvard were the real winners, receiving more than $8 million and more than $5 million respectively."

(more details at the link) So is that enough to buy a President. Surely Soro has made a profit on Obama as well, since we have well-documented cases in which Obama decisions and policies have benefitted Soros directly - particularly with oil leases and policies.

It would also be reasonable to guess that Obama wasn't the only student identified and groomed to do this... if one is trying to 'create' a President or other high-ranking politician, then it makes no sense to put all eggs into the same basket.

I would bet there are more Barry Soetoro's out there.

85 posted on 08/07/2012 9:53:53 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: henkster

If you heard the names though, do you think you might have recognition sparked? I would think this would be more true, the more unusual the name. Multiple choice is always a lot easier.


86 posted on 08/07/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Tallguy

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.


Especially one with the name Barry Sotero or Barack Hussein Obama....

Being a mullato at that point in time is also something someone would remember about a classmate.

We weren’t into the full blown PC in the early 80’s


87 posted on 08/07/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: sport

are they used ones from Monica???

that will please Hillary!


88 posted on 08/07/2012 10:01:40 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind
People are talking about whether a student can get away with poor attendance at a university. That might be possible at some schools or in some classes.

The other side of the coin is that it is easy for a non-student to hang around a university and appear to be a student. A non-student can easily attend most classes without question and hang around the student union and other campus meeting places. And it's nothing at all for a non-student to hang out at off-campus student gathering places like pubs, eateries, etc. and live in an apt. near campus.

For someone inclined to pass themselves off as a student and be involved in student political activism it would be a piece of cake. Even professors and administrators could come to think of them as students. That's why I asked if there were proof that he was ever enrolled.

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.

That might be proof that they want to claim an association with him but it isn't proof that he was enrolled. Let's see the records of his syllabus, his graduation and his grades.

89 posted on 08/07/2012 10:02:54 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not as up to date as you all on Obama’s time lines, but wasn’t this when he met Ayers? Could he have been involved with these people? It seems like a natural gravitation due to Obama’s Marxist beliefs.


90 posted on 08/07/2012 10:05:50 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: manc
(god is going to hate me for this)

OUR SIDE IS ALL $USSIES AND NO bALL$.!!!!!!!!!

well they dang better grow some and soon...
no more Political Correct here.

(sorry god)

91 posted on 08/07/2012 10:06:31 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s a compelling reason to attend classes beyond having to appear on any attendance lists. In advanced history and political science classes, many of which I took in college, getting A’s in the vast majority and B’s in the rest, regular class attendance and careful note taking were the best and most efficient ways to get the information that was essential to get high grades. My attendance at those classes had nothing to do with whether attendance was taken—it was purely to ace the courses quickly and easily.


92 posted on 08/07/2012 10:12:26 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: haircutter
OH MY here in my old age I'm beginning to sound trashy!!! I JUST KNOW IT IS THE FOUR YEARS OF HUSSEIN OBAMA THAT HAS DONE IT... (I promise lord if you clean up our White House and Congress, I'LL be a better person...PROMISE♥)
93 posted on 08/07/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: thackney

My experience was far different - nearly every professor, both undergrad and graduate school had strict attendance policies and took roll.


94 posted on 08/07/2012 10:14:11 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Red Badger

95 posted on 08/07/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: EGPWS

LOL! GMTA!


96 posted on 08/07/2012 10:22:20 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: patriot08
Didn’t anybody ever complain that they couldn’t understand the instructor?

As far as I know, everyone complained about the instructor.

There was another the same statistic class taught at the same time. After we were assured we would have only scheduled quizzes and exams, at least half of us attended the other class.

97 posted on 08/07/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

“The other three may be true, but in nearly six years of college, attending three different universities, I never once saw attendance taken.”

Yup. In four years of undergrad never saw any prof or grad assistant count roll.

“My statistics class was so poorly taught by heavily Chinese accented TA, most of my class attended other lectures and only showed up for the scheduled quizzes and tests.”

Remember a few classes where I saw someone or someones I hadn’t seen since the first day show up for finals!


98 posted on 08/07/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: SeekAndFind; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

Once again I am being the party pooper, Its Obama and high ranking Democrat officials demanding Romney’s tax returns and accusing him of hiding potential crimes, yet we are supposed to demand Obama’s records when Romney and the RINO party are too scared to.

Reid accused Romney of tax evasion on the Senate floor , so its RINO MCConnels turn to make similar accusations on the floor.

I cant fight for those who refuse to even try.


99 posted on 08/07/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: TheBattman
nearly every professor, both undergrad and graduate school had strict attendance policies and took roll

The attitude I saw at Kent State, University of Alaska and The Ohio State University was: "You are considered adults. You paid the tuition. It is up to you to learn."

100 posted on 08/07/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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