Obama's College Classmate: "Never Saw Him"
Posted in the Grand Rapids Forum
#1 Oct 6, 2012
[...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 has 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.
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 into Obama’s past–beyond what he has written about himself–with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s?
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, if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? 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 Obama pay for all these fancy schools without coming from a wealthy background? If he had student loans or scholarships, would he not have to maintain good grades?
I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.
Here’s my gut belief: 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. But did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? When he returned to live with his grandparents in Hawaii or as he neared college-age preparing to apply to schools, did he ever change his citizenship back? I’m betting not.
If you could unseal Obama’s Columbia University records I believe you’d find that:
A) He rarely ever attended class.
B) His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
C) He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
D) He paid little for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreign students like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.
If you think I’m “fishing” then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?
If it’s okay 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 nor will release his own), 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.]
Since: Mar 09
#2 Oct 6, 2012
Makes you wonder why the president who campaigned on transparency, has so many secrets.
#3 Oct 6, 2012
The movie "the Omen" seems to shed some light on Obama.
#4 Oct 7, 2012
It's pretty telling that the left will get themselves caught up in all kinds of conspiracy theories about the right's "fascism", and Romney's taxes, but they run and hide every time you bring up Obama's less-than-transparent college days.
Don't even look at it liberals!!! LOL. This thread doesn't even exist!!!
My guess is liberals wouldn't change their minds or votes one iota if it were proven Obama completely lied about his college experience - which may very well have happened.
I wonder how many liberals would vote for Obama even if the "birthers" were proven to be correct and he was truly ineligible to run for office?
Since: Sep 08
Neon City Oh.
#5 Oct 7, 2012
So where is the list of the 400 people they called?
#6 Oct 7, 2012
I don't know - Call up FOX News or the author of this article to argue about that. The author of this article writes he was in the same graduating class, for the same major, and in the same years Barack Obama was supposed to be there and he claims he never saw nor heard of a Barack Obama.
You can look his records up if you want.
Could this author be full of crap? Sure. But it is odd that despite all of the hubbub regarding whether Obama ever actually attended Columbia, even SNOPES could only cite one person who claims to have known him.
His name is Phil Boerner and he claims to have been his roommate. They even have a picture together on a really ugly sofa.
But who took the picture? Why isn't the friend who tool the photo standing up and saying they knew Barack Obama too?
I'm not saying this conspiracy is true or false, but you can bet your butt if Mitt Romney's past was this clandestine the liberal media would be digging in like miners on a gold hunt trying to get to the bottom while stirring up the demands for Barack to come clean and offer proof.
Instead, they're happy to just let this shady time in Obama's life slide. He's only the leader of the free world after all :)
#7 Oct 7, 2012
That's because it's so much more important that we focus on Romney's tax returns, or his religion, or his money, or his wife, or anything actually that will draw the attention of the libs away from what Obama is actually like and what he has actually done, which is nothing.
Since: Feb 08
#8 Oct 7, 2012
Remember the tape released last week? I am hearing whispers there is something bigger to be released... We will have to wait and see I suppose.
#9 Oct 8, 2012
You have to admit the hypocrisy is strong on this one, WD. The left and the Obama camp did backflips over Romney's tax returns for pete's sake, but one person out of 20,000 has come forth with anything remotely legitimate regarding whether our president actually went to the college he claimed to have??
And we're getting crickets from the people who voted for him?
Look, the president is but a figurehead to the government, but he still represents America. There should be no question about whether our president attended the university he claims to have. Why are his records not being demanded?
I'm not a conspiracy theorist by nature, but what is the left afraid of here?
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