Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274473 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#652784 May 29, 2012
Obama ducks calls to release his collegiate transcripts
By Dave Boyer
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The Washington Times
Monday, May 28, 2012

When President Obama gave the commencement address last week at the Air Force Academy, he congratulated the cadets for excelling at one of the most demanding schools in the country.

But decades after Mr. Obama completed his own college course work, his academic performance is still a mystery. Before and after his election as president, Mr. Obama has refused to release his college transcripts from his days as an undergraduate and a law school student.
Most presidents’ academic records are made public by the time they reach the highest office in the land, either with their consent or by someone else digging them up.

“There’s no reason why people shouldn’t know,” said Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who focuses on the presidency.“At this point, it’s pretty moot — perhaps amusing if it turned out that he didn’t do very well.”
But whenever Team Obama is asked about the president’s college performance, officials dodge the question, obviously with Mr. Obama’s blessing.

The White House press office refers such questions to campaign officials, who in turn refuse to provide any information. The Obama campaign didn’t respond to questions for this article.
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney also hasn’t released the transcripts of his college years at Brigham Young University, or his four years at Harvard University where he earned a combined law degree and an MBA.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request on whether Mr. Romney intends to release his college records.
But it is known that Mr. Romney graduated cum laude from the law school in 1975, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top 5 percent of his business school class.(Unlike Mr. Obama, the former Massachusetts governor also has not released his 2011 tax returns but said he will do so before the November election.)

Another stonewaller in recent presidential politics was Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee in 2004, who refused to release his college transcripts during the campaign against President George W. Bush.

The Democrat finally relented in 2005, six months after he lost the election, revealing that he had received four D’s in his freshman year, including a political science course. It also turned out that his grade-point average at Yale University in the 1960s was nearly identical to Mr. Bush‘s, despite the media’s portrayal during the campaign of Mr. Kerry as the more intellectual candidate and the common image of Mr. Bush as dumb.

The years-long secrecy about Mr. Obama’s college records has led to accusations that he is trying to hide something — for example, grades that might have justified neither his transfer to Columbia University in 1981 from Occidental College, a small school in Los Angeles where he was on a scholarship, nor his acceptance into Harvard Law School in 1988.

Obama is a product of the now-called Affirmative Action horseshit with foreign sheiks paying his way to poor grades.
Da Man

Silver Spring, MD

#652785 May 29, 2012
Who is going to vote for a flip-flopping cult-Mormon?

All Hail Obama! Four More Years!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#652786 May 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors
"We do know a few things about the president's college career.
In his new book, "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss quotes Obama as saying that his grade point average at Columbia was an impressive 3.7. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, which cannot happen with poor grades.
The president’s presumptive opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was no academic slouch either. According to various news reports, Romney graduated from Brigham Young University with a 3.97 grade point average and was in the top 5% of his class at Harvard Business School, where he simultaneously earned a law degree.
Unfortunately for transcript transparency advocates, school transcripts, like tax returns, are private. They are protected by a 1974 law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
"There are all kinds of exceptions, but the rule is records may only be released with signed written consent of the individual,” said Barmak Nasserian, associate executive director of the American Assn. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The group counts more than 2,600 degree-granting institutions among its members. "Barack Obama, like every other American, is entitled to privacy rights under federal law."
In any case, said Nasserian, he doesn’t see much benefit in allowing voters to peruse candidates' college transcripts.
"I am not sure looking at 20-year-old Mitt Romney or Barack Obama at that granular level of detail would make a difference," he said. "It's kind of a stretch to say performance in a particular course, or that they took a course with a professed Marxist, or they studied Russian for heaven's sakes, is going to be relevant or helpful to someone making up their mind."...."
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-co...
FERPA
That and Barack's middle finger.
Oh man, I hope he doesn't now release his college transcripts. Homer still a little pissed that he released his birth certificate a couple of times to try and pacify these idiots. You can't please stupid.
Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#652787 May 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Why hide the PROOF, as if it is something shameful then? Would such PROOF, not be presented for any job review?
A middle finger is just representative of yet MORE, Ignorance.
And doesn't the Kenyan stooge, supposedly, yet SADLY, work for us, the American people?

What is he hellbent on hiding?
azazel

Spring Lake, NC

#652788 May 29, 2012
cway wrote:
<quoted text>
How does this relate to the subject of why the U.S. declared war on the Taliban (who controlled Afghanistan) because the latter was sheltering Bin Laden?
It doesn't relate.
you said it was right and correct to invade afghanistan. i disagree. the taliban reared its ugly head 94 the afghanis didnt want them. clintons admin gave cursory support then left the afghanis hanging. had we done things differently maybe a different outcome. who knows.
reality the afghani people did nothing to us but pay the price. the taliban still exists. still strong.
fred

Newington, CT

#652789 May 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors
"We do know a few things about the president's college career.
In his new book, "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss quotes Obama as saying that his grade point average at Columbia was an impressive 3.7. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, which cannot happen with poor grades.
The president’s presumptive opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was no academic slouch either. According to various news reports, Romney graduated from Brigham Young University with a 3.97 grade point average and was in the top 5% of his class at Harvard Business School, where he simultaneously earned a law degree.
Unfortunately for transcript transparency advocates, school transcripts, like tax returns, are private. They are protected by a 1974 law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
"There are all kinds of exceptions, but the rule is records may only be released with signed written consent of the individual,” said Barmak Nasserian, associate executive director of the American Assn. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The group counts more than 2,600 degree-granting institutions among its members. "Barack Obama, like every other American, is entitled to privacy rights under federal law."
In any case, said Nasserian, he doesn’t see much benefit in allowing voters to peruse candidates' college transcripts.
"I am not sure looking at 20-year-old Mitt Romney or Barack Obama at that granular level of detail would make a difference," he said. "It's kind of a stretch to say performance in a particular course, or that they took a course with a professed Marxist, or they studied Russian for heaven's sakes, is going to be relevant or helpful to someone making up their mind."...."
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-co...
FERPA
That and Barack's middle finger.
Release the college transcripts!

What's the Kenyan lizard hiding?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#652790 May 29, 2012
JEB wrote:
<quoted text>
lizard f. is cracking again
Freds new hobby, twittering!

Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you've been a naughty boy you let your face grow long
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#652791 May 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Why hide the PROOF, as if it is something shameful then? Would such PROOF, not be presented for any job review?
A middle finger is just representative of yet MORE, Ignorance.
The last thing Homer wanted to see was Bush's college transcripts, could care less about Romney's either or about his time spent in France sucking up to the French.
Grey Ghost

Rockville, VA

#652793 May 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
What good would that do? It was the goddam White House that ratted him out to the terrorists.
That's why Hillary and Panetta kept the mission to kill bin Laden a secret from Obama and Valleria Jarrett. If Obama and Vallerie Jarrett knew the operation was going to happen, they would have leaked word to bin Laden and he wouldn't have been there.
And, the same fate would have met that SEAL Team Six unit that happened on their very next operation when the helicopter carrying the SEAL Team Six assault team descended to disembark on a top secret mission "coincidentally" right into the sights of a lone Taliban waiting for them with a rocket launcher.
There's a big turd in the White House punch bowl.
Hey dumbass, where were you yesterday? I was looking for you in the rolling thunder men and women? Were you the one on the moped with the aluminum propeller helmet with the bucket head??
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#652794 May 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Do any of these fools understand how government works?
Perhaps many have forgotten. Since Obama took office we've only been shown how government DOESN'T work.
loulee rat mouth fl

Lakewood, NJ

#652795 May 29, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Get a life "MAGGOT". Hey lily"WHAT UP".
Red Lobster for the Grey Ghost reject in you. Your fellow drunk lily is slobbering over Obama while imbibing earlier than usual today. Enjoy, you fellow Bama worshipping fool!
dem

United States

#652796 May 29, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>Hey dem, hope all is well. Sic'um. I had a great day yesterday just being an American, too bad righties have so much trouble doing that...I guess all of that hatred and bigotry is to much to over come for them? Take care it's a jungle out there in gun toting rightie world.
hey pal, good to hear from you.
Had a great weekend myself.
Back to work reality today.
Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#652797 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh man, I hope he doesn't now release his college transcripts. Homer still a little pissed that he released his birth certificate a couple of times to try and pacify these idiots. You can't please stupid.
Why was the liberal media obsessed with McCain & Bush's past records?

They absolutely were. And they released them without hesitation:

https://docs.google.com/viewer...

NOW WHERE ARE THE KENYAN'S??
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#652798 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh man, I hope he doesn't now release his college transcripts. Homer still a little pissed that he released his birth certificate a couple of times to try and pacify these idiots. You can't please stupid.
Oh fer krissaaakes! Did they miss the video last year?



republitards are so stupid!
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#652799 May 29, 2012
Where's Da-Vey? Come on out, boy, and play. LOL
fred

Newington, CT

#652800 May 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Freds new hobby, twittering!
Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you've been a naughty boy you let your face grow long
fred has 16 followers!
Frank

Spokane, WA

#652801 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh man, I hope he doesn't now release his college transcripts. Homer still a little pissed that he released his birth certificate a couple of times to try and pacify these idiots. You can't please stupid.
Most people have to provide sealed copies of their transcripts when applying for jobs.
azazel

Spring Lake, NC

#652802 May 29, 2012
cway wrote:
<quoted text>
Your reponse is lacking in spirit. Nothing more a sheepish "well torture isn't right, but that's the way it is".
I can see you as a German living in Hitler's Third Reich and making the same kind of half-hearted response.
"well war and concentration camps aren't right, but that's the way it is."
Kudos for Mr. Stand-up-for-what's-right.
call me a nazi. typical.
i dont like torture and if i ruled the world it wouldnt exist. i dont rule the world.
every civilized country including us swear they dont torture but do.
while ur busy calling me a nazi i dont see you doing anything to stop torture.
ur response was elementary and pathetic.
TheIndependentMa jority

Mount Vernon, KY

#652803 May 29, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Get a life "MAGGOT". Hey lily"WHAT UP".
Hatfields and McCoys on the History chan this month goober.

No wonder... such a stereotyped rep sometimes.

Breathe deeply of the air of still UNcommieTiced freedom while you're there. And watch out for blood sucking parasites...they're everywhere these days!!
Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#652804 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>The last thing Homer wanted to see was Bush's college transcripts, could care less about Romney's either or about his time spent in France sucking up to the French.
Your liberal media idols were most definitely interested in them.

And all his other records too.

Why are they not as obsessed with Barack HUSSEIN Obama aka Barry Soetoro's ??

Couldn't be a DOUBLE STANDARD, now could it?

No way.

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