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Columbia alum reveals Obama had 2.6 GPA Columbia donor reveals Obama not Mensa material
Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/12

Posted on 11/02/2012 11:57:02 PM PDT by lulu16

The source for the 2.6 number is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a Columbia alumnus who maintains good ties with the university.

In 2004, after Obama’s successful speech at that year’s Democratic convention, a Columbia University official told him Barack Obama’s GPA, he explained to TheDC.

“This person told me that he [Obama] was a pre-law, poli-sci major, had a lot of incompletes, and as best could be determined after sorting through the incompletes, had a GPA of 2.6,” said the businessman, a former Marine Corps combat veteran.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/02/wealthy-columbia-univ-donor-school-told-me-obama-had-2-6-gpa/#ixzz2BEZxKtdn

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I tried to comment on a story that referenced a Daily Caller story about Bambi's missing Columbia transcript.

The writer wanted people to send him weird rumors about Obama that "baggers" believe.

I thought I was signing up for the first time, and when I tried to login under my email address, they informed me that "Your account has been deleted from Huffington Post."

Had they seen that I tried to cut and paste this to dispute their notion that Obama was smarter than Romney?

"Upon his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann, and soon after, enrolled in Brigham Young University. He graduated in 1971 with a Degree in English, with a 3.97GPA. His young family then moved to Boston, and Mitt enrolled in both Harvard Law (HLS) and Harvard Business School (HBS). He obtained his MBA from HBS in 1975 and graduated cum laude from HLS with his Juris Doctor the same year, finishing in the top 5% of his class."

Or had they somehow spied on me and got wind of my Romney donation this evening?

I was just getting used to their site, so come election night ( if FP went down), I could have some fun with them.

Does Huffington Post have spies on us?

1 posted on 11/02/2012 11:57:24 PM PDT by lulu16
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To: lulu16
Hmmm... 2.6 and then onto Harvard Law. Just how exactly does that work? Even with AA that seems low, then again preference for a poor international student helps...
2 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:59 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: lulu16

FP=FR
Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Fail.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 12:05:21 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

Obama flunked lunch at Columbia!


4 posted on 11/03/2012 12:12:10 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: MacMattico

Black that is how


5 posted on 11/03/2012 12:13:55 AM PDT by funfan
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To: lulu16

About Obama as “Mensa material”:

I’m a member of Mensa. Full disclosure: I am down at the very bottom of where you can be to get into Mensa. But it has been a very fun organization for me (we have a lot of geeky parties!). More to the point, I now know a LOT of very, very intelligent people, most of them smarter than me ... and friends, I am here to testify that Obama does not fit the profile. He’s what we call an “overachiever”: Someone who has worked their butt off to reach the top, but in terms of their mental agility and acuity, they just don’t cut it. If Obama is truly “our smartest President,” then God help us all, because we’ll need it!


6 posted on 11/03/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: MacMattico
Hmmm... 2.6 and then onto Harvard Law. Just how exactly does that work? Even with AA that seems low, then again preference for a poor international student helps...

I don't know about HLS, but med schools admitted 2.6 under AA.
7 posted on 11/03/2012 12:19:29 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Lol. If Zero had been mensa material, he’d been more like Birdman Bryant mensa.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 12:25:00 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
My uncle declined every Mensa invite they offered him. :p He didn't have anything nice to say about them at all! But he was also very grouchy and I always thought it was nicer to be happy and stupid than brilliant and bitter, like him. Anyway, I have to disagree with your assessment of Obama. I have not seen a single indication of him being an "over achiever". I believe he was groomed and carried his entire life. I would agree with Clinton on this one and classify Obama as the ultimate "amateur" with extreme narcissistic tendencies.
9 posted on 11/03/2012 12:30:22 AM PDT by Casie
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To: lulu16

They have had a hard time convincing him to come back for their homecoming week. The Mensa in Chielf (not!) would rather hang out or hide within the skirts of their counterpart.

‘“Obama’s decision to speak at Barnard has caused some heated reactions among Columbia students,” the Columbia Spectator reported in March.

“Emilio Fajardo … said that the decision ‘seems like a slap in the face’ to Columbia,” the paper wrote, quoting a Columbia sophomore. “Sean Udell, CC ’11 and president of the class of 2011, spearheaded the POTUS Project, a campaign to convince Obama to speak at Columbia’s commencement ceremony last year.”

“‘I’m shocked and happy that Barnard will get to have Obama speak at their commencement,’ Udell said. ‘I’m quite disappointed, of course, that President Obama spoke to our sister school, instead of his alma mater.’”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/02/wealthy-columbia-univ-donor-school-told-me-obama-had-2-6-gpa/#ixzz2BEiIblT6


10 posted on 11/03/2012 12:30:29 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: PA Engineer

Really? Wow! If I had had a GPA under 3.4 I don’t think I would have even bothered applying to any Grad schools!


11 posted on 11/03/2012 12:39:36 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: PA Engineer
I don't know about HLS, but med schools admitted 2.6 under AA.

Which is why I would not trust a black surgeon in a million years. There might be a black surgeon who is the greatest surgeon in the history of the universe, but thanks to "affirmative action", that black surgeon suffers a stigma and he will never be fully trusted by many people. Congratulations to the Democrat politicians, the blacks who elect them, and the top black professionals who stand by silently and let this disgrace continue. Nice work.

12 posted on 11/03/2012 12:39:56 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Casie

Tell me about it. I was a member of MENSA for a little over a year. Went to TWO meetings, two separate groups, and immediately knew it was not going to be a good thing after either one. Especially after admitting (1) that I was a military officer (2)that I was a Conservative, and (3)that I owned guns.

The first group found conversation about BDSM sexuality of high interest. In fact, they seemed obsessed about it. When invited to come downstairs to “the Dungeon”, I looked at my watch, made an excuse, and left quickly. Hearing snickers about “stupid Republican vanillas”. . .

The second one IMMEDIATELY inquired into my politics, and basically told me to leave and not come back, I obviously wasn’t really MENSA material. . . .


13 posted on 11/03/2012 12:40:24 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: PA Engineer

By the way, isn’t it comforting to know that half of all doctors finish medical school in the bottom 50% of their class?


14 posted on 11/03/2012 12:41:22 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Maybe they meant Densa as he is very dense.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 12:43:48 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Lancey Howard
There might be a black surgeon who is the greatest surgeon in the history of the universe, but thanks to "affirmative action", that black surgeon suffers a stigma and he will never be fully trusted by many people.

Yep. You should check out the public health service if you want to see government disfunction.
16 posted on 11/03/2012 12:46:53 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
He’s what we call an “overachiever”: Someone who has worked their butt off to reach the top

Obama?!?!? Overachiever? Puh-lease....
17 posted on 11/03/2012 12:48:44 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Salgak
Sounds like you met the same "geniuses"! Salgak, thank you for serving our great country. And congratulations on both your superior intellect and values! Cheers my FRiend!
18 posted on 11/03/2012 12:49:33 AM PDT by Casie
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Should have written MENSA. But I admit I am Densa-—because like Gov. Romeny said, I’ve had long nights...worrying so much about this election, I can’t handle details, shouldn’t operate heavy equipment, won’t go near sharp implements, see dead people in the voting rolls, and am sure I’ll go into a crying jag if FR goes down on election night.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 12:53:13 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Depends on your definition of “work,” doesn’t it? I think he has worked very hard in some ways ... schmoozing, sucking up, brown-nosing, yes-sirring ... the list is endless. Nice work if you can get it, I guess.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 12:59:25 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: lulu16

.... He is probably an Affirmative Action MENSA.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 1:17:05 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
It is certainly not easy to swivel your head side to side reading the TOTUS, glaring, glowering, and trying to disguise your invectiveness for your koolaid-drinkers as the “fight” you still have for them.
22 posted on 11/03/2012 1:18:18 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: R_Kangel

Because the quota for fake divinity schools had been taken by Sharpton and Jackson.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 1:23:46 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: R_Kangel
He is probably an Affirmative Action MENSA.

Actually, I believe the 2.6 GPA may have been by affirmative action. In other words, he didn't get that grade by himself. A teacher, another student, somebody else did that for him.

24 posted on 11/03/2012 1:25:25 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

Just like someone photoshopped him into the picture of his grandparents in New York.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 1:33:47 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Waryone

Just like someone photoshopped him into the picture of his grandparents in New York.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 1:43:30 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: funfan

70% being black; 20% having ties to Indonesia; 5% being from Hawaii; 5% having gone to a prestigious preparatory school (before Occidental).


27 posted on 11/03/2012 2:12:27 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Lancey Howard

I went to law school and I recall that every medical malpractice suit that was important enough to have become a landmark case involved a black surgeon. I, too, wouldn’t trust a black surgeon in a million years.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 2:14:30 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Lancey Howard

Which is why I would not trust a black surgeon in a million years....Find out if he was ever a medic in the Army, or a Corpsman in the Marines, first. Our Medic, whom I rate all my GP’s against, was black and performed crap under fire most Doctors wouldn’t do in an emergency room. He got out, got his GI Bill and caught the attention of ‘someone’ who sent him on to be one of the most highly touted oncologista in his state. I’ll never forget when I caught the flu and strep throat at a FB and he reached in his locker and brought out a fifth of Jim Beam, a handful of Momma’s anise Christmas candy and said “Get some hot water, drink as much as you can with a mouthful of this candy, grab 12 hrs. of sleep and get on that 60. You’re the best we got up here.”


29 posted on 11/03/2012 3:04:13 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Did it help, did you wake up feeling better? (and thank you for your service!)


30 posted on 11/03/2012 3:52:47 AM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s a tautology, Mensa meat.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 4:01:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Safetgiver

Thank you for sticking up for your friend. We all know black people whose ability and work ethic is way above average. Unfortunately, we also run into a lot of AA hires who manage to cast an aura of doubt on the achievements of all blacks.

There are a lot of really competent practitioners in every field of endeavor who would never ace the SAT, be they working in medicine, law, engineering or finance, just as their are those who thrive in an academic setting but are completely helpless in the real world. However. Obama is no example of the former and Romney is no example of the latter.

For the most part academic achievement is a strong predictor of professional achievement, which is why companies like to see a candidates transcripts.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 4:13:00 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: lulu16

GPA BS. I had a very wise high school English teacher in my Soph and Senior years. He always said a few things about IQ and GPA.

IQ is like a bucket, if you have a big bucket (high score) but you only fill it up half way, what a waste. It is better to have a smaller bucket and have it overflowing with knowledge.

GPA, via personal experience. If you were to see my GPA for my associates degree, I’d be laughed out of the HR office. Hey, full time college was not for me. My bachelors was a 3.79, my masters was a 3.89. In 25 years I have only come to the conclusion that those last two numbers kept my resume out of the trash. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but by no means the dullest either, I get my job done with the best of my abilities and always look for a way to learn something new everyday.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 4:35:12 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Cyclone59

“best of my ability ...” “ ...learn something new every day ...”

Exactly.

But since Obama already knows everything and is already functioning at 110 percent of his ability (just ask him!) he doesn’t have that mindset at all.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 4:55:02 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Did he work his butt off? I missed that in his biography.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 4:58:38 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Did he work his butt off? I missed that in his biography.


36 posted on 11/03/2012 4:58:50 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: 98ZJ USMC; Hetty_Fauxvert

Not so much an “over achiever” as he is a Forest Gump or Chancy Gardner


37 posted on 11/03/2012 4:59:40 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: utahagen
I went to law school and I recall that every medical malpractice suit that was important enough to have become a landmark case involved a black surgeon.

Name me one, because I went to law school also, and I don't recall any of the landmark med mal cases even identifying the race of the doctor.

38 posted on 11/03/2012 5:05:52 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: gettinolder

Yep. It did. However He and I always joke if the cure was worth the disease! At least I could run the gun ( probably would’ve blew my brains out my ears out my ears if we would have needed it.)


39 posted on 11/03/2012 6:19:31 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Casie

“My uncle declined every Mensa invite they offered him.”

Good man. So did I. I thought they were odd.

Caveat: In retrospect, I see that I am, too.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 6:23:18 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I would not trust a black surgeon in a million years
???

Pretty harsh. I’m sorry you feel that way.
Ben Carson is one of my inspirations, and I’ve known & worked with...ohh, about a half-dozen black doctors over my 20-year career. Every one of them was EXCELLENT.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 6:36:23 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: MacMattico
Hmmm... 2.6 and then onto Harvard Law. Just how exactly does that work?

It helps if a prominent Saudi prince takes a personal interest in your career.

42 posted on 11/03/2012 6:59:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
He’s what we call an “overachiever”: Someone who has worked their butt off to reach the top, but in terms of their mental agility and acuity, they just don’t cut it.

I take exception to that, I think he took the Affirmative Action Express Elevator along with the help of some lefty friends. Those incompletes don't show me a butt being worked off.

43 posted on 11/03/2012 7:32:10 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama didn't fix it!)
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To: lulu16

2.6? Yeh thats real Harvard Law Review material.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 7:37:42 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: Salgak

Triple Nine Society seems to be libertarian leaning and is OK with military and guns. Obama surely would not qualify.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama didn't fix it!)
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To: MacMattico

“If I had had a GPA under 3.4 I don’t think I would have even bothered applying to any Grad schools!”

When I applied for grad school you had to have at least a 3.0 in undergraduate to even apply.


46 posted on 11/03/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
Someone who has worked their butt off to reach the top

I see no evidence that this is the case either.

47 posted on 11/03/2012 7:56:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Somehow, that does not fit my definition of “work”. But I guess over the years, that meaning has been sodomized as well.


48 posted on 11/03/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: lulu16

Silly headline.

There are a good many Mensa qualifiers who did poorly in school.


49 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:36 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Lancey Howard

I guess you’ve never heard about Ben Carson. One of the most famous pediatric neurosurgeons on earth.

You may not ever need to trust him, but there are many people who have travelled very far to trust those most precious to them to his very gifted hands.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 10:27:15 AM PDT by Waryone
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