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Obama’s College Classmate: ‘The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia’
The Blaze ^ | 08/07/12 | Wayne Allyn Root

Posted on 08/07/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT by MissesBush

I am President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.

Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best it’s ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesn’t exist. Then ask followers like Senator Harry Reid to chase the lead. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader appears to now be making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant, and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t attack the real Obama scandal.

This is classic Axelrod. Obama has won several elections in his career by slandering his opponents and leaking sealed documents. Not only do these insinuations and leaks ruin the credibility and reputation of Obama’s opponents, they keep them on the defensive and off Obama’s trail of sealed documents.

By attacking Romney’s tax records, Obama’s socialist cabal creates a problem that doesn’t exist. Is the U.S. Senate Majority Leader making up stories out of thin air? You decide. But the reason for this baseless attack is clear- make Romney defend, so not only is he “off message” but it helps the media ignore the real Obama scandal.

My answer for Romney? Call Obama’s bluff.

Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask “What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago that you are afraid to let America’s voters see? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s something the voters ought to see.” Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.

My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again.

Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer.

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.

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.


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KEYWORDS: obamacollege; obamacolumbia; obamatranscripts
Obama continues to be the most unvetted president or presidential candidate in modern history, even after nearly 4 years in the White House. Why is a media culture that was so interested in whether Bush attended Guard training in Alabama in the 60s so disinterested in whether Obama actually attended Columbia U. in the 80s?
1 posted on 08/07/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

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Is the Blaze responsible for this article? Why is it not viewable? Just wondering....


2 posted on 08/07/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: MissesBush

Its a risky strategy - why?

1) the MSM will spring to Obama’s defense. Its those “crazy birthers” again!
2) after a lot of hemming and hawing, Obama will produce manufactured records. Then the debate spins into arguments about photoshop, pdf files, etc...

It will become trench warfare, and for the TV-addled average American, it simply becomes “he said, she said.”

its better to have others continuously pound on it (like Trump).

Meanwhile, keep looking. I’d be also be surprised if an anonymous offer of, say $100k, for Obama’s Columbia records didn’t produce something.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 10:51:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: MissesBush

Romney will never have the guts to issue the challenge. He will stay on the defensive like the simpering wimp most Republican candidates turn out to be.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: MissesBush

Romney will never have the guts to issue the challenge. He will stay on the defensive like the simpering wimp most Republican candidates turn out to be.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 10:51:45 AM PDT by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: MissesBush
Here are 56 reasons why Barack Obama is a lying, lawbreaking, warmongering, corrupt cronyist, who loves corporate lobbyists and Wall St., and who has no respect for the Constitution, limited government, rule of law, individual freedom, civil liberties, the taxpayers, or sick people who have prescriptions for medical marijuana
6 posted on 08/07/2012 10:53:27 AM PDT by grundle
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To: MissesBush

“I am President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia. “

Gut instinct and no name for you buys you a bag of Harry Reids.

Get out there and be official if you got some goods.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 10:55:24 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: oust the louse
There is an apostrophe missing in the broken link, try this.
8 posted on 08/07/2012 10:58:24 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: MissesBush

I agree the best defense is a good offense. Romney should be hammering everything and anything about Obama. It is not just Romney. McCain was “in the bag” also. They all know the truth but can’t bring it up. No guts! No glory!
Since Romney has not been a Congressman or Senator, I don’t think he needs to hide this. He should do exactly what you say and MORE. Obama said he recently paid his college loans. I don’t have a link but I doubt he repaid any loans. His house is not in his name. Is he declaring property taxes and interest for a property that he doesn’t own? That would be tax fraud. He has provided the more recent returns.
I would love to see some old records(ie.. work at Baskin Robbins) where he used a different SS# than the one he currently uses.
Last thought, for now, I graduated college in 81. There were about 5,000 people enrolled. I could not believe that someone would become POTUS and no one remembers him. My frat has a reunion this weekend. First since I graduated. I still keep in touch with many people and hear about births, deaths, weddings, etc... the school puts out these notices on a quarterly basis. I assume most schools do that. Where are Obama’s?


9 posted on 08/07/2012 10:59:23 AM PDT by DrDude (Paralegal vs. Paramedic ? Whats the difference!)
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To: MissesBush

All this is very likely true. However, there is precedent for the liberal media, the government (I mean RINOs, here, and dogmatic liberal government people) to not tell the truth. I’m not saying it is right, but somehow the RINOs involved think ‘damage to the US’ will be done and keep the secret; liberals do what they do best - lie their ass off.

The precedent is John Kerry. He WAS given a discharge under less than honorable conditions because of his war protests while on duty in DC. Likely a general discharge.

He would not release his SF86 which would have shown this. REMEMBER! Jimmy Carter in his infinite imbecilic grace “healed our nation” by retroactively giving amnesty to all manner of low-life traitors - John Kerry’s discharge was updated/amended to read ‘under honorable’ conditions. That is why his papers he did show were dated years after he was released. He did not release the SF86 which would have tracked this.

The same thing would happen, is happening, with Obama.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 11:06:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: VanDeKoik
Gut instinct and no name for you buys you a bag of Harry Reids.

This accusation at least has first hand accusers---401 of them as the article points out, including Mr. Root himself, who were in the same programs as Obama claims to have been at Columbia U. yet none of them can remember Obama. You would think a guy like him with an unusual name would tend to stick in peoples' memories. I guess you can call all that a little thin, but it's still a lot more than Reid has on Romney.

11 posted on 08/07/2012 11:15:27 AM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: oust the louse; Admin Moderator
Page Not Found (404 error) Is the Blaze responsible for this article? Why is it not viewable? Just wondering....

Here is the correct link. Dearest Mod, can you fix the link below the headline?

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama’s-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia

12 posted on 08/07/2012 11:41:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Nachum

Ping!


13 posted on 08/07/2012 11:44:12 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Albion Wilde
Just a word on this subject. Snopes claims it has investigated Root's charges and has found them to be false.

And, yes, I am as sceptical as anyone of Snope's work, especially when it comes to Obama, but I felt everyone should know it's out there.

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

14 posted on 08/07/2012 11:49:26 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: MissesBush

Because saying Obama was in Colombia at this time is a cover story for what he was really doing. I would bet every dollar I own Obama was part of Operation Cyclone headed up by Zbigniew Brzezinski, and was sent to Afghanistan to train and arm the mujaheddin.

He was the perfect person to do this. Likely born to a family with CIA ties, brought up in the culture, knew the language, young and could blend in, and probably he is legitimately intelligent.

Why do you think the CIA is uninterested in vetting Obama and his past education? Because it’s a cover story THEY likely created.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 12:00:39 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Robwin
You don't really believe what you read on SNOPES? The Mikkelson's are frauds.

"Barack Obama's parents separated when he was two years old, his father moving to Connecticut to continue his education before returning to Kenya. When the younger Obama was six years old, his mother married again, this time to Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian oil manager."

In 1964, Barack Obama, Sr. was living at 170 Magazine Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts NOT Connecticut!

His mother married Soetoro in March of 1965, when Barry was only three years old!
16 posted on 08/07/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: DrDude
Just playing devil's advocate here. I commuted to college on the subway every day. I was friendly with a few people but did not make any life long friends as I had to work 40 hours a week and take a subway 2 hours a day. I kept in touch with a few friends after graduating but after five or six years I had lost just about all touch. I wasn't a loner in school, just busy with not a lot of time for socializing. With the exception of a couple of linked-in or facebook friends from school, I doubt many people or teachers would remember me. I am about the same age as Obama which means all of my professors are retired with a lot of them probably dead now.

There was a newspaper article that had an interview with Obama’s roommate and another that interviewed one of his classmates and teacher. Columbia also wrote news articles touting him as an alumnus when Obama was elected U.S. Senator and President.

What you will find in his transcripts from Columbia that he was probably an average student not worthy of admittance to Harvard Law. Big deal. JFK had lousy grades at Harvard and was accepted to Standford law. John Kerry had lousy grades at Yale was accepted to B.C. law.

All in all I really don't care what someones grades were at age 19. I certainly did not have anything close to 4.0 in college and it hasn't limited my career or graduate school choice.

17 posted on 08/07/2012 12:46:05 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: MissesBush
Trump is going to take this one. That way, Romney stays squeaky clean.

There's no reason for Romney give the democrats fodder if he doesn't have to.

18 posted on 08/07/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: outpostinmass2

Wouldn’t someone “remember” you if you were the Prez? Just sayin’. People seem to gravitate and react to fame.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 12:54:55 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MissesBush

Rush read this column on his program today.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by Faith
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To: MissesBush

BINGO! Time for Mittens to get down and dirty.

Call out the AnointedIdiot and his merry band of idiotic goons and challenge them to release a sealed document for every year of Mitt’s tax returns..... =.=


21 posted on 08/07/2012 1:12:03 PM PDT by cranked
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To: outpostinmass2
Maybe, maybe not. As I pointed out there were a couple of people who remembered Obama at Columbia. There was a U.S. congressman in my graduating class as well. I have run into him and talked to him recently at a couple of functions. I don't remember him at all in college and he did not remember me from college. We both had similar schedules in college. I'm just saying it is quite possible. I don't remember reading about President Reagan's classmates from Eureka College.
22 posted on 08/07/2012 1:22:50 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: hal ogen

Maybe, maybe not. As I pointed out there were a couple of people who remembered Obama at Columbia. There was a U.S. congressman in my graduating class as well. I have run into him and talked to him recently at a couple of functions. I don’t remember him at all in college and he did not remember me from college. We both had similar schedules in college. I’m just saying it is quite possible. I don’t remember reading about President Reagan’s classmates from Eureka College.

New York City is an easy place to go and be forgotten. Also, don’t forget you are taking your prespective from being in a faternity. How many commuting students have you kept in touch with and do you remember their names?


23 posted on 08/07/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: oust the louse

This is the correct link:

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama%e2%80%99s-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia/


24 posted on 08/07/2012 1:48:49 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: hitchwolf

Heap big leap there, chief.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 4:36:23 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: outpostinmass2

There were few Blacks in Columbia and Harvard at that time so this is not exactly like remembering a couple of random White guys like you or I.

I remember the Black guys in my graduate programs because they could be counted on one hand. I sure this would be the case with WhatsHisName? just about every college he has been.

The African kid in one of my Econ. grad courses made an indelible mark on me. He looked absolutely terrified and was sweating bullets for some reason.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 4:42:17 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob
The African kid in one of my Econ. grad courses made an indelible mark on me.

Foreigners in American colleges stood out in those days. African-Americans, even in the early 80s, probably didn't -- not so much -- especially if they didn't say much.

FWIW, if Obama did apply as a foreign student, he probably didn't keep up the charade. You can imagine how tiring it would be to always have to talk in an accent.

And of course, college is different from graduate school, where classes are smaller and people in the same department are more likely to take all the same classes.

27 posted on 08/07/2012 4:59:44 PM PDT by x
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