Skip to comments.Is Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the smoking gun behind Obama’s Kenyan identity?
Posted on 05/22/2012 1:32:00 PM PDT by servo1969
Is Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a 1978 case rejecting academic racial quotas, the smoking gun behind Obamas Kenyan identity? *UPDATED*
Barack Obama has kept carefully hidden all of his college records. Many of us have assumed that this secrecy is because those papers show that he took nothing but Leftist Mickey Mouse classes and ended up with lousy grades.
Now that we know that Obama marketed himself to publishers as a Kenyan, though, were beginning to suspect that the papers hide, not only academic mediocrity, but the same Kenyan identity Obama was using to market himself in the publishing world. The question, of course, is why would Obama pretend to be African? After all, when it came to college admissions, wasnt being black good enough for affirmative action purposes?
Normally, in the years since the Civil Rights movement, the answer would be Yes, being half-black (not half-white, but half-black) should have given Obama the leg-up he needed to parlay mediocre grades and a drug habit into a shiny diploma from one of Americas best institutions of higher education. Obamas problem, though, was that he came of age at a very specific time in the annals of affirmative action. To appreciate this, you have to know that Obama, who graduated from high school in 1979, must have started looking at colleges in 1978.
When it comes to college admissions, 1978 isnt just any year. Its a very special year. It was the year that the Supreme Court decided Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) 438 U.S. 265.
Allan Bakke was a young man with an excellent academic record, who nevertheless got turned down by 12 medical schools. When he applied to the medical school at UC Davis, and was again rejected, he learned that he had almost certainly lost out on the opportunity to attend that medical school because UC had set a quota for admitting non-white people in order to meet the Universitys diversity requirements. Bakke sued. In a deeply fragmented decision, the Supreme Court held that this race-based admission process was unconstitutional.
With that decision, Obama, who was a self-confessed slacker in high school, suddenly lost his e-ticket to a good college. He couldnt know then (nor would it have mattered) that the various concurrences in this deeply divided opinion would eventually open the door to colleges and universities making race a factor in admission, so much so that this factor-ness eventually created a whole new quota system.
My best guess is that, denied an opportunity to use quota systems to parlay a lousy academic record into a quality college admission, Obama searched around for other means of bypassing his academic failings. It was this search that led him to announce that he was Kenyan. Im sure that a certain amount of digging will reveal that, just when the Bakke decision came down, American universities were engaged in some sort of pro-active policy involving increasing the number of African nationals on Americas college campuses. Obama was happy to oblige the universities in this effort by co-opting his fathers nationality, and burying the fact that he was a garden-variety American black kid.
Theres the nexus In 1978, Obama, who already then was willing to lie to achieve his goals, created a false identity to deal with the changes the Bakke decision wrought on college admissions.
UPDATE: This isnt so much an update, as it is further thoughts. Although this post might explain why Obama did what he did, its really less of a post about Obama himself than it as an indictment showing the rot in the whole race/affirmative action system.
I actually came at the theory bass ackwards, when I was writing about the commonality between Warren and Obama. I began by looking at affirmative actions origins as a well-intentioned paving stone on the road to Hell. In the beginning, do-gooders felt that it made sense to give the then-current generation of blacks a leg up, rather than making them wait the two to three generations it took other disenfranchised people (Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Jewish immigrants, etc.) to make it in America. After all, we had forced upon these blacks their sufferings, and it was up to us to fix it, and to fix it quickly.
Once it affirmative action became institutionalized, however, it inevitably became corrupt. From the institutions side, it was a numbers game and a way to boast about liberal credibility, irrespective of whether the student or employee benefiting actually suffered handicaps from his or her race. (Witness the way Harvard milked Elizabeth Warrens Native Americanism, despite the fact that, even if true, it never handicapped her upbringing or denied her educational opportunities.)
From the point of view of ordinary Americans who were willing to say anything to advance, it became a ginormous loophole. For example, back in the 1970s, I knew a rich Jewish girl with average grades who got into Lowell, San Franciscos academic high school, by using a dark complexion and a fake accent (~) on her lily-white name to pretend to be Hispanic. Fearing a charge of racism, the district caved and let her in, despite the fact that other students who did not run from their white heritage had better grades. Elizabeth Warren is not the first to play this game.
Thinking about this history, I asked myself why Obama didnt just leverage himself through the system based upon his being half-black? Why did he have to be African? It was those high school memories that let me to the answer. Like me, Barack Obama, who is almost exactly my age, graduated in the shadow of Bakke. It didnt affect me, but it sure as heck must have affected him.
Standing alone, my Bakke theory does nothing more than prove, once more, that Obama lies, which is something weve seen in real time over the last 3.5 years. Nevertheless, I think this theory has a larger utility insofar as it lays bare one of the rotten pillars of the Leftist race hustlers.
Barack Obama - founding member of the birther movement.
bump for later
The kinda of cost reduction of academics status.
I just think if I were betting he did use the Elizabeth Warren way to achieve his goals
Occam is rolling in his grave.
For 16 years Obama said he was born in Kenya. For the last five years Obama says he was born in Hawaii. But he goes to court to fight any and all requests for verification of his suppose Hawaiian birth. Hawaiian officials refuse to provide any written verification of an Obama Hawaiian Birth Certificate.
This isn’t rocket science.
Occam chooses Kenya. Me too.
Somebody, somewhere needs to seat a grand jury to untie this knot. This is beyond ridiculous.
Congress needs to bring impeachment proceedings post haste if for no other reason but to stop the endless speculation relative to the true identity of the president of the United States.
Who is he and who sent him?
Breitbart probably has some more juicy info on the college transcripts and applications. They are doing the old strip tease by slowly releasing the info. I wonder what their timeline will be.
0bama the liar and cheater on his college applications is a much more effective story line than obama the Kenyan. The forged computer generated BC fits both narratives.
“Many of us have assumed that this secrecy is because those papers show that he took nothing but Leftist Mickey Mouse classes . . .”
Not me. One of the first acts he did was sign an executive order sealing up his records. Who would do this to cover up grades (as if they meant anything 30 years later?)
That was the first smoke of the fire I saw and then recognized he was a fraud.
Here are some others working on this issue to be tweeted this story and all others that may be helpful...
Scratch that Sheriff Joe Twitter here’s the real one
Obama needs to prove where he was on the night of his birth.
But this theory is baseless.
For one thing, to get admitted to university as a foreign student, one has to provide all kinds of documentation. The university has to first issue and I-20 form to the student, who must take that document to a U.S. consulate overseas to get a student visa stamped into his non-U.S. passport.
He has to have high school transcripts from an overseas school, translated into English, and show bank documents proving that he is sponsored by someone or can support himself financially for four years. As an undergraduate, he must pay full non-resident tuition and fees--unless he can somehow get a scholarship. He cannot get a government loan or have a job while he is studying in the U.S.
Do you really think an 18-year old Barack could pull something like this off?
Used to be if you had BO you could take a shower and use deodorant to get rid of it. Not it’s a bit more resistant.
Resign, obammy, while the resigning is an option. Oh, and it would help if you rescinded all your executive orders and other agreements made in the people's name. . . and we need a list of people and organizations that went south with the people's money you so lavishly imposed upon them for favors and for keeping their mouths shut.
Do it now while the doing is good.
It’s also important to remember that B. Hussein relied on muslim money to pay his way through college.
Listing himself as being from Kenya with Islamic connections not only got him in as an affirmative action minority, he also got a free ride with muslim money from overseas.
The contemporaneous (sic) witness thing has always bothered me too - where it applies to Dunham’s birthplace. The grandmother - who has no reason to lie- claims she witnessed his birth in Kenya.
But that’s all a sideshow and a distraction given the fact that had Dunham been born in the Capitol Rotunda on Lincolns dias, he would be no more eligible for the office than he is now.
What a freakshow.
Check this out...
Darn sure is, isn't it. Is there some way to sue Pelosi for fraud since she's (supposedly) the one that signed the certification for the DNC that O was a properly eligible candidate?
What I really want to know is it has been reported here Obama has a CT SS#? How do we know this?
If true this is the roaring blaze no one seems to care about! What am I missing?
If our representatives were doing their job we’d probably be seeing Nancy sharing a cell with John Edwards
not a bad theory...just might be true
Who would do this to cover up grades (as if they meant anything 30 years later?)
They did when Bush was running.
In 2008, the wife made me read a long article in Vanity Fair magazine. The article which was a dozen or twenty pages in length happened to be the most well researched account of system manipulation by the Kennedy clan relative to the DNC selecting Obama to be the party standard bearer for the 2008 election.
Fascinating read which has since been scrubbed from the Vanity Fair archives. It was the Kennedy’s and Pelosi we can thank for this cluster screw job, a ruined economy, Great Depression level misery index, etc.
Think how nervous all his co-conspirators, handlers, backers, apologists, and enablers must be getting as the vetting bombshells slowly come out. The ruling elite need him gone ASAP before the whole sorry story becomes undeniable. Once he's out, they plan to sweep all the unanswered questions under the rug.
‘one has to provide all kinds of documentation.”
Like an Indonesian passport and adoption papers?
yes Barack could pull it off, if he had some stateside help.
I view this article as a thinly veiled effort to justify Obama’s eligibility by making him guilty of lying to conceal his American birthplace to get into college. I don’t buy it. There is too much OTHER anecdotal evidence pointing to a Kenyan birth: the shrines erected in his Kenyan birth city, the chance remark of his wife of his Kenyan homeland, the testimony of his family, the numerous publications that are found in the web archives, and his admission to Alan Keyes in a debate during his senate race that he was born in Kenya.
This all started with Private Investigator Susan Daniels who fell upon this. Here's how it started and how it was found...
Thanks for that, but believe it or not I’m still in dino dialup land! A 30 minute YT video takes hours to watch!
An Indonesian passport to prove Kenyan citizenship in order to get into a U.S. university as a foreigner?
Now I've heard everything.
Maybe this is Obama's strategy: Refuse to disclose the truth, and people will forever be speculating about your background.
If BO was a Republican, someone (probably dozens of someones) would have asked him by now a very simple question requiring no more than a “yes” or “no” answer: “Have you ever applied for any educational position or monetary assistance as a foreign student”?
But I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for the butt-lickers in the MSM to do anything that obvious.
Susan Daniels found out that Obama’s Conneticut SSN (which is odd because he lived in Hawaii at the time it was issued around 1980) was issued to a person born in 1890 in 1977. Most likely this elderly person needed healthcare and that’s why the elderly person needed a social security card so late in life. Most likely this person died not long after getting the SSN.
It is common that identity thieves target the elderly for SS numbers as they know they will not be around much longer.
Now Obama is using it.
Or a federal grand jury seated for any other purpose can choose to ignore the direction of the federal prosecutor and decide to investigate this on their own. Contrary to popular believe, grand juries do not have to limit themselves to cases presented by the prosecution. They can investigate any crime they wish without the consent of the prosecution.
You ain’t no dummy. What you say is right on the money.
“popular believe” should have read “popular belief”.
Smoke, Mirrors, Chaos, Confusion, conflation ... it all works because modern day Americans are apparently too stupid to figure out that the cause of a mound of hosshiite is a hoss.
Obammy’s Granny was a first-rate fraud...handled all sorts of Documents at her Hawaiian job. Not even a certificate of death to be found for Stanley Ann, either, and her SS, still in circulation after last election, info has probably been scrubbed by now, but in some of OUR archives.
If one had backing by folks like Ayers and Dohrn, plus identity thieves’ info, then yes, a mediocre student could get admitted and guided along the path.
Anybody print out a hard copy or have the magazine issue itself?
Is it available in the library?
What month was it?
Hmmm, another mission for investigators (from Arizona, maybe ;) )
Go to 0’s birthplaceINS and take pix of those shrines and get an accurate translation of any plaques on them.
No reason for folks that put up those monuments back in the old country to lie about it, is there?
That's exactly how things would play out if Obama was indeed born in Kenya. He'd have his BC from Kenya, and Indonesians would be satisfied with that (what else a child could have?)
After that if the person moves to the USA it would be only logical to ask for papers from the Indonesian school. That school would correctly say that he is an Indonesian citizen born in Kenya (as far as they know.) Obama was 100% legal in Indonesia and could get any documents.
I don't want to say that this is how it went, but the scenario must be very common.
Maybe this is Obama's strategy: Refuse to disclose the truth, and people will forever be speculating about your background.
Perhaps - even quite likely. This subject is in his control, as opposed to his policies (which have a life on their own.) He can have the whole country abuzz and then, at the right moment, release the documents.
Obama was a legal resident alien (Green Card Holder) when he graduated high school. A Green Card Holder doesn’t need a visa to enter college.
There are so many loose ends to Obama’s story that it’s surprising they haven’t all been unraveled yet. Dan Rather’s loose ends were all taken care of much faster, with less evidence available. But things keep popping up, like the recent pamphlet saying he was born in Kenya. I’m still hoping there’s an October Surprise waiting to spring out from the shadows.
You are right, it is farfetched! I was reaching, looking for the limits.
I suspect he did claim foreign birth, though, and I’m not yet convinced he was born in Kenya. Stanley’s timeline and finances don’t really support that.
Truth is, we don’t know much of ANYTHING about this guy. And many people have worked and are working to keep it that way.
keyboard spew alert
2) By the time he got the whole hoax together he would have found out that Bakke didn't change anything at the schools he was applying to.
3) Colleges still were willing to lower the standards to get more African-American enrollment. In those days being Kenyan or Indonesian wouldn't get him more from admissions or financial aid than being another student in the Black column.
There were some bragging rights to being exotic and Obama may have benefited from that in publishing, but so far as college was concerned he was already in the pool of Black applicants and thus more likely to be admitted.
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