Skip to comments.Professor From Columbia Comes Forward Saying Obama Never Attended the University
Posted on 06/09/2013 9:01:51 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
My life has crossed paths with President Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both Pre Law and Political Science majors in the Class of 83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds?
But something about the Obama at Columbia story has always bothered me. Earlier in the week right here at The Blaze I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasnt there. Not a trace. Not a video greeting. Not a letter. I could not find any classmates who knew him.
I called Obama the Ghost of Columbia University. I pointed out (as Ive said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia, may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in-between. Its a strange, mysterious and frightening story.
Is he the real-life Manchurian Candidate? What explains Obama having just enough skeletal proof that he was there (one photo, one roommate, one professor, one friend) but never seen in a class, never on anyones radar screen, almost invisible. A total 2-year blackout. Its like a story straight out of a novel about the CIA or KGB. He graduated Columbia, but its almost as if he never went there.
To make matters more mysterious, Obamas college records are sealed. Hes had plenty of opportunities to authorize the release, to clear the air. He has never chosen to do so. But why? What has he got to hide? Funny enough Obama has never had a problem ripping open the sealed records of his political opponents. Every step of his career Obama has beaten his opponents by having sealed documents just happen to be publicly exposed by anonymous sources. But not Obama. His records are always unavailable (and never leaked). Obama always seems to have powerful forces on his side.
Did he attend Columbia as a foreign student? That was the educated guess I made in my appearance on Hannity on Fox News a year ago. The only photo of Obama from his Columbia days was in his off-campus apartment with a roommate described by USA Today as a Pakistani national, pot smoker, and cocaine abuser. If youre a foreign student, you live in housing off-campus with other foreign students.
That would also explain how he transferred to Columbia. Transferring into an Ivy League school is all but impossible. I did a little digging and found out only 3 transfer students in all of America were accepted into Columbia in the past academic year. Three students out of 315 million Americans. Yet those who knew Obama at Occidental called him a pot smoker and partier who rarely attended class. Youre telling me that a poor student, with that record, at an average college, was accepted for transfer into prestigious Columbia University? Only if he was an exotic Indonesian foreign student transferring into a college that desperately wanted to claim an ethnically and globally diverse student body.
Still that might explain how Obama got into Columbia. But where was he for those two years? My gut instincts say something is wrong with the Obama at Columbia story. Very wrong. Rancid.
But until now, I was the only one publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was THE American History and Diplomatic History professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.
I was put on Professor Graffs trail by another Columbia classmate, skeptical about Obamas story. He told me that Professor Graff had been the speaker for the Class of 53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, I have my doubts he ever went here.
I did some digging and located Graffs home phone number. I called him yesterday. Now retired, he was delighted to hear from me. He agreed to go on the record about Obama. Unlike Obama, Professor Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graffs classes and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great- like he hasnt lost any of his trademark sharpness in 30 years since we last met.
I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no such cheery things to say about the President. Graff said, I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. Im proud of them all. Between American History and Diplomatic History, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.
Even more importantly, Professor Graff knew the other history and political science professors. None of the other Columbia professors knew him either said Graff.
Graff concluded our interview by saying, Im very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called the first President of the United States from Columbia University. I dont consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.
There is something wrong with Obamas story- I know that. Many of my classmates at last weekends 30th reunion knew that. Now the most beloved Professor ever at Columbia joins us in publicly questioning the story. Obama is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia.
I understand that the Chinese could do that for us.
Reminds me of the story about a schoolgirl who needed satellite images of D.C. an its environs for a school project, and was rebuffed by the NSA, the CIA and NASA.
The Soviet embassy provided them, no problem.
The redhead, all grown up, lives in Steamboat Springs. Lynne and Scott Marr run the Holiday Inn, and Lynne Marr (raised Lynne Schoen) attended fifth through 12th grade with Obama at the Punahou School in Honolulu. Obama, known as "Barry" in those days, played basketball and signed his name with a drawing of an Afro above it, Marr said.
right. and if you scroll down a bit you’ll find my screen name attached to another piece of information in relation to Scott Inoue and 1969.
YOU ARE TELLING ME TO CHECK MY DATES?
The Scott-Inoue story is from 1969, the excerpt I posted was from an interview related to GRADE FIVE. TWO YEARS LATER.
Scott makes it clear that zero was only there for a short time.
Memo to Self: Be careful not to post a reply to anything posted by Fred Nerks. He is quick to anger.
I posted “check your dates” because I remembered seeing the age 8 photo of him in school in Hawaii which contradicted the dates in the excerpt you posted. It turns out you posted the photo. I only wanted you and others to know the Hawaii school years were not kosher.
This is been hashed over a goodly number of times on FR. The facts are that it was difficult for Americans to get a visa, but not impossible. It was listed, IIRC, as "dangerous" for Americans to travel there. Also IIRC it was determined (can't remember how) that Zero never had a US passport before he became a Senator. So if that is factual, what passport did he use before? A different name? From a different country? I don't know.
I just skimmed the Snopes’ piece, I am not the best person to take it apart but will try in a bit.
I just skimmed the Snopes’ piece, I am not the best person to take it apart but will try in a bit.
Interesting that they spell Wayne Allen Root’s name as “Wayne Allyn Root” so they definitely aren’t particular about details.
Yes, another “royalty” story. I assume that very possibly in Indonesia he was told that he did belong to that family, and probably became fluent in Bahasa. No wonder he’s totally nuts.
Thanks. For some reason that brings to mind the various photos of different men all named “Lolo Soetoro”.
Obsessed with racism.
The real problem is that the mythical life of Zero contradicts itself at every turn, and the facts that are both known and made public, often - very often - contradtic the myth, or even seem to sometimes contradict other known bits.
The best thing is to clear one’s mind entirely of the myth and start from scratch, just absorbing the bits that are known, without trying to weave it all together. Hopefully more will turn up/be made public so we will get a clearer picture of his actual life.
Friend and roommate Sohale Siddiqi, whom the Associated Press located and interviewed in May 2008.
Just because he shared an apartment with a Pakistani dope dealer and homosexual (most likely) in NYC doesn't give any evidence he attended Columbia.
Roommate Phil Boerner, who provided his recollections of sharing a New York City apartment with classmate Barack Obama to the Columbia College Today alumni publication and the New York Times in early 2009.
Just because he apparently shared an apartment with someone who attended Columbia is not evidence that Zero attended Columbia, nor does anything written by a leftist in 2009 prove anything at all.
Michael L. Baron, who taught the year-long honors seminar in American Foreign Policy that Barack Obama took during his senior year at Columbia and recalled in an NBC interview Obama's "easily acing" the class and receiving an A for his senior paper on the topic of nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.
This is actually funny. Zero is so stupid and writes so badly that the idea of him "acing" a class and getting an "A" for a paper on complex international affairs is ROTFLPIMP's material! So let's see the paper so we can read it for ourselves and judge its merit. ANd none of the other professors remember him.
An article by Barack Obama published in the 10 March 1983 edition of Columbia's Sundial school magazine.
A scanned copy of the article surfaced and is around somewhere; the writing style and content is pathetic commie sloganeering and IIRC the magazine also published articles by non-students. I will have to check and see if I can find more about this. So at the very least it refutes the lie that he got an "A" on a paper about a complex topic.
A January 2005 Columbia College Today profile of Barack Obama as a Columbia alumnus.
He may have gotten a degree, but not attended much or at all. Like the Iranians mentioned in a comment above. Or the article may be lies, already he was being groomed for national politics. Contemporaneous material is what is needed for proof.
A Columbia College press release from November 2008 identifying him as "the first College alumnus to be elected President of the United States."
All I can say about a press release from 2009 is "ROTFLMAOPIMP!!!"
"Breaking The War Mentality" in the Sundial:
If that were true, you would have posted something about that in your comment, but you didn't. You told me to check my dates.
The 'dates' in the article I posted the excerpt from, relate to the period the person being interviewed remembered. She recalled him from Punahou as of Grade Five. If she didn't know him from elementary school in 1969, where he may have attended for a short period, there are no dates to question in her interview.
I followed that comment with another article which also relates to the same period. Another classmate from Grade Five.
Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, formerly known as Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
One little problem with being a legal citizen of Indonseia - can a person beome a legal citizen of a nation if his documents used at the time of becoming a national are false? As in false parentage, name, DOB, place of birth, etc?
The Sultan of Jakarta in Indonesia COULD ALSO BE A HOTEL:
OR THE PALACE:
YOGYAKARTA PALACE (KRATON) A Living Museum of Javanese Culture and The Place Where The King of Jogja Lives
Sorry I snapped at you. It just seems that no matter, even if I provide a source for a comment and no matter how often I post information accompanied by images and links, someone has to over-ride what I have posted, and so often without any source to back it up.
At least you posted a link to The Obama File. A little further down, you would have seen my contibution.
The period Christmas 1969 is an entirely different story. What I posted today was an excerpt from a first-hand account which relates to a period some years later, and is primarilly connected to the story zero tells of being some kind of Indonesian royalty.
“Not a comment about someone being disingenuous, but comments about how crass it is to talk about snot? “
I still think it was an adolescent response.
Can you imagine William F.Buckley Jr. presenting his viewpoint in that manner?
Now that the NINE SUPREMES have ruled 5-4 that police do not need a search warrant to get a DNA sample from ANYONE, it is high time that Sheriff Joe Arpaio got a sample of B. Hussein Obama;s DNA.
“This is been hashed over a goodly number of times on FR. The facts are that it was difficult for Americans to get a visa, but not impossible. It was listed, IIRC, as “dangerous” for Americans to travel there. Also IIRC it was determined (can’t remember how) that Zero never had a US passport before he became a Senator. So if that is factual, what passport did he use before? A different name? From a different country? I don’t know.”
Thanks, sure, I’d like answers to all those questions too, mine, and the ones we both share. I’m sure I can be forgiven for not knowing everything that has been previously ‘hashed over’ here, not having unlimited time to spend on this site. And I’m sure I can be allowed my conditional statements using words like ‘supposedly’ by someone who uses ‘IIRC’ and ‘can’t remember how’.