The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia

Paf Dvorak notmyname at THATSWAYTOOMUCH.INFO
Tue Aug 7 00:19:50 MDT 2012

Obama’s College Classmate: ‘The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia’

    * Posted on August 6, 2012 at 10:28am

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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 its 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 it? 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 has 
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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