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College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors

Home - by - May 29, 2012 - 08:30 America/New_York - 17 Comments

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Now that the issue of the president’s birth certificate has been laid to rest (mostly), some conservatives are turning their attention to a new obsession: Barack Obama‘s college transcripts.

Last week, a website that already had offered a $10,000 reward for Obama’s transcripts from Occidental College,Columbia University and Harvard Law School, increased the bounty to $20,000.

About a year ago, Donald Trump, among the highest-profile “birthers,” helped get the mini-movement started. After the president released his long-form birth certificate, Trump abruptly changed subjects:

“The word is, according to what I’ve read,” said Trump, “that he was a terrible student when he went to Occidental. He then gets into Columbia; he then gets to Harvard. … How do you get into Harvard if you’re not a good student? Now maybe that’s right or maybe it’s wrong, but I don’t know why he doesn’t release his records.”

What do these “transcripters” (if we may coin a phrase) hope to prove?

“We’re not convinced that Barack is as smart as you media elitists keep insisting he is,” says The Trenches, the website that posted the reward. (The Daily Caller outed the responsible party as Brooks Bayne, a conservative blogger who admitted he was behind the reward.)

That rationale may strike some as a little flimsy, given that Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review, taught constitutional law, has two bestselling books to his credit and is, at the moment, leader of the free world.

We do know a few things about the president’s college career.

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» 17 Comments

  1. persecutor

    May 29th, 2012

    The hell with the grades, I want to see the admissions application.
    Did he say he was born in Kenya and was therefore a foreign student who received financial aid because of it?
    Lizzie Fauxcahantas scammed Harvard Law, so maybe Dear Leader did a couple of Ivy League schools, too.

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  2. Jethro

    May 29th, 2012

    Go ahead, LA Times. Ridicule the people who are actually doing YOUR job. Keep it up, as your readership keeps dwindling away….
    The American people are hungry for the truth!

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  3. Buddy

    May 29th, 2012

    LATimes is apparently the appropriate fish wrap for Bluefin Tuna these days.

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  4. Piker

    May 29th, 2012

    I didn’t realize the the USSR’s Pravda opened up shop in LA…?
    “Now that the issue of the president’s birth certificate has been laid to rest…” yeah, tell Sheriff Joe that and I believe you will find that you are completely wrong, friggin’ liars.

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  5. Maudie N Mandeville

    May 29th, 2012

    Obama is a putz scholastically. If he were the genius that the media (used to?) tells us he is, his transcripts would have been released years ago to dispel the “Bell Curve, Bell Curve, Bell Curve!” Liberals have only the likes of Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell, Ward Connerly, Shelby Steele, Justice Janice Rogers Brown, et al, to dissuade the scientific study, and something tells me that’s what infuriates them the most.

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  6. Czar of Defenestration

    May 29th, 2012

    What. persecutor. said.
    (for bonus points: who financed his education?)

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  7. Poonces

    May 29th, 2012

    What qualifies for brilliance on the left is NOT getting caught for a crime.

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  8. Corona

    May 29th, 2012

    Choom Choom Ga Joob!

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  9. Noelegy

    May 29th, 2012

    What are they afraid of people finding out? If he’s such a genius, he should have no problem proving it, right?

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  10. AbigailAdams

    May 29th, 2012

    If his college transcripts were released, suddenly we’d be hearing the nuanced narrative about book smarts versus street smarts, anyway. I’d like to see his admissions info including his college financials.

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  11. NorthernX

    May 29th, 2012

    If this arrogant bastard had amy kind of grades beyond the affirmative-action adjusted mundane, you can be certain that he would have been flaunting them all over the place from Day One.

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  12. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    May 29th, 2012

    What’s with the crowns? Is he now KING BARAK in addition to beight THE mESSIAH?

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  13. Toaster

    May 29th, 2012

    This is especially nauseating coming from the LA Times. They’ve been sitting on the Rashid Khalidi tape since 2007/8.

    Anything and anyone that could harm their messiah must be ridiculed.

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  14. Nunya

    May 29th, 2012

    Barack Hussein Obama Jr was a foreign-born affirmative-action student who flunked out of high school and every college he attended, due to his spending more time at pot-infested gay bathhouses instead of attending classes

    Prove it’s NOT true, Democraps

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  15. Hawaiian

    May 29th, 2012

    I don’t care about Soetoro’s grades. Nothing about him tells me he earned anything higher than a C- in college. I want to see what classes he took and who taught them (cough….Cloward….cough.)

    I also don’t doubt that he was born in Hawaii. I want to see his transcripts to see if he claimed to be a foreign national. I have no doubt that he claimed to be at least a dual Kenyan-American or (more likely) Indonesian-American for admissions purposes.

    Also, pi$$ on the LA Times for whining about “birthers’ and “transcripters” while they hide the Khalidi tape.

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  16. scr_north

    May 29th, 2012

    The LA Times is rushing to Obama’s defense here and well they should. A huge part of Obama’s mythos is this so called laser focus and incredible intellect he has. If that’s destroyed (for example if his grades show that he should never have been allowed into Harvard or Princeton and got in because of either affirmative action or some special help by the likes of Bill Ayers) then a large part if his support will evaporate, in fact I suspect that a goodly number are just looking for a reason to bolt the team.

    Can you imagine the uproar if Obama’s marks are less than Bushs’? By the by, being editor an editor of Harvard law is an elected position (by the students) and is supposed to be only from the top academic rung however I read that Harvard was practising some affirmative action of their own around that time and reserved at least one spot for a black student who had to be in the top 5 (or 5%, I can’t recall) of the blacks enrolled in the law faculty. Nobody ever said that Obama’s not good with people. So I can’t find the story but it was a couple of years ago. Oh, and he did a crap job at it as well as a so-so job at the courses he taught as a part time instructer. LA Times needs to be careful about opening this can of worms.

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  17. Lisa G in NZ

    May 29th, 2012

    LOL, how does Barry’s fake birth documents prove anything? He is STILL ineligible and ALWAYS will be…

    and the lazy American public would rather watch American idol than storm the people’s white house demanding the false usurper be ousted…

    where is the revolution? … hard to do it from your couch, ain’t it…

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