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Obama’s grade point average at Columbia

The Daily Caller

The shroud over President Barack Obama’s college records — recently spotlighted by Donald Trump’s $5 million challenge — is prompting Americans to share what they’ve got, and The Daily Caller is getting its share of leads, including one story that the president scored a GPA of only 2.6 at Columbia University.

The 2.6 grade can’t be confirmed, is contradicted by some evidence, and it doesn’t say anything about the courses, professors and associations Obama was immersed in during his two-year stay in Columbia.

But the source is credible, and he’s contributing to the collective effort by Americans to find out more about their president — who is a champion of a greater role for himself and other government officials in Americans’ personal lives, social norms and career opportunities.

» 16 Comments

  1. MNHawk

    November 2nd, 2012

    I think a 2.6, in a course of study that’s dumbed down more than any other, this side of the Education College, is a reasonable guess.

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  2. Major Mal function

    November 2nd, 2012

    MNHawk is right on the money – Political Science. A 2.6 in PoliSci wouldn’t land a job at Starbucks.

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  3. Carlos The Jackal

    November 2nd, 2012

    Son is checking out internships for next summer. He says most companies won’t give you the time of day without at least a 3.0 GPA. No worries!

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 2nd, 2012

    Yes PoliSci is still a wasteland of socialism and any degree in it isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. Unfortunately, we have no idea what specific classes 0bama attended. He may have showed up for all of the easy classes and blew off the classes that were necessary for the degree.

    When my brother attended UNC Chapel Hill, he had to take some electives for his law degree. So he took geology. His friends laughed and said, “You’re taking Rocks for Jocks?” His first day in the class told him how true rocks-for-jocks was. I don’t know how much of a joke this is but my brother said that the instructor would hold up a rock and say, “This is a rock.” Then he would put it down, pick it up and ask, “What’s this?” “A rock.” “Very good.”

    The classes were designed to give athletes a 3.5 GPA or better. And 0bama got a 2.6 GPA. Now tell me how “intelligent” he is and how truly scared you really are.

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  5. BILL

    November 2nd, 2012

    “He says most companies won’t give you the time of day without at least a 3.0″

    your son should run for potus.

    i hear it only takes a 2.6 for that job !

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  6. Blanche Holstein

    November 2nd, 2012

    Gee, I seem to recall he graduated with honors. Must be an affirmative action trophy deal.

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  7. Ma Deuce

    November 2nd, 2012

    Romney graduated from Harvard with 2 degrees – MBA School of Business and JD Harvard Law — Cum Laude, by the way.

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  8. Carlos The Jackal

    November 2nd, 2012

    “your son should run for potus.”
    I’m not going to encourage it…

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  9. Tim

    November 2nd, 2012

    Well, I’m pretty impressed … considering the way he speaks without a teleprompter, I’da figured a 1.3 …

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  10. jwm

    November 2nd, 2012

    There are only three grades in college: “A”, “B”, and “Participation Trophy.”

    JWM

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  11. MaryfromMarin

    November 2nd, 2012

    The P.E./golf electives must have raised the GPA.

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  12. not the droid you seek

    November 2nd, 2012

    @MaDeuce, Romney would also probably release his transcripts, upon request. He already showed his birth certificate.

    I’m looking Forward! to voting for Romney/Ryan.

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  13. General Ripper

    November 2nd, 2012

    The real-life Manchurain Candidate’s college transcripts were revealed today. It was an almost-empty file folder with a single slip of paper that read, “Participant”

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  14. General Ripper

    November 2nd, 2012

    “Manchurian”, dammit!

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  15. Snowball the Sourpuss

    November 4th, 2012

    So Barry boy wants to control our lives with his stellar 2.6 GPA, and The Mooch wants to control our children with her stellar fat ass.

    This is a carrot behind a horse, and a horse behind the cart. And still want him to be president.

    Fucking crazy.

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  16. Snowball the Sourpuss

    November 4th, 2012

    Did I forget to say “people”? Yeah.

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