Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Taking A Page Out Of Axelrod's Playbook: Let's See Your College Records, Barry

Wayne Allen Root was a classmate of Barack Obama at Columbia University in New York. Both graduated in 1983. Both were pre-law and political science majors. Root thought he knew all of his classmates until Obama emerged on the national scene. "I never met him," Root writes at The Blaze. "Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia have ever met him, saw him, or heard of him." Fox News contacted 400 of Obama's classmates at Columbia and could not find one who remembered him as a student at Columbia. Obama has closely guarded all of his college and school records, refusing to release any of them. The only record that has surfaced to date is a record of his attendance at a school in Indonesia as a boy that identified him as "Barry Soetoro", identified his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, as his father, listed his citizenship as Indonesian and his religion as Muslim. Root doesn't have proof, just like Dirty Harry Reid has no proof that Mitt Romney won't release ten years of tax returns because he didn't pay any taxes, but he's going to speculate why Barry Soetoro won't release his college records:

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.
Root thinks Romney should call Obama's bluff and publicly agree to release his tax returns when Obama releases his college records. That would be a big mistake on Romney's part because Obama would simply produce forged documents like he's done with most of his other records that have been publicly released to date and you would never get anyone at Columbia to authenticate the documents Obama releases just like Hawaii Department of Health officials refuse to confirm whether the long-form birth certificate produced by Obama is identical to the record it has on file. The only thing I know for sure is that there is not a single member of the maintream media who is willing to win a Pulitzer Prize by pulling the veil off to reveal who the real Barack Obama is.


Marycatherine Barton said...

To be "mainstream media" you need to be licensed by the government. Thank God for the internet!!while we still have it.

Hoosier in the Heartland said...

Methinks y'all need to get on with your lives and quit obsessing over something that is so obviously trivial.

Romney's refusal to release his tax returns (as his FATHER did!) is far more central to the presidential race.

Gary R. Welsh said...

Romney has released more tax returns than the law requires of him, and he's released more than virtually any other president released before his election to office. He owes us no more disclosure on this front. I think there is a more compelling argument for making every single member of Congress disclose their tax returns since so many of them are engaged in insider trading that is making them multi-millionaires. They make decisions every day that affect businesses' bottom lines. Dirty Hairy should put his money where his mouth is.

Cato said...

When Romney releases his tax returns, he'll be even with Obama who was forced to release his birth certificate.

When we're at parity, we can worry about the next round of disclosures.

Gary R. Welsh said...

That Obama birth certificate isn't worth the paper it's written on. Barack Obama, Sr. was not his father and he knows it. It's just like Bill Clinton said, his entire biographical narrative was just one big fairy tale.

Downtown Indy said...

Meanwhile, the economy has gone to hell in a handbasket.

The tax return thing is what we call a smokescreen. Nothing more.

Cato said...

Meanwhile, Romney is running for Imperial Warlord and threatens to bring about the end of this country.

Mitt, worry about America. Stay out of Israel, as you should remember which country you want to serve, and quit entertaining neocon warhawks for your VP role.

We're broke. We don't need more war and more military, and we sure don't need Mitt's blank checks to Israel or his guarantee of wasting 4% of GDP on the military.