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Why do folks want Obama to release his college records?

flaca BN-0 2012/08/09 02:43:57
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  • KoAm 2012/08/09 04:12:17 (edited)
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    KoAm
    +15
    Because:

    a) Most other presidents and presidential candidates in recent history have revealed theirs.

    b) There are numerous people at Columbia -- who were in the same major during the same years, and who would have been in the same classes -- who don't even remember Obama.

    c) It would be revealing to learn how a boy of such economically modest background could manage to get into one pricey private college (Occidental), transfer to an even pricier private college (Columbia), and then attend law school at an uber-pricey private college (Harvard).

    d) He could very well be hiding the possible fact that he was a foreign student -- which would quite possibly put the entire eligibility of his presidency in jeopardy.

    By the way, there is no such thing as a "magna cum laude degree," which you put in one of your answer choices.

    There's an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and so on. "Magna cum laude" isn't a type of degree. It only indicates that one has graduated with a certain high GPA.

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  • Somkey the Hores 2012/08/19 06:35:55
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    Somkey the Hores
    “Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/08/15 05:05:59
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    Charles R. Anderson
    This is the opaque transparency President. He hides everything about his past and obscures it all with fables. Besides, many people made fun of Bush's B record, while praising the intelligence of Gore and Kerry who had worse grades. Bush actually graduated from Harvard Business School. Gore completed no graduate degree at all. Meanwhile, the editorials I read by Obama when he was at Columbia and then the Harvard Law Review Editor were not very literate at all.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/08/13 22:46:08
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    Christopher Kirchen
    For the same reason they expect anyone else to.
  • Cat 2012/08/11 14:24:03
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    Cat
    Its not his grades, its his essays and term papers as well as his financial backers that they're interested in. Was he a communist? Did he have communist, Euro-socialist or Muslim fundamentalist backers? Those are people's suspicions. He raised those questions when he wrote about attending socialist seminars at the Cooper Union building in his book "Dreams From MY Father".
  • Iamfree 2012/08/10 18:36:38
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    Iamfree
    +1
    Because the media failed to properly vet Mr. Obama when he was running for President. All we really have is his word that he attended Columbia. The first action he took upon taking the office of the Presidency was to issue an EO sealing his college records. If that makes people wonder what is in them, he has no one to blame but himself. To my knowledge, not a single person who was at Columbia when he claims to have been there has come forward to say they knew him. Not one. Is it that realistic? Who would not want to brag that he/she went to school with the President? Something is wrong.
  • BILL 2012/08/10 05:12:39
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    BILL
    +1
    Why is it such a big problem
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  • Captain-Morgan 2012/08/10 00:43:59
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    Captain-Morgan
    +2
    WHY HIDE HIS COLLEGE RECORDS?
  • Murph 2012/08/09 22:08:36
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    Murph
    +3
    Because he's a fraud.
  • Gregaj7 2012/08/09 21:43:45
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    Gregaj7
    +3
    Validation of his alleged history.
  • TopShelf® (oyo) 2012/08/09 20:07:21
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    TopShelf® (oyo)
    +2
    to attempt to draw attention away from
    the fact that romney refuses to release
    more than two years of his tax returns.

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  • Huki68 2012/08/09 18:53:01
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  • dick 2012/08/09 18:19:19
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    dick
    +4
    Actually there is a very good reason Barry went to college on a foreign student grant as an indonesian student from Kenya he even claimed he was kenayn while running for the senate then all of a sudden when he was president he decided he was an American the boy is a Chameleon besides being a post turtle! obama post turtle
  • BritPunk dick 2012/08/09 19:11:05
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    +1
    April Fool!!
  • dick BritPunk 2012/08/10 14:58:25
    dick
    Nope the FOOLS will vote for the POST TURTLE! Hell even though you are British i'll bet the Democrats will help you vote for him!
  • BritPunk dick 2012/08/10 16:26:44
    BritPunk
    No, the Barry Soetoro foreign student story was an April Fool, look it up.
  • flaca BN-0 dick 2012/08/10 13:29:43
    flaca BN-0
    he left Indonesia when he was 9 years old. Hardly college age. The fake claim about a Fulbright Scholarship was easily debunked because you don't get those scholarships unless you are at Masters or PhD level. They don't do them for freshmen.
  • dick flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 15:05:05
    dick
    You really think that you know the real Barry don't you? I'll bet that you even think his mother was a Virgin!
    Yes that's her alright Mother of the president!
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  • conservyT 2012/08/09 17:45:44
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    +4
    I already know he’s Stupid.

    I guess I just want to see how his LIBERAL professors viewed this fool.
  • mac9 2012/08/09 16:40:39
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    mac9
    +6
    We want to know why he spent millions in legal fees to hide them. He is POTUS and that is questionable. Someone with his alleged credentials should know we have 50 states in America not 57. obama says we have 56 states
  • flaca BN-0 mac9 2012/08/10 13:30:28
    flaca BN-0
    Columbia have already said in a statement that all college records are sealed and private.
    Therefore you don't have to pay a dime to keep them private.
  • Cochise 2012/08/09 16:14:07
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    +4
    People think what they want to think. Why do they think he isn't an American citizen? Just jerks being jerks, that's all.
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/09 14:59:14
    they will find he had a C-average like Bush and think it's OK
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    +3
    I don't think there's any reason he shouldn't release them. The apprehension is proof in itself that he has something to HIDE. And in my opinion, I'd bet it's that he attended on Foreign Student Grants.
  • flaca BN-0 ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/10 13:31:17
    flaca BN-0
    how could he be a foreign student when he went to school in the US? He left Indonesia at age 9.
  • ģhøṡτ øώl flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 14:02:58
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    Why did he attend Columbia University under the name Barry Soetoro? Like I said, the apprehension is proof of hiding something. Why so much secrecy?
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/09 14:18:03
    they don't know what a magna cum laude degree means
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Dunno.... but I get the feeling that they are not very relevent.
  • Seonag 2012/08/09 13:36:11
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    What is a 'magna cum laude degree?' What course study is that?

    I want his financial records as well as scholastic and writings. It's alleged he had foreign student scholarships and aide. If this is the case, we need to know how he obtained those. And why didn't over 800 fellow students in the same course of study at Columbia even remember him?
  • flaca BN-0 Seonag 2012/08/10 13:32:25
    flaca BN-0
    since he left Indonesia at age 9 and then came to the US and went to school here for many years, why would he be a foreign student? Look up what magna cum laude means. I guess you didn't go to college or you'd know.
  • Seonag flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 15:47:23
    Seonag
    Maybe you are the one who needs to look up the definition. It is NOT a degree in itself. It means you have earned a degree in your area 'with great honor.' In other words, you had 'great grades.' Maybe you are the one who didn't go to college!

    As for being a foreign student, there are a lot of them in the US who go through school here for years and remain a foreign student. He is listed on school documents in Indonesia as an Indonesian Citizen and the US does not have a duel-citizenship agreement with Indonesia, nor did they have one back in the 1960s or 1970s. So, that's why.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/08/09 12:57:09
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    heirsoftheking
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    Nobody at Columbia Law School knew him, or recalled seeing him.
  • flaca BN-0 heirsof... 2012/08/10 13:33:22
    flaca BN-0
    that's not true. There are people who have said they knew him and talked about him.
    And he has a degree certificate from Columbia.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/08/09 12:37:48
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    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +3
    Just because a character in a novel went to some college, doesn't mean the actor playing that charcter has anything in common with the character. The BHO2 is just a fictional character.
  • fluer 2012/08/09 12:31:59
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    fluer
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    They want proof that he is truly an American and therefore eligible to be president. But somehow that does not seem to be an obscure reason. The man who promised to be the most transparent in history seals everything like a 100 year time capsule and refuses to open them. Strange but truly I just wish they would open them and end this mess. Perhaps when he is out of office the truth will finally be out there.
  • flaca BN-0 fluer 2012/08/10 13:34:29
    flaca BN-0
    Columbia has issued a statement that all their college records are private and sealed.
  • fluer flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 13:49:51
    fluer
    And Columbia is the only college he attended?
  • Seonag flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 15:48:52
    Seonag
    +1
    That's because Obama sealed them with an Executive Order!
  • Iamfree flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 18:44:11
    Iamfree
    He has the right to unseal them. Why doesn't he do so and show the doubters to be fools?
  • Beverly 2012/08/09 12:07:02
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    +3
    The question is why did Obama have his transcript sealed. His mentor was a Communist and that does raise the question as to what he wrote his thesis about.
  • flaca BN-0 Beverly 2012/08/10 13:35:02
    flaca BN-0
    he didn't. Columbia has issued a statement that all their college records are sealed because they are private.
  • Seonag flaca BN-0 2012/08/10 15:49:43
    Seonag
    So why was Michelle's available on-line? Obama sealed his!
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/08/09 11:40:45
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    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +5
    They will find out that he is the fraud they think he is now.

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