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 it’s 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? 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 have 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.
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and the author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian.” Read more at his website: www.ROOTforAmerica.com
Romney might want to have Chris Christie, Gov NJ tag along with him for the "too tough for Mitt" responses.
While that might be fun to watch I don't care for Christie either. He talks like a conservative and has done a lot of good for NJ but he is, after all, starting with one of the very liberal states.
My problem with Christi are his decisions in placing Muslims in judicial positions and hosting a Ramadon dinner.
Do we really want a president who is afraid to speak up? Frankly I am sick and tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. If he picks Rubio as a running mate, he can count me out.
The Fraud Is Not An American!
Many of us fought tooth and nail during the republican primaries to get patriots to the polls......but you know what? We let the political apparatus run over us........we stayed home and allowed the apparatus to once again decide the choice to oppose Obama....
Gwen......don't make a statement on PFA that the process has gone "without question". It won't be taken without objection.
Blame who you want, but it boils down to America looking in the mirror.......there is the reason we have no solid conservative, patriot to choose.
Hello Gwen..........I'll wait for your strong message before replying..........but let me just say, I don't know where you get all your vitriol from my comment to your whining two liner???
I don't think ANYONE here is swallowing ANYTHING without question, Gwen. Perhaps you are new here and don't realize this. There has been a concerted effort to get the vote out, to ask people to run for office, etc.. In the end, we are left with the results and choices of the apapthy of the sheeple. When we realized that we were stuck with Mitt Romney as our possible candidate, the general consensus is that the main goal is to remove bobo from the white house FIRST AND FOREMOST. I agree with you that Romney is obozo lite....but at the moment, I don't see any other way to get the usurper out of office. The other potential candidates who espouse my real conservative views are not likely to get enough votes to unseat the lying cheat in office. I'd like to think that this is NOT the case, but reality sets in.
I think you need to understand that most of us in PFA have seriously thought about this on many different levels and we seem to be in agreement that we don't really care for Romney, but we will do anything to accomplish our primary goal of getting rid of the current regime. It will take Romney time to get organized if he gets in, so we will have time to regroup and work on our next goal of getting a true constitutional conservative in office.
Our country has been going to hell in a handbasket for the past 30 years. We are not going to change things overnight. Short of a very violent revolution, we will not go from O to A in one election. We have a long road of educating citizens and fielding and electing conservative candidates ahead of us......a LONG JOURNEY.
Think of this election as the first step in the undertaking of an enormous task. Your passion and anger at the current situation is something we all share....but we have agreed to temper that with rational, clearly thought out approaches that work within the constitution exactly the way it was designed to work. If you truly believe in it, you need to trust that if we follow it, we will prevail.
There is a need for both approaches in our battle to get our country back. I would suggest that you think about this and work with us here. You will have more support than you think, and NOBODY here (with the exception of the occasional trolls that get in) is cowardly, faithless, umprincipled, treasonous or immoral. We are practical realists and with all of the ex and active military people in here, we have a good sampling of people who have planned and executed successful strategies.
Calm down, girl.....we want what you want....we just have a different approach. There is a need for both and I truly believe that the combination of both will give us the best chance at achieving our mutually shared goal.
Great post G.E., thank you.
Golden Eagle that is a very generous explanation. I hope it is appreciated. Perhaps Gwen is a Paul supporter. Nothing wrong with that but it is what it is and Romney is most likely our nominee.
Not so much that we stayed home as we couldn't unite behind any one candidate. Remember every one of the more conservative choices at some point led Romney, except R.P.
That is the problem with Republicans they are afraid to stand and fight. Will we ever find a real leader that the Dems will fear crossing and who doesn't kowtow to their every whim, and whom they can't bully or shame.