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“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells
“Everyone called him Barry,”…Bill Snider, Obama Occidental classmate
“We were both scholarship students,”Bill Snider, Obama Occidental classmate
I did not report the following story from the Greensboro News Record when it first appeared. I had no confirmation and it was not the right time.
I now have confirmation from a highly reliable, knowledgeable source. I was not asked to keep the information confidential, but I will do so to protect an innocent party. I did not request the info, it fell into my lap. God moves in mysterious ways.
It is time to report this.
From the Greensboro News Record April 19, 2010.
“Downtown baker knew Obama way back when”
“Bill Snider bucked other classmates by calling him “Barack.”
“Everyone called him Barry,” Snider says. “I didn’t. I loved the name Barack.”
Thirty years ago, Snider, who now owns Simple Kneads Bakery here, shared the proverbial battered collegiate sofa with Obama and others at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
The sofa was in the basement of Haines Hall next to Obama’s dorm room. Snider and other students who lived off campus hung out in the basement between classes.
Obama often joined them.
“We talked about music and politics,” Snider says, as well as a demand by Occidental students that the college divest its investments in South Africa.
“A big movement was under way for (Ted) Kennedy,” he says. “I personally supported John Anderson. Actually, my freshman year, I was a college Republican.”
Nevertheless, he had a lot in common with Obama.
“We were both scholarship students,” says Snider, an Ohio native. “We came a great distance to Occidental. Neither of us had a father. My father died when I was 6. We were both broke.”
Snider says the Obama he sees on television seems like the same deliberate — and politically moderate — guy who at Occidental always thought through decisions about his studies and his life.
“His smile was remarkable in college,” Snider says. “It was eerie during the 2006 campaign to cut on the TV and see that smile. He looked the same except a little gray. He was still skinny and youthful-looking.”
It was also eerie when Snider, once so close to Obama at Haines Hall, stood behind his bakery in an alley off South Elm Street.
From there, he could see the crowd gathered around Obama for a rally at The Depot.
This was as close Snider has come to Obama since college, and he doubts if Obama knows his whereabouts.
Snider now views himself as a political independent. But anyone entering Simple Kneads during the 2008 campaign knew where he stood.
He didn’t worry about offending some customers by displaying Obama stickers. His now-14-year-old daughter, Roxanne, campaigned for Obama.
After his sophomore year at Occidental in 1981, Obama transferred across the continent to Columbia University and later went to Harvard law school.
Even though Occidental ranks high academically, Snider says Obama felt he was having too much fun. Obama believed he’d face fewer distractions at Columbia.
Snider replies with an emphatic “no” when asked whether Obama, while a student at Occidental, was already thinking of running for president someday.
When he did run and win, “I think he was pretty shocked himself,” Snider says.
After graduating from Occidental, Snider earned a master’s in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
He moved to Washington and wrote for Education Weekly. He married and relocated to San Francisco, where he edited the newsletter and a book for the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
His wife at that time was from Raleigh. They decided to move to North Carolina and chose Greensboro.”
The following statements from above are highly relevant.
“Everyone called him Barry,”
“We were both scholarship students,”
“Snider says Obama felt he was having too much fun. Obama believed he’d face fewer distractions at Columbia.”
From Bill Snider’s LinkedIn account.
Owner, baker at Simple Kneads Bakery
- Owner, baker at Simple Kneads Bakery
- Occidental College
- 1 connection
- Public Profile
I will attempt to interview Bill Snider.
Simple Kneads closed this year.
From Wayne Allyn Root August 7, 2012.
“Obama’s College Classmate: “The Obama Scandal is at Columbia””
“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 its 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 your lapdog Senator Harry Reid to chase the Frisbee. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader is now 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.
But I have the answer for Romney. A challenge that shuts up Obama forever.
It’s time to 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 it? 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- never…EVER. 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. End of story.
But 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 has 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 for Obama’s dirt 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 a poor kid pay for all these fancy schools? If he had student loans or scholarships, don’t American students need good grades to maintain student loans?
I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.
So here’s my gut. I believe 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. Did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? I’m betting not. He was abandoned by his mother and sent back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. No one was paying much attention to young Obama, so his citizenship was never changed back. But suddenly as he nears college-age Obama learns that foreign students have a much easier path being admitted to U.S. universities. And even more amazingly, they get loads of aid and scholarships to attend college for free- something unavailable to U.S. citizens.
So a plan is hatched. Obama uses his Indonesian passport and citizenship to get into college. Suddenly even Ivy League Columbia University is a possibility- for a foreign student from Indonesia. And it’s all paid for by the taxpayers.
That would explain how a poor student who rarely attended class and got mediocre grades, and with no money, was able to get accepted and pay for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard Law. The door magically opened for a foreign student with an exotic background.”
As stated above, I will not divulge the identity of the person confirming Bill Snider’s story. I have received too many death threats and have watched others attacked for asking simple questions about Obama.
I hereby swear that the information I have provided is true to the best of my ability and knowledge.