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Donald Trump Obama $ 5 million offer press release, November 1, 2012

Donald Trump Obama $ 5 million offer press release, November 1, 2012

“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

The Donald Trump offer to Barack Obama of $ 5 million for the charity of Obama’s choice has expired. Obama continues to keep his college, passport and other records hidden.

Here is the Donald Trump press release November 1, 2012.

 

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Obama lies about student loans, Donald Trump offer, Full scholarship to Occidental, Mansour helped Obama get into Harvard, Obama funded by Saudis?

Obama lies about student loans, Donald Trump offer, Full scholarship to Occidental, Mansour helped Obama get into Harvard, Obama funded by Saudis?

“College education is one of the best investments America can make for our future,”  “This is important for all of us. We can’t price most Americans out of a college education. We can’t make higher education a luxury. It’s an economic imperative. Every American should be able to afford it. So that’s why I’m here.”…Barack Obama, Chapel Hill.

“This is something Michelle and I know first hand about. I’m not speculating on this, because we’ve been in your shoes. Neither of us came from wealthy families. Both of us graduated from college and law school with a mountain of debt. When we married, we got poorer together. We, we combined our liabilities into one big liability. We paid more for our student loans than we paid on our mortgage each month. And that went on for years.”…Barack Obama

“Under President Obama, the costs of college have skyrocketed — making it more difficult for students to attend college — and his economic policies have made it harder for graduates to get jobs,” …Amanda Henneberg, Romney campaign spokesperson

“Frankly, I think this is beneath the dignity of the White House,” “Democrats and Republicans knew that this was going to take effect. Democrats and Republicans fully expected this would be taken care of, and for the president to make a campaign issue out of this and then to travel to three battleground states, and go to three college campuses on taxpayers’ money to try to make this a political issue is pathetic. And his campaign ought to be reimbursing the Treasury for the cost of this trip.”

“Our country’s facing some major economic and fiscal challenges,” the speaker added. “Yet here’s the president wasting time on a fake fight to try to gain his own reelection. These are the types of political stunts and frankly they’re not worth it and worthy of his office. This is the biggest job in the world, and I’ve never seen a president make it smaller.”…John Boehner

How do you know when Obama is lying?

Are his lips moving?

Obama has lied repeatedly to college students about what he is doing to help them and about what the Republicans are doing to hurt them.

Even FactCheck.org has called Obama on his lies.

“Obama Misquotes GOP Congresswoman”

“President Obama misrepresented the position of Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx on college debt. The president quoted Foxx as saying that she had “very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt.” But Foxx was speaking explicitly about those with very large amounts of debt, a fact that Obama omitted and that changes the meaning of the North Carolina congresswoman’s statement.
The sin of omission was in Obama’s speech in Boulder, Colo., as the president pushed for the extension of current federal student loan interest rates.
Obama, April 24: I want to read a quote. This is from a Republican congresswoman. I didn’t really understand this.  (Laughter.) I’m quoting her. She said that she has “very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt… because there’s no reason for that.”  She said, students who rack up student loan debt are just sitting on their butts, having opportunity “dumped in your lap.”
Audience:  Booo –
Obama: You guys can Google her or what have you.
At the president’s suggestion, we did Google her. Those remarks were made by Foxx on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show on April 12. But Obama cut out a key part of her statement, changing the meaning of what she actually said.
Foxx, April 12: I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap.
The president’s remarks suggest that any college student who graduates with debt is intolerable to Foxx, but that’s not accurate. She explicitly mentions only students with very high debt burdens — above $80,000. This is well above the average level of college debt even at the most expensive universities.
The Institute for College Access and Success found that, in 2010, two-thirds of college graduates faced debt after graduation and that the average debt burden was $25,250. This varied greatly from state to state and campus to campus, but the debt burden at even the most expensive colleges averaged only $55,250 — well short of the type of debt situation described by  Foxx.
‘Sit On Your Butt?’
Foxx’s suggestion that students should not “sit on your butt” may stem from her personal experience. “I worked my way” through the University of North Carolina, she said in the interview. “It took seven years.” She even worked in high school as a school janitor.
But she graduated in 1968 when college was less expensive — and work was easier to find.
Back then, costs were roughly half of what they are today, even adjusting for inflation. According to the most recent figures from the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 1967-68 school year, the cost of tuition, room and board at a public institution like UNC averaged $6,716 (in inflation-adjusted dollars). In the 2009-2010 school year, the figure was $12,681 for public institutions, and $31,876 for private schools.
And jobs were easier to get. In 1968, the national unemployment rate for individuals of college age (16 through 24) ranged from 8.1 percent to 9.6 percent, depending on the month. More recently it’s been nearly double that — 16.4 percent in March, down from 17.5 percent a year earlier.
Nevertheless, Obama twisted Foxx’s words by omitting a crucial part of her quote, making it sound as though she was saying any amount of student loan debt is a sign of laziness. That is not accurate.”
Donald Trump extended his offer and challenge  to Obama to noon today. Trump has offered $ 5 million to Obama’s charity of choice for simply releasing his college and passport records. Of course Obama will not comply.
And there are reasons.
As more Americans are discovering due to this challenge, Obama has kept his records hidden with the help of US Justice Department attorneys at taxpayer expense. What most people, including college students did not know, is that Obama attended Occidental on a full scholarship. He was helped by Khalid Al-Mansour financially and with influence to get into Harvard. Mansour worked closely with the Saudis for years to raise money for college students.
Watch for a Trump announcement today.
Why has Obama kept his college records hidden?

Obama, show me the student loans!

Citizen Wells

Donald Trump Obama $ 5 million offer extended to Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12 noon, Hurricane Sandy, Obama lied about Libya, Obama college and passport records

Donald Trump Obama $ 5 million offer extended to Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12 noon, Hurricane Sandy, Obama lied about Libya, Obama college and passport records

“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

“The question that I had in my mind, was why did we not do something to protect our forces?”…Charles Woods, father of slain Navy Seal

“we leave nobody behind”…Barack Obama

Donald trump extended his 5 million dollar offer to Obama until Thursday, November 1, 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy. Here are some tweets from Donald Trump on Twitter.

For someone who demanded 20 years of Mitt’s tax returns, you would think my offer to donate $5M to charity for his records is an easy go.

It is really a shame that Barack Obama may stop $5M from being generously donated to charity all because he refuses to be transparent.

Lots of response that Obama should give the $5M to the families of our great heroes who were murdered in Benghazi.

One of my many Twitter followers suggested Obama should take my offer & give $1,250,000 to each family of the four

Pretty audacious for Obama to call @MittRomney a BSer when he has lied about so much we don’t have room to write.

I have decided to add a caveat to my offer. Obama can’t decide to send my $5M to Rev. Wright if he releases his records.

Barack Obama has everything to gain. Why would anyone ever deny $5M to charity?

If my offer is refused, every undecided OH voter will be fully aware that Obama denied $5M to charity all because he is hiding something!

If Obama doesn’t accept my offer to be fully transparent, what will he say?

Alert…The president knew that the ambassador was being attacked in Benghazi. He did nothing…he is no leader.

A lot changed when David Letterman said ” he was probably born in this country”— the word probably is a total disaster for Obama.

Many people are saying that my challenge to Obama is having a huge negative effect on his poll numbers — I agree.

I’m not hearing much from Obama or his administration about my $5M offer to charity or to which charity the money will go.

Obama lied 100% about Libya and the killings–emails are absolute. He must release his records on Wednesday and stop the lies.

Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama’s favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday.

How did Obama go to a Las Vegas fundraiser on 9.12, the day after he refused to send help to Americans in Benghazi?

Why does Obama believe he shouldn’t comply with record releases that his predecessors did of their own volition? Hiding something?

The President has until tomorrow at 12 noon to pick up $5M for his favorite charity. Looking like he won’t be doing it. What is he hiding?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

Donald Trump Obama offer for college and passport records brilliant, $ 5 million offer to Obama charity, Obama college records tell all, Show me the student loans

Donald Trump Obama offer for college and passport records brilliant, $ 5 million offer to Obama charity, Obama college records tell all, Show me the student loans

“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

“Khalid Al-Mansour was “raising money” for Obama.”

“Khalid Al-Mansour was trying to help Obama get into Harvard Law School.”…Percy Sutton

“Barack Obama, show me the college loans.”…Citizen Wells

Donald Trump has stated that he had excellent teachers.

I had excellent teachers as well.

I understand the significance of Trump’s offer of $ 5 million dollars to Obama to release his college and passport records.

I have never discounted the importance of Obama’s birth certificate and natural born citizen deficiencies. However, several years ago I decided to highlight his college records as well. This and other records from his past are all part of a puzzle picture. Every piece is important.

With this one simple move, Donald Trump will bring to the attention of millions more Americans, why Obama is hiding his college and passport records. After all, why wouldn’t Obama just release his college records anyway, especially when  his favorite charity will receive $ 5 million.

  • Most American are unaware of Obama hiding his college records and his efforts to do so.
  • Donations to Obama for America in 2008 were used to pay private attorneys to help Obama keep his records hidden.
  • Since taking the White House in January of 2009, Obama has used numerous Justice Dept. attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to help Obama keep his hidden.
  • Obama has constantly talked about his student loans. Show me the loans!
  • Did Obama register as a foreign student to take advantage of loans?
  • Obama attended Occidental College, after a dismal high school performance, on a full scholarship.
  • Khalid Al-Mansour helped Obama get into Harvard and provided financing. Mansour was a advisor to Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
  •  How did Obama get into Harvard after a dismal performance in high school and Occidental?

For more background.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/obama-college-costs-paid-by-saudis-arabs-khalid-al-mansour-requested-arab-money-vernon-jarrett-percy-suttton-confirm-obama-bow-to-saudi-king-proves-loyalty/

Press release.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=26987232&l=9c7529f686&id=153080620724

Obama Occidental transcripts and scholarship facts, Truth about Obama full scholarship explored, Fake AP story emails clever diversion

Obama Occidental transcripts and scholarship facts, Truth about Obama full scholarship explored, Fake AP story emails clever diversion

“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

“We have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history, and not releasing, I think, these records at the same time, Hillary, as you’re making the claim that this is the basis for your experience, I think, is a problem.”…Barack Obama October 30, 2007

“We were both scholarship students,”Bill Snider, Obama Occidental classmate

When I first received notification about the alleged AP story about Occidental College releasing Obama’s transcipts, as I always do, I checked it out and found no reference to it with the Associated Press. I believe it was a clever diversion.

The question is, who created it.

The Obama camp is masterful at diversions and preemptively disarming controversies such as Obama’s drug use.

I believe this to be another example of attempting to disarm a story.

It is not going to work. The search for the truth will continue.

Here is some background on the controversy.

From the LA Times January 29, 2007.

“Occidental recalls ‘Barry’ Obama”

“U.S. Sen. Barack Obama is usually described as an alumnus of Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, and of Harvard Law School.

But the Illinois Democrat began his undergraduate education at Occidental, and the 1,825-student liberal arts college in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles isn’t shy about claiming him as an alumnus for his two years there (1979-81) on full scholarship.”

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/29/local/me-oxy29

From Citizen Wells August 7, 2012.

“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.”

“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.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/obama-occidental-classmate-confirmed-obama-scholarship-obama-went-by-barry-bill-snider-classmate-obama-having-too-much-fun-citizen-wells-exclusive/
From Politico November 11, 2007.

“Obama records requests prove fruitless”

“On Friday, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that she had asked Obama at a news conference: “Do your state senate papers still exist? If they do, just where are they? And would you ever intend to make them public to be responsive to some requests?”

Sweet wrote that he replied: “Nobody has requested specific documents.”

But the Chicago Tribune has reported that it “requested documents from his time in Springfield and never received a response.”

And Sweet wrote of her own paper, “The Chicago Sun-Times has also been asking about Obama’s papers.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1107/6821.html

As Obama began gaining in stature as a possible Democrat nominee, more questions were being asked about his past. Obama continued avoiding proving where he was born and providing records about his college years. He also minimized his contact with Tony Rezko, which was proven to be a lie during the Rezko Trial.

On August 21, 2008, attorney Phillip J. Berg filed a lawsuit requesting proof of Obama’s eligibility for the presidency and for copies of Obama’s records.

In Berg’s Motion for Expedited Discovery he requests:

“Any and all college applications and records, including but not
limited to Occidental College, Harvard College, Harvard Law
School, University of Chicago, Columbia and any other colleges
which Defendant Obama applied at;”

From the New American December 2, 2008.

“This story has gained credence, separating it from Internet rumors, because Obama has reputedly hired three law firms (firms, not lawyers) to make sure that
no one gets access to his birth records in Hawaii or his college transcripts from Occidental College and Harvard. (It is speculated that the transcripts will
show he applied for aid to foreign students.)”

“Alan Keyes, a presidential candidate of the American Independent Party, and Markham Robinson, a California elector, have now sued to see Obama’s birth
certificate (these men would definitely have legal “standing” to sue as plaintiffs in this case).”

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/562

Alan Keyes, et al attempt to subpoena Obama’s Occidental Records January 15, 2009.

Obama’s attorney.

The Fake AP article was dated April 1, 2009.

Snopes correctly debunks the article email as not originating from the AP and provides the following info.

“Barack Obama attended Occidental College in California for two years as an undergraduate from 1979-81 under the name Obama, not Soetoro (the latter is the surname of his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro):

Jim Tranquada, Occidental’s Director of Communications, said: “Contemporary public documents, such as the freshman ‘Lookbook’ [a guide distributed to incoming freshman] published at the beginning of President Obama’s first year at Occidental, list him as Barack Obama. All of the Occidental alumni I have spoken to from that era (1979-81) who knew him, knew him as Barry Obama.””

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/occidental.asp

FactCheck.org provided a very misleading if not false statement.

“Claim #15, foreign student aid. The claim that Obama got “foreign student aid” is untrue. That wild falsehood began as an absurd April Fools’ Day hoax in
2009, which we quickly exposed.”

http://factcheck.org/2012/07/obamas-sealed-records/

Wrong! Since FactCheck.org nor anyone else that I am aware of has seen Obama’s Occidental Transcripts, we do not know if he received foreign student aid. We only know that the alleged AP article was faked and that Obama continues to hide his records.

To this date Obama has used private attorneys such as Fredric Woocher and Robert Bauer to keep his records hidden.

More damning for Obama is that he has also used US Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to keep his records hidden.

Here is a list of some of the US Justice Department attorneys who have assisted Obama in keeping his records hidden. Their representation of Obama is a matter of public record. This list does not include the support staffs.

Eric Fleisig-Greene

Elizabeth A. Pascal

Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General

R. CraiG Lawrence

Mark B. Stern

Andre Birotte Jr.

Leon W. Weidman

David A. Dejute

Roger E. West

George S. Cardona

Tony West

Paul J. Fishman

Many of the references to Obama’s birthplace leading up to 2008 stated that Obama was born in Kenya.

And recently we learned. 

“Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama’s then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

The booklet, which was distributed to “business colleagues” in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/obama-born-in-kenya-states-1991-obama-booklet-journeys-in-black-and-white-obama-lied-about-place-of-birth-college-records-hidden-because-obama-lied/

Next we will explore the type of full scholarship that Obama may have gotten to attend Occidental.

Obama Occidental classmate confirmed, Obama scholarship, Obama went by Barry, Bill Snider classmate, Obama having too much fun, Citizen Wells exclusive

Obama Occidental classmate confirmed, Obama scholarship, Obama went by Barry, Bill Snider classmate, Obama having too much fun, Citizen Wells exclusive

“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.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/19/article/downtown_baker_knew_obama_way_back_when

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.

Bill Snider

Owner, baker at Simple Kneads Bakery

Current
  • Owner, baker at Simple Kneads Bakery
Education
  • Occidental College
Connections
1 connection
Public Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bill-snider/15/96/903

Education

Occidental College

A.B.

1978 – 1983

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.”

http://www.rootforamerica.com/webroot/blog/2012/08/07/obamas-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia/

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.

Wells

Peter Foster The Telegraph, Donald Trump makes Mitt Romney look like a weasel, Foster ill informed biased or bought, Orwellian reporting, Media weasels

Peter Foster The Telegraph, Donald Trump makes Mitt Romney look like a weasel, Foster ill informed biased or bought, Orwellian reporting, Media weasels

“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

“I do not know where Barack Obama was born. I do know that he has used taxpayer dollars to keep his records hidden.”…Citizen Wells

“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””…George Orwell, “1984”

Speaking of weasels, media weasels.

From Peter Foster of The Telegraph, May 29, 2012.

“Donald Trump makes Mitt Romney look like a weasel”

“Donald Trump is sticking to his guns over his belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not America, maintaining the so-called “birther conspiracy”.
I honestly don’t know if Mr Trump is just being idiotic (entirely possible) or cynically playing “dog whistle politics” by repeating the controversy (as he did again on CNN on Tuesday) in a bid to play the tacit race card against Obama.

The long-form birth certificate from the State of Hawaii and the two contemporaneous ads in the local Honolulu papers announcing the birth are not enough to convince the bouffant one.

To be honest this doesn’t really matter for Trump’s already non-existent reputation – choose what adjective you will, he’s a fool, or “bloviating ignoramus” (Conservative commentator George Will), “ridiculous” (CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer) or just a plain “Jack-ass” (former Bush speechwriter David Frum).
But this absolutely does matter for Romney. Given that he begins this campaign with a reputation for being a “perfectly-lubricated weather vane” (Jon Huntsman) being quite so craven over something this obviously absurd shows an amazing lack of judgment.

Spinelessness is not a character-trait to recommend a would-be leader of the Free World. Romney wants Obama to get tough on China, and be more “assertive in Syria” and yet apparently can’t bring himself to cut Mr Trump loose.

It is not enough to say he doesn’t share Trump’s opinion, and that Trump is entitled to his opinion, when the undertones of those opinions are clearly racist.

The impression, like when Romney failed to protect his openly gay national security adviser earlier in the campaign, is of a candidate cowering before his hardline base. Reagan would never have done that.

Even worse is the appearance that Romney is putting up with Trump’s persistently embarrassing pronouncements for the sake of money.

When a man with a personal fortune of $250m is prepared to risk his reputation for the sake of $2m, or whatever amount Trump has rustled up for the Romney campaign at last night’s Las Vegas fundraiser, it’s time to reset the political calculator.

Romney has now clinched the nomination. If he wants the White House, he has to show some backbone, because weaseling is a deeply unattractive trait, whatever side of the political spectrum you come from.”

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterfoster/100161411/donald-trump-makes-mitt-romney-look-like-a-weasel/

What a load of horsecrap!

I am assuming that Peter Foster is not that dim witted or ill informed and is just regurgitating the party line or has been bought by the Obama camp.

If Foster has been paying attention or cares about the facts, he would know:

A) A birth announcement in one of the Hawaiian papers automatically was published in the other paper. This was a birth announcement. No one is questioning that Obama was born….somewhere. Conspiracy? That sounds like an idiot O’Reilly piece of “logic.”

B) COLB (certification of live birth) placed on the internet by several entities in 2008. Anybody, regardless of where they were born (and many did), could obtain one. Or as the only real journalist on CNN stated:

C) Obama, unlike John McCain in 2008, has never presented a certified, legitimate copy of a birth certificate.

D) Tim Adams, who worked in an elections office in Hawaii in 2008, was told then that there was no birth certificate for Obama.

E) Neil Abercrombie, the governor of Hawaii and a family friend of Obama, soon after taking office made inquiries and stated that he could find no birth certificate for Obama.

F) The Sheriff Joe Arpaio cold case posse investigation, along with other experts have stated that the image placed on WhiteHouse.gov is fraudulent.

G) Even if the image on WhiteHouse.gov appeared authentic, it could not be used in a court of law under scrutiny and questioning due to the following:

The phrase “or abstract” disqualifies it as proof of a certified copy.

H) Here is a list of some of the US Justice Department attorneys who have assisted Obama in keeping his records hidden. Their representation of Obama is a matter of public record. This list does not include the support staffs.

Eric Fleisig-Greene

Elizabeth A. Pascal

Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General

R. CraiG Lawrence

Mark B. Stern

Andre Birotte Jr.

Leon W. Weidman

David A. Dejute

Roger E. West

George S. Cardona

Tony West

Paul J. Fishman

I) Robert Bauer, who as an attorney with Perkins Coie helped Obama keep his records hidden before Obama took the White House, and afterwards was hired as general counsel, is not included in the list as well as numerous private practice attorneys.

J) Obama continues to engage numerous Justice Department and private attorneys to keep his records hidden. It may be because Obama pretended to be from Kenya to get foreign student aid and benefits.

K) The recently released bio from Obama’s publisher  stated from 1991 to 2007 that Obama was born in Kenya. This is one of numerous references to Obama being born in Kenya. The difference this time is that it came from his own bio.