Recently the government released its monthly jobs numbers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the economy has shown no real recovery, our unemployment rate dropped by the biggest single month drop in 29 years. This has brought out some people skeptical of the data, how it was collected and whether our administration is in the process of covering up a failing record. That made me think, is Obama’s presidential record a parallel to his college records.
Obviously, at this point in time Obama has yet to release his transcripts from Occidental, Columbia or Harvard. Our only known record of his time at these institutions comes from the little he discusses in his own books. However, that hasn’t stopped some from not only making assumptions regarding his college stint, but also begin to probe the peripherals of these institutions to dig for information.
The best known person who has attempted to do some research, regarding Obama’s time at Columbia specifically, is fellow ’83 graduate Wayne Allan Root. He makes the claim that Obama is hiding some damning information within his records and he makes a descent enough case for it. He believes that the following will be found if the transcripts are released: 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.
These are all plausible reasons for not releasing your transcripts. I will add that none are worth preventing Obama from being president; however, could they shed light his attitude toward work.
A) He rarely ever attended class.
The President, as all presidents, tells the American public that they have been working tirelessly for the American people; however, actions speak louder then words. For example, Obama was doing campaign stops in Las Vegas the day we found out that a US Embassy had been raided killing an Ambassador. This was quickly followed by the report that the President had not met with his Security Council for nearly a week prior to that attacks of 9/11. Rather he was simply given a cliff notes version or Presidential Daily Brief that we are supposed to assume he studied. In fact, during his Presidency he has only attended about 44% of all security briefings. The prior President had attended nearly all.
Golfing has also been an interesting diversion from the job of the presidency. Since Obama’s time in office, he has golfed about 104 times. During those 6 hours, each round, on the links, he is able to escape the pressures of not getting a budget passed, not doing anything legislatively with immigration and not finding a solution to the Middle East. It also makes the turmoil of high unemployment disappear as the beverage cart in the country club brings him a cold one. Maybe if we had known that dedication to school came at the bottom of his list of accomplishments we could have expected this absent President.
B) His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
Root claims that if Obama grades were good he would want to show them. Prove to his accusers that he is the great intellectual that his liberal supports believe. Personally, I don’t care what your grades were in school. History has proven that academic achievement does not translate directly to success.
However, a little over month ago the President was asked to grade his presidency. His answer was “incomplete”. From my own experience both during my childhood and with my own children, an incomplete usually one of two things: 1) You had an excusable absence from class and school policy allows ‘X’ numbers of days to complete. The grade will be held as incomplete until finished. or 2) You failed to complete the assignment in the allotted time, but you have a teacher willing to extend his/her mercy to you and push back the due date.
Either way, one must question the motives behind the President offering up an “incomplete” for his grade. We obviously know he is not trying to tell the American people that he failed or that he has an excusable absence, but is it possible that his experience in school was one of unexcused missed classes and gracious teachers extending deadlines? Therefore, it would appear logical to him to make a request to the nation that in the presence of failure he should recieve extra time.
C) He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
I can already hear those of you who mock the birthers warming up your fingers to post below; however, you must understand that Root is making the claim that Obama was born in the US but misrepresented himself on his college application in order to receive foreign student benefits.
During the 2008 election cycle, we were told numerous times that we were to accept ‘Hope and Change’ without looking into Obama’s past. The media, as it does today, convinced the public that he was a centrist, the Great Unifier and a strong leader. We were told his race was the qualifier and just like the colleges, to grant him the Presidency on his racial background.
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.
As the minorities blindly backed a black president and the liberal whites voted out of racial guilt; the media was able to white wash any information regarding who Obama was. Normally the price to be paid for entering the Presidential race is an alien like anal probe by the media. They check out your family, friends, neighbors, business partners and the girl you sat next to in the 2nd grade. They don’t stop until either you are discredited or humiliated. Nothing like that happened with Obama. It is nearly four years since he was elected and we are still learning about his true political philosophies. It was until recently we learned that he was mentored by Marxist professors. It took until the last couple weeks that we learned that Rev. Jeremiah Wright brought Obama to faith and is a man he respects, the same man who said “God D*mn America”. We are now learning things that would have doomed any other president. Not to mention that as the Libya scandal plays out we are learning that Hilary was right when her commercial claimed that he was not he man for the 3am phone call.
The Obama Presidency has played out like a college student who doesn’t care because he is attending on his parent’s dime. It is what we would expect from a person who has not gotten to where he is through hard work, but through undeserved tax payer founded assistance programs and lies. Do we need the transcripts? No, it is to late now. For this election, his own actions have laid out the best reason for him being a one term president.