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Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard Of Obama

June 13, 2013 by  


Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I have more information on the Barack Obama at Columbia University mystery. The plot thickens.

My life has crossed paths with Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both pre-law and political science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds?

But something about the Obama at Columbia story has always bothered me. Last week, at Personal Liberty, I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates — everyone except Obama. As usual, he wasn’t there — not a trace, not a video greeting, not a letter. I could not find any classmates who knew him.

I called Obama “the ghost of Columbia University.” I pointed out (just as I’ve said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia and may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in between. It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.

Is he the real-life “Manchurian Candidate”? What explains Obama having just enough skeletal proof that he was there (one photo, one roommate, one professor, one friend)… but never seen in a class, never on anyone’s radar screen, almost invisible? A total two-year blackout. It’s like a story straight out of a novel about the CIA or KGB. He graduated Columbia, but it’s almost as if he never went there.

To make matters even more mysterious, Obama’s college records are sealed. He’s had plenty of opportunities to authorize the release, to clear the air. He has never chosen to do so. But why? What has he got to hide? Funny enough Obama has never had a problem ripping open the sealed records of his political opponents. Every step of his career Obama has beaten his opponents by having sealed documents just happen to be publicly exposed by anonymous sources. But not Obama. His records are always unavailable (and never leaked). Obama always seems to have powerful forces on his side.

Did he attend Columbia as a foreign student? That was the educated guess I made in my appearance on “Hannity” on FOX News a year ago. The only photo of Obama from his Columbia days was in his off-campus apartment with a roommate described by USA Today as a Pakistani foreign student, pot smoker, and cocaine abuser. If you’re a foreign student, you live in housing off-campus with other foreign students.

That would also explain how he transferred into Columbia. Transferring into an Ivy League school is all but impossible. I did a little digging and found out only three transfer students in all of America were accepted into Columbia in the past academic year — three students out of 315 million Americans. Yet those who knew Obama at Occidental called him a pot smoker and partier who rarely attended class. You’re telling me that a student with that record, at an average college, was accepted for transfer into prestigious Columbia University? Only if he was an exotic, Indonesian foreign student transferring into a college that desperately wanted to claim an ethnically and globally diverse student body.

Still, that might explain how Obama got into Columbia. But where was he for those two years? My gut instincts say something is wrong with the Obama at Columbia story. Very wrong. Rancid.

But until now, I was the only Columbia-attached person publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was the American history and diplomatic history professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.

I was put on Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate skeptical about Obama’s story. He told me that Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.”

I did some digging and located Graff’s home phone number. I called him. Now retired, he was delighted to hear from me. He agreed to go on the record about Obama. Unlike Obama, Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graff’s classes, and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great — like he hasn’t lost any of his trademark sharpness in the 30 years since we last met.

I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no cheery things to say about the President. Graff said: “I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I’m proud of them all. Between American history and diplomatic history, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.”

Even more importantly, Graff knew the other history and political science professors. “None of the other Columbia professors knew him either,” said Graff.

Graff concluded our interview by saying: “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University.’ I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”

There is something wrong with Obama’s story; I know that. Many of my classmates at last weekend’s 30th reunion feel queasy too — even though they are mostly Obama supporters. They know in their guts he wasn’t there. Now the most beloved professor ever at Columbia joins us in publicly questioning the story. Obama is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia. Rotten like dead fish.

It’s hard to come to any other conclusion, but Obama is purposely trying to destroy capitalism, kill the American Dream and undo American values, as well as shred the Constitution. Now that you realize he has a mysterious background, it all fits, doesn’t it? The question is: Who controls Obama? Who is pulling the purse strings? Who has the motive and desire to destroy America? Who benefits by the destruction of the greatest democracy in world history? Who wants to see a one world government, with no America getting in the way?

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America. We’ll need all the blessings we can get with Obama in the White House.

Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root is one of America's leading Libertarian-conservative authors. Wayne's new book is The Murder of the Middle Class Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and Fox News regular. Follow Wayne on Twitter and visit Wayne's web site:

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  • Tom Scott

    Powers of darkness working for Comrade Hussein

  • Jim

    To be honest it’s no surprise to me that no-one at The University knew Obama.when he won the election in 08 I said forgive them for they know not what they do. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

  • Dutch Davidson

    Wow! Combine this report with the digital dismantling of Obamas birth certificate by, an Arizona law enforcement official, (which proved to have been digitally constructed, as it was taken apart piece by digital piece) and you have proof positive of fraud, intentional deceit, and a Conley sidestep of rules, laws, and general fair play by this imposter, and those who back him and manipulate and orchestrate his very existence, in an effort to legitimize an absolutely illegitimate faux president. Keep the truth coming you guys! Most of us have lines drawn in the sand that we are not willing to cross…or faux president apparently has none. Shouldn’t we, as citizens expect, even demand, the same standards of honor and integrity that we place upon ourselves?
    I’m Dutch Davidson…and I approve this message…lol. Love you all.

  • Dr. Kenneth Andersen

    Thanks Wayne for your work, your thoughts, and for all the time you deficate to educate nspire and motivate others as well. I have a question for you. I think you are ‘spit-on’ relative to BO and Columbia U. Who do you think is pulling the purse strings on Barack Obama?
    Thanks and have a good day
    Kenneth G. Andersen

  • Ron r

    Root,you should thank Obama for allowing you to earn a good living making false statements about him. Do you plan to run again for public office?? If so let us know ahead of time so we can spread rumors about the person you run against. Oh. Saw you made a fool of on The Daily Show. Showed just how lucky we are that no serious person takes you serious.

  • Loretta l

    Ron r…troll on….

  • Ron r

    Loretta, troll off and find a fact, because this story is as stale as it is foolish and WAR is about as creditable as Fox “News”

    • Martin

      Ron, ask Obama about these things.

      Does Obama know anybody from cumbia university or does anybody from there know him???

      Just answer the questions, no name-calling or attacks please

  • Russ

    What happened to integrity and honesty. Obama’s evil, and must be called to task, prove the multitude of questions, true or false.
    We KNOW he is a liar, why would records be sealed? ??
    It’s the only logical answer.

  • adrian

    I can answer your questions Mr.Root…, 8 families own all the stock in the FED, read the monster from Jekyll Island, research a man named G. Edward Griffin and print and read ‘The Issues’ at a site called….and only after that, forget everything you’ve ever learned at Columbia, and that applies to all the alumni, but don’t over react, you are not alone in accepting the magnitude of all you will uncover. Obamadrama was secretly educated in a private setting from a young age, if you dig deeper you will be confronted by the mysterious ones….who answer to no one and have no actual identity, ponder and imagine that for bit…..this is as serious as life and death…you need to really weigh the fallout when you blow the lid of this….we are only a few steps away….either you or other sources are at the verge of exposing the truth and there will be no warning when THEY react….

  • Adrian

    Tick tock

  • Grant Grove

    I am convinced that Obama is a tool for Islams to destroy America from within. Government is in turmoi, no ressponcibility for anything, secret deals and a cabinet full of Islamic believers or simpathizers. Will not fight against Islamic terrorist or acknowledge terrorism by Islamic zealots.

  • Adrian

    Grant Grove, you are right in part, but mostly it’s about money and global domination, it is their written matter plan…so start preparing and sharing all that you uncover with family, neighbors, friend and co workers. We are a approaching the PNR (point of no return), START BUYING SUPPLIES ! AND AMMO ..

  • Adrian

    Someone forward this onto sheriffJoe Arpaio, cold case posse, has now entered the courts about Obamadrama’s fake identity…..

  • Sicilianthing

    The dragnet is tightening on them keep the pressure on…


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