January 18, 2012, - 2:36 pm

WSJ Digs Up Gingrich’s “College Records” BUT NOT Obama’s

By Debbie Schlussel

We now know irrelevant minutiae about Newt Gingrich’s time as a professor at a small Georgia college in the early ’70s.  And, yet, we still haven’t seen a single transcript from Barack Obama’s days in college or law school, or a single shred of the files from his time as a college professor.  And, yet, unlike Gingrich, he’s the sitting President of the United States and has been for three years.  Why is that?

Release the Obama Transcripts!

Readers of this site know I have my problems and concerns with Newt Gingrich (see also here), though I have plenty of the same with Mitt Romney (and I would vote for either against Barack Obama in November).  But today’s Wall Street Journal has an absurd article digging up Newt Gingrich’s “record” as a professor in the early 1970s at West Georgia College.  Despite trying to make Gingrich look bad, the record presents what we already know about him:  that he’s forward-thinking, full of revolutionary ideas, and that he was very ambitious from the start.  Nothing wrong with any of those things.

But, again, why do we know nothing–absolutely nada–about Barack Obama’s time in college, grad school, or as a professor?

Where is Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Williamson on this?  Why isn’t she trying to dig that up?  Why didn’t her paper try to dig that up four years ago when Obama was running for the White House as Gingrich is today?  It’s amazing that they have Gingrich’s Masters Degree transcript from Tulane posted on the Journal’s website.  And still not even a single Obama grade.  Why not?

The Journal reports on an apology letter Gingrich writes about what seems to be a very minor episode that would be vastly overlooked today, but as you read it, ask yourself whether you believe Barack Obama would write a classy apology like that?  Dream on:

The file contains a letter from Mr. Gingrich apologizing for his brusque treatment of Mr. Kennedy, the history head. “Occassionally [sic] a young man acting in innocence will cause trouble while pursuing what he believes to be a good cause,” Mr. Gingrich wrote. A memo on the incident written by Mr. Kennedy is missing.

Again, um, the entire Barack Obama file is missing!  Hellooo . . . .?  Oh, and why is there a weird pic of Newt’s visage in 1973 in the Journal?  It’s clearly designed to make him look like an anachronstic freak.  And yet, I’ve yet to seen the afro-endowed or Jheri-curled Barack photos from college and grad school.  Why?

The double standard against conservatives and Republicans is so stark, so consistent, that it’s vomit-inducing.  And it never seems to change, despite the fact that a growing majority of conservatives are sick of it.  We want equal treatment.  But we’ll never get it.

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38 Responses

what school records of obama
nobody can find any
they are deliberately hidden
or there aren’t any

think of it

it is impossible
to prove obama exists

prestigio on January 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    To get a copy of Obama’s lifetime membership (along with his pal Rahm Emmanuel) at Chicago Gay club “Man’s Country” as good as a school transcript.??

    Bobby99 on January 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Debbie, you nailed it with this article that you wrote, where on earth are Obama’s educational records from his time in school?

I just cannot talk politics with my family and relatives, if you bring something like this up them, they’ll do the BS that I am sick and tired of by playing the race-card, and as a black person, I am sick and tired of some of us black folks using the damn race-card to get ahead in life! Obama’s missing educational records has NOTHING to do with his skin-color, I could careless what race or ethnicity Obama is, that’s irrelevant, I and everybody else believe that he (Obama) has to atleast show some or half of his educational records like all politicans have done in this country in the past.

And you Obamite-worshippers are like a damn cult, anytime any of us who are conservative politically or patriotic towards this country, you Obamaite dumbasses play’s the f**king race-card and try to intimidate and silence us, you Obamites are NO different than the muslims and dhimmis by using the made up term “Islamophobia”, etc.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on January 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I’m just sick of blacks defending his color. They say I’m for the white GOP. I tell them I’m for the right man…..damn color. Its like I’m out numbered being a black woman & seeing beyond color. This dude is a slick, arrogant &slick egotistical crook.

    Janice on January 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have said from the very beginning that the question should have been asked “Who put Barak Obama in office-and why? He was ushered in with no experience, no military record, no proven citizenship, no records of any kind. His affect on the black population was almost like demonic possession turning them into voting zombies. I am black, and like you, yes I wanted a black man as president-just NOT THIS BLACK MAN! Whatever is happening, it’s very carefully though out and executed. Bush was one of the puppets and Obama accepted the handing off of the baton. It’s only going to get worse.

    Sylvia on January 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

THe WSJ reporters are liberals and leftists. Only their editorial staff is nominally conservative.

Conservatives won’t ever get fair treatment from the MSM. Its just a fact of life one gets used to.

Whoever is the eventual GOP presidential nominee is going to be given an anal exam and have his life trashed.

Count on it.

NormanF on January 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

They found BHO’s college transcripts!! They were written in crayon and taped to his bong.

Jarhead on January 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

DS: Great job on exposing the WSJ for what it really is- a bougeois, leftist rag.

Patrick on January 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Well, I read the entire article and the transcripts and letters. Now I like him even more than before. Thanks WSJ for the info!

FrenchKiss on January 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

The reason Obama doesn’t release his transcripts is probably because they demonstrate mediocre or even submediocre performance. That, combined with the facts that Obama has no meaningful experience in business and very light government experience, adds up to……. well, nothing. And that means you have essentially “nothing” in charge of the most important political office in the world.

Keep in mind that even George W. Bush and Al Gore released their transcripts, and although they attended good schools (like Obama did), they were both C-level students. And regardless of what you think about the nature of Bush’s and Gore’s respective business and political experience, there’s no question that they each had far more experience than Obama. They put their cards on the table, and the public knew that neither Bush nor Gore were scholars. But that wasn’t what they were campaigning on.

In contrast, Obama HAS presented himself as a scholar, and even though he has absolutely nothing to show for that assertion (such as some “scholarly” articles), he can point to some “quality” name educational institutions that he attended. But that is basically all he has. So, if Obama were to release transcripts showing a C-level performance, his political capital would plunge in value.

Of course, I could be wrong, and Obama may actually be an A/B student, and the reason he isn’t releasing his transcripts is because he’s so modest. But Obama doesn’t strike me as a modest person by any stretch, and, in fact, he seems to like to brag about “accomplishments” that he never actually delivered on.

Ralph Adamo on January 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Ralph, another reason Obama won’t release his academic records may be that they document that he was enrolled as a foreign student. Remember that he traveled to Pakistan (I think it was ’82) during a period that Pakistan was not allowing people to enter their country on US passports. Perhaps Obama held an Indonesian passport at that time; he had been legally adopted by Lolo Soetoro and attended public school in Indonesia. Public schools were only enrolling children who were Indonesian citizens at that time. It’s entirely possible his legal citizenship is STILL Indonesian.

    I highly recommend that everyone read “Deconstructing Obama,” by Jack Cashill.

    Richard on January 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    “even George W. Bush and Al Gore released their transcripts”? … I haven’t been able to find any evidence that Bush released any transcripts. Does anyone have a link to them?

    Dr Dale on January 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Jeez. Looks like the big bomb is gonna drop on Newt to try to take him out (Herman Cain style. Remember him???). We’ll see.

Check out this NYT article almost 3 years ago. It actually names the roommate of Obama. They look ohsoclose!


DS nailed it when she stated the stark contrast between what the media and all Liberal sympathizers will do to cover up for their kind and how they drop the Neutron bomb on all Conservatives and their ilk. That is why many of us love to hear Newt at the debates (even though we know he is telling us what we wanna hear) and have serious reservations about him at the same time. Conservatives are starving for the truth to be told. If more did that we could easily break the Liberal arguments in two. Conservatives have cowed to the dirty-tricks of the Left. What a shame.

I always love to repeat the many instances where Hussein Obama was NOT vetted and still to this day peeps refuse to vet him or even care about the lies.

His 20 years in the racist Black Liberation Theology church of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, his close friendship with ghostwriter of his first book Bill Ayers (unrepentant domestic terrorist), his lack of any girlfriends other than Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama Idi Amin Dada (hope I got that right…it cracks me up to even think of the name…), his close relationship with his college Pakistani roommate, his forged selective service papers (proved by DS herself!!!), his college transcripts, his lack of written articles while at the helm of the Harvard Law Review, his lack of articles written by him his whole career (and that creepy poem called “Pop” that Frank Marshall Davis actually wrote (ala Bill Ayers) for him, that tape of he and his ugly wife at that 1993 dinner in honour of Rashid Khalidi, the crooked purchasing of his house in Chicagoland with the aid on now convicted felon Tony Rezko, his dirty tricks to get elected in Chicago to Alice Palmer (a “friend”) and Republican opponent Jack Ryan, who is dad is and is he actually a US citizen and his shady deal when he couldn’t write his first book “Dreams Of My Father” (that is why Michelle Antoinette got Bill Ayers to write it) and kept TWO advances for the same book and cheating his loyal book agent that shopped the SECOND one for him.

If I forgot any, please list ’em. I never tire of reading what this charlatan succeeds in getting away with.

Skunky on January 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Oh yeah, why does he have a CONN social security number?

    Why the woman who wrote the book on his Mother keeps mum with what she found out (and did not write honestly about in her stupid book)?

    Skunky on January 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Why isn’t there an article about Mitt Romney and his lack of cooperation in publishing his tax returns? Its been speculated that he is hiding his income overseas to avoid paying his US taxes and he’s paying less than 15% on his income. What is HE hiding?

Lee on January 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Capital L Lee, isn’t his income on capital gains?

    Skunky on January 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm


    Why don’t you try to learn something about the US tax code?
    To start with, The “tax rate” quoted is taxes paid against gross income. that is before deductions for you and your spouse, and any dependents, mortgage interest and property taxes, state and local income taxes, charitable contributions, etc. Dividend income is taxed at 15%, because dividends are paid AFTER CORPORATE TAXES OF 35%, plus any state and local income taxes are paid, so dividends are money that has already suffered a hit of at least 35%, then they are hit for 15% more, making a total of AT LEAST 50%. Not only that, but they are the result of money you have already paid taxes on, being invested rather than spent, so you are getting double taxation again. Capital gains are the same thing. You have to use after tax money to buy capital goods, hold them for an extended period of time, then sell that capital good at a profit. If you happen to sell it at a loss, you can only offset capital gains for that year. If your kind of short on capital gains that year, you can carry them forward, but you can only use $3,000 of them in a year, no matter what happens in subsequent years. I have one that will take me 20 years to use up. I’m 67. HA HA HA!!!

    john illinois on January 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

name on transcripts?

….Harrison J. Bounel….

Nick Fury on January 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

“And yet, I’ve yet to seen the afro-endowed or Jheri-curled Barack photos from college and grad school. Why?”

Well, here are two photos – one of Obama, one of Netanyahu – in their early 20’s. Netanyahu is suiting up as a Special Ops commando. Obama is, well, being Obama.


RiDC: Stud v. Crud. DS

Raymond in DC on January 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    thanks. knew those photos existed but couldn’t remember where i saw them. there are more early obama photos here:


    Lynne on January 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Excellent picture – it really foretells a lot. Free nations get the kind and quality of leaders they deserve. Who would you prefer to be lead by as we move into the difficult days ahead?

    Randy on January 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’m just as interested in the Obama’s Rashid Khalidi farewell dinner speech. The LA Times won’t release it, which indicates that it must be very damning as regards Obama’s views of Israel.

The media is going to go after Romney with a blood lust never before seen. As a famous political consultant said, by the time this campaign is over, Romney’s own grandma isn’t going to vote for him.

adam on January 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Others have come to the obvious conclusions regarding President Obama’s refusal to release his college records. There is probably nothing terribly shocking in those records, otherwise someone would have come forward by now. Instead, his meciocrity or less than stellar performance in school and later on as an instructor would probably be revealed in such documentation. Seeing Barack Obama perform when untethered from a teleprompter is an amazing experience, but not in a positive way. One is amazed at how tongue tied and inarticulate this graduate of Harvard Law School is. Mr. Obama would have been relegated to the back room or allowed to handle only the most minor of business cases if he has sought employment with a first tier legal firm. That is also assuming that the firm wished to increase its minority workforce. Under normal circumstances, Mr. Obama would have been relegated to seeking employment as an attorney with some government entity or non-profit. In fact, his first employer was Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland in Chicago. This firm’s speciality was civil rights litigation and economic development. As you can guess, this was a boiler room operation that was so inconsequential that Barack Obama continued to lecture at the University of Chicago during his tenure at that law firm(1993-2004). Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland position was so a substantial position that Barack Obama allowed his law license to lapse in 2002, even though he remained counsel with that firm until 2004. That would tell me that Mr. Obama did not feel that it was worth the trouble to keep his credentials current. If he found his qualifications to be of so little importance, why should we value them?

Worry01 on January 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

All valid points stated above. However, STILL, nothing will be done about those issues. And in twenty to thirty years, people will fondly look back at his administration and say what a great president he was, ala Jimmah Carter. Makes me sick.

WilliamMunny on January 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

Just another African born idiot getting over on the USA’s education system, people who were in the colleges at the time he says he was don’t ever remember seeing him, but they remember everyone else, no college yearbook pictures, he has always been a fraud, and will die a fraud.

John Rickell on January 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

I am like Debbie,I have my doubts and reservations about Newtt,but I d gladly pull the lever for him over our Marxist leader,Newtt when you put it all together is better than how he is being portrayed,it was him who brought the repubs back from the wilderness minority,they were all resigned to live and help govern as a perpetual minority,that alone is a big acomplishment,so to all his laying accusers I say Shut The Hell Up..with Newtt I don t have to wonder weather he loves America or not,our dear leader hates America and it s true american patriots,than in itself is a big thing for me.

Juan on January 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

WSJ bring this out at this time is “timely”-it kindly opens the discussion on Obamas record again. Thanks WSJ

grog on January 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

AS far as the MSM is concerned, Obama’s life began when he won the presidency. Their lack of “interest” in his past is by design. They have no desire to besmirch their guy. There is a marching in lock-step by the MSM, who should be ashamed of themselves. If we still had the concept of shame, they would look in the mirror and puke, like the rest of us when this stuff happens. But, it is what it is. We have the resources to do the dirty work, but do we have people with the gumption to take on this dictator-in-waiting?

JeffT on January 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Obama wrote a thesis while at Columbia University.No one knows its title or content.Columbia claims it lost his thesis.Any validity or followup?In public school Obama was known as Barry Soetero.His grandmother claims he was born in Kenya then changed her story.Will anyone do an expose on the true Obama?

donald forester M.D. on January 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Columbia can’t find Obama’s thesis. Gee, that is funny. I went back to Ann Arbor and looked in the stacks and found mine. I’m a nobody now, and I was a nobody then. I think I finished right about the middle of the class. I don’t recall how many graduated that day, but it was a bunch of us. I still know people from high school, including 4 girlfriends. One of them is on her 5th husband, and I have known all of them, too. My wife knows all of them, too. We know a few of her past dates, too. That is from 50 years ago.

john illinois on January 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

The fact that you’d vote for any of the Republican jokes against Obama shows you really are a dumb blonde.

Mersh on January 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

Actually, that picture of Newt makes me want to vote for him even more. It makes him look cool.

Chris on January 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Here’s my take on this conundrum: I don’t for a minute believe POTUS Obama has EVER been capable of “secreting away” all of his college-law school transcripts…the “Puppet-Masters”, who control him [much like a human-chain of teleprompters…but for these, obuma makes VERY SURE HE CAN “READ” THEM CORRECTLY…], ARE CAPABLE of deleting, misplacing [intentionally, of course!], stealing, destroying…whatever, the college records of POTUS…”with his express, written consent, of course!”

David A. Moore on January 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

The Republican primaries are the gift that keeps on giving. It is like a trip to Disneyland: there goes Goofy, Dopey, Dumbo, Uncle Scrooge, and Mickey Mouse. What’s that? Dopey and Dumbo quit and went home? No problem, the GOP believes in multiple casting. And, I too miss Mac Daddy, The Honey Dripper.

Bill Gilmore on January 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Obama was a drug mule in Pakistan during his Columbia days and most likely bought his degree from a degree mill.

economics9698 on January 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Great question Debbie. We will never get an honest answer.

Logan Weiler III on January 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm

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