Why Does Obama Hide His Records?
It is unprecedented
The Obama school records are still sealed! So are his health records. Most if not all presidential candidates and presidents—directly or indirectly—make their school and health records available to the American people. Bush did, Kerry did, Gore did, and so on. Yet Barack Obama—a candidate and a president who has repeatedly told us how transparent he is—absolutely refuses to release his records. So the obvious question is: What Is President Obama Hiding?
Many have tried and all have failed.
Media reporters, journalists, political organizations, and more, have followed every lead and procedure in pursuit of Mr. Obama’s school and health records without success. His records are either missing entirely or they have been sealed by Obama’s lawyers. In either case, the result is the same: Our president does not want you to see them.
Let’s take a look …
Obama’s High School Records and SAT Scores
Barack Obama attended one of the best private high schools in Honolulu, Punahou School. He has refused to release a single transcript or his SAT scores to the public. Many citizens and media people have tried to get them and all have failed.
Financial aid and scholarship money
Candidate and President Obama has refused to release his financial aid and scholarship records for both Punahou School and Occidental College. His refusal has created an ongoing controversy, which suggests that Obama may have enrolled at Occidental College as a foreigner as opposed to a U.S. citizen in order to receive foreign student aid.
World Net Daily reports:
“In a legal action, handled largely by Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation, officials at Occidental College were served with a demand to produce records concerning Barack Obama’s attendance there during the 1980s because they could document whether he was attending as a foreign national.”
When Mr. Kreep petitioned Occidental demanding the Obama records, Obama’s lawyers managed to have the petition thrown out. Hence, Obama’s Occidental College transcripts and financial records remain sealed. Then in 1991 when Obama’s literary agent published a booklet that listed Obama as having been “… born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii” the “foreign national” controversy was reignited. No wonder!
Obama’s Columbia University records plus thesis
Twenty year old Barack Obama transferred to Columbia University from Occidental College in 1981. Once again, many tried and all failed to obtain Obama’s records. As always, they were (and are) sealed. Here’s what the New York Sun had to say in September of 2008:
“The Obama campaign has refused to release his college transcript, despite an academic career that led him to Harvard Law School and, later, to a lecturing position at the University of Chicago. The shroud surrounding his experience at Columbia contrasts with that of other major party nominees since 2000, all whom have eventually released information about their college performance or seen it leaked to the public.”
- Obama’s thesis on “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament” was and remains sealed.
- Obama’s Harvard Law School Records were and remain sealed.
- Obama’s LSAT scores were and remain sealed.
Obama’s Scholarly Articles at the University of Chicago
No scholarly articles by Barack Obama have been found even though he lectured at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.
Obama’s Medical Records
Candidate Obama—now President Obama—has refused to release his medical records. In doing so he has broken a very long standing practice of presidential candidates and presidents. It’s simple: They release their medical records—that is, until now.
A clear, fully visible passport of Barack Obama is yet to be released. An unclear, blurry version of it was released on the White House website in 2010.
See the passport article at Politico.com
The most amazing thing of all
Of course it is remarkable on its face that our president blatantly hides these very common documents from us. But the most amazing thing of all is that he gets away with it! Millions of American citizens are so taken in by this man that they are in complete denial of the import and magnitude of his arrogance and his complete disregard for we the people. While he, essentially, says “Screw you.” – his followers say, “Oh what’s the big deal?” It is not only unprecedented, it is a sad commentary on our culture. Where are the grownups? Where is the Great Generation? We are in dangerous waters.
This story also points up the unusually high levels of political ignorance in America today. Many reliable post Election 2008 polls found that millions of Obama voters knew virtually nothing about our history, our system of government, our leaders, or current affairs in general. Of course that explains a lot. It was our first “American Idol Presidential Contest.” Now, three years and seven months later we are on the verge of economic collapse. Yet, ignorance is still alive and well. Far too many among us still don’t realize how alarming our situation is. For them, I will say this only once: Another four years of Barack Obama will most likely destroy the United States of America as we have known it for 236 years. Do you think that is hyperbole? Crazy? I wish it was but the state of our economy, debt, culture, political corruption, and lack of real leadership tells a different story. Barack Obama should never have been elected and the last four years of his presidency should convince all non-radical, informed voters that he must not be elected again.
See, “How Obama Got Elected“
Do not listen to the far left propaganda when they tell you that anyone who opposes Obama is a racist. This is not a racial issue. I have fought against bigotry in all forms my entire life! This is an ideological issue. It is between what our founders designed—what has made us the most fair and the most successful nation in world history—a constitutional, small federal government republic, versus a big central government made up of powerful politicians who think they know more than we the people. It is an old story. It is exactly what our founders fought against. It is simple: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The more power we give our politicians, the more corrupt they will become. Believe it because history has proven it over and over again and Barack Obama is at the very least a big government politician. To think otherwise is naïve.
Final thoughts …
All Americans should demand the release of Barack Obama’s records. Whether some of you like to hear it or not, Barack Obama has a long history of deception—including his refusal to release his school and health records. You can find countless examples of it here on this website and we have not even scratched the surface. It is not hype. It is all well documented. Make no mistake, ignorance is our most dangerous enemy. I fully understand how hard it can be to accept the truth, but if we really care about our great country, we must face up to every truth about every one of our leaders and there is no better place to start than with our president.
Here is what the Washington Times had to say.
Final final thoughts …
People hide information about themselves because they don’t want others to know it. The reasons for their secrecy cannot be known for certain without having access to the information. If the reputation and character of the secretive person is important to other people, the mere fact of the secrecy becomes important. Moreover, the perceived significance of the hidden information grows the longer the information remains hidden. People then assume that the hidden information must be damaging or else it would be released.
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Senator John Kerry, the Democrat nominee, refused to release his college transcripts. His reasons for the secrecy became clear six months after he lost the election when, under continuing pressure, he finally released them.
Here’s the story:
The media and the Kerry campaign created a narrative that portrayed Kerry as a smart intellectual and his opponent, George W. Bush, as someone less than that—even dumb. It was an old Liberal, Saul Alinsky strategy: Attack the competency or character of your opponent instead of debating the issues. They had, unsuccessfully, used the same strategy against Ronald Reagan. It would fail against Bush as well. Even worse for Kerry, when his transcripts were made public six months after the election, they revealed that the “brilliant” John Kerry received four D’s in his freshman year alone, including (of all things) in his political science course! Yet Bush had received just one D during his four years at Yale and it was in Astronomy. Kerry’s response to inquiring reporters was, “I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction.” Right.
Yet, amazingly, Al Gore used the same strategy when he ran against Bush and, once again, it backfired. When Gore’s transcripts were released, it became painfully apparent to the Liberal intelligentsia that Bush had also outscored Gore! What did my mother used to say? Oh, yeah, “Some people never learn.”
NOTE: Obama supporters like to point out that, technically, the school records are not “sealed.” Apparently no court of law has officially sealed them. Of course this does not change the fact that the records are still confidential and unavailable to the public. Also, according to one source Mr. Obama did release a summary of his medical records in which his personal physician “… pronounced him to be in “excellent health …”
ANOTHER NOTE: I said earlier that George W. Bush had released his college records but according to reliable sources Mr. Bush did not release them; instead someone from within Yale University leaked them.