Obama is the Mystery of the Century-Fiction!
Obama is the Mystery of the Century-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:A viral email makes a number of claims about President Obama’s personal history and calls him the “mystery of the century.”
The Truth:This eRumor makes a number of claims about Barack and Michelle Obama's personal histories.
Here's a look at some of the specific claims:
No birth certificates have been provided for the Obama’s daughters – Truth!
It’s true that birth certificates for Obama’s daughters have not been made public. The Washington Post reports that presidential administrations have “long been protective of first family’s minor children” and that it’s considered taboo to report on or photograph the underage children of any U.S. president.
None of Obama’s former girlfriends have come forward – Fiction!
Author David Maraniss chronicled relationships that the president had with Genevieve Cook and Alex McNear in the 1980s in his book “The Story.” Excerpts from Cook’s diaries from that time have also been widely published.
Accusations about Barack and Michelle Obama meeting, marriage – Fiction!
Barack and Michelle Obama met in Chicago in the summer of 1989. Michelle worked at Sidley Austin law firm and was assigned to mentor Barack, a summer associate at the firm. Their former colleagues recounted those years in a 2008 Washington Post reportThe Obamas married in Chicago in 1992 with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. officiating the ceremony. Concrete information about who was in the wedding party couldn’t be found. Photos indicate that Barack’s half-brother, Malik, and Michelle’s brother, Craig Robinson, may have stood up in the wedding.
Nobody from Columbia recalls Obama – Fiction!
Obama said he was “painfully alone and really not focused on anything” during his time at Columbia from 1981-1983, the Wall Street Journal reportsHowever, claims that nobody remembers the president during that time are false. Obama’s roommate at Columbia reflected on his time living with the future president in a 2009 campus publication. Columbia has also acknowledged the president as an alumnus of the university.
Questions about the bar exam, law license – Fiction!
Both Barack and Michelle Obama were licensed to practice law in Illinois, according records held by the Illinois Supreme Court Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the Illinois Supreme Court. Barack was licensed in December 1991, and Michelle was licensed in May 1989. Those records don’t indicate that any disciplinary action was taken against Barack or Michelle. Barack’s status is listed as “retired” and Michelle’s status is listed as “voluntarily inactive.”
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
MYSTERY OF THE CENTURY
This is a very interesting read.
This came from a union guy in Chicago who didn’t vote for Obama. Very, very interesting perspective that I never thought of in this light. It will be interesting to see what they put in his “Presidential Library” about his early years when he is out of office. In a country where we take notice of many, many facets of our public figures’ lives, doesn’t seem odd that there’s so little we know about our current president, Barack Obama.
For example, we know that Andrew Jackson ‘s wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery; Abe Lincoln never went to school; Jack Kennedy wore a back brace; Harry Truman played the piano.
As Americans, we enjoy knowing details about our newsmakers, but none of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president.
We are all aware of the lack of uncontestable birth records for Obama; that document managing has been spectacularly successful.
There are however, several additional oddities in Obama’s history that appear to be as well managed as the birthing issue.
One other interesting thing… There are no birth certificates of his daughters that can be found ?
It’s interesting that no one who ever dated him has shown up. The charisma that caused women to be drawn to him so strongly during his
campaign, certainly would in the normal course of events, lead some lady to come forward, if only to garner some attention for herself. We all
know about JFK’s magnetism, that McCain was no monk and quite a few details about Palin’s courtship and even her athletic prowess Joe
Biden’s aneurisms are no secret; look at Cheney and Clinton, we all know about their heart problems. Certainly Wild Bill Clinton’s exploits
before and during his White House years, were well known. That’s why it’s so odd that not one lady has stepped up and said, “He was soooo
shy…” or “What a great dancer…”
It’s virtually impossible to know anything about this fellow.
Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Then check groomsmen.
Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony. Has anyone talked to the professors? It is odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or
taught him or lived with him.
When did he meet Michele, and how? Are there photos there? Every president gives to the public all their photos, etc. for their library,
etc. What has he released? And who in hell voted for him to be the most popular man in 2010? Doesn’t this make you wonder?
Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from President Obama’s past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc??
Not one person has ever come forward from his past.
It certainly is very, very strange…
This should be a cause for great concern. To those who voted for him, you may have elected an unqualified, inexperienced shadow man. Have you
seen a movie named “The Manchurian Candidate”
As insignificant as each of us might be, someone with whom we went to school will remember our name or face; someone will remember we were the
clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about us.
George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. He questions why no one has acknowledged the president was in
their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus. Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia —
the class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him.
He is such a great orator; why doesn’t anyone in Obama’s college class remember him? Why won’t he allow Columbia to release his records?
Nobody remembers Obama at Columbia University ….
Looking for evidence of Obama’s past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been
there… but none remembered him.
Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, “I don’t know a
single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia, ever.”
Nobody recalls him. Root adds that he was also, like Obama, Class of ’83 Political Science, and says, “You don’t get more exact or closer than
that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be
the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class
notes, who’s kind of the, as we say in New York , ‘the macha’ who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him.”
Obama’s photograph does not appear in the school’s yearbook and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia ,
provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia .
Some other interesting questions:
Why was Obama’s law license inactivated in 2002?
it is said there is no record of him ever taking the Bar exam.
Why was Michelle’s law license inactivated by court order?
We understand that was forced to avoid fraud charges.
It is circulating that according to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 alias connected to him.
The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived. And was originally registered to anothe
(Thomas Louis Wood) from Connecticut, who died in Hawaii while on vacation there. As we all know Social Security Numbers are only issued ‘once, they are not reused’
No wonder all his records are sealed…
Please continue sending this out to everyone. Somewhere, someone had to know him in school…before he “reorganized” Chicago & burst upon the Scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention.