Brooks Jackson at FactCheck.org wondered a few weeks ago:
We’re not sure why, but this false claim has been forwarded widely in recent days, judging by the number of queries we’ve received.
I can tell you why. It’s the Birther Minister of Hate, the lying James David Manning getting Birfoons all riled up again about this same old crazy.
It showed up on FreeRepublic on March 3, having traveled there from the American Grand Jury. On February 7, the wingers at AGJ announced:
We are pleased to announce the joining of forces with the Honorable Dr. and Pastor James David Manning of Harlem (Atlah), New York. …
Dr. Manning is an American Patriot with unquestioned spirit, drive and ability. We are marveled by his daily energy and commitment to awaken this Country and expose the evils within our society. One such evil is Barack Obama. At risk of life, career, family and followers Dr. Manning has directed a relentless campaign to expose Obama for the treasonous fraud that he is. When you look at Dr. Manning, you look a real man that lays it all on the line. …
Forthcoming within the next few days will be details of just how American Grand Jury will be involved. We will be a part of the “Columbia Trial” organized and directed by Dr. Manning. We will take marching orders from his organization. If he asks us to jump, our response will be, “how high?”
And in an email this week announcing an AGJ road trip in May, in which they plan to harass federal judges all over the country:
Half-way through the trip we will stop for a few days to take part in the Columbia Treason Trial being sponsored by Dr. James Manning in New York.
Yes, the liar James David Manning plans a public “trial” of Columbia University on May 14, for fraudulently granting a degree to Barack Obama, when the future president was really training in an Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, before Al Qaeda ever existed. I kid you not. Since Manning started his persecution of Columbia University, as yet another way of persecuting Barack Obama, in January, returns on Google search as of today are 867,000 English pages.
Even though American Grand Jury posted the content of this trash email on March 3, it did not originate there, obviously, since FactCheck was receiving it before February 16. In fact, it was already circulating by the SOTU in January, when it was posted in the comments section of an article on Breitbart’s Big Government site on January 28, and is still going strong.
I have always wondered why NO ONE ever came forward from Obama’s past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc. NO ONE, not one person has ever come forward from his past. VERY VERY STRANGE.
This should really be a cause for great concern.
To those who voted for him, YOU HAVE ELECTED THE BIGGEST UNQUALIFIED FRAUD that America has ever known!
This is very interesting stuff. Sort of adds credence to the idea of The Manchurian Candidate thing having happened here! Stephanopoulos of ABC news said the same thing during the 08? campaign. He too was a classmate of BO’s at Columbia class of 1984. He said he never had one class with him.
Was he there?
While he is such a great orator, why doesn’t anyone in Obama’s collegeclass remember him? Maybe he never attended class! Maybe he never attended Columbia ? He won’t allow Colombia to release his records either. Suspicious isn’t it???
NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA !!!!!!!
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. I’m not exaggerating, I’m not kidding.
Root adds that he was also, like Obama, “Class of ‘83 political science, pre-law” 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. Is that not strange?
It’s very strange. “Obama’s photograph does not appear in the school’s yearbook and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia , provide schoolrecords, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia .
NOTE: Root graduated as Valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School, then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a PoliticalScience major (in the same class as President Barack Obama WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN IN).
Can it be that BHO is a complete fraud?? More intrigue concerning “The Man who wasn’t there”.
In addition to what we’ve provided earlier showing that these wingers are lying, FactCheck received this Letter to the Editor in February:
A Columbia Classmate Remembers Obama
Thank you for refuting the crazed claims that Barack was not at Columbia ["Obama at Columbia University," Feb. 16].
I knew him while he was there. He was remarkable then, but not in the way that most people think of as “remarkable.” He was not trying to be noticed — he was studious and thoughtful. I said of him: “Whatever Barack decides to do for a career, he will be the best at it.” When he left our group he was often on his way to a library.
We played soccer on the lawn in front of Butler — I was usually the only woman playing and he treated me as equally as the others: if I was open, he sent the ball into the space in front of me, if I wasn’t open — he never made the silly passes that some men did to try to act like they were being egalitarian. The “into the space” passing was consistent — he was a superior strategist — and many of us had been college or semi-pro players. We always wanted him on our team.
After games we had discussions — and we found that the same thoughtfulness of play was evident in his thinking about policy and social issues. He was a serious guy, but always had a ready laugh or twinkle in his eye.
I was doing my Ph.D. — I assumed he was a fellow grad student. When I saw him on television at the Democratic Convention I was only surprised that I knew him, but entirely not surprised at his achievement.
The people who are making these claims, Fox et al, do not understand Columbia. I recently told a father of a current student that he should visit the campus on a warm Friday night to see the school environment that is uniquely CU — it is the same as when I studied there: hundreds of us sitting on the library steps doing school work on laptops.
Cathie M. Currie, Ph.D.
New York, N.Y.
Nothing will stop these liars from lying, no matter how many people explain they did know Obama when he was at Columbia University. And nothing will stop OFGS from calling them out as the liars they are.