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Re-Elected Barack Obama: Come at Me

denir Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:12 AM
Barack Obama's charmed college years, Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard are all very expensive schools. How did he pay for his education, relocation, and living expenses ? Loans could explain much of the story, though not all of it. Scholarships ? He was, by all accounts, a less-than-diligent student, at least until Columbia. His grandmother earned a decent living but was not wealthy. After Columbia, he took a $12,000 a year job as a community organizer, which indicates that he felt unpressured to repay loans. How did he become President of the Harvard Law Review ? Via a "writing contest," or so we're told, although Obama refuses to allow us a glance at the winning opus. He never wrote anthing for publication
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denir Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:12 AM
during his Harvard period, although any truly ambitious law student would've done so. Obama defenders have argued that other Presidents also had a phobia for writing, but this isn't true.

And how did this little-known, utterly unpublished "author" score a massive advance for the autobiographical Dreams From My Father ?

Nothing about the project indicated high sales, in fact, Obama had only a hazy idea of what he wanted to write about, even after he cashed the check for his advance.

Most tyro authors are very lucky to sell 5000 copies of a 1st book, and the writer gets maybe a buck a copy.

Obama received enough money to maintain an office, to keep his family in comfort, and to finance a trip to Bali. And even under those luxurious
denir Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:14 AM
circumstances, he missed the deadline by a wide mark. Some believe that he used a ghostwriter:

"The 1981 mystery" refers to Obama's earlier mystery trip to Pakistan and India. He went on this very expensive sojourn during the summer between Oxy and Columbia, at a time when he reportedly wore thrift store clothing.

During his days at Occidental, Barack Obama apparently came to know a Political Science professor who was also a key CIA consultant on Soviet matters.

He had also made the acquaintance of two Pakistanis from influential families.

President Obama just wrapped up his first press conference since being re-elected for a second term last week and the first he’s given since August.  He opened with remarks about the economy as the fiscal cliff looms, but addressed a variety of topics.

“There’s only one way to solve these challenges and that is to do it together,” Obama said. “We’ve got to work out our differences.”

Despite calling for compromise and cooperation, Obama made it clear it’s either raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 per year or go over the fiscal...