Vetting: Desperate, Obama supporters portray all who look into his past as “birthers.” Now they ridicule efforts to find how a pot-smoking slacker got into Columbia and Harvard.


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But Obama’s college records are a legitimate campaign issue. Mysteries abound, chiefly concerning his transfer to Columbia and ascension to Harvard. Voters, moreover, have had the benefit of knowing other recent Democrat White House hopefuls’ course work and grades.

If there’s nothing to hide, why not release these academic records?

Why is the White House stonewalling?

An objective press corps ought to be curious. But it has by and large refused to pursue the issue, even though it hectored George W. Bush to release his college transcripts.


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Here are 10 reasons the electorate has every right to see Obama’s records:

1. Liberal historians have crowned Obama “the smartest guy ever to become president.” Prove it. We’re not convinced. Neither are the millions of Americans who still can’t find jobs, thanks to his failed policies. Let’s see his course work. Did he get an F in Econ 101 while acing his Marxism classes? We wouldn’t be surprised.

2. “We like to pretend IQ doesn’t matter, but it really does with a lot of jobs — including the presidency,” Smith College professor James Miller, who studies the effects of human intelligence on the economy, told the Washington Times. And running a country as big and complicated as America demands a very high IQ.

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