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April 01, 2010

Professors Hated Obama According To Chicago Law Professor

Obama was teaching his students the principles of Saul Alinsky.

H/T Doug Ross

H/T Gateway

Is the President's resume accurate when it comes to his career and qualifications? I can corroborate that Obama's "teaching career" at Chicago was, to put it kindly, a sham.

I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about "Barry." Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn't even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn't have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

Consider this:

1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he "fibbed" on his bar application.

2. Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993.

3. So, we have the President and First Lady - who don't actually have licenses to practice law. Facts.

4. A senior lecturer is one thing. A fully ranked law professor is another. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "Obama did NOT 'hold the title' of a University of Chicago law school professor". Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago.

5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March, 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "served as a professor" in the law school, but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.

6. "He did not hold the title of professor of law," said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.

7. The former Constitutional senior lecturer cited the U.S. Constitution recently during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

8. In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: "We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in ourConstitution: the notion that we are all created equal."

9.. By the way, the promises are not a notion, our founders named them unalienable rights. The document is our Declaration of Independence and it reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

10. And this is the same guy who lectured the Supreme Court moments later in the same speech?

When you are a phony it's hard to keep facts straight.

President Barack Obama - Editor of the Harvard Law Review - Has No Law License?:

I saw a note slide across the #TCOT feed on Twitter last night that mentioned Michelle Obama had no law license. This struck me as odd, since(a) she went to school to be a lawyer, and (b) she just recently held a position with the University of Chicago Hospitals as legal counsel - and that's a pretty hard job to qualify for without a law license. But being a licensed professional myself, I knew that every state not only requires licensure, they make it possible to check online the status of any licensed professional.
So I did, and here's the results from the ARDC Website: She "voluntarily surrendered" her license in 1993. Let me explain what that means. A "Voluntary Surrender" is not something where you decide "Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?" and forget to renew your license. No, a "Voluntary Surrender" is something you do when you've been accused of something, and you "voluntarily surrender" your license five seconds before the state suspends you. Here's an illustration: I'm a nurse.
At various times in my 28 years of nursing, I've done other things when I got burned out; most notably a few years as a limousine driver; even an Amway salesman at one point. I always,always renewed my nursing license - simply because it's easier to send the state $49.00 a month than to pay the $200, take a test, wait six weeks,etc., etc. . . I've worked (recently) in a Nursing Home where there was an 88 year old lawyer and a 95 year old physician. Both of them still had current licenses as well. They would never DREAM of letting their licenses lapse. I happen to know there is currently in the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana an inmate who is a licensed physician,convicted of murder when he chased the two burglars who entered his home and terrorized his family into the street and killed them. (And I can't say I blame him for that, either.)
This physician still has an active medical license and still sees patients, writes prescriptions, etc. all from inside the prison. And he renews his medical license every two years, too. I tried looking up why she would "Voluntarily surrender" her license, but Illinois does not have its 1993 records online. But when I searched for "Obama", I found this:
"Voluntarily retired" - what does that mean? Bill Clinton hung onto his law license until he was convicted of making a false statement in the Lewinsky case and had to "Voluntarily Surrender" his license too.


UPDATE: Doug Ross updates with this: Most Transparent President Ever Has Bar Records Redacted This Week, Leaving Only Traces of His Existence Some Betamax Videos and a Fraternity Pin

President Obama's Occidental College transcripts have never been released. His Columbia transcripts are, likewise, AWOL. And his Harvard Law transcripts also haven't been made public. Finally, it's reported, he never published any articles while at Harvard, yet somehow served as Editor of Law Review. That would make him unique among editors, according to insiders.

Even John "D Student" Kerry was guilt-tripped into releasing his transcripts.

Curiously, since I relayed a report of Obama's "teaching career" at Chicago (he was apparently never a law professor, as some have claimed), the Illinois Bar has decided to partially redact what little public information it had available on its website related to the President's legal status.

UPDATE #2: Another from Doug Ross: Rub a dub dub, how many IDs does one profile need?

An anonymous tipster points out that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of Illinois has gone through some amazing contortions maintaining a single database record for a retired attorney named Barack Obama.

Obama is only transparent in the sense that his past is invisible.


Wild Thing's comment........

It fits with his lack of understanding the Constitution, and we all know how he has stated several times he HATES the Constitution, and also it fits too in how he ...lacks in knowledge of history, economics, etc

I wonder when the FULL truth will come out?

Posted by Wild Thing at April 1, 2010 07:50 AM


Very interesting, but down here in the south, we'd classify this report as 'a day late and a dollar short'. Where were you during the campaign.

Posted by: dprosenthal at April 1, 2010 09:13 AM

dprosenthal - there was ample evidence during the campaign that obama was a phoney, a Marxist, had radical acquaintances and was not qualified for the office of president. But voters believed his pie in the sky promises even though a lot of it was undisguised socialism. obama got large blocs of voters like unions and minorities and the White guilters. There may now be a growing voter's remorse, but we have to live wth the choice too many made. Hopefully 2012 will see a new White House occupant.

Posted by: TomR at April 1, 2010 10:12 AM

This is all about picking up a few RINOs like Lindsey Graham and the Snowe sisters from Maine and probably McCain, who recently has moved back to the right leastwise for the election.

Obama has no plans on drilling. First before drilling could start, the EPA would have to be involved they'd have their investigation, and that would put the drilling on the back burner for a couple of years. Second, we don't have the refinery capacity even if this moron wanted to drill immediately. This is all smoke and mirrors.

Posted by: Mark at April 1, 2010 03:33 PM

Amazing how nobody knows this guy. Nobody at Columbia University remembers him except for a supposed roommate. Nobody has seen his college transcripts and how he even got into college.

Thing is, his grandmother in Kenya still swears he was born in Kenya and she witnessed his birth.

Posted by: BobF at April 1, 2010 07:27 PM

dprosenthal, Tom in his comment gave a good explanation.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2010 12:04 AM

Tom, thank you, well said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2010 12:05 AM

Mark, I agree it is all smoke and mirrors about obama and drilling for oil.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2010 12:08 AM

BobF., your so right, no old school friends came forward during the campaign either. No buddies or anyone like that, very odd.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2010 12:11 AM