So far, Michelle Obama has given critics plenty of source material in the present campaign. Better to focus on that than to go on a silly spelunking tour of the college papers of someone who running for office.
Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In Swahili, his name "Barack" means "one who is blessed." He was the first President to be born in the State of Hawaii.
(8) Piety: says that in Indonesia, he "didn't practice [Islam]," an assertion that inadvertently acknowledges his Muslim identity by implying he was a non-observant Muslim. But several of those who knew him contradict this recollection. Rony Amir describes Obama as "previously quite religious in Islam." A former teacher, Tine Hahiyary, quoted in the , says the future president took part in advanced Islamic religious lessons: "I remember that he had studied mengaji." In the context of Southeast Asian Islam, means to recite the Koran in Arabic, a difficult task denoting .
In summary, the record points to Obama having been born a Muslim to a non-practicing Muslim father and having lived for four years in a fully Muslim milieu under the auspices of his Muslim Indonesian stepfather. For these reasons, those who knew Obama in Indonesia considered him a Muslim.
Another point is that the Latin honors of cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude, at least at Harvard College, were given to over the vast majority of the graduating classes. I don’t know what percentage of the Harvard Law students receive Latin honors upon their graduation. I will ask some of the graduates of Harvard Law School to find the answer. As far as I know, Obama, did not receive Latin honors upon graduation from Columbia College, and academically, he certainly did not graduate at the top or even near the top of his class, and yet he received an admission to Harvard Law School, a feat usually given to top students from the undergraduate colleges, including the Ivy, Columbia College. Obama was also given racial preferences in his admission to Columbia College, a feat usually given to top high school students and a few top few college transfer students. Obama transferred into Columbia from Occidental College and he admitted he was not a top student from his previous schools. Obama was given racial preferences in ALL his admissions and he is an Affirmative Action bady, by receiving a leg up and a tremendous boost solely based on his “black race” The irony is that Obama is one half white.
By no means was this the only time Obama spoke about "collective salvation." In a he said: "... my individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country. Um, unfortunately I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about a new day and a new age."
In 2004, while promoting his book Dreams from My Father, Obama : "My individual salvation depends on our collective salvation."
In a Northwestern University commencement speech in June 2006, Obama : "[W]hat I've found in my life is that my individual salvation depends on our collective salvation. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you'll realize your true potential, that you'll become full grown."
Set the scene readers— Mrs. Obama did NOT grow up “privileged.” A family of four living in a one bedroom apartment in the South Side of Chicago? A father with an debilitating disease working a city job trying to make ends meet? Read on—
…She did well in school (she skipped second grade), but she was not at the top of her class. She didn’t get the attention of the school’s college counselors, who helped the brightest students find spots at prestigious universities.
Obama Smears "White Executives" in "the Suburbs":
In a 1995 , Obama made reference to a hypothetical "white executive living out in the suburbs, who doesn't want to pay taxes to inner city children for them to go to school."
Obama Endorses "Collective Salvation":
In the same 1995 , Obama said:
…Acree, Michelle and another black student, Suzanne Alele, became inseparable companions. The three of them talked often about the racial divide on campus—especially how white students they knew from class would pass them on the green and pretend not to see them.
Wow. Hostility against minorities? Whites making non-whites feel they don’t DESERVE to be in the same place? Where have I have I heard this before? Well, of course, judging by this background information, knowing that there were many Whites who felt that she wasn’t “qualified” to be there, Michelle Obama must’ve certainly done poorly at Princeton, right? Miserable failure, huh?
Barack Obama with the first lady Michelle Obama s waiving hands to acknowledging the wishes of the waiting journalists and other visitors on thier arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on November 6, 2010.
“Ayers made presentations to board meetings chaired by Obama. Ayers also spoke for the Chicago School Reform Collaborative before Obama's board, while Obama periodically spoke for the board at meetings of the collaborative … According to the documents, the CAC granted money to far-leftist causes, such as the radical Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which …has done work on behalf of Obama's presidential campaign.”
>>>”Unlike her husband, who did not know his father well and never had a stable home life, Michelle Robinson was raised in a loving, two-parent family on Chicago’s South Side. Her childhood home, a one-bedroom apartment inside a brick bungalow, isn’t far from the $1.65 million house where the Obamas now live. Her mother, Marian, was a doting presence, a stay-at-home mom who often made lunch for her daughter and friends and listened patiently to all the school gossip.