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Who is Barack Obama? Surprisingly, not many people can answer that question in depth. While the media offers plenty of narratives about who he’s supposed to be, delving into his past hits a dead end. Conversations with those who claim to have known him in his earlier years yield nothing but cryptic, shadowy descriptions. The enigma surrounding the man — known at times as Barry Soetoro — has been going on  since he first splashed onto the scene.

Here’s a 2009 blast from the past from the Western Journal to jog your memory:

Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.

Researchers have discovered that Obama’s autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record. This should concern all Americans.

A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear. It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4 million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?

The president who campaigned for a more ―open government‖ and ―full disclosure‖ will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis.

All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii. What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth.

For example, Obama’s application to Punahou School – now mysteriously missing – would likely contain a birth certificate. And, according to attorney Gary Kreep, ―his Occidental College records are important as they may show he attended there as a foreign exchange student.

Indeed, Obama used his Indonesian name ―Barry Soetoro‖ while attending Occidental. Kreep has filed lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility to be president and as part of his lawsuit he requested Obama’s records from Occidental. However, Obama’s lawyers quickly moved to stop Occidental from honoring this request.

Even today, the enigma surrounding Barry remains a point of interest, particularly because many speculate that Obama is finally enjoying his “third term,” which President Trump disrupted in 2016. Renewed curiosity about Obama’s mysterious years at Harvard Law has been sparked by an interesting article from Gateway Pundit. Here’s what Jeff Clark, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, had to say in a post shedding yet more light on the murky details of Obama’s past:

Great interview by @gatewaypundit of lawyer Andrew Schlafly, son of the legendary Phyllis Schlafly.

Particularly interesting are the parts where Andrew tells of being on the Harvard Law Review with Obama, virtually never seeing the guy, never seeing him work much on the law review (presidents/editors in chief of major law reviews typically work like dogs), and being able to say in retrospect that Obama was essentially coddled as he was seemingly being groomed for future high office.

Obama’s years at Occidental College and Columbia also remain murky.

Nothing about Obama is normal. And before he emerged to give his charismatic DNC Convention speech (even I thought so at the time), it’s not because of objectively grounded high achievement, but because of unusual surroundings or external circumstances — Hawaii, Kenya, Indonesia, ties to Frank Marshall Davis the famous communist, shuttling between colleges, special treatment in law school, “community organizing” in Chicago, Jeremiah Wright’s Marxist church, and on and on.


In the piece from Gateway Pundit, Andrew Schlafly had this to say about his time spent with Barack Obama on the Harvard Law Review:

We were on the Harvard Law Review together but Barack was often absent, particularly for someone who became the president of the publication as promoted by liberals. Some in our Harvard class never even met him, and none of his close advisers was from our class. He was very careful about what he said and did, despite being in a student environment where people spoke and acted freely. It is obvious in retrospect that he was being groomed back then by liberals to become president of the country. Everything was so staged for the student Barack.

The Law Review is supposed to be a scholarly publication, but Barack seemed to have little interest in that. Ordinarily the head of a publication is an always-working, roll-up-your-sleeves, never-sleep type of person, but not Barack as this appeared to be just a credential to obtain for a liberal political ambition.

Perhaps Obama was just busy with other things at the time?

It’s intriguing how these left-wing sensations seem to emerge from nowhere, lacking political experience but bursting onto the scene with remarkable fire and fanfare. Take AOC, for example. She started as an activist bartender from Brooklyn, and now she’s being groomed for a future presidential run. It’s as though the left has some sort of “factory” that magically churns out these mega-marketable and uber-electable political figurines, all perfectly designed to push the country closer and closer to Marxism.