President Obama and his supporters like to refer to him as a “Constitutional law professor” whenever anyone raises questions about his extra-Constitutional actions as President. The question is, was he a professor of Constitutional law at the University of Chicago?
Short answer? Think, “You can keep your doctor.”
Here’s a report filed by Doug Ross. He received the following from a source who spent time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law at the time Obama was employed there.
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.
Sounds like Obama was a favored affirmative action hire. A lot like his selection for admission to Harvard Law School and his appointment as an editor and election as president of the Harvard Law Review.
We suspect he was an affirmative action selection – and wouldn’t at all be surprised if pressure from “on high” was applied – because he’s sealed his college records. Barack Obama is the Narcissist in Chief, everything, absolutely everything is about HIM! Remember him honoring Neil Armstrong with this picture?
If Barack Obama was an honors student, if he ranked at the top of his class at Columbia or Harvard, we would know about it. His transcripts would be in an environmentally safe display case next to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in the Smithsonian.
One might assume that even though Obama was shoved down the collective throats of Chicago Law, he was popular. After all, we hear constantly about what an engaging personality he is.
You’d be wrong with that assumption.
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).
Lazy, unqualified, low intellectual capacity. That sounds about right.
We’ll close with a snippet from the New York Times article from 1990 announcing his election as president of Harvard Law Review. We think it set the appropriate tone for the last six plus years in his current job.
On his goals in his new post, Mr. Obama said: ”I personally am interested in pushing a strong minority perspective. I’m fairly opinionated about this.”
Some things never change.
And, just in case you had any doubts about Obama’s performance in law school, think about this note from the same article.
The president of the law review usually goes on to serve as a clerk for a judge on the Federal Court of Appeals for a year, and then as a clerk for an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
Not only did he never clerk, he couldn’t get a “big law” job either. In fact, rumor has it when he made his famous speech at the Democratic National Convention he had to borrow the money for plane fare to get home.
Oh, and as for his depth of knowledge about the Constitution, we offer this gem from his State of the Union speech, the same speech where he criticized the Supreme Court with the Justices sitting in front of the podium.
That quote Mr. Constitutional Law Professor comes from the Declaration of Independence, NOT the Constitution.
It’s really too bad the media outlets that are so anxious to vet Mario Rubio’s speeding tickets and his wife’s car accident from decades ago weren’t interested in Obama’s background ten years ago.