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Fact Check Project: Allegations that Barack Obama Does Not Exist

The following is a copy of a set of e-mail allegations regarding President Barack Obama forwarded to Irregular Times on May 16 2010 by Simone Tanz, a devotee of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Leonard Coldwell (labeled by peers, perhaps with some ironic intent, as “The David Copperfield of Medicine”) who claims to have the ability to cure cancer with a success rate of 93%. The allegations below appear in various forms on various forums beginning, to our knowledge, in mid-April of 2010.

The purpose of this page is to fact-check the allegations regarding Barack Obama in this e-mail. We’ll maintain the full text of these allegations, interrupting the blockquoted text with the information we gather, clearly marked with the header “Fact Check.”

Any factual claim that is NOT specifically addressed in a Fact Check is a factual claim that we have not yet evaluated. Readers should NOT assume that an allegation regarding President Barack Obama is true if it has not yet been fact-checked by us.

If you have some information regarding one of the allegations made below, please let us know about it in the comments section at the bottom of this page. Include links to primary source documentation, please.

Allegations regarding President Barack Obama forwarded to Irregular Times by Simone Tanz, 5/16/2010


Is is possible that just like the “Big Brother” image that he is trying to assume, he never really existed?


WHO the IS HE ???


Read this….

I did some of my own research after reading this. Why was his law license inactivated in 2002?

Why was Michelle’s law license INACTIVATED by court order?

There is only one Barack Hussein Obama according to the U. S. Census and he has 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.

Fact Check on U.S. Census declaration of only one Barack Hussein Obama: FALSE. There may well be only one Barack Hussein Obama, but the U.S. Census Bureau would not be a source of information to verify this. A search of U.S. Census Bureau documents confirms that there is no statement by the Census Bureau declaring President Barack Obama to be the only person with that name. It would actually be illegal for the U.S. Census Bureau to make such a declaration; federal law stipulates that individual-level information must be kept confidential for 72 years after its collection by the Census.

Fact Check on the “27 social security numbers” claim: NO PROOF. See documentation here. To sum up, the “27 social security numbers” claim began with an error-riddled search containing repeated errors of reported gender, multiple errors in the spelling of names, dozens of erroneous street addresses, and the placement of the White House in states as far apart as Maryland and California. These demonstrably erroneous results were generated from databases that at are known at times to contain more inaccurate information than accurate information. Finally, the originator of this search, Neil Sankey, acknowleged to the the UK Guardian that the search didn’t prove anything.

Fact Check: Does Barack Obama have “over 80 aliases”? NO PROOF. Because of the secretive, unseen nature of an alias — “a false name used to conceal one’s identity” (Random House Dictionary), it is nearly impossible to definitively prove that a person does not have an alias. There is an infinite list of possible objects and events in the universe, the occurrence of which cannot be disproved. The burden of the accusation’s author is not to say that the 80 aliases are possible, but to prove that the 80 aliases are actual. The form of this proof would be a list of the 80 aliases accompanied by a link to primary source proof that each of the 80 false names has been employed by the man who calls himself “Barack Hussein Obama” as a false identity. A comprehensive newsbank and internet search finds no such list and no such proof. I encourage anyone who finds such a list of 80 aliases with proof that each has been used by the man calling himself “Barack Hussein Obama” to post a link to that proof here in the comments section. Until then, there has been NO PROOF offered, making it an unsupported claim.

The one he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is not ever reported to have lived. No wonder ALL of his ‘records’ are sealed!!!

It just gets worse!!!

At least we only have 3 years of this mystery man left before we can replace him.

Was He There?

Who IS He?

I have always wondered why NO ONE ever came forward from Obama’s past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc.

NO ONE, not one person has ever come forward from his past.


This should really be a cause for great concern.

To those who voted for him, YOU HAVE ELECTED THE BIGGEST UNQUALIFIED FRAUD that America has ever known!

This is very interesting stuff. Sort of adds credence to the idea of The Manchurian Candidate thing having happened here!

Stephanopoulos of ABC news said the same thing during the 08? campaign. He too was a classmate of BO’s at Columbia class of 1984. He said he never had ONE class with him.

Was he there?

While he is such a great orator, why doesn’t ANYONE in Obama’s college class remember him?

Maybe he never attended class!

Maybe he never attended Columbia?

He won’t allow Colombia to release his records either.

Suspicious isn’t it???


Looking for evidence of Obama’s past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but none remembered him.

Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also graduated in 1983.

In 2008, Root says of Obama, “I don’t know a SINGLE PERSON at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me.

I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. EVER! Nobody recalls him.

I’m not exaggerating, I’m not kidding.

“Root adds that he was also, like Obama, “Class of ’83 political science, pre-law” and says, “You don’t get more exact or closer than that.

Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him.

At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack!

And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who’s kind of the, as we say in New York, the macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him.

Is that not strange? It’s VERY strange. “Obama’s photograph does NOT appear in the school’s ‘yearbook’ and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia.

NOTE: Root graduated as Valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School, then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major (in the same class as Barack Hussein Obama WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN IN).

Can it be that BHO is a complete fraud??

Fact Check: MISLEADING and FALSE. See here for documentation on these points. The answer depends on what the claim in this e-mail actually is. The e-mail makes it appear that Wayne Allyn Root said Barack Obama did not attend Columbia University. But if you read the original sources of Root’s quotes (interviews in the New York Times and Reason Magazine), all Root claims on the matter is that he does not remember Barack Obama from his time at Columbia. In Reason Magazine, Root actually makes declarations that assume Obama was there at the time, only in different social circles. The e-mail MISLEADS on this account. The e-mail promotes the claim that no one remembers Obama at Columbia, but at least three specific recollections of Obama by Columbia students and one recollection of Obama by a Columbia professor have been uncovered. What’s more, you can reada piece by a young Barack Obama in the school paper for yourself. Finally, Columbia University itself has specifically declared Obama to be a Columbia graduate. Any claim that Barack Obama didn’t attend Columbia is FALSE.

More intrigue concerning “The Man who WASN’T there.”

I m sure the truth will be found out, but too bad not soon enough!

Please do not give up on ousting the people at the top. We must go on, and continue sending these out to everyone. Pass this on to everyone on your e-list. Pass it across America!

46 thoughts on “Fact Check Project: Allegations that Barack Obama Does Not Exist”

  1. Nathan Redshield says:

    (You must be feeling lonely.) Something is going on here, but your reasons why Obama WAS at Columbia are weak. Columbia can not be considered that reliable; they are the sort of left-liberal institution that could be relied on to “cover up” when needed. As for yearbooks–one might have no longer been published; lots of colleges had stopped doing yearbooks in the 1970’s. No mention by you or anyone else of someone who DID remember Obama at Columbia. (The great mystery around Obama at Columbia is whether he had claimed foreign birth as a special qualification for admission, aid etc.; that is what so many want to know and why it is believed in many quarters that Columbia is providentially hiding something.) I have also read your piece about Obama’s 2001 interview regarding income redistribution; interestingly Obama never said such a move was unconstitutional or beyond the powers of the court–he merely said it was unwise as likely to be both bring great disrepute upon the courts and likely to be successfully resisted. In fact, to parody Conan-Doyle’s Holmes’ line, the mystery is not the judicial redistribution dog that didn’t bark, but why that dog was there at all. Why did Obama bring up the point about the courts’ considering redistribution and talk about it at length? It has the air of his saying “go about it differently, boys, and wait for a more receptive judge to appear”. This has the appearance of how Gay Marraige was “enacted” by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court (the same court later ruled that for two brothers or two sisters to do a gay marriange was illegal by statute and statutes forbidding such a marriage were constitutional); of course similarly in 1886 corporations attained their Civil Rights (amplified in 2010; Salem, Mass. has a prominent memorial to the man who defended the 1886 case before the US Supreme Court, Joseph Hodges Choate.
    Lastly, born in 1952 and cursed with a good memory, I remember the techniques of the New Left in the 1960’s and ’70’s. It is perversely gratifying to see some of the tactics used by other peoples. Laura Ingram could be seen as the Right’s version of Howard Zinn, the pattern goes on. It is also gratifying to see certified Leftists squealing when Obama tries some of the national security tactics used by his predecessors. More ominous is the silence from too many Obama backers. I remember some classic left-wing hoaxes of the ’70’s, the fake plan drawn up by Agnew to suspend the 1972 elections (Ramparts I believe published that one) was one of them; to get even I have already seen internet rumors that Obama is planning to ask the Federal judiciary to “suspend” this November’s elections, or that Pelosi is planning to have the House “deemed” to be re-elected. Tit for Tat, is the old line.
    Here is a mystery: why has no one forged a British colonial document from Kenya showing Obama as born there? All we have so far is a supposed affadavit from Obama’s father’s mother saying she was there when her grandson Barack was born in Kenya in 1961. At every turn the Obama defenders have taken the weaker defense. Might they be holding something in reserve so Obama can be kicked out like James II in England in 1688? That 1688 case was the legend of the suppositious infant in the warming pan intoduced into the Queen’s bed in the late stages of childbirth. Almost no one but some rabid Protestants takes that seriously anymore (James II’s daughter Queen Anne (reigned 1702-14) was convinced that child was her half-brother but she didn’t give up the throne to him) but British history and law since 1688 hinges on the idea that that Prince of Wales known to history as the Old Pretender (1688-1766) was not his father’s son. Do we see a Glorious Revolution coming in US History? We’ve already had one Revolution, one Civil War…

    1. Jim says:

      “Columbia can not be considered that reliable; they are the sort of left-liberal institution that could be relied on to “cover up” when needed.”

      Really. So now Columbia University is part of the secret Kenyan socialist conspiracy. Interesting.

      “No mention by you or anyone else of someone who DID remember Obama at Columbia.”

      There are many people who remember Barack Obama as a student at Columbia. Read this page, which I’ve already linked to on this page but will do so again, to find specific reference to them.

      Your relationship to reality is pretty tenuous, as the rest of your comment shows.

    2. Al says:

      I’ll quote this idiotic statement as well: “Columbia can not be considered that reliable; they are the sort of left-liberal institution that could be relied on to “cover up” when needed.”

      Obama had to have attended Wheaton or Bethel I suppose, a good ‘ol right-wing, Christian institution, for his records to be considered reliable.

  2. Sam Kestu says: has a good analysis of the “NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA !” claim.

    Take a look at

    1. hermanking says:

      And you believe Snopes? Ha ha

      1. Jeff says:

        Snopes gives trackable references that you or anyone can follow. Can you say the same for any of these other claims?

  3. Howard Reed says:

    Hello America,

    If people are that desparate to see the end of America’s first openly anti-America president . . . 2012 is fast approaching . . . if we make it through the Mayan and Nostradamus 2012 ‘end of days’ cataclysm . . . ha, ha.

    Although I am as anxious as other true red white and blue Americans to see the end of this openly Communist president and his openly Communist Gang of Reds regime; the man would not have been elected president with all this speculation hanging over his head. I don’t care how rich and powerful George ‘Spooky Dude’ Soros is. Thank you Snopes for revealing these Mr. Rogers was an ex killer elite with the Navy Seals before becoming our soft spoken and kind neighborhood friend that we remember and love as true or false.

    The Turban Torpedo

    1. Jim Cook says:

      It’s amazing “Open Communists” like Barack Obama take on Wall Street financiers and executives from General Electric as advisers, isn’t it, Howard?

      Howard, would you define the word “communist,” please? I’d like to see whether you know what you’re talking about or just tossing around words that you’ve heard someone else use.

      1. Jon says:

        .What/ who do you think BHO is Jim? We probably both agree that he isn’t who he says he is…I really do wish he didn’t exist, which may be a sentiment shared by both his mother and father who both abandoned him.

        1. Jim Cook says:

          I think “who he is” is much less important than what he does.

          1. Jon says:

            The one flows from the other. As it does for all of us.

  4. Chris says:

    Despite all the vitriol back and forth here….
    I’ve got to ask one question. 3 classmates and 1 professor said they knew him at Columbia?
    I was a bit of a hermit in college….and i’m pretty sure i could get more than that without trying, to say they knew me in college. My uncertainty lies in the fact that several of my professors have passed on in the 30 years since i graduated…(although checking the university website, came up with 3 teachers i had, that are still there and would likely remember me for various reasons)

    1. Jim Cook says:

      You’re a conclusion in search of a justification, and it’s getting thin.

  5. Roger Shoemaker says:

    I for one do not care whether are not he is a Communist,Muslim or even attended school at any level. Our economy is in the tank and if we are not already bankrupt we will soon be there.This claim of it was all “Bush” who dealt him this hand has gotten over used and after more than two(2)years it’s time the President and his cronies take a hike! They ain’t cutting it! TERM LIMITS FOR ALL and perhaps
    we citizens will in time get some honest Senators and Congress persons that will act in our behalf!

    1. Linda Riojas says:

      The communist part has endorsed Obama for the 2012 election.

  6. Brian Carson says:

    Well, this hogwash is making the rounds again. All on the eve of the debt ceiling rout.
    Several points to revisit:
    – The quest for the smoking gun has outlived itself. Constant digging into Obama’s personal life for dirt is a useless endeavor. Just like it was with Kerry, Gore and Clinton. Aside from the comedic factor, there wasn’t nearly as much focus on the ties of the Bush family to the Nazi movement or his trend towards Neo-Facism. (aka new world order)
    – The worst enemy to the right wing misinformation machine is the simple history book. Of course, if the facts do not agree with whatever slant expressed, it must be the liberal, left-wing conspiracy.
    – If the economy is in the tank, it is the fault of Congress, not the president.
    – We need to bring back the line item veto. If a representative tags on a 100 million dollar bridge onto a defense fund bill, the president should be able to say ‘Nada’ and send that part back for a reality check.
    – Economics needs to be mandatory in High Schools again. Clearly, people simply don’t get what’s going on and are being taken advantage of. Trickle-Down economics is a silly lie. Wanting to take care of your countrymen does not mean you want to sell the country down the socialist/communist/whatever-ist road. It is what it is.

    Yes. this all most certainly was “Bush” and his cronies. Cronyism was popularized during the Katrina/FEMA Debacle. The Republican push to deregulate the banking industry again led to this joyride the world has been enjoying. One could go back to October of 2007 to see the beginning of the end ala’Wall Street. There have been several times through history were deregulation exacted foreseen results. That’s where history comes to the rescue.
    I also might point out. Raising taxes has always been a good thing for our country. Companies tend to reinvest their money back into the business rather than pay it out as taxes.
    Also, Conservatives blamed Clinton for many years for the state of the country, as well as the terrorist attacks when the truth turned out to be staring out of the nearest mirror.

    1. Classic_Liberal says:

      There is no cronyism in the Obama administration? The same financial backers for Romney and Obama elections should tell you all you need to know about the two party monopoly on our political system. People need to start waking up!

  7. Ann Stuart says:

    The fact is if the president had been properly vetted, and he wasn’t, all this speculation would not be going around. And the fact is he was elected for the reason that he was a black man who could speak well so he must be brilliant. That is racism at its worst and most destructive. If the American public want to elect a black president so darn bad there are some really great leaders who have actually led something and created something in their lives, such as Allen West and Herman Cain. And we KNOW their history because they have led and created.

    1. Will says:

      Herman. Cain. I know this is an old comment but for the love of god Herman Cain?! The guy who doesn’t know that China has nuclear weapons, doesn’t know what happened in Libya or where it is for that matter, ended his campaign with a quote from the pokemon movie, and whose tax plan sounds like a pizza deal?! Alright now that I got that out of my system… Obama wasn’t vetted? He only went through one of the most brutal primarys in history but was immediately met with accusations of being muslim, socialist, a terrorist, being anti-american, not being born in the US, and now this?! The truth is there will always be accusations like this so long as people are ill informed, fearful, angry, and have access to an internet connection.

      1. Bill says:

        Please inform us. I can’t wait.

      2. Anonymous says:

        Might I point out Obama thought there were 57 states. I’ll bet even Herman knows there are 50. Obama’s roots in this country are very,very shallow. When others of his generation were watching 4th of July parades he was studying in a madrasa in Indonesia. He sees himself as a citizen of the world with obligations to the world not necessarily the United States.

  8. Jona says:

    There’d be so much less angst if we all did a little unbiased fact-checking before getting caught up in sensationalsim.

  9. Nancy Foster says:

    So …. I wonder how Ann Stuart feels about Herman Cain now? Guess he did create something …. a big mess for his family to untangle … all in the name of inflating is poor, sorry ego. Talk about a lousy slice of pizza … too much cheese!

  10. Nancy Foster says:

    So …. I wonder how Ann Stuart feels about Herman Cain now? Guess he did create something …. a big mess for his family to untangle … all in the name of inflating his poor, sorry ego. Talk about a lousy slice of pizza … too much cheese!

    1. DENOTCHKA says:

      Trust me, Herman was set up yjere’s NO OTHER EXPLANATION! It was done so that it would look like a Republican did it too. THEY DIDN’T! I have a WEIRD FEELING I know who did and why. Herman was a ADIRECT THREAT to him. Think aboutit, both black and one DOES NOT want to lose pwoer? Interesting.

      1. Will says:


  11. penny says:

    Lol i love that from day one of bush everything was his fault, what i think is even funnier is that people are still blaiming him. Its been almost four years since bush. Bush didnt set up the banks to fail, clinton did. And obama has done nothing to help with jobs, there are so many people who have been out of work so long that unenployment has run up for them and because their not on it they are no longer counted in the number of unemployed.(hence the reason your great leader has you believe unemployment is down)But if you look at employment you see the truth. Look what he’s doing to gibson putting people out of work. Shutting down a factory that uses the same wood as its competition and gettng told to move out of the country

    1. the Education President says:

      I second what was written above, especially these colorful new additions to the language


  12. Sanford Humphrey says:

    I would like to see Oboma picture in his high school year book.

    1. Linda Riojas says:

      Personally, I’d just like to see him as FORMER POTUS.

  13. Cdog says:

    Can ANYBODY explain his Social Security number? ANSWER_”NO”. This quy is a bought fraud with one goal, KILL AMERICA and draw it into a global morass as a third world country.

    1. Willard says:

      The clear solution is to elect Romney. You see, Romney is a bought fraud with one goal, to KILL AMERICA and draw it into a global morass as a third world country.

    2. dbird says:

      Barack Obama got his Social Security number in Hawaii. There is a rumor going around that he got it from Connecticut. Many people born in the 60’s might had gotten their SSN from another state. I was born in NYC and got my SSN in another state when i was 11 years old. You can apply for your SSN in any state as long you have your Birth Certificate. If many of you claim that he got his SSN number in Ct, than how was he a foreign student at Columbia University. Many stories floating around are created false stories trying to confuse people. the sad thing, that many people are Nieve, lazy and narrow minded and refuses to do their own research for themselves and get the answers. First of all, when you file documents to become the president of the United States what are the requirements to submit? any one? lets see how many of you will actually do a research and find out what it takes to become a candidate to be come the President of the United States. Provide the Sources and the requirements. Don’t you think people especially the Republicans are going to do their research and digging around? ah, some of you need to check and do some things not using the internet. By the way, i have the book by Janna Scott who wrote on the story of Barack mother. there is NO where in the book that says No one remembers Barack Obama at Columbia University or at Harvard but in fact, many professors and students do remember him. It sounds like people need to get off their asses and start to do really deep research.
      the time you watch a game on TV and play with facebook games, you could had found the key sources on the information you need to -research. A good researcher will speak Truth, not falsify stories or spread more rumors because they are too lazy to do their own research!

  14. Dave McFarland says:

    When Barack Obama came on to the scene, I had already known about his life and education. Somehow during his training in the schools in Indonesia, he was indoctrinated to the theory of socialism. Most, if not all, of his teachers and authors were slanted to the far left. They enbraced the theory that an individual cannot be considered a worth if everyone else had no worth. To reconcile this quandry, he sided with those who believed in taking from the middle class and giving to those who were less fortunate. Now, note that I said “taking from the middle class” and not from the “upper class”. As George Soros believes, there should be but two classes of people. The ultra rich (of which he believes that only he should be in the category) will run the government to suit their purposes. The rest of the people will be servants to the government that promises to provide for them but like every totalitarian government, does not. Isn’t is ironic that a Black man would embrace slavery?

    1. dbird says:

      first of all, BH Obama JR was only in Indonesia for 4 years from 6 years old to 10 years old than he left He was NOT indoctrinate of that belief. He attended a public school system for one year, a catholic school another 2 years and his mother did home study for one year before he was sent back to his grandparents in Hawaii. People dont let them fool you either, that his father also attended Columbia and HL and he was known as Barack Obama Sr. He was a Foreign Student, but not Jr. dont let this people try to fool you about Jr.

  15. Skeptic says:

    Obama doesn’t exist? A red herring. Let’s go further than that. I mean, who’s to say the USA even exists? Think about it, a country where there’s freedom of speech, of the press, where everyone has equal rights under the law and the government is forbidden from violating your rights.

    Sounds pretty mythical, doesn’t it?

  16. Patrick Sullivan says:

    I went to high school with Rick Santorum. We had our 35th reunion last year… and do you know what? Nobody remembered him. Actually there are quite a few people in our class that other people didn’t remember. Funny how that happens over time.

    1. dbird says:

      — How many students attended Columbia, over 12K. How many took the same subjects. I dont remember any of fellow college colleague either and I graduate on 22 years ago. Maybe you all went at a different year and also study different subjects. but the school has records of him attending and graduating. Several retired Professors has said that they do remember him-

  17. Linda says:

    ” You can apply for your SSN in any state as long you have your Birth Certificate. ”

    Not true. I got my SSN in Junior High School. No birth certificate, just filled out a form and turned it in to the teacher. By the way, at one of the other students there was an illegal alien and filled out the same form and got a SSN. You were not required to get a SS card for children until 1985. So much for fact checking.

    1. Gail says:

      I agree, it is NOT true. I received my SSN without my birth certificate in Indiana – the person that filed for them at the court house was a friend of my Mom’s and she just filled out the information that my Mom gave her. Now I CAN produce my birth ceritificate and there are NO differences.

  18. Linda says:

    Who cares how many attended; where are the transcripts? Why are they hidden? Keep on drinking the Kool Aide.

  19. fay says:

    i have some information that i just want to run by you but not comfor sending online. how do i reach you off the wire

  20. chrissy says:

    obama is a great president so u need to stfu about him and get a fucking life bitch.and that’s final

    1. Al says:

      Ignorant Chrissy, may all of your friends and followers enjoy yourselves in HELL, that goes to my big contributing sister as well. Your heart is hardened!

      1. Rowan says:

        Oh, but you’ve got a big old soft heart, wishing people to roast in eternal torment. Your religion is all about love. Sure, Al.

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