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
WHO THE HELL IS HE? REALLY???
Is is possible that just like the “Big Brother” image that he is trying to assume, he never really existed?
WE ARE WATCHING YOU D.C.
WHO the IS HE ???
IS THIS TRUE?????
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.
VERY, VERY STRANGE.
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???
NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA!!!!!!!
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!