Barack Obama, “Constitutional Law Professor” … NOT

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.

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  • Commander_Chico

    Is this a recycled story from 2008?

    • Jwb10001

      I would guess there is a likelihood the media ignored this in 2008, good reason to bring it up now.

      • Commander_Chico

        I read the same anonymously sourced stuff back in 08. Probably here.

    • GarandFan

      Why not? Evidently the MSM didn’t get the message the first time.

    • Retired military

      The truth never dies.

      • Truth is: Obama is NOT anything. ALL fake!

  • Brucehenry

    The amusing thing, the revealing thing, about this article is not the anonymous sourcing or the “rumor has it” bullshit. Rubes who cite as evidence graphics from the International World Made Up Source Center are expected to bring that kind of crap to the table.

    No, the revealing thing is the plain resentment and envy displayed about “affirmative action” and the insistence that the president is lazy and ignorant and undeserving. Anybody else hear that high-pitched whistling? Dogs can.

    Guys who have no problem with legacy admissions to universities, secret societies like Skull and Bones, and the halls of power have a big problem with affirmative action. Go figure.

    • Vagabond661

      Well no one else vetted him. Tom Brokaw even worried that we don’t know anything about Obama.

      It’ s interesting that no one who went to college with a future president has stepped forward with any info, pro or con.

      • Brucehenry

        Why do you think that is? Are they being held hostage, or blackmailed, to remain silent, in some wide-ranging conspiracy? Are they being bribed? What do you think is the explanation for this? Are people coming forward to the “MSM” and telling all kinds of tales about Obama’s incompetence and laziness, and then, when the “MSM” refuses to publish it, do they not take their info to FOX or The Blaze or National Enquirer? Or are those outlets party to the Conspiracy Of Silence as well?

        • Vagabond661

          I guess you don’t find it odd or in the least bit curious in this pop culture age when the first black president ever is elected and NO one comes forward and says they knew him, partied with him, dated him, was his wingman, did a class project or roomed with him while O was in college?

          Maybe it’s just me then.

          • Brucehenry

            I do find it a bit odd, but not inexplicable, as you apparently do.

            Again, what would the explanation be for this mysterious Wall Of Silence you imply exists?

            Have they all been……MURDERED?

          • Vagabond661

            haha…good one. Murdered a whole graduating class from Harvard. Next thing you will be saying is 9-11 was an inside government job.

            Since you agree it’s odd, what reason would you give?

          • Brucehenry

            Should I have typed “sarc/” after that line? I thought it was obvious.

            Perhaps Obama’s “cold, aloof” nature prevented people from getting to know him so therefore they have no colorful stories to tell. Perhaps the few who did know him wish to retain their privacy and respect his.

            In any event it is you guys who seem to think there is something nefarious in the fact that there are few (few, not zero) people who have tales to tell about Obama’s youth. It seems to me that it is up to you to prove that there is some conspiracy of silence, which it seems you all are implying. And please explain why someone who has a tale to tell about Obama’s incompetence and laziness hasn’t gone, named, to Drudge or FOX to make a public case? Instead we see anonymous nonsense from “someone who spent time with” an unnamed other, as in this gem of a piece from Michael “IWMUSC” Becker.

          • Vagabond661

            Seeing how the IRS targeted certain groups, wouldn’t you be afraid?

          • Brucehenry

            Actually, no. Can you imagine the outcry if an old college acquaintance, weeks after an appearance on Hannity, was suddenly audited by the IRS?

            Don’t be a paranoid crackpot.

          • Vagabond661

            Yeah, the IRS could just lose the hard drive.

          • Vagabond661
          • Brucehenry

            Oh well that clinches it

          • Vagabond661
          • Brucehenry

            Yawn. A bunch of examples of things people have said that give conservatives butthurt. (Infowars? Really?)

            Matthews was right, if a little over the top.

          • Vagabond661

            Not to give butthurt, but to silence.

            What was over the top was the screaming from the left if you say anything against this president you are racist.. And they said that to silence critics and anyone who had any info on Barry’s past.

            Just think about it. Someone makes a comment on a blog and ask isn’t curious no one has come forward in all these years and immediately someone jumps and and accuses him of a conspiracy theorist and/or a paranoid crackpot.

            There a lot of people who would think twice about opening themselves and their families to criticism or scrutiny from the government.

          • Brucehenry

            There are dozens if not hundreds of talking heads on FOX and on the internet who routinely say all kinds of negative things about Barack Obama. I doubt that any of them are afraid of telling negative stories based on some old roommate’s recollection of what a lazy entitled asshole he may have been.

            Do you really think any newsworthy tidbit of information about Obama’s college career is being withheld because of fear of the IRS? Or of being called a racist?

            If you do, go ahead but I think it’s silly.

          • Vagabond661

            I believe they are talking about his policies negatively, not him personally. And it’s only been recently.

            The IRS has already been caught targeting their opponents so it’s disingenuous to think they wouldn’t go after people who exposes something in Obama’s past (not to mention the DOJ). And people who criticized Obama have already been called racist so I don’t get your denial.

          • Brucehenry

            You’re kidding me, right?

            Were they talking about “his policies, not him personally” when they accused him of “palling around with terrorists”? Or of being Malcolm X’s or Frank Marshall Davis’s illegitimate child? Or asking if his mother was a porn model? Or of harboring secret Muslim sympathies?

            Are all the people who have made claims like these quivering in fear of IRS audits? Are there any of these people who would hesitate for one moment to publish a proveable story from a college acquaintance about Obama’s alleged incompetence, or his being given unwarranted preference?

            For that matter, why this farce about a guy who “spent time with the highest tenured faculty member”? Is it not a simple matter to look up who that might be? Don’t you think that this charade of attempting to keep this “source” anonymous is a joke?

            This is why I snarked about a Deep Dark Conspiracy. Not my fault if you find possibilities credible that I don’t.

          • jim_m

            Bruce, once more switches into apologist for fascists mode.

          • Vagabond661

            I don’t know. I don’t watch FOX. Apparently you do. Congrats.

            My original thought: I guess you don’t find it odd or in the least bit curious in this pop culture age when the first black president ever is elected and NO one comes forward and says they knew him, partied with him, dated him, was his wingman, did a class project or roomed with him while O was in college?

            It doesn’t have to be negative Bruce. You went off on this conspiracy shit. I said pro or con. You are stuck in the con.

          • Brucehenry

            There are people who said they knew him in college. They are not saying anything negative, hence not newsworthy. If it bleeds it leads. No blood. No spoor.

            Think about it. Bebe Rebozo was Nixon’s buddy. Nobody ever asked him to tell stories about Nixon. Did you ever see a story from one of Nixon’s Navy buddies, or his roommate at Duke? Why not? Because they had nothing newsworthy to say!

          • jim_m

            Do you honestly think that if a classmate from Columbia Univ. claimed that obama was a slacker and never showed up to class that the MSM would run with that story? Oh wait, that person has come forward and they ignored it.

            You really think that if someone pointed out that obama was the only President of the Harvard Law Review to never publish a single scholarly work that he media would have run with that? Oh wait, he never did and they still won’t look into why he was given that honor and failed to uphold the standard expected of everyone who isn’t black.

          • Brucehenry

            And AGAIN (you can’t fucking read) if there were anything substantive, anything big-deal-worthy, to report, FOX or Drudge or Breitbart would have made a big deal of it.

          • jim_m

            Like Rubio’s traffic tickets? Those are certainly earth shattering revelations.

        • Retired military

          “Why do you think that is?”
          Because the MSM for the vast majority is in the tank for democrats. Period.
          Fox is repeatedly villianized as far far right wing by the left.
          Meanwhile MSNBC is ignored as the far far left wing media arm of the democrat party.
          If you like I can drag out the quotes of the MSM media calling folks racist against Obama for being opposed to things like abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration etc. You know the normal litany of things that conservatives were against when Billy Bob was in office and Bush was in office and for which we will be called sexist if Hillary gets elected.

        • jim_m

          Why do you think that is?

          Have you really been hiding under a rock for the last 6 years? Are you really so obtuse that your brain is impregnable to the complaints that the media is a subsidiary of the dem party?

          This week the NYT published without any fact checking a hit piece on Marco Rubio that was completely sourced by a dem oppo research firm. The NYT claimed that because Rubio has 4 traffic tickets over 17 years that he is unfit for office. Seriously? Meanwhile it’s been demonstrated that the NYT authors never accessed the records they claim to have accessed to get the story, but the oppo research guys have.

          And have you forgotten the JournOList? Journalists gathering on line to discuss slandering conservatives in order to further the obama candidacy?

          Your denials are offensive. Ignorance is no excuse because you have sat here on this blog and denied each and every instance for over 6 years. When I tell you that you are an apologist for this crap you smirk and laugh and say “some of these are jokes”. F You, Bruce. You know damned well that the media has evaded what it claims is its duty to the public. But you don’t care because as in all things, if it advances your agenda any means is acceptable to you.

          • Brucehenry

            Even if I concede the extent to which you believe “the media” is in Obama’s pocket, FOX is not. Drudge is not. Breitbart is not.

            Have any of those outlets, or their countless lessers on the Internet, ever found any scandal, or anything newsworthy to report, from any of Obama’s college classmates or professors or roommates?

            For that matter, has the lamestream Media you decry ever published any stories about what a swell guy he was in sophomore year? Nope.

            I suspect it is as I said: Obama was cold and aloof and had few friends and people didn’t know him well. Therefore not many stories to tell.

          • jim_m

            Jesus, you just don’t fucking get it do you? You know damned well that when we refer to the MSM we refer to the 3 historical broadcast networks, CNN, MSNBC The major news papers and other traditional news sources.

            Have they found any scandal worthy of reporting? Yes, dumbass. I suppose you think the IRS scandal is just a joke.

            I suppose you think that the circumventing of gun laws in Fast & Furious, which resulted in over 2000 guns going into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and which have resulted in at least 300 murders, is not a scandal.

            I suppose you think that Hilary’s use of a private email server is not a scandal even though it circumvents the Federal Records Act.

            I suppose that you think that the whole Benghazi video thing was not a scandal despite the fact that it has now been demonstrated that they knew the video had nothing to do with the assault on the consulate BEFORE the assault happened because they knew that the terrorists were going to attack at least 10 days before it happened.

            I suppose you think that the MSM would have run with all of those stories if they were real because you deny that the media is in the tank for the dems. Your denials are disgusting, ignorant and you know that they are lies.

            We have already shown that the media has conspired to lie to further obama’s Presidency, and that they are willing to publish dem propaganda as if it were real news, and yet you deny that they are biased in any way.

            You’re pathetic.

          • Brucehenry

            WTF are you talking about? The “MSM” has covered all those stories and continues to cover them., They are talked about on CNN and in the newspapers, including McClatchy and USA Today, every single day.

          • Retired military

            Rubio and his wife have 17 traffic tickets (front page of NY TImes)
            Hillary and Bill take 170+ million from foreign govts. (crickets from the MSM after initial report).

    • jim_m

      The truth is that obama was never a professor, but was only ever listed as a lecturer. FACT. He and the dems make the false claim that he was a professor. Nor did he actually teach constitutional law. The only evidence of his lectures shows him teaching Alinskyite political ideology.

      • Brucehenry

        Oh wow so you DO know things about Obama’s academic career but simultaneously claim that the details of it are being withheld by a media conspiracy.

        • jim_m

          I made no such claim. I do agree that the MSM has neglected its duty to properly report the news

          • Brucehenry

            So not a conspiracy but a simple neglect to publish stories that might sell papers or drive ratings higher or get more clicks because……the media doesn’t care about profits???

          • jim_m

            Look asshole, YOU are the only one claiming a conspiracy. Stop being a freaking dumbass. And this is NOT about ratings because FOX out rates all the other TV outlets. Newspapers are going out of business across the country. This is about ideology and anyone watching the field of journalism for the last 20 years could see it. You are a freaking tool.

          • Brucehenry

            So I am the only one claiming a conspiracy (I’m not, I’m mocking Vag for implying one, you can’t fucking read) but a few comments above YOU say “we have already shown the media has conspired to lie to further obama’s presidency.”

            And I’m the only one claiming a conspiracy (I’m not, I’m mocking you for making that claim, you can’t fucking read) but you think that media companies would just go out of business in service to their ideology.

            Another example of Jim-buffoonery.

          • jim_m

            You have continually alleged that we are claiming a conspiracy. Your denial is a pathetic lie.

          • Brucehenry

            So when you say above “We have already shown that the media has conspired to lie to further obama’s presidency,” what did you mean Jim? I mean, if you are not alleging a media conspiracy, that is.

          • Vagabond661

            You implied one. I did not.

          • Brucehenry

            Oh no heaven forbid no way

          • Vagabond661

  • ontheBQE

    UC Law School statement: The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as “Senior Lecturer.” From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.

  • Jeremy Smith

    Why would anyone believe a website by the name wiz bang blog? This website is as useful as Wikipedia when writing a term paper.

    Michael Becker isn’t even qualified to be a blogger. Anyone with such bad grammar should avoid writing all together.

    Obama may not tells the truth, but this blog does a better job at showing how childish, unprofessional and foolish the “average joe” with internet access can be, more than it shows how poor Obama is as a person.

    I don’t need to see Michael Becker’s test scores or verify if his bio is accurate to know he isn’t worth believing or taking seriously.

  • KMC528

    He was president of Harvard Law Review. You can’t even get your foot in the door of Law Review if you’re not in the top 10% of your class.