During his fact-challenged speech Tuesday announcing a series of executive actions being taken on guns, President Obama attempted to alleviate concerns about violations of 2nd Amendment rights by reminding Americans “I taught constitutional law.” Obama likely will make the same argument at tonight’s town hall on guns.

About that:

It doesn’t appear that SCOTUS has in the past always been very swayed by the fact the president “taught constitutional law.”


  • Perso Nasplit

    Well, there goes my BP again. Another tick up.

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Get another refill on your Norvasc or Lisinopril, whichever one you’ve been prescribed.

      • Kevin Giltrud

        Because that would leave a “Paper Trail”, Penny.

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          That’s true. Maybe some biofeedback methods would work to bring his HBP down.

      • Perso Nasplit

        Neither yet. I skip politics and coffee for a couple days before doctor visits. Just glad they dont do spot checks.

    • TJG

      SERENITIY NOW!!!!!

  • Barry A. Brewer

    He never taught – period. He was classified as a Guest Lecturer. Never graded a paper.

    • Paladin

      …and only to enhance his political resume. And you know his academic records are sealed because he doesn’t want people to know how ginormously brilliant he is. He wants to keep himself humble.

      • rich614

        Also, he would rather not reveal that he attended school as a foreign student from Kenya.

        • joeymegatron

          I thought he was a foreign student from Indonesia.

          • RajCaj

            Nope, he lived in Indonesia as a kid…after his mom remarried a guy from there (that’s why people refer to him as Barrack Soetoro…last name of his step father Lolo Soetoro)
            In regard to rich614’s comment about being a foreign student from Kenya…..there is an picture of a pamphlet for some college group that details a bio on Barrack Obama, and mentions that he is a foreign student from Kenya, raised in Indonesia & Hawaii.
            This could have been in error of the person who wrote the bio, of course….but wouldn’t surprise me at all if he embellished a bit on his background given the bonafides it would have given him, within the Afrocentric radical revolutionaries he hung with…and may have also allowed him to attend on some sort of scolarship or financial aid given the programs that existed for foriegn students.

          • powerski

            Obama wrote the bio and it was a liner note for one of his (Bill Ayer’s) books.

          • Mike in Cincinnati

            It was his book publisher that had written his ‘bio’ when trying to sell his first book. It listed him as born in Kenya. That was the whole start of the birther movement.

          • Mike in Cincinnati

            The Indonesia thing is where the claim is Muslim came from. He attended a school that was open to Muslims only.

    • Frustrated Teacher

      Sat on Bill Ayers’ lap and moved his mouth…

    • dankbubba

      Those who can’t do, teach. Those who can’t teach, make sh*t up and go golfing.

    • el_polacko

      a STUDENT guest lecturer at that.

  • KellyGregg1985

    I thought he guest lectured constitutional law.

    • brotherStefan

      Well,… one time, anyway.

      • Kevin Giltrud

        In front of a blackboard full of “Cloward-Piven” guidelines and theories.

    • CoastalMaineBird

      No, he once watched an episode of “L. A. law”.

      • mhojai

        and slept next door to a Holiday Inn

  • Comrade Hadenov

    I need to update my history to add Saul Alinsky as an author of the Constitution.

  • Acethepug

    Every time, the question has to be asked, WHICH Constitution? It’s very obviously not the United States Constitution, unless he’s from the Mirror Universe or something …

  • jjcassidy

    He taught Constitutional Law.
    Now, he’s making Constitutional slaw!

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated


  • Roger Bournival

    Obama learned about Constitutional law in the same manner a burglar would go to locksmith school.

  • AtomicMountain

    Obama just isn’t a very bright guy.

  • Girl who talks with her claws

    I would love to see some kind of concrete proof that he actually taught a class-not just one class, a full semester of a class.
    Testimony from students in the class, a class schedule with his name on it, a course catalog listing the class with him as teacher.
    Question everything.

    • drw

      The question of whether he ever taught a class is secondary to whether he ever attended a class….

      • Mike in Cincinnati

        My money is on him being admitted to Occidental under a foreign student criteria.

    • journogal

      Funny that his former students haven’t spoken about his sheer brilliance, isn’t it?

      • Mike in Cincinnati

        Even his Columbia Classmates can’t remember him.

        • el_polacko

          not one single person has ever come forward to say that they remembered him being anywhere on any campus.

      • Mike in Cincinnati

        He didn’t publish anything while he was editor of the Harvard Law Review either.

    • grais

      I’m sure he could prepare some “concrete proof,” given enough time.
      We did finally see a birth certificate, afterall.


      • journogal

        Signed by a “Ukelele” – I think was the name.

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    WHO taught you, sir? Where is the documentation?

    • Arkuy The Great

      Or “what did Constitutional Law teach you?”

  • spaceycakes

    I don’t think he attended college let alone taught anything…

    • Arkuy The Great

      …or just not the one he wants us to think he attended

    • RajCaj

      Yes, he did attend college….at least at Harvard, as there is a well documented relationship with Proff. Derrick Bell – radical professor at Harvard that came up with Critical Race Theory, which is essentially the basis for how most on the left treat race relations today…replacing MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech as the gold standard.

  • Arkuy The Great

    “I taught constitutional law”

    I am reminded of a comedian I saw fend off a heckler by repeatedly yelling in that general direction “I have a microphone!”

  • Kenton Clarkson

    Yeah barri
    Consider the infamous pic of her highness at the chalkboard: look closely and you will see “Alinsky” written with barri’s left hand. Is Alinsky a founding father?
    barri’s students complained constantly that he was up there yammering his socialist/racist politics and not, you know, teaching the Constitution. He had very poor student evaluations, he shunned the rest of the faculty, he was a lightweight LOSER then and NOW

  • DeplorableCats4all✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    He taught nothing except rabble rousing.

    Like everything else he asserts, he just pulls his ideas on the Constitution out of his nether regions.

  • retired dave

    Has anyone ever been found that took one of his classes?

    • texastommy

      Well, Reggie Love said he learned a lot about political positions from Obama.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    He taught one class as a guest lecturer, allowing him to concentrate on his full time duties as a south side community organizer.

  • John W.

    What should embarrass Obama even more than the fact that SCOTUS has overturned a number of Obama’s obviously unconstitutional actions is the fact that quite a few of the SCOTUS rulings were 9-0 against the administration. When Ginsburg, the Wise Latina and the softball player all see things the same way as Scalia, Thomas and Alito, you know you’ve gone too far.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    How does anyone know Barack Hussein Obama “taught” Constitutional Law…?
    No one has ever come forward as a ‘former student’ or even ‘co-professor’/colleague.
    All of his college records are sealed — including his college employment records.
    Where the rubber meets the road he obviously knows little to nothing of Constitutional Law.

    I call B.S. — which is a really easy thing to do what with the odds being clearly in my favor due to Barack Hussein Obama being an unrepentant pathological liar — as are his clown-car cavalcade of lickspittle rumpswabs.

    Barack Hussein Obama’s expertise is clearly and squarely in the field of Projectionist.

  • rich614

    Has anyone talked to a student of Obummer’s? I wonder if he taught or was he the professor while he had grad students actually do the teaching. If he taught, did he have a teleprompter? Just looks like we would meet many who took those classes or, perhaps, a faculty member who worked with him.

  • Vindicated

    So what? He might as well have taught life saving techniques to a mortician.

  • rick

    Sure,He did-so unseal Your academic record,already.Great Sage(I was gonna say,”All knowing,oft merciful”,but that’s taken,and I wouldn’t dare piss off The Moon!)!

  • The DUKE

    It’s more like he thinks he can just translate the constitution into his own BS and the Grubers go, Duhhhhhhhhhhhh, okay.

  • david4041

    He got Marbury v. Madison (often the first case taught in Con Law classes) wrong. He’s no Constitutional Law scholar.



  • grais

    I believe he has lectured, which can be far different from teaching.
    He has studied the US Constitution only to learn how to best try to subvert it.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Where are his students hiding?

    • Jeff

      ACLU, democrat leadership council, la raza, code pink, weather underground, muslim brotherhood

  • Jeff

    He also supposedly went to Columbia University yet nobody in his class ever remembers seeing him there. My source on this is Wayne Allen Root who was at a a Columbia reunion, but when he asked around about obama, not one person recalls seeing obama during that time.

    • marcus tullius cicero

      …Still waiting for his “college” transcripts, they are as bogus as he is!

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2017!

    First graders knows more about the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment. Then egomaniac narcissist dictator in chief Obama.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Obama studied the Constitution in order to see how many ways he could subvert it, not uphold it.

    • RajCaj

      Truth….IF he did actually study it, he only did so in the way Sun Tzu learned & understood his adversary.

  • journogal

    Kind of off-topic but on since it is about Obama. It’s obvious he has gone to great lengths to seal his past. However, didn’t he win his Senate seat by having Jack Ryan’s divorce records unsealed?

    • Kevin Giltrud

      What sooner’s gonna say!

  • john

    BarryBathhouseSoetoro is a total fake and fraud. He knows nothing about law, government, business …… he could not have graduated from college – all faked – social promotion in action!!!

  • Anthony

    Standards in education have really taken a dive.

  • Patrick Chester

    What’s the old saying “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” ? 😉

    • PaulfromTexas

      and those who can’t teach, teach gym

      • NielsZoo

        … or lecture in a course called “Rights, Race and Gender.”

    • Girl who talks with her claws

      Those who can’t teach, lie their asses off, falsify records & holler ‘RACIST’ at the top of your lungs if anyone suggests that you’re not the brightest kid in the room.

  • helena handbasket

    If you zoom in on that famous chalkboard pix, you’ll see it’s all about community organizing.

    Gun-law expert John Lott told Mark Levin on air that he was at the same university where Zero was a lecturer. Zero asked Lott if he was the gun guy, and Lott said Yes, we should go to lunch sometime and talk about the 2nd Amendment. Zero said there was nothing to discuss; people shouldn’t have guns.

  • D H

    The mystery of the ages has been solved – we finally know who not only graduated last in law school, but who also scored the lowest possible passing score on the bar exam.

  • Marjorie

    I follow many discussions in Twitchy and am heartened there are still people who question the authenticity of Obama. What puzzles me is the ignorance and apathy of the majority of Americans. I know so many democrats who drink the Kool-Aid and blindly believe every lie; accept the BS and give the idiot a second term, He is a fraud and a puppet who has inflicted irreparable harm on America…but is still worshiped by LIVs. smh/

  • Jerry Shelton

    He just left the next line….
    So I know when I am trampling it!
    His speech writers thought it might be a micro aggression to his voters

  • Tim

    he never taught. he was a guest lecturer. Probably lectured on stapling pieces of paper to telephone poles.

  • Librophile417

    I once held an after-school art thing at work. Does that make me a valid art critic?

    • Askwatch

      If you were Obama, it would make you Michelangelo.

  • PaulfromTexas

    He specialized in one sentence of the 14th Amendment…(.which has NEVER been ratified…)….but in 2008, Illinois revoked Obammy’s law license because he lied on the application .
    It seems Mr Soetoro claimed never to have used an alias……so , what if he “taught constitutional law”?……..He doesn’t know it, he just taught it.
    Substitute teachers all over this country step up and teach subjects everyday in which they are not well versed .

  • surfdog

    Iv’e never seen or heard from even one of his former students that he was any good at teaching ConLaw .

  • RJLigier

    An established island nation away from major sea lanes for Obama and the 2-3%ers, regardless of political affiliation, hostile to the COTUS and the Bill of Rights. No more f-bombs dropped in polite conversation or blatant vulgarity by progressives and libertarians.

    • idalily

      I’m a libertarian also one of most conservative people I know. I revere the Constitution. What is your problem with libertarians?

  • globalcrap

    This illegal resident in our American White House, couldn’t teach fifth grade….

  • sanderdog

    Obama is apparently not very bright or pure evil .

  • bicentennialguy

    This stupid bastard couldn’t teach water how to be wet.

  • The Dragon

    Obama teaching Constitutional law is equivalent to an abortion doctor teaching medicine

  • Frustrated Teacher

    If he keeps having to TELL us….it probably isn’t true.

  • JohnnyN2O

    Actually, he lectured.

    • alanstorm

      Liberals tend to do that. After all, they’re so much smarter than everyone else.

  • Goodbuddy

    Apparently the Constitution — which is the Law of the Land — was not taught in his law classes. “Constitutional Law” is simply a long list of gross unconstitutional decisions that take precedence over the plain and simple verbiage in the Constitution in today’s corrupt judicial system.

  • dankbubba

    I am not a crook. I once read a law book.

  • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

    How many cases has this self proclaimed “Constitutional Scholar” argued before the Supreme Court? Has he ever even been in a courtroom?

    • constitutionminded

      Hopefully the day will come when he will see the inside of a court room.

      • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

        I like the way you think!

  • mhojai

    he ‘taught’ Rules for Radicals about how to circumvent the Constitution

  • Rosech Levy

    Let’s be honest he has never read nor studied the Constitution, and as guest lecturer his Constitution class was cancelled after a couple of sessions. Liar, liar, your pants should be on fire. We do not have records of you and your professors don’t recall you either being in classes at any college. You came has a foreign student and have never ever filed for American citizenship and are still a subject of Indonesia via your stepfather’s adoption of you. You also were raised by severe communist grandparents so again know nothing about America and our freedom. In other words, you are one useless brainless narcissist with a choom fried brain but a great puppet.

    • NielsZoo

      It wasn’t even a Constitution class. The title was “Rights, Race and Gender.” WTF is that supposed to be about… the 14th and 19th Amendments?

  • Whoare”they”?✓Deplorable

    Where are all the students? Was he a good teacher? Did he teach how to get around the constitution? Did he teach that President is just another word for dictator?
    Whats the scoop? Anyone? Anyone? Bueler?

  • Alfonso Bergamo

    Obama does all he can to get around the law

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    I taught American Government, therefore I should be President.

    I taught International Relations, therefore I should have control of the army and diplomatic corps.

    I taught English, so I can just make up words. Scharfnagelscruncher.

    This could be fun.

  • People Corporation

    First off, as a student he gave a lecture on it for an hour, so he could pad his resume with “taught constitutional law”. It would be the same as me claiming to be a medical advisor because I told a guy to take some aspirin.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Taught law…badly. Perhaps even malevolently.

    Plausible? I think so.