They used the same strategy with President G.W. Bush even demanding his college transcripts. Come to find out he had good grades at both Harvard and Yale but this didn't stop them from trying to make him out to be dumb. SNL had skit after skit that made him look like an idiot.
By the way, did you know that although Democrats demanded transcripts from Bush they didn't support turning over Obama's transcripts from college? There's no doubt in my mind that they knew his grades weren't as good as Bush's. Why else would they not want them to be seen? Can you think of any reason? This is why the movement against the mainstream media is so good because now less people are falling victim to their propaganda.