Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Marxist in the Mirror:

Obama Publically Declares War on Capitalism

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

It’s official. Obama has declared war on capitalism. Which is funny, because he never officially declared war on Libya. But our fearless Marxist-in-Chief reserves a special brand of hatred for capitalism, entrepreneurship and rich people. Just days ago, Obama publicly blamed “speculators” for the rising price of gas. Obama publicly announced a war on speculators and speculation, imposing the Justice Department, government lawyers, cabinet heads, and the whole Big Brother kitchen sink on this “evil” bunch of capitalists.

Well I have news for you, Mr. Obama. You better go after many other Americans, too: Home buyers, stock buyers, gold buyers, art buyers, classic car buyers, wholesalers, small business owners and investors. Because everyone that risks money to buy things, and attempts to re-sell later at a profit is a…drumroll please…SPECULATOR.

By going after oil speculators, Obama is setting the stage to go after every businessman and woman in America, seeking to redefine profits as either immoral or criminal, and targeting, demonizing and punishing the people who invest in America, courageously take financial risk, and create most new jobs.

Why is Obama engaging in class warfare? Because A) He has to blame and demonize someone for his failures… B) He has to distract American consumers and voters from a failing economy and $5 per gallon gas… and C) Most investors and speculators are fiscal conservatives, many of whom contribute to Obama's political opposition.

Fess up, Mr. President. You are well aware that most people who invest, or risk money, or own businesses, can't stand you and your gangster government. They have you figured out as a Marxist out to ruin the U.S. economy and redistribute (aka steal) from the productive class to the entitlement class. The naked political truth is that you seek to brand your opposition as evil, and plunder them so they can no longer contribute to your opposition.

Perhaps El Presidente is much too busy looting producers to watch the movie Atlas Shrugged. So, let’s teach our Marxist-in-Chief an economics lesson. Speculation is the under-pinning of our entire economy, the very foundation of capitalism. It’s what has made America the greatest nation in world history. Profit (the end result of speculation) is why Americans are willing to take risks with their hard-earned money. It’s why they invest in business, which creates jobs for Americans.

Without speculation (i.e. financial risk), America’s corporations could not raise capital. Without speculators or investors, we’d have no economy. Without speculation, we’d have no jobs. Speculation sets the fair price for goods, products and services. One investor or speculator offers to buy a product at a certain price, while another offers to sell at a different price. This price-seeking mechanism redirects the economic engine of producers to best fulfill the needs of consumers.

Without speculation there is no free market economy- only a socialist state with industry, prices and wages controlled by the government. You can ask Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, or the old Soviet Union how well that worked out.

Despite any rhetoric to the contrary, Obama lives in a rarefied, insulated world where he can afford to be ignorant of basic economics. He has collected a safe paycheck his whole life from either government, or some community organization. He has never risked or invested a dime in his life. He has never created a job. He has never made a payroll.

There is a big difference between my hometown of Las Vegas and Washington D.C. In Vegas the drunks gamble with their own money! Unfortunately for all of us, Obama is drunk with his own power, funded by your money, and dispensing it out to entitlement-addicted voters and the politically connected like it’s party time on New Years Eve. Obama is wrecking the U.S. economy for generations to come. Now he is declaring war on the very people who take the financial risks, create the jobs, and pay most of the taxes, for his own political gain.

Here’s one more economics lesson for you, Mr. Obama. You know why the price of gas is going up? Just look at the Marxist in the mirror. It’s your refusal to issue permits for oil drilling that has allowed the speculators to bet the price of oil up. It’s your federal taxes on each gallon of gasoline that are actually higher than the profit for each gallon earned by ExxonMobil. It’s your Federal Reserve printing unlimited sums of fake money, to pay for your irresponsible spending, that makes our dollars lose value, and therefore raises the price of gas. Look in the mirror, Mr. President- you are the problem. Not speculation. Not capitalism. It’s the Marxist in the mirror that is responsible.

It’s time to stop Obama before his gangster government shuts down all forms of enterprise. Before all the money is stolen, extorted, or redistributed from the productive class to the entitlement class in naked vote-buying schemes. Before Obama declares profits a dirty word. Before speculation, investing, or profit-taking becomes a crime in Obama's Marxist States of America. It’s time to recognize that this President is anathema to the freedoms and ideals of our Founding Fathers and send this Wesley Mouch (the villain from Atlas Shrugged- a typical government bureaucrat who cripples the economy) to early retirement.

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His web site:

Why “The Donald” Has Trumped the National Media

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

I have spent the past few years predicting economic Armageddon on TV and radio shows across America. I have predicted the collapse of the dollar, the decline of the economy, the dangers of the debt and the Fed, and the incredible rise of gold and silver. All these predictions have been “on the money” while the liberal media has scoffed, rolled their eyes, and called me a fool. Monday's downgrade of the U.S. economy by Standard & Poor’s should be a wake-up call to everyone, even the media. America is in deep trouble. Economic Armageddon is fast approaching. The media need only look in the mirror to find the fool.

This brings up two important questions. Why is the media blind to the economic disaster befalling America? And, what does this have to do with Donald Trump and the place of Obama’s birth?

The answer to the first question is the national media is populated by Ivy League elites- extremely biased, "Lucky Sperm Club" leftists who drink the socialist-flavored Kool Aid. Few have ever started a business, made a payroll, or created a job. They know nothing about economics, or what is happening to small business owners on Main Street.

The answer to the second question has everything to do with the media's dislike, denigration and lack of understanding about the meteoric rise of Donald Trump’s Presidential prospects. They look down upon businessmen such as Trump. The reality is they are jealous of his success and chutzpah. Obama the community organizer is more their kind of guy. The liberal media elites who idolize Obama are angry when Trump questions where Obama was born. They consider this kind of question a joke. They believe no one could possibly care. They are clueless to the fact that real people, without liberal-elite agendas, are actually concerned about Obama’s background. But Donald Trump has figured that out.

You see “The Donald” is a businessman. He knows what his customer wants…and he is giving it to them. The media elites do not care or understand what their customers want. You think Katie Couric understood her customers? If she did, she would not be looking for a job right now. Donald Trump is interested in being hired, while Katie has just been fired for losing millions of viewers. That is the difference between a smart businessman and a leftist media elitist who thinks she knows it all.

Trump has brilliantly brought up an issue that millions of Americans are pondering. Main Street Americans are rightfully concerned to learn that it is impossible to get a passport in America without a long form birth certificate, yet we’ve allowed a man to become President without the same document. Real Americans are incredulous that it is impossible to land any corporate executive job without a detailed background check, yet we know virtually nothing about our President’s background. Real Americans have open and transparent college records, while we have elected a President who has sealed his college records. Real Americans suspect that where there is smoke, there might be fire.

You can not get a job at Microsoft, or Charles Schwab, or Bank of America without a stringent background check and proof of citizenship. Many reasonably ask why it is easier to get a job in Congress or the White House. Asking Obama to prove his background does not make you extreme, or crazy, or a lunatic. It does not even make you a “birther.” It just means you expect that all candidates for higher office should produce proof of citizenship and detailed records concerning their background. That is just common sense.

Do I personally believe Obama was born in a foreign country? I have no idea. I am not a birther, but I do believe there might be something damaging hidden in his college, if not his birth records. Why do I think that? Because Obama acts suspiciously. Because he hires armies of lawyers to keep his records sealed. I also believe all Americans have a right to ask the question of the man who commands our army and our economy. Ironically, the more Obama refuses to produce the proof, and the more millions of dollars he spends on legal maneuvering to hide that proof, the more concerned Americans become. Obama is the one stoking the fire, not Trump.

Now that it is not nutcases, conspiracy theorists, or extreme right wingers asking, but rather a credible American CEO, celebrity, and billionaire, wouldn’t you think Obama would produce the long form birth certificate, if it exists? If Trump is a charlatan…if Trump is exploiting a slanderous lie…then why exactly is Obama not destroying Trump’s political career by producing the birth certificate? It is so easy and simple- show it and the circus ends instantly. Trump’s gamble would turn into the biggest losing bet in modern political history. So Mr. President, why aren’t you shaming him? Where's the beef?

Funny how the “crazy people” seem more credible every day, while the guy in the White House appears more and more as if he has something to hide. Every day Obama refuses to answer, Trump appears more credible and more Presidential…while Obama comes across more like the charlatan.

The media elites have missed the boat once again. They have refused to cover the biggest story of the year- one their customers want to hear about. They are blinded by their bias and one-sided leftist agenda. Just as they have been blinded to the damage Obama’s socialist agenda has done to the economy. They are in denial. But it is just bad business to ignore the interests of your customers.

And maybe, just maybe, the businessman and self-promoter extraordinaire who understands his customers, is actually a modern day Houdini. If Trump is proven right, he will have pulled the White House out of his hat and made Obama disappear. That could yet prove to be the most amazing magic act of all-time.

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His web site:

Obama Might Be a Socialist- Commentary from Washington Post 4/6/11

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

Only days ago, Howard Dean gave a speech where he insinuated that anyone who says “Obama is a Socialist” is crazy, ignorant, racist, or extreme. Funny, a recent national poll shows that a majority (55%) of Americans believe “Socialist” best describes Obama. Another poll shows the Democrat Party is filled with people who identify with Socialism. I say, it’s time for them to come out of the closet.

I ought to know. I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University Class of ’83. Our college was dominated by Socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America. Let’s look at the facts up close and personal- Jeff Foxworthy style. Foxworthy leaves no doubt as to “who might be a redneck.” Let me leave no doubt that “Obama might be a Socialist.”

If you believe it's greedy for American taxpayers to want to keep more of their OWN money…but not greedy to demand government confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it to those who didn’t earn it…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you don’t understand (or care) that babies scream and cry the moment they are born because they are already heavily in debt and facing a bleak future and lower quality of life…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If the only thing you, your cabinet members, and czars know about business is from books read at Harvard Law School...written by Karl Marx…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you want to allocate hundreds of millions to the IRS, to go after tax cheats when your administration is filled with tax cheats…including the guy in charge of America's taxes (Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner)...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think the “White House Party Crashers” are terrible people because they came to a state dinner without an invitation, but you want to give instant citizenship to twelve million uninvited “illegal aliens” who crashed our border…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think anyone who doesn't read the New York Times is dumb and ignorant...but think it's okay for Congress to pass a 2000 page healthcare bill without reading it...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think Times’ columnist Paul Krugman deserves a Nobel Prize for economics and you deserve a Nobel Peace Prize even though neither of you created a job or ended a war…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST…AND AN IDIOT TOO.

If you think it's okay to meet with dictators, bullies, tyrants and terrorist sympathizers without preconditions, but have no interest in meeting with conservatives in Congress...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think it's okay to give Constitutional rights to terrorists…but not to the bondholders, shareholders and secured creditors of GM & Chrysler when you stole the company from them and awarded it to the unions that bankrupted them ...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think Raul Castro, the leader of communist Cuba, firing 500,000 government employees by telling them "government can no longer employ or take care of everyone"…isn’t a hint that perhaps America needs to reduce our obscene number of government employees…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think Bush’s spending was an embarrassment, a travesty, and a sin…but you have no problem increasing the national debt more in one day than the entire 2007 budget deficit…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST…AND HYPOCRITE TOO.

If you think Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar of “The View” represent the moderate wing of the Democrat Party…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think it was okay for Nancy Pelosi to pass Obamacare so she could benefit from the special clause on page 1,890...that gives free facelifts to public officials...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST. (Just kidding!)

If you want to convert America to a “green economy” to create jobs…after Spain has proven the green economy destroys three times as many jobs as it creates and leads to 20% unemployment…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you think denying someone a job, government contract, or entry to college because of the color of their skin is immoral and criminal…but GIVING someone a job, government contract, or college admission because of a different color of their skin is “social justice”…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST…AND A RACIST TOO.

If you want to abandon capitalism and put the economy under the control of government bureaucrats, even though virtually every city, county, state and federal department run by these same bureaucrats is insolvent and bankrupt...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST.

If you favor taxpayer bailouts of companies who give you campaign contributions…and hide it by refusing to disclose who got the money, or how much…and you demand your cronies in Congress pass the 1000+ page bailout bill without reading it...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST…AND A FASCIST TOO.

If you think spending an extra trillion dollars will SAVE money on healthcare and reduce the deficit...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST…AND I’M BETTING YOU LEARNED YOUR MATH IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.

If your solution to Medicare driving the country into bankruptcy is expanding it to everyonewith Obamacare…YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST...AND I'M BETTING YOU FLUNKED OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL.

If want to lower the cost of healthcare…but left out "Tort Reform"...YOU MIGHT BE A SOCIALIST LAWYER.

If you're a Columbia University professor...and gave a student named Barack Obama an “A” in economics…YOU ARE DEFINTELY A SOCIALIST…AND SHOULDN’T BE TEACHING ECONOMICS TO ANYONE.

And finally, in the 8th year of the Obama Presidency, if Bangladesh is hosting “Aid America” concerts, or you’re standing in line for toilet paper…YOU HAVE A SOCIALIST PRESIDENT.

It’s time to stand up and loudly call a Socialist…a Socialist!

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His web site:

Why Do Politicians Want to Punish Rape Victims?

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

Are you aware that the number of rapes now surpasses breast cancer cases? Do you realize a woman or child is raped or molested in this country every two minutes? While politically correct politicians in D.C. wear the famous pink ribbon to acknowledge their sensitivity to the threat of breast cancer, those same men (and women) turn their backs on rape. Worse, they create bills that appear to punish rape and incest victims.

Are you aware politicians are now choosing to cut spending on abortions and medical care for rape and incest victims, instead of where the real money is spent? Are you aware that if they get their way, women will be required to pay for their rape kits and tests after being sexually assaulted? Talk about adding insult to injury. It’s occurring right now, but I’ve heard nothing in the news, or on talk radio. Nothing. The silence is deafening.

Speaker John Boehner, the man who cried through his interview on 60 minutes, has somehow lost his empathy when it comes to rape victims. His wife explained he was emotional about his new appointment as House Speaker. Really? So Mr. Speaker, where are your emotions when fast-tracking a bill on rape and abortion? Do you really want to expend political capital to cut funding for rape victims and require them to pay for their own tests and rape kits? Do you want people to believe that one of your first budget cutting decisions was to eliminate funding for little girls who have gotten pregnant through incest? Why support a bill lumping run-of-the-mill abortion with violent or criminal behavior?

Talk about being politically tone deaf!

Speaker Boehner, have you and your fellow Congresspersons taken a look at the statistics? Do you really want to make a case that this is about women trying to beat the system for a free abortion, rather than about men victimizing, brutalizing, and raping women and children? Do you really want to come across as punishing the victims? Do you really want to debate your opponents who will claim that you force women and teenage girls to have babies conceived during rape or incest? Where’s your empathy for a 12-year-old who winds up pregnant because her Step-Father, Uncle, or mother’s boyfriend decides to rape her? You lump those circumstances in with abortion, as if the teenage girl or rape victim is guilty of a crime or sinful decision? How can you be concerned with rape and violence against women and children in Libya, while men are still violating women’s rights in the Stone Age of 2011 right here in America?

Where is Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, or Nancy Pelosi on this issue? I must admit I’m a big fan of Sarah Palin’s position on the Second Amendment. Maybe if women watched her TV reality show they would learn to shoot a gun, defend themselves, and avoid being victims. But that doesn’t mean Sarah Palin is blameless. While Palin was mayor of Wasilla, the city billed sexual assault victims and their insurance companies for the cost of rape kits and forensic examinations. One of the legitimate functions of local government is to investigate crimes and prosecute criminals. Why bill the victims for a crime scene investigation? Are other victims of crime other than rape routinely billed for the investigation by government? Perhaps Sarah knew nothing about it then. But now that she does, it’s time she takes a stand against it.

While the GOP is fast tracking the HR-3 bill, do they realize last year only 119 abortions in the United States were covered due to rape? I don’t think cutting out the bill for 119 rape victims will help much with the national debt.

As one of America’s Libertarian/conservative and Tea Party political leaders, I’m a big supporter of cuts in spending and the size of government. We need dramatic cuts and we need them now. I’ve publicly suggested 33% across the board spending cuts over the next three years. I’m a supporter of ending Federal government funding of abortions. It is not Washington’s job to pay for abortions. I believe government has a limited role (as defined by the Constitution), and we should move back to that as quickly as possible. But why not first focus our efforts on spending cuts that most Americans can unite behind?

Combining rape and abortion on the same bill makes no sense. While we should never support the Federal government funding run-of-the-mill abortions, let’s at least be smart about this and make clear to the American public that we care about victims of rape or incest. I want to encourage fellow Americans – and that even includes a few Congressmen– to demonstrate you care for these victims by making a personal online donation to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (, or volunteering at a local rape crisis center.

And I want to say two things to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP Congress:
First, Americans put you back in power to cut the budget, not to focus on your social agenda, so don’t waste this opportunity by coming across as treating rape or incest victims as criminals.

Second, remember that the majority of Tea Party activists are women. And hell hath no fury like an angry and violated Tea Party woman!

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His web site: