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Message to Romney: Own The Word “Extreme”

Published at TownHall.com on Tuesday 8/28/12

By Wayne Allyn Root

Since Obama can’t run on his dismal failures with jobs and the economy; his devastating $5 trillion in new debt creation; his radical energy plans that have resulted in a hidden tax of thousands of dollars on the poor and middle class in higher gas and utility bills; or his pathetic foreign policy that has diminished America in the eyes of the world and made the Middle East a far more dangerous place; he and his socialist cabal (aka Democratic Party) have enacted a strategy to defeat and demonize fiscal conservatives (aka “sane people”) by distracting voters and instilling fear.

The heart of that strategy is name calling, specifically trying to paint Romney/Ryan as “extreme.” Obama’s strategy is to paint Mitt as “extreme”…and if it doesn’t work…then say it again…and again…and again.

Well, I have some advice for Mitt Romney and the GOP: Take control of the word “extreme.” Take ownership. Make it your word. Accept it. Wear it proudly. Put it right back in Obama’s face. Point out that extreme times call for extreme measures.

If I was Romney, here is what I’d say:

If instituting an economic plan to reduce Obama’s obscene unemployment rate over 8% for 42 straight months is extreme…if wanting to put the 30 million Americans out of work, or underemployed, back to work is extreme…then call me extreme.

If reviving an economy where U.S. manufacturing activity has plummeted to the lowest level in 3 years, and California tax revenues plummeted in July by more than half a billion dollars (in one month, for one state), and demand for petroleum products just declined to 1995 levels, is extreme…then call me extreme.

If creating an environment to stimulate and encourage new business start-ups, which under Obama have hit a 30 year low, is extreme… then call me extreme.

If requiring welfare recipients to actually work, or at least be required to look for work is extreme… then call me extreme.

If creating policies to help the 46 million Americans now on food stamps in this Obama economy get jobs and stand on their own…then call me extreme.

If passing a budget, after Obama hasn’t passed one in four years, to begin to deal with $115 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities, that without immediate action will drown our children and grandchildren is extreme…then call me extreme.

If implementing a plan to reform Medicare, so it will actually be there for the next generation is extreme…then call me extreme.

If opposing killing babies born alive from botched abortions (known as partial birth abortions) is extreme…then call me extreme.

If believing those who have religious or moral objections shouldn’t be forced to pay for the abortions and birth control pills of others is extreme… then call me extreme.

If believing someone who breaks the law entering this country should be called an illegal alien, not an undocumented immigrant, and not be handed welfare, food stamps, housing allowances, aid to dependent children, free meals at school, a free or discounted college education, or “earned income tax credits” even though they never paid taxes in the first place…then call me extreme.

If believing that someone who shouts “Allauh Akbar” while slaughtering brave American soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas should be called a terrorist and not a “disgruntled worker” is extreme…then call me extreme.

If believing the Presidential oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution is an absolute requirement for every officeholder is extreme…then call me extreme.

If believing the American people deserve to be told the truth and a President must take responsibility for his actions and policies is extreme…then call me extreme.

If opposing dividing the electorate into “us versus them,” fomenting class warfare, and bribing my voters with more entitlements (stolen from taxpayers) is extreme…then call me extreme.

The fact is disaster is upon us. We are experiencing UNIMAGINABLE economic wreckage, crisis and collapse from coast to coast. The economy is in total collapse. The net worth of the average American is down a whopping 40%. And, that’s with the Fed running the printing presses day and night, so we can pay for
stimulus…bailouts…keeping interest rates at zero…and pumping money into the banks and stock market.

The answers to saving America, the U.S. economy, the American Dream, and our children’s future are actually simple and commonsense. They have worked throughout history. Here they are:

Dramatically cut the size, scope and power of government; cut spending; cut entitlements; cut taxes; cut government rules and regulations that smother, damage and destroy businesses, prevent startups, and kill jobs; reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; reform public employee pensions; stop the wars (we can no longer afford to police the world); end or reform the Fed; end bailouts and stimulus; end the Democratic obsession with green energy and high speed rail (let the economy pick winners and losers); encourage oil and energy exploration (ie drill, drill, drill and frack, frack, frack); encourage job creation by small business and the private sector by getting government out of the way and by rewarding and celebrating job creators instead of demonizing and punishing them; term limit politicians; institute school choice and roll back the power of teachers unions.

Extreme times call for extreme measures. If these policies are defined by Obama and his socialist cabal as extreme, then God Bless Extreme.

And let’s all pray for a double dose of “extreme.”

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist and serial entrepreneur. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign 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: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

Obama: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?

Published at TheBlaze.com 8/17/12

By Wayne Allyn Root

A few weeks ago when he heard unemployment went up and few jobs were created, Obama remarked: “The economy is headed in the right direction.” So I guess Mr. Obama, congratulations are in order…Mission Accomplished!

The only question is “What was that mission?” I am Obama’s College Classmate. From the day Obama was elected, I’ve warned the nation that his goal was to follow the detailed plan of Cloward and Piven, two former Columbia University professors, who advocated overwhelming the system and collapsing the U.S. economy to weaken (and eventually destroy) capitalism.

I warned America that my old college classmate would do that by fomenting jealousy, hatred and division between the classes; demonizing business owners; redistributing wealth from those “greedy” rich business owners to his entitlement-addicted Democratic voters; and as a great big bonus to this plan, dry up the income stream of Obama’s political opposition- business owners who contribute to conservative causes.

The ultimate goal of this plan? Force Americans to our knees, to curse capitalism, and beg for help from government. Then, in response to our pleas, we will gladly let Obama and big government take control over every aspect of our lives.

For anyone who doubts how well his plan is working, just look at the state of the union President Obama has created. We are in the midst of an economic Armageddon which Obama not only could have prevented, but whose policies have made much worse. The collapse is far worse than most Americans understand… yet.

Judge for yourselves:

*Unemployment is over 8% for 42 straight months… But more importantly, the REAL unemployment rate (including the under-employed and those who have given up looking)…is in the range of 20%…Higher than in 10 of the 12 years of the Great Depression.
*The Labor Force Participation Rate among men is the lowest since 1948.
*Last month U.S. manufacturing activity plummeted to the lowest level in 3 years.
*The housing collapse is now deeper than at the peak of the Great Depression.
*46 million Americans are now on food stamps, record numbers on welfare.
*The record 11 million Americans now on disability is larger than the population of New York City, as well as the population of a majority of the 50 states.
*Over 100 million Americans get entitlement checks. (Almost 1 out of every 3 Americans.)
*One sixth of all personal income in the USA is now provided by government.
*The net worth of the average American is down a whopping 40%.
*New business startups are at the lowest level in 30 years.
*The U.S. credit rating has been downgraded for first time in history.
*And now, with the reality of Obamacare upon us, a new poll shows 83% of all doctors are thinking of retiring, at the same time we are adding 30 million new patients. Get ready for much poorer quality of care, poor service, nightmarish waits for treatment, and a system destined for bankruptcy. But who’s surprised? The architect is the same government that runs Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service.

We are experiencing UNIMAGINABLE economic wreckage, crisis and collapse from coast to coast. There are only 3 industries enjoying a boom in this Obama economy…Gun shops, foreclosure specialists, and print shops- now working 24 hours a day to keep up with demand for “Going Out of Business” signs.

None of this is a coincidence.

With 60,000 new rules, regulations, and mandates in only 3 years, this is the Obama plan. It is a plan from an administration openly hostile to private business, closely following Cloward and Piven’s plan to purposely collapse the U.S. economy and weaken capitalism…
With Obama demonizing the wealthy and taunting entrepreneurs and financial risk-takers with “You didn’t build that”…
With the EPA attempting to put the coal industry completely out of business…
With the resulting massive increases in energy and gasoline prices…
With thousands of new IRS agents hired to harass & intimidate business owners…
With massive new tax increases looming…
With 3000 pages of Obamacare containing 23 new taxes…
With 2000 pages of Dodd Frank- bringing banks and Wall Street and private equity and venture capital to a standstill…
With $115 TRILLION in debt and unfunded liabilities at the federal level…
With states, counties, and cities even more broke and insolvent than the federal government. The debt in Cook County, Illinois is now $108 billion. California is so broke, illegal immigrants are crossing the border back to Mexico.

How out of control is the debt? During Obama’s reign the national debt hit a number for one day that was higher than the deficit for the entire year 2007.

The debt is now so monumental that if the IRS taxed every citizen in the USA 100% of our earnings, we still couldn’t achieve a balanced budget. But hey, that was the dream of Obama’s father- the Kenyan politician Barack Obama Sr. once said it would be fine if government took 100% of the citizens’ money. Like father, like son.

There are no coincidences. This is a cold, calculated plan to collapse the U.S. economy and weaken capitalism. And it’s working.

Can it get any worse? Check back with me on November 7th.

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist and serial entrepreneur. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign 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: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

Obama to Olympians: “You Didn’t Win That”

From Washington Times 8/17/12

By Wayne Allyn Root

Can’t you just hear Obama’s speech to the U.S. Olympic athletes when they visit the White House? He’ll point to their gold medals and say, “You didn’t win that. Government did it for you. We built the Olympic training center…the roads that lead to it…we provide the coaches and team doctors. Since we won the medals for you please place them in the communal pot behind the stage. These medals are now the property of the United States government.”

But wait. There’s more. With ultra liberals there is always another lecture. Obama cares so much about ‘fairness’, ‘equality’, and ‘social justice’ he can’t possibly allow a teachable moment to pass without a lecture.

“I want all the champion gold medal winners to share their winnings with the losers. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte… come on down. You guys are Exhibit A. It’s the collective, not the individual that is important. All those gold medals you won hurt a lot of feelings. You are dividers, not uniters. You’re greedy. You should feel guilty for not slowing up enough to let others win a few medals too. We’ve got to spread the gold around.

Michael and Ryan, you’re going to make $50 million off these Olympics. But that’s just not fair. What about all the other U.S. Olympians who will make nothing? The rowers, the fencers, the curlers. We can’t have winners and losers. Everyone should share in your success. So…

Here is my Executive Order…Michael and Ryan – in the interest of equality, you will both give 50% of your $50 million endorsement money to the rest of the Olympians. That takes care of the Olympians, but remember, without our bean-counting bureaucrats and ego-maniacal blow-hard politicians, you would never have won a thing. So, of the amount you have left, you have to give 70% to the IRS. I think that’s paying your ‘fair share’. You owe us.”

But then Obama couldn’t help himself: “One more thing. I am taking this opportunity to announce my new Executive Order for Social Justice. It isn’t fair that there are so few African American swimmers…and so few white track athletes and basketball players. I am ordering the U.S. Olympic Committee to no longer determine who makes the Olympic team based on talent. From this day forward, it must be based on quotas and affirmative action. You must set aside 50% of all swimming spots for black athletes…and 50% of all track and basketball spots for white athletes. And, of course, I’m also mandating a few token slots for Latinos, Asians and American Indians…

For far too long the Olympics have been about talent, regardless of race. That was wrong. That was offensive. That was then. Now it will be based on social justice. Who says people want to see good swimmers? I think they’d rather see a rainbow of diversity and equality.”

“And, one last thing…Taxes. Each medal winner has to pay a $25,000 tax on your medals- you know those gold things you no longer own. Just because you work harder and smarter than the next guy you will no longer be allowed to hurt people’s feelings by beating them. Win and you will be punished with massive taxes.

Finally, by Executive Order I’ve also added a United Nations carbon tax to your taxes due. Each of you polluted the world and caused a dramatic increase in global warming with your carbon footprints traveling to Europe. So whether you won a medal or not, each of you is fined $10,000. Make the check out to Michelle Obama.”

As the White House press conference ends the athletes are depressed and bewildered. The entire Olympic team, now with no incentive to ever again train past the point of exhaustion, retires en mass. Obama is thrilled. It is exactly as he planned. By retiring at such a young age they remind him of government employees. He promises them pensions for not working for the rest of their lives and, of course, that guarantees them as Democrat voters.

Thinking of the hope and change he has just created- fairness, equality, social justice, the joy of the collective, and of course the full credit now assigned correctly to government for all of these Olympic triumphs- brings tears of joy to Obama’s eyes. He thinks to himself, “Gosh, isn’t this great. The Olympics are now just like my economy. Talent is replaced by fairness. It’s great to be God!”

And now you know exactly how every business owner in America feels under Obama.

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist and serial entrepreneur. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign 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: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

How to Turn Paul Ryan into “Obama’s Shadow”

From TownHall.com on 8/13/12

By Wayne Allyn Root

If there’s one man in America born for the job of debunking Obama’s myths and lies, it’s Paul Ryan.

As a political pundit, I have to admit my initial reaction to Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for V.P. was surprise. Ryan won’t gain Romney Latino votes, or expand Romney’s base. And, quite frankly, he’s not the most exciting guy in the room. Ryan is a policy wonk extraordinaire and boy genius. But those are not ideal attributes for giving rousing speeches. Not surprisingly, my first choice for the job was Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

But, after a day of thought, my opinion has changed 180 degrees. Romney made a brilliant move – he found himself a Stealth Weapon. Someone that proves that Obama is a phony. Someone who proves that Obama is not the smartest guy in the room. My advice- from one former Vice Presidential nominee to another- is to capitalize on Paul Ryan’s unique brainpower and talents by turning Ryan into “Obama’s Shadow.” More on that later.

First, Romney made a bold move by not taking the easy road with a Pawlenty or Portman (“old white guys” just like him). He picked the architect of the GOP Congressional budget plan- the ONLY plan by any politician that at least attempts to slow the growth of spending (although I believe Ryan should have gone even further). Picking Paul Ryan embraces cutting government spending as the centerpiece of Romney’s campaign. He’s not hiding from controversy, or what Obama’s socialist cabal calls “radical ideas.” Romney is going for it. To be blunt, I didn’t think he had it in him. Bravo.

The image Team Romney has created is simple and stark- vote Romney/Ryan to at least try to control the size of government, cut spending and debt, reform entitlement programs to save them for future generations, and encourage small business to create jobs…

Or stick with Obama/Biden and choose pure insanity – embrace even more spending, more debt, bigger government, and keep demonizing and punishing the small business owners that create the jobs and actually pay for all government programs. Keep telling them “the private sector is doing fine” while you raise their taxes and ruin their businesses, and keep demoralizing them by telling them “You didn’t build that.” Voting for Obama is like killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

Romney has laid down the gauntlet. Like the heroic firemen running into the burning World Trade Center, Romney ran towards the tough choices, controversy, and claims by liberals that “women, children and elderly will starve.” Romney doubled down. Again, I just didn’t think he had it in him.

Romney’s choice of Ryan also shows that his strategists made the decision that this election will be won in the “Heartland of America” with Midwestern values. The Midwest has been ignored for decades. Midwesterners are starving for attention. This is a brilliant move. This is a battle cry for every Midwestern, Catholic/Christian, suburban, hunter, fisher, NASCAR/NFL lover (especially if you love the Green Bay Packers), “married with kids” American voter. There aint no foolin’ around here.

Romney will win this election by out-raising and out-spending Obama to bring out record numbers of those dissolutioned by Obama’s lies and divisiveness- white, middle class, Catholic/Christian, suburban, married, and those voters who regardless of race, religion, or location, believe in those values that have made America the greatest nation on Earth. The choice of Ryan as V.P. makes it clear that if you vote for Romney, you won’t get something for nothing, money doesn’t grow on trees, and the way to solve a debt crisis is not with more spending and debt.

Romney is gambling that the battle will be won in the Midwest- Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa (with Pennsylvania thrown in for good measure). Can Romney sweep those states? Ask Governor Scott Walker, who passed major union reforms in Wisconsin and then won his recall by a landslide. Congressman Paul Ryan has won by landslides year after year in a pro-union, heavily Democratic, Wisconsin Congressional district. Ryan knows how to win over moderate, independent, married with children voters who hunt, fish, and go to church on Sundays.

But most importantly, as a former Vice Presidential candidate myself, I have advice for how Romney can put Paul Ryan’s brainpower and policy wonk talents to use. Earlier today I watched Congressman Ryan on YouTube debating and making mince-meat of both President Obama and Congressional leader Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on the topic of Obamacare. This guy is seriously smart. As in “boy genius” smart. So here’s my advice…

Turn policy genius Paul Ryan into “Obama’s Shadow.” Send Ryan to criss-cross the nation to shadow Obama’s every move. Wherever Obama speaks, Ryan follows- in the same town, only hours or a day later. Ryan’s job is to intelligently rebut everything Obama says. To call Obama on his fraudulent math. To expose Obama for the phony he is. To show by comparison that Obama is only a good talker, but he’s not as smart as advertised. Ryan really is the smartest guy in the room. Put him side by side with Obama to prove it.

Ryan will expose Obama as a phony- in the same town, and on the same local evening news. Ryan proves that Obama is full of hot air. Ryan unmasks him as a teleprompter reader with no understanding of the nuts and bolts of the budget. Ryan turns Obama into “the emperor with no clothes.”

This is Paul Ryan’s role of a lifetime. He is the brightest policy wonk in America. Unleash him to use his intelligence and mastery of facts to hound Obama and debunk Obama’s tall tales. If there is one man perfect for framing in detail how Obama’s ideas have damaged the U.S. economy and killed jobs, it’s Ryan. If there is one man who can paint the devastating picture of what happens to our children and grandchildren if we follow Obama’s plan for another 4 years, it’s Ryan.

YouTube the video of Ryan schooling Obama about the lies and math fraud of Obamacare. Ryan clearly knows more about Obamacare than Obama does. My educated guess is that Ryan knows more about every issue than Obama does.

Paul Ryan is Obama’s Shadow…and the real smartest guy in the room.

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist and serial entrepreneur. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign 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: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

Obama’s College Classmate: “The Obama Scandal is at Columbia”

From The Blaze.com on Monday…and Drudge Report:

By Wayne Allyn Root

I am President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his Presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.

Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best its ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesn’t exist. Then ask your lapdog Senator Harry Reid to chase the Frisbee. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader is now making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t attack the real Obama scandal.

This is classic Axelrod. Obama has won several elections in his career by slandering his opponents and leaking sealed documents. Not only do these insinuations and leaks ruin the credibility and reputation of Obama’s opponents, they keep them on the defensive and off Obama’s trail of sealed documents.

By attacking Romney’s tax records, Obama’s socialist cabal creates a problem that doesn’t exist. Is the U.S. Senate Majority Leader making up stories out of thin air? You decide. But the reason for this baseless attack is clear- make Romney defend, so not only is he “off message” but it helps the media ignore the real Obama scandal.

But I have the answer for Romney. A challenge that shuts up Obama forever.

It’s time to call Obama’s bluff. Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask “What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago, that you are afraid to let America’s voters see it? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s something the voters ought to see.” Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.

My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records- never…EVER. Because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again. End of story.

But why are the college records, of a 51 year old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer.

If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia has ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.

But don’t take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News randomly called 400 of our Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama.

Now all of this mystery could be easily and instantly dismissed if Obama released his Columbia transcripts to the media. But even after serving as President for 3 1/2 years he refuses to unseal his college records. Shouldn’t the media be as relentless in pursuit of Obama’s records as Romney’s? Shouldn’t they be digging for Obama’s dirt with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s?

The first question I’d ask is, if you had great grades, why would you seal your records? So let’s assume Obama got poor grades. Why not release the records? He’s President of the free world, for gosh sakes. He’s commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Who’d care about some poor grades from three decades ago, right? So then what’s the problem? Doesn’t that make the media suspicious? Something doesn’t add up.

Secondly, if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? And if his grades at Columbia were awful, how’d he ever get into Harvard Law School? So again those grades must have been great, right? So why spend millions to keep them sealed?

Third, how did a poor kid pay for all these fancy schools? If he had student loans or scholarships, don’t American students need good grades to maintain student loans?

I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.

So here’s my gut. I believe Obama got a leg up by being admitted to both Occidental and Columbia as a foreign exchange student. He was raised as a young boy in Indonesia. Did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? I’m betting not. He was abandoned by his mother and sent back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. No one was paying much attention to young Obama, so his citizenship was never changed back. But suddenly as he nears college-age Obama learns that foreign students have a much easier path being admitted to U.S. universities. And even more amazingly, they get loads of aid and scholarships to attend college for free- something unavailable to U.S. citizens.

So a plan is hatched. Obama uses his Indonesian passport and citizenship to get into college. Suddenly even Ivy League Columbia University is a possibility- for a foreign student from Indonesia. And it’s all paid for by the taxpayers.

That would explain how a poor student who rarely attended class and got mediocre grades, and with no money, was able to get accepted and pay for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard Law. The door magically opened for a foreign student with an exotic background.

The sad reality is there is some U.S. student- a Valedictorian of his or her school- who never got to go to Columbia or Harvard Law because Barry Soetoro took their place.

That would also explain the great mystery of how in the summer of 1981 Barry Soetoro was able to travel to Pakistan when no U.S. citizen was allowed to travel there. Did he use his Indonesian passport?

Of course a foreign student isn’t qualified to serve as President of the United States. So that secret had to be sealed and covered up for the rest of all time. In 2007 everything happened so fast no one could even ask questions…ask Hillary! That explains why a sitting President of the United States would spend millions of dollars in legal fees to keep his past sealed.

If you could unseal Obama’s Columbia University records I believe you’d find that:

A) He rarely ever attended class.
B) His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
C) He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
D) He never paid for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreigner like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia

And lastly, why do his classmates at Columbia not remember Obama? Was he a ghost? Did he never show up at class? My educated guess is that he was too busy smoking pot, attending Marxist meetings, and plotting the destruction of the U.S. economy and the overthrow of capitalism. Don’t laugh. It’s working.

If you think I’m “fishing” then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?

If it’s okay for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to go on a fishing expedition about Romney’s taxes (even though he knows absolutely nothing about them), then I think I can do the same thing. But as Obama’s Columbia Class of ’83 classmate, at least I have more standing to make educated guesses.

It’s time for Mitt to go on the attack and call Obama’s bluff.

Oh and one more thing Mitt. Tell Harry Reid you’ll release all of your tax returns when Harry Reid releases all of his. Inquiring minds want to know how Harry Reid entered the U.S. Senate with no assets and became one of the wealthiest United States Senators?

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and the author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian.” He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee. He is a regular guest on Fox News and hundreds of radio shows across America. He is also a gun-slinging, riverboat gambling, entrepreneur and capitalist evangelist. His web site: www.ROOTforAmerica.com