Libertarian Kook Wayne Allyn Root Floats Another Wingnut Conspiracy Theory

And all the right wing media sites and blogs eagerly promote it
Wingnuts • Views: 34,108

Question: How many US presidents have released their college transcripts?

Answer: Zero. That’s right, none of them.

But this doesn’t stop today’s deranged right wing from demanding to see President Obama’s transcripts — years after he was elected.

And today, the wingnuts are all raving in unison (again) about an utterly ridiculous article published at Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” pseudo-news site by libertarian wacko Wayne Allyn Root, breathlessly titled: Root: Obama’s College Classmate: ‘The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia’.

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.

This is how stupid the right wing has become. Root actually says outright in this article that he never met Obama — never even heard of him at Columbia, in fact. He has absolutely no evidence for his overheated accusations. And that, in the delusional wingnut universe, means Obama must have done something illegal or unethical, probably involving affirmative action.

Here’s my gut belief: 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. But did his mother ever change him back to a U.S. citizen? When he returned to live with his grandparents in Hawaii or as he neared college-age preparing to apply to schools, did he ever change his citizenship back? I’m betting not.

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 paid little for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreign students like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.

The right wing loves this kind of brain-dead conspiracy theory, especially when you add in that little hint of racism.

And it couldn’t be more obvious that the reason they’re all freaking out in unison is to divert attention away from Mitt Romney’s refusal to release financial information.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Santa, Flaming Bagpipes, Unicycle. Portland!And now how about Santa on a Unicycle. In the snow. With bagpipes. Oh yeah bagpipes with flames coming out.
Unshaken Defiance
1 hour, 47 minutes ago
Views: 81 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Man Who Bailed Out Trump Tapped for Commerce Gig The future president-elect at one time owned a quarter of Atlantic City’s casino market. But Trump was heavily in debt, and he started missing bond payments on his — and Atlantic City’s — largest casino, the Taj Mahal, in ...
Unshaken Defiance
2 hours, 27 minutes ago
Views: 221 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 32 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 3
Comments: 0
: 3
Songwriters Accuse Radio Stations of ‘Illegal Cartel’ Radio stations might be forced to pull dozens of top artists starting January 1st — or pay a $150,000 penalty per song, thanks to a contract spat now playing itself out in public. The artists are represented by a ...
Thanos
7 hours, 25 minutes ago
Views: 191 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 18 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
Donald Trump Transition Team “Willing to Pay Anything” to Not Have to Listen to Kid Rock at Inauguration This is unsourced, so take it with a grain of salt, but I can see it. If you perform for Trump you are dead musically to me the rest of your career. I'm probably not alone there, and no ...
Thanos
21 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 183 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Follow-Up: MS-DOS Lives on After All It sure looked like Microsoft was putting MS-DOS out to pasture. Now it’s saying that the MS-DOS command prompt cmd will continue to live on. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, “Microsoft is not removing Cmd from Windows, but rather ...
Thanos
22 hours, 5 minutes ago
Views: 152 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Weather Channel’s Kait Parker Lays the Smack Down on Breitbart in an Awesome Video ClipClimate Change deniers continue to confuse climate with weather, even through there is a huge difference between the two. Unfortunately, a short term cooling does not change the fact that humans are causing the planet to warm up by pumping ...
CriticalDragon1177
23 hours, 45 minutes ago
Views: 235 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 23 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Millions Exposed to Malvertising That Hid Attack Code in Banner Pixels Researchers from antivirus provider Eset said "Stegano," as they've dubbed the campaign, dates back to 2014. Beginning in early October, its unusually stealthy operators scored a major coup by getting the ads displayed on a variety of unnamed reputable ...
Thanos
1 day ago
Views: 170 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 9 ounces/255 grams semisweet chocolate ¾ cup/205 grams smooth natural peanut butter ¼ cup/28 grams confectioners’ sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon kosher salt Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings) 250 calories; 17 grams fat; ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 290 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Russia Seen Moving New Missiles to Eastern Europe In what could mark an escalation of tensions with the West, commercial satellite images suggest that Russia is moving a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles into Eastern Europe. Russia appears to be preparing to permanently base its Iskander missile ...
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 283 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
FIRST OFFICIAL Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming This is the FIRST trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr. and more, in theaters July 7th.Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online: Visit the Jimmy Kimmel Live WEBSITE: bit.lyLike Jimmy Kimmel Live on FACEBOOK: bit.lyFollow Jimmy ...
Thanos
1 day, 3 hours ago
Views: 300 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0