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Wayne Root went to Columbia with Barack Obama, in the early ’80s and had the same major and everything … or did he? He says he doesn’t remember any such Barry Obama Soetoro person around campus! Though probably, as he tells Sean Hannity in this video, that was because Barry was too busy smoking weed and being a radical socialist and gay-marrying Pakistanis. But since Barack publicly loves drugs and gay Pakistanis, there shouldn’t be any reason for him to hide his Columbia records, says Wayne Root! But maybe … just maybe, stick with him for a moment, this is just a gut instinct but he’s learned to trust his gut … maybe Barack Obama’s mom never “changed him back” to an American after making him an Indonesian as a child! And this will be revealed in his Columbia transcripts! And that’s how Mitt Romney is going to win this election.

Wayne Root has this long article on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze that spends a lot of time meandering around before it gets to the good stuff (where “good” = “insane,” obvs), but here, we’ll skip to the end for you:

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.

This is sort of a masterpiece, because it manages to latch onto the whole scary “THE PRESIDENT IS THE TERRIFYING OTHER” thing without getting into birtherism, which even most crazies are starting to recognize as untenable. It also taps into Real Americans’ strongly-held beliefs that our government and elite institutions are just stone cold handing out affirmative action and scholarships to undeserving brown foreigners.

The only problem of course is that there isn’t really such a thing as an “exchange student” at the college level, and most U.S. college financial aid programs cater specifically to U.S. citizens, and also you don’t lose your U.S. citizenship by living abroad unless you formally renounce it (which Barack Obama’s mother never did and you probably can’t do it on behalf of a minor child anyway) so there’s no need to “change it back” when you move home. But other than that, this story makes perfect sense, which is why Wayne Root is offering it to Mitt Romney as a sure-fire election winning defense strategy against Obama’s calls for his pesky tax records.

Why is Wayne Root so convinced about how good his gut instincts are, by the way?

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.

Which elicited the following comment from Blaze community member “RGFromTexas”:

Wayne Allen Root is a con man from Vegas who charges $100 for his sports picks !!! He operates a ‘boiler room’ that hammers people for their credit card numbers to charge them. The bottom line is he couldn’t pick a winner in a Rocky Movie. He is horrible.

Haha, someone sounds bitter about some sports betting gone awry! But not half as bitter as Reason’s Mike Riggs, who points out that Root was the Libertarian VP candidate in 2008, so why is he giving free campaign advice to Mitt Romney and not Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, damn it. [The Blaze]

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