Just spotted this on Twitter a little while ago:
Speaking in Tupelo for US Senate candidate Chris McDaniel: pic.twitter.com/9K2kLjFfI6— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) June 23, 2014
Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel is trying to knock off incumbent Thad Cochran in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary. At least one poll shows McDaniel winning handily -- and, Mississippi being Mississippi, McDaniel is likely to win the election if he wins the Republican primary. So who's this Wayne Allyn Root guy who's speaking ay a McDaniel rally?
I've written about Root before -- he's a former sports handicapper, broadcaster, and libertarian political candidate who attended Columbia University at the same time as Barack Obama and argues that there's something suspicious about Obama's time at Columbia, something that reveals anti-white bias in society:
Matt Welch: So tell us what we should know about Barack Obama that we don't?Root later elaborated on this:
Wayne Allyn Root: I think the most dangerous thing you should know about Barack Obama is that I don't know a single person at Columbia that knows him, and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. Ever! ...
Welch: Were you the exact same class?
Root: Class of '83 political science, pre-law Columbia University. You don't get more exact than that. Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, 20th reunion, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! Who was he, and five years ago, nobody even knew who he was....
Welch: That's peculiar! Do you have any theories?
Root: ... I'm pretty sure I know the answer. He had a lower average than me and he got into Harvard and I didn't.
And so my answer is, has America really been unfair to minorities? No it hasn't. It was unfair to me. A white butcher's kid, whose father had no money, but nobody gave me a break. And do I have a chip on my shoulder? You're damn right I do. And I represent millions and millions of poor people in this country who weren't lucky enough to be poor and black, they were unlucky enough to be poor and white, and they can't get into Harvard. So maybe that country Barack's fighting for, he's got the wrong country here....
If you could unseal Obama's Columbia University records I believe you'd find that:Not that it's any surprise that a teabagger candidate would consort with a guy like this. Oh, but Root is a Fox News regular, so I guess that makes him respectable.
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.
If you think I'm "fishing" then prove me wrong. Open up your records Mr. President. What are you afraid of?