Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard Of Obama



Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I have more information on the Barack Obama at Columbia University mystery. The plot thickens.

My life has crossed paths with Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both pre-law and political science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds?

But something about the Obama at Columbia story has always bothered me. Last week, at Personal Liberty, I wrote about having just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates — everyone except Obama. As usual, he wasn’t there — not a trace, not a video greeting, not a letter. I could not find any classmates who knew him.

I called Obama “the ghost of Columbia University.” I pointed out (just as I’ve said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia and may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in between. It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.

Is he the real-life “Manchurian Candidate”? What explains Obama having just enough skeletal proof that he was there (one photo, one roommate, one professor, one friend)… but never seen in a class, never on anyone’s radar screen, almost invisible? A total two-year blackout. It’s like a story straight out of a novel about the CIA or KGB. He graduated Columbia, but it’s almost as if he never went there.

To make matters even more mysterious, Obama’s college records are sealed. He’s had plenty of opportunities to authorize the release, to clear the air. He has never chosen to do so. But why? What has he got to hide? Funny enough Obama has never had a problem ripping open the sealed records of his political opponents. Every step of his career Obama has beaten his opponents by having sealed documents just happen to be publicly exposed by anonymous sources. But not Obama. His records are always unavailable (and never leaked). Obama always seems to have powerful forces on his side.

Did he attend Columbia as a foreign student? That was the educated guess I made in my appearance on “Hannity” on FOX News a year ago. The only photo of Obama from his Columbia days was in his off-campus apartment with a roommate described by USA Today as a Pakistani foreign student, pot smoker, and cocaine abuser. If you’re a foreign student, you live in housing off-campus with other foreign students.

That would also explain how he transferred into Columbia. Transferring into an Ivy League school is all but impossible. I did a little digging and found out only three transfer students in all of America were accepted into Columbia in the past academic year — three students out of 315 million Americans. Yet those who knew Obama at Occidental called him a pot smoker and partier who rarely attended class. You’re telling me that a student with that record, at an average college, was accepted for transfer into prestigious Columbia University? Only if he was an exotic, Indonesian foreign student transferring into a college that desperately wanted to claim an ethnically and globally diverse student body.

Still, that might explain how Obama got into Columbia. But where was he for those two years? My gut instincts say something is wrong with the Obama at Columbia story. Very wrong. Rancid.

But until now, I was the only Columbia-attached person publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was the American history and diplomatic history professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.

I was put on Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate skeptical about Obama’s story. He told me that Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.”

I did some digging and located Graff’s home phone number. I called him. Now retired, he was delighted to hear from me. He agreed to go on the record about Obama. Unlike Obama, Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graff’s classes, and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great — like he hasn’t lost any of his trademark sharpness in the 30 years since we last met.

I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no cheery things to say about the President. Graff said: “I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I’m proud of them all. Between American history and diplomatic history, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.”

Even more importantly, Graff knew the other history and political science professors. “None of the other Columbia professors knew him either,” said Graff.

Graff concluded our interview by saying: “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University.’ I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”

There is something wrong with Obama’s story; I know that. Many of my classmates at last weekend’s 30th reunion feel queasy too — even though they are mostly Obama supporters. They know in their guts he wasn’t there. Now the most beloved professor ever at Columbia joins us in publicly questioning the story. Obama is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia. Rotten like dead fish.

It’s hard to come to any other conclusion, but Obama is purposely trying to destroy capitalism, kill the American Dream and undo American values, as well as shred the Constitution. Now that you realize he has a mysterious background, it all fits, doesn’t it? The question is: Who controls Obama? Who is pulling the purse strings? Who has the motive and desire to destroy America? Who benefits by the destruction of the greatest democracy in world history? Who wants to see a one world government, with no America getting in the way?

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America. We’ll need all the blessings we can get with Obama in the White House.

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Wayne Allyn Root

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  • independent thinker

    “God bless America. We’ll need all the blessings we can get with Obama in the White House.”

    Ain’t that the truth.

    • FreedomFighter

      “It’s hard to come to any other conclusion, but Obama is purposely trying to destroy capitalism, kill the American Dream and undo American values, as well as shred the Constitution.”
      Better get the vote out in 2014 or he will succeed beyond all our worse nightmares, if we actually make it to the vote without a war or martial law.
      Laus DeoSemper FI

      • Rolf

        and your well being will go to the very rich like Donnald Trump and so on!

  • Harold Olsen

    I’ve only heard one person claim he knew Obama in college, though I don’t remember which college. Actor Hill Harper of the TV series “CSI: NY” claims he went to college with Obama. I wonder if he really did or if he was paid to say that.

    • GrizzMann

      Good Actors read scripts in a believable tenor.

  • CSN

    If a 46 years Professor from Columbia who knew every Politician who ever went there can say he never met or saw Obama, then…..President “O” is the man in the Empty Suit, or why don’t we call him “The Emperor with no clothes.”

    • javamann

      Seems how he got started:
      Hired by Kissinger?

      • Sarah417

        You are closest to the truth. George H.W.Bush was a founding member of the Trilateral Comm. Rockefellers, Goldmen Sachs, Rothschilds created Bilderbergs NWO of which Kissinger, Bushes, Clintons, Obama are members. Search it yourself. They will no doubt give us our choice of presidential nominee Jeb Bush (NWO) or Hillary Clinton (NWO). Now all you folks can call me a conspiracy theorist and I am off my rocker.

  • village idiot

    I have said this before and will repeat it again. The American people have been conned and this empty suit potus is the biggest con-man in history and an absolute fake. I cannot believe that the people of America fell for this one. Anyone who believes anything this liar in chief says needs swift medical attention.
    I personally am awaiting the FBI at my door or perhaps a drone? Bring it on, thugs!

    • Bill

      The dumbing down of America is alive and well

  • Mary

    Shame on the DNC and FBI for allowing this man to be and stay where he is today.

  • skippy

    hehehhee…my $$$ is on the professor!!!!! :)

  • Dirty Daug

    Some one was supporting Obama all through the years and still are. Remember when Obama was flat broke with no money, no job and yet he was a world traveler. It would take lots of money for Columbia to give him a fake diploma as Columbia is an outstanding school. Obama is President because of someone with lots of money. But this not what pisses me off the most, it’s the ones who are supporting Obama when they know or too stupid to know he is a fake or something is not right for a person to hide all of his records. The when the good people of America find out and say Obama is a fake they are ridiculed and called birthers and the like. Then there are those who are too stupid to realize it would be impossible for Obama to become President if he didn’t have money clearing a path for him to become President.

  • william

    Look no further than George Soros.

  • jim b

    He is a Charm School graduate, how many more of his Charm School graduate friends has he brought into American’s government? What was it he whispered into Putin’s ear at the Russian summit? I hope we don’t find out to late.

  • Ted

    You will probably find his records are in Turkey, or Saudi Arabia, they own him ,and rule him.

  • Dave


    • Don 2

      It must be depressing not to be able to muster a good liberal Obama defense here. At least you gave it your best shot Dave.

      • Dave



        No Donnyboy,

        The story that ole WAR is trying to put over has been debunked. You conservative sheep continue to believe whatever intellectual vomit the conspiracy theorists upchuck. Yes, Obama is a plant by George Soros way back in the 1980’s even though he has documented friends at school, Columbia documented him in 2004 as one of their grads. WAR is bored unless he comes up with more nonsense and falsehoods just like his election prediction. But the sheep are just so eager to believe because their party lost the election and will continue to lose elections due to the GOP’s racism, anti-women, anti-science, anti-middle class and poor stances.

        Enjoy your irrelivency

        • Don 2

          You have a problem Dave, other than left-leaning Snopes and factcheck cannot be trusted, and that is that both of your cited sources are from 2010. How exactly does that discredit Professor Henry Graff in 2013, on the record?

          Simply release your records/transcripts Obama, and prove poor Dave correct.


          Simply come forward Professor Henry Graff, say it isn’t so, and prove poor Dave correct.

          Easy and logical…..why not?

          • Dave

            Do you have sen Cruz’s transcripts? Rand Paul? You are only asking Obama for this why? Thats right, you hate Obama we get it. WAR hates Obama too so rather than dealing with real issues, why not hijack the country so nothing gets done.
            Columbia has 20000 students a year, Obama attended in the early 80’s or 30 years ago. You remember everyone from 30 years ago right? You need to believe Obama is a plant by some nafarious interests… Its what your conservative masters want you to believe to further their cause to make this country more dysfuctional so they might have a chance again in a national election.
            Good luck with your tin hat endevors Donny.

          • Don 2

            Neither Cruz or Paul are president, and neither one represents my state. You don’t have a logical argument worth responding to.

          • Dave

            Oh I didn’t realize this scrutiny is just reserved for the POTUS… Please get me the transcripts of the Bush’s both senior and junior, Clinton and Reagan please… Since you are the watchdog, I am sure you have them locked away in a safe where the aliens cannot find them.

          • TML

            “Simply release your records/transcripts Obama, and prove poor Dave correct.”

            Obama isn’t required by the Constitution to release records/transcripts, so why should he just because some people get in their heads these conspiracy theories, simply because they don’t remember him, while the University itself has confirmed his attendance?

            I agree with DavH… who cares? He’s been elected twice…. Concentrate your time on real issues.

          • Dave

            Yes, please for the love of Pete….

            WAR needs to stop feeding the tin-haters


            So that means Columbia U had meetings to help install a black man named Barack Hussein Obama president of the United States earlier than 2005, 2 years into the Iraq war and 4 years removed from 9-11. Ok….
            So in 2003-2004, you ask anyone that a man with Obama’s and skin color name could be president, they would say you are crazy. Crazy is exactly what Donny and anyone who buys this nonsense is.

          • Don 2

            Whether or not Obama is required to release his records/transcripts is not the issue. Logical thinking people with nothing to hide, would want to put this matter to rest, eliminate the conspiracy theories. After all, according to Obama’s followers, he is the smartest guy in the room…..so what are you people so afraid of? What is the big deal about releasing them? Why should you or Obama care if they are released?

            Here’s your problem TML. Other than claiming that he doesn’t have to, you have no way to defend your position as being logical, because by releasing his record/transcripts, all the conspiracy theories go away, and all the detractors are silenced, and support for Obama would in probably increase.

            Same thing with the birth certificate. All the conspiracies go away, the detractors are silenced, the birthers are crushed and eliminated, Obamas support increases. You are trying to beat logic with illogical arguments.

            TML, who are you? Basically, you’re nobody; just another die-hard Obama supporter with words that mean nothing to anybody. Are you so naïve as to actually think that if you took every word that you have ever typed on this site, that you have actually changed the mind of anybody here?

          • Bob666

            Yo Don,
            And you believe that you have changed someone’s mind?

          • Don 2

            Yo Bob,

            I am a Conservative. In case you were busy rolling a joint and missed it, I believe the category under which this article appears is titled, “Conservative Politics.” I am not trying to change a single Conservative’s mind.
            Nice to hear from you Bob.

          • Bob666

            Yo Don,
            The only thing that I have ever smoked is the occasional cigar on the boat or golf course.

            I’m not sure that you have changed the mind of any non-conservatives as well.

          • Don 2

            Yo Bob,

            Well, you have previously stated that you roll your own, so were you lying then, or are you lying now?

            I am not inclined to try to change a liberals mind. They are not logical thinkers, they function on emotions.

          • Bob666

            No Don,
            I am quite sure that you are mistaken or senile. I have never had a reason to make such a statement about “roll your own”.

            As far a changing the mind of anyone, I was merely making a observation of fact.

            You really need to ask yourself (as with others on this site), what good does it make to accuse someone of lying?
            Based on many of you’re questions to me, you obviously feel a need to catch me at something and that really does not bode well as to how you spend your time.

          • Don 2

            My apology Bob. As much as a pain in the butt that you can be, and as easy as it would be just to let it go, I admit it when I know that I am wrong, and it appears that I wrongly credited you with a post that was not yours. Sorry!

          • Bob666

            You know Don,
            It takes a big man to admit when you are wrong. Apoglogy accepted and much respect gained.

          • TML

            Don 2 says, “Whether or not Obama is required to release his records/transcripts is not the issue. Logical thinking people with nothing to hide, would want to put this matter to rest, eliminate the conspiracy theories. After all, according to Obama’s followers, he is the smartest guy in the room…..so what are you people so afraid of? What is the big deal about releasing them? Why should you or Obama care if they are released?”

            I don’t particularly care if he releases them or not because it’s not a legal requirement for him to do so. Neither did George Bush release his records. Sure, it might silence some people stuck obsessively on the subject but we also already have the College itself which has confirmed his attendance. Any logical thinking person would see the evidence – that two room-mates, a professor, the college itself, an article published by him in the Sundial school paper, and a 2005 profile of Obama as an alumnus at the school – is sufficient against personal testimony that Wayne simply doesn’t remember him.

            Don 2 says, “Here’s your problem TML. Other than claiming that he doesn’t have to, you have no way to defend your position as being logical, because by releasing his record/transcripts, all the conspiracy theories go away, and all the detractors are silenced, and support for Obama would in probably increase.”

            He obviously doesn’t care about satisfying the fringe conspiracy theorists. It’s illogical to think that you can just come up with conspiracy theories that don’t hold water and then scream that you are right, or the opposition is illogical, simply because they don’t give into your demands. If there is credible evidence that he didn’t attend then I would be the first to acknowledge it, but as it is, there is nothing but conjecture and theories, and wishful thinking.

            Don 2 says, “Same thing with the birth certificate. All the conspiracies go away, the detractors are silenced, the birthers are crushed and eliminated, Obamas support increases. You are trying to beat logic with illogical arguments.”

            Well, he already did present a birth certificate to do exactly that, but it didn’t happen the way your logic says it would… did it? No, they went on some endless spree of trying to prove the electronic document fake… even though his long-form Birth Certificate (the actual document) was even accepted by Harvard Law School. So going along with things doesn’t necessarily result in silencing detractors or crushing the birthers, or increase support for Obama (which would be a ridiculous reason to support his policies). Sorry friend, but you’re the one trying to beat logic with illogical arguments.

            Don 2 says, “TML, who are you? Basically, you’re nobody”

            LoL! Well, I guess I could say the same of you.

            Don 2 says, “just another die-hard Obama supporter”

            I’m not an Obama supporter… I can’t stand his policies, didn’t vote for him. I’m simply calling it like I see on this non-issue. Kinda shows your ignorance to assume I am, eh?

            Don 2 says, “Are you so naïve as to actually think that if you took every word that you have ever typed on this site, that you have actually changed the mind of anybody here?”

            Idk… maybe, maybe not. I could say the same to you, but then of course, your not interested in changing minds, you are interested in preaching to the choir, and stroking your ego, instead of any real discourse.

          • Don 2

            Well TML, of course the birth certificate presented on-line by the White House did not make the conspiracy go away. Why would it? That document was created and consisted of 9 links/layers. Investigators were not only able to re-build the document, they were able to take apart the same file presented on-line by the WH. In addition, the register and date stamp on the file presented by the WH could be moved around, something you cannot do with a scanned in document. Even a computer novice knows that much.

            Now you are stating that it is a fact that Obama’s actual long-form birth certificate was accepted by the Harvard Law School. Would that be the same long-form birth certificate that the State of Hawaii now admits to not having a copy of? Please…….spare me!

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Your what?
          People lie for people. That’s not exactly big news. But who cares anyway?
          The real issue is the bankrupt policies that he pushes. The same policies that have feathered Leaders’ nests at the expense of their subjects throughout history.

          For instance, in January of 2008 (when Obama took office), the number of non-farm employees was 133,631,000. Four and one-half years later, the estimated employment number for May is 135,637,000. That’s a gain of 2 million jobs, but the Federal Government has spent well over $2 Trillion in an effort to promote employment. That’s over $1 million per additional job. Such a bargain.

          Obviously Dave benefits somehow from the largess. Why else would he hang around here spreading his propaganda?

          So bare your soul, Dave. Tell us what Government job you fill.

          • Dave


            Which “ideas” are those that made it though the GOP House and filibuster happy Senate?

            2T dollars to help lay future groundwork for jobs or 3T to kill hundreds of thousands of people so the oil and defense industries can make tons of money…. Hmmmm I know which one I support. That is the difference between Obama and the GOP.

            I am in the private sector, I work in international business. I don’t work for the Gov. I just have common sense.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Why are you using the war machine to make your counterpoint, Dave? Have you seen me advocate the war machine in any of my comments?
            But then, you are a Liberal Progressive, so I guess truth isn’t a necessary part of your comments.
            By the way, Dave, please explain to us how Obama has reduced our Global Meddling?

          • Dave

            Why?, ok here goes…liberals and progressives want to invest in this country, the working people, the poor, building our infrastructure. Conservatives (Reagan, Bush and the GOP dominated Congress) have spent their time pushing the big defense budget agenda, tax cut and spend policy that benefits the corporatists.
            Obama is not a liberal or a progressive since you asked. His first term he was a right of center corporatist. His second term so far, he has been a bit left of center. Obama has NOT invaded another country… If that dolt Bush was still president, we would be wasting money and lives in Syria. But America has not stood down much in the last 50 years from inserting ourselves in conflicts we have no business being in.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Obviously you don’t know what a Progressive is, Dave. So It is useless to debate with you. Come back when you’ve learned something.
            Hint: Progressives like Big Government. Duh.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Dave says — “liberals and progressives want to invest in this country, the working people, the poor, building our infrastructure”. One key point:
            They want to invest “other peoples’ money” whether those people like it or not. The Liberal Progressives are saying that they know best how to spend other peoples’ money, and if you don’t like it — tough.

            Dave says — “Obama has NOT invaded another country”.

            Liar, Liar, pants on fire. You surely don’t think any intelligent person buys that one, do you Dave?

          • Dave

            What country has Obama invaded and we are occupying due to that invasion. Please see what you can pull from your hind quarters.
            “other people’s” money? You mean the wealthy’s? The people who make the policy by paying the politicians don’t you? Oh wait… I forgot, that’s only what the Dem corporatists and conservatives do… Progressives and Liberals want big money out of the political arena while conservatives and corporatists want more more more…

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Libya, Dave.
            And please spare me the Progressive claptrap that we didn’t have boots on the ground.
            By “other peoples’ money”, I mean anybody whose money you Progressives are spending as you please. I haven’t yet seen where there is a wealth cutoff for when stealing other peoples’ money is theft or not.
            So please explain to the common man or woman, Dave, why it was okay for Obama to spend $1,000,000 of other peoples’ money per job created? Is it because you and your elitist buddies know best how to spend other peoples’ money? They couldn’t create more jobs and more wealth by spending their own money the way they please?
            Explain to us, Dave, why people can’t voluntarily spend their own money the way they want. Explain to us how you can assume the moral high-ground when in fact you are just a forcer and a common thief.

          • Dave

            LOL Libya???? LOL… Please review your dictionary and look up the term “invasion” and “occupation” because clearly you have no clue. That is not what we did/are doing in Libya.

            That is the wrong question DaveH. The real question is why conservatives have not done darn thing for working families, students trying to get a colege education, minorities, women etc….The record of conservatives is clear which is why a conservative will not win the WH ever again. We have seen the damage done by Reagan and his twin, George W Bush.

            Davey, you forget what has happened since we had Reagan inflicted on us, tax rates have gone down and spending has gone up. Most US Corporations pay very little in real taxes (The US has one of the lowest actual tax rates for corporations). And with these lower taxes, Reagan exploded the budget with his defense spending and Bush with his wars. We have the reality of the largest group in the country (the baby boomers) are retiring so they are using more HC services and retirement services so that spending has been going up because w do not have enough young people entering the work force to offset that group.

            In a severe recession, what happens to spending on unemployment services? It goes up… Job training programs? It goes up… What happens to tax reciepts? Goes down… Thats what happens when you understand economics and math. Conservatives have a problem in this area.

            You care nothing for anthing but yourself. the country, society mean nothing to you and thats why you get so indignant about paying taxes to pay for the benefits of living in this country. You are a typical conservative who has hijacked the libertarian movement. If you hate taxes so much, Somalia may be more to your liking.

            The rest of your ad hominem attacks on me I will ignore. I realize you are just jealous of my success and happiness and you can’t stand that I call you out on your theory.

          • Dave

            So Reagan according to you is a progressive? Funny… the conservatives then you simply do not exist except in conservative fairytales since Ron Paul retired.
            Your definition of a progressive is one on convenience to escape the conservative record since 1980. I am using Websters. they have slightly more credibility than you do on the subject.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Your sense must be common indeed, Dave, because you rarely make any sense to me. The fact that you don’t know that the GOP and the Democrats work for the same masters shows me that you really don’t have much sense at all, since you’ve been on this board plenty long enough to have learned that reality.
            Anybody with any real sense would have figured out by now that the Repubs and the Dems are just different sides of the same coin.

          • Dave

            As you continue with your ad hominem attacks on me I see you never answered my question.
            I am not a Democrat because they are two sides of the same coin. You say Obama is a Progressive. His biggest spending was to try get people jobs… I say Bush is a conservative and his biggest spending was on a war HE started because its what HE wanted for his oil and defense friends. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands are dead, China has shiny new oil contracts and Iran is the new power in Persia. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            You can say whatever you want, Dave, but Bush was a Progressive. Until you figure that out, it is useless to try to carry on a conversation with you.

          • Dave

            Yes, I keep forgetting… Conservatives are never responsible for anything. Your lies do not work here DaveH. Bush is not a member of the ACLU, Greenpeace or any other organization associated with progressives. Other the other hand, he deals extensively with big oil, the banks, the defense industry sharade and he made sure they all got theirs.

          • Dave

            Your definitions have ZERO merit here in the real world. Bush walks like a conservative, talks like a conservative… He is a conservative. You are just angry that one of yours is the worst president in the last 150 years and unlike conservatives, I can point to real things he has done to warrant that award. Conservatives knew it as well when they did not speak his name at their convention. There was good reason. He was a complete embarrassment to this country.

        • mnkysnkle

          Snopes & factcheck?? DUH!!

  • DonnaAngelStar

    Vet the fraud!

  • Guest

    Just as he bought and paid for his diploma, his election was bought and paid for.

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Wayne says — “Who benefits by the destruction of the greatest democracy in world history?”.

    We are NOT a democracy, Wayne. We are a Republic.

    Read this book, Wayne, and learn what a Libertarian truly is (because I don’t think you are one):

    • Ted Crawford

      Respectfully, We WERE a Republic! That ended on March 4, 1913!

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Let’s face it. Obama is no doubt the worst ever in a long string of Progressives, both Democrat and Republican. But he is just the tip of the iceberg. The iceberg is composed of an elite group of Propagandizers, Leaders, Crony Capitalists, and the mass of their well-brainwashed followers who can rationalize any kind of immorality as long as they keep their position at the trough.
    We are not going to have a snowball’s chance in hell of melting that iceberg until we all wake up to the fact that those privilege-seekers are taking advantage of all of the rest of us — even the trough-feeders who just don’t know any better.
    How can anybody expect a good economy when more than 50% of it is controlled by the self-serving Gang?

    • Dave

      LOL Oh Davey…We have been through this before.

      Apparently you missed 2001-2008… Tell me all the good things Conservatives have done economically and socially the last 50 years please since you insist on bad mouthing progressives.

      Where in mises.org do they address international business, different currencies and different economic structures and the “free” market?

      There is no such thing as the “free market”… The Gov you seek has NEVER existed in the industrial/global economic age. Mises.org is strictly theory. You get rid of the nation-state and create one world government and only have one currency, then you may be on to something, until that time… Theory is all it is.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        “LOL Oh Davey” — Ridicule, the choice of ignorant Liberal Progressives who have no factual comments to add to the forum.

        Free Markets have existed from time to time in close to pure form throughout history, Dave. But you’re right, they typically don’t last very long, because the takers, like yourself, can’t stand voluntary trades among the people, so it doesn’t take long before the connivers figure out a way to set up their self-serving Governments meanwhile propagandizing ignorant people that they are there to help them.

        • Dave

          So I am a taker? care to explain how you know me so well to make that claim? Oh that’s right… Its baseless.
          I have plenty of facts.
          1) governments set trade policy (involved in the market)
          2) governments manipulate currency (involved in the market)
          3) governments have to set safety and environmental regs to protect the public (involved in the market)
          That is just the tip of the iceberg. You pine away for something that have never existed in the industrial/global economy and will never exist unless you support the globalists… do you?

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            You are a Progressive, Dave. By definition, Progressives must take from others forcefully. How else would they achieve their goals? You Progressives certainly don’t fund your own mandates, therefore you are taking from others — ergo, you are a Taker.
            To believe that Governments must set trade policy to have good economies is just typical Liberal Progressive Propaganda. Show us trade policies and we will show you Crony Capitalists who seek privilege at the rest of our expense.
            Sure they manipulate currency. How else can the Crony Capitalist Bankers gain at other peoples’ expense?
            Protect the public with regulations? Protect them from what, wealth? For those who are ignorant enough to swallow Dave’s Propaganda:

            Also pick up the book “The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal your Money”

          • Dave

            I am a progressive. thank you but Websters doesn’t share your lies about progressives.

            a : one that is progressive

            b : one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action.

            Now for the obtuse conservatives in the audience… what does the above mean? It means passing laws that allow black boys and girls to go to school with white boys and girls. That’s just one example.

            Now lets talk about DaveH’s other lies… that crony capitalism is reserved for liberals and progressives. In the 1980’s Ronald Reagan hired Don Regan… dave can you tell me who he was? Where did he come from? Who made out like bandits via banking policy set for by Reagan?

            The answers are as follows:

            Treasury secretary

            Merrill Lynch

            The big banks…

            So much for your conservative hero Ronald Reagan.

            Now lets look at today.

            Jan Brewer my Gov of AZ, a conservative… She authorizes an increase of millions of dollars that go to the private prison system in AZ and who has ties to the Prison firms? The Gov’s staff.

            Rand Paul, his second largest contributor is Coal Mining interests. How many mining safety bills did he support? Coal is a dirty fuel.. don’t believe it? Ask the people of Bejing and Shanghi China. Do you think Rand Paul would support any legislation that hurts his mining interest friends? I think not.

            Crony capitalism is alive and well on both sides of the political spectrum. DaveH drinks from a certain brand of Kool-Aid that gets him fooled to think that its only one political stripe that engages in pay for play tactics. DaveH knows theory and propaganda well because that is his stock and trade. I am here to give you the real world.

          • JeffH

            Partisans of freedom need not play word games like progressives. We simply need to educate ourselves and those around us, to let the lessons of liberty guide and instruct us. If enough people appreciate this fundamental understanding of freedom and the Constitution, no politician, elitist, or media talking head can sell us socialism.

            Progressivism advocates a total break from the principles of freedom articulated in our founding documents, particularly the Declaration of Independence. It seeks to either get around or dismantle limitations on government power, the very constitutional limitations established in the Constitution for the protection of individual freedom.

            For this reason, the progressives desire for something old in world history, not something new. Progressives seek to roll back, not forward, the hands of progress; they seek regression, not progression.

            Under progressive philosophy, freedom is understood as a condition brought upon individuals by the state, not a right already naturally possessed by the individual. Furthermore, the state decides which groups of people are worthy of such freedom, termed “valuable associations.” Progressives continue to use the word, freedom; they simply redefine its meaning.

            Progressivism prefers collective social welfare over its perceived adversary, individual freedom. It is an either or situation: you are free one way or free their way. If individual freedom triumphs progress is not possible. To be “free” in the progressive sense is to be liberated by government forces from unpleasant social circumstances created by your fellow citizens. For the Founders, freedom is protected by government. For the Progressives, freedom is having your physical welfare secured by government, your physical welfare being a protection from the perceived excesses of others’ individual freedom in the marketplace.

          • Dave

            Spoken like a true brainwashed conservative. Progressives prioritize equality and that this country does better with a vibrant middle class and fights the hording of wealth by the powerful. Laws and Gov help affect that change. You conservatives know it to be true because conservatives and corporatists have used congress to write laws in the areas of trade, taxes and deregulation that benefit their narrow intertests. thats why since Reagan, worker productivity continued to rise while wages stagnated. The wealthy on the other hand, have seen their money go up exponentially. Much of that was done wile conservatives were in power.
            So spare me your slanted views on Progressives and get to the range and squeeze off a few.

          • JeffH

            Ahhhh yes Dave47D, and pigs can fly too!

            If you couldn’t say something stupid you’d say nothing at all…fat chance of that ever happening.

            You betcha, I will be going to the gun range tomorrow and I will exercise precise gun control by squeezing off more than a few and hitting exactly what I shoot at.

            The truth could set you free…try it sometimes.

          • Dave

            If Truth were water, you could not hit water falling out of a boat.
            Enjoy being a tool of the wealthy.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        In his typical ignorance, Dave says — “Apparently you missed 2001-2008”.
        Bush was a fine example of a Neoconservative Progressive, but I wouldn’t expect somebody as hard to train as Dave to figure that one out. I love how these Liberal Progressives use Neoconservative Politicians to make their case that Free Markets don’t work. I guess when you’re desperate, Dave, any trick in the book is kosher.

        • JeffH

          Somebody had to take eddie’s spot and Dave47DCarney fills that void admirably.

          • Dave

            Jeffrey, you need to go to the gun range and squeeze off a few round so you can think clearly.
            Hey DaveH and Machinegun Jeffrey,
            Maybe you two can put your heads together and come up with who in the political arena is a neo-liberal. I am sure you can’t because they don’t exist. Neo-Conservative is a BS term to cover up all the bad things conservatives do. Its all part of the selective amnesia, avoidance issues and general mental issues that make up the conservative movement in this country.

          • JeffH


          • Dave

            Oh good, Jeffrey got back from the range… he is happy again. Good for you Jeffrey.

          • JeffH

            Light travels faster than sound. That’s why progressives believe they are bright…until you hear them speak.

          • Dave

            Funny, I never got the “bright” from you Jeffrey.being a Raiders fan cements it. How do you “hear” on a website like this Jeffrey? Do you have special technology that converts the written word to sound because you blew your hands off cleaning your gun?

    • Bob666

      Yo Original,
      I believe that you were being far to conservative at 50%.

  • securityman

    he is trying to turn the US into an Islamic country.

  • ExactlyAsCredibleAsThisBlog

    I also dug around and found Professor Graff’s home number, and he said he had never in fact heard of YOU, Mr. Root. He also mentioned that it is very difficult to back up your story when the only evidence is your hearsay, and the only other places to carry the “news” are directly and solely quoting your article, which again, is based entirely on your hearsay.

    • Sarah417

      Are you saying Mr. Root is not telling the truth? Mr. Root are you going to let this person call you a liar? Please answer.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Your name says it all, Exactly. You are tacitly admitting that you have no credibility, since you know yourself better than anybody. But the rest is just conjecture on your part.

      • Don 2

        What you are witnessing in “ExactlyAsCredibleAsThisBlog” is a liberal in panic mode.

      • WTS/JAY

        DaveH: Your name says it all, Exactly. You are tacitly admitting that you have no credibility, since you know yourself better than anybody.

        Amazing, how the fool couldn’t see that.

  • Jeff

    The circle is complete. You didn’t know Obama was at Columbia, and he didn’t know you were running for president in 2008. Did your Mom vote for you? Are you sure?

    • Don 2

      Another liberal in panic mode, stomping his feet and banging his head against the wall. Love it!

      • Jeff

        Was that supposed to make sense? It didn’t. Panic? Stomping feet? Because I’m making light of Root’s “political career”? I think you’ve been hanging out with JeffH too long. He uses adjectives he doesn’t understand too!

        • JeffH

          Uhinged Jeff talking about making sense? That’s quite a reach. Glad to know I’m on your mind.
          BTW, you haven’t cleaned that brown stuff off of your nose yet. Ya know, Obama’s brown stuff.

          • Jeff

            You’re getting to be quite a bore. Go torture some animals so you have something interesting to brag about.

          • Dave

            JeffreyH hasn’t been to the gun range yet today… He is all angry and blocked up… Jeffrey is such a sad little man.

          • Jeff


            Aren’t you just quaking in your boots thinking of the irrelevant adjectives Mr. H will throw at you? He pores over his Thesaurus between gun cleanings.

          • Dave

            He is always good for a laugh. But the funny thing is that he does not realize how many people laugh at is antics. He thinks people take him seriously.

          • JeffH

            To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of ignorance. ~A. Bronson

          • Dave

            Are you trying toself-analyzing again Jeffrey? Is it too early to go to the range so you can get some excercise?

          • JeffH

            Dave47D, I refer you right back to my previous post.
            That shoe fits you like a glove.

          • Dave

            LOL.. Just Like your straightjacket Jeffery?

          • 5alive5

            Dave has something that if sat on the edge of a razorblade would look like a b.b. on an eight lane highway. any idea what it is????

          • 5alive5

            Whats the matter Dave? Mad because YOU don’t know how to handle a gun? It can be quite enjoyable. IF you know what you’re doing!!!

      • Jack

        Hey Don2:

        There seems to be a question regarding whether Dr. Graff actually said what WAR claims. Why aren’t you demanding that WAR release the recording of his conversation with Dr. Graff. After all a recording would prove who was telling the truth. Certainly he recorded such an important conversation.
        As you always say, if WAR has nothing to hide, then why doesn’t he release the recording so everyone can hear for themselves what Dr. Graff actually said. Better yet why didn’t WAR have a link to the recording in his article?

        Oh, yeah I forgot, you and your friends just accept as gospel, anything that another righty says. An

        By the way, since WAR says that Obama has won every election by having sealed documents about his opponents exposed. Can anyone tell me what sealed documents about Romney were exposed?

        • Don 2

          Hey Don’t Know Jack,

          1. Who is questioning what Dr. Graff said, you?

          2. Who says there is a recording, you?

          3. Why would WAR take such a reckless chance, print this article, and risk his reputation publicly, when all Dr. Graff has to do is go on MSNBC and say that WAR is lying?

          • Jack


            ExactlyAsCredibleAsThisBlog said it in a post above.

            The majority of posters accepted what WAR said about Professor Graff as being true without any actual proof.

            No one said there is a recording, however a smart interviewer records an interview so (1) they don’t have to take notes or rely on their memory, (2) to insure what they report is accurate and (3) to be able, if necessary, to prove what was said.

            You ask why would WAR take a reckless chance, perhaps its because he knows that even if caught and exposed you guys would ignore it and just go on accepting as true the garbage he feeds you. The majority of what he says in his columns are nothing more than rants and exaggerations that are not factual.

            Professor Graff was born in 1921 making him around 92 years old. How likely is it that an elderly man is going to take any action? Hopefully his mental faculties and overall health are still good, but how do we know? Trust WAR, a man who constantly exaggerates and invents things.

          • Don 2

            O.K. – now you’re making me laugh out loud. For all we know, ExactlyAsCredibleAsThisBlog is you, or Jeff, or Dave under a different name, or one of your buddies. At any rate, that is proof of nothing, and totally unreliable and unacceptable as evidence of anything.
            Regarding what you said in number (3): to be able, if necessary, to prove what was said. So, if and when Professor Graff publicly denies WAR’s article, then it would be an issue, but not before. Nice try at trying to change and control the narrative though, except it isn’t working Jack.
            The rest of your argument is just plain nonsense. Try thinking Out-Of-The-Box, Jack-In-The-Box!

    • $231338

      Obama is a Russian agent and we will lose our freedom due to uninformed voters and Dem and GOP allowing a Kenyan born, Russian communist educated imposter liar into White House. Many will be shot when Russians assume complete control.

      • $231338

        catholicbook.com has all the proof needed to convict Obama of being a lying imposter.

        • Jeff

          Really? Do tell.

          • 5alive5

            Don’t believe he is, Jeff? You’re fast becoming one of the minority now!

      • Jeff

        I know you were in Mom’s basement playing video games, and I guess she forgot to yell down to you. The Communists have been out of power in Russia since 1991. That’s 22 in Earth Years.

        • Elton Robb


          During the same time as the vision about the state of Florida in July of 1995, God gave me a vision of a massive army coming down on America. He said, “John, I am going to allow the enemies of the United States to judge America. When America’s enemies come they will have no mercy on the men, women and children. I saw troop movement and they appeared to be Communist Chinese and Russian troops coming into the United States. As they came in, America was no match. I saw churches and synagogues were being leveled by heavy artillery. As the churches were being blown up I saw Jews and Christians being herded up and shot like cattle in front of their churches and homes. I saw the troops killing children and infants with their bayonets. I saw the American people tormented beyond imagination. The troops were void of emotions. Their objective is to take the nation and take it hands down. All able bodied working people will be forced into slave labor. Some will be taken to other countries and some left here. The soldier’s main objective was to kill all Jews and Christians. As I am seeing all this horror I asked, “Lord, what is happening?” He said, “Because of the wickedness of the United States of America I am allowing her enemies to invade her lands.” God ended the vision.

          The enemies of America are supernaturally being drawn together. When they come, they are going to catch the nation completely by surprise. Great is going to be her destruction and torment. This judgment is coming soon! The American people, Christians and non-Christians do not believe that God has fiery indignation that will be poured out. The great day of darkness is quickly coming upon the whole world, the day of God’s wrath and judgment.

          Jeremiah 50:3
          For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

          • Jeff

            Go with that. Print up some signs and walk around downtown proclaiming the end of the world. But what is causing such indignation? Gay marriage? Healthcare? So God hasn’t cared about all the real atrocities in the world over the past 50 years? Burning babies in Viet Nam didn’t get his attention but gay marriage will? You believe some mighty strange things, “John.”

          • Elton Robb

            Sure, Jeff. Tell me that when you’re in China being taken as a slave.

          • Jeff

            I don’t think the Chinese want me as a slave. They have plenty and I’m a bit out of the demographic. And what are you doing to keep them away? Dreaming? Praying? Keep it up. I noticed you addressed nothing in my post. Typical “religious” nut!

          • 5alive5

            When were you in RVN Jeff? Ever hear of Pol Pot??? He made RVN look like childs play in that area.

          • Jeff

            The Khmer Rouge were as bad as it gets, but they’ve been out of power since 1981 – 32 Earth Years. And how did they attain power in the first place? Read “Side Show” by William Shawcross if you want to know the real story of how Nixon and Kissinger destroyed a nation.

          • Karolyn

            Well, I would have to say China and Russia are much more “ungodly” than the US. Why would we be singled out by God? What of the many other un-Christian countries? What of tribes of Indians living in the jungles in South America? No sense at all. So your “vision” is of the ungodly being rewarded by God?

          • Jeff

            Elton John Robb has a curious, though unfortunately not unique, view of “religion.” It’s OK to treat the poor poorly, to refuse to speak with strangers and immigrants, to refuse to turn the other cheek, to make money on money, and to murder women and children in 3rd world countries. But don’t even think about birth control or gay marriage as that will bring divine retribution.

          • Bert Cundle

            That is your dream? GO BACK TO SLEEP & TAKE THE BIBLE WITH YOU!!! And stay their!

        • 5alive5

          Don’t underestimate them, Jeff. They are only sleeping not dead!

          • Jeff

            There may well be a threat from Russia but it will have nothing to do with Marxism.

        • Caroldsd

          Well then Jeff, why don’t you go live in Russia.

          • Jeff

            I’m curious. Exactly how stupid does someone have to be to (1) come up with such a tired line, (2) to think it worthy of sharing with others, and (3) to actually think it’s clever?

      • 5alive5

        I’d rather believe a muslim extremist who would sell us and the country down the river!

    • Bob666

      Yo Jeff,
      That was spot on, but would you vote for him if you were his mother?

      • 5alive5

        I don’t know about Jeff, but I would only if they held a gun to my kids head! I wouldn’t put even that beyond him!

  • TML

    “Obama may have been registered at Columbia and may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in between.”

    Still plucking your one string banjo, eh? The University itself confirming his attendance at the school seems satisfactory. Kind of self-refuting that you acknowledge that yourself while then dismissing it.

    “Even more importantly, Graff knew the other history and political science professors. “None of the other Columbia professors knew him either,” said Graff.”

    Michael L. Baron, international politics professor, Columbia University recalled his attendance.

    Considering Obama has openly stated, and said by others, that he did indeed keep a low profile and lived “like of monk” during his time at the college, spending a lot of time at the library, in order to stay away from drugs and partying, it’s not really that shocking that Wayne says he doesn’t remember him.

    Last year Obama spoke at the Class Day of Barnard College, causing issues in the Columbia College community, especially among those who had been organizing to bring him to campus as a Class Day speaker for CC. With the Presidents lack of making a fuss about his attendance, I’m sure that has caused ruffled feathers for people like Wayne to the point that his anecdotal evidence could simply be out of resentment.

  • Rolf

    Find out the truth and go to Columbia University. ” May”is not good enough. Believing is not knowing. Obama’s name was in the book from Columbia 250 year anniversary. Do you really believe that Columbia is giving someone a degree and does not show up?

    • MargaretJacobson

      ????? Columbia 250 ?? Ok I will try to look !!

  • 5alive5

    Do you know how much prestige a college gets when they can sat a president attended there??? Of course they would! I believe just about EVERYTHING about obambam is FAKE!!!

    • MargaretJacobson

      Is he really Barry ?? Is it really Barack Obama ?? Who is he really ? No one grew up with him ?? Elementary , middle school, high school?? College, law school ?? Where was he at these times ??

  • mr right

    not only are his records at columbia sealed, all his other school records are too. by the way, does anyone know how he paid for his tuition? where is the paperwork to show who sponsered him? we have an illegal, mascarading as legal..we have a true “manchuriam candidate.”

  • Sicilianthing@gmail.com

    Mr right, true in carnate, now we know what we have, and so the plan has been initiated…. Many are working feverishly toward the inevitable unseating ….

  • Becky Smith

    Burt Kundle,
    You don’t even know how to spell the Muslim Pres. name. It’s Obama, not Oboma.

    You are the kind of idiot that re-elected him. He is ruining our country.

    The only things Obama excells in is lies and spending our country into Bankruptcy.

    Becky Smith

    • Bert Cundle

      O.K. OBAMA ( All Capitols, like the acting President when in the Capitol of the U.S. of A.) If he is a Radical Muzlem, he isnt disgraceding his beliefe…like so many dumb Christians!
      HE DIDN’T GET THIS COUNTRY IN DEBT!!! I won’t pay others squandered Money in debt eather!

  • Maria

    don’t argue with no results…demand from our congress to open all information on the president since it is the people’s right to know who they put into the top job.
    It was the duty of the press and the congress to vet this man Obama before he was elected or are the elections fixed.