Wayne Allyn Root on Obama at Columbia
RUSH: Wayne Allyn Root, a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, the author of The Conscience of a Libertarian. He posted yesterday at Beck's website, TheBlaze.com. Let me read to you excerpts from what Wayne Allyn Root wrote.
"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 it’s 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 followers like Senator Harry Reid to chase the lead. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader appears to now be 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."
Romney's not spent a lot of time on this. But nevertheless.
"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.
"My answer for Romney? 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? 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 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. 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 have 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 into Obama’s past --beyond what he has written about himself -- 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 Obama pay for all these fancy schools without coming from a wealthy background? If he had student loans or scholarships, would he not have to maintain good grades? I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery."
And this, again, is Wayne Allyn Root.
"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.
"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 nor will release his own), 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."
Wayne Allyn Root writing yesterday. Not for the first time, by the way.
Boston Globe Digs Up Young Mitt's Report Card
RUSH: The Boston Globe just last week was able to get hold of a Romney freshman high school report card from 1961. I had it in the stack. I didn't report on it, but, boy, it was amazing. The teacher had a note -- and I'm doing this from memory, now. Let me see if, by chance, it's at the top of the Stack here. The teacher wrote a note on Romney's report card to his parents that Mitt is doing fairly well, he's acquitting himself fairly well and is on the way to establishing himself as a good citizen.
How absolutely uncool!
I mean, whoa! Mitt's on the way to the acquitting himself as a good citizen. That's what the schools used to be about. They'd prepare you to become a more responsible citizen. That's what it said: "[Mitt] is a more responsible citizen this year." That's what the schools used to teach. That's what education used to be about at the secondary level. But apparently -- apparently, folks -- unbeknownst to the teacher that wrote that note, somebody was teaching Romney how to kill guys' wives when he later on became an adult.
Because we learned that today in an Obama super PAC ad. So you can take that "responsible citizen" comment that the teacher wrote on Romney's report card in 1961, and you can toss it. Here's the full teacher quote: "Mitt is doing well. He's a more responsible citizen this year." Yeah, my teachers used to write stuff like that on there. Well, except I wasn't headed in the direction of being good citizen. But they used to write stuff like that.
They wanted the parents to know how the student was doing. And, of course, as I said a couple of weeks ago: The teachers were always right. To my dad the principal, teacher, they were always right. The boss, everybody with authority over me, they were always right no matter what. Mitt's "a more responsible citizen." How uncool.
Unofficial Condom Scandal at Olympics
RUSH: I have a story here from the UK Guardian. I was hoping for this. There was nothing yesterday, but we got controversy at the Olympics, folks. Controversy at the Olympics! "London 2012 [organizing committee] are investigating how a bucket of unofficial condoms found its way into the athletes' village without official consent. The Australian BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a photograph of the bucket, which featured a sign reading 'Kangaroos condoms, for the gland downunder,' and a picture of a boxing kangaroo."
Now, I'm wondering how many people in this audience are asking, "What do you mean, 'unofficial condom'?" There was a story before the games began, a couple weeks before. I think it was the New York Post. It might have been the New York Daily News. I forget where it was. I read so much every day, but it was a prominent former Olympian describing what goes on in the Olympic village. And it's nothing but a wild, endless sex, booze party romp -- and it was a woman that wrote this.
You got the best athletes in the world (most of 'em) with finely tuned, perfectly sculpted bodies. They're the best athletes in the world, and you throw 'em together for two weeks, and what do you think's gonna happen? The first thing that you see when you walk in the Olympia village, there literally are bowls of condoms all over the place. A friend of mine told me that her daughter, 22 years old, heard about this and was just crestfallen. She thought that the Olympic athletes were the epitome of morality and virtue.
Didn't smoke, didn't drink, had no vices.
That was part of being a good athlete, she thought. She saw this stuff and saw that this article was written by somebody who says that basically what goes on there is debauchery. And as an athlete gets closer to the end of his or her event, that's when it really breaks loose. For example, the swimming for the most part ended over the weekend. Those people, according to this story, haven't come up for air yet this week. And as the events end, and as you get closer to the end of the whole games, it's an orgy 'cause they know that the days are dwindling and they gotta get back to real life.
Nothing but hookups.
Nobody falls in love at these things. That's not the point.
You don't want to do that.
You don't want to walk away from there with any ties.
All you want is notches in your belt.
We Need a Good Olympic Enemy Again
RUSH: Do you remember back during the eighties when we actually had an enemy in the Olympics? That's when they were really good. We had the Soviet Union and the East Germans and so forth. Now we need Al-Qaeda to have a team if we're gonna really replicate those days.Maybe the Muslim Brotherhood could have a team.
We don't have an enemy like that anymore. In fact, do you remember the figure skater in the winter Olympics, Katarina Witt? She was a Stasi agent, or she reported -- she informed -- for the Stasi, which was the East German secret police. And even after the Berlin Wall came down, she was still active. Her controller still tapped her for whatever she was doing. I don't even know where she is now, but my point is there was a big, big story on her.
There was some skier back then from Italy named Alberto Tomba, and the media tried to put those two together almost as a immaculate conception, sort of like when Andrew Cuomo married one of the Kennedy babes. The media went nuts over that, folks. That was gonna change everything. They were gonna throw the Bible away with that marriage. But she was a secret agent, an informative for the Stasi, for the secret police.
Trump on Obama School Records
RUSH: I mentioned that Trump was on CNBC early today. "Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns only after President Barack Obama makes public his college transcripts," according to Donald Trump. "A vocal Romney supporter who once toyed with a run at the top office himself, Trump took up the latest controversy." He said, "If I were Mitt Romney, and I'm not, I would say very simply, 'I will release my returns, which are 100 percent legit, everything's fine, if you release the information that we want.' Obama spends $4 million trying to hide lots of different things that he's done, whether it's his passport records, his college applications and college record. ... Trump's allegations, meanwhile, could get an even bigger sounding board. He said he has been asked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa."
So that's what some are advising as Romney's way of dealing with this blind call for his tax returns to be released.