Wayne Allyn Root (W.A.R.) is a former Presidential candidate, the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a Libertarian-conservative national media star.
His new book, “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” is a #1 national best-seller in bookstores, as well as an Amazon #1 Finance and Conservative bestseller.
A former CNBC anchorman and host (then known as Financial News Network), Root is the ultimate Capitalist Evangelist: a blue-collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) turned CEO, small businessman, serial entrepreneur, business speaker, and TV/radio commentator on the topics of business, economics, entrepreneurship, and politics.
Root is a regular guest on Fox News, as well as on hundreds of conservative talk radio shows across the United States. His opinions reach tens of millions of Americans as a regular columnist and commentator for many of the most popular political and business websites, including FoxNews.com.
He also writes regularly for The Washington Times.
He is the bestselling author of eight books. Root serves as national spokesman for several companies, as well as a Senior Economic Advisor.
Root is also well known in the television and media industries. He has hosted, starred and produced many television shows.
Today, he is a producer of the highest-rated television show on Travel Channel. Because of his success in the diverse fields of business, media, sports, entertainment and publishing, Root was awarded his own 180-pound granite star in the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Only 60 legends in the history of Las Vegas have received a star on Las Vegas Boulevard.
A native New Yorker and graduate of prestigious Columbia University, this Capitalist Evangelist proudly resides in Nevada, a state with no income tax. His website is ROOTforAmerica.com.
Root also has some very insightful comments on President Obama's poll numbers. In a recent article titled: "Explaining Why Obama's Poll Numbers are Close to Zero Among White Voters," Root says this:
"Have you seen Obama’s poll numbers? They are among the lowest in history. As of last week, Obama’s approval rating is at 38%. That’s just barely above Richard Nixon. But that's not the big story here.
Keep in mind that Obama has the support of about 35% to 40% of the population that will NEVER abandon him, no matter what he does, no matter how bad the jobs numbers look, no matter how low the economy goes, no matter how much scandal and corruption is exposed, no matter how strong the facts are against him. Nothing will ever change their minds. These are the “low information voters” of the Democratic Party.
In many cases they love Obama because of the color of his skin- and nothing else. They will never abandon a black President.
Even though black unemployment is at record levels. Even though black youth unemployment is at record levels. Even though black poverty is at record levels.
Even though Obama's exact policies have been in place for over 50 years in Detroit, a majority black city run by black Democrat politicians…and the black population has been devastated, destroyed, and discarded. Left for dead in an abandoned, bankrupt city with very few street lights operating and the police leaving residents in many areas to fend for themselves.
So just think about those poll numbers for a moment. Let those numbers sink in. If 35% to 40% of the population would support a Democrat for President if he ran from a prison cell…if 35% to 40% would support Obama no matter what he does, no matter how far America sinks under his leadership, even if they have no jobs and their own lives are in total misery...how could Obama’s approval rating be at only 38%?
That means that among the rest of America, outside of loyal, lifelong, Kool-Aid drinking Democrats, Obama's ratings are nil. Among voters who don't identify as Democrat, he is the lowest-rated President in history. No numbers like this have ever been recorded, if you filter out the Kool Aid drinking low information and partisan voters.
Obama's approval among “the Heartland of America” (middle class Americans) is lower than Nixon. Lower than W. Lower than Lyndon Johnson at the height of the Vietnam war. Lower than Jimmy Carter at the height of the Iranian hostage crisis, with the added burden of an economy in misery and malaise."
"I’m betting that outside of lifelong Democrats and welfare recipients (I know, I repeat myself), Obama's ratings are in the unimaginable range of single digits.
I'm betting that outside of food stamp recipients, Obama's ratings are in the single digits.
Among the white middle class, I’m betting Obama’s ratings are in the single digits. Or lower.
Keep in mind many of the white middle class originally voted for Obama. He could not have been elected without white support.
Among those that actually own small businesses, pay most of the taxes and create most of the jobs, I'm betting Obama's ratings are in the vicinity of ZERO.
Actually if you take the white middle class and subtract out a few Ivy League intellectuals, Hollywood liberals, and pathetic Upper West Side of Manhattan Democratic zombies, there are few Obama supporters left to be found anywhere in America.
Remember that about 47% of Americans get entitlement checks from government. Obama is PAYING for their support and he still only has 38% approval. You know you're unpopular when even bribes don't work anymore!
This man has managed to pull off something remarkable and historical- he has alienated almost every single American who actually works for a living and pays taxes- outside of Chicago, Manhattan, Hollywood and Detroit. He has virtually zero support among the 53% who aren't getting a check from government. You can't find another instance of that in the history of American politics.
Obama is amazing!"
"I do want to answer my critics whose only response will be…"all of these white voters who don't support Obama are racists. It's all about race."
First of all, the very definition of racism is voting for a black candidate because...he's black. That's racism. The fact that 92% of black voters voted for Obama and 96% of black women voted for Obama is nothing but voting based on race.
As far as white voters abandoning Obama in droves, I've yet to meet one white voter who bases it on the color of Obama's skin. We all base it on the color of his policies. The color of his policies is red- as in communist red. We hate his policies, not the man and not the color of his skin.
We hate the record-setting $12 trillion in debt he'll have piled up by the time his second term is finished- because Obama has ruined the future of America with that debt. And he's ruined our children's future quality of life with that debt.
We hate Obama's big tax increases for the middle class and small business...and the fact that those tax increases haven't helped the economy, or created new jobs because the money was handed to Obama's voters and donors- for more entitlements, more welfare, more food stamps, bailouts, stimulus and wasted failing green energy "investments."
We hate the fact that Obama has killed millions of jobs. We hate the fact that the economy is in ruins under his leadership- except for Wall Street. Of course Wall Street goes up because Obama has directed the Fed to print trillions in fake dollars to make his biggest donors richer than they ever imagined.
We hate the fact that Obama ruined the finest healthcare system in the world, that about 80% of Americans were happy with in the first place. We hate the fact that he is a liar and fraud, who promised "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it." Now we either don't have insurance, or our prices have been raised through the roof. He has damaged our lives beyond belief. The color of his skin has nothing to do with it. But the facts have everything to do with it.
Over the years I hated the policies of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter. They were both white. So did that mean I hated whites? Today I hate the policies of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Does that mean I hate Italians and Mormons? I hate the policies of Hillary Clinton. Does that mean I hate women? I hate the policies of Congresswoman Debbie Shultz Wasserman and Senator Chuck Schumer. Does that mean I hate Jews? Well guess what? I'm Jewish. There goes that argument."
"And I hate the policies of Joe Biden. Does that mean I hate idiots? I'm just kidding…kind of.
The point is in every case, it's the politics and policies that we hate. Not the person, or the race. So the argument is just plain misleading, fraudulent and stupid.
It all comes down to common sense. White middle class Americans are suffering because of the policies of a incompetent, fraudulent, lying Marxist. And we're not in delusion and denial, simply because we're not blinded by the color of his skin. The fact is we don't care about the color of his skin. So we can see the plain truth.
That's why Obama's poll numbers are amazing. That's why among Americans who are NOT Kool Aid drinkers blinded by the color of his skin, Obama's poll numbers are the lowest in history."
The above comments ARE full of "color" and hyperbole, but the facts are undeniable. When the approval number is at 38%, it IS by-and-large only the core constituency and black voters who are still supporting him. Do the math.
When Obama was elected, I, too HOPEd for CHANGE. But he had to PROVE it to me because I voted for the other guy. The only thing he has proved is that he is unwilling or unable to govern in a way that keeps the best interests of ALL the people at the top of the agenda.
Those who couldn't get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions might think that Obama was elected to give them that coverage. Those who are gay or who smoke dope may think that Obama was elected to allow them to marry or to legally "dope themselves up." Those people are a small slice of the population of this country, and what this President has forgotten (or didn't care about in the first place) was that he was elected to serve ALL the people - not just his "core constituencies."
If the GOP momentum continues, that message will be driven home this November at the ballot box.
SEBE. Reading all of your posts like this one brings on low blood sugar in me?
BTW: Do you agree or disagree with my anaology that when I say that Funk is my main nigga that YOU are my favorite YANKEE?(see Sherman's
total war march through Georgia for reference)
Are not 'words' like nigger and Yankee, patronizing words of insult and denigration?
Would you Sebe find my words calling you my favorite Yankee OK?
"Do you agree or disagree with my anaology that when I say that Funk is my main nigga that YOU are my favorite YANKEE?"
"Are not 'words' like nigger and Yankee, patronizing words of insult and denigration?"
"Would you Sebe find my words calling you my favorite Yankee OK?"
I really don't care what you call me as long as you don't call me late for dinner. But seriously - after all - in many cases it's all in the "implied intent," isn't it? That's the point Funky makes in another blog. When the caller and the recipient "understand" that no insult is intended, then no offense is taken. I get that. But the counter-argument is that observers may not understand the "rules of this game," resulting in violent happenings when they try to mimic some seemingly "harmless" dialogue.