Wayne Allen Root's column on Obama is published on today's Personal Liberty Digest. Obama and root were both members of the class 1983 at Columbia University. Root has reported in the past that he nor virtually none of his classmates can recall ever encountering Obama.
I think some who visit this Courier blog site might find this column to be of interest.
Do We Have A Sociopath In The White House?
August 21, 2014 by Wayne Allyn Root
Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty.
Things aren’t going so well for America. There was major rioting all week in Ferguson, Missouri.
There are still no jobs for middle-class Americans.
Our southern border is still under siege.
Obamacare is a disaster.
Our veterans are dying at the hands of the incompetent VA.
ISIS threatens to create a radical Muslim empire in the Middle East.
And the world (from Israel to Ukraine to Syria to Iraq) is literally on fire.
Where is our President? On vacation… again.
This time, even the media are whispering. “Where is Obama?
Isn’t his indifference to the problems of America and disconnect from reality, strange?”
The simple answer is, “No.”
This is how he’s been his entire adult life.
It all started at Columbia University.
I believe we have a president who is an arrogant, egomaniacal sociopath.
Here is the definition of a “sociopath” from the Urban Dictionary online:
A person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments.
My new book “The Murder of the Middle Class” presents the story in vivid detail.
I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of 1983.
I’ve been trying to tell America about Obama’s “problem” for seven long years now.
By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior are fairly well set.
That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tell us so much about his behavior as president today.
Where was he?
Why does virtually no one from Columbia remember the future president of the United States?
Why did the future president make an impression on none of his classmates?
Things rarely change.
Thirty years ago, my classmate was rarely seen.
Thirty years later, he rarely is seen conducting the business of the presidency.
No one should be surprised.
What do I know about Obama at Columbia?
Nothing. I never met him.
As I’ve reported countless times to the media, Obama and I shared the same major: political science.
We were both pre-law. It was a small class (about 700 students).
The political science department was even smaller (maybe 150 students) and was a close-knit group.
I thought I knew or had at least met everyone in this department.
But I never met Obama. Never even heard of him.
Worse, neither did anyone I knew at Columbia.
Think about that.
Our classmate is president of the United States.
Yet he didn’t leave a footprint.
In all my years of publicly questioning Obama’s absence at Columbia, I know of only two possible sightings.
Two people called me claiming to be classmates. One caller claimed that he thinks he saw Obama once in a bar across from Columbia blowing smoke rings. Another called to say he thinks he saw Obama in the cafeteria at Barnard (our sister school for women only).
Two possible Obama sightings in 30 years: one smoking in a bar, the other at a women’s cafeteria.
Isn’t that the perfect guy to run your country?
Obama defenders and the media (I know; they’re the same) interpreted what I said wrongly.
I never said Obama didn’t attend Columbia.
I said he was never in class, perpetually absent, missing in action. Sound familiar?
Obama acts exactly the same today as president as he did as a student at Columbia.
Obama has always believed that Obama is brilliant and better than the rest of us.
He’s arrogant and detached.
He thinks he’s too smart to have to actually do the work the rest of us do.
He’s above it all. Why attend class? “What could someone as smart as me possibly learn in class?”
It’s the same story today.
Obama rarely attends meetings, even with his cabinet.
He’s too busy playing golf, taking vacations or attending fundraisers.
This past February, Obama skipped two national security meetings focused on Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine.
He was too busy to attend a meeting about a crisis that could lead to World War III.
Even if Obama wasn’t concerned about Russia invading Ukraine, certainly he finds America’s jobs crisis important, right?
Obama never bothered to convene one meeting of his own Jobs Council in a full year, even with unemployment and underemployment at crisis levels.
Even more remarkable, within two weeks of that story, Obama closed down his Jobs Council — with 12 million Americans still counted officially as unemployed.
So what is so important in Obama’s life?
Golf and fundraisers.
, the nonpartisan fact checker, confirmed our President golfed often and attended 106 fundraisers during just a six-month period wherein he could find no time, or interest, to attend even one meeting of his own Jobs Council.
And where was Obama the night of the Benghazi attack?
Both Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified Obama was absent that night.
Four brave Americans died while Obama was “absent.”
What could be so important that Obama never checked in to ask a question or discuss a rescue attempt from 5:30 p.m. until the next morning (when everyone was dead)?
The track record is consistent.
Just like his college days, Obama believes he’s too gifted to do the actual work of president.
He’s just too busy to have to worry about the plight of unemployed Americans.
He’s even too important to worry about young black males killing each other in Chicago, or being shot by police, or serious unrest, rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri.
He’s got more important things to do than stay in touch as a U.S. embassy is under attack.
Hamas is lobbing missiles into Israel. Who cares?
“I’ve got a golf game in the morning.”
To be exact, Obama has played 186 rounds of golf and counting versus Bush’s 24.
Does Obama ever work? Sure. Every once in a while he throws a “Beer Summit.”
Nothing much has changed since Columbia University.
Not Obama’s personality, not his attitude, not his behavior.
Either Obama is detached and just couldn’t care less or he just doesn’t like America very much, so he’s purposely fiddling while Rome burns.
Or like O.J. Simpson, maybe he’s searching for the answers to all of these terrible crises in the holes and sand traps of America’s greatest golf courses.
This is most certainly “The Murder of the Middle Class.” And the death of America.
I believe we have a sociopath in the White House.
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.
I too believe we have a sociopath in the White House and we are collectively all suffering the consequence of this terrible time in the course of history.
Wayne Allyn Root is one of America's leading Libertarian-conservative authors.
Wayne's new book is The Murder of the Middle Class Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class.
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