Graduating from Columbia the same year as Obama in 1983, Wayne Allyn Root is intimately familiar with the environment the president came to his own in. An unabashed conservative even then, Root easily stood out in a small class of 700 made up primarily of liberal activists and would-be radicals.
Strangely, despite the small size of their class, and the even smaller size of the political science department both Root and Obama were in, the two never crossed pass. In fact, Root claims that even today, he cannot find any of his former classmates who recall ever encountering the president during his time at Columbia.
In any case, what Root has to tell listeners about the left-wing program he and his peers were battered over the head with at the university will send chills down red-blooded Americans’ spines.
Explaining that his classmates at Columbia were not satisfied to merely call themselves liberals, Root recounts the pride with which they identified themselves as socialists and communists whilst decrying the “evil” of capitalism and demonizing business owners. He also says that they plotted to someday deliberately crash the economy so that the American people would beg for the government to step in and “save” them, just like Obama has tried to do.
He even remembers that the day Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr., his schoolmates celebrated upon hearing the news, high-fiving and hugging each other. One can’t help but wonder if Obama was one of those callous young progressives.