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February 14, 2016

McCarthy Headlines Event With ‘Prominent Birther,’ Says Ralston

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California will headline a GOP fundraiser in Las Vegas this weekend at which a “prominent birther” will also be making an appearance, well-known Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston reported.

Ralston writes that the Republican Women Southern Nevada PAC is holding a fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Venetian/Palazzo. Tickets for the event, dubbed the Red White & Blue Gala, range from $125 to $5,000.

McCarthy is scheduled to deliver the keynote address and appear alongside Republican luminaries of the Silver State, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Joe Heck.

And then there’s Wayne Allyn Root, author of “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide.”

On his official website, Root, also a media commentator and one-time libertarian vice presidential nominee, describes himself as “the ultimate Capitalist Evangelist: a blue-collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) turned Ivy Leaguer, CEO, serial entrepreneur, champion of small business, and defender of capitalism.”

He also has called President Barack Obama a “manchurian candidate” who may or may not have been a real full-time student at Columbia University. Root wrote last month:

I am a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1983. That’s the same class Barack Obama claims to have graduated from. We shared the same exact major- Political Science. We were both Pre Law. It was a small class- about 700 students. The Political Science department was even smaller and closer-knit (maybe 150 students). I thought I knew, or met at least once, (or certainly saw in classes) every fellow Poly Sci classmate in my four years at Columbia.

But not Obama. No one ever met him. Even worse, no one even remembers seeing that unique memorable face. Think about this for a minute. Our classmate is President of the United States. Shouldn’t someone remember him? Or at least claim to remember him?

Root continues:

The question isn’t was he ever registered, or did he graduate. And it’s interesting that one photo, one professor, and one newspaper article exists- just enough to provide a thin cover. But the serious question the media should be asking is … What did Obama do for two full years in-between registration and graduation? Did he ever attend a class? Did he ever have a single friend other than a Pakistani national? Why is the only professor to ever come forward and claim he remembers him a radical leftist who hates Israel? What exactly was he doing when no one met him, saw him, or heard of him? Why are his college records sealed? What has he got to hide?

But my educated guess is he can’t, or won’t ever release those records. Because what we’d find would be shocking.

Ralston, in his report on Monday, had harsh words for the Republican Party: “This is the man who will be sharing the stage with a national GOP leader and Nevada’s highest elected representatives on Saturday … . I hope they are proud.”

McCarthy’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.

  • Jesse4

    This clown Root really doesn’t know “why are his [Obama’s] college records sealed”? You would think anyone who’s been to college would know that everyone’s records are always sealed at all colleges. It’s a privacy thing. But, I guess at a Republican gathering they either don’t know, or don’t care, what kind of ignorant horse crap comes out of someone’s mouth as long as it bashes Obama.

  • raoul contreras

    Jesse, college records are only sealed at private colleges and only on request or demand.

    • stafford123

      Wrong. College records at all schools are not released because of privacy issues. All colleges, not just private. Records can only be released with the consent of the student.
      And by the way, no other presidential candidate has released his college records. Including George Bush and Mitt Romney.

      • raoul contreras

        So, the Columbia grad is a speaker, so what? Obama brings this crap on himself by embargoing all his school records. He doesn’t want anyone to now that he was an affirmative action baby who would have never qualified for college admission at Oxxy or
        This Columbia. guy has the goods and they only make Ralston look like the Harry Reid puppet he is.
        It is true that other Presidential candidates haven’t released their college records but somehow we know that Bush’s SAT score was better than Gores and that his grades at Yale were better than Kerry’s..
        We also know that Romney double degreed with Harvard Law and Harvard Business. That is better than all of them.

  • raoul contreras

    This article displays what an idiot Jon Ralston is. Why does he make a big deal about McCarthy being the key note speaker at a bona fide GOP fundraiser at which an individual is a ticket paying customer?

    • stafford123

      Or it could be you’re the idiot because you missed the fact that Root is appearing on stage at the event and making a presentation. He is not there just as a paying customer.

  • davidfarrar

    “Forensic findings on Obama’s birth certificate: ‘A 100 percent forgery, no doubt about it”.

    Click here for more.

    ex animo

  • Matt McLaughlin

    800,000 LatinoAmericanos reach voting age each year for the next 20 years and the GOP is still birthing? No need to hike down your shovels to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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