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Posted at 1:41 p.m. on July 8, 2013
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?
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.