“Obama Might be a Socialist” Claims Libertarian US Vice Presidential Candidate Wayne Root

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Aaron Goldstein
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He was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate and is still a Special Contributor to the Gambling911.com website.  Wayne Allyn Root’s opinion piece entitled “Obama Might be a Socialist” appeared in Monday’s edition of the Washington Times

“I ought to know. I was Mr. Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University Class of ‘83.  Our college was dominated by socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America.”

Of course, one could argue that if everybody who attended Columbia University during that time frame was a “Socialist” or “Marxists”, what does that make Mr. Root?

If you believe it’s greedy for American taxpayers to want to keep more of their own money, but not greedy to demand that government confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it to those who didn’t earn it, you might be a socialist.

If you don’t understand (or care) that babies scream and cry the moment they are born because they are already heavily in debt and facing a bleak future and lower quality of life, you might be a socialist.

If the only thing you, your Cabinet members and czars know about business is from books read at Harvard Law School, written by Karl Marx, you might be a socialist.

If you think it’s OK to give constitutional rights to terrorists, but not to the bondholders, shareholders and secured creditors of GM and Chrysler when you stole the company from them and awarded it to the unions that bankrupted them, you might be a socialist.

Wayne Root’s entire column provides examples of what might make someone a Socialist.

He concludes:  If you’re a Columbia University professor and gave a student named Barack Obama an A in economics, you are definitely a socialist.

Speaking of President Obama, he is the first to announce a run for the Presidency in 2012, beating out the GOP pool.

The Democrats remain a pretty solid favorite to win in 2012 at BetUS.com (-170) with the Republicans at +120.

Part of the problem is that the Republicans are yet to come forward with a clear cut leader, and this is evident by having Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney favored to win the nomination at +300 or 3/1 odds.   Palin has all but been dismissed by everyone left of say Ron Paul. 

Ron Paul, who we have interviewed here at Gambling911.com over the years, is listed with 20/1 odds of winning the Republican nomination even though he’s potentially a stronger candidate than four years ago. 

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com


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