Things arenâ€™t going so well for America.
There was (and continues to be) major rioting in Ferguson, Missouriâ€¦there are still no jobs for middle class Americansâ€¦our Southern border is still under siegeâ€¦Obamacare is a disasterâ€¦our veterans are dying at the hands of the incompetent Department of Veterans Affairsâ€¦the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria threatens to create a radical Muslim empire in the Middle Eastâ€¦and the world (from Israel to Ukraine to Syria to Iraq) is literally on fire.
Where was our president? On vacationâ€¦again.
This time even the media is whispering. â€śWhere is Obama? Isnâ€™t his indifference to the problems of America and disconnect from reality, strange?â€ť The simple answer is, â€śno.â€ť
This is how heâ€™s been his entire adult life. It all started at Columbia University.
I believe we have a president who is an arrogant, egomaniacal sociopath.
The definition of a â€śsociopathâ€ť is a person with an antisocial personality disorder. They are 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.
By college, a personâ€™s personality, attitude and behavior is fairly well set. Thatâ€™s why Obamaâ€™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 is rarely seen conducting the business of the presidency. No one should be surprised.
What do I know about Obama at Columbia? Nothing. I had never met him. As Iâ€™ve reported countless times to the media, Obama and I shared the same majorâ€” 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. Whatâ€™s worse, neither did anyone I knew at Columbia. Think about that. My classmate is president of the United States. Yet he didnâ€™t leave a footprint.
In all my years of publicly questioning Obamaâ€™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 yearsâ€”one smoking in a bar, the other at a womenâ€™s cafeteria. Isnâ€™t that the perfect guy to run your country?
Obama defenders and the media (I know, theyâ€™re the same) misinterpreted what I said. I never said Obama didnâ€™t attend Columbia. I said he was never in classâ€”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 himself to be brilliant and better than the rest of us. Heâ€™s arrogant and detached. He thinks heâ€™s too smart to have to actually do the work the rest of us do. Heâ€™s above it all. Why attend class when you think â€śwhat could someone as smart as me possibly learn in class?â€ť
Itâ€™s the same story today. Obama rarely attends meetings, even with his cabinet. Heâ€™s too busy playing golf, taking vacations, or attending fundraisers.
This past February Obama skipped two national security meetings focused on Russiaâ€™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 wasnâ€™t concerned about Russia invading Ukraine, certainly he finds Americaâ€™s jobs crisis important, right? Wrong. Obama never bothered to convene one meeting of his own Jobs Council in a full year, even with unemployment and under-employment at crisis levels.
Even more remarkable, within two weeks of that story, Obama closed down his Jobs Councilâ€”with 12 million Americans still counted officially as unemployed.
So what is so important in Obamaâ€™s life?
Golf and fundraisers. PolitiFact.com, the non-partisan fact checker, confirmed our president golfed often and attended 106 fundraisers during just a six-month period where 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 â€śabsent.â€ť 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 heâ€™s too gifted to do the actual work of president. Heâ€™s just too busy to have to worry about the plight of unemployed Americans. Heâ€™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.
Heâ€™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? â€śIâ€™ve got a golf game in the morning.â€ť
To be exact, Obama has played 186 rounds of golf and counting, versus President George W. Bushâ€™s 24.
Does Obama ever work? Sure. Every once in a while he throws a â€śBeer Summit.â€ť
Not much has changed since Columbia University. Not Obamaâ€™s personality, not his attitude, not his behavior. Either Obama is detached and just couldnâ€™t care lessâ€¦or he just doesnâ€™t like America very much, so heâ€™s purposely fiddling while Rome burns.
Or, like O.J. Simpson, maybe heâ€™s searching for the answers to all of these terrible crises in the holes and sand traps of Americaâ€™s greatest golf courses.
This is most certainly â€śThe Murder of the Middle Class.â€ť And the death of America.
I believe we have a sociopath in the White House.
Wayneâ€™s latest book is: â€śThe Murder of the Middle Class.â€ť Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, successful entrepreneur, small business defender, business speaker, Capital Evangelist, and media personality â€“ appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayneâ€™s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.