I have spent the past few years predicting economic Armageddon on TV and radio shows across America. I have predicted the collapse of the dollar, the decline of the economy, the dangers of the debt and the Fed, and the incredible rise of gold and silver.
All these predictions have been on the money while the liberal media have scoffed. Monday's downgrade of the U.S. economy by Standard & Poor’s should be a wake-up call to everyone, even the media. America is in deep trouble. Economic Armageddon is fast approaching.
This brings up two important questions. Why are the media blind to the economic disaster befalling America? And, what does this have to do with Donald Trump and the place of Obama’s birth?
The answer to the first question is the national media are populated by Ivy League elites — extremely biased leftists who drink the socialist-flavored Kool-Aid. Few have ever started a business, made a payroll, or created a job. They know nothing about economics, or what is happening to small business owners on Main Street.
The answer to the second question has everything to do with the media's dislike, denigration, and lack of understanding about the meteoric rise of Donald Trump’s presidential prospects. They look down upon businessmen such as Trump. The reality is they are jealous of his success and chutzpah.
Obama the community organizer is more their kind of guy. The liberal media elites who idolize Obama are angry when Trump questions where Obama was born. They consider this kind of question a joke.
But the Donald is a businessman. He knows what his customer wants, and he is giving it to them. Donald Trump is interested in being hired.
Trump has brilliantly brought up an issue that millions of Americans are pondering. Main Street Americans are rightfully concerned to learn that it is impossible to get a passport in America without a long-form birth certificate, yet we’ve allowed a man to become president without the same document. Real Americans are incredulous that it is impossible to land any corporate executive job without a detailed background check, yet we know virtually nothing about our president’s background.
Real Americans have open and transparent college records, while we have elected a president who has sealed his college records. Real Americans suspect that where there is smoke, there might be fire.
You cannot get a job at Microsoft, or Charles Schwab, or Bank of America without astringent background check and proof of citizenship. Many reasonably ask why it is easier to get a job in Congress or the White House.
Asking Obama to prove his background does not make you extreme, or crazy, or a lunatic. It does not even make you a “birther.” It just means you expect that all candidates for higher office should produce proof of citizenship and detailed records concerning their background. That is just common sense.
Do I personally believe Obama was born in a foreign country? I have no idea. I am not a birther, but I do believe there might be something damaging hidden in his college if not his birth records.
Why do I think that? Because Obama behaves suspiciously. Because he hires armies of lawyers to keep his records sealed. I also believe all Americans have a right to ask the question of the man who commands our army and our economy.
Ironically, the more Obama refuses to produce the proof, and the more millions of dollars he spends on legal maneuvering to hide that proof, the more concerned Americans become. Obama is the one stoking the fire, not Trump.
Why exactly is Obama not destroying Trump’s political career by producing the birth certificate? It is so easy and simple — show it and the circus ends instantly. Trump’s gamble would turn into the biggest losing bet in modern political history.
Funny how the “crazy people” seem more credible every day, while the guy in the White House appears more and more as if he has something to hide. Every day that Obama refuses to answer, Trump appears more credible and more presidential . . . while Obama comes across more like the charlatan.
The media elites are blinded by their bias and one-sided leftist agenda. Just as they have been blinded to the damage Obama’s socialist agenda has done to the economy. It is just bad business to ignore the interests of your customers.
If Trump is proven right, he will have pulled the White House out of his hat and made Obama disappear. That could yet prove to be the most amazing magic act of all time.
Wayne Allyn Root is a former libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His website: ROOTforAmerica.com
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