They walk among us. They generally look close enough to pass for human. They reproduce. And once they open their mouths, one is given to understand almost immediately that one has come into contact with a not-so-rare breed, an idiot. Idiots have been around since the beginning of time, but today’s are more dangerous, for they have become adept at appearing to be perfectly ‘normal’. It would be so much easier if they were born with a little ‘i’ stamped into their forehead.
So, without further ado, allow me to introduce Wayne Allyn Root. Root is many things … a wise man is NOT one of them. He is or has been at one time or another, a politician, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, TV producer, political commentator and author. Root has published nine books, and according to his bio page, he is a ‘bestselling author’. This is a bit of a stretch. The book he claims was a bestseller, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, published in 2013, has only a 4.2/5 rating on Amazon and a mere 3.9/5 on Goodreads. Amazon currently has the book marked down from $27.95 to $6.95 for the hardcover. Almost unheard of in only its fourth year. It has a very low ranking on Amazon, and I did not go to the trouble to find the total sales for the book, but suffice it to say that it was never a #1 bestseller. Anyway, now that Obama is out of office, that book would be a moot point … or would it?
Mr. Root has formulated a number of conspiracy theories about President Obama, most during Obama’s second term in office:
- Root and Obama both attended Columbia University at the same time. Root first claims that Obama did not attend, as he says he never saw him, so he must be lying about attending. 31,000 students and he should have seen and remembered Obama? But then he says that Obama attended as a foreign exchange student. When asked for evidence, he proclaimed “Call it ‘gut instinct’ but my gut is almost always right …” And then he claimed that during his time at Columbia, Obama learned his strategy to impose socialist control on the U.S.
- Root said that Obama “cut his afro” in order to infiltrate the political class and become a “Manchurian candidate” meant to take down America from within.
- Root has diagnosed Obama as an “arrogant, egomaniacal sociopath” who is either “mentally ill” or committing treason and must be removed from office “before he kills us all” with Ebola-ridden terrorists. (Okay, now folks … who is the mentally ill sociopath here???)
- Root contends that America’s troubles with race were in the past until Obama came along to divide everyone, saying that the president “didn’t come in to help us end the specter of racism, he brought it back.”
Root also has a new book that was released last August, titled Angry White Male
What set off the radar today, however, was that last Friday on his radio program, WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show, he said …
“All the liberal, unhinged, wackos who think it’s a sure thing that there is a Trump-Russia connection and that Trump will be impeached—whether it’s Russia, or whether it’s obstruction of justice, or whether it’s giving classified information to Russia—they’re wacko. Trump will never be in trouble for any of it. Trump will never be impeached for any of it. Not going to happen.”
And then, regarding the incident where candidate for a House seat from Montana, Glen Gianforte, beat up a reporter from the Guardian, he said …
“I guarantee you this reporter for The Guardian was being vicious and the guy running for Congress in Montana, Gianforte, just had enough of it and finally snapped and just knocked him down and jumped on top of him and then they pulled him away. And so the little wussy ran away crying and called the police. If you put me in a cage with a real liberal, I will beat the living daylights out of them. They’ll have broken ribs and a black eye.”
Oooooohhhhh …. Tough dude! (bastard)
Now, that was the one that got me, but never fear, Mr. Root has proven his idiocy in many other ways also! He was born into a Jewish home, but in June 2016, Root described himself as a “Jew turned Evangelical Christian.” Okay … people do convert from one religion to another … I get that. BUT, five short months later, in November 2016, Root described himself as Jewish, and says he considers Donald Trump to be the first Jewish president! Huh???
Just as with his religion, he cannot quite make up his mind about his party affiliation. He was a long-time republican until 2007, when he switched to the libertarian party, and ran for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in the 2008 election. He finished third at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. But five years later, in September 2012, he switched back to the republican party in order to support republican candidate Mitt Romney. Most recently, of course, he supported Little Donnie Dark.
He recently came up with a “brilliant” plan for Donald Trump’s wall. I’ll let him tell you his idea …
“Congress is not going to pay for it, but the people will. First, go to the American people. Ask all the patriots of America to donate the money to build the wall. I know the 62 million American patriots who voted for you Mr. President will respond. Tell them “it’s for the future of your children.” For $100 each donor will get their name on a brick on the wall. Here’s the bonus. Not only will the wall get built, but the American people will realize Congress is a useless group of cowards (Republicans) and traitors (Democrats), and no longer necessary. The American people can get things done without Congress.”
You all remember the King v Burwell case in 2015, right? Oh … you don’t? Well, long story short, it was one of the cases where the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA, alias Obamacare) against a challenge brought by a group of conservative activists led by a man named David King. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of upholding ACA in a 6-3 decision, led by Chief Justice John Roberts. Now Mr. Root, never one to miss an opportunity for a good conspiracy theory, tweeted …
“Time to question Justice Roberts’ decisions. Just like John Boehner, I now believe Justice Roberts has been blackmailed or intimidated.”
Oh for Pete’s …
And what, do you think, is his take on arguably the most important issue facing us, climate change? Well, this screenshot from his Facebook page sums it up
But wait … just three months earlier, in September 2015, he said …
“I admit it. Global warming is real and is warping brains. Either that or Democrats are really really dumb. They voted for Barack Obama…twice. They think our economy is in “recovery.” Now they are getting ready to vote for Hillary Clinton. It must be global warming.”
Did I mention that he writes for Breitbart, Fox, and his program airs on Fox News? Surprised, aren’t you?
There is more … much more … that proves this man to be an idiot, but I know my readers do not have four hours to spend reading this post, so I shall stop now and present the award. Ahem … Mr. Wayne Allyn Root … for exhibiting signs of idiocy far beyond the norm, and for being a conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, for being a man of violent tendencies and a hater of all thinking people, I hereby award you the coveted Filosofa’s Idiot of the Week award!!! I know you must be excited, and I’m sure you will want to give it a place of honour in your home or office! No … really … no need to thank me … you have earned it!