Last week, the college cheating scandal was the biggest news story in America. Arrogant wealthy parents cheated and bribed to get their children into elite colleges.
Democrat politicians acted outraged. But why would anyone in the Democratic Party be shocked by cheating? It's in their DNA. Look at their presidential candidates.
Elizabeth Warren cheated for decades to game the higher education system. She was Harvard's pet "Native American" professor — all based on a big fat lie. That's now a DNA-proven fact. But she played the American Indian card for all it was worth to become everyone's favorite minority Harvard professor and then a U.S. senator. It was all a fraud and charade.
Tell me, how does this differ from cheating and lying to get your children into college? Warren cheated and lied in order to make $400,000 per year teaching your children.
Why isn't she in prison for fraud? Somewhere in America is a qualified African-American professor — or Native American or Latina — who should have made $400,000 a year for decades. Except cheater Liz stole their job with a lie. This cheater wants to be your president.
Then there's Beto O'Rourke. This Democratic presidential candidate is a cheater and con man, just like Liz. First, his name isn't Beto. It's Rob. He attended my college, Columbia University, as a rower. In every article in the Columbia newspaper at the time, it mentions "Rob O'Rourke." How did it become "Beto"? He isn't Latino. He's Irish. What a fraud.
But wait! It gets better. Beto was a teenage hacker who stole long-distance phone service and pirated software — you know, the things we accuse big bad China of doing with our intellectual property. What separates Beto from the wealthy parents who cheated to get their kids into elite colleges?
Days ago, Fox News hired Donna Brazile to provide political commentary. This will turn out to be the biggest mistake in the history of Fox News. She isn't just a radical "bleeding heart" liberal who will turn off the Fox News audience. She is an admitted cheater. She gave Hillary Clinton the questions in advance for her presidential debate with Bernie Sanders. How does this differ from parents hiring experts to take their children's SAT tests?
But it gets worse. Brazile chaired the Democratic National Committee when everyone acknowledges the DNC stole the primary from Bernie. She is an accomplice to the theft of a presidential primary. Why isn't she in prison? Or banned from politics for life?
Can you imagine if Wayne Allyn Root gave Donald Trump the debate questions in advance and helped him steal a presidential primary? My media career would be over. I'd be shunned for life. And Democrats would demand President Trump step down.
But Brazile, the biggest proven cheater in political history, gets rewarded with a fat paycheck by Fox News. Why doesn't Fox News also hire the cheating college parents to comment on education issues? Roger Ailes is dead. Rupert Murdoch is heading into retirement. Fox News is clearly moving left and killing the goose that laid the golden egg.
Those cheating parents and their kids shouldn't despair. For many Democrats, cheating clearly pays.
Wayne Allyn Root is a CEO, entrepreneur, best-selling author, nationally syndicated talk show host on USA Radio Network and the host of "The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on Newsmax TV nightly at 8 p.m. ET. To find out more about Wayne Allyn Root and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com