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'Swiftboat' author Jerome Corsi to release book on Obama

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posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 07:38 PM

Jerome Corsi, author of Unfit for Command, the John Kerry expose, is set to release a book on Barack Obama entitled Obama Nation which details, from evidence the author has allegedly gathered, Obama's communist sympathies in his early years, ties to radical Islam and social militancy among other points set to be presented.

The book is supposed to be released on August 1st and is almost four years to the date of the 'Swiftboat' campaign targeting John Kerry. Does anyone think this tome will have the same effect on the voting results if it can be in anyway substantiated?

The interesting fact for me is the author said he began preparing this book in late 2006 because he 'knew' Obama would be the Presidential nominee for the Demoractic Party. Seems like he was a bit more perceptive then the average person....


posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 03:20 PM
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus

This very topic is at this moment being discussed on "The Cafferty File"

Kudos to the OP for spotting this early.

I think the ATS community will find many parallels between this book and the corresponding thread titles and tone.

Much has been made lately on the topic of the Election 2008 forum and its current state.
How this "book" is systematically seeded is a part of that discussion, by no means the only part.

[edit on 8/14/2008 by schrodingers dog]

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 03:28 PM
Corsi is a liar

The man is a liar, what a shame such a person can be given the time of day. Corsi is a well known neocon, he is part of numerous conservative organisations including some online rightiwing political sites. His book is obviously bias and he has a personal agenda just like his last book on Kerry.
Corsi is also known for his racial/ religous comments, his made numerous negative posts about muslims and gays and other minorities:

the UPI report failed to mention Corsi's history of posting racist, homophobic, xenophobic, anti-Catholic, and anti-Muslim comments on the right-wing online forum

The man has accused Obama of your typical rightwing myths and his a good friend of Limbuagh, i core supporter of the neo-con administration:

-Corsi is lied on numerous occasions but got away with his lies in his last book "unfit for command".

-Corsi is very bias, he admits he has an agenda for bringing this book out. Mr Corsi never accuses his necon buddies up there in Washington of anything despite the LIES set upon this nation, sure he accused Bush of North American Union but he rarely looks to his own buddies. The man is not an independent source and does not speak for Obama where it be for religion or personal life.

-Corsi is a bigot, his intolerant comments have been found on his webpostings in free republic.

Corsi baselessly suggests that Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., may have divorced his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, "following the prescripts of Islamic sharia law." Corsi's sole source for this statement is a blogger who made the claim in a March 20 post, which featured the false headline, "BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WAS MUSLIM FOR 31 YEARS" and misstated Obama's mother's name as "Shirley Ann." The blogger Corsi cited, "Majalah Bulanan Kumunitas Indonesia Di Edmonton," provided no substantiation for the claim that "the senior Obama divorced Dunham according to Sharia law."

-Of Obamas father and his relationship

Most of his accusations have been debunked, this site is one of many:

FALSE: "We find there is even uncertainty whether Stanley Ann and Obama Senior were ever married in a church." [p. 44]

TIME Reported On Obama's Parents' Divorce Records. TIME reported, "On Feb. 2, 1961, several months after they met, Obama's parents got married in Maui, according to divorce records." [TIME, 4/9/08]

Corsi Cites Time Story To Say "Divorce Papers Confirm..." Corsi wrote, "Other sources say divorce papers confirm that a civil ceremony was held on Maui, on February 2, 1961, when Ann was three months pregnant with Obama." Corsi cites the April 9th, 2008 Time story for his reference to Obama's parents' wedding. [p. 44]


FALSE: "Senator Obama could claim to be a citizen of Kenya, as well as of the United States. Obama can trace his heritage back to his mother, who was born in the United States and was an American citizen when he was born, and to his father, who was born in Kenya and was a Kenyan citizen when Obama was born." [p 103]

Kenya Does Not Allow Dual Citizenship Applications for People Over 21 Years of Age. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management writes of Kenya, "DUAL CITIZENSHIP: Not recognized except for persons under 21 years old." The Kenyan Constitution writes, "A person who, but for the proviso to section 87 (1), would be a citizen of Kenya by virtue of that subsection shall be entitled, upon making application before the specified date in such manner as may be prescribed by or under an Act of Parliament, to be registered as a citizen of Kenya: Provided that a person who has not attained the age of twenty-one years (other than a woman who is or has been married) may not himself make an application under this subsection, but an application may be made on his behalf by his parent or guardian." [U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Kenyan Constitution]

Numerous false accusations have been made by Mr Corsi in his book and they have all been debunked.

This guy tried the same thing on Kerry back in 2004 and even then much of his accusations were discredited aswell:

For too long american citizens have allowed this propaganda to flourish, it is the exact tactic Mr Corsi is using with his book that allowed the american public to be mislead in the first place. After the Iraq war people began to wake up about these very lies and at the same time people began to speak out, yet old habits die hard and people again find themselves listening to the same BS.

Vote for somebody based on their policies and their achievements, dont vote for somebody based on false propaganda. If you have a personal issue with a candidate, the least you can do is not make "excuses" all the damn time about not liking him, stick with the facts, the policies, the issues relevant to POTUS, dont be Limbaugh sheep. It doesnt matter who you'll be voting for, just dont vote for someone because of some propaganda story some liar has got going on.

[edit on 14-8-2008 by southern_Guardian]

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 05:20 PM
Yeah - actually - i just saw this on a shelf at walmart

i love the preface (bolded words to reveal sensationalism at its best - or worst - depending on who you talk to )

In this thoroughly researched and documented book, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry explains why the extreme leftism of an Obama presidency would leave the United States weakened, diminished and divided, why Obama must be defeated—and how he can be.


Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality

Barack Obama stepped onto the national political stage when the then-Illinois State senator addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Soon after Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, author Jerome Corsi began researching Obama’s personal and political background.

Scrupulously sourced with more than 600 footnotes, THE OBAMA NATION is the result of that research. By tracing Obama’s career and influences from his early years in Hawaii and Indonesia, the beginnings of his political career in Chicago, his voting record in the Illinois legislature, his religious training and his adoption of Christianity through to his recent involvement in Kenyan politics, his political advisors and fundraising associates and his meteoric campaign for president, Jerome Corsi shows that an Obama presidency would, in his words, be “a repeat of the failed extremist politics that have characterized and plagued Democratic Party politics since the late 1960s.” Really? Because although i may not like Bill Clinton - those were a great and prosperous 8 years. Balanced budget, anybody?

In this stunning and comprehensive new book, the reader will learn about:

• Obama’s extensive connections with Islam and radical politics, from his father and step-father’s Islamic backgrounds, to his Communist and socialist mentors in Hawaii and Chicago, to his long-term and close associations with former Weather Underground heroes William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn—associations much closer than heretofore revealed by the press

• Barack and Michelle’s 20-year-long religious affiliation with the black-liberation theology of former Trinity United Church of Christ Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whose sermons have always been steeped in a rage first expressed by Franz Fanon , Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X, a rage that Corsi shows has deep meaning for Obama

• Obama’s continuing connections with Kenya, the homeland of his father, through his support for the candidacy of Raila Odinga, the radical socialist presidential contender who came to power amid Islamist violence and church burnings

Obama’s involvement in the slum-landlord empire of the Chicago political fixer Tony Rezko, who helped to bankroll Obama’s initial campaigns and to purchase of Barack and Michelle’s dream-home property.

the background and techniques of the Obama campaign’s cult of personality, including the derivation of the words “hope” and change”

• Obama’s far-left domestic policy, his controversial votes on abortion, his history of opposition to the Second Amendment, his determination to raise capital-gains taxes, his impractical plan to achieve universal health care, and his radical plan to tax Americans to fund a global-poverty-reduction program

Obama’s naïve, anti-war, anti-nuclear foreign-policy, predicated on the reduction of the military, the eradication of nuclear weapons and an overconfidence in the power of his personality, as if belief in change alone could somehow transform international politics, achieve nuclear-weapons disarmament and withdrawal from Iraq without adverse consequences, for us, for the Iraqis or for Israel.

Meticulously researched and documented, THE OBAMA NATION is the definitive source for information on why and how Barack Obama must be defeated—not by invective and general attacks, but by detailed arguments that are well-researched and fact-based.


My Favorite line:

Obama’s naïve, anti-war, anti-nuclear foreign-policy, predicated on the reduction of the military, the eradication of nuclear weapons and an overconfidence in the power of his personality, as if belief in change alone could somehow transform international politics, achieve nuclear-weapons disarmament and withdrawal from Iraq without adverse consequences, for us, for the Iraqis or for Israel.

As if "anti-war" and "anti-allow iran to have nuclear weapons" was a bad thing

This is the same argument that they aim to poke fun of "air up your tires"

Are these people REALLY that comfortable with leading ignorant hate-filled lives?

In the first chapter that i skimmed through (middle of the book, not sure which chapter) i seen more use of sensationalist words like

  • Destruction
  • The terrorists would win
  • Obama links to radical islam
  • Rhetoric that says "obama hates babies"

Honestly - and truly - it is the Magnum Opus of The Quadrennial Exploitation Of The Moronic Masses

I especially like that last part "well documented and researched"
If its well documented and researched - then explain to me how none of it - not a single damn accusation can be proven?

"well documented" and "factual"

This book, more than anything, plays on American fears of radical Islam. But the book concentrates on ISLAM as a religion - and not radical islam its self.
The premise of this book is "Obama is evil because he personally knows some muslims"

As if that were sickening enough...oh it just gets better.

Its as if the author subscribed to various threads outlined in the D'08 forum.

Keep in mind that being a #1 best-seller doesnt mean it has credibility.

Author James Frey gives us a flawless example of that with his book A Million Little Pieces

Keep in mind

This book has, Obama Nation, Two and 1/2 stars on

If that tells you anything about "credibility" or "best seller?"...

[edit on 8/14/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by Andrew E. Wiggin

Am I correct in my understanding that threads seem to be seeded on ATS verbatum from the book?
I admit I haven't read it, but it sounds almost like a "manifesto" or even a "how to" of character assassination.

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog

Based on what i know, based on what people have said, i would say your assessment is accurate


I have not read the book

I will not buy it with my own money - so i guess ill have to wait for the library to get a copy. When i do read it (and i will) Ill let you know

In fact, i'll create a thread that shows how glaringly similar the book is to the talking points on ATS.

Its as if the "well documented" exerts from the preface were in reference to the D'08 forums on

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 10:52 PM
You can read the 40 page rebuttal the Obama campaign released today disputing and disproving the book here:

It's a rather big PDF file so be warned if you have a slow connection.

I didn't know the author was a 9/11 truther before reading it. Whether that changes your opinion of him is up to you.

[edit on 14-8-2008 by evanmontegarde]

posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 10:54 PM
reply to post by evanmontegarde

this guy, without a doubt in my MIND, subscribes to ATS

the things he talks about in this book are so unbeleivably relative, almost verbatim, to what gets talked about here.

posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 09:43 PM
I just completed reading this book and found many of the allegations to be quite concerning. Particularly Obama's supposed ties with radical Islamists in Africa and his support of avowed communists here in the United States. I think these issues need to be explored further to determine how deep these connections run.

posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:23 AM
It would seem that Mr. Corsi has been detained in Kenya where he doing further research for this book and Obama's alleged connections to radicals in that country. It would appear they have siezed his passport and are questioning his reasons for being in their country. Very odd indeed.

posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:48 AM
An interesting note - this book has three stars out of five on Amazon right now but their ranking system only shows that eight reviews have been submitted, 4 rank 1's and 4 rank 5's which is incorrect as some of the written reviews were given rank 3 and 4 stars by the reviewer.

It's also interesting to note that if the reviewer of the book ranked the book 4 or 5 stars and said they found some of the material interesting and questioned Obama, they were innundated with replies to their reviews from people claiming that the reviewer didn't read the book, was biased, called them names or called them un-American for not supporting Obama (surprise surprise).

The fact that so many of you from the left have feverishly opposed the very existence of this book means only one thing: that it's worth reading.

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