By Alan Caruba
Eugene Robinson, a liberal columnist, was outraged over Jerome Corsi’s new book, “Obama Nation.”
Referring to Corsi, he wrote, “The ‘author’, and I use the term loosely, whose vicious lies damaged John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign has crawled back out from under his rock to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama.”
I, however, have actually read Corsi’s book, currently a New York Times bestseller, and I can tell you that it has 34 pages of citations documenting everything he has written; all small print.
Corsi, a PhD in political science, has produced a work of serious scholarship. It differs considerably from the autobiography that Barack Obama wrote and that is because it examines the facts of Obama’s life and the result is cause for serious concern about this shooting star in the Democrat firmament.
Corsi’s book about John Kerry, “Unfit for Command”, most surely did damage to his campaign as it unmasked the façade of a Vietnam War “hero” to reveal the man who had returned home to slander his fellow soldiers as rapists and murderers. It was the effete John Kerry who did most of the damage, though, at one point declaring that he had voted for a particular piece of legislation, “before voting against it.”
Ironically, it is Obama’s predilection for “revising”, i.e., changing his mind, that has planted the seed of doubt in the minds of prospective voters. It is Obama who can deliver a teleprompter-guided speech to perfection, but cannot answer a simple yes or no question without pauses and revisions in mid-sentence.
“Corsi’s new volume of vitriol, ‘The Obama Nation’,” wrote Robinson, “seeks to smear Obama as a ‘leftist’ and add fuel to the false and discredited rumor that he is secretly a radical Muslim or at least has ‘extensive connections to Islam.’” A candidate who has been endorsed by Hamas and is alleged to have received campaign donations from Gaza most certainly has some connections. More specifically, however, Corsi simply traces Obama’s early exposure to Islam given his parentage by a Kenyan and an Indonesian step-father, also a Muslim.
As for his “leftist” identity, it would be impossible after reading Corsi’s book to ignore his history of association with leftists, all painstakingly documented. His voting records reveal an extreme liberal commitment.
Why, one must ask, is Corsi’s book an instant bestseller? The answer is that voters are concerned that the Obama they are being offered by the Democrat Party is something other than what is being said about him by the sycophants eager to get on his bandwagon.
This is a candidate whose rise to fame is predicated on his opposition to the Iraq war, but who nonetheless voted to fund it; a fact that Hillary Clinton repeatedly pointed out during the primaries.
Corsi reveals a young man who was first abandoned by his father, then abandoned by his step-father, and finally abandoned by his mother to the only people who truly seemed to care about him, his white grandparents.
Corsi’s book is a brilliant and sometimes chilling expose of Barack Hussein Obama. If I were in charge of his campaign or any one of the liberal columnists seeking to put him in the White House, I would be outraged too. There’s something about the truth that always brings out the worst in liberals.