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Book attacking Obama makes the bestseller list
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2008 | Kate Linthicum

Posted on 08/12/2008 6:50:16 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776

Right-wing author Jerome Corsi hit it big in 2004 with a book attacking John F. Kerry.

"Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" soared to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Now Corsi has done it again -- taking aim at a different Democratic presidential candidate.

Corsi's latest, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," will top the Aug. 17 New York Times hard-cover nonfiction bestseller list.

The book lashes out at Barack Obama and alleges, among other things, that the politician has a secret radical Islamic agenda.

But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bookreview; booksales; corsi; elections; leftistpolitics; nobama08; obama; obamanation; osama; swiftboat; theobamanation
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"But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian."Kate Linthicum

Whatever gets you thru the night Kate. Pelosi's book is number one on the Best Flop Books list.

1 posted on 08/12/2008 6:50:17 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776; All

Anyone know if he’s done or is scheduled to do C-Span Book-TV?


2 posted on 08/12/2008 6:52:21 AM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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3 posted on 08/12/2008 6:54:04 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( "McCain - For those of us who already have a Messiah")
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To: AmericanMade1776

I love it. :-)

Someone remind me, where does Nancy Pelosi’s book stand on the bestseller list? Har!!


4 posted on 08/12/2008 6:54:21 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: AmericanMade1776

“Right-wing author Jerome Corsi...”

I’m sure the LA Times prefaces all author’s names with their political orientation.

“Leftist newsreader Tom Brokaw..”

“Consistently unfunny, angry liberal Al Franken...”


5 posted on 08/12/2008 6:54:23 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: AmericanMade1776
But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian.

Black Liberation Theology is not Christian.

6 posted on 08/12/2008 6:55:22 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian.

I assume this is based upon Obama's membership in Rev. Wright's "church?"

7 posted on 08/12/2008 6:55:44 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Book must be on target because Bob Beckel was on Fox a few days ago asking author if it was on fiction or non-fiction list.


9 posted on 08/12/2008 6:57:29 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: AmericanMade1776
"But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian."

Interesting... Obama's brother says that Obama is a Muslim.

10 posted on 08/12/2008 6:57:46 AM PDT by avacado
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To: AmericanMade1776
But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian convert to Christianity through a Black liberation radical preacher, after having been enrolled as a muslim studying the Koran by his own admission. There fixed it
11 posted on 08/12/2008 6:58:15 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Books critical of expected Democratic nominee Barack Obama are topping the best-seller lists, including “The Obama Nation” by Jerome Corsi, currently No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list for hardcover nonfiction.

No. 5 on the NYT’s list is “Fleeced” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, a book breathlessly subtitled “How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us … and What to Do About It.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/08/11/anti-obama-books-top-best-seller-lists/


12 posted on 08/12/2008 6:59:20 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( "McCain - For those of us who already have a Messiah")
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To: AmericanMade1776

His so called christian church is a communist cult.


13 posted on 08/12/2008 6:59:36 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: AmericanMade1776

~~Proud owner of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry” and “Obama Nation”~~


14 posted on 08/12/2008 7:00:00 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: vietvet67

1 THE OBAMA NATION, by Jerome R. Corsi. (Threshold, $28.) The Democratic candidate as an extreme leftist, from the co-author of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.” (†) 1
2 WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays. First Chapter 1 9
3 STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir. (†) 4 10
4 ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian. 5 15
5 FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists. (†)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/books/bestseller/besthardnonfiction.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin


15 posted on 08/12/2008 7:01:00 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( "McCain - For those of us who already have a Messiah")
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To: AmericanMade1776

I’ve listened to the CD tapes in the car. I recommend buying those as you can hear the author speaking his words.

Regarding religion, Corsi takes Obama at his word that he is a Christian.

In every other area it’s a well documented, hard hitting account about “what makes this guy tick.”

Unfit for Command was pretty much a one dimensional appraisal of Kerry. This book reveals multi-faceted areas of Obama’s character, and since character is what Axelrod has planned to promote to the American public, NOT ISSUES, the book goes to the heart of Obama’s persona.

There is NOT DOUBT in my mind now. AMERICANS WILL NOT vote for this man once they know about him. And those that do vote for him will do with trepidation.

Obama is a question mark. He is an known quantity. The Georgian conflict gives us our first taste of an Obama presidency. He is clueless on foreign policy and on the Russian Empire.

JFK was clueless also. He conducted the most lame invasion of Cuba that in retrospect shows his lack of command and the breakdown of communication between he and the military and perhaps with Eisenhauer and Truman both men would have done things differently.

but JFK learned quickly.

We do not have the luxury in this day and age of long learning curve for our president. Obama and the people he will employ around him will be a disaster for this country.


16 posted on 08/12/2008 7:01:14 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: avacado

>>>Interesting... Obama’s brother says that Obama is a Muslim.

So does his sister.


17 posted on 08/12/2008 7:02:24 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: AmericanMade1776

The Associated Press reported last week that three anti-Obama books were in the top 20 list on Amazon.com. Currently, Corsi’s book as well as “The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate” by David Freddoso remain on that list.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/08/11/anti-obama-books-top-best-seller-lists/


18 posted on 08/12/2008 7:03:36 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( "McCain - For those of us who already have a Messiah")
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To: Calpernia
"Proud owner of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry” and “Obama Nation”"

I can also highly recommend Corsi's "Atomic Iran."

19 posted on 08/12/2008 7:04:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nikos1121

And don’t forget, freeper expatguy is featured in Obama Nation :)


20 posted on 08/12/2008 7:04:52 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: AmericanMade1776
But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian.

Obama is a cynical atheist that used a racist Church as a political stepping stone.


21 posted on 08/12/2008 7:05:44 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: nikos1121

I bought the Unfit to Command book by Jerome R. Corsi, never read it, I will probably buy the new book too ..Obama Nation, and never read it. There isn’t anything that Corsi can tell me, that I don’t already know about Obama.


23 posted on 08/12/2008 7:06:02 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( "McCain - For those of us who already have a Messiah")
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To: AmericanMade1776

Well..
Now...

They often call me “Barry,”
But my real name is MISTER SCHMOOZE.
My plans are kind of scary,
Yet they love me on nightly news.


24 posted on 08/12/2008 7:06:03 AM PDT by syriacus (Well..Now...They often call me Barry, but my real name is Mister Schmooze.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
James Cone, leader of the Black Liberation Theology and Mentor to Jeremiah Wright:

"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."

25 posted on 08/12/2008 7:06:46 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama is a Christian.

No, Obama is evil.

26 posted on 08/12/2008 7:07:00 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I would get the CD tapes then give it to someone else. The CDs make going to work enjoyable. I don’t have time to read anything about this man. I’ll do it passively.


27 posted on 08/12/2008 7:07:26 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama is a Christian.

Just because he says he is a Christian does not make it so any more than him living in a garage makes him a car.

28 posted on 08/12/2008 7:07:43 AM PDT by roylene
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To: AmericanMade1776
There isn’t anything that Corsi can tell me, that I don’t already know about Obama.

You've been snooping in on my FR Home page, huh. :)

29 posted on 08/12/2008 7:08:36 AM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: Always Right
re: Obama is a Christian.

The Bible is pretty clear in telling us that a Christian will be know by his fruits, the fruits of the Spirit. I have never seen any of these traits in Barrack Obama. When he speaks I hear words that claim he is Christian, but I see none of the fruits of the Spirit that would identify him as one. Regardless of his personality I would think it would be impossible for him to spend as much time as he does on the tube and not at least one or two of the fruits be clearly seen.

One of the beliefs of the Muslim is that they can take on whatever appearance they choose in order to further the cause of Islam. He would be perfectly comfortable to stand there as a Muslim and profess to be a Christian, or a bull frog for that matter, if in his heart he felt it was necessary to further his religion.

In the end it really doesn't matter if I see evidence of the fruits of the Holy Spirit in him or not. Whether or not he is a Christian is not my call to make. It's a personal matter between him and God. When it's all said and done it be Barrack Obama that will stand before the judgment throne and answer for his life on Earth. And it's between him and Jesus as to whether or not Jesus will step forward and assure His Father that Obama’s been washed in the blood.

30 posted on 08/12/2008 7:09:48 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Joe 6-pack

Amazon only had one copy left in stock. I got it. Thanks!


31 posted on 08/12/2008 7:12:07 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Always Right

Racist, liar who supports infanticide is not a Christian either.


32 posted on 08/12/2008 7:13:18 AM PDT by pke
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To: jwparkerjr
Whether or not he is a Christian is not my call to make.

I agree, that is why my statement was directed at Black Liberation Theology, which proclaims the white man is evil and loving God means participating in the destruction of the white man. It is really radical stuff and Obama's church is the leading Church of this movement.

33 posted on 08/12/2008 7:15:17 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama is a Christian.

If Obama is a Christian, Jesus is a Pagan.

34 posted on 08/12/2008 7:17:38 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (When it comes to Obama, just keep the change.)
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To: roylene

Good one.


35 posted on 08/12/2008 7:17:50 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

this book is featured everywhere I go! I love seeing it right up front in stacks......and it’s selling! people want both sides of the story and the msm isn’t dissing the dirt on obama, so they look to a tried and true author for the dirt.


36 posted on 08/12/2008 7:17:51 AM PDT by tioga
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To: AmericanMade1776

If he hasn’t been baptized he isn’t Christian now matter what he professes or actually believes.
I don’t think he has a particular Islamist agenda, but his far left views and radical backers will certainly help others that wish to destroy America.


37 posted on 08/12/2008 7:18:32 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama is a Christian.

I wish they'd stop trying to push this lie. Obama is a black liberationist.

38 posted on 08/12/2008 7:23:03 AM PDT by highlander_UW (illegal alien is to an undocumented worker as a drug dealer is to an unlicensed pharmacist)
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To: Calpernia
I own both books, but the second one is waiting at my mail room.
39 posted on 08/12/2008 7:23:26 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama: vain, mercurial, inexperienced, aloof, condescending, doctrinaire, and Reverend Wright's son.)
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To: Always Right
I realized that was your meaning. I had just been wanting to speak out about the lack of any signs that this man is a Christian other than his claims.

Even without the violence I would not be able to embrace Islam. I want the Blessed Assurance, as the great old song calls it, that I am going to spend eternity with my Lord. My understanding of Islam is that you never really know, until you die, if you are saved or not. I love the passage in 1st John where he says that he is reporting on things he saw and hear with his own eyes and ears. And the part where Paul tells us that we are to ignore even an ANGEL that appears to you and brings news that is not in keeping with the Gospel of Christ.

Amen!

40 posted on 08/12/2008 7:24:29 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr
The Bible is pretty clear in telling us that a Christian will be know by his fruits, the fruits of the Spirit. I have never seen any of these traits in Barrack Obama. When he speaks I hear words that claim he is Christian, but I see none of the fruits of the Spirit that would identify him as one. Regardless of his personality I would think it would be impossible for him to spend as much time as he does on the tube and not at least one or two of the fruits be clearly seen. One of the beliefs of the Muslim is that they can take on whatever appearance they choose...

What on Earth are you talking about? It isn't all that complicated. Black Liberation Theology is a revolutionary communist ideology which disguises itself as a 'religion'. That's it. Please see my post#8 on this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2060494/posts?page=8#8

41 posted on 08/12/2008 7:24:55 AM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: AmericanMade1776

The term you want for Obama might be “slammunist”. Normally you’d figure that I-slam and communism don’t mix, sort of like oil and water; Obama appears intent on disproving that hypothesis.


42 posted on 08/12/2008 7:31:46 AM PDT by damondonion
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To: ETL
My post in reference to an earlier post that talked about Obama being a Muslim and not a Christian. I was not discounting anything you said in your exhaustive and well laid out post. Sorry if I appeared to be disagreeing with you.
43 posted on 08/12/2008 7:32:16 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: All

THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING:
http://theobamafile.com/ObamaIslam.htm
http://theobamafile.com/


44 posted on 08/12/2008 7:33:29 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Calpernia
Not all christians are christians and not all muslims are muslims..
And Obama is BOTH.. or Neither..
45 posted on 08/12/2008 7:33:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: vietvet67

Beckel is shallow.

Look at Corsi’s background:

Ph.D Political Science (Harvard)

Expert in race relations (co-authored on of the first college textbooks on race relations using race riots of the 1960’s as a central focus)

Co-authored *Rebuilding America: A Prescription for Creating Strong Families, Building the wealth of Working People, and Ending Welfare*

Published Papers in Law Journals (Legal Assistance for the Poor, Detroit Race Riots of 1967)

Co-authored the “Masotti Report” which was published as a staff report to Eisenhower Commission on Causes and prevention of Violence

Political Scientist working for U.S. Agency for International Development (to assist the State Department on a psychiatrist-led team to teach hostage survival skills in the wake of the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis in Iran; received Top Secret Security clearance)

Co-author of several other books and journal articles.

Research and study regarding terrorism and Islamic extremism for more than 25 years.


46 posted on 08/12/2008 7:33:49 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: Always Right
I agree, that is why my statement was directed at Black Liberation Theology, which proclaims the white man is evil and loving God means participating in the destruction of the white man.

Black Liberation Theology, and Liberation Theology before it, is about violent revolutionary communism. While Liberation Theology used/uses "class", BLT uses "race" to promote hatred, division and resentment.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2060494/posts?page=8#8

47 posted on 08/12/2008 7:34:17 AM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: SueRae
Someone remind me, where does Nancy Pelosi’s book stand on the bestseller list? Har!!

It's currently #1 in the Best Left in the Cellar List.

48 posted on 08/12/2008 7:34:21 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: AmericanMade1776
But being No. 1 doesn't necessarily mean being accurate. Obama is a Christian; Kate Linthicum

and allegedly so is Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Lurch, The Clintons, algore etc. and all his other baby murdering friends..

49 posted on 08/12/2008 7:35:16 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: AmericanMade1776
I can just hear whats his name saying,

LIAR...LIAR...LIAR.

50 posted on 08/12/2008 7:35:27 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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