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Obama vs. The Lunatic Fringe
Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/18/08 | Clarence Page

Posted on 08/19/2008 3:42:06 PM PDT by steve-b

So you think the chorus of white hate groups is seething with rage that Barack Obama could become president? Think again.

Members of the knuckle-dragging set are taking a rosier view, judging by their Internet posts. They say the possibility of a biracial president is helping their recruitment efforts....

Obama has a bigger immediate headache than [David] Duke and his allied dimwits. It's the rising chorus of anti-Obama attack books that don't always let truth get in the way of a good hatchet job.

Leading the pack is "Obama Nation" by Jerome R. Corsi. It leads the New York Times best-seller list, helped along by bulk orders from conservative book clubs and other arenas of the right-wing echo chamber.

Corsi does not hide his agenda. His inaccurate portrayal of Obama as a closet Muslim and black activist drug-user is intended to do what his earlier hit-job book, "Unfit for Command," did to Sen. John Kerry in 2004 when he was the Democratic presidential nominee....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bookreview; clarencepage; corsi; he; heis; heisthelunaticfringe; mediabias; obama; obamanation; swiftboat

1 posted on 08/19/2008 3:42:06 PM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

More publicity! Ka-ching!


2 posted on 08/19/2008 3:44:16 PM PDT by Mamzelle (In the cool, dark quiet of my mailbox, John McCain asks me for money)
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To: steve-b

obama should not expect republicans to vote for him, therefore when he loses it will be because democrats did not vote for him, and that is becuase the democrats are racist, just ask senator Byrd


3 posted on 08/19/2008 3:45:55 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: steve-b

When I saw just the headline, I couldn’t help but conclude that Obama must be at war with himself.


4 posted on 08/19/2008 3:47:02 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: steve-b

Has the ChiTrib ever seen a “hit-book” on a conservative or Republican? Or is that phrase reserved only for books attacking leftists/liberals/Democrats?


5 posted on 08/19/2008 3:47:23 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: steve-b

Why is this a story? Just how many people compose the “chorus of white hate groups” nowadays? 30?


6 posted on 08/19/2008 3:49:02 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: steve-b

Hey,...I resemble those remarks!


7 posted on 08/19/2008 3:50:10 PM PDT by garyhope (It's world war IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam. VRWC. TWP.)
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To: steve-b

“His inaccurate portrayal of Obama as a closet Muslim”

Corsi’s book makes no such assertion, but states that Obama studied the Koran, was enrolled in public school as a Muslim, and has called the Muslim call to prayer ‘the most beautiful sound’, and went to a mosque; all of which Obama has denied. The book leaves the reader free to come to his/her own conclusions. It’s clear that the critics of the book haven’t read it.


8 posted on 08/19/2008 3:51:20 PM PDT by Spok (Whatever you say about McCain, it must be admitted that he's no B. Hussein Obama.)
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To: steve-b
Gee !!! I wonder who the Chicago Tribune is endorsing. It's hard to figure.


9 posted on 08/19/2008 3:52:37 PM PDT by xtinct
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To: steve-b

So they have finally figures out how to discount being #1 on the NYT Best Seller list; it’s all of those conservative book clubs that are buying in bulk (then dumping them into the East River, of course)......


10 posted on 08/19/2008 3:52:56 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: steve-b

Clarence Page is the Bob Herbert of the Chicago Tribune.


11 posted on 08/19/2008 3:53:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: steve-b

More people will read the book than read the Tribune review...uh Hit piece.


12 posted on 08/19/2008 3:54:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (We will have world government. The only question is whether by conquest or consent.)
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To: jeffc
Has the ChiTrib ever seen a “hit-book” on a conservative or Republican?

The Tribune ran Ryan out of the 2004 IL Senate race that paved the way for the Messiah.

13 posted on 08/19/2008 3:55:03 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: xtinct

Clarence Page himself is Black. I’d be surprised if he backed anyone but Obama. If that’s a racist remark, sue me.


14 posted on 08/19/2008 3:59:42 PM PDT by bcsco (Contact McCain today. NO to pro-choice VP!)
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To: kc8ukw
Why is this a story? Just how many people compose the “chorus of white hate groups” nowadays? 30?

Perhaps 30 actual white racists, with several hundred covert FBI agents who have infiltrated their organizations and a huge gaggle of Leftists who are so desperate to keep the myth of a 'massive white racist movement' alive that they have their own sets of sheets and hoods at home that they pull out for marching at "Klan" rallies, where they can wave at their apoplectic buddies protesting their march at a ratio of several hundred or more to one.

I recall a TV 'news' report at the height of the "Aryan Nations" .idiocy some years back where the then-Governor of Idaho was interviewed....he said something to the effect of "all of this stupidity is being caused by ten people".

 

15 posted on 08/19/2008 4:02:25 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: steve-b

Do you think these metro whiner journalistes will ever realize how out of touch they are?


16 posted on 08/19/2008 4:04:10 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: bcsco

Start thinking it’s a free speech country... thus, you can say anything you want...


17 posted on 08/19/2008 4:06:32 PM PDT by xtinct
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To: steve-b
I am waiting for Clarence Page to write a similar article commenting on endorsements and support for Hussein Obama by hezbollah and other terrorist groups...

Of course, fairness compels, no?

18 posted on 08/19/2008 4:11:00 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: steve-b
...Obama has a bigger immediate headache...

Indeed, it's what he sees in the mirror.

19 posted on 08/19/2008 4:20:37 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: steve-b

Clarence Page... You are the lunatic fringe.


20 posted on 08/19/2008 4:40:56 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: steve-b
Obama attack books that don't always let truth get in the way of a good hatchet job.

Not always, but more often than not the horror stories are true

21 posted on 08/19/2008 4:53:53 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: jeffc
"hit book"

Imagine if Obama gets elected prez Comedy Central comes out with a cartoon called "Itty-bitty Obama" like they have "Lil Bush" for Dubya. The libs will call that racist...of course they call any criticism of Obama racist.

22 posted on 08/19/2008 4:56:17 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Herbert"

Page is not nearly as bad as Herbert. He even responded politely to one of my e-mails where I criticized affirmative action.

23 posted on 08/19/2008 4:57:49 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: edzo4
AMEN!I`ve worked with hardcore Rats all my adult life and they are the MOST RACIST pinheads I`ve ever had to deal with,and that goes for ALL OF THEM,black,white,brown-you name it!
24 posted on 08/19/2008 5:02:06 PM PDT by nomad
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To: steve-b

What are they talking about? The Lunatic Fringe is Obama’s base.


25 posted on 08/19/2008 5:13:54 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: steve-b
Re: Jerome Corsi

Name calling. Nothing of substance.

.. and we get this (it's a little long for a one-liner but it does rival, "Take my wife.. please!" )

For fairness and balance, check out the liberal Media Matters for America Web site or Obama's own 40-page rebuttal to the "bigoted fringe" on his campaign's new Web site, "Unfit for Publication."

.. and this proves a point, IMO:

An Obama victory would show that America is not as racist as many black extremists believe it to be or as many white extremists wish it were.

The point: Where was Mr. Page on Blackwell, Steele and Swann? I know he did not call 'em names but did he support them all against their white opponents? Or, as is the liberal feeeeeeeeeeeeelings, you are a racists if you do not support a liberal black. Anything goes against black conservatives.

26 posted on 08/19/2008 5:19:46 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: steve-b

Clarence Page sees everything through his racist goggles.

His column shows up occasionally in the Rocky Mountain News, but I quit reading it years ago.


27 posted on 08/19/2008 5:22:21 PM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: steve-b
Clarence let me fix the headline for you:

Obama Is The Lunatic Fringe

You're welcome.

28 posted on 08/19/2008 5:22:34 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Obama (Marxist), Manchuria)
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To: Spok

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


29 posted on 08/19/2008 6:20:21 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: steve-b

The prospect that Obama might prove the durability of that American dream excites many Americans and irritates others. An Obama victory would show that America is not as racist as many black extremists believe it to be or as many white extremists wish it were.
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This line shows just how full of it Clarence Page is! He pretends that the only racism is white hatred of blacks, it is obvious in most areas that black hatred of whites is far more the problem.


30 posted on 08/19/2008 7:24:34 PM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: steve-b
Obama vs. The Lunatic Fringe

If Satan be divided against Satan, how can he stand?

31 posted on 08/19/2008 7:28:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (Obama '08: He's Not Really Bad. He's Just...Stupid.)
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“Lunatic fringe.” I would have thought that category would be reserved for the likes of Wright, Pfleger and Ayers, among Obama’s best pals for the TWO DECADES preceding his presidential bid.
32 posted on 08/19/2008 8:40:53 PM PDT by Godwin1 (Godwin)
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