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Author David Maraniss Distraught Conservatives Using Book to Debunk Obama
Newsbusters ^ | 6/21/12 | Randy Hall |

Posted on 06/21/2012 10:18:22 PM PDT by Nachum

Liberal historian and Barack Obama biographer David Maraniss is almost beside himself that people everywhere are talking about his new book Barack Obama: The Story.

While most authors would be overjoyed at the amount of free publicity that Maraniss is receiving, the veteran author is almost distraught that conservatives are talking about the book in a way he didn't intend--to debunk many of the lies and half-truths that President Obama told about his young adulthood in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father.

As conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh noted during his radio program on Wednesday, Maraniss is “in crisis” because “the right wing” is using his book to point out “all the things in Obama's autobiography which are not true.”

Limbaugh stated that Maraniss is “vetting Obama and doesn't realize it” by “documenting lies and falsehoods, and as far he's concerned, all he's doing is getting the record straight” by “poking holes” in information from the president's book, "Dreams From My Father."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: book; conservatives; maraniss
He needs an 'intervention'. David! Listen to us, slowly back away from that stack of brownies....
1 posted on 06/21/2012 10:18:31 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

First he outs the scum and then he pouts because we have taken him seriously. What the hell did he expect?


2 posted on 06/21/2012 10:25:15 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum

Barack Hussein Obama is a fictional character created by Bill Ayers who is the real author of “Dreams From My Father”. Owebama has no credible history.

What we do know is that he is a radical socialist statist who is hell bent on destroying the US middle class as quickly as he can. Where he came from, who knows?


3 posted on 06/21/2012 10:28:42 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

Dreams Of My Father... a fiction. All of it. Here’s something I think is MUCH closer to who Barack Obama is and I’m willing to bet it’s much closer than that fiction Zero wrote about himself...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2704560/posts


4 posted on 06/21/2012 10:31:51 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Nachum
I'm not a fact-checker here, I'm a historian.

LMAO.

5 posted on 06/21/2012 10:32:29 PM PDT by kevao
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To: 43north

“Another freeper already suggested that this crime be called “resisting retribution.” “
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You beat me to it.

A woman writer claims to have met Ayers in a Chicago Airport Starbucks, where he told her that he was the real author of Dreams.
I have read other articles that claim that Obozo has never been capable of writing much of anything, other then lies.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 10:35:35 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Nachum
Maybe Maraniss will go down in history....

...as the man who revealed Obambi as a complete lying fake.

7 posted on 06/21/2012 10:37:29 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 43north

Sorry for the wrong cut and paste quotation... should be:
“Bill Ayers who is the real author of “Dreams From My Father””


8 posted on 06/21/2012 10:38:27 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: MestaMachine

Another liberal who’s outraged to learn that actions have consequences.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 10:46:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: kevao
I'm not a fact-checker here, I'm a historian.

The man is a living punchline...... you can't make this stuff up.

10 posted on 06/21/2012 10:51:53 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Things just seem to go from bad to worse for Prez dude here lately.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 10:57:03 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Nachum

12 posted on 06/21/2012 11:01:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Nachum

Conservatives don’t debunk Obama.

Obama’s lies, half truths, subterfuge and delusions debunk Obama.


13 posted on 06/21/2012 11:34:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: AlexW
A woman writer claims to have met Ayers in a Chicago Airport Starbucks,

Bill Ayers can get on a plane? Damn.

14 posted on 06/22/2012 12:08:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

Maraniss is no historian. Real historians always check facts before they write, and double check them if there is even a hint of doubt.

He is the kind of writer who tries to walk down the middle of an issue, much like the guy who walks down the middle of the road, only to be hit by cars coming from both sides.

This isn’t the only time that “historians” have inadvertently given truthseekers new “truths” which they had not recognized. Both Hunt and Nicosia, in their books about John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Vietnam (VVAW), provided us with a lot of information on communist infiltration, guidance, and eventual dominance of that organization.

What the authors didn’t know, or chose to ignore, was the “who, why, what, when, and how” of it.

So too Marannis has ignored the same “who ,what ,why, when and how” of Obama’s lies he told about his father, grandfather, friends, mother, and his whole life.

The Narcissist In Chief has pulled off the greatest con job since Bernie Madoff, only Madoff went to jail for his crimes. We’re waiting for Obama to go, as in “Jail to the Chief Liar”.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 12:20:55 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum
While most authors would be overjoyed at the amount of free publicity that Maraniss is receiving, the veteran author is almost distraught that conservatives are talking about the book in a way he didn't intend--to debunk many of the lies and half-truths that President Obama told about his young adulthood in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father.

Yep, why, he's "almost distraught."

Almost.

Not quite.

But... he's getting there.

Because all of this is so... well... surprising.

That's it.

Surprising.

Yeah.

16 posted on 06/22/2012 12:25:22 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: MestaMachine

BS, he knows exactly what is afoot, for he planned it this way. Methinks he doth protest too much, all the way to the bank from his increased book sales because of the fuss created.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 12:42:57 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (A man with his feet hacked off tends not to scurry far. - Norse proverb)
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To: Nachum; kevao

Brings back fond memories of Dan “Fake... but accurate” Rather.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 1:26:05 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Nachum

I remember he did a bio on Clinton. The Obama camp can’t claim he is a right wing hack job.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 2:56:55 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom
“It's not as though I'm trying to say, “Ah-ha, I got you,” on each point. It's just I'm trying to present the way I really found it, which is in many cases different from what he presented.”

So, while trying to defend Obama he zings him again.

20 posted on 06/22/2012 3:19:41 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: MestaMachine

Fat-Dave must be getting a lot of grief from his Lefty fans on the political cocktail circuit. Not much of a historian if he can’t take a little heat defending his work.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 3:28:11 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Nachum; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...
Here at the South Podunk Institute of Technology, Wick and I are shocked... to hear that President Obama has not told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and the evil GOP is using it against him!
22 posted on 06/22/2012 4:15:38 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: MestaMachine

He doesn’t really care. He has to act as if the enormous popularity of his research upsets him so he can maintain his access to polite liberal society, but he is not actually bothered.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 4:32:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Nachum
Referring to "Dreams From My Father," Maraniss indicated that “a memoir is far different from rigorous factual biography. It's not as though I'm trying to say, "Ah-ha, I got you," on each point. It's just I'm trying to present the way I really found it, which is in many cases different from what he presented. But the author noted that he almost didn't write the book because he feared that the “right wing” would dismiss the book while “cherry-picking every single negative thing in it to use against Obama.

What a convoluted way of reasoning

Sounds like Clinton at his best
24 posted on 06/22/2012 5:07:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Nachum

When someone lies about inconsequential things, you can be damn sure they also lie about things that really matter.


25 posted on 06/22/2012 5:11:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: AlexW
A woman writer claims to have met Ayers in a Chicago Airport Starbucks, where he told her that he was the real author of Dreams.

Bill Ayers says he wrote "Dreams of My Father."

The relevant part starts at 0:30.

26 posted on 06/22/2012 6:12:38 AM PDT by Maceman
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