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Obama Tell-All Book – A Must Read!

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Part One Of Jerome Corsi’s interview:

Part Two of Jerome Corsi’s interview:

“THE OBAMA NATION, Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality”

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.

The radical-left smear machine is ramping up into high gear over this one, simply because the entire book is so completely documented and foot-noted.  In fact, I would say 80 of the documentation can be checked out completely on the Web.  George Soros’s Media Matters, Daily Kos, Huffington Post and related Soros bankrolled websites are in full attack mode as of this writing.

If you have any intelligence whatsoever, and are not a Kool-Aid drinker, you owe it to yourself, and owe it to America to read the book, investigate the sources yourself.

From the publisher’s review:

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’s 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 Michelles dream-home property.
  • the background and techniques of the Obama campaigns 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.

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About the Author
DR. JEROME CORSI received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972 and has written many books and articles, including the No. 1 New York Times best-seller, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry. His latest best-seller was The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada. He is a senior staff reporter for WorldNetDaily.com and the author of two books on contemporary Iran: Atomic Iran and Showdown with Nuclear Iran. In his 2005 book Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil, which he co-authored with Craig. R. Smith, Dr. Corsi predicted oil prices at over $100 a barrel.

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Obama Chooses Sightseeing Over Visiting Wounded Soldiers

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In spite of the spin back at home, Barack Obama’s swing through Europe has garnered mostly yawns from citizens of the European Union.

As reported on Hot Air, it seems the Obama Campaign nixed visits to wounded American troops in Germany and France in favor of down-time revelary according to Jake Tapper at ABC New’s blog.

Ed Morrissey @ Hot Air said:

“I guess this is a question of priorities.  Barack Obama apparently ran short on time in his visit to Germany today, and travelers know how schedules can slip during long tours, even without all of the events Obama had planned.  Those circumstances force people to prioritize their time, and eliminate less-useful stops.”

So what’s happening? What did Obama cut? According to Der Spiegel’s blog…..

++ Visit to US Military Bases Cancelled ++

1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday. “Barack Obama will not be coming to us,” a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. “I don’t know why.” Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.

Der Spiegel also reported the following:

++ Paris Left Cold by Obama Visit ++
3:30 p.m.: While Obama’s Berlin visit has caused a stir, hardly anyone is interested in his trip to Paris on Friday. There are hardly any French media reports on the eve of his visit. There is merely some grumbling about the extensive itinerary for his trip to Berlin. “A speech in Berlin, five little hours in Paris,” writes French daily Le Monde.

Well, you know The French….always so touchy about those Germans, lol.

So…..Obama canceled a previously-planned stop to visit thousands of American military personnel, including troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan being treated at Landstuhl, so he could hold a political rally for Germans (and the videographers capturing it all for campaign ads in the States) so he could wine and dine in Berlin, sample the night life? Now that’s a nice set of priorities for a man who wants to become Commander in Chief, isn’t it?

Jake Tapper follows up, saying the Obama campaign says a visit to Landstuhl would have been “inappropriate” for a campaign trip:

“During his trip as part of the CODEL to Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator Obama visited the combat support hospital in the Green Zone in Baghdad and had a number of other visits with the troops. For the second part of his trip, the senator wanted to visit the men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to express his gratitude for their service and sacrifice. The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign.”

It begs the question as to what, exactly is Obama’s trip? A campaign event or one to familiarize himself with Europe? Previously the campaign has stressed that although the campaign was paying for the EU portion of his travels, the purpose of his visiting Europe was to meet with various leaders, gather “facts” and opinions of various world leaders.  Is it ever “inappropriate” for an American leader to take the time to visit wounded warriors?

Here is a headline sampling of a Google News search on “European reaction to Obama trip”, it is very telling:

Gee…..one could substitute “Obama” for “President Bush” and it would exactly match what Bush has said on previous European speeches!  At home is the only place one will see headlines like the Atlanta Journal, saying “Obama Rising Star In Europe”.  It has become so blatant that all one can do is laugh at how stupid most of the media think we Americans are.

The main purpose of Obama’s trip is to gather video footage for campaign spots. And that is pretty damn cynical and sick, but nor surprising from Team Obama.