UPDATE: at the bottom
The Obama campaign is speaking the truth to lies, the lies that Corsi has published in his book. The sources of information for Corsi’s book are right wing bloggers and emails. Ha! Corsi did not do any fact checking. He just published a book filled with rumors, opinions and lies.
Some examples of lies vs facts:
A LITTLE RESEARCH DISPROVES EVEN CORSI’S MOST BASIC CLAIMS
LIE: “The year 1995 was a banner one for Obama. He had just married Michelle and the couple bought a Hyde Park condo, the first home Obama ever owned.”[p 145]
REALITY: OBAMAS MARRIED IN 1992 AND BOUGHT A CONDO IN 1993
10/3/92 Obama And Michelle Robinson Were Married. [Chicago Sun-Times, 10/3/07]
1993 Obama Bought a Condo for $277,550. [Chicago Sun-Times, 1/22/06]
NONE OF CORSI’S DIVISIVE, REHASHED CLAIMS CHECKS OUT, EITHER
LIE: “Senator Obama could claim to be a citizen of Kenya, as well as of the United States. Obama can trace his heritage back to his mother, who was born in the United States and was an American citizen when he was born, and to his father, who was born in Kenya and was a Kenyan citizen when Obama was born.” [p 103]
REALITY: OBAMA CANNOT CLAIM KENYAN CITIZENSHIP
Kenya Does Not Allow Dual Citizenship Applications for People Over 21 Years of Age. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management writes of Kenya, “DUAL CITIZENSHIP: Not recognized except for persons under 21 years old.” The Kenyan Constitution writes, “A person who, but for the proviso to section 87 (1), would be a citizen of Kenya by virtue of that subsection shall be entitled, upon making application before the specified date in such manner as may be prescribed by or under an Act of Parliament, to be registered as a citizen of Kenya: Provided that a person who has not attained the age of twenty-one years (other than a woman who is or has been married) may not himself make an application under this subsection, but an application may be made on his behalf by his parent or guardian.” [U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Kenyan Constitution]
Even if Obama Had Applied for Dual Citizenship Before He Was 21—Which He Did Not—It Would Have Expired. ”A person who, upon the attainment of the age of twenty-one years, is a citizen of Kenya and also a citizen of some other country other than Kenya shall, subject to subsection (7), cease to be a citizen of Kenya upon the specified date unless he has renounced his citizenship of that other country, taken the oath of allegiance and, in the case of a person who was born outside Kenya, made and registered such declaration of his intentions concerning residence as may be prescribed by or under an Act of Parliament.” [Kenyan Constitution]
Here’s a link to more on stopping the smears.
Republicans are so dirty. They can’t handle the truth so they spread lies.
UPDATE: More from Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post. Turns out Jerome Corsi also wrote a book last year about how George W Bush was working on a secret plan to create one nation on the North Amercan continent. This would be a joined nation of Canada, the United States and Mexico. This story was proved to be bunk. Jerome Corsi should get a job writing for a supermarket tabloid. Here’s Corsi thoughts on pedophilia:
He has written that pedophilia, for which he used a more graphic term, “is OK with the Pope as long as it isn’t reported by the liberal press.”
This statement along should tell you that Jerome Corsi’s elevator doesn’t reach the top floor.
7 replies on “Obama Campaign speaks the truth”
I posted about this a few minutes ago, too. I didn’t get into the lies one by one … I took a macro look.
It’s a bestseller, you know. Has to be the miracle of bulk buying. How else to make a lot of buzz?
deanna – good one. Never thought about the “bulk buying”. This is something that authors do. Maybe the “Swift Boaters” got the book at a bargain price.
That’s exactly how it happened. Bulk buying. I’m glad Obama is fighting it strongly. This Swiftboating has to be attacked head on.
So do the PUMAs:
Jerome Corsi is a conspiracy theorist and has no creditably.
He is a Harvard graduate and he has written several books but he is still an extremist. There are no facts in his books – his books are filled with his personal random thoughts and ramblings. It is incredible that he has a book deal – goes to show that some publishing houses only care about profits not facts. This book was obviously no fact checked otherwise it would not have made it off the editor’s desk.
Cats, thanks for posting on my blog about the fake forum and Rick Warren and McCain lying. I refused to watch the thing to begin with. But now we know: no matter how unbiased Warren was trying to paint himself, there was deception in order to benefit McCain and their rightwing agenda. Why is it these rightwing fanatical “Christians” seem to be the ones who play the dirtiest? Corsi among them.
I had to throw in my own 2 cents on the “truth”. Because it’s time all the lies are exposed by as many of us as possible:
Bruce blog – Rick Warren
Why doesn’t Faux News publish these other claims that Corsi made —
Group tied to al-Qaida backs McCain for prez
McCain fortune traced to organized crime
Mob figures later implicated in Arizona savings and loan scandal
I read it on the internet so it must be true