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Friday, August 15, 2008

The Original Swift-Boater Is Back!

"...contrary to Corsi's characterization of Obama's views on nuclear weapons as far left, in an essay, published in the January 4, 2007, Wall Street Journal, former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Hoover Institution senior fellow William J. Perry, and former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) proposed nuclear weapons policies similar to those Corsi quotes Obama supporting. "
-- Media Matters

"When facts are lacking, Mr. Corsi makes his point by suggestive questions. Noting that Life magazine could find no record of an article that Mr. Obama remembered reading as a child about a black man who tried to lighten his skin, Mr. Corsi asks, "How much more imagining, hypothetical lying, or just plain lying is Obama capable of doing?" When facts are present, he twists them to make Mr. Obama bad. "
--Washington Post

Today, the daddy's feeling this article from Truthdig by Eugene Robinson.


By Eugene Robinson

Here come the goons, right on schedule.

The “author,” and I use the term loosely, whose vicious lies damaged John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign has crawled back out from under his rock to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama. Right-wing radio talk-show hosts are dutifully transmitting this concocted venom. This presidential campaign has officially gotten ugly.

The “author” I’m talking about is a man named Jerome Corsi. In a book published last year, “The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada,” Corsi claimed that George W. Bush was at the heart of a secret conspiracy to subsume the United States into a post-national, one-worldish North American Union. Corsi’s writings on far-right blogs have been even more paranoid and delusional. 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.” He has referred to Muslims as “ragheads.”

Corsi would be known as just another visitor from the outer fringe if he had not been the co-author of “Unfit for Command,” the book that slimed Kerry’s exemplary record as a Swift boat commander in Vietnam. The allegations in that book were discredited, but not before they had been amplified by the right-wing echo chamber to the point where they raised questions in some voters’ minds—perhaps enough to swing the election.It was an abominable trick, but quite remarkable. Kerry’s opponent, George W. Bush, had avoided Vietnam by taking refuge in the Texas Air National Guard. Kerry was a decorated war hero, yet somehow his valor and sense of duty were turned into a political negative and used against him.

Now Corsi, in what he acknowledges is an attempt “to keep Obama from getting elected,” has come out with a book that similarly tries to turn one of Obama’s strengths—his compelling life story—into a liability.

Corsi’s new volume of vitriol, “The Obama Nation,” seeks to smear Obama as a “leftist” and add fuel to the false and discredited rumor that he is secretly a radical Muslim, or at least has “extensive connections to Islam.” The liberal Web site Media Matters has already demonstrated that the book is riddled with factual errors—for example, Corsi repeats the charge, thoroughly disproved, that Obama was in church for one of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s most incendiary sermons. But the point isn’t to tell the truth. The point is to repeat the lie and thus give it new life.

To read the full story, check out today's Truthdig.

5 comments:

Somebodies Friend said...

So Corsi's at it again is he!

I would have hoped he would have learned from his mistakes the first time around. Each and every lie was discredited, were does he get off trying rehatch the same vemonous crap that he pulled the first time.

I espesially hate the bullshit lies about the pedophilia, were does he get off, last I checked he didn't actually talk to the pope about any of this stuff, so how the HELL would he know anyhow?

I bet he has been on the phone to hell knows who, I kind of had that feeling last night when I was thinking about some of his actions. He sure isn't as swift (ha ha) as he thinks he is. He thinks he is in a league all his own. Wel, this may be true, but it isn't the league he thinks he is in.

Now what to do about it? If I could get some campaign finances rolling in it would be a lot easier to make my move. As it is right now all we can do is sit back and keep an eye on him, the great Mr. Corsi.

Anonymous said...

daddy, Obama needs to have his surrogates go on every news program on Sunday. They need to attack Corsi as nothing but a whore with a pen for McCain.

Phil Davis said...

Just added your great blog to Afronary.Net

A reciprocal link would be appreciated.

Afronary.Net

Peace,
Phil

MacDaddy said...

Somebodiesfriend: Welcome. Yes, Corsi is B.S. But the good thing is that, this time around, Obama advisors, which includes John Kerry, are not letting the swiftboating go done without a fight. They've already hit back and I'm told will be all over tv this weekend attacking Corsi.
phil: I just went to Afronary.net. Wonderful. Thanks for adding a couple of my posts. I got you linked!

Nun in the Hood said...

Hi, MacDaddy,
I am so sorry...I have not been on a vacation or cruise, butI did get new knees.....All my energy is being used to get those new knees working, so I can get to the polls to vote for SENATOR BARACK OBAMA...I was thinking how painful it must be for Michelle see her husband raked over the coals....Honestly, I wonder why he even WANTS this job....The country's in such a mess and it's going to take at least 4 years to beginn to bail us out! I personally believe that hestill has a VISION for the American people....What sickness on the part of this Corsi guy....What kind of PROJECTION is he into??? This nun in the Hood is going to get down on these new knees of hers and PRAY UP A STORM!!!