Updated to include Barack Obama’s Rebuttal to the Corsi book.

Dr. Jerome Corsi, is the author of “The Obama Nation.” It is a thoroughly researched and well documented book that delves deep into Barack Obama’s history, what little there is, and highlights how the Democratic presumptive nominee’s current rhetoric is hardly in synch with his past. But then alot of us knew that didn’t we?

Dr. Jerome Corsi, a member of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, co-authored “Unfit for Command,” the book that helped to bring down the candidacy of Senator John Kerry four years ago. He has decided to turn his attention to Barack Obama in a new book entitled The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.

You may remember (I know I do!) Barack Obama stepping into the national political lime-light when the then-Illinois State senator addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was quite the buzz of the convention — certainly more the Sen. John “Reporting-For-Duty” Kerry! Soon after Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, author Jerome Corsi began researching Obama’s personal and political background. Sourced with more than 600 footnotes, THE OBAMA NATION is the result of that research.

UPDATED 8/14/08: Team Obama has just released a 40-page rebuttal to Jerome Corsi’s new book “Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality — which will be No. 1 on the New York Times’ best-seller list for non-fiction hardcovers.

Team Obama’s rebuttal is entitled “Unfit for Publication,” a play on words to Jerome Corsi’s “Unfit for Command” book that launched the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry in 2004 effectively sinking his campaign. Pun intended.

The rebuttal is posted on Obama’s campaign web site.

And the rebuttal? WEAK.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • 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.
  • 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 Michelle’s dream-home property.
  • The background and techniques of the Obama campaign’s “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.
  • And Dr. Corsi isn’t the only one wondering who Senator Obama really is. Obama’s life may be an interesting one to some – full of a number of impressive achievements. But to me and millions of others, it is one that raises many questions about this man who is not far from occupying the Oval Office. For some, his rhetoric is more important than his deeds, his beliefs, his inclinations, his history. For me, his rhetoric is annoying, empty and juvenile. His soaring speeches? Inconsistent with his policies, practices, history.

    THE OBAMA NATION is promising to be a blockbuster. At this writing it is #2 on Amazon’s list of Hot New Releases and expected to be at the top of the NYT Bestsellers List this weekend.

    I just finished the book. With every new revelation about Barack Obama — a man who was only in the Senate a mere 144 days before announcing his run for President of the United States — I am increasingly convinced that if elected, he would be our first communist president. Too strong? Too paranoid? Then call him a progressive or a leftist if that is a wee bit easier on your sensibilities. Then do your homework.

    “Author of The Obama Nation, Dr. Jerome Corsi on H&C” Video