Dr Jerome Corsi

 

The Obama Nation

The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality is a bestselling book by Jerome Corsi intended by its author to oppose Barack Obama’s candidacy for President of the United States. The book alleges Obama’s “extreme leftism”, “extensive connections with Islam and radical politics”, “naïve… foreign policy”, past drug use and connections to corrupt backers, among other things. The book has been criticized for containing factual errors, for being racially charged, and for being a political “attack book” containing smears, falsehoods, and innuendo.

Corsi said his purpose in writing the book was to defeat Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election. In the book, he recounts Barack Obama’s upbringing and early political career in Chicago and argues that Obama is an “extreme leftis[t]” who should not be elected president. The book claims to document “Obama’s extensive connections with Islam and radical politics”, his “religious affiliation with … black-liberation theology”, and his associations with controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, fundraiser Tony Rezko, and radical activists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, formerly of the Weather Underground. The book also argues that Obama supports “far-left domestic policy” and “naïve… foreign policy predicated on the reduction of the military”, and that he is therefore unsuitable to be the President of the United States.

The book opens with a quote by Andy Martin, who The Nation, The Washington Post, and The New York Times have identified as the primary source for the allegations that Obama is concealing an alleged Muslim faith, rumors which began shortly after his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.