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Obama: Running on the Cult of Personality


by Phyllis Schlafly

“The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.” The Obama campaign immediately issued a pathetic 40-page rant against Corsi’s book, citing minor inaccuracies such as the date of Obama’s marriage. The campaign rebuttal, however, was silent about Corsi’s main points, Corsi’s book tells us what the voters do want to know about the personality and character of the candidate, who are his friends, who and what were the influences that shaped his worldview, and who does he owe for his rapid ascendancy to political power.

Corsi’s book introduces us to Obama’s friends and mentors, most of whom we would not want to see as White House guests. The majority of evidence for these answers comes from Obama’s own words and his two books, “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.” Obama sought out relationships with the socialist-radical Saul Alinsky, the unapologetic bomb-thrower Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground associate Bernardine Dohrn, the Communist poet Frank Marshall Davis, leftwing Muslim-supporting politicians in Kenya, the corrupt political fixer Tony Rezko, and the black-liberation-theology Rev. Jeremiah Wright who preaches hate America and accuses the United States of creating the AIDS virus to kill blacks.

Who would Obama appoint to fill the upcoming vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court? Certainly not justices like John Roberts or Samuel Alito; Obama voted “no” on both of them and offensively called Justice Clarence Thomas the worst justice on the Supreme Court. Obama is even more pro-abortion than Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., which is hard to be. In the Illinois Senate, he voted against the law to ban partial-birth abortion, and against the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.

Maybe Hillary Clinton’s top strategist and pollster, Mark Penn, had it right when he wrote this in a secret memo on May 19, 2007, recently unearthed by Atlantic magazine. Obama lacks “American roots” and “is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.

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