Senator Obama has released a 41-page rebuttal to Jerome Corsi’s Obama Nation. This has to be my favorite:
LIE: “Obama always acknowledged his stepfather was Muslim, though he did his best to downplay Islam as an important force in his stepfather’s life.” [p 58]
REALITY: LOLO WAS A NOMINAL MUSLIM
Lolo Soetoro Was A “Nominal Muslim” Who Enjoyed Bacon. “The grandparents who helped raise Mr. Obama were nonpracticing Baptists and Methodists. His mother was an anthropologist who collected religious texts the way others picked up tribal masks, teaching her children the inspirational power of the common narratives and heroes. His mother’s tutelage took place mostly in Indonesia, in the household of Mr. Obama’s stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, a nominal Muslim who hung prayer beads over his bed but enjoyed bacon, which Islam forbids.” [New York Times, 4/3/07]
The 9/11 hijackers drank alcohol at strip clubs in Florida, another practice forbidden by Islam. Were they “nominal Muslims,” too?
Either way, this 41-page document is more of a reference guide for the media, lefty pundits and lefty bloggers than it is an actual “we won’t be swift-boated” response. If this is all he has with which to answer Corsi, consider Obama already ‘boated.
Also of note, David Freddoso’s book, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate, is not included in this analysis. It’s hard to “fight the smears” when the “smears” are the “facts.”