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Corsi: Obama’s Father May Have Been an American Communist

By Leah Nelson on May 1, 2012 - 2:42 pm, Posted in Birther Extremism

Orly Taitz is not happy. For the past several years, the California-based swimsuit model-turned-lawyer has poured her heart and soul into an endless series of lawsuits alleging that President Obama is not a U.S. citizen and is therefore ineligible for office. Now, she says, Jerome Corsi – the devoted birther and conspiracy-monger who authored last year’s ill-timed Where’s the Birth Certificate? – is ruining everything.

“JEROME CORSI IS DESTROYING THE CASE ON WHICH I WORKED FOR 4 YEARS 24/7/365,” reads a headline posted Sunday on Taitz’ website. “HE IS GRATUITOUSLY MAKING UP AN AMERICAN FATHER FOR OBAMA.”

Actually, what Corsi is doing is a little lazier than that. Perhaps realizing that the “birther” fad is winding down despite the release, last November, of his e-book Where’s the REAL Birth Certificate, the relentless right-wing attack dog has tentatively embraced someone else’s alternative theory of Obama’s provenance. In a recent article for WorldNetDaily, Corsi suggested that a new documentary makes a “compelling case” that the president’s real father was not Kenyan-born Barack Obama Sr. at all.

Instead, the documentary argues, Obama was sired by the late Frank Marshall Davis, a Honolulu-based black labor activist.

“Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception,” is a direct-to-DVD project of Joel Gilbert, a filmmaker and writer whose work to date includes a raft of anti-Muslim tomes and tracts. According to its website, the film “weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic and speculation in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama’s history.”

“The ‘Birthers’ have been on a fool’s errand,” Gilbert is quoted as saying. “To understand Obama’s plans for America, the question is not ‘Where’s the Birth Certificate?,’ the question is ‘Who is the real father?’”

The far right has long obsessed over the president’s relationship with Davis, who had ties to the Communist Party, was friends with Obama’s grandfather, and about whom the president wrote fondly in his memoir.

Driving the rampant speculation about the two men’s relationship has been gay-hating columnist Cliff Kincaid, who runs an antigovernment “Patriot” group call America’s Survival and is director of “investigative journalism” at the ironically named rightwing outfit Accuracy in Media (AIM).

Gilbert’s new film has Kincaid in a frenzy of excited speculation. “I have always called Davis the ‘mentor’ of Obama. I have also referred to him as Obama’s surrogate father and role model,” he wrote Saturday in an E-mail to members of America’s Survival. “But what if Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis was more than a mentor? What if he was Obama’s real father?

“I have seen the new shocking film, ‘Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception,’ which makes the case that Davis was indeed Obama’s father. It is not a matter of DNA evidence. But director Joel Gilbert has assembled a lot of circumstantial evidence.”

Holy cow, circumstantial evidence? We here at Hatewatch are already half-convinced.

And if that weren’t enough to persuade us to whip out the credit card and order a copy for everyone in the office, Kincaid also offers a titillating warning: “[T]his story involves perversion and pornography. In assembling this evidence, Gilbert traces nude photos of Obama’s mother to Davis’s home. … The nudity is central to the story, since Joel Gilbert makes the case that Davis was sexually intimate with Obama’s mother, and that the relationship resulted in Obama’s birth. It was covered up for reasons explained in the film.”

Describing Davis as a “sex pervert who had sex with young girls,” Kincaid writes, “You can draw your own conclusions. But you owe it to yourself to see the evidence.”

Perversion, nudity and communism all in one film? Sounds great!

Sorry, Orly. We’re sold!

  • Krissy

    I’m more outraged that Orily Taitz was a swimsuit model. That really is gross.

  • Tobias A. Weissman

    As far as I am concerned, Obama is doing a superb job as President of the USA. Why all these fabricated lies only leads me to believe the humans love to hang on to racism. These fabrications only leads me to want to vote for a 2nd term for Barack Obama.

  • Erika

    If jim wasn’t hiding something, he would post all of his personal information here. Maybe allow the police in his house to tear through his personal belongings and read through his mail and e-mail – or just post it here for all of us to enjoy. in fact, the fact that jim has not posted his birth certificate can only mean one thing – he obviously has something to hide.

    What can that be – was Eva Braun his mother? Maybe his father was George Lincoln Rockwell? I mean there is as much proof of that is there is for the “birther” conspiracies.

  • labman57

    Once again, we see a direct correlation between the extent of right wing irrational, inflammatory anti-Obama rhetoric and their anxiety and desperation regarding their prospects in the coming 2012 elections.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    @JIM

    “If the president wasn’t guilty of something he would not engage in such cowardly acts as sealing his records…. nobody would have to speculate….when someone conceals it’s only natural to attempt to expose it.
    Hiding something = smoke
    using presidential power to conceal it = fire
    Calling people hatemongers for wanting to expose it = co-conspirator, propaganda wing man, paid character assassins…..Nice try SPLC, we have your number in ever increasing numbers…You are spewing garbage more than any organization I’ve ever seen…..”

    Your “logic” = Braindead moron. You have their number in ever increasing numbers? Please tell me you were either drunk or high when you wrote that.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “This site is funny man, the same people who are lefties talking back and forth to each other about how white people suck. LMFAO”

    Really Mark? Where?

  • Howard1912

    According to article, just because someone is friends with another person who believes in communism, does not make you one. If that were so, then I surely should be a Republican, because I do have Republican friends (although we don’t talk about the issues), no point they are always right on that(they think). So as a Democrat, do they feel like they now are Democrats too since they are friends with me. Corsi or others who dream this stuff up, should get a life, stop making money selling books that have no truth. Pres. Obama’s birth certificate can be seen in full on line – his father was African born in Kenya. Let’s move on already… getting pretty old at this point in time. Besides don’t you think that Sen. McCain, at the time of running for president, would have brought this up, making a big issue out of where Mr. Obama’s birth place was? Since the Congress, together with Sen. McCain did not have any concerns, we should let this fade. The only reason, and it is always wrong, is because the President is half black. I’ve said that to many GOPs here in my neighborhood, and then there is silence. Which indicates that is what is driving this stupid obsession.

  • Gregory

    Per my previous comment, it just gets better and better.

  • Reynolds Jones

    There is nothing cowardly about sealing your records. I am an American citizen. If I ran for the WH, or for any office, once I have fulfilled CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS it is none of ANYBODY’S business what else I may have in my records. President Obama fulfilled and fulfills constitutional requirements. You don’t have to like it, I don’t give a flying leap – but its a fact. From that point onward – its YOUR problem.

    The difference, you see, and I FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS is that if I ran no one would want more than basic requirements to be fulfilled. Why? Well I’m White of course.

    It’s pathetic. I read Novak’s blog regularly during the campaign and was appalled to see the comments, more than one of which simply said “America will never elect a Black man.” Well – we did — Get the f*** over it.

  • jim

    If the president wasn’t guilty of something he would not engage in such cowardly acts as sealing his records…. nobody would have to speculate….when someone conceals it’s only natural to attempt to expose it.
    Hiding something = smoke
    using presidential power to conceal it = fire
    Calling people hatemongers for wanting to expose it = co-conspirator, propaganda wing man, paid character assassins…..Nice try SPLC, we have your number in ever increasing numbers…You are spewing garbage more than any organization I’ve ever seen…..

  • Mark

    This site is funny man, the same people who are lefties talking back and forth to each other about how white people suck. LMFAO

  • Reynardine

    Aron, you remember the scene in “Little Shop Full of Horrors” where the masochist (played by Jack Nicholson) walked out of the fake dentist’s office, grinning broadly with teeth full of random holes? Holding the drill was none other than…

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Obama sure received a lot of campaign donations from banks and other rich folks for a Communist.

  • Erika

    I thought that Jimi Hendrix or Malcom X (it obviously makes sense because he was so much in favor of interracial sex with White women) was supposed to be Obama’s father. Or Bill Ayers since obviously a White man and a White woman would produce a mixed race child. Have they claimed that James Brown, Jim Brown, Stokey Carmichael, Huey Newton, or Elijah Muhammad was Obama’s father yet?

    Maybe they all were! Maybe Obama was the son of a Kenyan Communist who was born in Kenya but also was the son of an unknown American Communist (likely Dwight D. Eisenhower according to the John Birch Society), Bill Ayers, Malcom X, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Jim Brown, Stokley Carmichael, Huey Netwon, and Elijah Muhammad – and naturally he was born in Kenya since obviously several prominent American fathers and an American mother would have a child born in Kenya – in fact, Obama’s mother probably especially flew to Kenya just to give birth.in order to ursurp the presidency of the United States 50 years later. The World Nut Daily may well want to print this – especialy since its on the internet and therefore true!

    It would really help the birther idiots look less a lot less idiotic if they would at least get their idoitic conspiracy theory straight. Oh wait a second, it wouldn’t!

  • Ned Hamson

    I have a real hard time figuring out why you even print this stuff. Haters even use your headlines to promote their causes – don’t you realize that huge numbers of people don’t read anything more than the headlines which show up in Google searches…???

  • Gregory

    Every time I wonder just how stupid people can be, the Birthers show up and convince me that I am not setting the bar low enough.

  • http://twitter.com/AronL Aron

    And we all cry out in unison, ‘WHO CARES?’

    I wonder if Taitz’s career as a dentist was as monumentally awful as her career as a lawyer? She strikes me as the kind of person who can’t really do anything all that well. (Outside of being a loud-mouth hack, at least.)

  • Ian

    MS. TAITZ IS RIGHT, BOTH ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S BIRTH IN KENYA AND HER BRILLIANT STRATEGY OF APPEARING LEGIT BY USING CAPS LOCK.

    EITHER THAT OR IT’S THE APPARENT SLEEP DEPRAVATION CAUSE BY PROMOTING BIRTHERISM “FOR 4 YEARS 24/7/365″!

  • Reynardine

    To quote “The Man who Came to Dinner”: I may vomit.