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Radical-in-chief

Stanley Kurtz’s political biography of Barack Obama — Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism — is set for publication in October. Here, in part, is how the press release describes the book:

Part biography, part history, part detective story, RADICAL-IN-CHIEF reveals the carefully hidden tale of Barack Obama’s political past. Stanley Kurtz, whose research helped inject the Bill Ayers and ACORN issues into the 2008 presidential campaign, presents the results of more than two years of digging into President Obama’s radical political world. The book is filled with previously unknown information about the president’s past, tied together by a bold argument about what Obama’s deepest political convictions really are.
RADICAL-IN-CHIEF marshals a wide array of never-before-seen evidence to establish that the president of the United States is indeed a socialist. Tracing an unbroken thread of socialist activities and political partnerships, from Obama’s youth through his community organizing days and beyond, the book confirms that the president’s harshest critics have been right about his socialism all along.
RADICAL-IN-CHIEF also exposes the truth about community organizers-the socialist beliefs they hold and hide, and how they trained and groomed a president. Obama’s community organizer colleagues had a strategy for slowly and stealthily turning the United States into a socialist nation. The Obama administration is carrying out that strategy today.

The reference to Obama’s community organizing days reminds me of this line from a comedian:

So Obama says he started out as a community organizer on the south side of Chicago. Look, I’ve seen the south side of Chicago and it didn’t look very organized to me.

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