Corsi v Obama: Birther industry meets election industry 2011

Righty activist author Jerome Corsi’s latest anti-Obama book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” is climbing the ranks at Amazon. It’s now reportedly number 22 with a bullet. The Obama reelection campaign is using news of the book release to fundraise. WorldNetDaily, internet birther headquarters and also publisher of Corsi’s book, is using the Obama fundraising campaign to promote the book. The back and forth is sad and entertaining and will generate a lot of revenue on both sides. U-S-A!

“If what Barack Obama released is really a valid birth certificate that answers all the questions about this controversy, why is the Obama campaign in attack mode on Jerome Corsi’s bestselling book?” asks WorldNet CEO Joseph Farah in a promotional email.

The Obama campaign is selling tee-shirts and coffee mugs that bear a smiling photo of the president above the words “Made in the USA.” There is an image of the birth certificate on the reverse side.

“[Obama] fears [this book] is his undoing,” explains Farah. “Do you really think the $1 billion Obama campaign cares about selling a few coffee mugs? Give me a break. This is an effort to derail media attention from a successful book and media tour that is focusing renewed attention on his ineligibility for office.”

Like WorldNet, the Obama campaign is having fun promoting its product on the post-birth certificate birther wave. sent out an ask this morning with the subject line: “You’ll like this.”

“Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi,” says the email. “This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller ‘of historic proportions.’ The title is ‘Where’s the Birth Certificate?’ – yes, really.

“Corsi’s work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth’s core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets.”

“The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.”

Limited edition tee shirts available for early donors!

Colorado has been marked out by the Obama reelection campaign as a key battleground on which the campaign intends to dedicate significant resources. It was also a major midterm election Tea Party state last year where GOP “rising star” politician Cory Gardner dabbled in birtherism on the stump in the fourth district.

The Corsi book tour will likely arrive here just ahead of the Obama campaign grassroots army any day now. Look for competing billboards in different colors with different fine print that say the exact same thing: “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”

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