Ed Morrissey, of Hot Air, mentioned that he is reading The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists in advance of his interview with its author Aaron Klein.
Morrissey later learned that The Manchurian President was co-authored by Brenda J. Elliott and corrected his post with an update acknowledging Elliott’s contribution to the book.
The book is riding high on Amazon rankings even before its May 3 publication and is in high demand in bookstores across the country. Mr. Klein will be a guest on the Michael Savage radio show on May 3 and on Sean Hannity’s TV show on Fox News on Tuesday, May 4.
“I believe [The Manchurian President] is crucial to Americans from across the political spectrum, including mainstream Democrats who should be alarmed that their party has been hijacked by an extreme-left fringe bent on permanently changing the party to fit its radical agenda. Indeed, this book will document, with new information, Obama’s own involvement with a socialist party whose explicit goal was to infiltrate and eventually take over the Democratic Party and mold it into a socialist organization.”—Aaron Klein
The Real Barack Obama website has an interview with Elliott. Here is an excerpt:
Pundita: Was there a specific alliance, or set of alliances, in Obama’s personal or political life that caused you to revise your initial view of him? If I recall your initial view was that he was a fairly typical corrupt Chicago Machine politician.
Elliott: We discovered a lot of socialists of many stripes, including Marxists and Maoists. Although never claiming to be one of them, Obama is certainly a fellow traveler in that he was, and still is, constantly surrounded by them, and has been more than willing to share political space and ideology with them.
For decades Obama has surrounded himself with a large number of radicals of many stripes. It does truly boggle the mind.
As Marxist professor Manning Marable wrote in the December 2008 ‘Socialist Review,’ a lot of people working with Obama have a background in Marxism and socialism and communism. Obama, Marable says, is a “progressive liberal.” However, he writes, Obama “understands what socialism is.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.
The Manchurian President contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.