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landslide. next is jame claire's atomic habits which provides advice on "breaking bad" habits and forming good ones. and wrapping up our look at some of the books according to the wall street journal is how i save the world. news commentator jesse what his reflections on his career in american politics. some of these authors have appeared on book tv and you can watch the programs anytime apple tv.org. i've been a longtime political activist since the mid- 1980s. that's when i meant jack after his first book, about the downing of twa 800. i met him in d.c., interviewed him down there. i've interviewed him at least ten times for every book that has been published.
unmasking obama and many others. besides the book authoring he writes every week also he's an activist in his own rights. back in 2004, me and him teamed up to bring down john kerry. he remembered the swift veterans, gerry corsi was a best-selling author and john o'neill both worked with them nationwide to bring the book unfit for command to the floor. that is the book in our activism with the vietnam veterans is what brought down john kerry's candidacy.
jack cash was an independent writer and producer. written a dozen nonfiction books appeared on c-span book tv ten times. he also produced a score of feature-length documentaries. jack serves as director of magazine he writes a regular for the american thinker, american spectator and has written for the wall street journal, fortune magazine, the washington times in the weekly standard. he has a phd from purdue university in american studies and is taught at a french university on the hospices of fulbright program. in conclusion, before we introduce jack hash who would like to bring ups, there is one of my favorite bible verses is ephesians five : 11. i think it applies to jack at cashel. it says do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness but instead even expose them. that's what he's been doing
the last 20 years. exposing the evil deeds of the obama administration. and the clinton administration. with that, with no further ado i bring my friend jack cashel to the podium. [applause] lex thank you paul appreciate it. thank you all for having me. it's always good to be back in cleburne but thanks to c-span2 breed this is 11th appearance on book tv. i don't if anyone is done more and certainly appreciative. in the era of cancel cultural but i personally like a book tv is they do not edit you. they don't tell you what to say, what not to say. which i suspect is indicative of an institution founded by a purdue grad. so thank you all. i was thinking about this today. driving around thinking about an experiment where walk into the "new york times" newsroom, if they would have me, i would ask them where did george
washington spend the first year of his life? it looks like everyone's going to know the answer to this and they say virginia. some of them i get more specific and say westmoreland county or the northeast part of virginia. and then if i ask them when was george washington born, a lot of them could probably tell me the year. i could tell you the year without looking it up, 1732. we used to sell rate the day day apart is february 22. now, if i walked into that same newsroom and asked that newsroom where did barack obama spend the first year of his life? i am not sure a single person in that newsroom could tell me the answer. and a lot of you probably know the answer, seattle washington, right? he spent the first year of his life on capitol hill in
seattle, washington. you'd think with capitol hill in the news last year's he and his mother lived at the gates of the capitol hill. he would think the media would want to know that. they would want to make a deal about that. if you asked when obama was born they would go to wikipedia say august 4 covid 1961. i explained in the book even that's not for sure. i don't think the where is the is much as the when. people don't know where obama spent the first year of his life are producing our news. that news is incense turning into history, how can we trust them to know what happened after that first year? the answer is we cannot. they would certainly know more about obama's, they literally
know less about obama's first year than they know about george washington's first year. that is essentially a disgrace. now in 2020 obama came out his newest memoirs much anticipated much acclaimed called the promise line. given my background studying obama felt the obligation to read the book, which i did. i took one for the team at 70 or 50 pages long. and then i felt the obligation to read the reviews of the book which is sometimes hard to do because sometimes the reviewers know so little. they know so little about barack obama. they don't know when he's on the truth and when he's not pre-they don't know what should be in there and what is not. so the net result of the reviews, many were very well written the "new york times", washington post, is essentially a compendium of gases and speculation. they don't know.
in the real danger, part of the reason why i wrote this book is because fake news is on the verge of becoming. case in point is you may have seen this guy on tv is about six different presidents on the eve of donald trump's inaugural was asked to sum up the presidency. i am paraphrasing here that i close. first of all he said it is that president was almost unimpeachable. that's a quote. he said he governed with honesty and integrity. and then he said this, he leaves us a lasting legacy of eight scandal free years. those of us in the audience to study obama or pay any attention to the news know
that is a blow me over kind of comment. what doesn't count? i guess benghazi doesn't count. i guess the suppression the irs suppression of the tea party doesn't count wernicke's fast and furious doesn't count. pigford doesn't count. i guess the whole libya intervention doesn't count? what counts the 34 lies told publicly with obamacare that got obama named the light of the year if you keep your health care, none of this is a scandal. the definition of a scandal is when the "new york times" calls it a scandal on the front page. if that doesn't happen then it's not a scandal in that respect obama has eight scandals per year. that is sitting there applauding him for this.
now that leads to something of a conundrum. another problem for obama. that kind of thinking leads to the history being re-created from the news. so c-span, bless their hearts did a survey. they do this every four years of 150 prominent historians. they asked them to rank the presidents in order. then you have to ask yourself where to put obama among that list? this is the most recent one in which trump and obama listen so where did they go? trump gets 41st place out of 44. that does not surprise me. it doesn't surprise me not get h place. thank god for pierce and
buchanan. barack obama, top ten number ten. put that in perspective, ronald reagan got number nine. this is the way historians think. again a scandal is only a scandal's on the front page of the "new york times" but from that perspective there's no scandal in the barack obama presidency. as a story goes the difference between the "new york times" and the old soviet is the readers knew their being lied to. the near time still is not figured it out. no one else is doing it. it is sort of might obligation as a citizen of the united states to tell the truth because it is there it's not that hard to find. the stock for obama will drop like a stop in for several presidents most notably woodrow wilson produced sixth
in these polls now is 13th that will continue to drop. and i will tell you why the stock will drop it. i will summarize it in an anecdote. i double checked this this morning someone to make sure i was right. in march of 2012 michelle obama goes on the david letterman show to talk about an incident in which she was involved. it was much celebrated in the news. she went in the guise of a suburban mom to a target and suburban virginia as a regular shopper. she was disguised so no one would know who she was. she told me a story on david letterman. she's laughing it so much fun she said i had a great time it was a great thing. i go there and no one knows who i am.
and then a woman walks up to me i'm saying to to my assistant are cover is blown. the woman comes up and says ma'am could you reach a far off that shelf and get something? she said you didn't have to make it look so easy says to michelle that the telling detail. that's a real detail. he didn't have to make it look so easy. no one recognize you? she said no one recognized me at all. let's fast-forward things or starlet started to fall apart in many ways. ferguson tapping a 2014. people magazine comes to interview michelle and barack together at the white house.
subject of the entry was racism in america today. the theme was even the first lady has to deal with racism. so she gets until the target story all over again, here she is barely disguised this time. she goes into the store and the original version we had no idea with the race of the woman who asked her to get something off the upper shelf this time it implies the woman is white. the woman comes up to michelle obama this is how michelle interprets it now even the first lady gets treated like hell. this is the message should be taken from this incident. in the first lady of the
united states if black gets treated like the help. you could hear the reporter from the people magazine she's reading the magazine. it's an incredibly pernicious thing to do. but by 2014, that is all that michelle and barack had to sell part did not have to be this way. it wasn't supposed to be this way, but that's the way it was. that is when the historians evaluate obama's presidency, or get the scandals. let's concentrate on the great opportunity barack obama had. and i will said this about obama. i think he was sincere when it came to the convention 2004 in boston. he gets up there it is a memorable speech.
the democrats all across america were swooning and justifiably he was a rock star. here was his promise. his promise was there's not a black american white america but there's not a liberal america and a conservative america parade there is a united states of america. the people in the audience even many conservatives and republicans were not going to vote for this guy maybe but we want someone who can pull us together. that was his promise. he spent the first three paragraphs talking about his father, barack obama senior. and his father if you recall was a goat herder and kenya. and his mother was a little farm girl from kansas. and they meet and they haven't improbable love it. they have great faith in the nation. with that faith they give birth to barack obama.
barack obama and the family lived together two years until barack senior it's the call to go to harvard and unfortunately the little family is over. for two years they lived together with his improbable love and great harmony. at every stop on the campaign trail. david's biographer that was a signature appeal whole story was false leads to a lot of revelations in his book memoir the promised land. let me tell you about my own semi involvement in this. that is in 2011 i get a call from a person i did not know. i said this is michael cohen. what do you know about the
birth certificate? and i said to them i don't know anything i asked him to look into that and trump did talk about it in the media was happy to focus on the birth certificate issue as is obama in his memoir he is fixated with trump in the birth certificate issue. donald trump ounces imagination the mekong with the residents of skull island prolix in the back all the time this book in 2011 in the spring of 2011 when the boat culminates it is a combination hit on osama and on donald trump which wraps up in the ending. in doing the research for this
book have seen copies of birth certificates floating around that may or may not be right or they may be forgeries they may not be forgeries or what. what i wanted to find out bright the resistance? there was real resistance. and how much they put into it. when into the unraveling the other is a story of true story of the unraveling of the obama presidency. when i learned right away is the initial was barack obama himself. many know this when he was put together a book deal after he got out of harvard with the publisher's guide is lying but
was they hired the most high-powered democratic washington to fight and that's a name i don't want to go to too much detail spend a whole lot of money whole lot of energy to make sure that birth certificate wasn't revealed culminates with the production of that birth certificate to go to hawaii to get the real birth certificate bring it back, humiliate donald trump is getting him late trump by producing a birth certificate. not only hostile they were mocking anyone who dared
suggest the man who killed osama bin laden might have a fake birth certificate. the produce the bursa to give it also produced are also commissioned the stilt dossier. it means you have to be skeptical. people in newsrooms have to be asked a few more questions since they have been asking for the last bunch of years. now, let's get back to the promise again. the promise of that convention. the democrats are very excited about it. a lot of republicans were too. throughout the campaign season into 2008 when obama is on the
trail, he gives conservatives reasons to hope about what his presidency will be like. never more so than in chicago on father's day in 2008. what he says at that church on the southside of chicago the apostolic church of god is the kind of speech that ted cruz could have given. the kind of speech that marco rubio could have given. it is about fatherhood. and say what you will about barack obama i think he is a good father he is committed and can see her. his book is a testament, his memoir probably more so than any other memoir ever written. a testament to the joys of fatherhood. they were showered with this much affections molly and sasha especially for black children this to be a different world, different country. obama knows this.
he told us so in chicago on father's day of june 2008. and in the speech he starts talking about we hear a lot about police brutality, systemic racism et cetera but if were going to be honest with ourselves we have to recognize the problem is right here. too many men acting like boys quote too many men abandoning their children. too many boys in fatherless homes. i'm estimating here it's not exactly right. fatherless boys are ten times more likely to drop out of school, ten times more likely to commit crimes, 20 times more likely to end up in prison. he knows this. what is the result of this? we hear sirens in the middle of the night. we hear the sirens were another coming for her children. he is not talking about the
police committing this crime. it's the police responding to this crime. because in this city like chicago and you've seen the numbers, there may be no city in the western world is dangerous and chaotic is a city of chicago. much of this is barack obama. he knew, he had the opportunity. this is where the judgment of history will have to be incredibly severe. bill clinton sent eight years regretting the fact he never had the big opportunity. he never got to defeat communism. he never got to defeat hitler. he did not get to fight depression pretty glided through is a strange presently but that is the way it was. he might have risen to the occasion but he never had an occasion. barack obama had the occasion pretty new at the problem is pretty set up are honest with
ourselves we will address that problem. but something happens three weeks after obama makes his father's day speech in chicago. now i had hoped in the memoir obama would have addressed this. it would've been the juiciest part of the memoir. but predictably he does not address it. predictably the immediate does not notice it is not there. it was the turning point of his presidency. it goes unremarked by historians. what happens is this, three weeks after obama's stirring father's day speech in chicago, jesse jackson is still a viable in the civil rights movement and authentic african-americans whose roots are in slavery are in jim crow such as barack obama who's always insecure about that is on a hot mike and i don't trust hot mike spray think people who are on the hot know they are on hot makes.
he is on a hot mike and fox new studio for the one news studio or what he is about to say has the potential to leak and it does. what he says is a little crude bear with me, i won't go into the real crude parts i would have see spencer off thereto. he makes a slashing motion with his hands. he's referring to brock obama specifically i want to cut his nuts out. talking down to them in words telling them to act like men. talking that fatherhood stuff. his most prominent baby daddy's upset person is also upset because obama is steering a movement he doesn't want to take it in. the immediate address this, had to find the video is not easy to find a couple days after they said to barack obama how to respond to jesse jackson? the news kind of licked out it was a big front-page news or anything. let's face it, the reigning
dignitary of the historic civil rights movement dresses down the aspiring dignitary. it makes like d12 the "new york times". but it made the news. it's obama's interviewing on his campaign plan that i talked to jesse we are okay. he talked about another track for systemic and i talked about another track and that's fatherhood. we did need to talk about bold issues. we did talk about fatherhood instead we talked about one issue in that issue was systemic racism, police brutality for the next eight years barack obama said nothing of consequence on the issue of fatherhood. the issue was dropped. and he let it drop. he had the opportunity a big
opportunity he always wanted any let it drop. that is the tragedy of his presidency. the question is then, who was pulling him in that direction? one answer of course is jesse jackson. although jesse jackson was a fading star the other person of consequence and this seems odd to those of us who watch them from afar and think of him a little bit of a clown and not to be taken seriously and yet this clown made 72 official white house visits during the obama presidency. seventy-two official visits. every time obama mount to rear his head and talk straight and renew that promise of a black america, no black america there was al sharpton telling him no. there's al sharpton talk about
systemic racism police brutality that authentic african-american roots coming to the main that is grown up in the white house with a white grand parents, white mother, and the least black state in america pretty comes to los angeles and all he knows about black cultures what he is seen on the jeffersons that had to be incredibly intimidating. because he looks like he should belong but that is not his culture. in fact that is why he rides and says he is from kenya. at that stage in his life he still wanted to seem exotic and not african-american. he wanted to see make it internationalist.
once jesse jackson lays the hammer down he's forever intimidated by these three people. as michelle obama she is the one who says who has the nerve to get on people magazine and totally turn this to 180 degrees because she knows no one is going to fact checker. his book, a promise land i find this strange and disappointing is that he doubles down in 2008 when i broke the story or introduce the thesis of the unrepentant errors had helped a barack obama fashion his memoir dreams for my father there is only from the media. racism. this extended not only to me
and i would say hey people been contesting the authorship of hamlet for the last 400 years that there been called racist. if i can test someone who is half black there can only be one reason for it. and that is because i am a racist. it gets worse. anyone who defended me was a racist. so andy mccarthy with national review defense may and he gets hammered, he gets hammered for daring to defend me. the attribute his defense of my thesis to racism. anders on a couple different talkshows and is accused by racism. that is how bad it was. that is the mindset of the obama administration. by the time they hit the ground running in january 2009 is that white american interior say anything about it you remind that you are white american reviewer black
american you are reminded to an uncle tom. that is the introduction of that era. what's curious about the book, obama's book obama's plan here is my book by the way, what's curious about obama's book is his choice of enemies. donald trump is one he limbs throughout the book. he is one of the republican he goes after. the only republicans he speaks well over john mccain and abraham lincoln. there's one republican he singles on focuses on surprise everyone to read the book. this person was the one who unleashed the dark spirits in the conservative movement. these are racist spirits. everything in the future of racism who is that one person? sarah palin, right? sarah palin shows up throughout the book maybe ten or 20 times. every time he talks about something negative there is
sarah palin. and sarah palin unleashes the tea party movement which is no racist movement. and that tea party movement who on leashes donald trump who is uber racist. it would not of been nuts if al sharpton this is the guy does only one in the united states of america and now we are on double track. the united states is filled with people like obama and racist. and if oppose obama you are racist. those of us who are critics have had to live with this since obama entered the scene in 2004 by the national scene. in the book their silver opportunities for obama to talk about. the incident he goes in great detail when he first tips his hand has a break into his own
house because he's forgotten is key. in the back door breaking in the neighbor calls the cop thing a summons a break into their neighbors house and somewhat was not knowing it was the neighbor himself. gates is arrested. obama's asked about this at a press conference. i planted the question the answer is very timely and rehearsed. firstly said the police acted stupidly i have not seen all the facts but the police acted stupidly. they try to identify with us the african the authentic african americans like jackson, sharpton, michelle to go on just like a matter of fact like it's no big deal. the question was an obama
supporter who is the head of the diversity unit in cambridge, massachusetts police force but his commissioner backed him up one 100%. read the police reports and you understand why per the guy did everything right. he did everything good to get gates reply. all of these insults. unless you calm down i'm going to have to arrest you and went off and called him crazy. this leads with joe biden you remember this. now obama would have two more opportunities. these are the opportunities to turn america in the direction from which it has not reversed from which it is not come back. and a portion of the book does not get into it. with talk about on father's
day children who broke grow up and broken homes to end up with their life spiraling downward. one was trave on a march and written about the marching case. the world does not know because the media was in on the game now, george zimmerman the tournament to white supremacist by the time he mentions is four weeks after his death i have the facts of the case are britain obama had no reason for not more with the facts of the case were. trave on martin have been abandoned by his father two years earlier is a kid with real potential. his life spiraled downward a
mixed arts, fighting,, and violence of all sorts and burglary which who stopped and apprehended for earlier. george, he was checking out the neighborhood. then for some reason i know the reason is having girl problems he attacks george zimmerman. trave on martin you'd never know this look at the cover of is a half a foot taller as it mixed martial artist who would 160 pounds he is capable of killing him it almost did. zimmerman what he did at the last minute shot and killed trave on martin. from that moment on the media and obama were on the same team that was to frame white american race disparate eve their hispanic will keep that notion silent. the day after george simpson's
acquittal, black wives metal ores form. anyone who pays attention to the trial knew he was going to be acquitted or there's a great injustice about to be performed. two years later when obama weighed and he weighed in famously. he said if i had a son he looked like trave on. his sympathy was entirely for trave on martin the attacker in this case. he identified fully now trave on martin. two years later he identified fully with michael brown. the gentle giant who tried to kill a police officer and then attacked him and ended up with his life lost also. yet there is obama again trying to frame a cop in this case. in trying to identify with the attacker. the message went out. i'm going to summarize this pretty quickly here. by 2016 the eighth year of obama's presidency, calling cap her neck is taking his
knee. he is denouncing america as a racist country. eight years of a black president. eight years of a black attorney general. he is saying this country is systemic, racist, there are bodies in the street he said yes there were bodies in the streets. after ferguson the police realized that they too could have their careers they could be arrested they could be imprisoned. they could be sued. there was no virtual been aggressive good cop they began to pull back. the net result was a 10% spike in homicides after ferguson 2015. another 10% hike after 2016 because of ferguson because of obama's response and reaction to it. there were of our bodies in the street for 3000 more people were murdered in 2016 than 2014 trade statistics at least 2000 them are black.
it was on obama's watch. cap and it takes is knee corporate america embraces him now. nike embraces him makes him a cultural hero. that was just the beginning. we have seen what happened with george floyd in 2020 with the mayhem thousands and thousands of lives have been lost. we are talking tens of thousands of lives have been lost needlessly and gratuitously. the countries to rich, too good to powerful it does not have to happen. these people aren't dying because they're hungry. they are dying because their board, they have been misled. they have been misled by people in power. they have been misled by the media. they've been misled by the first president, first black president, barack obama. it is a tragedy that did not have to happen. now the title of a promised land obama's memoir is he uses the biblical metaphor of moses leading the israelites to the promised land. those of us that know the
bible know most of us never get there. it's left to joshua to take it to the next step. the civil rights metaphor is the martin luther king generation of civil rights leader never get the people to the promised land. but obama is the joshua generation. he will take his people to the promised land. what obama kept their promise land and 812 million-dollar beachfront state of martha's vineyard. he's not so worried about rising tides is not too worried about income inequality because not every person can afford a 12 man dollar house anywhere. he's not worried about energy because his house is four times bigger than the average house and it uses more energy than the average house as well. here's the real tragedy for the people who follow him, he got his promised land they did not get theirs.
as big as his martha's vineyard estate is there are no rooms for the israelites. thank you very much appreciated. [applause] the book is much more amusing. we can take some questions and answers if someone wants to come out, anyone? and be civil of course. your talk kind of reminded me about the fellow who is talking about his wife and presentation. but i walk in room honey time stands still. or when i walk in the room your face could stop a clock. kind of obama i think. >> it was.
i have not read your book. forgive me. >> it's only been a couple of days. >> my question is, and i think we all need to learn a little bit of history. every community every new immigrant that comes to these shores face some sort of discrimination. you happen to be in what i call wildcat land, this is cleveland. i grew up in the old projects right down the street. spoke no english when i got here pretty think i communicate okay now. i was blessed with jesuits that took began. they kind of a shared with me how discriminated they were as irish coming to this country. they kind of gave me that this is what will happen with you as you become or latinos become more present here. i always tell people the first european language spoken here
in the mainland happens to be spanish. florida it was the first place that was there. we do share this cultural things. my question is how do you treat those things when you're talking about those race relations? >> your point is very well made. called black 47 which is the darkest year. they came to the united states and thank god they did. the average president in 1847 in ireland live to be 19b the average american's label to be 35. but i did not suffer because of that for they were probably discriminate against i wasn't. i know they suffered there's 20 -- 25% of mabel die before they came to america but i wasn't on that ship just like no african-american today has a living relative that was a slave. nine tenths of african did not
note jim crow. we all were oppressed and some degree or another, our ancestors were buried we enjoyed the benefits of it. for african americans one benefit especially the yes, ma'am. >> thank you for your presentation. the back cover of your book, your last sentence is to divert attention from his own failure, obama has cast the right as the other in his ongoing melodrama driving a wedge between black and white that will take generations to heal. that is a pretty powerful sentence. do you really think it's going to be generations and how long do you think it's going to take us? do we really have a chance to heal from the damage he has done? >> i think for it to heal
think we need a leader as charismatic as barack obama was. he will lead us in another direction. he will get people to follow anymore helpful and benevolent direction. i think what will takes generation is to clear out that's not going to happen overnight. the "new york times" started reporting the truth tomorrow this to be a different country. it's going to take generations. they are beyond bias. they are beyond corrupted birthday propaganda arm it's a shame that so many good writers and have such access. which is right i read everything they write. that's is going to take time but i think the people are much more malleable than the institutions are. there are too many people whose jobs depend on there being racism. it's been a shortage of supply and increase in demand which means the most trivial are
elevated to the areas of the lynching in the mind of the populace. when i was thinking about this , i worked on the polls in a blacked present in november of 2008. i was heartened to see these people. these are real human beings. they weren't bots, they weren't mailings, they were real human beings. they were enthused. i said okay didn't vote for this guy and he has a way to make people embrace the american dream. that is why it's so disappointing to see what happened. it's even more disappointed because they are not recognizing it. but the people on the streets recognize it. thank you. >> thank you for very thoughtful my question is you see obama as a rising star.
>> that's an excellent question. the question asked often is obama still running the show? this is one of the ironies of that media today. the washington based major media big media know what's going on inside the white house parade they have contacts for they sleep at these people, they eat with these people they drink with these people. on the outside we can speculate. the problem is they cannot acknowledge that joe biden and kamala harris are not running the show because they have to pretend they are. and joe is perfectly competent and show his heir apparent to be on the inside they know there's a power vacuum in washington. obama is part of the secretary that's making these decisions pretty is not powerful enough himself. he is a good public front whole variety of audiences. it was holding all the intersectional elements of it
together. holding together gays, blacks, latinos, feminists et cetera who make up that unwieldy coalition with the democratic party. i think he's trying to remain relevant. i think right now he sort of ate front man himself. i don't think the real power players into front men. >> good question. >> thank you. i wonder if you've mentioned in his book at all his use of a social security number. and why he had a. >> 's and that's a good question. right now susan daniels is a private investigator who discovered the fact that barack obama was using a social security level. tell us what you know about that usage? >> he cannot possibly have that number.
he started using it when he was 26 years old. and at that time social security numbers were issued by the address you lived at when you applied for it. it continued until june of 2011 when they change the law. there is no way he could have had a connecticut number but he would've had a hawaii one pretty claims he worked at baskin robbins when he was 15. he would have had to have a hawaii social security number like his half-sister did. >> i read his memoir of promised land hoping to find an answer to that question. whether he ever set foot in connecticut, whether he had reason being in connecticut. what's curious about it during the research on this, this is like the birth certificate that we dismiss. they know he has it social security number for the major media will not address it
themselves. but they leave it to their fact checkers. so here's what snopes says. snopes says yes he does have a connecticut social security number. yes, here's their term it is a curiosity. let's say you are in a newsroom real estate donald trump has a connecticut social security number or hawaii social security number, are they going to leave it at curiosity? no they're going to send a dozen fact checker, reporters and investigators to hawaii to dig up every inch of dirt out there to find out how he got hold of a hawaii social security number. but in obama's case and write it off as a curiosity pretty could've been a career changer, a career ender. how did they get this? is it fraudulent? we do not know. it's an anomaly, it's a curiosity and that's where they leave it. let me take one more question we will call it there.
our friends can c-span can wrap it up or get hit by a tornado here. >> first of all you did an excellent presentation it's incredible how you can keep going with it. when you ended the discussion you said barack obama is in a 12 million-dollar manchin. she had a $12 million manchin that the fraction of your income. when hugh into politics i don't think he had that much money per. >> he had debt. >> is anybody looking into the historians of how did he get all this money? lexi was selling paintings. [laughter] he was an artist to i heard brick. >> here's how it made it pretty made his money semi- legitimately. he and michelle were deeply in debt all of their professional
careers until obama made his speech the 2004 national convention. his book which he played some role in writing immediately took off and sold a couple million copies by then he got a contract to do a second book just like the first but he didn't write that either. that was audacity of hope pretty made a bunch of money then. and then when he left the presidency he and michelle got a 65 million-dollar book deal. now i got somewhat less. [laughter] okay 65 million minus 10,000, whatever. yet here's the thing. they sold a lot of copies especially shells memoir. has anyone seen a copy of becoming in the wild? like to see that book in
someone's hands like an airplane, a part, on a beach, never seen it. let alone a promised land. i think i am the only person in america that read barack obama's promised land from beginning to end. on the positive side promised land deplorable's may not apply much shorter on a beach. on the downside i don't have a 12 million-dollar beach in front of my house. but there's one other irony in the beachfront purchase. you think he would've been sensitive to this. if he bought a place in kansas no one would have noticed. even if he bought a place a couple miles inland. but in a promised land other than race which is now obsessed he was not originally , the other thing that obsesses him is climate change. i've one chapter, he imagined molly in sasha wandering a cracked earth.
if you recall oh close with this note, when he won the democratic nomination in june of 2000 that he gave a speech on a scale even topped louis the 15th after me the deluge. in obama's case will be after me the ocean subside. people will look back at this day and remember it this is day the ocean stopped rising. they are on full display. he is consumed by climate change. without people noticing in the middle of the night. this guys buys a 12 million beachfront home. doesn't he worry about appearances? you and i would. but he is beyond worry. beyond worry about appearances because he is untouchable. one wag after he buys it up
comment on one of his sites but i guess he did stop the seas from rising after all. [laughter] that is the life of the obama's. sorry you don't get to live it. thank you all for having me again. [applause] [applause] [background noises] >> camera off? you know, i brought up in the introduction that jack has done more than write books and investigative journalism. his heavily involved in a lot of different projects in his previous book unmasking obama. he talks about osama's dad
which is in the soviet union underground immediate that confronted the soviet regime. he calls people like us that he played a major role in that role. that was in 2004 and he has done countless things for the cause, for the conservative cause that he does not talk about. he is more than a writer. >> an interesting article part of that distance is the amazing thing is that for all of the monolithic power and that major media big tech they control all of the institutions. it in 2016 were able to elect the president around it.
he this is a wonderful country. one last line will call there. this year's independence day i was impressed to see this. even though our side wasn't being partisan partisan in that talk? i hope not. totally disenfranchised. literally disenfranchised. no control of the media. no control of the military, the department of justice that big media no control big tech. all of these forces aligned against us. every major american institution aligned against us. every american institution aligned in favor of the left. which one of us was celebrating independence day? we were. and they were just writing the epitaph horrible country we live in an systemic racism. they control the whole system. so thank you all for coming tonight. i'm glad you could all make it. thank you george and paul and
whoever else was here putting this together at c-span thank you to appreciate it. [applause] >> and i books to sell over here. i will sign up only 20 bucks they cost $28 in the real world. jack will be happy to autograph the books. we will be here for another half an hour. it. [laughter] >> quite the discount. [background noises] [background noises] ♪ ♪ weekends on cspan2 are an intellectual feast. every saturday american history tv documents america's story and on sunday @booktv you the latest and nonfiction books and authors. funding for cspan2 comes from these television companies and more including comcast.