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Cashill's Cornucopia of Obama Conspiracies Continues

WorldNetDaily columnist Jack Cashill remains obsessed with the Obamas though they left the White House years ago. Did we mention that he has written yet another anti-Obama book?

By Terry Krepel
Posted 9/19/2022

Jack Cashill

WorldNetDaily columnist Jack Cashill continues to be obsessed with the Obamas, even though they left office more than five years ago. With the publication of Barack Obama's presidential memoir in late 2020, Cashill put himself on Obama patrol yet again.

In a November 2020 column, Cashill whined that the book "reads as though Ward Cleaver had written it about winning a seat on the Mayfield City Council," repeating his discredited claim that Bill Ayers ghost-wrote Obama's first book "Dreams From My Father." On Dec. 2, Cashill approvingly cited Dinesh D'Souza's even more discredited book "The Roots of Obama's Rage," declaring that "Although I have dissented in the past from D'Souza's thesis [that Obama's hold anti-colonial "rage"], Obama left enough clues in "Dreams" and elsewhere to make that thesis viable." He pushed the idea that Obama's father was little more than a sperm donor, then went to conspiracy territory by adding, "As some suspect, Barack Hussein Obama may not even have been that."

A couple weeks later, Cashill devoted his Dec. 9 column to whitewashing Obama birtherism pushed by the likes of Donald Trump and the publisher of his column:

In March 2019, an attorney familiar to those who follow the "birther" movement softened the ground for Joe Biden's candidacy with a lengthy salvo in The Atlantic.

Bob Bauer used the pretext of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's House committee testimony to launch his attack on the president.

"Trump repeatedly hawked the lies that Obama was born in Kenya," wrote Bauer. This was false. Trump did question the mystery surrounding Obama's origins, but despite their digging, the media could find no instance in which he claimed Obama was born in Kenya.

Cashill touted Philip Berg's 2008 efforts to push the birther issue, then suggested that it was Obama's fault the birther issue festered by waiting until 2011, when Trump made it an issue, to release his "long-form" birth certificate: "If it was all so easy, one has to wonder why Bauer did not get a copy when Berg first brought suit." Perhaps because the original birth certificate Obama released was legitimate and even the long-form certificate didn't stop WND and others from pushing the birther lie.

In his Dec. 16 column, Cashill huffed that "Obama has been ridiculing Trump for challenging election fraud," but he launched his political career by getting his opponents thrown off the ballot for a congressional race by challenging the signatures on petitions to get them on the ballot -- never mind that petition signatures and ballots are two very different things. Still, Cashill whined, "If they gave a Nobel Prize for hypocrisy, that is one award Obama would actually deserve."

Cashill returned to the Bill Ayers angle in his Dec. 30 column, still suggesting the bogus ghost-writing claim, though he shunted any purported evidence to that effect into a book plug: "To learn more about Ayers' involvement in "Dreams," please read my new book 'Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency.'"

Cashill used his January 2021 column to bizarrely suggest that if Trump could be impeached after leaving the president for inciting the Capitol riot, Michelle Obama could be impeached for unrest after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 because ... she once told a story of a Target shopper asking for her assistance as if it was assumed she was an employee. Cashill went on to try and deny Barack Obama's experience as a black man: "To seem more like an authentic African American, he has been inventing racial grievances all his adult life."

In February 2021, Cashill ranted against Barack Obama's podcast with Bruce Springsteen:

In Springsteen, Obama has found the perfect partner, someone whose life is as inauthentic as his own. Obama claims that he and Springsteen have "a shared sensibility about work, about family and about America."

The shared sensibility about work is that neither has ever had a real job. According to Time, Springsteen labored for a few weeks at age 18 as a gardener. And that was it.


What the two grifters do have in common are multiple houses, including massive shore homes: Springsteen a 378-acre horse farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and Obama, a $12 million waterfront estate on Martha's Vineyard.

Maybe they can do one of their unifying podcasts on the effect global warming will have on the resale value of beachfront property. I am sure the rest of us yahoos will identify.

Maybe Cashill needs to seek some treatment for his Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Another anti-Obama book

Cashill complaints about Obama continued well into 2021. He grumbled in a June 2021 column:

For the people who wonder whether the Biden White House represents the third term of the Obama presidency, Barack Obama provided the answer last week in a wide-ranging interview with New York Times columnist Ezra Klein.

In Obama's esteemed opinion, the answer is definitely yes. In making this assertion, Obama reminded the nation just what small ball politics he and his minions play – at least when everyone is looking.

"I think that what we're seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job," Obama told Klein. "And I think it'll be an interesting test."

Cashill declared that Obama was "the most divisive spin master in recent American history" -- apparently, he's never heard of Donald Trump -- than unironically huffed, "Division is his real legacy, and it is a legacy President Joe Biden seems hell bent on continuing."

In a column a couple weeks later, Cashill lashed out at Michelle Obama:

From her days at Princeton forward, Michelle has projected a racial paranoia that her white-raised husband never did. Along with Jesse "I want to cut his nuts out" Jackson and Al "72 official White House visits" Sharpton, Michelle kept Obama locked in a past that left him feeling guilty for never having lived it.

Truth be told, Michelle never lived it either. She grew up in a comfortable two-parent family and wafted through life on a magic carpet of unearned benefits.


In truth, America was never afraid of Michelle, but Obama was. If Michelle ever becomes president, we might begin to understand why.

Cashill spent his July 7 column speculating about Obama's sex life, rehashing the utterly discredited claims made by Larry Sinclair:

For all his eccentricities and his petty rap sheet, Sinclair comes across as oddly believable.

As a white man, he understood better than most how his accusation would be perceived. "All of a sudden," he said, "you're called a racist, a bigot."

Few people actually called Sinclair a racist because the media made sure no one saw or heard of the press conference. Politico, for instance, refused to publish Sinclair's "outlandish" allegations because they were "unsubstantiated."

No, Jack, Sinclair was never believable, oddly or otherwise.

In his July 21 column, Cashill melted down because in his memoir, "Barack Obama had the nerve to quote the great Soviet dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn," because "he and his woke cronies had canceled Solzhenitsyn many moons ago." He concluded by whining further: "There is little joy and less surprise in watching Obama and Biden lie America's way to socialism. As Solzhenitsyn understood, there was no other way to get there."

On July 28, Cashill reminded us that he's still a birther:

Parents who moved abruptly to Hawaii to protect their daughter's reputation would have had little compunction about recruiting a friendly African eager to extend his visa courtesy of a pregnant American "wife."

Registering a home birth six months after it actually happened would be the final step in a well-executed plan to save face and give their grandson an identity.

If my suspicions are right, the real issue may not be where Obama was born, but when. It's possible that Ann fled Hawaii in late August 1961 with a baby who was just a few weeks old, but her decision to leave would seem much more prudent if the baby had been born several months prior.


As to the birth certificate the Obama camp produced in April 2011 under Donald Trump's prodding, recall that the law firm that produced it, Perkins Coie, was also responsible for the Steele dossier. Draw your own conclusions.

Because Cashill cares more about conspiracy theories than the truth, he's certain to do exactly that.

Oh, did we mention that Cashill has a new anti-Obama book out? He does, and its premise is that "Obama inhabits a smug, elite liberal America in which conservatives are not welcome. Indeed, from Obama’s perspective, their every thought, gesture, and vote is insincere and likely racist." Just what one expects from Cashill.

In his Oct. 27 column, Cashill was still pushing the conspiracy theory that Obama didn't write his books, now including his White House memoir:

"There's a mood out there," said former President Barack Obama while stumping for Terry McAuliffe last weekend in the Virginia governor's race. "There's a politics of meanness and division and conflict, of tribalism and cynicism."

I have always doubted whether Obama wrote the books attributed to him. But upon hearing the above, I began to doubt whether he even read them, especially his most recent book, "A Promised Land."

The 2019 memoir is a tribute to the joys of tribalism. The same president who inspired the nation at the 2004 Democratic National Convention promising "there is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America – there's the United States of America," has more and more taken refuge in his self-constructed "blackness."

Cashill further whined, as he likes to do, that Obama besmirched George Zimmerman, killer of Trayvon Martin and, thus, Cashill's buddy:

As president, when it suited his purposes, Obama put tribal identification above his identity as an American. One young Florida man learned this the hard way.

The "White Hispanic" George Zimmerman lobbied for Obama, voted for Obama and believed in Obama until that rainy February night in 2012 when attacked by an out-of-control adolescent who looked more like Obama's imagined son than he did.

In summer 2013, when Zimmerman was rightly acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin, Obama felt compelled to legitimize the post-verdict outrage. Expanding on his "If I had a son" remarks from more than a year prior, Obama once again identified himself with Martin, now even more intimately. "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," said Obama.

With Obama refusing to tell the truth about Martin's death, a trio of activists formed Black Lives Matter. When Obama chose to identify with out-of-control Ferguson adolescent Michael Brown a year later – "My mind went back to what it was like for me when I was 17, 18, 20" – he empowered BLM.
Still bashing Obama in 2022

In his Jan. 5 column, Cashill insisted that Obama conspired against Donald Trump's presidency:

Merriam-Webster defines "insurrection" as "an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government." This being so, the one real insurrection within anyone's memory was hatched on Jan. 5, 2017.

The conspirators met in the White House on that day to plot a quiet coup against President-elect Donald Trump. Presiding was President Barack Obama. Joining him was his national security team including all the usual suspects: the FBI's Jim Comey, the CIA's John Brennan, Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Following the meeting, Obama asked Yates and Comey to stick around along with Rice, his trusted scribe and factotum. Obama had a reason for singling out Comey and Yates. Unlike the others, they were staying on in their jobs.


There is no "book" that justifies what Comey and pals did in the weeks immediately following this meeting while Obama was still president. The next day, Jan. 6, 2017, the conspirators released the declassified version of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA).

Commissioned a month earlier by Obama, the ICA was John Brennan's way of welcoming the president-elect to Washington. Titled "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections," the report concluded that Putin "ordered" an influence campaign, the goal of which was "to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency."
Actually, that intelligence assessment's conclusions have been confirmed by a 2020 Senate Intelligence committee report. Cashill won't mention that, of course, because he has a conspiracy theory to construct. Instead, he counterfactually whined: "Even at a glance, the casual reader could see what a pile of dog-doo the whole thing was, and yet here were the mavens of major media fighting to be first to cover themselves with its stink." he added: "Five years later, their conspiracy busted, these same people have the nerve to decry the "insurrection" of Jan. 6, 2021? Please. At least, our 'insurrectionists' did their thing in public."

Cashill spent his Feb. 9 column melting down over the Obamas building a beach house in Hawaii:

According to legend, 11th-century monarch King Canute ordered his chair to be placed on the beach while the tide was rising. "You are subject to me," Canute told the sea. "I command you, therefore, not to rise on to my land, nor to presume to wet the clothing or limbs of your master."

Of late, ex-President Barack Obama seems to be testing his Canute-like powers. This past week he was spotted maskless conferring with masked construction workers on the site of his new beachfront mansion. Located on the southeast edge of the island of Oahu in Hawaii, the property alone sold for $8.7 million.

This new mansion will help Obama fill out a real estate portfolio that already includes a 7,000-square foot, $12 million waterfront home on Martha's Vineyard, a short bicycle ride from Chappaquiddick.

Better still, these twin purchases give him all the excuse he needs to stay as far away from the American heartland as possible and still be able to get all the ESPN channels.


As Canute was expecting, the seas defied his command. He used his public drenching as a teachable moment. "Let all the world know," he told his courtiers, "that the power of kings is empty and worthless, and there is no king worthy of the name save Him by whose will heaven, earth and the sea obey eternal laws."

By contrast, Obama is not a believer, true or otherwise. He just put down a $20 million bet that the climate change orthodoxy he himself has been preaching is as bankable as his promise that if you like your health care plan you can keep it.

Does Cashill know that treatments are available for psychological fixations on other people?

After Obama gave a speech criticizing the spread of misinformation, Cashill wrote an April 27 column that made the headline claim Obama went "full Orwell":

The thrust of his speech was that "regulation has to be part of the answer" in combating online "disinformation." As Obama made much too clear he and his pals get to determine what is and is not disinformation.

The former president makes almost no attempt to hide his biases. A sentence that reads, "People like Putin and Steve Bannon, for that matter, understand it's not necessary for people to believe this information in order to weaken democratic institutions" does not inspire a whole lot of confidence in the deplorable half of America.

Nor does a sentence that reads, "There are still brand name newspapers and magazines, not to mention network news broadcasts, NPR [and] other outlets that have adapted to the new digital environment while maintaining the highest standards of journalistic integrity."


One idea Obama supports is for school districts to teach "our kids to become critical thinkers who know how to evaluate sources and separate opinion from fact." To this end, Obama asks, "Does this person who's typing in his mother's basement in his underwear seem a credible authority on climate change?"

I suspect he is at least as credible as a man who purchased two new multi-million dollar beachfront properties despite his expressed worry about "caravans of lost souls wandering a cracked earth in search of arable land, regular Katrina-sized catastrophes across every continent, island nations swallowed up by the sea."

The source of Obama's greatest worry, of course, is the 2020 election. He repeatedly chastised Republicans, Trump most notably, for "saying an election was stolen without a shred of evidence." The stolen-election gambit, argued Obama, allowed Republicans to "target black and brown communities" with "voter suppression" schemes.

Bottom line: Obama and the Democrats are worried. Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, John Durham's continued probe of the Russia collusion plot, the impending release of Dinesh D'Souza's vote fraud exposé, "2000 Mules," and the likely flipping of the House in November, threaten their control of the narrative.

It may be time for a new George Floyd.

Cashill spent his June 8 column complaining that Obama wanted to install a large propane tank at his Martha's Vineyard property:

On an island that is as prone to storms as Martha's Vineyard, it would not be unusual for a home to have a back-up generator, but no one apparently has a commercial-grade 2,500 gallon tank at a price tag that could range as high as $75,000.

It should be noted that propane is a byproduct of either petroleum refining or natural gas processing. This means propane is subject to the same law of supply and demand as its sources. People who heat their homes with natural gas are told to expect a 54% increase in next year's energy costs, but then again the Obamas stopped looking at price tags long ago.

Proponents like to think of propane as "clean" – which it would be to the average sensible human being – but it is hardly clean by green standards. The fact that it produces only half the carbon dioxide of a charcoal barbecue will not help Greta "How dare you" Thunberg sleep any easier.

That segued into a promotion for an upcoming film by his favorite charlatan filmmaker:

All this being considered, what are the Obamas up to? According to Joel Gilbert's dazzling new film, "Michelle Obama 2024," the Obamas and their globalist friends are grooming Michelle to be elected – or perhaps appointed – president in 2024.

I recently got a sneak preview of the film, which Gilbert will premiere at the National Press Club in Washington in mid-July. Gilbert makes a convincing case that the puppeteers who orchestrated Obama's ascent are prepared to do the same for Michelle, come hell or high water.


The "hell" is the Obamas to trigger. They did so in 2020 with the George Floyd mayhem, and their language has only grown more incendiary since. Americans voted for Barack Obama in 2008 thinking he could bring the nation racial peace. The Obamas are anticipating that a mule-driven half of America will do the same for Michelle in 2024.

And if things don't work out as planned and America descends into chaos, there are those 2,500 gallons of propane. With heat and light to spare, the Obamas could be more popular than ever.

In his June 29 column, Cashill seemed to be wishing that Obama's mother had aborted him:

If Barack Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, had been alive today, we can be confident she would have been among the loudest voices at whatever pro-abortion protest would have her.

As Obama describes his mother in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," Ann was "a lonely witness for secular humanism, a soldier for New Deal, Peace Corps, position-paper liberalism." And she was all these things before such things were cool.

Her parents were a bit more traditional. In the summer of 1960, they faced a dilemma. Their daughter was pregnant, and she had alerted them that the father was black. Today, a mixed-race couple can make a living just starring in TV commercials.

That crack seems enlightening; one wonders if racism and disdain for mixed-race couples and their offspring is part of what drives Cashill's abject hate for Obama. Indeed, he continued to obsess over Obama's birth:

So bound are they by the expectations of their audiences and their publishers, however, that not even the least sympathetic of Obama's biographers dares pull on the thread that would unravel the whole sacred Obama nativity story.

What if Ann were pregnant before she arrived in Hawaii?

Once that thread is pulled, everything else makes sense. That thread would explain why the family breadwinner, Madelyn Dunham, quit her stable job in the banking business to leave for Hawaii.

That thread, once pulled, would explain the unseemly haste of Ann's alleged hook-up with the already-married Kenyan and his willingness to assume the role of father.

That thread would explain why Stanley Dunham would remain great pals with the Kenyan Obama even after he allegedly knocked up Stanley's underage daughter.

That thread would explain, too, why Ann dropped out of the University of Hawaii when she would allegedly have been no more than two months pregnant and then dropped off the radar altogether.

That thread would explain why not even Ann's personal biographer can account for Ann's whereabouts from February 1961 to the alleged birth in August of that year. It would explain too why no photos of a pregnant Ann or a newborn Barack have surfaced.

That thread would explain why Ann and the Kenyan did not spend so much as one night under the same roof and why Ann hightailed it back to Seattle with a baby allegedly only a few weeks old.

Finally, that thread once pulled, would explain why Barack Obama and the DNC would pay big bucks for the fixers at Perkins Coie – of Steele dossier and Alpha bank fame – to keep Barack's birth certificate out of the hands of anyone who wanted to see it, starting with Democratic attorney Philip Berg.

But Cashill's thread-pulling conveniently ignores the fact that Obama's "long form" birth certificate said exactly the same thing the certificate released before the 2008 campaign did: that Barack Obama Sr. was his father. His claim that the Obama campaign paid Perkins Coie "big bucks" solely to suppress his birth certificate is a longstanding, and debunked, right-wing conspiracy theory -- that money paid for all legal services.

Cashill gave Gilbert's latest factually questionable hit job the full promotional treatment in his July 6 column:

With prominent Democrats – Hillary Clinton, Gavin Newsom, Amy Klobuchar – openly jousting for the Democratic 2024 presidential nod, it seems a little bit suspicious that the Dems are not promoting their most formidable candidate, Michelle Obama.

Suspicious, that is, to everyone but Los Angeles filmmaker Joel Gilbert, producer of the stunning new documentary and complementary book, "Michelle Obama 2024: Her Real Life Story and Plan for Power."


Gilbert's slogan speaks to the vulnerability of Michelle's candidacy: "Only the truth can stop her." The truth is not Michelle's best friend. Gilbert makes the case that she has been pretending to be something she is not since she first emerged on the national scene as her husband's demure helpmate in 2004.

From the beginning, Gilbert argues, Barack's handlers have positioned Michelle as the "South Side" girl, the descendant of slaves, the ordinary, everyday black working mom in contrast to her husband's airy elitism.

In fact, as Gilbert shows, Michelle has been running from the black community her whole life and, when not running from it, exploiting it.

Unlike most pundits on the right, Gilbert pounds the pavement to get his story. With chutzpah to spare, he talks about Michelle to people most oppositional journalists would not dare approach, including her mother, her hairdresser and, perhaps most tellingly, Michelle's thesis adviser at Princeton with whom he had three lengthy conversations.


Unfortunately for Michelle, Gilbert did his homework. It wasn't easy, but he discovered that the guidance counselor who discouraged Michelle from Princeton was a highly respected black female educator who knew Michelle intimately.

And the counselor was right. Michelle was not Princeton material. Her test scores were not good at all. She floundered academically before finding refuge in Afro-American studies. Her godawful senior thesis confirmed her counselor's caution.

"To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be 'read' at all, in the strict sense of the verb," said the late great Christopher Hitchens. "This is because it wasn't written in any known language."

Barack Obama won the presidency promising racial healing. At that task, he failed spectacularly. Michelle will run implicitly threatening racial strife if she loses. At that, she might have more success. Only the truth can stop her.

Unfortunately for Gilbert, he's not known for caring about the truth. This is a guy, after all, who was revising the promos for his anti-Obama film on the fly as its claims were discredited, and whose assertion that Obama's wedding ring contains Arabic writing turned out to be so demonstrably false that even birthers were moved to debunk it.

The truth is also not a friend to Cashill, who inexplicably stands by Gilbert despite his lengthy and inescapable record of mendacity. Then again, he's a lot like Cashill in that he's also a conspiracy freak who has trouble with basic facts (like devoting a column to attacking the wrong newspaper for not hating Trayvon Martin as much as he does).

Obama has been out of office for well over five years, and Cashill can't stop making up things about him. The fact that he insists on clinging to fact-free birther conspiracy theories is more evidence that the poor, deluded guy needs some professional help.

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