Skip to comments.Barack Hussein Obama: No! No! No! Says John McCain
Posted on 02/26/2008 8:28:46 PM PST by Daniel T. Zanoza
RFFM.org Commentary by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director
On Tuesday, we got a little taste of how Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican Party's presidential nominee, will run his campaign against his presumptive Democratic challenger, Barack Hussein Obama. Oops. I apologize. I guess I'm not supposed to use Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein, according to the Arizona Senator and, if I had a national radio talk show, I would be in big trouble right now.
You see, during a McCain rally in Ohio, a popular radio talk show host, Bill Cunningham (The Big Show with Bill Cunningham) was warming up the audience for McCain. While doing so, Cunningham used Obama's full name, Barack Hussein Obama, three times and pointed to the fact the American mainstream media has given the junior Senator from Illinois a virtual pass on the issues. Cunningham also said the national media needed to peel the bark off Barack Hussein Obama.
After the event, McCain held a scheduled press conference and issued an apology for Cunningham's performance even though McCain had not heard Cunningham's rally warm-up. McCain went on to talk about what an honorable man Obama is and he praised Hillary Rodham Clinton in the process.
Folks, they don't call the U.S. Senate the "most exclusive club in America" for nothin'. It seems McCain is willing to put his membership in the good ole boy network above the future welfare of his country and, if he continues to run his campaign this way, they will be swearing in Barack Hussein Obama next January as president of the United States.
Now, I'm not willing to take any of the blame for the disaster which may soon befall the Republican Party and, more important, the United States of America, if Obama is elected. I didn't vote for McCain. He assumed the presumptive nominee mantle with the help of a media which has already started to turn on him. So my hands are clean. I suppose the thing that bothers me most about this story is McCain seems to save his venom for the wrong people.
McCain didn't exactly play patty cake with former opponent Mitt Romney during the primary season. In fact, McCain would often grit his teeth in that all so menacing style of his and cut into Romney like a well-trained butcher carving up steaks for a Lincoln Day dinner. There are also reports of McCain using highly colorful language behind the scenes--to put it mildly--which brings into question that soft, almost cuddly, demeanor he tries to project in public.
I don't think there's any problem with using Obama's middle name. It's part of his heritage. It's part of who he is. And, if that heritage, combined with some of the recent comments made by Obama and his wife, Michelle, shed light on this man's true world view, the American people have a right to know it or hear it.
After Cunningham heard about McCain's apology, the talk show host said he was pulling his endorsement of McCain, saying the country would be in better hands if Mrs. Clinton were elected president.
Perhaps we are seeing why a United States Senator has not won the presidency since John F. Kennedy pulled it off back in 1960. Of course, Kennedy got the help of the Chicago mob and a very generous father who literally paid for votes in some parts of the country. Senators simply spend too much time patting each other on the back and sharing expensive meals paid for by the taxpayers to run realistic campaigns.
Of course, there is still one candidate in the Republican Party's presidential race, the former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee. But the dominant media has been trying to bury Huckabee since he won the Iowa caucus and they haven't put their shovels away ever since. So, if you are a Republican, McCain is likely your guy, no matter whether you want him or not.
So listen up, you right wing radicals. Never use the full name of Barack Hussein Obama again, under any circumstances or you just might be on the outside, looking in, when it comes to the McCain presidential effort.
In the mean time, once Obama secures the Democratic presidential nomination, expect McCain's love affair with the dominant press to come to a screeching end. He will be shredded like the cole slaw you see being prepared in your supermarket's deli section. McCain will then grit his teeth, chew out his staff with a couple of well-placed expletive deletives and Barack Hussein Obama will become the next president of the Unites States. Oops, there I go again. Shame on me. I guess I should take a time-out.
If John McCain handles Barack Obama with kid gloves like Hillary and the Media have handled his campaign so far, John McCain does not have a chance to defeat Obama in November.
Obama will have to be revealed as what he is, and what his record has been, and who his associates were and are. That is the only way to strip away has carefully created image and persona and reveal him for what he really is.
If the McCain camp is too lazy or intimidated by political correctness to expose Barack Obama, McCain will be like a snowball in Miami on election day.
If John McCain hasn’t figured it out by now, he’s not going to. This beats everything I’ve ever seen. He is the piss-poorest candidate ever. I’ll never forget the forced smile and gritting of his teeth at that last debate when he kept bringing up Romney’s quote about “timetables”. McCain knew he was lying over & over & he wouldn’t stop.
Now he apologizes for someone calling Obama by his REAL name? Obama may be inexperienced, and Hillary may be evil - but John McCain is INSANE! He does not have the mental stability to be President. I don’t want him anywhere near the Oval Office.
When Slick was debating Pres Bush in '92,,,,in that debate with Carole Simpson as the moderator,,,when that guy with the long pony-tale asked that question,,,
which (paraphrasing here) asked--that character be kept out of the debate,,,and the debate ONLY be allowed to focus on issues--PRES BUSH LOST THE ELECTION RIGHT THERE.
The MSM was trying to take character and integrity "OFF THE TABLE" for that election--and that question did just that.
Likewise, in this situation,,,the MSM does NOT want to focus (or even discuss) Hussein's muslim background for fear that it will alienate Reagan democrats.
McCain played right into their hands by taking discussion of Hussein's islamic background "OFF THE TABLE". How sad, because it most certainly IS an issue in the post 9/11 world.
I feel that not only was this NOT a Sista Soulja moment for McCain,,,,it was just the opposite--the new version of the pony-tailed question "Can we just stick to the issues".
McCain just made the election of Hussein even MORE likely by taking Hussein's muslim background 'off the table'. The MSM , liberals, democrats and Obama apologists are smiling everywhere.
After Cunningham heard about McCain’s apology, the talk show host said he was pulling his endorsement of McCain, saying the country would be in better hands if Mrs. Clinton were elected president.
As I knew he would be. That is one reason I was for Romney. Romney can fight. McCain’s fighting ended in Vietnam - except if you count fighting against the good guys.
Anybody else feel that mcnutts’ handlers are in the tank for osama obama?This is insane!What a pathetic candidate.
You KNOW the Drive-Bys are in your corner when they make it politically incorrect to say your middle name!
And by the way, if we’re going to have a moratorium on middle names, the Drive-Bys need to drop that “Rodham” thing, too.
The ‘Drive-Bys’ had no problem using George Herbert Walker Bush’s middle names when they wanted to portray him as a rich, out-of-touch, elitist.
Baraq Husayn ibn Mahomet.
Come and get me, copper.
Concerned citizens went after John Kerry's fabrications about his past.
John McCain will take the high road versus Obama as Bush did.
It is up to us in the rank and file of the GOP to spread the word about Obama's links to domestic terrorism and Louis Farrakhan.
It’s stupidity like that by McCain that makes me wonder if death by natural causes would be the only change to win against the Democrat challenger.
Does John need to do the Democrat’s work for them?
That is why McCain will lose big time.
Naw, he just called us "vigilantes".
Hey, if that's what it takes to be the last line of defense for Conservatism, then I'm a vigilante.
What BS! You McCainiacs are going to insult every last person until NO ONE will vote for the idiot! Cunningham did exactly what he was told to do--get the crowd "fired up" and give 'em "red meat." What does McCain do? Cut him off at the knee-caps!
McCain is going to get exactly what he deserves--a stunning loss at the polls.
Obsama gets shut out of the dem ticket and is picked by Mr. ReachAcrossTheAisle McCain for VP.
Looking more and more like Dole every stinking day.
AND DOING EXACTLY WHAT YOU ASKED HIM TO,,,,
and them stabbing him in the back with national public repudiation and humiliation,,,,
is outrageous. It is absolutely outrageous.
The “drive-by” media is NOT in McCain’s corner. For chrissakes have you forgotten the slimes’ hit piece on the one male who could be President without the middle name HUSSEIN?
Crowd was about to leaving after listening to him.
His behavior embarrassed the Candiate. Maybe McCain should hire Ann Coulter so she can call Hillary a Dyke and Obama a fag.
That would fire up the crowd.
I was referring to Obama, not McCain.
Every day I watch McCain’s campaign I just shake my head. If I didn’t know him to be the power hungry madman he is, I would think he is trying to throw the race and lose. One thing for sure, his campaign staff is totally juvenile and incompetent—and ruthless at the same time. I don’t see him endearing himself to anyone between now and the general election. In fact, it will be a miracle if he has anyone supporting him in November.
The man is actually ashamed of his name, why don’t he change it?
I certainly don’t want Obama to win, but he didn’t choose his middle name, and no one else’s middle name is being featured on the campaign trail. We should keep to the issues, not resort to such childish tactics.
I would swear he is throwing this election.They are going to own mcnutts.
What’s the man’s name?
Barack Hussein Obama
Why is it wrong to say Barack Hussein Obama? We said William Jefferson Clinton didn’t we?
Are we so PC that we can’t even say someone’s given name? Forget childish tactic criticisms, if you can’t say a candidate’s given name you’re beyond lost.
They already do.
John McCain is a professional back-stabber. Why anyone would think that you can take this man's word for anything is beyond me. If he hasn't gotten a clue by now that he needs to be working to get the conservatives behind him - he is either crazy or just unwilling to do so. The man shows his utter contempt for conservatives EVERY CHANCE HE GETS.
Let's face it, unless McCain drops out of the race (either voluntarily or by dropping dead) - we are going to lose this year. Let's pack as many conservatives we can get in Washington & hope they will oppose the dem that gets elected. We must now plan for 2012 - the fix is already in for this year & John McCain is aiding it with every breath he takes. Don't waste a vote on him.
Cunningham said nothing wrong,,,and did nothing wrong. If anyone is owed an apology, it is Cunningham. McCain is the one who looked like a fool on this one!!!
Aha! So that is the new talking point? Now I get the strategery.
McCain wants to encourage conservatives to tout weak conspiracy theories so McCain can then denounce the group. McCain will claim that he is "taking the high road", while painting conservatives as a bunch of haters and loonie-tunes. And you want to help him. No thanks.
Soon McCain will be begging for a VP slot with Oprah’s Kid, since he is so afraid of criticisms.
He does not want the conservative vote--he believes he doesn't need it. My guess is he thinks he can play to the bigoted 'white man' that would rather not vote for a woman or a black and he thinks there are enough of them that he doesn't need votes from the right side of the aisle. I think he is going to be unpleasantly surprised.
There's no conspiracy at all.
Louis Farrakhan and Bernardine Dohrn are both anti-American lunatics with a history of extreme violence - in Dohrn's case terrorist bombings, in Farrakhan's case ordering assassinations.
No decent American in his right mind would associate with such people.
But Obama does.
but he didnt choose his middle name
Repudiate his choices, not his unchosen middle name. A lot of people have that name; they aren’t all Muslim and they certainly aren’t all tyrants or terrorists. Or do we now regard with suspicion those named John and Adam because some idiot former Americans decided to join Al-Queda?
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