Skip to comments.Michelle Obama: name Hussein is 'the fear bomb'
Posted on 02/29/2008 9:51:36 AM PST by kingattax
Michelle Obama, who often has decried "the fear bomb'' that opponents have used against her husband for his middle name -- Barack Hussein Obama -- said in Canton, Ohio, today that it is happening again and shows why it's so important that he wins election as president.
"They threw in the obvious, ultimate fear bomb," Obama said today of her husband's 2004 Senate race. "We're even hearing [that] now. 'When all else fails, be afraid of his name, and what that could stand for, because it's different.'"
The senator's wife said that rivals use innuendo to play on fears. "Just as they're saying it now," she said.
But, she told about 200 supporters this morning at a restored theater in Canton, Obama won despite that "climate of negativity and doubt" in 2004. "We learned, number one, that when power is threatened by real change they will say anything to stop it," she said. "But we also learned that the American people can handle the truth."
What America needs, she added, is a "fundamentally different kind of leadership," one that challenges people to be different, and better to one another. And that, she said to critics who say it is not his time, cannot wait.
"Barack Obama will be the kind of leader we need right now, not in four years or eight years or 12 years," she said. "We can't wait to get this right. We need it to happen today."
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Brarak Hussein Obama....gotta nice ring to it. I’m going to say it ALL THE TIME.
Barack FearBomba Obama
If you don’t like your name, and you stand for change, then change your name.
Touchy touchy. We didn’t name him.
Democrat presidential candidate whose name shall not be mentioned???
You can’t say Hussein well because it sounds like Hussein.
You can’t say Obama cause it sounds like Osama.
I guess I’ll just call him Barry!!??!!
This has gotten beyond ridiculous.
Pretty darn funny.
Why does he act as if he were an islamist?
“...I guess I’ll just call him Barry!!??!!”
Let’s all just call him what he is B.O. He is going to stink as President.
Yeah, when people are acting too nervous about “Hussein”, throw the word “bomb” into the mix.
That’ll soothe them.
I love how the dem candidates always end up getting buried by their own spouses. Keep talking, Ms. Obama. We love you!
Subconsciously, she must be fearing failure and setting up for it now. If she doesn't shut her cake hole, it's going to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
‘When all else fails, be afraid of his name, and what that could stand for, because it’s different.’
Keep it up, Michelle! This kind of condescending talk is going to get you NO where.
Michelle Obama wears the testes in the family, not just the pants.
I don’t think he’ll get in if the ‘pubs play their cards right...
If you like your name, then don’t treat us like Spanish subjects who have to lisp to make you happy.
Just say, “Hello - my name is Barak Hussein Obama. My middle name is spelled the same as Saddam Hussein. I have chosen to keep it because I am 45% Arab and that is the name I was born with.”
Hearing a lot more from Mrs Obama than the candidate.
That’s fine, but irrelevant.