Skip to comments.Barack Hussein Obama, Jr
Posted on 02/29/2008 11:22:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Since when did it become inappropriate or taboo to use an individual's given name when referring to him or her in a political debate or forum? Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. that is the full name, of Presidential hopeful Senator Obama. That is a fact, which as much as the Obama camp wishes to do so, can't be denied or glossed over.
So now middle names have been added to the long list of PCs do's and don'ts.
Then there is the mysterious leaked photo, which shows Senator Obama in some sort of ceremonial robes, reminiscent of the clothing associated with the Middle East. Again this photo is real and, as of yet, has not been attacked as a forgery or having any manipulation done it. Now who leaked the photo is speculative, depending on whose side you are on. Hillary Clinton and the McCain camp deny any direct knowledge and I tend to believe them. I have my own theory that it might just have been the Obama political machine itself. It is a proven method of diffusing a potentially embarrassing fact, by getting it out yourself and then playing the victim or martyr by accusing your opponent of unfair and dirty tricks. I may be wrong but that is my take on the photo fiasco.
Either way, the facts are just that "facts". If Senator Obama intends to be the next leader of the Free World, he should not fear the truth and neither should his supporters. So lets not add to the already brimming book and burden of the PC police.
Send a BHO to the ‘House!
“BO” is better.
Sen. “He Who Shall Not Be Named” (D-IL)
Better the BHO then the ‘HO
Oh wow! NOW that was funny!
I was bored.
Obama sounds thin-skinned.
Wonder how Dubya feels about this.
ONLY,,,and the operative word here is ONLY,,,if it is so deemed by the liberal elite and the MSM.
After all, democrats and the MSM had no problem at all calling Pres Bush, Goerge Herbert Walker Bush--when the purpose of using his middle names (both of them) was to paint and portray him as an out-of-touch, snooty, rich, elitist Republican who could care less about the average person. That was just fine.
The same with Dan Quayle. Although they knew it irritated him,,,,he was repeated referred to as "James Danforth Quayle" by democrats and the MSM for the same reason above.
Using a middle name is perfectly acceptable if used to stereotype, degrade or demean Republicans.
THOSE ARE THE RULES--and the sooner we accept them, the better. /s
Until November 2007, he was about as unknown as James Earl Carter, Jr., was in November 1975.
Hence my name for him — Barack James Earl Carter Obama, Jr., aka Lil’ Peanuthead.
Or if a woman makes a political statement with names, that’s ok, at least if she’s a liberal woman such as Hillary.
In the early days in Arkansas, she insisted on making a political statement by keeping her maiden name. Only after Bill lost his re-election as governor of Arkansas did she then become Hillary Clinton.
Then, shortly after Bill became president, she was referred to in the news as Hillary Rodham Clinton, with no explanation as to why she wanted both her maiden and married names used.
Sometimes now, she’s just called “Hillary”. She’s now in that status of people who can go by one name, such as Elvis or Madonna.
Much better to call him what he wanted to be called, Jimmy Carter--just a nice, average, middle-class, next-door, type of guy that everyone could relate to. /s
Better for Obama to be named Hussein than Gaylord.
William Jefferson Clinton liked his name. Come to think of it, do they have to say their full legal name when taking the oath of office?
She also wanted to be referred to as "Hillary Rodham Clinton" immediately after Slick was elected in '92--until the time came for Slick's reelection in '96--at which time she asked to be called just "Hillary Clinton" again.
Of course she could NEVER be Hillary Rodham Clinton while running for President,,,so the "PC" name for her is just "Hillary" (just an average, next-door neighbor, down-to-earth, typical housewife).
But if she was elected, I would bet her preference would be President Hillary Rodham Clinton.
THOSE ARE THE RULES,,,and the sooner we accept them, the better./s
The proper way to address Barack is:,
Barack Cant Say His Middle Name Obama.
Barack Arab Christan Obama,
Barack Arab American Obama,
Barack Dad was a Muslim Obama,
BUT YOU CAN NOT USE,
I think Carter was sworn in as “Jimmy Carter”.
Great POST !
there’s another photo of him in Kenyan garb, totally different.
It’s the Islamic connotation they want to get glossed over -—
scroll down for Kenyan garb photo
in Kenyan garb - on the left
another 'turban' photo - in Somalian Islamic garb
It became taboo when McCrazy said it was. I don’t recall Obama himself ever saying anything about it.
She’ll probably end up in old age as The Empress Formerly Known as Clinton.
I think you think wrong - it's a legal thing -
I refer to a previous article published on FR where several politicians and campaign staffers for McCain apologized about this issue.
In the previous article they reported they are so sorry.
Yep, they are sorry...such a sorry bunch of weenies. When I hear Barack Hussein Obama's parents apologize for giving him his name it will be the only time I feel someone has a reason to apologize. He knows what his full name is and always has been. He knew this could/would be an issue eventually. He cannot be so dumb to think it would never have come up or be used, since it IS his full name. Does anyone really think that the people in his campaign did not discuss this from the very start, and decided that if it became some type of issue, they would make use of it and put a spin on it, call it Politically Uncorrect, to try and achieve a positive reaction from liberals on the basis of some PC belief?
Barack Hussein Obama went into the campaign knowing all the possible negativity that he might face about his race, his religious affiliations, his admitted former drug use, his record for being the #1 liberal in Washington, even, perhaps, his middle name. He knew it all. He decided to run. If he is half the man he pretends to be he will not use this reference others have made to his middle name as an "excuse" to complain and cry "foul," or let others do so on his behalf. For him to jump on the wagon and act like this is some huge issue that is unfair to him negates his claim that he will be the one to unite the country. BHO better treat this as a moot issue, and not go on some sort of crusade against his full name being used as it has been for every other president and most political office holders.
.It is silly for anyone to think that he had not anticipated this happening, and that this result is not exactly what he wanted to happen, so he could gain sympathy, just like the mysteriously released photo, which I agree probably came from his own staffers. Just like he openly admitted to drug use, Obama has always put things out there, and then just acted as though anyones criticism of them is not acceptable. He is trying to divide by garnishing support from those who feel oppressed in this country for something, and it is a covert tactic and that is all.
The probability of his middle name being used to draw attention to his religious background/heritage and probably causing some negative reaction (in anyones mind) was an ace-in-the-hole that he counted on occurring. The people who have apologized and the media have again proven they are stupid enough to fall into this well thought out, anticipated situation, and BHOjust waited for someone to make it work for him. These sorry people are making apologies where none are needed thereby causing the exact reaction and publicity that BHO figured would result, and that he could bank on to give him support from the voters he wants to identify with.
That said, it is certainly discomforting to consider his affiliations religious, financial, political, etc. as it would be for any candidate (no matter what they are named) with his background who continually boasts he wants to unify this country and Congress when his voting record has shown he has done nothing in office except be continually opposed to any bi-partisan decisions and who, by his very release of information, photos or use of his full, legal name, expects those things not to be questioned in any manner in fear of BHO claiming those questions and concerns are unfair and/or prejudicial.
You could be right on BHO’s intent...It is silly for anyone to think that he had not anticipated this happening, and that this result is not exactly what he wanted to happen, so he could gain sympathy, just like the mysteriously released photo, which I agree probably came from his own staffers.
And IMO it is rediculous how all these fools apologize...jeez these idiots must have the dreaded BDS, Barack Derangement Symptom!
...as a matter of fact, he should step up to the plate and celebrate the unique qualities that enable him to stand apart from the rest of the presidential contenders!
Thanks, whoever you are, for the .gif file!
Funny, the media didn't hesitate to publish these.
Double standard showing?
Cunningham is still a moron. This is such a dumb and tacky issue. Why lose sleep over it.
He looks like “DUMBO” the cartoon elephant in that pic....lol
How about we just start calling him “Junior” instead? That, I’m sure, will improve his dignified image...LOL
Well you know why Carter had to make sure they dropped that one. Did not want him linked in people mind to the other James Earl.....James Earl Ray, the guy who shot Martin Luther King Jr
What's in a middle name?
Good Idea !
I just realized the problem with doing that, though. He’d just call McCain “the third”, only he’d pronounce it “turd” and he’d be right. Sheesh.
Hey, I haven't even learned Spanish yet!
I want to put a yard sign like that up !
and let's not forget that the photo taken of Bush with the Sheik was at the Texas White House - the Sheik was very unsteady on his feet and may well have fallen flat on his face had not the President held onto to him = that would not have been a good thing
They all suck.
Political correctness, especially on the international scale, is suicide.
See my tagline.
W.A.S.S.- no matter who wins in Nov.
She carries herself and spews like Indra Nooyi. Remember all the anti American BS from that foolish git? Prediction - Obama wins, and Nooyi will be part of his cabinet. You read it here first.
The New Republic's Noam Scheiber wrote that he's "uncomfortable" with my piece yesterday on Obama and Bill Ayers, a reaction he's entitled to. He's a thoughtful guy, and his argument is worth a read. But I think he basically misunderstands some of the facts in what was, at root, a reported piece that brought a new fact to the table, not an argument about what the relationship should mean.
First, he writes that calling them friends, even casual friends, "overstates" the relationship. Neither he nor I know for sure the answer to this question, because the two men who could answer it most clearly, Ayers and Obama, so far refuse to talk about their relationship. But I didn't call them friends based on some conjecture. "I know they are friends," Dr. Quentin Young, a prominent Hyde Park physician who knows both, told me, adding that he thought, but wasn't sure, their relationship was connected to the Woods Fund, a charity on whose boards both sat at a time.
According to this article below, the pair served on the same board for at least three years (Obama was a DIRECTOR for 3 years).
JERUSALEM The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.
The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.
In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi's wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.
Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund's website.
According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.
Obama served on the Wood's Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.