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'When Your Name Is Barack Hussein Obama, Getting Elected Is Difficult'
Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jon Swaine

Posted on 05/15/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by Steelfish

US election: 'When Your Name Is Barack Hussein Obama, Getting Elected Is Difficult' Prejudice among some American voters will make it difficult for President Barack Obama to win re-election, he has suggested.

The remarks were made on ABC's The View By Jon Swaine 15 May 2012

Asked during a television interview how close he expected the result of November's presidential election to be, Mr Obama said: "When your name is Barack Obama, it's always tight". After a host noted that his full name was "Barack Hussein Obama," he repeated this twice, stressing the middle name that has led conspiracy theorists to claim erroneously that he is secretly Muslim.

The remarks, made on ABC's The View, appeared to be a rare admission by Mr Obama that four years after he became the first black US president, his ethnicity continues to repel some American voters.

Asked "why do you say that now, after four years?" Mr Obama appeared to gather his thoughts and said: "I think it's going to be tight because the fact of the matter is, the country has gone through a very difficult time – the worst financial crisis, the worst economic crisis, since the 1930s."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; husseinobama

1 posted on 05/15/2012 5:09:27 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Well, why not try some more of that “hope and change,” it worked last time around.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Well, why not try some more of that “hope and change,” it worked last time around.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

That is kind of a weird claim, after you have already been elected President, and are saying it from the Oval Office.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: Steelfish

Oy. This guy does not give up on this, does he? Even after having been elected the first time around. Because we have such antipathy toward people who have “different” names.

Ugh.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 5:13:05 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Steelfish

It has nothing to do with “Prejudice”. It has everything to do with being the worst President in the countries history.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 5:13:05 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Steelfish
Prejudice among some American voters will make it difficult

If this were true he wouldn't have been elected in the first place.

7 posted on 05/15/2012 5:13:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Steelfish

Unless the GOP throws the fight. Again.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 5:14:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Steelfish

Ahh suck it up ya loser, oh wait: errr, let me rephrase that.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 5:15:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: mkjessup

LOL! Good one.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Steelfish

When you launch your political career in the living room of two 60-70s communist terrorists, or when your “spiritual adviser” for more than 20 years says “God-D*** America, US to blame for 911, America’s chickens...are coming home...TO ROOST!, when you (Obama) and Osama both had friends who bombed the Pentagon, it doesn’t help matters much either. And this doesn’t include all the destructive things he’s done as president


11 posted on 05/15/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish

He got elected last time BECAUSE he was black.

Racist blacks and Guilt ridden white put him in.

After looking at his record as President, I don’t think there is enough white guilt left to carry his load again.Of course the black vote is a given.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish
Why, can't blame racism anymore? Is it name-ism now?
It could not POSSIBLY have anything to do with throwing the country in the toilet.

13 posted on 05/15/2012 5:21:37 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Venturer
He got elected last time BECAUSE he was black.

And because he promised to give away lots of free stuff. Actually take it from others to give away as if it were his.

14 posted on 05/15/2012 5:22:42 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: BitWielder1
'When Your Name Is Barack Hussein Obama, Getting Elected Is Difficult'

The first time wasn't as hard as the second time will be, not because we know your name, Barry, but because now we know YOU.
15 posted on 05/15/2012 5:24:39 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Steelfish
His skin color and Islamic name was simply offset by assassinating the character of any political opponent in his way. Then, just use the Daley/Madigan machine to stuff the ballot boxes. That was easy!
16 posted on 05/15/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Steelfish

"Prezidentin' is Harrrd!"

17 posted on 05/15/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by mikrofon (Poor Obaby)
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To: Steelfish

If he loses in November he obviously will have been fired. So will it be racism that resulted in his dismissal or will it be his poor performance over the previous 45 months?


18 posted on 05/15/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: ansel12
That is kind of a weird claim, after you have already been elected President, and are saying it from the Oval Office.

He's a professional victim.

It's a black thing.

Or maybe a half-black thing.

Or maybe a half-Arabic thing.

19 posted on 05/15/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Steelfish
After a host noted that his full name was "Barack Hussein Obama," he repeated this twice, stressing the middle name that has led conspiracy theorists to claim erroneously that he is secretly Muslim.

According to Jeremiah Wright in his interviews for the book The Amateur, Obama came to him with a Muslim background and asking for help because he didn't know who he was. The interviewer asked Wright if he was able to convert Barry to Christianity. Wright said he wouldn't go that far but that he taught him enough not to feel too uncomfortable still holding on to his Muslim heritage.
20 posted on 05/15/2012 5:28:14 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Steelfish

Electing a communist named Barak Hussein Obama as POTUS is easy.

He is a symptom of the disease caused by Universal Suffrage
enacted via Constitutional Amendment, against the warnings of the Founders, who deliberately did not include a Right to Vote in the Constitution.

The Fifteenth Amendment prohibited discrimination of the right to vote based on race or former status of involuntary servitude.

The Seventeenth Amendment provided for the direct election of Senators.

The Nineteenth Amendment prohibited discrimination of the right to vote based on sex.

The Twenty Fourth Amendment prohibited the use of a poll tax.

The Twenty Sixth Amendment allowed all citizens over the age of 18 who are not otherwise disqualified the right to vote.

Not to mention Motor Voter, to round up any imbeciles who couldn’t find the Registrars office but could find the DMV, and of course the latest push by the marxists to enfranchise felons and illegals.

The moral of the story being that we are doomed to collapse unless the Franchise is limited.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 5:28:42 PM PDT by Rome2000 (MYTH ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Steelfish
"I think it's going to be tight because the fact of the matter is, the country has gone through a very difficult time – the worst financial crisis, the worst economic crisis, since the 1930s."

Own it, Barry. Own it. The worst crisis due to your policies deliberately set into motion by you and your amateur left wing political theorists.
22 posted on 05/15/2012 5:30:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Steelfish

So, I wonder why he chose that name to use?


23 posted on 05/15/2012 5:37:01 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: doc1019

Actually, it had more to do with 52% of America just being plain s-t-u-p-i-d and full of their own White Guilt.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 5:38:31 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Steelfish

What a jerk. While it’s true that the press tried to hide the “Hussein” part of it, most Americans were so well-schooled in Bush-and-America hatred that they probably thought the foreign, Muslim name was a good thing rather than a warning sign. I bet he got votes because of his name, rather than losing them.

That’s not going to work this time around because the novelty has worn off. However, since Romney’s positions are little different from Obama’s, most people will probably vote for the loser they know.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 5:39:51 PM PDT by livius
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To: ansel12

When he was sworn in to office he used Barack Hussein Obama
which I thought was interesting since John MCCain refused to use Obamas midddle name duirng the 2008 campaign as it was off limits.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 5:40:50 PM PDT by funfan
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To: carriage_hill

Make that single white women (divorced, separated, single or widowed) who according to Gallup in 2008 voted “OVERWHELMING” for Obama and gave him the election even against a weak McCain.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 5:43:48 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: cld51860
"Oy. This guy does not give up on this, does he? Even after having been elected the first time around."

Perpetual self-loathing, so a pity party is always close at hand.

He knows his dad was a failure, but resented the white folk he lived with.

Too bad he doesn't understand the Presidency is truly not about black nor white, it's about being the President of the United States.

It'll probably dawn on him next February when he's sitting at home in Chicago drinking his first cup of coffee in his kitchen, watching Mittens announce a 100-Day Plan to right the sinking ship of state...

28 posted on 05/15/2012 5:48:07 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (\=)
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To: Steelfish

I was under the impression that Obummer couldn’t get elected with a name like Barry Soetoro or Barry Obama, so changed it. If his name was Dick Smith, he’s still be a p*ss poor president.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 5:48:32 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Steelfish

Yep; there were several other demographic/age/vocation voter groups who did the same d-u-m-b thing.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 5:49:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Steelfish
I remember Former Texas Governor Ann Richards giving a Speech at the 1988 DNC Convention about GOP Presidential Candidate George H.W. Bush.

The term she used throughout the Speech was “Poor George”, making fun of his Family's Wealth and implying he was born with a Silver Spoon in his mouth.

Imagine Governor Palin giving a speech using the term “Poor Barack”. The Race Riots would start before she walked off the stage. Poor Barack, just another misunderstood Commie.

31 posted on 05/15/2012 5:58:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“So will it be racism that resulted in his dismissal or will it be his poor performance over the previous 45 months?”

IT WILL BE his poor performance and his arrogance and narcissism plus thousands of other outrages he’s pulled over the previous 45 months. Plus his WHINING and blaming. - Did I mention his whining and blaming?


32 posted on 05/15/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Steelfish

The simple truth is the left dredges up every possible excuse for failure so they can deflect the real reason for their failure - what they propose doesn’t work - and has never worked no matter how many times its been tried.


33 posted on 05/15/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT by DB
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To: aruanan
According to Jeremiah Wright in his interviews for the book The Amateur, Obama came to him with a Muslim background and asking for help because he didn't know who he was. The interviewer asked Wright if he was able to convert Barry to Christianity. Wright said he wouldn't go that far but that he taught him enough not to feel too uncomfortable still holding on to his Muslim heritage.

Important keywords there are "According to Jeremiah Wright", because, in reality, it's BS. Wright's Black Liberation Theology is about communism and revolution. It's an entirely bogus religion concocted by communists decades ago. Farrakhan's so-called "Nation of Islam" is another "Black Liberation" communist front movement. Farrakhan and Wright are very good friends.

34 posted on 05/15/2012 6:15:32 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish
'When Your Name Is Barack Hussein Obama, Getting Elected Is Difficult' Well it didn't seem to hurt last time. Maybe people just don't want to vote for a gay commie? How about that Barry?
35 posted on 05/15/2012 6:25:11 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Steelfish

When you are a commie puke, it’s always Americas fault.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 7:18:01 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Steelfish
"'When Your Name Is Barack Hussein Obama, Getting Elected Is Difficult' "

When you've demonstrated over and over that you're an incompetent doofus, not getting fired is going to be even more difficult for you.

37 posted on 05/15/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Steelfish

Does a Barack Hussein Obama have more difficulty getting elected than a Srboljub Nenad Radosavljevic?

C’mon now!!!!


38 posted on 05/15/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: StAnDeliver

From your keyboard to The Almighty’s cosmic monitor. A guy at work keeps saying the republic is all but buried. But I say that God still loves us and He will get us through this.


39 posted on 05/15/2012 8:25:10 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Steelfish

Being a homo Red race baiter hasn’t helped him either.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ETL
According to Jeremiah Wright in his interviews for the book The Amateur, Obama came to him with a Muslim background and asking for help because he didn't know who he was. The interviewer asked Wright if he was able to convert Barry to Christianity. Wright said he wouldn't go that far but that he taught him enough not to feel too uncomfortable still holding on to his Muslim heritage.

Important keywords there are "According to Jeremiah Wright", because, in reality, it's BS. Wright's Black Liberation Theology is about communism and revolution. It's an entirely bogus religion concocted by communists decades ago. Farrakhan's so-called "Nation of Islam" is another "Black Liberation" communist front movement. Farrakhan and Wright are very good friends.

Told you!

“Obama was steeped in Islam but knew nothing about Christianity,” Klein says.

Klein asked Wright if he converted Obama from being a Muslim into a Christian.

“He said, I don’t know about that. but I can tell you that I made it easy for him to come to an understanding of who Jesus Christ is and not feel that he was turning his back on his Islamic friends and his Islamic traditions and his understanding of Islam,” Klein says.


41 posted on 05/16/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
“He said, I don’t know about that. but I can tell you that I made it easy for him to come to an understanding of who Jesus Christ is and not feel that he was turning his back on his Islamic friends

I don't give a crap what Wright SAYS he did regarding Obama. Both are communists. They don't truly believe in religion, ANY religion. They just use religion (phony, concocted religions) as a means of advancing their communist ideology. That's what Black Liberation Theology is all about. Communists need to lie through their teeth in order to get people to listen to them. They can never be honest about who and what they are, and what they want to do to this country.

42 posted on 05/16/2012 9:56:51 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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